02 June 2015

Blog Tour: Snapped by Ketley Allison

Snapped (The Complete Series) by Ketley Allison
Synopsis: 5 friends. A killer within. WHO WILL SNAP?

In nine weeks Charlie Miller's life goes from absolute perfection to gruesome tragedy. All it takes is one night, one blade, and her boyfriend, best friend and new friends all either end up as suspects or dead.

But Charlie's world of pro football golden boys, law school domination and New York City nightlife crumbles long before sudden death. Nate Westcott, a pierced, tattooed, charismatic lawyer, is a man she can’t have—but a seductive danger she can’t ignore. He’s cocky, infuriating, brilliant and wrong, making her question whether she really is the good girl she wants to be or more like the selfish killer everyone thinks she is.

And her body wants him in ways she’s not supposed to crave.

Despite her desire for it to be how it was during college, Charlie's changing, and so are the friends she thought she knew. Everyone she cares about is at risk because one of them has darkness lurking beneath, and if Charlie wants to survive, she must find that single, poisonous soul.

Because they want Charlie out of the way. And to succeed, they'll kill.

Start at the beginning. Question them all.

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Meet Ketley:
Ketley Allison is a twenty-something (maybe almost thirty-something) author who believes that supernatural love shouldn’t stop at eighteen. She began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.

The writing bug never left her—and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write—so now Ketley’s putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.

As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let’s be honest, friends are what really get you through—especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.
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Guest Post:
How to Avoid the Rejection Blues

Rejection sucks, hands down. It sucks when you’re 11 and picked last in gym class, and it sucks now. To be realistic, the blues after facing rejection are kind of unavoidable. No matter what, you’ll get that sinking feeling in your stomach, you’ll question yourself and think, “Do I really want to do this anymore?” every time it happens—and it will happen more than once, because, well, rejection is a part of living.

You may be thinking, “What the hell, Ketley? Thanks for your doomsday rant, really appreciate it,” but hang on! There is a point. What all this means is, rejection makes you stronger. It makes you better, and it makes your work better. It doesn’t mean that you suck.

In the world of publishing, rejection is part of the business. Whether you’re going the traditional route or flying by the seat of your pants as an indie author, you’ll still face some hurdles. For the longest time when the rejections were flowing in (back when I went the traditional route), I thought it was because there was something wrong with my writing. Until a literary agent responded to my query with something along the lines of “Holy crap, this sounds awesome. Send me the full manuscript!” I was so elated I couldn’t even tell you. Until…

She rejected me because a current client of hers just submitted a similar manuscript. Life sucked at that point. My heart literally hurt, because I’d worked so hard and come so close only to be slapped back again. But I didn’t give up. I kept going, I researched, I ended up changing my book from Young Adult to New Adult, and more surprisingly, I ended up deciding to go indie. I couldn’t be happier with my decision, because I love the direction my book has taken, and I love the journey that being an indie author has started for me. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s nerve-wracking, but it’s me. And you know what? None of that would have happened if I hadn’t been rejected. I wouldn’t have looked at my work and decided how to move forward. Sure, I could potentially have had a book deal with a publisher, and been represented by a literary agent…there’s always what ifs. But that’s not what is.

What is equals what you see now. My indie books are now my reality, rejection is now part of my past (kind of). There’s a whole new type of rejection that I must face, but again, that’s part of it. It isn’t the be-all, though, please remember that. Consider rejection to be part of the journey, consider it to be a stepping-stone to your ultimate success. And most of all, don’t give up. Because rejection is subjective, and the blues that follow always, always have the potential to turn into your green light.


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