Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Author Spotlight: Kim Karr

I don't usually do spotlights on authors outside of the YA genre, but Kim Karr is a Facebook friend, and she has a new book out.  Torn is the second book in the Connections Series. Here is my interview

1.  Tell us a bit about your book Torn.  Connected is a story about finding love when you think there is none left to find.  It will make you believe in love at first sight and that people do have soulmates, or at least I hope it did, and Torn is about what happens when the unexpected happens and how those soulmates deal with it.

2.  When did you decide you wanted to write?  I've always wanted to write.  I was an English major in college but switched majors halfway through my first four years.  Many things inspired me to actually write Connected, but what urged me to do it was a book.  A book titled Wife 22.  The author discusses her character hitting a 'tipping point year.'  Well, I hit mine in 2012.  What is a tipping point year?  It's when you turn the same age your mother was when she died.  That put things into perspective for me and made me want to write.

3.  How did you go from Indie to published with Penguin?  Two days before Connected was released, Amy Tannerbaum contacted me for a copy of the manuscript. The day Connected was released I signed with her.  She sent it out to publishing houses and Kerry Donovan of Penguin wanted it.  I signed a 2 book deal and just recently signed another 2 book deal.

4.  What are you reading now?  I usually listen to books while reading others.  I am listening to All In and reading Weathering the Storm.

5.  Who is your favorite character to write for?  I like writing all the characters, but I love writing River.  He's unlike anyone I've ever read.

6.  Is there a genre you'd like to write for someday?  I love writing New Adult so much, I doubt I'd try anything else.

7.  Where can readers find you online? or

Thanks for the interview Kim!!!

If you love romance, give Kim's book a try.  Start with Connected.  If you love it, Torn is also available.

Christmas Shopping??? Must Have Books

This week the YA Storytellers are bringing you a list of must-have books for an enjoyable holiday season.  If you bought someone a Kindle or Nook (or any reading device for that matter) for Christmas, fill it up with some books.  They will love it that much more.

Check out the other lists here

My list?  Here we go.

We will start with non-free books.

1.  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (so far there are five in the series)
2.  Need by Carrie Jones (there are four in the series)
3.  The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan (sp?) (there are three in the series)

If you are loading books as a gift, unless you know they love a certain author, it's probably a good idea to just get the first in the series.  Let the reader decide if they want more.

FREE books?  I love free books.  There is no risk.  Try it and find a new author to love.

1.  Raven by Suzy Turner (great rating on Amazon, lots of reviews, and is on several lists)
2.  Vampires Rule by K.C. Blake (lots of reviews, good rating, the first of five)
3.  Branded by Keary Taylor (a very popular author)
4.  Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (an interesting book on zombies)
5.  Bait by K.C. Blake (getting great reviews, second book is out)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I tried to get rafflecopter on here, but it wouldn't let me do it, so we'll have to do this the old-fashioned way.

Want to win this???

There are only four in existence.  Want it?

How do you enter to win this bracelet?  Simple.  You get an entry for each of the following.

2. Tweet about my book Hunter.  You can use this prepared tweet if you want:
Get HUNTER by K.C. Blake (BAIT is FREE) a new paranormal series.

3.  Leave a comment below.

4.  Post about Hunter on Facebook. (you can copy the tweet above and use it.)  

RULES:  MAKE SURE to let me know what you did and provide links.  I need proof that you have done these things.  If you are already a follower of my blog, FB page, etc, let me know and you will be entered.  This is for US RESIDENTS ONLY.  If you try to enter and you have a mailing address outside of the United States, another winner will be chosen.  Sorry about that, but I cannot ship outside of the US.  I reserve the right to disqualify anyone I see as cheating or not following the rules.  The winner will be chosen on December 23rd, with the winner announced by Christmas Day.  You then have FOURTEEN days to get in touch with me via email here: with your mailing address.  If I do not hear from the winner within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen.  If the top three people do not respond to claim the prize, it will remain the property of K.C. Blake.  The prize will be shipped the first week of January, barring incident beyond my control such as freak snowstorm or strike by postal service.  There is only one prize to be awarded.  Questions? Feel free to post them.  Thank you.


*Sorry it took me so long to make this announcement.  I've been having computer problems.

If you haven't started this exciting series yet, BAIT (book #1) is FREE.
You can find HUNTER at Amazon, Smashwords, and soon at B&N, Ibookstore, etc.