Between Series Spotlight & THE NOTHING Kickstarter

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Thank you all for stopping by our series spotlight today. We’ve got two books in Kerry Schafer’s Between series available to rave about, and a third on the way.

Between_CV-Final3-185x300Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes–forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once–a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…

Here are a few things people have said about Kerry’s debut novel, BETWEEN.

“I never expect a series to sweep me off my feet in the first book, which makes it all the sweeter when it happens. . .I can’t wait to read what Schafer comes up with next.”—AllThingsUrbanFantasy.com

“A smart, resilient heroine, a scarred hero, dragons that are all too real and much too close, and myriad doorways that lead from a modern ER into dreams and waking and everything in Between make for a sparkling debut novel. Most enjoyable.” – Carol Berg, author

18281996Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.

Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.

Some reader thoughts about book 2, WAKEWORLD…

Vivian is so much stronger and really comes into her own in Wakeworld. It was clear that she’s come to terms with the fact that life is going to be crazy now and that she is the one that needs to deal with it, go Vivian! – Anya, On Starships & Dragonwings

“Rising star Schafer continues to advance an elaborate mythology that places her heroine at the intersection of worlds. Schafer proves densely plotted and emotionally charged storytelling is definitely her forte!” – RT Magazine

Wakeworld is a fine adventure. Kerry Schafer gives us heroes we can root for and a world that twists and turns like an Escher print so that nothing is quite what it seems.” – Anne Bishop, author

“Schafer brings a unique voice to urban fantasy, and her writing has a dreamlike, magical quality. A captivating read, a real page-turner!” – Yasmine Galenorn, author

So… that leads us to book 3!! Kerry just unveiled the cover for THE NOTHING…

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Vivian has one chance to save the worlds, and it could cost her everything.

In The Nothing, the third and final book of the Between Trilogy, a mysterious illness is killing healthy people in their sleep. While doctors and world leaders scramble to determine the source of the mysterious epidemic, Vivian Maylor travels through an increasingly unstable Between on a quest to stop it. She already knows the source of the disaster: Aidan the dragon queen has poisoned the dreamworlds. Every time a dreamworld dies, any dreamer caught up in that dream dies too. Much as Vivian despises the dark magic of the Sorcieri, they hold the secrets she needs to be able to pursue Aidan through the locked gates into the Forever. She has one chance to save the worlds—if she can persuade the Sorcieri to share their secrets, and if she is willing to sacrifice everything she loves…

A message from Kerry about THE NOTHING…

A Chance to be Part of the Story…

An unfinished series is a very sad thing. As a reader I am devastated when I finish a book and there isn’t another one and the story hasn’t yet ended. It reminds me of the time I bought a book and for some reason the last page was missing. There I sat, holding that book in my hands and screaming inside, “But I don’t know what happened!!!”

When I started writing a trilogy I made a promise to my readers that I would finish what I started. And I intend to do that. Ace Books has opted not to pick up The Nothing so I’m going to publish it independently. However, I would like for the quality of the last book to be at the same level as the first two and good editors don’t come cheap.

For all of these reasons, I’m running a Kickstarter to help give The Nothing a chance to find its way to more readers. If you would like to be part of this—either by backing the project or spreading the word—you can read all about it at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/574989945/the-nothing-is-comingdream-if-you-dare

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Right now, there is a GoodReads.com giveaway for BETWEEN!!! To enter to win a copy, check out the contest here, before November 13th.

You can also win a copy (either print, or ebook) by clicking on the rafflecopter link below. This Series Spotlight contest ends on November 11th.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SERIES SPOTLIGHT GIVEAWAY

GOOD LUCK!!

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Between Series by Kerry Schafer Spotlight Blast Signups

Deadline To Sign Up: November 2nd

 

Late next week (November 6th), we’ll be doing a single day Series Spotlight Blast, for Kerry Schafer’s Between series.

 

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The focus of this blast is to introduce new readers to the series, and to spotlight the upcoming third book in the series, THE NOTHING, to readers who are already fans.

 

I will supply a ready to cut & paste HTML doc. that is the same for every blog, along with any other necessary images or documents.. Participating blogs will be free to customize the info to fit their style, as long as all the pertinent information remains in the post.

 

If you’d like to participate, please fill out the form linked to below.

 

 

Thank you so much!!!
Jennifer

Blog Tour Announcement: HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS by Alyssa Day

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NYT Bestselling Author Alyssa Day has a Halloween surprise for fans of her The Warriors of Poseidon series. HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS, a novelette addition to the series, releases on October 29th! And… we’ve got some awesome blogs to share the news, and some “treats” for readers!!

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Check your favorite online retailer for HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS, releasing October 29th.

Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of RITA award-winning author Alesia Holliday. As Alyssa, she writes the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Warriors of Poseidon, League of the Black Swan, and Cardinal Witches series, and won RT BookClub’s Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012. She graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School and practiced as a trial lawyer in multi-million dollar litigation for several years before coming to her senses and letting the voices in her head loose on paper. Please visit Alyssa at www.AlyssaDay.com.

Release Blog Tour Dates & Contests

Each blog on the release tour for HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS, has treats for it’s readers! Check out each stop for promotional info, guest posts, interviews, excerpts, and prizes!!

Wednesday, October 29th

Thursday, October 30th

Friday, October 31st

 

Well, Hello There!!

Welcome to the kickoff of my newest endeavor. I’m a little bit terrified, a little bit anxious, and a whole lot excited!

I love books.

I think that’s a bit of an understatement, and those of you who already know me will probably agree. I love the energy and creativity of authors, I love the passion and experiences the characters take me through, I love pages in my hand and words on a screen. It’s not an easy thing, to make a book. I know this… and that makes me even more eager to share in the process that takes a story from the author’s mind to the reader’s heart.

There are a LOT of bloggers-turned-virtual-assistants out there right now. It’s really a pretty natural progression, when you think about it. Book bloggers choose, voluntarily in most cases, to spend their time talking about and promoting the books and authors they love. The drive and commitment that keep book bloggers going is the same drive and commitment authors and publicists count on to help spread the word about new titles. It’s what we do.

And now, it’s what *I* do. I’ve been setting up blog tours, making promo graphics, and doing beta/proofreading/simple edits for author friends for a few years. I’ve done it joyfully, and in most cases, for free… because it’s FUN for me! I get to help authors I admire put out stories I love. That’s a win/win in my book. However, since the bookstore I helped manage closed, I’ve been trying to find a way to stay employed in the “book world”, without much luck. After quite a bit of nudging, I’m going to rely on the things I KNOW I enjoy, and take a new path into that world.

Write Time is my way of helping you spend more time WRITING, and less time on the OTHER things associated with publishing your story. If you need help setting up a blog tour, I can do that. If you need swag created, I can do that. If sorting your inbox is eating up all of your writing time, I can help with that. If you need someone to boost your social media presence, I can do that. If you need someone to make sure your main character’s hair doesn’t change color halfway through the story, or that someone doesn’t take their pants off twice in one scene… I can do that. I have an eye for detail (my family refers to it as my “editor brain”) and years of reviewing and beta reading experience. I’m very aware of repetition, awkward sentence structure, typos, and other basic grammar, content, and continuity issues. All of these things are important parts of the process that bring a book to a successful light. They’re all things that I can take off your “to do” list, giving you more time to write..

So…

If you’re in the market for someone to lighten your load a bit, or you need an extra pair of hands or eyes, let’s chat. We can set up a regular schedule of administrative and/or social media support, or a one time promotional blast or manuscript edit. I can assure you that my work will be customized to fit your needs, and that my fees will be reasonable and competitive. I can also assure you that I will try to find ways to make each task interesting and fun.

You can find lists of services and estimated prices by clicking through the tabs at the top of this page. If you need help with something that’s not listed, by all means, get in touch and let’s see if we can work something out. Thank you for your time, and for the opportunity to be involved in something I enjoy so much.