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Friday, April 26, 2013

All the King's Men Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway with Kat H. Clayton

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in the Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for Kat H. Clayton's All the King's Men.

About Kat:
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.

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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Kat!

Kat has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.

Dear Teen Me,

I have a really unique chance to impart some wisdom to you that I know you would love to have. Okay, realistically you’re probably going to laugh at any advice given from an “adult” even if it is yourself, but here goes anyway.

The key advice I have for you is to not get so hung up on boys. Yeah, I know. I can almost see your eyes rolling. Just because the cute boy said “Hi” doesn’t mean you are going to fall madly in love and get married one day. Don’t doodle your first name with his last name in the margins, it’s a serious waste of time. I’m not saying that you can’t find your soul mate in high school, but I can tell you right now yours isn’t there. He’s in a far off place just waiting for the right time, which is years from now.

So, instead of focusing on the boys and their needless drama, how about putting all your energy into swim practice? No, you don’t like that idea? I can’t say I do either even as I recommend it. Your chances of becoming as Olympian are pretty slim, and you hate the early morning practices anyway so forget that advice.

What you really should be spending your free time doing is writing. I know you do that already, but you should really spend a lot of time doing it. Why? Once everything is said and done, after you’ve gone through five hundred majors, you are going to find out that writing is where your heart is and where it has been the whole time. The other things just cluttered your brain from seeing that. So don’t worry about becoming a cardiologist, chef or public relations guru…none of them are happening. All of this is a good thing. It’s just going to take you some time to realize it.

In a nutshell, my advice to you is to write like a madwoman and stop worrying about whether the boys like you, because it doesn’t matter right now. But don’t change anything else apart from my advice, because one of the best things that is going to happen to you will happen by chance and/or fate. Stay the course when it comes to college choices, friends and extracurricular activities. All these things lead you to the person you’ve been searching for all this time. Believe me, he’s better than you could’ve ever imagined and the story of how you met him will inspire one heck of a love story.
Thanks so much for joining us today, Kat!

Winner's choice of a digital copy of either the first book or the second book in Kat's YA Romantic Suspense series, The Kings of Charleston.
TITLE: The Kings of Charleston 
SERIES: The Kings of Charleston, Book #1
AUTHOR: Kat H. Clayton
PUBLISHER: Kat H. Clayton
FORMAT: Kindle, 357 pages
GENRE: YA Romantic Suspense

Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

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SERIES: The Kings of Charleston, Book #2
AUTHOR: Kat H. Clayton
PUBLISHER: Kat H. Clayton
PUBLICATION DATE: March 28, 2013
FORMAT: Kindle, 369 pages
GENRE: YA Romantic Suspense

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.~Aristotle Onassis

There’s a mystery floating in Charleston, South Carolina and it revolves around one word…Kythera. To anyone outside the city limits it means nothing, but to those who live there it’s a word whispered in awe and respect or jealousy and hate.

Welcome to a world where money isn’t the only name of the game.

All the King’s Men is the sequel to The Kings of Charleston and continues the adventures of Casper and Cal as they try to escape Kythera and the mysterious group looking to destroy the “K”. Will they leave behind everything they’ve known or will their association with Kythera destroy them before they can escape?

The Kings of Charleston asked, are you in? All the King’s Men asks, will you survive?

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Tour Participants:

April 15th
-Beauty but a Funny Girl >> Interview
-my reading addiction >> Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)

April 16th
-Wintry Words >> Excerpt
-The Bibliophile's Corner >> Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)

April 17th
-Full Moon Bites >>  Interview
-The LUV'NV >> Excerpt

April 18th
-A Page Away >> Review of Book 1 & Book 2) + Excerpt
-A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt

April 19th
-A Diary Of A Book Addict >> Review of Book 1 & Book 2)
-Read This~Hear That >> Review of Book 1 & Book 2)
-ReadingToTheStarsAndBack >>  Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)
-All in One Place >> Review of Kings of Charleston (Book 1)
-Bending The Spine  >> Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)

April 22nd
-Sylv Jenkins >> Guest Post
-Kat's Book Buzz >> Review of Book 1 & Book 2)
-One A Day Y.A. >>  Review of Kings of Charleston (Book 1)

April 23rd
-Mythical Books  >> Excerpt
-Krystal's Enchanting Reads >> Guest Post
-Whispers at Moonlight  >> Excerpt

April 24th
-Lavender & Camomile Press  >> Excerpt
-Mom With A Kindle >> Guest Post
-Just a Booklover  >> Review of The Kings of Charleston (Book 1)

April 25th
-Infected Loser  >>  Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)
-Teen Blurb >> Review of Book 1 & Book 2)
-BookCrushBookReviews >> Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)

April 26th
-Challenging Reads >>  Review of Kings of Charleston (Book 1)
-Darlene's Book Nook >> Guest Post
-Bookish Randomness >> Review of All the King's Men (Book 2)
-Froggarita's Bookcase >>  Interview


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