Christine Kersey – novelist

clean suspense and romance

“The Other Morgan” is available for pre-order

I’ve decided to try something new. I’m making The Other Morgan available for pre-order. The actual release date is December 5, 2014, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon. Here are the links:

The Other Morgan

 

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In other news, I’ve bundled my two standalone suspense novels (No Way Out and Suspicions). You can buy the bundle for $5.99, which is a savings of $4.00 over buying each book separately. Links to all the vendors are below.

Suspense Bundle

 

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Book Sale!

To celebrate brand-new covers for my two standalone novels, as well as the revisions and updates I’ve just completed on them, both books are temporarily reduced to $2.99. They will be at this price for about a week, and then the price will go up to $4.99, so take advantage of this great deal! Of course neither one contains any profanity or sexual content.

I’m currently working with Amazon to make it possible for anyone who previously purchased these books to get the updated versions. I’ll let you know how to do it as soon as I know they will allow it.


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Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet.


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When a neighbor boy is kidnapped for ransom, Stacey Hunter is stunned to discover that circumstantial evidence points to her husband. Not able to believe he could be involved in such a horrifying crime, she sets out to discover who is really behind the kidnapping.

Blog Hop Time!

We all love the game of tag, or at least we used to as children—racing around the yard, trying to avoid being tagged “It”. Well, as adults we play a different kind of tag—it’s just as fun, although it burns a lot few calories. That’s the kind of tag where a friend tags us to do something or share something.

I’ve been tagged in an author blog hop! My friend Nancy Campbell Allen was tagged, and she’s tagged me! (By the way, check out her stuff—she writes great stories!) This is a fun way for us to share information about our writing, as well as to spotlight other authors. So here goes:

What are you working on now?

I recently released After, which is a follow-up story to my Parallel Trilogy. Now I’m working on another follow-up book called The Other Morgan. For those of you who have read the Parallel Trilogy, that title will make total sense, but if you haven’t, get reading :)

Why do you write what you do?

I once read a quote from Benjamin Disraeli that explains it perfectly: “When I want to read a good book, I write one.” In other words, I write what I love to read. I just hope others love it too! I feel extremely blessed to have the job that I have. As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved to read, and for the last 14 years (off and on) I’ve been writing my own stories. Exactly one year ago I was able to quit my day job to write full-time. I never dreamed that would happen, and I’m thankful everyday.

The reason I began writing the stories I write is because I love suspense, but I really dislike all the profanity that’s so typical in that genre. I wanted to read exciting and suspenseful stories where I didn’t have to mentally bleep out swear words, so I decided to write clean suspense!

How does your writing process work?

Like I said in an earlier post, I’m a total pantser, which means I don’t outline. I start with an idea, think about a character, have a vague notion of how the story should end, and then I just go for it. For example, with the Parallel Trilogy I wondered what it would be like if being overweight was illegal. Originally the story was just going to be one book, but when I got to a certain point in the story, I realized it was much more involved than that. The entire trilogy is about 900 pages, so you can see that one book was unrealistic.

My subconscious must know what’s going to happen though, because I published each book before I had any idea what was going to happen in the next book, but somehow it all comes together. I love when that happens!

Now it’s my turn to tag someone else, and I’ve chosen my friend Alivia Anderson! Make sure to check out her fun and exciting stories!

New covers for standalone books

I found a wonderful cover designer and had him create brand-new covers for my two standalone novels. Check them out!

NoWayOut_CVR_SML

Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. The police seem unable – or unwilling – to help. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet.

No Way Out does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

 

Suspicions_CVR_SML

When a neighbor boy is kidnapped for ransom, Stacey Hunter is stunned to discover that circumstantial evidence points to her husband. Not able to believe he could be involved in such a horrifying crime, she sets out to discover who is really behind the kidnapping.

Complicating Stacey’s efforts is the odd behavior of her supervisor, Patricia Summers, who has taken a keen interest in Stacey’s husband. Though uncertain of her husband’s faithfulness, Stacey presses on with her investigation to flush out the kidnapper and is faced with losing everything she loves, as well as her own life.

Suspicions does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

“After (a parallel story)” is available!

I’m pleased to announce that After (a parallel story) is now available. It took longer to write than I expected, but it’s also my longest book at 110,000 words, which is the equivalent of about 450 pages.

Here are links to where it is currently available.

My next project is the The Other Morgan (a parallel story). You can watch the progress by checking the progress bar on the right-hand side of my website. I update it every day that I write, which is nearly every weekday. It will be released sometime this fall.

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I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! And as always, I truly appreciate you reading my books!

~Christine

Update on “After (a parallel story)”

Today I finished writing After (a parallel story). It took a little longer than I thought it would, but that’s because it’s nearly twice as long as I expected it to be. At this point it’s the equivalent of approximately 400 printed pages.

What happens now is, I’ll spend some time revising it, then my beta readers will read it and give me feedback, I’ll do more revisions, then I’ll send it to my editor. Once she’s done with it I’ll do final edits, then release it. I fully expect to release it by the end of July. That’s a lot to do in only a few weeks, but I’m confident everything will come together.

If you want to be notified when it’s released, make sure to sign up for my newsletter, then you’ll be the first to know! You can sign up in the top right of my webpage.

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

Christine

Update on “After”

True confession — I don’t outline my stories. I’m a true pantser. That means I write by the seat of my pants. I typically know where a story is headed, and I know a few scenes that will happen in the story, but beyond that, I discover the story as I write. This works well for me because it keeps the story exciting for me if I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen.

However, this also means there are challenges. For example, I may be a bit off on my estimate of when a story will be done. That’s what’s happening now with After. When I began After I thought it would end up at about 60,000 words, which is just a bit shorter than Gone, which came in at 65,000 words. Based on that, and my daily word count output, I thought I’d be able to release it by the end of June. Well, as of today I’m at 63,000 words, and the story isn’t done being told.

I’ve adjusted my word count goal to 75,000 words, but to be honest it may be longer than that. I just don’t know yet! I’m working on this book everyday (and my daily output goal is 3000 words), and it’s going quite well, but I want it to be the best it can be, so I hope you’ll be patient with me. Once it’s done I’ll need to do revisions, then have it go through beta readers, then to my editor.

All in all, I’m confident that I’ll release After before the end of July, but I wanted to give you a head’s up that it will be delayed a bit. In the grand scheme of things, a few weeks won’t make a big difference, so I believe it’s worth it for me to take the time I need to get the story right. I hope you agree  :)

~Christine

Cover Reveal

I’m excited to show you the cover for the Morgan and Billy story, which is a follow-up to the Parallel Trilogy. It’s called AFTER (a parallel story). I’m about halfway done with writing it, and it will be released by the end of June Here is the cover!

The Other Morgan

Latest News

I can’t believe it’s almost summer, but I’m glad that it is, as I’m sure all of you are. My husband and I love to go camping, so this is the best time of year for us. Here is a picture of my husband and me on a recent camping trip, after we finished a hike.

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Book News

Right now I’m working on the Morgan and Billy story, which is a story related to the Parallel Trilogy. You can see the progress on the right side of my website on the Writing Progress Bar. My plan is to release the book sometime in June.

Once I’m done with the Morgan and Billy story, I’ll work on a story about The Other Morgan.

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Thank you for reading my books! I truly appreciate it!

Second Chances is now available

Life has been crazy lately, so I’m a little late in making this announcement, but Second Chances, the sequel to Over You, is now available!

Second Chances

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If you haven’t gotten your FREE copy of Over You, make sure to pick one up!

Over You

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Next up are the two Parallel Trilogy-related stories: After (released in July) and The Other Morgan (released in October). I’m excited to see what’s in store for these characters, and I hope you are too!