Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: "Writing Drafts" with Kimberly Krey, author of Evie's Knight

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Thank you to Kimberly Krey for joining us today on her book tour around the blogosphere! Today we have a guest post to share with you about writing drafts.This one is about alternate beginnings. Enjoy!

Hello you fabulous, bookish peeps! I’m thrilled to be visiting these ultra-cool blogs to share parts of Evie’s Knight with you all! In this post, I’ll be sharing alternate beginnings to Evie’s Knight.

So much emphasis is put on a book’s opening scene. It’s something writers often struggle with. After all, it’s what makes our reader want to keep on reading. Below are three different opening scenes that, for one reason or another, didn’t quite make the cut.

The first scene is old. So old that several things mentioned in this opening paragraph are no longer relevant to the novel. As it stands now, Evie does not have a job and her mother isn’t in the picture. Still, this was, at one point, the beginning to Evie’s Knight. A good ol’ fashion car rant:

Me in twenty seconds? How can I sum up me in twenty seconds? Evie Wylder tightened her fingers around the steering wheel, trying to come up with an answer to her own question. Lets see Ill turn eighteen next month, and well, my best friend just moved over twelve-hundred miles away. My parents might split. My love life is void because my ex-boyfriend turned out to be a stupid, cheating loser. And best of all, Im starting this lovely new career in telemarketing. Impressive.  

This next draft is more recent and still takes place in the novel, just not in the first paragraph.

The gas tank was empty. Evie knew she had to fill up, but the sight of the black Jeep Wrangler made her hedge. Calvin Knight owned a jeep like that. She looked at the meter again – way too empty – probably running on fumes alone by now. Not much of a choice.

For the third, I thought Id share an alternate Prologue I considered using at one point.

The sight of the dagger ripped a hollow gasp from Calvins throat. Blood, deep and crimson, oozed down the copper blade. He knew before even looking that it was Evies blood.
      Breathless strides took him closer to the delicate girl, lying pale and lifeless on the altar. He glared at the raven-haired ghost hunched over her form. “You killed her.
            With eyes as dark as the death in her wake, the demon scowled at Calvin and spat words so haunting they tore him from sleep. No, Calvin. You killed her.

Evie’s Knight

by Kimberly Krey

Paperback, 391 pages

Published September 11th 2012 by Kimberly Krey


When Evie falls in love with Calvin Knight, their young, virtuous romance
conjures a truly wicked spell.

Evie always thought her eighteenth year would be magical, but so far it's not
what she hoped for. Her best friend has gone wild, her love life is void, and
she misses her mom more than ever. But life for Evie is about to change. Calvin
Knight, the object of her fascination, is about to fall madly in love with her.
Just one problem: Their love conjures a murderous woman from beyond the grave who
wants Evie dead. The same demon who has haunted the Knight men for over four
generations. Soon Calvin is forced to make a choice: Set Evie free and hope to
evade the wrath of The Raven- haired Ghost, or use his newly gifted strengths
to fight against her. If he chooses to fight and wins, Calvin will free the
Knight men of this demonic witch. If he loses, Evie will become her next

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Kimberly Krey:

Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!

a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the
ultimate hater of laundry.
not patient enough to enjoy a yoga class, or tall enough to be great at
basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the
sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of Soft Lips chap
Stick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains
toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.

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Swag-a-licious Giveaway.


Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe
cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

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gift card,
signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe
cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

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gift card,
signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe
cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

more winners
will receive an ebook version of Evie’s Knight!
winners may choose between old cover (shown below) or the new cover, featuring
Calvin Knight (shown above).

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Colorimetry & Rafflecopter as well as emailed to winners who will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Laura, Burgandy Ice, @ and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Catch the Tour:

1 - Min Reads and Reviews – Blast!
1 - Passion and Life – Blast!! – English/Spanish
1 – Kelly Fox – Goodreads Review
1 – I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Clean Romance I
2 – Monique Morgan – All You Need is Love I
2 - Letters to the Cosmos – Review
3 – Getting Your Read On – Review - Clean Romance II
3 – Reading with Anacrasia - Interview
4 - Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
6 – Passion and Life – Peaches Recipe & Excerpt – English/Spanish
6 - Paulette’s Papers – All You Need is Love II
7 - Bookworm Lisa – Review - Clean Romance III
7 – Pages of Forbidden Love – Review
8 - Proud Book Nerd – Review
8 - Vanessa Morgan – All You Need is Love III
9 - Kari’s Crowded Bookshelf – Review - 
10 - Geo Librarian – Review
10 - The Literary Forest - Review, Exerpt
11 - InfectedLoser – Review
14 – One A Day YA – Drafts Guest Post
14 - Little Miss Bookworm – Review
15 – Musings of a Reader Happy – ART excerpt Raven-haired Ghost
15 -  Magical Manuscripts – Review 
16 – Proud Book Nerd – Ultimate Grilled Cheese
17 - Books, Books, the Magical Fruit – Interview
17 - Book Sake – Review
18 - Kari’s Crowded Bookshelf – Aromatic Noodles Recipe
20 - A Life Bound by Books – Excerpt I
21 - Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews – Excerpt II
21 - Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review
22 - A Backwards Story – Review, Excerpt III
22 - Passion and Life – Review – English/Spanish
23 - Framed In Words – ART Guest Post
23 - Colorimetry – ART Guest Post
24 – Unputdownable Books – ART Guest Post
24 - Living a Goddess Life – Crepe Cake
25 – icultgen – Review, ART Guest Post
25 – Pieces of Whimsy - Review
27 – The Reading Diaries – Review
27 - Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Excerpt
28 – Stressed Rach – Review
28 - Literally Jen – Review
29 – Min Reads and Reviews – Review
29 – Colorimetry – Grand Finale, WINNERS drawn

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1 comment:

  1. Erika: Thanks for being a part of the tour! Good luck to all entering the giveaway! :)