Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big Love Letter Event Bonus: Katlyn Duncan

First, I want to thank all of you who have been so closely following The Big Love Letter Event, the joint month-long feature hosted by Danny from Bewitched Bookworms and myself, we've been having an absolute blast! Second, since it seems all of you have been as well and we've had additional interest from some truly fabulous authors, Danny and I have decided to extend the event through next Friday, March 7th. Equally as exciting, I have a bonus letter to share with all of you today. WOO HOO!

If you haven't yet had the chance, be sure and take a look at the letters from Wendy Higgins, Kasie West, Tiffany Schmidt, A.C. Gaughen and Lorraine Heath posted over the past three weeks, and don't forget to check back next Friday for the Big Love Letter Event finale with Danielle Paige, author of the upcoming Dorothy Must Die!

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For today's bonus letter I have the pleasure of welcoming young adult author Katlyn Duncan to the blog to share a little something special written to Jackson, one of the characters from her Life After series. The last book in the trilogy, Soul Betrayed, just released this week from Carina UK, so I hope this letter has many of you desperately wanting to meet Jackson!

This is the first letter I've featured that's written from author to character rather than character to character, so I'm extremely excited to share something different with all of you. I hope you enjoy getting to know Jackson through Katlyn's eyes as much as I did!

Dear Jackson,

In a strange world I would be what they call your conscience. I made all of your decisions and forced them upon you. In the beginning you were terrible, selfish and one-dimensional. But after serious consideration I, your maker, made you into something more. Oh much more; to me, and those who had the fortune to connect with you in my novels. To some you were terrible and selfish, but given the opportunity to expand my works I was able to flesh you out and showcase that more that I knew about you.

This isn’t a typical love letter filled with romantic love, but one with a much deeper and different love than I could have ever imagined. I loved watching you grow through Maggie’s eyes. The dedication you had to her was one that literally spanned a century and even when all hope seemed to be lost, you carried on but never away from her. You took the criticism and blame like a champ and even when I made everyone against you, you looked up from the pages at me with those devastatingly gorgeous blue eyes and challenged me for more.

I don’t apologize for your story because it was the one that needed to be told. And even though I’m not a fortuneteller, I know we will meet again in the future. The world will know more of the dark, brooding antihero that I’ve come to love more than I ever thought possible.

Forever yours,
Katlyn 

Did she say dark, brooding antihero? *pounces on Jackson* I want to love him more than I ever thought possible too! But clearly to do so I need to start at the beginning. Soul Taken, here I come!

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SOUL BETRAYED


A Life for a Life.

The battle between Shadowed and Guard has brought destruction and terror to Gate Seven and now Maggie wants revenge. As the only after-life being who can save the souls from ultimate death Maggie comes face to face with her own human body, preserved for a century, waiting for just this moment to arrive.

Yet, how far will Maggie go to exact her revenge on the Shadowed? And when she comes face to face with her past, how will she survive the onslaught of memories she thought long gone?

For when the truth comes out all is not what it seems and Maggie has finally run out of time... She must choose her destiny or watch all she has perish in the fight for her life.

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KATLYN DUNCAN


Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.


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GIVEAWAY

Danny and I have an amazing giveaway to share with you all, one that will have 14 winners in total!
  • Winners 1 and 2: Each will get a book of their choice from one of the authors featured during the event (open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you!)
  • Winner 3 : Signed Copy of Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (open US/CAN only) – Prize is provided by the author – A huge thank you to Katie!
  • Winners 4- 14: Sweet Trilogy swag packs from Wendy Higgins (open internationally) - Prize is provided by the author – Thank you so much Wendy!
The giveaway will run until March 7th and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below!

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Don't forget to check back both here and at Bewitched Bookworms every Friday in February for more letters and a whole lot more love from these fantastic authors:

•      Wendy Higgins (Sweet Reckoning)
•      Katie McGarry (Crash Into You)
•      Kasie West (Split Second)
•      Sara B. Larson (Defy)
•      A.C. Gaughen (Lady Thief)
•      Tiffany Schmidt (Bright Before Sunrise)
•      Gena Showalter (The Queen of Zombie Hearts)
•      Lorraine Heath (When the Duke Was Wicked)
•      Lynne Matson (Nil)
•      Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die)
•      Katlyn Duncan (Soul Betrayed)

21 comments:

  1. I really should over at Bewitched now too

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    1. Lots of letters for you to read!

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  2. What a great letter. I always love seeing the connection between author and their characters.

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    1. Me too! I loved that this letter was different from the rest and gave us a new perspective:)

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  3. I have loved this event, so much fun and such a fabulous idea! I have loved seeing all my favs listed on here, it is like getting a Christmas present in February!

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    1. YAY! I'm so glad it's been such fun for everyone, Danny and I have loved it as well, so hopefully we can do it all over again next year:)

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  4. Sadly I only read the first book yet - but I need to read the others ones ASAP now!! I loved the first one and this letter is soo wonderful. And Katlyn: If I wouldn't have started your series already I would after reading this letter and especially this part " dark, brooding antihero"
    Wooot! Count me in :)

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    1. I'm really excited to start these Danny! I know if you were a fan, then I absolutely will be too. We are the same, and we love us some dark and brooding antiheroes!

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  5. How intriguing does Jackson sound with his unwavering dedication to Maggie spanning a century? VERY. Character development is what I look for in a read, and Maggie and Jackson seem to fit that need perfectly. A must read for me.

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    1. Same here. Character-driven stories are the ones I crave:)

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  6. I haven't read this series yet, and really haven't heard much about it. I love the letter though and am really curious now!

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    1. Yay! Glad I could put this one on your radar Candace!

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  7. I haven't heard of this author or series, but once again, I enjoyed this letter. I adore this feature, so I hope you return to it next year, Jenny! :)

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    1. We're definitely going to try and do it again next year Keertana, it's been way to fun this year not to go for a repeat!

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  8. I was like O_O while reading the letter. I cannot believe I have not read the series yet *scrambles off and goes to Amazon*
    Thank you so much for this amazing event :)

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  9. Loved this author and I have not heard of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. He sounds interesting

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  11. Covers are really awesome and sounds good :)

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  12. This is a great place organize an event; they have amazing staff and great events put on here! I had nothing but great times and great conversations there.

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