Friday, June 30, 2017

Winners! And Pets!

Thanks so much for everyone who dropped in for the Superpowered Love Reading Tour. It was a bit of an experiment--including the first use of my webcam for anything not D&D related. The winners have been randomly selected and notified, and hopefully their shirts will come quickly so I can send their prize boxes off to them soon.

If you watched any of the goofy vids, you might've noticed my menagerie of pets showed up a lot. They made it difficult to get readings done, to say the least. Not that I minded lol. So here, have some outtakes:



There's more post-Takedown release fun coming up next month, too! But in the meantime, have a great Canada Day and Independence Day, my North American friends.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Takedown is Live--Come Hear me Read!

It's here, it's here! The Takedown is now available at Loose Id and these retailers, with more to come. (There's a release-week discount happening at the LI site, though, so if you ever shop there it's not a bad idea now!) I'm so pumped. I hope you are too! There's even a release day review from Melanie, if you're interested~



The blog tour has also begun, and today at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, there's also vid of me reading from The Takedown. There's also the Rafflecopter giveaway, so be sure to comment on the post (and this one!) and say hi for your chance to win all kinds of good stuff.





Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Takedown Has a Cover--and a Blog Tour With a Bad-Ass Giveaway~

Happy Pride Month, y'all. I spent last night at Dayton's opening event and it was great. Shout out to all my Ohio queer folk  ♥

In only semi-related news, The Takedown is ready for all your pre-order needs at both Loose Id and Amazon, with another perfect cover by P.L. Nunn.

Description: Katey Hawthorne: The Takedown. Two men standing close to each other. One is white, dressed in a three-piece suit, and holds a small fire-ball in his hand. The other is younger, latinx, and looking over his shoulder at the audience. The latter holds a small ball of magical ice.
Brendan, buddy. You are looking fine AF.

To celebrate its release on Tuesday, I'm starting a different kind of blog tour. One that involves me making dorky youtube videos of readings from all the books in the series, one at each stop. I'm gonna start with The Takedown and hop around from there, so follow along for fun--and prizes!

Join Katey Hawthorne for the Superpowered Love Reading Tour! -Check out the new book -Hear readings from the SL Series - Enter to win a SL Prize Box including: Notebooks, Print Books, and a T-Shirt in your size!

June 9 @ Joyfully Jay
June 16 @ The Novel Approach
June 23 @ Love Bytes
June 27 @ Diverse Reader

Enter to win one of two Superpowered Love Prize Boxes!

Giveaway! Prizes. This image shows a notebook with the superpowered love cover on it, a willoughby spit t-shirt, and also offers swag and a personalized print book.




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Excerpts and SALE #superpoweredlove #romance #eroticromance #booksale #thetakedowniscoming

It won't be long now until The Takedown hits the virtual shelves! June 6 is the day! I'm so excited to get this book out there, I'm pretty much jumping up and down every time I think of it. If you want a sneak peek, check out the book page here, where you can meet the heroes, Jody and Bren, and now read some fun excerpts. Yay!

More to come soon on that front, including fun blog tour and giveaway news, but one thing at a time, right?

SALE SALE SALE


The Takedown is going to be book 8 in the Superpowered Love series. That sounds pretty daunting, but in truth, they're all tailored to be read as stand-alones--you just get the layers if you read more of them. For those who like to do things from the beginning (I admit that I do too), though, good news! Right now, and for just a few days more, the boxed set of the first six books is on super-sale at the Loose Id site. All of them for under $5, which is amazing. So go and snag it, start from the beginning, hop around, whatever you like!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hello from RT. Also, meet the new heroes~

Hey, hey, Atlanta! It's been a few years but I missed you!

If any of y'all are at RT, please hit me up. I'll be all over the place, but definites are the Riptide Cards Against Humanity game on Wednesday and of course the Book Fair--and the FANtastic day party! I've got swag, and I'm not afraid to use it.

... I might be a little loopy from travel. Apologies.

In other news, I'm now moved into the new house and working hard again. Which means it's safe to announce that Superpowered Love #8, THE TAKEDOWN is coming to an ereader near you soon. If you're keen, go and meet the heroes, Bren and Jody, on the shiny new book page. It's gonna be intense.

Jody Aguirre's family was kidnapped and tortured by witch hunters, and after a few days of captivity, he's all that's left. Using his frosty awakened superpowers, Jody manages to escape—and is rescued from the side of the road by Bren Faulkner's stretch Town Car. Bren, a hot-thermal awakened with government connections, promises to help find the witch hunters who destroyed Jody's life. 

While navigating his trauma and pain, Jody comes to rely on Bren for more than just food, his house, and his superpowered connections. Brendan is all that reminds Jody what's left to live for, and a strong advocate for justice vs. vengeance, like the proverbial knight in shining armor he is. As their affection for one another deepens and their attraction becomes impossible to deny, Bren wonders if acting on their feelings would be taking advantage. Jody, meanwhile, struggles to claw his way back to something like normality, knowing that Bren's part of the solution, not the problem.

But none of it matters, if they don't take down those witch hunters.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have some music and a lil read~

Ah yes, my almost-favorite holiday. Those who know me know I usually spend the day on a liquid diet and listening to very loud and occasionally obnoxious music. Today, however, I did something obnoxiously adult and... got a new house. Because I'm moving at the end of the month. So... good thing that house worked out!

Jamie and Kellan, my surly hard partying Irish-American boy, from Nobody's Hero. Art by Astro.

But all the party is still there from years past, and I mean to listen to it now I'm home and relaxing with a whiskey. If you're in the mood for some Paddy Rock, check out the DJ Kellan tag at my tumblr for past years' selections. It's mostly Irish-American punky stuff, because Kellan, but there's also a few rock and traditional numbers thrown in.

And if you're new around here, you can also get a freebie about those two boys set on St. Pat's! It's called Grá Mo Chroí, and you can get it from:

My Box.net folder (separate zip files for mobi, epub, pdf, and htm--take whatever you like!)
or
Smashwords (all eBook formats)

St. Patrick's Day used to be all about the Party for Kellan and Jamie Monday. A bottle of Powers; a case of Guinness; random relatives and friends dropping in in taxis to do shots and listen to Kelly's beloved Paddy Rock all night long. The clean-up would take days, but it was all worth it for their favorite holiday of the year.

Then along came the babies. Rory and Shea are the apple of their dads' eyes, the center of their world... but not really party-friendly. Jamie and Kelly haven't had a night out in six months, though, so Jamie's mother offers to take the teething twins for St. Pat's. 

Except she turns up sick on the day of, and it looks like the idea of a super-dad date isn't in the cards after all. Not unless one of them finds a way, anyhow...

This story is a free, fluffy short that takes place three years after Nobody's Hero.  It contains explicit scenes and is not suitable for anyone under 18.

Have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day ♥

Friday, December 30, 2016

Holidays, Superpowered Love, Anime, and AllRomance eBooks

I'm gonna divide this longish post into some small bits so people can skip to the bit they want. It's mega TL;DR and I know it ;)

PERSONAL STUFF:

I normally do more personal stuff over at my imzy, but it's been quiet due to madness I will briefly detail below. I try to keep this blog a lil less "talk about Katey!" because, you know. That's not the point :D But here goes...

Well, what an eventful few months I've been having! Last time I posted, I was in India for Diwali, and Witchy Boys was new and shiny for Halloween. It's been one thing after another since then--India was great, but thanks to someone hacking behind me on the longest flight of the trip home (Abu Dhabi to New York is pretty long, y'all, just saying), I ended up sick for... a long time. TOTALLY WORTH IT, but still. THEN, we found out we'll be moving soon, which is cool but a touch stressful... okay, a lot stressful, as this time we have to, you know, sell our house. Wow. Adulting sucks amiright?

We hosted the holidays at our house for the first time, though, and it was a success! I might've had to sleep for three days after, but we did it. Hope everyone who celebrated something had and is having a great time with friends or family or both.

ANIME:

If you have not seen Yuri on Ice, yet, my only question to you is: why not? Ice skating! Beautiful animation! No queerbaiting: ACTUAL CONFIRMED QUEER LOVE. Plus, general hilarity and sweetness and oh my god the first season just ended how will I survive 'til season 2?

Katsuku Yuri and Victor Nikiforov, precious figure skating star babies.


Here, try episode 1. You'll thank me. Or hate me because you will live in YoI hell with me now. Sorry not sorry.

SUPERPOWERED LOVE:

In spite of being quiet, I have not been idle! Today, the next Superpowered Love book ships off to my editor at Loose Id, yay! It's been entirely too long since the last installment, The Playhouse, and for that I apologize. Last year was... wild. I mean it was for all of us, but I had a whole spinal surgery thing that really cramped my style for the first half of the year so I couldn't write. I'm really back on top of things now, though, and so I will finally get to introduce you all to Bren and Jody. I've been working on their story for literally years now, since before Nobody's Hero back in March of 2012.

The series is on its way to the climax, and so things are beginning to tie together, but I'll make sure they can be read standalone too, as always. More on that soon. In the meantime, here's cutie pie Jody, from Superpowered Love #8, who I hope you can all meet soon:

Jody Aguirre by Astro


ALLROMANCE EBOOKS:

On a more sobering note, probably you've all heard about ARe closing by now. You have, apparently, 1 more day to download your library there if you haven't already--then it goes poof. The problem is (okay ONE of the MANY problems is...) that a lot of publishers have already made their books unavailable, so they can't be downloaded. And the notice is disturbingly short, which means not everyone could download them even if they did hear the news, depending on life things.

Everyone else has said it better, so I won't belabor the point. What I will say, though, is that if you bought any of my self-published titles at ARe (Witchy Boys or the Fairy Compacts Series individual books--the rest are freebies and available all over the place) and didn't get to download them, send me a screenshot of your ARe library or your email receipt (dig through that old email trash!) and I'll get you a new copy immediately. I'm leaving them up until the last minute for people who already bought them, but please, if you haven't bought them, don't get them there :D

And now begins the fun task of taking down every ARe link on this site. Welp!