Friday, September 26, 2014


Friday Fun.
Thanks for stopping by today to meet Katie L. Carroll. Have a wonderful visit.

YA fantasy
by Katie L. Carroll
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker as companions, she feels alone.
It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
Ebook on sale for $.99 until September 27:
Signed paperback giveaway on Goodreads until September 28:
About the Author:
Katie L. Carroll began writing at a very sad time in her life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote ELIXIR BOUND and the forthcoming ELIXIR SAVED so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book. Katie is also the author of the picture app THE BEDTIME KNIGHT and an editor for MuseItUp Publishing. She lives not too far from the beach in a small Connecticut city with her husband and son. For more about Katie, visit her website at and follow her on Twitter (@KatieLCarroll) or Tumblr.
I read Katie's book quite awhile ago, but in case you missed the review, here it is again.
By Katie L. Carroll
For years, perhaps for centuries, the quest to live forever has driven men to search for a magic potion that will grant them eternal life. Some of them will do most anything to achieve their goal. But what if they do find such a potion or medicine? Will it bring them happiness or problems?
Author Katie L. Carroll’s YA fantasy novel, ELIXIR BOUND, is the story of Katora Kase and her family who are in charge of protecting a magic Elixir that some believe will make them live forever. Katora is a prime year woman and soon it will be her duty to take over the family’s farm which also puts her in charge of the Elixir. Since they’re almost out of the Elixir, Katora will lead an expedition to retrieve more nectar for the Elixir. On their quest to do so, Katora and those that go with her face more danger than she ever imagined.
Katie L. Carroll uses vivid language to describe the journey through Faway Forest. I could picture the creatures that would have made me stop and run home, forgetting about the Elixir. The characters, especially Katora, are not always brave. They try to be, but have their doubts and sometimes question if they’re doing the right thing, like real people do.  And until the very end I wasn’t sure how the story would turn out. If you enjoy a good fantasy with likeable characters that make you care for them and a situation that could be fatal for them, then pick up a copy of ELIXIR BOUND. You’ll be happy you did.


  1. Sounds like a great one indeed, nice cover too.

  2. I have this ebook. Haven't had a chance to read it yet. Katie, I hope the Book Blitz is going well.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Susanne. You'll enjoy the book when you do read it.

  3. Thanks for all your support and helping spread the word about ELIXIR BOUND, Beverly!

    Thanks, Pat! I'm still in love with the cover (though can't take any credit for it!).

    Hi, Susanne! The blitz has been a blast, but I gotta admit I'm kind of glad it ends tomorrow. :)

    1. I'm happy to host you, Katie. This is a beautiful story. I hope everyone will read it. BTW, my youngest granddaughter is named Katie.)

  4. Yay for Katie! She's a great writer and a great person. :)