Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thárros is On Sale for $1 Until Midnight EST Thursday May 25th! Elpída releases May 30th!

The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series, Elpída, releases May 30th! 

Why not read Thárros, Book 2 in the series, now?

On sale for $1 until midnight EST Thursday, May 25th from Harmony Ink Press!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Timmy interviews Christy, Thimi, and Zero from Elpida!

Timmy interviews Christy, Thimi, and Zero from Elpída! This is the first part of a two-part post. The second part will appear on June 17th on Love Bytes! Check it out!

Don’t forget to check back to see what Michael, Jake, Sophia, and the entire cast have to say next month, Saturday, June 17th!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Stunning Conclusion of the Elpída Series releases May 30th! Don't miss it!

The stunning conclusion of the Elpída Series, Elpída, releases May 30th and is now available for pre-order!

May 30, 2017 from Harmony Ink Press!
Pre-order now!

Hope sees the invisible,
feels the intangible,
and achieves the impossible.
                                    ~C. Kennedy, Paraphrased from Winston Churchill

~*~

Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Salon du Livre 2017! Win Surprise Gifts for the Elpida Series!


Salon du Livre is the book fair event of the literary scene in Paris at the Porte de Versailles. Stop by the Dreamspinner/Harmony Ink Press booth to pick up your special gift from the Elpida Series. And don't forget to stick around for the surprise gift bag! 

Livre Paris est, depuis sa création, un événement incontournable de la scène littéraire qui, en 2017, se déroulera du 24 au 27 mars, porte de Versailles. Découvrez ce salon au travers de notre présentation mais aussi et surtout grâce aux photos et aux vidéos témoins de cet incroyable événement. Bonne visite ! 

Visitez le stand Dreamspinner / Harmony Ink Press pour récupérer votre cadeau spécial de la série Elpida. Et n'oubliez pas de rester pour le sac cadeau surprise !


Friday, March 17, 2017

#CoverReveal! Elpida, the 3rd and Final Book in the Elpida Series, is now available for pre-order!

It’s with great pleasure that I bring you the cover for Elpída, the third and final book in the Elpída series, coming to you from Harmony Ink Press on May 30th, 2017. 

As most of you know, this series is special to me and I am deeply thankful to Harmony Ink Press for publishing it. It’s an important trilogy, intended to give courage and hope to survivors of abuse. Here is the author’s note contained in the back of the book.

As with the first two books in this series, Ómorphi and Thárros, this novel was written to give victims of abuse hope. By supporting this series, and buying and reading these books, you are supporting those youth who struggle daily to learn to live again. Thank you for reading this series.

Now available for pre-order at Harmony Ink Press!


Michael and Christy attended prom, graduated high school, and Michael leads the USATF tryouts. With Oxford University on the horizon, his future looks bright, and he believes life has returned to normal after Christy’s rescue. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Christy has been free from a life of slavery for more than a year and has made remarkable progress due in no small part to the love he found with Michael. But the recent prosecution of a past abuser has shattered the life he so painstakingly built out of nothing but a mountain of horror. He now faces the daunting task of building a new life—yet again.

Twelve-year-old Thimi has been missing since Christy left Greece and, unbeknownst to everyone, has hidden out in a vacant mansion in Glyfada. Learning of Christy’s survival is the only thing that brings him out of hiding. People, open spaces, even the most common of sounds frighten him beyond reason. A mere ghost of a boy, Thimi arrives in the US with no knowledge of the outside world—the only constant in his life a purple marble.

Lost, shattered, and afraid, only hope gives them the strength and courage they need to begin anew.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

See What French Reviewers Are Saying About Ómorphi!

« Il y a ces livres, si rares, si précieux qui bousculent votre vie, bouleversent votre esprit et restent gravés dans votre coeur... "Omorphi" est de ces livres. » —Eryna

« J'ai été tellement touché que j'avais envie de les prendre dans mes bras, les réconforter...Les personnages secondaires sont tous aussi importants, car malgré la gravité de la situation, ils apportent une belle touche d'humour! Cody Kennedy est un auteur à suivre. » —Livie

« Ce livre c'est le genre d'histoire qui vous fait passer par tout un panel d'émotion et qui vous est impossible à arrêter en cours de lecture. Vous en voulez toujours plus, et même arrivé à la fin, vous ne voulez pas quitter les personnages. C'est le genre d'histoire qui résonne en vous, qui s'infiltre dans votre tête, et vous remue de l'intérieur. » —Ely

« Il y a bien longtemps que je n'avais pas lu un livre si poignant, si dur qu'il me fallait arrêter de lire pour supporter et assimiler l'horreur indicible de ce que l'Homme peut faire subir à un autre être humain ! Ce roman est une ode à a vie et à l'espoir bien que regorgeant de tout ce qui se fait de pire. J'en ressors bouleversée et grandit car j'ai eu la chance d'avoir des parents comme Michael qui ont su faire de moi une personne tolérante, ouverte et sans préjugés. » —Marionle6tron

« ENORME coup de coeur pour ce livre de plus de 550 pages (tout de même) mais qui se lit avec une extrême facilité tant j'ai été happée, "aspirée" par cette histoire qui m'a prise aux tripes...Ce sujet qu'est la maltraitance, abus....n'est pas un sujet facile à aborder et pourtant C. Kennedy l'a fait avec extrêmement de pudeur et de retenue, même si certains passages sont poignants. » —Caliméro

« L'histoire est émouvante, mais l'auteur a fait en sorte que ce ne le soit pas en continue. On a donc des moments bien bouleversants, avec l'histoire de Christy, mais également des moments de franche rigolade avec le duo Michael et Jake, les inséparables. Il y a aussi des moments de doute, d'angoisse, de joie, d'apprentissage de la vie.... » —de Nanaho



Saturday, February 11, 2017

See What People Are Saying About Books by C. Kennedy!

Ómorphi

“Hauntingly beautiful, a book that you never wanted to end... Magically written, the voices and setting of the story were so clear you lived each moment with the characters.”—2014 Rainbow Awards

“Cody Kennedy writes with staggering beauty... The love story... leapt from the page and wrapped itself around your heart.”—Sammy Goode, Joyfully Jay Reviews & Goodreads YA LGBT Group

“The beauty of Omorphi is more than skin deep... There were so many facets to Cody Kennedy’s first full-length novel, it was just… so much.”—Tina, The Novel Approach

“This book, in the guise of a fictional novel, ... lets [you] know that you are not alone and you are not defined by what has been done to you.”—Deb, Live Your Life, Buy theBook

Thárros

“...for beneath the social overtones of this novel lurks a breathtaking story of love and healing.... Author Cody Kennedy has created an indomitable spirit in Christy—one that will not be broken despite all the horror he has experienced. Kennedy has given us a novel of hope…of love…of courage…thárros.”—Sammy Goode, Joyfully Jay Reviews

“A STANDING OVATION FOR SHEER AWESOMENESS.... yet another installment of beauty and strength, love and devotion, and now we’re adding hope and loyalty to the mix too...”—Caer Jones, QUEERcentric Books

“I loved being back in Michael and Christy’s world.... Most of the book was sweet and moving, but the ending just about broke my heart. This book was just beautiful all around...”—Jenna, Love Bytes Reviews

“We must start with courage. And Thárros is courage... we do muster courage, because without it there is no hope. And without hope, we are all lost.... a story of great struggles, of great friendships, and of great pain, all turned into a wondrous blend of both strength and love. The telling of a great, great love story—with true friendship shining through, the kind of love that inspires both happy endings and hope....”—Anna Lund

“Cody Kennedy is the literary artist who created the compelling situations. As I read, I was right there with Christy and Michael.... it was awesome! Highly recommended.”—Mia Kerick, author of Not Broken, Just Bent

“...to sum up this whole story into one word it would be magnificent. I highly recommend reading the Elpída series.”—Joanne Swinney, Jo & Isa Love Books

“[Thárros] is a must read. It will break your heart, but it will also fill you with love as these two boys struggle with the unthinkable. Loved it.”—Pam Kay

Slaying Isidore’s Dragons

“...intense, emotional, crazy... and beautiful.”—Brian Katcher, Forever Young Adult, and author of The Improbable Theory of Anna and Zak and Almost Perfect


“This bold, sweeping saga is a compelling story of redemptive love and healing grace. The people who inhabit Cody Kennedy’s Slaying Isidore’s Dragons are heartbreakingly real and heroic.... I highly recommend this novel to you. It is one that will impact your life in so many ways and remind you that we must all be dragon slayers.”—Sammy Goode, The Novel Approach

“If you read just one book this year, this should be the book….”—Wendy, Joyfully Jay Reviews

“Kennedy has done it again... he has put his heart and soul on the page and produced magic.”—Bec, Bike Book Reviews

Safe

“Cody Kennedy has done a great job of making two distinct personalities for the boys, and I really want to know more about their lives together.”—Becky Condit, USA Today, Happily Ever After Blog

“Mr. Kennedy pushed all the right buttons and touched me deeply with this story.... The author made me long for more because of  the way he portrays their experiences.”—Dani, Love Bytes Reviews

“…the most effective tool an author possesses to illicit emotion from the reader is excellent characterization, and in this, Kennedy is a true master.”—Mia Kerick, author of TheRed Sheet

“Safe easily rises to the bar set by Mr. Kennedy in Omorphi. I love this author. The writer and the man. Please read this.” —Tina, The Novel Approach Reviews

“Emotions, connection, first love, friendship, family support. Everything that a young boy needs while walking down the road of self-discovery.” —Connie, Gay List BookReviews

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Timmy's 5★ Review of John Goode's "Edge of Glory," Bk 2 in the Fadeaway Series!


I’m back with another review of a Goode book! Yay! Does it seem most of my reviews are on John Goode’s books these days? They are! All the Goode books are being passed my way and I am a very happy little fanboy! I’d like to thank Michael Thompson for this awesome book! 

If you have a book you would like me to review please don’t hesitate to let me know. Request a review here!

Edge of Glory is book two in the Fadeaway Series. If you have not read Going the Distance, the first book in the series, please stop reading this and bookmark it to return to after you have read the first book! You can find my review of Going the Distance here. (Hint: I have never read a bad Goode book!)

I would like to thank John Goode for writing this book, but I would also want to thank all the people who helped with his GoFundMe so that this book could be published. I really wish I was able to help because I am a big fan, but I’m hoping that people will read my review and go buy the book! That will help John write more books!

When I read the first book in the series, I really liked it. This book I loved. I’ma try my best to explain this without giving away spoilers. LOL So Hard!

Friday, December 30, 2016