News & Journeys of Author Kathryne Kennedy
Visit my website at: http://www.KathryneKennedy.com and my group blog at: http://muchcheaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
Entry for January 28, 2008

If any of you live in Arizona, or are visiting for the SuperBowl, I will be signing books at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Glendale Arizona on February 1st and 2nd, from 7-8:00 pm. I will be with a (wonderful) group of romance writers in the downtown plaza, adjacent to the Glendale Civic Center at 5750 W. Glenn Dr. (On 57th Drive just off of Glendale Avenue):


http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/2008ChocolateAffaire.cfm


At the bottom of the page is a link ‘How to get around Glendale’, which will link you to maps of the area. I would love to meet you!


 


In other news, I finished the next book in the series, DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT, which is scheduled for release this September. My editor wrote a great blurb for it:


 


Lady Jasmina was in a world of trouble. A simple spell had gone disastrously haywire and now there was a woman running around London who looked exactly like her—a woman with no sense of propriety whatsoever.  All Society was whispering, and a baronet she’d never met was suddenly acting like he knew her…in a most intimate way. To find her twin and set things right, they’d have to work together—braving the fog-shrouded streets, a mysterious group called the Brotherhood, and a passion stronger than any magic.


 


I’ll keep you updated on the editing process for DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT, and hopefully will be able to share some previews of it soon!


 


I did an interview for THE MOTIVATED WRITER a few weeks ago, and if you’re interested, you can read it here: http://www.themotivatedwriter.com/current.html


 


ENCHANTING THE LADY received another lovely review from CK2’s Kwips and Kritiques: http://ck2skwipsandkritiques.com/enchantingthelady_kelley.html


 


And one from The Long and the Short of It reviews: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2008/01/review-enchanting-lady.html


 


And here’s another review for ENCHANTING THE LADY from a blog:


http://community.eharlequin.com/content/enchanting-lady-kathryne-kennedy-paranormal-victorian-romance


 


And one more from Merrimon’s book reviews:


http://www.merrimonbookreviews.com/rev_enchanting_the_lady.html


Ck2’s and Merrimon both posted their reviews on Amazon, which was very kind of them. I do treasure reviews, and save them and reread them if I’m having a difficult day of writing. Great inspiration for me.:}


 


And finally, a very (witty) fellow author wrote a TOP TEN for ENCHANTING THE LADY, and I thought you might enjoy it:


 


 


TOP TEN REASONS to read Kathryne Kennedy’s ENCHANTING THE LADY,


by Tina LaVon


 


 


10. Escape the real world and those dirty clothes that keep piling up. You won’t regret hiding at the coffee shop--or in the closet if you must--to quietly enter this kingdom of magic and romance. Publishers Weekly says, “The latest from Kennedy (Beneath the Thirteen Moons) is simply delightful, set in a fantasy-touched Victorian England that's imaginative, historically vigorous and ripe for further adventures.”


 


Speaking of romance…


 


9. This hero has the magic touch. You know what I mean. And no, he’s not a chiropractor. USA Today best-selling author, Jennifer Ashley, calls Kennedy’s hero “a yummy shape-shifting lion.” (He can shape-shift in my bed anytime.)


 


8. This treasure hunt can’t be missed! Merlin created powerful relics that everyone wants to get their greedy hands on. (If they truly are powerful, they will also be self-cleaning.) Anyway, there are 13 relics and 6 have already been found. That means seven enchanting stories. I hope. I can’t wait to read the whole series.


 


7. ENCHANTING THE LADY is packed full of suspense and danger. The shifters, monsters and magicians practicing dark magic will keep you turning the pages all night. (You’re a doctor? Don’t worry; you can nap between surgeries.)


 


6. Now that Harry Potter is in retirement, we need a new author to write about magical England and Kathryne Kennedy is just the one we’ve been waiting for. Award-winning paranormal romance author, Erin Grady, says ENCHANTING THE LADY has, “The imagination of JK Rowling and the romance of Julie Garwood all rolled up into one fabulous novel.” But can she write books thick enough to prop up my car when I get a flat?


 


5. Kathryne Kennedy has wonderful contests (that I haven’t won yet.) She’s already given away a pearl pin, and her current contest prize is a pearl bracelet. We’re not talking Cracker Jack decoder rings here. The relics in her story inspired the prizes. I hope the next relic is a silver convertible. (Self-cleaning, of course)


 


4. Her heroine is one we can all relate to: First, she was orphaned and forced to live with her less than loving aunt and uncle. Then, when it’s learned that she failed to inherit her parents’ magic, she shames the family and loses her title. Finally, she falls in love with a were-lion. Okay, so maybe I just have a war going on with my homeowners association because my daughter parked in guest parking, and I need more hours in the day to write, but I feel her pain, just the same.


 


3.  The characters come to life!  Terence’s lion instincts, and at times his wild behavior,


will trigger your own animal magnetism as you root for him to win Felicity’s heart. Romance Reviews Today loved ENCHANTING THE LADY so much they gave it “a perfect 10.”


 


2. Kathryne Kennedy has hair like Lady Godiva. I know that has nothing to do with the story, but if you ever meet this truly nice woman, you will forever after refer to her as “the writer with the hair.” Just joking. Okay, maybe not. Check out the picture on her website, then you tell me.


 


 


The Number One Reason to Read ENCHANTING THE LADY is…


 


1. You must discover this awesome world builder. Remember you heard it here first; Kathryne Kennedy has set the bar high for historical paranormal romance. (Say that five times fast.) The Best Reviews says, “…Kennedy is destined to be one of the sub-genre’s superstars.” Read the excerpt of ENCHANTING THE LADY at her website and you’ll know what I mean.


 


Run to your computer! Okay, you’re already there. What are you waiting for? Click onto your favorite bookstore and order TODAY!


 


To read excerpts or enter contests go to http://www.kathrynekennedy.com


Enchanting the Lady – Dorchester Love Spell – January 2008


ISBN 10: 0-505-52750-2


ISBN 13: 978-505-52750-9


 


(PERMISSION TO COPY GRANTED, IF PROPER CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR, TINA LAVON http://www.suspensebytina.com)


 

2008-01-28 17:15:46 GMT
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