Katlyn Charlesworth

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GCA's: Vote & Get a FREE Bookmark!

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Goodreads Choice Awards 2013

 

Cast your vote for The Tottering Trilogy in the 'Best Historical Fiction' category and receive a FREE signed Tottering Trilogy bookmark from me!

 

Simply email me (at [email protected]) with a screenshot/picture of your vote and include a mailing address to get your signed bookmark.

 

Click the link below to vote and claim your FREE bookmark!

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-historical-fiction-books-2013

 

THE BEAUTY MARK Release Day!

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Release Day to

The Beauty Mark

Purchase Your eBook Copy NOW!


Available at the following retailers…

1.  Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=katlyn+charlesworh&x=0&y=0&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=

2.  Barnes & Noble: COMING SOON

3.  iTunes iBookstore: COMING SOON

The Beauty Mark Release Date!

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Soon To Be Released…

The Beauty Mark

"Some girls are sweeter…Others have a tinge of bitterness…It is as if I can smell their souls. Their experiences and relationships are painted in warm, sour crimson."

Exciting news for the Tottering Trilogy! Keeping with the theme of the first two release dates, the third novella in the Tottering Trilogy is going to be released next week – Monday, November 4th!

This book was a long process to write, probably the longest out of all the novellas in the trilogy. While I have an emotional connection to all of the characters I write, I wanted to be sure I elaborated on all aspects of Elizabeth as a character––the good and the bad. She is certainly an excellent villainess to write a "killer" story about… Pun intended. ;)

You can purchase Novellas 1 and 2 on...

- Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=katlyn+charlesworth&x=8&y=6&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=

- iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/katlyn-charlesworth/id530001265?mt=11

Barnes & Noble shall list both very soon, as well. Keep patient for a little while longer. 

While you're waiting for Book 3, have some fun with the cover reveal of The Beauty Mark here: http://katlyncwrites.webs.com

So, start spreading the word about Monday's release date… The Beauty Mark is coming soon! :) 


Katlyn

In the iBookstore ? THE SUN & STARS

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sun & Stars

Book II of the Tottering Trilogy

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AVAILABLE ON iTUNES iBOOKSTORE NOW!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-sun-stars/id730983946?mt=11

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The Glass Piano (Book I) –  Coming soon to Barnes & Noble Booksellers and the iTunes iBookstore


 

THE SUN & STARS Snippet

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sun & Stars Snippet...

"His words echoed in my head and I felt dizzy.   I clutched his shirt to keep from falling, as he kissed me, his pleading whispers floating around me.  I could feel the wolf getting closer and closer… its lurking form on mine, his fangs closing in. I sighed and gladly gave in to his beseeching.  I let el lobo* devour me."

The Sun & Stars

*el lobo = the wolf

First Excerpt from The Sun & Stars!

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Enjoy the First Excerpt From …

The Sun & Stars

~ Out Tomorrow ~

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"MAMA SAYS LOVE IS A SICKNESS OF THE HEART. ONLY THE WEAK FALL UNDER ITS SPELL.

I honestly don’t know if the theory of amor being a poison is as extreme as she claims, but even still, those claims seem to have no affect on me.

I married for my family. I remember that fateful morning as if it were yesterday.

I left the harbor on the ship of my father, before landing on the banks of what would be my new home when I took those vows of forever. 

I left to marry for familia, but I am now certain it was for amor.

The first moment I encountered my Philip was the moment my heart beat for the very first time.

Of course, I had known he was branded as “Philip the Handsome”, but I was unprepared for the lack of air that would enter my lungs when I first laid eyes on him.

His features were strong and sharp, with a long nose and angular chin. His body was tall and lean, while he maintained an obvious and glorious brawn that could only be attributed to daily athleticism.

But it was his eyes that had trapped me. They were unlike the rest of his features, lacking in brute masculinity. Their edges were soft and warm, hinting that he was kinder than the expression of seriousness that he wore on his face. He was beautiful. And I was in love.

Philip’s expression changed suddenly and he smiled at me, a twinkle gleaming in his eye, as if he were surprised by my appearance that day. I smiled back, hesitantly. I felt slightly giddy by the fantasy of my husband-to-be loving me, which had already begun weaving in my brain. If he didn’t love me now, he would later. I was sure of it at that moment.

After the formalities, we were officially casado. I think I was surprised after I signed my name on that parchment, solidifying the marriage. I didn’t feel any different.

I wanted to feel grown up, older than my sixteen years. I did not want to be a child taking on the role of a woman. I desired some sort of feeling of alacrity. But, as my madre would say, desire is a martyr for demise. Based on my experience, I suppose those are words of truth. If only desire was not so… tempting."

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madre = mother         casado = married        amor = love        familia = family

 

I hope this excerpt was enticing enough to hold you over until tomorrow!   I have to say, I think I am a little partial to the second novella.  I know.   It's wrong.   You're supposed to love all your children equally… Does that count for literary offspring? ;)

Anyway, thank you for all your support!   We are five hours and counting until The Sun & Stars… Cue the fangirl squealing. :)

– Katlyn

 

The Sun & Stars Release Date...

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Soon To Be Released…

The Sun & Stars

"Our lover is the sun, and we the stars forever floating in their glow. We push and push, yearning for our sun's rays to reach out and touch us for just a moment in time… one second-glance to warm our spirits and soothe our aching hearts."

Exciting news for the Tottering Trilogy! The second novella in the Tottering Trilogy is going to be released this week – Friday, October 4th!

This was my favorite book to write in the trilogy. While I have an emotional connection to all of the characters I write, Joanna was truly magnificent to elaborate on. I loved telling her story, and I hope I did it justice…

You can purchase Book 1: The Glass Piano eBook on Lulu right now, and it will be available on the iTunes iBookstore and Barnes & Noble very soon – I will let you know when it is out in those two stores. I apologize for the delay; it takes some time for my retailers to post the eBooks.

While you're waiting for Book 2, have some fun with the cover reveal of The Sun & Stars here: http://katlyncwrites.webs.com

Oh, and take a look at the https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tottering-Trilogy/605080899544196" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tottering Trilogy Facebook page, while you're at it.


So, start spreading the word about Friday's release date… The Sun & Stars is coming soon! :) 

Katlyn

 

EXCERPT from The Glass Piano

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

An excerpt from Book 1 in the Tottering Trilogy:

The Glass Piano

It was Auguste Strobl that enchanted my vater first. I do not know much of her except that she was the daughter of our chief accountant. Vater* was said to have written many a pretty verses for her, but that is only maids’ talk.

Auguste supposedly has two paintings. The first Vater was disappointed with, as she had too long of a “goose” neck in the painting to be placed in the gallery. But, my vater has always been very strict when it comes to keeping his gallery full of realistic beauty. He requested another painting—this time with Auguste turning her head to look over shoulder, with a pearl necklace wrapped around that “goose-like” neck.

This is only the legend and I have never actually seen the first painting.

Some speculate the artwork was a present for its muse, but there is the rumor that Auguste Strobl is the only living woman to ever refuse a gift from the king.

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*Vater = father

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PURCHASE YOUR EBOOK COPY OF THE GLASS PIANO HERE: http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=&keyWords=KAtlyn+charlesworth&x=5&y=4&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=


– Katlyn

When Are Books 1 & 2 Going to be Released?

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been getting a bit of confusion as to when The Sun & Stars and The Beauty Mark (books 2 and 3 in the Tottering Trilogy) are coming out...

I can't provide any actual dates, but I can tell you they will be released soon!

For now, please enjoy the first book in the Tottering TrilogyThe Glass Piano!

It is available for eBook purchase on Lulu, and will be on the iTunes iBookstore and Barnes and Noble NOOK bookstore very soon.


I hope this clears up any confusion for you... :)

xo – Katlyn

THE GLASS PIANO Release Day!

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Happy Release Day to

The Glass Piano

It's finally here! The first novella in the Tottering Trilogy is out now!

You can purchase the eBook on Lulu right now, but it will be available on the iTunes iBookstore and Barnes & Noble in the next few days--I will let you know when it is out in those two stores.

I set up a fun way for you to view the official book cover… Check it out here!

And 'like' the Tottering Trilogy FB page, while you're at it! (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tottering-Trilogy/605080899544196)

If you want to start earning Glass Piano-themed prizes like signed bookmarks, signed trading cards, your name in the acknowledgements of my next book, exclusive signed paperback copies, and more – JOIN THE TALE SPINNERS! There are still a few member spots left, but they fill up fast…

Remember, if you were a Tale Spinner previously, you still have to sign up again to be a Tale Spinner for The Glass Piano!

How to Join:

1.) Become a member on my website, through here. (If you are already a member, simply sign in.)

2.)  You now have access to the Tale Spinners page, here. Fill out the membership form at the bottom of the page.  You will recieve an email with all the details soon!


So, grab a copy, read up, and spread the word about THE GLASS PIANO!

– Katlyn