Tuesday, 19 November 2013

DUAL PAPERBACK RELEASE - TODAY!!!

Hi everybody! The big day is finally here! The dual launch is today, and that means that Tragic Silence is now available in e-book AND paperback!!! To add to that, Blindsighted Wanderer is now also available as a paperback for the first time!!!
I am so happy and excited, I can't even put it into words! It's been amazing to look forward to this day after watching these stories grow... I just keep thinking back to each one's first day, when they were nothing more than sparks, and everything that happened to make them into real breathing books. Both of these stories have been with me for a long time - they are both over ten years old really - and now they are all grown up. I'm so honoured to be able to share them with you in paperback now, especially Tragic Silence, which hasn't really seen the light of day before now - no pun intended!
I really hope you will enjoy them! There are links to where you can get them below, and if you do read them, I would love to know what you think!
Wishing everybody a very happy day!!!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Trailer bash!

There's not long to go now! In just two days, the double launch will be underway! Tragic Silence is coming to ebook, and Blindsighted Wanderer will be available in paperback for the first time!!!
Here are the book trailers for both books, to start everything off! I am getting SO EXCITED NOW!!!
BLINDSIGHTED WANDERER
YA coming-of-age fantasy
TRAGIC SILENCE
YA paranormal romance
TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Beszél Magyarul?

File:Flag of Hungary.svgOr: "Do you speak Hungarian?"
I certainly couldn't before I started work on Tragic Silence - I don't think I'd even heard it spoken by anybody! But I knew that if a good portion of the story was going to be set in Budapest, and my main character was going to be Hungarian, I'd have to learn as much as I could about her country, culture, and language.

Here are a selection of very basic words and phrases that I learned, with the pronunciation as best as I can make it!
Jó napot (YO nah-pot)
– Hello
Szia (szIa)
– Hi
Viszontlátásra (VISS-ont-LAH-tass-rah)
– Goodbye
A nevem... (Oh nev-vem)
– My name is...
Örvendek (UR-ven-dek)
– Pleased to meet you
Igen (Ee-gen)
– Yes
Nem (nem)
– No
Köszönöm (KUSS-uh-num)
– Thank you
Beszél Angolul? (bess-zel on-GOH-luul)
– Do you speak English?
Sajnos nem beszélek Magyarul (SHOI-nosh nem bess-zel-ek MAR-djar-uul)
- I’m sorry, I don’t speak Hungarian.
I really tried as hard as I could to get everything as accurate as possible. I've never visited Hungary, didn't know anybody from there or who spoke the language, and I couldn't visit for research either. So I was quite nervous about attempting something like this - I had to work with what I could find. I know there may be some inaccuracies, for which I respectfully apologise, but I still hope you enjoy the story!

TRAGIC SILENCE RELEASES IN EBOOK
TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Witch Avenue series - new cover

Karice Bolton's Witch Avenue series has a new cover for its complete series edition! Isn't it awesome??

Includes Lonely, Altered, Released, and Shattered Souls, plus a few bonus scenes!


 
Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue #1)
Every town has its mysteries. Every avenue has its secrets...
 Devastated by the loss of her mother, Triss throws herself into uncovering clues surrounding her mother's disappearance. When the Witch Avenue Coven turns their backs on Triss, she realizes she's caught in a world that is ruled by Lonely Souls. But who is controlling them? 
 Recognizing the herbal lore she grew up learning will do little to fight against the underworld, she is relieved when her best friend from childhood, Logan, returns to help her find answers. When they begin uncovering secrets from her family's past, she learns her mother might not have been the only target.
But as Triss falls deeply for Logan, she discovers her family isn't the only one with secrets and his may be deadly.
Altered Souls (Witch Avenue #2)
The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.
Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.
With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.
Released Souls (Witch Avenue Series #3)
Triss and Logan's love is becoming stronger by the day as they harness the powers between them, but will that make them blind to the evil they're facing?
After uncovering startling information about her family, Triss is determined to right the wrongs of her ancestors. Triss and Logan uncover who has infiltrated the covens across the globe, and they realize the plans of the dark side are far more sinister than they'd ever imagined.
As the power of this hidden world is exposed, Triss learns her role in the covens. With Logan, Dace and Bakula's assistance, Triss is now able to fully realize the abilities her ancestors have given her.
It won't be long until the dark forces regain their strength, especially as their leader, Eben, continues his quest for a power that can never be revoked. Triss must stop him before it is too late.
Shattered Souls (Witch Avenue Series #4)
The final installment of the Witch Avenue Series.
A battle is brewing among the covens…
As Triss prepares to defeat the Praedivinus, a new order rises, and this one is far more deadly. Navigating her way through mystic realms, and unknown portals it is up to Triss to recognize real from imagined and stop the two from colliding.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. She loves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.
Books currently available:
*Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1)
Beyond Doubt (Book 2) ~ coming November
*The Camp

*The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)

*The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
Afterworld Series (RecruitZ) – coming soon
Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Halloween!

I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! It was very quiet for me; no-one decided to come trick-or-treating so I ended up just having a long night in watching my favourite horror movies! Plus practically every Tim Burton film that I own...
 
Speaking of which, I eventually decided on Jack Skellington for my pumpkin - I got one of those white ghost pumpkins for a change. I did find it a bit weird that the inside was yellow though; I wasn't sure exactly what I was expecting! I guess I just had it in my head that you could only get orange pumpkins!
 
BOO!
 
I did have fun dressing up though, even if no-one saw me at the end of it! This year I was a Mexican Catrina (another change for me - usually I'm a vampire!), and that in itself was a bit tough! My face paint did not want to behave itself at all! And then I had my annual battle with trying to get the wig on my head - my hair is hip-length and I needed over 20 pins to keep everything in place!
 
Besides that, I've also been reading through the final manuscript of Tragic Silence! It was so weird to see it again after a year, but so cool at the same time, especially with it all formatted and nearly ready. I can't believe there's just over two weeks to go before it's launched! I'M SO EXCITED! I really can't wait to share it with you all...