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Everything You Are is a September First Reads Pick!
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Music, love, and forgiveness all make this book such a highly recommended read. I will say this about the book, once you start reading you are not going to want to put it down so make sure that you don’t have any plans.
— Reader Mary Jackson

Everything You Are officially releases on October 1st - but you can get it now on Kindle for free!

If you are a member of Amazon Prime Reads, you can download free on your Kindle now. And if you’re not a member, you can still grab it for $1.99!

And this month is extra awesome in First Reads World, because you get to pick TWO books for free, instead of the usual one.

Which ones will you choose? I think they all look fantastic.

Let me tell you a little bit about Everything You Are to help you decide whether it’s the one for you to choose.

First, the book trailer!

This is a novel that worked its way into my heart and soul utterly and completely....the rest of the world drifted away as I became immersed in the lives of Phee, Braden, and Allie. The author’s lyrical writing held me captivated—I read through my own tears, my heart in my throat, holding out hope for these wounded people to be healed and whole.
— Reader Susan Peterson

Next, let me introduce you to the characters

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PHEE: when Phee's luthier grandfather died and left her his luthier business, she thought she'd get to spend the rest of her life building and repairing violins and cellos, but the position came with a few interesting complications. Like a cello with a soul, and the responsibility to make sure its owner plays it and treats it right. She's never quite sure whether she REALLY believes in the curse that will fall if she fails, but she's rapidly getting convinced.

BRADEN: once a brilliant cellist, Braden is the owner and man responsible for Phee's special cello. But eleven years ago he injured his hands and has been unable to play. Everything has fallen apart for him since then. He's an alcoholic, estranged from his wife and two children and has nothing in his life worth living for. Until the accident that kills his wife and son, and the realization that his teenage daughter, Allie, needs him.

ALLIE: Allie feels like she was born with music running through her veins, but she blames the music -- and particularly the cello -- for the death of her mother and brother. Angry at her father for abandoning her, caught in a spiral of grief and guilt and rage, Allie is on a fast track to a disaster of her own.

THE CELLO: The cello wants to be played. She has a special and unbreakable bond with Braden. She is the link that brings Phee, Braden, and Allie together on a trajectory that could end either in disaster -- or in hope -- if only Braden can find his way back to the music.

And the back cover copy

From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.

One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.

When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?

Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music.

This beautifully written, lyrical novel is about music and family and forgiveness with a touch of magical realism. It’s one of those books that you want to get to the end to see how it ends but you find yourself reading slower because you don’t want it to end and you don’t want to say goodbye to the characters.
— ~ Reader Sue

If you choose to read Everything You Are I would love to hear your thoughts. And reviews are always welcome!

Everything You Are Goodreads Giveaway!
“ …a fresh, imaginative story about the power of dreams and our hunger to be who we really are.” ~Barbara O’Neal, bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids

…a fresh, imaginative story about the power of dreams and our hunger to be who we really are.” ~Barbara O’Neal, bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids

EVERYTHING YOU ARE is set to release October 1st - and as of today there are 100 kindle copies up for giveaway over on Goodreads! Before I give you the link to that, let me introduce you to the characters.

PHEE: when Phee's luthier grandfather died and left her his luthier business, she thought she'd get to spend the rest of her life building and repairing violins and cellos, but the position came with a few interesting complications. Like a cello with a soul, and the responsibility to make sure its owner plays it and treats it right. She's never quite sure whether she REALLY believes in the curse that will fall if she fails, but she's rapidly getting convinced.

BRADEN: once a brilliant cellist, Braden is the owner and man responsible for Phee's special cello. But eleven years ago he injured his hands and has been unable to play. Everything has fallen apart for him since then. He's an alcoholic, estranged from his wife and two children and has nothing in his life worth living for. Until the accident that kills his wife and son, and the realization that his teenage daughter, Allie, needs him.

ALLIE: Allie feels like she was born with music running through her veins, but she blames the music -- and particularly the cello -- for the death of her mother and brother. Angry at her father for abandoning her, caught in a spiral of grief and guilt and rage, Allie is on a fast track to a disaster of her own.

THE CELLO: The cello wants to be played. She has a special and unbreakable bond with Braden. She is the link that brings Phee, Braden, and Allie together on a trajectory that could end either in disaster -- or in hope -- if only Braden can find his way back to the music.

You can preorder here.

And you can enter the Goodreads giveaway here.

Author to Author Chat with Nicole Meier and Everything You Are Giveaway!
Join us for a fun conversation about writing and our new releases!

Join us for a fun conversation about writing and our new releases!

Want a chance to get your hands on a copy of Everything You Are before it’s even released?

How about an opportunity to hang out with Nicole Meier and me live?

You are so in luck, because you can do both things at once! Hey, I’m all about making life easy, fun, and filled with awesome books! So I love that I get to chat with Nicole Meier and with you. Plus, I love being able to give away books to good homes.

So clear your calendar, circle the date, and join us for a lively and fun Author to Author chat on Wednesday, August 28, at 11 am PT (noon MT, 1 pm CT, 2 pm ET) on my Kerry Anne King Facebook author page.

If you have to work, just sneak away to the bathroom or something. Or tell them you have a book emergency. This should totally be a thing, right? In my opinion, book emergencies of all kinds should be covered by medical plans everywhere. Reading is good for our health and highly medicinal!

Like the page now, so it’s easy to find, and make sure you set yourself a reminder alert so you don’t miss this!

Wait! There’s More!

Are you coming to my Inner Circle Coffee Party? Because I have a juicy secret about Everything You Are that I’m going to share first with my inner circle!

Join me next Sunday at 9 am PT (10 am MT, 11 am CT, noon ET) in a private zoom room to be first to get the news! And for another chance to win a signed copy of Everything You Are!

Want to know a secret about Everything You Are?

I love secrets.

At least, I love the moment when I actually get to share them! But the secret keeping part, where I know something super fun but I have to wait to tell people drives me crazy! I feel like a little kid doing the potty dance - you know how they bounce up and down trying to hold everything in? It’s like that!

When I got my very first book deal back in 2011, the publisher asked me to wait a few days to talk about it and I seriously thought I was going to explode. All I wanted to do back then was jump up and down and shout: “I’m actually getting a book published!”

And now I want to shout—

Wait. I’m not doing that.

But, if you join me for a Coffee Party on Sunday, September 1st, at 9 am PT, I will definitely tell you all about it. I also promise not to shout, so there’s no need to bring ear plugs!

We’ll meet in a zoom room where you can chat with me and other readers. I’ll spill my secret, and then we can all hang out for a bit and talk about books and life and cats before returning to our regularly scheduled weekend. Oh - be sure to bring your own coffee, or tea, or whatever beverage makes you happy.

AND I will give away a signed copy of Everything You Are to somebody who comes to play with me.

Sound like fun?

Awesome!

But here’s the thing: make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter, because only the inner-circle readers will get the password that will let you into the party! You can also sign up for the event here on Facebook, but it’s not required.

Watch for my email next week to make sure you have the link and the password and are all set to go, but mark your calendar now.

And join the inner circle before you forget!

Oh - one more thing! If you missed the Create a Story Live event it was super fun! You can read the story we created here. Who knew there would be vampires? That wasn’t me. I swear. Well, okay, it was a little bit me. You can also watch the replay here, but you might want to skip ahead about 15 minutes from the beginning.

Have a fantastic day, and I’ll be back with more soon. In the meantime, I do have to show you a pic of the box of author copies of Everything You Are that arrived at my house!