Book Blitz: Her Secret Inheritance by Jen McConnel {Excerpt & Giveaways} (CLOSE)

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Her Secret Inheritance

Author: Jen McConnel
Publication Date: June 12th, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Series: Isobel Key #2
Learn More: Bloomsbury | Website | Bloomsbury Spark
Buy Book: Amazon | Barnes & Nobel | Google | iTunes| KoboAudible

Five years after the trip to Scotland that changed her life, Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with Brian is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can’t stay buried forever.

The Secret of Isobel Key

Author: Jen McConnel
Publication Date: September 14th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Series: Isobel Key #1
Learn More: Bloomsbury | Website | Bloomsbury Spark
Buy Book: Amazon | Barnes & Nobel | Google | iTunes| KoboAudible

Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Fresh out of college, she’s unemployed and unsure of herself. But when she gets the chance to escape to Scotland with her best friend, it could be the answer to her quest for self-discovery. The trip is not at all what she expected, especially when her tour guide turns out to be the dreamy historian Brian, and together they embark on a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

They set out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but Lou isn’t prepared for the knowledge that awaits her. She must face her own demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

Flashing between seventeenth century Scotland and a contemporary romance, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY is a mystery that will please readers of all ages.


Glancing at the clock on the nightstand, she quickly calculated the time back home. Her family wasn’t likely to be up for a few more hours, but it was possible that Tammy might not have gone to bed yet. Lou crossed her fingers and dug her cell phone out of the small pocket inside her purse.

 She punched in the numbers by memory, and after five rings, a groggy voice said, “Hello?”

 “Oh, shit, Tammy. Did I wake you?” Lou frowned at the phone, flooded with guilt.

“It’s three o’clock in the morning. What do you think?” Tammy’s voice was terse, but Lou couldn’t tell if she were just tired, or cranky, too.

“I’m sorry. It’s morning here. I didn’t figure the time difference right.” Lou lied quickly, hoping Tammy wouldn’t call her on it.

She didn’t. “Okay. Fine. I’m up: what did you need?”

Lou hesitated. “It’s just—I’m in Scotland.”

Suddenly, Tammy sounded wide awake. “Oh, God. I’m so sorry. I forgot that you were flying yesterday.” She paused. “Is everything all right?”

Relief washed over Lou as she leaned back against the headboard. “I don’t know. It’s just, weird, you know?”

Tammy was quiet for a minute, and Lou pictured her nodding. “Lots of memories?”

Tears threatened Lou again, so she forced a bright note into her voice. “Some. It’s just strange to be here after so long.”

The line was still. Tammy knew better.

Lou sighed and admitted, “It hurts. Not just knowing that the he’s gone, but knowing that—“

“You missed your chance.”

Lou exhaled sharply. She knew who Tammy was talking about. “Yes.”

“Did you think about looking him up while you’re there?”

“No!” Lou spoke too quickly. “I’ll be too busy.”

“I’m sure Brian would help you, if you asked him.”

Hearing his name caused a sharp pain in her chest, but Lou shook her head. “That was a long time ago.”

About the Author:

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina.

A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 

When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga.

Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. 

Her debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY, is out now from Bloomsbury Spark. She also writes YA and nonfiction. Visit  to learn more.

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Other News:

  • The author is hosting a FB party on June 12th (party is at 6-8 pm EST). If you wish to be part of the party, please click on the following link: 
  • There will also be a Twitter party hosted by @bookklovr22 of . The party will take place from 8pm-9pm est on June 13, and there will be trivia, Q&A, and prizes. Twitter party tag: #isobelkey – Bloggers posting on June 12-13 can also share this on their post!

Giveaways Time:

INT – ends July 7th:
– one (1) Isobel Key swag (includes signed bookmarks);

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Blitz-wide giveaway
INT – ends June 24th:
One mounted black and white print of Claire Heminsley’s artwork, “A Snippet of St. Andrews”
The Prints are black and white. Mounted with an acid free, antique white mount. Size of image:- 18x40cm, Size of mount:-29x52cm.

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Good luck everyone 😉

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