Thursday, January 9, 2014

Where Words Fail, Katheryn Kiden Succeeds!

Title: Where Words Fail
Author: Katheryn Kiden
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: January 5, 2014 

Abby Irons has it all together.She has a life everyone envies. She’s the frontman for the band Thirty Ought Six and co-owns Ironsound Records with her twin brother Alex. A girl with the world at her feet so young must be happy.
Except everything is tainted by a past that won't stop coming up. A present that is falling apart everywhere but onstage, and a future that shes not so sure about.
Deceased parents, a sick brother, a six year old niece with no mother and a band and business to keep going while everything is falling apart.
When her lead guitarist Derek admits himself into rehab for a drug problem will his replacement cause more problems than he fixes?
Jameson Williams lost the love of his life because of an addict father.He won't keep a woman around for more than a night because of it and hasn't had much of a life since he got out of the Marines. His older brother pushes him audition for a temporary guitar position for a major band and make something out of himself. When he gets it he’s more than excited...Until he reaches the tour bus and meets the band.
Will his past bite him and ruin any chance of a future?
Money,fame,love and life are all up in the air.

A few months ago I was aimlessly wandering around Facebook.  I was hopping from book blog to author page, over to another author's page and on and on.  The quest for my next great read was on.  Forget the hundreds of books I one clicked over the last two years (and promise not to click that little yellow button one more single time until I've dwindled down to just a very few "in the moment" must read books left in that library of mine).  Yeah, right.

I'm not willing to admit to an addiction just yet (until someone can explain/convince me that something so right (reading red, hot, mad passionate romance books) can be so wrong.  Go ahead, give it your best shot!

Okay, so I was looking for a book to buy- checking out who was talking about what the next best book was and I saw a post on one of the author pages from this author to her beta-readers.  And in true Adult ADD form, I made the smooth transition from looking for a book to read to messaging this author, Katheryn about the book she was writing.  I asked if she was looking for anyone to join her team of beta-readers, explaining my experience reading and editing for another author and my interest in doing more of this.  She almost instantly responded and an instant connection was made with Ms. Katheryn Kiden.

Not only did I get my next best book to read, I got to share my opinions, suggestions, likes, dislikes and new found prospective book boyfriends.  Over the next couple weeks we talked, she shared her latest changes, we talked, she sent the book on to her editor, waited, waited and Yup, waited for the painstaking process our favorite Indie authors go through as they lead themselves through the process of self publishing, promoting and waiting.

I hope you find this book as sweet of a read as I did.  I pictured my locker, right next to Abby's locker in the long hallway of yet another school to survive.  I fell in love and felt heartbroken for her circumstances, right along with her.  I was drawn in from the beginning and could have easily read straight through to the end if it wasn't for the need for food, water, providing a roof over my family's heads, food in the cupboards, all the stuff that gets in between a girl and her book.  And then I reached that point in any good book that I seem to rush through because I can't put it down.  I realized I was 80% through the book; panic surely set in.  In 20 more percentage points I'd be setting this book down, saying goodbye to characters I now loved and cared about.  Like a trooper though, I finished up- emotionally drained- the good kind, of course and ready for the next book that I'd imagined at least 5 possible spin off stories that I'd love to get lost in, all over again.

Where Words Fail will not let you down.  You'll be swept away and fall in love all over again, for the very first time.  Well done Katheryn; you turned that frown upside down.  ;)  MK

Excerpt #1:

Motherfuckers. Just because I’m a freshman doesn’t mean anything. I don’t usually let myself get walked all over, but I just can’t seem to help it. I’m a freshman. Fresh fucking meat and I have to behave myself. It doesn’t help my case that I’m probably the smallest person here, or that I have bright red hair and glasses. Nope that just makes it easier to stomp on me.

The only person I know at this school is my twin brother Alex. But even he doesn’t know how to handle how they treat me. He’s the lucky one out of the two of us. Somehow he got the height and ended up a blonde instead of a goddamn ginger. As a freshman, he already stood five feet nine, and the doctors don’t expect him to stop growing anytime soon. Me... They say I probably won’t make it over five four.

Fuck my life.

Excerpt #2:

Abby swiveled around from her usual perch on the backwards chair at the counter to see who walked by. “Oh, Izzy I can’t believe I haven’t introduced you guys. Jameson come here. This Izzy, is Jameson. He’s the new guitar player. Jameson, this is my niece Izzy.”

“Hey Izzy… It’s nice to meet you.” I’ve heard this girl talk before. She’s usually sweet and talkative.

“Do you do drugs?” Whoa... Never expected that from a six year old.

“Izzy!” Both Abby and Alex scolded [KK1] her.

“No, it’s ok guys.” I turned my attention back to the screen. “No, Izzy. I do not do drugs?”

“Good... Because drugs are bad and don’t think for one second I wouldn’t make you go right where Uncle Derek is.”

“Well I certainly hope you would. I don’t like drugs or what they do to people.” Abby smiled beside me as I said my goodbyes to Izzy and started to walk away, but Abby grabbed my arm and told me she wanted me to meet Alex too. My stomach dropped. My hands started to sweat, and my heart was racing a mile a minute. I knew. I knew something bad was going to happen.

I should have run away. Run away and not look back.

Excerpt #3:

When we finally got to the edge of the stage, I grabbed her hand and tugged her back towards me.
“I think we need to talk.” Her green eyes bore into mine.
“Yeah... I think we do, but I can’t do it right now. Maybe once we get settled back home, but not right now. I need to get back to Alex and Izzy and deal with all that.”
I just nodded and let go of her hand. I could handle not talking right this second, even if I didn’t want to wait. I’d give her time as long as it meant that I got her back in my life. And I wasn’t quite sure what she meant by having to deal with Alex and Izzy, but I wasn’t going to push it. She knows, so now all I can do is wait for her to be ready to talk to me.

Katheryn Kiden was born in Boothbay Harbor Maine in 1989 and raised in Newcastle. She was raised with four brothers. Katheryn graduated when she was sixteen and has been writing since she was young. When she isn’t attached to a keyboard you can usually find her with her two younger brothers, friends, or with a camera in her hand.

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