Coming Soon – New Releases/New Contests for February!

February is Going to be a LOVEFEST!!!  Can’t wait for the Excitement and a Way for Me to Show the Love Back to My Fans!

New Releases Means New Contests and Giveaways:

The Wolf Fey Novelette – Just Released on Amazon.com!

Loving Logan Contest!

Whether you’re Team Logan or Team Kian, show Logan some love for all he had to go through in the Frost Series. Wouldn’t you want a Logan as a best friend or something more 😀  Let’s show poor Logan some love this February with the Loving Logan Contest.  Here’s what you have to do to enter and win prizes!

Win a Signed ARC of Frost Kisses (Book 4 of the Frost Series) – 3 Available!  These ARCs are one-of-a-kind ARCs.  Only 25 ARCs will be produced for reviewers and that will be it!  Kailin Gow’s signed books have sold for over $100 before.  Signed ARCs are worth even more.

New Contest – If you write a review on Amazon on The Wolf Fey, get +1

If you purchase and write a review on Amazon with a Verified Purchase, get +2

If you purchase, write a review on Amazon with a Verified Purchase, and tell a friend about The Wolf Fey, and they purchase and wrote a review, get +5

Comment on this blog to let me know how you entered the contest 😀

This Contest is International and will End February 28th midnight!

Angels and Hunters Stoker Sisters 2

New Release Contest and Celebration!

Join Me for the Release of Angels and Hunters (Stoker Sisters #2) on February 28 Monday!

Meet Sadie and Alexis, two vampire sisters as different as day and night.  Either could potentially rule Dracule’s Kingdom and carry out Dracule’s legacy. As the destined heir to his Kingdom, they would have thousands, perhaps millions of vampires under their rule. Now…if only they can determine who to trust and which side they will fight for, and who to love…Ashwin or Keegan?

Win a Signed Copy of Stoker Sisters 1 and a Surprise Grand Prize.

Contest Rules to Come…

The Wolf Fey (Frost Novelette) is Going to Be a New Series! Logan’s Story where he bares all

The Stoic Sexy Logan of The Frost Series Finally Gets to Bare his Soul and More in this New Series from theEDGEbooks.com

Because of the Overwhelming response to theEDGEbooks.com’s limited offer of The Wolf Fey, theEDGEbooks.com has awarded me with a contract for an open-ended amount of The Wolf Fey books.

The Wolf Fey, the novelette, is about Logan’s Wolf Fey world in Feyland and takes place before Bitter Frost (Frost #1) so it is actually a kind of a prequel. It will blend into the ongoing Frost Series books – Bitter Frost, Forever Frost, Silver Frost, Frost Kisses, and Midnight Frost.

The Wolf Fey, introduced in Silver Frost, Book 3 of the Frost Series, is a new mythology based on the concept that werewolves have fairy blood in them in order to help them shift. This is their magic.

The Frost Series has already been optioned by a film company so The Wolf Fey will also  play some role in the film.

Of course, I am beyond excited, and I will share with you some news when it is available.

Here’s the book trailer…

The Wolf Fey is currently only available through theEDGEbooks.com.

Shifter Fairies? The Wolf Fey is Logan’s Story from Bitter Frost

 

Introduced in Silver Frost (Frost #3) about the Wolf Fey, this Frost novella is Logan’s story before Bitter Frost and a hint of his destiny. Will it be with Breena?

Now you can get a Free Copy of the Wolf Fey novella for a LIMITED Timemidnight January 29!

Go to http://www.theedgebooks.com, click on Free Copy of The Wolf Fey, sign up begins now and you will get a copy emailed to you tomorrow. 

WIN a KOBO!!! Crazy about Boys – Alchemists Academy Release Party – January 21

The Alchemists Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Releases starting January 21 on Kindle!

Two new book series with a boy main protagonist meant for younger teen readers on up.

The Alchemists Academy releases January 21 on Kindle and January 26 in paperback.

 

Harold the Kung Fu Kid Releases January 22 on Kindle and January 26 in Paperback!

The Return (Wordwick Games #3) is the 3rd installment to the game fantasy where Words can be used as commodity, weapons, and ways to move through worlds.

Releases January 23 on Kindle and January 26 in Paperback

Contest

Join us on YA Books by Kailin Gow Facebook Page for the party at 7 pm Pacific Time on January 21!

Prizes will consists of book giveaways and the Grand Prize – a New KOBO!

Contest Rules!

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 21.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS – DARK BEGINNINGS release Contest/Party – Jan. 18!

Every Dark Tale has its Beginnings

Love in Paris During the Time of Napoleon’s Reign…

Veronique, arrives in Paris to be groomed into a fashionable noble lady. As soon as she meets the aristocratic Philippe Aragon and his darkly attractive cousin Martin Aragon, her life is changed. Romance, magic, intrigue, and action follows in this lush historical paranormal romance between the Aragons and the one woman who would be the greatest influence on Eric, known as the Phantom in Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera. A stand alone novel, Dark Beginnings, is also a prequel to The Phantom Diaries.

Special Release Promotion – The Phantom Diaries

With the new release of Dark Beginnings, The Phantom Diaries is Available for  99 cents on Kindle for the rest of January. So, now’s the time to buy a copy of your own Phantom Diaries and see why fans are wanting more of Eric!


Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS Contest

Dark Beginning releases in Kindle on January 18 and in Paperback January 24th

Prizes

2 Phantom Diaries SIGNED Set (Phantom Diaries #1 and Dark Memories – Phantom Diaries #2)

The Phantom Diaries

Dark Memories (The Phantom Diaries, #2)

Grand Prize

1 Coach Bag

Contest Rules

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 18.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

4) Comment here to let me know what you did for the contest. If you’ve commented before on an earlier Dark Beginnings Contest post, you’ve already entered.

RELEASE PARTY  – JANUARY 18 –

DARK BEGINNINGS RELEASE ON KINDLE

Join me for the Online Facebook Release Party and Announcement of Winners on January 18 at 7 pm pacific standard time at:

The Phantom Diaries Facebook Group Page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phantom-Diaries/166838506670260

 

Also enter another contest:  Crazy about Boys – Alchemists Academy, Harold the Kung Fu Kid, and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Release and Party on January 21!

Get a chance to Win a KOBO as the Grand Prize

Get a chance to Win SIGNED books!

More details here.

 

On Writing with a Passion and on Writing Fast

Recently I was asked to teach a class on time management for a writer’s conference. It’s a topic I’m very familiar with and am constantly researching ways to be more productive.

I’m unconventional, I have to admit. I don’t just sit down and write, I multitask all the time so I get a lot of writing done, as well as manage everyday life tasks. I like using the latest technology and gadgets to become more productive. I’ll highlight some of the gadgets I use.

But writing is a PASSION of mine. I probably write 18 hours a day (no kidding!) and 7 days a week – but I don’t keep track. I just do it, and feel a need to. It’s not a job, it’s not because an editor is telling me to do it, it’s not because I’m competing against anyone or any author out there (I’m only competing against myself, if I’m competing against anyone).  It’s because I live and breath writing.

My family and friends are very understanding of this all-consuming passion I have, which I’ve had for years. For years I’ve stored stories up, filed them away, and either began writing them or filed them for another day.  For years I’ve written half a book, and left it at that, waiting to finish them when the time is right. I have about 10 of these books waiting to get finished.  They sit stored away, waiting for me to finish them. It is precisely that – those unfinished books, that prompt me to write as fast as I can…so they don’t become unfinished and forgotten. It’s about getting them done. If you write as fast as you can, the further along in the book you get, and the more likely it will be finished.  Like I said, I’m unconventional. If you give me plenty of time to write a book, I will procrastinate – do anything but write that book, because I would think – Oh, I have the time. I’ll get to it another day.

Writing Fast and Keeping Focus

I try to write fast. In my most productive days, I write between 10,000 to 15,000 words a day. I’m like a zombie in zone. I write everywhere…take notes, come up with dialogue, and even new ideas for series wherever I go. Writing is a process which includes taking notes, coming up with names, plots, characters…everything including the actual sitting down to write. So, that being said…you need something to take notes with when the inspiration hits you.  I personally use this trusty do-it-all-device:

My Blackberry

I take notes on it, I answer emails, I schedule events, I take pictures, I facebook and twitter. I even use it as a timer.

Most productive invention ever invented for a multitasker.

As far as getting my exercise in, while writing…this laptop shelf is very handy, and it works!

A laptop shelf that sits on my treadmill and exercise bike.  It looks funny, but I get a lot done this way, and get my marathon training/running in at the same time.

Now this one is just for fun!

The Apple iPad

It helps me read books when I can, take notes, surf the web, share presentations at meetings, and best of all – entertain my daughter with video games, streaming movies, and children’s books.

So we are blessed to have a lot more ways to be productive as a writer today than when I first started – 10 years ago.  I still wrote a book about every two to three weeks back then when I was in writing mode, but think how more productive I could’ve been if I had all these devices …

There is no mystery to writers who can write many books in a year. It takes organization, it takes endless amount of sleepless nights (I rarely sleep more than 4 hours a day), and it takes passion.

Good luck writers and aspiring writers. That’s how I do it, and that’s how some of the most productive people in the world (Trump, Steve Jobs, and Oprah) do it – they do it with PASSION!

Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS – DARK BEGINNINGS Release Contest – January 18!

Every Dark Tale has its Beginnings

Love in Paris During the Time of Napoleon’s Reign…

Veronique, arrives in Paris to be groomed into a fashionable noble lady. As soon as she meets the aristocratic Philippe Aragon and his darkly attractive cousin Martin Aragon, her life is changed. Romance, magic, intrigue, and action follows in this lush historical paranormal romance between the Aragons and the one woman who would be the greatest influence on Eric, known as the Phantom in Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera. A stand alone novel, Dark Beginnings, is also a prequel to The Phantom Diaries.

Special Release Promotion – The Phantom Diaries

With the new release of Dark Beginnings, The Phantom Diaries is Available for  99 cents on Kindle for the rest of January. So, now’s the time to buy a copy of your own Phantom Diaries and see why fans are wanting more of Eric!


Every DARK Tale has its BEGINNINGS Contest

Dark Beginning releases in Kindle and Paperback on January 18!

Prizes

2 Phantom Diaries SIGNED Set (Phantom Diaries #1 and Dark Memories – Phantom Diaries #2)

The Phantom Diaries

Dark Memories (The Phantom Diaries, #2)

Grand Prize

1 Coach Bag

Contest Rules

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 18.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

4) Comment here to let me know what you did for the contest.


 

Have to be Crazy…About Boys – 3 Books Release Party – Starting January 21

The Alchemists Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid and The Return (Wordwick Games #3) Releases January 21st!

Two new book series with a boy main protagonist meant for younger teen readers on up. Release dates for Alchemist Academy and Harold the Kung Fu Kid moved to release the same time as The Return – January 21st!   3 Books releasing on the same day is crazy…

The Return (Wordwick Games #3) is the 3rd installment to the game fantasy where Words can be used as commodity, weapons, and ways to move through worlds.

Contest

Join us on YA Books by Kailin Gow Facebook Page for the party at 7 pm Pacific Time.

Prizes will consists of book giveaways and a secret Grand Prize!

Contest Rules!

1) Change your profile photo to one of these books from Now to January 21.

2) Tweet and post this contest on your Facebook and Twitter

3) Follow me on Goodreads and then join the Kailin Gow Books Book Club

2011 News – Upcoming Events – More than Just Books! It’s about Giving Back to the Community

A few Things Coming Up this Year!

There will be some exciting things on the horizon:

1) I’ll be attending the Romantic Times BookLover Convention this year along with authors like Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, Alyson Noel, and Kami Garcia. I’ll be signing books.  If you’re in Los Angeles, stop by and say “hi”.

2) I’ll be attending Comic Con this year, and will have characters from my books there.  Fun Fun Fun!

3) I’m booked for appearances on Radio and Television. First stop is NBC television, then CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox.

4) I’m starting up my radio show Women Who Write with a slew of interviews with well… women who write – authors, screenwriters, singer/songwriters, publicists, television writers (I live near Los Angeles…the Capital of moviemaking…what do you expect?), actresses, and a lot more women who write.  If you want to know the nitty gritty of writing, hear how these successful women earn a living doing what they love… writing, learn about some of the challenges they have faced, get some real advice; then tune in.

5) Shy Girls Social Club – my teen site and the teen girls’ group I personally mentor.  There will be more activity.  There will be a Workshop for girls on Self-esteem and opportunities for girls to get involve.  There will be a big project we can all work on that will be either published or aired/screened.  Stay tuned, Girls!  Oh, and scholarship opportunities.

6) 3As for Autism (Actors, Artists, and Authors for Autism) – the Autism Awareness and Action Group I founded with a bunch of actors and filmmakers.  We are going to start developing a film I wrote that will be filmed in Spring or Summer. Film title will be reveal later.

7) On the horizon…I hear that my fiction books are being used by the medical community in neurological and mental well-being.  I know the U.S. Mental Health Association has recommended my books, but now I’m hearing neurological experts are reading and using my YA fiction books for medical reasons.  Amazing.  I’m blown away and honored beyond belief.

So… the reason for this post is to say, it’s more than just books for me. Writing these books and using them to connect and get in touch with people is my way to give back to our community and our world.  Whether it is for self-esteem development, helping women who would like to write for a living learn about it through a radio show, awareness-building of Autism, or neurological research;  I’m glad these books and I are able to help.