Friday, November 1, 2013

November's rafflecopter giveaway (paperback) of THIS MUCH IS TRUE | Flash Sale on WHEN I SEE YOU eBooks Best Sellers

EpubfrontcoverWISY_011913FrontCoverAMZ_216X324I've got another giveaway going at my Facebook page for November for This Much Is True (paperback). But you need to enter to have a chance to win! Flash sale on When I See You through the weekend for Kindle on Amazon, iPad/iBookstore/Apple, B & N, and Kobo

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lit Junkie: This Much Is True By Katherine Owen

Lit Junkie: This Much Is True By Katherine Owen: Who would have thought that you could get so much from a book with a girl leaning against a wall?  o.O Surely not me!! I think I sho...

I really love this review of This Much Is True. You should read it. You should. Then, read the book. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"This Much Is True" gets a Playlist

The "Playlist" for This Much Is True follows the chapter listing fairly closely (by mood, of course). Why did I create a playlist? Well, music plays a big part of my writing process and these songs were played extensively over the past year and a half. I have a huge playlist of over a hundred songs that evolved down to these twenty songs as the story came alive and the characters became 3-Dimensional because they do that in my mind.

It will make more sense AFTER you've read the book...What are you waiting for?! Links below for the novel because I'm thorough, a perfectionist, demanding...all of those. ♥


Available as an eBook for Kindle and eBook readers at the following retailers:

Amazon Amazon UK Apple iBookstore Barnes & Noble Kobo   In Print ~ TRADE PAPERBACK 6" X 9" here: Barnes and Noble Amazon      

Monday, August 26, 2013

Early Reviews for This Much Is True

Early Reviews for This Much Is True...And what readers are saying is the biggest reward of all...

"...Just loved this story line, incredible love story with angst, emotions, heartbreak and the power of true love." ★★★★★

"...Loved This Much Is True! Katherine Owen tells the story of Tally with great sensitivity and wisdom." ★★★★★

"...If you enjoyed Not To Us and When I See You, expect to love This Much Is True." ★★★★★



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This Much Is True - A Novel - Just Released!

Katherine Owen's long-awaited, fourth novel, This Much Is True, has just been released!!!

New Adult | Adult Fiction Novel | Owen's latest release - This Much Is True

Fate brings them together Fame & 
Lies keep them apart
One truth remains…

She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story… At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and escapes the whispers about the tragic loss of her twin that seem to follow her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense when she lies about her age and who she really is intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story. She and her twin sister Holly used to trade places all the time.

His only focus is baseball but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day… At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all from the horrific car accident, he saved her from months before. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?

They share this incredible connection… She can’t quite contain her attraction for this guy who cooks for her and helps her through more than one of these panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere these days. It’s amazing that they share the same fears about falling, failing, and losing as well as an endless quest for perfection. He with baseball. She with ballet. He makes her feel something again. “You make me want to be a better person, Elvis.” 

He can’t get a handle on his feelings for this incredible girl, even though he soon learns she’s lied to him about practically everything. He forgives her because he hasn't exactly told her about the tragic circumstances in which they first met from months before that she obviously doesn’t remember. He ignores the ramifications surrounding their difference in age that could potentially impact his baseball career and reputation; he’s already too far gone over Tally and soon enough her grieving family as well. So he asks her to wait for him because he wants to wait for her.

Fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways... Ultimately, Linc must choose his baseball career and carry on his father’s legacy because there is no easy way to explain a fateful liaison with a seventeen-year-old ballerina just graduating from Paly High when he is five years her senior.

Tally encounters heartbreak for the first time over a guy and vows to forget all about Lincoln Presley. Focusing solely on ballet, she experiences her own meteoric rise to fame that soon has her making the hard choices for her career, too, and unexpected sacrifices she never planned for.

And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, in lieu of the trappings of fame that manage to keep them apart, and in spite of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.

This much is true.

NOW AVAILABLE as an eBook for Kindle and eBook readers at the following retailers:
Amazon UK 
Apple iBookstore
Barnes & Noble

In Print ~ TRADE PAPERBACK 6" X 9" coming soon...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Not To Us - A Novel on sale for a limited time - summer sale

I've had this incredible week--the unplanned kind that you start and you're too far in to turn back? Yes, that kind of week. I can't even begin to tell you how arduous it was, but the results are this much improved, edited version of Not To Us for both avid eBook readers and print-only ones as well (as soon as next week with the updated trade paperback version). Tomorrow, Not To Us will be featured on BookBub, an advertising site that features a finite amount of eBooks and easily catapults novels to the top of bestseller lists for days at a time. People love a good read and a bargain (value; right?) rolled into one. So, on June 22nd, Not To Us (the eBook version) will be on sale for the awesome price of $0.99 cents at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo (hello, Canada!).

I don't put her on sale very much because this particular novel is often misunderstood. Don't read it, if you have a problem with infidelity and love triangles or books that will make you cry. Do read it, if you like roller coaster stories where it's hard to guess what happens next. That is this novel. And yet, after reading through the story multiple times for the edited updates, (because; yes, I'm a comma queen) I have to say I LOVE the story of Ellie and Michael. Don't judge. I think this story is powerful and true and moving. Yes, there's tragedy, but out of the ashes of these broken people is immense strength and love. So, if you haven't read Not To Us, you should. It's fiction for adults. There's bad language and shocking story lines, but it will carry you away for an afternoon. Enjoy!

 Here's the premise:
 There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it's the endings we're unprepared for. Ellie

 Ellie's perfect world unravels.
A best friend's betrayal ends her marriage.
An alarming diagnosis threatens her life.
It all leads to Michael...
But, fate soon tests their perfect union.
And, begs the question: if you get a second chance, do you take a different path?

What "they" say... Praise for Not To Us 

"Strong characterizations and intriguing plot lines kept me riveted to this novel. The storyline of couples facing midlife crisis that tears them apart and still brings them together is very moving..." Marta Hartman BookRooster 

"This book was the epitome of an emotional rollercoaster, and I say that with a smile on my face...I read through this book rather quickly, because it captivated me so much..." Stephanie Goodreads 

 "... I have to say I loved it. It is the story of how a woman's life falls apart from one day to the next and how she keeps it together. Or not..." pj "pj" Bookrooster 

My answer when asked... What was the basis for Not To Us?

I wanted to explore a few heavy themes and started with these types of questions: What happens in a relationship that seems to have everything? What happens when one is betrayed? By a husband? By a best friend? What happens to a person when they're confronted with a life-threatening illness? Does he or she strive to change their course? Choose a different path? These story lines intrigued me and became the basis for Not To Us. In this novel, both Michael and Ellie strive to do the right thing, most of the time, but they both respond to grief in the same kind of way, seeking consolation from others, not trusting each other, or themselves. I wanted to write about how tragedy can change or alter a person's life, and even, perhaps, change their behavior and choices.

Here's the cover update coming for the print edition of Not To Us. I went back to an earlier photograph for the back cover. Note the darkened sky and the whited-out couple holding hands as if they're not really there. This captures the epitome of Michael and Ellie, I think. Also, see the shadowed hands below? I love that. Their shadow exists even when the rest of them doesn't. It captures the essence of their love story quite well. Love the front cover because the guy looking at the blond is truly a reflection of Michael and Ellie. And, you say you haven't read it yet? You should. Oh, I said that already; didn't I?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

When I See You - On Sale at Most Online eBook Retailers

If you noticed any trends on this blog or my others, you'll soon discover that When I See You is rarely on sale. Why? It's my latest release. It's done well on the sales charts and most recently on the ChickLitPlus blog tour. It is GOOD fiction. I'm proud of it and I don't necessarily have to give it away.

Now, having said all of that, I'm thrilled to announce that When I See You is on sale for the next week or so (through April 4th, 2013- midnight) as part of a promotional effort for new readers that I'm doing as well as a celebration of sorts. (I'm almost done with This Much Is True so WISY won't be my latest release for much longer.)

When I See You has been well-received by most readers and bloggers alike, so if you've been waiting to download this one onto your Kindle or Nook or iPad or Kobo eReader, now's the time. Enjoy!

And, thank you as always for reading my work.

Best, Katherine Owen

Here's a brief overview of the story line:

She believes that love can never last, promises are usually broken, and true happiness is extremely elusive in the long run. He believes most risks are worth taking, the promises he makes can be kept, and love doesn't factor in his relationships any longer. They're both wrong. 

 See more on the When I See You tab at the top of the blog.