Manipulating the List…

Today I am welcoming author K.B. Lever.  I watched the book trailer for Manipulating the List and was intrigued. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the book…

At age six, Katherine Sheppard meets the person who will become her best friend – a friend she chooses to call the Collector. Their friendship will flourish for 16 years until the day comes when that friendship transforms into a game of manipulation and survival – with no escape.

She desperately tries to keep from losing her own life. She finds she must now assist in the deaths of others. She cleverly stays one step ahead of the law, but soon discovers she must also stay one heart-pounding step ahead of the Collector – to keep her name from becoming first on his list.’

Author, K.B. Lever

1)Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Simpsonville, South Carolina and moved to Charlotte, NC with my family upon turning twelve. It was a major culture shock – going from a small country town to a big city

2)As a child where you a reader or a writer?

I’ve always been more of a writer. I can remember long days in school where I would use my spare time in class writing poetry. Novel writing has been more of a recent development.

3) Do you have a designated writing space? A schedule?

The two places I normally find myself are in my living room on the couch or in my bed before bedtime. I hardly ever use my beautifully decorated office. I love the freedom of a laptop and have sometimes found myself at the pool, the beach, the back porch, and the park. I don’t have a set time to write. I unfortunately have to fit it in between a busy daily schedule.

4) What was the last book you read?

I have been reading a lot of mainstream lately trying to find out what certain age groups and genres are after. I use reading as a learning tool to get to know what certain age groups are looking for. I just started the Hunger Games, finished 50 shades of Grey, and am on the last book of the Percy Jackson Series.

5)Share your journey to publication

I was completely lost when I began researching the path to publication. I had a manuscript in my pocket burning a hole.  I sent out multiple query letters to agents and received many of the same form letters. You know, the “Thanks, but we’re not interested.” I read multiple books on big industry publication and self-publication trying to decide which route was best for me. When I learned how long a big industry could keep a book from going to print, I knew that I wanted to try self-publication first. I used to publish my book. It has been nothing short of a blessing.

6)Who created your book trailer?

The book trailer is a collaboration of multiple short films and photos pieced together. All of the images belong to their rightful owners.

7)What are you writing now?

I’m currently working on the second book in the Immortal Companion Series. I have about 5 chapters completed and hope to have it ready for release in Feb. 2013. We may press the date forward if we don’t get bogged down by the upcoming holidays.

I’m also working on a YA romance novel that I hope to release in late 2013. I have a title picked, but I want to wait until the book gets a little further along to release it.

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This review is from: Manipulating the List (Paperback)

From reading the synopsis of this book I figured it would be a book that would keep my attention…I was wrong it engulfed my attention. From the moment that I downloaded it on my Kindle I was unable to separate myself from the story. I wanted to know more, I couldn’t wait til the next page to see which turn and twist in the story line I would be surprised with next. I felt as I was right there in the story with the characters living their lives (or unlives in some cases) with them. I can not wait for the next book in the series to come out so that I can be invited back into Katherine’s chaotic life and to see where the next step in her quest will take us.

 “I read with interest and love the concept!”

“Your story is very chilling!”

“The creativity of authors never ceases to intrigue me…”

“I think your story is highly creative and intriguing…

Thank you Karen for sharing your work with us. I wish you the best of luck…






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