Somebody Famous–Who Doesn’t Know Me–Loves My Book!!!

And yes, I AM just a little bit excited about this, why do you ask?  =)  The awesome Karen Chance, NYT bestselling author of the Cassie Palmer series and Midnight’s Daughter (which I LOVE), read Red Hot Fury and had this to say:   “I loved it. Kasey Mackenzie is a brilliant new talent, and RED HOT FURY is fun, inventive, and has an awesome heroine. Easily the best book I’ve read this year.”  Wow…I am still on Cloud Nine from that…Amazing how a little peer validation boosts one’s confidence.  And with us angst-filled authors, that can be a VERY good thing!  =)

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Red Hot Fury and Green Eyed Envy…

And yes, that’s intentionally grammatically incorrect!  =)  Exciting (at least to me) news on Red Hot Fury.  Penguin/Berkley gave it a full-page ad in their July catalog for booksellers, and I think it looks awesome!  You can check it out on my slightly redesigned website.  Isn’t it beautiful?!?

In sequel news, I’ve finally picked up steam on Green Eyed Envy, Book 2 of Shades of Fury (the new series title).  Chapter 1 is finished and I’m working on Chapter 2!  In honor of that, here’s a snippet of the opening scene:

Green Eyed Envy Opening…