March 10, 2014

The Life After Series Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Life After Series by Katlyn Duncan! Today I have a great post by the author to share with you and don't forget to enter the giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above or check out the schedule at the end of the post.

Soul Taken (The Life After #1)
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press


After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It's her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After - but during a mission to New England to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl's body. Trapped, Maggie's soul is catapulted into Ally's life - and the human world she hasn't experienced for one hundred years.

But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl's soul dies... To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets - because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie's could be next!

Soul Possessed (The Life After #2)
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: October 28, 2013
Publisher: Carina Press


Life after Life

Now Maggie has been given the chance of her after-life to become a Guard, nothing will stand in her way. Not even the undeniable attraction she feels for her trainer and past love--Jackson. But when the battle between Shadowed and Guard begins again which side will she choose?

When her boss, Felix, partners Jackson and Maggie up with Ally and Cooper to investigate terrifying Shadowed activity in a small New England town, she doesn't think it could get any worse. Jackson and Cooper barely tolerate each other and this time, Maggie isn't just proving her loyalty to the Guard during one mission...she has a side mission too. One so secret and so dangerous she can't tell a soul...

Get a Copy: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iTunes US | iTunes UK  | Kobo | Nook UK 

Soul Betrayed (The Life After #3)
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: February 27, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press


A Life for a Life

The battle between Shadowed and Guard has brought destruction and terror to Gate Seven and now Maggie wants revenge. As the only after-life being who can save the souls from ultimate death Maggie comes face to face with her own human body, preserved for a century, waiting for just this moment to arrive.

Yet, how far will Maggie go to exact her revenge on the Shadowed? And when she comes face to face with her past, how will she survive the onslaught of memories she thought long gone?

For when the truth comes out all is not what it seems and Maggie has finally run out of time... She must choose her destiny or watch all she has perish in the fight for her life!

Get a Copy: Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks US | iBooks UK 

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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before

10. The importance of deadlines (especially if you have a full-time job on top of writing)

9. The editing process is more than half the battle of creating a novel.

8. The importance of social media (and how much it can take away from writing time!)

7. How much a bad review can hurt, and how much a good review can boost my mood for days!

6. How much plotting can really help a story flow better (and helps with number 10!)

5. Not nearly having enough time to read for fun.

4. How great it is having a team behind me and my books. I am so thankful for my editor and publisher taking a chance on me!

3. Building a thick skin to criticism is a powerful tool and one that should be in your toolbox before publishing.

2. Being organized is more important than you realize.

1. How exciting it is to see my name on a book cover!
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

Monday, February 24th – Soul Unsung  
Wednesday, February 26th – I Swim For Oceans 
Wednesday, February 26th – Polished Readers 
Thursday, February 27th – Literary Nook  
Friday, February 28th – Lovely Reads 
Monday, March 3rd - Lost in Ever After  
Tuesday, March 4th - Behind a Million Pages 
Wednesday, March 5th - Nettes Bookshelf 
Thursday, March 6th - Curling Up with a Good Book 
Friday, March 7th - Book Bliss 
Monday, March 10th - A Dream Within A Dream 
Tuesday, March 11th - Books for Company  
Wednesday, March 12th - Supernatural Snark 
Thursday, March 13th - Bewitched Bookworms 
Friday, March 14th - Paranormal Book Fairy



  1. Thanks for hosting the tour today!

  2. I'm really enjoying this series and am eager to read the rest.

  3. I can't imagine how awesome it would be to see my name on a book! That would be amazing, but having to give my free reading time, I just don't know if I could do it. It makes me sad to think about.... BUt you know, I think it is worth it! And I am looking forward to reading this series!

  4. Great Guest Post I love it I am interested about the soul collectors and the living realm! thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Loved your '10 things' list! Thanks for sharing!