Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bluegrass Series Now Available in Paperback!

The Bluegrass Series is now available on as paperback books! I am very excited about this new venture and very thankful to Calista Taylor for the wonderful cover art she provided the books and the e-books.
 You can check out my author page and purchase your copy of Bluegrass State of Mind, Risky Shot, and Dead Heat on Amazon by clicking HERE.
Thank you to all the readers who have supported me through ratings, reviews, and word of mouth. Thank you again!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Cold Winter Night and a Warm Drink

The first snow storm of 2012 has arrived in the beautiful southern state of Kentucky. Main Street in Keeneston is bare of its favorite citizens as they cuddle up on the couch to watch the snow blanketing the town. The Rose Sisters are making homemade hot chocolate to ward off the chill and to sip as they snuggle in for the night. So, light the fireplace, grab a book, and dig out your favorite mug for hot chocolate and lets join them!
Southern Living posted a new Gingerbread Cocoa Recipe this past month and I have been waiting for the perfect time to try it out. Tonight, with the snow falling, is the perfect time!

What we need:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 gal. milk
  • Garnish: miniature marshmallows
What we do:
  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a 6-qt. Dutch oven until blended; gradually whisk in milk.
  2. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker, and keep warm on LOW. Garnish, if desired.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bluegrass Series Covers Revealed!

To become a part of the Bluegrass Series click here.Then sit back, grab a glass of sweet tea and relax with the people of Keeneston!

A Very special thank you to Calista Taylor for the wonderful cover art! I had so much fun working with her that I can't wait to work with her again!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Direction

2011 was a great year.  That was the year that I began my writing career with the Bluegrass Series.  I have reached far more readers in six months than I could have possibly imagined when I began this new journey.  I have had the privilege of writing and sharing stories that I created.  It really is amazing to hear from my readers that express genuine interest, and even the creative critiques of my books.  I am ever so thankful to all of those who email me to discuss my books. Thank you!

2012 will be even better.  I am embracing the year with even more enthusiasm!  I will be releasing Cade’s story in Bluegrass Undercover, which starts the next stage of the Bluegrass Series by the end of winter. The next stage of the Bluegrass Series will focus on the five Davies brothers who are introduced in the first three books of the Bluegrass Series.  Their storylines will not be tied to the previous three, but they will feature many characters that you and I fell in love with this past year.  I am working to develop new characters to fit in, and stand apart from the existing cast.  I want the same hometown feeling in these next five books.  But I also want them to stand apart just a bit.  I am truly excited about this new direction and hope that you will enjoy them during the New Year!

In 2012, I want to reach as many readers as possible. I have elected to not enroll in Amazon’s KDP plan that would make me exclusive to Amazon. Instead, I plan on continuing to embrace all the readers on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony, Kobo, Smashwords, and any other retailer I can find! I also want to say a special thank you to those of you who took the time to write reviews or simply to rate my books, and more importantly, spread the word to your friends.  I really appreciate it!

I hope you enjoy an incredible 2012!

Happy New Year,

Kathleen Brooks