Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kathryne Kennedy is at PNRRadio.com with host @arialburnz with shifters and prizes through @LVVampireNovels!

http://ilovevampirenovels.com/podcast/kathryne-kennedy-aj-nuest-giveaway/

In partnership with ILoveVampireNovels.com, author Arial Burnz is the host of the podcast PNRRadio.com, where she features entertainment that goes bump in the night. If you love paranormal books, TV shows and movies, you’ll love PNR Radio! Guests have included bestselling authors and celebrities and every show has a giveaway.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the ENCHANTING THE BEAST contest!

Last week I did a blog post on my group blog, Casablanca Authors, announcing that the re-release of ENCHANTING THE BEAST was now in book stores, and celebrating with a fun give-a-way. I had LOTS of AMAZING comments, and so many of my favorite readers came by to visit. Four winners were randomly selected, and I'd like to congratulate the following:

Virginia E. ~ Winner of the Moonstone/Sword Pendant
Shana Galen ~ Winner of an autographed ARC of Enchanting the Lady
Mary Preston ~ Winner of an autographed ARC of Enchanting the Lady
Susan P. ~ Winner of an autographed copy of Everlasting Enchantment

Cutest pendant ever! It's reminiscent of Gareth, my noble knight, and the moonstone jewel in Merlin's relic from EVERLASTING ENCHANTMENT.




AND my supply of ARC's is getting limited, so big congrats, Ladies!

Monday, April 7, 2014

The re-release of ENCHANTING THE BEAST is in bookstores! And here's my top reasons why it's one of my favorite books...

1. The hero, Nico, holds such an element of mystery and danger that he's suspected of murdering the local girls. Of course, my heroine, Philomena, sees his true heart and knows he's innocent...

2. A heroine much older than my hero. It was fun. And a bit hard...holding complexities to their relationship that I had to work through.

3. There's a haunted castle. I adore castles. Making them haunted was an added bonus. Having them haunted by a handsome blue knight only made it better.

4. There's a major mystery. Although all my books hold some sort of mystery, a reason for my reader to keep turning the pages in curiosity, there's a major element of it in Enchanting the Beast. Skulking in the bowels of the castle looking for a treasure map. Hints and clues about who might be killing the local girls...and how it could be all tangled up in another search for one of Merlin's relics. It was such fun, and probably one of the most difficult books I ever wrote, giving enough clues so that it's logical who the killer is, but holding back just enough that we can't ever be quite sure who it is until we get to the end.

5. Sarah. Pluckett. She's my heroine's assistant. And she's a were-snake. I guess she's kinda scary in a way, but there's a scene where she starts to shed her skin that had me laughing. An example of my sometimes rather odd sense of humor.

6. Tup. He's Philomena's spirit guide. But he's haunting her for deeper reasons, and those touched my heart.

7. The romance. The passion. Again, all my books are filled with it. But it was a lot of fun dealing with a younger man and older woman in the bedroom. Let's just say, I hope it's as good for you as it was for me.

8. Which brings me right back around to my hero again. A moonless night watching fairylights flicker in the distance. A kiss as gentle as it is frightening. Sliding down a haystack. Perspiration gleaming off a naked chest. A secluded grotto with rain pounding from above, and below...

Yes, there are many reasons why I adore this book, and these are just a few. I hope you can add your own to my list as well.



ENCHANTING THE BEAST BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY--IN STORES APRIL 2014

DARK THINGS LURK IN GRIMSPELL CASTLE

Sir Nicodemus Wulfson is haunted by memories of murder--and ghosts. He brings in a ghost-hunter in the form of celebrated spiritualist Lady Philomena Radcliff, and promptly, all hell breaks loose. Is Phil a threat to his already suffering family? Or can Nico trust his burgeoning attraction to her?

IS IT HIM SHE SHOULD FEAR?

Lady Philomena has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood performing seances for the aristocracy--until she meets sexy young were-wolf Sir Nico. She agrees to try ridding his castle of its increasingly restless spirits. But there are more mysteries within Grimspell Castle than even Nico is aware of, and when a local girl turns up dead, Phil wonders if she's risking her life as well as her heart.


"Kennedy brilliantly and seamlessly lures readers into a realm where magic exists and Merlin's legacy continues."
Romantic Times BOOKreviews 4.5 STARS/TOP PICK/2009 Historical Paranormal Nominee



"The heartfelt and well-rounded characters will easily become some of your favorites."
Night Owl Romance, REVIEWER TOP PICK


"Once again Ms. Kennedy weaves her magic and pulls the reader in from the first page."
The Good, The Bad & The Unread, A+




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathryne Kennedy is a multipublished, award-winning author of magical romances. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives in Arizona with her wonderful family—which includes three very tiny dogs. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at: www.KathryneKennedy.com.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

FRESH FICTION Reviews EVERLASTING ENCHANTMENT: "Kennedy is just a damn good storyteller."

Fresh Fiction Review

"Fantasy-Filled Victorian London Shines in the Fourth of this Riveting Series"

Everlasting Enchantment
Kathryne Kennedy

Reviewed by Diana Troldahl
Posted February 17, 2014


Millicent Pantere learned early on to care for no one and nothing beyond herself, the one exception being old Nell. She will do anything necessary at whatever cost to bring Nell safely out of the clutches of the Dark Magician who is pulling Millicent's strings.
Gareth Solimere has been enchanted for hundreds of years to emerge from one of Merlin's ancient relics at fall of night, pleasure whatever woman holds his prison then disappear at dawn. If he can find one woman to love him, it may free him.

In EVERLASTING ENCHANTMENT, Kathryne Kennedy has written, in my opinion, the best of the Relics of Merlin series. I enjoyed each of the previous three very much, but something about this story grabbed hold deeply and would not let go until I finished. Perhaps it was the contrast between the lighter humorous moments and the intensity of the dark parts of the plot, perhaps the collection of characters I very quickly came to care about; maybe Kennedy is just a damn good story teller.

Whatever the reason, I can firmly recommend you read this book. Unlike many series, you can delve into EVERLASTING ENCHANTMENT without reading any of the previous books, but why would you deprive yourself of that enjoyment? Go ahead and start with this one if you like, the others will be waiting.

http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=41937