Monday, January 28, 2013

Making It Official

Many of you joined in on all the fun with the release of the newsletter last week, followed by celebrating 2,500+ "Likes" on the Facebook page. If you were in on that, then all of this is old news and you have my permission to go do something more interesting. Like watching that bird sing "Bodies on the Floor." Much more entertaining than what I have here.

But if you missed out because you don't subscribe to the newsletter and want to know what's going on in the writing life of Author Kristie Cook for 2013 (ugh - sounds like a crappy documentary), I'm making my news "official" because I'm posting it on the blog for the world to see. Here's what everyone else found out last week because they, well, subscribe. (Yeah, that's a passive-aggressive push to get you to subscribe to my newsletter. Subtle much? Nah.)

Title and Release Date News
I've been talking for months now about the "new book" and the "new series," but now I can stop. Because the "new book" has a title so I can call it by name now. We also have a release date.

Coming April 5, 2013

Series name, description and even a cover are coming very, very soon. Newsletter subscribers will see them first. *nudge*

Event News
I will be at the London Book Fair April 15-17 and traveling throughout the UK April 18-21. Signings, meet-and-greets, cities, dates and times will be announced as soon as we have everything nailed down. Oh, and guess who will know about it first? That's right - newsletter subscribers. *ahem*

I'll also be at RT Booklovers Conference in Kansas City May 1-5. They haven't decided yet whether to put me in the Thursday evening signing or the book fair on Saturday, so I could be signing either the 2nd or the 4th. I'll let you know as soon as we have the date and time confirmed.

Soul Savers News
If you love audiobooks, the Purpose audiobook should be out next month! Devotion and Power will be following over the next few months.

We have a special Soul Savers surprise coming in September or October. Details will be announced soon and we'll be asking for reader participation. So watch for the news! Guess where it will be? *elbow jab*

Hmm...there was something else in the newsletter that you might want to know. I can't think of it at the moment. Something about Soul Savers Book 5. Was it a title? No. Excerpts? Well, not exactly. Those went up on the Facebook page. *poke - go follow that page too* What was it? Oh, yeah! I got it! A release date!

Soul Savers Book 5
Coming June 21, 2013

No title yet - still trying to decide between two. And no cover either. Those will be announced in... yeah, you guessed it. The newsletter! You finally caught on, huh? *snicker*

In case getting the news early isn't enough incentive to subscribe, here's another - subscribers got an exclusive excerpt from The Space Between that I won't be posting here. So go subscribe before you miss out on anything else. I promise, I only send out once a month at the most unless there's some kind of absolute urgent news (early release?) you must know. And those are balanced out by the months I have nothing to say. At all. It happens.

How do you subscribe? At the upper-left corner of this page is a place to enter your email address. If you don't see it (it doesn't show up on all mobile devices), then email publisher (at) angdora (dot) com and we'll get you added to the mailing list.

In appreciation for you reading all of this wonderfully entertaining news and putting up with my begging you to subscribe, I won't make you hunt for the bird video. It's just too good for you to miss (and I don't even like birds).

P.S. The hard pressure sales begging requesting you to subscribe is just in fun. I personally am fine if you don't subscribe. Hopefully you'll get the news elsewhere. I just think, if you're the type of person who wants to stay up on things, subscribing is in your best interest. *grin*

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What's Up?

Well, hellooooo, lovelies. I know, it's been a while. In fact, except for Author Heather McCorkle's cover reveal and a couple of posts on my writing blog, I've been MIA since Christmas. So, um...


I hope your holidays were wonderful. We had an eventful holiday break here at Casa del Cook. Some high points and a few low points, but overall, a really memorable time that created some solid bonding moments between The Boys, The Man and me. I love my family and am blessed to have them, even when things get rough.

Since then, I've been elbow-deep in writing and 2013 planning. September through December were life-changing for both me and my business partner/publisher, creating lots of adjustments for both of us to make. It's all been good, though, and now we're ready to forge through 2013.

And I finished a book!!! Woohoo!!!!! No, it's not a Soul Savers book - please, pretty please don't be mad. I know many of you are waiting (im)patiently for Book 5, but I've been wanting to write this new book for a over a year, started it Spring 2012, but had to put it aside for Power. Then I started it over for National Novel Writing Month in November and finally finished it last week. I'm over the moon with how it turned out and hope you love it as much as I do.

I have other big news to share, too. We have so many exciting things planned for 2013! The new series, more Soul Savers, lots of events and traveling, and a special surprise later this year. I even have a title, release dates and more to share with you!


Yeah, it's a big but (not to be confused with a big butt, though I have that, too).


Newsletter subscribers always get the details first. Fortunately, it's really easy to subscribe. Just enter your email address in the box up there (upper-left corner) and voila! You're subscribed. Hurry, though. The newsletter will be going out this week.

Don't worry. I'll share news here, too, just later. In the meantime, I'm off to work on Soul Savers Book 5. Based on where it's going already, I think it's going to be a doozy! Can't wait to find out what happens. *wink*

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Dragon Empire Cover Reveal

My good friend and founder and fellow member of the Indie Elite Heather McCorkle has released the cover of her new book, The Dragon Empire. Congrats, Heather! The blurb sounds very, very intriguing. Check it out!

Cover designed by CP Design.

The Dragon Empire by Heather McCorkle -- February 2013 / Compass Press
On Yacrana, dragons stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder instead of humans. Such an advanced species is not without its issues though.

There's trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.
Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind. 

Heather McCorkle
I am an author of fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Living green, saving endangered species, helping other writers, and supporting fabulous authors are a few of my passions. I am also a volunteer for the IS Foundation which works to make the world a greener place. When I'm not volunteering, writing, or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog, and Monday night's on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat.

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