Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LGBT Community Embraces Gerald L Dodge's BENEATH THE WEIGHT OF SADNESS

Gerald L Dodge's Beneath the Weight of Sadness is going viral within the LGBT community.  Most recently, an excerpt has been posted on the Gay/Lesbian Fiction Excerpt Blog where thousands of followers go to find the latest trending novels featuring the theme.  Scroll down to the comments to see Gerry communicating with his readers.

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And it doesn't stop there.  Our pal Jay Hartman at Untreed Reads Publishing has entered Gerry's novel for the 2014 Rainbow Awards hosted by Elisa Rolle, one of the most influential book reviewers in the LGBT community (check out her extensive list of review on her site Reviews and Ramblings).  The awards include both fiction and non-fiction including art and photography -- so the competition will be fierce, but we have every confidence our author will make it to the finals!  Winners won't be announced until December, so we'll keep you posted as we hear about Gerry's progression (see the official rules and timeline here).

Beneath the Weight of Sadness is obviously worth a read.  If you haven't picked it up yet ...

ABOUT THE NOVEL

Truman Engoff, a gay, seventeen-year-old boy, living in an affluent, New Jersey town, Persia, is brutally murdered one early Sunday morning.  The murder becomes sensational not only for the fact that Truman is gay, but because the town is peopled with mostly wealthy conservatives who view anomalous lifestyles as a disruption to their strict view of how the world should function.  The death of Truman's brief life is told in four separate narratives: his father, mother, the detective investigating the case, and his best friend growing up.  All four of these people are devastated by Truman's death, and the story of his death unfolds as the characters tell the story of his life.

Find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and of course Untreed Reads.

For more about the author and his work, check out his personal website and follow him on Twitter.

Posted By Stacy Briscoe @SLBriscoe


Monday, July 7, 2014

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference 2014

"Learn all the clues to a successful writing career" at this year's Mystery Writers Conference scheduled for July 24 through July 27 in Corte Madera, brought to you by Book Passage, KC&A's preferred local vendor for all our books.


Aspiring writers can take classes from established authors, listen to lectures from professional publishers, and ask agents (including our own Kimberley Cameron) what they're looking for in a modern mystery novel.  The event will also feature a panel of detectives, forensic experts, and crime-scene investigators to shed some light on how to solve real life mysteries.  Check out the full list of faculty and event scheduling.



This unique opportunity is for writers of all levels interested in the mystery and/or suspense genre -- so don't miss out on all the invaluable information this year's conference has to offer and get your tickets.


Posted By Stacy Briscoe @SLBriscoe


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

TJ O'Connor in the Tabloids!!!

But it's all good.  I guess the EXAMINER knows that mystery books are hot right now.  You have to keep an eye out this weekend when the issue will be distributed.

And if you don't believe in tabloids, here are a few book reviews that may entice you to pick up a copy of O'Connor's Dying to Know.

OpenBookSociety.com: "Definitely a surprise [...] you will find things are not always as they appear, and what does appear may not be what you see after all. Read the book."

Edie Dykeman from BellaOnline.com: "...check out Dying to Know and be prepared to thoroughly enjoy the ride."

Mysterymavenblog.com (who's not going to believe a mystery maven?): "...a fast-paced, humorous exploration of the netherworld."



So now you're Dying to Know what all the hubbub is about?  Check out TJ O'Connor's personal website for information on this book, the sequel, and other works.

Posted by Stacy Briscoe @SLBriscoe

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Garrett Calcaterra answers questions live

A helpful tool for those aspiring writers out there who need a little inspiration from those who have made it in the business are the live chats with authors on Reddit.com
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One of KC&A authors, Garrett Calcaterra, is actively involved with helping emerging authors, students, or book-nerds like myself.  Read his forum discussion here and follow him on twitter to stay in touch and catch him live for his next online event.
Read more about Garret on his personal website, check out his latest (and quite awesome) novel Dreamweilder on amazon, and download his super popular ebook The Knight's Dog on Wattpad.
Cheers!
Stacy Briscoe @SLBriscoe

Monday, June 30, 2014

BENEATH THE WEIGHT OF SADNESS by Gerald L. Dodge

Read it, read it now!  Kimberley Cameron herself says, "I LOVE this book and want everyone to read it -- one of the best!"  And you better do what your agent tells you, right?

Untreereads.com, an awesome digital bookstore, has featured this novel on its homepage and is offering the eBook at a discount price (so, you have no excuse not to read it is what I'm saying).

About the Book: 

Beneath the Weight of Sadness is a novel about Truman Engroff, a gay, seventeen-year-old boy, living in an affluent, New Jersey town, Persia, who is brutally murdered one early Sunday morning. The murder becomes sensational not only for the fact that Truman is gay, but because the town is peopled with mostly wealthy conservatives who view anomalous lifestyles as a disruption to their strict view of how the world should function. The death of Truman's brief life is told in four separate narratives, by: his father, his mother, the detective investigating the case, and his best friend growing up, Carly Rodenbaugh. All four of these people are devastated by Truman's death, and the story of his death unfolds as the characters tell the story of his life.

For more on the author and his writing, visit his personal blog and follow him on twitter.



Monday, June 23, 2014

METHOD 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

About the Book:


Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who’s just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved in a dirty van. Kidnapped. Alone. Terrified.
Now forget her.
Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved in a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge.
She is methodical. She is calculating, scientific in her plotting. She might be a clinical sociopath. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors.
Method 15/33 is due out May 2015 but has already seen publicity as a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and now with it's own trailer.
For more information on the author and her work check out her personal website  and follow her on twitter.
Posted by Intern Stacy Briscoe (@SLBriscoe)


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MISTRESS OF LIES Cover

Holly West's MISTRESS OF LIES (MOL)  cover.
MOL is published by Carina Press and 
available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
I'm very excited to share my author Holly West's cover for her second book MISTRESS OF LIES (MOL). MOL is due out in late September through Carina Press, a digital-first imprint of Harlequin. Holly's first book in the series is titled MISTRESS OF FORTUNE. 

To read more about Holly West, click here.

To pre-order MISTRESS OF LIES, click here.