Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kimberly Derting Guest Vlog


Book Nerd Guest Vlog

I was born and raised in the Seattle area, with the exception of a few short stints in Phoenix, Boise, and San Jose. I had a colorful childhood, raised by a single mother who worked her butt off to make ends meet. She showed my brother and me how to enjoy life on a shoestring budget. She was the kind of person who, given the choice between paying a bill and taking us to the circus, would always opt for the circus...and somehow, she always managed to pay the bill. She was the one who taught me how to laugh.

My publishing career began at an early age, when I started making homemade coloring books with sheets of blank paper and a stapler, and then went door-to-door to sell them. Unfortunately, my neighbors had limited disposable income for such frivolous purchases, so I was forced to seek my fortunes elsewhere.

I first fell in love with writing (giving up my childhood dreams of being a Veterinarian, and then my later aspirations of "lady trucker") when I signed up for Journalism as my 7th grade elective. It was supposed to an easy A, but it soon became my passion. I moved on to be Copy Editor of the high school yearbook so that I could correct other people's writing mistakes and fill in when they missed their deadlines (and, hey, it was high school...deadlines were frequently missed!).

I still live in the Pacific Northwest, which is the ideal place to be writing anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. I live with my husband and our three beautiful (and often mouthy) children, who serve as an endless source of inspiration for my writing. 


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Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world... and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer... and becoming his prey.


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Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.


As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger. 

You can purchase Desires of the Dead at the following Retailers:
    



In the end, all that's left is an Echo.

Before, Violet's morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long-buried secrets in her small town. Now that she's working with a special investigative team, Violet hopes she can help even more people—whether by saving a life or catching a killer.

Although she's relieved to finally be honest about what she can do, her instant connection with her mysterious partner, Rafe, is both confusing and unsettling, and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend, Jay. When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by "the collector," Violet refuses to give up on the case. With her own relationship on the line, Violet doesn't realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye. Will the life Violet has to save be her own?


Kimberly Derting never ceases to amaze me. She has an aptitude for crafting such an array of spine-chilling characters. In The Last Echo, we are introduced to “The Girlfriend Collector”, who is downright very menacing and disturbing. What is even more amazing is that she gives us a glimpse of the killers’ viewpoints. Being able to dive into their minds and get a sense of their sinister planned acts is quite distressing. Her writing etiquette compliments the creepiness factor when she describes these very eerie thoughts and menacing plans.

The main character in The Last Echo is Violet, who is able to see the dead which assists her in finding the killer. She comes to a realization that she’s not alone as she meets others with the same ability. Now she’s able to release some of the stuff that she’s been bottling up. She has confusion with her ability and specifically its intention. But with the others who know what she’s going through, she’s able to accept who she is and appreciates it.

Derting has delivered another heart-racing, plot-twisting in every direction, dazzling romance book. Each page was an edge-of-your-seat situation, not knowing what to expect, just to find out that the next page is creepier. Like the first two installments in The Body Finder Series, The Last Echo is a wonderfully frightening story that cannot be missed.



You can purchase The Last Echo at the following Retailers:
    


Click the Picture below for an Interview with Kim.


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Kim for making this giveaway possible.

Click the Link Above


1 Winner will receive a complete The Last Echo Swag by Kimberly Derting.
(1 Copy of The Last Echo, Signed Bookmark, Bracelet, Nail Polish & Sticker).
7 Winners will receive one Bookplate by Kimberly Derting.
3 Winners will receive one Nail Polish by Kimberly Derting.
2 Winners will receive one Signed Bookmark & Bookplates.
In addition, I will donate 2 Copies of The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting.

Click the Link Above


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44 comments:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365546650154058&id=195909643784427

    thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. Thank You for this Amazing Giveaway! ♥

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  3. Thanks 4 the giveaway! Liked Kim's page! Awesome giveaway!

    Lisseth @read-a-holicz.blogspot.com

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  4. I commented on her page: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365557373486319&id=195909643784427

    Thank you so much for the giveaway and great post!

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  5. Thannks for the giveaway!! I thanked Kim & I had already liked her page!! I love her books!! Ive got all of them but The Last Echo!! :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for this great giveaway!
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365579613484095&id=195909643784427

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  7. Thanks for the interview and blog!!

    Good luck everyone!!

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  8. Thank you for the great giveaway

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  9. OH GOD! OH GOD!!! Kimberly Freaking Derting! I'm over the moon right now!! I had never seen her up close like that OR hear her voice for that matter!! I think I'm reaching nirvana right now or something!
    Thank you so much Jean and thanks Kim! I'll definitely will be looking those images up so I can imagine them like that when I read your book! I'm in serious need of a TBF reread marathon!!!

    I simply love you!

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  10. Thanks a million for the giveaway!!;))))))))))))

    bella

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  11. Thank you so so so much for this amazing giveaway. <3 I adore Kim :D
    Love, Carina

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  12. Thank you for the amazing and generous giveaway!

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  13. Thx for the awesome giveaway I loved the first 2 books in The Body Finder Series all I need to do is read book 3

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  14. Wow, what an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much :)

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  15. Ok so I'm kicking myself for never hearing of this series until now..seeing what others are posting I will need to get this series added to my collection

    Thank You for the giveaway :)

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  16. Thanks for giveaway. Here's my facebook thank you link: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=367543363287720&id=195909643784427

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  17. Thanks so much for the super awesome and generous giveaway!!

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  18. This is a great giveaway anyone who wins will be happy!!

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  19. thanks for this great giveaway and all the chances to win!!

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  20. thanks for the giveaway!! it's awesome!

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  21. I wish I win something here!! Maybe a nail polish!! I LOVED the first book The Body Finder, can't wait to get the rest!!

    Thanks Jean and Kim!!

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  22. :O) thanks for the wonderful VLOG !! and for the great giveaways !!!

    kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  23. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=369693539739369&id=195909643784427

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Nat.
    xox

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  24. Done :)
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  25. Thanks so much for such an amazing giveaway!

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  26. Thanks so much for all you do and the giveaway!

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  27. I left Kimberly a thank you on her page, but I'll say it again! Thank you both for the awesome giveaway!!

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  28. Thanked Kim on Facebook under name: Molly Nudo Frenzel. Thank you Jean for hosting another great giveaway!

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  29. Oh my gosh! This is like the best giveaway ever!!! I am dying to get my hands on this gorgeous nail polish - it's just soooo my color! *faints* Kimberly's vlog was awesome - I loved watching it! Thanks so much sharing it with us, Jean! And thanks to both of you for this fabulous prize pack filled with pure awesomeness! :D

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for this incredible giveaway opportunity :)

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway. I really hope I win, though best of luck to everyone else of course. I just really can't wait to read The Last Echo! I met Kimberly Derting at the RT Book Fair but was out of money and couldn't afford to buy the book :-(

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  32. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :) x

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  33. Thank you so much for the goodies! :D

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway, great post as well!

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  35. Thanks so much! I love this series and am currently reading The Last Echo! Haha :)

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  36. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  37. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway, Kimberly!! :)

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  38. Thanks a ton!!!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberly-Derting/195909643784427

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  39. Thanks for this giveaway! Thanks to Ms. Kimberly for having such a fabulous giveaway swag! :)

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