Monday, October 19, 2020

Envious - Free Book Days

Free Days

Free Envious days are coming up again! November 4th through 8th Envious will be free on Amazon. Be sure to add it to your wishlist and calendar so you don't miss out.

Envious is the first book in a mixed genre series. Forbidden love, mystery magic, and probable insanity. Envious is angsty, cutting, and addictive.

Do you believe in reincarnation? 

ENVIOUS

Book 1 of The Envious Series

"May not even death stop my heart from seeking to free my love."

I have dreams, visions of past lives, that haunt even my waking hours. My past lives are filled with danger, deceit, and fleeting moments of love. And they are beginning to rule every moment of my present life.

Since meeting Eric at college, they have only grown stronger. They are telling me something I cannot ignore: that he belongs with me, not Aurora, my best and only friend. She is everything that I am not: beautiful, popular and kind. But something isn't right about her.

My visions warn me not to trust her. They show me fantastical, impossible, and terrifying things.

Trusting in my visions could cost me everything, but ignoring them could cost my life.

Review Highlights for Envious by Katie Keller-Nieman

"WOW, and WOW again! Great novel from a new young writer with a stunning imagination...The story will twist and turn you Like vines around a tree.. you're not sure which tendril will take you next." MaryAnn Breedlove, The Kindle Book Review

"Excellent and engrossing...Every so often, you come across a book whose story is so enveloping that you look up from reading to see that hours have passed without your knowledge. Envious, by Katie Keller-Nieman, is that book." Kelly Smith Reviews

"This book is so perplexing and consuming! Sandy's story fascinates me and I honestly can't stop thinking about it." Blue Eye Books

"This novel in my opinion is a genuine, well thought out story, well written, where the author shows off her skill as a brilliant writer that would easily match those of the most famous author's of this genre." Phillip Curwood, Author of Arabella, A Picture of Beauty

"The author writes beautifully and with amazing detail. The story had me biting my nails and wondering what the next page held." Avid Reader

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The News Media Needs to Change, and Syrup Told Me So

I dont often get up on my soapbox, but this needs to be said:

This is why America is split. This is why we have become two sides screaming at each other without resolution. It is the news media and we must call on them to change their ways.

We rely on the news, whether in article or broadcast format. We go to them to be informed because that's all they do, 24 hrs a day, is spit out information to the world. And as we weed through the fake news to the reputable sources, we are still left adrift with partial information and vague answers. Why? Why give us only half the story? Is it because the other half is too shocking? Is it because the reporters are too lazy to find it? Or are they too rushed to be the first to announce it?

  I overheard that Aunt Jemima was changing its name and replacing the illustration on the bottle. These people thought it was ridiculous that even syrup was now considered racist, so first I searched to find if what they said was true. It was. But why? The article I read stated that the syrup had racist roots, but gave no indication of what those roots might be, insinuating that it was because making syrup was a subservient role. That answer didnt sit well with me so I checked another news source. Their information was just as vague. Finally, on the third try, I found an article that actually explained! Imagine that! Being given knowledge by a news source, not just fear, annoyance and confusion.

This article described the shocking history. I was informed that "Aunt Jemima" was a slave song, sung in performances by people in black face depicting happy, dancing slaves. Knowing this, who could possibly disagree that, yes, syrup can be racist and it needs to change?

This is not the only case where the media has caused outrage and dismissive responses with their lazily researched, rushed to post news. What kind of world do we live in where the news we turn to for unbiased information is what pits us all against each other? It is time for that to change. It's time for the media to understand that they have a responsibility to print and post and broadcast the whole story, not half, not just a catchy headline, but a fully researched and informative news story.

If you would like to read the article for yourself, the link to NPR is below. Here's to being well informed!

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/17/879104818/acknowledging-racial-stereotype-aunt-jemima-will-change-brand-name-and-image

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Envious Book Trailer Release

I have some very exciting news.

For a long time now I've been wanting to have a book trailer made for Envious. I sorted through ideas, got the software I needed. After much trial, error, and learning, I have now finished my Envious book trailer!

I'm thrilled to share this with you. It's been a long arduous journey to completion but I think you'll appreciate the outcome.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Envious Deception Cover Reveal and Release

I have wonderful news! It's official! Envious Deception will be released in 2019! December 7th!

The ebook is currently in the last stages of preparation, but I am determined to release it this year, more specifically on December 7th. It will be available in paperback and kindle ebook.

I'm hosting a small Facebook party to celebrate:
https://www.facebook.com/events/481919805757119/

Feel free to invite your friends! The more the merrier!
I'll be posting updates, promos and prizes the closer we get to the release date.


Thank you for being so patient. These past couple years were difficult physically and emotionally, but things are looking up and I can finally place my focus on writing again!

Envious Deception is the 4th book in The Envious Series, and my favorite! Of course I say that about every last book I finish, but it's really good, I swear! Check out the cover:


Some mistakes can never be forgiven.

We have a deal.  
A simple trade is all we need to secure our safety in this life, only leaving us vulnerable in the next.  
But nothing is ever simple when it comes to magic.  

Time is running out to make the trade with Aurora, a trade we aren’t sure is a safe bet.   

In our search for answers, new visions surface. We find more secrets, as well as truths we never could have imagined.   

The visions become dangerous in unexpected ways. They threaten our health. They change our perspective of the past. And they change us.   

Eric is not the same. With each vision we share, he slips further from the boy I once knew.  

Aurora warned him against me. I had thought she lied or exaggerated. Now I’m not so sure.   

I thought I knew why she hated me, but I was wrong.  

Her hate runs deeper than envy. And maybe she has every right to want me dead.  

Maybe death is what I deserve.


 Thank you so much for being a part of my book world and as always, happy reading!



Monday, December 17, 2018

Happy Holidays! Let's celebrate with a sale!

First an update:
Writing has been happening, editing has been happening and I'm close to finishing the final cover design for Envious Deception, which will be released in 2019.

Audiobooks are a growing possibility for The Envious Series. I know many people like to listen while they commute or craft or even cook. I know I've done all three. The plan is to voice my own books, which might be tough for me since I typically don't curse and we all know Todd does a whole lot of that! I've been spending time on my voice-over work, trying to get the pacing just right for easy listening and it's coming along well. Any audiobook releases probably won't happen in 2019, since I have so much writing crammed in my brain, needing release, but I'll keep working at it!

Now, the sale:
I'm so excited to let you know that The Envious Series is going to be on sale for Christmas! From Saturday December 22nd to Saturday December 29th, each of the three books will be on Kindle Countdown, starting at on 99 cents! Books make great gifts, so tell all your friends, and if no one gets them for you, they'll still be on sale for a few days after Christmas!

Finally, holiday wishes:
I want to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and loyalty. I can't wait to dive into 2019 with you!

Also, Oliver says hi.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Envious Update 2018

I know some of you are probably wondering by now, so let me set your minds at ease.
Yes, I am alive.
Yes, I am still writing.

Today is Envious's Bookiversary! It's been four years since it was published. Four crazy years! I've learned a lot about publishing, written a lot about Sandy and the gang, and have even more in the works.

It's been a long time since my last post. Sorry about that. Since then I have been working hard on book 4 in The Envious Series. Currently book 4 is in its editing stages. After that comes many more stages before it will be ready for publishing. Since your wait will be long, I wanted to give you something to hold you over.


The fourth book picks up where the third left off and catapults us into deeper understanding of Cassandra, Eric and Aurora. Who they are, how they are, and why they are. I hate to give anything away, so I'll just leave you with this teasing quote (unedited):

I could hear his breathing, 
harsh and hurried as I struggled beneath him. 

The willows wept overhead, mourning the
loss we both knew was coming. 

He could never live with himself after this...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Springtime Book Savings

It's that magical time of year again...

FREEBIE DAYS!


Here's the run-down:

Envious: The first book of the Envious Series will be free from March 30th-April 3rd.


Envious Obsession: Book 2 will be on Kindle Countdown from March 30th-April 3rd, with the price starting at 99 cents, going up every few days during the promotion.



Envious Existence: For the first time ever, The third book in the series will be on sale from March 30th-April 3rd.

Find links to Kindle and Paperback edition here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYTU91J/ref=series_rw_dp_sw 
Enjoy the sale! And as always...

Happy Reading!