It’s Finally Here! Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge

Greetings!

::Looks outside:: Well, no massive volcano has erupted in North Texas, so I guess I can send out this post!¬† ūüôā

Now, for an announcement. 

IT’S MA2 RELEASE DAY!!!!

 

Matt Archer Blades Edge 800 Cover Reveal and Promotional (3)I’m super excited to announce that Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge (MA2 for those playing along at home) is now available as an eBook from¬†Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords! (UPDATE — MA2 is now available at Barnes & Noble!). Other retailers, along with the print¬†version, will be¬†added soon, too.¬† What better way to celebrate the (not) end of the world and the holidays, than by releasing a book? And, yeah, I’m totally dancing like Snoopy about this.¬†

Blade’s Edge marks a change in Matt’s life. This book was tougher to write than Monster Hunter¬†in a lot of ways. Matt’s older (almost 16), a little more jaded and has Big Things to deal with and overcome. In some respects, it’s my Goblet of Fire — Matt, like Harry Potter, is tested beyond his limits and has to find his way out on the other side. It also marks a change from a younger YA tone¬†(suitable for older MG readers, so 11+) to a more true YA tone (this one is appropriate for readers 12+).¬† Books 3 and 4, which will come out in 2013, are firmly PG-13 YA.¬† Since I’m a parent who’s pretty¬†vigilant¬†about what my kids read, I want to be upfront about this. As Matt gets older, so does his story.¬† I just want to put that out there¬†with the hope¬†it’s useful information.

Bringing a book into the world takes a village, and a lot of people made this one happen.¬† I want to send a special shout-out to my husband (who read multiple drafts, held my hand when I nearly quit and generally keep my crap together) and to my dad (who taught me to read and helped bring Matt to life).¬† My beta readers–Lindsay, JR, Jeanne, LaDonna, Elizabeth, Liz, Crash, Arthur, Maria and Becca–gave me a ton of advice…so huge thanks to them!! Finally, the military–particularly U.S. Army Special Forces–factors into much of this book. I want to take this time to thank all the soldiers who sacrifice so much for our country. To you, I give my most humble appreciation.

And the biggest thank you of all?¬† To my readers, of course! Matt Archer: Monster Hunter got a ton of support, retweets, raves and reviews from y’all, and it meant the world to me. I hope this new installment exceeds your expectations and I’m hopeful you’ll continue on this journey with our intrepid monster hunter.

Now for a little launch fun!¬† I have a GoodReads giveaway running right now. Two lucky entrants will win signed copies of both Monster Hunter and Blade’s Edge! Check it out¬†via the link below. In the meantime, thank you for all the support, and let’s go hunt some monsters!¬†

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Matt Archer by Kendra C. Highley

Matt Archer

by Kendra C. Highley

Giveaway ends January 04, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

 

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