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!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Release!

Embers in a Dark Frost is officially out today!
 
I love this story and hope you will too. It’s about being a misfit, trying to find your place in the world, figuring out what you want to be, the person you want to be, and how to deal with responsibilities you never wanted.

Right now the book is e-book only, but I am working on bringing you a print version in the coming month. It’s a full-length novel, priced at $3.99. You can find it here at Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. (For those with Apple devices, the book is currently awaiting approval. I’m hoping it goes through the system in the next couple days). Smashwords offers online reading and downloading of several formats, so those Apple folks who want to read now, this might be a good place to pick up the book.

Being my own publisher is both exciting and nerve-wracking! The learning curve was huge, but I wanted to learn every aspect myself, from hiring the cover artist, copyeditor, proofer, to formatting and uploading. Every new release comes with a myriad of emotions, but this release mirrors my first published title in so many ways... Release Day Crazies! :D

 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveal

Happy to share the cover for EMBERS IN A DARK FROST, my latest fantasy. For those curious, this is not YA or urban fantasy, and it's not tied into any of my other series. It's a new self-publishing venture. :-)  It also falls into the New Adult niche with a heroine who is out of her teen years and trying to figure out her place in life and what she wants. She learns quite a bit about herself, her world, and relationships -- both physically and emotionally. It's alternate world, inspired by celtic mythology, and I think it will appeal to the adult readers (men and women) of my YA and my Urban Fantasies.

Okay, on to the good stuff: Tada! The cover:




Release Date: November 15, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0-9885225-0-3
ISBN-10: 0988522500

The artwork was done by the amazingly talented Claudia McKinney at Phat Puppy Creations, and the typography by Kim Killion at Hot Damn Designs.

Description:

The Fire Breathers have come. The Underworld calls. A choice must be made…

With her feared half blood and flame-colored hair, DEIRA D'ANU is a constant reminder of human betrayal and the war that claimed the light from Innis Fail. Now, darkness and frost creep across the land, strengthening the Lord of the Underworld. War is imminent—an allegiance with the Fire Breathers is vital. When their champion, Balen, sees Deira, he believes she is the key to finding the light and stopping the dark frost.

But the Underworld calls to Deira, tempting her to turn her back on a world that never cared and betray the champion willing to sacrifice everything to keep her safe and save his world from darkness.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Latest Project!

I've just finished up revising and polishing a new project (thus my woefully pathetic internet presence), and it's off to the copy editor and proofer. I'm going to reveal the cover on Friday, so stay tuned, people!

What makes me crazy excited about the project, is that I'm doing it myself. That's right. You heard me. Myself. It'll be my first self pub title. *dances* And it's a story I absolutely LOVE. So, you ready for the title?

EMBERS IN A DARK FROST

 
The Fire Breathers have come. The Underworld calls. A choice must be made…

With her feared half blood and flame-colored hair, DEIRA D'ANU is a constant reminder of human betrayal and the war that claimed the light from Innis Fail. Now, darkness and frost creep across the land, strengthening the Lord of the Underworld. War is imminent—an allegiance with the Fire Breathers is vital. When their champion, Balen, sees Deira, he believes she is the key to finding the light and stopping the dark frost....

But the Underworld calls to Deira, tempting her to turn her back on a world that never cared and betray the champion willing to sacrifice everything to keep her safe and save his world from darkness.
 
The book is Adult Fantasy. Heroine driven. Inspired by Irish mythology. It's a quest/self discovery type of story that also includes a romantic/sensual storyline. It is not YA or a Happily Ever After romance.  

I will be releasing the book in all ebook formats in mid November. A print version will follow in early Jan. 2013.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

News

Hello! To anyone stopping by *waves*, please bear with me as I work on the content and layout of the site. I have a few book descriptions up on the Young Adult page and the About page is just about complete. I'll be adding book links and side bar content as well. Whew! A lot of stuf forthcoming. I hope you'll stay tuned! :)