Saturday, May 9, 2015

Does a killer deserve a happy ending? Coming Soon from Kathryne Kennedy



I just re-read THE ELVEN LORDS series of books, in order to immerse myself in the world again so I could write a short novelette. I had been ill for so long, so rusty, that I couldn’t quite face the challenge of writing a long novel. I wanted the new story based in the world, but not within the main plot line of the series. (I’m also thinking of doing a series of longer novelettes on the stolen scepters, which falls within the main plot of the series, since readers have asked me for those characters’ stories.)

Anyway, I don’t know if other writers are like me, but I imagine so. It drives me a bit crazy to read my books once they’re published. I always find things I would have changed, or something I would have added to make the scene more substantial or meaningful. And then there’s times when I read something that I am amazed I wrote. How did I manage it? And can I do it again?
                                                       
And there, I guess, is the challenge to write some more. To surpass what I’ve done, if possible. And therein, I think, lays the addiction of being an author. :)

Although the story isn’t completely edited yet, I do want my readers to know that a story will (finally) be forthcoming. As usual, it combines hard fantasy with romance, and involves an assassin whose mark is not only aware he has come to kill her, but awake and waiting for him with an unusual request. The twists and turns have my poor hero a bit muddled, but I think he comes out of the encounter a different--perhaps even a better--man. Usually my heroes are not yet worthy of the love of my heroine. It takes the journey of their story to be the man the heroine can love and admire--and in the case of this new story--even if she’s not the one for him. The short novelette is titled THE ASSASSIN’S LOVER, and begs the question: Does a killer deserve a happy ending? Only you, the reader, will be able to answer it.

As Always,
My Magical Best,
Kathryne
http://www.kathrynekennedy.com

8 comments:

  1. I'm very excited about a new book :)

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    1. It's a short novelette, Catslady, but one I think you'll read again and again. :)

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  2. That's a tough conundrum, it depends on how heinous the killing, I think...there are sometimes ways to make it more acceptable but I have to admit that I always prefer to think that redemption is possible, that's why I read books, for the HEA!

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    1. I think Jak does deserve a happy ending, but it's not in the way he would have wanted. So sorry for taking so long to respond, BTW. I'm still scrambling to keep on top of things. :)

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  3. Sounds like an intriguing book!

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    1. Thank you, Shana! At least it's a little something I can get out there while in this transitional phase.

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  4. Congrats on getting better and writing again!
    I know what you mean about rereading your work. I hope you find things to like about it again too! I don't usually reread my books, unless I'm rewriting them anyway.
    I love to redeem characters...and not always the hero! But, of course I write vampires, werewolves, witches, and dragons.

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    1. I only have dragons in this series, and one will be redeemed in another novelette I hope to have out this year, so I'm right there with ya, Ashlyn!

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