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Ummmm…so The Winter’s Spite Paperback “kinda” released early AHHHH (like 12 days early). The ebook is up for preorder on a couple of sites as well. The official ebook release is June 27, 2016 (which is when the paperback was also supposed to release). But anyway, here are some of the links. B & N won’t show until probably the actual release date. And Kobo should be anytime now (either today or this weekend). Will add more links as the book goes up!

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Happy book birthday to Clara Kensie whose books Run to You book 1: Deception So Deadly and Run to You book 2: Deception So Dark are out TODAY!!! You guys want these books, trust me!!

01 Deception So Deadly (Run to You Book One) by Clara Kensie

DECEPTION SO DEADLY:
Originally published as the Run to You serial parts 1-3: First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm.

Deception So Deadly is the complete first novel in the two-book Run to You series, a riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…

Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…

Run to You is Tessa and Tristan’s story—two full-length books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Danger. Deception. Betrayal. It must be true love.

02 Deception So Dark (Run to You Book Two) by Clara Kensie

DECEPTION SO DARK:
Originally published as the Run to You serial parts 4-6— Fourth Shadow, Fifth Touch, and Sixth Sense.

Deception So Dark is the complete second novel in the Run to You series, a riveting thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past, and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…

With no more secrets to keep them apart, Tessa and Tristan embark upon a desperate search to find her missing brother and sister. But not even Tristan can keep Tessa safe from the hostile classmates at her new school…or from the nightmare that haunts her even while she’s awake. As Tessa’s nightmare becomes all too real, her hope of getting her family back together feels ever more out of reach. When a psychic warns her that leaving town may mean her death, Tessa still cannot stay when she uncovers a potential lead to her brother and sister. Not even if she must go alone and risk losing it all: Tristan, her family, and even her life.

Run to You is Tessa and Tristan’s story—two full-length books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Danger. Deception. Betrayal. It must be true love.

Amazon links:
o DECEPTION SO DEADLY: http://www.amazon.com/Run-You-Book-One-Deception-ebook/dp/B00V3TOJJA
o DECEPTION SO DARK: http://www.amazon.com/Run-You-Book-Two-Deception-ebook/dp/B00V3TOFB

Goodreads links:
o DECEPTION SO DEADLY: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25260113-deception-so-deadly
o DECEPTION SO DARK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25260160-deception-so-dark

Follow Clara on:
Website: clarakensie.com
Twitter: @ClaraKensie https://twitter.com/ClaraKensie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorClaraKensie
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/DUlYz

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Soooo…the blog tour for The Romeo Club starts Tuesday March 25, 2014 and runs until April 4, 2014. CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! LOL. The Romeo Club will release on 4/8/2014… Below you’ll find a link to the schedule of blogs who have reviews of The Romeo Club or are hosting me to chat on their blog! Also, during this blog tour, you’ll get to read a fun interview with my characters!! Please scroll all the way down to find contest detail information…

Blog Tour InfoYA Bound Book Tours

Contest: For The Romeo Club I thought it’d be fun to giveaway 3 “nerd packs” from the three main guys in The Romeo Club (Trey, C.C. and Kevin). Each nerd pack is associated with the guy. Once you’ve read the book the prize packs with make more sense (LOL).

Trey’s nerd pack: Star Wars purse, Star Wars makeup bag (or pencil holder whichever you want to use it for), a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.

C.C.’s nerd pack: Knit leg-warmers (grayish color), a copy of Romeo and Juliet, a nerd herd sticker, a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.

Kevin’s nerd pack: Knit beanie (super cute/also a grayish color), glow in the dark stars for your room, a notebook, a pen, 5 signed The Romeo Club bookmarks, and signed Twelve Steps bookmarks from Veronica Bartles.

This contest will be U.S. only, however stay tuned for other contests to come that’ll be opened internationally.  And here’s how you enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. See? Easy. You don’t have to follow me (unless you want to–LOL) or buy a copy of the book or anything like that. Just leave a comment. You can enter anytime between now and April 8th (the date TRC releases). I’ll choose 3 random winners on April 9th (or rather the random number generator will–LOL). I’ll give the 1st choice person 1st pick, then the 2nd one will get 2nd pick, the 3rd person will get the remaining pack!

Thanks for stopping in and being a part of the reading/blogging community. You guys are FABULOUS and I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without you! ((HUGS)) and good luck!!!

Preorder/Order link: The Romeo Club

 

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GIANT SQUEEEE….okay today is like an ALL CAPS kinda day (hehehe). I’m so happy to announce the release of my story The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex. I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to have this baby out in the world. So be very nice to her (smiles). Seriously though, it was SO much fun to write and I hope everyone enjoys it! I will be visiting some blogs and I hope you’ll stop in and say hi (links are listed below). There’s a chance to win some loot (signed bookmarks, book cover trading cards, ebooks).

Come visit me today at these lovely ladies blogs:

Traci Kenworth

Liz Botts

Vanessa Barger

You can find The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex at:

Astraea Press

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

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Hey everyone, I hope you can come join me on Saturday July 30, 2011 from 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (EST) for my book release party for STAKING SHADOWS on the Noble Romance Readers Loop (which you’ll need to sign up for membership here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NobleRomancePublishing/

During my time slot/release party, I’ll be sharing excerpts from Staking Shadows, answering questions, and giving away some cool prizes. Every ten minutes of my scheduled time I’ll give away a prize: An e-copy of my YA Paranormal Romance/Dystopian story Staking Shadows (along with a necklace made by my friend especially for the book release), an e-copy of my YA Paranormal Romance My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters, and a paperback YA Contemporary book entitled: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han.

In addition to the prizes I’m giving away, Noble Romance will give away 2 $10 gift certificates each hour and all attendees will have their name entered into a drawing for a Kindle, winner to be announced on Sunday.

 

And if you’d like Noble Romance is also hosting several other authors for their book release parties too! So you’ll have a chance to win fabulous prizes all day long!!!

 

Schedule for Writers:

Erika Sorin – 1 – 1:30
Rebekah Purdy – 1:30 – 2
Billi Jean – 2 – 3
Hot New Talent, Chris Lange 3-4
Martin Delecroix – 4-5
D.B. Moon – 5-6
Elizabeth Morgan – 6-7
Margie Church – 7-9

 

And if that’s not enough to make you go WOOHOO then check this out:

Noble is also having a Yahoo Group Subscriber Drive to bring new readers to their Yahoo readers’ groups. Subscribers to these groups can attend online parties, where they’ll have a chance to chat with favorite authors, meet new-to-you authors, read excerpts, learn about new releases, AND WIN A BUNCH OF REALLY COOL PRIZES. To make this subscriber drive more awesome, they’re holding a contest. All you need to do is:

1) Subscribe to the NOBLE Yahoo Group of your choice. Here are the links.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NobleYoungAdult/?yguid=357764957

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NobleRomancePublishing/

2) AFTER you subscribe, send an email to Noble, at give them the following information: Your name, the email address you used to subscribe, and the name, REBEKAH PURDY so they know who sent you their way (smiles).
If you subscribed to the young adult readers’ loop, send an email to

YahooReaderNYA@nobleromance.com
If you subscribed to the NRP readers’ loop, send an email to
YahooReaderNRP@nobleromance.com
At the end of the month, Noble will see which author brought in the most subscribers. The winning author’s subscribers will ALL RECEIVE A $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE to Noble Romance Publishing or Noble Young Adult – Not Just Romance!

And here’s the best part: THE WINNING AUTHOR WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW KINDLE – and all their new subscribers will be entered into a drawing, and ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW KINDLE TOO!

*Contest open to U.S. residents, only. Only new subscribers are eligible to win. Sorry – no unsubscribing then re-subscribing allowed. Subscribers must stay subscribed for a minimum of one month to be eligible. Contest ends AUGUST 3, 2011; Prizes will be awarded by SEPTEMBER 3, 2011. Don’t wait. Sign up NOW.

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Hey everyone! Today, I’m being interviewed by the Lovely Traci Kenworth. If you get the chance, drop in and say hi. Oh, and there’s an ecopy of Staking Shadows up for grabs for one lucky commenter!

((HUGS))–hope to see you there! Would love the company.

Link:  Traci’s Blog

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THE WINNERS OF STAKING SHADOWS EBOOK ARE:

KRISTEN LYNN THETFORD and ANGELA ACKERMAN

Congrats ladies…will email them over shortly!

 

Yay, Staking Shadows is now available in ebook form through Noble Young Adult

It should also be available soon on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and All Romance eBooks. Will update with links when it becomes available.

To celebrate the release of Staking Shadows, I’m giving away a free ebook to 2 commenters.  All you have to do is leave a comment and you’re entered.  Make sure to leave an email address in case you win.

I’ll draw the winners on July 5, 2011.

Blurb:

Summer “Sun” McKellar was twelve when her world was shattered by the appearance of the “soul-suckers,” a god-like hybrid with a vapid hunger for human souls. Within mere days entire towns were wiped out. But Summer was one of the lucky ones, or at least she managed to escape with her life—what was left of it.

Now, five years later, Summer is one of only a handful of survivors left on Earth. A place where night dominates and humans are harvested for their souls. By daylight Summer is the leader of a small band of survivors, while at dusk she becomes a hunter, with only one goal in mind; to take back her world one dead soul-sucker at a time. This routine serves her well until an enemy patrolman named Raven saves her life. He causes complications she never dreamt possible, making her rethink her strategy. For their chance encounter and the danger that surrounds it will ultimately force them to choose between loyalty to their own kinds or the forbidden…

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I’d like to welcome YA author and fellow critique group member Kit Forbes to my blog. Kit graciously let me interview her about her new release: Falling Through Glass.  In honor of her first YA I’m giving away an ebook copy of My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator to one commenter. So make sure you stop in and say hi. And please leave an email so I can contact you if you win.  I’ll draw the winner on Monday (Memorial Day).

Tell us a little something about your book and what genre it is?

A: It’s a time travel romance I feel will appeal to the high school crowd and up.

Japanese-American Emiko Maeda set aside her studies following the sudden death of her father. At odds with her mother and burdened with the guilt over her role in the tragic accident, she moves in with her uncle Jake and comes into possession of an antique mirror. While accompanying Jake to Japan on a film shoot, Emmi is caught in a freak storm and plunged through time–into Feudal Japan and the world of samurai.

Kyoto, Japan
1864

The city of Kyoto is ablaze with violence and on the brink of civil war. Nakagawa Kaemon is a young samurai with a secret. He gathers information on those who claim to “Revere the emperor” but harbor their own agenda to control the country. Kae is honor bound to execute anyone who poses a threat to the throne even if it is Emmi, the unusual young woman he has come to love.

Shameless Plug: It’s available for Kindle: http://amzn.to/muYdy5

Nook: http://bit.ly/jVLl93    

All Romance ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-fallingthroughglass-549999-141.html

and directly through the publisher Noble Young Adult: https://www.nobleyoungadult.com/Books/288        

What character(s) do you like the most and why? If someone made a movie of your book, which actors/actresses would play your characters?

A: I think my favorites have to be the Shinsengumi guys. Seeing their anime versions in the old Rurouni Kenshin show is what got me interested in the history of the period.

While these actors were closer to the right ages back when I first had the idea they probably couldn’t pull off Em & Kae now, since they aren’t household name to most readers I scrounged up a couple pictures via a wiki and a scene from a film that made me fangirlish glee and go “That’s My Hero!”

Kazue Fukiishi as Emmi: http://es.drama.wikia.com/wiki/Fukiishi_Kazue

Yosuke Kubozuka as Kae (scene from the film Makai Tensho (Samurai Resurrection) : http://www.kitforbes.com/images/KubozukaYosuke_Kae.jpg

 

What are your favorite books? And is there any book in particular that made you want to become a writer?

A: Wow. I have a bunch. I used to love the old gothic romances of Barbara Michaels and all things horror and sweeping historical sagas. On the YA front I really like 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher,
Saundra Mitchell’s Shadowed Summer (still dying to read her newest), The Mediator series by Meg Cabot and her Avalon High.

I think it’s a culmination of the gazillion different types of books I read. It sort of all came together when I fell in love with Anne Rice’s Louis and Lestat and had ot continue their story in my head. and had to write it down.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without while writing?

A: That’s a tough one. I’d say coffee or real sugar Pepsi or Coke depending on the time of day. ^_^

Reality or Fantasy?

A: I have to say combinations thereof. I do love me my paranormal elements.

Your favorite snack?

A: Ooh another toughie. Popcorn and/or Froot Loops

Who’s your literary crush?

A: For the past year it’s been the members of my critique group. ^_^ They’re all talented and productive. *poke poke*

Lastly, what’s your favorite season?

A: We don’t seem to have seasons around here anymore. It tends to slide from too cold to too hot with only a wee bit of “Ah that’s the stuff”.

Thanks so much Kit for dropping by. I’ve enjoyed having you. Be sure to keep up with Kit Forbes. I hear she’s working on some fabulous new stuff!

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Okay, I’ll totally start with the good news (and no it has nothing to do with Star Wars or The Vampire Diaries—or, well I guess I could totally implement those two subjects. LOL).

In a Galaxy, Far, Far Away………

All right, I just signed a book contract with Noble Romance for my YA story Staking Shadows (woohoo). Totally geeked about this story. I wrote it a couple of years ago then shelved it. It’s a post apocalypse w/paranormal elements. And I have to thank my sister for telling me to send it out (LOL). It’s her favorite story of mine. I don’t have all the details yet, but when I do, I’ll definitely post them.

Secondly, the print version of my book My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters is now out through Amazon (see the sidebar below my book cover for link). Very excited to have an actual physical book that I can touch (too bad it isn’t Damon Salvatore—hehehe).

Third, well, I’m still waiting to hear back on my fulls and partial manuscripts I have out with agents for The Fairy Godmother Files. So hope I get some news soon (crossing fingers/toes).

And now, for the cliché part of this entry. Okay, I’ve been lurking around a lot of contests lately, reading entries, entering some of my own etc. One thing I’ve noticed is a lot of people have mentioned to others to start with more action. Hmmm…I might be in the minority on this, but I understand that first pages should be captivating, but is anyone else noticing the trend of too many books starting in the action? I enjoy a kick-butt scene as much as the next person, but I almost miss getting a chance to feel rooted in the story before all “hell breaks loose”.

I don’t mind getting to know the characters a little bit before they’re thrown against the enemy or have something earth shattering happen to them. I mean, I read the book blurb on the back of the jacket and if it sounds interesting I pick it up. Not for the smash-bang-kabow first 3 pages, but for the entire story. I want to feel invested in the characters/setting/situations/plot. And somehow if every story has to start in the action, I kind of feel like I’m losing that. In my opinion, I almost think the “crazy action” beginnings are becoming cliché. If I grab a book, I will read until I reach the action, it doesn’t have to happen in the first chapter to keep my interest. Now if I get 50-75 pages in, and nothing’s happened, then of course, I might question it. But I like the journey of getting to that action, seeing what builds up to it. Not have the action happen, then go back and explain to me why it happened.

Does anyone else have these same thoughts? Maybe it’s just me. But I love to read, and I don’t mind waiting a few chapters to be introduced to the main conflict.

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Okay, so as you can tell, I am going through MAD Vampire Diaries withdrawal. I have been stalking  er, following Nina/Ian on twitter to see what’s happening. I know they were shooting scenes with Klaus (OMG). Yeah, so I totally can’t wait.

Not sure why they think it’s right to leave us hanging…seriously. Sigh. Although, I suppose their hiatus has been good in the aspect that I’ve gotten more writing done. Yeah, instead of staring at the smoldery (is that a word?), gorgeous Ian Somerhalder, I’ve been transfixed with my computer screen (totally not the same folks).

In other news (and I’ve got lots). I’ve been querying for TFGF (The Fairy Godmother Files) and have gotten several requests (woohoo). Here’s hoping something good comes of it!

My book trailer also won an honorable mention in The Pen and Muse book trailer contest. SWEET! Not bad for my first trailer…

I’ve also started working on my next book AMTS (yeah another secret code name–they make me feel like a secret agent or something–hehehee).

Oh, and the Columbus Examiner has an interview with me posted in regards to my YA book My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shapeshifters (totally awesome). Still can’t get over how well the story has done.

My babies (okay they’re not “baby” babies) will be starting soccer in about a week (yikes). So I’ll be back to extra running for practices/games. But it’s fun as heck to watch. Also have choir/orchestra stuff coming up for them as well. Can you say busy?

I think that about covers all the coolness that’s going on. Now, I must go sulk some more as it’s Thursday and NO VAMPIRE DIARIES!! Maybe I ought to start a support group? Any takers?

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