Monday, June 30, 2014

The Dawnflier, July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 issue of The Dawnflier, which I may have to subtitle “Proud Mama Rides Again!”

What you see on the right is my lovely & talented daughter Jessica in her costume as the Science Officer aboard the USS Lexington on the set of Star Trek New Voyages—or Phase II or whatever it is they're calling this YouTube series these days... okay, so call me “Clueless Proud Mama!” I do know that she did not die in the episode, and she helped with lighting & other duties behind the scenes, and generally had a great time.

I’m also proud to announce that our joint venture—my words & Jessica’s art—Snow in July is now available as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, iPad & Kobo for a special launch price on all platforms of $0.99! And the print edition is in the setup phase at IngramSpark and should be available soon. I will definitely keep you posted. Meantime, feel free to enter the Goodreads giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Snow in July by Kim Iverson Headlee

Snow in July

by Kim Iverson Headlee

Giveaway ends July 31, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Also, there has been a change in the Blog Tour schedule for Snow in July. The week-long Launch Blast will be July 24-31, and sign-ups may be made by filling out this form. The 30-day Blog Tour will be October 1-30, and I will post that link as soon as possible.

Thank you very much for your continued support of my work—and if you have already signed up, I thank you twice! If you haven't already done so, once you have signed up to host a tour stop, please leave a comment to that effect on this post to be entered into my exclusive drawing to win a print copy.

If you happen to be in Wytheville for WyVaCon on Saturday, July 27th, please stop in and say hi!

As always, you are invited to...
— Follow me on Twitter
— Add me to Google+
— Comment on this post (especially if you have done the Twitter follow)
...and each action is good for one chance to win an ebook of your choice, either Dawnflight or Snow in July.

Meantime, I hope you all live long and prosper!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Please Sign Up for SNOW IN JULY Blog Tour!

It's getting closer to Release Day, and I would greatly appreciate your help! I am teaming with My Family's Heart Book Tours & Reviews for a month-long celebration of the release of my first foray into the realm of young-adult historical paranormal romance, Snow in July, July 1st - August 4th, 2014.

There are a number of options for bloggers, including guest posts and spotlights, though of course reviews are always welcome! And as a special treat, I am running a contest for tour hosts to win an autographed print copy. Just leave a comment on this post stating that you signed up for the tour to be entered into the drawing—to be settled by the web site

Tour & book details and sign-up form may be found by clicking here.

And don't forget to do one or all of the following for chances to win an ebook copy of one of my earlier novels, Dawnflight:

— Follow me on Twitter
— Add me to Google+
— Comment on this post

Thank you for your interest in my work, and good luck!

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Mile Apart by Sara Jae Foster promo & giveaway

Today the Maze is proud to present
A Mile Apart by Sara Jae Foster
Only one thing stands between her and the man she loves…gold
Eden Montgomery arrived in the lawless territory of Whistle Creek as a newlywed, but she quickly lost her husband to his mistress…gold, and the claim he called The Golden Angel. When a premature blast at the cave killed her husband, and took the life of her unborn baby, Eden closed the mine…for good. Now she runs the local supply store, and in her bitterness, looks down on the men who shirk familial responsibilities in pursuit of something as meaningless as gold.

Joseph Benton knows the crime, filth and disease of a mining camp is no place for a child. So when his young son Christopher suddenly arrives at his tent, he turns to Eden Montgomery to care for the boy. But the uppity and righteous Eden refuses. Joseph is shocked at what he thinks is her lack of maternal instinct. Now he’s torn between his need to strike gold…and his desire to be a father.

When a ruthless speculator encroaches on the camp, threatening Joseph and the other miners, Eden knows she must do the one thing she vowed never to do…for the one man she vowed never to love.

It took several moments for Joseph to comprehend not only a female’s voice in the camp, but one calling out a Mr. Benton. By the time he got his bearings on the notion, his name had been called three times. Intrigued, he turned toward the whimsical voice and said with caution and curiosity, “I’m Joseph.”

In an instant, his heart fell like a stone as his eyes went from the shopkeeper to the little person at her side. Surely, his mind was playing with him and being cruel. It wouldn’t be the first time lack of nutrition did things to his head. But the apparition continued to move toward him. Then he heard a frightful word come from the boy.


He nearly choked and staggered backward. Questions assaulted him. Where was Katherine? Francis? Why is the storeowner frowning at him like she wanted to hurt him? And definitely, the man with her looked like he would carry out the deed.


The woman gave his son a small nudge forward.

Christopher ran, promptly wrapping his arms around his thighs. Joseph threw a confused glance at the woman, while planting his palm on top of his son’s familiar head. Before he could help it, he flung himself down and held on tight, likely to never let go. “I don’t understand, son. I was going to come home to you—why did you come?”

The woman emitted a sound of pity and Joseph looked up to see her turn away. Was she crying? Alarm shot through him. “Christopher, where’s your ma?”

“She’s gone and died, Pa. Her and Baby Nell.”

Baby Nell? Who was Baby Nell? He sat hunched on his heels, unable to speak, and buried his face into his hands. What had he done?

He became aware that the rest of the camp was now at a standstill—a woman and child coming into their midst was highly unnatural. Now all attention was on him and he didn’t like it. Imploringly, he pierced the woman with a look as she began walking away with the man.

He found his voice and choked out, “Wait!”

Sarah Jae Foster has a desire to portray a raw brand of inspirational stories. While she believes there is a purpose for guidelines of inspirational works, she also believes in portraying the reality of life, as it is today.

Sarah Jae is a Christian, a wife, and a mother, wholeheartedly yet imperfectly, loving God since she was a child. She wants to share stories about characters with faith who mess up big time due to the seductions in society. In doing so, she's willing to take a risk and be on the cutting edge of writing for the inspirational market, sharing what's in her heart and in the world today.

Author Page: Amazon

And for your chance to win an ebook copy of Snow in July by Kim Headlee, do any of the following—each action is good for one entry:
— Follow me on Twitter
— Add me to Google+
— Comment on this post

For your chance to win an autographed print copy of Snow in July:
Sign up for the Snow in July Blog Tour (July 1 - August 4), and don’t forget to leave a comment here to let me know that you’ve done this!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Snow in July Cover Reveal/A Summer for Love Blog Hop

Welcome to A Summer for Love Blog Hop
June 4 - 8, 2014, sponsored by

The Romance Troupe!

Grand Prizes:
(SIX) $50 Amazon Gift or B&N Cards

 Comment on this post with your name and email to be entered for a chance to win one of the 6 Grand Prizes! Comments without a name and email will not be counted. 
Winners for the 6 (six) grand prizes will by drawn and announced on The Romance Troupe blog by June 10, 2014.

Many hop hosts are offering individual prizes too. 
Scroll down to see how you can win a prize from the Maze! 
Then make sure you visit & comment upon all the hop stops to increase your chances to win!

Here at the Maze we’re celebrating Summer and Romance in a very special way: a cover reveal! Snow in July by Kim Headlee is a forthcoming paranormal historical romance set during the early reign of Norman King William the Conqueror, who attempted to ease tensions with his new Saxon subjects by marrying his bachelor knights to local noblewomen. Featuring medieval-inspired interior art by my daughter, Snow in July tells the poignant story of one such pairing:

Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre has been granted what every man wants: a rich English estate in exchange for his valiant service at the Battle of Hastings. To claim this reward, the Norman knight must wed the estate’s Saxon heiress. Most men would leap at such an opportunity, but for Alain, who broke his vow to his dying mother by failing to protect his youngest brother in battle, it means facing more easily broken vows. But when rumors of rampant thievery, dangerous beasts, and sorcery plaguing a neighboring estate reach his ears, nothing will make him shirk duty to king and country when people’s lives stand at risk. He assumes the guise of a squire to scout the land, its problems, and its lady.

Lady Kendra of Edgarburh has been granted what no woman wants: a forced marriage to an enemy who may be kith or kin to the man who murdered her beloved brother. Compounding her anguish is her failure to awaken the miraculous healing gift bequeathed by their late mother in time to save his life. Although with his dying breath, he made her promise to seek happiness above all, Kendra vows that she shall find neither comfort nor love in the arms of a Norman…unless it snows in July.

Alain is smitten by Lady Kendra from the first moment of their meeting; Kendra feels the forbidden allure of the handsome and courtly Norman “squire.” But a growing evil overshadows everyone, invoking dark forces and ensnaring Kendra in a plot to overthrow the king Alain is oath-bound to serve. Kendra and Alain face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.

Coming soon in ebook and print editions! 

For your chance to win an ebook copy, do any of the following—each action is good for one entry:
— Follow me on Twitter
— Add me to Google+
— Comment on this post

For your chance to win an autographed print copy:
Sign up for the Snow in July Blog Tour (July 1 - August 4), and don’t forget to leave a comment here to let me know that you’ve done this!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop stops this week. Thanks for your interest in my work, and good luck!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Dawnflier, June 2014

This month's edition of The Dawnflier is dedicated to my daughter Jessica, shown pictured on 5/30/14 at the pre-graduation dinner her dad & I hosted in her honor. She graduated as one of five valedictorians (yes, there was a 5-way tie! but the other 4 were boys :) in her high school’s Class of 2014, with a 4.4 GPA, 11 varsity letters in three sports over the course of four years (indoor track, outdoor track, and softball), and outstanding scores on all the Advanced Placement (college level) courses she took, including a 5 out of 5 on the AP Calculus exam!

Proud, me? Aw, c’mon, how could you tell??

Jessica plans to attend Coastal Carolina University, where she will major in Marine Science with a concentration in marine mammals and coral reef ecology & conservation. The photograph pictured on her cake represents the day, at age 10, when she decided to become a marine scientist! She & I were visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and I had arranged for us to be “dolphin trainers for a day”—an exclusive all-day excursion where we learned about dolphin physiology, social interaction, and training. I was hooked by the unique experience...and little did I realize then how much she had been hooked too.

She also is a talented artist. Earlier this year she won Silver Key designation in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition for her white-charcoal drawing titled “Reality.” Much more recently, I commissioned her to draw the interior art for my latest novel. Stay tuned to this blog for the unveiling of the book’s title & cover, as well as samples of her art for the project, on June 4th!

This wouldn’t be a true issue of The Dawnflier if I didn’t mention the winner of my monthly contest for an ebook copy of Dawnflight. Please join me in congratulating Jane, who already has been notified! She is the first winner of a copy featuring the gorgeous new cover design, and I am happy to report that the updated print edition is now available for sale too.

As always, you may enter my monthly drawing by:
—Adding me on Google+
—Commenting upon this or any of the posts on this blog
—Subscribing to my YouTube channel
Each action is good for one chance to win, and each blog post comment is a separate entry. I use the web site to pick one winner each month based upon the total number of entries. Don't delay; enter today!

Thank you for your interest in my work.

Sgeulachd ni sinn na's mò. ~ Stories make us greater.