KATHRYN COOPER

Aspen Everlasting

Water splashed on all sides then took control of the tires. The car swerved right toward the river.
“No. NO. NO!” I turned the wheel toward the road. It didn’t work. Fast running water pulled the car into the flooded river.

Aspen Foster thinks she’s just a normal sixteen-year-old, but when her car’s caught in a flash flood, Aspen and her sister discover the superhuman strength they never knew they had.

Soon Aspen learns she’s not normal at all. She’s an Evermortal fairy, with powers beyond her wildest dreams. But the more Aspen finds out about her family’s past, the more dangerous her future becomes.

This riveting fantasy is full of action, adventure, and romance. Suspenseful and exhilarating! Kathryn August 2015-2

AUTHOR
Kathryn Cooper lives in the heart of Texas with her husband and four young boys. She has read and blogged about other authors’ books for years. She is excited to finally have her own book out for readers. Aspen Everlasting is her first novel.

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The Second Season by Heather Chapman comes out September 13! I’m reading the ARC and loving it! Preorder on Amazon and Barnes&Noble
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! #redwhiteblue #4thofjuly

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger. Crossed by Ally Condie. My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison.

Day 5: Black Books #sammyreadsjuly16
I have read all of these books, and they’re exciting! In the Twilight series New Moon is probably my favorite because Jake is fun and just so sweet! 💛

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Echo In Time by C.J. Hill. Secrets after Dark by Marie Higgins.

Colt and I with our 4 boys are at my family reunion up in Park City, Utah! We are loving it! #family #utah#parkcity #summerfun

Day 25: Favourite Book Couple 💕#sammyreadsjuly16

💙I was breathless when he pulled away. “Be careful, princess.” His blue eyes looked darker like the sky before a storm. “I can’t lose you.”💙

The anticipation to see if Aspen gets together with Nate is huge in Aspen Everlasting by Kathryn Cooper! Things pull them together and pull them apart throughout this YA urban fantasy. It’s full of adventure and romance! $2.99 eBook!

Have you read Aspen Everlasting? If not, READ IT! If you like the genre of urban fantasy with romance then you will love this read. And yes, I am the author. 😆

If you’ve read this book you might recognize some of these images. 🏊🏈🐎👗

I am Kathryn Cooper, author of Aspen Everlasting!

Give wings to your Imagination! Write on!#maybornmuseum #author

Do you ever re-read a favorite book when you need to escape from a hard day? Yesterday I escaped to Aspen Everlasting, my own book, for the first time in almost a year!
From 2014-15 I was going through #braintumorsurgery, radiation, and chemo. At the same time I sent my book out to find a publisher and then edited my book with my publishing company. Aspen Everlasting was published a few weeks before my last chemo!
Most authors don’t read their books after it has been published because they’re working on their next book or can remember their book better than me post brain tumor. I wish I was working on my next book more, but I haven’t had the energy in me for the past 2 years.
So yesterday I wanted to read and saw Aspen Everlasting on my kindle. I started to read it, and the smiles came quickly. 😆

When you have a hard day find what will bring a smile to your face.

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Day 1: Catchy First Sentence#alices15daysofwonder

“As I read this boy’s fact sheet, I was already mentally pulling together an outfit from my closet.”
Shannen Crane Camp is the author of MANY great YA reads! Reading this first line to The Breakup Artist makes me smile and want to read it again!

Have you read any of Shannen’s books? Which are your favorite?

June 3: Orange/ Yellow Books #sammyreadsjune16
I’ve read 7 out of these 9 orange/ yellow books! My favorite color is actually yellow! 🍋🚩 Have you read and loved any of these?

Emily and the Scot by Kathryn Smith * All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison * Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix * The Distance Between Us by Kasie West * Oracle Sunken Earth by C. W. Trisef * Pulse by Patrick Carman * Slayers by C.J. Hill * Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger * Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Day 6: Wardrobe Goals #alices15daysofwonder

I would love to go all dressed up to an 1800s dance. I have read and loved all 6 of Jane Austen’s books! Persuasion is my favorite! I didn’t have a cover of it with a dress so Sense and Sensibility is pictured.

Have you read any books by Jane Austen? Which is your favorite? Read them ALL! Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Mansfield Park. Emma. Persuasion. Northanger Abbey.

June 8: Bookmarks #sammyreadsjune16
This is what I call a small stack of my Aspen Everlasting bookmarks! I love to sign and give these bookmarks away to readers at my author events. I’ll be at Barnes&Noble in Waco, TX on Saturday at 1pm. When your book is selling only as ebooks you have to sign bookmarks!

Day 6: All White 🌼📖 #alices15daysofwonder

3 books I love! These happen to be my favorite book in each series. Add them to your reading list. 📚 Find my reviews on my website, goodreads, and Amazon. The One by Kiera Cass. Possession by Elana Johnson. Crossed by Ally Condie.
Have you read and loved these too?

I was an AUTHOR at the Barnes&Noble Teen Book Festival today! It was fun to be around Miracle Austin, another teen author, in the Waco area!#bfestbuzz

I am Kathryn Cooper, author of Aspen Everlasting! Urban Fantasy. $2.99 ebook on Barnes&Noble, Amazon, iTunes, and more!

June 13: Black and White 🐇#sammyreadsjune16
This is a great stack of black and white covered books! The top one is Remembrance by Michelle Madow. Michelle was the 1st author I met! She’s so sweet.
A Healing Spirit by Melissa A. Hanson
Echo in time by C.J. Hill
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Love After All by Michele Ashman Bell
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Do you like to read retellings of Jane Austen’s books and/or retellings of fantasies like Cinderella? I LOVE retellings! I find it interesting and entertaining to see your characters go through stuff in a different way.

These are Jane Austen retellings and so fun to read! Have you read any? I’ve read all of Jane Austen’s books so I knew that Emma wasn’t my favorite, but I LOVED this retelling! It surprised me that I loved it. Emmalee by Jenni James is happy making! 😙
Northanger Alibi by Jenni James
Persuaded by Jenni James
Pride & Popularity by Jenni James

June 16: Ditch That Jacket #sammyreadsjune16
Four: a Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth is a great book to see with its jacket off. I loved reading Four’s small stories. Who is your favorite Divergent character? Mine is Four. I want to show bravery through fears. Four and I are both scared of heights and claustrophobic. I don’t like 🎡 Ferris Wheels! 🎡 They are so SLOW which makes me feel claustrophobic AND scared of heights! 😂

June 18: Book and Nature #sammyreadsjune16
I love books, photos, and Texas country life. I’ve started reading and loving The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume by Lisa Rumsey Harris. I’ve met Lisa! She’s sweet and fun! 🌸

June 24: Favourite Quote #sammyreadsjune16

~”But you’re a prisoner,” said Thorne.
“I prefer damsel in distress,” she murmured.~ Cress by Marissa Meyer

Cress is my favorite in The Lunar Chronicles! She makes me laugh with her Thorne crush feelings.

My Fairly Dangerous Godmother by Janette Rallison: 5 of 5 STARS YA Review

My Fairly Dangerous Godmother (My Fair Godmother #3) by Janette Rallison. 2015. Rally Point Press. Goodreads.

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Some people bomb auditions. Sadie Ramirez throws up during her tryouts on TV show America’s Top Talent. Her performance is so bad, it earns her a fairy godmother through the Magical Alliance’s Pitiful Damsel Outreach Program. Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar: a gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel wearing fairy godmother in training. She misinterprets Sadie’s wishes and sends her back in time to be a part of The Little Mermaid story and then makes her one of the twelve dancing princesses. Wishes are permanent, and if Sadie wants to get back to her home, she’ll have to strike a magical bargain–one that involves stealing a goblet from a powerful fairy queen.

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I read most of this book in February and March and loved it! This story takes you on a wild adventure. Sadie gets sent on a fairy tale fiction world adventure. At first it was The Little Mermaid then off to The 12 Dancing Princesses. The girl went through crazy things, and there was a ‘bad boy’ involved. He seemed to be the guy she was fighting, but he was kind, thoughtful, strong, and good looking. Oh there are some scenes I would love to reread!

Even if you haven’t read the first 2 books in the series you can read this one. Have fun going on Sadie’s adventure in My Fairly Dangerous Godmother by Janette Rallison.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details
Sexual: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

I received this book from Janette Rallison. I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

BOOKS BY JANETTE RALLISON
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The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans: 5 of 5 STARS Adult Review

 The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans. 2014. Simon & Schuster. Goodreads.

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Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:

1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day

The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

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I read this back in December, and of course I post my review in June!! I’m catching up on a few reviews.

I love clean romance! This was so much fun to read. It made my heart beat fast and lips grin. My book club picked it for December which was the perfect time to read it. Of course if you’re having a hot summer like I am maybe you’d like to read a story with snow involved right now.😉 This adult fiction was full of ups and downs. It was exactly what I was in the mood to read!

If you love clean romance like I do then you must read The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans now or wait until the winter season!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details
Sexual: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

BOOKS BY RICHARD PAUL EVANS
As an Amazon Affiliate I receive a small portion of sales when you click then make a purchase from Amazon links on my blog.

More Book Fun In May

Batman or Bookman? My 3 year old is both! I promise I didn’t plan this picture! I’m the proud momma of 4 book lovers.

May 20th: It’s Friday! What are you reading? I’m still reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and loving it! I had author visits at a high school and 1st grade classes this week. It was fun! Now back to reading.

May 30th: I just finished reading Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson and LOVED it!!! Post brain tumor procedures and having 4 little boys running around my house it’s been difficult to read much. I finished this book in less than 4 weeks! That’s a huge victory for me. I feel my-reading-self coming back! Thanks @morgamat for helping!

#seaofbooks I was tagged by @booksatruestory. Thanks! This was fun!

I picked these books for their blue sea color. 2 of the 4 take place in water! I have read Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I’ve seen the movie for The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I’m looking forward to reading Atlantia by Ally Condie. All great!

Have you read any of these or watched the movies?

#MayBooksBeRead16 part 2

I am Kathryn Cooper, author of Aspen Everlasting! Happy Reading!

#MAYBOOKSBEREAD16 was hosted on Instagram by @celinereads @twirlingpages @nightreads. Here are the days when I participated for the 2nd half of May. Find me on instagram @katcoopwrites. instagram.com/katcoopwrites

Day 19: Bright Colored Book
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Bright gold is definitely in the bright colored book category. Avalon High by Meg Cabot is amazing! It has action and teen romance! I wish it had a following book to continue the story.

Have any of you read this? What did you think?

I read this one before I had started my book blog. I did review it on goodreads. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars because of some language.

Day 20: Book Over 500 Pages
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Winter by Marissa Meyer is 827 pages! I haven’t read it yet! Life is busy with 4 young boys, a part-time job, and my author work! I hope to read it soon. I know it’ll be amazing.

Which books in this series have you read? Do you have a favorite? I love Cress!

Day 23: Green Books
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The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale is a book I love! See my review on my site to learn more. https://kathryncooperwrites.com/2011/05/10/book-review-the-goose-girl/

Day 25: Book to Movie Adaptation#maybooksberead16

There’s a little romance in the movie that I LOVE which wasn’t in the book. 😘 It’s #narnia so of course I like the book too.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Book Author: C.S. Lewis. Movie: Walt Disney and Walden Media.

Day 27: Book and Hobby #maybooksberead16

The book I chose is mine, Aspen Everlasting! It’s currently ebook only. Holding the bookmarks are my 4 young boys between 3 and 9 years old. I don’t have a “hobby!” My boys are the loves of my life, and writing/reading is my passion. I’m surprised they sat still long enough for the picture. Sweet moment. I would’ve taken the picture outside, but they would have run wild.

Day 28: Book Set In Summer #maybooksberead16

Slayers by C.J. Hills (aka Janette Rallison) is set in the summertime! Janette’s books are always entertaining! If you love YA urban fantasy with some good laughs and crushes that make you smile, read Slayers.
Find my review on my site. https://kathryncooperwrites.com/2012/01/04/book-review-slayers/

Day 29: Rainbow Stack #maybooksberead16

I know this post is a day early. 😊 All of the books on my rainbow are great reads! Which of these have you read?

Day 31: May Wrap-Up #maybooksberead16

I’m proud of myself for reading an entire book in 1 month! Hurray for May! My goal is 2 books in June. My 4 boys are getting older which means I’ll have more help keeping the house clean. That might be wishful summer thinking. 🌞

What did you read this month? Plans to read next month?