Thursday, February 26, 2015

VEILED, by Caris Roane

Hi, Everyone! I'm working hard on the sequel to AWAKENING, called VEILED. It took me a long time to come up with just the right title for the second installment of RAPTURE'S EDGE. The creation of both the title and the book for episode two, have taken so much longer than I expected. But each time I would sit down to work on the book, it was the entire series that called to me and kept offering up all sorts of intriguing ideas. I'd have pen in hand with the intention of sketching out ideas for VEILED, then some odd concept for episode sixteen would call to me.
After a couple of weeks of this, I surrendered to my apparent need to attend to the series as a whole and it's been a wonderful journey so far.
RAPTURE'S EDGE is the continuation of my Guardians of Ascension work, my beloved series that saw only six books with a NY publisher. It's heartbreaking to have a series cancelled especially when I'd planned soooo many books since I'd imagined such a big world.
With self-publishing, I can get back to the characters I love and a world that inspires me. Just for fun, I've included some of the pics I use to keep my imagination fired up.
Happy reading!
Caris Roane

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Japanese Cover for THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER

Many thanks go to Sourcebooks Rights Manager Sara Hartman-Seeskin for the sale of the foreign rights to Japan for THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER...AND for sending me a copy of the book. Here's a copy of the Japanese cover:

How cool is that? I lived several years in Okinawa when my dad was in the Air Force, and have fond memories of the people and island, so this is especially thrilling for me. My son has a friend who is studying the Japanese language, and I'm looking forward to her translating some of the book to me. It will be fascinating to hear how my voice has changed (although I imagine much will be in the hands of the translator, hence her name right by mine on the cover). It's interesting that the book is about 2/3 the size of an American paperback. It also has a dust jacket, which you usually only see on hardcover books.

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my publisher, Sourcebooks?

Below is a picture of my family in Okinawa, and the backside of me running after my older sister on a beach in Okinawa. We lived there from 1963-65. The photo after that is, of course, my American cover of THE FIRE LORD'S LOVER.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Historical Romance Giveaway

Do you like historical romance? Do you want to try a love story with a touch of intrigue during a war? Then this giveaway might be for you.

I'm giving away 3 copies of each of my World War 1 series. Stop by for a chance to win.

Click here for more details

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


This gives you an idea of how far behind I am on everything, but I've finally finished the book video for the new fourth book in The Relics of Merlin series, and am sharing it here today. There's a lot of magic in it, so enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Sunday, January 11, 2015


You have a book for sale, now what? It won;t sell itself. You need to market, promote.

While tweeting and retweeting on Twitter, I have come across book promoters. I haven;t used any, but I plan to keep an eye on them and determine if they are worth using. I also don't plan on spending much money, so I'll check their price schedules. I'm not recommending these people, but I will share their names so you can do your own research.

Author Retweet
Free Book Promotions
Review My Ebook
Elite Book Promotions
Free Kindle Books
Tweet Your Book

If you have any information about this list, I would appreciate the feedback.

Good luck,
Tina Swayzee McCright

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Release– End of Lonely Street by Alicia Dean – Plus an Awesome Giveaway

I’m excited to share my latest release from The Wild Rose Press on what would have been Elvis’ eightieth birthday. ‘End of Lonely Street’ is a Vintage Romance Short Story set in 1957, in the era when Elvis first burst on the scene. Like my heroine in the story, I am a diehard Elvis fan. (As you probably figured out, I took the title from a line in Heartbreak Hotel, which was Elvis’ first million selling record).

Check out End of Lonely Street and enter to win GREAT prizes…

GIVEAWAY: - Entries accepted from January 8, 2015 through noon on January 22, 2015

Three prizes – 

Elvis Gift Basket including DVD, CD, plus more
$25 Amazon Gift Card
$10 Amazon Gift Card

First place winner has first choice, second place winner has second choice, third place winner receives remaining prize.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Hopes for the New Year! by Kathryne Kennedy

My hopes for a HappyNew Year!

Health. Since I haven’t had it in a while, and it has caused me to fall behind on all of my goals.
A chance to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Peace within and without.
Patience. With everything.
You. My reader. Trying my best to continue to write magical stories that can help you escape the real world for a little while.

Never Criticize, Condemn, or Complain. I read this years ago and it has been my mantra since, although it’s really hard to follow all the time.
Endeavoring to continue to show more love to family, friends, and my darling dogs.
Write, write, write!

Yucky stuff in, yucky stuff out. Keeping the good stuff coming into my brain, keeps good stuff coming out of my mouth.
Exciting new opportunities!
Always continuing to focus on the positive.
Reading as many new books as possible.

What hopes would you write for each letter? Sometimes when you put them in concrete form it’s easier to focus on them. And I do hope yours, and mine,  come true this year!

My Magical Best,