Monday, June 19, 2017

A Book A Day #Giveaway -- Shattering (Island) Time Book Tour -Stop 8 -- Florida

A Book A Day #Giveaway -- Stop 8 – Shattering (Island) Time -- Florida


Welcome to my Shattering (Island) Time book blog tour to celebrate the launch of my second book, Shattering Time. The story features Hurricane Francis as an intricate part of the plot. This book tour has meandered its way through the path of destruction left on its way to Florida where Shattering Time begins.



A Book A Day Contest
Shattering Time launches next week on June 27. I’ll be giving away a free eBook every day from now until the launch. To enter all you have to do it comment on my Facebook post here and I’ll pick a winner each day! I’ll even give away a paperback to 2 people who share the post on the day of launch.





Florida and Hurricane Frances
The excitement ramps up in Shattering Time on Sunday, August 29, 2004, at 1:00 am when the storm makes landfall. It was the size of Texas and a category 2 storm with 105 MPH winds. It made landfall near Sewall's Point, Florida.



Francis hit three weeks after Hurricane Charley, that storm is the driving force in my first novel in this series, Stealing Time. Citrus groves were a near total loss for part of the state after both storms ravished the trees causing over $2 billion in damage. 

Frances dropped over 13 inches of rain in parts of Florida and the wind caused damage to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center, adding to the damage of Hurricane Charley totaling $100 million in 2004 dollars. Walt Disney World Closed on Sunday for only the third time in its history, the second time that month because of the previous hurricane.
Vehicle Assembly Building at the
Kennedy Space Center

Time Travel in a Hurricane

During this massive storm Ronnie Andrews, my main character, is sent back in time to 1588 Roanoke Island in North Carolina. For you history buffs, that is the first colony in America, also known as the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. 
Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina 1588



Tensions were running high
with the Natives
The Governor was sent back to England for more supplies and reinforcements, as they were running out of food and tensions with the native population were mounting. When he returned there was no trace of the colonists, other than a carving in a tree, Croatoan.

Let me bring you to the moment where Ronnie encounters the Native American population and finds herself in a sticky situation with this exclusive excerpt.

Click here to read: Prince -- Shattering Time Exclusive Excerpt



Pre-Order Now

If you've not pre-ordered jump on that now before the price goes up June 27th when it releases.  Click here to order now! It's only $2.99 for the eBook. See the end of the blog to read the blurb or click on the link.


Advanced Review

I just received my first review from an Advance Reader Copy reviewer. If you’d like an advanced copy please let me know. I’d really love an honest review on Amazon. Sent an email to kjwatersauthor@gmail.com with ARC Copy in the title.

After enjoying KJ Waters earlier novels I was eager to read Shattering Time. Especially to find out how Ronnie is rescued.
 I appreciated the  well written back story being incorporated, which adequately covered the past, and prepared me for the present.
 I loved to hate the dreadful Jeffrey. My heart went out to Ronnie, poor girl. Her life was not her own. 
Readers be warned of the occasional explicit language and sex scenes, if you are sensitive.
 I give Shattering Time five stars.

Thank you, 
Glennis Browne, Australian Author 




#SummerBookBlast Giveaway Kindle Fire

I also wanted to invite you to our #SummerBookBlast where we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE fully loaded with seven great summer reads, including Shattering Time. You can enter here! Read more about these books here.




Shattering Time Blurb:
Number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues in this “breathtakingly original” journey where Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a metal breakdown.

To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Her best friend Steph, along with Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath.

Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing fascinating cultures including one of America’s first mysteries -- the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while serving as the savior of her future. 



SHATTERING (ISLAND) TOUR STOPS

1. Stop 1 -- Cover Reveal and Vote -- You can vote on two book cover choices on the first blog in the tour! 
Join the fun at out my other stops!

2. Stop 2 -- 
British Virgin Islands -- For a sneak peek of another chapter of Shattering Time click here in the second blog in the tour!

3. Stop 3 -- SAN SALVADOR ISLAND – Enjoy the amazing sites on San Salvador Island where we learn about the history and geology

4. Stop 4 -- CAT ISLAND-- Get a sneak peek into Shattering Time’ first time travel event to Cat Island Bahamas in the middle of the hurricane.

5. Stop 5 -- The Bahamas -- Swim with the pigs on this cool island with wild pigs. Join the #mugshot contest for a book and a coffee (Closed).

6. Stop 6 -- 
Southlea Bay -- Celebrate the launch of another island full of fun friends with Suzanne Kelman's Rejected Writer's Take the Stage.

7. Stop 7 – Turks and Caicos– Enjoy a romp in the waves on horseback and meet a trained conch. Vote on your favorite island outing. 

8. Stop 8 – Florida and the Book a Day Giveaway – I’m giving away a book a day until launch. Enjoy and exclusive excerpt of Ronnie's most dangerous time travel adventure to 1588 American colonies.

Check out my other books here. They are all available on Amazon and are free with Kindle Unlimited.


                       


Monday, June 12, 2017

Free #KindleFire -- Shattering (Island) Time -- Stop 7 -- Turks and Caicos

Shattering (Island) Time -- Stop 7 -- Turks and Caicos



Welcome to the book blog tour for my upcoming release of Shattering Time. Thank you for the initial feedback on my book cover from my first blog in this tour. I've used your feedback to create final cover below. 

If you've not pre-ordered jump on that now before the price goes up June 27th when it releases.  Click here to order now! It's only $2.99 for the eBook. See the end of the blog to read the blurb or click on the link.

                                                   
                                                             New Cover! Order here!

I also wanted to invite you to our #SummerBookBlast where we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE fully loaded with seven great summer reads, including Shattering Time.  You can enter here! Read more about these books here.



We are also having a Facebook party this Friday, June 16 at 6:00 pm central time. Please click on the link to join the fun! We'll have tons of prizes and these great authors gathering to celebrate: Camille Di Miao, Kerry Anne King, Suzanne Kelman, Melody Robinette, Amy Quick Parrish, and Kim Hunt Harris. 




Turks and Caicos


This week we join the Shattering (Island) Tour where we follow the path of Hurricane Francis to the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

On September 1, 2004 Hurricane Frances made a direct hit on the Turks and Caicos island as a Category 4 storm with 125 MPH winds causing flooding and destroying homes. 

Today we begin our day on the Grace Bay Beach with perfect weather as we watch the skies just in case anything should pop up. I have a bag full of books to share with you and we're gonna be lazy today. I've brought you here because this beach was voted as World Leading Destination Beach by World Travel Awards' and the second best beach in the world by Trip Advisors. With those credentials it definitely deserves at least a few hours.

Grab a book from our selection and settle down for the afternoon, but before we do let's plan our itinerary for the week here on this lovely collection of islands.


Here are your choices:

1. Cheshire Hall Plantation -- The ruins of Cheshire plantation is full of history and mystery. Originally built by an Englishman from Cheshire, Wade Stubbs. On this land they grew sea island cotton, a highly desired crop. The property was protected by a few cannons that sit atop the hill. The surrounding area has been preserved with walking trails and naturalist signs labeling local plants and is full of wildlife.

2. Caicos Conch Farm -- For the inner geek and biologist at heart we can tour the only Conch farm in the world. We will learn about the life cycle of the Caribbean Queen Conch and even meet two trained and friendly conchs. They are also developing grouper, snapper, pompano and cobia for farming.

3. Horseback riding on the beach with Provo Ponies -- This is something I've always wanted to do. Let's ride these beauties in the cool ocean waves off of the Caicos Banks and merge with the best of the beast and the wonders of nature.




4. Kite boarding -- For the adventurous we have an afternoon with the Turks and Caicos Kiteboarding.



5. Water sport excursion with Silly Creek Water Excursions -- Spend the day snorkeling, skiing, tubing, cliff jumping, and exploring the Pirate's Cave with a picnic on the beach.





What shall we do on Turks and Caicos

Cheshire Hall Plantation
Caicos Conch Farm
Horseback Riding in the Ocean
Kiteboarding
Silly Creek Water Sports Day
Other
Please Specify:
survey Maker


Other Shattering (Island) Time Fun!

Don't miss the exciting tidbits on my other posts in the Shattering (Island) Time Book Tour:

1. Stop 1 -- Cover Reveal and Vote -- You can vote on two book cover choices on the first blog in the tour! 
Join the fun at out my other stops!

2. Stop 2 -- 
British Virgin Islands -- For a sneak peek of another chapter of Shattering Time click here in the second blog in the tour!

3. Stop 3 -- SAN SALVADOR ISLAND – Enjoy the amazing sites on San Salvador Island where we learn about the history and geology

4. Stop 4 -- CAT ISLAND-- Get a sneak peek into Shattering Time’ first time travel event to Cat Island Bahamas in the middle of the hurricane.

5. Stop 5 -- The Bahamas -- Swim with the pigs on this cool island with wild pigs. Join the #mugshot contest for a book and a coffee (Closed).

6. Stop 6 -- 
Southlea Bay -- Celebrate the launch of another island full of fun friends with Suzanne Kelman's Rejected Writer's Take the Stage.

7. Stop 7 – Turks and Caicos– Enjoy a romp in the waves on horseback and meet a trained conch. Vote on your favorite island outing. 

8. Stop 8 – Florida and the Book a Day Giveaway – I’m giving away a book a day until launch. Enjoy and exclusive excerpt of Ronnie's most dangerous time travel adventure to 1588 American colonies.

Check out my other books here. They are all available on Amazon and are free with Kindle Unlimited.

                       

Shattering Time Blurb:

The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues its “breathtakingly original” journey.

Ronnie Andrews returns from eighteenth century London shell-shocked from her first terrifying time travel encounter. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey Brennan, casts doubt on her sanity leaving Ronnie wondering if she went back in time or is having a mental breakdown.
To add to the tension, Hurricane Francis, a storm the size of Texas, is barreling towards Florida and her fears of a repeat time travel experience mount. Ronnie’s best friend Steph, along with her friend Nick and Steph’s younger brother Ian, shield Ronnie from the dangers of Francis but cannot save her from traveling back in time. Unfortunately, their meddling brings Ronnie to the brink of destruction as they are caught in the throes of the hurricane’s wrath.
Once again, Ronnie is transported to dangerous places and plagued with desperate situations, while experiencing perilous cultures including one of America’s first mysteries -- the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. 
A stunning conclusion brings Ronnie face to face with a dangerous ally who may hold the key to her past while offering salvation for her future. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

Shattering (Island) Time Stop 6 -- Southlea Bay

Shattering (Island) Time Stop 6 -- Southlea Bay

Okay so maybe you've not heard about Southlea Bay yet but let me tell you it's a fantastic island. They were pretty lucky to miss Hurricane Frances, as they are on the west coast in Washington State. 

Let me introduce you to the owner of this special real estate, one of my best friends, Suzanne Kelman. Suzanne is my podcast partner on Blondie and the Brit and one of my favorite authors.

Suzanne Kelman and the Rejected Writers Take the Stage

SK: Thank you KJ for inviting me and the Rejected Writers over onto your Island tour.

We are also from an Island but not quite as fancy as your islands, or as my character Doris Newberry would say with a sniff, We don’t go in for a lot of that fufu fluffy cocktails and palm trees malarkey, we are more of a get out your hiking boots and make sure your wearing your waterproof underwear – kind-of-an Island!” 

Though I have to admit I would rather be over on your tour KJ. So, I’m glad you invited me. Pass me the sunscreen and I will tell you about the gang over on Southlea Bay.

Here is a picture of our Island.
  

And here is a picture of the town of Langley that the fictional town of Southlea Bay is based on in my book series.

Langley, Washington


KJ: I've been to visit Suzanne in Langly and it is a gorgeous place full of magic and mirth. Tell us about the book launch this week Suzanne.

SK: The Rejected Writers are all very excited because just here on the right-hand side under that second awning is where we all will be kicking up our heels on June 6th to celebrate the release of the second book, Rejected Writers Take the Stage.

So, why don’t you pour me one of your fancy cocktails and we will get out of the sun on your beach and I will tell you and your readers a little bit about my new book.

KJ: Certainly Suzanne. I have something special for you a Banana Mama. Please, sip away and tell us more. 



SK: The first book was called, The Rejected Writers Book Club and introduced the world to a group of eccentric and quirky characters that had formed their own unique book club. They celebrated in style every rejection letter they received from publishers. That is until a mystery and a mission heads them off on a wild cross-country road trip.

In this second book in the Southlea Bay series they are on another crazy ride but within the town itself. Here is a picture of the new book and a little bit more about the story.



After months of playing the lottery and hoping for an uptick in her dog-boarding business, Janet’s friend Annie must face the inevitable: the bank is foreclosing on her family farm. But thanks to the Rejected Writers’ Book Club, Annie doesn’t have to face it alone.
With just a few weeks to raise the $20,000 that she and her fifty rescue dogs need to avoid becoming homeless, the writers need a fund-raiser, and fast. Much to Janet’s horror, Doris has another crazy plan.
In a moment of inspiration, their fearless leader declares a solution: a musical extravaganza. No one in the group has ever produced a musical, but Doris will not be deterred—they’ll write it together. And with Flora, who has never sung a note in her life, as the lead and Janet as their reluctant director—along with a hypochondriac costume designer, a pyrotechnics enthusiast, and Janet’s very pregnant daughter pitching in—what could possibly go wrong?

KJ: Suzanne's second book in this funny and heartwarming series launches on June 6th. I'd love it if we all showed Suzanne some support and checked out the book. You can purchase your copy here!

SK: Let’s head back out into the sun KJ and I will show you a couple of my early reviews.

Rejected Writer's Take the Stage Reviews! 

 "This story made me laugh from the very beginning. I laughed and I cried throughout the whole book." 

"If you enjoyed Suzanne Kelman' witty writing, you will have high expectations. And the author sure delivers. Yet again."

"Another hit for author Suzanne Kelman! Her quirky characters continue to entertain and make me laugh aloud." 

Well, thank you for letting me crash your Island Tour KJ. It’s been fun, but I better get back and rally all the ladies of The Rejected Writers’ Book Club who are busy looking for glitzy outfits for the big launch party.


Enjoy the rest of your tour! 

KJ: As always it has been a blast Suzanne! Best of luck with your book launch and I can't wait to get my copy on Tuesday! 

Please join me next week as we head to Turks and Caicos Island for some more summer island touring and fun. 

Win a Kindle Fire Loaded with 7 Summer Reads #SUMMER BOOK BLAST 

Don't miss this great contest where you can win a copy of Suzanne's book, along with my upcoming release, Shattering Time as well as five other fabulous reads all loaded up for your summer reading adventures. 



Also Suzanne and I are hosting a fabulous facebook party on June 16, please join the fun here! 

Other Shattering (Island) Time Fun!

Don't miss the exciting tidbits on my other posts in the Shattering (Island) Time Book Tour:

1. Stop 1 -- Cover Reveal and Vote -- You can vote on two book cover choices on the first blog in the tour! 
Join the fun at out my other stops!

2. Stop 2 -- 
British Virgin Islands -- For a sneak peek of another chapter of Shattering Time click here in the second blog in the tour!

3. Stop 3 -- SAN SALVADOR ISLAND – Enjoy the amazing sites on San Salvador Island where we learn about the history and geology

4. Stop 4 -- CAT ISLAND-- Get a sneak peek into Shattering Time’ first time travel event to Cat Island Bahamas in the middle of the hurricane.

5. Stop 5 -- The Bahamas -- Swim with the pigs on this cool island with wild pigs. Join the #mugshot contest for a book and a coffee (Closed).

6. Stop 6 -- 
Southlea Bay -- Celebrate the launch of another island full of fun friends with Suzanne Kelman's Rejected Writer's Take the Stage.

7. Stop 7 – Turks and Caicos– Enjoy a romp in the waves on horseback and meet a trained conch. Vote on your favorite island outing. 

8. Stop 8 – Florida and the Book a Day Giveaway – I’m giving away a book a day until launch. Enjoy and exclusive excerpt of Ronnie's most dangerous time travel adventure to 1588 American colonies.



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shattering (Island) Time -- Stop 5 The Bahamas

Shattering (Island) Time Book Tour -- Stop 5 The Bahamas


Welcome to the Bahamas! 




Photo courtesy of my author pal John Malik who is visiting The Bahamas now.  Visit him at http://chefjohnmalik.com/














Today I continue the Shattering (Island) Time book tour that is following the path of Hurricane Frances. The Bahamas was hit hard by this massive storm, that plays a key role in my upcoming release, Shattering Time. Frances was the first hurricane to hit the entire archipelago since 1924 and caused the near destruction of their agricultural economy.  

We will begin our adventure on Pig Beach where we will swim with the pigs on this glorious day.

These friendly critters are thought to have survived from a shipwreck, possibly from pirates or even perhaps Columbus himself. On his second trip he brought animals on the journey. If I come back as an animal in my next life I'm putting dibs on these critters.   

             

Once we've had our fill of piggy delight we'll take the boat over to one of the other cool and exciting destinations. I'll let you vote on what's next but first let me share with you two exciting #giveaways that I have going on that involve my book. 

Giveaways
1. #Mugshot Giveaway -- for the simple act of sharing a picture of yourself and a favorite mug you shall be entered into this contest to win one of my books (your choice) and a $5 give card of the coffee place of your choice. You can see a few of the entries below.

#MUGSHOT Gallery -- Add yours on my Facebook page!





You can enter here on facebook. Please follow me while you're over there.


Winner gets your choice of any of my eBooks and a cuppa Joe, as long as I can order it on Amazon.


                   


2. Mega-Giveaway 

You can win over $1000 in eBooks, including Stealing Time. Click  below to enter.

Win up to 180+ eBooks!

(1) Grand Prize "Gift Baskets" of ALL eBooks!
(1) Gift Basket for each major genre!
(180+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)


The Bahamas Adventure

Okay, back to the exciting adventure we have awaiting us. Today we have the choice of heading to the following destinations:

1. Dean's Blue Hole -- on Long Island, and not the kind full of New Yorkers. It is the deepest blue hole in the world at 202 meters. 

2. Lucayan National Park, that is named after the the Indians that originally lived on the islands fro 900 - 1500 AD. First we'll enjoy a tour of the smallish cave and learn about the wildlife within. Then a walk through the mangroves to the kayak area and enjoy a few hours of kayak adventuring until we relax on Gold Rock Beach for a swim and lounge in the sun. 




3. In Florida at Discovery Cove I had the amazing adventure with my daughter to swim with dolphins. I'd love to do it again with you in Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter




4. What about an
Courtesy of John Malik
adventure by plane to the bigger island of Nassau where I have reserved a horse drawn carriage called a surrey to get a tour of the history of Nassau and the ancient sites and forts. 


5. For the financially adventurous we should offer the opportunity to visit the casinos on Paradise Island for some shows and gambling. The Atlantis Resort awaits!


Vote on our Bahama Adventure Itinerary


Bahamas Itinerary

Dean's Blue Hole
Lucayan National Park
Dolphin Encounter
Nassau Surrey Historical Tour
Paradise Island Casino
Other
Please Specify:
Free Surveys

Other Shattering (Island) Time Fun!

Don't miss the exciting tidbits on my other posts in the Shattering (Island) Time Book Tour:

1. Stop 1 -- Cover Reveal and Vote -- You can vote on two book cover choices on the first blog in the tour! 
Join the fun at out my other stops!

2. Stop 2 -- 
British Virgin Islands -- For a sneak peek of another chapter of Shattering Time click here in the second blog in the tour!

3. Stop 3 -- SAN SALVADOR ISLAND – Enjoy the amazing sites on San Salvador Island where we learn about the history and geology

4. Stop 4 -- CAT ISLAND-- Get a sneak peek into Shattering Time’ first time travel event to Cat Island Bahamas in the middle of the hurricane.

5. Stop 5 -- The Bahamas -- Swim with the pigs on this cool island with wild pigs. Join the #mugshot contest for a book and a coffee (Closed).

6. Stop 6 -- 
Southlea Bay -- Celebrate the launch of another island full of fun friends with Suzanne Kelman's Rejected Writer's Take the Stage.

7. Stop 7 – Turks and Caicos– Enjoy a romp in the waves on horseback and meet a trained conch. Vote on your favorite island outing. 

8. Stop 8 – Florida and the Book a Day Giveaway – I’m giving away a book a day until launch. Enjoy and exclusive excerpt of Ronnie's most dangerous time travel adventure to 1588 American colonies.