We Wants it, We Needs it. Must Have the Precious!

Who doesn’t love a good sale?

It’s an unexpected but well-deserved pay raise.  It’s like long-awaited Spring after an especially brutal winter.

It’s money in your pocket when you need it most.

So starting March 25, 2015 and for a limited time only on Amazon, iTunes and Nook, The Sins of Our Father (digital) is on sale for $0.99!

 

giphyAnd if that doesn’t get you excited, The Sins of the Flesh certainly will! Get it (digital) on Amazon, iTunes and Nook for $2.99.

It’s the perfect time to dive into The Sins Series.

And don’t forget to tweet your relationship questions at #AskAmy. We can’t wait to see #WhatWouldAmyDo.

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One of the hardest aspects of writing The Sins Trilogy was settling on a genre. I had a story to tell and wasn’t very concerned with where it belonged until it was too late. Many fiction writers self-identify according to genre, and so write to fit that mold. On the other hand, I had issues I wanted to treat…difficult ones that haven’t been sufficiently explored in reality.

Issues like sexual abuse and mental illness in both civilian and military settings; power and the fallibility of the human element behind security intelligence; governance, democracy and responsibility; crime, punishment and the hypocrisy of enforcement. Just to name a few.

Heavy reading for a romance?

Definitely! There are no unicorns dropping rainbows in these books.

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For that reason, the series is many things to different people.

The Romantic will despair that the love story is darkly disturbing; there is nothing ideal about Todd and Amy or the things they do. The Romantic will find Traditionalists good company when discussing this series.The latter will be confused by a romance that is too dark; a suspense that is so inextricably tied to the love of two people that the story crumbles without it; and characters that are all so flawed that none of them can be considered heroic.

To the Dramatic, it is a tragedy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula ilk. After all, bad has never looked better than it does on Amy Koehler and Todd Birch.

But to the Realist, it might have been inspired by actual events. The story is infused with possibilities, elevating it from contemporary fiction to ‘Inspired’.

There have been many questions, most of which I hope will be answered with the release of The Wages of Sin: The Sins Trilogy Book 3 on March 15, 2015 on Amazon and iTunes. 

A few familiar faces from The Sins of Our Father: The Sins Trilogy Book 1, take the stage in Book 3.

We meet Amy’s family. I make no excuses for her choices, but at least the reader begins to understand how she could have arrived at those decisions.

Don Blitzner and his mysterious designs are revealed.

Major Edward Cummings appears in the flesh, and despite the odds, is humanized.

And the Afanasenkos have a lot to say.

Some readers of Book 1 will be pleased to learn that The Sexual Encounter — which they argued deserved to be considered an independent character — become less explicit in rest of the series. There is a very good reason for that. The Sexual Encounter in Book 1 was not gratuitous; it served a deliberate purpose. It offered a glimpse into Amy’s psyche. Some readers may have even walked away from The Sins of the Flesh: The Sins Trilogy Book 2 with ideas about her condition. Book 3 lays all doubts to rest.

The Sexual Encounter also struck at the heart of the relationship between Amy and Todd. Of course, each character has his/her own reason for pursuing the relationship, but what makes it work is their chemistry. That is as undeniable as it is uncontrollable… or trust that both parties would have overcome their weakness somewhere along Book 2.

Todd said it best: “There was something between us from the first time we met. You cannot deny that, Amy. And you can’t manufacture it either. …I can’t change how I feel… [I] couldn’t stop loving you although I’ve tried.”

Heartless as they might seem, neither Todd nor Amy is tossing around paper hearts.

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Should you complete the series and continue to be plagued by doubts, questions or concerns…

Ask away! You never know. You might even be the inspiration behind a short.

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We’re in the news!

For the past three weeks The Sins of Our Father and its author, Kate A. Knight, have been featured in the news. We’ve decided to share with you some of what’s being said.

Here’s what’s being said about the book

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Now here’s your first glimpse of the author in this full page feature

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Editorial Reviews of The Sins of Our Father

Over the past few months, we’ve partnered with Inkspand to source editorial reviews for The Sins of Our Father. We rely on the honest opinion of everyday people, some of them professionals in the literary world, while others simply love to read. Their very frank input helped us to craft a quality product and we loved hearing from them.

Apparently, the feeling as mutual!

Dana Thomas gave The Sins of Our Father five stars and wrote:

The book drew me in and kept me reading well past my bedtime because I just couldn’t put it down. It was very much a real world struggle where it’s not always entirely clear who the bad guys are. Told from a different perspective, the heros could easily become the villains of the tale. It’s a dark book for a romance and a confusing one that led me to a lot of thinking and introspection. I loved every minute of it.

This is a very action oriented romance with a main character who is ruthlessly pragmatic about pretty much everything, including love. Amy Koehler is going after the people responsible for her parents deaths and she isn’t above using every bit of training she has, including killing, to make her revenge happen. She’s a hard character with a very jaded world view and is hard to identify with at first but she grows on you with time and starts to feel very real. In the prologue section, one of the other characters characterizes the main character as, “Selfish Amy who had no thought for anyone but herself” and that colored my view of the character until I got to know her a bit better. Give her a chance and remember that each person sees people as they see them, not necessarily as they actually are. That applies to several characters, including Amy’s love interest.

Kudos to the author for excellent technical editing not often seen in independently published books. I’m looking forward to reading the continuation of the story in book 2.

Ginger Lego also gave The Sins of Our Father five stars and wrote:

The story switches between third person viewpoint, mostly focused on the Anne character and a first person viewpoint. Some people may dislike the switching but the transitions were well done and the dual viewpoint really helps us be involved and understand all angles. The first person viewpoint character of this story, Amy Koehler, isn’t easy to identify with but she is fascinating, intriguing to me. Her actions aren’t things I can always picture doing, her choices occasionally outside of the norm, but they’re always internally consistent to herself. She’s a real person with her own issues and problems and past. She sometimes seems hard and cold but sometimes she has to be that way just to survive and do what she needs to do; Reminds me a lot of Anita Blake that way, though this story lacks the supernatural elements. I love that she’s a strong and highly trained character, able to pursue her revenge with everything in her. She doesn’t want to
be distracted by romance.

The story flows smoothly and the author is an excellent writer. I was really drawn in from the beginning and it held my attention amazingly well. I felt emotionally invested in the characters and outcome, like they were real people that I know.

Unlike many indy books I’ve read, this seems to have had some good quality technical editing done and as a reader, I really appreciate that. There were very few mistakes remaining and even major authors with professional editors sometimes release things with a few minor typos or issues.

I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Find out what all the fuss is about and read more reviews. Get your copy of The Sins of Our Father by Kate A. Knight in the iBookstore, on Amazon for Kindle and the App Store, on Nook and Google Bookstore. No e-reader? No problem! Get the Android or Blackberry app in the Android Marketplace or Blackberry World, respectively.

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