FIERCE Novel Bundle available NOW!

Bound is featured in an incredible box set deal this month! Over a million words from best-selling Fantasy authors for 99 cents! If you’re a fan of Bound, you’re sure to find more books to love here.

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Over a million words from sixteen best-selling Fantasy authors, including the legendary Mercedes Lackey…

…for 99 cents.

I know. It’s crazy. Insane. Bonkers, even. But the Fierce box set is available now, and for a limited time at this fantastic price!

FIERCE, Sixteen Authors Of Fantasy

Already grabbed your copy? Want to help an author (or sixteen) out? If you’ve reviewed Bound in the past and have a minute to copy and paste your review onto the Amazon page for Fierce, it will be a big help for the set. You don’t have to have read the rest of the stories, though I hope you will enjoy them–I know I can’t wait to dive in! Reviews help the set’s visibility on Amazon, and will help with advertising through other venues.

This is a pretty please with a cherry on top. 🙂

BIG thanks to everyone who pre-ordered!

Here are the details, in case anyone missed…

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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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So Long, Farewell…

For anyone who missed this over on my blog, here’s the update I posted January 9, after edits came back. Things have gone well since then. But since people have asked…

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I’m typing this quickly, and at 5:00 in the morning. There’s a feeling of adventure about being up at this time of day when you’re not used to it. It feels like the days when my parents used to wake us up early so we could get the long drive to my grandparents’ cottage out of the way before:

a) traffic hit in Toronto

or

b) my brother and I were awake enough to “ARE WE THERE, YET?” the whole way

…I’m not actually sure what the reasoning was, there.

The point is, ADVENTURE.

Well, my friends, I’m on a different kind of adventure this morning.

Edits are back, after a few delays in getting started and finished. I’m not going to lie to you. It’s not pretty. There’s more work to do than I’d anticipated based on early reader responses, thanks to some amazing ideas from my editor on…

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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!

Pre-order link

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.

Information on Torn

For anyone who stops by here looking for information on Torn (Bound Trilogy Book Two), here’s a link to its Q&A page on Disregard the Prologue. Further information, including cover reveal/back cover copy and official release date, will be added there (and here) as it becomes available. 

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Thanks again for your interest and support! I’m so looking forward to sharing this story with you.

-Kate