Kindle Unlimited

All the books in my Broken World and Twisted World series are available through Kindle Unlimited. This is a program on Amazon that allows you to read as many books as you want during the month (that are enrolled in the program) by charging you one low fee. The author, ME, gets paid per the number of pages read each month. I don’t get as much money as I would if you purchased the book, but you’re only borrowing it, so that makes perfect sense to me! I am personally enrolled in this program because there are a lot of great apocalyptic books available for it. Even better? There’s a free trial period so you can decide if it’s worth it to you! Want to know more? Just head on over to Amazon: Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans

What if you listen to audiobooks? There’s a similar plan for audible, although it is a little more expensive (audiobooks are a lot more expensive to make), but you can check that out as well:
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Broken World Reading Marathon Starts January 8th

Starting January 8th, I’ll be hosting a BROKEN WORLD reading marathon on Facebook! We’ll follow the schedule I’ve posted here, have discussion, games, guest authors, and GIVEAWAYS! I’m so excited to finally be doing a reading marathon, and I want You to join in!

 JUST CLICK HERE TO JOIN IN THE FUN!

 

 

Surprise Release: Silent World is now available!

Surprise! Book Seven in the Broken World series is available!

Get Silent World on Amazon NOW

When Jim ran out of that farmhouse in Forgotten World, not only did he leave the promise of safety behind, but he was sure he was about to meet a horrible end.

Amira has lived most of her life surrounded by silence, and this new world has dangers lurking around every corner that could mean the end for her.

When two survivors, never meant to meet, find each other in the middle of an apocalypse, it will mean the difference between life and death. With silence as their constant companion, and the threat of death always hanging over their heads, Jim and Amira will learn not only what it means to trust another person, but how to let go of the past so they can survive this new world of violence.

New Book in the Broken World Series!

Yes, you read that right!

I’m working on yet another book in the Broken World series, this one will fill readers in on what happened to Jim after he got separated from the group in Forgotten World.

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Heading your way soon! (Date TBD)

Broken Stories Has Gotten a Makeover

It’s recently occurred to me that not every fan of the Broken World series knows about Broken Stories and that part of the reason might be the original cover. While all the other books in the series have covers that easily identify them as being a part of the same series, Broken Stories didn’t. Which was my fault. I made the cover myself, it was the first one I did on my own, and it never occurred to me to make sure the appearance was similar to the other books. So, in an attempt to boost the sales of Broken Stories, I’ve given it a makeover AND dropped the price to $0.99. 

Broken Stories is a compilation of Short Stories and Novelettes that accompany the Broken World Series. From California to Oklahoma, South Carolina and Colorado, readers will get a glimpse at what other people went through before, during and after the zombie virus outbreak.

Some of the characters featured in these stories have close ties to the main characters in the Broken World series, while others are brand new. It’s an emotional, intense, and exciting look at how the zombie apocalypse has changed the world.

 

Get Now on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Pre-Order books for Utopia Con!

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Are you coming to Utopia Con this June? Do you want a signed book? If so, you can fill out this handy pre-order form to ensure that I have a book ready and waiting for you!

Just click on the book images below to get to the form, fill in the correct information, and you are set!

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Forgotten World is Live

The sixth book in the Broken World series is finally here!

Get FORGOTTEN WORLD for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited now!

You can also order a signed paperback of FORGOTTEN WORLD from me by sending me a message on my Facebook Page!

New World, book six in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has decimated the human race and the dead have come back to claim it as their own…

After the longest winter of her life, Vivian is thrilled to have Ginny back at her side. But joy soon turns to shock when the group learns that not only is Hope Springs in contact with other survivors, but that the CDC is working on a vaccine. And Angus could be the last hope for the human race.

With an armed escort, the group sets out on a mission to get Angus to Atlanta. But the world proves to be more dangerous than the people of Hope Springs believed, and their lack of preparation ends in deadly results. Vivian knows they must get Angus to Atlanta if they want to save the human race, but it doesn’t take long to discover that this might be the most dangerous journey they have ever made. With trouble around every corner and their losses piling up, the stakes are higher than ever before.

New World is LIVE

The long awaited fifth book in the Broken World series is finally here!

Get NEW WORLD for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited now!

You can also order a signed paperback of NEW WORLD from me by sending me a message on my Facebook Page!

And don’t forget to Pre-Order Forgotten World, coming December 22nd!

New World, book five in the Broken World series, continues following a group of survivors after a super-virus has decimated the human race and the dead have come back to claim it as their own…

After weeks on the road and devastating losses, the survivors have finally found safety. But as winter falls on Colorado, it brings with it both new challenges, and new hope.

Axl and Vivian

With supplies running low and animals scarce, not even the freezing zombies do much to make the future look bright for Axl’s group. As the snow grows deeper, Vivian’s concern for Hadley and Jon only becomes more intense. Each day seems to bring more challenges, and every week that passes with no sign of their friends makes it more difficult for the group to believe life can ever return to normal.

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Hope Springs is an opportunity to start over for Ginny and Jon. Even though their worries for their lost friends are never completely gone, the couple throws themselves into building a new world for their baby. But as Jon works to clean out the city, Ginny struggles to find herself and embrace the second chance she’s been given. But with the ever-present threat of both man and the undead surrounding them, optimism is a difficult thing to hold onto…

Utopia Con 2016

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This year I will be attending Utopia Con 2016 in Nashville, TN!

Join us June 22-26, 2016 in gorgeous Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate 5 years of connecting writers of Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult and Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction to the resources and fans who love them!

Book signing will be held June 23 & 24!

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Get your ticket for this amazing event NOW!

Book Signing in Oklahoma City!

I’m excited to announce another author event! If you live in or near the Oklahoma City area, you can join me on October 31st at Full Circle Bookstore where I’ll be signing all my self-published books from 2-4pm! Does that include the books in the Broken World series? Yes, as well as the other books show here:

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What about The List and No Regrets?! 

Well, those books are through my publisher, Kensington, and I plan to have a second book signing sometime next spring for those. It takes longer to plan for that kind of an event because the bookstore has to order the books from Kensington. Plus, if I wait until spring book three in the series, Moving On, will be out. So it just makes sense. 

 

Mark your calendar for October 31st

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stop by Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City!

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New World is available for Pre-Order!

Everyone has been dying to find out when NEW WORLD will be available, and I have good news and bad news.

Good news: I have a release date.

Bad news: It’s not until December 1st

I know people are going to be disappointed to hear that, especially since I was hoping to get it out much sooner, but after a lot of debate I decided that pushing the date back to December 1st was what would benefit all of us. Why? Because even though everyone is excited to read the book – and I’m excited to get it out – I want to make sure I put a book out that matches the others. I don’t want the story to feel rushed or incomplete, or the characters to to get lost in the shuffle. I want to make sure I give you the story you’ve been waiting for, which means that I need to take a little more time on it. I need to revise it more throughly and give myself time to sit on the story so I’m sure it is exactly the way I want it to be. If I happen to get it ready earlier, I can always move the date up, but for the meantime I think December 1st will give me the time I need to put out a quality book.

I hope everyone understands!

In the meantime, you can pre-order New World on Amazon by following this link.

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Special Price Drop for BROKEN WORLD

BrokenWorldSeries_5_PerspectiveFor the first time EVER, I am doing a temporary price drop on ALL the books in the Broken World series!

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Do I have your attention? Do you want to know more?

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I know what you’re thinking:

How much are they going to be?

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When is this happening?

The answers:

$0.99 EACH

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September 10th-16th

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So what are you waiting for! Hurry over to Amazon and get them for Kindle NOW!!

MY AMAZON PAGE SO YOU CAN GET ALL 5 BOOKS

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Broken Stories is here!

July 4th is Independence Day in the U.S., but it also happens to be the anniversary of the day I released Broken World! To celebrate the one year anniversary, I’ve released a book of stories and novelettes.

You can Buy it on Amazon now!

Add it on Goodreads!

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Broken Stories is a compilation of Short Stories and Novelettes that accompanies the Broken World Series. From California to Oklahoma, South Carolina and Colorado, readers will get a glimpse at what other people went through before, during and after the zombie virus outbreak.

Some of the characters featured in these stories have close to ties to the main characters in the Broken World series, while others are brand new. It’s an emotional, intense and exciting look at how the zombie apocalypse has changed the world.

Thanks everyone for all your support over the last year!

Audiobooks!!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that my Broken World series will soon be available on audiobook, from Tantor Media! I got the offer, via my awesome agent, and have been bursting to share the news. The contract is signed and the announcement is up on Publisher’s Marketplace, so now I get too!

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Mad World Release

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Mad World
(#3
, Broken World series)

by Kate L. Mary

Post-Apocalyptic/Zombie Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

╣Synopsis╠

 

Mad World is the third book in the Broken World series, which follows a group of survivors after a super-virus has destroyed the world and the dead have come back to claim it as their own…

Vivian didn’t think things could get any worse than losing Emily, and getting to the shelter should have been their salvation. But once again their hopes where shattered when they found out things weren’t as safe as promised, forcing them to head into Vegas in search of supplies.

 

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But now Vivian and Hadley find themselves in a situation more threatening than even the dead walking the Earth. Kidnapped by armed men and taken deep into Vegas, they’re cut-off from anyone who cares about them and thrust into a world so sick and twisted it can only be described as madness. Knowing that Axl has no idea where they are and little hope of finding them, Vivian and Hadley must team up with one of the very men who abducted them if they have any hope of escaping their new nightmare.

 

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Watching Vivian get thrown into the back of a van almost tears Axl apart, and he’s determined to find her no matter what it takes. With the growing tension between him and Angus, Axl finds himself wondering if the price will be his relationship with his brother. Putting both old and new wounds aside, Axl and Angus must infiltrate the group holding Vivian and Hadley, and make their escape through a zombie-ridden Vegas.

But the men in charge of Vegas aren’t the type to easily forget, and the group soon discovers that getting the girls out alive very well could mean the end for them all…


 

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Axl

     I push my way through the group of people gathered ‘round ‘til I find a face I don’t recognize. He’s a preppy-lookin’ bastard. Older than me, but probably not more than thirty. He’s clean. Obviously he ain’t been sleepin’ in no abandoned buildings, which means he’s with the bastards that took Vivian and Hadley.

     I slam him against the wall and push the barrel of my gun right between his eyes, pressin’ it into his skull. “Where the hell is she?”

     The guy swallows. His eyes are so big they look like they’re gonna pop outta his head. “You shoot me and you’ll never know,” he says in a surprisingly calm voice.

     My entire body shakes, and my finger’s just itchn’ to pull the trigger. But he’s right. I can’t shoot him. Not if I wanna find Vivian.

     But I could shoot his balls off.

     I jam my arm against his throat and press as hard as I can before movin’ my gun to his crotch. “I ain’t gonna kill you, but if you don’t tell me where she is, I guarantee that by the time I’m done with you, you’ll wish you had.”

     "The Monte Carlo! The Monte Carlo!” His voice ain’t calm no more.

     “I told ya!” Darla’s shrill voice screams out behind me.

     “Shut the fuck up,” I say, not takin’ my eyes off the tremblin’ guy in front of me. “She better be okay.”

     He nods as hard as he can with my arm pressed against his throat. “She’s fine. So is Hadley.”

     I wince. Damn. I shoulda asked ‘bout Hadley.

     Winston steps forward and puts his hand on my back. “Let him go, Axl. We need to let him talk if we’re going to figure out what’s going on."

     The muscles in my neck are stretched tight, and my arm twitches as I press it against the guy’s neck. I don’t wanna let him go. I wanna bash his damn face in.

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Vivian

     I look back and forth between Axl and the fence. Between the zombies and my reason for life. “What about you?”

     The helicopter’s engine dies, and the moans of the dead break through the night sky. They’re louder than the roar of a hurricane. More menacing than a tornado. I can’t leave Axl.

     “I’ll cover you,” he yells. He spins to face the zombies. They round the corner. Fifteen feet away at the most.

     I grab his arm and pull him to the fence. “Come with me!”

     He shakes me off and looks down at my bare feet and legs. “You ain’t protected. Go!”

     There’s no way to convince him, plus he’s right. I’m much too exposed. I turn to the fence and climb. The metal digs into my hands and feet. The moans grow louder, and my legs shake, threatening to give out. I keep my head up so I won’t look back. Axl will be more focused if I’m safe. He can take care of himself. He will be okay. My heart races even faster.

     The fence is high. Maybe ten feet. My arms ache as they slowly pull my body up. I’m not even halfway there and already I’m shaky.

     A shot rings out behind me, and I scream.

     Keep moving. Don’t look down.

     The wind blows, showering me with bits of sand. My eyes sting and tear up. I blink, but it doesn’t help. A few tears slide down my cheeks. I hang onto the fence with one hand and use my free one to rub my eyes. They burn, but there’s no time to worry about that. I squint as more tears fall and pull myself up a little more. Halfway there.

     Axl grunts and Jon curses. Something slams against the fence, and the whole thing shakes. I grip the metal tighter. Fingers claw at my foot, and I scream. Kicking at them. They wrap around my ankle. I kick harder, and the fence sways. I can’t get away!

     My fingers curl around the metal links, and I glance down. What was once a man—his face now half-rotten—grips my ankle. His foul teeth chomp, and he moans like he’s in pain. Jon is on the ground, struggling with a zombie. Another one has Axl pinned against the fence. His knife is on the ground.

 


 

╣About the Author╠

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She spent most of her life in a small town just north of imageDayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes that can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.


 

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╣Other Books╠

Broken World (Broken World #1)

When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’sBrokenWorldCover than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.

The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian has to figure out how to be a mother under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.

While searching for a safe place to go, they pick up a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival.

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Shattered World (Broken World #2)

***Warning: Contains Spoilers for Broken World***

Stranded in the middle of the Mojave Desert, surrounded by zombies, Vivian and Axl are sure they’reShattered World Cover facing the end. The dead are closing in and the shelter they were promised is sealed tight. Just when they think they’ve run out of time, the doors are thrown open. Five years underground with all the provisions there for the taking. It’s almost too good to be true. With the promise of security, Vivian hopes she’ll finally able to deal with the loss of Emily, her growing feelings for Axl, and the terrifying new world they’re facing.

But their sense of security is soon shattered when they discover the shelter isn’t the utopia they thought it would be. It seems the company that built the shelter decided to solve their financial problems by selling off provisions, which means the group has to find a way to get supplies. Or face starvation.

And Vegas is the closest city.

With her feelings for Axl stronger than ever, Vivian volunteers to accompany him and a few others on a trip into one of the biggest tourist cities in the world. Vegas is overrun with the dead, but there are other survivors as well. Only not everyone they meet is a welcome sight. As the emotional baggage piles up, Vivian and Axl’s bond grows stronger, but it doesn’t take long to realize that zombies aren’t the only thing they have to fear.

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Pre-order Mad World on Amazon!

It’s a bit later than I wanted to get it out there, but with the holidays and family stuff, plus facing a deadline for my New Adult contemporary series, I’ve been scrambling like crazy. Better late than never, right?

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Only 27 days to go, and Mad World is up for pre-order on Amazon!