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In Other News…

With my third Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book out with my editor, I started kicking my marketing into high gear this week!

So here’s the new stuff I’ve rolled out!

To those reviewers and bloggers who want to get their hands on free books before release date, I have an Advanced Review Copy sign up! (Soooo when book three in Philly Coven Chronicles, or book three of Take to the Skies comes out, you’ll be the first to recieve!)

To those interested sign up here!

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And for my lovely readers who want to know the latest and greatest of what I’m up to as well as want to be a huge part of my process and spreading the word, I’ve got a street team on Facebook now! Join Katherine McIntyre’s Support Squad! I promise unicorn hugs and my endless love and gratitude in return!

 

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West Chester Library Signing!

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This Saturday I had my first signing at West Chester Library! It was so surreal sitting at my table and having folks at the library come up and view me as an author. I’ve sold my books alongside my tea at many events in the past, but this was the first time I was standalone as an author, which was unnerving to say the least. But I also have the best friends and family in the world, and they came out full force to support me. Honestly, it was one of those moments that if in the future I’m feeling truly alone, I’ll be able to recall the way my heart leapt at each person to peek in through those library doors to see me. I can’t quite express the gratitude welling in my heart at that outpouring of support, but I hope they all know it made an indelible mark on me. So, so much love for my wonderful readers and wonderful friends!

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A Tale of Two Airships Release!

Celebrate with me, folks! Book two of the Take to the Skies series is OUT! Get your copy here!!!

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While you could read this adventure standalone, I would recommend going back and reading An Airship Named Desire first! And for even more fun background fill-in, Stolen Petals is a quick and breezy novelette with some familiar characters!

Bea and the crew of the Desire are back, and there’s one fierce storm brewing on the horizon. When Isabella’s old clan delivers a letter that sends their crewmate into a funk, Bea’s suspicious. However, when they’re intercepted by gypsies on the way to their meetup for the next smuggling job, her suspicions switch to pissed off. Yet none of that compares to the rage that ignites after Bea and their recon team return to the docks to find the Desire missing. Stolen. By those goddamn gypsies from Isabella’s old clan.

Which leaves Bea and her four crewmates stranded in Shantytown, home of redcoats who want them dead and Morlocks who want them deader. On top of that, she has no clue if her crew aboard the Desire is still alive. And once the Morlocks spot them in a bounty bar and put a price on their heads, if Bea doesn’t find a way to the skies and fast, they’re screwed six ways to sailing day with their home flying further and further out of reach.

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Scrying for Summer Release Day!

Today, today, my book comes out today! Today there will be no more damn waaaaait! That’s right, folks, book TWO of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, Scrying for Summer, is out with Loose Id! Get your copy here!

Massive thanks to my fantastic editor Tamzin who sailed through this whole thing with me! Triple the thanks to Casey and Rob who beta-read this for me and helped me shape it into what you’re about to read! And so many thanks to everyone who’s sharing in the excitement with me today!

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For those who haven’t read Hunting for Spring yet, you can get a copy here.

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Jev was looking for an adventure, however she wanted the usual variety of stomping out nasty fae in the city as an enforcer of the Philly Coven. Instead, handsome as sin Liam O’Reilly shows up on her doorstep dropping news of the worst organization of fae they’d dealt with on the rise again. Except, he’s a traitor, an asshole, and the absolute last person she wants to work with.

However, the longer they work together, the more the fire between them burns, turning from rage and irritation into something primal. And as she gets to know the real Liam O’Reilly behind the charming smiles and sexy lines, he becomes so much deadlier. Because the protective, self-sacrificing man underneath his facade is just the sort she could fall for.

Sneak Peek:

Liam stepped away from her desk and crossed his arms as he waited for Jev to respond, the silence setting his nerves aflame. The entire Coven building gave him the jitters—too much magic brewing in this place, and as he strode through he’d garnered more than a couple nasty gazes. Not like he hadn’t earned them. Anyone who knew his past discretions already juried him as a screwup. He couldn’t help but notice the steel in her gaze as the girl with the brilliant mind weighed her options. Since he’d last seen her, she’d changed her hair to a lush cerulean that even in the yellowed light of the library shone like a jewel.

Jev hissed out a breath, and her fingertips curled around the edge of the large book she clutched. Her full lips pursed as she met his gaze, a resigned and more than a little irritated look in her own.

“Fine, consider me baited.” She glared at him before using the desk to push herself up. “Spill.”

Liam shook his head, casting a glance around the spacious room. Jev had earned his trust through the blood of battle even if she hated his guts. However, the entire Coven of witches didn’t need to overhear the information he had to discuss. “Not here.”

Her brow quirked up. “Yeah, because I’m going to just follow you to a dark alley where you can kidnap and murder me?”

The comment hit him like a blow to the gut, but he didn’t let it show. After all, he’d had years of experience playing a part, and the cruel and unaffected act had become a specialty. “Pick a public place, and we’ll go.” Even here in the library, where the books far outnumbered the witches present, the press of gazes made him uneasy. He spent years with no allies, watching his every move and every phrase until paranoia had sunk into his veins.

“Diner up the street. The owner’s a friend of mine, so if you decide to pull any hinky shit, not only will I kick your ass, but he will too.” She bent down to loop her messenger bag around her shoulder before tapping a finger on the desk. “No time like the present.”

Liam blinked in surprise at her quick-as-a-breeze pace, but rather than commenting, he jammed his hands into his pockets and gave her a nod. As they strode up the steps of the library, their footsteps echoing throughout the cavernous place, he cast a glance her way. “You know, if I was planning on ‘pulling hinky shit,’ I’d hope I was intelligent enough to nab you outside your home or something rather than escorting you out of your workplace with hundreds of dangerous witnesses.”

Jev let out a snort. “The jury’s still out on your level of intellect. After all, you signed up with Evil Incorporated in the first place.”

 

Excerpt #2:

He shook his head, letting out a slow sigh. “Why the hell did I go to the most stubborn, infuriating woman on the planet for help? Of course you won’t listen when it’s not your damn fight.” His eyes flashed as he met her gaze, but she didn’t back down or look away.

“Part of my charm,” Jev threw back, adding in an impudent smile for extra effect. Her blood boiled as she challenged him, but there was no way in hell she’d get sent packing the second a little trouble reared. The humid air between them charged with tension as they stared at each other, neither willing to look away.

He reached forward, but before she could react, his hand gripped the back of her neck, and his lips pressed against hers. The scent of motor oil and cedar surrounded her, and the rough scrape of his mouth sent her senses reeling as sparks traveled to her fingertips. Her body responded before her mind caught up as she pressed against him, her tongue darting into his mouth to taste coffee and sweetness. His fingertips wandered up as he laced them through her hair, a sensation that made her shiver.

She should’ve been on alert after all the Unseelie they’d run into today, yet here she stood on a street corner kissing the hell out of the once-traitor, Liam O’Reilly.

He broke away first, a smirk on his lips that sent her temperature rising in the wanting-to-sling punches way. “Since you’re so determined to help, see you bright and early, babe.”

Without another word, he jammed his hands into his cargo pockets and slunk down the road, heading in a different direction than her apartment. Confusion reigned havoc on her senses as she stood there, hands balled into fists and still blinking at what had just happened. Her cheeks were flushed, and her lips still tingled, but already the man had managed to enflame her temper yet again. She’d thought she had him pegged, but every time they interacted, he pulled out some different facet that made her question her preexisting view of him.

One thing was for sure, Liam made her crazy in a way few men could manage.

 

 

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Music Monday- Scrying for Summer

Return of the Music Monday!

This one will be delivering a hefty helping of Scrying for Summer which will release tomorrow with Loose Id! Who’s excited? I know I am!

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(Warning, this playlist was eclectic)

MSI- Straight to Video

This one jumped into my head early on, probably because Jev’s character is a club kid in the alternative scene, and while this isn’t the fare they played at Nocturne when I was a teenager, I do have strong memories of that timeframe with this song. The spunkiness and energy of the song fit a lot of the interim scenes of the book and their jaunts through Philly.

Don Henley- The Boys of Summer

How do you have a summer-themed book without this song? Honestly, this one took me back too, because I had a summer I spent falling in love at diners, and this song was always playing on the radio in the background. The nostalgic feel of this fit the book so, so well, and really helped me nail down some of the sweeter, more intense moments between Liam and Jev.

The Outfield- Your Love

Another super summery song for me, probably due to the heavy nostalgia-laced riffs throughout. Seriously, try to listen and not sing along with this song. It’s impossible. Regardless, this was another song I tuned into when I was writing down the sexier and deeper moments between Liam and Jev.

D.H.T.- Listen to Your Heart

Another classic from my summer love in diners, this version of Listen to Your Heart was CONSTANTLY on replay, and I couldn’t help indulge in writing the deepest, shard-slicing moments of Liam and Jev’s romance to this song. Seriously, points of this book broke my heart, and I connected to these characters in a really unique way, probably why the story came so effortlessly.

Sonic Boom Six-Floating Away

More summer-nostalgia-fueled songs, except this one has a darker note that I’ll always adore. Also, must pause a moment to pimp the ever loving hell out of Sonic Boom Six. This song always transports me to a slightly melancholic but beautiful place, of remembering the past, and of the mistakes once made, which fits Liam’s state of mind perfectly.

For the rest of my playlist, check out kmcintyremt on Spotify!

The next project on the horizon is Rising for Autumn, book THREE in the Philly Coven Chronicles. This one deals with Alanna and Sam, necromancers galore, and more Coven politics! I am typing away at the moment because I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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Weekly Word Count #60

Word Count: 4,140

What story I’m working on: Rising for Autumn

What I’m editing/marketing: Got final edits done on Scrying for Summer! Continuing to edit Night Awakens! Got second round of edits in for Tale of Two Airships (one to go), and continuing to edit Captivating Melody! My editing plate overfloweth

Line of the week:

Alanna let out a sigh. “You’ll be with us as well. The second you step out of line though, I won’t hesitate to shoot you.”

“Why wouldn’t you just cast a spell?” Dante asked, brows furrowing.

“You’re not worth the energy,” she responded coolly.