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More Than a Risk

by Kennedy L. Mitchell
Publication Date: August 17, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

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Is a life worth living if you don’t risk it all for the one you love?

Shot and left for dead, Dr. Kate Wheeler doesn’t know what to expect when she wakes in a hospital room, especially she sees him. It would take a lot to win her back after abandoning her when she needed him most, which he is prepared to do, but Kate has never been one to give in easily. A surprise visit from a friend pulls Kate into a deadly game of cat and mouse with a local business man, full of dark secrets.

It’s up to Kate to bring this man down knowing her father, the Dallas DA, won’t prosecute without evidence; evidence she is willing to do anything to get. With the love of her life shadowing her every move, will Kate risk losing him to save the lives of others?

When Kate’s charade takes a dangerous turn will Weston be enough to bring her back from the edge, or is it too late for it to matter? Hearts and lives are at risk and Kate and Weston’s fiery relationship returns in this second book of the More Than a Threat series.

More Than a Threat

by Kennedy L. Mitchell
Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

Purchase: Amazon | iBooks | NookGoogle Play | Kobo

In the face of danger, the thin line between love and hate is blurred and rules are broken. But are these two prepared to face the consequences?

Dr. Kate Wheeler is an independent, feisty emergency medicine doctor with a perfect life, or at least that’s what everyone sees from the outside. Her world is turned upside down when she is forced to allow twenty-four-seven protection, disrupting her independent lifestyle leaving Kate to adjust, or not. She finds herself in uncharted territory as she balances a new love interest at work, never being alone and dodging multiple attempts on her life. If it weren’t for her two best friends by her side the stress would be too much, even for her to handle.

Her newly assigned security detail, Casey Weston, is harsh, dismissive, and overbearing. His sexy, strong body and bad boy tattoos are just the exterior to this thoughtful man who has secrets of his own. As he works to keep Kate at arm’s length he finds himself equally frustrated and fascinated by this woman who pushes his boundaries. Weston’s rules are intense and focused solely on keeping her alive. But as time goes on will his better judgement falter?

Tempers and emotions flare when these two headstrong individuals go head to head, both used to having their own way and unwilling…or too afraid…to give an inch.

With Kate’s life in the crosshairs and Weston determined to protect her, will their future be happily ever after or torn apart by the same threat that brought them together?

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More Than a Risk – Cover Reveal – Give Away

Here it is! And I LOVE it. The cover yes, but what’s inside too 🙂 Click here to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card (you can use some of it to preorder MTAR :))

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Inspiration

The grocery store watching a tired mother wrangle her misbehaving kids – the look of hopelessness and love in the eyes. 

A music festive where a certain song, the lyrics speaks right into your heart. 

The news when something so unspeakable happens you can’t help but cry from the ache of sadness in your soul. 

Inspiration comes from everywhere, you just have to look for it. I read once that writers don’t write from experience but from empathy. And I 100% agree. Watching certain things or listening to soul crushing music makes me see a story behind it. Makes me see the characters and feel their personality. 

I always thought other people could do this, but when I started writing and my friends started reading what I wrote….I realized quickly profound empathy is a gift. Not everyone can walk into a room and gauge what’s someone’s thinking with a simple glance. Read their body laguage. The look behind their eyes. 

So here is where I find inspiration. You. You living your life. And me feeling it.  

More Than a Risk – Cover Poll

Revisions are done, line edits have started and copies have been sent to my beta readers. It’s so close yet so far away! I cannot WAIT for you to read More Than a Risk and continue on this fun journey with Dr. Kate Wheeler. She is fun, feisty, lovable and has a potty mouth that might make some sailors blush – which is one of the things I love the most about her.

What I’m needing from you – yes, you – is help in choosing which amazing cover to use! Yes some of this is to drive awareness to the book, but I really, really want to know your thoughts. Most of you following this blog are experts on picking out what will sell and what won’t – so please help me!

Choose from option A or option B and list in the comments here or through FB, Insta and Twitter where I also posted this poll.

I want to know. I want to hear from you, so please respond!

Thank you,

XO

Kennedy

More Than a Risk – Coming Late Summer!

Y’all I am SO excited about the second book of the More Than a Threat series – More Than a Risk! We pick up right where we left off and all our favorite characters are back plus several new yummy additions.

More Than a Risk will be available for preorder soon but until then I thought I would give you a bit of a sneak peek 🙂

In the movies you watch there are people shot multiple times crawling across the floor towards safety or standing up, fighting their way out of the danger. Maybe they are stronger than me or have more will to live. Because all I can do is lie here, on the freezing sidewalk, doing everything I can to stay fucking conscious while I bleed out from the multiple gunshot wounds I just sustained. Hell, I can’t tell how many I have at this point. All I know is it fucking hurts worse than anything I have ever experienced.

So now I wait. Wait to either die of blood loss, which I know is quickly approaching, or for whoever shot me to come back and finish the job. I don’t know which would be worse. Because the pain is unbearable but the thought of having to watch someone point a gun at my head, for that to be the last thing I will ever see, is terrifying.

The feel of the pavement beneath me vibrating and the sound of pounding feet approaching makes me realize my fate will probably be the latter. But much to my surprise the person doesn’t stop and hold a gun to my head or gloat at what he’s done. No, instead this man drops to his knees beside me, places his hands over my abdomen and begins to shout to someone I can’t see. I wonder if I I’m going to make it to the hospital in time. I wonder if I even care.

I want to live, I do. I want to live to see if he will come back.

See if he will come back for me.

The man bending over me starts talking, trying to keep me conscious. Asking who he needs to call. Telling me to keep my eyes open. Telling me help is on the way.

But I don’t want to keep my eyes open. I don’t want to see what’s happening.

As the stranger’s voice fades and I sink deeper into the darkness closing in, I’m scared to let go. The need for him here, to hold my hand, to keep me from slipping away, is overwhelming. But he isn’t. I’m here alone, wishing I wasn’t.

EKK! Make sure you add More Than a Risk to your Goodreads list and keep an eye out for the preorder info.

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Learning From Teddy

 

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt

Yep me and Theodore Roosevelt are on a nickname basis. I saw this quote a couple days ago and it has stuck with me. With the release of my newest novel – More Than a Threat – I’ve found myself comparing myself more and more as the days pass. Wishing I had the followers other authors did, or relationship with bloggers, or a publisher, or really cool keyboard covers (I fixed that one, thanks Amazon). I should be ecstatic that I’ve sold as many books as I have knowing that most authors on Amazon don’t even reach 50 books sold and I did that in my first week. The reviews have been amazing. So why am I unhappy, wanting more and still comparing?

I want more for my characters and I constantly wonder if maybe I would have tried harder to find a publisher or agent the book would get the attention it deserves. Fame isn’t what I’m going for, what I want is to entertain a large audience and for them to want more and more and more. For that want from the readers to drive me to write more, to be a better author.

It’s been  year since I started writing and that’s like half a second in the author/publishing realm, I get that. But it still doesn’t mean I can’t want more, to fantasize about one day having hundreds of reviews, people begging me for a snippet of what’s going to happen next and okay maybe for my books to one day become a movie. ONLY because I want to be apart of the casting…eye candy…yum.

Starting tomorrow, after coffee, I will try to stop comparing myself to other authors and just embrace me as Kennedy.  My writing will never be like others and that’s okay, we don’t need another Colleen Hoover in the world but we just might need a Kennedy Mitchell 🙂

Beauty and the Beast – A Recap

There are some songs and movies that speak to you in one particular moment in time. We all have them, ones that transport us to a particular age, feeling, situation. Beauty and the Beast does that to me in such a powerful way. I was ten years old when I saw the movie and bought the soundtrack on CD – YES CD – and it was what I needed at the time. I’ve always been a bookworm, blame my mother for that, and Belle….OMG Belle. She was my true heroine. She was well read, feisty, spoke her mind, didn’t give into to status quo, and was beautiful in her own way.

Ten year old Kennedy was all braced faced, socially insecure and lived a thousand lives in the books she read. In the point in my life I think I was obsessed with ‘The Boxcar Children’ series. Their adventures, how they lived on their own let me live a life very different than my own. I love and hate that time in my life. And that’s why I related with this beautiful, well read, Disney princess. She was…me. Me that was so different than everyone around me.

Everyone else was perfect, socially capable and then there was me who would rather hole up on the couch under my favorite blanket reading instead of going to the Friday night football game.

Anyway, back to the movie. Emma Watson. OMG yes. YES. If I there were ever a human made for the role of Belle it was you. Thank you for portraying this amazing Disney princess in the best way possible for all us bookworms. The whole movie was amazing and you should go see it ASAP if you love the original. It will bring a tear to your eye as you remember how you felt the first time you ever saw the movie or heard the words…”Little town, little village, every day like the one before…” If those words don’t make you smile and want to sing along to every word then….bye Felicia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Ramblings…

The amazing reviews for More Than a Threat have been very humbling. I knew I loved Kate and Weston, and so did my friends. But as a new author you never know if your book will get noticed or how people will react to your style of writing. The book is good but it’s different and that’s what I wanted to talk a little bit about today.

More Than a Threat is a different kind of romantic suspense series. There isn’t any of the ‘who done it’ feel but more of a super romance where there is more going on in the story other than the relationship. I wrote what I wanted to read and people are loving it – thankfully. The story builds as you read through each chapter and ends with a cliffhanger which I am finding out a LOT of people are not too thrilled about. Its not that its a bad ending but it does leave you wanting. Which is what the webster definition of a cliffhanger is, right?

This is going to be a series. I have 4 books planned for Kate and Weston as of now. One of those books will be a novella where we get a unique inside look into how Weston truly feels , how he has felt since the day he met Kate and what all he has gone through before we ever met him. I’m VERY excited about that one. But it’s going to take me longer to write since I want to give his time in the army, that we flashback to, justice. Lots of research and conversations with my military friends will need to be had.

Other people have asked if I will have side series about the supporting characters in book 1. Maybe? I have more of a connection with a few of the new characters you will meet in book 2. Once you meet them,  you will know what I mean. They just have something about them that makes you want to find their own Kate. Which….maybe they will.

So there you have it! Thank you to everyone that has read MTAT and is anxiously awaiting book 2. Teasers, cover reveal and blurbs will be coming out early summer and should be published late summer (trying to August but I do have a full time job to work in too!).

For everyone that took a chance on a new author. Thank you. I am SO blessed to have you have readers and look forward to dazzling you even further with book 2.

 

More Than a Threat is LIVE!

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In themorethanathreat_ebook6x9 face of danger, the thin line between love and hate is blurred and rules are broken. But are these two prepared to face the consequences?

Dr. Kate Wheeler is an independent, feisty emergency medicine doctor with a perfect life, or at least that’s what everyone sees from the outside. Her world is turned upside down when she is forced to allow twenty-four-seven protection, disrupting her independent lifestyle leaving Kate to adjust, or not. She finds herself in uncharted territory as she balances a new love interest at work, never being alone and dodging multiple attempts on her life. If it weren’t for her two best friends by her side the stress would be too much, even for her to handle.

Her newly assigned security detail, Casey Weston, is harsh, dismissive, and overbearing. His sexy, strong body and bad boy tattoos are just the exterior to this thoughtful man who has secrets of his own. As he works to keep Kate at arm’s length he finds himself equally frustrated and fascinated by this woman who pushes his boundaries. Weston’s rules are intense and focused solely on keeping her alive. But as time goes on will his better judgement falter?

Tempers and emotions flare when these two headstrong individuals go head to head, both used to having their own way and unwilling…or too afraid…to give an inch.

With Kate’s life in the crosshairs and Weston determined to protect her, will their future be happily ever after or torn apart by the same threat that brought them together?

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