Friday, August 12, 2016

#RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY


Welcome to the #RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK and BLOG BLOCK PARTY! 


Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today to four Lucky Winners:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Three signed copies of Stealing Time


Get your FREE e book copy here until Aug. 14! 

All comments are eligible.


Hi! I'm KJ Waters and welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party. For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the posts. The list can be found here. I've already won a $10 Amazon card from another blogger.



This stop is my blog Blondie in the Water and my pool here in Dirtville, USA. Take a dip and relax awhile in the hot tub while you learn a bit about me. 

I recently joined The Rave Reviews Book Club and am now a huge fan. Within a month or so my book, Stealing Time, was selected for the push it Tuesday and my book shot to the highest it ever was on Amazon. If you're not a member I highly recommend joining. It's a great community of authors and I've made some fantastic professional connections.

A little about me:

Author: I am KJ Waters, the author of the best-selling short story Blow (was #8) and full length time travel novel, Stealing Time, that is currently #2 in time travel that happens to be free this weekend so grab your copy here and help me get to #1!



You can find it here
     
FREE Until August 14, 2016
Get your free copy here!





Podcast:
I also am the co-host of the popular podcast Blondie and the Brit where we interview authors about writing, publishing, and a lot more. I work with Suzanne Kelman, an international best selling author and Nichols Fellowship semifinalist (read Oscar for screenplay) One of our mottos is if it isn't fun we aren't doing it. It is a great weekly podcast that provides tons of tips for authors and a fun and relaxed format. You can find out more here on our website www.blondieandbrit.com. You can subscribe on podbean and iTunes


In addition to my other Blondie fun projects (writing and podcasting) I run a book cover design business called Blondie's custom Book Covers. You can find out more here: www.blondiebooks.com



How is the tub? I hope it's not too hot. Oh where are my manners, I forgot to offer you a drink.




I didn't mention the hot tub you're in is a time machine. It is set for August 13, 2004 when my novel Stealing Time starts. I hate to tell you but Hurricane Charley is about to hit and take you for a ride through the eye of the hurricane to 1752 London. Hang on it's going to be a wild ride!





Here is a quick blurb of Stealing Time. You can download your FREE copy here: 




Stealing Time is a "Breathtakingly original" time travel adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab while Steph heads back to her house.

During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies in a life and death struggle to return to her own time.

Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane, but it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Stealing Time: Book 1 in the Stealing Time Trilogy. 


A quick blurb of BLOW -- A Short Story only 99 cents! Click here!


Caught between a hurricane and a deadly secret, Rick Harris struggles against a ticking clock when the wrong people show up at his door looking for shelter. As the storm closes in wreaking havoc on Pensacola, Florida, he has to make a choice between saving their lives and exposing a secret that could cost him everything.

Where to find me online:


Instagram: @kamajowa
Pinterest: kamajowa



103 comments:

  1. I enjoyed my tub and drink, thank you :) Thanks for free copy of your book. I added it to my kindle.

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    1. So glad you have you stop by and join the fun! Thank you sooo much for adding my book to your kindle! I'm excited to share it with you for free DL. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

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  2. Hi K. J., so this is a pool party?... Nice! I enjoy sitting and watching people having fun by the pool, but you will not get me anywhere near the water. :D Enjoy your day.

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    1. Joy, no need to get in, just enjoy the cold drinks and the gorgeous day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. Great post, KJ! Enjoying the hot tub and drinks, thanks :) Couldn't see a free copy of your book but I'll be adding it to my TBR anyhow :) Great to get to know more about you and your writing! Best wishes with everything :)

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    1. Harmony thanks for stopping by. I've enjoyed connecting with you on Facebook and Twitter too. If you're in the USA it is free on the Amazon site or if you aren't in the US I can send you to Smashwords as well. Click below any of the pictures of Stealing time and I've set up links there.

      Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for adding Stealing Time to you TBR pile! :D

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  4. Hi KJ, I love your posting and the activities! I've added your book to my Kindle and to my must be read list. Enjoy the day, for certainly all your visitors will!

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    1. Thank Gwen, so great to meet you and have you in the hot tub! I appreciate you adding Stealing Time to your TRB list! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. A dip in the pool would be great, especially that where I live, Europe, Dracula's country, we've had 2 weeks of melting heat.
    A ride to 1752 London is also attractive. I've always been fascinated by Medieval Ages. So I will join the ride.
    Best of luck with your writing,K J!

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    1. Ha, a visitor from Dracula country to enjoy my pool, I love it! I'd love for you to be back in time to learn all the interesting details from the 18 century. It's not much like today especially for women. Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me well!

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  6. Time in a hot tub sounds fantastic. Thank you. I'll have a White Russian, please... if that's not too inconvenient. :)

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    1. Hey good taste with the bevvy, that is one of my favorites! Have you tried a Sombrero? It's similar but instead of vodka you add Tia Maria with the Kahluah. It's so good! I'll make you one so you can try it! Thanks so much for stopping by enjoy your trip to 18 C London. You're going to need that drink!

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    2. Can't say that I have had one of those. I'll have to try one of these days. :)

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  7. Wow! What an intro for a book! I have downloaded your book by the way and I will leave a review once it's read. Thank you!

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    1. Wow, Mary thank you so much! You've made my entire day! Appreciate your support immensely! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  8. A hot tub that's a time machine! Love it! Just the image of showing up in my bikini in 1752 is cracking me up. :-P Mind you, I suck at history and have no idea what the attire was in 1752, but I definitely know that they didn't wear bikinis. ;-) Thank you for the free download today. I've gotten it (hope you reach #1) and look forward to reading it. :-)

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    1. Yvette, hahaha I didn't even think of that problem. I think you'd definitely run into trouble in 18 century London in a bikini. You'd be cold for starters and maybe thought of as a witch! Ronnie has that trouble to, although she was fully clothed.

      Thank you so much for downloading it! What a great supporter you are. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

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  9. I love hot tubs! What a fun blog and welcome to the RRBC club. The authors are all so supportive. Thank you for the free copy, looking forward to reading it!

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    1. Tara, thank you so much! I'm so glad you had fun here with me today! Yes the RRBC has been a spectacularly welcoming group and such great supporters. It's why I jumped at the chance to do the blog as another way to connect with you all. I'm glad I can give something back by sharing the posts and giving a free book! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Fun way to present your books. I went for the sales pitch and downloaded my free copy. Hope you do well on the party route today.

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    1. Coldhandboyack, thanks! I tried to make it as entertaining as possible! Thank you sooo much for your support and I hope you enjoy the book! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Enjoyed the hot tub! Water is so energizing! Thanks for hosting the party! Thanks too for the free book! Wishing you good luck with all your projects,

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    1. Susan, thank you so much for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the water, it's one of my favorite places to be! I hope you enjoy the book, I'm so glad you go it. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Thanks for being a great host and good luck with everything!

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    1. Thanks Lincoln! Great to see you here on my blog. I know we've shared posts on Twitter. Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Thank you, K.J., for the free book and a hot tub to boot? How could you go wrong. The drink pushes it over the edge, but it's just a touch early for that kind of thing. We can't be falling over before noon, now, can we? (Cute post, BTW!)

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    1. Haha, well I could make you a virgin daiquiri. It would make a refreshing breakfast! Thank you so much for stopping by Patricia! I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog tour and your weekend as well.

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  14. So much to learn about, KJ. It looks like you are a very busy person. Thanks for sharing all the information

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    1. Haha, I'm glad you stopped by John! Yes, my life is full of great things that I've created. Sometimes I wonder why, but then I look at all the great people I meet and know that it's worth it!

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  15. Hi KJ! I am a big time-travel SciFi fan - looks like a cool story - good luck with it! Very nicely organized bog site as well - thanks for sharing it. Have a great Back to School Blog day - MikeL

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    1. Mike L, so glad you stopped by and thank you for your nice words. It's great to meet you and I hope we can talk more about your interests in SciFi sometime. I hope you have a great BLOG Day as well. Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Gotta hot tub time travel machnine! :-D You have a beautiful blog KJ - enjoy your day :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! I couldn't resist the combo of Blondie in the WATER and the Time Travel theme and put us all in the hot tub. :D Have a great day!

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  17. Thanks for the party - hot tub and drinks.. what's not to love :) Your books sound great too

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    1. Thanks DE! Great to meet you and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Dirtville. It's really not so bad when you're neck deep with a cold bevvy eh?

      Have a great weekend!

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  18. Thanks so much KJ, I am so happy to get to know you and your work a bit better�� Thanks for the free download. All the best for today!

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    1. Maretha, so glad to meet you and you're very welcome for the free book. I hope you get a chance to read it. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  19. Fabulous party stop, especially with the drinks and the hot tub. As it turns out, I love time travel too. Thanks for the free download of your book. It's on my Kindle and my reading list!

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    1. Mae Clair, thank you thank you! I'm so grateful for you support. I hope you love the book and glad you enjoyed my party! :D Have a great day!

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  20. Having grown up in south Florida, I'm familiar with the stress and conflict during and after a hurricane hit. What were some of your challenges in writing two different time streams?

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    1. So you know the excitement and terror of the hurricane prep and aftermath. I think the biggest challenge was making the two streams even enough. I needed to add more of the London since that follows my main character. I wrote the storm sequence in one fell swoop after I finished the 18 century portion. That made it easier to keep track of the two story lines.

      Thanks for your comments and have a great weekend!

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  21. Looks like you have your hands full with all of these interesting projects, KJ - I find time travel stories fascination and look forward to enjoying yours!

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    1. Thanks John, so glad you have your support! Yes, I do have my hands full but the best part is it's all things I created and love working on. Have a great weekend!

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  22. What a fun day...hot tub, drinks, and sunshine. This was a very creative way to introduce yourself, your many projects, and books. I have downloaded your book Stealing Time...thank you for the freebie. I am anxious to read it being a fan of time travel books.

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    1. Karen thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed my party! :D Thank you so much for the support on my book! I hope you enjoy the weekend and the rest of the blog tour!

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  23. Nice post! I love your cover and will check out your podcast. Sadly, Stealing Time isn't free on Amazon UK and I wasn't able to find it on Smashwords. Have a great day at the party!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I can send you a free copy via email if you want to contact me at kjwatersauthor@gmail.com. Appreciate your support and I hope you have a great day!

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    2. Thank you KJ, I've sent you an email :-)

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  24. Downloading Stealing Time now. I hope it reaches #1 and stays there for a loooong time :)

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    1. Nicholas, wow, thank you so much for the cheer leading and support! I hope so too! It's the first time I've ever tried a free book and I've been thrilled with the results! Have a great weekend and thanks again for the support!

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  25. Thank you for the free book, KJ. I've added STEALING TIME to my Kindle. I also purchased the short story BLOW TIME. They both sound like wonderful reads.

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    1. Kim thank you so much and thanks for the FB and twitter love too. So grateful for you support! I hope you enjoy the reads!

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  26. Oh YOU are the blondie in Blondie and the Brit! Got to give you a listen....
    Great to get to know you and glad you are part of RRBC!
    Robert Kimbrell

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    1. Thank you so much Robert! Such a nice welcome! I hope you enjoy the podcast. We have some amazing guests with expert tips we can all use. I learn something new every week. Great to meet you Robert and thanks for commenting.

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  27. I have an author friend who wrote a time travel story. Can't wait to compare!

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    1. How cool! Please tag us both on fb so I can learn about their story. Great to have you over there too!

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  28. I have an author friend who wrote a time travel story. Can't wait to compare!

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  29. You sure know how to throw a party, KJ! Really enjoyed your post and a huge thank you for offering "Stealing Time" free! It's an intriguing story, and I look forward to reading and reviewing very soon. Have an awesome day at the party! Cheers. :)

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    1. Natalie, you're so welcome. I'm very grateful for your eyes on my work. Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  30. Thanks for the hospitality. Your time travel book sound exciting. Will download and read soon.

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    1. Jo Ann, thanks so much!! I hope you enjoyed the party and had a nice relaxing dip in the hot tub. Really appreciate the support and I hope you enjoy the book!

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  31. Thanks for the hospitality. Your time travel book sound exciting. Will download and read soon.

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  32. Thanks for the free copy of "Stealing Time"! Great blog post.

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    1. Thanks Brent! Great to meet you and I'm excited to have your eyes on the book. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  33. Hello KJ! SJ Francis here. Nice to "meet" you here today! Enjoyed some time in your hot tub! Your book intrigues me. Adding it to my TBR list! Cheers! S.J. Francis

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    1. SJ Glad you could stop by and enjoy a dip in the tub of hotness. Great to meet you too. I'd be very grateful if you took the time to read it. (See what I did there?). Have a great weekend!

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  34. Thanks so much for the great post and the free download; I look forward to jumping into it! Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :) ~Stephanie

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    1. Stephanie, thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to read it! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  35. Fun filled blog post! Thanks for hosting the party today and for the hot tub and drinks. I'm looking forward to jumping into your book. Thank you for the free download. It looks like a great read. Shared on social media etc:)

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    1. Lizzie, you are the best! Thank you for the great support. So grateful for your help in sharing the free book. Have a fantastic weekend!

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  36. Thanks for having us over! The hot tub is amazing. :) I grabbed my free copy of Stealing Time so it now sits on my TBR list. Sounds like a great read and can't wait for it to come up in line. Best of luck!! Happy Partying!

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    1. Jan, yay! Glad you could come to the party! I hope you enjoy the book and enjoy the rest of the Blog Tour!!

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  37. Cheers! Loved dabbling my toes in your hot tub. I particularly like how you relate writing with fun - great to see upbeat posts focusing on the positive. Viva the written word.
    Best wishes on your writing journey.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I love writing and I'm glad it conveys through the post. So happy to have you in the hot tub and I appreciate your encouragement! Have a great weekened!

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  38. Ooh! A hot tub! The water's warm, the drinks are strong! What's not to like? Fun post, K.J. Thanks for having us over. Best wishes to you.

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    1. B. So glad you have you at the party! Thanks for the well wishes and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  39. I can't wait to get started on my free download. A lovely fun filled and informative post. I love anything to do with the water. Here in Australia most children learn to swim well before they can walk. Delightful stop on the party hop. Bravo.

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    1. Thanks S!! It's free in the USA but if you want a free copy I can send you one. Please send me an email kjwatersauthor@gmail.com. :D I bet the kids are great swimmers there. I can related I spent my entire childhood in the pool or lake.

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  40. Thank you for the drink. I must skip the tub this time as I've much to do still today! I downloaded a copy of "Stealing Time" and I'm looking forward to reading it! I love time travel and yours sounds wonderful!

    Thank you for your support of RRBC and the Block Party! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy following along the rest of the month!

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    1. Patricia, thank you so much for the support! Glad I could refresh you at least! I really hope you get a chance to read Stealing Time and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I love RRBC exactly for this reason... meeting great new people in a supporting environment!

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  41. Wow, you stay pretty busy! I love, love, love the blurb! I'm definitely going to be reading the books. I like a good podcast, so I'll be checking that out as well.

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    1. Beth, I'd call that a trifecta of success then! If I can tantalize you to join the hot tub party AND book and podcast in one fell swoop! THANK YOU!! So glad to make the connection!

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  42. Thanks so much for the drink, & the dip in the tub. It was wonderfully relaxing. I hope you enjoy your day on the tour. 😃

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    1. Rhandi, thank you for stopping by! Glad you could have a relaxing moment with me on the tour! Have a great weekend!

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  43. Stealing Time - what a great cover and title for a time travel story. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. C, thanks so much! I created the cover myself as the launching pad for the book cover service. So glad it appeals to you! Enjoy your weekend!

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  44. I feel like I'm actually in your hot tub and feeling the cool breezes. Its been hot, muggy and lots of rain up here in Michigan today. So your stop is a welcome relief. I just downloaded a copy of your book and looking forward to reading it, now that I'm into fantasy and time warps. Congratulations on your works.

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    1. Shirley, glad you could cool off. I have a lot of family in the Ann Arbor area, and love any Michigander. You are a special breed of fun. Thank you so much for the support and I hope you enjoy the trip to London. Just stay away from the people who think you're a witch. Oh, wait, that's everyone. :D

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  45. Super fun post, and thanks for the book!

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    1. You're so welcome. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  46. Hi K.J., welcome to RRBC and congrats on your best sellers!! A hot tub, cool drinks and free e-book in my favorite genre makes a perfect tending to this sweltering day. Finally got to get some snacks before John Howel grabbed them all lol. I hope you enjoyed your tour as much as we enjoyed messing up your lovely blog page. We have no manners.:)

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    1. Haha, well I enjoy a good party. The cleanup is the price you have to pay! Great to have you stop by and I'm so pleased to meet you. I love #RRBC and would love to have a podcast about it. I've asked but they've not responded yet. Enjoy your weekend.

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  47. Thank you for the e-book! As a longtime resident of Florida who weathered the many hurricanes of 2004, I can't wait to start reading it! Good luck making it to #1!

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    1. Cheri, thank you for supporting me! That was a hell of a summer. I hope I captured it as you remember it. I used all real weather info to create the storm sequences. Have a great weekend!

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  48. Hi KJ,

    I downloaded my copy of STEALING TIME and can't wait to read it.

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    1. Lori! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!!

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  49. Now i'm interested! And, it's at such a great price, K. J....THANK YOU! Also, thanks for the kind words. Hope you enjoyed your first RRBC Block Party!

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    1. Nonnie, thank you for inviting me! It has been fabulous, what an overwhelming response. You really know how to throw a block party!! I'd love to get you on the podcast if you have time. #RRBC is a great group and well worth getting involved.

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  50. Gonna get your book today! So happy I stopped to find out more about you and your books! I really love your covers too.

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    1. Jenny, thanks so much! It was so much fun creating the covers with Jody Smyers. It is what started our book cover business. Hope you enjoy the book!!

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  51. Hi KJ! It seems that you had quite a party yesterday. I'll just make a drink from your left-over alcohol and toast you on a great blog! I'm also grabbing a copy of "Stealing Time". RRBC is very lucky to have members like you. Thanks.

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    1. Linda, thank you. Cheers to you and a happy weekend! Yes RRBC has been a great find! So grateful for your support and I hope you enjoy the book!

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  52. Sorry I missed you on the 13th as I was traveling. I love time travel stories! I'll have to check yours out. :-)

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