Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to pop in quickly before the holiday to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and give you a quick update on what’s coming next year. I’ve had my head down writing day and night to create some super exciting new projects for your reading pleasure.

Cover Reveal – A New Grizzlies Gone Wild book from Kathy Lyons

Guess why I love March? A. I’m a Shakespeare addict and I get to go around warning everyone to “Beware the Ides of March” B. I’m a trivia nut and I love telling people that the Ides of March is March 15. C. I’m a huge basketball nut and March Madness is sacred in my house D. It’s the month when we get flashes of the spring to come. And wow, do I long for spring. E. Alpha Unleashed comes out on March 6 and I get to celebrate it all month long! Answer: E –The newest Grizzlies Gone Wild book comes out March 6 and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Cover and back cover copy are below. (My big reveal!) And if you want to win a signed, print copies of the first trilogy, then enter the contest below. As for the other options, I’m really bad at trivia …

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The WINNERS from My Contest

Thanks so much for visiting my March contest on Rachel Van Dyken’s Facebook page! Even if you didn’t answer the questions on the quiz correctly, you were still eligible for my great prizes. And now…. Drum roll, please. The winners are: Grand Prize: Anita Hui First runner up: Denise Luscan Second runner up: June Fortune Skapik Third runner up: Michele Hayes The runners up each will receive an e-copy of ROCK HARD/MADE FLESH. The Grand Prize winner will receive an e-copy of ROCK HARD/MADE FLESH plus a $50 gift card to the book retailer of her choice. Please email barbara.kathy.jade@gmail.com for details on how to claim your prize!  

Aren’t I Done With This? #HoldOntoTheLight by Jade Lee / Kathy Lyons

The #HoldOntoTheLight campaign has asked authors to share openly about depression and since I’ve struggled with it all my life, I was asked to participate. The good news is that I’m so much better than I was before. In fact, every day is a joyous smile of yes, yes, yes!  And yes, I’m lying.  The truth is that every day is NOT a glorious wave of internal joy, but on the whole,  it’s way better than it was before. Depression is hard and thoughts of suicide are real. I know,  I’ve been there. Guess what was the most important thing I learned about my depressions. Johnny Depp did not cheer me up. Even his 21 Jump Street.  Depression is a cycle. Sure I’ll get depressed again. Maybe even linger on (obsess about) suicide. But I climbed out the last dozen times, and I’ll climb out this time, too. That’s a certainty. …

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The Bear Who Did What?

  I’m just back from DragonCon in Atlanta.  Lots of pictures of the fun below. Guess what that has to with bears?      Grizzly bears attacked Atlanta, wiped out all cos players and ate all the sushi.    THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME released. Everyone read it and nominated me for     President. Next newsletter from the White House!     Absolutely nothing.  LOL    THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME launched the day after DragonCon. And my God, what a great reaction to this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USfEihNkiX8   Answer 4 – I had a great DragonCon but now I’m all about the grizzly bears. Get it now while it’s cheap here: https://kathylyons.com/project/the-bear-who-loved-me/ Are you curious about the story? See the back cover copy below. Want to win your own e-copy? One lucky winner can get one by commenting and telling me what you did over Labor Day weekend. The …

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TOP 6 WAYS I AVOID DOING PROMOTION

The world has lots of exciting and scary things going on right now. I’ve been watching the news and trying to balance normal life sanity with keeping up with what’s going on outside my door. And in the middle of that, I realized I’ve got four books coming out this fall. Yes, FOUR!   The first is out now! AS RICH AS A ROGUE, the third installment in my Rakes and Rogues series launched last week!  Woo hoo!   Here’s the problem. There’s a ton of work to do before a new book’s release and I’ve been avoiding all of it. So here are my Top 6 Ways I’ve been avoiding promotion work:   WENT ON A DIET – There’s really no time to do promotion when I’m sneaking chocolate and then yelling at myself for sneaking chocolate.   GOT LOST IN THE NEWS – It’s a scary world out there and there’s a …

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