Friday, 7 November 2014

Tour Stop: Guest Post & Giveaway ~ Blood Curse (Branded #2) by Kat Flannery




Blood Curse (Branded Trilogy #2)
“Upon mine death for the blood ye have shed, Every daughter born to ye shall die before it draws breath, to which ye will know pain and worse, I cast unto ye mine blood curse.” ~ Vadoma

Four years after the Blood Curse, Pril of the Peddlers vows to protect her child against the evil men who hunt her. With her clan unaware of the branded girl among them, Pril has to keep the identity of her daughter a secret. When her child is kidnapped, she is forced to ask Merchant runner, Kade Walker, for his help.
Kade Walker needs to find the gypsy child. Blackmailed and pushed beyond his own moral code, he is determined to do whatever it takes. When he comes across the Peddler clan, he is sure the girl is there, however all hope is lost when the gypsies capture him. Time is running out—until Pril makes him an offer he cannot refuse.
Amidst greed, lust, revenge and love, Pril will need to trust Kade. But as the evil nears and doubt creeps in, will she discover that the enemy has been standing next to her all along?
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About Lakota Honor (Book #1)

Fate has brought them together, but will a promise tear them apart?
In the small town of Willow Creek, Colorado, Nora Rushton spends most of her days locked up in her home with a father who resents her and fighting off unwanted marriage proposals from the wealthy Elwood Calhoun. Marked as a witch, Nora must hide her healing powers from those who wish to destroy all the witkowin—crazy women. What she doesn’t know is that a bounty hunter is hot on her trail.
Lakota native Otakatay has an obligation to fulfill. He has been hired to kill the witkowin. In a time when race and difference are a threat and innocence holds no ground, courage, love and honor will bring Nora and Otakatay together as they fight for their freedom. Will the desire to fulfill his promise drive Otakatay to kill Nora? Or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was?
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Top 10 Things that made me a better writer

1. Determination. If I didn’t have it I’d not be where I am today.

2. Fear. This emotion keeps you grounded. There is no room for ego within the writing world.

3. Sponge. I sucked up everything I could when it came to the craft. I took courses, read online articles, read query letters, synopsis’ etc all to make me better understand the industry and what is expected of an author.

4. Love. You need to love what you do and as a writer I love my job.

5. Perseverance. Had I not pushed myself, stayed up all hours to write novels, made myself write when I didn’t want to I would never get a book written.

6. Passion. I need this to pull emotion into my stories—into my characters. If there is no passion there are no words.

7. Reading. I read almost anything. I love books. I love stories that pull me in and won’t let me go even after the last page is read.

8. Writing. I write as much as I can when I am not working on a novel. It has made my voice stronger.

9. Discipline. This is one of the most important things a writer must master. If you don’t have it you will never get anything done much less work under a deadline.

10. Rejection. Pushed me to write better. To learn what I was doing wrong.



Kat Flannery

Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. When not researching for her next book, Kat can be found running her three sons to hockey and lacrosse. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. She’s been published in numerous periodicals. Her debut novel CHASING CLOVERS has been on Amazon’s Bestsellers list many times and was #62 over all their titles. LAKOTA HONOR and HAZARDOUS UNIONS are Kat’s other two books and both have made bestseller lists. Kat is currently hard at work on her next book.
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4 comments:

  1. ha, new to me, very different looking. Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Intriguing covers, I didn't know about these books.

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  3. I got the whole sponge thing down. I have been to so many writing events and clubs. they were mostly free and I learned so much.

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  4. Thank you for having me on your blog. :)

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