Download a PDF of EVIL’S APPRENTICE for FREE!

Hi friends! I’m just popping in quickly to let you know about an opportunity to download a PDF of my novella EVIL’S APPRENTICE for free! Subscribe to my newsletter at this link and you’ll get the free PDF in your inbox right away. Then you’ll get an update from me no more than once a month with upcoming publication dates, things I’m working on and other giveaways. I promise to never spam you and to never give your e-mail away!

Here is the description for the novella:

Evil’s Apprentice is a dark paranormal novella in The Witch of Highland Falls series.

Edmund is a teen on the run from himself, the frightening powers that burst out of him uncontrollably and his own destructive past. If only he could lay low and not draw any attention to himself for, say, the rest of his life, he should be fine.

But it’s too late for that.

He has drawn the attention of a frighteningly powerful man who takes Edmund under his wing. Or into his lair? He does teach Edmund to control and use his powers but at a cost that Edmund never anticipated. This is how life is for him now. He must learn to live with it.

Then he meets Margaret and has a reason to live for something else. But she’s hiding a dark secret of her own.

Evil’s Apprentice is a shadowy story of beginnings and endings, hope and despair, love and loss.

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Enter to win 35+ Paranormal & Sci-Fi Romances!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with 35+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Paranormal & Sci-Fi Romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!
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Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE reads just for entering? ;D
You can win my novel THE WITCH OF MAPLE TREE CAMPGROUND, plus books from authors like Evangeline Anderson and Mina Carter.
Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/paranormalscifiromance-jul18
Good luck, and enjoy!
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The Witch of Maple Tree Campground is live!

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I’m so excited! Today THE WITCH OF MAPLE TREE CAMPGROUND goes out into the world! A big thank you to those who pre-ordered the book. I’m so excited to share the next leg of Tig and Alec’s story with you, and to introduce some great new characters, too!

You can grab it on Amazon at this link and on other platforms like Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc. at this link.

Happy reading!

 

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The Witch of Maple Tree Campground is available for pre-order!

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I’m so excited to share with you that The Witch of Maple Tree Campground will publish on June 28 and is available for pre-order now! If you want to pre-order from Amazon, select this link. To pre-order on other digital formats like Nook, Kobo, etc. select this link.

I can’t wait to see what you think of Book 2. Tig and Alec are back but there are some new characters that I’ve grown very fond of, too!

Here’s the description:

Their biggest threat has been eliminated.
Tig and Alec are out of danger…
Until danger follows them home.

When Tig seeks out others with powers, she has the best intentions. Now Maple Tree Campground—and the group of misfits living there—has a big target on it. Since Tig wouldn’t listen to Alec’s gut instincts in the first place, he feels he must take drastic actions to keep his dark premonitions from coming true.

Can Tig save them all and put the ghosts of her past to rest? Or will Alec’s secret destroy everything she’s worked to protect?

If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you can do so at this link and a free PDF copy of EVIL’S APPRENTICE, a novella in this same series, will show up in your inbox right away!

Thanks for reading and if you would be so kind as to leave a review for any of my books, it would be much appreciated!

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Cover Reveal! EVIL’S APPRENTICE: A Witch of Highland Falls Novella

I’m so excited to share the cover of my upcoming novella: EVIL’S APPRENTICE. This is a prequel in THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS series. Book one in the series was out last year and I’m working furiously on book two. This novella, though it is set decades before THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS, is best read in between book one and two. It tells the backstory of Ned, who is a somewhat minor character in the first book. I’ve been dying to tell Ned’s story because he is such a fantastic character and there was so much more to tell about him!

So, without further ado…

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I am so in love with this cover. The designer incorporated just the right amount of dark creepiness into the design!

Here is the description:

Evil’s Apprentice is a dark paranormal novella in The Witch of Highland Falls series.

Edmund is a teen on the run from himself, the frightening powers that burst out of him uncontrollably and his own destructive past. If only he could lay low and not draw any attention to himself for, say, the rest of his life, he should be fine.

But it’s too late for that.

He has drawn the attention of a frighteningly powerful man who takes Edmund under his wing. Or into his lair? He does teach Edmund to control and use his powers but at a cost that Edmund never anticipated. This is how life is for him now. He must learn to live with it.

Then he meets Margaret and has a reason to live for something else. But she’s hiding a dark secret of her own.

Evil’s Apprentice is a shadowy story of beginnings and endings, hope and despair, love and loss.

EVIL’S APPRENTICE will be available for download on Amazon on Friday, Sept. 15.

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A long-overdue update!

I did not realize it’d been so long since I last posted! A lot has happened since then but one of the big things is, obviously, a conscious decision to post less often on the blog. I sincerely hope to get back to posting more often some day but right now, I’m really trying to keep up with my girls’ busy schedules. Knowing that I won’t have them in the house for too many more years has me re-arranging priorities (my oldest is a senior this year!).

The other reason I decided to post less on the blog was born of a desire to just plain write more. Which I’m happy to say I have been accomplishing. Since I published THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS in early March, I have finished the draft of a prequel novella that goes with that series and a draft of another MS that is the beginning of a whole new series. I’m working on getting both out to beta readers now and booking an editor for both. I have the outline for the second book in TWoHF series almost done and I cannot wait to start drafting!

Also, in the meantime, I updated the cover for TWoHF.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00010]I am so excited to have re-connected with a designer that I used to work with (at a former day job). She is incredibly talented, as you can see! 🙂 I look forward to working with her on the next thing (and the next, and the next, and the next…).

My plan for now is to keep in touch with folks via Twitter (@kitty_murry); Facebook (@kittymurryauthor) and my newsletter, which I plan to get off the ground soon. You can sign up for the newsletter at this link. I’ll update the blog when it seems appropriate.

And that about sums it up! So, do tell… what have you been up to? 🙂

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The roots that gave me wings (Alternate title: Hey, do you wanna see the coolest picture ever?)

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My Mom recently moved out of the house that she and Dad moved into more than 45 years ago. It’s amazing how much history surfaces after you have been hunkered down in a place for that many years. So many things get put away in boxes and forgotten about. The picture above is one of those things. I had never, ever seen it before. This is my Dad in front of his printing shop in a small town in northern Minnesota, circa 1950. I knew that Dad owned his own print shop many years ago. After that, he owned a series of small town newspapers and when he retired he went back to his first love: letterpress printing.

I have fallen so totally in love with this photo in the last few days since it surfaced. It’s the wallpaper on my computer and I just can’t stop looking at it. My Dad loved a challenge and he loved to work hard and he loved to bullshit. He and Mom raised eight children, all of whom absolutely adored him. I’ve missed that guy every single day since his death almost 11 years ago.

The reason this picture has resonated so deeply with me, though, is not just the reminder of who my Dad was and what a great human being he was, but the reminder of where I come from. This reminder couldn’t have come at a better time than when I’m about to publish my very first book. Dad was an entrepreneur. Always. He was always a small-town business owner and when things weren’t challenging enough anymore, it was time to move on. His roots? Grandpa was an entrepreneur. He was trained as a lawyer but owned his own small town print shop, too. Both he and Grandma were homesteaders on the high, dusty plains of North Dakota. Grandma, who was also the town’s first postmistress, lied about her age so she could claim her piece of land.

What must it have been like to live back then when such frontiers were still being breached? The beauty of this question is that I’m about to find out. There’s never been a better time to be an artist of any sort – writer, musician, photographer, painter. The incredible connections that the world wide web provides this generation has created its own kind of frontier. The only thing required to join the fray is hard work, the ability to rise up to the challenge and the courage to push the “publish” button.

I read a great quote from Robin Sharma the other day: “Greatness lies just outside your comfort zone.” I sincerely hope that is true. It’s taken me half my life to step outside my comfort zone to publish this book. But looking at this picture wraps me in the knowledge that I come from people who weren’t afraid to step outside their comfort zone. If I work hard, rise to the challenge, and pick myself back up when I fall, I know that Dad will be smiling down on my efforts to carry on the family entrepreneurial spirit.

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