Friday, September 19, 2014


Hey everybody, my name is Kai Strand. I was unpacking books
at a signing and came across a copy of King of Bad with a torn cover. Bummer. I
can’t sell that! But my loss is your gain. Because I can hold a giveaway

Along with a slightly damaged copy
of King of Bad, I’m also giving away several sets of character trading cards.
These cards have been specially designed for book one in the series. There will
be a separate set of cards designed for each book – so be among the first to
own a set.

About the book:

Jeff Mean would rather set fires than follow rules or
observe curfew. He wears his bad boy image like a favorite old hoodie; that is
until he learns he has superpowers and is recruited by Super Villain Academy –
where you learn to be good at being bad. In a school where one kid can
evaporate all the water from your body and the girl you hang around with can
perform psychic sex in your head, bad takes on a whole new meaning. Jeff
wonders if he’s bad enough for SVA.

He may never find out. Classmates vilify him when he
develops good manners. Then he’s kidnapped by those closest to him and left to
wonder who is good and who is bad. His rescue is the climactic episode that
balances good and evil in the super world. The catalyst – the girl he’s crushing
on. A girlfriend and balancing the Supers is good, right? Or is it…bad?

Available in print or electronic: Whiskey Creek Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble 


[Pyro] swung the door open with a flourish and
indicated for Jeff to go inside. Jeff stepped into the doorway and stopped.
They were in some sort of gymnasium. Kids ranging from about 12 to 18 years old
were hard at work testing their athleticism in a freak show sort of way. A girl
did chin-ups at twice the speed of a top Olympian. A boy ran across a high
wire. The most beautiful girl Jeff had ever laid eyes on leaned against the
wall across the room. Jeff tore his eyes from her when an oddly shaped ball
soared over the heads of the kids. Two boys enjoyed a game of catch. At least
Jeff thought the sneers on their faces indicated enjoyment. Suddenly a head
popped out of the ball.
“Come on, you wimps, get further apart.”
Jeff’s stomach lurched when he realized the ball was a
contorted girl.
In the far corner of the gym a couple of kids were
involved in extreme wresting. Jeff watched one kid leap six feet off the ground
and pile drive the other kid into the thick stack of mats. He thought they’d
have a future in WWE if the super villain thing didn’t pan out for them. Jeff’s
gaze wandered back to the beautiful redhead. She smiled at him and his stomach
Pyro nudged Jeff into the gym and let the door close.
“Each S.V. has at least one prominent ability. Most of us are faster and
stronger than the average human, but there are a few that are faster or
stronger than the average S.V. There are also those of us who have fire as well
as those who have ice. You can usually find an S.V. with a complementary
ability to yours.” Pyro pointed at a dark haired girl standing in the center of
the room.
The girl had a
large bucket in front of her. Her face was contorted with concentration, but
Jeff couldn’t see anything happening. Then all at once a geyser of water burst
toward the ceiling and it fell back down on the assemblage in a misty rain. The
girl’s face broke into an exultant smile as the dripping kids groaned and
grumbled around her.
“Wow, that’s
really hard to do,” Pyro said, “break an element into so many little particles.
She’ll have a headache later.”


I found myself
falling in love with all the characters in the book. I loved the different
abilities each one of them have. Kai did an outstanding job writing this book.
I could not put it down. It is filled with lots of action and even some
romance. Everything you want in a book. Victoria for Page Turners Blog

Can't wait for the sequel! – Christopher White for Amazon

About the author:

When her children were young and the electricity
winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told
stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And
then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai
crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their
reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers
and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages,
and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website,

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pat. This is a great series. I'm looking forward to the final book. Have a nice weekend.

  2. Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour, Bev!

    1. My pleasure. Best of luck with the tour. The cards sound neat.

  3. Sounds like a great read. Best wishes!

    1. I enjoyed King of Bad, J Q, and also Polar Opposites. Can't wait to see what the characters are up to in the third book. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Another one out! Hurray for you, Kai. And I love that you're turning a loss into a gain. Good idea.

    1. Kai is very creative, c lee, and comes up with the neatest ideas. Like this one. :)