New post about GREY.
Good morning everybody,
Well it is Saturday morning. The sun is up and the coffee has been on for a while but I am just getting to this post now. Better late than never, right?
Ok, so my latest Beta Review is in. It came in the form a letter to me and it was so lovely that I wanted to share it with you all. My heart is full!
I’ll start at the end because you left me hanging. LOL. When I read the last chapter I thought – Quote: “Are you kidding me?” – So how long do I have to wait for the outcome of this dilemma? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂
In my humble opinion, the strength of a good author is leaving your readers wanting more–so get busy lady and give your fans MORE!! Gabrian is a friend now…you simply cannot leaver her in a lurch like this!
Final comment, I don’t know how you think of these things. I just have a rough idea of what your life is like but for you to produce like this…it boggles my mind… So proud of you…
– Denise CR
Honoured, she continues on to write out some of her Favorite Quotes: (here are just a few of them)
” Ashen’s blasé demeanor sweetens–her eyes twinkle reflecting a ray of sun streaming in above her. “Gabrian, we all need a little help sometimes understanding things. And the way I see it, not taking advantage of a chance to help someone is a wasted opportunity to witness one of life’s precious miracles.”
“…tiny orbs of light in her eyes dance amongst the crimson embers that pepper the world around her.”
“Lying still with the silence–swallowed up in flame and drowing within this beautiful state of chaos, Gabrian slips into the darkness once again.”
So I did this online writing analyzer test to see what famous writer my work resembles.
The following passage is what I submitted from CALICO:
“I don’t remember when or how it all began. I was merely a child but…I used to hear voices or one voice in particular just after my folks tucked me in bed and the lights had been turned out—a warm soothing voice that would beckon to me, asking me to come play with him down by the garden gate.”
“And you didn’t think this to be an odd thing?”
“I was a child, how would I know what was odd and what wasn’t?”
Gabrian couldn’t help rolling her eyes at the question. Mostly because it was Caspyous asking but partly because it was illogical to think that a child would know the difference at such a young age where imagination is more likely to factor into most equations.
“Anyway…” she continued, looking away from the Hydor Elder trying hard not to roll her eyes at him. “He would ask me about my day and all the things I had done. We would play make believe and he would tell me stories about imaginary worlds that he had been too, promising to take me one day.”
I clicked the submit button and I was quite pleased to find out I am much like the wonderful Margaret Atwood.
How wonderfully wicked is that? Completely. I am so stoked by the comparison. 🙂 Quite an honour really.
I hope she doesn’t mind me admiring her work and proud to have a similar style to her.
So WHO wants to try it for themselves? Hmmm? Come on now, just click it!
The Covenant of Shadows: CALICO
So here it is folks. The very first Beta Reader Review is finally in and I couldn’t be more pleased with what they had to say.
Sorry I didn’t post a picture of CALICO’s new incredible cover but I am not ready to share it with the world. Soon, but not quite yet. 🙂
Ok… so are you ready? YAY, I can hardly stand it. Enjoy.
“Beautifully written, Kade Cook has outdone herself with jaw dropping moments and absolutely stunning quotes that will leave you with a calico of emotions.
It was an absolute privilege to be selected as a beta reader for Calico – book two in The Covenant of Shadows series. I simply cannot say enough about this novel. Kade takes us on yet another amazing adventure following Gabrian as she struggles to accept who and what she is, all the while trying to balance her love life and new challenges she ends up facing along the way. This series is what lit the spark for my love of reading and I am happy to report, Calico keeps the fire blazing out of control! I cannot WAIT for book three! Absolutely amazing job Kade – Congratulations on book two and it’s complete and utter success!”.
– Jenna M.
Newest 5 Star Review for GREY:
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Descriptive And Totally Absorbing From One Scene To The Next!, June 28, 2017
Author JB Richards
This review is from: Grey (The Covenant of Shadows Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
What would you do if everything you knew about yourself—including the fact that you are human—wasn’t really the truth? Worse, how would you feel if, just by accident, a group of innocent people was nearly slaughtered because you didn’t know that you were … special? That’s the premise behind Author Kade Cook’s absorbing paranormal thriller, “Grey (The Covenant of Shadows Book 1)”, and it’s a premise that is beautifully executed by her main character, Gabrian. You can almost tell from the beginning of “Grey” that things are probably not going to bode well for poor Gabrian as she begins to experience strange visions and demonstrates uncontrolled abilities that are well beyond all logic and reason—at least for an everyday normal human being. But Gabrian isn’t your normal everyday human—at least that’s what everyone around her is suddenly trying to convey to this straight-thinking, conservative psychologist with the practical and analytical mind. What Gabrian learns about her true identity, however, not only causes her to react blindly … The whole proposition absolutely scares her to death.
Incredibly descriptive and totally absorbing from one scene to the next, Cook’s “Grey” provides an intriguing look into what it would be like for a normal young woman to—suddenly and without warning—manifest strange powers, causing a horrific incident that begs she be placed under severe restrictions and—at all times—controlled. Readers will feel a great deal of empathy for Gabrian as she tries to accept her newfound identity and piece together the puzzle of her own twisted past—which seems quite foreign and unacceptable to her. As we walk her road, we feel her horror, her loneliness, her abandonment, her revulsion, her grief, and her pain. And as Cook adeptly guides the reader through the mind and heart of her protagonist, she opens Gabrian’s eyes to an alternative world, forcing her to deal with a multitude of issues resulting from her mysterious past, and leading her to the discovery of her true self … whether she likes it or not. Over and over again, the reader sinks and soars as Gabrian wavers in her acceptance of what she is told to believe and what truth she learns about her past. But our screams cannot be muffled when our protagonist finally begins to test the full force of her powers and places her life and the lives of those she loves in severe jeopardy.
“Grey” is artfully told, with mind-boggling twists and turns that tear at your heart. There are more than a few standout scenes that you will never see coming—and never forget—as Gabrian takes steps to forge her own future within the new paranormal norm. By the end of this tale, you’ll be asking yourself if you are who you think you are. Trust me, this is one book you’ll want to read all in one sitting … The highs and lows hit you at a moment’s notice, and waiting any longer to find out the ultimate truth might just put your own life at risk!
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I have now reached chapter 40 of a possible 67. One more step closer to BETA reading and officially sending it off to my talented editor, Kayla Krantz.
Can I get a whoop whoop??
Massively exciting news for GREY!!!
So I entered a contest a few months back thinking, hey why the heck not? I have nothing to lose. All they can do is pass me over, no harm, no foul. Right? Right!
But something wonderful has happened.
I received an email this morning:
Please see the news release about this year’s Kobo Emerging Writer Prize shortlist here: http://news.kobo.com/press/releases/third-annual-kobo-emerging-writer-prize-shortlist-announced
We will be hosting a winners’ event in Toronto on June 27 – please let us know if you’ll be in the area that evening. We would love for you to attend.
Thanks and have a great rest of the day.
So if you think that I might be over the moon right now? Well, you might just be right on the money!!!
Totally excited about my beautiful GREY standing up against some other amazing writers. Wish me luck folks!!!
Super Big hugs and Cheers from the Shadows,