Sunday, December 23, 2012

On Sale for the Holidays - When I See You at Amazon, iTunes, and B & N

EpubfrontcoverWISY_102712v2_optAMZWhen I See You is on sale at Amazon and now available on iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, or MAC. The book is also available at Barnes and Noble (print and ebook). What are you waiting for? Download now or gift it to a friend or family member. Happy Holidays! Thanks for being so generous with your time if you've read my novels. All the best for a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year in 2013. The new novel, This Much Is True, will soon be finished and available in January 2013. Sign up for my newletter to hear about the new release first. I can't wait for you to read it! It's damn GOOD! xoxo KO

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Celebrate 12/21/12 One Day Only 99 Authors -Books 99 Cents

These prices are available on Amazon only.

For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!


I'm part of a special promo offered TODAY at Amazon: 99 authors, 99 books, 99 cents each, and $990 worth of prizes you could win! Check out all the great titles! Please LIKE and SHARE to get the word out -- great for last minute *cheap* holiday gifts. You can even "gift" them so they don't arrive until Dec 25th! Seeing Julia is just one of the featured 99 books for 99 cents. This is for one day only. Be sure and swing by the website to enter for prizes: Stuck on what to give a friend? If he/she has a Kindle, gift them some of these books. There's a wide variety of fiction and even a few for fans of non-fiction. Everyone will appreciate the thought of an e-book and what an easy gift to brighten up someone's day. Check it out and remember Kindle Reading Apps work on iPads, iPhones, laptops, and computers, too! Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

When I See You - Amazon Best Seller American Drama - 16 Weeks

It's an evolving process to find just the right image to convey the exact feelings a story line evokes for readers. For When I See You, it's an emotional roller coaster of a read. This newest book cover for When I See You accomplishes this and effectively conveys the loneliness and angst of the main character, Jordan Holloway. I #loveit. I hope you do, too. Want to know more about my novels? Visit or click on the book cover images at the right.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Easy" by Tammara Webber - A Great Read!

EasyEasy by Tammara Webber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this book last evening and finished it at four in the morning because I couldn't put it down!!! The story line is riveting. The bad boy hero Lucas is sexy, wonderful, and intriguing--all at the same time. The heroine Jacqueline appears to be the typical college co-ed in dire need of finding herself and not being so easily eclipsed by her ex-boyfriend in every aspect of her life. Although Jacqueline falls a little flat for me in comparison to our heroic bad boy Lucas, the overall character arcs for both of them kept this reader/writer entertained long enough that I was able to hang in there and look past this because of the overall depth of the story. The subtext with Lucas's own personal story is exquisite on so many levels that readers will be amazed by this particular plot line revelation and they definitely won't see it coming.

"Easy" is a gripping novel that explores the nuances and trappings of college life, the decisions young adults often make based solely on their life experiences or lack thereof. "Easy" also shows how an individual's life can so easily change or be redefined (good or bad) because of a single event.

Author Tammara Webber's deft exploration of adult subject matters including easy sex versus saying no, rape, violence, an individual's need for power and control, and the gender differences and perceptions that still exist in relation to all of these topics is powerful as well as bold. Nicely done, Ms. Webber! I Loved it! "Easy" is an awesome read!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Permissible Living While Writing

I know. You just fell over in your chair because I'm posting a blog, an actual blog post, not a quote, not an image, not a photograph. No, I'm not using someone else's thoughts to convey my own, for once. I know. It's unusual. An anomaly. It may not last, but some things just need to be said, written down, if you will. It's true. I've written three novels and recently marked a year, since the first two were released (May 2011-Seeing Julia & Not To Us). It's also been six months since When I See You met up with the world. It seemed like a good time to reflect upon these endeavors. Yay! If you glance through my past posts you will see that I struggle mightily with the writing process, at times, but there are also many days when success finds me and readers send kind thoughts and words my way. Thank you. YOU make it all worthwhile. As it stands, I've tried many things with promoting my work, including the usual social media hangouts that are Twitter and Facebook and even Pinterest. All can be inspiring places, especially when readers find me and tell me what they like about my novels. Thank you. However, the point of this post is to reach out and tell you all that although I am thrilled that you enjoy my work and I love having best seller status on Amazon with all three novels, I also need to take a much-needed hiatus for the next month or so. The truth is I need time to decompress in order to make some kind of forward progress on the current WIP (work-in-progress) novel Finding Amy and/or This Much Is True. (The title seems to change, depending upon which day it is and where I think the plot is going.) Thus, you can see my need for solitude to be able to finish this work as I strive (and, sometimes struggle) to provide another most excellent read for my fans. I really am going by the Anne Lamont adage at this point. (See Photograph). And, I thought it best that I should write this out, so you know where I'm taking things with my work. I'll continue to post the odd quote or photograph to convey my thoughts and love, but I just wanted to share what I was thinking of in terms of permissible living and writing. Thank you for being here, for reading this. Love to all, KO

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Everything you could ever want to know...

Everything you could ever want to know about . . . Me. I know. There's plenty of places on this blog or my other blog or my other blog to learn about me. Well, this is an interview by Cheles Bells, one of my early fans/readers, who asks me all kinds of questions about When I See You and my writing process and my life. It could be that you want to know, so click on the link here. Oh, and there's a giveaway because I'm generous (sometimes) and because the print versions of When I See You are really stunning, if I do say so myself. And, I do. So, you can just click the giveaway badge below to get to the blog. <img alt=”A Belle’s Tales” Photobucket

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Mere Mortal Standing Next To Him...from Seeing Julia

"He’s a Greek god, not entirely real, certainly privileged, and utterly fantastic. All I know is time spins on, and eternity doesn’t apply to me, the mere mortal, standing next to him. I think of Evan’s fine traits and Jake eclipses even my dead husband’s. And, I shouldn’t be having any of these thoughts, but it’s a reprieve, from the grief that’s invaded me for so many days, so I’ll take it, knowing I’ll have to contend with the guilt and shame that will come along soon enough. They’ll be by any second, now."
From Seeing Julia ~  quote from Chapter Nine       Pictured:  Henry Cavill, actor

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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