Thursday, August 08, 2013

Book Blitz-Intentional by MK Harkins


MK Harkins

Hosted By: Buried Under Books Book Tours

 Book Description
I know this has to stop. Something has to give. A person cannot die of a broken heart. Believe me, I know. I’ve been waiting—and it’s just not happening.

What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question facing the characters in MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional. They will soon learn, however, that when love is involved, nothing is ever quite as it seems.Mattie and Jeremy are engaged to be married and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal.

Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life and meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and a lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that things in her past may not have been quite what they seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?

Readers will instantly be swept up in the saga of love and heartbreak that unfolds. Offering a rarely-before-seen glimpse into the heart and mind of a romantic villain, audiences will find a welcome reprieve from the typical romance novel.
Excerpt from the book
I look over at Jeremy; he's smiling happily, oblivious to my turmoil.  He's accustomed to this; I most certainly am not.  I've got the sweaty hands, racing-heart thing going on as Jeremy grabs my hand and leads me to the front door.  He grins over at me, takes the flowers out of my hand, and wraps me up in his arms for a passionate kiss.

What is he doing?  Just as I'm about to give him a good, hard shove, I hear the front door opening.  No, this can't be happening.  Maybe it's the butler or something.  I pray it's the butler as I look up at the doorway.  It looks like I'm out of luck, because staring back at us are Jeremy's parents.  Both of them.  They stand together, smiling.  I've seen his parents' pictures on display at Jeremy's house, so my last hope of a stranger watching us kiss evaporates.  He is in so much trouble.

Jeremy shakes his head in wonderment.  "I'm so in love with you.  I don't know what to do with all of these feelings.  I've never experienced anything like this in my life."  He looks panicked for a moment.  "You're not going to break my heart, are you?"
I whisper "Please don't make me."

What does the author say about Self-Publishing?
Ten things I didn't know about self-publishing
I will admit, I knew absolutely zero (nothing!) about self publishing when I started this adventure :)  I will narrow it down to ten. 
1.) It was easier than I thought. I googled my way to Createspace
2.) Createspace is like a well-oiled machine. I was assigned a publishing consultant, John Schuster (great publisher name!)  He organized all my orders with the various departments.  If I had a question, he would answer within 24 hours.

3.) I was able to accomplish everything I needed at CreateSpace (I started with an editorial evaluation, moved to choosing a book cover and ended with a copyedit)
4.) When you self publish, there is a lot of self promotion involved. I joined twitter, Goodreads and made an author Facebook page.
5.) Everyone wants to be your friend on Facebook!
6.) I've met some wonderful authors and bloggers through the social media (mostly facebook)

7.)  Promoting is hard work!  It's fun, but very time consuming
8.) There are a lot of people who can help, but the challenge is to find them.
9.) Other authors really want you to succeed.  I don't sense any competition from the Indie authors at all.  They sincerely want to help.
10.) I am surprised that I would have so much fun.  I've met wonderful, inspiring people - who I believe will be life long friends.  This has been such a positive experience I would recommend it to anyone who loves/wants to write.
Author(MK Harkins)
I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional, with a sequel already in the works.
When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.
You can find more about this author on Facebook Twitter Website  and Goodreads

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