Guest Post & Giveaway: Kayden McLeod author of The Foxworth Coven

Posted November 12, 2011 by Carmel in / 20 Comments

Kayden McLeod Blog Tour

Today I have the pleasure of having a fellow canuck on the blog! Hi Kayden!

Kayden McLeod

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Author Bio

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, with my houseful of animals and a computer I might as well be shackled to.

I’ve been writing about this world of vampires, magic, ghosts, witches, demons and beyond since I was seventeen, still possessing that first 140,000-word book that took me almost five years to write. That one book multiplied, and still does. While it started everything, it has been split up, fragmented till all is now, is an outline.

Having a weakness for vampire folklore, movies and books for more years than I can count, it shaped my figurative realm in so many ways, but many more characters have also popped up in the last year or two. There are even Deities kicking around, with their own mischief to be had.

To date, this string of books I’ve written break down into so many series that intertwine and collide, giving the chance for the characters to grow in so many ways. And there is still so much to write, so many ideas to be had…

But I hope the end result is a book that you can’t put down until the very end, but that is every new author’s fondest wish, isn’t it?

A Visit From Canya Foxworth

Dear Reader,

My name is Canya Foxworth. I am a mated vampire, and I live in British Columbia Canada, with my beloved family. I am the Leader of the Surrey vampires, the Foxworth Coven. I have a seat on the Council, the vampiric government who rules our society we know. I have four adopted children, and one of my own blood. They are the lights of my life, and the reason I strive to make our little chunk of the world better for them.

I was convert into a vampire in the year 1904, in New Westminster, British Columbia, where I’d lived a life of quiet servitude, under the watchful eyes of my parents. My family was middle-class, and my father bitter about that, lashing out at my mother and me for what amounted to his failings. This made my mother a horrid taskmaster, who punished me, her only child, whenever she could.

It’s enough to drive someone mad! And for me, it almost did. But I found a way to get out, by the way of a rich boy from town. His name was Thomas Scott. We kept to the shadows, and I refused to think what this showed of our relationship. Even then, I’d like to think myself a smart girl, though desperate and deluded in my choice of paths to freedom. Soon enough, Thomas showed exactly what I’d meant to him. After he found out I was pregnant, Thomas tried to kill me in an elaborate plot to hide the fact he’d ever known me. Though he left me in the forest to rot, never realizing that I in fact, wasn’t dead—yet.

You know those moments of angelic enlightenment that make you know someone out there is watching over you, even in your darkest hour? That was exactly what happened. My salvation came in the form of a tall blonde stranger with strange glittering cornflower blue eyes. On sight, I trusted this man, and on a deeper level, felt I knew him.

Gregory Foxworth changed my life. He took me away from the life my parents had forced me into. He put a roof over my head and food on the table. I wasn’t expected to clean and tend animals anymore, but I stayed steadfast to my need to take care of him.

When I’d met him, I thought him human, just like any other man in town. How wrong we all were! I spent months in his home, while he traveled Canada on business, coming home on the occasion to spend time with me. I pined for him a long time, before he finally asked for my hand in marriage. When Gregory presented the ring, my life took another one-eighty. Gregory told me he was a vampire, but that was the only the beginning. How little I understood of what it really meant to be of another race, and the complex web of social and political structure surrounding the lifestyle. Even worse, my soon to be husband had enemies. One wanted him, his entire family and Coven dead in the name of vengeance. And to accomplish this? The Rogue, Antonio Bradley turned his attention on me. I became a tool for my beloved’s destruction.

But I’ve already written this entire story at the demand of the Council, who want the lives of the Foxworth family’s fight with the Rogue vampire, Antonio Bradley. In fact, my mate, Gregory and all of my children have to do the same.

Let us show you just what it’s like to be a vampire in this ever-changing world. The Foxworths may stumble, we may lose much along the way, but in the end, we will see the light at the end of tunnel, no matter what we have to do.

Thank you for coming to visit with me today, to learn more about me. Look for more about my family members and our journals during the Foxworth Blog Tour hosted by Bewitching Blog Tours.

Sincerely,
Canya Foxworth

Canya Foxworth’s story can be found in Death of Innocence, Book One of the Foxworth Coven

Giveaway!

Kayden is offering an ebook copy of the first book in The Foxworth Coven, Death of Innocence, to one lucky winner. Please read my Giveaway Policy before entering. Open internationally and ends on November 19th at 11:59 PM. To enter please leave a comment with your e-mail address.

Death of Innocence

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Even unconditional love cannot always banish an eternal nightmare.

The Foxworth family has blazed a trail through human and vampire history alike, changing the ways of both races in Canada for all time. The Council demands a full report for the long and twisted tale of how the Surrey Coven has come to be the most powerful and feared; an assemblage anyone would question before coming up against.

The Leader of the Surrey Coven, Canya recalls how her family came to be. A story filled with pain and heartache, until she meets Gregory Foxworth: a debonair CEO to the family shipping company. Gregory remembers taking her away from a life that shocks him, hoping to shelter and love her. But little does he know all he has done, was make her a target for a sadistically warped man. One who will have her and his own personal brand of vengeance. Sometimes, a grudge is forever.

Thanks for stopping by Kayden, it’s been a pleasure! Be sure to check out her website for some fab artwork (she’s also a graphic artist). Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

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I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada

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20 responses to “Guest Post & Giveaway: Kayden McLeod author of The Foxworth Coven

  1. Hi Carmel and Kayden! You both have definitely piqued my interest. I love finding a new to me author w/a great book to offer. I appreciate you taking the time to share and your generous giveaway. Paranormal romance is my absolute favorite genre to read.

    Happy Reading,
    Laurielu
    Bona Fide Reflections
    bonafidereflections (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Wow Carmel! This trailer and post was AWESOME! I had to share about it. This series looks wonderfully intriguing and like quite a ride. Thank you so much for the invitation to meet this wonderful series and for the opportunity to win a copy of book one!!!

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  3. I love how you have the story(ies) intertwined. You are open to so many more possibilities for character development. Can’t wait to check them out 🙂

    randomness.stephalicious(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Oh, this book looks like a great read! I love the cover, too 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. @Bona Fide Reflections – Always happy to help out a fellow canuck!

    @Brenda Demko – I hope you enjoy the book!

    @Denise Z – I know, right!? Kayden is also a graphic artist will serious skillz!

    @sweety – Good luck! 🙂

    @nat – It’s always good to discover new things.

    @BlackWolf – The cover definitely is gorgeous!

    @Stephalicious – A neat concept indeed.

    @Julie – Good luck!

    @mommy0306 – Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hi All,

    I wanted to thank you all for your kind words, and Carmel for having me today 🙂 I am very excited about this particular series being released, and look forward to finishing the remaining three books with the Foxworths.

    Good luck to all who entered!

    Have a wicked weekend,

    Kayden McLeod

  7. hi Carmel! thanks for informing me about this and for introducing me to Kayden! Canya Foxworth’s letter piqued my interest. you know i love vampires (and i love werewolves now as well) and winning a copy would be great.

    thanks Kayden for being gracious. all the best with your writing and the Foxworth saga.

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. this book sounds good (also, yay Canada!) and I cannot wait to read it! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention

    Ammy Belle
    apereiraorama @ gmail . com

  9. Wow, the trailer music sounds really, really intense which only makes me want to read the book ever more. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com