Release Day - Worth the Effort: Ella's Story

Yippee!! Worth the Effort: Ella's Story is finally released into the wild. I've redecorated my blog for the occasion. What do you think?

First and most important: THE BOOK. In case you missed it here is what it's all about:

Ella Jones is a coward. There is a teen boy living in the alley behind her work and she is terrified of him.

Desperate to leave behind the stereotypical and judgmental world she was raised in, Ella forces herself to make a true connection with seventeen-year-old Ayden Worth. As their friendship grows Ayden’s quiet, gentle ways teach her true courage.

But there’s more to Ayden’s story than Ella knows. When their worlds collide in the most unexpected place, Ella feels betrayed. Will she find the courage to learn who Ayden really is, or will she determine he’s not worth the effort?

WORTH THE EFFORT: Ella’s Story a young adult contemporary romance novella at 19,000 words.

It's short. It's cheap (only .99). What are you waiting for? This is where you can BUY IT.  

Several wonderful bloggers are helping me celebrate the release of Ella's Story. And of course I have a giveaway going during my mini tour. So enter now and enter often and help me spread the word! Here are my stops:

5/6     Author Interview with Savannah Hendricks
5/6     Character Interview (Ella herself!) on The Writer's Alley
5/6     Review from Mary Waibel
5/7     Book spotlight w/excerpt on The Story of a Writer
5/8     Claim Your 15 Minutes of Fame on Strands of Thought
5/9     Guest post, Overcoming Your Fears, on The Observation Desk
5/9     Book spotlight w/excerpt on Kimber Leigh Writes
5/9     Review from Beverly Stowe McClure
5/12   Make Your Mark - Bonus Giveaway! Strands of Thought
5/13   Character Interview (Ayden chimes in) on The Writer's Alley
5/14   Guest post, The Plunge, on M. Pax's blog
5/15   Throwback Thursday on Book Blather. Kai Strand at Seventeen.
5/16   Review and Author Interview with Eric Price

You will have plenty of opportunities to enter to win an egift card. The more you help me spread the word about my new book, the more generous I'll become. I could add new prizes at any time if I'm so inspired. The more you talk about Ella's Story, the better your chances are of winning these gifts or some other spontaneous giveaway. So, who's with me - LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!

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  1. Congrats, Kai!!! So excited for you and can't wait to read the next one!

    1. Thank you, Mary! I'm taking today off to bask in the 'glory' and tomorrow, back to work. Ayden has been tapping me on my shoulder. "I have more to say."

  2. Lady! How did I miss this one? Well I've seen it now. First thing I thought when I hit your blog was, "Wait, there's something MAJORLY different about this place." Awesome.

    1. *snort* I need to pick a genre and stick with it. Then I wouldn't have to redecorate all the time. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Ella is sure getting around and making lots of friends. Love your blog's new look.

    1. Thanks Beverly. I thought the digs needed redecorating to make Ella and Ayden feel more at home. Sorry I'm just now responding. Silly Blogger neglected to tell me you commented :(

    2. No problem. Some things are out of our control. Like Blogger. It gives me fits a lot.


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