Blog Tour for Finding Katie by Author Harmony Kent

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Hello and thanks for stopping by! I would like to thank my host for today for letting me invade their space. And a big thanks also to 4Wills Publishing for setting up this blog tour for me. For my previous tour stops, please check out the 4Wills current events page.

 

I am so excited to be able to share my book trailer video with you today for my latest book, Finding Katie.

 

https://youtu.be/gMgSD_R1Ggo

 

When we’re suffering …  When we’re at rock bottom … We all find our own unique ways of coping. Sometimes, it takes a while to find one that works. And what we end up with usually isn’t that healthy. Which is okay if it’s short term, but what happens when it becomes a way of life? What then?

 

Excerpt from Chapter Two:

          

MELANIE IS not happy. LOL. Good news is that Fat Angie won’t be back. Score one for Team Kate. Ha!

My escape attempt did achieve something: I’m no longer on the drip, or hooked up to any machines. Yay for me. They figured if I’m well enough to abscond, I’m well enough to not need all that stuff anymore.

This morning, the ward nurses give me the cold-shoulder. Apparently, I hurt the mouse. Silly cow should’ve gotten out of my way. All I did was knock into her. How bad could it be? I’ve had worse, for sure. Does anyone care about that?

Right. Just what I thought.

A ward nurse and a security guy are in here with me. Melanie’s off to some big meeting. About me. LOL. Like they’re gonna change anything. Talk about ‘play it again Sam’.

I have to laugh, though. The regular nurses are all so scared of me they have to bring in security. Not like the psych guys … they just do the one-on-one and get on with it.

I stare at the TV, so I don’t have to look at the two goons. They keep giving me wary glances, then whisper together.

‘BOO!’ I yell, just for the hell of it.

They both jump. Too funny. Sure beats morning TV.

 

Book Blurb:

 

I killed someone, you see. I killed the girl, who used to be me.

 

I’m Kate … Kate Charlesworth. I’m seventeen, and self-harming. This time I cut too deep, and I’m in hospital. I hadn’t meant for it to be so bad—it just sort of happened. I needed a lot of distraction that day.

 

You’ve had bad days, right? Days it hurts too much to think. Days you just wanna stay in bed. Days when the world needs to go away for a while. Right?

 

What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? When there’s nowhere left to turn?

 

This one little mistake lands me back on a psych unit—the last place I wanna be. Only this time, the nurse I end up with isn’t content to stick on a band-aid and send me home. She wants me to face my demons. But to do that, I’ll have to face who I am … who I used to be … I’ll have to find Katie.

 

PREORDER HERE

 

Author Bio:

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Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours. She is single and not admitting to her age.

 

Here are ten things she thinks you ought to know about her …

 

  1. Born in 2013 (at least the author was …)
  2. Really boring
  3. Has absolutely no sense of humour
  4. Biographer is a compulsive liar
  5. Reads … a lot
  6. Writes … even more
  7. Completely sane(in)
  8. Neighbours are nuts
  9. If you’re feeling extra brave she’s around
  10. Online …

 

Website: www.harmonykent.co.uk

Twitter: @harmony_kent 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyKentOnline

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HarmonyK

Amazon US Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Amazon UK Author Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

4Wills Publishing Author Page: http://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/

 

Other books by Harmony:

 

Other Books by Harmony

 

 

 

Fiction:

 

The Battle for Brisingamen

The Glade

Elemental Earth

 

 

Anthologies:

 

Concordant Vibrancy

Rave Soup for the Writer’s Soul

 

 

Non-Fiction:

 

Polish Your Prose

The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour

Hi, and welcome to The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour for Authors, Shirley-Harris Slaughter, Rhani D’Chae and Harmony Kent. (Click on each author’s name to be taken directly to their Author Page at 4WillsPublishing, where you can learn more about them).

 

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These three authors are wonderful clients of 4WillsPublishing, a publishing House dedicated to helping authors put out the best written, and marketing products for their literary work, possible.

This tour is a surprise tour, which means the authors knew nothing about it until it started!  This is our gift to them to show our appreciation of their work, their dedication to putting out the great written word, and also a big THANK YOU for allowing us to showcase and promote them.

This is a 3 Author/7 Day/40 Blog Tour!  Yes, for 7 days, The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour will sit on 40 blogs!  And for 7 days, on 40 blogs, you will get a tiny tid-bit of something related to Religion, so that you never forget OUR LADY OF VICTORY, the rage of people, such as that displayed in SHADOW OF THE DRILL, and w(R)iting tips to help you POLISH YOUR PROSE! (Click on each book title to find out more about it)

 

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This will be a fun tour, an inspirational tour, a delightful tour which has been designed to enlighten you, entertain you and help you overcome those feelings which bind us daily and keeps us from growing from point A to point B.  Each day as you stop by each blog to find out what bit of inspiration is being shared, we ask that you take the time to leave a comment for the authors, visit their blogs, Follow them on Twitter and FB, and last but not least, please PICK UP A COPY OF THEIR BOOKS!  They are all 5 star reads!  And this tour wouldn’t be complete, if you didn’t check out The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Book Trailer!  (Please note:  these bits and quotes were not taken from the author’s books).

Before we forget, we’ve included another of our authors, Nonnie Jules. Although she’s a partner in our firm, she is STILL one of our clients!  Her books, THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS, Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend and Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids! are also very interesting and entertaining reads!

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On this stop, we want you to dwell on this:

“I suppose there’s an anger in all of us.  Some hidden rage that keep at bay.” ~ Dominic Cooper

 

Thank you for joining us on this stop of our tour.  We are grateful to our host for allowing us to share with this audience and we hope that we have left you wanting more!  To follow this tour, please visit the 4WillsPublishing EVENTS page for the complete tour line-up and to also register to win a SURPRISE pack of books as well as a stint on WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES!  Now, on to the next stop!!!!

Blog Tour for Harmony Kent Author of Elemental Earth

3D-Book cover Elemental Earth

 

 

If you saw my post on yesterday’s blog stop, you’ll know what an interesting time I’ve had, and how I got here. Well, today, I would like to share with you something of my writing process. You can find links to my other blog stops here:  4WillsPublishing Author Page.

 

When I first sat down to write, after years and years of abstinence, I had no idea what was going to appear on the page. Very soon, I saw I had some research to do. So, I got busy googling everything I could about Nordic Mythology, and Dutch names. Along the way, I found my most inspiring idea, quite by chance: Britain’s own ‘Atlantis’.

 

I found an old news story about a whole undersea landmass that had been found off the coast of England, which spread all the way from the south coast up to southern Norway. Wow. Up until this finding, it had been known there used to be a land-bridge between England and Europe (France), but that was all. It was seen as a crossing place, nothing more.

 

This new discovery opened up all kinds of avenues, and literally re-wrote our view of ancient history. The landmass was huge, and showed evidence of old settlements. This wasn’t just a crossing place, but had once been home to thousands upon thousands of settlers and hunter-gatherers.

 

There was no stopping me then! In my mind, the engulfing of the landmass by rising seas wasn’t the final demise. Bifrost was born. Protected by magic, it still existed beneath the ocean, and only a few knew of its existence. Those few, ‘Gatekeepers’, were charged with protecting its secret, and liaised between Bifrost and the world ‘up top’.

 

Before long, other bits of myth and history got involved, and my book became peopled by all sorts of creatures. Some good, some utterly evil. The two Main Characters embarked upon a journey of self-discovery along the way, as they attempted to deal with the sudden and unexpected life changes thrust upon them. A bit like my own story in a way, only much more magical.

 

Dirck, in particular, discovered how useless it was trying to living his life by his intellect alone. He realised how disconnected he actually was from life, and he embarked upon an internal journey that grew and evolved alongside the external travelling he had to do.

 

I tried something different with the timeline in this book. Some readers hate it, with a vengeance, while others love it. For me, it was the natural progression of how the book needed to be written. It allowed me to jump back and forth in time, and location, with ease. It allowed certain aspects of the story to be withheld until the ‘right’ time.

 

The Battle for Brisingamen, is a traditional fantasy fiction novel, and moves between the magical world of Bifrost, and the world as we know it. As well as travelling to Holland, the reader will find themselves in Dover, and under the sea meeting all kinds of beings. Best be careful who you trust, though.

 

A lot of writing experts would recommend that you sit down and make a plan of your book; identify the beginning, middle, and end. That is not for me. I just can’t work like that. I sit down at the computer, and I type. After a while, I come up for air, and take a look at what I’ve written. If ideas for other bits of the book come to mind, I open up a new document and record them there, ready for later referencing. At some point, I usually need to start researching this or that. Then, I immerse myself in the flow of the story once more, until it  is time to come up for air again.

 

I felt bereft once I had finished ‘Brisingamen’. I had been so totally consumed by the book, and it was like: ‘Now what do I do?’ What I did, was to begin a new book. The idea was there, waiting just on the side-lines, until I noticed it. I was like a woman possessed. Steam came off the keyboard, I typed so fast. But, that’s a story for tomorrow’s post . . .

 

(See 4WillsPublishng Author Page for tomorrow’s link.)

 

For more on my books, see below:

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The Glade

 

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.

 

You are being arrested for the murder of your husband …You have a secret you can’t tell …The evil is gathering …

 

The Wenstrops have it all: health, wealth and happiness. But then it all begins to fall apart. Helen is arrested for murder, yet is either unable or unwilling to give a defence. During her detention, vital evidence goes mysteriously missing and tensions are running high. Helen finds herself surrounded and yet alone: not knowing who she can trust or how she can tell her enemies from her friends. Helen has to work through her self-doubts and fears, in order to know whether her suspicions and misgivings are valid or simply products of an overwrought mind. There are those who would like to encourage her confusion, and those who would help her – but how to know one from the other? And then there are those who actively mean her harm. Meanwhile, malignant forces in the forest are gathering power, ready for a final assault. Helen finds herself in a battle of life and death, and faces having to lose everything in her attempts to thwart the evil that has insinuated itself into her very existence – but is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice?

This sensational second novel by acclaimed author Harmony Kent will have you alternately laughing, crying and gripping the edge of your seat as this roller coaster ride of a plot unfolds. It will keep you guessing through its many twists and turns, and hijack your attention right up until you turn the final page. This book has it all: murder, intrigue, the supernatural, a broken marriage, a love affair, courage against impossible odds, suspense, and high drama.

 

The Glade is an IndieB.R.A.G.Medallion honoree!

 

 

The Battle for Brisingamen

 

Fantasy Fiction

 

There is a World not too Far Away …

 

Beneath the north sea a land of magic lies undetected. The lives of many are drawn inexorably closer together in a race against time, as both energy companies and evil beings attempt to destroy the magic which is protecting not just this land but all worlds. The unwitting protagonists have no idea of how suddenly and irrevocably their lives are about to change.

 

It is a race against time to try and recover the lost necklace, Brisingamen, which holds the ancient power of the Goddess Freya, and to prevent the undersea drilling from taking place. Are Aart, Matthias, Gemma and Dirck up to the challenges they now must face?

 

Here there be Dragons, and all manner of Creatures …

 

Elemental Earth (Book 1 of The Mysteries)

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Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

 

“You turned the god of gnomes into a garden ornament?”

Sarah looked closely, but couldn’t tell if her dad was annoyed or amused—perhaps he was both …

Whilst 15 year old Sarah may be struggling to regain her feet, after being ripped from her everyday mundane life and ending up in a whole new dimension, she still knows how to have a bit of fun along the way. The Earth Elemental isn’t the only one whose feathers she manages to ruffle, and it’s only been four days. Meanwhile, her best friend is missing, and big trouble is brewing. She soon has a lot more to worry about than what happened to her phone or iPod, or even how much of an idiot Caleb obviously thinks she is.

Elemental Earth is the first book in The Mysteries series, and is aimed at Young Adults. Even if you’ve already reached an age where the young ones might call you ‘old enough’, if you’re still young at heart then you’re bound to enjoy these books just as much as the next—err—younger adult.

Age aside, perhaps we should be more worried about what further havoc Sarah’s antics might be about to wreak on the universe as we know it? We’d probably all be sleeping a lot more soundly if she’d only stuck to applied maths and the odd pillow fight. But no, sadly the lure of the proverbial rabbit hole proved just a tad too much. And now she’s taken the plunge, there’s no turning back.

 

Look out for tweets @harmony_kent, and follow my blog: http://harmonykent.co.uk to keep up to date with new book releases, promos, cover reveals and sneak peeks. Feel free to connect—I’d love to hear from you.

 

Find out more at: http://www.harmonykent.co.uk

Twitter: @harmony_kent

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4Wills Author Page: http://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/