Thursday, February 2, 2012

Win fantastic prizes and free books in THE LORD OF ILLUSION release celebration tours! By Kathryne Kennedy

THE LORD OF ILLUSION is in bookstores February 7th and I’m celebrating with an amazing blog hop party based on the seven realms in my alternate magical England! Readers can win lots of fantastic prizes, the entire series of THE ELVEN LORDS, and an ultimate grand prize of a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! This tour is in addition to my regular release blog tour, which already offers many opportunities for readers to win a free copy of THE LORD OF ILLUSION. I’ve listed both tours below, so mark the dates on your calendar, and join in the fun! Oh, and don't forget to leave me a comment here today...we're starting the celebration by giving away a copy of THE LORD OF ILLUSION to one of you!


Kathryne Kennedy
Elven Realm Blogger Hop

All books and prizes to US & Canada Shipping addresses only.


Schedule – Feb 6-Feb 13, 2012

2/6 “Dewhame”—hosted by Star-Crossed Romance http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Small Desktop Fountain + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/7 “Firehame”—hosted by Books Like Breathing http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Red Candles (battery operated) + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/8 “Dreamhame”—hosted by SOS Aloha http://www.sosaloha.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Pretty Sparkly Make Up + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/9 “Stonehame”—hosted by Book Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Purple Jewelry + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series

2/10 “Bladehame”—hosted by The Royal Reviews http://theroyalreviews.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Sword Letter Opener + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/11 “Terrahame”—hosted by Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Terra Cotta Wind Chimes + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/12 “Verdanthame”—hosted by Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/
Grand Prize: Fairy Garden Orament + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

2/13 Elven Realm Blogger Hop Grand Prize Announcement—hosted by the Sourcebooks Buzz Blog http://www.sourcebooks.com/authors/the-buzz-sourcebooks.html
-Anyone who comments on the other blogs throughout the blogger hop will be eligible for this overall grand prize, too-
Grand Prize: $100 B&N Gift Card + signed copies of all three books in The Elven Lords Series
Runner-up Prize: All three books in The Elven Lords Series (not signed)

Blog Tour for THE LORD OF ILLUSION

Sourcebooks will be giving away one or two copies of THE LORD OF ILLUSION at each blog. Leave Kathryne a comment to enter to win (USA & Canada shipping addresses only).

2/2 Casablanca Authors Blog/LAUNCH PARTY

2/2 Night Owl Reviews/A SENTENCE A CHAPTER

2/3 Fresh Fiction/WHICH ELVEN MAGICAL POWER WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

2/5 Happily Ever After Thoughts/INTERVIEW

2/6 Star-Crossed Romance/A MAGICAL VALENTINE’S DAY

2/8 SOS Aloha INTERVIEW

2/10 Much Cheaper Than Therapy/INTERVIEW

2/14 Over the Edge/INTERVIEW

2/16 The Book Faery/CREATING THE MAGIC

2/17 My Book Addiction and More/THE CHALLENGES OF WRITING FANTASY ROMANCE
Historical blog/DRYSTAN’S POEM
Fantasy blog/MAKING LOVE IN A FANTASY WORLD

2/21 Debbie’s Book Bag/INTERVIEW

2/23 Ponytails Review/MEET MY DRAGONS

2/29 Book Monsters/Q & A WITH KATHRYNE

THE LORD OF ILLUSION BY KATHRYNE KENNEDY—IN STORES FEBRUARY 2012

He'll do anything to save her...

Rebel Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom. He gets his chance when he finds a clue to opening the magic portal to Elfhame, and he must race to find the slave girl who holds the key to the mystery. But even as Drystan rescues Camille Ashton from Dreamhame Palace, it becomes unclear exactly who is saving whom.

For the fate of humankind lies with Camille...

Enslaved for years in a realm where illusion and glamour reign, Camille has learned to trust nothing and no one. But she's truly spellbound when she meets Drystan--a man different from any she's ever known, and the force of their passion may yet be strong enough to banish the Elven Lords from this world forever.

“The world sings with vivid imagery and fantastic magic, and all the previous characters join forces in a thrilling final fight for humankind.”~Publishers Weekly STARRED review

“The hero and heroine are also out of the ordinary, and while this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too.”~Booklist STARRED review

“Superb writing and a fast-moving plot combined with magical passion make this a real page-turner!”~RT BOOKReviews Top Rating and TOP PICK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathryne Kennedy is a critically acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author of magical romances. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at www.kathrynekennedy.com. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Arizona, where she is working on the next book in her Relics of Merlin series, Everlasting Enchantment.

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on another fabulous release, Kathryne!

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  2. Best of luck with another fantastic book. Is this the end of the series, and if so, WHAT NEXT?

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  3. Looking good, Kathryne! Love that cover! Congrats!

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  4. Congratulations on the new release! It looks absolutely awesome!

    I'll have to download it to my nook. I won't get to read it for quite a while as I'm judging 8 Rita entries.

    This really looks like something I'd enjoy immensly!

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  5. Congrats on your latest release! Wow, look at all those tour stops, busy weeks coming up and it looks fun, I'll definitely try following along! :)

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  6. Hi Tracey! Thanks so much!

    Hi Grace! Sourcebooks is re-releasing the first three books in the Relics of Merlin series (Enchanting the Lady, etc.) and I've written a new fourth book, Everlasting Enchantment. Launches start in August of this year...so exciting!

    Hey, Cheryl! Love this cover too!

    Hi Ash! So great to hear, hope you enjoy! Yes, I'm in the middle of reading my RITA's too...lots of great books.

    Hi Winnie! I'll look forward to hearing from you at all the stops...and good luck!

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  7. Sounds like you've got a busy time up ahead but also very exiting. I've totally fallen in love with your stories and you are such a generous author. I want to let everyone know I was the newest winner of a gorgeous necklace in Kathryne's last contest. I hope it's okay to keep up with you on tour. Lightning may strike twice :)

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  8. Congratulations on the release! I can't wait to read it :) :) :)

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  9. I can't wait to read your book! I love the series so far! =)

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  10. Hi Catslady! You entered my last contest so many times, I would have been surprised if you hadn't gotten lucky! And yes, it may strike twice, so very happy to have you along the tour! And especially glad you love my stories. :}

    Hi Lyuba-chan! So great to hear! Love all the smileys. ;}

    Hi Ntzee! Again, great to hear, does a writer's inspiration good!!

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  11. Hi Kathryne. Great cover and great contests coming up. Congratulations on another awesome release. I'm in the middle of deadlines and RITA books so it'll have to take a backseat for a while but it is calling my name!

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  12. Sounds like you'll be busy! Congrats!

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  13. Congrats on the new release! Looking forward to reading it.

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  14. Hi Carolyn! Best wishes with getting it all done. :}

    Hi Shana! I sure will! Thx for taking the time to comment.

    Hi Elf2060! Always great to hear!

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  15. Very cool! I'm posting on FB & Twitter.

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  16. What a fun looking blog hop! Congrats!

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  17. Hi Sara! Very, very kind of you to spread the word! Thanks a million!

    Hi Delphina! Thanks so much!

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  18. Wow! Your book sounds great and has gotten some fabulous reviews!! It's definitely going on my must-read list!

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  19. Waiting for your one book to arrive so I can read it and The Lady of the Storm.. so I'm Excited. I ehar there are elves!

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  20. What a lot of fun you have planned! I'm so excited for you, Kathryne! Congratulations!

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  21. Beautiful cover, makes me want to check this book out! And now I find its third in the series, I think I have some reading to catch up on!

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  22. Congrats on your newest book, Kathryne!!! Looks great!!

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  23. I'm so excited for this new book!!!!

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  24. Congrats on the release of The Lord of Illusion, I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  25. I cannot wait for Lord of Illusion! Your writing is so awesome!

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  26. congrats on the release ;)

    so sad, no international giveaway ;(

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  27. Hi Amanda! Great to hear!

    LOL, Raonaid! Lots of pointy ears!

    Hi Judy! Thanks so much!

    Hi Lexi! Although each book is a stand-alone, they also all connect to one large plot-arc...so it's more fun to start with the first. :}

    Thanks so much, Catherine!

    Hi MK! Always great to hear!

    Hi Barbara E! Thank you!

    Thank you too, Alexis!

    Hi Eli! I know, so sorry, but we're not equipped for international mailings. But, send me an email to kathryne@kathrynekennedy.com, and I will send you a free short story for visiting today. I do appreciate my international readers!

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    Congrats, Grace! You are the lucky winner of a copy of The Lord of Illusion! Send an email to kathryne@kathrynekennedy.com with your mailing address so we can get your book to you.

    Thank you all for commenting! I appreciate your support more than I can say!

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  29. Best of luck and cobgratz! Love your book cover and the excerpt:)), aretha_zhen@yahoo.com

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  30. Congrats on your new release. I just found these books and they look awesome. I am definately listing them on my TBR. Thanks!

    Rachel V
    pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I will keep that in mind Kathryne. I am a stickler for reading in order, guess I won't change that with these =)

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  32. Congratulations on the book!

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Congrats on your latest release. Another great looking cover. I'm looking forward to read The Lord Of Illusion. Love the tour.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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