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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway The Kings of Charleston Series by Kat H. Clayton Book Tour


Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known


After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.~Aristotle Onassis

There's a mystery floating in Charleston, South Carolina and it revolves around one word...Kythera. To anyone outside the city limits it means nothing, but to those who live there it's a word whispered in awe and respect or jealousy and hate.

Welcome to a world where money isn't the only name of the game.

All the King’s Men is the sequel to The Kings of Charleston and continues the adventures of Casper and Cal as they try to escape Kythera and the mysterious group looking to destroy the “K”. Will they leave behind everything they've known or will their association with Kythera destroy them before they can escape?

The Kings of Charleston asked, are you in? All the King's Men asks, will you survive?

Excerpt from All the King's Men:

My heartbeat pulsed under my skin, so loud and fast I could feel each thud as if it were keeping time with a race horse. I was excited, but terrified at the same time. For the first time in my life, there was no chosen path to follow, only endless possibilities.
I let down the windows and let the air rush against my hair and skin as we sped out of the Charleston city limits. I had always loved the tingly feeling of the wind on my skin. Normally, I was flying on horseback, but today a car would have to do. Either way, the wind against my face was what I thought freedom should feel like. Maybe that’s why had always loved horses . . . the rush of air, the pounding of hooves, and the open space all equaled freedom. The one thing I wanted more than anything else.
I never thought finding freedom would require running away, but I hadn’t known what else to do. I just hoped that one day my parents could understand why I had done it. I had always assumed that when I got older, I would become a champion jumper and go on to inherit my parents’ successful thoroughbred legacy, Ghost Hill Farms. But that all changed when my parents announced--a week before the end of my junior year of high school--that we were packing up our lives in Lexington, Kentucky, to move to Charleston, South Carolina.
I would never forget the emotions I had felt that day. My world had been blown to bits, and I didn’t think the pieces could ever be put back together--at least, not like they used to be. And maybe that was okay, because as terrible as the situation was, it had led me to Cal.
I looked over at Cal, who had fallen asleep in the passenger seat. His handsome face was still, and his jet-black hair was whirling in the wind, but he didn’t move or wake up. I smiled to myself.   
As terrifying as leaving our parents behind was, for the first time in our lives we were truly free. No more parties to appear and perform at like trained circus monkeys. No more disappointing our parents when we weren’t the life of the party. I felt a pang of sadness as I thought about my dad and mother. I loved them, even though I never really understood them or felt like I belonged in their world. If only I could convince them to leave, too, and we all could live happily ever after at Ghost Hill.
I looked down at the speedometer to make sure I wasn’t going too fast. I didn’t need to attract the attention of the cops. I was positive by now that Tyson had called in the police to find us. We were an easy target, since we had driven away from Charleston in a black Audi clearly marked with Kythera on its wheel well and a big red “K” on the back. Now I understood why they marked their cars and tattooed their members. It made it pretty difficult to escape--but we were still going to try.

About the author:
Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.

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Lost For Words said...

Eu nu intru in concurs pentru ca nu imi place sa citesc ebook-uri.

alexa ioana said...

omg seria asta e bestiala!!
mi-as dori enorm sa o am, iar copertile imi plac foarte mult:X

Unknown said...

Imi place foarte mult seria.E mai degraba un roman politist. :) Cool.

Unknown said...

Pare interesantă !
@alexa ioana - Și eu prefer să le citesc paperback .

Bianca said...

Vaiii,ce geniala serie!
Copertile sunt absolut superbe O.O

ionutzk said...

copertile sunt intr-adevar dementiale

Cristinab said...

dragut fragmentul, imi place stilul autoarei.
si copertile sunt frumoase.

Unknown said...

Serie este super interesanta.
Multumim pentru Excerpt

Alexandra Ioana said...

ador a doua coperta :X
e preferata mea