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Bloggers and Reviewers Wanted!

Wistful notes spoke of loneliness, as solitary as the final birdsong of autumn or the trill of summer_s last cicada before the wintry freeze.

Hey, folks!

Since I’ve got a lot of lovely stories in the pipeline (such as A Reflection of Ice and Of Tinkers and Technomancers), I figured I’d post around my ARC sign-up form! If you have a blog and like to read, or simply like to read and review, jot your name down on the form! That way, when new releases are on the horizon, you’ll get a free copy of my latest books before anyone else. All that I ask in return is you leave an honest review!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or young adult, I’ve got some stories in the works for you!

Sign up today!

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New Years Reflections

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Anyone who’s met me can pretty quickly tell I’m expressive and sentimental person, so the TLDR of this all is I’m incredibly grateful for everyone who’s supported me this year, the readers who’ve shared their love and excitement for my books and the friends who’ve helped me keep going when times were tough.

That being said, 2016 WAS a difficult year. There were so many curveballs that made me have to think quick, on my feet, and replan. So many hopes I had that fizzled out, rejections to weather, and some really significant deaths as well, of a friend earlier in the year and then later my grandfather.

Writing has always been my solace, my way of processing, and my way of fighting, and because of all the external things, I think I had one of my most productive years. Most of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles books were written this year, and I wrote like I was running out of time (thanks, Hamilton), perhaps because of all the death experienced, of all the loss my friends and family also suffered.

In 2016, we bore witness to some ugly realities–war, death, hatred, so very, very much hatred. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say it shaped me and affected the way I want to write from here on out. I’m proudly feminist, but I wasn’t doing my part in diversity in my earlier works–that changes from here on out. I’m going to write books that defy boundaries, that defeat prejudice, and that show people how to love again–how to hope. Lofty words, so you’d better all hold me to it. I’m writing the stories I love, but with a renewed purpose and with a renewed vigor to fight in 2017 in my own way.

As for you, my lovely friends and readers, I want to thank you from the very depths of my heart. You were the light to my dark days, the reminder that someone IS listening, the support and spark I needed to keep writing and coming up with stories when I had a tough time. I love your enthusiasm, I love your comments on my site, and I value each and every one of you. I am overfilled with gratitude for you all.

2016 was a rough year, and we may have rough times to come, but I always have hope for a better future, for one that we can create ourselves, here and now.

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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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Indie Recs: The Long Way Home

Whenever I have a friend who likes historical romance, one of the first names to come to mind for me is Jessica Cale. I had the privilege of reading the third book in her Southwark Saga, The Long Way Home, and found it entirely enjoyable. She has a finesse with details, and lush, descriptive writing that does a service to the genre. Alice and Jack’s tale is a sweet one, and well worth the read!

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The Long Way Home, Book 3 in The Southwark Saga by historical romance author, Jessica Cale is a magical, adult fairy tale that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Find out what happens when a paranoid king, a poison plot, and hideous shoes prove…it’s not easy being Cinderella!

After saving the life of the glamorous Marquise de Harfleur, painfully shy barmaid Alice Henshawe is employed as the lady’s companion and whisked away to Versailles. There, she catches King Louis’ eye and quickly becomes a court favorite as the muse for Charles Perrault’s Cinderella. The palace appears to be heaven itself, but there is danger hidden beneath the façade and Alice soon finds herself thrust into a world of intrigue, murder, and Satanism at the heart of the French court.

Having left his apprenticeship to serve King Charles as a spy, Jack Sharpe is given a mission that may just kill him. In the midst of the Franco-Dutch war, he is to investigate rumors of a poison plot by posing as a courtier, but he has a mission of his own. His childhood friend Alice Henshawe is missing and he will stop at nothing to see her safe. When he finds her in the company of the very people he is meant to be investigating, Jack begins to wonder if the sweet girl he grew up with has a dark side.

When a careless lie finds them accidentally married, Alice and Jack must rely on one another to survive the intrigues of the court. As old affection gives way to new passion, suspicion lingers. Can they trust each other, or is the real danger closer than they suspect?

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Mid-Year Review

“Stop smiling like a psycho at everyone.” Jev pursed her lips. “They already think you’re a nutjob anyway.”Scrying for SummerbyKatherine McIntyre

So…what’s been brewing this year? Already, January feels like a decade ago, and I’ve been working nonstop in an exhilarating thrill ride of writing, reading, and editing. Back in Jan/Feb, I wrote the sequel to Hunting for Spring, book two of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles–Scrying for Summer. And now, it’s set to release with Loose Id on August 9th! Made me a happy girl! …Just realized that Hunting for Spring only released this past January!! Holy hell, time moves fast.

Also, the second book of Take to the Skies, the long awaited sequel of An Airship Named Desire–A Tale of Two Airships, will be out in August as well! It’s currently with my editor, and I’m more than thrilled about this. It’s more breathtaking adventures with Bea and the crew, and based on the responses of my beta-readers who loved the first book, it more than holds up.

On top of that, I finished another manuscript, Night Awakens (which is now out with beta readers), and I’m working on submitting The Iron Legacy to agents. Wish me luck, guys!

New works aside, there have been other avenues to check out older releases! This year, I re-released An Airship Named Desire and Snatched, so now paperback copies are available. And Decadent Publishing released Poisoned Apple, Soul Solution, and By the Sea in paperback as well! Shiny shiny paperbacks. In the audio sphere, Mae Sally Rouge-Pax did a smash up job with Stolen Petals, and will be applying her talents to An Airship Named Desire audio book as well!

The first half of the year was booming, but there’s so much more to look forward to. I’m hoping to finish editing Night Awakens this year and prep it for submissions, as well as finish my current WIP, Captivating Melody (fae rockstar romance, for the win!). After that, I’m planning on plunging into book 3 of the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, Rising for Autumn, and you can bet after that, I’ll be working on the next Take to the Skies book.

 

 

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Updates in the Writing-Sphere

Here it is, folks, 2016. And like any year, I’ve got plans, grand plans. However, if you’re me, all of those plans get tangled up in your head way too fast, and then I write a thousand lists on a thousand scraps of paper. That doesn’t tell any of you jack though, so here’s what’s on the horizon for this year.

Audio Books:

Stolen Petals and An Airship Named Desire will be coming out in audio book format thanks to the talents of Sally Rouge! Both of these will be available for order before the end of the year!

Novels coming out:

Right now, the only guarantee is A Tale of Two Airships, the second book in the Take to the Skies series. It’s hella fun, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

I’ll be trying my damndest on getting Scrying for Summer published, but of course that’ll all depend on how well Hunting for Spring does. If you want this sequel as badly as I do, please, please, please show your support for Hunting for Spring. Leave a review, buy a copy, tell your friends!

And then there’s the unfortunate news about Jupiter Gardens Press shutting down. On the sad side of things, it always sucks to see another press go. On the positive, I get my rights back on April 30th, and I’m hiring a cover artist to put a brand new cover on this thing for the re-release.

Currently Writing/Submitting:

Still trying to find a home for my dark fantasy novella, Reflections of Ice. To be fair, I’m also just still waiting on responses from submissions.

On the Iron Legacy front, I’m trying to find an agent, so cross your fingers and toes for me.

Apart from that, my plan is to finish writing Night Awakens and then launch into more Airship stuff. It might be another romance novella set in the same universe like Stolen Petals, or it might be the third book, that’ll depend on what I’m jiving with when the time comes. Either way, after that, of course I’ll begin working on the third book.

Questions, comments, suggestions? What’s everyone most excited for this year?

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Consent in Romance

Now, I don’t often publicize my stances on things, mostly because even if your views are different than mine, if they don’t hurt people, I’ll respect them. However, this one’s been boiling in the back of my mind for a long time, and it involves the topic of consent.

I was in the mood for a paranormal romance the other night and decided to check out a different book. Solid writing and steamy sex scenes should’ve meant I was in for a great time, but instead, I finished it feeling knots in my stomach and bile in my throat. Here’s the deal, guys. If the heroine says no, that she doesn’t want sex, and swarthy, domineering alpha male charges in and takes what he wants anyway, that’s rape. I know, I said it–the ugly word–the one that makes people start shouting feminazi from the highest hill. But seriously, this shouldn’t be a difficult concept to digest, and I have to admit that it really twists me up inside to see this in a modern day romance novel.

Now, I know the domineering thing can be a turn on. So can possessiveness, aggressiveness, and all of those charming dom traits, but at the end of the day, if a vocal ‘no, stop’ is being disregarded because daddy needs to get his rocks off, this is no longer in the realm of sexy hero–we’ve stepped into the danger zone of thinking women aren’t human beings any more. And you know what? It’s so tired, people. Obviously, we are. I’ve read tons of romances where there are submissive chicks and dom guys and they all coexist happily and sexily ever after with consent. My point? It does not need to cross over into rape territory.

I’ve heard plenty of arguments during the height of the Fifty Shades shenanigans where folks defended abusive behavior. Maybe for some people, the abuse and rape is a fantasy, however, for a hell of a lot of people it’s real, and I can almost guarantee you know at least one person who has been, whether they’re open about it or not. So yeah, I don’t like those sorts of books–let me make that abundantly clear. I’m not here to tell you what you should and shouldn’t like, but I will say, that for modern day romance novels, as authors and readers, we can do better than those antiquated and outdated views.

For my readers, I promise you this: When I write two leads getting their groove on, I sure as hell guarantee that both parties will be one hundred percent on the same page.