Bloodborn

Book #2 in the Other series (Flux, September 8, 2011)

The moon rises like a rotten silver fruit, oozing juice onto the land. A shiver scuttles down my arms. A wind blows my way, filling my nose with the scent of arriving rain, lichen, leaves… and the faint, wild, musky smell of wolf. I clench my toes inside my shoes, tense but unsure where to go or what to do.

A hoarse whisper, close to my ear. “You know you don’t belong here.”

My head snaps to the right, and I’m staring into the dark eyes of him, Randall, the werewolf. A fist clenches my guts. Words choke my throat. You want to fight? You here to kill me?

Brock Koeman lost his brother to werewolves. Now he’s in danger of losing himself. Bitten by a werewolf at sixteen, he fights the transformation, taking the excruciating pain as a punishment for his mistakes. With the help of a risky drug called Lycanthrox, he’s managed to stay human for two full moons. But he knows he can’t last much longer.

Hungry for revenge, Brock vows to kill the silver wolf who bit him. But Brock’s ex, the fiery Cynthia Lopez, still cares about him enough not to let him do anything suicidally dangerous—never mind that Cyn gets her thrills from danger herself. Together again, the heat between them rekindles, but Brock feels like a beast beside her beauty. He can’t stay with her; he can’t ignore the werewolves howling outside his window. When he hunts down the pack, Cyn doesn’t sit on the sidelines. She’s right beside him as they get taken hostage and start running with the werewolves, the police hot on their tails. Brock has to get a grip on who he truly is—before the wolf within kills him, or someone else does.

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Available at IndieBoundAmazonBarnes and Noble, and Flux.

 

“With Bloodborn, Karen Kincy opens a frightening new chapter in the werewolf legacy. Brilliant, dark, and filled with haunting images. Highly recommended.” — Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and King of Plagues

“A bridge between paranormals and boys’ realism about thugs and delinquents, reminiscent of Neal Shusterman’s Dark Fusion: Red Rider’s Hood (2005)”—Kirkus Reviews

“Teens will enjoy this alternate-reality story of a young man trying to come to terms with what he is.”—VOYA

 

What readers are saying…

“Karen Kincy is my new definition of pure paranormal YA. In a genre that seems to have gotten quickly populated with often stereotypical and romance-prevalent light reads, Bloodborn shines with its gritty edge and intense action (particularly at the end, wow).” - Books At Midnight

Other was amazingly unique and incredibly addicting–so I had high hopes for Bloodborn. Thankfully, my high hopes were met.” - Zoe’s Book Reviews

“The world of the Others is rich and deep with vibrant and gritty characters. Ms. Kincy’s masterful storytelling has brought me to empathize and care for a character I never thought I would. Bloodborn is a wonderful addition to the Others series and to the varied and intricate tapestry of the YA world.” - Bibliophilic Book Blog

“The plot line of this book is just filled with pure awesomeness. I love turning the next page cause I knew I would not be disappointed. Ms. Kincy did a great job in keeping the reader ensnared in her writing and taking them on a great reading adventure.” - Books with Bite

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My schedule at Norwescon 37

I’ll be at Norwescon 37 this weekend! Here’s my schedule. Hope to see you there!

FRIDAY

Your Career As A Hybrid Author
Fri 1:00pm-2:00pm Cascade 10
More and more authors adopting a hybrid model–that is, splitting their output between big presses, indies, and self publishing. Come here the varied benefits of this once unthinkable choice and ask yourself, Is a hybrid life right for you?
Karen Kincy (M), Jason Andrew, Tod McCoy, Sara Stamey

What Do Readers Want?
Fri 6:00pm-7:00pm Cascade 7&8
What’s the best way to reach out to your readers online? How do you price an ebook? What tropes are readers sick to death of, and what kinds of stories do they crave but never get to read? Writers, ask your questions directly. Readers, tell us what makes you happy.
Karen Kincy (M), Paul Byers, Susan DeFreitas, Dennis R. Upkins

How to Get Your Book Into Readers’ Hands
Fri 8:00pm-9:00pm Cascade 2
These days anyone can click and publish, but how do you ensure those books are found by the readers who would most love them? Welcome to the art and science of discoverability. Pros who’ve been there and done that share their winning (and not-so-winning) strategies for garnering buzz, reviews, sales, and fans.
Lola Watson (M), Charles “Zan” Christensen, Karen Kincy, Marta Murvosh

 

SATURDAY

Autograph Session 1
Sat 2:00pm-3:00pm Grand 2
Our Attending Professionals are available to sign autographs. PLEASE NOTE: So that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single-sketch) autograph limit.
Jason Andrew, Steven Barnes, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Carol Berg, 9k1, Kurt Cagle, Echo Chernik, Cassandra Clarke, Erik Scott de Bie, Cymbric Early-Smith, Elton Elliott, Erin Evans, Steve Gillett, James C. Glass, Jude-Marie Green, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Frog Jones, Karen Kincy, Nancy Kress, Pat MacEwen, Edward Martin III, Lish McBride, Angel Leigh McCoy, Darragh Metzger, G. David Nordley, Margaret Organ-Kean, John (J.A.) Pitts, Kevin Radthorne, Jon Rogers, Mike Selinker, Sara Stamey, G. Willow Wilson, Gregory A. Wilson

The Young Adult Heroine
Sat 3:00pm-4:00pm Cascade 2
How does the new female hero in YA fantasy break traditional stereotypes and offer new challenges for teen readers? Are these female heroes really new or are storytellers doing a kind of role reversal, exchanging handbags for hand grenades? This panel takes an in-depth look at the challenges authors face when creating a female hero for modern day readers.
Tori Centanni (M), Steven Barnes, Lauren Dixon, Karen Kincy

Reading: Karen Kincy
Sat 4:00pm-4:30pm Cascade 1
Shadows of Asphodel. In her work as a mercenary for Austria-Hungary, Ardis has killed many men without hesitation. One more man shouldn’t matter, even if he manages to be a charming bastard while he stands dying in the snow. But when he raises the dead to fight for him, she realizes she must save his life. If a necromancer like Wendel dies, he will return as a monster–or so the rumors say. Rated PG
Karen Kincy

The Heroine’s Journey
Sat 8:00pm-9:00pm Cascade 9
Is the Heroine’s Journey different from the Hero’s? How does gender affect plot and character development? Join us as we talk about how and why a strong female protagonist is not the same as a guy who looks good in a dress.
Nisi Shawl (M), Susan DeFreitas, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Karen Kincy, Stina Leicht, Cassandra Clarke

 

SUNDAY

Queen Victoria’s Fantastical Fiction
Sun Noon-1:00pm Cascade 10
Steampunk is no longer a fad, but its own subgenre. What makes it so appealing and is steampunk different from other forms of fantasy? Join our panelists as they look at recent works and discuss where steampunk is going and who might take it there.
Nisi Shawl (M), Phil Foglio, Karen Kincy, Marta Murvosh, Dean Wells

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