K.D. McQuain

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KD McQuain developed his love for reading at an early age and has been a voracious Fantasy and Science Fiction reader ever since. He grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in a neighborhood that used to be called Alphabet City. He got involved in the Punk scene in the spring of 1985, and always had a dog-eared paperback in the cargo pocket of his fatigues. KD graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and received his BFA in sculpture from Alfred University where he studied glass blowing and neon. He worked in the neon industry for several years before starting his own record label, Skully Records, which became widely known for popularizing the Gothabilly genre. He now lives in Virginia ...more

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Description: A paranormal adventure of love, loss and blood in the scorching desert sands.
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Description: A preliminary introduction to a forthcoming novel due out this fall.
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message 15: by K.D. (last edited Dec 09, 2017 06:56PM)

K.D. McQuain AMYM: The Mamluk Who Defied Death is now available in paperback on Amazon.


message 14: by K.D.

K.D. McQuain AMYM The Mamluk Who Defied Death (New York Vampire, #1.5) by K.D. McQuain AMYM: The Mamluk Who Defied Death will be available in paperback in the coming weeks, stay tuned for updates.


message 12: by K.D.

K.D. McQuain K.D. wrote: "55k words into my next book, NYV: GOTH, hoping to release by EOY."

now at 64K words, wrapping up chapter 14


message 11: by K.D.

K.D. McQuain 55k words into my next book, NYV: GOTH, hoping to release by EOY.


message 10: by Pam

Pam K.D. ~

Life has taken me hostage and has kept me away but I just want to say, THANK YOU for the gift of your friendship! Looking forward to sharing Great Reads with you in 2017 ❤muah❤




**btw ~ GR notifications doesn't like me very much, so if you reply back on your wall they won't let me know, I just don't want you to think I am ignoring you. Feel free and stop by my wall or drop me a message any time!


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K.D. McQuain AMYM The Mamluk Who Defied Death (New York Vampire, #1.5) by K.D. McQuain

Anyone interested in getting a free digital copy of my new book for an honest review can sign up at the link below.

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Sometimes, death is just the beginning.

It's 1811, the spring wind blowing out of the western desert heralds disaster for the Mamluks of Egypt. Cairo is tearing itself apart in its struggle for modernization. Amym, a former Georgian slave soldier, seizes an opportunity to secure the freedom of the woman he loves. He must navigate the political unrest of a nation in turmoil and risks more than just his life to be with his childhood sweetheart. But the political intrigue and violence of an unstable nation force him to flee the only home he has ever known and fall into the grips of an evil that has lain in hiding for centuries. Will he find a way for them to be together while those around them die, or will he fall under the sway of a far reaching society of ancient, blood thirsty khafash?


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K.D. McQuain NYV PUNK (New York Vampire, #1) by K.D. McQuain
There are two new ways to get your copy of NYV: PUNK

There is a giveaway for one signed copy running from today until Oct 01, 2016.
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Anyone interested in reading for review can sign up starting today at the link below.
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K.D. McQuain AMYM The Mamluk Who Defied Death (New York Vampire, #1.5) by K.D. McQuain AMYM: The Mamluk Who Defied Death

New Paranormal Adventure for only $.99

Sometimes, death is just the beginning.

It's 1811, the spring wind blowing out of the western desert heralds disaster for the Mamluks of Egypt. Cairo is tearing itself apart in its struggle for modernization. Amym, a former Georgian slave soldier, seizes an opportunity to secure the freedom of the woman he loves. He must navigate the political unrest of a nation in turmoil and risks more than just his life to be with his childhood sweetheart. But the political intrigue and violence of an unstable nation force him to flee the only home he has ever known and fall into the grips of an evil that has lain in hiding for centuries. Will he find a way for them to be together while those around them die, or will he fall under the sway of a far reaching society of ancient, blood thirsty khafash?


message 6: by K.D. (last edited Jul 20, 2016 04:34PM)

K.D. McQuain New York Vampire 1.5, AMYM, is out of editing at long last. With any luck we are looking at a digital release by the end of the month.

https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...


message 5: by K.D. (last edited May 21, 2016 10:24AM)

K.D. McQuain The NYV: PUNK giveaway will be running for ten more days. I'm looking forward to giving a few more copies away and hearing your opinions.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...


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K.D. McQuain K.D. wrote: "Only one day left..."

Congratulations to the U.S. winners. The Euro, Canadian, Australian (etc.) giveaway is now running.


message 3: by K.D. (last edited Apr 30, 2016 07:42AM)

K.D. McQuain K.D. wrote: "I have two signed copies of NYV: PUNK in paperback on Giveaway starting Wednesday, March 30th.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh..."


Only one day left to enter the US giveaway.


message 2: by K.D. (last edited May 21, 2016 10:26AM)

K.D. McQuain I am currently working on rewrites for NYV 1.5. The cover proof looks great and I'll hopefully have the whole thing ready in May. I'll post a sneak peek soon.


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Pam Looking forward to sharing Great Reads with you in 2016 ❤muah❤




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