Tuesday, April 15, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Tur and Elsker by ST Bende + a Giveaway

Today I'm excited to show you the new covers for Tur and Elsker by ST Bende.This series has been through a lot over the past few months, and now it's had the most awesome revamp I've seen in a while. I love these covers, and I love this series, too. If you want to know what I thought of Elsker, you can read my review here.

Book Info:
The Elsker Saga #0.5

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.

Some things are worth fighting for.

The Elsker Saga #1

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way.

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr.  Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting.  He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth.  Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms.  Her orderly life just got very messy.

Author Info:

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to stbende@gmail.com.

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K x

Monday, April 14, 2014

Where does time go? An Update...

I knew I hadn’t blogged in a while, but when I looked at the date of my last blog post, I got a bit of a shock.

It’s been almost a month and a half since I posted anything!

And I feel a little bad about that, but here’s why I’ve been so quiet:

If you follow me here, or on any of my social media, you will know that I attended my first public book signing back on March 22nd. It was called Indie Authors Down Under, and it happened on the Gold Coast in QLD. If you want to read about everything that went on you can see my update at Aussie Owned and Read. Still, I wanted to share with you a photo or two from the day, because I got to meet Jessica Shirvington, someone I’ve wanted to meet for a while.

I also got to meet the lovely Abbi Glines, and I even had breakfast with her. She is one very inspirational woman!

Another reason I've been off the radar a bit is because I’m currently studying my BA via distance education part time. This semester I’m doing an English LIT, and a Children’s Lit subject. Study takes up a huge amount of my time, but I’m really enjoying it, and I’m learning so much. It’s especially enjoyable when I get HDs on my assessments. For my Children's LIT subject we are studying adaptation, and we have to write an essay on a comparison of a fairy tale and an adapted version of that tale. Stay tuned, because there will probably be a separate blog post on this in a week or so.

And of course, I’m also working on the next chapter in the Tate Chronicles, Fight For Me. My original plan was to finish Suffering, which is a novella from Josh’s POV and details events that happen in the two week lapse at the end of Fall For Me. It’s pretty much done, but I’m not sure if it will ever see the light of day. I loved writing it, and it has really helped me get everything straight in my head, but I want to give my readers Fight For Me. Unfortunately, I’m a slow writer. I’m about a third of the way into it, and it’s coming along nicely, but not as quickly as I’d like because of all the other stuff going on in my life. My tentative plan is to have it written in the next few months, and published by the end of the year, but I don’t want to put a definite time limit on myself, because the last time I did that I came very close to having a breakdown. This book has been somewhat of a challenge for me in every respect. I originally wanted it out last year, but it seems no matter what I do something happens, and it gets pushed to the wayside. I don’t want that to happen again this year, because I know there are people (probably only two, but they’re people) waiting on this book. Hopefully I can hold you over with teasers, snippets, and maybe some virtual cookies.

What has everyone else been up to? I’d love to hear what’s going on in your part of the world.

K x