FREE eBOOK: INDIGO SKY

FREE eBOOK: INDIGO SKY

Free for your reading pleasure, the eBook, Indigo Sky, is available for $0.00 Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29,  on Amazon.Com. After the promotion is over the price goes back to $2.99. So get Indigo Sky while you can. https://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Sky-Gail-Ingis-ebook/dp/B015TCCKM4/

Bookcover Indigo Sky by author Gail Ingis

Bookcover

If you like romance, and you like rip-roaring adventure, Indigo Sky is for you! Shopping at Tiffany’s, getting caught up in the New York Draft Riot, the Civil War, and the wilds of the Great Plains. Enjoy this excerpt from my book.

Excerpt:
Dawn finally broke, and Leila sat listlessly on the pallet. Would today be the day she was raped? Death was preferable.
Little Star peeked through the doorway and crooked her finger.
“Come.”
Leila crawled out and blinked against the strong light. Rising stiffly, she stretched, enjoying the sun on her face. She smiled at children laughing and playing between the tipis.
A group of women waited for her.
“You bathe.
”Bathe?”
Leila almost laughed with relief.
The women led her silently to a copse of trees. A stream gurgled over rocks. They stripped her clothes off, urged her into a deep pool and washed her with a chunk of herb scented soap.
She reveled in the cold water until an elder hustled her out, drying her with scraps of soft hide.
Stony faced, the elder worried her gums and mumbled something rubbing herb oils on Leila’s body. Deep crevices on her face sagged in a perpetual expression of discontent. The elder peered over Leila, her small black eyes glittered with malice. She rattled off in an angry tirade.
One of the young women giggled behind slim fingers. Leila glanced from one to the other. “What did she say?”
Little Star arrived with a hide garment over her arm and handed it to the elder.
“She say you white like chicken fat, and don’t know why Red Arrow want you.”
The truth dawned on Leila. This was the moment she’d dreaded. She backed away holding up her palms.
“N—no!”
Snarling, the elder grabbed Leila and issued brief instructions. The other women hastily pulled the buckskin dress over her head. Beads and feathers decorated the soft garment. Had circumstances been different, the dress would have delighted Leila. The women took her arms and led her back to the lodge.
Red Arrow stood in the center of a clearing between the tipis, hands behind his back, black eyes impassive.
Leila’s heart pounded and she hung back. The women shoved her and she fell to her knees at the warrior’s feet.
“I—I will not be your woman—your whore.” She took his callused hand. “Please, I have a husband.”
He shook her off.
“You obey.”
“I can’t—won’t!”
Red Arrow looked at Hook Nose. The leader nodded at a group of warriors. They stepped forward and hauled Leila up, dragging her from the clearing. She twisted around.
“What are they going to do to me?” She cried.
To find out more . . . click the buy link and get the ebook free . . .

For your viewing pleasure, here’s the Indigo Sky trailer: http://bit.ly/2dSPN40

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1K4GVQA Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.to/29NYE5w Artist Page:     https://artist.gailingis.com/blog/ Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/gail.ingis Goodreads:      http://bit.ly/29Pem1S
Twitter:           http://twitter.com/gailingis
Website:          http://www.gailingis.com
Blog:    https://artist.gailingis.com/blog/
Amazon direct link to freebie: https://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Sky-Gail-Ingis-ebook/dp/B015TCCKM4/

mcp-gail-ingis-crop-adjcrease-1-color-largeAuthor Bio: Gail Ingis writes historical romance, loves history and romance, of course. A native of Brooklyn, New York. Gail’s early years began and ended with writing, drawing and music.

After graduating from the New York School of Interior Design with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design and a master’s studies in Architecture and Design Criticism at The New School (Parsons), she worked in interior design and architecture and founded a school of Interior Design.

She resides in Connecticut with her scientist-writer husband. Currently, she sits on Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Board of Trustees, and serves as the curator of art exhibitions. Prior to her debut as an author, she illustrated a book for Deborah Galiley, “Seeking Paradise,” that can be found on Amazon.

As a professional artist, her paintings are an extension of her illustration work in design. Gail spent her youth dallying in Coney Island that inspired her latest paint project for her 2016 exhibition in the museum. She is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writer’s of America.

Indigo Sky Review Headlines:

5.0 out of 5 stars An engrossing and poignant historical love story

I need to start reading more historicals. I only hope I find more stories as engrossing and poignant as Indigo Sky. I loved Leila, even when I wanted to shake her. Read more

Published 17 days ago by Christine Thomson

5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!!!!

Indigo Sky is fabulous! I literally could not put the book down. I stayed up until 3AM just to finish the book. The characters were fascinating. Read more

Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!

Captivating! The suspense, love, romance, betrayal, strength and loyalty are just a few words to describe Indigo Sky! Easy read that is difficult to let go!! Read more

Published 3 months ago

5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed Leila and Rork’s story as well as the secondary …

I just finished reading Indigo Sky by Gail Ingis. This book was well written, and true the genre. I enjoyed Leila and Rork’s story as well as the secondary characters, along with… Read more

Published 5 months ago by mal reader

5.0 out of 5 stars Really well written- a great read.

This is not your average romance novel; there is enough action and actual plot to make it much more interesting than anything else I’ve read from this genre. Read more

Published 8 months ago by Law Mom

5.0 out of 5 stars Super!!!

Wow!!! what an adventure, this was really a fun book to read. I loved the traditional values of the main character .Read more

Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating

I loved being whisked away by Rork and Leila into the Wild West! A beautifully spun tale of love, heartache, adventure and sinister perils during wartime.

Published 11 months ago by David S. Sell

Enjoy!

WHAT DO YOUR BOOKSHELVES SAY ABOUT YOU?

WHAT DO YOUR BOOKSHELVES SAY ABOUT YOU?

Bookshelves, yours, mine, ours?

Bookshelves, yours, mine, ours?

Whenever I visit someone’s house for the first time, I try to sneak a peek at their bookshelves. It’s amazing what you can tell about a person from their books. Take my old roommate, for example; she had a small collection of Christian lit. and YA novels. Just by glancing at her shelf, I knew that she was religious and liked to occasionally read for fun. I’m sure I’m not the only person who plays this game. It’s like puzzle, and each book is a clue about someone’s interests and personality. This is also a great way to spark conversations with your new acquaintance. (“Oh, you’ve read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Is it worth the hype?)

Recently, I started to wonder what my books said about me. If someone glanced at my bookcase, what kind of person would they think I am? As a little experiment, I tracked down all the books I’m currently reading (I have a horrible habit of reading four or five at a time) and put them in a pile. Here’s what I’ve got: Christopher McDougall’s Natural Born Heroes (World War II history book about the Cretan resistance), Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave (fantasy novel about young Merlin), Herodotus’ The Histories (classic account of the Persian wars), Louis L’Amour’s Education of a Wandering Man (memoir of a prolific Western-fiction author), and Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones (collection of essays about the writing life).

So, what do these books say about me? I honestly have no idea. They only have two things in common: they’re all books, and I’m reading them. Other than that, they’re completely random, with no unifying themes, subjects, or genres. Would someone looking at this stack think I was well-rounded, or just nuts? I’ll compromise and say I’m generally curious and a tad eccentric in my reading life.

This has been an interesting little exercise. I’d encourage you to take a look at your own collection and see what it says about you. You might be surprised.

Permission given to reblog. Thank you to Wisdom House Books by Anna Dallara.

 

THREE FORMATS: INDIGO SKY (free audiobook)

THREE FORMATS: INDIGO SKY (free audiobook)

Indigo Sky, a historic romance, about a New York socialite who marries a feted, debonair author. But beneath the charm is a cheating husband addicted to drugs and women. The simplicity of her life runs amok when a handsome stranger, her husband’s business partner, threatens her staunch loyalty to her wayward husband. Her need to finalize her divorce sends her on mad chase across the wilds of nineteenth century America with a handsome stranger—she learns hard lessons of murder, kidnapping and more that almost destroy her.

If you like romance, and you like rip-roaring adventure, Indigo Sky is for you! Shopping at Tiffany’s, getting caught up in the New York Draft Riot, the Civil War, and the wilds of the Great Plains. Here’s an excerpt from my book that will curl your toes.

Indigo Sky in 3 formats

Indigo Sky in 3 formats

Available in eBook, free audiobook and paperback. Want that audiobook? It’s free, email me for access: gailingisclaus@gmail.com.

Excerpt

Dawn finally broke, and Leila sat listlessly on the pallet. Would today be the day she was raped? Death was preferable.

Little Star peeked through the doorway and crooked her finger. “Come.”

Leila crawled out and blinked against the strong light. Rising stiffly, she stretched, enjoying the sun on her face. She smiled at children laughing and playing between the tipis.

A group of women waited for her. “You bathe.”

Bathe? Leila almost laughed with relief.

The women led her silently to a copse of trees. A stream gurgled over rocks. They stripped her clothes off, urged her into a deep pool and washed her with a chunk of herb scented soap.

She reveled in the cold water until an elder hustled her out, drying her with scraps of soft hide.

Stony faced, the elder worried her gums and mumbled something rubbing herb oils on Leila’s body. Deep crevices on her face sagged in a perpetual expression of discontent. The elder peered over Leila, her small black eyes glittered with malice. She rattled off in an angry tirade.

One of the young women giggled behind slim fingers.

Leila glanced from one to the other. “What did she say?”

Little Star arrived with a hide garment over her arm and handed it to the elder. “She say you white like chicken fat, and don’t know why Red Arrow want you.”

The truth dawned on Leila. This was the moment she’d dreaded. She backed away holding up her palms. “N—no!”

Snarling, the elder grabbed Leila and issued brief instructions. The other women hastily pulled the buckskin dress over her head. Beads and feathers decorated the soft garment. Had circumstances been different, the dress would have delighted Leila. The women took her arms and led her back to the lodge.

Red Arrow stood in the center of a clearing between the tipis, hands behind his back, black eyes impassive.

Leila’s heart pounded and she hung back. The women shoved her and she fell to her knees at the warrior’s feet. “I—I will not be your woman—your whore.” She took his callused hand. “Please, I have a husband.”

He shook her off. “You obey.”

“I can’t—won’t!”

Red Arrow looked at Hook Nose. The leader nodded at a group of warriors. They stepped forward and hauled Leila up, dragging her from the clearing.

She twisted around. “What are they going to do to me?” She cried.

For you viewing pleasure, here’s the Indigo Sky trailer:

Indigo Sky_07_11_15 – Small

If you would like to buy the book, here’s the link: http://amzn.to/29NYE5w

Follow Gail:

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1K4GVQA

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.to/29NYE5w

Artist Page:      https://artist.gailingis.com/blog/

Indigo Sky will be free later this month. I will keep you posted.

CENTURIES OF CHANGE

CENTURIES OF CHANGE

greatbigtomorrowJust about the only constant in our world is change. In 2010, by the one-hundredth birthday of my hubby’s mother, she had seen changes no one would have thought possible—  Two world wars, nuclear power, personal computer, antibiotics, television, jet planes, a walk on the moon, the Internet. Change is happening faster and faster.

ASK app

ASK app

Even museums are changing! According to the recent issue of Art in America, mobile apps will keep museum visitors thinking about art even when looking at their phones. For example, the ASK app at the Brooklyn Museum offers a live team, the Audience Engagement Team, with advanced art history degrees, available to answer visitor inquiries. They can answer any questions about the museum collection, and they work in plain sight, so you can see they are live in their open office to the side of the lobby.

General Electric carousel of the future at Disney

Disney’s Tomorrow: General Electric carousel 

storkdeliverbabyLet’s take a stroll in history, when life seemed simpler, and for some relief from the constant changes surrounding us, the so-called technology of progress.

Wheel of Progress Wagon

Wheel of Progress Wagon

For a taste of New England’s beginning, why not visit historic Branford, Connecticut’s cemetery? Walk the grounds of history. Did you know you could still buy a plot?

Pieces of history in Branford, CT

Places and pieces of history in Branford, CT

Entrance

Entrance

branford-lkstaltonstall2Founded in 1645, it’s beautiful, well kept, and at the far end is lovely Lake Stalltonstall. It’s strange to me that there are so many vacancies after 371 years. It’s easier to buy a place in this cemetery than a place in New York City. tombstoneSome of the tombstone relics have almost legible inscriptions that are fun to read. Some date back to the 1700s, maybe earlier if you look around. I was not able to find the tombstone of Richard Harrison Senior, who was a founder of Branford. My hubby’s descendants, the Harrison family had come here from England on one of the early ships after the Mayflower. They first settled in New Haven circa 1635 then founded Branford in 1644.

Back to 2016, although human-like robots are on the agenda of the hot wheel of progress, we can still call ourselves human, but honestly, are we in the same hemisphere as these folks were?

Here’s a little mystic music to soothe your soul.

http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/video/collections/mi/ah-marie-bob-grillo

Enjoy music from the met museum while you read my excerpt from my novel:

Indigo Sky

If you like romance, and you like rip-roaring adventure, Indigo Sky is for you! Shopping at Tiffany’s, getting caught up in the New York Draft Riot, the Civil War, and the wilds of the Great Plains. Here’s an excerpt from my book that will curl your toes.

Available in eBook, free audiobook and paperback. Want that audiobook? It’s free, email me for access: gailingisclaus@gmail.com.

Excerpt

Dawn finally broke, and Leila sat listlessly on the pallet. Would today be the day she was raped? Death was preferable.

Little Star peeked through the doorway and crooked her finger. “Come.”

Leila crawled out and blinked against the strong light. Rising stiffly, she stretched, enjoying the sun on her face. She smiled at children laughing and playing between the tipis.

A group of women waited for her. “You bathe.”

Bathe? Leila almost laughed with relief.

The women led her silently to a copse of trees. A stream gurgled over rocks. They stripped her clothes off, urged her into a deep pool and washed her with a chunk of herb scented soap.

She reveled in the cold water until an elder hustled her out, drying her with scraps of soft hide.

Stony faced, the elder worried her gums and mumbled something rubbing herb oils on Leila’s body. Deep crevices on her face sagged in a perpetual expression of discontent. The elder peered over Leila, her small black eyes glittered with malice. She rattled off in an angry tirade.

One of the young women giggled behind slim fingers.

Leila glanced from one to the other. “What did she say?”

Little Star arrived with a hide garment over her arm and handed it to the elder. “She say you white like chicken fat, and don’t know why Red Arrow want you.”

The truth dawned on Leila. This was the moment she’d dreaded. She backed away holding up her palms. “N—no!”

Snarling, the elder grabbed Leila and issued brief instructions. The other women hastily pulled the buckskin dress over her head. Beads and feathers decorated the soft garment. Had circumstances been different, the dress would have delighted Leila. The women took her arms and led her back to the lodge.

Red Arrow stood in the center of a clearing between the tipis, hands behind his back, black eyes impassive.

Leila’s heart pounded and she hung back. The women shoved her and she fell to her knees at the warrior’s feet. “I—I will not be your woman—your whore.” She took his callused hand. “Please, I have a husband.”

He shook her off. “You obey.”

“I can’t—won’t!”

Red Arrow looked at Hook Nose. The leader nodded at a group of warriors. They stepped forward and hauled Leila up, dragging her from the clearing.

She twisted around. “What are they going to do to me?” She cried.

For you viewing pleasure, here’s the Indigo Sky trailer:

Indigo Sky_07_11_15 – Small

Follow Gail:

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1K4GVQA

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.to/29NYE5w

Artist Page:      https://artist.gailingis.com/blog/

ROMANCE AT THE LIBRARY

ROMANCE AT THE LIBRARY

Just in case you missed this . . . You are invited to come this Saturday, to the Old Post Rd branch of our public library, on October 8, 2016, at 11:00 AM. Claire Gem and your local author, Gail Ingis, will be there to greet you. Be part of a discussion about ROMANCE!

Fairfield Public Library 1080 Post Rd 203-256-3155

Fairfield Public Library 1080 Old Post Rd 203-256-3155

The Romance of Writing: A Panel Discussion with
Romance Writers Artist and Author Gail Ingis and
Author Claire Gem,
Members of Romance
Writers of America (RWA)
Why are Romance Novels hot today? Come on
Saturday, 10/8/16, at 11:00 AM, to the main branch, 1080 Old Post Road, in the MEMORIAL ROOM and join the
discussion. Titles will be
available for purchase and signing.

Come and enter our drawing: WIN a free audiobook, eBook, paperback and A Perfect Day fine print.

Indigo Sky by author Gail Ingis

Indigo Sky by author Gail Ingis

Phoenix Syndrome by author Claire Gem

Phoenix Syndrome by author Claire Gem

The Romance of Writing: A Panel Discussion with Romance Writers
Listed in FFLD library fall events:
Event Type: Adult – Main Library
Date: 10/8/2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM

Description:
 LOCATION: MEMORIAL ROOM
According to Romance Writers of America (RWA), romance novels are making a huge comeback. Join us for a lively discussion on the writing, the history and the future of romance novels. There will be a panel of historical and contemporary romance authors to discuss their books and the writing process. The program will be led by author and visual artist Gail Ingis and author Claire Gem. Their titles will be available for purchase and signing.

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TIPS & TRICKS

TIPS & TRICKS

Busy writer, ugh!I got this email a few days ago from Mel Jolly, she is the writer’s assistant, so you can imagine how busy she is. I get her newsletter because I had asked her to be my assistant, and she turned me down. I was sad, but she offered to send me her handy dandy newsletters filled with tips and advice. I asked her if I could use this week’s for my blog and put it in my own words. She said, “Of course!” I really don’t have to put it in my own words because she said it just as I would have done it.

Today’s tip is going to sound a little weird, but I’m going to share it with you anyway.

Sometimes when I sit down to work, I have a

Busy chair

Busy chair

problem staying in my chair. (I already knew some good advice would be following)

It goes like this:

w-indexOh! I need to get my water bottle from the kitchen.
Runs to the kitchen. Comes back to office. Sits down.

Oh Hey! The mail is here. I’m going to go get it.
Runs out the door. Gets the mail. Comes back to the office. Sits down.

imagesOh shoot. That pan I left in the sink probably needs to soak.
Runs to the kitchen…

 

d-imagesOh darn. I better walk the dog before it’s too late.
Runs to get the dog, leash and collar…

You get the idea.

m-imagesAnyway, I usually listen to music on my computer while I work and one day I decided to listen through headphones.

I think the act of having to take out my earbuds to get up and then put them back in when I sat back down was enough to make me think twice about leaving my chair.

It’s almost like I literally tied myself to my chair.letslistentomusic_84ec02_5513907

Will this work for any of you? I have no idea. Maybe I’m the only one with a specific brand of laziness that keeps me from wanting to put forth the effort to take my earbuds out and put them back in. But, maybe it will work for you too! Why not give it a try?

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Does this describe your writing time? I know the earbuds work–why not give it a try? You might get another 500 words done in a flash.

Thank you to Mel Jolly.
Mel sends out a weekly email in which she shares organizational tips and other nifty tricks she’s learned during her years as an assistant. Interested? Sign up here.

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