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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welcome to Harmony Kent!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! I would like to thank my host for today for letting me invade their space. And a big thanks also to 4Wills Publishing for setting up this blog tour for me. For my previous tour stops, please check out the 4Wills current events page.



I am so excited to be able to share my book trailer video with you today for my latest book, Finding Katie.



This is Kate’s third admission onto a child and adolescent psychiatric unit, and she just isn’t interested. Sure, they can force her to be there in body, but what she does with her mind is her business. And, ain’t nobody else tellin’ her any different.

Excerpt from Chapter Two:
          
A full five minutes. I time it with the white wall-clock.
‘You won’t be going home. Not for a while.’
I keep my face blank, and concentrate on that little dark square that only pretends to be a TV. I don’t trust her. I don’t know where she’s going with this. I don’t know shit, these days.
‘Have you heard of The Everglades?’
I shrug … stare at the screen.
She doesn’t sigh, or get mad. I thought she would by now. I can’t keep from trembling though. I can’t help but wait for the explosion.
The chair creaks when she leans back. ‘It’s an Adolescent Unit. Small. There’re never any more than six of you there. We’ll go for a visit tomorrow. Give you chance to have a look around and meet some of the guys.’
Who knew a blank screen could be so interesting? Again, the silence. I’m roiling inside. My heart pounds and sweat slicks my palms. Not sure I can face another psych admission. It didn’t do me any good when I was ten, or thirteen, so why the hell would it work now? ‘We’ll stop by home, too, so you can grab some of your stuff.’
I hadn’t expected that. Once again, I’m caught enough off-guard to look her way. But she’s not even watching me … she’s staring out the window.
Melanie isn’t like any of the health professionals I’ve dealt with so far. She leaves me be. Huh, she didn’t even lay into me about last night. Wonder what it’ll take to shake her chain?

Book Blurb:

I killed someone, you see. I killed the girl, who used to be me.

I’m Kate … Kate Charlesworth. I’m seventeen, and self-harming. This time I cut too deep, and I’m in hospital. I hadn’t meant for it to be so bad—it just sort of happened. I needed a lot of distraction that day.

You’ve had bad days, right? Days it hurts too much to think. Days you just wanna stay in bed. Days when the world needs to go away for a while. Right?

What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? When there’s nowhere left to turn?

This one little mistake lands me back on a psych unit—the last place I wanna be. Only this time, the nurse I end up with isn’t content to stick on a band-aid and send me home. She wants me to face my demons. But to do that, I’ll have to face who I am … who I used to be … I’ll have to find Katie.

http://amzn.com/B00V400LWM


Author Bio:

Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours. She is single and not admitting to her age.

Here are ten things she thinks you ought to know about her …

1. Born in 2013 (at least the author was …)
2. Really boring
3. Has absolutely no sense of humour
4. Biographer is a compulsive liar
5. Reads … a lot
6. Writes … even more
7. Completely sane(in)
8. Neighbours are nuts
9. If you’re feeling extra brave she’s around
10. Online …

Twitter: @harmony_kent 

Other books by Harmony:






Fiction:

The Battle for Brisingamen
The Glade
Elemental Earth


Anthologies:

Concordant Vibrancy
Rave Soup for the Writer’s Soul


Non-Fiction:


Polish Your Prose


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8 comments:

  1. April, thank you so much for hosting me today. It is a pleasure and an honour to be on your blog :)

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  2. Great excerpt Harmony! Have fun with the remaining dates of your tour! ��

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    1. Thanks, Jenni! It's lovely to see you and to read your kind words :)

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  3. Harmony, you're so welcome! Pleasure having you!

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  4. You know what? Those who self-mutilate will tell you that they are doing nothing wrong , just as long as they are doing it to themselves. That's the sad part. Thank you April for hosting.

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    1. So very true, Joy. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for being so supportive, Bette! :)

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