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Friday, July 22, 2016

BLENDING TWO WORLDS INTO ONE BOOK

BLENDING TWO WORLDS INTO ONE BOOK – by Kathy Ivan

I was asked by Susan Stoker to participate in her Special Forces: Operation Alpha Kindle World launch. When somebody as hugely popular as Susan personally asked you to write a romantic suspense with paranormal elements?  I wasn't about to say no.  J 

For anybody not familiar with Kindle Worlds, it is an Amazon exclusive type of fan fiction, where an author (or anybody who wants to write) uses characters from the Worlds' creator (in my case Susan Stoker's Special Forces) and incorporates them into their story. 

Well, it's not as easy as you think, especially if you're bringing somebody else's characters into YOUR world.  But that's exactly what I did with Saving Sarah.  I wrote a novella using several characters from her Navy SEALs, and brought them down to New Orleans—where my New Orleans Connection Series takes place. 

My characters remain front and center in the book—which is exactly the way I wanted—but I didn't relegate Susan Stoker's characters to the back burner, either.  My hope is that it is a seamless blending of the two.  So far, readers haven't complained. 

Saving Sarah is the result of this mashup, and I absolutely love this book. It has a curvy, spunky heroine and a sexy ex-SEAL hero!



AMAZON LINK:  http://amzn.to/29WMMA8  

Here's the blurb:
Haunted by memories of war and strangely prophetic dreams, Gaston "Ranger" Boudreau spends his time alone in the Louisiana bayou he calls home. When fellow SEAL, Matthew "Wolf" Steel calls in a favor, Ranger can't refuse—a Boudreau always pays his debts.

Writer Sarah Sloane is in New Orleans on a mission, to find her missing sister. Unsure what she'll uncover, she needs somebody who knows the city—but more, she needs a bodyguard who can keep her safe. One sexy former Navy SEAL might be just the person for the job.

As Ranger's dreams evolve, the dangerous search for Sarah's sister becomes a race against the clock. Can they find her before it's too late, or will their quest cost more than one life?

NOTE: This is an amazon.com exclusive, and is only available on their site.
AMAZON LINK:  http://amzn.to/29WMMA8  
There are also a lot of great authors participating in launching this Kindle World.  Check out their books too.  I'm sure you'll find a whole bunch of them that you'll want to one-click. 
Aaron’s Honor, Lindsay Cross: http://amzn.to/2avS2K4 
Awakening Aubrey, Shauna Allen: http://amzn.to/2aaboFE
Cowboy D-Force,  Elle James:  http://amzn.to/2a1DgMR
Finding Ayva, Elle Christensen: http://amzn.to/2a1DX8Y
Freeing Falcon, Leigh Carman: http://amzn.to/29OxA6k
Marking Mariah:  Liz Crowe:  http://amzn.to/2avSgAQ
Protecting Beauty, MJ Nightingalehttp://amzn.to/2avSWWJ
Protecting Love, Maryann Jordan http://amzn.to/2avSCHB
Protecting Maddie, Desiree Holt: http://amzn.to/2a1E30b
Protecting New York, Lainey Reese:http://amzn.to/29W4twP
Redemption for Avery, Jordan Dane:  http://amzn.to/2avTxHQ
Redemption for Misty, Anne Conley: http://amzn.to/29W52qo
Rescuing Pandora, Kori David:  http://amzn.to/2avTZWR
 Happy Reading!

Kathy




3 comments:

Anne Marie Becker said...

Congratulations on being part of a Kindle Worlds project. How fun!

Marcelle Dubé said...

Very cool, Kathy. Congratulations!

Toni Anderson said...

Love this! Good luck, Kathy!

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