Friday, January 20, 2017

FREE book alert #freebiefriday #fridayreads

Hey there! Kory here. I'm eagerly anticipating the release of my 7th novel, Shadows in the Water. Only 18 more days and it will be out in the world, doing its thing. 

But before that, I need your help.

Step 1: Download a free copy of Shadows in the Water here.
Step 2: Leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads ASAP.

That's all I'm asking.

When you are an indie author like me, reviews are tremendously important. TREMENDOUSLY. I don't have thousands of dollars to sink into marketing budgets, so the only real way for me to sell books is to do what I can to increase discoverability. And the more reviews a book has, the easier it is for other readers to discover it.

Because Shadows is the first book in a new series, reviews are even more important.

That's why I'm giving away a limited number of ARCs (advanced reader copies) of Shadows in the Water in exchange for an honest review.

(Yes, I said limited. Don't dawdle, or faster clickers will beat you to it). 

If you want to read Shadows and you're willing to spend the 1-2 minutes it will take to go to Amazon or Goodreads and post a few words about it, you'll have my infinite gratitude. (Ready to do this? Get your FREE ARC here.)

If you read the ARC, enjoyed it, and want to show your enthusiasm, there are other ways you can support the Shadows launch too:

-You can download the book from amazon for just $0.99
(this makes your review a "verified purchase")

-You can use Goodreads to review, shelve or suggest the book to others
-You can alert book bloggers about the impending release
and give them the freebie code/link.
- You can send the book to family, friends, or others
you think might enjoy it

All of these things keep me in the biz and keep me writing. So thank you.
Thank you.


Other great reads

Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.

Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break. 

As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the eternal black parade?

Good girls go to Heaven. Bad girls go all the way...

What can be worse than electrocuting yourself while getting ready for your Internet date? Realizing the hot stud you’ve been fondling is the Grim Reaper? Being chased by a sex-crazed bloated, naked corpse?

How about an eternity of more bad hair days and horrific dates? Or lusting after the one guy in all the afterlife whose hydrophobia rivals his fear of commitment?

Yeah, that’s a whole lot worse.

As a woman in a man’s world, firefighter, Abrihet has always had to push just a little bit harder, prove just a little bit more. But her special gifts don’t make that any easier. Fire isn’t something she fights, it’s something she controls. And that’s a secret that she doesn’t want getting out. However, when a routine rescue goes south quickly, and Abrihet is literally pulled from the flames into hell, she has no choice but to accept the hand she’s been dealt.

As the heir to the throne of Wraith, Fire Demon Bael was raised to hate Nefas—half-demon, half-human hybrids. But when he’s sent to watch and pass judgment on the daughter of one of his Enforcers, he finds something wholly unexpected. She’s not an abomination. Actually, she might just be his salvation. The challenge will be getting her to accept him and his ways, because as the heir, his world is darker than most. 

Despite the odds stacked against them and the unusual circumstances of their meeting, Bael and Abrihet must learn to trust each other and work together. If they don’t, it could mean death for one or both of them. Luckily, their connection is strong, and attraction burns bright. But is the light they share something they can use to fight those who oppose them, or will it consume them both?

Paranormal Romance with Fire Demons.

Justice Labelle always had her life perfectly planned. Her goals were to graduate from University and get into law school. Then one day, Justice tried to kill herself. Well, not her technically. It may have been her body, but those actions weren't intentional and the suicidal thoughts were not hers. Or, so she keeps telling her therapist and family. Justice is afraid she’s losing her mind and just wants to forget everything. But when her best friend is murdered, another one is being mind-screwed by a Vampyre, and her ex is back in town, looking as scrumptious as ever and very suspicious, maybe she isn't all that crazy! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

#Mondayblog: An Amazon Giveaway and Great Reads

Win a $35 Amazon gift card, three signed paperbacks and four eBooks!
Totally Addicted to Books has teamed up with seven must-read authors to bring you our Kick-Ass Females Giveaway. These books feature amazing female characters in the fantasy, paranormal and science-fiction genres.

While there is one grand prize winner who will get the Amazon gift card, EVERYONE who enters will get a few novellas and short stories. 

Only 16 days left to enter! So do it now! Click here.

Other Great Reads

CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers there's a much bigger story behind her mother's Halloween-themed shop than she ever realized. Now blessed with the ability to see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead, Crystal must use these tools to save those who have come to her for help.

But that's not an easy task between learning how to use her abilities, trying to hide them, and uncovering the secrets her loved ones have been keeping from her. Add blackmail to the list of things Crystal never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. Will she learn to control her abilities in time, or will the whole school learn of her secret before she's ready to reveal it?

Block it out.
Impossible for Talia Lyons. When you’re a Mind Manipulator, it’s hard enough to block the thoughts of others, let alone your own.

Block it out.
The pounding, siren-ready world Talia inhabits as she trains with her fellow Hunters. The physical demands. The emotional toll.

Block it out.
The secrets that Talia’s boyfriend is hiding. Talia’s unbidden feelings of frustration and annoyance toward her teammate, the Casanova of the compound. The wondering why she cares what he thinks.

Block him out.
Ian Crane. The man behind the bloodshed marring Talia’s memories of her murdered parents. The man she’s determined to kill.

Block it all out. Focus.

Talented is an emotionally raw, Dystopian Romance about the life of a girl with extraordinary psychic powers, and what happens when a heart is torn between love and rage.
4.8 out of 5 stars. FREE on Kindle Unlimited

The world’s brightest vampire controls their darkest fear. 

Finn became one of the undead long ago and just recently accepted the change in his fate. But the demon his once-soul mate thought she destroyed now controls him, making him feel again. Only one person stands in the way of ending the demon’s existence forever, but is Finn willing to give up his only chance at being normal once more? 

The greatest battle of dark vs. dark threatens his happy ending and his life. The vampire in love is left with one chance to make everything right, and he’ll have to sacrifice everything to do it. 

Book One in the Zander Oaks Series

Lexi Raines doesn’t need any distractions. She’s worked hard to gain all she has achieved. No man has tempted her… at least until the man she saw as her friend and business partner makes her want more. Those sexy gray eyes make her long for all sorts of things that she can’t have. 

Jonas Coulter knows he can’t let anyone get close. Lexi is a friend who he can’t possibly want more from. Can he? How is a man to resist a woman who makes him have fantasies of stripping her bare and having her every way imaginable? A woman who he wants to mark as his own so no one else can have her? 

When friends learn that sometimes desire doesn’t care about friendships or partnerships and passion can’t be controlled, who will be the first to succumb to being taken?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Before the Prices Rise...

I value every single fan that I have. So as you can imagine, it was really hard to decide how to launch my new series, Shadows in the Water. I wanted to honor all the people who'd supported me this far (thank you die-hard Jesse fans!), but I also needed to access to the marketing tools that make a new series launch successful.

So I reached a compromise.

Shadows in the Water is available to PREORDER on iTunes, Kobo, Nook, and elsewhere. This is so my long-term fans can have access to the book no matter what kind of reading device they have. It's also just $0.99 as a preorder.

Both the price and the distribution options are for YOU--the fans, because I appreciate everything you've done for me to-date.

Now, that being said, it's easier to launch a book in KU (Kindle Unlimited). I used KU to get Dying for a Living off the ground and I plan to use it for Shadows too.

So I will be REMOVING THE BOOK FROM THE MASS MARKET and ENROLLING IT IN KU upon release. I'll also be raising the price of the book to $3.99 within the first week of the release. This is important for you to note because if you're one of the fans who don't use kindle, it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you preorder. Or maybe you just like a good deal--and $0.99 to $3.99 is quite the jump!  So if you have even the smallest interest in reading Shadows in the Water, please, please, please, preorder your copy now.

Because on February 7, 2017--everything changes.

Louie Thorne was born with a dangerous gift and a reason to fear the darkness. But when her parents are murdered by the mafia, embracing her power is the only way to exact her revenge. She will destroy the men who destroyed her family—no matter the cost.

Robert King may be a retired agent, but he knows trouble when he sees it. First, his old partner returns with a case. Then an old flame begs a favor. By the time Louie enters the picture, King will be lucky if he survives the night.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dying by the Hour $0.99 #Fridayreads

For a limited time, the second novel in my series Dying by the Hour is just $0.99.

With 87 reviews and a 4.5 out of 5-star rating, this series was called "addictive" by New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones.

After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she's being hunted. 

For Ally Gallagher, death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized and threatening messages are turning up in places thought safe.

Then Jesse is taken and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price.

Get yours on kindle, iTunes, Kobo or Nook today! 

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Did you know the first book in this series, Dying for a Living has over 470 reviews and is FREE? Check it out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

FREE and $0.99 Fantasy and Paranormal Romance #amreading

LIMITED  TIME ONLY: A magical selection of fantasy and paranormal romance books. Free and $0.99 titles await you as we bid farewell to 2016!

Get yours now.

Friday, December 23, 2016

#Fridayreads and Last Day for my Goodreads #giveaway

Happy Friday before Christmas everyone. Regardless of what you celebrate, or don't, I hope you'll take a minute to enter my goodreads giveaway for Dying Breath. Today is the LAST day to enter. And as silly as it might sound, I REALLY want to sign these books and send them to you! 

So go! Enter now! 

And when you're done with that, you can indulge in some instant gratification with these fun reads:

Discover the series that has over 200 five star reviews on Amazon!

Almost 350,000 words of dark vampire romance and paranormal suspense! Read what reviewers are calling ‘heart-pounding’, ‘suspenseful’, and ‘a series you won’t want to put down!’

The Complete Serenity Series:
Alone (book one)
Buried (book two)
Captured (book three)
Dominion (book four)
Endless (book five)

Caught in a violent and abusive relationship, Serenity thinks there is no escape. 
Upon meeting a stranger, Sebastian, she is shown the possibility of a different future. 

Only Sebastian has a dark secret; he is a vampire. 

As Serenity’s life takes a terrifying turn, she finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed; one of murder, love and immortality. She is forced to confront her own weaknesses to save both her own life and that of the vampire she has come to love. But in the end all that matters is; can she find the strength to be alone?

$0.99 on Amazon

Special launch price of just 0.99 for a limited time.

The Resistance races against time to complete the missile-launcher known as the Hometaker, capable of opening a gateway to the land the Regime came from, and exposing the Iron Emperor for all the evils he has done.

Everything rests on the secrecy of the mission, but from day one tongues are wagging. The atmosphere is like dynamite. An overheard word could light the fuse. With no time left on the clock, General Rommond is forced to make an audacious plan: finish the construction of the Hometaker on the move, driving straight towards the enemy, who have assembled in unimaginable force.

The Great Iron War is coming to an end. It's all or nothing—their world or ours.


When the hunters become the hunted...

As the first female vampire to make the Paranormal Investigation Unit in Toronto, Arabella Classen has a lot to prove--to her family, her partner, and to herself. When she gets a little too carried away during an interrogation, her superiors question her judgment and reassign Ara and her werewolf partner, Fen Blair, to a new case. The new assignment is a punishment for what she did--and who she is.

An unidentified creature is attacking and threatening their city. It's up to Ara, Fen, and the young human officer assigned to the case, to uncover the beast that is terrorizing the community--while a dangerous and hypnotic mist threatens to overtake them all. Legends speak of ancient gateways swallowing people whole, of things emerging from the fog, but people no longer believe in the tales.

Stripped of the police department's support, it's up to a vampire, a werewolf and a human to protect the world against the greatest peril they've ever encountered. The closer they get to uncovering the connection between the creature and the mist, the more they realize they're closer to the enemy than they ever imagined.