Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The Struggle of an Empath
Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.
Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.
When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.
Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.
Empath eBook Now AvailableGet your ebook copy now at any of these sites (paperback copies are not yet available, but coming soon!):
Kobo (coming soon!) | iTunes (coming soon!)
Prize Package GiveawayTo celebrate the release, I'm running a giveaway for two lucky winners.
A rare, autographed proof copy of the paperback
A 12" X 18" poster of the cover art
Empath collector's button
An autographed paperback copya Rafflecopter giveaway Becca J. Campbell is the author of the New Adult Romantic Science Fiction novels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories. An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Phantasma is under attack requiring the assistance of The Chosen. The main character, Halli, is surprised when the Queen approaches and informs her of her healing powers. Halli leaves her family and joins The Chosen. Despite the objections of a few skeptics due to the healer's lack of training, Halli is allowed to join the team and learns how to heal, quickly. The journey has multiple battles with diverse enemies in the fantasy world of Phantasma.
This is a very quick read and appropriately labeled MG. I gave this book three stars due to the predictable plot and lack of descriptions. The character diversity and setting are great but there was not enough description for me to see it. The emotions from characters were quick and jumped from Halli's shock and disbelief to her willingly riding away from her home to join the Queen.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and would recommend it for younger MG. Parents, this is a wholesome, fun read for your kids just starting to read chapter books!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
1. Who inspired you to complete your novel and publish?
My family inspired me to actually get the story out and complete my book. Souls Set Free is fiction, however it is inspired by my own childhood and journey. The main events and struggle are all true. So, although it wasn’t an easy process, it was quite healing. I do know I wouldn’t have followed through if it weren’t for my husband and daughters.
2. What advice would you give to aspiring authors regarding the publishing and marketing process?
Do your research. Be thorough and professional. Be prepared to work hard and be your biggest advocate. It can be daunting, but all worth it. Figure out the path that works best for you, traditional or self- publishing (again, do your research), and don’t let anyone make you feel like you’re doing it wrong. It’s your choice. If you’re going to write a book, go all out and own it!
Also, the best marketing took you can have is to support fellow authors, writers, and readers. It makes all of the difference in receiving support on your end.
3. What would you tell authors to "Start Now" concerning social media?
I think I lucked up in this department. I think the norm used to be write your book, and then get on the social media train. I was the opposite. Probably because I’m such a research hound. I was on Facebook and Twitter as a writer at least two years before my book came out. This helped me literally reach a platform of thousands of people. I was fortunate that it happened this way for me because I couldn’t imagine doing all of the hard work promoting my book, and writing the second, all while attempting to build my platform from scratch.
It cannot be said enough, hop on the social media train ASAP and ride that sucker all the way to the top. The information you receive along the way is priceless. But the networking, connections, and supporting friendships are life changing.
Thank you, Kimmie, for your heart felt answers! I can't wait to read Souls Set Free!
Souls Set Free by Kimmie Easley
Sunday, August 11, 2013
2. "You're like one of the boys/girls"
3. "I wish I could find someone like you to date"
4. "Isn't your brother coming with us?"
5. "Come pick me up"
6. "Split the bill"
7. "Booger check!"
8. "I just want to stay single."
9. "I don't want to hurt you."
10. "I love our friendship too much to risk damaging it."
Thanks you Kiersten and Kaylee!