Wednesday, March 8, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Just in case anyone visits my blog, here are the places/events where I'll be over the next few months. Exciting, exciting times!
 
 
 

Friday, January 6, 2017

ULTIMATUM PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY

 
Welcome to the ULTIMATUM Pre-order Giveaway!

First, to get you as excited as I am about ULTIMATUM, a little about my new contemporary young adult novel:

A gripping, emotional story of two brothers who must make the ultimate decision about what’s more important—family or their differences.

It’s not Oscar’s fault he’s misunderstood. Ever since his mother died, he’s been disrespected by his father and bullied by his self-absorbed older brother, so he withdraws from his fractured family, seeking refuge in his art.

Vance wishes his younger brother would just loosen up and be cool. It was hard enough to deal with their mother’s death without Oscar getting all emotional. At least when Vance pushes himself in lacrosse and parties, he feels alive.

But when alcoholism sends their father into liver failure, the two brothers must come face-to-face with their demons—and each other—if they are going to survive a very uncertain future.

ULTIMATUM has received two incredible blurbs:

“Wow, wow, wow. I am blown away by Ultimatum! I found this a powerful book—every minute of it was so painfully real. K.M. speaks her characters’ deep emotional truths.” —James Howe, bestselling author of The Misfits

"ULTIMATUM is a powerful, big-hearted read about two brothers who battle each other so hard there is no doubt they love each other. As you spiral through emotions, K.M. Walton will leave you marveling at the strength of their relationship, in good times and bad. The story of Oscar and Vance will make you want to grab your siblings, or anyone you count as family, in one very long bear-hug."
—Anthony Breznican, author of BRUTAL YOUTH and senior writer at Entertainment Weekly


And an editorial review:
“Walton creates flawed, realistic characters that invite readers to root for them even as they screw up their own lives and the lives of those around them. The back-and-forth structure told in alternating voices is accomplished and offers a deep look at the complex relationship between two brothers. A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds.” -Kirkus
 
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Now onto the details of this HUGE pre-order giveaway. It's easy! It's fun! And did I mention the prize packs are huge (and awesome ; )

To enter, all you have to do is follow the easy Rafflecopter instructions below.

By pre-ordering* ULTIMATUM from the book retailer of your choice (feel free to click on the cover image in the top right to pre-order) and officially entering the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below you have a chance to win one of 12 incredible prize packs (!!!!) filled with cool, custom made swag and other amazing prizes.

GRAND PRIZE PACK (one winner)
*see photo of prize pack in Rafflecopter widget below*
• $25 BARNES & NOBLE GIFT CARD
• HANDWRITTEN TY NOTE FROM K.M. WALTON
• Signed copies of Cracked, Empty, and Two & Twenty Dark Tales (an anthology)
• CUSTOM MADE ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS (RPS) NECKLACE
• SIGNED ULTIMATUM BOOKMARK
• RPS SOCKS
• SET OF RPS LOLLIPOPS (so you can play with a friend!)
• CUSTOM MADE ULTIMATUM T-SHIRT
• ULTIMATUM TEMPORARY TATTOO
• ULTIMATUM STICKER
• ULTIMATUM JOURNAL + PEN
FIRST RUNNER UP PRIZE PACK (one winner)
*see photo of prize pack in Rafflecopter widget below*
• $15 BARNES & NOBLE GIFT CARD
• HANDWRITTEN TY NOTE FROM K.M. WALTON
• SIGNED ULTIMATUM BOOKMARK
• CUSTOM MADE RPS BRACELET
• RPS SOCKS
• SET OF RPS LOLLIPOPS (so you can play with a friend!)
• ULTIMATUM TEMPORARY TATTOO
• ULTIMATUM STICKER
• ULTIMATUM JOURNAL + PEN

SECOND RUNNER UP PRIZE PACK (one winner)
*see photo of prize pack in Rafflecopter widget below*
• HANDWRITTEN TY NOTE FROM K.M. WALTON
• SIGNED ULTIMATUM BOOKMARK
• RPS SOCKS
• ULTIMATUM TEMPORARY TATTOO
• ULTIMATUM JOURNAL + PEN
• ULTIMATUM STICKER
• SET OF RPS LOLLIPOPS (so you can play with a friend!)

THIRD RUNNER UP PRIZE PACKS (nine winners)
*see photo of prize pack in Rafflecopter widget below*
• SIGNED ULTIMATUM BOOKMARK
• ULTIMATUM TEMPORARY TATTOO
• ULTIMATUM STICKER
• ULTIMATUM JOURNAL + PEN

All winners will be announced on 2/1/17 on Twitter. Follow me @kmwalton1 to see if you won!

Good luck!

Thank you for pre-ordering ULTIMATUM!

*You can have pre-ordered ULTIMATUM prior to the start of this giveaway. Any pre-order date is fine : )


a Rafflecopter giveaway