How is it Almost Summer?

As my title suggests, time has been flying by for me! I’ve been keeping busy with writing, family, and that annoying day job (who needs money, anyway?). Because of that, it’s been way too long since I posted an update. So, it’s time to share some of what’s been happening with me!

First, thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of Redemption’s release. It’s hard to believe the Resistance duology is actually over, even almost a year later. But I’m grateful for all of your love and support through this crazy time. I’m busy working on a new series, so keep an eye out for more information about that. I don’t want to spoil anything, but it involves magical portals, dragons, and all sorts of fun goodness.

In May I was lucky enough to attend my first official book signing/sale at a convention! I went to the Wilsonville Festival of Arts. Even though it was a bit hot, and I may have gotten a tiny bit sunburned, I still had so much fun!!!!! I can’t wait for the next one.

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I’m also planning to have a giveaway soon, so keep an eye out for details on that!

Hopefully you all have been having a lovely Spring and start to Summer. I promise not to be so much of a stranger going forward!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at any time! I love getting messages and talking to people, so don’t be shy!

Happy National Authors Day!

I was recently informed that today is National Authors Day. So, writers, take time today to work on your favorite project if you can. And readers, show your favorite authors some love by reading or reviewing their books!

Speaking of books, who wants a chance at free books? (I think a better question would be, who doesn’t want a chance at free books?) Well, if you answered “Me!” to that first question, then read on!

In honor of Redemption’s release, I have decided to giveaway a little prize pack to one lucky follower. Here are the details:

The winner will get:
A signed paperback of Redemption and Royal Thief
A limited edition metal Royal Thief bookmark
A container of loose leaf black tea
This is giveaway is just for the US. But if you’re an international follower, you can still win something! Just let me know in your comment. For my international lovelies, you can win:

  1. An ebook of Royal Thief and Redemption in the version of your choice
  2. One book from The Book Depository, valued at $20 or less.

Sound good? Well then follow the steps below to enter!
1. Follow me
2. Comment with your favorite book
Bonus Points:
1. Tag a friend in the comments
2. Reblog this giveaway
3. Add Royal Thief and/or Redemption to your To-Read list on goodreads (be sure to give me your Goodreads name so I can verify it)
4. Follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or my blog (laurakehoe.wordpress.com) (each follow gets you an additional entry, just be sure to mention it in your comment so I know!)

Feel free to email (laurakehoe4@gmail.com) with any questions! This giveaway is going on throughout all my platforms, so be sure to follow me more places to eat extra chances!
This giveaway ends November 15 on midnight Pacific Time!

Redemption News!

Hi everyone!

Thanks to all of your wonderful support, I have some exciting news. Redemption is now available as an ebook at Amazon and Bookbaby! It will be available on all other retailers soon.

If you want a print copy of Redemption, don’t worry! They should be hitting the shelves within the next two months. I had a few issues with the printing company, but now everything is good to go!

As always, if you have any questions, comments, insights, etc. please feel free to reach out! I love hearing from you all!

Exciting News!

Hi Everyone!

First off, thank you so much to all those who helped support my kickstarter, either by backing, or jsut spreading the word! I can’t tell you what all of your love and support has meant to me. So, again, THANK YOU!!!!

Alright, now on the the news: Redemption has a cover! If you follow me on my other social media sites, you might have already heard about this, but in case you missed it, here is the gorgeous cover:

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What do you think? I’m pretty happy with in, myself.

And, the final bit of news is that Redemption will be released at the end of July! I have a few final housekeeping things to finalize and then it will be good to go! So if you’re excited to see what happens next with Amara and the Resistors, get ready to get your preorder in!

(On a side note, if you have reviewed Royal Thief and left a review somewhere, don’t forget to fill out this form and you’ll receive a free ebook of Redemption in the format of your choice).

Updates

Hi Everyone!

If you’ve been following me on my other social media sites, you may have seen that I’ve started a Kickstarter for Redemption (the sequel to Royal Thief). You can check it out here.
So what does that mean for you? Well, unfortunately, it means that Redemption will not be released for a little while. But, it also means you have the chance to get your copy before it is officially released to the world. Plus you can snag some cool bookmarks and bookplates along the way.
You may be wondering what exactly your money will go to. Self publishing is great in so many ways. There’s so much freedom flexibility. But one of the more problematic aspects is that an author has to do everything themselves, or pay for a professional to do it. Now that Redemption has been edited, the next expenses will be the cover art, formatting, and distribution. To give you some idea of the cost, my initial payment for Royal Thief totaled around $1,800 for the cover, distribution, ISBN’s, and a few other things. That wasn’t counting the printing costs, or shipping, which added a bit to the total.
 So that’s where you all come in. I’m so excited to share Redemption with you guys. I really think you’ll enjoy it. Without all of your support, I wouldn’t have made it this far. And with your continued support, Redemption can take off.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to reach out (through email, or any of my social media accounts). I love talking to all of you!

Happy April!

Is it really April already?! It seems like this year just started! But with the start of April comes a lot of exciting opportunities and news!

During the month of April, there is an awesome event going on Read Self Published Month! One of the hardest things for many indie authors is actually getting their name out in the world. So a group of authors and readers have teamed up to highlight some of our favorite indie reads. For more information, check out this post. You can also check out this facebook event, where you’ll find information about all sorts of giveaways and games that will be going on this month. If you’re an indie author, it’s not too late to sign up! And if you’re a reader, then head on over so you don’t miss any of the fun!

And speaking of getting your name out there, I’d also like to take this time to highlight another fantastic resource for indie authors—and anyone who loves to read. The Book Robinhoods connects authors and reviewers. Readers will have the chance to read and review a bunch of really great books, while authors have the opportunity to introduce their books to a wider audience. Check it out! You can sign up with this form for authors and this one for readers/reviewers.

Don’t think I’ve forgotten about my writing either! Redemption (sequel to Royal Thief) is still on track for publication. You should see it hit the shelves late Spring/early Summer. Make sure to get your reviews of Royal Thief in and fill out this form for a free ebook of Redemption!

That’s all for now! If you have any questions, comments, thoughts, etc. that you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I love hearing from all of you.