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:

Joni Lynn said...

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

He is oh so very readable!

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

LaDonna Cole said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

S. R. Karfelt said...
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S. R. Karfelt said...

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

Katie Cross said...

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!

A.D.Trosper said...

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

Kelsey-plain and simple said...

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

Kella Campbell said...

Gorgeous new cover! Congratulations on the re-release.

DM Kilgore said...

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*

Isabel said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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?

Andrea Asay said...

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

-Andrea Asay

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

Oh, and Kella too!

Bob James said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

Bob! Right? :D

Bailey said...

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.

Tom Mohan said...

Love the new cover. Loved the book as well.

Emily Smith said...

I read the back of the book before I judge.

Lady Draon of the Seven Seas said...

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

Lady Draon of the Seven Seas said...

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.

S. R. Karfelt said...

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...

S. R. Karfelt said...

Anyone else wondering about Bailey eating strawberries with Kahtar?

Ashley P. said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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.

Mical said...

ill judge one sometimes but usually i wont

Ashley P. said...

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.

Mirdala Cyare said...

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.

S. R. Karfelt said...

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?

Becky Fyfe said...

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. :)

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

Colette Pedersen said...

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!

S. R. Karfelt said...

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!

tannawings said...

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

Michael skeans said...

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

ROBIN WOLFE said...

Would greatly enjoy reading a good book.

A GAL NEEDS said...

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!

Leah Meray said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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!

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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.

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

Nataly Carbonell said...

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

Jill said...

I'm loving on the new cover :)

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

Charlene Drake said...

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

Kim Kihega said...

I do judge a book by its cover.

Sara said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

Always a good thing, Charlene!

S. R. Karfelt said...

Hi Kim! You and Sara are in good company!

S. R. Karfelt said...

Hi Kim! You and Sara are in good company!

terese dudek said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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

sandyhills x said...

Yes, sometimes . - shaunie on rafflecopter

S. R. Karfelt said...

Thanks, Sandie!

Shelly Hammond said...

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

S. R. Karfelt said...

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!

laborders2000 said...

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!