06 Oct

Lipstick & Zombies Preorder

Lipstick & Zombies

Well, look at that! The preorder for Lipstick & Zombies is up right now! Are you ready for the Deadly Divas, world? Probably not.

Lipstick & Zombies by Faith McKay

Lipstick & Zombies (Deadly Divas, #1)

WANTED. Five girls. Must be able to sing, dance, and kill zombies.

Five unknown students are desperate to change their lives.

They know they have what it takes to become one of the Deadly Divas.

Now they just have to prove it to what’s left of the world.

Preorder on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/

Preorder on Amazon UKhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Lipstick-Zombies-Deadly-Divas-Book-ebook/dp/B0168V9QHW/
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And I posted a few fun quotes up on Goodreads as well 🙂


And, if you want to be the first to know things AND be the recipient of a Deadly Divas novella on Lipstick & Zombies’ release day, you should check out the McKay Manor newsletter! If you sign up today, you’ll also get Robert (my husband) McKay’s novella, Awakened, where you’ll learn the Jabberwock’s origin story!

And that’s all for today, unless I magically publish another book this evening…. (you never know!)

05 Oct

New: Staring Contests, a Lacuna Valley Short Story

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This short story is FINALLY out in the world! I wrote this ages ago. While the cover is not my favorite, I’m in love with the story. We get to see more about Alzina and her life, meet a character I’m very fond of, and even get out of the valley for a little while!

Staring Contests Faith McKay

Staring Contests (Lacuna Valley)

Alzina has never left the valley—until now. It’s not much of a vacation hunting for an evil thief with your uncle, but a werewolf has to take what she can get.

Staring Contests is a short story of 9,000 words. It takes place during the first several chapters of Liberty Bound (Lacuna Valley, #2) and should be read after Prophecy Girl (Lacuna Valley, #1).

You can read Staring Contests on Kindle.

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08 Sep

Harrowed a YA Horror Cover Reveal

I’m very excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Harrowed by Brian LeTendre and Jolene Haley today! Both are fellow members of The Midnight Society (a blog dedicated to the spooky), frequent tweeters, and writers who are dedicated to producing great books. This month, they’re going to release their first co-production, a YA horror novel called Harrowed. I can’t wait to see what comes of it! For now, we have our first glimpse of the cover…



Journalism Rule #1: Always report the story. Never become the story.

Avery Blair has accepted the fact that nothing exciting ever happens in her small town of Woodsview, Massachusetts. As the editor of the high school blog, she prays for something—anything—to come along that would make for a great headline.

When Beatrice Thompson’s body is found in the girls’ bathroom, Avery has her biggest story ever. The rumors circulating the school say that Beatrice took her own life, but Avery doesn’t believe it for a second. Her instincts prove true when the next day brings another body bag.
The tiny community of Woodsview has become the hunting ground for a killer known as the Harvester. The killer targets Avery and her classmates, stalking their every move and terrorizing them with morbid messages.

With the help of her boyfriend Jason, her best friend Quinn, and an aging detective who can’t keep her off the case, Avery dives head-first into her own investigation. She discovers that the secret of the Woodsview Harvester is buried in the town’s history and its annual Harvest Festival celebration. With every clue she uncovers, Avery grows closer to unmasking the killer—and becoming the next victim.

Avery Blair has finally found a story to die for…if she can stay alive long enough to write it.

Book Name: Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders #1)
Book Genre: YA Horror
Book release date: 09/22/15 by Horror Twins Press
Harrowed on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25728924-harrowed

Make sure to add Harrowed on Goodreads so that you can remember to pick it up on Amazon September 22nd!


19 Mar

YA Spring Fling Interview with Author Kimberly G. Giarratano

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Today Author Kimberly G. Giarratano is being interviewed here on the blog as part of the YA Spring Fling happening from the 20th March to the 3rd April. There are over 100 different books for readers to win, and over 70 authors. To be entered to win some of greatness you’ll have to check out things tomorrow (the 20th) but today you can still be guaranteed at win at least one free Ebook by signing up to the mailing list HERE.

Special thanks to Sarah Dalton, who put this great experience together!

Now, onto the interview, where you’ll learn more about Kimberly G. Giarratano and her books!

What’s your favourite thing about spring?

Seeing my lawn for the first time in months and shedding my winter coat. I live in the Poconos and I am sick to death of dirty, yellow snow packs.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

I love the creativity and work flexibility. I hope to never work a 9-5 job again. I also love the reader response to my work. I love to talk books and it’s both surreal and amazing when people talk about characters and worlds I’ve built. There’s no other feeling like it.

What’s the worst thing about being a writer?

Honestly, it’s the actual writing. It’s fun to be creative and to develop characters and plot twists and settings, but it can be exhausting to sit your butt down and pound out words.

GrungeGodsTell us more about your books.

I wrote a YA paranormal romance/mystery called Grunge Gods and Graveyards. If you love romance, a page-turning mystery, ghosts, and the 90s, you’ll love Grunge Gods. There’s lot of references to late 90s alternative music in the story. I’m currently revising a novella to Grunge Gods called The Lady in Blue. That’s a spin-off story and should be out soon. And I wrote a short story that’s available on Amazon called One Night Is All You Need. If you have 99 cents to spare or are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, I recommend you download a copy. I think it’s some of my best writing.

Tell us something interesting about your main character.

Lainey Bloom is a 17-year-old in 1996 (she’s actually my age) who loves alternative music and is terrible at Spanish. She can also see ghosts, which puts her in an interesting position to solve a murder. She’s also got a great sense of humor.

Coffee or Tea?


Plotter or Pantser?


What was the last YA book you read?

I’m currently reading All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry. It’s haunting and beautifully written.

Why do you write YA?

I was a YA librarian for a few years before I had kids. YA is my favorite audience level. I’m a big believer in writing what you love to read.

What are your top tips for surviving a bad review?

Read the one star reviews of your favorite authors and you’ll see no one is immune. You can’t please everyone, so you gotta get past it.

Where can readers find your books?

Grunge Gods and Graveyards can be found on all ebook platforms. If you click here, it will take you to links for all retailers. One Night Is All You Need can be found only on Amazon.
I can be found at www.kimberlyggiarratano.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KGGiarratano. I love to hear from readers.


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Don’t forget! To be entered to win some of greatness you’ll have to check out things tomorrow (the 20th) but today you can still be guaranteed at win at least one free Ebook by signing up to the mailing list HERE..

07 Jul

Bollypunk Sale, New Release, and Giveaway!


Second Daughter (The Dharian Affairs #2)

Assassins, skyships, and royal intrigue…

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Second Daughter is the second book in The Dharian Affairs trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, assassins, royal romance and intrigue.

Reviews of the first book, Third Daughter:
“The author fuses carriages, steam trains, airships and clockwork with the rich eastern culture that underlies Bollywood storytelling…” – Cherie Reich
“The political intrigue, the steampunk gadgets, and the beautiful costumes kept me in wonderment.” – Tony Benson
“Third Daughter is vividly breathtaking. Quinn delivers royal intrigue, exotic locations, and sweeping romance. Not to be missed!” – Pavarti Tyler, author of Shadow on the Wall



ON SALE – 99cents until 7/21

Third Daughter (The Dharian Affairs #1)

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(also available in print)

The Third Daughter of the Queen wants her birthday to arrive so she’ll be free to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon may force her to accept a barbarian prince’s proposal for a peace-brokering marriage. Desperate to marry the charming courtesan she loves, Aniri agrees to the prince’s proposal as a subterfuge in order to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love.

Both books now have a map!

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