The all-star line-up of #HotSEALsKW launch authors includes:
- Delilah Devlin
- Marissa Dobson
- Geri Foster
- Sharon Hamilton
- Desiree Holt
- Kennedy Layne
- Elle James
- Olivia Jaymes
- J.M. Madden
- Becky McGraw
- Donna Michaels
- Siobhan Muir
- Susan Stoker
- Paige Tyler
- Sabrina York
Did you see my name in there? *SQUEE!!* That's right. I've been invited to participate in helping Cat Johnson LAUNCH her Kindle World.
To answer that we first must discuss the concept of FAN FICTION, which is the tradition of fans (of television, comics, and literature) penning their own stories in their favorite fictional worlds. They write for their own satisfaction and to share their words with fellow fans of the worlds in which they are writing, on their blog or on dedicated fan fiction websites. The most famous fan fiction story is of course by E.L. James who originally wrote 50 Shades of Grey as fan fiction of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. James's fan fiction was posted as "Masters of the Universe" free online in installments as she wrote it. As the cycle continues, fans of James's 50 Shades now write their own stories. The Big Bang Theory TV show might offer the most amusing example of fan fic in the episode The Troll Manifestation where Amy writes Little House on the Prairie fan fiction starring her as the 19th Century heroine "Amelia" and Sheldon as a time traveling physicist from the future.
Amazon’s innovation, KINDLE WORLDS, entered the fan fiction scene in 2013 as a way for both the creators of the worlds that inspire fan fiction as well as those writing that fan fiction to make their original stories widely available to the reading public easily, legally, and for profit. Kindle Worlds began by licensing popular worlds such as GI Joe, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl. In June of 2014, Kindle Worlds dove into the Romance Genre with the addition of worlds by Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy and H.M. Ward. Now one year later, Kindle Words is growing again, launching new worlds in many genres, including a Kindle World for Cat Johnson's Hot SEALs Series.
This means that I get to write a tale set in Cat Johnson's Hot SEALs world, where my characters interact or connect with hers. Isn't that cool. So now you can read about the bad boys from Beta Squad in SEAL Team 9 interacting with her Hot SEALs from SEAL Team 6.
THE FUN STUFF!
Who, what, where, when? Just in time for the August beach reading season, you will be able to get the hot new Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds stories written by the contributing authors. August 4, 2015 is the official Hot SEALs Kindle World launch date and the date when the new stories will be available for purchase on Kindleworlds.amazon.com.
Chat with the contributing authors and fellow readers on the Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds FACEBOOK GROUP. There you will also find cover reveals and teasers.
Join the Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds Public Launch FB EVENT. There might even be a contest or two!
Follow the Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds PINTEREST BOARD for behind the scenes peeks into the series and the World.
Search #HotSEALsKW on TWITTER for the latest Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds news.
And most importantly, join us in welcoming all of the launch authors who agreed to pioneer this new endeavor. They will be taking the brave step of writing their own characters into the Hot SEALs World in never-before-seen series crossover novellas. This is where the Bad Boys meet Cat's SEALs and you'll get a look into what's going on with Beta Squad.
If the Hot SEALs Series is new to you, you can catch up with it now. Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALs, Book 1) by NYT/USA Today bestseller Cat Johnson is on sale for only 99 cents for a limited time.
All stories written within Kindle Worlds are exclusive to Amazon and offered for sale in Kindle format at https://kindleworlds.amazon.com.
International Amazon customers are able to make purchases through the Kindle Worlds Amazon.com site.
A Kindle device is not required to buy or read. Kindle formatted titles can be read on the free Kindle reading app on computers operating on various platforms, and on iOS or Android tablets and smartphones. Learn how here.
Interested in learning more about the Hot SEALs Kindle Worlds program, including how you can become a Kindle World contributing author? Visit catjohnson.net/kindleworlds.
So there you have it. You'll get a new Bad Boys of Beta Squad tale coming on August 4th and a cover reveal coming TOMORROW!! And join the groups on FB and Twitter to keep up with all the authors and stories.