Friday, September 29, 2017

Stealing Time is Free!

I have some great news! My #1 best selling novel is #free! And I've expanded the outlets you can get it! It's now available on KOBO, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Amazon, plus more.

If you love a book that grips you from the first page to the last check out the first book in my time travel series for free!



Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2xFJHPs
All other outlets: https://books2read.com/u/bOkwEb


Here are some of the reviews:

Top customer reviews

ByThomas Whaleyon April 1, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

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.

ByJennieon June 13, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Are our souls continuous between lives in time and space? Are we irresistibly drawn to those past times and places? Stealing Time explores these questions through an exciting, fast-paced adventure of time travel from current day Florida in the midst of a hurricane to 16th century London.
The past is awful for women and those designated witches in particular. The rule of religion over law is rampant and the detailed description of the experience of those times makes one very happy to be living in the present. The characters are well developed with even the basest of persons appearing to have some degree of morality in intention.  This is good writing. I will happily buy the sequel, Shattering Time, to find out how this saga ends. Will Mathias and Regina, aka Ronnie, find each other again? Is love stronger than death? An absolute five star read!
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ByStephanie on January 10, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

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!


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My books are available here:

Blow: http://geni.us/blowblog

Stealing Time: http://geni.us/StealingBlog and only 99 cents in the UK site on Amazon this week.

Shattering Time: http://geni.us/ShatterBlog

Monday, September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Relief Discount

Hurricane Harvey Relief Discount on my Hurricane Series

The horrible scenes coming out of southeast Texas this week as a result of Hurricane Harvey breaks my heart. I truly am in awe of the strength and soul of Texas and their ability to tackle the worse disaster in American history with class and neighborly love.






Like many of you, I want to do something to help and I'm contacting my local Food Bank and Rotary Clubs to see how I can help locally in their broader projects to support victims of Harvey as well as donating to the larger organizations helping in disaster relief. 

I wanted to do something more personal as well and I've been struggling with something related to my writing to help in a small way. I don't think I need to encourage anyone to help out, but I did want to offer a little bit of thanks for supporting the relief effort. 



If you're interested in my Stealing Time Series set during the hurricanes of 2004 I'm offering the biggest discount I've ever offered at 30% off one or both paperbacks. To take advantage of this please email a screen shot of your Hurricane Harvey Relief donation to a reputable organization (not sure click here for ideas from NPR) to this email: 
kjwaters@protonmail.com or click here for the link. Sign up for my newsletter here and join the fun!  Insider deals, behind the scenes looks at my work and more!


Hurricane Charley and Time Travel back to 18 Century London

As you may know already I'm an author who was inspired to write my time travel series after living through the hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004. Hurricane Charley was the last Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States before Harvey devastated Texas last week. Charley is the backdrop for the first book in the series Stealing Time and you can read a sample, reviews, and the blurb here or buy on Amazon (ebook is only $2.99) here


Hurricane Frances and Time Travel to The Lost Colony in 1588 Early America


This weekend is the anniversary of Hurricane Frances that hit Florida 13 years ago only a few weeks after Charley hit. This storm was the size of Texas and impacted nearly the entire state of Florida and like Harvey was a slow mover with a lot of rain. It is also the backdrop for the second book in the series, Shattering Time. You can read the reviews and blurb here or buy on Amazon (ebook is only $3.99) here.

Thankfully, I wasn't affected in any serious way by the storms, just some minor damage to my Florida room, but it was definitely a dramatic welcome to the state, as I had just moved there three days before Charley struck and within six week four major hurricanes hit the state. 

I was going to launch a blog series with storm stories from my readers, but as the events of this disaster Hurricane Harvey have given us all enough to focus on, I've decided to put that on hold for a bit. I'll continue that blog idea in the future and would love for you to send me any storm stories you'd like to share. 

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My books are available here:

Blow: http://geni.us/blowblog


Stealing Time: http://geni.us/StealingBlog and only 99 cents in the UK site on Amazon this week.


Shattering Time: http://geni.us/ShatterBlog










Sunday, August 13, 2017

Little Blondie in the Lac

Little Blondie in the Lac


The breeze lifted the hair off my shoulders and reminded me that I was no longer in Dirtville, as it was a comfortable humid 80 degrees, not the sweltering dry dirt-laced 100 plus that I had become accustomed to enduring.




Up in the tallest tree before me was a bald eagle looking directly into my soul. “Up there!” I said to my nine-year-old daughter who glided towards me in the red kayak.


“Wow, an eagle!” She said, doing her best to not run into me. Shorty, as she was now known by almost everyone but her classmates, who by all measures were considerably shorter than she was, paddled in the one direction she had mastered – forward. I reached out and grabbed the front of her kayak to lessen the collision.

“Here in Canada?” She asked, noting the irony of America’s symbol enjoying the fresh air in another country. “Are they protected here too?” I glanced from the magnificent bird to her clear blue eyes and pink cheeks kissed with new summer freckles. Her thick blonde hair spilled over her life vest that was a size too small.

“They were endangered in the US but I’m not sure about Canada.” We paddled quietly around the wilderness exploring Lac St. Charles just outside of Quebec City. For Shorty, it was her second time out in a kayak under her own power so she was focused on not tipping over.

I was focused on the pure bliss of being surrounded by water and breathtaking natural beauty. Another reminder I was no longer in Dirtville, for as you can imagine from the fond nickname of my current home, it is not littered with tall trees or beautiful lakes.




As she worked out the nuance of steering and forward momentum I led us to the deeper part of the lake past the quaint cottages that dotted the shore.



I relived a lakeside life with my grandparents when I was a child. In this part of the lake, the water varied from 6 inches to several feet deep and we pushed through a patch of seaweed.




“Mom, why is it called seaweed in a lake? Shouldn’t it be called lake weed?” Shorty quipped. 

She was right and I gave her credit for the observation. Of course, lake weed sounded like some new form of pot but I didn’t point this out to her. Instead, I navigated around a peninsula enjoying the view of the wide-open water. 


A few paddle boarders passed nearby and they said the obligatory Quebecian “Bonjour.” I was envious of their mode of transportation and such an easy body of water to paddle on. Someday I would try that.



I cherished this time with my youngest daughter. Shorty still loved me and I was going to soak that in as long as humanly possible. My son graduates high school this year and he is involved in numerous academic and social activities. Not that the boy doesn’t love me, just that he was looking towards his future and approaching adulthood and no longer had much time or interest in his dear old mom. 

Shorty, on the other hand, was my constant companion and I savored every smile, clever word play, sniffle, and ornery moment because soon she would be like her sister and pour on the attitude in nearly every exchange with me. Le sigh. It was only fair, I had been a sassy lassie with my mom as a teen. I deserved every criticism and snarky comment.

I turned around to watch my Shorty paddling hard against a gust of wind, looking quite satisfied with her lot in life having mastered a new skill and an early love of all things water. Last week we were at the beach with my family and she proved that she is almost as in love with the beach as I am. 

We had spent hours digging in the sand with the summer sun kissing our shoulders. She was disappointed when our last day at the beach the waves were more violent but played happily with her cousins as I spent a few hours riding the waves with my brother in a rare and blissful moment we carved out of our busy lives. 


I was thrilled that I could offer her another adventure in a different country, albeit our nearest and dearest neighbor, Canada.

Out here in the open waters, the wind picked up and tossed shorty’s blonde locks around. She was the picture of summer bliss with the freedom of a day ready to be filled with adventure and thoughts of a confined classroom all but a distant memory. I wish I could give her that joy every day but like the rest of us, the thrill of adventure would soon become ordinary. It is the hard work over the cool winter months that make these moments so glorious. 



Today we have a new place to explore, a new skill mastered, and someone special to share it with. For me one of life’s greatest joys all wrapped up in my love of the water and the bright sunshine on my shoulders. There is no better joy to experience in this short and busy life. 



If you like my writing please check out my other water blogs and if you enjoy fiction I have three books out for your stormy time-travel loving pleasure. 

A Few of my Water Blogs:

Blondie in the Beach

Blondie in Bermuda

Blondie in the Pond



My books are available here:

Blow: http://geni.us/blowblog


Stealing Time: http://geni.us/StealingBlog and only 99 cents in the UK site on Amazon this week.


Shattering Time: http://geni.us/ShatterBlog






Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My First Video Interview!

So excited to share with you my first video interview on my books, my advice on marketing and how to build your social media platform, simple tips for book covers, and paperback vs. ebooks with Andrea Billig and Self-Publishing Mastery.





Also last week was quite an exciting week. I put my short-story Blow for free and unexpectedly it spent all five days at #1 in two categories and #2 in the third. If you missed out it's only 99 cents and I'm working on the sequel right now.
 Click here!
http://geni.us/blowblog


I've been busy writing guest blogs and I wanted to share the quirky and fun pieces I've put together for some of my writing buddies in the last few weeks to promote my books. 

Seumas Gallacher: Time After Time. -- Why and where I time travel.

Susan Wingate: Clones and Scones -- If I could have a few clones to help me publish books.
Guest Blog on Aaron Alber's Blog -- Author interview with Aaron Albers.


Coming soon: Blog interview with Julie Whitley Pamerleau, podcast interview with Mark Combs, guest blog with Jason C. Bourne, feature on the Author Gang and several other fun things in the works. 

Let me know if you have any blogging opportunities, I'd love to partake!


My books are available here:

Blow: http://geni.us/blowblog

Stealing Time: http://geni.us/StealingBlog


Shattering Time: http://geni.us/ShatterBlog




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Time Travel and Hurricanes -- Shattering Time!

 Shattering Time is Now Available in Paperback and eBook!





It is with great pleasure that announce my second book is available in print and in paperback. It is the sequel to my best selling time travel novel Stealing Time set in a hurricane.



Why Hurricanes and Time Travel?

I've had many people over the years ask my why hurricanes? Why time travel? I think they've always been a part of me with a fascination with severe weather borne from my childhood watching thunderstorms with my dad.

I grew up in the Mid-Atlantic states and have seen my share of hurricanes and tropical storms. The worst storm I was ever in happened three days after I moved to Florida with my family in 2004 when Hurricane Charley hit. Within six-weeks four major hurricanes hit the state.

Time travel as always fascinated me, beginning with the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle that my step-mother read to me in an enchanting arboretum in Pennsylvania. The endless possibilities get my brain cracking. When I discovered Outlander by Diana Gabaldon where a world war II nurse goes back in time to the Scottish Uprising in the late 1700's. It completely captured my imagination and soaked into my being. After the 2004 hurricanes hit, I decided if I was going to write anything I would never get a better setting for a thriller than that summer.



The following year is when my ideas for the Stealing Time series coalesced, forming one long book, but I later realized it was better served as a series. Now it has grown to four books, Stealing Time released 2015, Shattering Time released now, Killing Time, out next year, and Fracturing Time.



Shattering Time

Shattering Time is the second book in the Stealing Time Series and it begins right after Stealing Time ends, where Ronnie Andrews has returned from her time traveling to 1752 London and is trying to piece her life back together. A monster storm, Hurricane Frances is barreling towards Florida and Ronnie begins a new job with a very intriguing boss, Mike Walsh. Ronnie feels there is something about Mike that reminds her of Mathias, the man she fell in love with back in London.



Ronnie's fears mount about being sent back in time during the storm. Her fears are realized when she goes back not only once, but three times to different troubled times, in completely different locales. One of the most dangerous places is Roanoke Island, North Carolina where she encounters the first English Colony in the New World in 1588.  This is the famed Lost Colony of Roanoke Island that to this day historians are baffled at their disappearance leaving only one word carved into a tree, Croatoan.



I'm thrilled to have such great reviews on it so far. I have 10 reviews and a total 4.9 out of 5 stars. This is the last week it will be on sale for $2.99. Next week it goes up to $3.99 so grab your copy now!

Here are some of the reviews:  Click here for the full reviews.


of 5 stars


Shattering Time is a page turner, and for that reason is a quick read. I definitely recommend it, even to those who never thought they would enjoy time travel fiction. Oddly enough, I only recognized the complexity of the characters after I completed the book and let it all sink in.


of 5 star
s


I have been dying for this book to be released since I read 
Stealing Time in my Indie Book Connect box and 
fell in love with this story. I was thrilled to find that 
Shattering Time picks up exactly where Stealing Time left 
off and continues this incredible yet believable story. If you 
haven't read KJ Waters yet, you are missing out on one of 
the best authors of our time!





 Dweoi
The main character, Ronnie, is so engaging and authentic 
that you can't help getting carried along with her through 
her emotional journey and when life throws her a dummy. 
The dialogue, the characterizations and the adventures that 
the plot leads to makes this a thrilling read with a real desire 
to hurry Waters along with the next entry.


Shattering Time is a masterpiece, one of the most riveting 
books I have ever read! After reading KJ Waters’ number 
one best-selling thriller Stealing Time, her first book in the 
series, and her related short story Blow, I became captivated 
by her adeptness in taking the reader by the hand and 
whisking them through spine tingling adventures, combining the excitement of deadly hurricanes, time travel, romance, betrayal, and mystery.

of 5 The main character, Ronnie, is so engaging and authentic that you can't help getting carried along with her through her emotional journey and when life throws her a dummy. The dialogue, the characterizations and the adventures that the plot leads to makes this a thrilling read with a real desire to hurry Waters along with the next ent

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.