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Enter to WIN!

It’s very simple. You buy a book and you get one entry into the prize draw to win this awesome reading light from Amazon.
That’s it.
So here are some links for you to check out my books. Or click the links on the books on the righthand side of the blog.

And believe me, I have something for everyone.

Amazon Apple, Kobo, Nook, Dark romance (special offer)


And you can email me your proof of purchase or message me on FaceBook and please contact me with any questions you have. Yep, shipping is included.

kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com
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A Rant & A Cry

If you’re a regular listener to my live radio show, Author Assist on the Artist First Radio network, you know how the show works. Okay, sometimes I throw in a few surprises for my guest like making them sing, live on air and getting them to take part in a quiz, they knew nothing about.

Well, on the last show, Friday 8th April, I did two things I’ve never done before in the five years I’ve been on the air. I had a rant, and I cried. I’m not going to tell you what the rant was about or why I cried, you need to listen to the show and find out.
As well as those two monumental occurrences, we have awesome music from Lola Black and her hit single Hot Enough. Live readings from two of my flash fictions from my Collection, Heads & Tales, and my wonderful guest, Teri M Brown, who also does a reading for you.


So plenty of entertainment. You can listen to the archived show here.

Download a copy of Heads & Tales

Meet Teri M Brown. On the podcast Behind The Pen

Ans find out more about Lola Black and her music

Check out Teri M Brown’s debut novel, Sunflowers Beneath The Snow

Win A Set of 3 x prints of original illustrations by artist Stephen Barr

How good is your imagination?

Here are three monsters from The Quest, book 2 of the YA fantasy, duology, Illusional Reality.

These evil creatures have names, but I want you to dig deep and come up with three names for these monsters. Everyone who plays will have their name put in a hat and one winner will be shipped this original set of prints.

Now, if you go and buy the book and learn what their real names are, please contact me at kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com and I will need POP so only new purchases are allowed to enter.

If you know the real names, and you are the winner, I will throw in something very special with the prints.



This contest is open to everyone. Get your imagination going and name these three monsters from the epic fantasy novel, The Quest, book 2 of Illusional Reality duology.

Just leave a comment or email me your three names to kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com

Check out this Christmas giveaway. FREE to enter.

Audiobooks, signed paperbacks, and a huge pack of author swag by best-selling award-winning author Victoria Saccenti

Join the Rafflecopter to enter for a chance of winning some cool prizes. There are prizes for international winners as well. Click below and goodluck.

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BOOK REVIEW GIVEAWAY

As I am looking for reviews for my book, TOXIC, so I am delighted to have joined Book Luver’s Summer Review Giveaway.
You can get a huge list of books to read and review (if you like them) just by popping over to https://bit.ly/BL_RG_KANTAS Please only take the book you would enjoy reading and you’re willing to REVIEW and make sure to grab TOXIC my dystopian, sci-fi erotica.

And any readers who share the link with their reader friends and followers also have the chance of winning an Amazon voucher to buy the books on your wish list. A stack of books to download and read plus a voucher to get even more books! What more could you want?

Get clicking and sharing!

Awesome book fair with cool prizes

Check out over 50 + books of all your favourite genres. It’s a pick and mix of discounted and free books.

Plus: There’s a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a one-month subscription to Owl Crate, & a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

What are you waiting for?

https://michelle-a-bailey.com/bookfair/

Unique YA Fantasy PNR -99c New Release

 

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Illusional Reality book 1

Genre: YA fantasy PNR

Author: Karina Kantas

Publisher: Asteri Press imprint of Bolide publishing

Cover designer: Sharon Lipman from Fantasia Cover Designs

Editors: Michelle Dunbar, Anna Proofing, and Black Cat Edits

 

Blurb

Nobody expects to stare death in the face, only to find out their entire life is a lie.

When marketing executive Becky is saved from near-death by Salco, she is taken to Tsinia, a magical world filled with peaceful people who are trying to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.

Becky discovers that her arrival is no accident and that she is Thya, the heir to the enchanting land. As if that isn’t enough, she learns that an Oracle prophesied that she will save the gentle Tsinians from slavery and domination by Darthorn, the Warlord of Senx.

The Tsinian council and her kinsmen are certain that a union between Darthorn’s son, Kovon, and Thya will create peace between the two lands. However, Darthorn has plans for Tsinia, as does Kovon for Thya.

Her future has been written, and, if she is to save Tsinia, she must marry Kovon, but Thya gives her heart to another – a love that is both forbidden and dangerous.

Illusional Reality is a story about hope, courage, love, and sacrifice.

 

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Book Links

KINDLE ONLY

https://bit.ly/KIRB1

 

Excerpt

The cool air refreshed her, and she was soon wide awake. Alkazar brought a seat out from the room and asked her to sit.

“As I was trying to convey to you, the gift you possess is named Flite. You have the ability to move objects with your mind. All Ganties possess this gift, and tis my pleasured duty to tutor you in the employment of your talents. To move an object, you are required to reach the Owto, a place between conscious and unconscious.”

“Sort of like a trance?”

“Similar to a hypnotic state,” he answered. “You ought to be aware of things around you and pay attention to conversations, yet you need to be able to detach yourself from reality so you can concentrate on what you desire. It is rather like splitting your mind in two.”

“Sounds hard.”

Alkazar laughed. “It can be. It depends on how receptive you are. Let us attempt?”

“Sure, what have I got to lose?”

“Start by relaxing your body. Close your mind and relax in the chair; feel your body loosen. When you think you cannot go further, push your body deeper.” He saw Thya push herself back into the chair. “Employ only your thoughts. Do not employ your physical being.” Thya relaxed once again. “Better. Melt into the chair. Become one with the wood. Breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth. That’s it. Keep breathing deeper. Good. You ought to feel as though you are drifting.” Thya nodded slightly. “I require you to imagine space as you understand it to be: be darkness all around you, apart from the stars and planets surrounding your view. You are alone, moving through space, drifting. Detach your mind and focus on the darkness – on the silence. Concentrate, Thya.” He paused for a moment. “The stars and planets are fading, and there is naught but utter darkness. Still, you move through the blackness.”

Thya was coming to the crucial part. Alkazar moved closer. He lifted one of her eyelids and saw her pupil was stationary and her breathing steady. Both were good signs. Just for a moment, he felt the urge to lean in and kiss her but pushed the thought aside. He scolded himself. He was supposed to be teaching her how to concentrate yet struggled with his own.

“Continue moving through the darkness,” he continued. “Soon, you will come to a suspended door. Tis grey in colour. When you arrive, grasp the handle until I instruct you to –”

“I sight the door,” Thya called out.

 “Continue to grasp the handle. When I command you to unlock it, I want you to open your eyes. Are you prepared?”

“I am,” she answered.

“Unlock.”

Thya opened her eyes, blinked twice, and then smiled at him. “So, how did I do?”

Alkazar wasn’t surprised she did not reach the Owto; they rarely did on their first arrival at the door. However, he was surprised by how far she had gone.

“Very good. Only you have to concentrate harder. Relate to me, what colour was the door?”

“Umm… a light grey with black marks.”

“You have done well. We will discontinue for the moment. You ought to rest, as you will be tired. I will request that Pertius does not announce himself.”

“Thanks, Alkazar. I do not think I can take any of his talk of doom and gloom.”

Alkazar laughed. “Pertius has much to instruct you about your legacy, the past, and of your future. It does not have to be as doomed as you remark. I am confident that once you have conversed you will find a sudden interest to learn all.”

“If you state so,” she replied casually.

“Rest if you can. However, I declare that after our session your mind will be wandering.” He turned to leave, pausing at the door. “Understand this, Thya. If you ever require me as a friend or as a tutor, you have only to summon and I will attend you. This I vow. For the present, farewell.” He bowed then left.

 

Prize Draw

Download Illusional Reality now for just $0.99/£0.99 and send proof of purchase to karina.kantas@yahoo.com. You will be entered in the draw for this stunning necklace – identical to the one Thya is given, an heir loom carried through the generations of Ganties, and now it could be yours.

Pre-orders are included in this contest.
The prize draw is open internationally.
No other prize will be given out.

The winner will be announced in Karina’s newsletter.  http://eepurl.com/daKief
This contest is run and organised by the author Karina Kantas.

https://bit.ly/KIRB1

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Reviews

“With most books, you have to back up a page or two. That is something I NEVER had to do with this one! It is well written and captures the imagination, guiding you into the new land and language with such easy grace that you hardly are aware of it.”

“This is a unique story filled with intrigue, deception and danger. As you read along so much unfolds.”

“The detailed descriptions let me see the magical land of Tsinia, with it’s tree-top dwellings and it’s friendly and peaceful inhabitants. Senx, the home of her ‘intended’, Kovon and his father, Darthorn, is a much darker and gloomier place.”

“Karina sets up some great and compelling characters. Thya, Alkazar, Omad, Kazer, Kovon, Siren are all intriguing for their own reasons. We love them, we hate them. I’ll let you make your own opinions.
This truly is a fantastical world with magical gifts, a reluctant princess, an angry warlord and oracles, and contains lots of espionage, treachery, suspense with a bit of romance thrown in.”

“What a delightfully touching love story! Our author entwined our world with a fantasy one with action, magic and of course, love.”

 

 

Meet Thya ,rightful ruler of Tsinia and guardian to the Changlins
Meet Alkazar, tutor of the Arts

 

Author’s Bio

Karina Kantas was born in the Midlands, UK, and has lived on the island of Corfu for twenty-seven years.

Karina Kantas is an award-winning, prolific author of thirteen titles, including the Outlaw books—the gritty MC thriller series—and the exciting YA fantasy duology, Illusional Reality.

She also writes short stories, and, when her imagination is working overtime,  thought-provoking, dark flash fiction.

There are many layers to Karina’s writing style and voice, as you will see in her flash fiction collection, Heads & Tales. In Undressed, she opens up to her fans, giving them another glimpse into her warped mind.

Karina writes in the genres of fantasy, MC romance, young adult. sci-fi, horror, thrillers and comedy, romance, paranormal romance, dystopian, and erotica.

When she’s not working on her new books, she helps her clients by offering affordable Author Services five days week.

 

Titles To Date

***The OUTLAW series***  – MC thrillers
In Times of Violence
Huntress
Lawless Justice
Road Rage

***Collections***
Heads & Tales – mixed genres
UNDRESSED – poetry, prose, short fiction mixed genres
A Flash of Horror

In Times of Violence Young Adult Edition – MC romance
Stone Cold – YA supernatural thriller
Toxic – dystopian erotica

***Illusional Reality duology***
Illusional Reality – YA romantic fantasy
The Quest/fantasy – YA paranormal romance

***WIP***
Broken Chains (Mafia Romance) currently on Wattpad

Author Links

http://bit.ly/FBFPKK – FB fan page
http://bit.ly/INSTKK – Instagram
http://bit.ly/TwittKK – Twitter
http://bit.ly/BLOGKK – Website
http://bit.ly/KKGRE – Goodreads

Facebook pages:

http://bit.ly/IRFBPAGE – Illusional Reality FB page

12 Days of Christmas Gifts Giveaway

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I have 12 surprise gifts to give out this Christmas.
For a chance to win just pop over to Amazon and treat yourself to one of my books. All 11 books on my Amazon page are valid.

GIFTS THAT CAN BE WON

Jewellery (international shipped)
Signed paperbacks (internationally shipped)
Unique Book Swag (international shipped)
Choose a name for a character
Ebooks (different to the one you buy)
Amazon Gift Card

At the end of the 12th day. Winners and gifts will be announced.

Please share.

Thanks, enjoy and good luck.
https://www.amazon.com/Karina-Kantas/e/B0034P98EW

POP needed on my FB author page. The giveaway is pinned on the page.
https://www.facebook.com/ExplosiveWriter

 

 

BLACK FRIDAY BOOK SALE With KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAYS

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BLACK FRIDAY BOOK SALE
With KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAYS
November 28 – December 1

We’re Giving Away Kindles! One Each Day!

https://bookwrapt.com/black-friday/

Who needs to stand in lines on Black Friday or wait until Cyber Monday to score
bargains? Not you.
Not when you can score some awesome reads right now in our Black Friday Book Sale.
Contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance,
mystery, NA/YA, science fiction, fantasy, we have it all! EVERY BOOK in our sale is
either discounted or free for the four days of this event ONLY.

And while you’re browsing the sale, be sure to play our Scavenger Hunt game for your
chance to take home a Kindle Fire 7. We’re giving away a Fire to one lucky winner each
day of the sale!

Look for Books from Your Favorite Authors!

Anna Durand • Bethany-Kris • Chloe Flowers • Christine Myers • DB McNicol • Debbie
White • Diane Benefiel • Donna Schlachter • E.B. Black • Em Petrova • Erica Monroe •
Heidi Vanlandingham • Jacki Delecki • Jacqueline Diamond • Jami Klein • Jamie K.
Schmidt • Jana Richards • Jenna Barwin • Jerri Corgiat • Josie Riviera • Karen Michelle

Nutt • Karina Kantas • Kerry Blaisdell • Kim Hornsby • Laine Watson • Laura Ashwood •
Lia Davis • Lucy Lakestone • Margaret Tanner • Marlow Kelly • Megan Ryder • Melissa
McClone • Michelle Dalton • Mimi Barbour • Nina Beaumont • Penelope Wylde • Quinn •
Ravyn Wilde • Renee Carr • Rhondi Ann • Rose Pearson • Soraya Naomi • Stephanie
Queen • Stormy Legend • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Theresa Beachman • Aileen
Harkwood

 

Author swag, giveaways, free books, gift cards…Christmas has come early

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HOLIDAY ROMANCE GIFT HAUL
Grand Prize with Gifts from 40 Authors!

https://bookwrapt.com/gift-haul/

Christmas is coming early for one lucky winner. 7 gift cards, 17 paperbacks (most
autographed), a light diffuser and essential oil collection, a T-shirt, 2 literary-themed
mugs, Godiva chocolate, 3 gorgeous pieces of jewelry, book-themed ornaments, a book
tote, and swag galore from some of your favorite authors. Enter Nov 7-27 for your
chance to win the haul!

Then pull in your own book haul with page-turning reads from our book fair. Ebooks in all
romance genres, 2.99 or less, or FREE. While you’re shopping, play our scavenger hunt
game with a bonus gift box of holiday goodies up for grabs!

https://bookwrapt.com/gift-haul-book-fair/

 


 

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Order now for a chance to win this unique Heads & Tales keyring.  Proof of purchase needed

Giveaway is open internationally.
books2read.com/HT

 

Latest review for Heads & Tales.

***** Five-star review

“Karina Kantas takes her readers on one fabulous ride, entertained by twenty-eight short stories, tales of modern day life, castles and duels, beasts in the forests, and more. It was hard for me to believe all these different little genre gems were written by the same author. What a range! Each tasty morsel is well written with a sufficient hook, likeable relatable characters, and satisfying, sometimes quirky endings. Each of these short stories could easily be full novel. Sample Kantas’ writing In this diverse work. You will not be disappointed – or bored.”

 

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