Icons.

My good friend, and amazing graphic designer, Sondra Fowler, and I worked for several months to come up with icons to represent the point of view characters in Turning Point.

We use these icons in the paperback version of the book. There are seven points of view in Turning Point (it’s a lot, but it works), and each time the point of view changes, it is announced by the character’s name and by their icon. If you are a visual person, that icon will help keep the thread in order for you. Or maybe you’ll just like the addition of having another anchor point for each personality.

In this post, I’ll start with Adam. His is the first point of view presented in the book. We chose a sort of compass. You can’t see the directions of the needles (no north/south/east/west), but the needles themselves are sharp and strong. They are well defined and they almost look like fangs.

Adam is the original vampire in this story. He takes control of any situation he is in and drives it in the direction he desires. He has a sort of moral compass, in that he usually doesn’t kill indiscriminately, but he also has a plan. If you’re part of it, he’ll let you know. Or, he’ll direct your thoughts and actions to bend to his will. Either way, he gets what he wants.

Until Alice grows up.

But that’s for another post.

To see more, be sure to follow me on Instagram (I also hope to have an Instagram link for Sondra, too). That’s where the rest of the icons, and a peek into my characters’ personalities, will be posted in the next couple of days.

Book Tour.

Turning Point is on a Book Tour, presented by Silver Dagger Book Tours. Check it out below and be sure to visit Silver Dagger Book Tours for more information and to see which other blogs are hosting Turning Point!

Enjoy!

Turning Point
by K.M. Smith
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Adam is the resident vampire in a small college town in Michigan. It’s the same scenario every night: wander campus, snag a co-ed for dinner, get home before dawn. Rinse. Repeat–until an irresistible new professor appears. From the shadows, he follows her every footstep, lurking, until he witnesses a tragic accident. As life drains from the object of his desire, he is faced with an impossible choice: Should he intervene or not?
22 years later, Alice Peterson is well on her way to graduating from college. Her life and goals are set, and her future is bright. But Alice meets Adam and a tempestuous wind portends a different fate. Thrust into a world she thought to be fictitious, Alice must rely on wit, cunning and newfound powers if she hopes to survive. Adam will do what he must to keep Alice from learning too much about her past, including the unthinkable.
No good deed goes unpunished as familial bonds are pushed to their limit and new relationships are tested. Filled with action and bloodlust-fueled drama, read on to unlock the mystery when Alice reaches her Turning Point.
**Only .99 cents!! **
K.M. Smith has been around the world and currently resides in Texas. Writing is her passion, and writing about vampires and people with different supernatural abilities makes her giddy. Growing up in Michigan and spending time in several parts of the world has provided her with unique perspectives and innumerable opportunities for storytelling. K.M. is married to a wonderful and understanding man, and she is the mother of two children who test her knowledge of life and push her limits of caffeine intake daily. She is a bit of a dabbler and jumps headfirst into any endeavor she takes on (like writing a book and turning it into a series). When not at her desk, she can be found smashing her way through the tennis courts in the suburbs of Houston. Occasionally, she can be found writing at her blog kristynotkirsty.com.
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It’s Monday.

Hello readers!

It’s Monday and I am working. Though it’s almost noon and I don’t feel very accomplished yet. Every day that seems to happen. I wake up, fairly early, then suddenly it’s 2pm and I haven’t got anything to show for my day.

Anyway, this week, I’m finishing up interior specs for the Print Version of Turning Point (ebook always available on Amazon). And, I am re-energized with writing TP2. Alice has found lo….companionship. And she’s giddy. It’s fun to write.

Last week, my husband put a cartoon on Facebook which he seemed to think resembled me…what say you?

I don’t know…maybe?

Have a great week, and stay safe, friends!

A Case of the Mondays.

Do they call it a case of the Mondays because it feels like you’re experiencing twelve Mondays all at once? No. Hmm. Maybe they should.

This week, dear readers, your second favorite author (hey, a girl can dream) is still writing the fun new story from last week. Some phrases you might see in this new work are: dripping with southern charm, Julia Sugarbaker lambasting, and coolness personified. So that’s fun.

I get to meet with my writers’ group this week. And, I hope I’ll have some more progress on the print version of Turning Point. Watch this space for a launch date!

That’s all I’ve got friends.

Take care of yourselves and each other. And wash your hands.

And…It’s Monday.

So it seems Monday has rolled around again. Doing my best to post weekly if for no other reason than to mark which day it actually is.

For this week’s edition of “It’s Monday, What am I Doing?” we see our intrepid author tackle paperback formatting.

If you follow me on Instagram: @kristynotkirsty (and if you don’t, you should probably start now), you saw last week I posted a video of the edits that need to be made based on the proof paperback copy of Turning Point. It looked like a lot, but most of it is formatting. Stuff that looked right on screen, but that I saw needed fixing on paper.

And while I’m at it, can I just tell you how amazing the paperback book feels? Like silk. Like butter. Like…OMG I wrote a BOOK!

Ahem.

So, my week is mostly going to be using a fine tooth comb to find every possible issue. And I’m sure I’ll still miss a couple. Just to prove I’m human.

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