Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the Piercing the Fold series will be on Sale! The season of Gifting via Amazon.com


SALE COMING...Gift Your Friends and Family through Amazon! 

Big Sale weekend coming up everyone!  I plan to do some shopping for  friends and family and I know you will too.  Most of my shopping will be on-line...and, there are deals to be had.
I have made the Piercing the Fold series ebooks available for sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! This is your opportunity to start the Amazon best selling series and/or  "gift" the series to those family and friend readers you have on your Christmas list.  Gifting is super easy through Amazon as long as you have an email address for the receiving party.  With the price this series will have this weekend, it would be crazy to pass up the opportunity to give a gift that keeps giving, spurs the imagination, and takes you out of this world, literally :)

Many of you will be traveling on the road and by plane.  Please have a safe Thanksgiving and weekend.  
Much love,
~V
Series Link: 
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Author Fan Page:  http://www.facebook.com/VenessaKimballAuthor?ref=hl



 

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ascending the Veil: Book 3 Releasing Soon and Transcending the Veil: Book 4 Has A Photo Shoot!


Happy Halloween Everyone!  


Ascending the Veil: Book 3 in the Piercing the Fold series is in the hands of my publisher and editor and will be releasing in a matter of days!  EEEEP! November 5th!  

I always take a break between book writing....getting out of the writing cave is a must.   I have devoured quite a few books this week so far and plan to devour more ;).  
I couldn't resist the itch to drudge (play)  in the  mud to get some shots of the backdrop I envision for Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 in the Piercing the Fold series.  We have had some rain here, hence the rain boots in the photo above.  But,  the rain stopped, the sun was shining, and I couldn't resist missing out on a possible shot for the cover of book 4!  I also took the opportunity to get some action video that I may use in the a book trailer for the series.

 One more thing, I am also happy to say that the Piercing the Fold series has been ranked as an Amazon Best Selling Series, both Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and Surfacing the Rim: Book 2!  I owe that to the readers who have enjoyed this series so far! Thank you, thank you for falling in love with this series and expressing it in your reviews and word of mouth to friends, family, and fellow devourer of books! 

Much Love, 
~V

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ascending the Veil: Book 3 Cover Reveal, Release in Less than 2 Weeks, and Book 4 in the Series!

Hi Everyone,

When I signed with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, I had just revealed  my indie cover of Ascending the Veil: Book 3.  Now that we are under two weeks away from release day for AtV: Book 3 under CHBB Publishing House,  a new cover has been commissioned.  The first cover for AtV: Book 3 was great,  I have loved all of the re-covers of the series thus far. However,  I can't say enough about the latest addition to the Piercing the Fold series covers.  I love everything about it and the story it tells.


AtV: Book 3 will release for the first time ever in under 2 weeks on November 5, 2013.  I am wrapping up read-through and revisions before sending to the editor, then final read-through.  Release Day will be filled with fun at the Facebook party so make sure you join the fun :)
AtV: Book 3 Release Party on Facebook 

I want to confirm that their will be a fourth book in my  YA paranormal SciFi series,  Piercing the Fold. Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 will be released in early Spring 2014.

Will this be the end of the series?  As of now,  I will say it will be a pause in the series.   What does that mean?  Well,  there  may be room for a novel  and  novella  or two in the future between certain characters. There may also  be room for a prequel to the series.   The possibilities are definitely there.  There are two other projects that have been beckoning my attention as well.  Taking a pause will also allow me some time to decide the directions I am pulled  to take in regards to the  continued PtF adventure and when it may occur.




Heading back into the editing bubble. 
Have a great day, 
V
  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Updates for the Piercing the Fold YA Paranormal SciFi Series, Signing with an Amazing Publishing House , & Beyond!

Happy Labor Day!

Some exciting updates have happened over the last couple of months....yep,  I have not posted in a while.  I have been a busy bee though.  As of August 12, 2013 I have signed with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing House for the entire Piercing the Fold series! I can not speak highly enough about CHBB and the other sister presses: Vamptasy,  Hot Ink, and Parlor Press.  It is truly one house united with this lit family. And, they have opened their arms to me and welcomed me.  Love them!



What does this mean for the PtF series exactly?

Well, Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 needed to be pulled from self-publication and re-published under CHBB.  But, before the re-publication,  both books have undergone a facelift!  New covers, new edits, and bonus material needed to be put in place before re-release.
Now, just under 3 weeks later, Piercing the Fold: Book1  is ready for re-release (Tomorrow actually) exclusively to Amazon.com.



I absolutely love this cover btw! ;)  And,  I know Riley Steel will completely rock the rest of the covers as well!   for now.....


The burning question by many PtF fans is :  Will there be a finale to this series?

This is a tough one. As of this moment, book 4 will be the finale, releasing in Early 2014.  The title is Transcending the Legacy: Book 4.


With that being said, the next question is posed:

Will there be a spin-off?  prequel to the series? continuation beyond book 4?
Right now, book 4 will be a perfect stopping point.  However, if the muse calls me back, more may be still to come from this storyline.


What am I going to write after Book 4?
I have had two story lines running amuck in my head for the past 6 months.   They are very different from PtF. One is a stand-alone novel (no series).  It is Adult Fiction, Contemporary Drama.   The second is a New Adult Fiction, Contemporary Drama.  Like I said, the polar opposite of the heavy science fiction paranormal genre I have been.  I am excited about that!  Extremely!  I have already made Pinterest boards for them and playlists on Spotify since I am catching glimpses daily of what i want to incorporate into the setting, background, plot, storylines.

Here are the links if you want to pop by and take a look.  Btw, I have boards for all of my PtF series books now! :)  

 http://pinterest.com/venessakimball/untitled-book-new-adult-fictiondrama/


http://pinterest.com/venessakimball/untitled-book-adult-contemp/

So, these projects will take me well into the beginning of 2015!  And, I know that by then, I will have new muses, storylines, plots, and characters working on my psyche.....and I couldn't be more thrilled and blessed.

Stay tuned...there are more to great things to come :)


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Ascending the Veil: Piercing the Fold, Book 3





Today is the day!  The cover reveal for Ascending the Veil: Book 3 in my Paranormal SciFi series.  I love all the covers thus far in the series. This one is unique from the others in that I was the photographer of the cover model in this one.  I took about 100 images to make sure I had the right light, right angle, right positioning, etc.   This cover would not have been possible with the amazing graphic design/ cover design talent of Kate Cowan of K.C. Designs!  I can not say enough about Kate and how focused, detailed,  dedicated, and talented she is in regards to all of the covers she has done for the Piercing the Fold series.

Thank you Penelope Anne Bartotto of  Around the Universe Tour Blog Tours for spreading the word about Ascending the Veil: Piercing the Fold, Book 3 and being an uber fan and supporter of the Piercing the Fold series.  She is one amazing woman ya'll!

Last, but far from least, a huge thank you to all of the family, friends, fans, and bloggers that have fallen in love with the Piercing the Fold series or are preparing to start the series.  Your sharing and spreading the world about my books and this series is so humbling and I am honored that you think I am worthy of your support as an  independent author.  :)

I look forward to releasing Ascending the Veil: Book 3 to you at the end of September 2013. Haven't decided on an exact date yet, but I will keep you updated when the date is solidified. The final book in the series (Title TBD: Book 4)  will be released in the first quarter of 2014!



Okay, no more waiting!  Here is the cover and blurb for Ascending the Veil: Book 3!!!!!!



AtV:Book 3 Blurb

For the average human being, seeing dark auras, hearing ghostly whispers, and witnessing a contortion in the face of a  passerby could easily be chalked up to hallucinations, daydreams, nightmares; mere illusions in reality.  If we look hard enough, we will find explanations for such paranormal events.  However, in this world, there are humans that are not average by any  means.  In Piercing the Fold: Book 1, we learn that “illusions in reality” are as real as day through the eyes of college student, Jesca Gershon Sera,  and a fellowship of guardians predestined to protect humanity. 

In Surfacing the Rim: Piercing the Fold, Book 2, an intersection between our galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy has been spurred at the hands of an enemy fellowship.  With orders from its leader,  Sondian guardian and  Sam Crest opens  a wormhole that traces through a black hole through the Andromeda galaxy and into another universe beyond ours.  

What Jesca and the other Dobrian guardians do not  realize is that the wormhole has pierced a barrier, a veil, that has successfully kept the beings of that universe from invading our world. Beings that have been considered mythical and fantastical since the beginning of time.  Beings that symbolize the purest of evil and the purest of good.  Beings that have been the product of the “illusions in reality” Jesca and the rest of the guardians have been tracking, dodging, and protecting humanity from  for the past year.   

To worsen the situation, Sam Crest attempts to take Jesca with him into the wormhole, but two of the most important men in Jesca’s life,  Ezra Kahn and Nate Sera keep her from succumbing to it  by sacrificing themselves.   Their sacrifice protects her physically, but not mentally.  Jesca is left broken in the arms of a man that she is beginning to fall for, Xander Crest; adopted son of Sam Crest.  

Though Ezra’s and Nate’s sacrifice was noble, it was not enough to stop the global invasion and apocalyptical evolution the enemy fellowship intends to draw to our world.  The fate of our world is bleak unless Jesca and the her fellowship of guardians can find a way for the human race  to adapt, evolve, and survive amidst the invasion, as well as bring Nate and Ezra back from beyond the veil.    

Ascending the Veil: Piercing the Fold, Book 3 takes you beyond our world and universe and back  through the eyes of the characters in this series.  Tragedies and blessings involving Jesca, Ezra, Nate, and Xander will be revealed, our favorite guardians  of the Dobrian and Sondian fellowships will forge their paths in this universe and in another for the salvation of our world and each other, and heart-wrenching events will unfold when Jesca ascends the veil.

*The Piercing the Fold series is intended for Mature Young Adult and Adult readers due to the the paranormal and unorthodox scientific  concepts addressed throughout.  This series contains a rich mixture of the paranormal, science fiction, romance, adventure, and suspense. *

Haven't started the series yet?  Click the photo below and it will send you to my Amazon page where you can purchase both ebook and paperback copies of the first two books in this four book series!  





Saturday, May 11, 2013

Venessa's Big Thank You Event!

Okay, so  I have gotten a proof of the Ascending the Veil: Book 3 cover back from K.C. Design, who rocked it....of course, there was never a doubt in my mind.  I am just so thankful that I got the shot being that I was the photographer of the cover model! 

I wanted to give the fans and readers something special! A special thank you that would set them apart!  So,  for those that buy, read, review PtF: Book 1 and StR: Book 2, post links, and email me  between the said dates of the event,  they will receive the cover reveal of AtV: Book 3 before anyone else in the world!  They will get it in there hot little hands before the cover is officially revealed! 

And,  right now each book, PtF:Book 1 and StR: Book 2 are being offered for 99 pennies each in ebook format on Amazon, Smashwords.com, and at B&N for Nook! 

I can't wait to hear what readers have to say about the first half of this series and I can't wait to start sending out their thank yous from my writing cave!  

~V

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cover Photo Shoot News! Ascending the Veil: Piercing the Fold Book 3



This morning, I had no idea that I would be having impromptu photo shoot with the cover model of my third novel, Ascending the Veil: Book 3. 
Today, was the day I planned on coordinating stock photo images with my amazing cover designer, K.C. Designs.  Katie is phenomenal and has done Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 covers for me.  I trust her so much with the covers for this series.  I was pulling together the stock photos that I wanted to use for the cover.  Katie and I were going back and forth via email and Facebook about pros and cons of images. 
At one point,  her and I scratched what we had and resorted back to looking at thousands of images.
That is when I had  a moment of clarity....I think it was after my herbal green tea, and before my second cup of coffee.
 I realized that the cover model (Jesca)  resembled a woman that has become a very close and dear friend of mine since our move to Amarillo, Texas.  It is sheer coincidence  that she  resembles the main character I have been writing about for 3 1/2  years now. I had already published Piercing the Fold: Book 1 before I met Brandi M.   I know...  *goosebumps* 

Next, the supplies and photographer. I received an awesome Canon Rebel t2i last Mother's Day.  I am a novice at best when it comes to photography.  Hell,  my camera has been solely used for Mamarrazi duty! Today was the day to break that mold for my Canon Rebel and for myself. 

Third,  talk my amazing friend into allowing me to take her photo for the cover of my next book without freaking her out!   She was great about it.  Flattered that I thought of her to be my cover model. Her immediate reaction was "When?".   Mine, "Today."  
Being the trooper that she is, she said that we could meet this evening! 
 
I arrived  15 minutes early.  I am sure  professional photographers have a checklist of things they do prior to, during, and after a photo shoot to make sure their shoot is organized.  I, on the other hand, had my camera bag,  my two lenses, my imagination,  and an eye for what I wanted the cover to convey.  I knew I was going to have to take quite a few shots.  Came out to about 90 photos of the same shot.  I took it from up high, down low,  panning to the left then right, snapping the entire time,  to get the right lighting and angle.  Stopping, looking at what I had, and snapping some more.  It is kind of insane, but one of my favorite shots of my model was  the third shot in; the lighting and angle was superb. My dear, dear friend and model, Brandi, couldn't have been more flexible and receptive throughout the shoot. She wanted it to be just right for my cover and actually said we could keep shooting after the 90 shots.     
I was able to narrow down the shots to my top 20 favorites.  I am going to send them over to my cover design guru tonight so we can start working on molding the cover tomorrow.  
Being an Author has opened me up to so many opportunities, bringing out every aspect of artistic abilities I have within me.  
Yeah, I was a ball of nerves.  Going out on a limb and doing a photo shoot for the cover of my book, was not in my comfort zone.    And, for about a millisecond, I wondered what others may think of me shooting the cover for  my novel.  
Then, I peeled away that thin layer of insecurity and said, "Screw it,  I can do this!" 
 
Needless to say,  I can not wait to share the cover with you.   It will be a bit though.  Lots has to happen to get the cover just right. I hope to release the cover some time in July 2013. 
 
A huge thank you to my dear friend (and cover model extraordinaire)  Brandi M.
~ (P.S.)  Dosaritas are on me girl!  
 
 
Thanks so much for keeping up with my blog!    ~V
 
 
 


Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Look! Ascending the Veil: Piercing the Fold, Book 3. Snippet #1

Good Morning! 
I have been busy, busy in the writing cave wrapped up with the characters of the Piercing the Fold Series.  Ascending the Veil: Book 3 is s much darker and suspenseful ride than both Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and Surfacing the Rim: Book 2.  The emotions in this third installment are  intense for both the characters, and in turn,  the reader.  
  I know it is long over due.  I have finally broken away from the cave to give you a first look at Ascending the Veil: Book 3. 
Remember,  this is unedited and raw.   Minor adjustments may be made to content upon editing before publication. 
*This particular snippet involves Nate and Ezra after their travel beyond the wormhole,  into the black hole,  and ascension into an alternate universe, beyond the veil.  Graphic is courtesy of Tumblr.com from my inspirational browsing pinned to my AtV: Book 3 Pinterest board.  *
 
Happy Reading,
~V
 
 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Calling All Artists World-Wide! Piercing the Fold Series Illustration Contest 2013. Chances for Publication in Ascending the Veil: Book 3


 

 Hi Everyone,
When I began this  journey as an author in 2012, my sole mission  was to reach and inspire readers with the Piercing the Fold series.  It is a blessing to be able to write that since  the independent publications of both Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and  Surfacing the Rim: Book 2, fans and followers of the series have been inspired and want it to be brought to life in the most creative ways! 
With the series still blooming, Book 3 and Book 4 are coming,  fans a sending pictures of fan art and fan jewelry that they have created in tribute to the series.  I never thought that Piercing the Fold would stir so many fans creative juices.  
 Recently (upon the  the request of fans)  a  tribute jewelry piece has been designed,  approved by me, and is currently being marketed by Cody Melton with The Melton Pot.  I have to brag on Cody for a bit ;).  Cody  is a superb metal smith that has created multiple tribute pieces for JK Rowling’s  Harry Potter series as well as Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series.   Piercing the Fold’s first tribute piece, “The Copula”, is breath-taking and caters tediously to the literary description in Piercing the Fold: Book 1  .  Cody took my description and within weeks, I was holding "The Copula" in my hand and wearing it around my neck.  As I write this,  I can't help but run my hand over it. 

So, this brings me to the main reason of my post!  I was recently  approached by a fan via Facebook, Tami.  Tami has a passion for sketch art and she messaged me to ask if I had ever considered an art contest for the PtF  series.   She even said she wanted to work on a sketch herself.   I was so touched that my lil' ol' books had inspired someone to use their passion of art to bring a character to life!   We chatted back and forth about the idea of illustrations and that is when the wheels started turning in my head.  I knew that I needed to highlight illustration artists and create a platform of opportunity for them. 

 

 Being fascinated  and enamored by  all forms of art that people create my whole life, I have decided to  offer both graphic and sketch artists world-wide an opportunity to be highlighted as  contributing illustrators within  the publication of my  third book in the Piercing the Fold series,  Ascending the Veil: Book 3; due to release September 2013. The contest will be called the Piercing the Fold Series Illustrations Contest 2013.    The illustrations chosen  will be companion illustrations for the PtF series.   The cover will be commissioned by Kate Cowan with K.C. Design, but all interior illustrations will be selected from 4 winning illustrators from this contest.  
 So many talented artists surround us and are never recognized for their craft.  Each of them have a story as to why they have a passion for art.  So many of them never get the opportunity to be acknowledged for their passion for multiple reasons; be it not enough resources,  economic burdens, or lack of support for their passion as an artist.   That is just naming a few.  I have the opportunity to share my passion through the written word with this series.  I want to share the opportunity I have been blessed with and give a few artist an opportunity to be acknowledged and celebrated for their passion of bringing life to "the imagined"  through visual art.  

The Piercing the Fold Series Illustration Contest 2013 will be open for original series inspired submissions from independent illustration artists beginning May 1, 2013 and ending July 20, 2013. A full description and notice for the contest can be located on my website at www.VenessaKimball.net as well as updates on my Facebook and Twitter pages.  Any questions can be directed to me at  venessakimballauthor@gmail.com

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Going into My "Cave": Drafting Ascending the Veil: Book 3, Book 4, and Future Projects!



For those of you wondering why I would be going into a cave to work on Book 3 in my series,  I am not literally writing my little heart out in a musty, dark, cold, cave; it's figurative.   Every writers cave is different. Some writers have a specific spot they like to write; under a tree,  outside,  in a comfy chair, on the sofa,  in a library.   Some writers' caves are more of a mode, like a light switch, that their mind shifts from closed, orderly minds we have on a daily basis, to an open and free flowing mind from which creativity over flows from.

My cave?  Mine is definitely a mode.  I have found that being a mom of three active children that I can not have a singular place to write.  I do love my comfy sofa, when I can snag it ;).  However, I have adapted to the fact that a cave can not be a place but rather a mode my mind shifts to. 
When I am in "the cave" very little else occurs.  Meaning?  The bare necessities.  And, when I get into "the cave",  it is so hard to come back out.  It is like leaving a movie theater before the movie is over. It sucks!  

So, over the next few months,  I will be spending quite a bit of time in "the cave", since I am eager to complete the Piercing the Fold series that has been haunting (in a good way) my days and nights for the past 3 years.   I plan to draft through Book 3 and well into Book 4 before September 2013. That is my goal. Let's hope that I can get their.   I would love to have Book 3 in your hot little hands by mid-September 2013.  And,  I would love to have Book 4 released in early 2014!  

Why so eager to have the series complete?  First,  the fans have spurred my motivation for sure.  Foremost,  I have two more projects I would like to get started on!  I am really eager to get going on them both.  They are very different from the Piercing the Fold series.  I will not say too much about them.  But here are a few details:  They are both stand alone novels,  they are both Adult Fiction,  they are not Paranormal or Science Fiction driven.  They are both very different from each other as well.  I am really stretching my "writer's wings"  and branching out into other genres.  I have outlines for both the projects. Once Book 4 for in the Piercing the Fold series is drafted,  I will begin drafting the first of the two projects.   Some of you may be asking, "Will Venessa ever write New Adult Paranormal SciFi  again?"  The answer:  I'm sure I will.  I am not tethering myself to a genre.  My tether is the ideas, topics, concepts that spur me to create.  If a topic takes me in the Paranormal direction again, then I will.  

So,  that's the scoop!  If I am MIA on the social networks, which I try really hard to check in on at least once a day,  know that I am in "the cave" either long-handing it or typing passionately! 

~V

Sunday, March 17, 2013

How Did It Go? Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party and Blog Tour




Wow!  I'm thinking they call it a release for two reasons.  First,  the release of a book is a physical distribution of the book.  But, there is also an emotional release on the author's part.  All of the build up and anticipation breaks free.  Yesterday was the release party on Facebook.  It was amazing.  I didn't have one for Piercing the Fold: Book 1. When I published my first book, I  didn't have a clue about Facebook release parties.  So, this was my first and one I will never forget;  a beautiful memory for Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 indeed! 



The blog tour was also an experience that was a beautiful memory for the series.  Since PtF: Book 1 didn't have a release,  I wanted to make sure that potential readers got a larger picture about the series and the direction it was taking with book 2!  We really got into the meat of the series at multiple blog stops, highlighting some behind the scenes details that had not been shared with the public until the tour. 

Today,  I stayed away from my pc (until now that is).  After 10 days of the blog tour as well as the 2 day release party,  I was mentally drained...but in a good way.  Does that make sense?  



I want to thank every single person that attended the blog tour and release party!  I loved corresponding via blogs, email, and facebook with the tourists and guests!  I "met" so many people and made so many connections with them.  Above all, these connections know more about my passion,  my writing, and the Piercing the Fold series. 

This week, I'm going to hang out and relax a bit.  I reeeaaallly want to get started on Book 3 in the series though.  I will definitely be spending some time in the cave this week and getting back on a writing schedule after the 10 day hiatus for the tour and release. 

Blessing and Warm Wishes,
~V

Monday, March 11, 2013

Blog Stop # 13 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM... Dream Cast of the Piercing the Fold Series!

Dream a Little Dream......The Piercing the Fold series Dream Cast!!

 
 
Hi Gang,

Originally, this  blog stop was to be hosted by another blogger.  However, they had some "technical difficulties".  
I was not about to let you AMAZING tour group suffer. I love you waaaaay too much to let that happen! 

 
 
 
The Venessa Kimball Author Street Team has gone above and beyond and created a dream cast for the Piercing the Fold series.  Now, I have to tell you that these members are "ultimate" PtF fans and have done a knock out job with their selection! 
 
Because of all the time they dedicated to "ogling"  pictures of actors and actresses ( it was a tough job people ! lol)  I supplied the video creation to share the amazing cast they have developed! 
 
 
 
 

Giveaway!  E-book copy of Piercing the Fold: Book 1

Make sure to leave a comment on this post telling me what you think of the cast!  I will randomly choose a winner from the comments  tomorrow at 3pm cst US.    

 
 
Without further wait,  Here is the first ever release of the Piercing the Fold Dream Cast ! Click Play and Enjoy!  Can't Wait to hear what you think!  Please like on YouTube and share to Facebook and Twitter as well!   


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stop#1 Addicted To Books: Venessa Kimball's Blog Tour Stop and Review

Hi Everyone,
First stop on the blog tour!   Hop over, tour, and enter to win an e-book copy of Piercing the Fold: Book 1! 
Addicted To Books: Venessa Kimball's Blog Tour Stop and Review: About the Book Mature YA/ New Adult Paranormal, Fringe SciFi series * New Adult/Mature YA due to fringe science theories a...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Piercing the Fold series Blog Tour Event and Release Party On FACEBOOK! Are You Going?


Just wanted to send a quick message about the Piercing the Fold series blog tour event and the Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party event!  Both are posted events on Facebook!  There will be amazing blog posts, insights and interviews about all things Piercing the Fold on the tour along with giveaways and prizes at each of the 19 blog stops over the 10 day tour!   Then, more prizes at the Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party event!  I have attached the links for both events!  I hope you will come as a guest and partake in the festivities!  Make sure to invite some friends too, there may be a prize at the end of each event for the person with the most invites!   Hope you will make it to one or both events! 
Piercing the Fold series blog tour event link:
http://www.facebook.com/venessakimball7#!/events/562073920484005/?fref=ts

Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party event link:
http://www.facebook.com/venessakimball7#!/events/415960838487386/?fref=ts


~V

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Piercing the Fold Series Blog Tour Update, Audiobook Teaser Coming, and Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Teaser #3



Good Morning!
Blog tour content is coming together beautifully.  And, I just got the edit copy of Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 back from my editor, Jovana Shirley.  Her and I are also working on the synopsis which I hope to share with you soon!
A big highlight coming to the tour is an audio excerpt from the Piercing the Fold: Book 1 audiobook that will be releasing in 2013!  It has been a tedious production with directing the multiple voice over talents. But, I know that it will be a unique experience for the listener and that is what matters most to me. 

Make sure you join the Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 Release Party on Facebook. So far we are well over 100 guests and the party is still over a month away!  The blog tour will have giveaways and the release party will also, so hop over and join the party! Here is the link:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/415960838487386/?fref=ts

For now, I hope you enjoy the excerpt from Surfacing the Rim: Book 2.  *Remember, this is raw and unedited. Adjustments to this excerpt may occur between now and publication in March 14 2013.*
Enjoy,
~V

Surfacing the Rim: Book 2
Venessa Kimball

~Jesca~



I take a deep breath as I leave my room and walk down the hall to Ezra’s suite. 

The door is partially open.  I knock softly.

I hear Ezra call from within. “Come on  in Jes.” 

I walk in. Ezra is pulling out his suitcase and duffle bag.   I had not been in his room since we moved in. To be honest, it looked pretty much the same as it did the first night I walked through the house.  There was one visible difference though.  I walk straight over to it.  An ant farm.  I grinned a little. “Friends of yours.”

I could feel his smile.  I turned to look at him. He is leaning against his dresser grinning. He remembers the last time we had a conversation about  his  ants. Ezra sighs and plays along.   “Yes. Yes they are." His smile falls and I don’t understand why, until he asks, "Will you take care of them if anything happens to me?”

His  simple question hits me square in the chest.  My grin fades, but I do not shift my gaze from his. He is waiting for my answer. The question is not simple any more. Rather a complex request and an intense responsibility on my part.  My reply is simple, but weighs heavily on my heart because of what we are both implying now; humanity.  “Yes. I will take care of them.”

Ezra nods silently. “Put out your hand.”

I put my hand out reluctantly with my palm open. My voice is filled with curiosity. A smile slyly,  “Why?”

Ezra places his closed fist above my hand and released a copper medallion on a chain into my palm.  The metal is cold at first, but quickly warms in my hand. I pull it closer to see the details of it. It is a device. The workings within the device are intricately crafted and  beautiful. I  ask, “What is this?”

Ezra puts his hands in his pockets. “ It is the first generation copula Jes. Sebastian asked me to give it to you.  He told me that this is your legacy now.”

Friday, February 8, 2013

Surfacing The Rim: Piercing the Fold Book 2 Release Party! Are You Going to Be There?

As if you thought the only celebration for Piercing the Fold series was the blog tour!  We are wrapping up the blog tour with a RELEASE PARTY!  It will be on march 16th and you are cordially invited!  I hope you can make it....it is virtual so there are no excuses ;) 

Click the Pic to head over and join the party!
~V



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Piercing the Fold series Blog Tour Update Plus A Teaser for the Upcoming Surfacing the Rim: Book 2!

Happy  Hump Day Everyone! 
I have an update on the blog tour! 
A schedule has been created and we have quite a line up!  We are just shy of a month away from my first ever blog tour with PtF!  I am head over heels about it and I wanted to share the schedule with you! Please feel free to post this schedule to your facebook wall or share/tweet with your friends and family!  Every follower of the tour will have an opportunity at giveaways throughout the tour, as well as insightful info straight from me on many aspects of the series!  Did I tell you that there will be a giveaway at EVERY tour stop?  Yes, there will be! EEEP! Make sure to start following these amazing bloggers now, so you don't miss out on any updates they have about the tour!  



Now, I hope you enjoy  Excerpt  #2 from Surfacing the Rim: PtF Book 2

* this excerpt is unedited and raw.  Note that some changes to the content may occur prior to publication on March 14, 2013.

Excerpt begins with Jesca's thoughts.....

~ For the past two months, we have been hulled up in the villa awaiting intelligence from the fellowship’s scientists while comparing notes with the local, national, and global news.  Rebel factions have already started sprouting up all over the world.  Civil riots and protests for government assistance, world-wide governmental departments on high alert have already started shutting borders between nations to try and keep the chaos contained within their own countries.

As guardians, our job of protecting the humans on this earth, and our selves, had gotten a million times harder because of this insider leaking information. It was intended to intimidate us. And, it served its purpose.   We were only a few saviors in a sea of frightened and confused civilians.  

Ezra shakes his head and stiffens his lips.

Dangerous thoughts start stirring in my mind.

Nate tries to save us from our thoughts by changing the subject. “So what’s up?” 

Ezra looks up at both of us.  “Sebastian is sending us on a mission.”

I feel a knot form in my stomach.

Nate sits back away from his cereal.  “What about our mission here?”

Ezra sighs, “Well, the mission here has fled Miami and is now in Tokyo,  Japan.”

I ask, “Are we going to Japan?”

Ezra, “We need to get a fellow guardian on board with us and take care of some housekeeping at MIT first. Sebastian hasn’t confirmed that, but I think that is where we are headed.”

Ezra nervously taps a pen on the table. “ This fellow guardian. He  may be…resistant.” 

I probe with a million questions. “You said ‘he’.  Who is it? Why would he resist? What do we need to tell him that could make him resist?”

Ezra sighs and throws his glasses down in frustration, “Damn it Jesca!”  Ezra doesn’t do frustration often. And my heavy line of questioning has definitely gotten under Ezra’s skin. The feeling I get just before lightning strikes is creeping in. This is not going to be good.

He closes his eyes for a moment. Ezra being Ezra, I know he is trying to regain  his composure before he speaks.  Nate and I remain quiet and wait.

Ezra’s voice is even when he speaks. “Because I have to tell him things that could change everything he thought he knew about himself.”

Ezra looks down. “Things that you may resist.” 

I lean onto the table and look directly into Ezra’s eyes. “ Us? resist?  I highly doubt that!” I sit back and cross my arms. “Try me.”

 Ezra breathes deeply and looks from Nate to me. “The implantation of the 2nd generation Copula.”

Nate breaks in, “Yeah? What about it?”

He holds up his iPhone. “A device similar to this was used prior to travel to send a surge of electricity directly to the Copula. The surge would act as a harness between the body’s copper and the Copula, while they worked together to open the wormhole. But this device wasn’t just a Copula defibrillator.  It had multiple purposes.”

Ezra continues. “It was a miniature computer.  This device recorded neurological and physical changes within the body during and after travel.   As protocol, after every travel Sebastian’s associates would pull the data collected to check for any changes or abnormalities. Across the board, the data showed  increased levels of copper in the implanted..  The levels of copper contributed to  alterations within the body, making the implanted superior. ”

Nate questions, “Superior? In what way superior?

Thoughts start firing in my head. Alterations  in the body making the implanted superior.   Alterations.

Ezra is speaking and his voice is filled with worry. I tune back in enough to hear him say, “physical strength and speed. Psychical abilities such as clairvoyance,  telepathy...” 

His mouth is moving, but I’m not listening anymore.  Are we implanted? I almost speak the words, but instead I shut my gapping mouth quickly.   Nate looks at me guardedly.  “Jes?”

Ezra gaze is focused on me. He is just sitting there,  waiting for me to ask.

I won’t ask  the question sitting on the tip of my tongue leave my lips.  If I do, I will slip below the surface of  reality and sink into a sea of new truths that I will  have to resurface from.  I don’t know if I can handle that.  I don’t know if I will be able to  resurface once I hear the answer to the unspoken question lingering in the atmosphere. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Venessa Kimball's Piercing the Fold Series Blog Tour Ramping Up!!!!


My first blog tour for both Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and the release of Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 in the Piercing the Fold series is right around the corner.   18 amazing bloggers have signed on as blog stops during the tour! Each blog stop will have insights, spotlights, reviews, and more involving the Piercing the Fold series. 
Each blogger will also have a giveaway up their sleeve!  That's right....18 bloggers, over a 10 day tour, having giveaways for their followers!  Are you going to follow this tour?  I hope so!

  The support that I have received from these bloggers  has been beyond what I could have imagined for my first tour.  Following their experienced guidance, some of them have  told  me that promotions for blog tours start weeks before the actual tour.  
So, to kick off the promotion for the tour, I am sharing a  Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 excerpt!  Make sure to follow this blog as well as the bloggers that will be taking me and the Piercing the Fold series on tour!  You won't want to miss anything that will be shared about the tour between now and March 5th!   
Blog tour schedule with the 18 bloggers will be coming soon! 
Enjoy the teaser,  
~V

*This excerpt is raw and unedited.  Editing and adjustments may occur to the current excerpt prior to publication in March.* 

Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 TEASER #1
Ezra grimaces realizing what needs to happen next.
“Jes and Nate are going to want to know why I am leaving town.”
Sebastian turns to Ezra.
“It is time they know everything. They need to be prepared for what is coming.”
Ezra looks at Sebastian with intensity. Ezra blows out his lip anticipating that Jesca may not forgive him for what he has kept from her again. Ezra lets out a low growl of frustration knowing he would get the third degree from both Jesca and Nate.Ignoring Ezra’s obvious frustration, Sebastian leads Ezra to the nearby sitting area. Sebastian sits down on the chair and Ezra on the bench.

Sebastian leans back and closes his eyes, letting the sun warm his face. “Nate will be level headed about it. Jesca will be mad and frustrated. Your intentions to protect her have always been pure at heart and she will realize this. Telling young guardians what we are considering here is overwhelming and a reason to run, instead of staying and fighting. We both know that Jesca is different. She will stay and want to understand what is within her. Jesca’s abilities are just beginning to surface. She is treading lightly with them right now. As she practices and uses her abilities, she will accept them as her own.”

Sebastian opens his eyes and looks at Ezra. “You and I know that they have always been her own. The abilities that are innate within her can only be held at bay for so long. Just as they were within Anna, they are within Jesca. Just as Anna fought for humanity, Jesca will fight.”
Ezra’s looks at Sebastian. Tears well up in Ezra’s light brown eyes.
“Yes. She will fight until the very end. And, that is what I’m fearful of.”





 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Coming in March: Blog Tour for Piercing the Fold series &Release of Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 is Coming!!!






Update on Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 :  I'm Going on Blog Tour With the Series!

Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 of the Piercing the Fold series is in my editor, Jovana Shirley's, hands now.  Now, it is time to get ready for the coming out party for the Piercing the Fold series.  The blog tour planning has begun. 
MARK THE DATES:  March 5th- March 14th(release day for Surfacing the Rim: Book 2). 
This tour is going to start with Piercing the Fold: Book 1, the ins and outs of it, the characters, the reviews, etc.  Then, as the tour gets under way, we will start moving toward blog posts regarding Book 2, Surfacing the Rim!  It will be a progressive tour for sure! But, it will give the followers some insight into the first book if they have not heard of it. 
There will be many opportunities during the blog tour to enter for chances to win giveaways and prizes, all things Piercing the Fold series!

Keep your eyes open here and on FB for details as the event approaches. 
~V

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