Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween World

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,


   
I just wanted to send a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Halloween. It was good to see so many of you return to the blog this week. I know that I've been a little ghost from the blogging world. But with so many releases coming out over the next few months, I'm looking forward to sharing in all of them with you. The participation in the Spooktacular giveaway was a smashing success! The winner will be announced tonight. 

Thanks so much for making all of my ventures this year a smashing success. Feel free to stop by and say hello even when there are no contests going on. ;-) . I hope to have pics of my adventures from this cold night ready to post for you tomorrow morning. I hope that you all have a super happy and safe Halloween.

Yours in Prose,
KaSonndra Leigh

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop



Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

Yes! I am back in business! This is my first giveaway in months. I've been busy as a little bee, but I'm so happy to be participating in Kathy's wonderful hops again. I've truly missed my blogging world. 

Now for the giveaway hosted by I Am A Reader Not A Writer and co-hosted by Diary of a Bookworm. To celebrate one of my favorite seasons ever, that ghostly time known as Halloween, I'll be giving away a spooky-fun prize package. The question remains though...can you handle these goodies?



Okay, the winner of our spooky fun prize pack will receive the following prizes:  

Your choice of a spooky scary ebook from either Amazon or B&N worth up to $5.00


and

A $10.00 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Certificate so you can purchase something else that won't scare your pants off after you fall asleep! 

and 

A complimentary ebook copy of my Gothic Paranormal Romance Hacienda Moon because if you must know, I released it just in time for this season to begin! :D 



As will all of my contests, this one is open INTERNATIONALLY!! 
Good Luck and Welcome Back!







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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Who is the Dark Seraphine...Find out TODAY!

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

    I know it has been a LONG time since I did any blogging. I apologize for seemingly dropping off the face of the earth. I won't go into how busy things have been, but I will tell you that I'm glad to be back at the Muse. Today is the release of my latest adventure, Dark Seraphine, a YA Paranormal Romance. I am simply amazed by all of the excitement surrounding the release of this novel. Yes, I pushed the release date out several times, and a few goodreads members actually labeled it as "oh-come-out-already", but the end result is one that I hope you all will truly enjoy.

    Unlike Lost Immortals and Hacienda Moon, this novel is led by the voice of a 17-year-old boy named Caleb Wood. That's right, this is 100% male POV, something that many readers have been aching to see in the Paranormal Romance genre for a while now. I can't say that I wrote it all on my own. This was a collaborative effort between me, my editor, and our three teenage boys. There were many times I walked away with my head down in shame as I was corrected on the proper usage of the skateboard stunt known as the "Ollie". I can now honestly say that I am a skateboard pro (spectator only). You'll be proud to know that I did at least try one trick, and I almost ended up on my...eh-em. Well, I'll leave that kind of thing to the pros from now on. LOL

In closing, I truly thank all of you who have supported me over this past year of indie authorhood. You've made the experience amazing. I now leave you with some fun stuff from Dark Seraphine. I hope you can join me at the release party tonight at 6pm EST at the Young Adult Teen Readers Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/288064814642558/

Book Trailer For Dark Seraphine








"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating, Gia, have of making it out alive.



Excerpt from Dark Seraphine



Without Kyle by my side, I headed into my Trig class. Nobody blazed a trail to be the first one sitting around and waiting on the teacher. Because of Kyle’s hormones, I faced looking super un-cool and nerdy. When you put those two words together, you never came away looking sexy.

Stepping into the room, I immediately noticed that I was right. I headed straight for the back row, turned around, and almost wet my pants.

The new girl was sitting in a desk at the front of the room. She wore that same faraway look they always have, these Walkers do. I gave them that nickname because sometimes a ghostly film trailed behind them. It always reminded me of angel wings. Otherwise, I guess they might be considered plain old ghosts. To label them as spirits kind of took away from their magic.

The mystery people were always super gorgeous, like this chick: slick, dark hair that stopped just below her shoulders, a long oval-shaped face, and nice skin. And they always wore something dark: black jackets, jeans, and a tee shirt.

To admit this girl made my skin crawl sounded sissy and weak.

This wasn’t the time to be a wuss. Manning up, I squared my shoulders before I sat down. The little kid in me wanted to run away like a baby. But then she laughed. It was a high-pitched giggle, a normal girl’s chuckle. It surprised me. That wasn’t right. I couldn’t ever remember the Walkers laughing before.

“Go ahead and run. I’ll just simply find you like I always do,” she said, her face still turned toward the teacher’s wipe board.

Her voice was smooth like a forgotten song, a hypnotic one. I could listen to it all day long. But even a super sexy voice didn’t change the fact that she pretty much read my mind.

“Have you decided whether you’ll run or not yet? I have an awful lot of things to take care of.” She turned her head the slightest bit.

My underarms prickled. I was glad that Mom forced me to start using the clinical strength deodorant this morning. To say I was nervous wasn’t even close to how I felt.

“Are you an angel?” I asked, my voice squeaking on the last word. What a dork. She didn’t frighten me too badly, but I wasn’t exactly ready to get her phone number either. As a little kid, I remember talking to a few of the Walkers. As soon as I hit my thirteenth birthday the ability to communicate with them disappeared. This was the first time I’d spoken to one in years.

“I hate to tell you this, but I’m not a ghost an angel or a zombie. Sorry.” She turned around to face me, an amused expression on her ridiculously gorgeous face. I inhaled sharply and held my breath. The word beautiful didn’t do this Walker-girl any type of justice. Her strange, dark eyes with the specks of blue and green inside the irises pierced into me.

I swallowed hard and found my voice. “So then, what are you? You’re not the only one I’ve seen or talked to. And why do I have the honor of being the stalked one?”

She made a light laugh and tilted her head. Her slick dark hair flowed around her face as if it were made of silky thread.

“Others have come before me?” She seemed to have said it to herself rather than asking me. One thing I did know for certain. I was probably going to be committed to the loony ward after all of this. “I’m going to need your help soon, Caleb. So be ready.”

“Be ready for what?” I asked, crossing my arms and feeling just a tad flirtatious. A desperate idiot. Kyle was chasing Erica the Stiff. And me, I got some sort of angel girl sitting in front of me. A good man always knows when to aim for the right goal.

She glanced behind my head just before a sudden crash thundered behind me. My heart leapt into my throat. I jumped up and spun around thinking it sounded like gunshots. But I was being paranoid. It wasn’t a gun or anything at all threatening. The classroom clock had fallen. Bits and pieces of it lay all over the floor.
I groaned. “Oh hell. They’ll think I did this.”

“What in the world did you do, Caleb Wood?” a girl’s nasal voice asked me. I turned around to find Jillian Bowman and her tortoise shell glasses grinning at me. She was the last person I wanted to see. What, or rather who did I not find?—the Walker girl. She had vanished.

Something hitched in my chest. I wanted to know more about her.
I’d never gotten so intimate with them before.

She told me to be ready.

Exactly what did I need to get ready for?

Want More? Purchase Dark Seraphine at: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Seraphine-The-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B009TWEI3A

Barnes&Noble links coming soon...


My Author website:  http://www.kasonndraleigh.com


See you all at the party tonight!

Yours in Prose,
KayLeigh








Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Lost Immortals Spotlight with the Young Adult Teen Readers Group

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

    I just wanted to take a quick moment to say THANK YOU for all of the amazing things that you helped me to do in September. Hacienda Moon reached the best sellers list on Amazon. The Lost Immortals has been given fresh life. Dark Seraphine's release date is upon us. It's an amazing life and I have all of you to thank for taking a chance on a new author and accepting me into reading hearts. I heart you forever! :D

This is what I'm doing right now:





    The bloggers spotlighted by Hollywood Tweet rocked the world's socks off. They even told me how much fun it was in the process. We will continue to spotlight bloggers throughout the month of October. I think it's a wonderful idea to put the people who work to bring us fantastic book reviews in the spotlight. Each month there will be a holiday-theme based spotlight going on. This month, and I'm happy to say this is one of my favorites, we'll be focusing on the Zombie Apocalypse! More details to follow later on this one.



    Join us at the Young Adult Teen Readers facebook forum. There'll be giveaways, prizes, spotlights, and eh-em a spotlight on book boyfriends. Meet Faris Toulan and his bad-boy rival Seth Alton. The ladies who run this forum are on top of their game with supporting us authors. I'm privileged and honored to have them spotlighting the Lost Immortals as well as hosting the Dark Seraphine Release Day Party. So be sure to stop by and check out all that they have going on this week. Discover some great authors and find new books to explore as well.

In closing, I want to say thanks to the Lisa, aka the BOSS at Hollywood Tweet, all of the spotlighted bloggers featured this month, the YA Teen Readers Group, the twitter gang (you all know who you are) the bloggers who read & reviewed Hacienda Moon, and the fabulous team of cover designers and editors that has turned KaSonndraLeigh Books into something beyond my wildest dreams.

Yours in Prose,
KaSonndra

Take Visual Tours of all 3 books here:  http://pinterest.com/alestasia/

Visit my author website to listen to the first chapter of Hacienda Moon here: http://kasonndraleigh.com/id28.html

Stop by the YA TeenReaders Group and say hi:  http://www.facebook.com/YaTeenReaders?fref=ts