Sunday, April 23, 2017

#RRBC Springtime Block Party -- Shattering Time Book Cover Reveal and Pre-Sale

Welcome to the Rave Reviews Book Club #RRBC Springtime Book and Blog Party and 

Cover Reveal for Shattering Time!


Virtual Location: British Virgin Islands

 Here is what I’m giving away today:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

1 Signed Copy of Stealing Time

1 ARC copy of Shattering Time

# of winners for this stop: 3

To enter please comment below and the winners will be randomly chosen by #RRBC today (April 24)

Shattering Time Book Cover Reveal


Welcome to the shores of the British Virgin Islands. Please join me by the beach I wanted to give you a warm sandy welcome to cover reveal of my second novel, Shattering Time! 

See more here: https://dxnews.com/vp2vvv/

Isn’t it spectacular here? Catering is bringing snacks in a few minutes in the meantime please gather round. I wanted to share something exciting with you. 

Shattering Time

With such an esteemed group joining me today I wanted you to be the very hear the news! 

The BIG SURPRISE that I teased on my facebook page yesterday is that right now you can PRE ORDER Shattering Time my much-awaited sequel to my #1 Best-Selling novel Stealing Time! 

The price will go up after release so take advantage of it now! Click here!

Order Here!


Cover Reveal and Vote

Also I wanted your advice on two potential cover choices for Shattering Time! I designed this cover myself, with my Blondie's Custom Book Covers business partner, Jody Smyers. You can see more about my business here. Please let me know if you need help on a cover or if you just want some friendly advice. 

Please click on the vote button below and let me know your thoughts in the comments. I have shared my two other books covers at the top of this post so you can get a sense of my brand theme. There are four difference between the covers. See if you can spot them all. 



Which Cover Do You Prefer?

Cover 1
Cover 2
survey




Blurb for Shattering Time:


The number one best-selling thriller Stealing Time continues it’s “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. 

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Shattering (Island) Time Blog Series

This is the first post in my blog series that will continue weekly until the release of Shattering Time on June 27th. We will follow the path of Hurricane Francis, the driving force of Shattering Time, on it's journey to the east coast of Florida and a few special locations that appear in the book. Join me next week for a continuation of a beach party on the British Virgin Islands. Please follow my blog (to the right) so you don't miss a thing!

Catering is here please enjoy a snack and a cool beverage and join me in that beautiful water.






Be sure and join Suzanne Kelman on her #RRBC Springtime Book and Blog Tour tomorrow here! She is giving away $15 Amazon card and 2 eBooks!



More About Me:

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



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Blondie and the Brit Podcast:


I am also the co-host of the fun and fabulous Podcast Blondie and the Brit, Writing, Publishing, and Beyond for authors with Suzanne Kelman. Check out our informative and entertaining author interviews and marketing advice. Here is our latest episode with the hilarious Martin Lastrapes.






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For a complete list of participants in the Block party, click here!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Coming Soon! Cover Reveal for Shattering Time!


Monday April 24th 
Cover Reveal for my upcoming release, Shattering Time! Watch this space!! 

$25 Amazon Gift Card and other prizes await!


Plus I have a few other surprises waiting for you! 


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#Giveaway 30+ Ebooks!

Exciting giveaway featuring my Time Travel novel Stealing Time!

Win up to 30+ Thriller/Suspense/Crime eBooks!

(2) Grand Prize "Gift Baskets" of ALL eBooks!
(30+) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles)




Please also check out my Good reads giveaway.



Don't Miss Out in this Great Opportunity


Enter to win one of five paperback copies of Stealing Time! 

I am gearing up for the release of the second book in the Stealing Time Series this summer and to get you ready I'm offering up five paperback copies of the first in this exciting series. Find out more about the book on my website: www.kjwaters.com. 

Click below to enter this giveaway! 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Stealing Time by K.J. Waters

Stealing Time

by K.J. Waters

Giveaway ends May 21, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Need a sample of Stealing Time? Click here to read a chapter.

Sign up for my newsletter to get updates and special offers here.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Susan Wingate -- Heroes, Clones, and Writing the Great American Thriller



Check it out here.
 This week we are excited to air a brand new interview with one of our podcast heroes, Amazon best-selling author Susan Wingate. A lot of laughter in this one as it is always a fun interview with Susan. We delve into her latest woman's thriller she is working on, and dream about clones helping us get everything done. She also gave us a behind the scenes of her ongoing success and how she uses google analytics and book awards to promote book sales. What your clone doing today?

Monday, March 13, 2017

#Giveaway of Stealing Time on Goodreads



Don't Miss Out in this Great Opportunity


Enter to win one of five paperback copies of Stealing Time! 

I am gearing up for the release of the second book in the Stealing Time Series this summer and to get you ready I'm offering up five paperback copies of the first in this exciting series. Find out more about the book on my website: www.kjwaters.com. 

Click below to enter this giveaway! 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Stealing Time by K.J. Waters

Stealing Time

by K.J. Waters

Giveaway ends May 21, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Need a sample of Stealing Time? Click here to read a chapter.

Sign up for my newsletter to get updates and special offers here.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Blondie and the #BookCover #Podcast


Suzanne's original book cover designed by Blondie's Custom Book Covers featuring
photo's we orchestrated for Suzanne.

I'm excited to bring you this podcast featuring Suzanne Kelman, Jody Smyers, and I where we discuss the elements that make a great book cover. My expertise comes from our book cover business, Blondie's Custom Book Covers where Jody is my book cover designer and professional photographer, and Blondie's secret weapon for our amazing cover designs.

In this episode we discuss Suzanne's first book cover that we designed, as an example of what elements to consider when hiring someone to create a book cover for you. As the very first thing your readers will see, your cover is a crucial part of packaging your book.  

For Suzanne's cover, we went above and beyond your typical design strategy by providing a custom photo shoot with six models and numerous props all orchestrated by Suzanne's cover vision. 

You can see the new cover designed by the publisher that picked her up after her book was released, Lake Union Press, an arm of Amazon publishing here.  Since being picked up my Lake Union, the world has embraced her novel and she has become an international best selling novelist. If you haven't already, you should check out The Rejected Writer's Book Club. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stellar Stealing Time Goodreads Reviews

Stealing Time Reviews


I just found these amazing reviews on my time travel romantic suspense novel Stealing Time.

I'm very excited to offer the first five chapters of the second book, Shattering Time, if you sign up for my newsletter here. Or you can read the first two chapters on my website here.


Shattering Time will be released this summer. Stay tuned for another blog post on the anatomy of my book cover. Yesterday my book cover biz partner, Jody Smyers and I had a photo shoot at an antique clock shop for the cover.

If you haven't yet read Stealing Time, now is your chance to be ready for the continuation of the story with Ronnie Andrews. It's only $2.99 for ebook or $14.99 for paperback.  I can even send you a signed copy for $14.99 plus shipping, just connect with me on facebook here or my website.

I'd love for you to check it out Click on the link here:


Reviews on Goodreads



 Stealing Time: Book 1


 
by 
18206153
's review 
Jan 10, 2017

it was amazing

This was a great read. I rate it 4.5 (rounding up to 5, since 1/2 points aren't available to me here). I was immediately sucked into the suspenseful storm of this story. I liked the fact that there were two simultaneous storylines running, one following Ronnie and the other following Steph. Just as I began to become too nervous for Ronnie, I was allowed a "break" by checking in on Steph. Then things would start to get pretty intense with her, and we'd flip back to Ronnie. I also really appreciated the amount of research Ms. Waters put into this project. Her depiction of the 18th century was very believable (reminding us just how lucky we are to live in modern times), as was the reality of riding out a major hurricane. The reason for my "1/2 point rating deduction" is the ending. Obviously with "Book 1" in the title, one can anticipate unfinished business at the end of the book. That being said, I expected to walk away from the book with some sense of completion, much like walking away from the 1st movies in the original Star Wars trilogy - unfinished business, but also some completion. The existing abrupt cliffhanger wouldn't have been so bad if there had been a warning in the book's description (as you sometimes find with other books). Write away, Ms. Waters; I anxiously await book 2!


Thomas Whaley rated it it was amazing
As an avid fan of ANYTHING 17th or 18th century AND once addicted (...maybe still) to Quantum Leap, when I stumbled across Stealing Time, by author KJ Waters, I couldn't resist adding it to my long list of things to do! Being a teacher, father of two and busy author myself, I find it very difficult to read as much as I would like, but once I began reading Stealing Time, it did not seem to be a challenge at all. The realistic mental imagery of 18th century London, perfectly mixed with the enticement of a perfect storm, time travel and spicy characters kept me on the edge of my seat. KJ Waters undoubtedly researched her history! I found her book to be historically refreshing and educational, rather than eye-rolling and inaccurate, which I have encountered in other "time-travelish" books.

Stealing Time is pleasantly packed with believable, well-developed characters worth investing your time with. They all keep you involved, and I applaud the Ms. Waters with the flawless way the characters differ based on the century they were from. This must have been a challenge.

If you are looking for a suspenseful, historical, witch-hunt of a journey - read STEALING TIME...and like me, you'll be impatiently waiting for round two.
Marcha Fox
Jun 15, 2016
Jun 15, 2016Marcha Fox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: time travel fans, historical fiction fans, 18th Century England buffs, thriller fans
I have three fairly basic criteria that will earn a book an instant 5-star review: It's makes me laugh, it makes me cry, and it keeps me up past my bedtime. As you have probably guessed, "Stealing Time" definitely hit the mark.

I also have tremendous respect for an author who takes nine years to bring a book to completion. Now, of course, this is really bad news if you have to wait that long for the next episode, which hopefully won't be the case! But IMHO, there's a certain richness that a novel achieves with time versus those that are kicked out in a few weeks. No offense to those who do so, of course, I'm probably just jealous, because I'm another one who takes a while to finish up a book. Sometimes much longer than nine years, but that's another story. What I'm getting at is the quality of the characters, imagery and plot details show when a book, like a fine wine, has aged a bit, giving the author time to rethink, embellish and perfect their story. Yeah. Like a fine wine.

As a time travel story, this one is outstanding. The mechanism that transfers the heroine, Ronnie, back in time is in the realm of science fiction, i.e., credible, but not belabored. Thus, this is not true science fiction fodder, but more in the realm for those who love historical fiction since the majority of the story takes place in 18th Century England with some flashbacks (or would it be flashforwards?) to Florida enduring Hurricane Charley, back in 2004, which precipitated the transfer.

The research for this period of time was incredible. The reader is truly transferred back in time to a world so different than ours it feels like another planet. If you don't think the world has made any progress in the past two hundred fifty years, you definitely need to read this book. While today's world definitely has its problems and fundamental human nature doesn't change, it's incredible to get a glimpse of what England was like back in 1752. Wow. I, for one, am reminded how lucky I am to be living in this century. There are plenty of undercover lessons here, too, with regard to superstitious and unreasonable beliefs that drive a culture, in this case the ridiculous view of what qualified a woman as a witch and how she was subsequently tried and treated. Chilling and horrifying are the first words that come to mind.

The imagery and action was absolutely breathtaking, especially the last fourth of the book, at which point I just sucked it up regardless of the late hour and finished. Since this is the first book in a trilogy, I knew everything wouldn't be solved, but it did provide a satisfying ending, though there were certainly plenty of unanswered questions to drive the reader's hunger for the next volume. I highly recommend this well-written story to anyone who loves a thriller, historical fiction or romanticizes the past. Believe me when I say we have come much farther than you may think.
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Seumas Gallacher
Apr 02, 2016Seumas Gallacher rated it it was amazing
...an intricately woven story with compelling strands... at the height of a powerful hurricane in Florida, a time warp envelops the lead female character, hurtling her across time and continents... from the modern day back to the eighteenth century, and transporting her to Olde London... but there’s more intriguing changes... her identity subsumes from her current persona to a completely different woman...even her appearance is altered... the single constant is her own mind, and therein lies the plot... dreadful, terrifying circumstances impact her new form with accusations from her ‘brother’ of witchcraft, leading to trials and travails of prison and impending death by hanging... but all is not completely lost... a distant ‘cousin’ emerges to attempt to rescue her... back in the present, the hurricane continues to rage with deft switching of scenes, stealing time twixt the old and the new... a clever novel, and a great tester for the ensuing books in the trilogy...

Jan 25, 2015Graeme Ing
Jan 25, 2015Graeme Ing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time-travel
Roller coaster of a book that had me hooked. The 18th century London scenes are very well researched and written , and authentic in every detail. I really felt the past come alive. From the very beginning things go awry, and I was constantly wondering how the heroine was going to get herself back to the present. Great historical characters that were truly believable and in many cases hateful and cruel. I guess those were tough times!

Things just keep going from bad to worse. Waters mastered the pacing, drama and tension wonderfully. So many times I thought the worst was over for Ronnie and she landed right back into danger. Great story, right up to the end, and a fascinating hint at a mystery that will probably pan out in the sequels.

Super time travel book, especially if 18th century England interests you. Buy it.
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Suzanne Kelman
Aug 05, 2015Suzanne Kelman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read 2 times
Wow, K J Waters successfully keeps you turning the page and on the edge of your seat at the same time. Skillfully written, Stealing Time is a time travel adventure that has all the dramatic elements of a love story in the package of a fantasy thriller. The heroine, Ronnie, finds herself thrust back into a different time to an earlier century during a powerful Hurricane in Florida. But time travel is the least of her worries as she fights to prove who she is and return to her time before there are dire consequences. A very clever concept, nicely executed by a wonderful storyteller. (less)

Thomas Whaley
Mar 25, 2016Thomas Whaley rated it it was amazing
As an avid fan of ANYTHING 17th or 18th century AND once addicted (...maybe still) to Quantum Leap, when I stumbled across Stealing Time, by author KJ Waters, I couldn't resist adding it to my long list of things to do! Being a teacher, father of two and busy author myself, I find it very difficult to read as much as I would like, but once I began reading Stealing Time, it did not seem to be a challenge at all. The realistic mental imagery of 18th century London, perfectly mixed with the enticement of a perfect storm, time travel and spicy characters kept me on the edge of my seat. KJ Waters undoubtedly researched her history! I found her book to be historically refreshing and educational, rather than eye-rolling and inaccurate, which I have encountered in other "time-travelish" books.

Stealing Time is pleasantly packed with believable, well-developed characters worth investing your time with. They all keep you involved, and I applaud the Ms. Waters with the flawless way the characters differ based on the century they were from. This must have been a challenge.

If you are looking for a suspenseful, historical, witch-hunt of a journey - read STEALING TIME...and like me, you'll be impatiently waiting for round two.
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Carlie Cullen
Jun 22, 2015Carlie Cullen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I was intrigued by the blurb on this book, especially as it mentioned Hurricane Charley which I experienced in 2004, so although it’s not the sort of book I would normally read, I was interested enough to give it a go and I’m glad I did.

The concept of the plot was very original and I liked the way Waters constructed the method for the time travel to take place. She weaved the plot well and it certainly kept me turning the pages. KJ had certainly done her research about London and the time period. Factually it was very accurate, especially when it came to how women were treated more as chattels to be sold into a loveless marriage to advance the standing or financial position of the family. She’d also done her homework on what happened to women who were accused of witchcraft. The detail she included gave the reader an accurate picture, but I’m glad to say there wasn’t an info dump. The author intertwined it with the plot so it read as a natural progression within the story.

The detail included in the hurricane scenes was scarily realistic. Trees crashing through roofs, bringing down power lines, loss of power and water – these were all things I remembered only too well!

The main character, Ronnie, was well crafted. She had depth, was realistic, and relatable. When Ronnie became Regina, after the time travel incident, the confusion and desperation she felt was palpable – something which isn’t easy to achieve without over-emphasising. However, the author accomplished it with ease. I enjoyed the blossoming love between Ronnie/Regina and Matthias and I hope they meet again in the future. Matthias was the perfect gentleman, perhaps a little too perfect, but I liked him just the same. Jack, Regina’s brother, on the other hand, was a monster and I had a hard time believing parts of his story. I couldn’t understand how a man could treat his sister in such a horrendous way and then denounce her as a witch and all because she didn’t encourage the suitor of an arranged marriage. It seemed to me that his behaviour was way too extreme for the circumstances, which made his character less realistic.

The supporting cast were well thought out and, for the most part, likeable. Jeffery wasn’t a character I warmed to, probably because he used Ronnie for his own ends and was cheating on her too. Those directly involved in the Hurricane Charley part of the story showed myriad emotions and reacted as most people would under the same circumstances; this was very well done. I particularly liked the two main characters in this section.

The writing flowed nicely, the story lines were easy to follow, and the descriptions of places and events were extremely well written, without going over-the-top.

My only real criticism was that the proof reader didn’t do the greatest of jobs, which lost it a star from me. However, this didn’t spoil my enjoyment too much. Overall, this was a page turner for me; I found myself invested in the story and characters to the extent that I really want to get my hands on book two. For a debut novel, I would have to say this is one of the best I’ve read in a while and would definitely recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book in return for an unbiased and honest review.
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Balroop Singh
Aug 20, 2016Balroop Singh rated it really liked it
I stumbled upon this book through a tweet and downloaded it just because I was not reading any book at that time. I was surprised at its flow, tenacity and the way it could captivate me. I have never read a book so fast!
I had no idea about its plot, which transported me to another century in the past and the way K. J. Waters has handled it is indeed gripping. She could draw out all those innate emotions of hatred, love revulsion and empathy spontaneously for the characters of 18th century, laying bare the challenges that the women of that century had to face! It could have been so hard to live in those dark times, with barbaric laws.
This is a wonderful novel, very gripping and alluring till the last page.