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Getting in the mood…

Well, that has a few connotations, doesn’t it? I’m getting in the mood to write!!

Sometimes it takes a bit of inner pressure to sit down and commit yourself to write 85,000 words over a two week period, but much like all things that take consorted effort, a new book brings crazy amounts of joy and a huge sense of accomplishment once done.

So what’s on my plate the next two weeks in terms of my writing?

1. Decent, Soul Keeper III. The final book in my debut trilogy will be my main focus. I’m going to sit down and bang it out over the next few weeks. It’s been moved to a late February 2015 release namely because I’m working with my book manager at BookTrope to figure out timing now that the trilogy has been picked up by them. I’m super stoked at where this book will take us and the adventures we’ll get to go on together with Sam, Nick & Marcus.

2. I’m wrapping up round 1 of edits tonight on Howl at the Moon, my first Middle Grade novel in my Liarus Detective Series. The first one was SUCH a blast to write that I have another scheduled to come out later this year called “Good to the Last Drop.”

3. Working on edits (on chp 6 of 32) for a series I’m writing under Kate Thomas (my New Adult/Romance) penname. It’s co-authored with a good friend of mine, so we’re working back and forth on edits and hope to get it to my editor for a real review later this month. It will be a trilogy with a fun college setting. Deep rich characters are quickly emerging.

4. Lastly, I’ll be going through my first edit on “The Core: Equilibrium I,” a series about Ellie and her adventures in better understanding the supernatural world she’s being dragged into. It started as a romance and then moved into a supernatural series quickly as I wrote her story.

Follow me on Twitter and FB under my Kate Thomas accounts to keep up on those projects!

@Autr_KateThomas

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKateThomas

Hope your new years has started off wonderfully! Mine’s going to be crazy and yet fantastical!

L.

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Why I Love Being Indie!

I think from a young age I’ve always been independent, always looking for a way to forge a new path and climb a steep hill and do it mainly on my own. So joining onto the Indiebooksbeseen and the Indie movement is something that was bound to happen.

A little bit of history…

I wrote my first YA supernatural novel in the spring of 2010, having read a zillion books through my younger life and realizing that I truly understood the necessarily elements that belonged in a YA novel without going over the edge. I’m funny and a bit edgy myself, so I figured I could do this book thing. Can I just tell you that writing the 90,000 word / 500 page novel was the easy part.

After getting more people than necessary to edit the book I began to research the query/agent/publisher map. How was I going to get this great story in front of the right people and better yet, make the time to do all of these non-writing activities to get the book published? I’m sad to say that I spent three times the amount of energy and effort on trying to get the book noticed than I did creating it. Crazy!

The whole effort ended with a great story, 200 rejections, months and months of beating my head against the wall, tons of dollars to attend this event and use this template and yadda… yadda… Finally – I put the manuscript in a drawer and said to hell with it.

The rest of the story…

Four years later I was done being poked by a good writer friend of mine who’d fallen in LOVE with Soul Keeper back in 2010 and finally opened the drawer to dust it off. A few good writer friends of mine had gone “Indie”. I pushed back against them a little and asked 2 million questions as I wasn’t in the mood to spend money or emotional energy on a project that seemed to be going nowhere.

However, with loads of nudging and reassurance I decided I’d self-publish my books and if nothing else – they’d be loud and proud on my own shelf. So let me tell you why I love being Indie.

1. No one will ever love my book as much as me. It’s my creation and having the freedom to choose what it looks like and where the plot goes is all mine to decide. I don’t have someone standing over my shoulder making it “better” by their definition of “better.”

2. I can spend as little or as much time, energy and money as I want. Obviously the more I put into it, the more I’m going to get out of it, but that’s with anything in life. The cool part is that if I’m a good editor or if I can design my own cover, then those are costs to be saved and skills to be used.

3. I belong. In a world of independent authors I find myself fitting in just perfectly. We all work hard and dream big and the encouragement is beyond belief. I don’t have to write a certain genre or stick to a certain structure in the plot. I simply write, promote and support and honestly feel great about myself at the end of the day.

Being an Indie author, to me, doesn’t really have anything to do with being Independent though. It’s a statement that says I’m capable of making every step along this book writing/producing platform to take a dream from start to finish. The truth of what Indie authors are doing is showing the world that there still exists hope. Hope to dream big and work hard to make that dream a reality.

That’s why I love being Indie!

L.

Check out this link: https://clrozelle.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/10-things-that-suck-and-rock-about-being-an-indie-author-part-1/

My Virtual Book Tour (Day 6)

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Today is day 6 of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Productions and my stop today is House Millar. Check out the link below and come support me as I work to get information about my YA Supernatural series out to the public.

http://apmassie.com/blog/

Deceived is only $1.99 today on Amazon and Destroyed is open for pre-release. Go grab your copies today!! 🙂

I’ll post up each day where I’ll be and I hope that you’ll stop by and drop us a complement.

L.

My Virtual Book Tour (Day 5)

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Today is day 5 of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Productions and my stop today is Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews. Check out the link below and come support me as I work to get information about my YA Supernatural series out to the public.

http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/interview-with-ya-paranormal-author-la.html

Deceived is only $1.99 today on Amazon and Destroyed is open for pre-release. Go grab your copies today!! 🙂

I’ll post up each day where I’ll be and I hope that you’ll stop by and drop us a complement.

L.

Goodreads Contest – Enter to WIN!

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I just put together a Goodreads contest! The lucky winner will get a signed copy of Deceived, Soul Keeper I and Destroyed, Soul Keeper II! Follow the link below and put your name in the hat. I’ll be sending the two signed books to one lucky winner just in time for Christmas!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/114890?utm_medium=api&utm_source=giveaway_widget

Thanks!!!

L.

My Virtual Book Tour (Day 4)

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Today is day 4 of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Productions and my stop today is Unabridged Andra. Check out the link below and come support me as I work to get information about my YA Supernatural series out to the public.

http://unabridgedandralyn.blogspot.com/2014/11/deceived-blog-tour-50-amazon-gc-giveaway.html

I’ll post up each day where I’ll be and I hope that you’ll stop by and drop us a complement.

L.

Pre-Sale for Destroyed, SKII

It’s done! The pre-release sale is up and available for Destroyed, Soul Keeper II if you’re interested. I have the links below and am UBER excited about where our characters have taken the story.

Book II is built upon the relationships that I established in book I, but with these fresh new pages the plot moves quickly and captivates your heart and mind as you get swept up in the emotions and drama of all that faces these, dare I say, FOUR teenagers. We’re adding a new girl to the mix to see how she fares and I might say she wins the hearts of a few familiar faces and holds her own. I’m excited to see what you think of her – her beautiful backstory one for Disney to consider picking up in their next tale!

I hope you enjoy the book and know that after a few days off from life in general, I plan to start writing book III next week. I assume it will be the last book in the series, but then again I assumed this whole series would actually just be one book, so who knows what might happen. 🙂

Grab your pre-released copy today and pick up where you left off with my beloved tale when you put book I down, hopefully with a grumble and a bit of good-old-fashioned angst.

Grab your copy today!! http://amzn.to/10Y254w

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BACK OF THE BOOK:

From the second book in the Soul Keeper Series…

 

Now I lay me down to sleep,

Whom shall I trust my soul to keep?

If I should die before I wake,

I leave to fate my soul to take.

 

The seal has been broken and the Soul Keeper Prophecy set in motion. Marcus and Nicolas are battling for the heart of one woman, Pandora’s only daughter; however, not everyone is playing by the rules. With interference from both sides of the lines and too many deities with hidden agendas, the trio must take matters into their own hands and look for another ending, one that removes control from fate.

Can they find the missing page from the prophecy that has the ability to change everything?

Will the new stranger they’ve been given as a guide assist or mislead them?

Will Samantha make a decision on who it is that she truly loves, saving one and destroying the other?

What if her choice is no choice at all?

 

L.

Destroyed, Soul Keeper II Update

Can I honestly say how excited I am about this next book? I’m completely thrilled at where the story went. I have to give props to my editor, Nicole Hewitt. She’s a complete jewel and without her the book wouldn’t be nearly what it was.

If you don’t have an editor, proof reader or beta reader that vets the book with you, questions and challenges you and helps look for POV and Voice inconsistencies, you are missing OUT!

I’m wrapping up my formatting for Destroyed and waiting to hear back from Amazon on the timing of the pre-release, but my part is officially done, so let me share one of my favorite parts with you guys!

Make sure you grabbed Deceived today for FREE on Amazon – last day for the promo!

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My Virtual Book Tour (Day 3)

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First off – don’t forget that today is the last day that Deceived is FREE

on Amazon for your kindle or ebook reader!!

Today is day 3 of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Productions and my stops today are MAD Hoydenish and LibriAmoriMiei. Check out the link below and come support me as I work to get information about my YA Supernatural series out to the public.

http://madhoydenish.blogspot.com/2014/11/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about.html?showComment=1415193032258#c4154839815751408876

http://libriamicimiei.blogspot.it/

Deceived, Soul Keeper Book I is listed on Amazon today (Mon) through Wednesday this week for FREE!

Destroyed, Soul Keeper Book II is going to be released on Amazon in the next two weeks or sooner!

I’ll post up each day where I’ll be and I hope that you’ll stop by and drop us a complement.

L.

My Virtual Book Tour (Day 2)

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First off – don’t forget that Deceived is FREE today on Amazon for your kindle or ebook reader!!

Today is day 2 of my virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Productions and my stop today is Sarit Yahalomi’s Coffee, Books & Art. Check out the link below and come support me as I work to get information about my YA Supernatural series out to the public.

http://sarityahalomi.blogspot.com/2014/11/deceived-by-la-starkey-blog-tour.html

Deceived, Soul Keeper Book I is listed on Amazon today (Mon) through Wednesday this week for FREE!

Destroyed, Soul Keeper Book II is going to be released on Amazon on November 15, 2014.

I’ll post up each day where I’ll be and I hope that you’ll stop by and drop us a complement.

L.