Saturday, December 29, 2012

Spotlight: Kelly Gay + giveaway (open INT)


Alright dearlings we're nearing the end of Authors for the Holidays but we've still got a couple more awesome authors for yall to meet and today that's Kelly Gay (who also writes Adult &YA books as Kelly Keaton)!

Kelly writes the Charlie Madigan series which is Urban Fantasy and set in Atlanta. Personally I think it's pretty damn awesome :) So check out those books and the sweet giveaway of a SIGNED copy of The Better Part of Darkness!

Okay and aren't these covers fantastic? I love the gritty badass look of them. Really I just love a badass heroine in general and that she's written by one of our NC authors. Damn I've gotten really lucky with my state and having so many freaking talented authors right here. LOL

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"Thirteen years ago, scientists discovered two parallel planes of existence, hellish Charbydon and heaven-like Elysia. The beings in these worlds inspired our myths of angels, demons, gods, and monsters.


They’d been visiting us for thousands of years, using our world as a battle ground and neutral zone, interfering in our lives, speaking our languages, doing good works and miracles, and committing horrible crimes. And now we know the truth. Elysia and Charbydon, and the beings in them, aren’t the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. And since the discovery, they’ve integrated into our society, working among us, becoming law-abiding or lawbreaking citizens.

Atlanta is home to the largest off-world sector in the country. Underground has expanded and is now home to a dense population from Elysia and Charbydon.

And it's Charlie Madigan's job to keep the peace..."


Check out the series...






I'm just your average bookworm who likes to spend an embarrassing amount of time in make-believe places.

I've had many jobs from construction (I can drive a backhoe, tar and shingle a roof, and frame out a house) to waiting on tables, threading film through a projector, managing horse farms, and selling men's underwear (a talent, I tell you!).

In the writing world, I'm a 2010 double RITA finalist, a three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist, and a recipient of an NC Arts Council Fellowship grant in Literature.


We've got a SIGNED copy of The Better Part of Darkness for yall today! Yay! 

Have yall read the Charlie Madigan series? Love Urban Fantasy? 
What do you think about the world Kelly created? Interested?
a Rafflecopter giveaway

66 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of those books. But they looks great!

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  2. I haven't read the Charlie Madigan series, but the books looks like a very interesting read.
    olga_sergejeva (at) hotmail.co.uk

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    1. A little different from our normal reads here but that's kinda nice sometimes :)

      Happy Saturday!

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  3. I've read the first book and i liked it but i hoped to see the sirene acting more , it was him who caught my interest at first but perhaps in the next books if his problem is solved ^^

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    1. Oh yay! Glad you liked it :) Isn't it funny how certain characters catch our attention? I've got a few series like that where the sidekick or a real secondary character just grabs me and I want more of em :)

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  4. Yay, new author for me! The books sound awesome and the covers are great.
    Happy Holidays,
    Lori

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    1. The covers are what grabbed me first. They're some of my favorite UF ones :)

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  5. Yay another new author to check out! Anna you sure are good for my TBR but bad on my wallet :-P haha

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    1. LOL I've been bad on my own wallet this month too LOL I've got probably 40 books that got added to it because of these ladies. Gonna keep me busy for a while :)

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  6. I've not read much urban fantasy but this sounds really interesting. And this is another new to me author and I'm always excited to try them out.

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    1. I kind of dabble in it. It's not my main one by any means but they're always really interesting. A lot lighter on the romance aspects but usually they have at least a little bit of that too or a platonic partner they work with so you get another sort of building relationship which I like too :)

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  7. Never heard of this series but it looks great!

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    1. It's really amazing how many authors and series are out there to try :) I love finding new ones!

      Happy reading!

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  8. I'm not in to urban fantasy, but my bestie is and I sent her the url so she can read this review. If I win I will be gifting the book to her.

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    1. Aw what a good friend! That's awesome of you :)

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  9. I've been wanting to try this series! And I agree with you about all the awesome authors that live in our state! We should make a master list... Then you can create a NC writers con! :)

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    1. It's really amazing. I've found about 10 more since the event started too. I'd love a CON that happened in NC every year. That would be fantastic!!

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  10. I haven't read any but They look like exciting books!!

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  11. I haven't read any of the books but I do find it fascinating that Kelly Gay worked in construction and managed a horse farm. I'll have to check out the books soon though!

    Adria
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    1. Isn't that neat?! I love finding out little bits about authors in their real lives. Just never know what you'll find :)

      Happy reading!

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  12. Kelly sounds just as badassed as Charlie does! Gotta love us NC women! ;)

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  13. Love this series. I love how tough Charlie is, yet her daughter shows us her softer sides. Her relationships with Rex, Hank and her sister really make her well rounded character and not just some 2 dimensional fighter, battling it out every day with the bad guys. I was lucky enough to discover Charlie when the first book came out. My only complaint? The next ones don't come out fast enough! *g*

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    1. Oh goodness yeah I know how that is with the waiting! So glad I found this one after the first 2 were already out :)

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  14. The series looks and sounds like a really exciting kickass adventure. I've been having so much fun hanging out with 'Authors for the Holidays' and discovering new-to-me authors. This is another series that I'll be adding to my TBR...I'm telling you, hanging out here my TBR list is growing exponentially:)

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    1. Aw yay. I'm so glad you're enjoying the event Kamla and have been finding some new authors to check out! You'll have to let us know what you think of em!

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  15. This series sounds terrific...love strong women! I'll check these books out...thanks for sharing! Happy 2013!
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  16. Oh these are so on my TBR list, they look wonderful :D

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  17. Ive only read the first one but I thought it was great. Need to catch up with the rest.

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    1. Yay glad you enjoyed it! Hope you get to check the others out soon!

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  18. I have not read any Kelly Gay, but these books sound interesting. In general, I love urban fantasy.

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  19. I love UF and have this on my TBR list since.. . forever =D Can´t wait for my chance to start reading this.

    Happy New Year!
    //Linda

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  20. I've never heard about the series before, and I'm so happy I just found it! It seems amazing and can't wait to read them!

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  21. This series has been on my TBR wishlist for toooo long! I so want to win this book!!

    Happy New Year & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Good luck Elizabeth!!! I hope you get to try em out this year :)

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  22. I have the first 3 books on my shelves, waiting to be read, but wow, winning a signed copy would sure be awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. No problem! I love getting signed books so always really enjoy getting to pass them on to yall too :)

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  23. would love to win & read! PICK ME!!

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  24. I do enjoy urban fantasy but the author is new to me. Thanks for sharing :)

    The series seems like it'll be an interesting ...

    Thanks again

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    1. Definitely is! Hope you enjoy getting to check her books out!

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  25. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm an urban fantasy lover and this one sounds really interesting!

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    1. Ooo hope you enjoy it! I always love finding a new one to try out :)

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  26. I always enjoy a strong female character who leads in the adventure.

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    1. I love it too. Some of my favorite series have them and it's so nice to have gotten to add another to the list :)

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  27. I've been eyeing this one for the past several months, hope i can get it soon

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    1. Me too Sienny! I eyed it for a long time too :)

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  28. I love Kelly Gay's Charlie Madigan series, it's so great to see a wonderful kick ass woman who is also a mother to a young daughter, it adds so much more depth to her character.

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    1. Agreed! It's nice to see all the different aspects :)

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  29. This sounds like a great series: I love a tough woman who isn't afraid to take care of herself.

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    1. It's pretty awesome to read about em isn't it? I love that we're seeing more and more of them!

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  30. Another great new to me author found following this tour of authors on herding cats. So many books and new series that are screaming my name. So little time to read all these books. This series looks awesome.
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    1. LOL I know the feeling. I've got a solid 3 months of reading scheduled now from meeting all these ladies!

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  31. Looks like an interesting series.

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  32. I haven't read the Charlie Madigan series yet, but i like urban fantasy genre. This series sounds great, i curious with this one. Looking forward to reading this series. Love teh cover books to :)

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  33. haven't read those series before..but i'd ;ove to :)

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  34. I haven't read any of her books before, but I do adore urban fantasy, AND they look incredible, so I definitely have to! Fingers crossed for the giveaway :)

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  35. I haven't read her books but I only like a few Urban Fantasy books. Although this book interest me and I will read it. I also love the world she creates!

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  36. Sounds great! Love urban fantasy!

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  37. Those are some beautiful covers. I will definitely add her to my next UF binge.

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