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December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I know for a lot of people, this year has been very, very hard and you can't wait to get it over with. In a lot of ways, I'm right there with you. I've already put in an order to the gods to make 2014 awesome. Here's hoping they'll listen.

To show my appreciation for all the support and the readership over 2013, I'm going to give away five ebooks from my backlist. Each winner will get to choose which book they want. Five winners will be chosen.

Again, have a wonderful and safe holiday season. See ya in 2014!

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September 29, 2013

Omorphi by C. Kennedy

Omorphi by C. Kennedy


High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. He’s a star athlete, has great friends, and parents who love him just the way he is. What’s missing from his life is a boyfriend. That’s a problem because he’s out only to his parents and best friend. When Michael accidentally bumps into Christy Castle at school, his life changes in ways he never imagined. Christy is Michael’s dream guy: smart, pretty, and sexy. But nothing could have prepared Michael for what being Christy's boyfriend would entail.

Christy needs to heal after years of abuse and knows he needs help to do it. After the death of his notorious father, he leaves his native Greece and settles in upstate New York. Alone, afraid, and left without a voice, Christy hides the myriad scars of his abuse. He desperately wants to be loved and when he meets Michael, he dares to hope that day has arrived. When one of Michael’s team-mates becomes an enemy and an abuser from Christy’s past seeks to return him to a life of slavery, only Michael and Christy's combined strength and unwavering determination can save them from the violence that threatens to destroy their future together.

Purchase Omorphi from   Harmony Ink Press    Amazon    Barnes & Noble   ARe/OmniLit

The Notes Behind Omorphi’s Play-list

Thanks for hosting me on Omorphi’s blog tour, Zoe-Lynn! I’m excited to be here! Today I’m giving all of you the music playlist within Omorphi. One of the reasons I chose to do this post on Zoe-Lynn’s blog is because I often see her Facebook posts where she’s singing along with a song and wants to share it with all of us. (She sings a lot on Facebook!)

Music is very important to me and I often find that music can say what words cannot. When I look form a play-list for a story, I look for songs that not only convey a message appropriate for the moment in the story, but that also set the tone for that moment. I think the songs contained in Omorphi do a great job of enhancing the telling of Christy and Michael’s story. Enjoy!




About Cody

Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, Cody Kennedy doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, is epic awkward and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Cody contemplates such weighty questions as: If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Cody can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary.

Find Cody    Facebook    Goodreads    Twitter @CodyKAuthor

Follow Omorphi’s blog tour for THREE chances to win an ebook copy of Omorphi!


September 9th - Pre-kickoff post - Cody is a Featured Author on True Colorz and answers questions about penning Omoprhi Review by True Colorz

September 15th - The Novel Approach - Pre-release Q&A with Cody and a chance to win an ebook copy of Omorphi Review by The Novel Approach

September 18th - Author Will Parkinson - Will holds nervous Cody’s hand the day before Omorphi’s release because he promised to and Cody talks about Omorphi’s Cover and Bringing Omorphi to Life

September 19th - Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books - Cody writes Perils and Pitfalls of Post Production Public Relations and a SECOND chance to win an ebook copy of Omorphi! Review by Mrs. Condit & Friends

September 19th - Smile, Somebody Loves You - Announcement post and Cody shares Omorphi Trivia with Beverly and Tamara

September 20th - Author Shira Anthony - Why I write the kind of stories that I do by Cody

September 21st - Author Jamie Mayfield - Why Omorphi and A Broken Kind of Life are Same but Different
Also on September 21st - Harmony Ink Press on Facebook: Meet Cody Kennedy and Jamie Mayfield

September 22nd - Cody’s Blog - Tony Edmondson, Fan Extraordinaire, interviews Cody

September 27th - Author Wade Kelly - Character Interview with Christy Castle

September 28th - Author Iyana Jenna, Fairy Fan Extraordinaire, Q&A with Christy Castle

September 29th - Author Zoe Lynn - The Notes Behind Omorphi’s Play List

October 4th - Sid Love's Blog - Why the title Omorphi? Review by Sid Love 

October 5th - Author Madison Parker - What makes Omorphi unique?


October 6th - Author John Ames - Q&A with Michael Sattler

October 11th - Boys on the Brink - Omorphi: Writing Sex and Violence in Young Adult works

October 12th - Author Jamie Fessenden - Cody shares Omorphi Trivia with Jamie

October 15th - Granny Irene - A week in the Life of Christy Castle before Michael

October 18th - Author Sara Alva - A week in the life of Michael Sattler before Christy

October 19th - Author Sam Kadence - Cody Talks About Writing Action and the Suspension of Disbelief

October 20th - Cody’s Blog - Omorphi's One Month Anniversary Trivia Contest and a THIRD chance to win an ebook copy of Omorphi - In order to enter this contest you must:

     1) have visited and commented on each stop on Omorphi’s Blog Tour - please be sure to leave your name in your blog comment. “Anonymous” comments won’t qualify; and 
     2) you must correctly answer the trivia questions posted on Cody’s Blog by placing your answers in the comments section beneath the questions; and 
     3) along with your answers to the trivia questions, you must leave a comment about Omorphi’s Blog Tour.

     The winner will be selected by Kismet, Cody’s greenwing macaw.

To make things even more exciting, a new contest will begin on October 21st on The Novel Approach Reviews Blog to win an ebook copy of Cody's novella, Safe, due out October 24th from Harmony Ink Press!

Get ready to read and win!

June 17, 2013

NEW RELEASE!!


NEW TODAY FROM HARMONY INK PRESS!

Finding Ashlynn - Being True Book 1 

(Lesbian Young Adult)



Every Friday night, Jenna and her best friend, Stella, attend their local LGBTQ youth group meeting. It’s a great place for support and friendship, but Jenna wants to fall in love. In walks Ashlynn, a purple-haired girl who wants to know how bad coming out of the closet can be.

Living in two different worlds, Jenna and Ash have vastly different ideas about the difference between sex and love, the definition of virginity, and how to face a world out in the open where they can admit their true feelings… whatever they may be.

ISBN-13: 978-1-62380-546-3
Pages: 123
Cover Artist: Allison Cassatta

Buy it from Amazon!
Buy it from Dreamspinner Press (Harmony Ink)
Buy it from All Romance Ebooks
Buy it from Barnes & Noble

May 16, 2013

New Release!!!

NEW TODAY FROM HARMONY INK PRESS!

That Witch! (Lesbian Young Adult)


Cassidy Ryan and Brynn Michaels attend the same high school, but they live in different worlds. Cassidy’s a popular cheerleader, and Brynn’s the social leper. One is all sunshine and rainbows, while the other could’ve been carved from an Edgar Allan Poe book. 

Both girls have their problems, though. Cassidy is coming into her birthright—a long line of ancient magic Cassidy isn’t ready to have. Brynn is coming into her sexuality—something that will definitely cause problems with her very conservative family. 

When a teacher assigns Cassidy and Brynn to work together on a project, the girls find themselves in a heap of trouble, because what they feel for each other can’t be denied. If they have any hope of changing ignorant and frightened minds, they’ll have to listen to their own hearts first.

ISBN-13: 978-1-62380-693-4
Pages: 204
Cover Artist: Allison Cassatta


March 09, 2013

REVIEW


Cole Riann on Love in the Spotlight...

"I think the best compliment to the author from this story, though, is that I felt the ages of the characters quite keenly. For a young adult story that’s paramount and the first thing I look for. Readers looking for a sweet, no sex story should give this one a try!"

Read the full review at http://coleriann.com/2013/02/18/love-in-the-spotlight-by-zoe-lynne/

Buy it now from Silver Stream Press and Amazon!


February 20, 2013

Crazy Stupid Love Giveaway

Thanks for playing!

Zoe Lynne is probably new to you, so let me take a minute to let you know what I'm all about, then as the end of this blog, I'll offer you a little prize.

I write strictly LGBTQ YA romance. By that, I mean, I write romances that appeal to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual and questioning youth.

The teenage years are a very confusing time for most teens, especially where their sexuality is concerned. Most kids are afraid to talk to adults and I've been fortunate enough to be part of a community group that supports those kids.

Now, I want to give something back...

My very first release under the name Zoe Lynne is available from Silver Stream Press, and I'm giving away a free copy of the ebook here. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address to be entered in the giveaway.

About Love in the Spotlight...

There's nothing in the world Steven won't do for his best friend Becca, including ditching his schoolwork -- something he would never do -- just to escort her to some club so she can chase down her dream boy who happens to be the drummer in some kind of band. He didn't expect to set eyes on the most godly creation under the stars, and sure didn't expect that gorgeous hunk of man to have the voice of an angel.

While Becca and Mr. Dreamboat drummer boy get to know each other better in the diner parking lot after the big show, Steven and Thorne discover a mutual love for pancakes and hot maple syrup -- not that flavored crap -- that opens doors to a relationship Steven never expected to find when he agreed to go out with Becca that night. But will Thorne ever be able to stand-up to his homophobic bandmates and come out so he can finally find love?

Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win a copy of the book!

To visit more authors taking part in the hop, visit the links below!

February 10, 2013

Release Day Giveaway


*For a chance to win big prizes from Silver Publishing, read through this blog and follow these simple instructions*

Visit each of our Blogs and read the posts. With each post there is ONE word that doesn't belong, so copy it and move onto the next post, read it, find the word that doesn't belong and onto the next. Since there are four of us, you'll be looking for four words.

Example: Henry took a walk along the worn path staring down at his rugged worn cowboy boots, and not at the beauty of the mountains bedroom that surrounded him, almost like massive arms ready to take him in their embrace to offer what comfort they could.

"Bedroom" is the out of place word. That will be the first word you copy. Once again you'll read through that and find another word that doesn't fit, and so on. Once you have all four words, it'll be an anagram of sorts. You'll then create a sentence from the words and send that to authorcaitlinricci@gmail.com and she will take all the correct entries and use Random.org to find our Blog Hop winner. We are giving away a gift certificate from Silver Publishing. Have fun! And good luck!!

Visit the other author's links before to compelete the sentence.
Caitlin RicciMichele L Montgomery, and Pelaam


ABOUT LOVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

It’s no big secret to anyone who knows me that I absolutely LOVE music. Music inspires everything I do. My life has a soundtrack, no kidding. Songs from the 80s remind me of summer days in the backyard, swimming in the pool. Songs from the 90s remind me of my friends from high school. Anyway, I think you kind of get the point.

So, it was sort of important to me to write a story surrounding something that calls to my heart almost as much as writing does.

Some of the greatest joys in my life come from watching musicians up on stage, doing what they do, performing for adoring fans—whether it is two or two-hundred. They put on a show for those of us who can’t do it or are too scared to do it. And one of the musicians I admire the most is a local singer/songwriter named Rod Henson. In a sense, he helped inspire this story. I’ve always loved watching Rod perform. He has so much presence on stage and so much talent, not to mention one hell of an amazing voice. His songs have inspired many, many of my stories.

Beyond the musical aspect of Love in the Spotlight, there’s another kind of explore bravery represented in that story, and that’s courage it takes to stand up and be who you are, to not fear what others think or say, and be true to yourself. It’s no secret that coming out isn’t easy, maybe it’s not as hard for some as it is for others, but it still takes a hell of a lot of bravery.

It’s my hope this story inspires a little courage, whether it’s to come out to friends and family, or to climb upon a stage and sing—or perform—your heart out. Whatever it is, do exactly what you love. Be brave.

ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN

Leave your email address in a comment on this blog, and you'll be entered to win an ebook copy of Love in the Spotlight. Winners will be announced on Feb 16th. You can also visit the Silver Facebook page on Feb 16th for fun with all four authors and giveaways from us all. 

February 05, 2013

WIN LOVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT

***READ CAREFULLY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN LOVE IN THE SPOTLIGHT***

It’s no big secret to anyone who knows me that I absolutely LOVE music. Music inspires everything I do. My life has a soundtrack, no kidding. Songs from the 80s remind me of summer days in the backyard, swimming in the pool. Songs from the 90s remind me of my friends from high school. Anyway, I think you kind of get the point.

So, it was sort of important to me to write a story surrounding something that calls to my heart almost as much as writing does.

Some of the greatest joys in my life come from watching musicians up on stage, doing what they do, performing for adoring fans—whether it is two or two-hundred. They put on a show for those of us who can’t do it or are too scared to do it. And one of the musicians I admire the most is a local singer/songwriter named Rod Henson. In a sense, he helped inspire this story. I’ve always loved watching Rod perform. He has so much presence on stage and so much talent, not to mention one hell of an amazing voice. His songs have inspired many, many of my stories.

I’ve left one of my favorite songs for your viewing pleasure.


Beyond the musical aspect of Love in the Spotlight, there’s another kind of bravery represented in that story, and that’s courage it takes to stand up and be who you are, to not fear what others think or say, and be true to yourself. It’s no secret that coming out isn’t easy, maybe it’s not as hard for some as it is for others, but it still takes a hell of a lot of bravery.

It’s my hope this story inspires a little courage, whether it’s to come out to friends and family, or to climb upon a stage and sing—or perform—your heart out. Whatever it is, do exactly what you love. Be brave.

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF—

Guess my favorite band and get a chance at winning Love in the Spotlight! All you have to do is email the answer to me at author@zoelynnebooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win! The winner will be announced on the post on Feb 17th, as well as emailed.

I’ll make this easy. Here’s a few hints….

1.)Danish rock band inspired by performers such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Social Distortion.
2.)Former speed metal band.
3.)Known for a fusion of punk, metal, and rockabilly.

January 02, 2013

Love In The Spotlight


I'm proud to announce Zoe Lynne's first release! Coming from Silver Stream Press on February 16th, 2013.




~~~ THE BLURB ~~~


There's nothing in the world Steven won't do for his best friend Becca, including ditching his schoolwork just to escort her to some club so she can chase down her dream boy who happens to be the drummer in some kind of band. He didn't expect to set eyes on the most Godly creation under the stars, and sure didn't expect that gorgeous hunk of man with the voice of an angel.

A mutual love for pancakes and hot maple syrup--not that flavored crap--opens the door to a relationship Steven never expected to find when he agreed to go out with Becca that night. But will Thorne stand-up to his homophobic bandmates so he can finally find love?

What kind of story are you eager to read?