December 13, 2013

Lily Story Book 3 Announcement

Love At Last
Cover Reveal and Publication Date

I hope everyone's December is going well! I'm finally ready to start my Christmas shopping. I've been putting it off because I've been working hard writing the final book in the Lily's Story saga. The title is Love At Last, and it will be released on January 17, 2014! I'm super excited for everyone who loves the Lily Story series to read it!

Here is the cover:

November 6, 2013

HUNTED is available!

Hunted, the final book in the Parallel Trilogy, is now available! 

Hunted is now available on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Apple. The print book is also available on Amazon.

If you have yet to buy Imprisoned, the second book in the Parallel Trilogy, you may want to just purchase the box set, which contains all 3 full-length novels (Gone, Imprisoned, and Hunted). The box set, called Parallel Trilogy: The Complete Story is available for the reduced price of $4.99 until November 15th, then it will go up to its regular price of $6.99. 

October 23, 2013

Upcoming Books

Now that I'm writing full-time (YAY), I can better plan my upcoming books. My plan is to release a new book every 3 months. Below is my planned release schedule for the next year or so.

November 11, 2013     Hunted  as well as the Boxed Set of The Complete Trilogy

February, 2014    Book 3 of Lily's Story (I don't have an official title yet)

May, 2014 and August, 2014:  Two additional books related to the Parallel Trilogy. This is due to overwhelming requests by the beta readers of Hunted, who want to know MORE about the characters and where things go in their lives. I don't want to give a hint about the subject of the books as that might give too much away for those who have yet to read Hunted.

November, 2014    sequel to Over You

I'm so excited to write these books, as well as other books that I've already started writing. I appreciate all of my readers SO MUCH and am SO GRATEFUL to each and every one of you who have bought my books!

October 15, 2013


This week I'm participating in a book sale. 
Three of my books are on sale now for $1.99 (normally $3.99). 
The sale price ends on Friday.

Amazon                                        Amazon                                   Amazon
Barnes&Noble                          Barnes&Noble                        Barnes&Noble
Apple                                            Apple                                      Apple
Kobo                                             Kobo                                       Kobo      

Also, there are a number of other books by other authors that are reduced for this sale. The official sale is Wednesday, October 16th through Friday, October 18th. Enter to win a brand-new Kindle.

October 6, 2013

Hunted - Official Release Date Announcement

Now that Hunted has been sent to the first group of beta readers, I can give a firm release date. Hunted will be released on Monday, November 11!

On that same date I will release a boxed set of the Parallel Trilogy. It will include all three books in the Parallel Trilogy. Here is the cover of the eBook boxed set:

September 28, 2013

Beta Readers

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to be a beta reader. I have enough now to give me the feedback I need.

Soon I'll announce a specific release date for Hunted.

September 27, 2013

Updated Hunted cover and a call for Beta Readers

After taking your suggestions into account, here is an updated cover for Hunted. What do you think?

I'll be done with the first draft in the next day or two and then I'll work on revisions. After that I will give the book to beta readers for feedback. (This should happen in the next week or two.) I have several beta readers that I use, but I'd like to have more input. If you are interested in being a beta reader for Hunted, please email me at: christinekersey at   

If I get a lot of responses, I'll limit it to the first ten people who respond.

If you would like to be a beta reader, here is what I need from you (and be aware that you will receive the manuscript as a pdf file):
  • You need to have read the first two books in the Parallel Trilogy.
  • You need to commit to reading Hunted and filling out the questionnaire within one week of receiving the pdf file of the manuscript.
  • You need to promise to not send the pdf file to anyone else.
  • If you are so inclined, once the book has been released, a review on Amazon would be much appreciated.
What you get from me:
  • You get to be one of the first people to read Hunted.
  • I will give you a free eBook of Hunted after all editing has been completed. This would be either an epub or mobi file.
  • If I find your comments helpful, I may use you again for other books (if you would like me to).
  • I'll give you a questionnaire so you know what kind of input I'm looking for.

There's no better feedback for me than from those who read my books, so it is a great favor to me if you're willing to read an early copy of Hunted and give me honest feedback.

September 24, 2013

Preview of Hunted cover

I'd love everyone's opinion on the cover for Hunted, the final book in the Parallel Trilogy. What do you all think? By the way, I'm almost done writing the book. It will be done by the end of this week. The way it's going, it will be released in mid-November. I'll announce a specific release date once I finish revisions.

September 12, 2013

Life Changes (for the better!)

There are times when big changes happen in our lives, and for me, this is one of those. I'm so grateful to each and every one of you who have bought my books!! Because of you, I have been able to quit my day job and write full-time! This is something I've dreamed of doing for the last sixteen years as I've written on and off.

I started writing in 1997 when my baby was three years old. I fit my writing time around taking care of her and her three older siblings. I wrote two novels over the next few years: No Way Out and Suspicions. Then, when that baby girl went to first grade, I went back to school and spent four years as a full-time student.

I graduated with a B.S. degree in Information Technology in 2004. Shortly after graduation I found a job and began working full-time outside of the home. That was really hard for me as I'd been a stay-at-home mom for eighteen years and really loved that role. I remember as I drove to work each day, I would pretend I was just on my way to run errands--trying to trick myself into forgetting I would be away from home all day.

I loved my coworkers and enjoyed my job, but I really missed being at home--I'm a homebody at heart. By then my oldest had just graduated from high school and my other children were 16, 14, and 10. Fortunately my husband got home from work in the late afternoon, so he was there to keep an eye on things until I got home, but it wasn't the same as being there myself.

Around this same time I was offered a publishing contract with a small regional publisher, which was something I'd worked toward for quite a while. Though thrilled, I knew I wouldn't earn enough money to quit my job. They published No Way Out in 2005 and it sold reasonably well, but I only earned a few thousand dollars. It was nice to have the extra money, but certainly not enough to quit my job!

I thought I was on my way--of course they would publish everything I wrote--but it was not to be. They turned down Suspicions and then He Loves Me Not. As you can imagine, I was extremely discouraged and basically stopped writing. What was the point of taking time away from my family if all my hard work wasn't going to go anywhere? So I put aside my writing and focused on living my life.

At this point it was late in 2006. My second child had graduated from high school and the other two were 16 and 12. It wasn't until four years later, in late 2010, that I learned about the possibilities inherent in eBooks. It was as if the passion for writing that had been down to a flicker suddenly burst into a bright flame. I could write what I wanted and publish it, and readers could decide for themselves if they liked it! The possibilities seemed infinite and suddenly my desire to write reignited.

I got the rights to No Way Out back from my publisher and made it available on Amazon. Suspicions soon followed. I made revisions to He Loves Me Not and put that up in 2011. I wrote the sequel, Don't Look Back, and published that a few months later. Sales were slow at first and I would get so excited each and every time I sold a book, but I was still working full-time and my family still needed a lot of my attention, so it took a little while before I released my next book. Over You didn't come out until the summer of 2012.

Sales started picking up in 2012, which helped to stoke the flame of writing passion and I got busy writing Gone, which I released early this year. Imprisoned followed a few months later, and Hunted, which I'm writing now, will be out by December 1st.

I've been pleasantly surprised by how much people have enjoyed Lily's Story (He Loves Me Not and Don't Look Back). I've had a number of people request a third book telling what happens to Lily next, so after I'm done with Hunted, I'll write a third book in Lily's Story, which I'll release early next year.

All this great news leads to the best news of all, which is that I'm selling enough books now that I've been able to quit my day job and now I'll be able to focus full-time on writing! It's so strange to have so much time each day to devote to writing and other writing tasks, but it's fantastic!

My baby girl, who was only three years old when I started writing, is now in her second year of college, so it's pretty quiet at my house. During the day it's just me and my two cats, Cooper and Nala, who can be such troublemakers. I miss having my children around, but I relish being able to spend so much time on writing.



I have lots of plans now, like making all of my books available as print books as well as audio books. I never had time to do that before as I only had a couple of hours a day to devote to writing and that time had to be used to write.

I should also be able to get more writing in each day, which will help me produce more books. My goal is to release four books per year.

Again, I want to thank each and every one of you who have bought my books. It's only because of your support that I'm able to transition to writing full-time, which will allow me to write more books!

Thank you!!

June 17, 2013

Imprisoned (Parallel Trilogy, Book 2) is available!

I'm excited to announce that book 2 of the Parallel Trilogy, Imprisoned, is now available!

It is available on Amazon and will soon be available on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony, and iBooks.

May 1, 2013

Book 2 of the Parallel series is coming along!

I'm working hard on finishing book 2 of the Parallel Trilogy. The title is "Imprisoned". Here is the cover:

My goal is to have it available for purchase by July 1st. I'm almost done with the first draft. After revisions it will go to my beta readers, then my editor. If you liked "Gone", I think you'll really like "Imprisoned"! 

March 28, 2013

Gone is now available!

I'm super-excited to announce that my new dystopian novel, Gone (Parallel Trilogy, Book 1), is now available! Here is the final cover:

It's available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

If you read it, let me know what you think!

March 24, 2013

Latest news

Wow! I stay away from my blog for a few months and everything changes. I've been busy working at my day job and squeezing in writing time whenever I can, so I haven't had much time to spend on my blog. Today I went in there to do some updates and the interface had completely changed.

Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement. In the next week I'll be releasing the first book in a new trilogy. The first book is called Gone. It's a YA dystopian, sci-fi-ish novel. Here is the cover.

I love dystopian stories and read them whenever I can spare a few minutes. You can see the books I've read over on Goodreads.

Here is what Gone is about:

What if everything you knew was suddenly gone?

Sixteen-year-old Morgan Campbell runs away from home and when she returns the next day her world is turned upside-down. Not only is her family missing, but another family is living in her house and claims to have lived there for weeks. As Morgan desperately works to figure out what has happened, she finds society has become obsessed with weight in a way she has never seen before. The more she searches for answers, the more she begins to wonder if she has somehow ended up in another world—a world she doesn't want to be a part of.

Can she survive in this world until she can get home?

I hope you enjoy this book! I'm working on the sequel now and plan on publishing it this summer.