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~ Kerry

This or… That?

It’s #FunFriday over in my Facebook reader group, and time for a #poll + #giveaway! I’m almost done with BURYING THE DEAD (Book Four of The Dead Series), and a LOT is happening. Hyacinth has a whole new set of challenges to face, both “professional” and, er, “personal.” ;) Let’s just say – her relationship status is…evolving! :)

So… I’m curious: Are you Team Eric or Team Jason?? Join me in my Facebook reader group, and cast your vote by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 19, 2022, and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon card!

If you need some inspiration, see below. Maybe these guys aren’t quite how you pictured them, but still – fun to look at, right?? So who should Hyacinth choose?? Scroll down for more, and then hop over to Kerry’s Kindred Spirits and vote for your favorite now!

P.S. Not on Facebook? Sign up for my Very Occasional Mailing List for an alternate way of entering!


ERIC GUILLIOT, Officier de Police Judiciaire


JASON JONES, Dioguardi Demon

DAMNING THE DEAD RELEASE DAY IS HERE!

I can’t believe it’s finally here! What a challenging journey this has been – I wish I could blame the long time between book two and this one on the Pandemic, but it’s only partially responsible. :) However, I can tell you I’m already super close to finishing book four, BURYING THE DEAD, so the wait should be MUCH shorter this time. :)

Meanwhile, the launch party is happening TODAY from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. PT in my Facebook reader group, Kerry’s Kindred Spirits! Thirteen authors will be hosting fun, games, and giveaways. And don’t forget to enter the Grand Prize giveaway for signed print copies of ALL THREE of my Dead Books. Click here to join the group, or see this post for details, including the AMAZING line up of participating authors. Hope to see you there! 

DAMNING THE DEAD Release Day Party!

I can’t believe it’s almost here!! Join my reader group now so you won’t miss the fun! Fourteen authors are giving away books and other prizes to celebrate the release of DAMNING THE DEAD (Book Three of The Dead Series) on January 5, 2022!

We have an AMAZING line up of authors! Here’s the schedule, if you want a preview:

Jeff D. Ellis ~ 4:00 PM PACIFIC TIME
Bob Herold ~ 4:15 PM PACIFIC TIME
Tena Stetler ~ 4:30 PM PACIFIC TIME
Dan Rice ~ 4:45 PM PACIFIC TIME
McKenna Dean ~ 5:00 PM PACIFIC TIME
Hunter Skye ~ 5:15 PM PACIFIC TIME
Pamela Thibodeaux ~ 5:30 PM PACIFIC TIME
Shelly Chalmers ~ 5:45 PM PACIFIC TIME
Theresa Finn ~ 6:00 PM PACIFIC TIME
Augustina Van Hoven ~ 6:15 PM PACIFIC TIME
Janet Raye Stevens ~ 6:30 PM PACIFIC TIME
Anna M. Taylor ~ 6:45 PM PACIFIC TIME
Sally Brandle ~ 7:00 PM PACIFIC TIME

Hope to see you all there!!!

A LAMENTATION OF SWANS Wins Gold!

I’m so excited to announce that my unpublished historical mystery, A Lamentation of Swans, won Gold for Best Unpublished Mystery in the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards! Not only that, but the book was named First Runner Up for Unpublished Book of the Year – a category which includes ALL fiction novels submitted, regardless of genre! To say I’m honored and excited is a severe understatement!! :)

Now I just need to publish it, so you all can read it, too. LOL!!!

Hope everyone’s having a lovely fall! Stay tuned – I have more Big News coming SOON. ;)

New Facebook Reader Group – Cover Reveal & Excerpts of DAMNING THE DEAD Coming Soon!

I’m so excited to share that my Facebook Reader Group, Kerry’s Kindred Spirits, is LIVE! If you’d like to join, it can be found at http://facebook.com/groups/kerryskin. To kick us off, I’ll be doing SIX weekly giveaways, for giftcards good for books and movies, ranging from $15 to $25! Giveaways will start on Sundays and end on Saturdays, with the first one launching on July 18, to give everyone a chance to join, and me a chance to get the festivities started! ;)

Plus (drumroll…) – I’ve got even MORE exciting news! I have a COVER for DAMNING THE DEAD, and it is AMAZE-BALLS. Seriously! I’ll be doing the reveal in the Facebook group soon(-ish :)), as well as posting a teaser excerpt or two, because (second drumroll…) I should have a release date very soon!!! And it should be in 2021!!!

Yep, you read that right: DAMNING THE DEAD is finally in the final pre-pub stage! More than a year later than expected, but who’s counting?? (If you need excuses, try: Personal, Professional, and Global Catastrophes over the last 18+ months. ‘Nuff said. :)) I am SO excited that it’s finally almost here, and I can share more of Hyacinth & Co.’s ups, downs, and all-arounds with you all! And let me tell you – this time, she’s in for one helluva ride!!!

Okay, I think that’s it for DATD news! For today, at least! When I have a release date, I’ll let you know. Or if you want to find out faster, join Kerry’s Kindred Spirits, as that’s where I’ll be sharing it first. Hope you’re all having a great summer! I’m about to leave on a three-week trailer camping jaunt to the Midwest, so follow me on Instagram if you want to see random pics, or TikTok for random videos. :) Or, not to belabor the point – join the FB group, where I’ll probably share as well!

Cheers!

WAKING THE DEAD – Contest Success and a Fabulous Review from Reader’s Favorite

I’m SO happy to announce that WAKING THE DEAD won another award – this one for third place in the National Excellence in Story Telling (NEST) Contest. Paranormal Category! This is a highly competitive competition, and I’m thrilled to have placed so highly!

Additionally, last week I received this AMAZING 5-star review, from Reader’s Favorite, which reads in part, “a very engrossing romantic and fantasy blockbuster of a tale that is sure to keep readers turning the pages from cover to cover.” SQUEE!!!

PUBLISH OR PERISH Takes 2nd Place

Um…WOW! Right after I finally posted about WAKING THE DEAD’s recent awards, I found out PUBLISH OR PERISH earned Second Place for Novel Length Suspense in the International Digital Awards!!!

This means so much to me – of course I love all my book babies. But this was the first romance I wrote that I really thought had a chance at traditional publishing. And when that never materialized, it became the first book I self-published. (So far, it’s the ONLY one, but I’m working on more! LOL!)

Anyway – it’s been a labor of love, literally, from the start. So to have it also earning awards is really special. :) Now, back to whatever it was I’m supposed to be doing today (besides remembering the importance of the day itself… :)). Again, hope you’re all able to appreciate Veteran’s Day, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

WAKING THE DEAD Wins Big!

I am SO late announcing this here! Life has been crazy – I can’t believe Awards Month has come and gone, and now it’s mid-November already. *sigh* But better late than never, right?

So, without further ado, I am super excited to announce that WAKING THE DEAD won the Gold Medal for Best Published Fantasy in Florida Writers Association’s Royal Palm Literary Award! I am so honored by this award, as DEBRIEFING THE DEAD won it last year.

WOW. Just…wow. :)


And…I’m even later announcing that WAKING THE DEAD also earned First Runner Up in InD’tale Magazine’s Reward Of Novel Excellence Award for Best Paranormal (Long) – which DEBRIEFING THE DEAD won last year!

Thank you to everyone who voted in the public voting rounds, and thank you to everyone who continues to buy, review, and recommend it! I appreciate your support!

Have a wonderful, peaceful Veteran’s Day, wherever you are. And stay safe!!

We Did It!

Thank you all SO much for your support! And sorry for the delayed update – it turns out teaching high school math to middle school students, 100% online, is EXACTLY as hard and time-consuming as it sounds.  :(

Anyway! I’m not here to complain about the day job, but to share wonderful news: On September 9, DEBRIEFING THE DEAD officially became a bestseller, in several categories, and in three countries: the US, Canada, and the UK. (I made it to #2 in Australia, also for several days!  :)) And it stayed in the top 10, in all those countries, for five to six days!

So, thank you ALL for your support during this big push! I couldn’t have done it without you!!

Next up: Awards month! In all the other excitement, I almost forgot (#lying  ;)) that WAKING THE DEAD is still nominated for two awards, both of which will be announced in October. First up is InD’tale Magazine’s RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards on October 10, followed by the Royal Palm Literary Awards on October 17.

Eep!!!  :)