Cover Reveal + Announcement of Giveaway Winners!




I would like to say a great big GIANT THANK YOU to each and every one of you who entered the giveaway and showed your support for my series The Blood Race. You guys are truly amazing and I couldn't be more grateful. Keep in mind that I'll be hosting numerous giveaways throughout the coming year [I'm already scheming something pretty fun for you guys leading up to the release of book #2] so fret not if you weren't selected this time. Be sure to go hit me up on social to stay updated on upcoming events, etc: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Book Instagram.

AND, and, if you haven't read The Blood Race in the series yet, you can actually snag the first 9 chapters for free right here on my site.



OKAY, without further ado, the 6 winners of the giveaway! [In order, first two names = first place winners, second two names = second place winners, last two names = third place winners]

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to the winners! I'll be hitting each of you up via email so you can let me know where I should send your goods. *confetti rains down like FIRE FROM THE BLACKENING SKY* And a massive thank you to everyone who entered, shared and made this so much fun. Truly, you guys are special.

okay, guys. you know what happens next. you know why we're here. THE TIME IS HERE. THE HOUR HAS COME.

you honestly don't even want to read this introduction. you probably didn't even. you probably just scrolled down to see the cover didn't you - DIDN'T YOU??? just kidding, I love you. (what i just described is literally what I would do, so no worries. ;))

If you have already read book #1, keep scrolling if you wish, beautiful soul - but if you haven't yet, here's the lowdown on the series before you check out the cover:




credits for this stunning movie book trailer go to the incredible Abbiee, who also happens to be my beloved sister. [I know, I'm ridiculously blessed, you don't need to tell me. go hit up her blog and show her some lovin]

Now, let's get this done:


THE BLOOD RACE SERIES

BOOK #2




*cannot contain self*

You guys need to comment below and let me know what you think of the cover! I am so pumped about this one for so, so many reasons. But first, let's just talk about the cover, and let's also talk about how I seriously don't understand how my sister is so extremely multi-talented and downright gifted, because she designed this cover. Yeah. *mind = subtly blown*

There's so much meaning behind the cover, and behind the name, Worlds Beneath. I can't really say much without spoiling the story for you guys, so I will zip it, but let's just say I am extremely stoked for you to read the story and see the elements here explode into streaming technicolor.





SECOND SURPRISE:


In Worlds Beneath, Fin has a point of view. 

If you read book #1 in the series, you know that the story is told through two alternating points of view - Ion and Hawk. Don't worry, they'll be right there with you in Worlds Beneath, but... this time, their voices will be joined by a third voice that many of you wanted to hear more of. Not only is Fin spectacularly engaging to write, his point of view in Worlds Beneath is critical to the story, and I honestly cannot wait for you to see why. I hope you guys will enjoy getting to know this superpower-wielding Dublin native a bit better!





- EXTRAS - 



THE PLAYLIST:


I for one LOVE listening to book/writer playlists, especially when they are attached to someone's amazing brainchild of a novel. So, if you're as into that as I am, hit up/follow the 'official' playlist for Worlds Beneath. This is the music I listened to while I wrote the book, and these are songs that remind me of scenes, characters, and overall themes in the story.





THE BOARD:



My sister, once again, gets credits - the Pinterest board is all her (she is queen).

I seriously love you guys so much, and I can't thank you enough for your comments, love, support, & readership. If you haven't read the first book, the first 9 chapters are available free right here, so definitely take advantage of them - that's why they're there. :) Or give it an add on Goodreads.



Well guys, QUESTION TIME! What do you think of the cover and title?? Are you stoked for Worlds Beneath??? Have you read The Blood Race - the first book in my series? Are you a writer, a reader or both? 


lOVE,
kATE

31 comments

  1. AHHHHH I'M FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW!!! A wolf!! I love wolves!!! Oh my goodness this is perfection!!! And Fleurie in a playlist is just about the best thing ever!!! Oh my gosh, I'm freaking excited!! This is just so amazing because the cover ties into the first, but it still has its own unique look and I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO BE OUT!!!

    This is just stunning! You and your sister are so very talented!
    God bless you both!

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. SAME, SAME, SAME!! I love wolves, and I can't wait for you to see how they weave into this story line *excited whale noises* Thank you so so much for your kind words, Ivie!

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  2. I am so in love with the Pinterest board and the playlist and... *deep breath* THE COVER. KATE, THIS COVER IS STUNNING. It's honestly one of my favorite covers ever. It's just so epic and intriguing and has such a strong tone. Just by looking at the cover, I can totally feel the tone of the second book (I think. I haven't read it yet obviously. XD). Amazing cover.

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    1. AHHH, reading this comment just thrilled me, Evangeline! I am so pumped you love the cover!! I can't wait for you to read book 2! :)

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  3. Dude, this is rad! I love the cover and am so excited for you! :) I'm going to try and get the first book for Christmas so I can finally read it. Super stoked! :)

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    1. !!!! WOOOO!! I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF IT, ERIN! <3 Thanks so much, dude!!

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  4. I'm so happy for you! Also that cover of the second book is really something! It's wonderful. I need to read the first book!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa! I hope you get a chance to read it - I'd love to hear what you think!!

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  5. I don't even know what to say. Abbiee's design + Pinterest skills are stellar. That cover is AMAZING - I love how she used the same style for both covers, because matching book covers are the best. : )

    You both are so mega talented.

    Quick question: will there be a boxed set when the series is finished? 'Cause I think that would be cool to have all the books together in one package. : )

    wishing you all the best, ever.
    k.

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    1. I WILL DEFINITELY BE DOING A BOX SET. :)))) Thank you so so much Keira!!!

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  6. DUDE I CAN'T BELIEVE I WON LIKE I AM SO UNLUCKY lol *it's a christmas miracle*
    You and your sister are such an inspiration! Like . . . I CAN'T EVEN. Honestly, what doesn't Abbie do?? So excited to see what I won!! Thanks a BAJILLION!!

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    1. SUCH A BIG CONGRATS TO YOU, AMANDA! I am thrilled you won :) Thank you so much for your kind words! <3 I too am blown away constantly by Abbie's talent

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  7. I

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    ASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKLASDFGHJKL I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THE COVER OMG I CAN'T EVEN!!! Abbie is so talented like what the heck. AND FIN IS GOING TO HAVE A POV? AHHHHHHHHHH I'M SQUEALING SO HARD RIGHT NOW AND I AM NOT JUST SAYING IT. Also; those aesthetics. <3333333333

    I am so excited for this book, you have no idea. CONGRATS KATE! YOU ARE AMAZING! <3

    xx Kenzie

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    1. WELL OH MAN, THANK YOU, KENZIE!! And you are a queen when it comes to making aesthetics, so I take that as a GREAT compliment coming from you! Thank you so much!!

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  8. DUDE. KATE. THAT COVER. I CANT. they match but they don't but they're EXACTLY THE SAME BUT THEY'RE DIFFERENT? HOW? (Also omgns is Abbie an internet god or what because those talents are freakin amazing okay)

    I already need to reread The Blood Race. like, RN. I also need to get it in paperback and Christmas is coming up soon sooooooo *(not so) subtle hinting*

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    1. :''''') THANK YOU SO MUCH, HANNE!! I know right?? I am so blessed by all of Abbie's talents <3 I cannot wait for you to read book two, eeeeee!!

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  9. Wow, yes to the title and the cover! It includes so many elements and looks fantastically professional. Congratulations to the winners too! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! That means a lot to me!

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  10. *CASUALLY CRYING AND BITING MY NAILS IN ANTICIPATION*

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  11. BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS COVER!!! Everything about this post and your book is gloriously exciting and aesthetic and intriguing and pretty. :) Totally in awe of Abbiee's design skills!

    On a confusing note (!!) I went online to buy a copy of you book and found that it's only available in kindle! Is there any way I can get my hands on a hardcover of book 1?

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    1. Thank you so dang much, Olivia!!

      OH, yes it is available in paperback also! Give this a try and let me know if it works for you... http://a.co/dDjxdae

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  12. I REALLY want to read it!! IT ALL LOOKS SO COOL!!!!
    You are such a talented writer. <3

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    1. Oh man, THANK YOU, AMELIA :') That makes my day and means so so much to me! Can't wait for you to read it!

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  13. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU, KATE!!!!!! AND THAT COVER IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I don't know how Abbiee does it. Also congrats to the giveaway winners!

    - Maddy || littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

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    1. ikr??? she is a rare talent. <3 AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU ARE A GEM, MADDY!

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  14. there is the distinct possibility that i will never stop screaming over this.

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    1. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THIS COMMENT WILL MAKE MY HEART BUST :')

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  15. I'm actually kind of in love with Finn. Please don't kill him, that's all I'm saying, because the writers . . . they do that kind of thing to me. Lol. ;)

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    1. !!!!! I'm so glad you love Fin, ahhhhh!! I can't wait for you to read book 2, Amanda!

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  16. Hey there; I just found your blog, but can't find any follow button! �� Do you have one? (And if so, can you direct me to it please?)

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