Friday, October 15, 2010

My Alter Ego with Guest Blogger K.G. Summers

Win a copy of my Young Adult book Surviving Truth and meet my "alter ego" K.G. Summers who pens my young adult and inspirational stories!


When I first became an author, I wrote legal thrillers because that was my dream manuscript. But when I changed to the romance genre my stories became sexier, steamier and some are down right erotic!


Earlier this year, I published my first YA suspense book entitled Surviving Truth and had a blast writing it. But when it came time to release it, I was concerned about using my established author name (Kerri Nelson) because the books that had been previously released by me were not suitable for all audiences.


That was when I decided to create my alter ego K.G. Summers. She's the nice, sweet all audience friendly version of me who can release YA books, etc... Although, at the time, I never planned to write inspirational--I've done just that.


Today, my first inspirational book released from Class Act Books entitled Missing Missy. This book, written a year ago, has turned out to be far more special to me than I ever could have imagined. You see, it features a character who deals with a breast cancer scare and I had the same thing happen to me earlier this year.


So now, my own book has taken on a special meaning to me and I'm proud to share it with you today.


If you'd like to read a love story between to people who've lost their faith in love and life and how their pain brings them together and makes them stronger than ever before...I hope you'll check out Missing Missy.


Blurb:

As a small town struggles to cope with their grief over the loss of sixteen year old Missy Haynie…


Rori Covington arrives as the church’s new landscaper with a painful past of her own. But when she meets handsome high school teacher Christopher McIntyre, she’s drawn to the sadness and remorse that fills his days and haunts his nights.


Meanwhile, high school senior, Kyle Hunter has a big secret about the night his best friend Missy tragically died and only one other person knows the truth…or so he thinks.


Can these lost souls discover that truth and compassion have the power to restore their faith in both love and life or will they allow their past to finally catch up with them?


Excerpt Teaser:


Tired.


So tired.


Just a little further.


I can make it. Soon I’ll be home in my warm bed and everything will be fine. Nothing that happened tonight will matter. We’ll both be okay and our parents never have to know.


The road seemed to swim before me. A little out of focus now. I shook my head to clear my line of sight. I should have stayed home but blowing off a little steam seemed like a good idea at the time.


Now, I feel scared. The car feels so heavy or something. Like I have to force it to drive by sheer will.


I know I shouldn’t be drinking and driving. How many times have I heard that on television, at school, from my parents? I know better and yet I’ve let us get into this mess.


I should have called Mr. Mac. He would have come and driven us home. He might not have even told our parents. He was cool like that.


The car began to swerve, heavier still to control. I righted it and then looked over at my best friend in the world. That was when I lost control.

No images in my mind now, only sounds. Tires screeching, glass breaking, the crunch of metal.

Fear.


Death.


Total silence.

Want More K.G.?

Visit her website here: www.kgsummers.com

Pick up your copy of her new book today! Click here!



Contest time:

Leave a question or comment for K.G. in order to win a copy of her YA book Surviving Truth. Winner selected in about a week and posted here at the blog in the Recent Winners box. Check back to see if you've won and to claim your prize!

12 comments:

Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Please enter me.

At what age did you start writing?

lucybeugelingramos@gmail.com

Boone Brux said...

Kerri, I love the excerpt, so moving and chilling. You're such a talented writer. Big hugs!

Boone

Jena Lang said...

Sounds like a great book, Kerri! Congrats!!! Please enter me in the giveaway.

sowickedlovely(at)live(dot)com

kerribookwriter said...

Lucy~~

Thanks for stopping by! I'm happy to enter you in the drawing.

To answer your question, I completed my first full length novel at age 17. It was about falling in love with rock stars over the summer. Sigh.

Best,
Kerri

kerribookwriter said...

Boone~~

You're a sweetie pie as always. Thanks for the lovely feedback.

Huggers to you too,
K.

kerribookwriter said...

Jena~~

Thanks so much, hon! Consider yourself entered and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by today.

Best,
K.

Chicks of Characterization said...

Wow, Kerri! This sounds like a great book!!!! Congratulations on its release!!!

Andrea :O)

Tami said...

First and foremost - you are a talented author! :)

Second - please add me to the contest pool.

Third - you completed a novel at 17? Wow, now I'm really intimidated!

Forth - are you doing NaNo this year? If so, I'd be honored if you would add me as a buddy: AJBest!

Rita Merlow said...

Kerri,

I loved my time teaching young adults, and I know your book will resonate with these kids.
Thanks for writing this book which presents other options without being preachy.

Rita Merlow

Martha Lawson said...

Love finding new authors!! Sounds great. Please enter me.

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Sandra Cox said...

Wow Kerri, I mean, K.G.:) this looks great and I love the cover. Bev did a grand job.

Miriam Newman said...

Just stopping by to say congrats on the release. I'm sure this book will touch a lot of hearts.