Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Seven Year Niche



writing series, KAHTAR, Warrior of the Ages, Karfelt, Glitter
The Glitter Globe/S. R. Karfelt




Have you ever had an obsession?

Something that launches you out of bed in the morning and refuses to let you sleep at night?

I hope so, but in case you haven’t I’m going to share mine.




A Covenant Keeper Novel, KAHTAR Warrior of the Ages, Karfelt
KAHTAR Warrior of the Ages by S. R. Karfelt




The Warrior of the Ages has been transformed...

A new look...
A new brand...
The same awesome hero.

​Reintroducing KAHTAR the Warrior of the Ages.


SIGH.


I mean right? On a rare day that involved crunching numbers I realized I’ve been writing The Covenant Keeper Novels for seven years. And now that you can see Kahtar there’s probably no need to explain further.

Seven years is a long while to have a story bouncing around inside your head. But it takes time to download an entire world onto the page. It takes even longer to hunker down and make that story reader worthy. And years of soldiering are required to get those books into the right hands.

As you can see it’s worth it. Right? Sigh. I’m in for another seven or as long as Kahtar wants me.

In honor of Kahtar’s reintroduction into the world, I’m celebrating. And I don’t just mean plastering his picture all over my computers, tablets, and phone. When I host a party there are always loot bags—the muse insists. So check out my Rafflecopter giveaway, and be sure to scroll through all the prizes, there are several!






Rafflecopter is the fairest way to distribute loot on the internet. Aren’t the prizes amazing? 

The Covenant Keeper Novels, Karfelt, Kahtar, The Glitter Globe
S. R. Karfelt
And you don’t have to do everything on the list to be entered! It’s easy breezy beautiful. Do I know how to throw a party or what? I mean it’s in Kahtar’s honor, it had to be big.


Over the years I've had a few obsessions, but they weren't all as big as Kahtar. How about you? This is the part where you tell me about your obsessions, especially if you've been at them beyond all reason. If you’d rather not talk about your freaky-deaky obsession publicly, you can just tell me what you think of mine. I'm more than willing to talk about Kahtar some more. Any questions about the Warrior of the Ages?



63 comments:

  1. Of course I do. And may I say that your book cover looks simply mahvelous!

    He is oh so very readable!

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  2. And rereadable I might add. And thank you for the compliment on the cover! Apparently we have a genius for this job. :D

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  3. Loving on the new cover! It's worthy of obsession! Yes, I know all about being obsessed with a world and a character or two. :) Can't wait to obsess over Kahtar all over again.

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  4. Great new cover, now we can all see Kahtar as you do. I enjoyed reading about his world, it's exciting to see a piece of it. Congratulations!

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  6. Thanks! And good luck with the giveaway. CAPTCHA should be off now! Sorry about that!

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  7. Yeay Kahtar! He's dreamy. I'm still trying to figure out how you got a picture of my husband in his gladiator clothes, though.

    A re-release with new covers is very exciting indeed! Well done, Stephanie!

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  8. Beautiful cover! Looks like I have another book to add to my TBR pile :)

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  9. I would judge this book by its cover for sure. Love it!

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  10. Gorgeous new cover! Congratulations on the re-release.

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  11. I'm sorry but just looking at this beautiful cover leaves me all giggle and speechless and blushing like a school girl. Way to raise the bar. Write a great book and put it in the finest warrior wear. Nice. Very, very nice.

    *goes back to ogling cover*

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  12. I do judge a book by its cover. Great!
    -Isabel

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  13. Is anyone else stuck on the fact that Katie's husband HAS gladiator clothes?... ... ...

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  14. Just this once I'm really okay with judging a book by its cover. You know I never wanted Kahtar on the cover because I thought it could never look like he does in my head...apparently I was wrong.

    They exceeded my wildest expectations!

    Now you're all entered in Rafflecopter for those Godiva strawberries, right?

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  15. I am having cover envy! This is an amazing cover! CONGRATS!

    -Andrea Asay

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  16. :D Thanks, Andrea, Isabel, AD, Kelsey, Katie, LaD, and anonymous! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  17. I'm not sure how I picture Kahtar when I read the first book...but this is even better!

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  18. Hullooooo Kahtar. I will read your face while I eat chocolate covered strawberries. Because I refuse to let you share the chocolate covered strawberries tradition with ANYONE ELSE.

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  19. Love the new cover. Loved the book as well.

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  20. I read the back of the book before I judge.

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  21. Kahtar is all sorts of gorgeous! This will be my first independent book to read this new year!

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    1. Oh and I do judge books by their covers I'm a very visual person. If I like the cover and blurb on the back then the next step is to flip to a random page to see if I like the writing style.

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  22. Hi Emily and Lady Draon of The Seven Seas! Welcome to The Glitter Globe, and I have to admit I often judge like Lady does, a quick look and a peek inside the sample chapters for writing style!

    Although at the library or a book shop I might pick up about anything and check it out or buy. Because deep in my heart I want to read them all. Yeah. It's like that...

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  23. Anyone else wondering about Bailey eating strawberries with Kahtar?

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  24. I do to a point. If it looks amateur or poorly done I tend to figure that they didn't spend their due diligence on the book and it's likely to be poorly written and edited as well. I know that's not always the case, but it tends to be pretty likely.

    Loving the new cover btw. :D

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  25. Ashley P - Would have to agree with you there! Of course it's not always true, but if we're talking current books, it seems to be the case more often than not.

    So I'm not including those well worn book store treasures in that comment.

    Thanks for the new cover lovin'. A couple boxes of the paperback have arrived at my house and I've stacked them all over my office just because I like seeing them. :)

    Is that too much? I can no longer tell.

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  26. ill judge one sometimes but usually i wont

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  27. Oh, yeah. Plus I don't think the old timey book covers really look poorly done or amateur. They may not be the striking montages of today's books, but they were up to speed for their time. Plus I'd grab a neat, but plain cover over one that has all the things a cover supposedly should have just tossed together by someone that doesn't know what they're doing.

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  28. Sometimes you have to read the book with the cover showing only the title and author. Just out of curiosity. That's how I ended up reading Girl of the Limberlost. Not the usual kind of book I would read, but it sucked me in and I still remember it as a wonderful experience.

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  29. Hi Mical, Ashley, and Mirdala!

    Good luck with the giveaway. Remember you can enter more than once and get more chances to win.

    Considering the amount of people who confess to judging books by the cover (and surely we all do it at times) I'm feeling pretty jazzed about my KAHTAR cover artist. #BAM Right?

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  30. I will sometimes buy a book that doesn't have a good cover, BUT I am more likely to buy a book I wouldn't normally buy because I really like the cover. :)

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  31. Well said, Becky! That's likely to be how it works for me too!

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  32. I don't always judge a book by its cover, but I do love nice covers! You know how much I have been fangirling over this one! My one pet peeve of book covers is using the movie people on it. That drives me insane! It really does. Congratulations on a beautiful book cover!

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  33. Colette--Do you mean movie perfect photoshopped people? Of course inside the book they have no idea they're gorgeous...lol I'm glad you like the cover! Fangirl away!

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  34. Yep sometimes I do . At first anyway. I see with my eyes and feel with my heart, so knowing right away is tough.

    ellen beck on form

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  35. Yes and OH MY!!! love the cover :) PS my google account in husbands I have to use. I am a woman lol

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  36. Would greatly enjoy reading a good book.

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  37. Well, usually no, but in this case, it looks so delicious I can't help but want to take a peek! Very provocative indeed! Thanks!

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  38. I don't judge a book by it's cover, but the cover will spark my interest sometimes!

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  39. Tannawings - Got it! Thanks for winging by and entering. :D

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  40. Michael Skeans' Wife - LOL - I wondered when I first read that comment, but men like the book too. Thanks for entering and good luck in the contest!

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  41. Robin Wolfe - That's the bottom line, isn't it? A good book!

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  42. Hi A Gal Needs - Thank you! I was thrilled with this cover, it's Kahtar through and through. I'm very happy with the cover artist, he outdid himself.

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  43. Leah Meray - I'm the same way with covers sparking my interest. I usually peek inside the book and determine the rest. :)

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  44. I try not to judge a book by its cover, but if the cover catches my attention, I will def read that book.

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  45. I'm loving on the new cover :)

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  46. Me too, Nataly, unless my first sneak peek inside the book scares me off!

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  47. Jill - Thank you! Me too, I'm loving all over Kahtar because of it, and, well, because it's Kahtar. :D

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  48. Yes I do sometimes judge a book by it's cover, but I'm learning to let go.

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  49. Unfortunately, yes, I'm guilty of sometimes judging a book by its cover. (:

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  50. Hi Kim! You and Sara are in good company!

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  51. Hi Kim! You and Sara are in good company!

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  52. Never judge a book by it's cover!! But that's an awesome cover :)

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  53. Thanks Terese - I try not to judge books by the cover, but sometimes I fall in love with a cover.

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  54. Yes, sometimes . - shaunie on rafflecopter

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  55. I've been known to a time or two, but sometimes a cover is just too darn good to resist! Covers such as yours are most irresistible indeed. My bookshelf is weeping genuine tears of longing for it! BH creates them that makes my bookshelf feel this way often. I must have yours ASAP. To Amazon with me!!

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  56. Yes, Shelly, to Amazon with you! Some covers make me feel the same way, you can actually hear my bookshelves groaning under the weight of beautifully covered books. It's a beautiful sound!

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  57. Yes, I have been known to judge a book by its cover! I do try to read the back though but there are some covers that captivate me!

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