Friday, December 11, 2015

Watch Now: Novel Illustration and Review | Piercing the Fold: Book 1 by Monique



I have never seen anything quite like this. Monique Renee is an extremely talented artist and has hit the nail right on the head with both her review and illustration of Piercing the Fold: Book 1! You have got to watch this!

New Release: Piercing the Fold: the Complete Collection Boxset! Release Special Pricing .99¢! Limited time!




It's official.  My 4 book series, Piercing the Fold, has been made into a collective boxset!

And, for just the first few days the boxset is priced at .99¢! INSANE, RIGHT?  :)

This is the time to one-click your copy and gift a few (Holidays are here!).

After Monday, it will increase to its regular competitive price, but for now get the best price for the entire series!







Blurb: 
“Intense nightmares, hallucinations of dark auras, faces distorting into demons … This is my reality, and it has been set askew.” 

Jesca Gershon Sera thinks she is going insane, until she discovers she is destined to protect the human race from a galactic event that will destroy the world as she knows it. 

The nefarious Sondian fellowship seeks to lift the celestial veil dividing the world from mythical and demonic forces set on invading mankind, turning all humans into hollow shells possessed by evil. Salvation lies in the hands of Jesca and her fellow Dobrian guardians – and Jesca’s ability to not only follow the visions granted by fate, but also make crucial decisions in battle and in love. 

Sacrifices will be made. The lines between good and evil will blur. And as Earth enters a dangerous climatic and galactic shift, destinies are unmasked to reveal an ancient legacy that will put them all on the path to deliverance. 

Piercing the Fold: the Complete Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy Fused Saga is an epic series transporting readers through a reality set askew, left to pierce the fold of our known existence and surface the unworldly obstacles placed in the path to salvation. Will Jesca have the ability and courage to transcend the legacy she has been burdened with? Or will the obstacles be too many and too severe for the survival of mankind?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cover Reveal!Piercing the Fold:the Complete Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy Saga Box Set Releases 12/11/15

Cover Reveal Day! 



Cover Reveal!PtF Fans, you are going to LOVE THIS!  Fans of Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and the Paranormal will want to dig into this box set and read the entire series from start to finish!
The Piercing the Fold series box set is releasing in December! Just in times for the holidays! All four books in one set! The cover is AMAZING and perfect for the series! Thank you Rue Volley for your spot-on creation! 

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Here are the details! 
Title: Piercing the Fold: the Complete Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy Saga
Boxset
Release: December 11, 2015
PtF Boxset Blurb:
“Intense nightmares, hallucinations of dark auras, faces distorting into demons … This is my reality, and it has been set askew.”
Jesca Gershon Sera thinks she is going insane, until she discovers she is destined to protect the human race from a galactic event that will destroy the world as she knows it.
The nefarious Sondian fellowship seeks to lift the celestial veil dividing the world from mythical and demonic forces set on invading mankind, turning all humans into hollow shells possessed by evil. Salvation lies in the hands of Jesca and her fellow Dobrian guardians – and Jesca’s ability to not only follow the visions granted by fate, but also make crucial decisions in battle and in love.
Sacrifices will be made. The lines between good and evil will blur. And as Earth enters a dangerous climatic and galactic shift, destinies are unmasked to reveal an ancient legacy that will put them all on the path to deliverance.
Piercing the Fold: the Complete Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy Fused Saga is an epic series transporting readers through a reality set askew, left to pierce the fold of our known existence and surface the unworldly obstacles placed in the path to salvation. Will Jesca have the ability and courage to transcend the legacy she has been burdened with? Or will the obstacles be too many and too severe for the survival of mankind?

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Friday, November 13, 2015

New Release Reviving Evan from Venessa Kimball - Available on Amazon Now!


It's release day for Reviving Evan, the newest addition to the Evan series and a continuation of Evan's journey as well as the journey she is taking with Brody, Gavin, Nikki, Lia, and Asher!
Here is the LIVE LINK!    http://goo.gl/I17rPZ      One-click purchase now!

In celebration, I have a cool weekend special going on! A sale! Kindle edition of Dismantling Evan will be on sale for 99 pennies this weekend for the release!  This is a rare pricing for this book, so take advantage of the special! Here is the link for DE:  http://goo.gl/e1JsIa

In addition, there is a release party right now (November 13th) on Facebook! Join the event and come celebrate Reviving Evan's release with prizes, author takeovers and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/930411763648964/


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cover Reveal: Reviving Evan- an Evan series novella. Release Day Party In November!

Happy Cover Reveal Day to Reviving Evan, the much-anticipated novella from the Evan series!  Having gotten a perspective from Gavin Ferguson immediately following the traumatic dismantlement in "Dismantling Evan" in two novelettes (Saving Gavin and Resurrecting Gavin), fans were ready to see how life would continue for Evan and all of the friends.  That is where Reviving Evan fills the gap in the time immediately following the "dismantlement" but  before some life changing events for this band of friends and ultimately Evan throughout the remainder of the series.

Reviving Evan -  Blurb 



When will Reviving Evan release? 
November 13, 2015 on Kindle
(paperback will follow with Saving Gavin and Resurrecting Gavin as bonus material) 




I need to catch up! How many books in the series? 
-  There is one full-length novel-  "Dismantling Evan, two novelettes- "Saving Gavin" and "Resurrecting Gavin", and one novella- "Reviving Evan" 


All books can be purchased on Amazon Kindle or paperback (Reviving Evan's paperback will contain Saving Gavin and Resurrecting Gavin once it releases)  
Visit Venessa Kimball's Amazon page to download: 


Where is the Release Party? 
The release party is on November 13, but it isn't just a one-day thing. Let me explain. There will be a cover reveal and release party celebration for each book as it releases until the ENTIRE series is published. Cool, right?  
It is on Facebook, so join the event and you will be kept up to date on each cover reveal and release day until the series has reached its finale. Join in anytime since it is a progressive party!
Here is the link to join. Don't miss it! There will be lots of prizes to celebrate release day: 

How many more books in the series? 

There will be two more full-length novels, "Inventing Evan" and "Capturing Evan" to finish out the complete Evan series.  "Inventing Evan" is projected to release  in 2016 and "Capturing Evan" in early 2017 and will cross-over from Young Adult to the New Adult genre as Evan and her friends enter college. 


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Venessa Kimball's Bio: 



Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: Book 1; a young adult/ adult crossover, paranormal, science fiction, dystopian series. July 2, 2012, Venessa Kimball independently published the first book in the Piercing the Fold series. Book 2, Surfacing the Rim, released March 14, 2013.
In August of 2013, Venessa joined the publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly. The Piercing the Fold series has been re-published with CHBB beginning with Piercing the Fold: Book 1 on September 3, 2013. Surfacing the Rim: Book 2 re-published on September 24, 2013 and Ascending the Veil: Book 3 released November 2013. The fourth book in the series, Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 released May 13, 2014.  
Venessa’s latest project, YA/Teen Contemporary Fiction Evan series has already produced one poignant and riveting novel, Dismantling Evan, and two novelettes (Saving Gavin and Resurrecting Gavin).  
Reviving Evan novella is the newest addition and  two more full-lengths  will follow within 2016 and 2017; Inventing Evan and Capturing Evan. 

Venessa is currently working on an Adult Contemporary Romance to be released in 2016 in between the Evan series continuation.  

As for the future, Venessa is already filling her Work-In-Progress folder. When she  is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Resurrecting Gavin has released! Get caught up on the Evan series before next release! Release Schedule



Good Morning,
Today is a crazy busy day, but I wanted to pop on and give you a short breakdown on the upcoming releases for the Evan series.

Here they are:
~Dismantling Evan: Book 1 in the Evan series -Available  



Amazon link:http://goo.gl/36BjiD

~Saving Gavin: Companion novelette part 1 - Available 
Amazon link: hyperurl.co/cbr1ui

~Resurrecting Gavin: companion novelette part 2- Available! 
Amazon Link: http://ow.ly/PoNQT

~Reviving Evan: an Evan series novella- cover reveal October 13, release November 13, 2015
~Inventing Evan: Book 2 in the Evan series - cover reveal April 19, release May 6,2016
~Capturing Evan: Book 3 (final book) in the Evan series- cover reveal December 13, 2016,
release February 10, 2017

I am working on final edits with my editor for Reviving Evan and OH, there is so much in store for you! 

~V

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cover Reveal Day! Resurrecting Gavin and the Evan series Will Be Continued!






It's cover reveal day for Resurrecting Gavin! 

Are you ready to find out what happens to Gavin? 


Are you ready to pre-order? 



MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
 RESURRECTING GAVIN
Release date: August 18, 2015
Series: The Evan series 1.4 (companion novelette part 2)
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/ Romance 
Author: Venessa Kimball 
Other books in the Evan series: Dismantling Evan (book one), Saving Gavin(novelette 1.2)
Format: Ebook 
Format for Dismantling Evan: Ebook and Print 

DONT STOP READING!!!!!!! 
SCROLL DOWN FOR SERIES INFO! 


Your eyes are not deceiving you! The Evan series will continue and will be complete with Capturing Evan, the final full length in the Evan series! 

Originally, I had planned to put aside the series so that I could cater to other muses pulling for attention. However, I couldn't let these characters go so quickly.  Release  for Reviving Evan, Inventing Evan, and Capturing Evan are as follows through the amazing publishing house, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing : 
~Reviving Evan: an Evan series novella- cover reveal October 13, release  November 13, 2015
~Inventing Evan: Book 2 in the Evan series - cover reveal April 19, release  May 6,2016
~Capturing Evan: Book 3 (final book) in the Evan series- cover reveal December 13, 2016,
 release  February 10, 2017

Stay tuned for more from Evan, Gavin, Brody, Nikki, Asher, and Lia 

~V

Friday, June 26, 2015

Listen When the Muse is Calling and Write for Right Now! The Evan series and Future Projects X and Y.






"Listen when the muse is calling"

I learned this among many other valuable takeaways while at UtopYA Con 2015 last week.  (I can not speak highly enough about this convention for readers, writers, authors, published, unpublished)

Another takeaway, "Write what you want to write,  RIGHT NOW."

With these two statements, fueling my passion for my craft as a writer, I have come to a bittersweet conclusion that many Evan fans will not like, but I am completely at peace with.  

The Evan series is going to be put on hold indefinitely with the possibility of not going beyond one full length and two novelettes (Dismantling Evan,  Saving Gavin, and Resurrecting Gavin).

About four weeks ago, the muse for the Evan series came to a halt. Just completely stopped.  It's like the characters were showing up in my head completely confused and stressed.   Yeah, stressed.  In turn that made me stress.
What was happening to my characters? Why was the story not moving, flowing?
 Every scene I wrote, seemed to fall flat even though I had a complete story plotted out.  Four weeks later,  and after much needed clarity and inspiration in my growing craft (thank you UtopYA Con 2015- I totally needed it), I realize that it wasn't the story....it was the muse, or lack of a muse I was trying to force.  

I thought and thought and thought on this.  I have to tell you, I was sad and mad for a few days at myself mainly. I felt like I had left these characters from this series out in the cold, shivering and lonely.  Then I thought about the story,  Evan's story and its beginnings;  Dismantling Evan.   Dismantling Evan is a hefty full length novel, that pushes 130K words; IT IS A BIG BOOK :)  In addition, Dismantling Evan contains a complete story arc without a massive cliffhanger, leaving the reader dangling until the next full length novel.  On top of Dismantling Evan, I wrote two companion novelettes (Saving Gavin- released in June and Resurrecting Gavin releasing in September) to delve deeper into the mind of Gavin and what happened after the dismantlement to give readers a sense of understanding from Gavin's perspective.   Reminding myself of this, made it possible for me to find peace that if I was to not write another book in the Evan series for years from now, or never write a second book in the series, I have done justice by the characters in this very vulnerable phase of their lives as young adults.

With that peace in my mind and heart, I am ready to start my next project.

So, what muse is calling to me now?  What  am I wanting to write RIGHT NOW?
Well, this is where  I had to clear my head and release the stress of not having the muse for my last project, and really think about what muse was vying for attention in my head.
Once I did that, I asked myself, "What do you want to write at this very moment?"
Without a second thought, I said it aloud, "Project X".
Project X is just a widget name since I don't have a title yet, but it is the project that had been popping into my head more and more frequently over the last six months without me really realizing it.

The funny thing is, now that I have opened my mind  to what I want to write, the creative juices are flowing again. Not only am I so passionate about this project, but I am getting a flow of ideas and concepts  for projects beyond "Project X".  I am even considering writing both "Project X: as well as a "Project Y" (another widget name) :)  since they are both very different projects.  I have never attempted doing it, but I am so pumped full of creativity right now, I am going to go for it and see how it goes.

Okay, so I know I suck for only giving you the widget project names Project X and Project Y. So, to not have you completely hate me, I do want to give you an idea of what I have in mind for them:

Project X- New Adult Contemporary Romance (two book series)

Project Y- Young Adult Fantasy Romance (series)


On a final note, I am a believer in signs. It just so happens that the Utopia Con 2016 theme was announced the day I had made my  decision to write what I wanted to RIGHT NOW!

You see, the theme for Utopia Con 2016 is "Fight for your Write".  That theme couldn't have come at a better time in my life and I can't wait to see what happens  with the muses in my head within the next year!

~V





Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Happy Release Day Saving Gavin!!!

Good Morning and Happy Release Day!!! 
Saving Gavin is live!  It is a companion to the first book in the Evan Series, Dismantling Evan.  It is also part 1 of a two-part novelette companion that will not only give you Gavin's point of view after the "dismantlement) but will also  bridge the gap in time between  Dismantling Evan and Inventing Evan (the next full length novel in the Evan series).  
Right now and for a limited time only, Dismantling Evan is on sale in celebration of the release of Saving Gavin! 
One-Click both of them now! Sale only for limited time.

~Dismantling Evan~
Life is unstable. What will be the trigger to dismantle it?
US link:http://goo.gl/36BjiD
UK link: http://goo.gl/YXl5MY

~Saving Gavin~
A trigger pulled. A tragedy realized. A boy displaced. Can Gavin be saved or will he be forever lost?
Saving Gavin- an Evan series novelette
Amazon Link: hyperurl.co/cbr1ui

Friday, June 5, 2015

SPR's Editorial Review of Dismantling Evan

"What binds it all together is the quality of Kimball’s prose, which manages to be both concise and lyrical...this is a 
page-turner..." 
                                                                                     ~SPR




Hi Everyone!

Hope this finds you doing well.
I received a new professional editorial review for Dismantling Evan.
When you get these reviews, you are unsure of criticism could be awaiting you since these are from people that don't know you from Adam. It is intimidating to say the least and I waited about half a day to open the email from Self Publishing Review for this reason.  I didn't know if they would slam Dismantling Evan to the ground, step on it, then throw it across the room OR if they would really appreciate it.

Well, they appreciated it!  I would be short changing the review if I didn't say that the words the reviewer used for DE held  me captive for a good while after reading.

Here is the review from SPR:

Dismantling Evan is a moving and harrowing novel about coping with bipolar disorder – not just the disease itself, but how everyone reacts to those who suffer from mental illness. Evan Phillips is moved to a small town in Texas after suffering a nervous breakdown. Her parents hope that a new setting in a calmer environment will help her recover. All does not go as planned, as Evan’s family moves next to Gavin Ferguson, a teenager who has mental illness problems of his own. A group of gifted, but troubled, teenagers bond together, but become vicious targets as the town outcasts.
Though the book is laden with issues facing contemporary teens – bullying and mental illness, among others – the novel is never preachy or reads like an after school special. These issues enhance the plot and character development, and so seem all the more real. What binds it all together is the quality of Kimball’s prose, which manages to be both concise and lyrical, and the empathy she has for her characters. Make no mistake, this is a page-turner, resting on the strength of the characterization.
What makes the novel particularly effective is that Kimball doesn’t cut corners on portraying mental illness. Evan and her friends aren’t just victims, they are frustrating, even maddening, at times, a more realistic portrayal of mental illness. Far from this making them unsympathetic, it makes them fully realized and relatable, and compels you to keep reading.
Mental illness is one of those issues that people are too often afraid, or embarrassed, to confront. Venessa Kimball has written a brave and important book that should hopefully reach a wide audience.

I have also included the link for the review on SPR's website. 

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2015/05/dismantling-evan-by-venessa-kimball/


If you haven't had a chance to read Dismantling Evan, here are the US and UK links to purchase on Amazon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Teaser: Saving Gavin (Companion Novelette for the Evan Series) Part 1. Release June 9, 2015



Good Morning!
I have a brand new teaser for you from the soon to be released "Saving Gavin" a companion novelette to the Evan series.  It will be the first part in a two-part novelette series following Gavin Ferguson's point of view following the "dismantlement" from the first full-length novel in the series, "Dismantling Evan"

Without further wait, here is the excerpt teaser from "Saving Gavin"




December 2013

Don’t know where I am. They won’t tell me when I ask. I take a pen from the counter while the nurse prints documents. My wrists hurt, but I don’t know why. Did they hurt me here? Where is mom, Brody?
I feel cool air on my knee suddenly and I look down at the hole in my pant leg. My knee is bloody.
Why?
Think back. What happened?
All of my thoughts are rushing, only slowing for a few pictures in my head.
Evan’s work shed.
The origami crane in my hand covered in moonlight.
Walking through the woods behind my house.
The light of the morning slowly getting brighter as I walked onto campus.
Sitting behind the curtains of the auditorium stage.
Silence of an empty room.
I remember closing my eyes and just listening to the nothingness.
Metal doors to the auditorium clanking as they are opened.
The sound of walking feet and voices filling the room behind the curtain. Adults, students. My hands clutching the black metal gun to keep from shaking.


“Follow me.” A disconnected voice tries to interrupt my memories.
Laughing, cheering, yelling getting louder and louder, I stand and push the curtain away.
That is it. My mind is stuck, like the rest of my memory was wiped away.
“Did I hurt anyone?” The words are mine, but they don’t feel like they come from my lips. The nurse, standing in front of me, clutches her clipboard. “Follow me Gavin,” she says, stoically. 


Make sure to pre-order your copy of "Saving Gavin" now for quick download on release day! 




Friday, May 8, 2015

Readers' Favorite 5-Star Editorial Review for Dismantling Evan


Today Dismantling Evan received a 5 Star Editorial/ Professional review from Readers' Favorite and I couldn't be more proud!  
I am attaching the review here, but it can also be found on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and Goodreads as well as the direct link (which I will put below the review) from Readers' Favorite.  
This also means that DE will be getting a shiny new update to its cover! My cover artist will be working on it next week!  (the above seal will be on the front cover both in digital and paperback)  

- " Evangeline ‘Evan’ Phillips moves halfway across the country with her parents to the quaint town of Braxton Springs, Texas. It is a chance for Evan to leave her past in San Francisco and start over; at least that’s what her parents think. The loner high school senior doesn't share their optimism and she’s determined to remain invisible in her new school and neighborhood. Little does she know that it won’t go as planned. 

Venessa Kimball’s Dismantling Evan (The Evan Series, Book 1) offers an edgy perception on teen troubles that could threaten one’s will to live. Evan unwillingly gets tangled with the unsettling matters of the lives of those around her. This makes Evan’s own problem rear its head and she struggles to hold on to her sanity.

Dismantling Evan is a story that engages the minds and the hearts of its readers from start to finish. Looking at mental illness and other troubling matters through the young characters' eyes is a rewarding insight. Even though Evan is the lead character that moves the story, I gravitated towards Gavin more. He is greatly misunderstood, but lucky to have some people who comprehend and accept him, especially his brother, Brody.

Kimball writes with precision, clarity, and style that makes the reading flawless. The controversial social issues and the way the characters struggle and deal with them are relevant as well as challenging. On the whole, this is a YA literary work that belies its genre. Young and mature readers should not overlook this series." 

                  - Readers' Favorite    
                 https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dismantling-evan



Evan Series Details:
 Contemporary Fiction/ Contemporary Romance 

Dismantling Evan (Evan series book 1) YA/Teen 
Life is unstable. What will be the trigger to dismantle it?  

A trigger pulled. A tragedy realized.  A boy displaced. Can Gavin be saved or will he be forever lost? 
Saving Gavin- an Evan series novelette  YA/Teen

Amazon Link: hyperurl.co/cbr1ui

Inventing Evan (Evan series book 2) New Adult - Coming Soon 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Piercing the Fold Blog Tour April 15 - May 15


New to my books?
Never read the highly addicting  Piercing the Fold series?
For the next month, the Piercing the Fold series will be on tour. That's right, April 15-May 15.  Make sure to visit the awesome blogs hosting this tour and read up on all things PtF! There will be giveaways along the way too :)
Here is the tour schedule :
4/15
Amanda's Blog! (Promo)

4/16
Lady Amber's Reviews (Dream Cast)

4/17
Jazzy Reviews (Play List)

4/18
Author Sandra Love (Promo)

4/19
Book Groupies/ Jasmine

4/20
Cameo Renae (Character Bio)

4/21
Tammy's Tea Time (Review)

Midnightangel Book Heaven (Promo)

4/22
A Book Addict's Delight (Promo)

4/23
Black Words-White Pages

4/24
ParaSuperNormalism

4/25
Will Read For Books

4/26
I Feel the Need, the need to Read (Review 1st Book)

4/27
Kcbreviews (Promo)

4/28
The Seraphine Muse

4/29
Angee's Afterthoughts

4/30
Sweet Treat Reading Reviews  (Promo)

5/1
Out There Reviews & Stuff (Review)

5/2
Ashley's Reading Bliss (Promo)

5/3
Brenda's Blog (Promo)

5/4
Indie Authors Books and More (Review)

5/5
Rose Shababy (promo)

5/6
Little Red's Book Reviews  (Promo)

5/7
Midnightangel Book Heaven (Promo)

5/8
BBF Bookboyfriends (Promo)

5/9
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews (Promo)

5/10
Mama Reads Hazel Reads (Review)

5/11
Word to Dreams (Review of Book One & Guest Post)

5/12
Deausha&Kittys YA Bookblog (Review)

5/13
Jacklynn Love's Reading!!! (Promo)

5/14
Jess's Book Blog (Review)

5/15
Hayley's Reviews (Review)

Friday, April 10, 2015

UTOPYA CON 2015 AWARDS: My Books Are Eligible for Consideration

Good Friday Morning Everyone!

This year, I am attending a convention that I have dreamed of  attending for the past two years!  UtopYA Con 2015!
Why have I coveted attendance to this convention?
Well, it is a collaborative and educational convention that focuses on supernatural and contemporary young adult and new adult fiction!
In a nutshell.....what I write! :) 
There are panels filled with writers and experts in the publishing industry as well as the entertainment industry that share tips to improve our craft and advance our careers as writers.....while having fun!  

For the lovers of books and readers, the fun will be ENDLESS! Authors will be signing and visiting and having lunch, dinner, and chatting it up with you during the convention.  I myself will be plenty available for signing and chatting as I am signing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!  

In addition to all of this, novels written in the genre of Young Adult and New Adult are awarded at this convention through the UtopYA Academy. 

Now, nominations can only come from the Academy, so I can only keep my fingers crossed that they spot the two novels I have up for eligibility this year! 
YES, THAT IS  RIGHT! 
I HAVE 2 NOVELS FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION AT  UTOPYA!!   
I was so surprised when I looked at the deadline dates and categories for awards. Both "Dismantling Evan" and "Transcending the Legacy: Book 4" the finale in the Piercing the Fold series  are both eligible and they can be nominated in a few categories each! 

FOR CONSIDERATION.... 

1. 
Title: Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 (Final book in the Piercing the Fold series) 
Authors: Venessa Kimball 
Genre: YA Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Dystopian 
Eligible for
Best Science Fiction
Best Dystopian
Best Paranormal 
Best Cover (Supernatural) - designed by SK Whiteside 
Best Shero - Jesca 
Best bestie/buddy - Elisha
Best Couple-  Jesca and Nate or Jesca and Xander
Best Supernatural Series 
Book of the Year

Here's the cover for Transcending the Legacy: 


Blurb for Transcending the Legacy: Book 4: 

With Jesca’s return from beyond the veil comes the realization that she is part of an ancient and celestial legacy that is much greater than the Sondian and Dobrian rivalry could ever be and the understanding of what has become of our world in the year that she has been gone beyond the veil. 
It becomes known that ancient bloodlines and a supernal legacy has linked Jesca, her family, the two men she is torn between, and the team of guardians. With no other guidance but Jesca’s visions of what this legacy holds for them, the guardians are depending on the divining glimpses she is receiving to put them on the path leading to salvation. 
As for our world, the population that has survived the galactic intersection, the climatic shift, and the necessary implantations are being invaded, occupied, and destroyed by the very beings Jesca encountered beyond the veil. The beings intent? To possess our world and stop Jesca and the other guardians from fulfilling the legacy that could save the human race and eradicate them. 
Once again, Author Venessa Kimball will take you on a spine-tingling and breath-taking roller coaster ride through a reality that has been set askew, a reality that has surfaced the rim of our known existence, a reality that has ascended unworldly obstacles, and now a reality that must be transcended by one for the survival of all. The question is, will the stakes be too high and the loss be to great for Jesca and the guardians? 
Get ready for the final book in the Piercing the Fold series, Transcending the Legacy


2.  
Title: Dismantling Evan (the Evan series) 
Authors: Venessa Kimball
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Eligible for:
Best Contemporary Fiction 
Best Contemporary Series 
Best Cover (Contemporary) -  designed by SK Whiteside 
Best Contemporary Lead - Evan "Evangeline" Phillips
Best bestie/buddy - Nikki Bell 
Best Kiss - Evan and Brody 
Best Couple-  Evan and Brody
Book Hangover
Book of the Year


Here's the cover of Dismantling Evan:


Blurb for Dismantling Evan:
Life is unstable... 
…What will be the trigger to dismantle it? 
When high school senior Evangeline "Evan" Phillips moves half way across the country with her parents to a quaint town in Texas, it should be a chance to start over. 
It should be. 
Typical of Evan, she doesn’t share her parents’ optimism. Always the loner, she is prepared to hide behind work at the school newspaper until graduation. That is the seemingly bulletproof plan until she meets her new neighbors, Gavin and Brody Ferguson. 
The more Evan gets to know her neighbors, their band of friends, and frenemies, the more unsettling her new high school and community gets in Braxton Springs, Texas. 
As Evan unwittingly digs deeper into the lives of those around her, her own skeletons begin to surface leaving her vulnerable and scrambling to keep her own sanity and reputation. Will Evan be able to get control over her spiraling secrets while discovering friendship and love for the first time? 
Or will the issues and pressures of life as a band of not-so-average teens in a very typical high school become too much, resulting in the tragic dismantlement of an entire community and Evan herself? 
Dismantling Evan is a fresh and edgy work of literary fiction that snapshots how life as a teen in modern society can be unstable and the social issues and pressures revolving around them can tip the fleeting stability of society over the edge.


There are many awards this year, so I am hoping that either of my two novels will be considered by the Academy. That alone would be a honor. The members of the Academy have a tough job in their hands with so many extraordinary YA novels, novellas, and series this year.  I know it will be a tough decision to make. 

Fingers and toes crossed though :) 

Can't wait to meet  UtopYAn readers, fellow authors, and fans in Nashville!  See you in June! 

~V  


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