I’m guest blogging today and talking about KREWE OF SOULS, my Louisiana 3rd book in the Southern Ghosts Series. Click here to read the guest blog, and grab your copy of KREWE for 99 cents while the sale lasts :)
KREWE OF SOULS is on sale for 99 cents (ebook) for the Carnival and Mardi Gras Season!
Murder, mayhem, and Mardi Gras in Louisiana…
Break out the banners & champagne!
Today, Nov 18, is release day for KREWE OF SOULS (a paranormal suspense about Mardi Gras, mayhem, and murder). This one is Book #3 in the Southern Ghosts Series and yes, there will be more. At least 10 in the series, so stay tuned. I’m typing as fast as my fingers will let me (along with my brain, who occasionally needs a night off to watch NCIS and The Walking Dead…)
Well, we are almost there! On 11/18, at one minute after midnight, anyone who pre-ordered KREWE OF SOULS should get their book on their devices to start reading! I do hope everyone enjoys the story :)
So, as a last Mardi Gras Custom, I’m going to talk about Carnival and Mardi Gras time in Louisiana. No other state behaves quite like this, because here’s the thing. Schools are out for a week. Work is off for 3 days, typically. Sometimes a week, depending on the employer :)
Yes. You read that right. Kids are on vacation from learning, studying, etc. all for the sake of parades, booze, and boobs being flashed in the streets. But nah, seriously, it doesn’t have to just be this wild and crazy French Quarter event. Many suburbs of NOLA hold parades that are more family friendly. When I was a teen, I went with my church group. We had a big tent with snacks, had a big sleepover the night before, and then spent all day at the parades for Fat Tuesday.
The day before Mardi Gras is called Lundi Gras, and there are customs and features for that celebration as well. I wish all states would get off work and school for such a celebration, but alas, only in Louisiana will you see such a cool feat.
So put on some music, raise your glass, and enjoy the KREWE OF SOULS on 11/18!