Being Indie Is Pretty Awesome

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I remember the first time I sat down and wrote a story, I was a little girl. I used to write fan fiction, song lyrics and poems all the time.
Well life happened and my original dreams that I had went out the window.
One day in 2014 I decided to really write and I sat down and wrote my first short story that made it to Amazon.
I was excited, scared and all these other emotions came over me. Originally I wanted to get published under one of the Big 5. Don’t get me wrong I still do want to get signed one day and see myself in a bookstore, but for now I am content on being an indie author.

I have learned so much since 2014. So many friendly faces, advice, and sense of community just from other authors who genuinely want to help and want you to succeed. Indies are kind of like the underdog. We are doubted and underestimated. Let me tell you I have read superb stories from other indies and we are a talented bunch.

I could go on and on about what it means to be an indie, but I will say this being an indie author is one of the most proudest things I have accomplished in my life. Being an indie author has opened many doors for me put so many fabulous people into my life. For that I am forever grateful.

 

Until Next Time

XOXO

Kay

P.S. Of Course I couldn’t leave without leaving a few indie author recommendations so here are some authors who write fabulous books.

1- Misti Murphy

2-Harper Miller

3- Kiarra M. Taylor

4- Raven St. Pierre

5- Jennifer Senhaji

 

P. P.S. As part of Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016 I am participating in a blog hop. Feel free to check it out and read other awesome blogs about what it means to be an indie author.

Click the link below

Indie Book Day 2016

 

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Maximum Rush By: Misti Murphy Release Day Blitz


Title : Maximum Rush 
Author : Misti Murphy 
Genre: Romance 






Rush Hadley wants two months of my time in exchange for the only interview the magic man’s ever done. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A make or break point in my journalism career. All I have to do is entertain the famous magician. 
                                                                        
A billionaire playboy who doesn’t understand the word no, he’s stubborn, one-track minded, and set on getting me into his bed. Men like him ruin girls like me with their dirty mouths and wicked tricks, but I’m not gullible enough to fall for his charms, even if his touch feels like magic. 
                                                                  
Maxi O’Keeffe is a sexy little challenge I intend to have my way with. She might have said no, might keep saying no, but I always get what I want. The quirky goody-two-shoes isn’t going to hold out forever. 
                                                       
Uncomfortably awkward and downright weird, she shouldn’t be the only person who gets me. She shouldn’t be more than a way to pass time in this boring old town. So why does she get me higher than any audience screaming my name?










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Misti Murphy is a sadistic b*tch who loves to emotionally torture fictional people. If she did that in real life she’d probably end up in prison or a psych ward so she prefers to create dirty talking alphas and the sexually frustrated women who fall into their beds. And if someone needs to be smacked upside the head before f*cking turns to love then that makes her very happy indeed. 
She’s a huge believer in flaws making us human, and that not everyone likes bacon. She’s also addicted to chocolate and scared of the effects of the coming shortage. She swears like a f*cking trooper, and thinks that graphic smuttiness should be as real in fiction as it is in real life. 
When she’s not writing she’s the perfect housewife and mother. Ha bloody ha! When she’s not writing she’s hiding in a cupboard with her kindle, scoffing chocolate, and stalking facebook.  




Beyond The Friend Zone featuring Always Never By: Grace Ravel

The amazing gals (and guy) at the Writing Wenches are coming out with another anthology. This time the theme is friends to lovers–how fun is that? Short stories are sometimes harder to write because of the word count constraint–come up with a story in forty pages or less that has characters people can relate to and a story people will want to read. Sure. Piece of cake. Of course it wasn’t a piece of cake but it was certainly fun.

I love my characters: Bree and Rowan, best friends since they were in kindergarten. A series of notes, and later, text messages reveal stages, milestones, heartaches and joys in a lifetime of friendship between these two beautiful souls. Bree, as typical of female characters I write, is a strong, independent woman who loves deeply and is fiercely loyal. With a serious, introspective personality, Rowan’s lighter, happier disposition provides a balance to Bree’s. I hope you enjoy reading their story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here’s a teaser, and just below is a sneak peak.

Always Never Teaser

Sneak Peek

EIGHT GRADE

Rowan: How do you like the new cellphone?
Bree: Lovely. Another reminder of the inadequacy of my social life.
Rowan: How’s that?
Bree: I have two speed dials. You and my mom. Oh, three. Pizza Hut.
Rowan: You’ve got all the ones that matter. Plus, you’re on the top of my list.
Bree: Well, that’s something. And more evidence why high school’s gonna suck.
Rowan: It’ll be fun.
Bree: Easy for you to say, Mr. Popularity.
Rowan: I can’t help it if your best friend is the shit.
Bree: Gag me.
Rowan: Please. you love me.
Bree: Always. But you better not turn into an asshole jock.
Rowan: As if you’d let me.
Bree: Never.

Abou Grace1

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I’m married to a wonderfully patient man who is convinced I have ADD. My short attention span is great for raising four active boys, not so much for doing grown-up things, which also means writing is a challenging process. But I love to write so I force myself to sit longer than five minutes without getting sucked into the internet rabbit hole or impromptu football games. I’m currently working on my first manuscript, and second, and third (see, short attention span). You can find my ramblings at www.graceravel.com or on social media, Grace Ravel.

Maximum Rush By: Misti Murphy Cover Reveal


Title : Maximum Rush 

Author : Misti Murphy 

Genre: Romance 






Rush Hadley wants two months of my time in exchange for the only interview the magic man’s ever done. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A make or break point in my journalism career. All I have to do is entertain the famous magician. 

                                                                        

A billionaire playboy who doesn’t understand the word no, he’s stubborn, one-track minded, and set on getting me into his bed. Men like him ruin girls like me with their dirty mouths and wicked tricks, but I’m not gullible enough to fall for his charms, even if his touch feels like magic. 

                                                                  

Maxi O’Keeffe is a sexy little challenge I intend to have my way with. She might have said no, might keep saying no, but I always get what I want. The quirky goody-two-shoes isn’t going to hold out forever. 

                                                       

Uncomfortably awkward and downright weird, she shouldn’t be the only person who gets me. She shouldn’t be more than a way to pass time in this boring old town. So why does she get me higher than any audience screaming my name?





Misti Murphy is a sadistic b*tch who loves to emotionally torture fictional people. If she did that in real life she’d probably end up in prison or a psych ward so she prefers to create dirty talking alphas and the sexually frustrated women who fall into their beds. And if someone needs to be smacked upside the head before f*cking turns to love then that makes her very happy indeed. 

She’s a huge believer in flaws making us human, and that not everyone likes bacon. She’s also addicted to chocolate and scared of the effects of the coming shortage. She swears like a f*cking trooper, and thinks that graphic smuttiness should be as real in fiction as it is in real life. 

When she’s not writing she’s the perfect housewife and mother. Ha bloody ha! When she’s not writing she’s hiding in a cupboard with her kindle, scoffing chocolate, and stalking facebook.