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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series by K.T. Castle - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host K.T. Castle and her new book series, “The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card, autographed copies of BOTH featured books, AND some swag (stickers and bookmarks) to TWO lucky winners!!  Also, come back daily to interact with K.T. and to increase your chances of winning!

Both featured books are on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99 each!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Please note that this giveaway is only available to US residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out other giveaways on this blog.

 

The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series
by K.T. Castle

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

BCL is a Contemporary New Adult Romance that tells Kassandra's story.

Kassie is a single, independent woman that finds herself questioning her lifestyle after all of her best friend get married and settle down.

Even if she’s the only unmarried girl in the pack she isn’t single anymore. Now that all her friends are married and all the wedding planning is over, she has a chance to concentrate in her relationship with Josh. Or so she thought, since her friends keep visiting her with a major life changing crisis.

Helping her friends plan their wedding was no problemdealing with unexpected personal situations is a whole other thing.

You can read how she helps Laura and Marisol to plan their weddings.

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EXCERPT ONE:


Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. I’d heard that saying more than once now. And I was about to hear it once again.

“Kassie! Kassie, wake up! I’m getting married,” a high-pitched voice squealed at me at 3:00 a.m.

Who the hell is this? I had picked up the phone without even looking at the caller ID. Oh, Laura. Great.

“Kassandra, are you listening? I’m engaged!” Laura screamed from the other side of the phone.

“Yeah, wow,” I said. “Congratulations.”

“I can’t believe you, Kassie. You should be more excited. You’ll get to be my bridesmaid!” The volume of her voice kept rising.

“I’m happy for you, Laura.” I really didn’t know at the moment how I felt. I was trying to look around to see exactly where I was. “Believe me. It’s just…it’s three o’clock, and I was sleeping.”

After looking at my surroundings, I remembered I was in my own house. I had a minor headache, probably from all the drinking the night before, and my body ached a bit. I looked beside me and found the reason for my hurt.

Next to me I found the silhouette of a beautiful man. The memories of the few hours before my abrupt awakening came back at me:

A bar. A blond. My home. Some sex...in that order.

“I know it’s late, but I had to give you the good news.”

“And news it is.” She was the last of my best friends who was single; not so long ago we roamed all the bars in town together, looking for men to hook up with, and suddenly she was engaged.



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GUEST POST:

~!~Guide to Grow as a Writer~!~

**Develop the Idea**

So, you have an idea to write a book??

Put in on paper!

I’m sure you’re familiar with brainstorming, there is no better way to shape your idea. Write everything down on paper. Later on, if you wish to get better organized, you can do so by defining the following elements: story, point of view, characters, setting, genre, conflict, theme, tone, and plot. As you work on these, you’ll find yourself feeling more confident about your idea and soon to be book.


**Know Your Characters**

Sometimes we get to know our characters as we write, now that I’m a little more organized I try to get to know them a bit sooner.

First, I need to find an image that talks to me, the person I believe my characters look like. Later on, I start working on specifics like: name, age, dob, occupation, physical characteristics, and favorite things (elements that might come to be while I develop the idea). You’ll find that you know your characters a lot more than you thought you did, and that knowledge will help you develop the story further. And even if you start with the basics and decide to move on with the story and start writing, I highly recommend that you keep track of all these things, since you might need it later on for consistency (specially if you plan on writing a series).

Want to go a step further??

Don’t stop with characteristics and favorites, think of their Intellectual, mental and personality attributes and attitudes, their emotional and spiritual characteristics, and most importantly, their role in the story and with other characters.


**Get Organized**

This is when things get interesting. I totally respect authors that start writing a story from beginning to end with no notes or guide… I did that for a couple of books. It’s fun and it works for a lot of people. And if that’s your style, go for it. Don’t overthink it and do it.

Now, if you’re a planner and like to be organized. Here’ my recommendation.
Go back to your brainstorm, but now go ahead and start placing events in order. What happened first, second third? Think of the different scenes that you have pictured of your idea and evaluate if there’s something that needs to happen before and after, if there’s important information that you have to give your readers at a certain time and pace. This will help you create an outline of your story, and with it you’ll have a guide of what you should concentrate when writing.


**Start Writing**

Well, duh! But, yeah… write.

Create a schedule that works for you and keep it.

You can only write for 30 minutes a day? Maybe you can do it a couple of nights a week?? It isn’t much, but it’s what you have to work with. Even if you’re one of those lucky people that have several hours a day to write, you still have to keep a schedule and I recommend that you keep a record of how much you write. This will motivate to keep your goal in mind and reach it.


**Be Open to Feedback**

Writing should be something you enjoy, something you’re passionate about. I find that it’s difficult to share what you write with others because writing is personal. You don’t have to write about you or your life to feel as if you’re sharing with the world a deep secret. I believe that partly it is because we all want to be accepted, and finding that someone doesn’t like (or reject) what we do is hard.

So, if you’re writing for yourself, keep doing it and enjoy it. You can share it with someone if and when you’re ready. If you write because you want others to read your work, then be open to feedback… and lots of it.

Feedback is going to “affect” you as much as you let it. Believe me, your family and friends are going to love what you write, and they’re going to try to give you the best advice they can. But there’s always going to be someone that doesn’t like it, and that’s okay too. We all have different tastes and therefore read different things, try to be objective with what they tell you and put it in perspective; turn it around and find a way to use the feedback in a positive way.

You can do it!


**Give Improvement a Place**

We’re always learning.

Every single day we’re learning something new. A feature we didn’t know our phone had, a way to program our TV, the origin of something we use everyday… the possibilities are endless because there’s infinite things out there. The same happens to writing. As you write, you’re going to learn something new with every hour you work, with every new project. Even if it’s something simple to more complex things. How to use the Oxford comma, how to capitalize the title of a song, how to make a better description of a scene, how to show and not to tell… Surround yourself by people that help you reach better writing skills and value their knowledge. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to do everything that your friend, editor or beta reader say, it means that you’ll think about it, consider it, maybe research about it, and finally make a decision.

You should always look for ways to improve your writing, for your sake and those of your readers. That’s how you keep growing and pushing yourself to be the best writer you can be. So read other books, take a writing course, join a beta group, etc. There’s many ways to do it, and that’s how you’ll feel proud of yourself and your work. Be the best writer you can be.



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AUTHOR BIO:


K.T. Castle is an author/artist on a quest to find the words, forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of her imagination.  She never saw herself as an incurable romantic, but lately, that's what she finds herself musing about.  Love is found everywhere, regardless if it comes from a nice person, an ass — mundane or even vampire.  When she's not busy with work, in front of a computer placing many thoughts in order, she makes her best to be creative or relax with a good book and a snack.  Some of her favorite characters are Sookie, Rule and Shaw, Bella, Edward, Clary, Jace, Wrath, Hollywood, Blaire, Woods, Ethan, the Sleeping Beauty, and Ariel.

Get to know her more on her social media pages.

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CONNECT WITH K.T.:

Website:

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Mailing List:
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Email:
ktbook00001@gmail.com

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Goodreads Author Page:

Goodreads Book Page – Laura’s Wedding – Book One:

Goodreads Book Page – Marisol’s Wedding – Book Two:

Amazon Author Page:

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO – LAURA’S WEDDING – BOOK ONE:


**Laura’s Wedding is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!**

Amazon Kindle:

Amazon Paperback:

Amazon UK:

Amazon CA:

Amazon AU:

Amazon MX:

Barnes and Noble:

Kobo:

The Book Depository:

BAM! Books-A-Million:

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO – MARISOL’S WEDDING – BOOK TWO:


**Marisol’s Wedding is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!**

Amazon Kindle:

Amazon Paperback:

Amazon UK:

Amazon CA:

Amazon AU:

Amazon MX:

Barnes and Noble:

Kobo:

The Book Depository:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

K.T. will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC and autographed copies of both books and some swag (stickers and bookmarks) (US only) to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

17 comments:

  1. K.T. ~ Hey! How awesome to have you featured here twice! I am loving the guest post! Hope you are too?? And that it turned out the way you wanted :) Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. I know, Ally. Thank you so much.
      Specially for having me here twice today.

      I really like writing post for you, because you always have a new challenge for me. I hope everyone likes the ideas and images I shared, I really tried to do the best post I possibly could.

      :D

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  2. Hello!!!

    I'll be around if anyone has any questions about my books or the post. As I told Ally, it was super fun (and challenging) to write. And I did specially for FAB.

    Later,
    K

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  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Lisa!

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    1. Thanks, Rita.
      Good luck on the giveaway :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing the great post, I enjoyed reading it :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Victoria.
      Hope you find it useful and event know a person or two that can benefit from it.

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  6. Do you have any ideas for your next book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. I have some ideas for the next book, but I honestly don't know how's it going to end.

      It's going to be about Denise' wedding, the first of the group of friends to get married. So once again we're revisiting the past for that event, while Kassandra moves forward with Josh.

      Hope you get to read them and enjoy them :)

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  7. Lots of big readers in my family and most with different genres. I appreciate the tour and getting to read about some awesome books.

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  8. Are any of the charachters in the book based on real people? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  9. Is there any book that you like to read over and over again? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  10. Thanks for shareing and thanks for the chance to win

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