Friday, May 29, 2015

Adventure Day

Hello Poppets!

I know it's been a long time since I posted but here I am again. :-)  What's new, you ask?  Well.... my daughter is home from  college for the summer and we are enjoying an Adventure Day each week. We are lucky to live in Twilight territory (yes, we live pretty close to Forks, Washington) and so this week we went hiking in the Olympic Peninsula Forest which is where Edward and company lived....and played baseball....  To wit.....

That is a HUGE rock below.......followed by the mysterious forest....

If one is going to find vampires - this would be the spot you would look.  But more seriously, I don't know any fantasy writer who doesn't love a mysterious forest - and the Olympic Peninsula is a natural rainforest that is SO fabulous!

On the writing front, I have finished a new fantasy, sci-fi story entitled THE NIGHT GATE and am currently seeking representation. It's a tough business so we'll see how that goes.  Here's the blurb about THE NIGHT GATE:

Can Anna change the past to save the future?  

As a Paradox who can alter history, Anna must jump through time to save those she loves and a doomed future—before the evil Morg capture her.

Born in London 1870, Anna Brown learns on her eighteenth birthday that she is a Traveler—someone with the ability to move between the past, present and future through a timeslip known as the Night Gate. In a cosmic game of cat and mouse, she is tracked through time by the Morg, bounty hunters from the future.  

To escape, Anna jumps through the Night Gate to another lifetime and meets the mysterious Zev, but the Morg are getting closer, leaving a bloody trail through time. As Anna hides in yet another lifetime she falls in love and learns she is a Paradox—conceived in the future but born in the past—giving her the unique ability to alter history.  But as her past collides with her future, she must choose between saving those she loves and saving the world… 

It's a different kind of story than THE FAERIE RING but kind of a fun read.  What do you think? Sound interesting? Let me know in the comments! 

That's it for now.   Be back soon!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

THE FAERIE RING is now an audio book!

I am so excited to announce that THE FAERIE RING is now an audio book!!! Narrated by the fabulous Mil Nicholson, her smoky, deliciously British voice will take you back in time and drop you in the middle of Tiki and Rieker's mysterious world of Victorian London.

THE FAERIE RING is available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

You can listen to a sample here.  (Click the 'Play Audio Sample' link under the cover image.)

I count myself so lucky to have this opportunity!! Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday afternoon...

Signing bookmarks and books for some lovely librarians....

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What Kirkus Reviews has to say about THE FAERIE QUEEN

If you're a writer, you know about Kirkus Reviews.  They brag about being "The World's Toughest Book Critics" and there are lots of wounded authors who can confirm that it's true.  It was with a sigh of relief that I read Kirkus' positive review of THE FAERIE QUEEN today!  Here's in part what they had to say:

"Hamilton delivers vivid battle scenes in the lead-up to a brilliant, surprise ending. The prose is witty and rich throughout, offering a masterful vision of two intertwining worlds. The faerie lore is also intricate and well-developed.   A strong finale to a dark, compelling series." -Kirkus Reviews

As an author, I am THRILLED by that review and hope it will perhaps sway someone considering THE FAERIE RING series to give it a try.  

Happy Thursday! :-)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

And we have a winner....

Hello Poppets!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway of all four books of THE FAERIE RING series! Without further ado - the winner is:

Mary Preston

Mary, once I get your mailing address I will ship the books out straightaway!

I have another giveaway of THE FAERIE QUEEN going on over on Goodreads. Click here to enter.

Happy Saturday!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THE FAERIE RING Series is complete! Let's celebrate with a 4 book giveaway!

It's a happy day here in Kikiland!  What started as a dream is now complete. The fourth and final book in THE FAERIE RING Series  (Four books in four years - yay!) has been released, finishing Tiki's story and I couldn't be happier with the way the story has unfolded. And to celebrate - I'm giving away all 4 books in THE FAERIE RING Series.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you to everyone for being part of this wonderful journey!  It is through the support of readers, (like YOU!) librarians, bloggers and booksellers that has made this dream a reality.  If you've read and liked any of my books please take a minute to post a positive review on one of these sites:

Twitter  @kikihamilton
Anywhere you can think of!!!

Your support makes all the difference - thank you!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kindle version of THE FAERIE QUEEN available for preorder!

We're getting close!  THE FAERIE QUEEN is available for pre-order as a Kindle book. Just click here to order.  The book is scheduled to release October 21st!

Just to clear up any confusion - the paperback will release at the same time - I just don't have a pre-order page for the book yet! :-)

Thanks for your support!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hello Poppets!

It's DONE!!!!  THE FAERIE QUEEN - Book Four and the final book in THE FAERIE RING series is done! And I couldn't be happier with the overall story.

When I started writing THE FAERIE RING, I had no idea I would write a series - I was just writing the book I felt like reading. I wasn't published at the time. It was only the second book I'd ever written. But when I finished  - I realized the story was far from over - in fact, in a way it was just beginning. So I kept writing.....and here we are.

Four books in four years and THE FAERIE QUEEN will release on September 23rd, almost to the day that THE FAERIE RING released (September 27th.) And I can't wait for you to read!! Here's the short summary:

The Winter King has ordered Tiki's death and hunts her in both the Otherworld and London. War looms ever closer and the mysterious Four Treasures of Faerie seem to offer the Seelie Court their only hope of stopping Donegal from claiming all of Faerie. The ever-enigmatic Larkin issues a threat regarding Clara that forces Tiki to choose between a child and a kingdom.... 

A ruthless opponent, a powerful treasure, an unforgettable decision....

Hope you love it as much as I do!

Happy Saturday!

Monday, April 28, 2014

To London with Love, Chapter Two

Come close Dearies, we're on to Chapter Two of our Great Adventure....

Here's a little selfie of my daughter and I in front of our hotel. We got to London about noon and by 2 pm we were in Covent Garden which dates back to 1654 as a fruit and vegetable market, the same function it served in the Victorian Era as well as in THE FAERIE RING series...

If you've read my books you might remember from THE TORN WING that Covent Garden transforms at midnight...but no spoilers now... we visited during the day, and while there were no goblins about, there were all sorts of strange and fascinating characters...

Though this guy kind of has a nose like a goblin...

I'm not sure if you can tell from this picture but the escalators in the Underground in London are practically vertical - this is going down

Of course, everyone recognizes this shot...

I've learned it is IMPOSSIBLE to take an attractive selfie of yourself, but it is half the fun of proving you've been places, now isn't it? So here is yours truly at Westminster Abbey which is a place near and dear to Tiki's heart...

and here is one of my favorite buildings in South Kensington- do you recognize this building?  

Don't you think this TOTALLY looks like Gringotts Bank - except without the leaning pillars??!!!

All right, Poppets, that's probably enough for tonight.  Hope you're enjoying our grand adventure. Sweet dreams! I'll post again soon!


Friday, April 18, 2014

To London, with love.. our Great Adventure

Hello Poppets,

My daughter and I recently went on a Great Adventure, (Yes, those words should be capitalized) so I thought I would share some of it with you. We went to London (my favorite place in the world) and Paris. And it was mahvelous, dahlink!  We went to all those places in THE FAERIE RING books and then some new places... so take a peek at the photos below and check in every few days because I'm going to share our Great Adventure with you! :-)

Oh! I guess that one isn't from my book, is it?  :*) But since we found ourselves in King's Cross....

But we also went here....

and of course.....

and for those of you who thought I made up the Birdkeeper's Cottage where Mamie - it is very real and situated at the end of St. James Park:

I'll post again this weekend (because I actually have time!) and then every couple of days for a while until I bore you to death or run out of things to say.  Have you been to London or Paris? If yes, what is your favorite memory?