Monday, January 5, 2015

#Last Day for #EBook sale #BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS by @KathryneKennedy

Today is the last day to get the digital version of BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS for $1.99 at Kobo's Boxing Day book sale.
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beneath-the-thirteen-moons
You can download and read it using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS
     
     
    You can use your phone or desktop computer to read an $8 book for $1.99! You can't get a better deal than that this holiday...for hours and hours of magical, sensual reading pleasure!
    Click the arrow below to watch the book video! 
     
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

#My Hopes for the New Year! @kathrynekennedy



My hopes for a Happy New Year!


Health. Since I haven’t had it in a while, and it has caused me to fall behind on all of my goals.
A chance to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Peace within and without.
Patience. With everything.
You. My reader. Trying my best to continue to write magical stories that can help you escape the real world for a little while.

Never Criticize, Condemn, or Complain. I read this years ago and it has been my mantra since, although it’s really hard to follow all the time.
Endeavoring to continue to show more love to family, friends, and my darling dogs.
Write, write, write!

Yucky stuff in, yucky stuff out. Keeping the good stuff coming into my brain, keeps good stuff coming out of my mouth.
Exciting new opportunities!
Always continuing to focus on the positive.
Reading as many new books as possible.

What hopes would you write for each letter? Sometimes when you put them in concrete form it’s easier to focus on them. And I do hope yours, and mine,  come true this year!

My Magical Best,
Kathryne

http://www.KathryneKennedy.com












 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS! From @KathryneKennedy

To all my enchanting readers. Hope your day is magical!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PIKACHU, MY LITTLE RESCUE PUPPY! SHE GREW INTO SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE DOG.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ORNERY OLD BAGGINS! WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE HER FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SCRAGGLY, SLIGHTLY PSYCHO CHAMPAGNE. MOST DARLING DOG EVER!




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

#EBook Sale! Beneath the Thirteen Moons by @KathryneKennedy

The digital version of BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS is available for $1.99 from Dec 24 to Jan 5 at Kobo's Boxing Day book sale.
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beneath-the-thirteen-moons
You can download and read it using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS
     
     
    You can use your phone or desktop computer to read an $8 book for $1.99! You can't get a better deal than that this holiday...for hours and hours of magical, sensual reading pleasure!
    Click the arrow below to watch the book video!
     
    video
     

Monday, December 1, 2014

Last Day to get THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER for 99 cents!

The digital version of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER is available for 99 cents from Nov 28 to Dec 1 at Kobo's Black Friday/Cyber Monday book sale.
You can download and read it using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS
     
     
    You can use your phone or desktop computer to read an $8 book for 99 cents! You can't get a better deal than that this holiday...for hours and hours of magical, sensual reading pleasure!
     

Friday, November 28, 2014

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-fire-lord-s-lover-1

The digital version of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER is available for 99 cents from Nov 28 to Dec 1 at Kobo's Black Friday/Cyber Monday book sale.
You can download and read it using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:
  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS
     
     
    You can use your phone or desktop computer to read an $8 book for 99 cents! You can't get a better deal than that this holiday...for hours and hours of magical, sensual reading pleasure!
     

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More Recommended Reads



One of the advantages of being a Sourcebooks author is the opportunity to purchase our publisher’s books at discount. Although part of the reason I take advantage of those discounts is a loyalty to my publisher, the other part is just because they publish darn good reads. I try to focus on those I recognize hearing about on our Casablanca Blog. This also allows me to expand my genre of reading. So, my list includes many Sourcebooks’ authors and works. I purchased most of these books months ago, and am grateful to have the chance to finally read them, although now my TBR pile is sorely depleted…which is a good thing, cause I haven’t read all the Sourcebooks Casa authors, and now I get to buy some more .

The Heir by Grace Burrows
This is a Historical romance, what I consider a ‘classic’ romance, where the story is primarily centered on the relationship between the hero and heroine. This is a particularly page-turning one, easy to get sucked into, easy to read. I especially loved that the physical relationship between the H&H reflected the advancement of their emotional connection. The brothers of the hero are intriguing as well, and I’m looking forward to reading their stories (there’s a sneak-peek of Devlin’s story at the end of the book). I also adored the secondary story-line of the deaf sister, and when Val plays the piano for her after giving her a ‘speaking tube’, it’s truly magical.

Demon’s Curse by Alexa Egan
I was actually asked to read this book for an author endorsement, so the first time around, I read it too quickly. This is a book that should be savored, so I read it again, with my ‘business’ hat off. If you enjoyed my Relics of Merlin series, you’re sure to enjoy this story. The author has created her own race of shapeshifters she calls the Imnada, although they live in hiding, most of their race in a land cut off from mankind by the palings, a magical mist. There are also the Others, the Fey, who live peaceably alongside mankind, but are mortal enemies of the Imnada. The story centers around an Emnil, an Imnada who broke the clan’s laws and is now rogue. He falls for an actress who is strong enough to deal with the man and his beast, and their romantic future will keep you guessing until the end. This is an entirely new, richly textured creation of a world of shapechangers and Fey, incredibly well conceived and realized.

Cover Me, By Catherine Mann
This is another foray into a genre I haven’t read before, that of sexy military men and the women strong enough to fall in love with them. I don’t often read contemporary romances, but I was glad I delved into this one. The hero was incredibly special, incredibly HOT. A Pararescueman, a job I’m assuming is real, although it would take an incredibly special man to do it, which the hero is. This is a wonderful, sexy romance with a thrilling adventure story as well, set in the wilds of Alaska. Great story!

Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
I have a collection of books that I read over and over, waiting a year or so to forget most of the book, so I can experience it all over again. I have added this book to my collection of treasures. This is my second reading of it, and it was even better than the first.

The Crystal City by Orson Scott Card
One of my favorite authors I’ve been reading for years, I truly enjoy the tales of Alvin the Maker. Here’s just one of the gems in this novel:
“Cal,” said Alvin, “ideas aren’t like land or poems or babies or something. If you tell me an idea, and I like it, then it’s my idea too, and still yours, and it also belongs to everybody on God’s green earth who thinks it’s a good one.”

Cowboy Fever, by Joanne Kennedy
Really warm, believable, charming characters. A hot romance. A hunky cowboy. The scenes of Equine Assisted Therapy had my eyes watering more than once. This is a wonderful romance that can’t fail to touch your heart. An absolute must-read.

The Goblin King by Shona Husk
I’m almost through reading this one. It’s a very dark fairytale, about a king cursed to become Goblin, and about the woman who tries to help him. The author weaves a spell that makes the world of the Shadowlands, and the heartbreak of the king, so very realistic. Even though I haven’t reached the end, I can absolutely recommend this book. The author has an incredible talent for dark fantasy.

A quick disclaimer, here. As you can see, I’m not a reviewer. It takes a certain skill to summarize books clearly, and there are many wonderful professional review sources, like Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, RT BOOKReviews, NOR, TGTB&TU…check out the reviews on my website and blog for more great on-line review sources as well. This is just my personal recommendation of great books I’ve recently read and had to share with my own readers.