*CONTEST CLOSED* Veteran’s Day Flash Giveaway! (Contest closes Nov. 12th, 2017 at midnight PST)

VETERAN’S DAY FLASH GIVEAWAY!

That’s right! I’m hosting a special FLASH GIVEAWAY contest! In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m giving away 1 free autographed copy of my book, CRUSH ON YOU, a Roxy Summers Mystery Book #2.

In Roxy Summers’ world, Detective Charlie Bennett is a veteran. The son of a four-star General, Charlie served his time in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

I have much respect for the women and men serving our country. No matter what is happening politically, or who is in office, I will always be grateful to those who choose to serve our country. Their willingness to selflessly sacrifice for our freedom is a sacred vow and deserves to be honored and respected.

I am the proud daughter of a Navy man. My father served, and my uncle served in the Army, both during Vietnam.

Contest ends November 12th, 2017 at midnight. U.S. domestic entries only. Prize will be distributed through FedEx ground shipping, no P.O. boxes. Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Rafflecopter are not sponsors or responsible for the distribution of prizes.

ENTER HERE:

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You made it happen! Thank you! We made it! Roxy is #1 in ALL 3 Amazon Kindle Categories!

Thank you, everyone! Roxy Summers is officially #1 IN ALL THREE CATEGORIES on Amazon Kindle!

Thank you!

Get your FREE copy of CAPTURE ME today, and CRUSH ON YOU at the discounted price of only $1.99 on Amazon Kindle! Sale ends Oct. 30th! It’s on 3 Amazon Kindle Best Seller lists RIGHT NOW HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY9OU78/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_aNp9zbWBTK1GG

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Roxy is #1! Hurry, sale ends 10/30 to get ROXY SUMMERS FREE! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Get your FREE copy of Capture Me today, and Crush On You at the discounted price of only $1.99 on Amazon Kindle! Sale ends Oct. 30th! It’s on 3 Amazon Kindle Best Seller lists RIGHT NOW HERE: www.amazon.com/author/katherinebacher
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Breaking News: Katherine Bacher is an Amazon Best Selling Author!

A lifetime of scraping.

Countless sleepless nights.

Thousands of hours of hard work.

A dream come true.

——EDIT——

My publisher messaged me as of 10/27/2017 at 7:00am (PST). They sent me the below image. I am #1 in the Clean and Wholesome Romance category. I am OFFICIALLY an Amazon Kindle #1 Best Selling Author!

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As of 9:00pm (PST) today, I have accomplished a goal. As in, a top 3 life goal crossed off of my list. It’s a goal I never thought I would actually accomplish, but always dreamed about as a child. I made it onto a Best Seller list. Not just “made it,” but Capture Me made it into the TOP 5 of THREE Best Seller Lists. That’s right:

THREE.

For the first time in my life, I am officially a Best Selling Author. As of this evening, I made it onto THREE Amazon Kindle Best Seller Lists in ONE DAY! The best part of it all… I’m in the TOP 5 of each Best Seller List! How do I describe my emotions from today? I’ll write another blog post after I’ve recovered from the shock.

I am thankful to God for blessing me with this gift. That gift encompasses all of the following:

To my husband, Pilot, who has never doubted my abilities from Moment 1, even when I doubted myself. You gave me the confidence to try. I can never be more grateful to have you as a life partner than that gift you’ve given me for 15 years and counting. I love you with every fiber of my being. Thank you for letting me be your person, and thank you for being mine. I am so happy I get to share this with you.

To my Mom, who told me we were going out to dinner to celebrate mere seconds after sharing this news with her. Thank you for wiping all of my sniffles away as a kid, for all of the musicals and movies, and for all of the Winter Olympics with Cup o’ Noodles in hand.

To my Dad, I wish you were here to see it. I miss you every day. I hope wherever you are, you’re at peace and sharing in this moment with me.

To my friends who have supported me, provided a listening ear, given me caffeine, and ignored my tired zombie face.

To my family, they’re small words but have so much meaning behind them: Thank you.

Thank you to Trifecta Publishing House. You’re an amazing group of people. I learn something new every day from you.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased my books.

Thank you to everyone who has left me 5-Star Reviews.

Thank you to everyone who has laughed, cried, cringed, and cheered with each story.

To the following jerk-wads of my life:

  • To everyone who doubted me.
  • To everyone who told me “no” about pursuing an artistic field, saying I was following a “pipe dream” and to “enjoy being unemployed and homeless.”
  • To those who physically and emotionally bullied me.
  • To my racist director of the Pacific Northwest Children’s Choir. Even after auditioning with a combined sinus and ear infection, I still managed to perform well and was accepted to join. You made every day after that a living hell. You singled me out each practice to specifically remind me I was a worthless piece of garbage, and didn’t deserve anything good in life. I always thought it was me. That I wasn’t good enough. That it was for my friend would forget her music book and I’d lend her mine. You assumed I always forgot mine. I took the blame because I didn’t want her to experience the same wrath I received from you. Please know that I never forgot my music book. I was responsible. I was careful. I didn’t need it for choir practice anyway because I practiced at home every day after my six hours of homework for additional hours to be perfect for you. I hoped that my hard work would earn your respect. Not understanding that your blind hatred of me was a deeply rooted, rotted thing within your soul. I was 9 years old. Thank you for turning hard work and effort into a useless, fleeting goal. I’m now here to tell you: I am not worthless. Trying to earn the respect of a horrible human being is. Thank you for teaching me a lesson in not wasting my short time on this planet by filling my days with terrible people.
  • Those who broke my heart in either a romantic or platonic sense.
  • To anyone who has ever hurt me.

Thank you, daily life, menial tasks, and my regular day job. You keep me humble. Even after publishing this blog post, I will need to get to bed soon. For tomorrow, I will still have to wake up early, pack my sack lunch, commute to work, complete my tasks, pray my paycheck comes in on time since it will be the last Friday of the month and hope it will be valued at more than I think it will be, buy a pack of toilet paper on the way home, and take the pups on their afternoon walk.

The difference will be in that extra spark of light inside of my heart tomorrow, because a lifetime of hard work has finally paid off. This blog post is to officially tell you:

I did it.


CLICK HERE to get your copy of Capture Me (A Roxy Summers Mystery #1) on Amazon Kindle FREE from Oct. 26-30, 2017! It’s a BEST SELLER! Did you know?

CLICK HERE to get your copy of Crush On You (A Roxy Summers Mystery #2) on Amazon Kindle for the discounted price of only $1.99 from Oct. 26-30, 2017!

 

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Special Sale from Oct. 26-30 – Capture Me is FREE, and Crush On You is only $1.99!

Hidey-ho there, Precious Readers!

I have a super-secret-squirrel sale I wanted to let you all know about! My Roxy Summers Mystery Series will be having a special sale on Amazon between October 26-30th.

For anyone who has, ahem, perhaps procrastinated in obtaining their copies of my books, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with Roxy Summers and the gang, and read up on all of their adventures! Don’t delay in taking advantage of this amazing sale before my third Roxy Summers Mystery book releases in June 2018!

 


Capture Me will be FREE to anyone on Amazon KDP!
Photographer and sassy Seattle-lite Roxy Summers swears off men after catching her ex-boyfriend, a.k.a. her ex-boss, in a compromising position. Newly single and facing eviction, Roxy puts all distractions (men!) aside as she begins her new job assisting an international fashion photographer and notorious playboy.

No one told Roxy her new job would entail dealing with her new boss’ fiery temper, his emotional girlfriend, his conniving ex-mistress, his partner who has a melt-the-polar-ice-caps blinding smile, have her stumbling over a body, become an amateur detective and find herself annoyingly attracted to Detective Charlie Bennett, who seems determined to put Roxy in handcuffs!

Crush On You will be only $1.99 on Amazon Kindle!
Someone is dishing up trouble.
Seattle sweetie, Roxy Summers, kicks off her new career as a magazine feature photojournalist and blogger with her first assignment, covering a Seattle favorite restaurant while they compete in a televised food competition! Next thing you know, with her besties in tow, Roxy hops a plane to Los Angeles.

Temperatures are rising.
With national fame and fortune on the line, the competition is deadly. With sabotage, a stalker, and a devastating secret that could destroy them all, Roxy soon finds her simple assignment has turned into a twisted labyrinth of betrayal, death threats, and murder.

Things are boiling over.
Even worse, Roxy’s personal life is… complicated. Her sort-of-kind-of-but-not-quite relationship with the sultry and brooding Seattle Detective, Charlie Bennett is on the rocks. To add salt to the wound, her former crush and now boss, joins her on the trip. The cherry on top is the reemergence of her cheating ex, crawling back and begging for another chance.

Roxy needs to sift through the chaos of her relationships and find the culprit destroying the competition before it gets too hot in the kitchen.


Get your copy HERE between October 26-30 for this one-time-only, special deal!

Why? It’s because I love all of you.

Hugs and fantastic fall deals to you,
KB

Join me at the 3rd Annual Passport to Romance 2018, GSRWA Reader Appreciation Event – I’ll see you there!

3rd Annual Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event
The FREE Book-tail Party of the Year! ~ Hosted by GSRWA

Westin Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm
(but bring cash if you want to win a raffle basket!)

Hello, Precious Readers!

This Saturday is the 3rd Annual Passport to Romance Reader Appreciation Event, hosted by GSRWA! I love this event. It’s an opportunity to take home a BAG full of books! I’ve gone every single year, and I keep coming back for more. Why?

I LOVE THIS EVENT!

I always go home with an armful of books, freebies, reconnect with author friends, and meet amazing local authors. For those who enjoy atmosphere, there will be book cover models you can meet in person and have a photo taken with them! They’re super nice, always professional, and easy to talk with, or you can stand around and drool at them from the wall. That happens. Do what feels right to you.

As always, there are tons of raffle baskets to win! (Bring cash!) There are some previews of amazing goodies. I saw some Kindles, Echo Dots, and of course, books, books, and more books to win! Partial proceeds from all raffle basket ticket sales benefit the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network in the Seattle area. Help support other women in need, and help us raise money for DAWN.

Sadly, due to budgetary constraints, I will not be able to be one of the hosts and cannot give out free books this year, but I WILL be in attendance as a visiting guest, just like you! (Will you find me? It’ll be a fun Where’s Waldo?-type situation.) If you happen to spot me, feel free to come on up and say hello! I’d love to see your smiling faces! If you happen to bring your print copy of Capture Me or Crush On You, I would be most happy to autograph the book for you! (I always have a trusty pen on hand!) Haven’t read my books? Check out my Roxy Summers Mystery Series books, Capture Me and Crush On You, HERE to read a synopsis! I’d love to introduce you to Roxy’s world!

Here is a previous post about this event to give you an idea of what it’s like:
10/18/2015 – Time to renew my Passport (to Romance)


Here’s a list of a few of the authors you’ll meet on Saturday:


Hope to see you there! I’ll be there with my trusty glasses on.

Love and hugs,
KB

I feel nothing but shame, and you should too. (Reader discretion advised.)


Disclaimer:
This blog post may contain content that may upset readers.
(And, if I have to write that, you know it’s not good news.)

Due to the nature of the content of this post, I will not feature any photos or images. If you would like to learn more about this blog topic, I have linked text to their related news articles.

Reader discretion is advised.


“What is war?” I asked.

“Oh, it’s a messy, stupid business,” he said, “Two sides wave flags and beat drums and shoot one another dead. It always begins this way, making speeches, talking about rights, and all that sort of thing.”

“But what is it for? What do they get out of it?”

“I don’t know,” he said. “To tell you the truth, I don’t think they know themselves.”

~ Hugh Lofting, Doctor Dolittle and the Green Canary


Precious Readers,

An event this week left me wracked with emotional pain. I am a lover of art. Being a writer, it shouldn’t be a stretch of the mind to understand that I love all forms of artistic expression. Even the uncomfortable. I also live in America which is protected by the First Amendment. Being a print journalism major, it shouldn’t be a stretch of the mind to understand that I firmly believe in the freedom of speech, and the protection over those who express theirs.

However, there is a line.

It doesn’t seem like it, but there is a line.

No, I’m not talking about what’s going on with football. I cannot express how little I care about football. There should be no surprise for how much disdain I hold for football.

I’m talking about the Guggenheim Museum.

This week, great controversy was stirred when the Guggenheim announced it would host an exhibit called “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” by husband-and-wife artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. It features dogs strapped to treadmills, the dogs encouraged to engage in fighting with each other, but are held securely a few feet away from each other with ‘artistic apparatus’ the artist had created. Dogs, by no choice of their own, strapped to run endlessly on the treadmill towards their “attacker” in fear, anger, and frenzy, encouraged to go to fight-or-flight mode and stay there, never to reach each other nor provide the animals with any sense of safety.

What breaks my heart even more, is the Guggenheim Museum is not the first museum to show this exhibit!

I’ll let that sink in for a moment.

This exhibit has been touring first in Beijing, China as early as 2003! The Guggenheim Museum released a statement on September 21st defending the exhibit.

I. AM. MORTIFIED.

I. AM. ASHAMED.

I. AM. LIVID.

My country, my beloved country of the United States of America has featured this exhibit before. Yes, there is such a thing as free speech and freedom of expression. However, committing a LIVING CREATURE AGAINST THEIR WILL to something horrific as PAIN AND VIOLENCE is called SLAVERY AND TORTURE.

Yes. I used all capital letters.

THIS IS HOW NOT OK I AM WITH THIS!

It is one thing for a human of their own free will and consent to use themselves for an art exhibit, but that’s a human being. There is no freedom of choice for the dogs. There was no conscious decision by the dogs to volunteer for this exhibit. The dogs did not wish to be put into fight-or-flight mode. The dogs did not choose to fight with each other. The dogs are being forced into this state of mind by the people running the exhibit.

This is not OK.
It will never be OK with me.
It shouldn’t be OK with you.

There is good news.
(Sort of.)

An online petition was started to prevent the exhibit from being featured at the Guggenheim Museum. The petition succeeded. The Guggenheim Museum decided to cancel the exhibit.

However, the Guggenheim Museum issued this statement about their reasoning:


“Museum Statement—Out of concern for the safety of our staff, visitors, and participating artists, we have decided against showing the art works “Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other” (2003), “Theater of the World” (1993), and “A Case Study of Transference” (1994) in the upcoming exhibition “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World.” Although these works have been exhibited in museums in Asia, Europe, and the United States, we regret that threats of violence have made our decision necessary. As an arts institution committed to presenting a multiplicity of voices, we are dismayed that we must withhold works of art. Freedom of expression has always been and will remain a paramount value of the Guggenheim.”


I AM ASHAMED.

The Guggenheim’s reason for pulling the exhibit is not what I had hoped for. They should be ashamed, feel shame, and never have agreed to host this exhibit. I shouldn’t be feeling shame on their behalf. They should already feel that. The fact that they feel zero remorse has darkened this day for me as an artist. That they did nothing to try and stop this exhibit from existing, nor anyone else along the line of this exhibit’s existence has tried to stop this from happening, has shamed me.

Using TORTURE, SLAVERY, and CRUELTY TO ANIMALS as their “only” form of expression is NOT ART.

This could easily have been depicted with a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. of animals fighting without using a living creature.

I love this country, and am proud to be an American citizen. However, this is the second time in 1 year that I’ve felt ashamed to be an American.

Anyone at the Guggenheim who was behind the initial decision to host this exhibit:

Shame on you.
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.

 

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