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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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PSA: Why Read?

This video goes over the importance of reading if you’re an author, or an aspiring one. While it’s difficult to make time to read–it’s essential if you write. Those experiences as a reader are the best teachers as to what makes good writing, and they’re pivotal reminders.

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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.

 

 

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Snatched Book Birthday!

One year ago, Snatched was released with Jupiter Gardens Press!

That’s right, this book, right HERE.

And because I’m a silly individual, I’m going to scrap the fancy recap of Snatched and put it through the Kat-speak filter.

Shifters are one creepy as hell bad guy–I mean, who wants to face off monsters who can teleport and rip people’s limbs off? They’re the ones responsible for shoving mankind underground where they can feast on rat meat and tubers. (Bright future, right?) So, in comes Kara, girl with a gun and a protective streak a mile wide. And those bastards take her sister.

Well, a girl like that isn’t going to take ‘no one ever returns’ as an answer. She’s going to find a way to get her lil sis back even if everyone tells her she doesn’t have a shot in hell.

Did I mention this book one a blogging award for having a Kickass Heroine?

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Like you needed another reason to check it out : )

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Books I Love: Name of the Wind

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Name of the Wind (Tale of the Ever Expanding Ego)

by Patrick Rothfuss

So, I’ll fully admit, this book did not have me hooked at the start. First off, I don’t really dig the super egotistical thang. Secondly, the format was a little jarring of the story within a story as well as the third person switch to first person. After finishing the book, I didn’t mind the format and found it rather clever. Kvothe’s story is incredibly fascinating, if only detracted by the blowhardiness of Kvothe himself. I mean, his ego wears a giant flashy hat which is wearing another fancy hat on top of a fez. His ego ends up getting tempered out by the constant rain of shit that happens to him and the entertainment comes from watching his clever ways to maneuver out of problems.

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Books I Love: Cursor’s Fury

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Cursor’s Fury (When Puppies Attack)

by Jim Butcher

Book three of Codex of Alera brings in one of the biggest battles we’ve seen yet with the twist that Tavi is a man now and leading the Legion against the Canim. The Canim you say? Yes, our furry friends are the big bad invaders at this point, coming in midway through the book after Kalare has declared war on Gaius. Of course, the timing was rather impeccable since Kalarus had been corroborating with them. With our plucky friends torn in two different directions, Kalare’s war quickly takes a backseat to this insane Canim invasion. This book was a treat to read though, as it drops more surprise bombs and plot twists than the previous ones, all with panache. As the couples start solidifying through this book, most of the point of view switches centralize on them and it’s easy to follow.

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