THE FADE SERIES OMNIBUS Wins the IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards Silver Honoree Award

I am doing the Happy Dance!  I was just told that my FADE OMNIBUS (FADE Series Books 1 to 4) won the prestigious and book industry recognized Benjamin Franklin Digital Award as a Silver Honoree in 2014.

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The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards from IBPA (Independent Book Publishing Association) recognizes the “Best in Class” in digital publishing with judging criterias measuring the standards of excellence in content/story, writing, design, technology,  and more.   I am honored to have a winning series recognized by the IBPA as a “Best in Class” book as the IBPA is a well-respected organization in the book industry that has helped establish standards in book publishing for decades.

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The FADE Series OMNIBUS is An Explosive YA and New Adult Dystopian Thriller Romance Omnibus

With over 900 printed pages!

5 out of 5 Stars – “The beginning of this book grabs you right away and you cannot put it down!” – Ashley @ Step Into Fiction

5 out of 5 Stars – “Fast-paced and Crazy Unique!” – Liberty Ann

5 out of 5 Stars – “Thrilling and mind boggling series. Fade introduces readers to a concept that is out of this world.” – Woven Myst

From the International Bestselling Author of the ALA YALSA Reader’s Choice Nominated Winner in Fantasy and Sci Fi FROST Series and The Loving Summer Series comes a Dystopian and Apocalyptic Action Adventure Love Story that Defies All Odds…

What if you found out you never existed?

“My name is Celestra Caine. I am seventeen years old, which makes me a senior at Richmond High. I never thought this would happen to me, but it has… I’m one of those people you see every day, go to school with, remember seeing at the supermarket or the mall, and then one day you don’t hear about them any longer. They’re gone, and eventually, you forget them.”

Omnibus Contains the Complete Series

FADE
Falling (FADE #2)
Forgotten (FADE #3)
Fever (FADE #4)

This is a YA Dystopian Thriller appropriate for age 16 and up.

 

 

 

CIRCUS SUMMER Release Day SPECIAL – JULY 2, 2012. Get a Chance to win an $100 Amazon Gift Card!

THE CIRCUS IS COMING!  THE CIRCUS IS COMING!  Do you dare join the Circus of Curiosities? 

CIRCUS SUMMER

In post-apocalypse America, known as The United, every season, the Circus of Curiosities visits the city, bringing with it the most fantastic circus acts that are beautiful, majestic, curious, and death-defying. Every season performers for these acts are chosen from the young men and women in each town, trained, and sent to perform in a live grand performance, performed literally to the death. Two performers from Sea Cliff, a beach town at the outskirts of The Center find themselves chosen to be in this Summer’s Circus Act. Both must win at any cost, but could they ignore their feelings for each other? Leela Sinclair needs to win in order to get to The Center where she can get medical help from the best physicians for her ailing mother, plague with a condition no one have heard of. For Zachary Nile, his reasons for becoming a performer at the Circus is more mysterious.  Only the ringmaster and the Circus of Curiosities owner Dex Hightower (Dr. Dex) knows what the touring Circus is really about amidst the magic and splendor.  Despite the Great War and the poverty surrounding the land except for the towns fortunate enough to be near the Center, Dr. Dex and the Circus performers all know, “The show must go on.”

SPECIAL PRICE OF $1.99 for Release Day (July 2!) Only.  75% off the Set Regular price of $3.99 for Kindle.

Circus Summer is releasing at a special release day price of $1.99 on July 2,  75% off its set regular price of $3.99 for Kindle.  This is only for July 2. Afterwards, it will be set at its regular price of $3.99.

Additionally, within the pages of Circus Summer, you will find an entry to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

 

 

SUMMER SIZZLES with Passion (DESIRE #3) and Blood Rights (PULSE #7) Releases and Party w/PRIZES! 6 pm PST 6/19!

Passion (DESIRE #3) and Blood Rights (PULSE #7) Release Party will be at 6 pm PST Tuesday on Twitter.  #PassionPULSEparty

Passion (DESIRE #3) is Finally Here! 

In this YA dystopian fantasy, Kama Johnson lives on Earth 3000 years from today, in a seemingly perfect society known as Arcadia.  Now that the perfection has been SHATTERED, a new battle arises, which calls for Kama to come into her full power.  As the battle rages in Arcadia, Kama barely escapes the horrors at the Coliseum, with the realization of the full power of her heritage.  Her victory at the Coliseum is short-lived as her army realize it’s just one stop in the  battle against the Rogues.  While she was at the Coliseum, Prince Torrid falls into the hands of the enemy, and she must work with her longtime friend and love Liam to infiltrate into the Rogue’s biggest stronghold.  Her time to stand up and become the heroine is now, but can she use her passion, along with the passion of her people to help win this new battle – the biggest battle in Arcadia to date?

Passion is NOW Available on Amazon.com in Kindle version and Paperback!  

BONUS in Passion:  Get a FREE Excerpt of Circus Summer (Circus of Curiosities #1), a new YA Dystopian Fantasy

BLOOD RIGHTS (PULSE #7)

The search for the Life’s Blood Carriers have gotten desperate now that two of the Greystones have unwittingly been affected.  Right at the start of their journey back to Rutherford, a crisis hits Kalina, Justin, and Max, which causes a rift between the Greystones.  Kalina’s strange change is taking over, and now she finds herself in need for answers, fast, before she can commit herself to the one she truly loves.

BLOOD RIGHTS (PULSE #7) will be Available on Amazon.com in Kindle version and Paperback ON JUNE 18, 2012!

PULSE has been optioned to become a film, with details to be made available on IMDB only when development begins.  Development is set to begin 2013!

SUMMER SIZZLES with Passion and Blood Rights Releases and Party will be on Twitter Tuesday at 6 pm PST.  Please use #PassionPULSEparty to join in to hear announcements, join the fun, and win prizes such as:

Gifted Copies through Kindle of DESIRE and PULSE!  So bring your friends who haven’t read DESIRE or PULSE yet!

2 Grand Prizes of:

Gifted Copies of DESIRE, Summer Wishes (DESIRE #1.5), Shattered (DESIRE #2), and Passion (DESIRE #3) through Kindle!

Gifted Copies of PULSE, Life’s Blood (PULSE #2), Blood Burned (PULSE #3), Blue Blood (PULSE #4), Blood Bond (PULSE #5), Blood Legacy (PULSE #6), and Blood Rights (PULSE #7)  when it releases on 6/18/2012 through Kindle

AND MORE!

Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift and FADE 1 &2 with the Release of FORGOTTEN (FADE #3) Thursday 3/8 at 4 pm pst

FORGOTTEN (FADE #3) will be releasing 3/8 instead of 3/7 for the kindle on Amazon and 3/12 in paperback in order for us to have an online Twitter Chat Party for the Release!  Join me at 4 pm PST for an online Twitter Chat about the FADE Series at #NewReleaseFADE3

A love that can never be forgotten…

The truth about Celestra Caine comes back in the most shocking way. Everyone knew Celestra Caine was dangerous, but they didn’t know she was THAT dangerous… As Celestra’s memories begin returning to her after being Faded, and her identity is revealed, she learns the fate of the world really is in her hands, and that she, the mysterious and sexy fader Jack, and her handsome ex-boyfriend Gray are more connected to each other than she ever imagined.

In this dystopian ya thriller, where nothing is what it seems, sometimes  love can be strong enough to withstand time and space and never be forgotten.

Twitter Chat Release Party and Giveaways

The Twitter Chat Party #NewReleaseFADE takes place tomorrow night at 4 pm pst, 6 pm cst, and 7 pm est.  The prizes include:  FADE #1 and #2.

And a $50 Amazon Gift Card

See you tomorrow night!

all contest rules from kailingow.wordpress.com applies.

 

 

You will be FALLING (FADE #2) for Jack Simple in FADE. FALLING Releases Nov. 15! Get a Gift with Every Purchase and a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

FALLING (FADE #2)  Releases November 15!! 

On Amazon Kindle

What is Celestra Caine? Who is she and did she ever existed?  The Faders and the Others clash at the Underground, sending everything into a tailspin. Celestra is pulled into more intrigue, more danger, and more romance, as she discovers who she is and why everyone wants to get her in Book 2 of the FADE series.

 

NOW with this Release – Get a Gift with Every Purchase and a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

 

For those who won an ARC at the release party for FADE, Book 1 – thank you for attending the party and for spreading the word out about FADE.  Thank you for your patience, too!  We are sending you a limited edition of FALLING (FADE #2).

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Would you like to be part of Kailin Gow’s Street Team? If so, please contact Ifsha at promotions (at) theedgebooks (dot) com.

 

Get Ready to be SHATTERED (DESIRE #2)! Set to Release Late Night Tuesday Nov.8!!! GET Summer Wishes (Desire #1.5) for Free by Reposting!

Get Ready to be SHATTERED!

 

 

You were wooed in DESIRE into the perfect world of Arcadia…

Then as each layer of Arcadia is peeled away, a shocking truth is discovered in SUMMER WISHES (DESIRE #1.5)….

Now be prepared to be SHATTERED (DESIRE #2)….   Kama and Liam never thought Arcadia would be like this.


Releases on Amazon Kindle Tuesday Night!  Nov. 8.

Paperback with new technology to be release a week after!

GET a FREE COPY of SUMMER WISHES (DESIRE #1.5) when you:

1) Retweet the “Release of Shattered (Desire #2) on Tuesday Night Nov. 8th!  Go and Get this sequel to the highly-acclaimed Dystopian Fantasy Series!”

2) Post on your Blog, website, and Facebook Page!

3) Post here that you did the above.

4) Please send your email address (which will be verified) to promotions (at) theEDGEbooks (dot) com to receive a copy of Summer Wishes.  Only 1 copy per household.

 

On Fire with KINDLE FIRE and the FIRE WARS Contest! The New YA Dystopian Fire Wars Now Available on Kindle!

Excited about the Kindle Fire? So are we, and to celebrate the Kindle Fire’s birthday along with the launch of the Fire Wars Series, a YA dystopian with a touch of mythology; I’m offering a contest:

Win a KINDLE FIRE with the FIRE WARS

by Kailin Gow Contest

Here’s how to enter:

1) Like the Facebook Page for the Fire Wars here:  +2

2) Answer the poll on The Fire Wars on the Facebook page. +2

3) If you purchased the Fire Wars on Amazon and send a receipt to theedgebooks (at) yahoo (dot) com, you’re already entered. +2

4) Tweet about the contest, post it on your blog! +2

5) Change your profile picture to The Fire Wars’ cover from the duration of the Contest – 10/6 to 11/15 midnight! +2

The contest is international. Contest winner will be announced 11/16!  Please allow 4 to 8 weeks for shipping of prize.  No purchase necessary to enter. Please send a postcard w/name, age, email, address and name of contest to:

Sparklesoup Inc., 14252 Culver Dr., A732, Irvine, CA 92604

 

Showing the ORANGE at the OC Children’s Books Festival – Debut of FIRE WARS, Midnight Frost, and Blood Bond!

The OC Children’s Books Festival was a blast!  It was great seeing everyone I’ve talked to on Facebook, Twitter, and other events.  Great meeting new fans, too!

The Fire Wars made its appearance in paperback (Limited signed editions) that day, and I read from the Prologue…about the Fire Test and the death of the girl who took the test before Mac.

It was a hot day so I went onto my next read – from the FROST SERIES – Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5), and read the scene about the Kingdom of the Dead.

I was impressed to see many of the crowd who came out to the Teen/YA Book Festival had read one or more of my books.  Someone told me to stay put during the signing because his nephew wanted him to go pick him up and drive him to the Festival to meet me.    I saw and met a group of young girls, and it was amazing for me to see young teen boys and college boys who were fans. It truly made my day to see everyone in person!!

Me discussing Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5) with readers who came out!

Teen/YA Stage Author Line Up

Reading from Midnight Frost (Bitter Frost #5)

Star Wars fans showed up!

Kami Garcia and I not only shared same initials KG, but we dressed in the same colors for the Festival.  Creme lace and tulle with black.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore signing

Book Signings and talking to awesome readers!

Overall, it was a fun day spent meeting people, hearing great stories from some of the most imaginative authors and storytellers you can find, and getting a chance to help promote reading and literacy in the community!

THE FIRE WARS Now Available! RELEASE PARTY, READING, SIGNING at the OC Children’s Book Festival Today!

As an author on the YA Featured Stage for today’s Orange County Children’s Book Festival,  I will be reading from my newly-released books Midnight Frost (FROST #5)Blood Bond (PULSE #5),  and my debut new dystopian fantasy series, The Fire Wars!

Her destiny was written in the books…but can she change a course that has already began thousands of years ago?

Mackenzy Evers had moved with her mother from Angel Island to Aeros Island during her senior year. What can be worse than to finish her senior year at a new school?

Living during the post-Erosion period on Earth where there is less land than before, Mac is happy to discover an island of rich beauty and lush landscapes, not to mention mysterious handsome boys and an ancient prophecy that is set to come true in Mac’s lifetime. Chance Cutter claims she is his Queen, his goddess to his Fire King, whom he had been searching for years. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, yet why does he seem to hate her? And who is she really?

NOW AVAILABLE!!

THE FIRE WARS Trailer

 


As all the creatures of Feyland are forced into a battle that will determine who rules Feyland, a bigger force emerges that threatens all. Love, loyalty, desires, duty, and friendships will be tested.  Choices will be made. Some will survive, while others will die.  Midnight Frost is the pivotal book in the popular Frost Series about the beautiful, but dangerous world of Feyland and its magical and powerful inhabitants.

Just Released!

As Kalina Calloway’s life’s blood guides her and Octavius, Jaegar, and Justin across the globe in search of possible carriers; they make some startling discoveries in the heart of Life’s Blood’s origins, as well as Kalina’s abilities. The time for her to choose a vampire has come.

Just Released!

The OC Children’s Books Festival

Besides actually being able to have 10 copies of SIGNED Limited Editions of THE FIRE WARS there 2 weeks before the paperback versions are available, and sold through Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore;  I will have some cool giveaways at my reading!  If that’s not something, I’m there with some really cool people, too – Molly Shannon (Author and Actress), Amber Benson (Author, Actress, and Director), Heather Brewer (YA Author), Kami Garcia (YA Author), Nancy Holder (YA Author) and more!  Check out who is going to be there on the Orange County Register.

Reading Just Released Midnight Frost, Blood Bond, and Debuting The Fire Wars This Weekend at the OC Children’s Book Festival

As an author on the YA Featured Stage for this upcoming weekend’s Orange County Children’s Book Festival,  I will be reading from my newly-released books Midnight Frost (FROST #5),  Blood Bond (PULSE #5),  and my debut new dystopian fantasy series, The Fire Wars!

Her destiny was written in the books…but can she change a course that has already began thousands of years ago?

Mackenzy Evers had moved with her mother from Angel Island to Aeros Island during her senior year. What can be worse than to finish her senior year at a new school?

Living during the post-Erosion period on Earth where there is less land than before, Mac is happy to discover an island of rich beauty and lush landscapes, not to mention mysterious handsome boys and an ancient prophecy that is set to come true in Mac’s lifetime. Chance Cutter claims she is his Queen, his goddess to his Fire King, whom he had been searching for years. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, yet why does he seem to hate her? And who is she really?

Releases October 2, 2011

THE FIRE WARS Trailer


As all the creatures of Feyland are forced into a battle that will determine who rules Feyland, a bigger force emerges that threatens all. Love, loyalty, desires, duty, and friendships will be tested.  Choices will be made. Some will survive, while others will die.  Midnight Frost is the pivotal book in the popular Frost Series about the beautiful, but dangerous world of Feyland and its magical and powerful inhabitants.

Just Released!

As Kalina Calloway’s life’s blood guides her and Octavius, Jaegar, and Justin across the globe in search of possible carriers; they make some startling discoveries in the heart of Life’s Blood’s origins, as well as Kalina’s abilities. The time for her to choose a vampire has come.

Just Released!

The OC Children’s Books Festival

Besides actually being able to have 10 copies of SIGNED Limited Editions of THE FIRE WARS there 2 weeks before the paperback versions are available, and sold through Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore;  I will have some cool giveaways at my reading!  If that’s not something, I’m there with some really cool people, too – Molly Shannon (Author and Actress), Amber Benson (Author, Actress, and Director), Heather Brewer (YA Author), Kami Garcia (YA Author), Nancy Holder (YA Author) and more!  Check out who is going to be there on the Orange County Register.