Merry Christmas from theEDGEbooks.com – Lowered Paperback Price for Bitter Frost, PULSE, Phantom Diaries

Hi Everyone,

I’m so happy to announce that contrary to what a lot of book publishers are doing (raising prices on books, especially Kindle and Paperback), theEDGEbooks.com, my publishers for PULSE and Bitter Frost have lowered the paperback price for Bitter Frost, PULSE, Phantom Diaries, and Daughters of Dracula (The Stoker Sisters #1).

Now $8.99 on Amazon, BN, and everywhere the paperback books are sold!  Whoo Hoo! That’s less than some Kindle books out there.  LOL!

I don’t know how long this price is going to last, but if you’ve been waiting for a chance to get Bitter Frost, PULSE, Phantom Diaries, and The Stoker Sisters in paperback.  Now’s the time.

 

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Get Wicked Woods or Shimmer for Free Promotion – Limited Time to Dec. 4!

Buy a copy of Wicked Woods (Kindle) and Shimmer (Wicked Woods, #2) through Amazon.com, and get one of the books for Free.

Here’s how it works:

1) Purchase a copy of Wicked Woods and Shimmer (Wicked Wood, #2) through Amazon.com (Kindle) between Friday Nov. 26, 2010 through Dec. 4, 2010.

2) Email a copy of your receipt of purchase of both Wicked Woods and Shimmer (We respect your privacy, and your receipt will only be used as proof of purchase and for future release/promotions announcements) to:  theedgebooks@yahoo.com

3) theEDGEbooks.com and myself will email you at the email address you provided, an Amazon.com Gift Card Code for $5 in order for you to get $5 back so Shimmer (2nd book of Wicked Woods) and (retails for $4.99 on Kindle) or Wicked Woods on the Kindle Version would be for Free.  Code can only be used once per receipt. Not transferable.  Hurry! Limited to the first 100 people. Promotion ends midnight pst on Dec. 4, 2010.

To read Wicked Woods or Shimmer on Kindle, you do not need a Kindle.  You can read Kindle books right on your PC and iPad.

Merry KISS-Mas – Which Vamps I Wanna Kiss Contest! Win a COACH necklace…

Merry KISS-MasWhich Vamps I Wanna Kiss Contest

GRAND PRIZE – WIN A COACH RED-HOT KISS NECKLACE

OR

1 SIGNED COPY  (You pick) of either:

The Stoker Sisters

1) Like the Stoker Sisters Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stoker-Sisters-Vampire-Sisters-Web-Series/136438456375597?v=app_4949752878

PULSE

2) Like the PULSE Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Vampire-Series/145916402097263?v=app_10442206389

The Wicked Woods

3) Like the Wicked Woods Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wicked-Woods/176069965742555?v=app_4949752878

 

Vampires love mistletoes, too!  If you get a chance to find one of your favorite vamps from one of the following Kailin YA Books under the mistletoe, who would it be?

From PULSE – Jaegar, Stuart, Aaron, or Octavius?

From The Stoker Sisters – Ashwin

From Wicked Woods – ???

Answer the question with a comment on this post, and by liking all the FB pages of the respective Hot Vampire Series Listed ABOVE to get a chance to WIN.

Contest is Open Internationally. Contest ends December 20, 2010 at 7 pm pst.

Get Shimmer (Wicked Woods, #2) for Free – Black Friday through Dec. 3 Promotion

Buy a copy of Wicked Woods (Kindle) and Shimmer (Wicked Woods, #2) through Amazon.com, and get Shimmer for Free.

Here’s how it works:

1) Purchase a copy of Wicked Woods and Shimmer (Wicked Wood, #2) through Amazon.com (Kindle) between Friday Nov. 26, 2010 through Dec. 3, 2010.

2) Email a copy of your receipt of purchase of Wicked Woods and Shimmer (We respect your privacy, and your receipt will only be used as proof of purchase and for future release/promotions announcements) to:  theedgebooks@yahoo.com

3) theEDGEbooks.com and myself will email you at the email address you provided, an Amazon.com Gift Card Code for $5 in order for you to get $5 back so Shimmer (2nd book of Wicked Woods) and (retails for $4.99 on Kindle) or Wicked Woods on the Kindle Version would be for Free.  Code can only be used once per receipt. Not transferable.  Hurry! Limited to the first 100 people. Promotion ends midnight pst on Dec. 4, 2010.

SHIMMER (Wicked Woods, #2) – Releases on Kindle, Nov. 27, 2010!

To read Wicked Woods or Shimmer on Kindle, you do not need a Kindle.  You can read Kindle books right on your PC and iPad.

Happy Thanksgiving – Thanks List, Contests, and Upcoming Promotion

Just wanted to say Thank You and to go through some of my Thank You Lists:

THANK YOU READERS AND FANS!

I wanted to wish everyone who has stuck with me and supported me for my first year in YA Fantasy Paranormal.  I am truly thankful to all my readers who have made this year FAN-tastic!!

I love getting to know some of you, and hopefully can get to know all of you.  You are the best readers/fans an author can have! And I enjoy “Keeping it Real” with you – it’s really me, conversing with you on Facebook, on Twitter, and on my Blog. Not a hired publicist or assistant.  As it is with my heavy schedule (I have between 1 to 2 books being published at any given time a month or so. To give you an idea of how heavy this schedule is, it is typical for most career author to publish one per year), it may not always be possible for me to get to you early, but I’ll try!

THANK YOU BLOGGERS!

Thank you bloggers – I try to read every review you post and comment as well!  Thank you for being so supportive to this UNDERDOG AUTHOR.   Although I’ve been published for nearly 10 years, I’m still new in YA Paranormal, as it is known today. The kinds of YA Paranormal books I’m used to, and many readers are used to, until the last 2 years, have been series books under the length of 250 pages – Gossip Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  It has only been recent that YA books have gotten past 250 pages and are as thick as telephone directories, right when we have shifted to a more Earth-friendly environment. Ironic, isn’t it?

Actor Ian Somerhalder from Vampire Diaries and an environmental advocate would be proud that I’m trying to keep my YA novels from adding to the environmental paper dumping situation.  My novels are now available through all kinds of electronic readers, especially Kindle, and they are deliberately planned to be serialized and of the book length typical of the Gossip Girls-type of books, which means less paper, and easy-to-carry paperback size books. Thank you bloggers and readers for helping me and the rest of the YA Community know it’s alright to be environmentally conscious and to accept a book of shorter length than the gigantic ya novels today.

THANK YOU MY PUBLISHER, EDITORS, ART DIRECTOR, MARKETING, AND TEAM!

Every book is the end results of months of hard work, sweat, creativity, lack of sleep, and teamwork.  A lot of thought and care have gone into the making of a book, especially of a series the magnitude of The Frost Series, PULSE, The Stoker Sisters, The Wordwick Games, Wicked Woods, and my other series.  These books are not just books, but stories and concepts that are and will be brought out not only in book format, but as film, television, and video games.  So, you see, these stories…these books are bigger than me, the story of hope and individual aspirations are more universal than I am. I am but the vehicle of delivery, for which I am very grateful to be part of.

THANK YOU FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

For your unlimited support and unconditional love. Everyone close to me know how much time and devotion I have dedicated to writing books with strong girl/young women characters so that girls and young women can have positive role models in their fiction as well as in their real life. As a mother of a girl, an aunt of several nieces, an educator, and someone who has worked with young women in crisis, my hope is to help provide an additional form of YA literature that would help girls see themselves as strong and capable. Perhaps soon, we will be able to see a woman as President, and hopefully, gender won’t be an issue when it comes to leadership and capability.

 

AS A THANK YOU, PLEASE ENTER THE ONGOING CONTESTS AND UPCOMING CONTESTS/PROMOTIONS!

Wicked Woods Release Contest – Ends November 26, 2010!


Merry Frost-y Xmas Contest!

Available Now

 

Releasing December 22, 2010

Releasing February 2011

 

Releasing 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Upcoming Promotion – This Black Friday, I’m offering a Great Promotion.  Don’t Forget to Visit my Blog for the Promotion!


Merry Frost-y Xmas! – Silver Frost (Frost Series #3) EARLY RELEASE and Giveaway!

Merry Frost-y Xmas!


Merry Christmas! Silver Frost is going to have an EARLY RELEASE Date (Not March 2011 as originally planned), but Xmas 2010!!

For the release of the 3rd Installment to the Frost Series, I’m giving away the following:

1 Signed Copy of Bitter Frost and Forever Frost


AND

A beautiful Frost Series crystal snowflake necklace


To Enter, here are the rules:

1. Sign Up to Follow Me at: https://kailingow.wordpress.com +1 and comment

2. Sign Up to Follow Me on Twitter at: @kailingow +1

3. LIKE the NEW The Frost Series Facebook Page for + 1 at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Frost-Series/144703778902864?v=app_4949752878

4. LIKE the NEW Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369

for +1

Contest is International!  Ends December 17, 2010.  Winner Announced December 17, 2010 at 7 pm pst on the new The Frost Series Facebook Page and on Twitter!

 

Be THANKFUL you were NOT in the WICKED WOODS when the Mayflower Landed…Contest!! Books 1 and 2 Releases Nov. 25, 2010


The Wicked Woods…

What Happened to the Other Survivors from the Mayflower…Be Thankful You Were Not in the Wicked Woods…


Many of the residents of Wicked, Massachusetts came over on the Mayflower. When the harsh winters and living conditions killed many of the new settlers, the survivors were saved by the assistance of the American Indians found in the woods.  Few were not, but were saved by the other residence in the woods.

On November 25, Wicked Woods Book 1 and Shimmer (Wicked Woods Book 2)  will be available first on Amazon.com through Kindle.  Then will be available shortly through print.

Enter the Contest to Win 1 SIGNED ARC (ADVANCED REVIEW COPY) of Wicked Woods

1 Signed ARC Copy of Shimmer (Wicked Woods 2)

And the beautiful Wicked Woods Medallion


 

3 Sets of Wicked Woods Book 1 and Shimmer (Wicked Woods Book 2) and the Wicked Woods Medallion Available for this Contest.

To Enter:

1) Sign up for the blog at:  kailingow.wordpress.com and comment on this post and answer the question:  Vampire or Werewolf?

2) Like the new Wicked Woods Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wicked-Woods/176069965742555?v=app_4949752878

That’s it!

3 Winners will be Announced on Wicked Woods November 26 (Post Thanksgiving Day!!) Here at:  kailingow.wordpress.com and the Wicked Woods Facebook page.

This contest is INTERNATIONAL so be sure to enter and tell your international friends to enter!

Ascension (Wordwick Games, #2) Releases Monday Nov. 22!

The Ascension (Wordwick Games, #2) Releases this Monday!

On Kindle and Then in Print

 

After finding out the truth about Anachronia; Gem, Sparks, Rio, Kat, and Jack returns to Henry Word’s castle. Henry Word, the inventor of The Wordwick Games, is missing, and only he can control the portal that leads to all the worlds. The gamers must find him at all costs, but in doing so, it may change everything they know about themselves and their own world. When they learn a war is brewing within the worlds of The Wordwick Games, which will spill out into their own world, and the gamers are pitted against each other in a real fight to the death, dreams become reality…

In this exciting second book of The Wordwick Games Series, the stakes to The Games are higher, and the prize is life.

For age 12 and up

The Rise of the Fire Tamer (Wordwick Games, #1) Gets a New Cover to Match the New Series Look and is Expanded.

Reviews

As usual Kailin Gow rocks out the YA genre with her work. I absolutely adore her books and think she’s one to watch.

This book, of course, was great! I love the world building that she did…For me, it’s always just right. The characters in this one were great and I loved the storyline.
Here’s a sneaky little thing that Kailin did with the book…she made it educational. *shhh Don’t tell anyone!* LOL! In it you learn a lot of new words along with definitions but it’s combined so well into the story that you don’t really think about the fact that you’re learning. It was awesome!
Besides all that though, it really was just an excellent story…I always manage to get lost in her writing and I’m through the books before I even realize it.
If you haven’t checked her out yet then I think you should!

– Kristina, Cajun Book Lady, Blog

This book caught my eye right away. The story line alone made me want to pick it up and keep reading.

The book takes on the point of view of all the main characters with a focus on the POV of Gem. The book starts with the winners of the wordwick games, once these 5 are announced they get the chance to stay at the creator of the Wordwick Games’ castle where they get to play the newest level in the game. Once they get the tour of the place, Henry Word (the inventor) sends them off to there rooms where the journey to the new Level and amazing world of Anachronia. The team soon learns of the rules to win the game and find out that words represent a great part of winning. Words are power; they can be used as weapons or as a way to control a situation.

As the players travel through the land making friends and enemies they must find a way to follow all the rules and win the game. Becoming the best player, and the crowned ruler of Anachronia.

The teens encounter strange creatures and intense road blocks. With a world filled with war, trolls, wizards and even dragons it’s hard to be bored. When the gamers feel like something is up they come to realize that the game may not just be a game, they fear that the damage they take and the life they’re living is real.

The ending to this story was fantastic, with twist and turns that leave you wondering about the truth, when reality finally hits the ending will leave you asking for more!
A must read for those who love adventure and fantasy, competition and suspense.
A great start and I can’t wait to know what happens next.

– Melissa Silva, The Bookshelf

This is a very clever book. My Asian parents would approve since it’s educational as well. I’m exposed to actual words on the SAT tests, while being completely and utterly lost (happily) in this fantasy world. The teens at first appeared to fit into gamer stereotypes, but as they move forward into the story, the masks all come off. You will root for these teens. You will feel what each of them feel. As is shown by this experimental fiction book, Ms. Gow is an author to watch. She is not afraid to try a new perspective or point-of-view. Characteristic of the young adult books I’ve read of hers, this one is fast-paced, highly-imaginative, and contains amazing plot twists and turns throughout. Gem is a heroine teen girls would like. She’s smart and resourceful. She reminds me of Katniss in Hunger Games, although the Wordwick Games is more of a fantasy game than the Hunger Games.

– Naya Singh, Book Club moderator

What a good book!! I found myself drawn into the action right from the beginning. My favorite parts were the little paragraphs at the end of each chapter that told you what each of the main characters was doing or thinking at the end of that chapter. I liked that the book had good strong female characters. It addressed that teens are usually thinking what everyone is thinking of them. I liked the fact that words had such power in the game. Words do have a strong impact in our world and I thought that the story illustrated this well as to the destructive power of some of the words that were used. I will definately be passing this on to my teenage daughter and even my older daughter who is in her 20′s.

– Mindy Detweiler, a room without books is empty

Taking Time to Breathe…When Life Gets Too Hectic

Hi Everyone,

This is probably one of my more personal posts, but I think it’s time for me to be more personal and heartfelt about this.  I’ve recently come across the sad news of some bloggers, whom I’ve become close to, having to either discontinue their blogs or a part of their blogs due to too much happening in life.  I hold a lot of admiration for these bloggers because they have taken the time to keep their blogs going and to provide their readership with constant news.

But it’s understandable when life gets too busy to blog. It’s understandable when things take precedence over others.

Personally, I’ve had my delays in life, delays in opportunities. For instance, when I found out my mother had cancer…3 types of cancer, life became very stressful, and I delayed my young adult fictions that you see published today, especially Bitter Frost and Forever Frost from the Frost Series.  On top of that, not long after I had my baby girl, she was diagnosed with severe speech delay…which when she turned two, became a diagnosis of ASD.

I could not write, not under these life circumstances…yet I did because it was a way to cope by giving…it was a way for me to help people see others (who had differences, who had extraordinary circumstances in their lives) find hope and strength to rise above these circumstances.  That’s why I write about strong characters, mainly the strength from within, as well as from physical strength.

The delay in writing these YA fiction books took years, almost 4 years. While they have been planned and outlined years ago, they were published recently.

The timing couldn’t have been more right, despite the delay to publication. Four years ago, the YA paranormal craze would have been at its infancy.  I wrote my first paranormal series nearly 10 years ago, mainly about angels, and although this was a bestselling series, paranormal series were still new.

Now YA has gained so much more legitimacy and audience that bookstores have set aside special YA-only sections.

Personally, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. My mother recently was told she was cancer-free. And my daughter who was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, is now one of the most talkative child in her class, with an advance vocabulary and the ability to read at the second grade level. She’s four and a half. Her circumstance is miraculous, and again, this is another story.

So…to all my friends and bloggers whom I know are taking time off from your blogging because of life, please know that everything has its own timing. Yet in the end…everything will work out better because of it 🙂

Sweet Swagalicious PULSE Contest

Sweet Swagalicious PULSE Giveaway!

In celebration of the early release of Blood Burned (Book 3 of PULSE) in Kindle and in Paperback AND in celebration of everything mouth-watering sweet, here’s a Swagalicious Prize that just says “Bite Me!”

One winner wins the following swag –

1 Signed Copy of PULSE

1 Signed Copy of Life’s Blood

3 Sweet Vampire PULSE Lollipops (Lollipops Varied)

Couture Lollipops from Sugar

 

To Enter this Contest:

1) Like the PULSE Vampire Fanpage at – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Vampire-Series/145916402097263?v=app_10442206389

2) Like Kailin Gow’s Facebook Page at – http://www.facebook.com/pages/YA-Books-from-Kailin-Gow/104549539596369?v=app_4949752878

3) Follow Kailin on Twitter at:  @kailingow

4) Comment on the PULSE Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Vampire-Series/145916402097263?v=app_10442206389

that you’ve done all the above on the contest posting there.

Winner for this Sweet Swagalicious PULSE Prize will be announced Friday, November 19!  Good Luck!