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Tis the Season Reading: Romance on the Rise

Free on Amazon for Limited Time

Free on Amazon for Limited Time

If a search of my satellite tv options is to be believed, romance movies are more popular than family films for Christmas. And they aren’t all too high on cheese factor. What about books? Although not as heavily weighted, holiday romances make up a good portion of Amazon’s Top 100 Free titles right now.  So I wanted to feature one of those titles today, so you can get it while it’s hot.


Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn’t. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies, sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford.

Colin’s determination to enjoy the holiday he’s missed for the last five years, sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she’s not sure she’s ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer…including love?

The Overall rating of Unexpected Gifts is 4.5 STARS. Here are a few highlights from the reviews:

“I have become OBSESSED with Christmas early this year and this book was exactly what I wanted… a short, holiday read that put me even more in a festive mood.”

“This story is a delicious confection from start to finish, with a delightful pair of protagonists, and a wonderfully quirky cast of secondary characters. Add in one of the most spectacularly gorgeous settings – The Canadian Rockies in snowy winter – and the stage is set for a little bit of fairytale romance.”

“I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance with intrigue This was very light reading and I enjoyed it immensely”

So grab Unexpected Gifts by Elena Aitken while it’s free.


Also FREE this weekend: 3 years hidden as a boy? “Behind the Iron Curtain” reading

Could this family secret be true?


Kristin King is an author and publisher. Her top sellers are “Unsinkable Vampire” and “Cain’s Coven,” and her latest novel the Begotten Bloods Series is Death Taint. Her imprint Three Kings Publishing can be found here. Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).




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Rules for Writing – Tom Clancy

Until he died, I didn’t realize Tom Clancy lived down the road from me in Maryland. Suddenly I feel closer to this military thriller author who went to Loyola (my neighbor’s daughter is there) and worked in the insurance business (like my dad). Clancy also died in the same year as his wife, a quite common phenomena of which many of us can point out examples amongst those we know. “Timing is everything” people sometimes say, and it’s time to blog another Rules for Writing.

My thanks to Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield. The following are cut from their article, and I highly recommend you read their full write up at this link.

1. Tell the story. “Fundamentally, I think of myself as a storyteller, not a writer,” said Clancy.

2. Writing is like golf. “It’s hard work…You keep doing it and doing it until you get it right.”

3. Make pretend more real than real. “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense,” said Clancy.

4. Writer’s block is unacceptable. “I don’t even consider the possibility.”

5. No one can take away your dream. “Your life may change, but your dream doesn’t have to.”

That last one hits home for me someone who in the midst of big changes. I know I will use it to encourage aspiring writers. Tom Clancy was denied the military career he wanted, but that didn’t keep him from working with military members and producing “The Hunt for Red October” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Patriot Games” to name a few. According to Biography’s online article,

His crafting of plausible military scenarios is so realistic that he has become a favourite of the United States Military and Intelligence services. Pentagon officials regularly provide him with background material for new projects, and he was even offered a position as an unpaid consultant to the National Space Council.

Hold on to your dream. Work at it. Pursue it. You never know where it might take you. As Tom Clancy said, “No one can take away your dream.”


Kristin King is living the dream as an author and publisher. Her top sellers are “Unsinkable Vampire” and “Cain’s Coven,” and her imprint, Three Kings Publishing can be found here.Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).


Posted by on October 15, 2013 in On Writing


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…To the Little Guys

Find More Indies on Pinterest Here

Find More Indies on Pinterest Here

(Eden Plague)                                    (Duty)                                          (The Last Werewolf Hunter)  Who are the little guys? That’s a bit hard to define, but if you read a book that has less than 25 reviews (e.g. on Amazon), you’re reading a little guy (or gal). An illusive, probably indie author is breaking into the public sphere.   You finish the book and then you have the opportunity to impact that writer in a way you’ll probably never have with a big name. One more or less review of Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instruments (1,567 of first book) will not boost her career or give her the thrill that my last book’s review gave me. Okay, so I’m not supposed to pay a lot of attention to the reviews–especially after I’ve done a promotion and given away free books. (Sadly, getting something for nothing already devalues the product, and the stars will be fewer.) However, I do pay attention. I listen. I read. And so will other indie and small press authors if you take a moment just to write 20 words (what Amazon requires reviewers to write). Go the extra mile and copy and paste the same review to Goodreads. If you gave the book 4-5 stars, share it on Facebook or Pinterest. Go ahead. Make my day. Like these folks did:

5.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected – better, July 30, 2013
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I loved this book. Initially I thought it would be just another vampire book, but I soon realized it was not. It takes vampires and makes them seem normal while building a suspenseful situation around them. As soon as I was finished I was looking for the next book in the series. Alas, it is not available yet.

5.0 out of 5 stars Oooooo Loved It!, April 5, 2013

These are vampires but unlike any before… Sexy, strong, grounded guardians who protect the humans from Wild Ones. Hot guys, muscle cars, endearing heroine and a human serial killer as well as a video game to enlist vampire material…you’re just gonna have to read it:-)

5.0 out of 5 stars Unusual vampire story- very intriguing, April 4, 2013
This review is from: Unsinkable Vampire (Begotten Bloods) (Kindle Edition)

I have always loved the story and mystery of the Titantic– mystery prior to Ballards discovery of the wreck. The very luxury and decadence- add to that a love story between a lovely young lady and an enigmatic gentleman and I could not put it down. This is the beginning of a series so of course I’m getting ready to read Cain’s Coven next! Will she wake up….

(Kristin King is an author, publisher, and Jesus follower. Her third paranormal suspense, a Begotten Bloods Novel titled “Death Taint,” will release Fall 2013.)

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Reviews Mean A Lot…


Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Book Reviews, Indie Business


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