Torn Release Party: March 31 on Facebook

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Yep, we’re having a party, and you’re invited!

We’ll have chances to win paperback and ebook copies of Torn, as well as other great prizes. Watch for the author AMA (ask me about writing, publishing, the stories or characters, whatever!), a party playlist, a scavenger hunt, flash giveaways, guest authors, and more!

Here’s the party link. Events will be posted between 2:00 and 9:00 PM EST on March 31, but will be left open overnight in case anyone wants to drop in and add responses to games/activities. Winners will be selected at random on April 1 (no foolin’).

See you there!

 

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COVER REVEAL: TORN

At last, the time has come!

I’m not going to tease, or make you wait any longer. I’m pleased as punch, proud as a peacock, and flipped-out as a fairy to present the cover and back-cover blurb for Torn (available now for pre-order through Amazon!)

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cover art by Ravven (www.ravven.com)

 

Aren Tiernal knows that safety is an illusion, that his cruel and powerful brother will never forgive his betrayal. Still, returning to Tyrea to challenge Severn for the throne would be suicide. It’s not until Severn himself comes to collect what’s owed to him that Aren decides to risk everything in an attempt to bring down the most powerful Sorcerer Tyrea has ever known. The mission seems doomed to fail, but it’s Aren’s only chance to save himself, his country, and the woman who thawed his heart.

Rowan Greenwood has troubles of her own. Though she should be a great Sorceress, years of being closed off from her magic have left her unable to control her incredible power. When a pair of ominous letters arrive from her home country, Rowan has to choose between her new life and a chance at saving her family—and just maybe changing an entire country’s beliefs about the evils of magic.

Torn apart by separate quests, Rowan and Aren will have to discover untapped strengths and confront their darkest fears in order to overthrow a ruler determined to destroy them both.

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Coming March 31, 2015. Pre-order here!
And as an “author’s birthday, so why the heck not” celebration, Bound is now on sale on all retailers (Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo) for 99 cents! The sale is only on for a week, so if you or anyone you know has been waiting for this, now would be a great time to grab it.
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Special thanks to everyone who’s helping out with the cover reveal today (yay, you guys!). If you want to stop by and say hello to these wonderful folks, here are the links. Shares and re-blogs are always appreciated!
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TORN Update

Hello! I’ve been posting periodic (if tiny) updates on Torn’s progress over at Disregard the Prologue, and now it’s time for a post here.

Torn is in the capable hands of my editor, Joshua Essoe, and I’ll get back to work as soon as he’s finished with it.

In addition, Ravven has begun work on the cover.

I’m excited about both of these developments, and am feeling optimistic about having pre-orders ready for February, and a release date in March.

Thanks for your patience!

 

-Kate

Bound Audiobook Release

The audiobook version of Bound, produced by Tantor Media and read by Paul Boahmer and Justine Eyre, is now available!

Narrator bios:

Paul Boehmer graduated with a master’s degree and was cast as Hamlet by the very stage actor who inspired his career path. He has worked on Broadway and extensively in regional theater, and has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek. Paul’s love of literature and learning led him by nature to his work as a narrator for audiobooks, his latest endeavour.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.

Amazon*, Barnes & Noble, iTunes (search “Kate Sparkes Bound”),  Audible.com.

Enjoy!

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*Affiliate link–purchasing through this link costs you nothing extra, but provides a little extra money for the author.

Audiobook News!

The audiobook version of Bound will be available November 4, 2014!

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Tantor Audio is in the process of producing the book, which will be narrated by two fantastic actors: Paul Boehmer reading as Aren, and Justine Eyre as Rowan.

The audiobook will be available in CD and digital formats through various sources. We’ll have more details as release time approaches.

Bound Summer Release Sale

Bound is available for $2.99 USD (e-book only) at all retailers until August 27, 2014.

It’s my way of saying thank you to everyone who has been supporting this project for so long, a special bonus for everyone who can still say, “It’s pretty obscure. You’ve probably never heard of it,” and who will forever have the right to say, “I loved it before it was popular.”

If you have a friend who you think would love this book, now’s the time to recommend it.

Regular price will be $4.99. Still a great deal for a big, fat story packed with adventure, romance, magic, humour, and amazing experiences, right? But if you want to save a few bucks, now’s the time to grab it.

And thank you.

Again.

Thank you.

Bound available on Amazon (Kindle), iBooks, Barnes & Noble (Nook), and Kobo

Paperback $16.99 USD, frequently discounted by Amazon