Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Three Ways to Win Forget Me

*This contest has ended. Winners: FB - Craig H, Twitter - KKilpatrick7, Tumblr - Movies, Shows & Books*

FORGET ME officially releases Thursday, August 7th. I’m ridiculously excited and I wanted to find a way to both celebrate and get the word out. So how about three ways to win?

- Three winners will receive a hardcover of FORGET ME. One winner each from Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

- The contest is open 7/30-8/6 (Wed-Wed). US & Canada only.

- You can enter once per day, and you can enter all three contests.

How to enter:

Twitter
Just copy/paste and tweet this:
#ForgetMe by @Kim_Harrington comes out August 7th and I want to win! Details: http://kimharrington.blogspot.com/2014/07/three-ways-to-win-forget-me.html

Or you can RT my tweet.

Facebook
Just comment on this photo post or share the post on your timeline.

Tumblr
Just reblog this post.

And that’s it! I’m so excited that FORGET ME is almost here! 

Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed.

Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy…now rotting away.

Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only photo of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye. But she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. She’s never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Same eyes, nose, jawline. Only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

Forget Me is a heart-pounding novel that draws you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.

Do you want to read the first two chapters of FORGET ME? Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive! Check it out: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/05/13/k-a-harrington-forget-me-exclusive-excerpt/

Or order now from these booksellers:
IndieBound - Barnes & Noble - Amazon 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FORGET ME Giveaway Time!

FORGET ME is coming out in seven weeks. I'm so excited and I hope you are, too!

Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed.

Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy…now rotting away.

Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only photo of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye. But she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. She’s never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Same eyes, nose, jawline. Only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

Forget Me is a heart-pounding novel that draws you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.

Do you want to read the first two chapters of FORGET ME? Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive! Check it out: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/05/13/k-a-harrington-forget-me-exclusive-excerpt/

If you like what you read, you can pre-order now from IndieBound, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

AND...I have in my hands a beautiful ARC (advance reading copy) that I would love to sign and mail to one of you. Enter via Rafflecopter below! U.S. only please for this one.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Forget Me Excerpt

Do you want to read the first two chapters of FORGET ME? Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive! Check it out: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/05/13/k-a-harrington-forget-me-exclusive-excerpt/

And if you like what you read, you can pre-order now from IndieBound, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

FORGET ME releases on August 7th. Yay!

Monday, October 21, 2013

FORGET ME reveal!

You guys! I'm so excited to share more about FORGET ME with you, including the fantastic cover!

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Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed. 

Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy…now rotting away.

Hoping for some closure, Morgan uploads her only photo of Flynn to the social media site FriendShare along with a note to say good-bye. But she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as Evan Murphy. She’s never heard of Evan. A quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Same eyes, nose, jawline. Only this boy is very much alive. Digging through layers of secrets, Morgan questions everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

Forget Me is a heart-pounding novel that draws you in and keeps you guessing until the very end.

YAY! (Sorry. I'm a little excited.)

FORGET ME is a contemporary thriller (no paranormal). And it's a standalone. It releases August 14, 2014 from Putnam. I absolutely love the cover. The merry-go-round is in the book (in the abandoned amusement park). The hazy guy in the background and repeated the font treatment are very thriller-y. I adore it.

You can add FORGET ME to your Goodreads shelf or pre-order now (Amazon, B&N, IndieBound).

Feel free to share the cover far and wide. I am delirious with excitement over this book and want everyone to know about it! Thanks!



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New book deal!

I have happy-making news to share!

From Publishers Marketplace:
K.A. Harrington's FORGET ME, set in a dying town full of abandoned places, in which a 17-year-old uploads a photo of her dead boyfriend to a social media site and the facial recognition software tags him with someone else's name: a boy who lives two towns away and looks just like him, but is very much alive, to Shauna Rossano at Penguin Children's, by Scott Miller at Trident Media Group.

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

FORGET ME is a contemporary YA thriller, no supernatural elements, and it's a standalone. The book will be published under the name K.A. Harrington to differentiate it from the paranormal thrillers I write for Scholastic. And I AM SO EXCITED. It will be a 2014 release. We’re already in the editing stages, and I love this book so much. It's a setting I've always wanted to play with, and there are so many twists and turns. But I don’t want to tell you too much too soon. So I’ll just leave you with a few relevant images.






That'll have to do for now. More later!


Saturday, February 09, 2013

5 Reasons to Revel in REVEL

This giveaway is closed. The winner is The Bumble Girl. Thanks!

REVEL by Maurissa Guibord is coming out Tuesday and today I'm giving you five reasons to get excited. Plus a giveaway!

1. The cover

How beautiful is that? Stunning!

2. The summary
There's an island off the coast of Maine that's not on any modern map.

Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn't her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia's not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it's Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water's edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive.

Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.


How awesome does that sound?

3. The setting
An island off the coast of Maine, shrouded in mist. Gothic, romantic, spooky, and perfect! Maurissa lives on the coast of Maine and was inspired to write the book after a visit to Peaks Island. The details are lush and it's one of those settings you just lose yourself in. Hopefully not literally...since, ya know, people don't leave Trespass alive....

4. The words
The first line of the book reads:
Maybe I should have known from the beginning to stay away from Trespass Island.

Yeah. MUST HAVE NOW.
You can read a longer excerpt here. But beware...you will get hooked.

5. The author
Maurissa is awesome. What? You need proof? Like...pictures? Okay. Well, you guys know I can be a bit...weird. But when we were at a conference and I suggested we run off to a vintage photo shop and dress as witches, she didn't even hesitate.
 Me, Sonia Gensler, and Maurissa being serious writers.

Yeah, that happened. Awesome.

So there are your five reasons to revel in REVEL. Share these reasons with others and YOU COULD WIN!

I'm giving away a hardcover of REVEL and a signed hardcover of THE DEAD AND BURIED to one winner. Enter by posting a comment below. Earn more entries by:

+1 sharing a link to this blog post on your Facebook

+1 share on Twitter. Either retweet one of my tweets about the contest or just copy and paste this:
Win REVEL by @Maurissa_G and THE DEAD AND BURIED by @Kim_Harrington! http://bit.ly/WY1XZM

Please let me know what you did in your comment so I'll know how many points to assign to you. This one is U.S. only, sorry. Giveaway ends Saturday 2/16/13.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Dead and Buried Trivia

Today I'm sharing four bits of authorly trivia from the making of The Dead and Buried. Insider knowledge comin' at ya.

#1: A tale of many titles
People love to know how titles come about and The Dead and Buried has had many of them. I started writing the book under the name Shimmer (at the end of Chapter 1, Colby originally said “shimmers” instead of “glimmers”). Then another book sold with that title, so I changed it to Glimmer. The book sold as Glimmer in 2010. Yay! Then another book sold with the same title. I’d been thinking we should have a longer one anyway because another one word title might make people mistake it for Clarity #3. We bandied about some ideas and went with The Murder House, which I loved. Then after a few months it had to change again and we tossed a lot of ideas around. I believe the person who suggested The Dead and Buried was my editor and I immediately liked it. More trivia: In the UK, it will be called The Killing of Kayla Sloane.

#2: How World Cup soccer changed a main character’s name
Donovan’s name was originally Wes. I wrote the first several chapters of the book during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. That month, I would often be typing away while my husband and son watched soccer games (LOUDLY) in the background. The announcer kept saying Landon Donovan, Landon Donovan, Landon Donovan, over and over, and one time I made a typo and wrote Donovan instead of Wes. Then I realized I kind of liked it. So I changed it throughout and Wes’s first name became Donovan.

#3: A confession
Just like the teens in The Dead and Buried, I played with a Ouija board. Fortunately, it didn’t turn out like that scene in the book, but here’s my confession. My best friend and I took her board to my neighbor’s house and made him play in an attic bedroom. He was a year younger than us and my friend and I had already agreed beforehand that we’d take turns pushing the planchette. Long story short, by the end of the afternoon, we had him convinced that his house was haunted and he was in grave danger. But we did confess the truth…eventually. ;)

#4: An ironic difference
My main character, Jade, is obsessed with gemstones. Her mother was a jewelry designer and Jade has a box full of various gems and knows all their supposed meanings. She wears a piece each day--earrings or a pendant, etc. You’d think I gave my main character this hobby because it’s something I’m also interested in. Well…I own almost no real jewelry. I’m allergic to gold and nickel. I don’t even have my ears pierced. All I wear is a cheap (but sentimental) Mickey Mouse watch and my engagement and wedding rings, which I have to have coated with rhodium every six months for my allergies. I can wear cheap beaded bracelets and necklaces, but not expensive jewelry. My husband is not upset about this. But, even though I can't wear much jewelry, I had fun doing the research for the book!