Halloween Poetry Contest

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I have the honor of being a judge on Aurora Jean Alexander’s site for her fourth annual Halloween Poetry Contest. My fellow judges are Jan Marie and Aurora herself. The nice thing about this contest is that it is designed more to get you the author in front of more readers in a fun and festive way.

As any contest there are rules and guidelines in order for your poem to be featured over on Aurora’s site and win the awesome prizes. What do you win? The 3 winners will get to choose between the following ebooks in their chosen format:

What are the guidelines you need to stick to in order to win and walk away with your prize? They are as followed:

  • Your poem needs a Halloween theme.
  • Your poem needs a minimum of 99 words.
  • Your poem has to be delivered to Aurora’s email address between October 10 and Halloween, October 31, 2018, 9 pm Central Standard Time.
  • Your poem has to be delivered together with your picture and a link to your blog/page.
  • Please avoid violence, bad language, and sexual content within the poems. It would be disqualified.

Now the nice thing about this contest is that all poems submitted will get featured on Aurora’s blog and linked back to yours. The goal behind this contest is to help you get in front of potential readers and help build your author platform. Please follow the guidelines above and we will look forward to getting you up on her site.

Is there anything else you need to know? Oh, right I should provide you with Aurora’s email and her blog where you poem will be featured. 🙂

Aurora’s Blog: Writer’s Treasure Chest (link goes to contest guidelines)

Email to submit your poem: aurorajean.alexander@aol.com

Good luck and happy writing!

#ArtoftheArcane ~Autumn Sci-fi & Fantasy Fiction Giveaway!

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It’s September 20th, and it’s my day to share my link to this special event. What is this event? It is an event put together by AOTA that gathers Sci-Fi and Fantasy fiction authors together to offer readers FREE ebooks.

The purpose of the event is to help readers find more authors that write awesome content. Ebooks are offered in multiple ways in this giveaway, it depends on how the author agreed to set it up. The different ways to get the ebooks is by either signing up for the authors mailing list, get it a part of a FREE special the author is running through Amazon/Smashwords, or it could be a PermaFree ebook. Either way, it will be worth checking out with over thirty author books to choose from you defiantly will find an awesome read.

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NEW RELEASE: An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention!

It’s release day for An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention. This is story number two in my Tales of Ferrês story series. It features one of my favorite dragon ryders, Blake and his dragon Meisha. For more details check out the information below. 🙂


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An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention

Tales of Ferrês Story #2

Blake and Meisha spent years hunting down jewels and treasures throughout the realms of Tarzinëa. Placing these treasures upon a mural that adorns Meisha’s cave creating a masterpiece of magnificent art. Now on the verge of completing this quest they find themselves inside the Forest of Ferrês. What should seem like an easy task will end in disaster when a goddess intervenes with fate?

A choice made will change this dragon and her elven ryder’s fate forever. How far can greed push you before you give up everything to save the one you love most?

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Sneak Peek

Meisha let loose a battle cry. The ground shook beneath Blake’s feet as he looked on in horror. A creature from Zorric dug itself out from under the obelisk, melting the soil into black goo as it fought for freedom. “Damn! It had to be a shadow wraith.”

Blake drew his sword preparing to charge. Meisha swooped down onto the ground, slamming her torso hard onto the surface. Her jaws flashed as the sun’s last rays gleamed off her white fangs. The wraith lunged, slashing at her underbelly. Fire filled the air as she released blasts upon the creature. Nothing Meisha did seemed to affect it. She lashed at it with her tail, clawed it with her talons, and bit deep into its hide with her teeth. The wraith just kept regenerating and cutting deeper and deeper into her hide.


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am happy to announce that my short story, An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention is up for Pre-Order. It is scheduled to be released September 20, 2018. The details follow…


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An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention

Tales of Ferrês Story #2

Blake and Meisha spent years hunting down jewels and treasures throughout the realms of Tarzinëa. Placing these treasures upon a mural that adorns Meisha’s cave creating a masterpiece of magnificent art. Now on the verge of completing this quest they find themselves inside the Forest of Ferrês. What should seem like an easy task will end in disaster when a goddess intervenes with fate?

A choice made will change this dragon and her elven ryder’s fate forever. How far can greed push you before you give up everything to save the one you love most?

PRE-ORDER MY COPY TODAY!  | SMASHWORDS


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

WEBSITE | FB | STREET TEAM | TWITTER | FREE EBOOK | SUPPORT ME ON PATREON

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Get an inside look into the writings of Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins.

This fan-focused newsletter answers YOUR questions about the author’s life and characters, shares progress on current projects, lists upcoming events, news, and more.

On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

AN ELF, A DRAGON, AND A GOD’S INTERVENTION ~ COVER REVEAL

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story on September 20, 2018 which is my dad’s birthday.

My plans for this short story series is to release a new installment each month till I start having other works being released. This way I am getting more of my writing out there and you all get to see parts of this mysterious kingdom that hasn’t had a human within in over 3,000 years.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author. Tuesdays I share myths and legends within the Legendary Heroes saga. Thursdays I share sneak peeks from published, coming soon pieces and WIP.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “An Elf, A Dragon, and a God’s Intervention.”

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RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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#AuthorAMA: What was the inspiration for writing your recent short story, A Father’s Protection?

Many of you know I am taking part in a combo #AMA (Ask Me Anything) under the category #DesignAMA and #AuthorAMA. I am answering questions related to my cover design/graphic design and my journey as an indie author. Today I am sharing an awesome question about my recent publication, “A Father’s Protection”. Hope you will enjoy the response as I enjoyed writing it.


What was the inspiration for writing your recent short story, A Father’s Protection? How long did it take you to write it?

The inspiration for “A Father’s Protection” came from my WIP, Tarzinëa. Several kingdoms within this series have gone beyond expectation and the plan is to give them spin-offs tales of their own. The kingdoms whom make up Tarzinëa are: Tarza (the human realm), Vladïmir (the Elven Kingdom), Fôndura (the realm of magic users), Mountains of Tõrin (the Kingdom of Dwarves) and the Forest of Ferrês (the realm of beasts). Each kingdom has several stand out characters I will create stories around, novellas or their own book series.

DarkDeath the protagonist in this story is the king of beasts and he plays a key role in the war that will touch all kingdoms throughout the book series. As I was creating these characters, I would compile flash fiction stories for my blog to get in the heads of the important characters. This process allowed me to understand their motives, thinking process and what matters most to them. I plan to put these flash fiction tales back on my blog here in the next few weeks. I had my blog on Wix.com first and moved over to WordPress.

Throughout this writing process I stumbled across a story idea that brought a softer side to DarkDeath. It also allowed me to showcase two of my favorite pups of SnowFire and DarkDeath’s that one day I want to create children stories around. His pups are all different which several will appear throughout the book series or stories.

It has been 3,000 years since the fall of the Empire. In this time Vladïmir has closed its doors to the world. The creatures of Ferrês have disappeared from the world and became myths in story books. However, through the use of the Tales of Ferrês story series we will look within the forbidden forest and see times in both past, present and future. I plan to do stories featuring characters from other kingdoms within this world creation but for right now I plan to showcase the mysterious kyres and the power these creatures possess.

I plan to publish the second installment in the Tales of Ferrês series mid-September. In this story Blackmoon will appear with a dragon named Meisha and her elven ryder Blake in “An Elf, A Dragon and a God’s Intervention”.

How long did it take me to write this story? Hmmm… I believe once the story took root in my head I accomplished it in under two hours. I didn’t do an outline or planning for this story it created itself. You can say DarkDeath took over and had a story to tell, I was just along for the ride.

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Things have Changed! Come and See!

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Things have changed here at my author website. Several of you have probably noticed that I changed my pen name. I use to go by KJ Hawkins, but I’ve changed it to K.M. Jenkins. I just decided that I would go with a name that is closer to my original. My full name is Kathryn Mae Jenkins, so I just made it into an acronym.

This change led to a website over-haul along with social media accounts. I provided author branding for myself and re-published my short story, “A Father’s Protection” under my new name. I even created a fancy new cover, designed by me 🙂 (check it out below).

You’re probably wondering, why the change? The honest truth is that I just felt like I needed a change. I have been a-wall for close to year on my blog. I guess becoming a mother of twin boys does that to a person. This last year was all diapers, bottles and spit up for this girl.

Now the boys are one and they have a new sense of independence. That means mom can go back to having a life, somewhat like before. This time I plan to do things different, I plan to keep things under control and stay focused. I have several WIP on my to-do list, however I narrowed it down to two.

The two I plan on working on are “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin” and  “The Celestial One”. These projects are different in one big way. Tarzinëa is planned to be a full length novel. The Celestial One, is being changed from novella format into a serial. I am hoping to start publishing the first episode by the beginning of 2019.

I am hoping to get back into the full swing of writing by September. Right now, I am in the process of transferring all my files, notes, research and accomplished written chapters over into Scrivener. This will leave my August just about ate up. I will be blogging more and keeping everyone more in the loop. I even created a newsletter for those that want to be notified about new releases, sales and just my progress. Right now I plan to send the newsletter out once a month, on the 15th of each month.

Have I rambled enough? I think not, I think with my post I will give you more information on what is to come.

Post Schedule: (What to expect)

  • WIP Mondays – I will give you updates on my works in progress. There will be times I will show samples of work written (these are unedited sections of my books, expect errors). 🙂
  • Writing Tips Wednesday – I will come up with some writing tips that I have found helpful or believe will be a benefit to my fellow authors.
    • Paranormal Author Spotlights – Paranormal Authors will be featured in Author Spotlights/Guest Posts. This will be more frequent as authors sign-up. If interested reserved your spot by filling out this form.
  • Fantasy Fridays – This day will dedicated to fantasy, meaning sky is the limit. I might even decide to let one of my characters take my blog hostage for the day.
    • Fantasy Author Spotlights – Fantasy Authors will be featured in Author Spotlights/Guest Posts. Reserve your spot by filling out this form.

This is my schedule I hope to keep, unless life throws a wrench in the system. I will post outside the schedule for special events, announcements and new releases.

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