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

9781597486316

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

9781597489126

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!!!

 

 

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

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.

ALL KAILIN GOW Books in Paperback IN STOCK 24 HOURS for CHRISTMAS at BN.Com! Get a SIGNED Bookplate with purchase from KAILIN GOW from theEDGEbooks.com!

ALL KAILIN GOW Books in Paperback IN STOCK 24 HOURS for CHRISTMAS at BN.com!

Barnes and Noble will have all Kailin Gow books that are available in Paperback in STOCK to ship for Christmas!  Additionally, the ebook versions have been discounted for the holiday!

For all Titles Available, Check out BN.com

GET A SIGNED Bookplate when you send a receipt to:  promotions (at) theedgebooks (dot) com. Subject Line:  Signed Kailin Gow Bookplate

Offer Expires Jan. 30, 2012 or for as long as supplies of bookplates last.

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!

What an Honor! Wicked Woods, PULSE, Bitter Frost, Stoker Sisters Win 7 Awards in Fiction.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I have some amazing news to share with you about some of my books – Wicked Woods, Bitter Frost, PULSE, and The Stoker Sisters – they all won awards in the 2nd Annual International Book Awards, along with books from St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster, Zondervan, and Random House.

Here’s the article on it from CBS News.

Wicked Woods won the Horror Fiction Award and placed as Finalist in Young Adult Fiction.

Bitter Frost, PULSE, and The Stoker Sisters won awards in various categories, too, such as Romance, Multi-genre, Multicultural, and Chick-Lit/Women’s Literature.  This is quite an honor!

Angels and Hunters Contest: Stoker Sisters 2 Release and Contest – February 28!

Angels and Hunters Contest!

Angels and Hunters Releases Monday February 28!

Stoker Sisters 2: Angels and Hunters releases on Kindle Monday February 28!

Here’s the Description:

They cannot escape who they are!  Sadie and Alexis Stoker, vampire
sisters whose world of blending into human society has exploded, can
no longer hide who they are. The forces of darkness versus the angels of
good have descended upon them, and they can no longer hide. Lord
Ashwin, their vampire sire and first love have returned, as well as
Dracula’s chosen ones known as The Ancients. Sadie is torn between her
two loves, yet Alexis is torn between good and bad. Who will win and
at what price?  Angels and Hunters.

Gift with purchase:  While Supplies Last – Receive a Signed Stoker Sisters Bookmark.

Enter to Win A Coach Red Hot Lips Necklace valued over $100 USD.

Contest Details:

Angels and Hunters Contest

Win a COACH red hot lips necklace (valued over $100 usd)

How to Enter:

Email a copy of your receipt of Angels and Hunters (Stoker Sisters 2) to:

theEDGEbooks (at)yahoo(dot) com

for your chance to win 1 COACH red hot lips necklace.

Also, receive a Stoker Sisters bookmark while supplies last.

This is an international contest open until Midnight

June 1, 2011.

 

Winner announced June 6, 2011 on https://kailingow.wordpress.com
No purchase necessary, if you wish to enter, send a postcard with your name, address, email address, age to:
Kailin Gow, P.O. Box 60834, Irvine, CA 92602

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…

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…

Announcement of Winners for Merry X-mas Vampires Contest Tonight at 7 pst!

ANNOUNCEMENT –

CONTEST DEADLINE TO ENTER and WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT DATE CHANGE

December 15, 2010 7 pm pst

Announcement Will Be on the Stoker Sisters Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stoker-Sisters-Vampire-Sisters-Web-Series/136438456375597?v=app_4949752878

Because I want to be part of the contest (due to a schedule conflict) the Contest Deadline and Live Announcements of the Winners has been changed to this coming Wednesday December 15, 2010 7 pm pst, not December 20.

Merry KISS-Mas – Which Vamps I Wanna Kiss Contest

GRAND PRIZE – WIN A COACH RED-HOT KISS NECKLACE

OR

1 SIGNED COPY  (You pick) of either:

The Stoker Sisters

1) Like the Stoker Sisters Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stoker-Sisters-Vampire-Sisters-Web-Series/136438456375597?v=app_4949752878

PULSE

2) Like the PULSE Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pulse-Vampire-Series/145916402097263?v=app_10442206389

The Wicked Woods

3) Like the Wicked Woods Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wicked-Woods/176069965742555?v=app_4949752878

 

Vampires love mistletoes, too!  If you get a chance to find one of your favorite vamps from one of the following Kailin YA Books under the mistletoe, who would it be?

From PULSE – Jaegar, Stuart, Aaron, or Octavius?

From The Stoker Sisters – Ashwin

From Wicked Woods – ???

Answer the question with a comment on this post, and by liking all the FB pages of the respective Hot Vampire Series Listed ABOVE to get a chance to WIN.

FOR AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO WIN, PICK ONE OF THE BOOK COVERS ABOVE AND USE AS YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE Photo until Dec. 15!

Contest is Open Internationally. Contest ends December 15, 2010 at 7 pm pst.