Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Welcome Debut Author Julieanne Reeves! #RazingKayne

Welcome Guest Author
Julieanne Reeves
on the Release Day of her Debut Novel!

Happy release day to Julieanne Reeves, who's here to celebrate her debut novel Razing Kayne with us, along with an awesome giveaway! Take it away, Julieanne!

It’s here! Launch day for RAZING KAYNE. I’m thrilled to be joining the world of published authors.

I’ve realized that publishing my book is a lot like the first day I left my children in daycare. I bawled for hours having to leave them that day. They, however, barely spared a wave goodbye; they were too excited to meet and play with their new friends.

I wrote Razing Kayne about two years ago. At the time I was a 30-something year old adult who’d left the rat race to become been a full-time stay-at-home foster mom. This meant that I usually had four kids in the house at any given time. Between special education issues, counseling and doctors' appointments, and life in general, I stayed busy. But, oh, how rewarding – and heartbreaking – it was. I’d adopted my two children from foster care as a single mother, and it was, and still is, my greatest accomplishment. Publishing my books is probably a distant second.

For years prior to being a “mom,” I’d worked for in law enforcement as a police/fire/911 dispatcher who’d been trained and certified in hostage negotiation and suicide intervention. Working in a small agency allowed me the opportunity to work closely with the Special Response Team, Narcotics Task Force officers and Property and Person’s detectives. Heck, I’d even applied and been accepted to test for the police academy. I passed the testing though never went through the academy. Experiences I never would have had working in a big agency.

Looking at all my experience – personal and professional – and thinking through the cases I’d been involved with, and remembering the ones I’d heard about, I realized I had a treasure trove of inspiration. So, I did what my high school creative writing teacher drilled into me; I wrote what I knew and did it from the heart. Thus, RAZING KAYNE was born.

It would take two more years and lots of encouragement from my online friends before I finally got up the nerve to publish it. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to this family I’d created.

Now that moment is here, and I’m a bundle of emotions. Saying goodbye is never easy even in the land of fiction. It’s a little easier knowing I haven’t seen the last of Kayne and Jessica and their wonderful children. In Razing Kayne we met some awesome supporting heroes: Officer Nick Astenbeck, Detectives Trace St.Moritz and Rafe Chatham, Dr. Mark Oberly, and Fire-medic Joe Sutton. They will be getting their own stories over the next couple years. Payson, Arizona is a small town in real life and in fiction so I know we’ll be seeing the whole gang around from time to time. Is it the same? No. But just like I had to let my children go that first day of daycare, it’s time to let RAZING KAYNE go too.

I hope you enjoy RAZING KAYNE as much as I enjoyed writing it and I hope you come back to share in the small town life of Payson, Arizona as each of the other heroes gets their own Happily Ever Afters.
For two years, State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu has wanted only one thing: to understand why his wife inexplicably killed their children and then herself. Memories haunt his days and lay siege to his nights, leaving him questioning his reasons for living.

 Jessica Hallstatt became a window and single mother the night her firefighter husband died in a fiery explosion at an accident scene. While her husband may have died a hero, he left Jessica with deep emotional scars that haven’t begun to heal.

 When Kayne accepted a transfer to the mountain town of Payson, Arizona, he never expected to meet anyone like Jessica. From the moment he pulled her over for speeding, he was drawn in by her whiskey-colored eyes and sassy dimple. He knows she and her children are a forever type package, and he’s vowed never to give anyone the power to destroy him again. Yet fate has other ideas, throwing Kayne and Jessica together in a fight against an unknown enemy to save the life of a child—and hopefully one another.

Leave a comment with your email address below and be entered to win an e-copy of Razing Kayne. One lucky winner – worldwide – will be randomly drawn on or about Friday, November 23rd, 2012. Winner will be announced in the comments so please be sure to check back.
 Want to read an excerpt? Go here for the Prologue and first two chapters.

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Laura Kaye, thanks for hosting me, and to all her wonderful readers, thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend. 

Julieanne Reeves

Thanks for being here, Julieanne! Now, everyone leave Julieanne some debut novel/new release comment love! And thanks for reading!



Pat F said...

Wow! Woke up this morning and I'm finding Kayne all over the place! YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you Julianne, and so happy for me that I found you and this amazing novel!!!!

Hope this a GREAT day! xoxox

Melinda Dozier said...

Congrats on your release and I love your story! :) As a new author, I know what excitement you must be feeling. Woo hoo! :)

melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

Melvina Davis said...
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Melvina Davis said...

Congratuations Julianne on the release of Razing Kane. It sounds great & the cover is smokin' hot!! I can't wait to read it :)


Aurian said...

Congratulations Julianne, and it sure sounds very suspenseful and good! But it is not saying goodbye to your family, you are sharing them with the world. And I am sure your readers will fall in love with them as much as you did.
auriansbooks at gmail dot com

Malinda said...

Congratulations Julianne, I wish you the most success...but from reading the excerpt on Good Reads, you definitely do not need my support. This book will be amazing and I can’t wait to read it.

Carey said...

Looks wonderful! Congrats Julianne!!! *keeping fingers crossed*

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments for Julieanne, everyone! :)

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the release!!! The Chapters on Goodreads were great. Its a sad story, yet one where each must work through their problems before they can help each other and love.

Gayle Latreille said...

Congratulations on the new release, the book looks awesome.

Will you be offering it anywhere other that Amazon & B&N as I would love to be able to purchase it.


Rhonda D said...

OMG! I read the prologue and first chapter. I am so buying this book. It is amazing! I can't wait to finish. Is Gracie his baby that was missing? OMG! Thank you so much for the awesome blog post and giveaway!

Beckey said...

Congrats and WTG...
Read the prologue (if I read any futher I knew I would end up just buying it...)

Thanks for sharing :)


SusieQ said...

Julieanne,Congratulation on your debut novel..read the excerpt looks like a great book I'm excited to read...

Jen Purcell said...

Wow...love the cover...definitely looks interesting...love to read...jenpurcell96@gmail.com

Linda said...

Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read. Congrats on the publish!

Jennie Coleen561 said...

Congratulations on your debut book. Best wishes for continued success. Please enter me in the drawing!
Jennie Newbrand

krazymama_98 said...

Kaynes picture is everywhere. Getting kinda sick of seeing him. haha You know I am kidding. So happy for you. ;-) Reading your story makes my eyes tear up. haha

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your debut. I wish you much success.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. Razing Kayne sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


angieia said...

Congratulations on your first book! This looks really interesting. It is a definite read for me!


Julieanne Reeves said...

Everyone, thank you so much. Sorry I've been MIA today. My kids had a Turkey-day program at school that I got roped into last minute *smile*

I love the comments, all of you are awesome!!! And Ronda, sorry, not giving anything away. You're just gonna have to read it and find out. ;)

Julieanne Reeves said...

KrazyMama, I know what you mean. Having to stare at Kayne's ugly mug all day is SUCH a chore!!! Who picked that guy out for a cover model anyway?

Julieanne Reeves said...

I'm glad you've enjoyed the goodreads blog. Also, you can sample the prologue and first 4 or 5 chapters on Amazon and I believe B&N has the same length.

Jyl22075 said...

Congratulations on your new release! I think it's amazing you were able to write a book and take care of four kids. I know when I'm chasing around my nephews I feel lucky if I can get anything done.

JYL22075 at gmail dot com

Rhonda D said...

I just bought and read Razing Kayne today, so you can take me out of the drawing. OMG this book IS AMAZING! You are my new favorite author and this is my new favorite book!

Mary Preston said...

Congratulations on your debut!!

I wish you every success with RAZING KAYNE & your future writings.


Irene Velazquez said...

That is one HOTT cover and the book looks sooo good!

SdyLion said...

Congrats on the new release and the really interesting cover is really eye catching. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Julieanne Reeves said...

Sorry for the delay in posting winners. As such, I'm gonna pick two. Numbers were entered into my random number generators (Hey kids pick a number between 1 and X)*grin* and the winners are...

Gayle Latreille Gayle2b74@gmail.com

SdyLion sdylion@gmail.com

Please contact me at authorjulieannereeves@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Everyone thank you for participating. I hope you check out my book, and if you'd like please feel free to leave a review. :)