Happy New Year’s – What a Year to Remember 2013!

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year’s! 

It’s been an amazing year for me in terms of reaching out, meeting lots of you in person at book signings, speeches, events, and online.

Kailin Gow Signs Book at Asian Heritage Week Signing Wearing Snowflake Necklace  Kailin Gow with Blogger Fans at Vegas Signing

I even called a few of my diehard fans with surprise calls and just a get-to-know-you chat!

I met several of my street teamers in person, as well as at signings and get togethers, and I met several fellow authors whom I talked to and admire.

Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash Banner Updated

I’ve even had some amazing meetings that I was honored and privileged to have.

Kailin Gow at Amazon Headquarters in Seattle for Lunch

It’s been a Bittersweet Year of Endings and New Beginnings –

Where series were completed, and new ones many of you have asked for, including spin-offs, began.

Here are some Completed Some Series even though I Had a Hard Time Letting Go:

Bitter Frost

Bitter Frost (Book 1 of the Frost Series)

FADE

FADE by Kailin Gow

Never Knights

Never Say Never by Kailin Gow

Master Chefs

Devour Me (Master Chefs Series) by Kailin Gow

Wicked Woods Series

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The Wolf Fey

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You & Me Trilogy

Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)

Coming Soon to Completion in 2014 for Now:

PULSE

PULSE

The Protege

The Protege (The Protege Series #1) by Kailin Gow

Beautiful Beings

Beautiful Beings by Kailin Gow

Fire Wars

The Fire Wars by Kailin Gow

DESIRE

Desire by Kailin Gow

The Phantom Diaries

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Stoker Sisters

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There are spin-offs of some of the most beloved series, due to demand, and also a lot more fun and exciting things coming in 2014.

Some will surprise you, while hopefully some will speak to your heart and soul.

It’s been a privilege bringing you these stories and characters.  THANK YOU for joining me along this journey.

So Here’s to a happy, healthy, prosperous, and joyous New Year!!!!

As my Cantonese-speaking friends and relatives would say:

Gong Cha Fa Choi!!!

 

 

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Fan Dream Cast Videos for Frost and PULSE!

I have to share these video clips with you from Steffy whom I met via my Facebook fan site.  Since then, we’ve been discussing favorite characters.  Here is her vision of her Dream Cast for Frost and PULSE.  I think Steffy is awesome for coming up with these cool videos.

How about you? Dare to come up with your Dream Cast for Frost, PULSE, Wicked Woods, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Wordwick Games or any books of mine that inspire your CREATIVE urge to put together a video?  Whatever you come up with, we would love to see the video. Remember everyone has their own ideas of how Breena, Kian, Logan, Shasta, Rodney, and Delano (from FROST) should look OR Kalina, Aaron, Stuart, Jaegar, Octavius, Maeve, and Justin (from PULSE).

As you know, PULSE, is being made into a film. More details will be available at some point. Filmmaking, especially film developing takes some time, so I’ll let you know when I can reveal more.  The casting is yet to be determined. Let us know who you think should play your favorite characters in PULSE.  You never know…we may be able to get a favorite actor to be part of the film.  We’ll see…

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!

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

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