Black Friday Deals! (Pst, FREE stuff included)!

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It’s that time of the year again, when stores put HUGE sales on their merchandise and people stampede to said stores to get these amazing deals. Personally, I don’t enjoy saving money enough to deal with the crowds, but I do shop online for great deals! (Never pay full price for anything! That’s my motto… well, sometimes.) Continue reading →

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The Warlock’s Awakening: Summary

Welcome back to my blog! Last week I did something different and fun, but this week I’m going to give you guys something I think you’ll like a lot more… For one, it’s short and sweet. For two, it has to do with the third book in The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy!

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So what am I posting about, then? The not-so-final* back-of-book summary of THE WARLOCK’S AWAKENING.

*emphasis on the not-so-final part

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Tell me what you guys think! Does this make you want to read it even more? If you see any errors, please don’t hesitate to point them out! I encourage criticism! (Just not unnecessary criticism, and you all know what I mean by that: those mean, ugly trolls).

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SUMMARY:

It’s been sixteen years since the war began. Victory, son of Sunlight and Kindness, is different from his fellow witch counterparts. With no end to the war in sight, it is determined that the time of a Warlock is needed, and young Victory has been chosen as the next Warlock of his time. But, with every Warlock, a sacrifice is required…
Along with his friends and family, Victory will face many unsettling trials. Torn between his destiny as the Warlock, the ultimate savior of the universe, and saving those he loves, Victory must make a choice. Will Victory succeed in his quests? Or will he lose those he loves the most?

Thanks for checking in this week! See y’all next Friday!

Love you guys so much!

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Word Wars: the pen is mightier than the sword

Word Wars. What are they, you may ask?

Wikiwrimo (which, by the way, I had no idea they existed until I did this research) says here that, “Word wars may be conducted with specific goals in mind… races to see who can write the most in the set amount of time, or simply a set period of time to write as much as possible in the Write or Die fashion.”

ISN’T PUSHEEN JUST THE CUTEST?!

Basically, 2+ writers set a date and time and agree on an amount of time (start to finish style) and whoever writes the most words in said amount of time wins the “war.”

This is a great motivator to GET THAT FIRST DRAFT DONE, in my opinion. Does it make you sloppy while you write? Heck yeah, but you’re going to edit that sucker like 4,000 times so you just need to focus on finishing the first draft. Besides, experts say that writers who try to write their first drafts perfectly run a high chance of not finishing their manuscript. (True story, bro).

So what say I about Word Wars? Bring them on!

I want to get a decent draft (not first, but I’m not going to stretch so far and say the final draft) of THE WARLOCK’S AWAKENING (Book Three in The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy) completed by New Year’s Eve. I think I can do it, especially if I continue to do these Word Wars in my Goodreads Group.

I have the best Goodreads writing group. If you guys are interested in joining, it’s Year-Long NaNo. If you’re not friendly, don’t bother joining. We don’t want you. But if you’re a writer, encouraging, a good sport, then please! Come join us!

For anyone else, I challenge you to try out Word Wars with another writer. You’ll find out quickly how awesome it is!

‘Kay then. I’ve said what I wanted to say.

Love you guys to pieces!

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Spotlighted on Cover2Cover + GIVEAWAY

Both of my novels (The Witches’ Sleep and World of the Beasts) have the spotlight over on Stephanie Turner’s blog Cover2Cover! In the blog there is also a giveaway! I will be giving away 3 signed paperback copies of THE WITCHES’ SLEEP.

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Link to blog: http://www.cover2coverblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/blog-blast-w-giveaway-witches-sleep.html?m=0

Link to GIVEAWAY: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/83a90a9b10/

I’ll be back Friday morning! 😉

Love y’all!

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Book Three Title Reveal! YAY! (seriously this time, I promise)

I know, I know. You don’t trust me so much right now thanks to the blog I posted about Book Three’s title reveal 2 weeks ago. But I promise, the title is revealed in this one!

For the last two weeks since I made the ultimate and final decision on the title for Book Three in The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy, I have had the absolute hardest time keeping it to myself. I want to just yell it, post about it, ask people if the title is catchy… or nah? (Can I say that or that unacceptable?) I have succeeded in refraining from spilling any of the beans, though! (Except for when I told all my family members and even a few friends. Then, of course, I made them swear through a blood sacrifice not to say a single word online or to anyone I had not approved of yet. And they zipped their lips shut (smart move).

I also thought long and hard about how I should reveal the title to you guys. I want it to be special, not just like: “Oh, the title is *blank*.” That’s boring. I’m not boring. I don’t like boring.

Finally, I thought to myself, “Hey, Kaitlyn,” (yes, I talk to myself in third person) “why don’t you make a banner that has secret book meaning behind the images? You can use this on your blog, for fun on Facebook, and even on your website. It’s a visual thing that other visual people like me will understand very well!” I love the visual stuff. Gives me warm, fuzzy feelings deep in my soul.

So, without further ado… Here’s the banner (or…what would you call this?) that I created just for you guys. (Yes, there are secret clues in it.)

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The Warlock’s Awakening.

What are your thoughts on the title? Does it make you want to read it even more so than before? I hope so!

Next surprise coming soon: the (work-in-progress) synopsis of The Warlock’s Awakening. (Argh! It’s so awesome to finally say the title instead of “Book Three”!)

I just want to conclude this post by giving a huge shout out to the one and only Elisabeth Wheatley who came VERY close to guessing the title! Check out her comment on this blog post where I gave a super small clue about the title.

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The Witches’ Awakening! ELISABETH! Stop almost ruining the surprise! 😛

See you guys next Friday!

With lots and lots and lots of love,

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The Witches’ Sleep Audiobook Release! FINALLY!

OH MY GOODNESS. GUESS WHAT.

IT’S OUT. THE AUDIOBOOK. YOU KNOW, THE ONE FOR THE WITCHES’ SLEEP.

Check it out on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Witches-Sleep-Audiobook/B017J1K4V2/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1446853670&sr=1-1

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I am so very excited to share this with you guys! I kind of feel like this is my way of making up for not being able to give anything while in Nursing School this year. The next installment in this trilogy hasn’t even been written yet, not even a little!

It makes me cry too. It really, really does. But, as I explain in the YouTube video I uploaded today, I need a stable job. And right now, writing isn’t stable.

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I need money to be able to get my book into my hands, but I need a job to get the money, but I need education to get the job. Thankfully, I’m only a month from graduation!

I hope you guys enjoy the Audiobook! Be sure to share this with your I-prefer-listening-to-books-rather-than-reading-them friends/family, and let Melissa and I know how you liked it by leaving a review!

Love y’all,

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Playlists for Books?

Are you one of those people that like to listen to music when you read? It’s always SO much better when the song totally goes along with the book. The feelings that envelope you when this happens… It’s unexplainable. Definitely awesome.

With that being said, I have put together a couple of playlists for you guys to listen to while reading The Witches’ Sleep and World of the Beasts! Or, just to listen to! It’s only a few songs, but I love these songs for the books.

You can find the playlists on my website under The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy tab. Click here to be taken straight to the page.

Have fun, and I hope you enjoy! Also, if you know any songs that remind you of my books, let me know what they are! I’m in need of some good music to listen to while working on Book Three. The weirder the song the better!

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Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing… ~ James 5:13