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June 12, 2018

Hi all!

Good news. I have a title, a cover, and a (sort of) release timetable for you.

Book #6 in the Kingmakers' War, the saga of Kael and Briand and Jehn and all of the rest of our lovely group of misfits, is almost here!



A Court of Lies!

I think I said somewhere awhile ago that it would be called A Court of Rags, which 1) didn't end up quite fitting the symbolism of the story and 2) I forgot when I coined that title that I have a character in the series named Rags. So. Lies it is.

Lots of people do some lying in this book. As in all Kingmakers' War books. :)

The book is with my editor now, and after a few rounds of revisions, I'm going to release it. I'm trying this without preorders this time, and I'll probably do it the other way next time. Just getting a feel for what works best for me and for readers. But look for it around the end of June! I will, of course, send out news of the release on my New Releases Newsletter, Facebook, and this blog. So be sure to check!
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Published on June 12, 2018 19:32 • 19 views

March 27, 2018


Hi guys!

This is suuuuuper last minute, but I decided, what the heck, let's dedicate A Shield of Sorrow to one lucky reader. I've written 25 books... everybody in my family and friends circle that deserves a dedication has already gotten one, and it's usually one of the last things I do. The book comes out April 5, so this is a super-short contest. Good luck!

Enter below!




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Published on March 27, 2018 17:59 • 17 views

January 29, 2018

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that A Circle of Flames (the Kingmakers' War #4) is finally available in the Amazon store!

You can grab a copy here: A Circle of Flames (The Kingmakers' War Book 4)[image error]
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Published on January 29, 2018 09:08 • 16 views

January 12, 2018

Hi everyone!

Lots of news today.

First things first. I have slightly reworked the covers of the Kingmakers' War series. And I love them! I kept the same images but went with a "swashier" font, which is what I wanted originally. I enjoy tweaking my covers when I have multiple books to play with--it gives me the ability to built a cohesion among the covers that I can only guess at when designing the first book in the series (since the covers are somewhat informed by their contents).

So, first... the new covers!


And now, the new title and cover of book #4!


Second piece of news! A Circle of Flames is coming out THIS MONTH! :) :) :) I told you guys you wouldn't have to wait as long this time.

Stay tuned for a summary and, of course, for the book release itself!


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Published on January 12, 2018 20:48 • 1 view

December 7, 2017

Hi everyone,

Lots going on.

First, I have some exciting news! Back in the summer, I was approached by Delight Games about the company acquiring the text game rights to Frost.

Now, I'm happy to tell you that the app "choices game" version of Frost is available for play!


Are you an Android user? Get it on Google Play .

Are you an Apple user? Coming soon!!

(You can also get it on Amazon.)

To celebrate the game's release, Frost is on sale this week at 99 cents. So if you haven't read it yet, now is a great time to grab a copy at:

Amazon
Nook
Kobo
Google Play
iBooks
Goodreads



In the frozen world of the Frost, only mysterious blue flowers that bloom in the snow keep the monsters at bay. The air is icy cold. It's easy to get lost. One wrong move and a person could end up dead.

Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone.

After monsters kill her parents, Lia must keep the family farm running in their place. She follows the rules of the village: Don't talk to outsiders. Don't go into the Frost at night. Don't ask too many questions. Rules keep her family alive in this harsh and unforgiving world.

But when her sister finds a handsome fugitive bleeding to death in the forest at dusk, Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.
 
Other news!



I promised you guys I would not take as long to release the next book as I did the last. I'm happy to announce that I am roughly halfway through book #4 in the Kingmakers' War. Be on the lookout for a title, cover, and some teaser quotes in the near future. I'm hoping for a January release. :)

And lastly, my fellow author Lea Doue is having a giveaway through Dec 15th!


The Firethorn Chronicles Prize Pack Giveaway:

Fantasy, romance, and adventure combine in the fairtale-inspired Firethorn Chronicles, an interconnected series of stand-alone tales drawn from The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other stories. Follow the sisters on their journeys in a land where sorcery is feared and dragons fly.

Enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of books 1-3 in The Firethorn Chronicles PLUS a $15 Amazon gift card. Open internationally. Runs through Dec. 15, 2017.


Click here to enter

Happy reading!

~Kate
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Published on December 07, 2017 08:56 • 18 views

November 13, 2017

Hi everyone!

First, I'm running another promo and OF SEA AND STONE is free for Kindle readers right now! This is a finished series, so if you like to binge your books, you can read the whole thing from start to finish. The whole series is also available in Kindle Unlimited temporarily.

You can get Of Sea and Stone free by clicking here.

I felt like freshening up some book covers, so I redesigned the rest of the Secrets of Itlantis series last week. Here are the new covers:



I'd redesigned Of Sea and Stone forever ago, and hadn't gotten around to making the rest of the books match. Finally did that... I was fun to sit down and do a whole series of covers all at once. Usually I'm designing them one at a time as I release the books.

I'm pretty sure By Sun and Saltwater is my favorite. That was always my least favorite cover of the old ones.

I also redid the cover for The Season of Lightning. I've had trouble with the covers for that book... I felt like the old cover slightly misrepresented the genre and didn't feel particularly YA and didn't really match the mood of the book either.

Here's the new one:


In other (final) news, I'm working on the next book in the Kingmakers' War series.

Happy reading, everyone!
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Published on November 13, 2017 10:59 • 37 views

October 16, 2017

Dear readers,

In celebration of my newest release, A Kiss of Treason (The Kingmakers' War Book 3) [image error] , I've made the first book in the Kingmakers' War series free for the week.


You can get a free copy of A Gift of Poison (The Kingmakers' War Book 1) [image error]on Amazon.

But hurry! The deal is just for this week.

Also, The Season of Lightning [image error]is currently just 99 cents. That may only be true for another day or two, so if you want a copy at that price, get it now.


In other news, I'm working on the first draft of book #4 in the Kingmakers' War and I PROMISE you guys won't have to wait as long for that book as you waited for the last one. I am actually hoping for a winter release, so just a few months.

Happy reading!
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Published on October 16, 2017 08:38 • 23 views

October 4, 2017

Dear patient readers,

A KISS OF TREASON is now on Amazon! It's also in the Kindle Unlimited program if you read via that.



If you're waiting on a print copy, those will be available soon and I'll update all links when it's out.

Here's the summary again:


Following another successful mission with Kael and his company, Briand is torn between two choices--should she disappear to protect herself or stay with her friends, even though she is not a Monarchist?

When she and Kael are arrested as spies and taken to the prince's secret court for trial, everything becomes even more complicated... the Seeker Auberon continues to hunt her in her dreams, Briand's feelings for Kael--and his for her--torment them both as they struggle to trust each other in the midst of secrets and conflicted political loyalties, and then there's a traitor among the nobility who has attempted to assassinate the prince. The punishment for treason is a swift and painful death.

And some people seem to think that traitor might be Kael.
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Published on October 04, 2017 08:48 • 16 views

August 15, 2017

Briand and Kael are both struggling with their feelings for each other in this A Kiss of Treason. Briand is so passionate and untrusting, which makes sense given her years with her uncle and the things she'd experienced since. It's going to take her some time to rebuild a sense of worth and strength, although I think she's making progress. She still has a lot to learn about confidence, and she is quick to take a place of self-loathing still.

And Kael tries so hard to keep his feelings from showing. Everyone assumes he doesn't have any. Sometimes the stillest waters hide the deepest feelings.


If you haven't, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, or via the New Releases Newsletter to stay up-to-date on teasers and new releases, including A Kiss of Treason when it comes out!
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Published on August 15, 2017 07:22 • 87 views

August 14, 2017

Hello everyone!

Ready to see the cover for A Kiss of Treason (the Kingmakers' War book #3)?


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And here's the summary again:

Following another successful mission with Kael and his company, Briand is torn between two choices--should she disappear to protect herself or stay with her friends, even though she is not a Monarchist?

When she and Kael are arrested as spies and taken to the prince's secret court for trial, everything becomes even more complicated... the Seeker Auberon continues to hunt her in her dreams, Briand's feelings for Kael--and his for her--torment them both as they struggle to trust each other in the midst of secrets and conflicted political loyalties, and then there's a traitor among the nobility who has attempted to assassinate the prince.

And some people seem to think that traitor might be Kael.



I'm not sure the exact release date yet, but like me on Facebook or keep checking this blog for more details. If you want to be sure to notified of the release, sign up for my New Releases Newsletter, as I'll send one out with links when it's available!
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Published on August 14, 2017 10:05 • 17 views