Tuesday, August 8, 2017

An Exclusive Dystopian Collection #Tuesdaybookblog

It's available now! An exclusive dystopian collection featuring my short story, Blind is now available on Amazon.

Here is the description:

Dictators. Devices. Destruction.

With worlds fallen and tyrants rising in their wake, can these heroes and heroines survive the End of Days?

Uncover secrets and flirt with death when you immerse yourself in these 16 all-new, exclusive stories of economic collapse, war, disease, and disaster from today’s New York Times, USA Today, and award-winning authors.

Readers who love everything from The Maze Runner to The Handmaid's Tale will revel in the tension of sixteen underdogs fighting to beat the odds in their own gritty worlds.

Sounds like something you're interested in? Check it out for just $0.99!

Monday, August 7, 2017

#mondaymotivation FREE book alert!

Last day this baby will be FREE! Shadows in the Water is leaving the kindle select program and entering the big, wide world. This is great news for you patient fans with nook, ibooks, or kobo e-readers! Shadows will hit your digital shelves this very week!

For the kindle-junkies, this is your last chance to snatch up Shadows as either a free book or a Kindle Unlimited title before it exits the program tomorrow.

So get yours while you can.

I’m also hosting a giveaway. Did you see it? Learn more here.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

#Gishwhes: Which Brush Would You Brush if You Could Brush This Brush?

I haven't lost my mind, or maybe I have - because I've decided to participate in #gishwhes this year.

In order to fulfill one of my tasks, I need at least 400 people to answer this poll. It's one question - so if you're already here, you might as well! And be part of the magic! :D


Friday, August 4, 2017

#Freebiefriday: Paperback giveaway

So many of you may or may not know that I’m in the process of rebranding my popular urban fantasy series Dying for a Living. For example, here is a side-by-side of #1.

Current cover                             New Cover

(looking for the full reveal? Check out this post)

What does this mean? If you’ve bought any of these paperbacks – heads up!

All covers will change on August 31 when the preorder for Dying Day, Book 7 goes live. This means that if you are a collector like me, you will want to purchase whichever paperback(s) you are missing from the original set before they are GONE FOREVER.

But what about Book 7?

Fear not! I’m working with the ever-talented designer John K. Addis (and also author of The Eaton) to create a special limited time only paperback for Dying Day in the old set style. These will be signed and sold in September – so that your set will truly be complete!

So bottom line:
Get paperbacks 1-6 before August 31.
Keep your eyes open for the release of the special cover in September and complete your set.

Last thing:
I’m hosting a giveaway for two books in the original style. I’m giving away a copy of Dying by the Hour and a copy of Dying for Her –both signed and personalized!

If you’re interested in these signed copies, just interact with the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#Tuesdaybookblog Cover Reveal: The One You've Been Waiting For

Behold! Book 7 of the Dying for a Living series finally has a cover! I can't be more pleased with how this turned out. You may notice that the style for this cover is slightly different than the style for the 6 earlier books. This is due to a recent rebrand--all the Jesse books got new covers. Check it out:

If you missed the unveiling for the new covers, it means you're probably not a part of the Jesse Facebook group. If you like to Facebook, and you like to hang out with booklovers, feel free to join us here.

As for Dying Day, the book should be on preorder by August 31. So stay tuned for more news about the special preorder deal I plan to offer! 

Until then,


**Never heard of this series but are interested? Book 1 is free.

Friday, July 28, 2017

#FreebieFriday: $100 Amazon gift card or a #Kindle fire

Do you love reading SciFi and Fantasy? Here is a giveaway from 23 authors for you who love WRITING it, and they’re giving away Winner’s Choice between a KINDLE FIRE or $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD to one person who follows them on BookBub!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Last Chance! Get 23 #urbanfantasy and #pnr stories for just $0.99

Today is release day for this awesome collection. Woot! This is also your last chance to get 23 stories for just $0.99. The price will go up shortly after its launch.

What does the collection have to offer? Besides a copy of my novella "A Vampire Calls", it has 22 other Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories featuring vampires, shifters, witches, demons, chimeras, and more from today’s NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and internationally best-selling and award-winning authors!

With over one million words of fiction and over 100 hours of prime reading material. You’re gonna love it…to death!

So get yours:


Monday, July 24, 2017

#Mondayblogs: Romance book #giveaway

I found this romance giveaway! If you like romance/heat, this looks like a good one! Ends July 31.

Did you also know I'm updating the book covers on my Dying for a Living series? Yep, that's right! If you want to be part of the cover reveal, you can join our super secret elite Facebook group here. Join Kory's Reader Army

Friday, July 21, 2017

Win a Case of Belgian Chocolate! #Freebiefriday

There's a giveaway happening for a whole case (25 bars) of yummy Belgian chocolate. Winner chooses milk or dark.

You can find this giveaway here!

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kirkus Review of Shadows in the Water #Tuesdaybookblog

From Kirkus Reviews:

A woman uses her uncanny ability to inflict lethal retribution against the men she believes murdered her parents in this supernatural thriller.
Twentysomething Lou Thorne’s been pursuing Angelo Martinelli for more than a decade. She believes the gangster is behind the shooting deaths of her mother, Courtney, and DEA agent father, Jack. Swearing revenge, Lou employs skills in marksmanship (courtesy of Jack) as well as aikido to target heroin-running Martinelli and his associates. But her greatest advantage is “slipping,” the power to transport herself and other things and people via shadows. She can also slip in water to what she calls La Loon, an otherworldly place inhabited by strange creatures. Aunt Lucy, who raised Lou since the girl lost her parents, can travel by shadow but not water. Worried that Lou’s relentless vengeance will end in her death, Lucy asks Robbie King, an ex-DEA agent and Jack’s mentor, for help. So King, who dabbles in (unlicensed) private eye work in New Orleans, brings Lou in on a case—tracking down a witness before the ex-boyfriend can. This, however, may prove just as dangerous as systematically taking out Martinelli’s mules, which Lou doesn’t stop doing. And learning that someone else may be responsible for her parents’ deaths only strengthens her resolve. Shrum’s (Dying Breath, 2016, etc.) tale is bolstered by an undeniably resilient protagonist. Lou’s smart and adept (finding these men largely on her own), and her gift makes her a formidable opponent to her enemies. This is augmented by a steady pace and rugged prose: Lou “soothed” by the sound of “mashing the Velcro” of her bulletproof vest “together only to rip it apart again.” The plot doesn’t resonate as strongly; there’s little in the way of investigatory scenes, for example, concerning either King’s case or Lou’s search for baddies. But there are startling character turns (including a double cross or two), some insight into Lou’s potential psychological damage, and sufficient material to ignite a series and an even sharper focus on Lou.
An indelible protagonist whom readers should pity—and easily champion.

Like what you see? You can buy the book here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A #Facebook Group for booklovers

I've created a closed Facebook group for fans of my Dying for a Living and Shadows in the Water series. 

Why would you want to be in this group?

-If you've read one or more of my books and liked it.

-If you want to be the first to be notified about advanced reader copy giveaways and other giveaways
-If you just want to hang out with booklovers.

That's it! This isn't a sales pitch. If you want to hang out with Jesse/Louie lovers and get Jesse/Louie news and prizes, it's for you. If not, may the force be with you. So without further adieu:

Here is the group.

All requests approved within 24 hours (usually)

Haven't read a book by me yet? Good news.  This one is FREE.