Thursday, September 27, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, September 27, 2012 21 comments
Today is the official launch date for the paperback of Never Gone!

My blog ramble has also begun. The first two stops garnered some wonderful discussion. At Laura Pauling's blog, I discussed romance plots in "Repulsion, Attraction, Connection: Romance Is More than Hotness." Angela Felsted interviewed me, asking "How autobiographical is Never Gone?" Tomorrow I'll announce more upcoming stops on the ramble, including giveaways!

So what is this book I'm launching? Read on to learn more.


Days after her father’s death, fifteen-year-old Dani Deane begins seeing him all around New York — wading through discarded sketches in her room, roaming the halls at church, socializing at his post-funeral reception. Is grief making her crazy? Or could her dad really be lingering between this world and the next, trying to contact her?

Dani desperately longs for his help. Without him keeping the peace, Dani’s relationship with her mother is deteriorating fast. Soon Mum ships her off to rural England with Dad’s relatives for a visit that Dani fears will become a permanent stay. But she won’t let her arty, urban life slip away without a fight, especially when daily phone calls with her lab partner Theo become her lifeline.

To find her way home, Dani must somehow reconnect with Mum. But as she seeks advice from relatives and insights from old letters, she uncovers family secrets that shake her to the core. Convinced that Dad’s ghost alone can help her, she sets out on a dangerous journey to contact him one last time.


"Never Gone is a ghost story for a new generation – a twisty journey through a young girl's battle with death, grief, and the discovery of family secrets that threaten to undo her world. Garver tackles difficult subjects with depth and grace, weaving the complexities of faith with the complexities of growing up." --Heidi Willis, author of Some Kind of Normal



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The e-book is available at Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, KoboSmashwords
The paperback is available at CreateSpace, Amazon

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21 comments:

  1. I shared on Twitter! Congrats on your launch day. I can't wait to read your book!

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    1. Thanks, Tessa, for helping me get the word out! I'm excited it can now BE read!

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  2. Congratulations! I hope you find great success!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi, especially for your endorsement, which I just added here!

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  3. Happy book launch day. I put your cover up on my blog and if I can figure out twitter, I'll send something out.

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    1. Thanks so much for helping me get the word out, Patti!

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  4. Congratulations Laurel! Best of luck with the launch. I'm so looking forward to your book :) I owe you an email about the ramble...

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Let me know about a stop on the ramble. It would be likely mid-November?

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. You've been with me from the very beginning, which is an amazing thought, isn't it? Consider yourself virtually hugged!

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  6. I just read the first chapter and LOVED IT. I am definitely buying the book and reading it right away. I'm already in love with her dad. I haven't been so immersed into characters so quickly... in a long time... can I help you promote this???

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    1. Thanks, Margo! This is so encouraging to hear, and I'm thrilled to have promo help. The very most helpful thing is to tell your friends in person and through social media (FB, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari). Reviews directly on the vendor sites (Amazon, B&N) are incredibly helpful too. I'd be happy to provide a guest post or interview for your blog, if that interests you. Shoot me an e-mail and we'll talk: laurelwgarver(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  7. Congratulations Laurel! This is exciting! Wishing you all the best. :)

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    1. Thanks, Tess. Exhilarating and a bit scary too. ;-)

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  9. Congratulations Laurel! I'm so happy for you! May you sell a million books!!!

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  10. this novel sounds so amazing, Laurel!! Hope it's a HUGE success!! :)

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    1. Glad the description grabbed you, Nicole, and thanks for the well wishes.

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    2. I read the excerpt and was totally hooked. Will be buying for sure! I love mother/daughter relationships.

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