Win Signed Dark Victoriana Collection Paperbacks!

Enter to win signed paperback copies of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Locke and Keye on Goodreads! One of each is available in their own giveaways below, and they both end January 24, 2018. Good luck!


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NaNoWriMo 2017 and Where to Find Me

Blank pages can be much scarier than deadly enemies.

 

If you didn’t know already, I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year – I wouldn’t miss it! If you want to hang out, support each other, or cry together, here’s where you can find me during November:

NaNoWriMo’s site. Add me as a writing buddy: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/christie-stratos

YouTube. This year on Twitter, NaNo vlogs won by popular vote, so I’m doing vlogs for the most part and livestreams here and there: http://youtube.com/christiestratos

Here’s my ever-growing 2017 NaNoWriMo video playlist.

GoIndieNow. In each episode of This Week in Indies I’ll be giving you NaNo advice: https://www.facebook.com/GoIndieNow/

Facebook. More fun memes to come, plus progress and info sharing: https://www.facebook.com/christiestratosauthor/

Of course you can check out my See What I’m Up To page for more ways to connect with me! 🙂 So far I’ve managed to write 4k+ words and not a single one was on the novella (GREED) I announced on NaNoWriMo’s site. ::sigh:: As long as writing is happening, I’m happy!

Christie Stratos – Locke and Keye Review

The Scary Reviews reviewed LOCKE AND KEYE today, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! What a wonderful and positive way to end the first day of NaNoWriMo. Thanks so much to The Scary Reviews!

The Scary Reviews

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Locke and Keye is an attention-grabbing story from the beginning with the description of the lock and key shop and potential employee list. Mr. Locke, the owner, has a list of potential employees, each with odd comments and observations next to their names. He has carefully and purposely chosen which men to be his employees. I was intrigued to find out why and his reasons weren’t apparent until well into the book. Mr. Locke’s odd and strange mannerisms also caught my attention. The story is set in mid 1800’s and I thought it had a very authentic feel from the descriptions of clothing to the dialogue between characters.

As Locke and Keye’s story unfolds we see some familiar characters, the Whitestone’s, from the first book. Their role in Locke and Keye was well integrated into this new story. As for Mr. Locke he is an odd, mysterious and a frightening man. His actions towards his employees feels like he is grooming them for something sinister. Mr. Locke always seems to have an ulterior motive and loves to collect secrets and use them when the time is right. This is one of the many layers I loved about Mr. Locke and his character arc was really well planned out.

Psychological pain and games are a theme continues to run through Locke and Keye, as it did in the first book in the collection. Elizabeth isn’t…

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THE SLIPPER PROPHECY: An Alternate Ending to Cinderella

My brand new short story is now live on Wattpad! It’s under 1,000 words and an alternate ending to Cinderella – and I’m not telling you any more than that. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!

Canadian Radio CJRU Book Interview September 27!

On Wednesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, listen to my interview on CJRU 1280 AM’s All My Books, a wonderful bookclub show hosted by Jacky Tuinstra Harrison. We’ll be talking all about Locke and Keye, including inspirations, how etiquette and respect for authority of the Victorian era play into the book, the mantra the locksmiths repeat, and so much more, plus a live reading!

Don’t live in Canada? You can stream it online: http://www.thescopeatryerson.ca/en/thescope/shows/805/All-My-Books.htm

Thanks for listening!

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Win a Signed, Theme Gift-Wrapped, Personalized Paperback!

You read that right! Win your paperback copy of Anatomy of a Darkened Heart signed by me, personalized, and specially gift-wrapped for you!

Enter now through October 10, U.S. residents only.

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Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart

by Christie Stratos

Giveaway ends October 10, 2017.

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LOCKE AND KEYE’s Release Day!

The day has come! Locke and Keye is now available as the newest member of the Dark Victoriana Collection family. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this book, and remember – if you haven’t read Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, you can still read Locke and Keye as a standalone novel.

Amazon   Smashwords
Createspace   Barnes and Noble
Kobo   iBook/iTunes

If you want to hear more about the Dark Victoriana Collection, my journal collection and my future plans for my haikus, and lots more, author JD Estrada’s interview with me is ready for you to read!


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