Photos from Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash!

The first Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash signing event at the House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney was both fun and successful!

Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash Banner

Several authors sold out of their books, readers had fun, the band sounded great, the models looked better in person than their photos, and the charities – Breast Cancer awareness had a great raffle while an auction for a 8 foot banner signed by all the authors to benefit a local OC battered women’s shelter was auctioned off for a very good amount.

Here are some photos taken from Kailin Gow’s Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash’s website (managed by my team). 

So here are some photos from the event:

Authors, Cover Models and their fans party at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Room outside and inside the House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney was comfortably filled with readers, bloggers, authors, and cover models.

Film Crew filming at the Rockin' the Holidays Bash HOB Downtown Disney

Near the band was the Snowflake Christmas Tree, the Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle, and Gift-wrapping. Models, authors, readers milled around, while a film company for a documentary interviewed some authors.

Awesome volunteers at Rockin' the Holidays Indie Readers Bash

A few of the awesome volunteers in their Rockin’ the Holidays Event Staff t-shirts by the Banner signed by all the authors which was auctioned off to benefit a local battered women’s shelter.

Sharon Covington at Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle table

Fifty Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Raffle Table

Author Kahlen Aymes at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kahlen Aymes

Author Addison Moore at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Addison Moore

Author Kailin Gow at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kailin Gow

Author Katie Ashley getting a brief moment to breathe at Rockin' the Holidays HOB Downtown Disney

Author Katie Ashley

Author Kendall Ryan at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Kendall Ryan

Author R.K. Lilley at the Rockin' the Holidays Bash at HOB Downtown Disney

Author R.K. Lilley

Author Eve Carter at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Eve Carter

Author Gretchen De La O at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Gretchen de la O

Author Laurelin Paige at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Laurelin Paige

Author Rebecca Shea at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Rebecca Shea

Author K. Bromberg at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author K. Bromberg

Author Tess Oliver at Rockin' the Holidays Bash

Author Tess Oliver

Authors Renee Carlino, Rebecca Shea at Rockin the Holidays Bash

Trailer featuring all the authors and models, playing the theme song from P.O.E.’s I Surrender CD played on 5 screens inside the House of Blues

More pictures from the event posted by fans and attendees at:

https://www.facebook.com/rockintheholidaysindiereaders

Group Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/422366344542997/

 

 

Happy New Year 99 cents Limited Time Sale!

How many of you got a reader, a tablet, or a gift card ready to burn, for Christmas?

To celebrate an awesome new year and lots of happiness, joy, and laughter coming forth….I’m holding a 99 cents sale of some of my most popular books, just for a limited time (got bills to pay, staffers to feed, etc. so can’t be indefinite), up to January 11, 2013!

New Year's 99 cents Sale Banner

So for about a week, these books on Kindle will be available for only 99 cents.  Go download them now, and if you have a friend you’ve been meaning to introduce them to these books, tell them to get them now!

9781597486163 (2)Bitter Frost9781597489829Wicked Woods by Kailin GowHeaven and Hell (Beautiful Beings #3)Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)Loving Summer by Kailin GowNever Say Never by Kailin Gow

PULSE

My Appearance at CBS TV was a Blast! Check out the Interview!

Everything went perfectly well the day I appeared on CBS Television LIVE!  No editing, no pre-recording, but LIVE.  Anything could have happened.  And that’s the beauty of LIVE television.  It brings me back to the days of old television when sitcoms like I Love Lucy were live performances in front of an audience.

Needless to say, I was not nervous at all.  I loved it.  Reminds me of the days when I wrote, directed, and acted in my own plays during college.  I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, and I thank everyone at CBS and KCAL and my awesome supportive team at theEDGEbooks.com for making it happen.

Here’s the Article and Video on CBS News’ Website

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!

Radio Show Interviews Continue for Saving You Saving Me! Also, some true trivia about Saving You Saving Me.

Just went through a whirlwind of blog tours for Saving You Saving Me, along with some radio interviews.  I liked to thank most of the bloggers on the tour for being so professional and easy-to-work with!  It was a blast to feature Daggers interview, Sam’s interview, Text chats between Collins and Sam, my Dream Cast, and more!

This week, while I’m finishing up on my end of Summer books with the edits, and even halfway through the third book of the You & Me Trilogy, I’ll let you know that I’ll be on another top 15 radio talk show… News Talk  WGAU from Georgia. (http://www.1340wgau.com/) talking about Saving You Saving Me and Self-Esteem.

Seems like most everyone understands Saving You Saving Me is about Sam’s journey and the Call Center issues, too, rather than some interesting comparisons that I can only be flattered about, but I’ll hopefully get a chance to address some things, too.

TRUE TRIVIA about Saving you Saving Me

1) Saving You Saving Me, is very much base on a true story – A childhood friend suffered abuse, and from looking at her, you would only see a perfect beautiful and wealthy successful young woman.

2) Relationship contracts are very real, too.  Before I started a serious relationship, an attorney friend of mine told me to come up with one.  She did with her attorney husband before they became serious, and 1 provision from him was, to not cut her hair, but to keep it long. Although I didn’t come up with one, I know of people with high net worth who have formed relationship contracts or pledges with each other just to make the relationship clear before there are any misunderstandings and time investment.  Interesting huh?

3) The relationship of a wealthy young entrepreneur and an innocent student girl is very real.  My college roommate in her freshman year had this kind of relationship, and we went to church together, and although initially it appeared like there were a big difference between them on the surface, it didn’t matter. She fell for a guy living in a multimillion dollar beach house in the OC, and he eventually fell for her, too.  With a happy ending, I might add, which makes me smile to this day 😀

4) Collins McGregor – yes, there are gorgeous superwealthy hot men like him in real life, with some issues that keep them single.  How else are there so many unmarried gorgeous men around.  What keeps them from settling?  Lots of things that stems back to…issues from the past, etc.

But of course, there’s a lot more details in Saving You Saving Me because it’s fiction.

Anyways, hope you all have a great week ahead of you, and to all moms out there (including myself ha ha), enjoy yourself, pick up a good escape book, get a spa treatment, do something good for yourself!  You deserve it!

If I WAS a Bookseller, Which of My Books Would I Recommend?

Wouldn’t it be great if we had more information available when we make a purchase?  This is especially true when it comes to buying a house or even a car.  If you’re like my husband, who researches everything before a big purchase, then wouldn’t it be great if information will be available right at the point-of-purchase, right at the tip of your fingertips?

Well, buying a book to read for pleasure is not quite the same as buying a house or buying a car.  Although believe it or not, many homebuyers and car buyers do less research on a home or a car than people who buy books.  I’ve been a real estate broker and have sold million dollar homes to people who would just have a sheet of paper, a photo of the house, and an one-time visit.  I’ve bought a house based on an one-time visit, and it turned out to be the house we loved most and lived in the longest in so far.

Now when it comes to buying a book, we rely on booksellers and the information they provide.  Many times, it’s just the blurb and some reviews.  And recommendations.

Who knows a book better than its author?  If authors were booksellers, how would they describe their book?

This is HOW I Would Recommend My Books:

1) The PULSE Series – Want sexy vampires and a girl with the special blood that can turned them human again?  PULSE is a series for age 16 and up that critics have been comparing to Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and any other vampire books to film or television show they have seen.  Because that’s the type of vampire world people are familiar with right now. The difference with PULSE is the vampires’ characters, the history between vampires and Life’s Blood Carriers like Kalina, and the romance.  PULSE now has 9 books out in the series and spin-off, and is read all over the world.  The film for PULSE begins development in 2012.

2) Bitter Frost, Frost Series – Want to enter and escape into a world of magic, fantasy, and romance?  Enter Feyland, the enchanted land of the fey where beautiful and dangerous fey and fey-like creatures live.  Feyland was first introduced to the world through the Fairy Rose Chronicles in 2003, when I began my fiction-writing career writing middle grade to teen books.  Fairy Rose Chronicles was written for age 9 and up, with the later books more for teens.  When Bitter Frost, the first of the Bitter Frost Series was introduced, with some of the characters from the Fairy Rose and a Feyland that takes place 5 years later from the Fairy Rose Chronicles, Feyland’s War of the Seasons is well underway, and has escalated to the taking of royal prisoners, which led to the Summer King’s banished daughter being brought back to Feyland after having grown up in the human world.  Bitter Frost is Breena Malloy’s story and how she navigated the dangerous political world of the Fey to become one of the most legendary leaders of Feyland.  The Frost Series has been contracted to become a multimillion dollar MMO Game. Release of the game is scheduled for 2013 or 2014.  Currently, there are over 14,000 fans and growing for the Frost Series as buzz about this under-the-radar book franchise is gaining more attention.

3) Desire – Escape into a perfect world where everyone’s life is planned out for them.  DESIRE is a dystopian fantasy romance that has a bit of paranormal. It melds genres and people are calling the DESIRE series “Original” and “Literary Genius”.  There is an incredible romantic triangle in DESIRE between Kama, her best friend and long-time boyfriend Liam, and a sexy stranger who knew more about Kama than she did named Torrid. There are already 3 books out in the DESIRE Series with another, Passion, set for release in 2012.

4) Fire Wars – Fire Wars is Greek and Roman Mythology in a Dystopian world.  The world takes place hundreds, perhaps thousands of years in the future when the land has eroded into islands.  Mackenzy Evers is a girl who has moved from place to place with her single mother, who has steadily climbed the career ladder as an Events Director at luxury hotels.  The latest place they move to is Aeros Island, which has more lush vegetation and natural beauty than anywhere else on Earth.  There Mac meets Chance Cutter, son of her mother’s boss, the wealthy Antonio Cutter of Cutter Imperial Hotels. He’s mysterious, sexy, and wants nothing to do with Mac, except for the intense attraction they feel whenever they cross paths.  Then there’s Varun Cutter, the down-to-earth cousin of Chance, who lives and works at the hotel, too.  Both of them have connections to Mac stronger than she can ever imagined, and as she finds out more about who she is, and what she is, she learns that her role in Earth’s future is critical.  The Fire Wars had its world premiere at the Orange Country Children’s Book Festival this year!

Here’s where you can watch the Trailer

And of course, I would recommend the following book series as well:  Beautiful Beings, FADE, Steampunk Scarlett, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, Harold the Kung Fu Kid, Queen B Superheroine, The Wordwick Games, and Wicked Woods.

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.

 

 

Summer Wishes (DESIRE #1.5) Out in 3 More Days – June 30! Special Gift for my Fans…

SUMMER WISHES (DESIRE #1.5) will be released on  June 30 OR perhaps a little earlier on Amazon on Kindle.

As a Gift to my loyal fans and readers, SUMMER WISHES is being offered for free (but only for 3 days).  Since you’re a reader of my blog, you’re being told this is only for 3 days.

So remember to pick up a copy of SUMMER WISHES (DESIRE #1.5) on Kindle, the only place where you will find it for free. Amazon is the only authorized retailer for providing SUMMER WISHES for free as an ebook for 3 days.

DESIRE introduces you to the perfect world of Kama’s society, but SUMMER WISHES shocks you out of it.

DESIRE

5 out of 5 -“This was quit a delightful read, the authors prose were smooth and wonderful. She captures the beauty of love into words. Magical!
This cover is absolutely gorgeous, one of my favorites!” – Cindy, Goodreads

5 out of 5 Stars – “…Desire was a new and interesting story in the YA genre. It has you wondering about the true nature of this so-called perfect world. Will Kama discover the truth about her life? Will her life’s plan give her freedom or just cause more problems. Desire was mysterious and engaging with an ending that leaves you wanting more. ” – Melissa Silva, The Bookshelf

5 out of 5 Stars…..Very sweet, lovely story about an eighteen year old girl Kama who lives in a perfect, settled future with a perfect boy, Liam, soon to be her future husband.
However, her world turns upside down when an enchanting, desireable boy Torrid appears in her life. Is the life she was supposed to be living really not what it looks like? Is there another pad she is destined for to live? Is her love toward Liam not as strong as she thought it was, is Torrid the love of her life? Step by step Kama discovers her true nature and makes her decision, but is It the right one?Xandra Van Welder, News Anchor, TV Zemst

Good News! Kailin Gow Bestselling Books now On Sale on Amazon! So fill up your Kindle and Enjoy the Lazy Days of Summer!

Prices have been cut just for Summer, thanks to theEDGEbooks.com’s Encouraging Summer Reading promotion.

Here are the books where prices have been cut. Click on the title for more information on each book series:

Wicked Woods is now $2.99!

Wolf Fey is now $.99!

Pulse is now $.99!

Life’s Blood (PULSE #2) is now $2.99!

Blood Burned (PULSE #3) is now $2.99!

Rise of the Fire Tamer is now $2.99!

Daughters of Dracula (Stoker Sisters #1) is now $2.99

The Alchemists Academy #1: Stones to Ashes is now $2.99

The Phantom Diaries is now $2.99!

Shy Girls Social Club is now $2.99!

At these prices, you can get well…3 or 4 rather than 1 of the $9.99 books.  And at the regular price of $4.99, you can get 2 rather than 1 of the $9.99 books.  Many of these books are bestselling books, have been well-reviewed, and won awards.

Happy Reading, and Remember, you still have a chance to enter the Reading Marathon and 25,000 AAdvantage Miles Contest.  Most of these books are the first books in the series and count as double points!