Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Today, I'm excited about sharing with you the 1st anniversary of Award Winning Author Kai Strand's YA novel FINDING THOR. While I love all of Kai's books, this is my absolute favorite. If you've read it, you'll understand why. And now, Happy 1st Anniversary to Finding Thor.

This cover is gorgeous, the colors just perfect.  And the heart, yes.

Have you found your Thor? Kai Strand wants to help with
that. Be sure to check out the giveaway below.

International intrigue hits small-town America.

Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing
keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.

Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced,
and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression –
like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls
around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel

But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may
prove to be his weakest link.

When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an
international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal
danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly
repaired psyche if she loses Nik?

Romance, mystery, and high stakes – just another day in high


Devon slid onto the bench next to Cara, bumping her
over with his hip. “So, babe, you coming tonight?”
Cara gaped at him. “You are so delusional, Devon. Is
there some alternate universe you visit in which we actually date? Are you
confusing your delusional state with the real world?”
Devon grinned and leaned toward her.
“Are you coming tonight? I’ve loaded a special playlist onto my iPod. We could
hang in my room and listen to it.”
“I’ll throw up if Cara doesn’t!”
Kelly said, throwing her half-eaten sandwich onto the table.
Cara blinked and shook her head. “Do
you even listen to me, Devon?”
“I’ve got some good soul-stirring
music picked especially for us,” Devon said. “We can wrap our limbs together
and stare into each other’s eyes. And then, well, I think you know what comes
Cara ran a hand through her hair.
“Cheesus, Devon.”
With a smarmy grin he said, “I knew
you’d convert one day, Carabiner.”
“You know, I got a job as a pole
dancer down at Starz,” Cara said.
“See ya tonight, lover.” Devon ran his knuckle gently
down Cara’s cheek and then strode off.
“He doesn’t hear a thing I say!” Cara watched him
enter the lunch line, while she scrubbed the prickle of his touch away.

Finding Thor is available in print or electronic format from the following:

Amazon| Barnes & Noble| Whiskey Creek Press| All Romance| BookStrand|

Add Finding Thor to your to-read shelf on Goodreads

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 Kai entertains children of all ages, and
their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website,

Swag alert! Looking for your Thor? Look no further, Kai’s
got you covered. Enter to win a custom tote bag for all of those books you like
to carry with you, and a Thor baseball cap. Easy entry for those in a hurry, or
many other ways to earn more entries for contest junkies. The Finding Thor swag pack can only
be shipped in the United States. If winner is International, an Amazon
gift card will be substituted and another winner will be chosen.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Just so much about this book I love! Hi, Kai!

    1. Finding Thor is one of my favorite books, Sheri. Love the characters.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I hope you entered for your chance at that saweet hat! :)

    2. It doesn't seem like Finding Thor was published a year ago, Pat. Time sure goes by fast.

  3. Beverly, thank you so much for your kind words. It's like getting a word hug. And thank you for participating in the anniversary giveaway.

    1. You're welcome, Kai. Every word is true. Love your characters. Happy One-Year Anniversary. I hope year two finds many more readers for your story.

  4. That cover is stunning! Wow. And what a cute hat.

    There's so much goodness with this plotline.

    Happy one year anniversary!

    1. The hat is so cute, Chrys, a fun giveaway. The story has a little of everything: danger, teen romance, and dealing with life and death. I love it.

  5. Happy anniversary to Kai. I read this a few days ago and really enjoyed it.

    1. It is a lovely story, Medeia. A sequel would be nice.

    2. I'm so glad to hear that, Medeia! Thanks for reading.

      Lol! No plans for a sequel, Beverly. Sorry.

  6. Congratulations to her. Very pretty colors on the cover!

    1. It is a great cover, Stephanie. I can't believe the book's been out for a year. Time sure passes fast.

    2. Thanks Stephanie. I love the cover too.

  7. I am dying to win that Thor hat. ;)

    1. I know - it's so adorbs! I can only give it away because my daughter has one too, so I'll still have one in my life.

    2. I imagine everyone would like that hat.

  8. I have a couple of Kai's books- but I haven't had a chance to start reading them yet. It sounds like I should start with this one! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Finding Thor is my favorite book of Kai's, Jess. I think you'll enjoy it, as well as all the others.

  9. Well, if Kai's Thor looks anything like Chris Hemsworth - I'd like to find him too!! LOL! Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the excerpt!

    1. Hi, ha! Good point, Lexa. Maybe we should look for him. It is a lovely fun and exciting story.

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    1. So nice to hear from you, Yvonne. Hope you're feeling lots better.