Katlyn Charlesworth

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This is the former blog for Katlyn Charlesworth.  For posts since November 5, 2013, please click here to travel to her new website.

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Novella 3 Title & Synopsis Unveiling!

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)


The Beauty Mark

Synopsis: Countess Elizabeth Báthory finds herself a lone ruler of the people of Csejte when her husband, Ferenc Nádasdy, is forced to aid in the Long War for Hungary. An educated woman, she is able to care for her people, providing them with medical care and managing business affairs. Due to her diplomatic and respectful nature, no one would dare to assume that the “madness”, which ran through Elizabeth’s side of the family, has any affect on her. However, the countess has an insecurity that could threaten the very lives of the people that were charged in her keep… her beauty. Obsessed with her physical appearance, Elizabeth is determined to find a way to preserve her magnificence, but such an endowment comes with a cost. The countess will do whatever it takes to protect her most prized possession, but the gruesome secrets she keeps behind palace walls may not be able to be kept clandestine forever.


Check out The Beauty Mark working cover here.

And if you didn't have a chance to read the first and second novellas' synopsis', you can still read them below this post (earlier posts).

I hope you guys enjoyed this final synopsis… there is a lot more fun coming your way very soon!




Novella 2 Title & Synopsis Unveiling!

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Guess what? It's time for the title and synopsis of the second novella to be viewed by my lovely readers and fans – that's you!


The Sun & Stars

Synopsis: Queen Joanna of Castile only becomes a monarch of the kingdoms due to the arranged marriage of two Spanish powerhouses. A well-educated and levelheaded woman, Joanna’s world is turned upside down when she marries "Philip the Handsome". Deeply in love with her husband, she expects nothing but a reciprocation of devotion from him. However, Philip proves otherwise with his philandering ways, leaving Joanna’s heart broken and her emotional state in ruins. When her husband forms an alliance with her power-hungry father in attempts to usurp her authority and remove her from the throne, she finds her life falling apart in more ways than one. However, through it all, Joanna manages to retain a hope in her husband’s imaginary love, and will do whatever it takes to receive his affection…

Besides, how could something done out of such great love, be so terrible?


Check out the The Sun & Stars working cover here.

And if you didn't have a chance to read the first novella's synopsis, you can still read it here.

The third and final title and synopsis will be unveiled very soon… Please take the time to tweet, blog, Facebook, etc about the Tottering Trilogy (#TotteringTrilogy). I really appreciate it when you guys do so! :)




Novella 1 Title & Synopsis Unveiling!

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As promised, I have more fun to share with you leading up to the release of the Tottering Trilogy

Without further ado, here is the official title and synopsis for the first novella within the Tottering Trilogy!


The Glass Piano

Synopsis: Princess Alexandra of Bavaria lives a secluded and cushioned life within the walls of her palace. She spends her days writing poetry, translating literature, and dreaming of the world outside the silk and gold, while her father surrounds himself with dozens of mistresses and her mother tries to balance her power in the government, as well as her marriage. Coddled and trapped within luxury, Alexandra's eccentric tendencies can usually be overlooked, until the day she discovers within herself a much larger strand of… instability. An instability that could seal her fate of a lifetime of entrapment.


Intrigued? :) Share it with your friends, post it on your blog, tweet about it, etc, so they can get in on the Tottering Trilogy fun too!  Add The Glass Piano to your to-read list on Goodreads, while you are at it.  

See the The Glass Piano working cover here!

Titles and synopsis' of the next two novellas will be released very soon… stay tuned!




Inside Palace Walls of the Tottering Trilogy...

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Inside Palace Walls of the Tottering Trilogy...

 Phew! It's been a while, huh? I can tell you that I have been SUPER busy with getting ready to release my third book, the Tottering Trilogy!

Many of you have been asking for a release date and I've been hemmin' and hawin' for the last couple months. I can't give you an exact date just yet, but I can tell you that the Tottering Trilogy will be released near the end of the summer (August/September timeframe).

For being so patient, I am going to share a little quote from the collection with you all, as well as the link to the official book trailer. The trailer has not been released to the public, so only you, my lovely readers, have the link to view it.

The quote below is from Book II of the Tottering Trilogy… Enjoy!


"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."

Watch the Official Book Trailer HERE.

 I am going to be reissuing the Tale Spinners very soon, so stay tuned for that email with all the information. I will also be emailing out excerpts here-and-there, so it's okay to get a little giddy. ;) 

Thank you for being patient and sticking by me!



Visit My New Blog!

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Check out my new blog - Grapevine Gal: Ramblings of Everything & Nothing.

Click HERE to visit me!

I will blog about my opnions on controversial topics--varying from serious to silly and encourage comments on every one of them!  Subscribe to get emails of my posts, too!

I can't wait to hear your take on things.

xo - K

Tottering Trilogy Cover UNVEILING!

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes, today is the day…

It is time to unveil the cover for the Tottering Trilogy!

(*cue shouts of excitement and jumps for joy*)

I designed and edited the cover, myself… And I want to hear from you--my trusted readers and fans! I always encourage feedback, so don't hesitate to email me with any thoughts.

A huge thanks to the lovely Reading Vixens for hosting such a beautiful unveiling! I appreciate it, ladies! :)


> If you would like to see the grand unveiling, just click here.


By the way, the rafflecopter giveaway for the Tottering Trilogy is still up and running! Submit 3/6 entries and you will automatically receive the exclusive QR code for the trailer from me. There is no limit to the number of winners. The giveaway ends May 31st. Click here to enter.



A big hug to all of you for your support and encouragement! We finally made it to another cover release and I'm hoping a fourth will be headed your way very soon… ;)

xo - Katlyn

Happy Book Birthday to WE ALL FALL DOWN!

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Book Birthday to


Yesiree! It has officially been an entire 12 months since I first published my debut novel, We All Fall Down! And, let me tell you, it's been a roller coaster of a year! I couldn't be more thrilled to have made it this far in my authorship and to have been blessed with such amazing fans and readers like you!

Now, for the fun part… I'm going to present you all with a little gift. BUT, you have to do a little something first.

Here's what's on the table…

Earn 3/6 entries in the rafflecopter link below, and win an exclusive QR Code for the first look at the Tottering Trilogy trailer!

EVERYONE can win a QR Code.  There is no limit to the number of winners.

Click below to enter....


Thank you all for making We All Fall Down such a success this last year! It means the world to me.



Amazing WAFD Fan Art!

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I am truly overjoyed when I receive fan art of my books!  I think it is one of the greatest honors an author can recieve from their readers and fans. :)  So, I want to share one of these amazing fan arts with you all!

A friend of one of my Tale Spinners created a book cover for We All Fall Down...

See the cherry blossoms in the background?  It's lovely, isn't it?  Well done, Six-Fears (from Deviantart)!

I absolutely adore any fan art, so keep 'em comin'!  If you email me fan art at [email protected], I will post it on my blog and credit you!

I can't wait to see what you guys create! :)

xo - Katlyn

My Favorite Book Blogs by Tale Spinners (+ A GIVEAWAY)

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (2)

I want to bring some attention to two amazing book blogs that are run by some of our very own Tale Spinners!

Jessica runs the lovely Read My Breath Away blog and it is wonderful!  This week, I was honored to be featured on the blog as a guest post!  Plus, I included a special giveaway on there for those of you who check out her blog! ;)  

Click the button below to read the post and enter the giveaway.

Beth and Kait run the fantastic YA Vixens blog and it is awesome!  There are two posts that I was lucky enough to be included in!  So, go check out my interview with the YA Vixens and Beth's review of We All Fall Down!

Click the button below to read the review.

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Thank you to all three of these bloggers for allowing me to be a part of their lovely blogs!  You guys take Tale Spinning to a whole new level and I appreciate it! :)

xo - Katlyn

A Special Gift for YOU!

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all of my darling readers!  I hope you all are having a fine April Fool's Day! :)

Today is my birthday and I feel so very blessed to have amazing readers, such as yourselves!  So… I am going to give you all a gift on this lovely occasion! :)

Below is the FIRST SYNOPSIS from my new book, the Tottering Trilogy!  Woo hoo!


Royals Gone a Little Mad.

Not every figure of royal blood has their crown on straight.

From unusual hallucinations, to gruesome rituals, and even vicious murder—these prominent women have a few issues of their own that even their royal status can’t solve. Sometimes, the darkest secrets reside behind the doors of a palace…


Intriguing?   Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the little preview--there is more to come in a couple weeks, so stay tuned!

Thank you all for making this past year of my life a wonderful one!   I know this next one is going to be even better. :)



xo - Katlyn