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Bound Nominated in Books & Benches’ Cover Contest!

Hey, everyone!

Here’s something cool: Books & Benches has selected Bound as a nominee in their cover art contest this month! Pretty amazing, right?

If you have a second to check out the nominees and vote, I’d certainly appreciate it. Books & Benches works on the honour system, which makes things super easy for you–no registration, no awkwardness, no follow-up. You just vote!

It is one vote per person, though, and multiple votes from any one address will invalidate all of them. Just a heads up in case anyone was tempted to enter more than one. 🙂

Here’s the link! There are some gorgeous covers there, but I think the work Ravven did on Bound really stands out.

Thanks so much in advance for your time! I don’t usually enter my books or covers in contests (I didn’t even know Bound was nominated until last month’s winner told me), but it sure would be fun to see this cover win something.

Kate Sparkes, Bound

UPDATE: It won!

Thank you to everyone who voted, and of course to the very talented Ravven (who gets all of the credit here)


Feeling Festive Giveaway

UPDATE: giveaway closed, newsletter freebies still available. ☺️
Hey, everyone! Long time no post…

I did a vlog post about what I was up to in November that kept me away from blogs, vlogs, and other things that tend to take up large chunks of my time. Short answer: NaNoWriMo, as is usual for me in November. Spoiler alert: it went well, and I have a lot of work ahead of me.

Pardon the thumbnail. That’s actually the best one they offered me… some day I’ll have to figure out how to change that, because YouTube never fails to pick three that look like I’m drunk.

Which I’m usually not.

I’m feeling pretty good about things right now. I’ve got this new series in the works that’s looking like it will be off to a really strong start late this summer, a pen name who’s working on getting her website and social media background in order, and lots of ideas for other things I’d love to work on in all the free time that I don’t have.

But it occurs to me that it’s been a while since the Bound trilogy got any love. These were my first books, my most successful books to date, and I’m still madly in love with them.

AND… well, I’ve been neglecting my newsletter lately. I did promise not to be spammy, but I might be carrying that too far these days. I haven’t sent anything out in months. So to get things rolling again, I’m giving away one signed paperback copy of Bound to one lucky winner early next week (plus a few other goodies)! This is open to anyone who subscribes to my very fun newsletter, new subscribers and long-time friends, and you can earn bonus entries by tweeting about the giveaway and visiting me on Facebook.

Easy peasy!

Don’t forget that you get two free stories for signing up for my newsletter, so even if you don’t win, you don’t walk away with nothing. 🙂

Here’s the rafflecopter link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!


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