Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Welcome to Grimwood~ Guest Kelly Apple

I released book 1 in a new series this week! Not only is that an exciting thing to say, it's incredibly fun to get to build a world from the ground up. Well, sometimes. And then sometimes it's a little intimidating and you're sure you're doing it all wrong and you want to bang your head against a wall.

But let's not mention that part of the creative process.

One of the awesome things about releasing a new series (for me, at least) is getting to come up with some snarky one-liners for promotional purposes. Like that time I got to throw "Because nothing beats end of the world sex, amirite?" onto my zombie apocalypse love story series page. Ha. Man, that never gets old to read. *pets that line and giggles*

Anyway. This new series is set in a place called Grimwood. There are curses and evil witches and heroes who have to endure terrible things before they're rescued by their special lady friend. I thought it would be fun to find a tagline for Grimwood--the actual woods, not just the series, mind you--to help introduce this crazy, cursed place.

*clears throat* Grimwood. Where the curses are plentiful and you REALLY don't want to be out after dark.

Umm... no. Let's try again.

Grimwood. Where really bad things happen to really good people.


Grimwood. Where no good deed goes unpunished by a hundred years as someone's whipping boy.

*awkward laugh* Right. Let's just say there's a reason no one has hired me as a tagline writer for places around the world. Although, I do feel a few hidden gems up my sleeve in that arena...

(any place in Canada and/or Alaska because THAT'S WHERE THE MOOSE ARE!) Come for the scenery, stay to watch the moose mate! *finger guns*

(any place near a desert) If you can't stand the heat, you probably shouldn't be visiting here.

(any place with snow) RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! (to be honest, I'm still unclear how people survive in that much cold. This California girl just DOESN'T GET the whole snow thing.)

You're welcome, hot, cold, and moose-infested cities. You're welcome.

For the record, I still haven't found a properly snarky, entirely appropriate introductory line for Grimwood. No worries, though. I plan to keep throwing things out there until I find something that fits.

Now entering Grimwood. These aren't your mother's fairy tales...

Cursed Blood by Kelly AppleCursed Blood (Grimwood #1)
Zel has lived his entire life within the confines of a square mile of the forest. The tower is his refuge. The witch, his captor. Forced to do her bidding, he dreams of a day when he can leave the cursed place and be free. But fate has other plans and freedom can take many guises. As a girl, Geneva devoured stories about the wild boy who lived at the highest point in the forest. A changeling, a prince, a forest spirit—all the tales tell a different story. Imagine her surprise when she stumbles across the cursed tower and the young man held prisoner there. It’ll take all her cunning and courage to free him. What she doesn’t know is that freeing him might doom them all.
Cursed Blood is available at: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo Want to know more about me? You can find me at: Website: KellyApple.com Facebook: Author Kelly Apple

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Kelly on your new series! Cursed Blood sounds marvelous, intriguing and deeply satisfying.

    Love your taglines, lol!