Thursday, May 21, 2020

May Giveaway

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Join the fun and follow us for your chance to win the grand prize of 12 eBooks, $25 Amazon gift card, and 1 pound of coffee from Grounds and Hounds. Second prize is one of each book, and individual prizes will be awarded as well.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

April Showers of Free Books!

April Showers of Free Books!


My time travel series is on sale the next few days in the USA!




Don't miss the adventure through the eye of a hurricane. Get your copies now while they're on sale. Right now Stealing Time is  #1 in Time Travel Science Fiction for Free Books! 



Killing Time -- Book 3  in the Stealing Time Series! 

I'm working on my third book in the series now that should be out in September 2020, called Killing Time. 

I'm creating something cool on my website as a teaser for the book. Here is a sneak peek! The website version will have some added features that provide a few pages from the journal pictured below and maybe a few more surprises. Stay tuned! 








My Books are all available for free on Kindle Unlimited. #KU

If you need a break, my books will sweep you away in a hurricane. No germs. Not a single one.


Oh wait, I do have the bubonic plague in Shattering Time, but in a good way (Is there really a good way to get the plague?)
If you need an escape to take you out of this current realm check out my books. You can get all three for less than $8.00!


Stealing Time - Book 1 only $2.99
Join Ronnie as she faces Hurricane Charlie after moving to Florida only three days earlier. She hunkers down in her boyfriend's lab to weather the storm and finds something more terrifying than the winds and rain. 
Ronnie is swept back in time to eighteenth-century London, with chamber pots, evil brothers, and a savior in her Austrian 'cousin.' Will she find a way to return to Florida before it is too late? 
Shattering Time - Book 2 only $3.99
The adventure continues when Hurricane Francis, the size of Texas, is barreling towards Ronnie and her friends. She tries to leave town but fate interferes. 
What happens next is a whirlwind of escalating tension taking Ronnie to the Fire of London in 1666, shark-infested waters, and a journey to one of America's first mysteries -- The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Can she survive the ultimate sacrifice and return home in one piece? 








Blow- A Short Story only .99
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. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Goodbye March Madness -- Welcome April Fool's!

Goodbye March Madness -- Hello April Fool's

Welcome to my blog. I hope in this unusual time you are able to find some good in your current situation. I've made a humorous video sharing the top ten reasons I'm not getting anything done. You can see that below.

As a quick introduction, I'm KJ Waters and an author of breathtakingly original time travel fiction, and an author consultant helping writers one book at a time.

Currently, I'm writing the third book in my time travel series, Killing Time and just started a new women's fiction series. This is an excerpt from my latest newsletter that I wanted to share with you as a teaser of what I like to share over there. If you'd like to sign up to enter my monthly contests to win gift cards and books please sign up here.

Save the World -- Wash Your Hands! 


Let's make a pact. I promise to not freak out if you do too. Pinky swear you will take care of yourself by walking outside and focus on the beauty of spring, playing solitaire on your iPad (I just started this and it's actually fun!), or call your bestie and tell him/her how much s/he means to you.

You can take small moments in your day and let yourself get lost in a good book, a favorite show on TV, playing Scrabble, kicking zombie's asses, anything that keeps your mind off the scary things going on out there. Find something that just a week ago you didn't have time for, something you've been wanting to tackle for months.

I promise to be calm (ish) and enjoy the little joyful things. My family needs me at my best and a stressed me doesn't do that. Promise me that you will keep your cool.
Take charge of your health and happiness by focusing on one small thing that brings you joy. Even for just a few minutes. It will offer you a respite. Find ways to be grateful for what you have, to focus on the good things that you can control.
I hope you and your family stay safe during this unprecedented time. I will be sending you happy thoughts, healthy prayers, and lots of unconditional love. We are all in this together!
~KJ

Top Ten Reasons I'm Not Getting Anything Done

Here is the latest video I made to make the best of the current situation. Top Ten Reasons I'm Not Getting Anything Done. 

Yeah, I'm a goof but I'm also well suited for these times. I'm a writer and already spent a ridiculous amount of time at home hiding in my office. But now, so is my entire family of six, and that is killing my productivity. 

Great little blessings are in there as well, like seeing my college son every day when he should be away at college and having special moments where we all play games together. Even my teen-aged daughter is forced ... ah ... gets to spend time with us now. 


Also, I wanted to extend my March Newsletter contest to give you a sample of what I do each month over there. Here is the scoop.


Enter to Win a $10 Amazon Card

God Winks March Contest
Sometimes turmoil brings unexpected blessings in your life. This month's contest is all about those little God winks as my late sister-in-law called them. 

Share your unexpected God wink by responding to this link to enter to win a $10 Amazon card. If you already entered on my newsletter you can enter for a second try at a $10 Amazon card here. I will choose winners on April 7, 2020. 



My surprise blessing happened three weeks ago when my son's college shut down for the rest of the semester. He was already home on spring break from his school in New York 27 hours away. You can imagine my unending joy finding out we could keep him for the next 2 months and possibly longer depending on what happens this summer. Especially having him home where I can care for him during this crazy time. 
That is exactly the type of unexpected blessing I want to celebrate. I know our lives are shuffled up right now, but tell me what cards you were dealt with some unexpected God wink. 


My Books are all available for free on Kindle Unlimited. #KU

If you need a break, my books will sweep you away in a hurricane. No germs. Not a single one.

Oh wait, I do have the bubonic plague in Shattering Time, but in a good way (Is there really a good way to get the plague?)
If you need an escape to take you out of this current realm check out my books. You can get all three for less than $8.00!


Stealing Time - Book 1 only $2.99
Join Ronnie as she faces Hurricane Charlie after moving to Florida only three days earlier. She hunkers down in her boyfriend's lab to weather the storm and finds something more terrifying than the winds and rain. 
Ronnie is swept back in time to eighteenth-century London, with chamber pots, evil brothers, and a savior in her Austrian 'cousin.' Will she find a way to return to Florida before it is too late? 
Shattering Time - Book 2 only $3.99
The adventure continues when Hurricane Francis, the size of Texas, is barreling towards Ronnie and her friends. She tries to leave town but fate interferes. 
What happens next is a whirlwind of escalating tension taking Ronnie to the Fire of London in 1666, shark-infested waters, and a journey to one of America's first mysteries -- The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Can she survive the ultimate sacrifice and return home in one piece? 








Blow- A Short Story only .99
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. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Christmas Around the World Giveaway Video and Blog Tour

Christmas Around the World Giveaway Blog Tour


Happy Holidays from my home to yours. I'm very excited to share with you something special for the holidays. I'm fascinated by the traditions we have in the United States with all the different cultures represented here. With that in mind, I hatched the idea to grab a few of my favorite author buddies from various countries to have them share what makes the holidays special to their families.


I handpicked five amazing authors from around the world to join forces with and created the Christmas Around the World Giveaway and Blog Tour.

All last week we featured one blog post a day with an accompanying video from each author sharing their Christmas traditions and gave you a peek inside their books and what one of the characters would experience in their time and place.

Today is my day to share my Christmas traditions based on my Grandmother’s love of the holiday and overabundance of gifts and family fun in a split family. Also, I will paint a picture of what life was like in England in 1752, the year featured in my book, Stealing Time, which was the year they skipped 11 days to jive with Europe’s Gregorian calendar. Check out my video to learn more.  





You can enter the giveaway here: 
Christmas Around the World Giveaway

Click here to enter!


Grand Prize


Enter to Win 1 Grand Prize of These Five Star 
Dramatic Books from Around the World 
Plus 6 Additional Winners of Each Book
Books by Suzanne Kelman, Seumas Gallacher, Gloria Casale, KJ Waters, David P. Perlmutter, and Thomas J .NIchols. 
Ends December 16, 2019

Join us for an incredible journey around the world through the eyes of our authors and their protagonists starting in WWII Holland and continuing from to the Middle East over to Hong Kong, through the hills of Pennsylvania and deserts of Mexico, ending back in time in eighteenth century London. We are excited to share with you our own holiday traditions and what life was like for the characters featured in our books. 

More about my "breathtakingly original" time travel novel set in a hurricane. 

Stealing Time: Book 1 - A Time Travel, Historical Fiction Adventure

A devastating hurricane. A time travel betrayal. Will Ronnie survive the witch hunt or forever be lost in time?


Stealing Time is the first book in the best-selling "Breathtakingly original" time travel series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Florida, Ronnie Andrews scrambles to prepare for the storm and seeks shelter at her boyfriend’s weather lab. What she finds there is more terrifying than Mother Nature's destruction.

During the peak of the hurricane, 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.

Her best friend Steph is thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything.

Stealing Time is the first book in the “breathtakingly original” Stealing Time Series of time-travel wrapped in a hurricane. If you like strong-willed modern women and gripping stories that transport you back in time, then you’ll love KJ Water's Books.

Don’t miss the next book in the series, Shattering Time, available now, set during Hurricane Frances tossing Ronnie back to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island in a fight for her life and for those facing the mysterious disappearance of our first colony in America.You can find it here.


Other Authors in the Giveaway and Tour

I'm excited to share the blogs and videos of the other authors here. I have the full blurbs and links here to all the books in the giveaway.

Suzanne Kelman: A View Across the Rooftops




On Monday December 2 we began our journey in 1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with Suzanne Kelman in her international best-seller A View Across the Rooftops. Suzanne is a British author who lives in Seattle and delights in her English Christmas traditions every year. Please visit Suzanne’s video and blog post here: https://suzannekelmanauthor.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-book-giveaway-books-from.html.


Seumas Gallacher: The Violin Man's Legacy





Then we pop over to Seumas Gallacher’s blog featuring his international crime novel The Violin Man’s Legacy. Seumas was born in Scotland and lives in Abu Dhabi. His main character, Jack Calder, investigates a murderous diamond heist in Holland that leads him to Hong Kong and South America. You can visit blog here: https://seumasgallacher.com/2019/12/03/christmas-joint-blog-tour-and-giveaways-o-come-all-ye-faithful-readers/.


David Perlmutter: Five Weeks



David P. Perlmutter took over on Wednesday, December 4 sharing his Jewish upbringing in London, and will detail the true life and nearly deadly adventure in the hills of Pennsylvania where he spends Christmas with his boss in his book Five Weeks. David spends a decent amount of time in the #1 spot on Amazon with his soon to be movie, Wrong Place Wrong Time. You can visit his blog and video here: http://thewrongplaceatthewrongtime.blogspot.com/.

Gloria Casale: Bioterror: The Ultimate Threat



Thursday, Gloria Casale shared her holiday memories from her youth in New Jersey in a strong catholic family where they celebrated the tradition of St. Nicklaus on December 5th every year. 
Her book, Bioterror: The Essential Threat, while fiction, covers an all too real situation of bioterrorism and brings us on a harrowing journey beginning in Washington, DC and carries us around the world from Russia and Eastern Europe, to Indonesia, England, Syria, and the White House, as we chase the outbreak of a mysterious small pox-like illness. You can find Gloria’s blog here: https://www.gloriacasalewrites.com/post/blog-1.


Thomas J. Nichols: Color of the Prism



Chief Thomas J. Nichols was featured on Friday, December 6, where he spoke about his poor upbringing in Missouri, some of which was spent in an orphanage. As a former police chief, he writes crime fiction with teeth and will detail what Christmas is like for his characters in the dry dusty backdrop of Mexico. His book, Color of the Prism, follows an undercover agent who spearheads an investigation into a violent Mexican drug cartel. You can find Tom’s blog and video here: https://thomasjnichols.blogspot.com/.

Thanks for joining us on the journey! I'd love to hear your comments! 

Don't miss this other Giveaway I'm running.

I'm excited to announce 2 exciting giveaways I'm running this November.

1. Rewards for following my social media accounts!

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or 1 of three book bundles for following my social media accounts! Ends December 11, 2019.




Click Here to Enter KJ's Follow Me Giveaway


Sign up for my newsletter to receive a free book, Blondie in the Water - True Tales of a Water Loving Mom. Sign up here: 



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Kids Holiday Book Extravaganza #Giveaway


Kids Holiday Book Extravaganza Giveaway


Join the fun and win (1) grand prize of 10 incredible books, plus a chance to win one of each book from these amazing authors. Ends December 13, 2019.






Barbara Garrett's Mo Banda
Mo Banda is a serious, fearful little boy who overcomes his fear by facing it. Once he does this, he discovers fear can become a friend who might have some things to teach him about life! 



David P. Perlmutter’s Alaina's (NOT REALLY A DIARY) Diary

Alaina is just like lots of nearly-9-year-olds, excited for her upcoming birthday and a party with all her friends. BUT there is one girl who is NOT invited. In her diary Alaina records her everyday experiences with her many friends in the lead up to her party.
With tales of tomatoes, teachers and Taekwondo, stories of swimming, shopping and slime, anecdotes about animals, Ariana Grande and Alisha, Alaina's diary gives us a vivid insight into the world of school children growing up in Harrow, Greater London.
A fictional work inspired by real life stories of primary school children in Harrow. 70% of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Coram Beanstalk to fund literary support for primary school children in the London Borough of Harrow.
This book has been produced by St. George's Shopping Centre as part of their commitment to serving their community.



Scott Tree’s A Tree Story: Choose Your Course

We all make choices in our lives.  Some are good and some are bad, but we are the ones that make the choice.  A Tree Story shows how the choices we make can affect our future.  It is a great telling of the life of two tree brothers, their adventures, their joys, and their sorrows.  They had great hopes and dreams.  Their dreams do come true, but do they last?  It may not be a true story, but it is a tree story. 





Karin McCay: The Magic Mommy Series

Marvin and the Magic Bubble
The Magic Mommy series is destined to become a classic. Book One, Marvin and the Magic Bubble will leave kids giggling over this backyard adventure that gets out of control. Parents will enjoy it too, especially the whimsical twist at the end that gives Mommy the ultimate edge.

Marvin and the Big Race
Marvin considers himself a very fast runner, perhaps the fastest in the school. So, when Principal Diddly calls for a school race to the drug store, Marvin plans to be the first at the finish line. But when the race begins and all the kids run like ants into the street, something happens that changes Marvin forever. Unique to all the Magic Mommy Stories, Marvin and the Big Race begins with a tribute to motherhood and ends with a twist. The final thought will make parents and children want to snuggle up and talk about the message after the last page is turned.

 
Debra Addison Steffens: The Adventures of Shadow

The Adventures of Shadow the Almost Black Kitten - This is the first in a series of stories about a kitten's adventures through her eyes. The story is based on the life of the author's cat and is a true story. It is a positive, feel-good book for all ages. It shows that values such as responsibility and kindness matter. This book teaches us that love and caring make the difference in all lives.

Shadow’s Utah Adventure: Have you ever gotten lost when you were visiting a new place? It is a scary feeling when you don't recognize anything that will help you find your way out and get back home. Join Shadow, the almost black kitten on her next adventure, or should I say misadventure during a family trip in Utah. While playing a trick on everyone, it backfires, and Shadow gets lost while she and her family are camping near Arches National Park. She meets many new animal friends that try to help her get back home. Join Shadow and see if she finds her way home or has to find a new home.


M. Schmidt and Gene D. Donley’s Sammy: Hero at Age Five
“Kids can get hungry sometimes while on chemo,” says five-year-old Sammy, having a good day despite the malignant tumor invading his brain. Based on true events from the 1980s, Sammy’s story is imagined by his mother and brother as if the young boy might tell it himself. The result is gripping. Told in two parts, Sammy’s account first invites us into the everyday middle-American lives of a mom and her two boys. Sammy is a sweet, good-hearted kid, even as he faces the most difficult challenges in Part 2: “Cancer Arrived.” Here Sammy talks us through hospital trips and procedures, the hardest parts as well as moments of simple joy. It is not always possible to survive such a grim diagnosis, so Sammy and his family must embrace the smaller victories from one day to the next. Finally, our young hero is given one last opportunity to find his own unique path toward triumph. Listen closely as Sammy tells us all what matters most.


Dan-Dwayne: The Land of Neither Here nor There

Magic and faraway places that are at your fingertips, this is what the
‘Land of Neither Here nor There’ is made of. It‘s a place that exists
between the sea and the shore. It's where monsters climb out of the sea and talk to children sitting on the sandy beach. It’s a place where you can find great adventure. Little boy’s dogs can talk, and mirrors can transport you to fanciful places.
It is a place where adventure exists on the very edge of your most prized possession. It’s a certain country not too far to the East and not too far from the West, which is neither near nor far away. It is in a time when the world was neither young nor old and creatures of yore still roam the earth there. It was a forgotten time and yet not long ago at all. It is a place where creatures of all kinds are full of wonder and magic. Open the pages of this book if you dare. For adventure awaits the one who can find the Land of Neither Here nor There.


Denay Hooks: The Adventures of Bug and Boo Under the Sea

Come join Bug and Boo on their amazing adventure under the sea. Bug has a rare disease and uses a wheelchair, but when she and her brother are on these adventures, she is able to do things her body doesn’t typically allow. They swim with colorful fish, find an old pirate ship, and still manage to make it home by dinner. It is an engaging story that inspires adventure for all children.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

November #Giveaways!



I'm excited to announce 2 exciting giveaways I'm running this November.

1. Rewards for following my social media accounts!

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card or 1 of three book bundles for following my social media accounts! Ends December 11, 2019.



Click Here to Enter KJ's Follow Me Giveaway



1. Goodreads Giveaway

Join this Goodreads giveaway to win one of 100 copies of Stealing Time! Ends November 30th. 



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