Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Lot of Good Things On The Horizon

Catching up on what is going on with my writing, it looks like there is a lot coming along and a lot to look forward to in 2018.

First, Sawyer’s Rose continues to sell little by little and Wyatt’s Bounty has been out since April and it seems people are already excited about more from the McCade brothers. No fear there as I am currently working on Dawson McCade’s story. The Indian Agent, quiet brother, seems to be a story everyone is anticipating and I promise that this McCade brother takes the cake one being a lover and not a fighter! (Well until he must fight for what is right.)

At the same time, I have pulled out an older contemporary manuscript and tweaked it for a few months now to get it in shape. My hopes are that everyone will love Aaron and Jenna’s story once I have it fine tuned and ready to submit. The gist of this story is: Horse Stuntman meets Nurse Consultant on the set of a western television series. She’s running from her past and he is running to her…but that’s all I can tell you for right now.

And little known news that I am mentioning here for the first time is that The Wild Rose Press has allowed us authors to expend our books into narrated books for Audible. I have been working with the narrator on Sawyer’s Rose and next will be Wyatt’s Bounty. I have to tell you that there is nothing like hearing a narrator read your own story. I sit and listen just shaking my head in amazement that dreams really do come true and I wrote this stuff! Who would have ever thought? So if you are an Audible fan, I am hoping we get these out soon! (If you are unsure of Audible it is an app you download and pay the monthly fee to listen to narrated books. I have been an Audible fan for some years now!)

And I believe I will also have an ad in the WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA magazine coming up in October. Seems I have some folks out west in this day and time reading the stories. Excited about that!

Presently I am gearing up and getting ready to attend Georgia Romance Writers Moonlights and Magnolia’s conference to also attend the Maggie awards. It’s an exciting year given Sherrilyn Kenyon is the Keynote speaker and I have been asked to do her introduction. Excited and a basket of nerves at the same time to say the least! A couple of friends and I will also be presenting a workshop on STORYBOARDING FOR WORLDBUILDING which will help aspiring and established authors plan out there books on a movable board to gain faster planning on book order and mapping. And another exciting moment will be that my husband, Chuck Turner, will be sitting on a panel of Husbands who are going to chat about what it is like to live with an author. There is a book signing at the event that is open to the public so check it out on the Georgia Romance Writer’s website or message me if you need more information.

I am sure a lot of you have noticed that my blog is getting a lot done these days and I owe that all to a friend named Christie who is helping out there, so I have more time to write. Christie has been huge in coming up with ideas ant new things for my blog to stay active and attract readers! If you are reading take a minute to enter your email over to the right so you will get a message any time we post anything new. And click on follow for the blog and when we have a few more contests you just might be a winner! The current winner of a $25 gift card was: Tanja Dancy. Congratulations Tanja! So look for more contests soon and you will win a small package of cowboy goodies from the McCade brothers which will make you the envy of any cowboy reading fan!!

Stay tuned….


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hey Good Lookin'!

From the Blog...

A quick blog update for Sunday afternoon...

Blog Follower Give Away Winner
Please join me in congratulating Tanja as our August blog follower giveaway winner.  We are so appreciative of all of the blog followers, both the long-time followers and those newest to our group.  Be sure to stay tuned for future giveaways.

Upcoming Events
Moonlight and Magnolias
As a reminder, Kim will be attending the Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight & Magnolias 2017 from September 28 – October 1.  The event will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast (5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092).

Kim will be introducing the keynote speaker, Sherrilyn Kenyon on Saturday, September 30th.  In addition, there is a book fair and autographing session from 3:30 - 5 PM ET. Come say hello to Kim and the other members of the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW).

eBook Sale
Kim's eBooks of Sawyer's Rose and Wyatt's Bounty will be on sale for $2.99 for two weeks starting October 6th.  If you haven't had a chance to check out one or both of these books, this sale would be the perfect opportunity to get your next great read.

Upcoming Blogs
There will be some fun blog posts coming up in the next several weeks, but here is a sneak peak.

We have some exciting Author Roundups coming soon for CiCi Coughlin and Sheila Hollinghead.  Sheila has also shared a post about Kim's writing recently, so please make a stop on Sheila's blog to check out her post on Kim (link).  

Kim will also be sharing with us some about what she has been working on recently and she'll tell us all about the Moonlight and Magnolias event.  Stay tuned.

If there is something you would like to hear about, please leave a comment down below.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

KTW Staff

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Critique Corral: For 100 Reasons

For 100 Reasons by Lara Adrian

Book: For 100 Reasons: A 100 Series Novel
Author: Lara Adrian
Critique By: Clare Roden

This was an amazing ending to a series that I will read again and again in the years to come!

Of all the series, this book has touched me the most as it goes even deeper into Avery and Nick's pasts and tests their relationship further. They both have to put all of their cards out on the table and fight for their love to be strong enough to survive all that has been thrown at them. 

This book is full of heart stopping moments that had me gasping out loud and it has made me fall in love with Nick Baine even more. He is a little controlling of Avery to start with but he just wants to protect her as she is his anchor and all that keeps him sane, and after all Avery is a woman who is strong enough to keep him in check when he steps outta line. 

I'm am so sad that the 100 Series has now come to an end as I have absolutely loved reading about Nick and Avery and their journey of dealing with the darkness from their pasts and of finding an unbreakable bond of love and trust. Lara Adrian has written a story that has kept me gripped at every turn and has left me shocked at the revelations that are uncovered in this book. 

This is now one of my all time favorite romance trilogies to have had the pleasure of reading and it deserves every one of my 5 Stars!

Book Blurb:
For 100 Days she deceived him. For 100 Nights, he demanded her complete surrender. Now, after all of the secrets and lies and heartbreak, they'll have to decide if their love is strong enough to try again...For 100 Reasons.

Billionaire Dominic Baine stepped into Avery Ross's life when it was at its lowest. Obsessed with the beautiful, struggling artist, Nick was determined to have her. What began as a scorching seduction soon burned out of control, exploding into a white-hot passion neither of them could deny.

Yet Nick and Avery are two damaged people, both haunted by dark secrets with the power to destroy them. And for Nick, the ugly past that shaped him cannot compare to the unforgivable deception that drives Avery from his arms, from his life. Now the man accustomed to having everything he desires must find a way to redeem himself to the only woman he has ever loved.

Avery Ross has known heartbreak. She has known betrayal and loss, but nothing like the pain that loving Dominic Baine has brought into her life. Reeling from the aftermath of his devastating revelation, instead of allowing despair to break her, she builds herself into something stronger--the fearless woman and gifted artist that Nick's passion has taught her to be. Yet her heart is in pieces, and despite everything she has, the one thing she needs is the man whose possessive desires and consuming love holds the power to either save them both or shatter her forever. . . . 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wild Women Authors Blog Feature

So excited to announce that Kim will be featured on the Wild Women Authors blog from Sept. 6 -Sept. 10.  Stop by to check it out if you get a chance.  As a special treat, Sawyer and Wyatt will be making a guest appearance to answer a few interview questions.  Can't wait to see what they have to say.

KTW Staff

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Author Roundup: New Release From McCall Hoyle

I am excited to share an upcoming release from McCall Hoyle titled The Thing with Feathers, which will be released on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  I hope you will give this new release a read.

Book Blurb:
From Golden Heart® award-winning author McCall Hoyle comes The Thing with Feathers, the story of sixteen-year-old Emilie Day, a teen with epilepsy leaving her safe, homeschooled life for high school on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For the first time, Emilie must navigate classes, cliques, and crushes, all the while keeping her epilepsy a secret.

About McCall:
McCall Hoyle writes honest YA novels about friendship, first love, and girls finding the strength to overcome great challenges. She is a high school English teacher. Her own less-than-perfect teenage experiences and those of the girls she teaches inspire many of the struggles in her books. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with her family and their odd assortment of pets — a food-obsessed beagle, a grumpy rescue cat, and a three-and-a-half-legged kitten. She has an English degree from Columbia College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. She lives in a cottage in the woods in North Georgia where she reads and writes every day.
McCall's website: 

You can find The Thing with Feathers at these retailers:
Amazon: Link
Barnes and Noble: Link
Books-A-Million: Link