My Internet is still down, but today I am sitting at the Latte Lounge in Oneonta, a 30 min. drive from my home, to catch up on all my Internet activities.
Other than this one piece of aggravation, everything else is moving along swimmingly, and I am happy to report that GOLD TRAIN Paperback Launch is well on track. I have lots of exciting news to share with all of you today!
The official GOLD TRAIN Paperback Launch is April 25.
April 25 is also the start date of the GOLD TRAIN BLOG TOUR.
This is NOT your average blog tour! We packed it with very special features and one-of-a-kind events:
There will be two cool feature articles:
JADE SNOW: Savior or Seductress @SheNow.org Blog
Fact and Fiction in GOLD TRAIN @LadaRayBlog
On May 1, Author Jason Sullivan of Different Outcomes Blog and I are preparing a rare and candid interview, in which we’ll discuss the Russian Civil War and its implications, the history and current state of the Russian royalty and what went into the creation of the unique character of Jade Snow. In addition, we’ll talk about what it was like growing up in the Soviet Union, my childhood experiences riding Russian trains, and how May 1 (May Day) was celebrated in the USSR. I am hoping to include a couple of exclusive photos. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!
You can find all up-to-date info about the tour here: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/blog-tours
All about GOLD TRAIN, as well as other books and projects can also be found at my official author website:
To kick off the GOLD TRAIN launch with a bang:
Both Gold Train paperback and ebook (as well as my other books) will be on huge sale on Amazon starting on April 21! Please go to
for all details. Or you can go directly to Amazon.
PLUS, we are planning a giveaway on Goodreads on April 24: GIVING AWAY 2 AUTHOR SIGNED PAPERBACK COPIES OF GOLD TRAIN!
Please stop by my Goodreads page for all the updates: http://www.goodreads.com/author/Lada_Ray Look under upcoming events.
It’s free to sign up and who knows, you may be the winner! If you decide to open a Goodreads account, make sure to stop by my page to say hi, become my fan and add me as a friend!
If you miss this particular event, don’t fret! There will be 2 more chances to win a GOLD TRAIN ebook or paperback. There will be 2 more giveaways:
1. 1 SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY & 1 EBOOK at Kimba the Caffeinated Blog on May 3
2. 1 SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY & 3 EBOOKS at Lada Ray Blog on May 6
Complete info about these and all other Blog Tour events: http://ladaray.wordpress.com/blog-tours/
To learn more about my books and other porjects, visit http://www.LadaRay.com
On another happy note, the GOLD TRAIN paperback will come out with a slightly modified cover, compared to the ebook version. I’ll try to post this new cover on my blog soon.
The GOLD TRAIN paperback will include exclusive sneak peek and excerpt from DRAGON GATE, the next Jade Snow adventure set in Asia!
I also have a new Gold Train description, which will be featured in paperback edition, and soon will also appear for the ebook version.
Especially for my blog readers, here is the preview of the new description:
GOLD TRAIN, A Thriller
Jade Snow Russia Adventure
This story is based on true historic events
1918, Russian Civil War. The entire Gold Reserve of the Russian Empire vanishes without a trace. But what if it’s about to resurface? And what if it’s about to be used to shift the global balance of power?
Today: the world’s largest treasure; dangerous adventure; forbidden passion, defying time and space; conspiracy that threatens to plunge the country into darkness.
International journalist, wife and mom, Jade Snow, travels to Russia to reconnect with the country of her ancestors and investigate tantalizing mystery of the Gold Train. What she doesn’t know is that she is about to land in the midst of a deadly conspiracy threatening to change the fate of one of the world’s most powerful nations, and that she is destined to meet a mysterious stranger who will change her life forever.
As her only Russian friend gets murdered, Jade finds herself embroiled in a net of intrigue, glamour and alien ideals on these strange and unfamiliar shores. On top of that, she becomes more popular than she’d ever bargained for. So popular, in fact, that it could be hazardous to her health. And she deals with this dangerous and unwanted popularity in a way that is guaranteed to surprise even the most seasoned reader.
Refusing to be a pawn in a struggle of forces beyond her control, Jade must choose between her worst friends and best enemies… and the future of the world just might depend on her choice!
So you could compare, here is the current ebook description:
For the fans of The Da Vinci Code & National Treasure comes this gripping new mystery/thriller based on true historic events!
1918: Civil War in Russia. The entire Gold Reserve of the Russian Empire vanishes without a trace. But what if it’s about to resurface? And what if it’s about to be used to shift the global balance of power? Today: The world’s largest treasure; dangerous adventure; forbidden passion defying time and space; conspiracy that threatens to plunge the country into darkness.
Jade Snow travels to Russia to investigate tantalizing mystery of the Gold Train, instead, she finds herself a pawn in a struggle between forces beyond her control. Running is not an option as commitment to solve a murder makes her play the deadly game. Jade must choose between her worst friends and best enemies, and the fate of the world just might depend on her choice!
What do you think? I’d appreciate your opinions about the previous and the new descriptions. I am inviting you to post your comments, as well as questions and suggestions, in the comments section.
More exciting updates soon! Till then, stay tuned :)
Cheers and happy reading,