Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Burning Glass

Kathryn Purdie's debut novel BURNING GLASS released yesterday. Katie has been my critique partner and dear friend for years...since the start of my writing journey. She's an amazing writer and I couldn't be more thrilled that everyone can finally read her book! Here's a little about it:

Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in a debut fantasy about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins. Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption. 
In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.
After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.
And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat.

You can purchase it anywhere books are sold, and here's a quick link to buy it from The King's English where you can order a signed copy. 

Katie also had an epic launch party at the Provo Library where so many friends and fans came out to support her. Here are a few pics from yesterday:

150 cupcakes and swag on the display table I helped set up.
Emily King did all the amazing legwork!

Dinner with writer friends before the event. So much talent in this room!

Requisite goofy author picture.

Quick shot with Katie at the restaurant and her gorgeous book.
We match the cover!

She killed it!

Katie shared several pics of our critique group.
So many great memories over the years!

There was giveaway of Remake AND an advance copy of Resist
(which isn't out for 4 more months). Erin Summerill won!

Hanging out in the HUGE signing line with Emily(CP and bestie)
and her sisters Sadie(writer) and Daisy(beta reader).
They came all the way from California and Logan to support Katie!

Getting her autographs on.

CP love. We miss you, Robin!

Stay tuned to the blog because I have some Remake series related coming up soon!!

Can we go on like it once was?


Emily R. King said...

Love this. Thanks again for your help!

Katie Purdie said...

Ilima, thanks so much for this blog post--and for capturing and sharing so many wonderful moments of the night! I love you and am so grateful for you!!

Unknown said...

How about the part where I totally WON EVERYTHING!

Unknown said...

How about the part where I totally WON EVERYTHING!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats to Purdie. You guys all look like you had an amazing time. Big shout out to both you Ilima and Emily.

Drew Watts said...

I am glad to know that you had some amazing time there. I am thinking to plan a small book launch party at a local event space NYC with the help of my friends. I am feeling really excited about that and hopefully will be able to pull things off.

Chrys Fey said...

Gorgeous cover! The title and blurb are equally intriguing.

Looks like it had been a really fun party.

I nominated you, Ilima, for the Music and Words Award. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Looks like everybody had a great time!