Monday, February 16, 2015


Monday Musings!
Another fabulous book will soon be released. Super Bad, the third book in
Author Kai Strand's SVA series. How about that cover. Congratulations, Kai.

It's hard to be good when it's so much fun to be bad

Excerpt from Super Bad:

After sliding the card out of
the envelope, she stared at it for so long Lexa finally said, “Well?”
Sandra glanced at her friend
before frowning again at the card. Finally she handed it to Lexa and stared at
the flowers.

Seeing you last night was as refreshing as the clean smell after a

Lexi’s lip curled up. “What does
this mean?”
“I’m not sure.” Sandra spoke
tentatively. “He obviously has a thing for weather.”
“And you,” Lexa said.
Lexa rolled her eyes. “What do
you mean, maybe? He became a stalker at the party last night, and now he’s sent
you your very first flowers.”
Sandra shook her head. “There’s
something…I don’t know.”
A thought somewhere deep in her gray matter teased
her, but kept getting overridden by images of Set’s beautiful face lowering
toward hers in the dark of the hedge cave. She mentally scolded herself to
focus, but then she remembered the feel of his power pulsing from him and
making her skin thrum when he came within a few inches of her, and her
concentration scattered.
She shook her head not wanting
to relive those memories. “I don’t know. I don’t really think it’s me he
Lexa smelled an oversized rose unfurled in full bloom
in the middle of a bouquet that somehow looked like a summer storm stuffed into
a vase—all whites and lavenders, purples and deep blues. “It sure looks like
he’s focused on you, Sand.”

SUPER BAD The unexpected conclusion to the
Super Villain Academy series.

The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with
the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil,
the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its
super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first
place is missing.

Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her
only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new
ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source,
she’s growing unreasonably attracted to Set, the boy who double crossed Jeff by
stealing his girlfriend.

When Sandra is taken and held as bait by kids who want to
unbalance the super world, it becomes the inciting event that changes things
for supers everywhere and forces them to answer the question, “Hero or
Super Bad is scheduled for release in June, but there have been whispers
of it releasing sooner. Don’t miss out. Subscribe to Kai’s mailing list and be
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King of Bad - Jeff Mean would rather set fires than follow rules. He wears his bad
boy image like a favorite old hoodie; until he learns he has superpowers and is
recruited by Super Villain Academy – where you learn to be good at being bad.
Is Jeff bad enough for SVA?

Polar Opposites - Heroes and villains are balanced.
After Oceanus is kidnapped, Jeff learns the supers are so balanced, they no
longer care to get involved. Ironically Jeff’s superpowers are spiraling out of
control. Will they find Oci before he looses it completely, and will they find
her alive?
Win a $10 Amazon gift card or an ecopy of either King
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About the author:

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,


  1. Most interesting post to read, Loved the cover, Sure to be a success.

    1. This is a great series, Yvonne. I'm looking forward to reading the final book.

  2. A thin line there can be between hero and villain many a time

    1. So true, Pat, and Kai keeps a person wondering who's really good or bad.

    2. That's the overarching theme, Pat.

  3. Not just bad, but super bad!
    The theme holds well across the three books.

    1. That is does, Alex. A great series. I'll miss the super heroes too.

    2. After my son (who is off in the Navy and no longer hears the 1st read thrus of my books) read the second book, Polar Opposites, he said the main character was really awesome when he lost his temper. Though I knew where the series was going, that was when I realized how it needed to get there. So I dialed it up a notch - or two. Bwahaha.

  4. Thanks Beverly for sharing my cover and giveaway! I'm so excited (& a little sad) to be finishing this series. I can't wait for readers to finally get their conclusion! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

    1. It's been a great series, Kai. I think your readers will enjoy the final book, as well as the earlier ones.

  5. Nothing's more tantalizing than something bad! Hurray for Kai.

    1. Agreed, C Lee. Gotta love the bad guys. :)

    2. I realized I'm almost always drawn in by the bad boy, so I decided to make a main character out of mine. He has been a blast to write! Really, all the characters were fun times infinity.

  6. Wishing you super success. Interesting cover.

    1. It is a great cover, isn't it? Kelly. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I have been seeing this book everywhere. Sounds great and what a cover! Best of luck to Kai. :)

  8. This book is everywhere! Congrats to Kai and good luck to all the giveaway entrants.

  9. Congrats to Kai. She's making a big splash everywhere.