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Donovan vs. Brandon
The reviews are starting to come in for TURN TO ME, Book 2 in The Thin Blue Thread series, and there seems to be some conflict with my readers. It’s very interesting. Some are team Donovan and some are team Brandon. Two similar, but different personalities. I din’t expect my characters to evoke such feelings, but I’m glad that they do. That means I’ve created multidimensional characters and like real people are liked by some and not others. For a writer that’s exciting.
Where my storyline was inspired by true events and the main characters inspired by real people, this is a fictional romance and the characters have come to life on the pages and are acting in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable at times, but also true to their backstory and development within the book. An exciting process to be a part of and I’m so thrilled to go along and document their journey with my words.
TURN TO ME is currently available at: Bookstrand, but soon to all E retailers.
The cover of Book 2 in The Thin Blue Thread Series – TURN TO ME
Add it to you TBR list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22435604-turn-to-me
Release date: February 2015
The “Swoon-worthy” Donovan Alexander returns in Turn to Me, the newest work of fiction in the Thin Blue Thread Series inspired by true events from author Kaitlyn Stone. This steamy contemporary new adult romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable.
When fate intervenes, resurfacing both their painful pasts, 19-year-old college student Kenna Sloane and 22-year-old rookie cop Donovan Alexander must deal with the consequences and the unresolved feelings. Kenna turns to Donovan for support and guidance, seeking the release only Donovan can provide. But the more he becomes preoccupied with the Santa Monica drug taskforce, his heart blackens with vengeance for his brother and he risks losing Kenna’s love forever.
Don’t miss this intriguing story of forgiveness and letting go.
January 3, 2015
One year. Three hundred and sixty five days. What a difference a year can make. You know how sometimes things just seem to work out for a reason; that the path you start down, while once invisible, magically appears with each step forward you take, propelling you further down the road? It’s like every cobblestone is laid out specifically for you, but the pavers are only put into place if you continue forward. That’s how this year has been for me.
My journey as a romance author began one year ago. At this time in 2014, my husband left for three months to receive training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Yes, the real Federal Bureau of Investigations. The same base made famous by Clarisse in Silence of the Lambs.
I had been playing around with the idea of publishing a novel for a while, having been told by friends who know us that our relationship and love story – while fairytale in nature – is inspiring and others would be fascinated to read a book about it. Sometimes our own lives are larger than fiction.
My goal was to finish my novel, polish it the best I could, and get it published. I wanted this to be my husband’s anniversary present. Two weeks after his return I got an acceptance email from Bookstrand Publishing saying they wanted to publish my novel and it was set to be released the same week as our anniversary in July.
Fortunately for me, my novel was released while I was out of the country. I chose not to read any reviews just in case my book bombed. I didn’t want to ruin my trip. But when I returned, to my surprise, my average rating was 4 out of 5 stars, and readers not only liked my story, but loved it and my characters, too. They got it. Got what I was trying to say and the message I was trying to convey. Yes, it reads like a memoir at times, because it was inspired by true events in my own life.
I know I’m no award-winning writer and even rereading my first book now, I can see areas I would like to change, but Book 1, WALK WITH ME, is just the beginning of Kenna and Donovan’s story. This book establishes the foundation for these complex characters and the emotional hurdles they had to jump over to connect with each other.
With enough material to write multiple books, I have three planned for this series. Book 2, TURN TO ME, is slated for release by my publisher next month. Book 2 is about life interfering, as it often does, and challenging this couple’s epic love.
But unbeknown to this young couple actions from Book 1 and Book 2 has set in motion events beyond their control and Book 3 will further test their commitment to each other. A dramatic ending to this legendary love story, Book 3, STAND WITH ME, should be finished and ready for publication by this summer.
I don’t know where or when this journey will end, but as long as this path continues to appear before me I will advance one step at a time, and I hope to see you – my first true fans – continuing along with me.
I plan to reward my fans with first chance at my ARCs (advanced reader copies) before I release them to bloggers and reviewers. But to receive this benefit you need to subscribe to my website at www.kaitlynstone.com. I don’t send out spamy emails, only important announcements, so don’t miss out on free eBooks and special giveaways.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish each one of you health, happiness, and a prosperous New Year.
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MEET THE CHARACTER BLOG HOP
I have been asked by the talented Leesa Bow to introduce you to one of the characters in my WIP, TURN TO ME (BOOK 2, IN THE THIN BLUE THREAD SERIES).
Leesa and I are both New Adult Street Team authors. To learn more about her new release, Jardine check out Leesa’s blog http://leesabow.com/?page_id=9.
So, here we go!
- What is the name of your character in TURN TO ME?
Robbie Amell – Donovan Alexander
- Is HE fictional or a historic person?
Fictional! I write my characters based on a certain personality type – usually Alphas, but I borrow character traits from a few different people, combine that with specific quirks or strengths I think a person with his specific background/backstory would have, and then finally mix in what I find attractive in a man. I fall in love with my leading man while I’m writing his story. If they don’t make my heart thud, I couldn’t expect them to do the same for my readers.
- When and where is the story set?
Present day. It is a contemporary romance, set in Santa Monica, California.
- What should we know about him?
Donovan is a rookie cop with the Santa Monica PD. He is built like a gladiator, but lives the police creed: to protect and serve, which includes his love, Kenna Sloane. Oh, and he has a killer sense of humor, always making witty comments and sarcastic jokes.
- What is the personal goal of the character?
To do in the world what he couldn’t do in his own family. Save people, and sometimes that’s from themselves.
- What is the blurb?
What dictates the path in life we take and who we choose to walk with?
After escaping her abusive parents, nineteen-year-old Kenna Sloane is determined to create an independent life, free of emotional distraction. The last thing this focused college student wants is a relationship, especially with a hot rookie cop popular with the badge bunnies.
When Kenna reluctantly agrees to a double date with Santa Monica cop Donovan Alexander, she’s launched on an exciting and dangerous journey. With time, she discovers some souls are instinctively drawn together to quiet the pain of their traumatic pasts. But even after the revelation of Donovan’s own secret burden, Kenna continues to battle the fear she may be too broken for her modern day knight in blue.
Can Kenna open her heart to the healing light of true love before peril strikes?
- Is there a working title for this novel?
- When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
TURN TO ME should be out January or February of 2015.
What happens next? It’s a blog hop so head on over to blogs of these talented ladies and check out what they are posting about their characters around 23 November 2014.
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “Sci-Fi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories. Currently she alternates between writing paranormal romances set in ancient Egypt and science fiction romances set in the far future.
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Therese Gilardi is a poet, essayist and fiction writer whose work appears in “Literary Mama”, “Punchnel’s”, “The Mom Egg”, “The Dirty Napkin”,”The 13th Warrior Review”, and several other journals and magazines. Therese’s essays and short fiction have been published in the anthologies “Knowing Pains”, “So Far and Yet So Near: Stories of Americans Abroad”, and “Matrimonial Mayhem”. Therese’s novel, “Matching Wits With Venus”, was released in 2011 by Astraea Press and is available in print, electronic and audio formats. Therese’s poetry will appear in the upcoming issue of “Onthebus”. Therese’s Young Adult novel, “Narvla’s Celtic New Year”, will be released by Astraea Press in February 2015.
Therese lives in the hills above Los Angeles with her family, three dogs, and Viennese hare Jerry. Therese adores blue cameos, Irish pub music and the Paris Metro. Therese is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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