December 29, 2011

Hope everyone's holidays are going swimmingly. We're prepping for family new years visits around here. Allllways an interesting experience. Family + champagne = hours of entertainment.

And possible hangovers.

Anyhow, just dropping by to say that if you have a Kindlegraph collection and would like to add Equilibrium and/or Riot Boy to it, you can drop a request here. I know, I know, I'm late to the party -- but, um... fashionably late?

Maybe not. But I made it!

Happy new year <3

Best Gift Ever: A Holiday Freebie

December 24, 2011

Check out the Free Reads page for a little gift, from me to you. "Best Gift Ever", another fluffy, smutty-sweet Equilibrium short story. This one's all about Christmas, family, love -- oh, and the odd sugarkink. Just here and there. You know how it is.

That awesome cover? Yeah. Drawn by Astro. Grrrr, Sammy. Grrr.

(PS: Sneak peek at the Nobody's Hero blurb in the back... :D)

Nobody's Hero for the Holidays

December 20, 2011

Okay, so Nobody's Hero will not be here for the holidays, but that is the name of my next superpowered romance! I reckon finding out that it's a go is my big present. (And here I thought it was the opera tickets I convinced B we needed.) There aren't many details just now, but since I think this one will be arriving sooner rather than later, I wanted to introduce the boys to the world. Check out the spankin new Nobody's Hero page to get a sneak peek at Jamie and Kellan.

Jamie might think he's nobody's hero, but I dunno. Looks like he gets to be the hero of one story, anyhow. As for Kelly, well... *cranks Flogging Molly*.

Of course I'll add in more info -- a blurb, some excerpts, etc. -- while we're prepping the story, so it can't hurt to watch that space if they sound like your kind of guys.

There's some cool stuff going on for the hols, too, and I wanna give a quick heads up about the Big Ass Holiday Authors Giveaway over at Jessewave's site on the 22nd. I'm throwing one copy each of Equilibrium and Riot Boy into the mix, and -- dude. There are so many awesome books about to be up for grabs, I don't even know where to begin. The rundown is here, sorta like a pre-game warm-up.

I should have a little present for y'all that day, too. I might be a heathen, but I do love this time of year :D

Reviews and Fabulous Superpowered News

December 15, 2011

Wow I totally didn't mean for that post title to rhyme. But now I have to leave it there. Just because.

A couple of way exciting things went down this week.

1. There was just a completely badass review of Riot Boy posted by Daisiemae over at Night Owl Reviews. She gave it five stars -- as in a Reviewer Top Pick! Check out what she had to say:

Riot boy is the first book I’ve read by Katey Hawthorne and it definitely won’t be my last. I loved Ms. Hawthorne’s creative world building skills and uniquely sexy characters that seemed to live and breathe off of the written page. Riot Boy was a book that once I started I had to finish it in one setting and has a very fast paced storyline that kept me captivated with it until I finished the last word.

I am, just, kinda, like, wow. Which, as reactions go, does not speak well for my writing ability, I know. Sorry. Just, that's rad, c'mon!

Oh, speaking of! There was a super cool review last month by Kassa, too. It's a three out of five stars, BUT she does recommend it and say it's really fun and worth a read. I thought it was cool as hell because it was almost one of those "I really liked this in spite of myself" reviews. Which always make me proud.

Thank you so much to these wonderful reviewers for giving Riot Boy a shot. Anyone who takes the time to read it, let alone write something about it, good or bad... man. I have so much love.

And just as a reminder, since it's the middle of the month, my interview with TRS is still up. It's very Riot Boy oriented. Fun stuff, for sure.

2. More Superpowered Love is on the horizon! This next one is a bit more, well, thinky, I usually call it, than my last two. As in, there is a dearth of exploding things and street fighting, and a great deal of conversation, affection, family issues, societal pressure, and personal growth.

Well, love, too. Lots of love. Also cats, electricity, paddy rock, vampire movies, comic books, and really adorable Jockey briefs.

I will have more definite news very soon. I'll be working on a new page for it, where I'll throw the character stats as usual, but you can get a sneak preview on my tumblr.

Riot Boy Soundtrack #2: Looking for A Kiss

December 11, 2011

Willoughby Spit, everyone's favorite little punk band, would never consider their set complete without a glam injection. And for that, they go to New York Dolls, of course. While they play "Trash" as part of a setlist in Riot Boy, perhaps their most Brady song is "Looking for a Kiss"...

(For those seeing this on a feed: New York Dolls - "Looking for a Kiss" here!)

The opening always cracks me up. "When I say I'm in love, you best believe I'm in love l-u-v!"


Feature at TRS

December 1, 2011

More soundtrack to come soon, but this is just a quick update to point to my Featured Author status over at TRS this month. They have a review of RIOT BOY going up soon (there's a bit of it on the featured page), and a little interview with me about the book and a couple of other random things. Check it out and let me know what you think, and thanks to the good folk at The Romance Studio.

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