Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Welcome Kathryne Kennedy, author of BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS

Yes, I do have favorites.  Like every other writer, I am a reader first.  I love a good story.  I really love a great one and Kathryne Kennedy delivers that again and again.  Her fresh voice and vivid imagination always leave me in awe (and scratching my head thinking, how in the world did she think of that?????)

That said, it's no surprise that I beg Kathryne to put me on her blog tour when she has a new release and kind soul that she is, she always says yes.  So without further ado, please welcome Kathryne and read about BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS which hits bookshelves this week.  Take it from me, it's a colorful, lush romance set in a world of it's own!

Don't forget to check out the details below....there's a give away!

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Hello to Erin, and to all her readers!

It’s great to be back here at your blog as a guest today. My publisher is giving away two copies of Beneath the Thirteen Moons (U.S. & Canada addresses only) to two lucky commenters today, so be sure to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

I’m here to celebrate the re-release of my very first book, Beneath the Thirteen Moons, available now in mass-market paperback. I’m often asked how I came up with the world, so I thought that I’d post the recipe for my world-building today just for fun.

Recipe for Building the World of Sea Forest

By Kathryne Kennedy

Take a dash of Tarzan, who lives within the canopy of the jungle.

Reserve the land, adding heaping amounts of water to cover the world, so that all life is forced to exist and survive within the ocean trees.

Sprinkle in a touch of Venice, with waterways instead of roads.

Cover it with thirteen moons, so that the tidal pulls cause different directional currents within the waterways of the trees.

Add a touch of magic to help the colonists survive on this hostile planet, in the form of zabbaroot, which only some humans can tolerate. But if they can, it allows them to See, Push, and Change elements at the molecular level.

Fold in a gorgeous aristocracy who are genetically inclined to tolerate the zabbaroot--and use it to maintain power in the world.

Mix in a dash of a wild genetic streak, that allows an occasional peasant or two to use zabbaroot, to an extent surpassing even the royals of the planet.

Blend in natives to the planet, with their own goals and ideals, including a little monk-fish named Jaja who is comical and yet has a deeper purpose toward mankind.

Heat it up to smoking hot when Mahri, a swamp-dweller and smuggler of the zabbaroot, kidnaps Korl, the crown prince of Sea Forest.

Serve with a drizzle of chocolate. There’s nothing better than romance and chocolate…okay, maybe a few things, but not many. ;}

BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES DECEMBER 2010


He's a ruler in a divided world...

In a magical watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rulers and the people is an uncrossable chasm. Handsome, arrogant prince Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules. Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside his palace walls.

She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence...

Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one. But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of Sea Forest, Mahri knows that she has a chance to change the fate of her people...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathryne Kennedy is a multipublished, award-winning author of magical romances. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives in Arizona with her wonderful family—which includes two very tiny Chihuahuas. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at: http://www.kathrynekennedy.com/.

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45 comments:

windycindy said...

I love your recipe and now I can go place that I have never been before.
Your book sounds delightful...
Many thanks to you!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Daun Ann said...

Great interview. Keep up the great work Kathryne and Happy Holiday's to everyone.

jessiev said...

recipe for success! love your writing, kathryne. :)

mab3500 said...

Haha, great recipe. I can't wait to read it! The first two chapter's of fire lord's lover were so good I was close to locking myself in the bathroom to get away from the kids distracting me.

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi windycindy! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! Good luck!

Michelle S said...

I have recently discovered your work and luuuuuuv it. I can't wait to read Moons. (and the other books you have written)

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Daun! So great to hear from you! Today I'm working on book three in THE ELVEN LORDS series, LOVING THE LORD OF ILLUSION. I'm trying. :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi jessiev! I'm sure glad you think so. :}

kansassweet43 said...

Great story Katherine, now there is another book to be added to my huge and growing TBR pile. Oh well
that's life for us readers. :)

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi mab3500! LOL! (And I think that's one of the nicest compliments I've had.)

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Michelle! So glad you found me! I luuuuv readers like you. :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi kanssassweet43. I love my readers. :} I have got the best!

Auriette said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I have two of your fantasy romances in my TBR pile, but I haven't gotten to them yet. I'm looking forward to it, though, and I think I'll have to add "Beneath the 13 Moons" soon. It sounds great. I love the concept of the zabbaroot and how it affected human power and politics.

Jeri Fare said...

I love the Lourds series, and would like to dwelve into the 13 moon series. I am more for the Lords and Ladies of the victorian age, but when I read the description of the 13 moons beautiful land you have created with magic, I can't help but want to get my hands on them. I love your work.

Jeanne M said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Beneath the Thirteen Moons since I missed it the first time around.

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Auriette! You'll have to let me know what you think when you have the chance to read them. :}

Judy T. said...

What wonderful ingredients in this recipe...sounds like a delightful read!

katzrus7@roadrunner.com

Baba said...

It is always nice to run across a book with a strong woman figure and Kathryne knows how to provide that. Thanks for the chance.

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Jeri Fare! What a lovely comment! MOONS is a different world, but one I think you'll enjoy visiting for a while. :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Jeanne M! I wish you luck!

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Judy! I had hoped readers would find the post fun! :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Baba! Thanks so much for your interest, and the very kind compliment.

gigi said...

The recipe for perfection sounds wonderful and not a bit fattening.
I can't wait to read Beneath The Thirteen Moons it sounds like something I would really enjoy.

gigihicks at windstream dot net

Modokker said...

I love when they re release first books. Kind of cool to be able to read a authors first book and see how it all started so to speak. Great interview. If Erin loves your books i'm sure i would too.

Lisa B
modokker at yahoo dot com

Pat said...

It is going to be a book perfect for a cold winter night

horseunicornkey@aol.com

jellybelly82158 said...

This books sounds great!! I can't wait to read it.

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

SiNn said...

I agree about the recipe and ur books sound awesome

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi gigi! I didn't think about that...no calories in this one! :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Lisa B! I'm a HUGE fan of Erin's books as well.

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thank you for the kind comment, Pat!

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Great to hear, jellybelly82158!

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi SiNn! Great to see you here!

Stephanie said...

All the ingredients look to make for a great read.

smccar1(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Kathryne,

I am looking forward to reading this new world you have put such thought and careful planning into. Sounds so romantic. Thank you for sharing.

Brandlwyne aka Brandy B said...

Hi Kathryne. I love the sound of your new book. You always have such great covers and stories. Happy Holidays!!!

-Brandy
brandyzbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Virginia E said...

Your gift for world building is one of the things I love about your writing. I love your "recipe"

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thank you for commenting, Stephanie!

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Melissa! My pleasure...and thank you!

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hi Brandy! So great to hear you think so! :}

Author Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thank you, Virginia! I sure do enjoy it!

Pat Cochran said...

This has got to be a great read
for a cold winter's night. Add a
cup of hot tea and I'm set for a
long reading session. BTW, you
had me at "touch of Venice." It's
one of my favorite places!!

Pat Cochran
p-cochran@juno.com

Carol L. said...

I love when I can read and escape for a few hours through my books. This recipe will definitely allow me to escape into a new and different world. Thank you Kathryn. I love your work and congrats on the re-release of your first book.
Carol L
Lucky4750@aol.com

Erin Quinn said...

And the randomly selected winners are.....

Windycindy and Lisa B!

Congratulations to you both. Please get in touch to claim your books!

CCrocket18 said...

You might know I would be a day late and a dollar short!!! So much for me winning! Congrats to the winners and Kathryne~~keep putting out those wonderful stories!!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm stuck on visualizing a very very wet Tarzan :D