Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall For New Adult: 4 novels for $3.99!

The New Adult genre is exploding, especially in the area of contemporary romance, and boy there are some amazing books to chose from! But what about other genres of NA, you ask? Fabulous sub-genres like Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gothic, Historical, and more. Sounds enticing, doesn't it? 

"Fall for the new New Adult:
 is a campaign to spread the word that New Adult has also expanded into new and exciting categories like Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic, and more! 
Follow along to find out why best-selling NA authors & NA bloggers are excited to see New Adult expand outside of contemporary.

And as an incentive to give the new NA a try, the Fall for New Adult bundle set will be available for a limited time. Set includes 4 great non-contemporary NA novels for only $3.99!



"The campaign kicks off tomorrow with the fabulous Gennifer Albin aka Sophia Bleu!


We want to know why YOU want to see NA expand too! Join the campaign by grabbing the gif. above and blogging/tweeting about why YOU want to see NA expand! #NACampaign "

Purchase the Fall for New Adult four-bundle set here, which includes: 

SPEAK EASY by Melanie Harlow- New Adult Historical

THE APOLLO ACADEMY by Kimberly P. Chase- New Adult Science Fiction

THE EYRE HOUSE by Caitlin Greer - New Adult Gothic

EMBERS IN A DARK FROST by Kelly Keaton- New Adult Fantasy

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

THE WICKED WITHIN is now available!

It's been a long time coming. About 19 months. Thank you, Dear Readers, for sticking with Ari and Company and waiting so long to see what happens next in the series. I hope you dig the outcome.

Set in a richly reimagined, near-future New Orleans, ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book in the dark urban fantasy YA trilogy about a cursed, battle-weary teen on the hunt for a powerful relic called the Hands of Zeus, a relic the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess.

 
Amazon   *  B&N   *  Apple  *   IndieBound   *   Powells   *  Books-A-Million

I humbly ask if you read THE WICKED WITHIN (and/or have read DARKNESS BECOMES HER and A BEAUTIFUL EVIL), that you consider leaving a review somewhere where readers shop(Amazon, B&N, Apple, etc...) as feedback really helps other potential readers browsing books to consider the series. The books and I thank you. :)

To read an Excerpt of the book, please go HERE or chose at the tab at the top of the page.

Okay. Whew. Release Day is always nerve-wracking. Hope you all enjoy the book!!  

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

THE WICKED WITHIN Giveaway!

All right folks, here it is. Enter to win a signed copy of THE WICKED WITHIN. This is a final hardcover copy, (and is gorgeous, btw!). It releases officially on Sept 17th. I created lots of options for entry. Pick one or chose several. It's up to you. Good luck!


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Playlist goodness

Taking part in the fabulous Authors are Rock Stars Tour once again. This time I posted about my playlist for THE WICKED WITH at Into The Mystic. Hope you'll check it out and follow along the tour--there are some amazing authors taking part!



Thursday, March 7, 2013

And we have a cover!

And a title, and a release date for the third Ari book. THE WICKED WITHIN, September 17th 2013. I really love this title, but alas I cannot take credit. My editor came up with it and I think it's brilliant! Blurb should be coming soon... But in the meantime . . . the cover!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

News on Ari 3

The saga continues! :)  Simon Pulse will be publishing the third book in my Young Adult series, which follows events from DARKNESS BECOMES HER and A BEAUTIFUL EVIL. No title as of yet, but we have a release month -- September 2013. And the sale page just went up on S&S, which is cool. It's not listed anywhere else just yet, but it'll be forthcoming soon. Progress, people, progress! :D

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Series info

I've had a few questions about additional books after Embers in a Dark Frost, my new indie pubbed New Adult Fantasy novel. So to clarify: Embers is part one of a two-part series.

So, Kelly, why not just write one big, gigantic book instead you ask? Well, for a lot of reasons. In Embers, there is a very defined external goal, and in the end Deira, my character, achieves that goal. It was a natural way to end that part of the overall story arc. To put both parts into one book would make the book nearly 200,000 words. (An average for a full-length novel is anywhere from 80-100k words, give or take). Trying revise, edit, and make sure everything is consistent from start to finish is tough even in a regular length novel. To do that in a 200k novel is absolutely doable, of course, but not something I wanted to (or could) tackle due to my schedule, and I just prefer to write (and read) regular length novels. Splitting them up made more sense for this storyteller. So the external goal was accomplished in part one, and the relationship issue will see resolution in part two.

Part two is coming in 2013. ;-)  Hope this helped clear things up!

Have a great day!