Tuesday, July 11, 2017

News and Updates

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry it's been so long since I made any kind of update about the progress of my next book, #3 in the Kingmakers' War series. I've been on a hiatus of sorts due to a sudden and very urgent medical situation in my immediate family. The circumstance is still ongoing and will be indefinitely, but I'm trying to return to work now. I feel a bit scattered still, but I'm here.

I originally hoped to release book #3 (I have a title and a cover, and I plan to reveal those things soon!) in June, but you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. I'm now hoping for August.

However, between now and then I'll do my best to update you all with a few tidbits about Briand and Kael to tide you over.

Other news!

Frost (The Frost Chronicles #1) is on sale for Prime Day. If you haven't read it or know someone who hasn't but might like to, you can get your Kindle copy here!

Also, on Thursday (7/13) I'll be participating in a Facebook read-along for Julia Hall's Life After series to celebrate the newest release in the series. I'll be giving away some books and interacting with people at 8 PM EST, so come and check that out.

Finally, I thought I would dedicate the latest Kingmaker book to a reader. I will get a contest set up for that soon, so if you'd like to see your name on the dedication page, be watching for that. I think it's going to be a "spread the word" sort of thing--I'll probably put A Gift of Poison on sale and you'll be able to enter by sharing a link to that in some form or writing a short blurb about it on social media.

Thank you all for being lovely and patient. Talk to you again soon.

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Kael Book!

Hi everybody!

Sorry for the months of radio silence. I've been sick since December and it's made writing difficult. But I'm feeling much better now, and I have a surprise!

I know a lot of you are waiting on the next Kingmakers' War book. That is coming soon, hopefully in May. But for now, I've just released another book I'd been working on (partly as research for the rest of the series) from Kael's perspective.

Tip of the Dagger takes place between A Gift of Poison and A Bed of Blades. The story is told in Kael's perspective and follows some of his adventures during the time Briand was with the Hermit. It provides a little insight into this inscrutable man's feelings about the dragonsayer, his relationship with his father, and his loyalty to the true prince.



You can find that book here on Amazon!

In other news, I am working on book 3 in the Kingmakers' War series and also some other projects. Thank you all for reading! I love it when you message me about my books, it gives me energy to keep writing. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Darkest Day in the Frost is here!

Hi everyone,

My holiday surprise anthology is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for Nook readers.

I enjoyed revisiting Lia, Briand, and Aemi for these holiday stories, and I hope you guys enjoy seeing them again too. All of the stories can be read by anyone, so even if you haven't read the Secrets of Itlantis series or the Frost series or the Kingmakers' War series, you won't find spoilers or be confused about previous plot elements.



Here's the summary:


Return to the world of the Frost (and other fantasy worlds) in this fantasy holiday anthology!

This short story collection contains three stories by Kate Avery Ellison, set in her fantasy series the Frost Chronicles, the Kingmakers' War, and Secrets of Itlantis.

"The Darkest Day in the Frost" - Lia Weaver and her siblings are struggling to survive after the death of her parents. But someone is watching out for her.

"The White Doe of Winterval" - Briand meets the new castle steward, Kael, on the eve of the winter holiday Winterval.

"The Last Sacrifice" - Aemi schemes to get her mother a necklace to wear for the Lighting ceremony. Nol tries to stop her.


Hope you all enjoy!

~Kate

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Coming this week! Holiday stories about Lia, Briand, and Aemi!

Guys! I have a Christmas surprise!

I've written a book of holiday short stories set in the worlds of the Frost, A Gift of Poison (the Kingmakers' War series), and Of Sea and Stone (Secrets of Itlantis)!

All the stories can be enjoyed by anyone, even those who haven't read the stories (but there will be some fun things for fans).



The stories include:

"The Darkest Day in the Frost" - Lia and her siblings try to celebrate the new year without her parents. There's a bit of an Adam cameo. :)

"The White Doe of Winterval" - Briand steals a horse and rides in a hunt. She meets Kael for the first time, and he bestows upon her the nickname Catfoot. :D

"The Last Sacrifice" - Aemi does rebellious and risky things in order to win money to buy her mother a necklace for the Lightning that night. She and Nol snark at each other, of course. :)

I hope to have it up for sale sometime this weekend! So stay tuned!

Other news - Briand and Kael fans, you're in luck. I'm still working on the Kael novella and hope to have that out before the end of the year. Then, I'll finish the next Briand book, and then I've got a few new projects in the works as well.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ALL HER SECRETS Tour!

Hi everyone!

ALL HER SECRETS is here!!

You can get a copy at Amazon, Nook, and Kobo. (Also paperback.)




Someone tried to kill Victoria four years ago, and she’s been searching for the reason why ever since. On the weekend she discovers a possible reason for her attempted murder, Victoria is kidnapped and taken to an unknown location deep in the mountain wilderness. She forms an unexpected bond with one of her kidnappers, Sam, and she must decide if she can trust him to help her escape. But both Sam and Victoria are keeping secrets from each other, secrets that might prove deadly.


And there's a blog tour! With prizes!

You can check out the stops for today here:

ACME Teen Books

What Is That Book About

Another Bookworm Life 

The Bookkeeper's Apprentice


Monday, August 29, 2016

New Book Coming Soon!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted. I've been sequestered away, hiding from the summer heat like a vampire and writing books and bargaining with my creative muse. (She mostly responds to chocolate doughnuts.)

Lots of things in the works for fall and winter... Some I'll get to another day, but I wanted to announce that I've been writing a new YA thriller, ALL HER SECRETS, and you can pre-order it now!

Here's the cover.






And here's the book blurb:



Nothing is as it seems in this psychological YA thriller set in a not-too-distant future.

A GIRL WITH SECRETS

Eighteen-year-old Victoria, the daughter of robotics genius Bill Faraday, is home from college for the weekend to confront her father about a secret he’s been keeping when she’s kidnapped out of her parents’ luxury mountain home.

A GUY FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

Eighteen-year-old Sam is just a poor kid from Valley City, but he knows who Victoria is as soon as his cousin Craig drags her from the trees. He doesn’t want anything to do with what appears to be a revenge kidnapping, but Craig has a gun and needs someone to take the fall if things go wrong.

A DESPERATE PLAN TO SURVIVE

Craig and his buddies imprison Sam and Victoria in an abandoned mountain cabin with the assurance that they’ll be ransomed soon. But weeks pass, and Sam and Victoria worry they’ve been left for dead. Putting aside mistrust for tentative friendship, Victoria and Sam conspire to escape together, and the close quarters and forced teamwork ignite a startling attraction between them. Then they discover strange cave tunnels beneath the cabin. And what they find inside the tunnels gets more and more bizarre.

With a plan in place to escape, freedom seems within reach. But unrevealed secrets from Victoria’s past are coming back to haunt her.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Another new cover (and paperbacks)!

Hi lovelies,

I've continued to play around with new covers. Sometimes it's nice to have a change. I thought The Season of Lightning could use a little refreshing, so... tada!





I love this book so much. Roth and Verity are very close to my heart. I plan to write a companion novel at some point, although right now I'm not sure when that will be.

Also!

Paperback editions of Steam and Glass and A Bed of Blades are available!




I will have more news soon about upcoming projects!

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