For Readers

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FOR READERS

Celtic Ring

Reading has been one of my grandest passions since I was about three years old and first learning how to read. Since then, I’ve only fallen more deeply in love with the written word. I started writing in elementary school, although I only got serious about getting published a few years ago. One thing I know for a fact: published writers are nothing without their readers, and I hope that my writing can bring half the pleasure to readers someday that I have gotten from reading my favorite writers.

This section of the website is dedicated to you, the reader. I’m planning to put up some freebies, some articles, and links to other websites I hope might be interesting to you. Please let me know if there’s something you would like to see, and feel free to shoot me an email any ole time. I would LOVE to hear from you!

The preceding artwork was created for me by the fabulous Kent Madden.  All rights reserved. Do not use without permission.

Freebies

Please enjoy the following freebie short stories.  While novels are generally my preferred writing form, I do enjoy writing shorter fiction on occasion.  Most of these are older, from when I first started getting serious about getting published.

The Value Within – Fantasy short story.  This short was actually my first attempt at first person POV.  Now, that’s probably my favorite POV to use.  Especially for urban fantasy, which it suits so well.  Someday I plan to either re-write this story, or expand it to a novel, since I really love the character and basic storyline but feel it needs a little something-something.

Masquerade – Science fiction short story.  This was one of the short stories I wrote during the brief period of time I spent entering the Writers of the Future Contest before deciding to focus on novel-length fiction, and getting an agent.  I’d like to re-write it completely someday in order to clean up some of the writing and get rid of the head-hopping, but I still have a fondness in my heart for this one.  This is a much cut-down version from an overly bloated first draft, which is another reason I’d like to re-write:  to make sure the necessary backstory gets mentioned briefly earlier on since I removed whole chunks of it.

New Dawning – Fantasy short story.  This is another short story I wrote for the Writers of the Future Contest, as well as one I want to re-work someday.  Mostly to cut out some of the unnecessary backstory that comes off infodump-ish, especially right in the beginning.  I’m also going to re-think the speshul horse companion angle.  It’s obvious I had a great affection for Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books when I was younger.  Not that I

13 Responses

  1. Marya Mosley says:

    Thank you so much for writing your new book, Red Hot Fury. I loved it. I loved all the action. A heroine that can kick up is always a plus. I read it in one day.
    I was getting sick of all the vampire books out there.
    Thank you again. You have a wonderful talent.
    Sincerely, Marya Mosley

  2. Debbie Rupp says:

    I was hoping to find your book in ebook format. Do you know if it will be released as an ebook soon? If not, I may have to give in and buy a copy. It looks really good and I can’t wait to read it.

    Debbie R.

  3. kaseymack says:

    Mayra:

    Thanks so much for your kind words! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Red Hot Fury so much.

    Thank you!
    Kasey

  4. kaseymack says:

    Debbie R.:

    Unfortunately, RHF isn’t available as an ebook and I’m not sure when it will be. I have my literary agent working on that right now and I will definitely update the website/newsletter when I hear any news on that end.

    Thanks so much!
    Kasey

  5. hotcha1 says:

    THANKS FOR SHARING A PIECE OF YOURSELF!

  6. Richard says:

    I am about half way through Red Hot Fury! and Just wanted You to know i havent picked Up a book since Kim harrisons dead Witch walking that i couldnt put down. Thank you i am so enjoying Marrisa, and Her friends. Again thank You for such a great read.

  7. kaseymack says:

    Richard:

    That makes my day to hear! Dead Witch Walking was a book I couldn’t put down either. I loved it!

    Thanks,
    Kasey

  8. kaseymack says:

    Marya:

    Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed Red Hot Fury. Look for Green-Eyed Envy to be out next July.

    Thanks,
    Kasey

  9. MJ says:

    Good Afternoon Kasey,

    Very much enjoyed both Red and Green, will there be a third? Perhaps Blue?

    Thanks for your work, you’re a gifted writer!
    MJ

  10. kaseymack says:

    MJ: Thanks a ton for letting me know you enjoyed the books! Book 3, Black-Hearted Betrayal, will be out next summer (I don’t have an exact release date yet). There will most likely be a “Blue” book at some point – depending upon Ace buying more books from me.

    Again, thanks for the kind comments!
    Kasey

  11. Archon 36
    Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
    October 12-13-14, 2012 – St. Louis, MO

    My name is Robert Michael Hatley and I am the Charity Coordinator for Archon 36, an internationally known science fiction and fantasy convention. This year, Archon is celebrating its 36th consecutive anniversary and is being held at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois. The Archon convention is a locally organized and staffed event, presented each year by St. Louis area fans. Many national and internationally known media guests, writers, artists, merchandise dealers and performers attend each year.
    Archon has chosen the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis to be the recipient of the charity proceeds raised during the various fund-raising events held throughout the weekend.

    (The award-winning Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis provides space education programs for schools, corporations, Scouts, community groups and the public. At the core of the Center are state-of-the-art space simulators, which include an orbiting space station and a Mission Control center modeled after NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The program is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit educational organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger Space Shuttle mission. The St. Louis location is part of a growing Network of approximately 50 Challenger Learning Centers located throughout the world and serves groups throughout the greater St. Louis area.)

    As the charity coordinator for Archon 36, I am seeking a donation from your organization. This donation will be placed into our charity auction event during the Archon 36 weekend. For your support, your company will receive recognition throughout the convention, during the auction and on the Archon 36 website. Donations can be mailed to Archon, P.O. Box 4191, Ballwin, MO 63022-4191.
    Please mail your donations prior to September 15, 2012, or I will arrange to pick the item up prior to that date if necessary. In addition, items may be dropped off at the Archon Convention Headquarters inside of the Convention center, by 2 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 so they can be included in the live auction event.
    If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me by calling 618-286-3938 or 314-323-9381 or via email at Kingpn1@aol.com. Please visit the Archon 36 website: http://www.archonstl.org/36 for additional information about the convention.
    Thank you for your time and support. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Yours,
    Robert Michael Hatley
    Charity Coordinator
    Archon 36

  12. TinaD says:

    OMG Kasey, just burned through RHF and am about to pick up G-EE. I really hope Ace picked you up for you books because I am loving Riss’ kick ass ways!

    Thanks so much for a vamp free urban fantasy!

    xx
    Tina

  13. salina gale says:

    i have read all 3 shades of fury books and i loved them. after reading red hot fury, i eagerly awaited each new book. i havent seen anything new posted on your website since the release of blackhearted betrayal and i was wondering if you are continuing the shades of fury series or if it is being kept as a trilogy.

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