Saturday, July 14, 2018

{Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway} Worlds Beneath by K.A. Emmons

Happy Saturday, Spirits! Today, I'm delighted to share Worlds Beneath -- a new book from indie author K.A. Emmons!

About the Book

Book Two of The Blood Race Series

I used to think that seeing was believing, but now, as I struggle to stay alive below the ravine, I begin to realize that -- good or bad -- I will see whatever I believe.

"Who are you, Icarus, that the earth opens its mouth to receive your blood?" Sensei's words were my last thoughts before I fell into the bottomless ravine, plunging toward my own death, and bringing about Hawk's at the same time. Or so I thought.

I woke up underwater. I awoke in a strange and unfamiliar world, filled with maze-like forest, shadows, and nightmares seemingly as vivid and dangerous as reality. I had no idea who I was, or how I got there -- I couldn't remember anything, until I remembered her: Hawk. The other half of my soul.

I knew that in order for her to stay alive, I had to survive and find a way out. But that's easier said than done when you're trapped in a realm as deadly as your every thought -- and dominated by a hierarchy of ravenous wolf packs.

Alerted by a dream, I realize that Hawk has left the Dimension to come find me. For an instant, I rediscover hope. But that hope quickly burns to ash when I realize that we may not be the only ones down here. Someone else with a thirst for her blood may have survived the fall too. And I may have just lured her right into the jaws of a predator even fiercer than the wolves.

Amazon // Goodreads

Book I: The Blood Race: Amazon // Goodreads

Guest Post: K.A. Emmons on Writing

I have always said that books are like children; each is different, and each has its own personality. The writing process for me, is a different journey each time and with each new book. Each time I sit down at the desk in the morning with my cup of coffee, I don't have a map or a plan, or a binder full of notes (though there is nothing wrong with that).

I ask to be shown; I ask to be moved and overwhelmed by a story that will change me for the better and make my heart like the moon -- full of craters from meteors, except each meteor is a story.

My sister calls me a pantser. I don't plan much of anything -- in writing or life. I ask to be led. I ask to be guided, and then I wait and see what happens. Because life is exciting, is it not?! Like a good story, it's full of purpose and meaning and twists and turns. It requires that we slow down and savor in order to truly enjoy the journey. And honestly, that's the best word I can think of that embodies the writing process for me:
And there is no destination other than truth. And truth is an everyday discovery.

So whether you're a plotter or a pantser, leave room for that discovery. Give yourself permission to loosen your grip. Relax... this is the best part of writing a book -- the journey of actually writing it! Discovering the meaning behind each word, scene, and character. And through this discovery, may you find a beautiful arc that bends towards the truth.

Don't feel the need to take every single piece of advice you receive or have your entire story figured out before you even begin... leave room for adventure, for wonder, and for exploration. Leave room for the truth to be revealed and discovered.

There is no right or wrong to writing: write what's in your heart. Write what you're passionate about. There's a beautiful phrase: raison d'être -- and it means "the most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence."

I'm a firm believer that each and every one of us have a raison d'être -- we all have a big, beautiful purpose -- a reason we exist. And as creators, everything we create should have a purpose -- a REASON, too. So listen to your heart, listen to that still small voice of truth, and follow it through your story. Let it weave into your prose, and let it infect your characters.

So next time you sit down to write and work through your own process, I hope you find meaning and truth, and purpose and life. And when your readers sit down with your book in their hands?

I hope they find the same thing.

About the Author

When she's not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate storyteller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run. Emmons's debut novel, The Blood Race, is the first book in her YA science fiction / fantasy thriller series. Get connected with Kate on your favorite social platform, and be sure to check out her website!

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Goodreads


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Tour Schedule

Jameson C. Smith // // Author Interview // July 1st

Nabila // // Guest Post // July 2nd

Hannah Whatley // // Book Review // July 3rd

Hannah // // Book Review & Giveaway // July 4th

Laura A. Grace // // Author Interview & Giveaway // July 5th

Hannah // Guest Post & Giveaway // July 6th

Lisa // // Book Review & Giveaway // July 7th

Rosie // // Guest Post & Giveaway // July 8th

Kenzie // // Book Review & Giveaway // July 9th

Chloe // // Book Review // July 10th

Ivie // // Author Interview & Book Review // July 11th

Elly // // Author Interview // July 12th

Rebecca // // Author Interview // July 13th

Serethiel // // Guest Post & Giveaway // July 14th

Grace Anne // // Book Review & Author Interview // July 15th

Lila Kims // // Book Review // July 16th

Tessa Emily Hall // // Guest Post // July 17th

Medomfo // // July 18th

Riley // // Book Review // July 19th

Hanne // // Guest Post, Book Review, & Giveaway // July 20th

Audrey Caylin // // Guest Post & Giveaway // July 21st

Gracelyn // // Book Review // July 22nd

Serena // // Book Review & Giveaway // July 23rd

Faith // // Book Review & Author Interview // July 24th

Angel // // Book Review // July 25th

Stephanie // // Guest Post & Giveaway // July 25th
Jessica // // Book Review // July 26th

Allyson Kennedy // // Book Review // July 27th

Theresa // // Book Review & Giveaway // July 28th

Abigail // // Book Review // July 29th

Sarah Addison-Fox // // July 30th

Savannah Grace // // Book Review // July 30th

Kiki // // Book Review & Author Interview // July 31st

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Thanks for reading! ❤



  1. Love her words on writing so much, especially "Give yourself permission to loosen your grip." Yes, yes, yes! I recently started writing in a journal and it's been very freeing.

  2. Kate, you are the absolute best.

  3. Kate's writing really just moves in a way that few other's do. I love it so much!