Sunday, August 21, 2011


NEW RELEASE PARTY
I am proud to announce that 
BOOKS READ 'N' MAKEUP DONE 
is hosting "The Gift" 's release party!
Please Welcome Author Kat Deacon!!!!

CONGRATS KAT!!!









Hey everybody! My name is Kat Deacon and welcome to Leanne’s wonderful blog and my release party for THE GIFT!! I’m both excited and terrified that my novella is out floating around in the world. I’ve dreamed of being a writer my whole life…well that is after my mom explained that it was impossible to be Wonder Woman. Alas, no lasso of truth or invisible jet in my future, but that didn’t stop me from imagining a world where I could have those things and more.


My love of writing grew from a passion for books. My mom used to take us to the library several days out of the week. For one…she loved reading. For two…it was a great inexpensive way to entertain three kids. Her closet was filled with romance novels. I used to hide in there and read. I was fascinated by the fantasy and historical romances. Tales of true love and happy endings… they made me want to write stories like that. I remember crying over a particularly moving scene and my mom opening up the closet door and finding me there surrounded by her books. She smiled and shook her head and said “It’s really good isn’t it?”



I never gave up on writing. Through marriage, kids, and now going back to college, I’m still writing. I think those of us who love writing have to jot things down or risk going crazy sometimes. Those feelings you get when you’re reading an exciting or moving book and you just have to know what happens next are what makes me want to be a writer. I’m still learning and trying to get everything just right but, here I am with my first release. It is terrifying and wonderful all at once.


I hope you enjoy my novella about a girl discovering who she is and finding her confidence. She has two great friends that I think you will love as well…and I can’t forget to mention the deliciously hot guy that she’s totally crushing on. Here’s a blurb for THE GIFT.

All Seri Graham wanted for her sixteen birthday was a date for junior prom and a car. Not much...right? Seri goes from mall shopping and chick flicks to demon smiting and meeting her Gregorian Watcher mother for the first time.



A mysterious gift arrives from her absentee mother and Seri's life is forever altered. Along with her two besties Maya and Lucy, using the gift from her mother, Seri tries to survive long enough to discover who and what she is and make to the prom. 


Now available at www.etreasurespublishing.com!! 

Visit my blog at http://katherinedeacon.blogspot.com/


As a way of thanking everyone for helping me celebrate my brand new release, I am giving away Seri's locket from the book. One lucky commenter will be randomly selected and will receive this beautiful sterling silver necklace. Others will be randomly selected to receive the Romance Trading Card for the book. Good luck everyone!!
 

47 comments:

Debbie_D said...

Wohoo! Congrats Kat! I always knew you could do it. Can't wait to read it!!

Neko said...

Woohoo!! congrats Kat! Can't wait to get my hands on this lovely piece!

Leanne109 said...

Good Morning Kat! I hope you have a great time today. CHEERS! to much success!

Marilyn Baron said...

Congratulations, Kat! I loved reading about your love of reading and the fact that your mother encouraged it. I feel like your story is my story and probably the story of all writers. I'm glad you pursued your dream. I wish you success and thanks Leanne for hosting this fabulous party.

Marilyn Baron

Kat Deacon said...

Thank you everybody for stopping by!! I really appreciate the support. It's scary, but exciting to have something I wrote out there for the world to see. I think my mom would be very proud....or at least I hope she would be. She loved books and shared that joy with me enough to make me want to be a writer.

I totally agree Marilyn!!

Let's party!

Eliwrites said...

Congrats! That joy of reading is something we should all try to give to others. I know that I was the same way as a child!

Kat Deacon said...

BTW, guys...the book comes out tomorrow. My brain thought I was doing this party tomorrow instead of today LOL!! So make sure to check back on the www.etreasurespublishing.com site for the book tomorrow!! Also come visit my blog tomorrow for a continuation of the blog block party!! I'll be giving away a copy of the book tomorrow!

Nichole said...

:) I've loved reading the process of your book and your story has been inspiring to keep me writing myself! Can't wait to read it!! Hopefully you guys get lots of comments and your book sells hot hot hot :)

Chelsea Rafferty said...

Oh I loved your interview! I think that's really funny that you'd hide out in her closet reading and I love how she caught you and just smiled. What a cool mom, libraries are the best! :)

And the book cover looks great and so does the excerpt, though I'm sitting here going HOW do you say her name Seri? Sar eeee? lol XD sorry when I'm reading I try my best to know how to say character names or it will drive me bonkers!

But, congrats on your release! I'm really happy for you and I love that you have it out there! Its awesome!

Kat Deacon said...

Thanks Chelsea!!! I'm the same way with names lol!! It's pronounced (Seer- ree). Yeah...my mom was pretty cool. Who else let's a 14 year old read steamy romances? I was raised pretty strictly for the most part. No dating or going out without supervision and church every Sunday, but she let me read almost anything I could get my hands on. She trusted me to not pick anything too inappropriate. I miss her. ;)

Leanne109 said...

Kat how long did it take your to write this story?

Bren Crabby said...

As someone who was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the story, let me just say it is amazing! Kat, you are talented and beautiful and you should never be scared of your work being read by others. It is phenomenal and I cannot wait to read it again! Love you girl. Stay strong. You amaze me every day!

Amanda said...

Kat this is great I am so excited for you! My mom used to take the 3 of us to the library too. Ours was small and I read my way through the stacks. I loved that feeling of discovery and can't wait to explore your new world!

Kat Deacon said...

Leanne, it took me about a month to write this story. The characters were very cooperative so I lucked out!

Thanks Brenda!! I heart you for your loving supportive girl power attitude!! You make me want to be a better writer just to deserve that enthusiasm.

Kat Deacon said...

Amanda, Libraries should be cherished simply for the opportunity it provides children to fall in love with the written word. Thanks for dropping by and I can't wait for all of you to read the book!

keivamp said...

Congrats. Even though it's not my type of story when I get a chance I will check it out. First step is always the hardest :)

Vanetta Q said...

Congrats! I am looking forward to reading this one!

I love to read and I have now got my girls into reading more!

Thanks for the blog!

alissasanderson said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read this!

Pam Asberry said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing! Love the locket, too! :-)

Kristina's Books & More said...

Great interview! The book cover is gorgeous and the locket is beautiful, too! :) I will definitely have to get myself a copy of your book!

kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

Apple said...

I can't wait to read this! Congratulations!!!

Christian said...

Congratulations Kat. I'm so excited for you, you've been talking about your writing as long as I can remember. I'm so happy for you, and will be purchasing a copy of your book ;)

Jamie Wilson said...

I so excited for you Kat! Can't wait to curl up with your book! Jamie-fpjamie@aol.com

Naomi (Nomad) said...

Way to go, Kat! I'm so excited for you :D

Looking forward to adding another author to my "must keep up with" list. Can't wait to pick up a copy.

Kat Deacon said...

Thanks guys....I feel kind of emotional reading all of the wonderful posts. I love you guys!

D said...

Wow, I can totally relate to you Kat.
I was also a Wonder Woman fan, but being blonde, I decided to become a pirate instead. A yes, many authors like ourselves jot things down all our lives. I recently told my hometown newspaper that most writes don't write because we want to. We write because we MUST. I have a feeling I'm going to like your work. :) Best of luck with your first release! :)

Bama said...

wooooooohoooooooooo! Congrats Kat! Moms are the best! :D

Bama said...

P.S. waving to the fellow Menyons who showed up so far! :D

Morrigan_Childs said...

Hey Kat! Congrats on this momentous occasion! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see more of your name on the cover of books and some day soon on Best Seller's lists. You're living the dream :)

Morri

Nina Melton said...

Best of luck to you honey!

MissyMonster said...

First Congrats Kat! I can't wait to read it! My mom let me read romances, historical bodice ripper romances, when I was as young as 12, as long as I was reading and mature enough to realize it was fiction. She says now she didn't but she did, I blame it on menopause lol. I am so happy you're now published. :)

Kat Deacon said...

*Waves* to my Menyon sistas!! Thank you so much for dropping by!!

Morrigan...from your mouth to God's ears!! *hugs* I'm hoping that one day both of our names will be on the NYT'S bestseller list ;)

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Julee J. Adams said...

Congrats! I'm excited for you and wish you tons of success.

My mom worked in the local library, so I'm lucky I "grew up" there. She also read a ton of romances (Harlequin Presents, anyone?), so I considered myself very lucky. Even my dad was up for a good Janet Daily or Sandra Brown.

Have a super time--I know it's hard work!

Kym said...

Congrats Kat ! I loved your writing on the blog party, soo cant wait to read to your Novella !

I wish you all the sucess in the world and keep writing !!

Hugs and best wishes,
Kym

Neko said...

It sounds like you all have been having fun. It has been an awesome ride watching you write this book, I can't wait till it comes out tomorrow!

Chrisbails said...

congrats on the new release. am always looking for new authors and this book looks great. thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. the necklace is very beautiful.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Kat Deacon said...

Thanks everyone for a wonderful day!

Leanne109 said...

Looks like today was a total success Kat!!! Congrats!

jo7 said...

Congratulations!!! I wish you so much success with your story. For my covered dish, i brought homemade potstickers with tempura dipping sauce ;) I didn't realize you were married 15 years... you don't look old enough :)

Maggie Mae S. said...

Congrats again! Love hearing a little snippet about your life long love affair with the written word. *Hugs*

Kat Deacon said...

You ladies are amazing!! Thank you so much!

Meg said...

what a gorgeous book cover! I love the highlighted necklace with the sparkles!! CONGRATS!!!

Lauren Hunter said...

Congratulations Kat! You're living your dream. As others have already said, the story sounds great and I love the cover!

lhunter-1@hotmail.com

Smooth said...

This sounds like a great book. I would like to win this for my wife and I bet he would love your book as well.

smoothlynice40 at gmail dot com

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