Did you miss my interview last night with Jenn Coffey on Liberty Walk? Here's the link to the recording! Please take a listen and share!! http://buff.ly/2kqQtF8 #romance #goodbook #selfpublished #ipmnation
I'm excited to announce that I will be interviewed by Jenn Coffey on a special episode of Liberty Walk on ipmnation.com! It's the independent underground talking with the independent underground as we discuss the Alessandra Legacy Trilogy! I'll be on air Tuesday, February 14th at 9pm, and the link will be ipmNation.com/live2. (Yes, Valentine's Day! Could that be any more perfect?) I invite you to join me on Love Day as we talk about my suspenseful romance series! xoxo KWK
So excited for this event! Thank you to my sister mompreneur Aimee Dion for featuring me at your open house!
Come check out the beautiful, comfortable clothing LulaRoe has to offer, as well as the wonderful customer service of our lovely host. While you shop, I will be there representing two ventures near and dear to my heart.
As a Pure Haven Essentials consultant, I'll be offering wonderful, truly all natural personal care items for cash and carry. I'll also have many other items to sample which can be ordered. Here's where you can learn more about our company committed to helping American families live toxic-free lives: www.PureHavenEssentials.com/KimberleeKeith
As a local author, I will be signing copies of award-winning Solstice and Equinox! I look forward to seeing all of you - please PM me for the address!
xoxo - KWK
Couple more pictures, as promised - this is the set of beta reader tees! Each lady picked her favorite line from the trilogy thus far and got it on a personalized shirt. And yes, your humble author made one for herself, too. Anybody get the significance of the NYU flash drives?
What would your shirt say?
The rumors you've heard are true - the beta readers received the draft of Supernova on Friday!! Click below to see pictures, and more to follow!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Equinox takes a 5-star review from Readers' Favorite!!! Will this one follow in Solstice's footsteps and place in the 2017 contest, too? We'll find out next year!! Can't wait! In the meantime, check out the review from RF!
Please post this EVERYWHERE!
I have so much to write about this weekend, but I'm excited to start with this live interview conducted by fellow award-winning author Jo Dibblee (www.frock-off.com) at the Miami Book Fair! Thank you, Jo, for the opportunity, and thank YOU for watching! Please spread this all over the place!
I needed to have my formal dress hemmed for the Reader's Favorite book award ceremony in Miami (leaving Thursday!!! SQUEEEE!!!) and I had the good fortune of being referred to Blush Bridal for the service!
I'm telling *everyone* about this little hidden gem in Somersworth! The space is elegant yet inviting and relaxed, and Teri, the owner, is a warm, welcoming expert in her field. I want to get married to my husband again JUST so I can try on the gorgeous dresses in her lovely store and have her fix me up with that pretty bridal blush. Warning: if you don't like being pampered or being made to feel super special, this place isn't for you.
AND, her seamstress Giselle did an incredible job on my dress for a very reasonable price - you can't tell it was even touched.
So if you need anyone who needs formal alterations, this is your place!
Or, if you or anyone you know is getting married and needs a full-service bridal salon, this is your place!
Lastly, I'm also excited to announce that Teri is carrying both Solstice and Equinox in her store for ladies to peruse while they are finding that perfect dress for their special day. I'm honored to hold a spot in this one of a kind boutique!
"Okay, Kim, how do I get there already!?" you ask.
394 High Street, Somersworth, NH, 03878, and the phone number is 603-343-4439.
On the web at www.blushbridalnh.com and FB at www.facebook.com/blushbridalnh
Check it out! You'll be so glad you did!
Your humble author at Val Sbrizza's open house at Progressive Esthetics! I had the privilege of sharing an incredible night with many other women entrepreneurs and Alessandra Legacy Trilogy fans, old and new. I had a blast!! xoxo KWK
My friend, Val Sbrizza, is celebrating the grand opening of her business - Progressive Esthetics, LLC - with an open house on Monday, October 3rd, and she's sharing her special night by showcasing other women entrepreneurs in our community. She's asked me to join her in this very special event, and I couldn't be more honored to bring Solstice to the show. Come check out Val's beautiful boutique spa on Main Street in Rochester - my events page has all the deets.
The kids are in bed - back to working on Supernova!
I entered Solstice into the 2016 Readers' Favorite book contest and it was awarded an Honorable Mention medal in the Romance - Sizzle category!!!! I came in fifth place out of the hundreds of submissions! Check it out!! The awards ceremony is in November in Miami and I'll be there!
OMIGOD! Check out the 5-star review I received from Readers' Favorite for Solstice!
Please help me share this exciting news by sharing it on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and everything else feeds!!
I know, I know, I know!!!
It's a question I get on a frequent basis (not that I mind, I'm grateful I have invested fans!) so I thought I'd put a note out here in blogland.
So answer: I don't have an ETA, but your author wants it as badly as you do, I can promise you that. I've been pretty busy since the release of Equinox in March of 2014 - we had our first baby on June 26th, 2016 and then decided we weren't crazy enough and had our second 14 months later on August 26th, 2015.
#INSANITY here at the Keith household.
That's not to say Solana, Raine, and Cavi aren't on my mind *constantly.* Because they certainly are, just as they have been for ages. The good news is that things have calmed down to the point that I can actually fit in two to three hours of writing between when the lil menfolk go to bed and before I crash out myself. (Because you know the creepos aren't sleeping through the night yet. The youngest one wants me dead, I swear it.)
Two to three hours of writing a night sounds like a long time, but here's the thing. I'm not like most writers. I'm not one of those lucky ones who can sit down for an hour and crank out ten pages. I envy those folks. (I could never do NaNoWriMo - for me, it would be NaNoWriDECADE.) These first two books took me 18 years to get where they are, and while I'm not saying it'll be that long (it so won't), I'm not willing to slap something on paper just to get it done. You, my readers, deserve much more than that, and the finish product will be worth the wait - at least, I think so, anyway.
Lesson One, after all, is patience. :)
I can't thank you enough for staying with me through the long haul and being patient with me. This trilogy is my third baby - so precious to me - and when it's ready to be born, I'll deliver it to all of you!
There's a brand spankin' new bookstore in Culver City, CA that is nothing but romance novels. Be still my beating heart! If you're in the L.A. area, you've gotta check out The Ripped Bodice. It's run by two smart sisters who have created a beautiful space where intelligent women who love juicy, steamy, plot-rich stories can read together in good company - without fear of that awful stigma associated with the genre!
And guess what?
Bea and Leah will soon be carrying Solstice and Equinox on the shelves!!!
That deserves a few more exclamation points:
I couldn't be more excited for this store's existence (the only one in America!) and to be featured as one of their writers. Please check this place out for me - being up here in NH, I can't get much farther from it!!
Sexy press kit boxes going out to choice celebs and personalities.... leaving my address to theirs tomorrow, 03.16.15. :)
(Yeah, those mail boxes are black.)
Paperback vs. eReader?? Celebrate my birthday with me and check out my guest blog post on New England Independent Writers! http://www.new-england-writers.org/in-defense-of-the-paperback/
Here it is, folks.
Interestingly enough, while I sit here finishing this off, fat, pristine flakes are indeed flurrying to the ground on this cold Solstice afternoon. I love it when Fate takes a moment out of her busy schedule to let me know I'm following the right path. :)
As you know, I always have songs in my head for the scenes I'm writing, and for the first page of this book (yes, while the opening credits of the movie are rolling), it's Gary Numan's "Love, Hurt, Bleed."
Humbly submitted for your enjoyment, dear readers, I give you Chapter One of Supernova.
Buon Natale, amici.
No one knows more than you readers that the Winter Solstice is coming and alas, no Supernova. December 21st had been my anticipated release date for Book III, but the arrival of my first child in June stopped that project right in its half-finished tracks. The last novel is coming in 2015, that I promise, but as the 21st approaches, I know this is of little solace to the folks waiting with bated breath for the final installment of Solana and Raine's story.
Looking back on the last year and a half, I can't begin to express my gratitude to you, the fans of my tale. You, who ask me repeatedly "Where the @%#% is the third book!?" You, who tell me "I give your book to EVERYONE!" "I've reread it over and over!" and "Damn, girl, good job!" You are the ones I write for, and you are the ones I'm grateful for. Thank you for your enthusiasm, and thank you - most heartily - for your patience.
As a token of my thanks, I hope you'll accept a small gift. On December 21st, in honor of this special day, I will be releasing a sneak peek preview of the first chapter of Book III, Supernova, right here on my website. It may change a bit during the final editing process, but the blood and bones are sure there, and I look forward to your feedback on this small glimpse into the epic finale. Buon Natale, amici.