Characters With Heart
We did it! My book, Only You, was selected as a Kindle Scout winner. Kindle Press will be publishing it sometime in the next few months. If you voted, you already know this! When you receive your free copy, please remember how important reviews are to authors.
February was a lonnng month for me. It required more work than I'd anticipated to keep Only You on the Hot & Trending list. The book slipped off a couple times, but thanks to YOU! it hopped right back on.
Now I'm working on Claire and Ethan's story, the next book in the Wyoming Home series. If you want to know when that book is finished, sign up for my newsletter. (See sign up to the right) I don't send newsletters out often, promise!
Thank you to everyone who supported me with the contest.
I need help from my readers! Only You is now complete and I've entered it in a writing contest called Kindle Scout, which is sponsored by Amazon. If enough people vote for the excerpt they posted of my book, and the entry becomes "hot & trending", Amazom may contract the book. Which would be a tremendous boost for my writng career.
Please, if you have a few minutes, visit Kindle Scout and if you enjoy the excerpt of my book, VOTE!!!
The contest begins January 25 and continues into February.
I'll drop back to let you know how the book fared. Thank you for your support!
I wanted to share the cover of my next book, Only You. This is the first book of a new series called, Wyoming Home. That's right, it's a western contemporary romance. I had a wonderful time writing Maggie and JD's story.
The book is still in its editing stage, so it may be a while before it's available, but I'll let you know when it is! For now, here's the cover.
Finally free of her lying, cheating husband, Maggie Kennedy is taking control of her life. First up she needs to find a sperm donor for the baby she’s always wanted. She needs a real man, and cowboy country looks to be the perfect place to fill that order. Specifically, JD Cooper, whose powerful masculinity, tempered by intelligence and humor, makes him the ideal candidate.
JD disagrees. The famous architect has been hiding out on his brother’s ranch since disaster struck three years ago. He doesn’t want a child. He doesn’t want to fall in love. And he definitely doesn’t want to be part of Maggie’s Next Great Idea.
I have no idea what happened to September. I've been busy getting my new box set, Stolen Hearts Trilogy, up and running. I'll post the links to it in a bit.
I've also been working on a new book, the first of a new series. It's a cowboy romance, folks! So far, I've decided to call the series Wyoming Home - I think. I hope to have the new cover and the book finished by November. I had such a good time writing it.
Okay, here is the trilogy of my books. You've probably read all of them, but if you haven't this is a good deal at $5.99! The books are available at all retailers, including Goggle Play.
My Harlequin Super Romance, To Be a Dad is in stores now! This book is Teressa and Dusty's story, characters from my previous Super, When Adam Came to Town. Hope you enjoy the book!
I've posted the buy links that I could find below. I'll keep looking for the Barnes & Noble one.
Romance Super Bundle II : Second Chances made the USA TODAY Bestseller list!!!
Kate's In a Mood Sale!
The Art of Deception is on sale for 99 cents for the next two weeks.
To celebrate the launch of our boxed set, we're having a Facebook party Monday, July 14. Lots of interesting and unique prizes! Plus, you get to chat with the authors. Hope to see you there!
I'm excited to announce I'm part of a boxed set of eleven romances, Romance Super Bundle, II : Second Chances. It's on sale now for only 99 cents.
I'm going to attempt to post the shiny semi-finalist button here!
Lots of things to be excited about this month. I've started writing a new book which I hope will be the first of a new series. I don't have a title for the book or the series yet. But I'm having fun with the book right now.
One of my books is included in a boxed set, the Romance Super Bundle . We just sold our 100,000th copy! When authors work together they can accomplish so much. We're so pleased with the results, we're publishing Volume 2 of the Romance Super Bundle. Keep an eye open for more news on that project.
And here's the beautiful cover for my August Harlequin Super Romance release, To Be a Dad.
In Plain Sight received a Reviewer Top Pick 4.5 star from Night Owl Reviews!!!
Here's what she had to say:
Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick
If you like your romance spicy and your intrigue high, then In Plain Sight is the book for you! This one has me wanting to go back and read the other two books in the series. You get great character development and a good plot. I highly recommend In Plain Sight! The characters and plot of jewel thieves grabs you and holds you until the end. Kate Kelly does an awesome job of mixing steam and suspense. You will not want to put this book down until you find out how it all ends for Rafe and Bridget.
I loved the fact that even though I have not read the first two books I was not lost. In Plain Sight can and did stand alone and was very rewarding.
Bridget is not a woman to be messed with, as she quickly proves. Watching the two of them overcome their first encounter, find a way to trust one another and find their happy ending is delightfully entertaining.
Sleight of Hand, Book One of the Stolen Hearts series is free for a limited time. Grab a copy while it's free!
I've been traveling the last few months and still am. Believe it or not, there are still places in the world where internet is not readily available and/or reliable. (I've been kicked off three times in the last half hour!)
I've just sent in the final edits (fingers crossed) of my July Harlequin Super Romance, now titled To Be a Dad.
And In Plain Sight, the third book in my Stolen Hearts series went live on Amazon last night!
In Plain Sight
Rafe Pascotto reluctantly agrees to help his
brother-in-law, FBI Special Agent Vince Gage, by keeping tabs on a
suspected international jewel thief. Reluctant, that is, until he
meets beautiful Bridget O’Neill.
Within minutes, Bridget recognizes Rafe for the rube he is, hooks him and publically hangs him out to dry. Unbelievable the man has come back for more because he thinks she needs protection. She’d enjoy the joke if she wasn’t so busy running from a past that’s about to catch up to her.
Below is the Amazon link. As soon as the book is live at Nook, Apple and Smashwords, i'll include the buy links.
Amazon: In Plain Sight
Smashwords : In Plain Sight
itunes : In Plain Sight
Barnes & Noble : In Plain Sight
Yikes! It's the end of November already. I've been busy. I just sent my next HQN Superromance to my editor. Lean On Me (working title) is set in the small fishing village of Collina, the same setting as When Adam Came to Town. It's Dusty and Teressa's story, and let me tell you, those two gave me grief! The book doesn't come out until next July, but my edits should arrive in a week or two, so back to work.
I'd also love to get the edits done on my next romantic suspense, In Plain Sight, book three of the Stolen Hearts series. Hopefully, the book will be ready to be published sometime this winter. If you want to be kept in the loop, you can sigh up for my Newsletter.
October 4, 2013
LAUNCH PARTY!!! MONDAY, October 7, 2013
We have books to give away, gift ceritificates and prizes.
We're excited because our Romance Super Bundle - ten books on sale for 99 cents! - is selling so well already.
All ten authors will be dropping by to chat at various times of the day. Every hour we'll be giving away something. Amazon and Starbucks gift cards. Hard copies of books and ecopies.
Come join the fun! Starting Monday, the 7th.
September 29, 20013
Look What I'm Up to Now!
I was extremely fortunate to be invited to participate in publishing a ten book boxed set. Sleight of Hand is one of ten romances, all for only 99 cents at the moment. The boxed set is on Amazon but will be published on most venues next week.
Grab your copy of TEN books now.
The Winner of my contest is Anita Hui! From Canada, no less. Congratulations, Anita.
September 3, 2013
I'm running a contest on my FACEBOOK page for free copy of When Adam Came to Town. Drop by and say hello!
Romantic Times review, 4 Stars!!!!
WHEN ADAM CAME TO TOWN (4) by Kate Kelly:
When Adam Came to Town offers a refreshingly light writing style and a nicely paced story. Kelly does a really nice job depicting character issue. Sylvie's panic attacks and her worry over not being able to paint and Adam's worry over his past both ring true — without their inclusion being at all heavy-handed.
In stores September 3rd.
His confidence shattered for failing to save his sister’s life, Detective Jay Rawlings insists he be left alone to live the lonesome cowboy life. But when the woman he once loved, Tess MacLean, returns to his ranch with a killer and the police in hot pursuit, Jay suddenly has to face the demons from his past. A past he would change if he could - starting with convincing Tess that their love deserves a second chance.
Always A Momentous Day!
At long last, the cover for my Super Romance due to hit the stores September, 2013.
Sylvie Carson has no idea what she's going to do with the rest of her life! Artistically blocked, she hopes a prolonged stay in the seaside village she grew up in will help her get over this hump. But when Adam Hunter moves in next door, things only get more complicated, not less.
The artist in Sylvie is immediately intrigued by her new neighbor—the haunting lines of his face, the natural athleticism of his body. Maybe Adam is the muse she's been looking for…but his shadowed eyes suggest he's just one more person keeping secrets from her. Though Sylvie can't deny that Adam inspires passion in her, the last thing she needs is a romance…right?
April 21, 2013
Click on any of the above links to find the deal!
Click on any of the above links to find the deal!
Everything has been on hold for the last few weeks while I've been basking in the sun. Except there wasn't all that much basking. We moved around a lot (I blame my husband for that), and I had to take care of the edits for my September Harlequin Super Romance. Which, strangely, I enjoyed working on. Plus, I didn't have to shovel snow or put on ten layers of clothing to poke my nose out the door. And as always, the best part of going away was arriving home.
I have a fabulous book trailer I won from the film maker, Maggda Olchawska. She's a dream to work with. As soon as I figure out how to get it on my website, you can see for yourself what she's created.
Spring is almost here! Yeah!
I received the title for my September/2013 Harlequin, Super Romance - When Adam Came to Town. I love it. The title has a big story feel to it,and taking into consideration the word count of Supers has gone back up to 85,000 words, that's a good thing.
New Year, new website! Enjoy.
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