Friday, April 4, 2014

Reader’s Choice Fiction with Kenzie Mack


How do you like your fiction? I'm thrilled to introduce debut author Kenzie Mack, who's offering readers a different type of choice. I remember these books from my childhood quite well, and the adult version sounds delicious. 

I'm personally giving away a gifted copy of Kenzie's book via Amazon. Please leave a comment with a valid email address and on Sunday, April 6, I'll pull one winner to gift a copy.


            Reader’s choice isn’t new to fiction.  Perhaps as a child you read some of the Choose Your Own Adventure series.  This line of books was hugely popular in the 80s and 90s.  It allowed the reader to take on the role of the lead character and make decisions.
            My adult reader’s choice is somewhat different.  When the alpha wolf in this wild shifter series is revealed, the reader decides if it will be a She-Wolf or He-Wolf.
            Why offer a choice?  Perhaps some writers can’t decide which story line they prefer.  For me it was simple.  I sat at my computer and out came two love options for my leading man.  Rather than start up a love triangle.  I wrote two story lines.  Further into the editing process, the idea of offering a reader the choice of how hot they wanted the story to be took shape.
            Moon Shadows is the first in a series.  You can follow John’s story arc with a She-Wolf or a He-Wolf or read both.  You can also choose to skip the Hotness scenes if those aren’t your thing.  Each book starts with a few chapters that move the story along.  Then the fork appears in the path.  When the story steams up, more hyper-links come in.  You can enjoy the sauna of hotness or pass and move to where the story merges once again.
            Reader’s choice is all about giving the reader control.  For the writer, it is about taking a character or story line you find intriguing and turning it in another direction.  Letting your imagination run wild.
            The story grows from book to book and other pack members are introduced.  Where will John’s choices lead?  That remains to be seen.  But you can count on the journey offering you plenty of options, suspense, hotness and barbeque ribs.  Okay, that last one you will have to make yourself.  But I hope you’ll give this reader’s choice a chance.  It’s all up to you.

Author Bio
            Kenzie Mack is a recent transplant from Ohio to California.  The mid-west suffered their worst winter in one hundred years, making this the best time to time to have relocated.  Her heart goes out to her friends and family still enduring the occasional snowfall.  Kenzie mistook the recent drought for part of the sunny Cali climate packet.  Recent rain has shown there can be gray days here.  But she doesn’t miss the snow.
            A lifelong lover of reading and writing, Kenzie decided it was time to take the indie path.  The short story or novella Moon Shadows has just over twelve thousand words.  This story went quickly through Ellora’s Cave submissions.  However, it languished at the requisitions stage.  Inspired by RWA self-pubbed authors, Kenzie took the plunge into publishing in 2014.
            The road wasn’t easy.  Finding a great cover artist, an editor and formatter, along with the other aspects needed for the production of a book brought tears, aggravation and sleepless nights.  The learning pains were many, but moving forward should be smoother.
            Would she do it again?  You, betcha.
            The second book in her moon series is slated for a June release.  If you’ve never tried a reader’s choice tale, please consider this one.
            Thank you for stopping by and supporting an indie author. 
            Kenzie Mack

MOON SHADOWS

What starts out as a routine jog becomes a run-in with fear, when John is surrounded by a pack of larger than life wolves.  He doesn’t have to time to wonder how the creatures arrived in non-wolf country, California.  They don’t look friendly and he would like to stay alive.

This story is an adult tale.  It offers the reader a choice to pick this strange pack’s alpha.  Is it a She-Wolf or a He-Wolf?

How steamy do you like your stories?  This book places the heat level at your discretion.  Read John’s journey in its entirety.  Or skip past the hotness to the happily for now.  Reader’s Choice puts the control in your hands.  Enjoy reading the way you like it.  Or try it with a twist.

Available via Amazon http://amzn.com/B00J12ARHO

15 comments:

  1. Haha, is it weird that I'm a man and I like this novel?

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    1. No. Good writing should appeal to everyone.

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  2. I'd like to say a heartfelt THANK-YOU to the talented and inspiring, Louisa Bacio, for inviting me here today. Without your short story class at Savvy Authors, I doubt this book would be warming the ebook shelf today.
    Thank you, Louisa, you are fabulous! Kenzie Mack :)

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    1. You are so very welcome. I wish you much success on this release, and all your future ones!

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  3. Wow, what an interesting approach -- Best of luck with your new book, Kenzie!

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    1. Thanks, Saralee! And thanks for stopping by. Kenzie :)

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  4. Looking forward to reading this, Kenzie. All the best. AS

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  5. I really enjoyed the fact that I could choose the outcome! Of course, I read both of them after I finished with my choice. Novel concept that I hadn't heard of before. Am looking forward to further adventures of these two (or three)!

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed it! I bet most readers will see what the other path holds. The next book in this series should be out in June.
      Happy reading,
      Kenzie :)

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  6. This story is such a fun read. I'm so excited that the next book in the series will be coming out this summer. Are you planning to release a third installment this year? I am addicted to this series!
    Thanks!
    -Lily

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  7. Hi Lily!

    I'm so thrilled that you enjoy my wild shifters. I do hope to bring out the third installment in 2014. Check my website for all the latest news on this Moon series.

    Happy reading! Kenzie Mack :)

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  8. I always loved reading my brother's Choose Your Own Adventure books, though I always became frustrated when I picked wrong! I think a hot, romance adaptation of the format sounds really really cool, especially with the gender option! Keep up the innovative work ^_^

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  9. Hi GiGi!

    My reader's choice offers no - WRONG choices! Every click is a win and should take you to the next step you want to view. Thanks for stopping by.

    Kenzie :)

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