First up for 2019 is Karen Koski’s The Gimmal Ring. You may remember us discussing this title before as it was originally slated for a late 2018 release. Well, it will now be launching this middle grade urban fantasy set in the Windsor-area on March 17th, 2019!
Yes, you read that right, The Gimmal Ring by Karen Koski is set in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, like we are! So if you’re local to us, you won’t have far to go when you escape into this book, just a step to the side into a magical version of Essex County…
Gwendolyn Gimmal desperately wants an invitation to the mysterious Gimmal Gala where her family’s coveted ring is bestowed upon new inductees. She wants the ring and she wants it bad! It’s not that she particularly likes bling, but because she knows it will unlock exciting secrets and reveal what she believes will be her true life’s path. Her younger brother, Gage, also wants to attend the party, but mostly for the food.
After finding her way into the hidden gala, Gwen learns that The Gimmal Ring is not only a piece of jewellery, but also a secret society of people. Things go awry when their parents are kidnapped from the Gala and held for ransom. Gwen and her brother must solve the clues and find the hidden formula the kidnappers have demanded by midnight, or they will never see their family members again.
Their newly discovered enhanced abilities, while fun, are not completely reliable. Cracking newspaper codes, deciphering invisible maps, and playing a high stakes game of Enigma Machine Twister, are just some of the challenges they must overcome if they are to succeed in time. The adventure starts when they flush themselves in The Tele-Potti, a teleporting commode, and it all goes down the drain from there.
For those of you waiting eagerly for this release, we’ll be revealing the cover mid-February and pre-order will begin then. The book will launch officially March 17th, 2019.
In the meantime, here’s a bit about the author:
By day, Karen Koski works for the Fire Service. By night, she writes stories set in magical Windsor and Essex County, Ontario where she was born and raised. Karen’s love of a good mystery inspired her to become a licensed Private Investigator. She is intrigued by anything that is not what it appears to be. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading her friends tea leaves and dragging them along on her adventures. Karen resides in Windsor, Ontario with her ever patient husband, her two beautiful daughters and a spoiled red Doberman.