Hope you’re all having a wonderful fall season and staying warm with these freezing temperatures! I got the bug early this year and started decorating for Christmas. I still have the living room and entry to do, but then I’m all set. Yay!!

I’m working away on Beyond Chance and am really excited to share the latest story with you. Brandy and Aaron are in Paris and life’s challenges have a way of following them. Look for Beyond Chance in December. I’ll post pre-order links once I have them. If you heaven’t joined my newsletter, here is the link to do so.The newsletter seems to be the most consistent way of hearing from me on release days. I also just started sending out a friendly reminder on release days via text. As of now, it’s only available in the U.S. Just text KariceBooks to 313131 and you’ll get a text from me once the book is available. :)

I shared the Beyond Chance cover in my newsletter and with my Facebook followers and street team, but I realized I better do that here too! This cover holds a special spot because my husband actually took the background photograph while we were in Paris. Claudia at Phatpuppy did her magic using the wonderful “couple photograph” from Teresa Yeh’s shoot we did. The models are Anya Kod and Steve Alario. So lovely! And the typography is done by BB Designs. Hope you like it as much as I do! I’ll be including a little surprise in Beyond Chance about something I’m working on for 2015 too!

There are TWO contests today that you can enter so don’t miss out. One is a rafflecopter  below and the other is by leaving a comment here for a chance to win a $5 Amazon card. Winner will be chosen on the Beyond Chance release day! Pretty easy!


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For all the Luke Fletcher fans, I plan to release Buried Sins in early 2015. As of now, Buried Sins will be the final installment in the series. It was planned as a two-book series and I don’t see that changing. But if it does, I’ll let you know. Sometimes stories just have a way of working their way into my mind when I least expect it.

I also wanted to let you know that my YA thriller, The Camp, is on sale this week for only $.99 (reg $2.99)! Emma and Liam’s adventure in the wilds of Alaska was a fun story to write, and I look forward to revisiting their story someday in a sequel… Hope you can check it out while it’s on sale and share with others.

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Link to view The Camp on Amazon!

And FINALLY… The Afterworld Tour is happening this week!! And with that, you have the chance to win a $10 Amazon card and zombie pack. Each day there will be several tour stops with reviews and excerpts of RecruitZ and AlibiZ. The Afterworld Series is literally unlike any zombie series out there. Even non-zombie fans enjoy the twists (at least that’s what I’m told!). Still curious? Here are a couple reviews from the tour stops….

Day One Stops:






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Day Three Stops




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Day Five Stops





Day Six Stops






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Click to view on Amazon (#Free for #Kindle Unlimited Members)

RecruitZ Blurb:

Have you tasted fear? I have. It’s bitter and lingers in your mouth long after the moment has passed. That fear kept me alive during the apocalypse. I never stopped moving, and I never gave up hope.

The outbreak is over and vaccinations have been administered, but I’m tasting that fear again. Why? Because the undead have returned, and this time there’s no stopping them or the people who control them. But I refuse to give up.

The outbreak might be over, but the nightmare is just beginning.


CLICK FOR the CONTEST: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d0425123607/

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AlibiZ Blurb:

Rebekah vows to expose the truth behind the RecruitZ that are killing the innocents. These creatures must be stopped, but so should the people controlling them. When Rebekah uncovers who is behind the uprisings, her own life becomes in danger.

Rebekah knows that she is not alone in this fight but vengeance alone won’t help her and the others to victory. It is up to her to uncover the truth for the public before the world is turned over to an elite few.

Regardless of what may happen to her, she knows it’s a race against time to destroy these creatures and the monsters controlling them before there is no one left worth saving.



Whoo…. I think that’s all I’ve got for updates right now! Signing off from the Bolton household.

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They like to remove the microfiber couch covers before snoozing. :)


P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an Amazon card. <3

If you’ve been holding off on snagging the first book in the Afterworld Series, wait no more! To celebrate the release of AlibiZ, I’ve dropped the price of RecruitZ to only $.99 (reg. $2.99)! Yay!!


I’m so excited about today’s release, AlibiZ, and I would love if you gave the Afterworld a try! AlibiZ is the second book in the series and adds even more thrills and romance to the Afterworld. This series has been a thrill to write! It’s an action-packed story with plenty of romance and heartache, along with mystery and suspense to fill the pages. The characters have been through so much and what they face together is nothing short of frightening. I’m looking forward to writing UprisingZ in 2015. To celebrate the release, I’ve dropped the price of the first book, RecruitZ, to only $.99 for a limited time.

To round out 2014, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be releasing Beyond Chance in December. Once I know the release date, I’ll be sure to announce it on Facebook so drop by my page and say hi. Brandy and Aaron are off to Paris, but what life has in store for them might be more than either wants to face. Life isn’t always perfect and sometimes it takes more than chance for love to work.

I absolutely love the characters in the Beyond Love Series, and I’m so thankful that so many of you have connected with the Gabby, Brandy, and Lily. It makes writing their stories even more delightful.

Buried Sins, which is the second book in the Luke Fletcher Series will be released in early 2015 so you won’t have to wait too long to find out about Luke and Hannah either. It’s a busy time of year for us all, but I hope you can find time to settle in with a good book and enjoy the wonderful fall season.

I’m looking forward to trying out Starbuck’s new Chestnut Praline Latte in the coming weeks and curling up near the fireplace in the family room. We already had our first huge windstorm over the weekend, and the power is out in town, but somehow we were lucky enough to keep it on at the house. I did lose internet/cable for twenty-four hours, but it came back on just in time to write this note to you.

Happy Reading, and I hope you enjoy the second book in the Afterworld Series.


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KOBO link will be updated shortly

ONLY $.99

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As summer is winding down, I’ve had the chance to look over the next three releases and work on the timing a bit more. I wanted to let you know the titles to look forward to in the coming months. I also wanted to share some of the pictures from our travels this summer as well as announce a fun contest and provide information on two upcoming blog tours! Whooo. Sounds like a lengthy post, but I promise you’ll want to read through so you can enter to win the fun contest.

First thing is first. The next three books you can expect from me are AlibiZ, Buried Sins, and Beyond Chance*. You might have noticed the * by Beyond Chance (and if you didn’t, now you have ). This is because there is a slight “chance” that I might introduce book one of a new series before Chance’s release. I haven’t decided yet and will let you know once I do. :)

As many of you know, my husband and I went to Europe this summer for a signing and for research on a couple of stories that I’m really looking forward to announcing in the coming months. I promised some people that I’d post some pics and have finally gotten around to it….

Scotland – We fell in love with Scotland!!!

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One of the many castles we managed to visit on our way to Aberdeenshire in Scotland!

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This green is far more accurate

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From the car during one of our Scotland drives!

Loved our visit to York, England!


Clifford’s Tower in York (View from hotel room)

Had so much fun driving around Bolton and the local villages!

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Hiked up to Peel Monument.

Saw it while we were driving near Bolton and decided to hike up to it.

London was amazing and quite busy with people!

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Big Ben



Paris was beautiful and grand.

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View from the Eiffel Tower!

Another view from Eiffel

Another View!

At Night

View at night!


Walking by the Louvre on the way to lunch in a park


Lots of lounging in the shade near the fountains! We were there during a heatwave!


Beautiful fountains everywhere a person turns.


What happens when you look up at the Louvre!

So those are some of the pictures I took! The ones Jon took are way better and are on the other hard drive, but hopefully these were okay!

XpressoReads is hosting a blog tour for The Afterworld Series. She just announced it. If you’re interested, please sign up quickly because the slots tend to fill up fast. The information is below. If you’re a blogger, you can sign up for one book or both in the series. The blog tour begins in November!


The other blog tour is for Hidden Sins and has already filled up. The blog tour begins in October and the schedule of participating blogs is in the link. I hope you can participate and as always, be on the lookout for the fun contests that will be held surrounding both events!


Since I’ve moved over to a new blog platform, there have been many kinks in the system! Hundreds of subscribers haven’t received notifications of new posts, and previous comments on years worth of posts vanished. Well, not completely. I had a bad feeling before the transition and saved them all. I just can’t roll them over to the appropriate posts. Anywho, I hope the wrinkles are starting to iron themselves out and this post landed in your inbox. If not, shoot! I guess we’ll never know…

Now for the fun contest!!!!

In order to celebrate the crisp fall season that I love so much, I thought I’d offer up a contest featuring some of my favorite fall teas from David’s Teas!

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The Fall package includes:

Sweet Apple Cider (25g/0.9oz)
Snickerdoodle (25g/0.9oz)
Yes we Cran (25g/0.9oz)
Maple Sugar (25g/0.9oz)
Pumpkin Chai (25g/0.9oz)
20 tea filters



Now, if for some reason this special collection is sold out before the contest ends, not to worry! I’ll pick out some of my favorite teas in place of the collection and send to the winner. If you’re curious about what it looks like online, here is the link to David’s Teas!

What do you have to do to enter? Just leave a comment telling me what you’ll miss about summer and what you’ll enjoy about fall! The winner will be RANDOMLY chosen on the first day of autumn, September 23rd!

Be on the lookout for my next release, AlibiZ coming this October!!!! Worried you’ll miss the release day? Sign up for my newsletter here: http://www.karicebolton.com/contact-me.html

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Hope your summer has been filled with lots of great reads and plenty of sunshine. Our English bulldogs are ready for the warm weather to go away and now that pumpkin spice lattes are available, I think I am too! I always enjoy the cool, crisp weather that autumn brings.

Speaking of autumn, AlibiZ (The Afterworld Series #2) will be available this October! I’m so excited to share more of Rebekah and Preston’s journey with everyone. I’ve been keeping this cover under wraps far too long and can’t wait to share it with you all today (along with the blurb for AlibiZ).

A big thanks to the fifty plus blogs who featured the cover reveal today. I really appreciate all the posts, tweets, and comments. In fact, anyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win a $10 Amazon card. Winner will be randomly chosen on September 7th!

Are you ready for the cover?

AlibiZ Blurb:

Rebekah vows to expose the truth behind the RecruitZ that are killing the innocents. These creatures must be stopped, but so should the people controlling them. When Rebekah uncovers who is behind the uprisings, her own life becomes in danger.

Rebekah knows that she is not alone in this fight but vengeance alone won’t help her and the others to victory. Forced to build a battalion with the very creatures she needs to destroy, it is up to her to uncover the truth for the public before the world is turned over to an elite few.

Regardless of what may happen to her, she knows it’s a race against time to destroy these creatures and the monsters controlling them before there is no one left worth saving.

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A huge thank you to the talented people who created this gorgeous cover:

Cover Artist: Phatpuppy 
Photographer/Wardrobe Styling: Teresa Yeh
Model: Taylor Smith
Leather bracelet and holster: Chris Anderson

Hope you’re as excited as I am about the second book in the Afterworld Series.

I’m also hoping you are actually seeing the blog posts that you all signed up for. Ever since I had to switch to a new platform, it doesn’t seem that all my blog subscribers are receiving the email updates on new posts. Here’s hoping you get this one!

Good Luck!

I hope you’re enjoying summer! We’ve had an especially warm one here in Washington State. Our English Bulldogs aren’t fans of heat so they’ve been staying in the air conditioning. They’d probably be happier where I’m staying at the moment.

I’m writing to you from London where it is much cooler than Washington. Last I checked, it was in the seventies. We came here to participate in the Edinburgh signing. It was a wonderful experience, and I got to meet so many amazing readers. I’m also researching a few upcoming projects while I’m in London and Paris.

I can tell you just being here solidifies the stories I already have churning in my mind. I can’t wait to share more details with you in the coming months.

We will be heading home soon, but for those of you who follow me on Facebook you probably caught a few photos of our adventures. I hope to share more when we get home.

I also wanted to let you know that Beyond Intent is available today on all platforms. Jason and Gabby’s journey has been so much fun for me to explore and share with you all. I hope you enjoy where Beyond Intent takes you, and I look forward to writing more of the Beyond Love Series.

Thank you all for the wonderful notes and messages about the Beyond Love Series. I really do cherish them all, and I can’t thank you enough for your support and kindness.

I hope you enjoy reading Beyond Intent as much as I loved writing it.


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Gabby has found the love of her life. Her bakery is doing better than she could ever imagine, and her two best friends each found love in the most unexpected places. But just when everything seems too good to be true, she realizes it probably is. 

Jason’s hours have become longer, and there are mornings when she rolls over to find an empty bed. It isn’t until Jason’s hidden past surfaces that she realizes there’s more on the line than love. 

In order for their relationship to survive, Gabby must convince Jason to let her be a part of a world he’s fought so hard to forget. She knows their love is worth fighting for, but will he allow his family’s dark secrets to shape his future with Gabby?

Below are the links to find out more!