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!!!

 

 

Join Us for a Twitter Book Release Party at 6 pm PST for FIRE DANCE (Fire Wars #3) & Get a Chance to WIN a KINDLE!

We’re so excited about the release of FIRE DANCE (Fire Wars #3), we’re holding a Twitter Party the day of the release at 6 pm Monday, September 10 pst and also a chance to win a KINDLE!

Join us at #FireDanceBookParty on Twitter!

Team Chance vs. Team Varun War games

Trivia, Win a copy of  Kailin’s Dystopian Books and Yes, a Kindle!

The threat to Aeros Island and Earth has come earlier than believed. Mackenzie was forced to join the Water Gods, crushing whatever hope the Fire Gods had in stopping the Erosion from claiming the remainder of Earth. As she discovers another side to her, as her powers emerge, she finds herself challenged beyond anything else to make the most difficult decision in her life, a decision that could change the fate of everyone.

Beyond the Books: The Social Impact of Books – The Fire Wars, Saving You Saving Me, and Loving Summer

Yesterday, I found out my YA Dystopian book, The Fire Wars, won Best Teen Book in the 2012 Green Book Festival.  This honor was especially meaningful for me since the Green Book Festival is an “annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment.”

I had written and planned out the series for it to be entertaining (read for pleasure) mostly, and for it to be a dystopian fantasy for young adults and older.  The fact that it was set in a future world where Earth’s land had eroded to the point where all that remain are islands, and the erosion will continue unless one of the characters, the heroine Mackenzy Evers does something about it with Chance Cutter, made this book into more than a romantic dystopian, but one with a social awareness of our environment.  Based on scientific research and historical patterns of the changing earth, this world could very well be the future of Earth.

Again, I’m very honored and am now scrambling to make it up to San Francisco next week for the awards ceremony at the Drake.  It’s a dream come true to write what I write, but to win an award for it, too, is even better!  Believe it or not, I found out about the Green Book Festival last minute through Amazon.com’s recommended festival list.

Meanwhile, Saving You Saving Me, is making waves across the nation on national Top 15 radio talk shows (not internet radio, but radio shows with megawatts frequency, this is very impressive since I used to be a radio station host and getting more frequency was the big thing).  Most of the shows I’ve been on has been the morning drive time, and the next one, is tomorrow morning on WGAU 1340! We will be talking about bullying, abuse, self-esteem, self-confidence, the impact abuse has on children and teens, and more.

Of course, the Saving You Saving Me Project, too!  While Saving You Saving Me can be entertaining because it is a story, it’s considered realistic YA fiction, meaning, there will be social issues in there.  And many that comes up through the Call Center calls, but also in the characters’ lives because it is through helping others, through relating to others, that the characters Sam, Daggers, Derek, and other main characters will finally find their own issues surfacing.

Loving Summer, which releases later this month on May 28, is the summer beach read that is meant to be a bittersweet romance.  Without giving away any spoilers, this one tackles some issues that are more common than not, especially in the U.S.

One of my majors as an undergrad was Social Ecology, which includes psychology, criminology, ecology, and sociology so I’m very aware of societal and psychological issues, especially with individual issues that extend out to affect society as a whole.  You will find some of this in all of my books, but in these 3 books, these issues are somewhat a big part of the plot especially as it relates to the characters’ growth through the book and the series.

I could go on and on about this, but in the end, it’s about you enjoying my books, and if you do see the social growth in these books, then you’ve just made this author’s months and even years of working on these books even more special.  Thank you and Enjoy!

Kailin

BECAUSE I LURVE YOU – FAN APPRECIATION FEBRUARY – Every day I’m giving Out a Signed Book!

Because I Lurve You – FAN APPRECIATION FEBRUARY!

Every day, I’m giving away a SIGNED paperback book to be Announced on one of the following Facebook Pages starting on Monday Feb.6 :

YA Books from Kailin Gow

The Frost Series

PULSE Vampire Series

DESIRE

Beautiful Beings

Wicked Woods Series

FIRE WARS SERIES

FADE Series

Steampunk Scarlett

Phantom Diaries Series

Stoker Sisters

Contest is International and is administered by theEDGEbooks.com PR

FIRE Up your Winter – Win a Kindle Fire! Fire Stones (Fire Wars #2), Sight (Wicked Woods #5), and Immortal Devices (Steampunk Scarlett #2) Released this Month!

Win a Kindle Fire with the January Releases of  SIGHT (Wicked Woods #2), FIRE STONES (Fire Wars #2), and IMMORTAL DEVICES (Steampunk Scarlett #2)

FIRE STONES – just released on Amazon Kindle! 

SIGHT (Wicked Woods #2) – Just Released!

IMMORTAL DEVICES (Steampunk Scarlett #2) – Just Released

WIN A KINDLE FIRE!

Contest Administered by Create1 Promotions

The rules are simple.  Send a copy of your receipt to info@theEDGEbooks.com of  SIGHT, FIRE STONES, and/or IMMORTAL DEVICES to ENTER.

Contest ends March 31, 2012. No purchase necessary. See contest rules for more information.

SIGHT (Wicked Woods Series #5) by Kailin Gow and FIRE STONES (Fire Wars #2) – Releases Jan. 23 and Jan. 24!

SIGHT (Wicked Woods Series #5) 

 

 

Releases January 23, 2012 on Kindle

Paperback soon to follow

The Gates of Palisor has opened and now the most dangerous and powerful creatures Wicked has been harboring have been let loose. Briony is now in a race to save Wicked, with the help of her friends from the Preservation Society and the two men who would go to the ends of the Earth and Palisor for her.

Fire Stones (Fire Wars #2)

Releases January 24, 2012 in Kindle

Paperback soon to follow

 

Mackenzy Evers can’t believe how close she is with Chance now that they’ve finally allowed themselves to be with each other. But her past with Varun and her quest for the goddess Vesta’s magical stones can tear her away from him forever. Book 2 of the Fire Wars Series.