Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Just a quick note on movie questions.

I've had several of you ask me if Torn and Twisted will be made into a movie.


Right now, no one has offered to buy film rights. That could change later on, but it's something that you just don't know.

IF (And this is a REALLY big if) a studio was interested, it would be a while before a movie was made, if ever.


Just like being picked up by a publisher, it's something that you don't know. If something does happen, I promise to let all of you know. :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yes, there will be more Chloe and Drake.

I announced in late March on my Facebook page that there would be another Chloe and Drake book before I start on Logan's story due to fan requests.
 
Apparently Facebook hates me and didn't bother to show my post to hardly anyone so when I posted about getting seven pages done tonight, the reaction was excited shock.
 
Yes, there will be another book about Chloe and Drake. I hath spoken. ;)
 
PLEASE bear with me, because my life is crazy busy right now. Between working with Atria, setting up appearances, working my actual job, and having a husband and two year old, I'm stretched thin. I won't be able to write their third book as fast as the first two.
 
I promise that I will keep all of you up-to-date on everything that happens, and when I have a release date, you will be the first to know.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HB Heizner Giveaway

Since entering the author world, I've met A LOT of lovely ladies - from NYT Best Sellers to those who were just starting out like me.

One of these ladies is in need of a bit of help getting her book started. I've read it, and I think it's GREAT, so I wanted to help her like so many have done me.

I devised this giveaway in hopes of helping her sales increase. All you have to do to enter is post your order number for ANY of her books for a chance to win. If you haven't purchased them, I know that she is running a sale through Monday. (4/15/13)

Oh, and the prize? A signed copy of Torn OR Twisted, your choice.




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just to clear the air....

**This post contains spoilers***


I've had several of you tell me how angry you were with Drake/Chloe/Logan/Jordan and some of the choices they made.

ME TOO.

I know this will shock several of you, but I do not agree with SEVERAL of the choices that they made in Torn and Twisted. My wrists are killing me tonight (Oh, what I do for tattoos), so please don't shoot me for focusing on Chloe and Drake only in this post.

Let me start with Chloe, since 99% of her mistakes were in Torn. If you connect to books like I do, then you feel every emotion that the character feels. When I write, that character comes from me and I feel their pain ten times worse than if I am reading. Every emotion I write, I feel. Which is exactly why I use music so much when I'm working.

Oh Chloe. What am I going to do with you? Jumping back and forth between Logan and Drake constantly; so much that you gave me whiplash.  What she did was wrong and I will be the first to admit this. But let me ask you this - at 18/19 how mature were you? I'm twenty-two and I will shamelessly admit that I can be the biggest immature asshat still. I'm young, and I've still got A LOT of growing up to do, just like Chloe. She wants Drake, but he doesn't want her. So what does she do? She runs to someone who is safe, someone who does want her, even if she isn't sure. She is young and na├»ve, and she has no idea what she really wants through most of Torn. But isn't that what we do? We all want to be loved; no matter the price so we cling to those who love us. That's what she did.


Now to Drake. Again, I use the word oh. Oh, Drake. Why? Life is so hard sometimes, and trust me, I know this first hand. But why turn to drugs? How stupid could you possible be - you've beat them and then you go crawling back. Why would he do this? For comfort. Women are no longer and option and Chloe ripped his heart to pieces, so he has only one safety left. Again, we as humans take comfort in what is familiar to us. Drugs were what blocked the pain and made him numb for so long, and he wants that freedom again.

Drugs are a tough subject, and it was hard for me to write about his addiction. There were times, especially in the hotel room, when I had to put my laptop down and walk outside to calm down. The entire situation was so dark that it seeped into me, as well as several of you from emails and comments that I've received.

The moral of this boring post? When I write, I try to keep it as real as possible. Will you see unicorns dancing around in my stories? No. Will you see the darker side of humanity? Yes, because it is in every single one of us and it comes to the surface every once in awhile.

Will you always like the pain that it represents? No, and neither will I. But I feel that the things I cover are important and I do not want to sugarcoat any of it.



Anyway, I'll shut up now. I hope this helps those of you who were really torn and twisted (Pun intended) about how things played out.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Atria

Announcement time-




 I never, EVER thought I would be writing this. Ever.
Anyway, I am proud/pleased/excited/terrified/tearful to announce that I am in the process of signing with Atria for BOTH Torn and Twisted.

Crazy, right? I’m in a total state of shock, I won’t lie.

With that being said, I am super excited to be working with my agent Jane Dystel and Johanna of Atria Publishing. They are bot
h so sweet and have answered the 1 billion questions I have daily.

What does that mean for future books? Right now, my life is a little crazy and it’s only going to get worse. So, for now, Forbidden has been put on temporary hold. I will be working on it once everything settles down.

I’m so excited, and I feel so blessed. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for you guys! I love you all!!! Thank you!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Signed Book Orders April 2013

Change in plans-
 
Instead of waiting until May, I am NOW taking signed book orders for Torn and Twisted. $12 each or 2/$20 plus shipping. ($5 should cover it) THIS IS US ONLY! I will be taking orders through April 30th 2013. If you want a book, please follow these steps. I love you all, but I MUST keep these all together because quite honestly? My life is going nuts and I don't have the time or energy to try and sort through orders.

IF YOU WANT A SIGNED COPY:

EMAIL me at karobinsonsignedbooks@aol.com
Please include ALL of the following-
Name
SHIPPING Address
EMAIL address you want the Paypal Invoice sent to
Which book you want. Or both. If you want more than one copy of each please BOLD the Qty.
 
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 30th, 2013 OR THEY WILL BE CANCELLED.
 
I will be placing my order May 1st, and I will receive them somewhere around the middle of May. I will have them out by the end of that month.

Attention All Bloggers



Any future giveaway requests or interviews/appearances can be directed to Amber at kaassistant@aol.com. She is handling all things blog for me since I'm running so short on time lately. ♥

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sale! Sale! Sale! Did I mention I'm having a sale?

The first part of this post is sappy, so I'll make it short. You guys have Rocked. My. World. since January. My life has changed so much, and I owe it to every single one of you reading my ramblings right now.
 
 
To celebrate hitting NYT Best Sellers Twice, I am putting BOTH Torn and Twisted on sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY for $1.99 each. (eBook format for Kindle & Nook) That is HALF OFF! It is 11:30 EST Friday and I just changed the price, so it will take a few hours to change over. Just watch for the price drop tomorrow.
 
Again, THANK YOU all for reading my books, chatting with me on Twitter/Facebook, and leaving reviews on my books. YOU mean the world to me.
 
Also, please remember that my "official" release party for Twisted is going on tomorrow on Facebook. Amber from So Many Books So Little Time is running the show for me and I owe her BIG TIME! Here is the link:
 
 
 
Here are the links for the books on Amazon and Nook:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ask and you shall receive...

I posted on Facebook, giving you a chance to ask any questions you have. Below are those questions and the answers.

Will you marry me?
Sure Katelynn, why not. ;)

Make me cookies?
I don’t want to kill you.

Who were you rooting for in the first book? Team Logan or Team Drake? I'm personally on team Drake all the way
Now this one is a tough one. While I was writing the story, my heart kept going back and forth between the two, but in the end I knew that Chloe was meant to be with Drake. They just have a special connection that no one else could compete with.

When does Logans Story come out
As of right now, I plan on sometime early next year. Once I finish up Forbidden, I will have a better time frame on Chloe & Drake’s Novella and Logan’s story.

Have you always liked hard rock? What did you listen to while growing up? How much does music inspire your writing? In what ways does music inspire/influence your writing? Do you start with an outline when writing?
I did not. I grew up listening to Country, and slowly started shifting away in my preteen years. I switched to pop (why, I’ll never know) and then finally settled on Rock. Music inspires me in every way; when I write, I must have music playing to write and the song at the time sets the mood. I often put one song on repeat over and over.  And yes, I do start with an outline. First in my head, and then in Word.

I'd like to read about Drake's rehab (hint). It's really tough and I think that could have made for some great reading.
This is something I have been considering, at the time I’m not 100% exactly how much I will be able to get into it because with everything else I want to add, their Novella would become another full length book.

Will you continue drake and Chloes story in Logans story?
Chloe and Drake will be in most of the books in the Torn Series, they just won’t be the main focus.

More in the series (asked by several of you)?
There will be. Right now, because you all asked for it, Chloe and Drake will have a Novella (If once I get started it goes & goes, it might be a bit longer than most, I’m not sure yet)  The other “Torn” characters will all have their own books as well. I plan to span their books over the next three years. (Jade, Amber, Logan, Adam, Eric, Jordan, and Danny) Counting Torn, Twisted, and the Novella, there will be 8 books total in the Torn Series as well as the book I’m working on now that is not part of the Torn Series.


I love Chloe, Drake, and the rest of the gang, but right now my focus is on Bree, Shawn, & Michael (Forbidden). I will keep you guys updated on everything as much as I can.