The Blood Race Launch [& I need your help]

Words can't express how truly grateful I am to be part of such an amazing and supportive blogging community. I started this blog back when I was a young teenager to write about...well, writing. And because of this little space, I've been privileged to meet so many amazing writers, readers, and supporters. There have been so many days when I've posted something that was weighing on my heart, and to my surprise, been blown away by feedback from you guys-- often on days when I need a little encouragement, too.

You guys have always been there for me, and I can't thank you enough for that.

All that said, if you've been following my blog, Twitter, or Facebook for any amount of time, you know that I'm a writer and that my head is basically a little hurricane of stories hanging out on top of my shoulders, and that writing is essentially how I understand the world.

And it's safe to say, if you know all this, you also know that I've been working on a specific novel for a while now-- you might even know that I've finished it. Except it's not just a novel... it's a trilogy. (a trilogy which could possibly evolve into four books, but let's not get confusing here.)

And this trilogy, this first novel of the trilogy, is my love. I LOVE this book, dang it. And this story, this little universe I've created? Well, it's kind of become my home these past couple years. My haven. 

So the novel is finished, and it's done, and it's awesome (even if I do say so myself... like rarely do I compliment myself, but... DARN IT I AM JUST EXCITED ABOUT THIS) and...(the important part) I can't wait to share it with you guys; in fact:

it's time to share it with you guys.

If this post was a child it would be like one of those very multifaceted children who talks a lot, because this is kind of an announcement about the book being finished, a reveal of the cover, and an invitation to a launch party. 

So, here's the clincher: if you like reading, and you like sci-fi/fantasy, thriller, adventure genres, and you like deep, interesting, sassy, hardcore characters-- and if also you like explosions and things catching on fire, and cliff jumping, and extra dimensions...

idk... you might like the novel. Because all of that stuff is in there.

All this to say, I am looking for launch party-ers. Or, in other words, advance readers

This is the deal:

1. Type your email into the blank, white box below and you'll be on the guest list - you'll receive a free digital copy of The Blood Race (first book in the series) as soon as the launch period starts (Which will be soon. I will keep you guys updated via email.)

2. After you've read the book, I'd be super, super, super grateful if you didn't mind popping over to Amazon, purchasing the e-book, and leaving a customer-verified review. (Obviously, you don't HAVE to do this step, but I would really appreciate it. Amazon is pretty particular about reviews coming strictly from readers who have actually purchased the book, so that extra step is important if you don't mind supporting the endeavor. Honest, good words on my Amazon page would be SO appreciated and I will love you forever.) 

3. help me spread the word. Honestly, this novel is a massive part of my life, and I've put everything I've got into this series. If you dig The Blood Race after giving it a read through, I'd be extremely grateful if you'd share it on social media, with friends, or maybe even write a review on your blog after the book is released if you feel compelled to do so after reading.

and 4. Oh wait. There is no step four.

That's it. :)

I'm so excited to finally be sharing this with you guys. You have no idea how much. I am so pumped with this series, and I honestly can't wait to see what you guys think. If you're interested in reading the book before anyone else does, please feel free to sign up below. It would be a massive help to me, and I'd be thrilled to have you on the launch team.

If you would like to check out more info about the book, do so at my (shiny new) author website where you can also sign up for email updates about the book. (Written by me.) (...The emails, not the book. But the book is written by me also. Js.)

* Sign-ups are now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who joined the launch team! 


ps. Hey, I know a lot of you are writers too, so please feel free to give me the low-down about your book or WIP in the comments below - I'd love to hear about it. :)

The Blood Race Launch [& I need your help]
  1. KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so beyond freaking proud of you. Let's be honest, there was no doubt here that I'd be signing up for this. ;) I absolutely cannot wait to read your genius. And flail about it ALLLL over the blog, because we both know that's going to happen as well.

    As for the writing world, I just finished a first draft that I've been working on for over a year now, and I'm super pumped to get into editing. :)

    1. Grace Anne, you've no idea how much your comment made my heart sooo darn happy + made my day :') SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON THE ARC TEAM! LOVE YOU!!!

  2. Ah!!! This book looks amazing. I cannot wait! The cover is so beautiful.... Wow. I'm really looking forward to this now. xD

    (I'm working on a sci-fi novel set in Scandinavia that's similar to the Winter Soldier.)

    1. AHHHH, HANNAH. <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH. I am so pumped that you like the cover and are excited to read. Like, that means so MUCH. (gotta admit I am in love with the cover too. Just a little bit. :"))

      and your novel sounds awesome ... :O NEED MORE DETAILS

  3. I'm so incredibly proud of you, Katie! You are an amazing writer, and I'm so excited to see you releasing a book. The cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to read it! :)

    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! oh man :') that means so dang much. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  4. Wow, this is exciting! I've always known you were writing a novel(s), but I never realized it was this close to being released! Go you! Also, I hear you are married now too - you keep surprising us in the best of ways. Congratulations! :)

    1. Thank you so much Jessica, for your sweet words & the congratulations! <3 You're awesome! *hugs*

  5. SO I AM LATE TO THE PARTY BUT I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration and a hero and I just love you so much.

    "if you like reading, and you like sci-fi/fantasy, thriller, adventure genres, and you like deep, interesting, sassy, hardcore characters-- and if also you like explosions and things catching on fire, and cliff jumping, and extra dimensions..." -that's literally everything I want and hope to be in life.

    (as far as WIP goes, I'm working on a sci-fi dystopia that involves a post-nuclear hunt for the key to immortality and lots and lots of musing on what it means to be human)

    1. !!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ASHLYN! <3 And your book sounds amazing me a favor and publish it?? DO THE WORLD A FAVOR???

  6. Aww I'm stoked for this, Kate! (I would have signed-up but too late for that...) I'm a "new" follower of yours - but have known about your blog and been here every now and then for a while :) Your book sounds so exciting! :D


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