Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Win a 12 carat blue topaz necklace--retail value $300!

















That's right! I appreciate my readers! This is the last contest for THE LADY OF THE STORM, and it's easy to enter! Here are the details:

To celebrate the release of THE LADY OF THE STORM, I am offering a gorgeous genuine 12 carat sky blue topaz pendant necklace, which represents the magical power of sea and sky my heroine half-breed inherited from her elven lord father. See above for a photo and description of this magical prize.

This second contest is all about keeping in touch. Just sign up for my newsletter here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KathryneKennedy/, and you're entered to win! You will receive emails from me around once a month, and these can include book release announcements, sneak peeks into upcoming books, opportunities to win free copies of my books, and even private contests for my newsletter subscribers only. Your information will be kept confidential, and if you have any questions about the sign-up process through Yahoo, don't hesitate to contact me.

A winner will be randomly chosen using RANDOM.ORG. Your information will be kept confidential. Current subscribers are automatically entered. Contest ends November 1, 2011. One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years or older to enter. No prize substitution permitted. Odds of winning are determined by number of entrants. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

Tomorrow is the last day of my blog tour, and your last opportunity to win a free copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM. Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win:

http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/

Saturday, August 27, 2011

FOR WRITERS; Arizona Desert Dreams Conference--Register Today!

Register today for Desert Dreams Conference, April 27-29, 2012 in Scottsdale,
AZ.

The first 50 people who register and pay for the 2012 conference will be
placed in a drawing and 10 lucky winners will be able to sit next to an
editor/agent during the Saturday luncheon. Registration fee includes Friday
afternoon, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning workshops, Friday mixer, Friday
and Saturday dinner, Saturday luncheon, editor/agent appointments, editor/agent
panel, hospitality suite, brainstorming session, book signing, networking, and
more.

Register online at www.desertroserwa.org to take advantage of our early
bird pricing and be entered in the drawing. Visit us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/desertdreamsconference.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Only a few opportunities left to win a free copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM

And today is one of the last few. I'm at Once Upon a Chapter answering some interesting interview questions. Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win!

http://www.onceuponachapter.com/2011/08/author-interview-and-giveaway-kathryne.html#comments

Good luck!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

MY BIGGEST WRITING CHALLENGE: http://siamckye.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-biggest-writing-challenge.html#comments

I'm blogging at Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee, and two copies of The Lady of the Storm are up for grabs. Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win.

http://siamckye.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-biggest-writing-challenge.html#comments

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Win a free copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM at: http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-blog-kathryne-kennedy.html

My month-long blog tour continues, with lots of opportunities to win The Lady of the Storm for free! Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win! Don't miss today's post at:
http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/2011/08/guest-blog-kathryne-kennedy.html
where I'm talking about A Few of my Favorite Things about Writing.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Lynda Scott, Tamazon, M Breakfield, Sia McKye, Linda Banche & Harriet Klausner review THE LADY OF THE STORM

"While this is a second book in the series, it's important to know that it will stand alone quite nicely...although you'll probably want to get the first book, The Firelord's Lover (another fantastic book).

Kathryne Kennedy has done an excellent job of describing the setting and creating a villainous group of beings that are simply malicious or insane or both. She has a deft hand combining fantasy with historical story and romance so seamlessly that the reader is never jarred out of the special world she's created. For those who love fantasy romance, Kathryne Kennedy is a MUST read."


"Enter Ms. Kennedy’s lush, powerful and magical world for the second time in The Lady of the Storm...Ms. Kennedy is my go to author for fantasy romance and the The Elven Lord's series is a keeper!"

Tamazon
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Tamazon-reviews-The-Lady-Of-The-Storm-by-Kathryne-Kennedy.aspx



"THE LADY OF THE STORM is an enjoyable fantasy romance with plenty of adventure and complex and intriguing world building. Ms. Kennedy creates an awe-inspiring world, which draws the reader in and keeps the interest high throughout. Giles and Cecily make a wonderful couple, who must overcome, not only physical obstacles but emotional ones, in order to be together. At first, Giles doesn't consider himself, the son of a blacksmith, good enough for Cecily. The class distinction means little to Cecily, who must overcome her own insecurities. Just when it seems these two can, finally, be together, they are torn apart and must struggle to be together.

Filled with spectacular descriptions and imagery, THE LADY OF THE STORM makes a great read for the lover of fantasy romance, and I highly recommend it. The next book in this series can't come out soon enough!"

http://bookloverandprocrastinator.blogspot.com/2011/08/review-of-lady-of-storm.html



A WONDERFUL STORY FROM A REMARKABLE AUTHOR!
"Kathryne’s ability to take history as we know it and add a twist to create an alternate world is amazing...

Ah, a young woman scorned and a reluctant protector must overcome their hurts and work together with the rebellion to find Cecily’s adoptive father, capture Breden’s power scepter and destroy him. It becomes a tempestuous love story between two strong-minded people set against the backdrop of intrigue, magic, and incredible danger."

THE LADY OF THE STORM is a great read for those who love epic fantasy romance

Sia McKye's Reviews
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/197354462




"Ms. Kennedy has created another fascinating blend of history and magic in the elven kingdom of Dewhame. Merging magic and mores, she again captures Georgian sensibilities against the background of a world of magical wonders. And the magical water wonders are indeed wonderful and fit seamlessly into the story.

But The Lady of the Storm is also a study of heroism. Giles and Cecily, so human in their determination to seek their desires, achieve heroism and their yearned-for love when they finally accept the roles fate has thrust upon them.

Another fine effort from the master of historical magical romance."

Linda Banche
http://lindabanche.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-lady-of-storm-by-kathryne.html

"The latest Kathryne Kennedy Georgian romantic fantasy (see The Fire Lord’s Lover) is a fabulous tale that deftly provides an alternative historical England in which Elven Lords brutally rule. The story line is leisurely paced as the relationship between the lead couple evolves while they flee from a persistent lethal adversary. Sub-genre readers will enjoy a trek into the Kennedy realm."

Harriet Klausner

http://www.alternative-worlds.com/2011/07/27/the-lady-of-the-storm-kathryne-kennedy/


Friday, August 19, 2011

Congratulations to my winner!

Dannette K. of Greensboro, NC, is the lucky winner of my last contest! She was so excited to receive her prize, and I was thrilled that such a loyal reader was the recipient!

Enjoy, Daniette!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vampires, Werewolves, Elves...Which is Your Favorite? http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com/

Read about how I created the mythos of The Elven Lords, tell us your favorite supernatural being, and you're entered to win a copy of The Lady of the Storm:

http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

5 places you want to visit in The Elven Lord's 18th century England if you're playing a tourist (and why): http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/

This is just one of the interesting questions I was asked today at Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks blog. Also find out what 4 souvenirs I'd want to take back with me...and one of them would never fit in my pocket. :} Oh, we're also giving away two copies of The Lady of the Storm, so enter their giveaway, and leave me a comment at:

http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Romance Novel Heroes Sprout Pointy Ears

Kathryne Kennedy’s bestselling book series adds new dimension to paranormal romances.

Naperville, IL (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

The subgenre of historical fantasy has taken the romance novel industry by storm, and that is nowhere more apparent than in Kathryne Kennedy’s new series, The Elven Lords. With heroes inspired by the elves of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, we can add pointed ears to the rising popularity of romance novel heroes sporting wings, fangs, and other paranormal elements.

“The devotion of my readers is remarkable,” says Kennedy. “My heroes and world seem to capture their imaginations and hearts.”

In Kennedy’s new release The Lady of the Storm (Sourcebooks Casablanca; ISBN 9781402236532; $7.99; August 2011) readers will lose themselves in a gorgeous love story set in a lush world made of equal parts wonder and danger in a kingdom viciously ruled by warlike elven lords. Village blacksmith Giles Beaumont reluctantly swears to protect the half-elf, half-human Cecily Sutton, never dreaming that he will fall under her enchanting spell. But when Cecily's father disappears, Cecily and Giles set out to find him, and as their journey unfolds, duty is quickly replaced by desire--and the search for Cecily's father leads to a magical destiny that could end the rule of the elven lords forever.

The Lady of the Storm has already received critical acclaim. Booklist gave it a starred review and said “Kennedy's exquisite world building and terrific plotting make this a must-read for fantasy fans as well as readers who like sizzling romance.” Publishers Weekly said “Fantastical creatures, magical spells, lengthy quests, angst, and passion will satisfy readers looking for a romance plot in a well-developed fantasy setting.”

Although it is a stand-alone title, The Lady of the Storm follows the first book in The Elven Lords series, The Fire Lord’s Lover, which hit several bestsellers’ lists and has garnered awards and critical acclaim. The next novel in the series, The Lord of Illusion, is scheduled for release February 2012.

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 two very tiny Chihuahuas. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at: www.KathryneKennedy.com.

The Lady of the Storm*Sourcebooks Casablanca*ISBN 9781402236532* $7.99; Available August 2011 wherever fine books are sold

Contact:

Danielle Jackson

Sourcebooks Casablanca

http://www.sourcebooks.com/author/kathryne-kennedy.html

(630) 961-3900

danielle.jackson@sourcebooks.com


http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8718724.htm

Monday, August 15, 2011

GET INTO BED WITH ME AT: http://www.loveromancepassion.com/get-into-bed-with-kathryne-kennedy-author-interview/

That's right! I've answered some interesting questions at the Love Romance Passion blog, and if you stop by and leave a comment about sexy elves :) by August 25th, your entered to win one of two copies of The Lady of the Storm. I'll be visiting the blog again to respond to comments on the 25th.

Here's the live link: http://www.loveromancepassion.com/get-into-bed-with-kathryne-kennedy-author-interview/

Good Luck!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Enter to win a copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM at: http://muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

My month-long blog tour continues! Today I will be at my group blog answering questions about THE LADY OF THE STORM. Stop by, leave a comment, and you're entered to win: http://muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/

Good luck!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Enter to win a copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM at: http://nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/kathryne-kennedy-how-i-fell-in-love.html

I'm blogging at Night Owl Reviews about HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY HERO. Stop by, leave a comment before 8/26/11, and you're entered to win one of two copies being given away! Here's the live link:

http://nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/kathryne-kennedy-how-i-fell-in-love.html


I'll be responding to comments the last day of the contest.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Some lovely reviews for THE LADY OF THE STORM...

Sandy M’s review of The Lady of the Storm (Elven Lords Series, Book 2)
by Kathryne Kennedy
Paranormal Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 1 Aug 11

"Kathryne Kennedy is one of those authors whose books I anxiously await to hit the shelves. She builds the most exciting, unusual, and alluring worlds for her stories. Her characters also exude the same qualities, and then some, with such emotional pull surrounding them, all because of their circumstances and, ultimately, their unconditional measure to love. She weaves a spell around her readers just as her characters cast their spells of magic in and around a London that will surprise you at every turn....

Have you read any of Kathryne Kennedy’s books? If not, you need to. Get lost in her magical, spell-binding worlds, meet characters you’d truly like to know, and triumph with them, just as romance readers have come to expect, when love wins the day against the wrongs of the worst evils for the betterment of mankind. Then you, too, will come back to her stories again and again."

SandyM
Grade: A+
Full Review:
http://goodbadandunread.com/2011/08/02/review-the-lady-of-the-storm-by-kathryne-kennedy/

"A mesmerizing tale sprinkled with whimsy, peril, and love."

The Lady Of The Storm

Kathryne Kennedy

Reviewed by Melissa Kammer

Posted July 28, 2011

Fantasy Historical

"Kathryne Kennedy crafts a glittering historical romance greatly enriching it with a splash of fantasy. Her imagination knows no bounds as she weaves a spectacular tale where England has been conquered by seven elven lords. She sweeps her readers along for the journey with her vivid descriptions from lush, fertile fields to desolate, barren wastelands depending on which lord rules sovereign. Cecily and Giles have a peril filled mission ahead of them, but the main danger seems to be whether or not they can keep their hands off of each other. I was completely addicted from the first page, and as the story wore on I knew that only finishing it would satisfy my craving. THE LADY OF THE STORM casts a magical spell, conjures a passionate romance, and beckons to be enjoyed over and over again. Ms. Kennedy brings a spark to the fantasy genre, and I look forward to the next pursuit in bringing down the elven lords."

Full Review:

http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=30295

The Lady of the Storm by Kathryne Kennedy
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (391 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Storm lord’s daughter Cecily Sutton’s powers over sea and sky have put her life at risk. Giles Beaumont is reluctant to protect her, until he falls under her enchanting spell...

"If a reader appreciates a book filled with pictures painted with words, and details that animate a world within your mind, then look no further than the amazing book by the talented Ms. Kennedy.

"The Lady of the Storm is a book worth spending the time with. I was first introduced to this alternate and fantastical England with The Fire Lord’s Lover. The world building astounded me then and I couldn’t imagine how much more could be added; it was already so rich. Ms. Kennedy had it covered. In this latest adventure, the author introduced me to a new quest, new characters, and new obstacles for the hero and heroine to overcome. I can also assure readers that this is a terrific stand alone read.

The Lady of the Storm is another whirlwind ride into the magical chaos that is England – a world that is fascinating as well as dangerous. Thanks to the stellar writing talents of Ms. Kennedy, I have a new series that will be an auto-buy for me. As real as the story seems when I’m in the midst of it, I am so glad no fire demons will actually jump out at me. However, I wouldn’t mind a Giles of my own, without that spooky sword of his, that is. Thank you, Ms. Kennedy, for a wild reading experience and for introducing me to a heroine and hero I enjoyed getting to know."

Full Review:
http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/lady-of-storm-by-kathryne-kennedy.html

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Win a free copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM at: http://quinnessentials.blogspot.com/

I will be at Erin Quinn's blog today responding to comments. One lucky commenter will win a free copy of THE LADY OF THE STORM, so come on over and say hi at:
http://quinnessentials.blogspot.com/

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, August 1, 2011

THE LADY OF THE STORM is in bookstores!


I'm pleased to announce that THE LADY OF THE STORM hits bookstores this month! To celebrate, I am touring the blogosphere, where readers will have lots of opportunities to win free copies of my release from my publisher!

Below is my schedule (and be sure to hop on over to my guest posts today at SOS Aloha & Casablanca) with active links that you can use on the date shown to reach my post. There's articles of interest to both readers and writers, so I hope to see you there!

All My Magical Best,
Kathryne


Blog Tour for THE LADY OF THE STORM


One or two copies of my book will be given away at each blog! Just leave a comment to enter to win.


8/1 Casablanca Blog/LAUNCH PARTY!

http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/


8/1 SOS Aloha/ INTERVIEW!

http://sosaloha.blogspot.com/


8/2 The Good, The Bad, and The Unread/ THE LADY OF THE STORM: A MUSICAL JOURNEY

http://goodbadandunread.com/


8/4 Fresh Fiction/ PAINTING PICTURES WITH WORDS

http://freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=blog


8/8 Star-Crossed Romance/ INTERVIEW!

http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/


8/11 Night Owl Reviews/ HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY HERO

http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/


8/12 Much Cheaper Than Therapy/ INTERVIEW!

http://muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/


8/15 Love Romance Passion/ INTERVIEW!

http://www.loveromancepassion.com/


8/17 Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks/ INTERVIEW!

http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/


8/18Preternatura/ CREATING THE MYTHOS OF THE ELVEN LORDS IN THE LADY OF THE STORM

http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com/


8/23 The Long and Short of It/ A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT WRITING

http://lasrguest.blogspot.com/


8/24 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee/ MY BIGGEST WRITING CHALLENGE

http://siamckye.blogspot.com/


8/26 Once Upon a Chapter/ INTERVIEW!

http://www.onceuponachapter.com/


8/31 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell/ THE ELVEN COURT

http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/


My fabulous publicist schedules my tours. If we have missed anyone, please don't hesitate to contact me at: kathryne@kathrynekennedy.com for an appearance.


THE LADY OF THE STORM BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES AUGUST 2011

Giles is bound to protect her...
In a kingdom viciously ruled by warlike elven lords, village blacksmith Giles Beaumont reluctantly swears to protect the half-elf, half-human Cecily Sutton, never dreaming that he will fall under her enchanting spell.

But duty soon turns to desire...
When Cecily's father disappears, Cecily and Giles set out to find him. But, as their journey unfolds, duty is quickly replaced by desire—and the search for Cecily's father leads to a magical destiny that could end the rule of the elven lords forever...

“Fantastical creatures, magical spells, lengthy quests, angst, and passion will satisfy readers looking for a romance plot in a well-developed fantasy setting.""""" ~Publishers Weekly

“Kennedy’s exquisite world building and terrific plotting make this a must-read.”~Booklist STARRED review

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Borders

BooksAMillion

Chapters/Indigo

Kathryne’s Bookseller Directory

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathryne Kennedy is an acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author of magical romances. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at www.kathrynekennedy.com. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Arizona, where she is working on the next book in The Elven Lords series, The Lord of Illusion (February 2012).