Friday, June 10, 2011

YA Indie Spotlight: Karly Kirkpatrick

Hi Everyone!

For this week's YA Indie Spotlight, I'm featuring Karly Kirkpatrick (which, I'll admit, I should've done long before now). Karly is one of the founding members of DarkSide Publishing. Remember Megg Jensen? Karly is her partner in crime. Today, I'm spotlighting Karly's sophomore novel: Bloody Little Secrets.

17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.

Karly Kirkpatrick is a YA writer, avid reader, high school German and French teacher, and mother of a toddler. She is currently pursuing an MA in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University in Chicago. She lives in Elgin, Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two stinky Shih Tzus.

"The book is witty, humorous and action packed. It's definitely a great read whether you're into vampires or not."

"The twists and turns in this book left me reading late into the night and kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending was fantastic . . ."

"Bloody Little Secrets is a teen's dream vampire novel. Vicky's strength and determination to solve her own problems combined with a strong, hot guy and killer vampires makes for a wild ride you won't be able to put down. Kirkpatrick's humor shines throughout, leaving readers laughing out loud."

(Hijack! I also read something about steamy make-out scenes, so . . . yeah.)

Bloody Little Secrets is available for

The ebooks are priced at $3.49, and there is a print version available.

She has another YA paranormal novel out as well, Into the Shadows, which is priced at $2.99.

You can find her on the web or follow her on Twitter at @karlkirkpatrick

For more information about DarkSide Publishing, go here.

I hope you'll check her out!