Monday, September 30, 2013

Want to have a Frost story dedicated to YOU?

Hi everyone!

So, AERALIS has been released!!! And FROST is temporarily on sale at $0.99 to celebrate!!

I am very excited about it, and I want to spread the word to the ENTIRE INTERNET.

Well, at least SOME of the internet. :D

Also, I am writing a new Frost novelette called Fugitive that will be released (hopefully!) in late October or early November, and a Frost novelette called Brewer that will be released in late November or sometime in December.

I was thinking about who to dedicate them to, and then I had the idea to dedicate each of them to a fan of the Frost.

Of course, how to choose??? There are a lot of you. :)

So. I thought we could have a giveaway of sorts. You guys help me spread the word about Aeralis's release and Frost's $0.99 sale, and you can enter in this Rafflecopter giveaway to win. Winners get Fugitive or Brewer dedicated to them. As in your name, in the dedication page, forever. I'll pick 2 winners!

Enter below! No purchase necessary. Etc.

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Aeralis is AVAILABLE NOW and Frost is ON SALE!

Hey everybody, so many exciting announcements!


FROST is on sale for just $0.99 for a limited time to celebrate the release of the final book!!

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After the monsters called Watchers kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Mayor and his council of Elders. With dangers on all sides, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a handsome young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

And it changes everything.

Buy Frost from Amazon:

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And AERALIS, the final book in the Frost Chronicles, is now available for purchase!

Now, in the final chapter of Lia’s story, she faces her greatest challenge yet. Her beloved brother is dying, and when an unexpected enemy appears in the Frost and threatens her sister’s life, too, Lia must travel to Aeralis, the world of the Farthers, to save her family.

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And lastly...

You can have a Frost story dedicated to you! Enter here to win.

Friday, September 27, 2013



I'm so excited!! AERALIS, the 5th and final book in The Frost Chronicles, is now available for purchase in the Kindle and Nook stores!

* wild cheering ensues *

You can grab a copy for your Kindle here!

You can grab a copy for your Nook here!

If you read the paperbacks, stay tuned, because they will be out in a few weeks.

Enjoy, everyone. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Excerpt of Initiate by Tara Maya!

Hi everyone. While we're waiting on Aeralis, I have an excerpt from The Unfinished Song by fellow author Tara Maya for you.


The Unfinished Song (Book 1): The Initiate by Tara Maya



Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealedonly to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.


Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse.

But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.


Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under again.

She hadn't appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas, turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool, where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.

"Join our circle, Dindi!" the fae voices gurgled under the water. "Dance with us forever!"

"No!" She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again. There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing river. She tried to shout, "Dispel!" but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn't be coming up again.

"Dispel!" It was a man's voice.

Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently. She coughed out some water while he supported her back.

"Better?" he asked.

She nodded. He was young--only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he was a Tavaedi.

"Good." He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed his dripping hair back over his head.

Dindi's hand touched skin--he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.

"It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that," he teased. He touched her hand, which was closed around something. "What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered more than drowning?"


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Initiate is free everywhere except on Barnes and Noble (where it’s $0.99). You can download a free .epub version via Smashwords.

Like Me On Facebook?

Hi everyone!

So I finally bit the bullet and made a facebook page for me and my books. You can head on over and like it if you want to stay up to date on things via Facebook.


Meanwhile, I'll be off preparing for Aeralis's release. It's coming so soooooon!

:) :) :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Hi everyone :)

There is going to be a SLIGHT delay in Aeralis's release...look for it later this week, maybe Thursday? I was hoping it would be out tomorrow, but the launch has been pushed back juuuuust slightly. And of course I will let everyone know when it's here.

As always, you can sign up for the new releases newsletter or (if you're a Kindle reader or Amazon shopper for the paperback), you can go here and click on the right-column tab where it says "Stay Up To Date" to be notified of new releases by me if you want to be sure you know when it's available.

Can't wait!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Return to Camelot Trilogy special offer!

Hi, all!

My fellow author Donna Hosie has a special offer this week on her trilogy The Return to Camelot to celebrate hitting the top 10 in a plethora of Goodreads lists!

Here's what she has to say:

As of today, and for the next five days, SEARCHING FOR ARTHUR, THE FIRE OF MERLIN and THE SPIRIT OF NIMUE will be on special offer for Kindle. All three ebooks are now priced $2.99 in the US and £2.50 in the UK.

All three ebooks for less than $10! link here link here

You can learn more on her blog.

In other news, I'm just waiting to get Aeralis back from my editor, and then I'll do another read-through, and then it goes to the proofreader, and then to be formatted, and then ...release time! :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

AERALIS is coming soon! First, some TEASERS

Hi lovely readers!

I have a few treats and news for you today.

First, did you know you can sign up to get an email from Amazon whenever an author you like releases a new book? If you look here on my Amazon author page, in the right-hand corner, it says "STAY UP TO DATE." Click the text below it that says "E-mail me when there are new releases by Kate Avery Ellison" and voila! You're signed up. It's THAT easy. Pretty cool, I say.

You could also sign up for my newsletter if you want to be sure to get fast notice of a new release. Like, say, AERALIS!

*shakes pom poms*

Either way, it's a cool feature that I didn't know existed. I'm definitely gonna be using that Amazon notification thing with some of my favorite authors in the future.

Now for the treats. Here're some some TEASERS from Aeralis!!! First I've got some quotes. I won't tell you who said them, but I'll give you choices. Okay? :)

This quote was said by either Korr, Gabe, or Adam. Who do you think it was?

“I’ll concede to you the battle,” he said. “But not the war. Sooner or later, Lia Weaver, I’ll have something you want.”

This one is either spoken by Gabe, Lia, or Korr.

“How dare you tail me like I’m some suspect your organization wants to spy upon? Who ordered you to do it?”

And here's a small excerpt of a rather tense scene between Adam and Lia, which includes a new character named Raven. Adam and Lia aren't very happy with each other at this particular moment.


HE SCANNED THE room and spotted me. He went still, his shoulders tensing, his eyebrows pulling together as he regarded me. “Lia?” he spoke as if to himself only, as if I were just a dream conjured in his mind.

I met his eyes without flinching, although a jolt of something tense and electric and frightening shot through me at the intensity in his gaze. “Yes.”

“What are you doing here?” The words were calm, soft, but an undercurrent of something cold lurked in them.

Raven stepped from behind the curtain in the silk shirt, and her lips curved in a slight smile as she saw Adam. “Brewer,” she said, not sounding surprised. “I thought I saw Merrick slipping away through the crowd when we arrived. He must have told you right away.”

Adam didn’t answer her. His eyes never left mine as he laid his hat on the table and stripped off his gloves.

“Is it Jonn?” His tone was flat, with no discernible glimmer of emotion in it.

“Jonn’s condition hasn’t changed,” I said.

Raven looked from Adam to me. We continued to ignore her. Adam raised his eyebrows at me and tipped his head. He looked calm, but I saw the tension in his fingers, his neck. His question was clear.
Why had I defied my orders, then?


So, be sure to sign up for my newsletter OR go to my author page on Amazon and click the text to get an email from Amazon when Aeralis releases in just a few weeks. Less than two weeks, actually. Very, very soon!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Darkest Worlds Official Release pLUS a GIVEAWAY!

Hi, lovelies!

Today we have a GIVEAWAY!

Remember how I wrote a Frost story for that awesome dystopian anthology Darkest Worlds? Well, today is the official launch, and there's a giveaway to celebrate!!

CLICK HERE for the giveaway.

Here's the book blurb for Darkest Worlds:

An anthology that explores what humans are made of when society falls to its knees. Darkest Worlds includes six original novellas by award-winning authors and best sellers of Young Adult and New Adult Dystopia.

All proceeds go to Girls Write Now, a charity that promotes literacy of inner-city girls.

Nessa: A Breeders Story by Katie French, author of The Breeders: Eighteen-year-old Nessa knows what it's like to be an endangered species. Growing up in a dying world where nine out of ten babies are born male, she survives by trusting no one. When Marlin, the nineteen-year-old gunslinger, kills the man who has been keeping her enslaved, Nessa decides he might be her meal ticket. What she doesn't realize is love is still possible, even in their decimated world.

MOON by S.K. Falls, author of World of Shell and Bone: Loyalty. Obedience. Patriotism. Moon Stewart has no doubt that the New Amanian way of life is the right way. The only way. But was there ever a time when she felt differently? In this companion novella to the dystopian bestseller World of Shell and Bone, the secrets of Moon's past are revealed, giving readers a glimpse into the mind of their favorite antagonist.

The First Unforgivable Thing by Zoe Cannon, author of The Torturer's Daughter: When a dissident working undercover as an interrogator is ordered to torture a confession from the only girl he's ever loved, he chooses to defy both the totalitarian regime and the resistance by helping her escape--but she has an agenda of her own...

The Keeper by A.G. Henley, author of The Scourge, a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award: Peree knows his duty as the new Keeper of the Water Bearer, Fennel, is to make sure his people get every drop of their share of the water she collects when the flesh-eating Scourge roam the forest. He will motivate her, distract her, do anything he can to keep her working. He knows his duty is to his people and his people alone. What he doesn't know is that he's falling in love with her.

Survival Lessons by Kate Avery Ellison, author of Frost: A young Farther prisoner named Eva escapes into the monster-filled wilderness of the Frost with a band of fellow inmates, all of whom are harboring secrets...but little do they know that Eva has secrets of her own. Set in the world of The Frost Chronicles.

clean slate complex by Megan Thomason, author of the daynight series: Homeless Alexa Knight agrees to help the do-gooder non-profit The Second Chance Institute in return for medical care for her sick mother. The SCI is wooing the poor and downtrodden into their Clean Slate Complexes--where "everything is provided" from jobs to food, shelter, clothing, and education. Unfortunately, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there's a catch...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cover Reveal for AERALIS!!

Ladies and Gents, we have a cover reveal!!

Aeralis, book #5 in the Frost Chronicles series, releases in just a few weeks. Until then, feast your eyes on the cover and add it on Goodreads!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Darkest Worlds is available for sale!

Darkest Worlds, a dystopian anthology which includes a Frost short story, is now available for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Here's the summary of my Frost story, which is 10,000 words (essentially a novelette):

Survival Lessons by Kate Avery Ellison, author of Frost: A young Farther prisoner named Eva escapes into the monster-filled wilderness of the Frost with a band of fellow inmates, all of whom are harboring secrets...but little do they know that Eva has secrets of her own. Set in the world of The Frost Chronicles.

The story is non-essential to the main series (meaning you don't have to read it in order to read/enjoy/follow the main series plot line), but the events that occur in this story do tie in with a plot point mentioned in Aeralis, PLUS a few familiar characters make cameos in it!

So be sure to check it out if you're interested. The anthology also includes dystopian works by five other fabulous authors--SK Falls, Katie French, Zoe Cannon, Megan Thomason, and AG Henley. And don't forget--all proceeds go to charity!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cover Reveal for ARBITRATE by Megan Thomason

Today we have a cover reveal for arbitrate, the second book in a dystopian series by Megan Thomason!

Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth's benevolent non-profit by day, Thera's totalitarian regime by night. They’ve stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera—infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. And they’re handing out more “second chances” than ever before. The SCI’s abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences.

Remember Kira Donovan. Broken, burdened, and evading those who wish her harm, Kira enlists the Arbiters’ help when forced to return to the clutches of the SCI and her angry, estranged love.

Remember Blake Sundry. Exiled, determined, and packing an agenda, Blake seeks assistance on Earth and Thera to use his newfound knowledge to bring down the SCI.

Remember Ethan Darcton. Overworked, emotional, and holding a grudge, Ethan hunts down his stolen property, but finds himself in awkward territory, stuck between the Arbiters and the SCI.

Full of action, competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, arbitrate is Megan Thomason's third installment in the award-winning daynight series after daynight and clean slate complex (a daynight story).

Praise for daynight:

2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist-Young Adult Fiction, ForeWord Reviews

"Sure to win over YA readers looking for a dangerous, dystopian adventure story" —Kirkus Reviews

"Gripping young adult dystopian novel; compelling conflicts; high stakes; powerful narrative; surprises keep coming; strong writing; page-turner; engaging characters; Readers will be hungry for the sequels.”—BlueInk Review (starred review)

"Thomason's description of Thera's totalitarianism will make fans of Brave New World shiver... SCI, her fantasy corporation, has disturbing parallels to actual companies and regimes that claim to do good while harming people... The author deftly appeals to both romance-loving teens as well as those intrigued by young adults fighting the establishment.”—ForeWord Clarion Review, 4 stars

Author bio:

Bestselling, award-winning author Megan Thomason lives in paradise aka San Diego, CA with her husband and five children. A former software manager, Megan vastly prefers writing twisted tales to business, product, and marketing plans. When she isn't typing away on her laptop, she's reading books on her phone--over 600 in the last year--or attending to the needs of her family. Megan's fluent in sarcasm, could potentially benefit from a 12-step program for road rage, struggles with a Hot Tamales addiction, loves world travel & fast cars and hates paperwork & being an insomniac.

daynight on Amazon
Add arbitrates to goodreads shelf

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Aeralis Synopsis

You guys, I forgot to share the Aeralis synopsis!!

I wrote it ages ago and then I forgot to share it.

So here it is:

Lia Weaver and her friends have finally driven the Farther soldiers from the Frost, but all is not settled yet. Ann Mayor and her father have found themselves the target of violence, the villagers are fighting, and Jonn’s life hangs in the balance.

When an unexpected enemy surfaces in the Frost wilderness and endangers Lia’s family, she is faced with a terrible choice, and against Thorns orders, she sets out to find answers in Aeralis.

Sorry that synopsis is SO SHORT. It has to be, because I don't want to give away spoilers!!

The cover is coming soon!


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