Friday, May 29, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My adventures at Romantic Times Convention 2009

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I attended the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Orlando, Florida in April. It's a fun way to network and meet readers, and I highly recommend the experience! Here's a few of my adventures in pictures:

Cover model Konstantinos Lelis portrayed my hero from Enchanting the Beast, Sir Nicodemus Wulfson, at the Mr. Romance competition show. This is the screen displayed in the ballroom.

Konstantinos in a tux (to reflect the Victorian era) and stalking his prey. (Lucky girl!) I think he did a fabulous job of portraying Sir Nicodemus, capturing my hero's predatory nature and dazzling charm on stage.

And here he is sweeping the girl off her feet (literally--he picked her up in his arms and carried her away). Big sigh. He had the perfect rugged handsomeness to portray Sir Nico.

My Dorchester editor, Leah Hultenschmidt, in white at the podium, and all of the Mr. Romance models. I'm glad I didn't have to judge the winner, the models were all so handsome (although I have to admit I would have chosen Konstantinos;).
Behind the scenes at the Faery Ball. We're all waiting to be presented on stage. This is a mix of the Seelie (good faeries) and the Unseelie (b-a-d faeries). Our faery queen, Eden Robbins, is center, and Cassie Ryan is helping adjust her wings. Isabella Clayton is walking over to help, and you can see her lovely wings from the back. The modern fae on the cell phone is Joey W. Hill.

One of my fellow Seelie, Tia Dani, looking beautiful and elegant in her little wings.

Lori Combs-Graves, an Unseelie. Oh, yes, she has a very sweet smile, but I can guarantee she is one b-a-d faery.
So here I am in my Victorian faery costume just outside the ballroom, a very *good* faery (is the halo of light around my head strange, or what?). What I like about this pic is that I appear to be floating off the floor...which is no surprise, since I had the biggest wing-span of all the faeries!
Here I am after the Faery Ball with my agent Christine Witthohn from Bookcents Literary Agency. Not only is she a terrific agent, but a lot of fun to be with, as well.

And out to dinner with my Sourcebooks editor, Deborah Werksman (on the right) and the owner of Sourcebooks, Dominique Raccah (on the left). Wonderful, brilliant women.
This is from the huge book fair, with about 300 authors signing their books. At this point I'm exhausted and in a daze...but having the time of my life! The pretty girl next to me is author Beth Kery, a very sweet lady who I had the pleasure of sitting with.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cross-posted from my group blog: http://muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

We have a winner!
One of the perks of doing an interview at my own group blog is that I can add a special post to thank all of you who stopped by and commented, and to say congratulations to Theresa N., who Kim randomly chose as the winner. Theresa, email me at kathryne_kennedy@yahoo.com with your snail mail addy so I can send you an autographed copy of Double Enchantment.

It was such a pleasure to have you all stop by and comment, and such a rewarding experience to know that there are so many people who still believe in magic. I often think that's why I've continued to be an avid reader all my life, and why I became a writer. So I can keep the magic, adventure and passion in my life.

My son feels that too many people lose what he calls their 'whimsy' as they're growing up. He's made it his mission to nourish his, and he's been successful.

So thank you all for keeping your own whimsy a part of your life, and for nourishing it by reading.

With Joy,
Kathryne

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Guest Blogging--Win an autographed copy of my book

I will be guest blogging on the following days and locations, so mark your calendar! At each blog, I will be giving away an autographed copy of one of my books from the Relics of Merlin series. All you need to do to enter is to visit the blog on that day and leave a comment. Good luck!

Friday, May 22nd: http://quinnessentials.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 29th: http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 5th: http://www.theromancebookclub.com/guest-blogs/

Monday, June 8th: http://siamckye.blogspot.com/ (My post here may also be of interest to writers.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Some amazing news...

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm a double finalist in the 2009 Desert Rose Golden Quill contest. Enchanting the Lady & Double Enchantment both finaled in the Fantasy, Science Fiction, and futuristic category.
It's double the honor!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Second 'Magical' Jewel Contest for ENCHANTING THE BEAST

I received this lovely email from the winner:

From: lily woo
Subject: Re: Relics of Merlin contest
To: "Kathryne Kennedy" kathryne_kennedy@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 10:54 PM
Hi Kathryne,
Just wanted to let you know I'd received your package in the mail today. Unbelievable, it arrived so soon. The pendant is so awesome and such a pretty blue color. Too bad we had our digital camera stolen last year or else I would email you a picture of me wearing it. Love your books...keep them coming! Take care and have a good one...Lily

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Enchanting the Beast is in bookstores!

Enchanting the Beast
By Kathryne Kennedy
ISBN: 978-0-505-52764-6
Leisure Love Spell
$6.99
Historical Fantasy Romance

A Romantic Times BOOKreviews Top Pick for May!

In the third book of the Relics of Merlin series, ghost-hunter Philomena Radcliff comes to Grimspell castle to rid the residence of spirits, but she finds most haunting of all a reclusive werewolf suspected of murder.

Enchanting the Beast just received a grade A+ review from The Good, The Bad, The Unread: http://goodbadandunread.com/2009/04/28/review-enchanting-the-beast-merlins-relics-book-3-by-kathryne-kennedy/#more-6548

Read the first chapter, watch the book video, and read more reviews at: http://www.kathrynekennedy.com/EnchantingtheBeast.html

Enter to win a 5-carat London blue topaz princess-style necklace at: http://www.kathrynekennedy.com/contest.html

Read the author’s interview with the hero: http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SpecialFeatures.cfm?Special_ID=2667

And I have widgets for Enchanting the Lady and Double Enchantment! Get your own widget for your blog or website on the right bar of this blog.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Second 'Magical' Jewel Contest for ENCHANTING THE BEAST

We have a winner of the second contest for Enchanting the Beast. Congratulations to Lily Woo, of San Francisco, CA for her entry emailing a friend about the RELICS OF MERLIN series. I'll be posting a note from her when she receives the pendant.

Enjoy, Lily!