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Author Interview on Indie Paranormal Book Review

Aversion is being featured on Indie Paranormal Book Review today in the form of an author inteview (of yours truly) and a lovely review. Huge thanks to Michelle for hosting.

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Where The Pen Drops – Guest Post on Penelope Reece’s Blog

It’s been a busy week in Kenny’s world. Today, you can read the guest post I wrote (“Where The Pen Drops”) on Penelope Reece’s blog (she’s the author of the YA paranormal novel Phantasma). She’s also written a review of Aversion. Click here for the link.

Author Interview on Chrissi Reads

Today, I was interviewed by the lovely Chrissi of Chrissi Reads alongside a review feature of Aversion. Click here for the link.

Sabriel Lirael Abhorsen

I’m terrified of zombies. I don’t just mean zombies in the fictional context, I mean the idea of our real life planet Earth one day being consumed by toxic fumes which rots our brains and turn us into dribbling cannibals. Okay, I know it sounds irrational (I get funny stares whenever I admit this to people) but it’s a fear I’ve had since I first watched Night of The Living Dead many, many years ago and I’ve never known how to shake it. I even had nightmares after watching Shaun of the Dead (don’t laugh). As you can imagine, now I make it a rule to watch as few zombie movies as I can.

So when I had a book trilogy about necromancy recommended to me by a friend, I shocked myself by ordering all three of them. We share the same taste in fiction so I figured that they had to be okay (having over 100,000 ratings collectively on Goodreads didn’t hurt either). Was I surprised? Oh, yes! Very pleasantly so. The first in the series was released a couple of years before the  Harry Potter madness consumed the world so I’d seen a few reviewers comparing the two series online but after reading them, I realised they are nothing alike. This series is much darker, funnier and was enjoyable for me. And the best part? Pure adventure with very little romance thrown in. It was really refreshing to read a book written about teenagers/for teenagers that had female protagonists who weren’t obsessed with finding love. I got some stick about The Other Slipper not having much romance in it and I was starting to doubt my decision to cut out the love story I had planned initially for Jo, but after reading this series, I felt much better about my choice. Oh and I loved that Gareth Nix was not afraid to head hop as much as he wanted (take that “head hopping police”! Kapow!). I’ve been told off by some reviewers for doing this but if multimillion dollar bestselling authors Gareth Nix and Alexander McCall Smith can do it, why can’t Kenechi Udogu? Continue reading

This Week In Kenny’s World…

aversion paperbackSo much has happened in the last few weeks but nothing gave me as much joy as I felt when I received the proof copy of Aversion’s paperback on Monday. After a few tweaks (and gasps at my formatting oversights) it is now available for purchase via Amazon for all ye technophobes at a very attractive price of $6.99 (£4.52). The e-book is still only $0.99 (£0.77) so if you ever decide to join us screen squinters, you’ve got that option too.

Amazon UK

Amazon US

In other related news, I reached the 10,000 words mark of Sentient (Book Two of The Mentalist Series) this week. Really excited about the way the story is going and I can’t wait to share it with my beta readers in a few months time.

Also, the lovely Becky of Barmy Becky Book Blog reviewed The Other Slipper and you can check out what she thought here.

Finally, I’m thinking of starting a new feature on the blog (possibly from next week) but it’s still under consideration so I’ll let you guys know what it’s all about as soon as I’m certain it’s going ahead.

Take care everyone.

Aversion Blog Tour Day 12: Sparkles and Lightning

aversionblogtoursparkleslightningIt’s the penultimate day of the tour! How quickly did time fly? Day 12 brings us to the amazing blog of Annabelle of Sparkles and Lightning for a review, guest post (yes, another one written by me, titled “Our Flawed Heroes”) and a giveaway. Click here for a link to her blog.

“Aversion” Blog Tour Day 11: BooksBooks&MoreBooks

aversionblogtourbookbookmorebooksDay 11 presents us with another character interview for the tour. This time Martha of BokksBooks&MoreBooks talks to Russ Tanner about his unusual experiences with Gemma Green. She has also reviewed the book and is offering another giveaway opportunity. What are you waiting for? Click here to read them all.

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