Saturday, January 19, 2013

DeAnna Marie Kinney

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About the Author

I am a wife and mother of three, ages ranging from 4-17. I consider myself as fun-loving and a bit peculiar. Besides writing, I love reading, the color purple, Star Wars, decorating on a budget, and dancing while I cook(I can see my kids rolling their eyes as we speak). I believe whole-heartedly that chocolates and a good book go hand in hand. And, having experienced it myself, believe utterly in the power of true love. I am very hands-on with my fans and thrive on their interaction. My upcoming works include: Charity Series Book 3(Not yet titled) And maybe something about Zombies, Bullying, Vampires, and perhaps the end of the world, although not necessarily in that order.
Links to DeAnna: Goodreads  Facebook

Interview with DeAnna

  1. Why YA? Well, for years I’ve had a strong connection with teens, and when my son came into his teens and started hanging with girls, I found the connection even stronger. However, I never intentionally meant to write YA. It just worked out that way, but I have found that I love it the most. For one, I can write about the love relationship without all the intimate details.
  2. Why did I have Charity die and come back to life? It’s funny about the way I write, when I start a work I let the inspiration flow through me without knowing where the story is heading. Sometimes I’m just as surprised as anybody where it actually leads. That’s what happened with that scene. I never intended for her to die at all, the scene sort of wrote itself that way and I loved it. I know that sounds strange, but I AM a little peculiar after all.
  3. I wrote Kitty and Reed’s story with the intent that this would be it for them. But so many people are really liking them, and I find myself re-evaluating that decision. So to answer, we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
  4. Which Star Wars movie is my favorite? I totally love the original 3 movies. Probably The Empire Strikes Back is my ultimate favorite. I give homage to them in all of my books, lol.
  5. How would I define true love? That’s a tough one. For me it’s not so much the ‘falling in love’, but the ‘living in love’. It’s easy to fall in love when someone is giving off their best impressions and behaviors. It’s living every day with that person even when their behavior is less than appealing. For me, it’s more about unconditional love and acceptance. Love is not a feeling, it’s a commitment. (Okay, don’t I feel really smart right now.)
  6. Do I have a release date for Charity Series Book 3? Not yet, but I am working on it now. All I can tell you for sure is that there will be a story about Raven as well as one about Eli. I am hopeful that it will be ready before summer.
  7. What books am I currently reading? I just finished the book, Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #1.) It was pretty good. I’m trying to decide if it was good enough to pick up Book 2.
  8. What is my favorite chocolate? That’s easy. If you’ve read Charity Moon you will recognize this….Godiva chocolate truffle. Hands down that’s the best!!


Charity Bell is eighteen, beautiful, and has an unyielding chip on her shoulder. The loss of her father and betrayal of her stepfather have left her angry and confident that no man will ever win her trust, or possess her heart. She wears that declaration proudly--on her countenance, as well as her sharp tongue. That's all tested when the enchanting Levi Drake transfers from her rival school across town. In a town divided by intense rivalry this should mean trouble, and yet the school is quickly won over by his alluring charm. When a strange encounter with the mysterious young man leaves Charity bewildered, she's convinced he's hiding something and sets out on a dangerous plot to discover his secret. What she uncovers, however, will leave her both grasping for reality and hanging onto the tattered shreds of what's left of her declaration. As she faces the demons of her past, and present, she must decide if she can live, or die, with his.
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In this fast-paced, two-part sequel Charity is finally settling into her new role as alpha female to the Drake pack. With Prom and Graduation approaching, this should be the best time of her life, but something is wrong with Levi—dangerously wrong. With his odd behavior growing daily and her now blackening connection symbol, Charity is spurred into action. It’s a race against time, and any delay could result in the death of the only man she can ever love. Can she save him in time? If so, will their undying love and a stronger-than-ever heart connection be enough to withstand the damage created? This installment in the Charity Series is fully loaded with everything from unlikely alliances, battles and romance, to humor, mystery, and even betrayal, as well as a few other surprises along the way. You have officially been warned.
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For almost four years, Kitty Langley has been part of a ‘mean girls’ group called the Bee Hives, the most hated and feared girls at West Windrake High. That is until she witnesses their relentless attack on her former childhood friend. Making a drastic decision, she takes a stand against the dreaded B’s and thus becomes their new enemy and number one target. Now an outcast, not only of the B’s but of the entire school, she will have to pull from her inner strength as she prepares for the persecution she will face in the name of revenge. Reed Reynolds is not looking for trouble. He just wants to get through his senior year and work on his music in peace. But when he mistakenly kisses Kitty Langley at their annual Masquerade Dance, he is both appalled and intrigued, never having experienced a kiss so powerful. Reed soon finds himself drawn in by this new Kitty and her tolerance for her so called ‘deserved punishment’. But will he endanger himself to defend her against the B’s and the entire school in the name of honor—or more importantly, in the name of love? A Charity Series Novella, or a stand-alone
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An Inspirational Romance Lily is 23 and on top of the world. Her wedding planning business is thriving, her beautiful Victorian home is organized, just like the rest of her life, and her rose garden is flourishing. She is in no way looking for a man to complicate her manicured life. Her faith is strong, and she couldn’t be happier. Lucas is 24 and miserable. Having just been thrust into stardom with the release of his first blockbuster film, he’s running from paparazzi and screaming girls all who want a piece of his flesh. In a desperate attempt to get a grip on his fast declining life, he runs away to a small town, hoping to go unnoticed. But Jasper, North Carolina has a few surprises of its own. On one fateful night, their two, opposite worlds will collide, and they will have to fight against all odds to protect the kind of love that changes a soul forever. This is a sweet romance filled with passion, near-death experiences, a tormenting stalker, a hostage crisis, and much more!

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  1. Charity Moon looks really good. I remember wanting to read Exposing Kitty Langely after I read your review.

  2. Hello!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my post to find out what you need to do!

    Leti Del Mar

  3. All the books look Fantastic and discovered a new Writer!