Thursday, January 31, 2013

Very Inspirational Blogger Award

Thank you Karli Rush for nominating me for "The Very Inspirational Blogger Award".
There is no voting. It's a pay it forward type of award. You nominate blogs you feel deserve it and they do the same and so on. Basically it is a way to introduce our readers to other blogs that you feel are noteworthy.
To participate -
1. Post the award image on your blog with header "The Very Inspirational Blogger Award".
2. Tag the person/blogger who nominated you, thanking them for the nomination
3. Write the rules and complete them.
The Rules:
Display the award logo on your blog.
Link back to the person who nominated you.
State 7 things about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them.
Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award's requirements.
That's all!
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Disappearing Reviews?

Someone had a great idea. If your reviews are going bye-bye, on Amazon, move them to your blog. That way, your readers and future readers can see what others are saying about your work. Here is what readers are saying about Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga, and The Hunted.

Reviews for Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga:

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, May 21, 2012

By Rachledbtr - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
This book was amazing. Virginia McKevit did a wonderful job with the detail. It was very easy to picture what was going on in the story. I absolutely loved the characters. The book was hard to put down. I can't wait for the second book to come out!

5.0 out of 5 stars Fracture: A page-turning novel that keeps the audience enthralled, May 15, 2012

By Joncie - See all my reviews- This review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
The plot kept the pages turning nonstop. I couldn't put the book down. The first night I got the book, I stayed up late reading it. Her characters are well developed as well as her plot and the motivation that drives her characters. Virginia's active imagination draws us in as if we were one of the characters ourself. I can not wait for the second book in the saga!

5.0 out of 5 stars Best book, May 13, 2012

By Fracture Fan - See all my reviews- This review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
This is the best book I've read in a long time. Its a hard book to put down and stop reading...I got it yesterday and ill have it done by tonite....I can't wait till the next book comes out.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga by Virginia McKevitt, April 28, 2012

By Char Marie Adles - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga by Virginia McKevitt
Review of Fracture: 4/12/12
With this book set in a parallel universe I found myself being drawen into this new mystical world created by Virginia and also by the characters as well. To be honest I found myself stunned by the amount of description within this book that brings forth the story as if it were a movie before my eyes.
With the story taken place in the Kingdom of Potwain and the motive that drives her characters, Virgina has created a world all her own filled with action, adventure, and a little bit of romance.
More then once I found myself on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what would happen next. The attraction of this book draws you in word by word and will make you not to want to put it down before you finish turning to the last page. I fell in love not only with her story, but her characters and you can't put a price on that.
Another great, one of a kind book that will leave you breathless with rapture. At least for now...!I look forward to her next outstanding book!

5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Wow!!!, December 26, 2012

By Laura (Centre Al) - See all my reviews- This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
I read this book about a year ago and I have reread it many times!! She makes you fall in love with the characters and the places she takes you is unbelievable!!! Loved it and it is more than you can put into words!! If I was you I would def. get this book and the next. Be warned even after those you will be wanting more!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, November 3, 2012

By Gini - See all my reviews- This review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
Fracture has an effortless blend of suspense, fantasy, romance and humor. Tegrin has quickly become my favorite leading man! The fulfilling yet cliffhanger ending has me counting the days until The Hunted is released and I can find out exactly what Alexasia is up to!

5.0 out of 5 stars FRACTURE-Great book, October 11, 2012

By Cheri's thoughts "Cheri" (Ft Oglethorpe, GA) - See all my reviews- Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
Fracture is a great book to read. I loved the characters and
the action. The differences but similarities in the worlds
are really interesting. I can't wait for the second book to come out so
I can continue the adventure.

5.0 out of 5 stars loved it, September 26, 2012

By David Ramsey "djjramsey" (michigan) - See all my reviews

(REAL NAME)    This review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
This story begins in another world where Tegrin is awaiting his concubine, Natiana, she is his only one while other members of his Lion Clan had several. At first he thinks that she is playing a game with him but he soon is informed by his king, King Yorandt that she has found the portal or fracture to our world and she has gone thru. This portal has been a secrete to all except King Yorandt and the Lion Clan who are fierce warriors and are the Guardians of this world. They keep the peace and enforce the laws of Patwain. Tegrin is told by his king that the Couton woman Natiana has escaped from her world into ours because here she and the other Couton women would be free to steal our memoirs and kill us in the process. The Couton women are a troublesome breeds who only use the males in their world to procreate. They take herbs to ensure that the offspring will be born female. They steal memories like a drug and if they take too much they kill the person whose mind they have tapped into. They are kept in check by the Guardians in Patwain here on earth they can take their fill. Tegrin makes the journey thru the Fracture which on earth's side is a cave. He makes it at night in hopes of not running into any humans. You see Tegrin has yellow eyes wild shaggy hair and when he opens his mouth you see canines not unlike those of the big cats of Africa. Using his hunting skills and other worldly senses he tracks the Couton women to there first kill. It is the mother and stepfather of Kristina. Tegrin is surprised by her presence and is forced to make her unconscious and take her with him into the caves. In the town of Blessing is where the fracture opens on to. It is a town of about 3000. The towns' people have been having collective dreams of angels along with other strange occurrences. And these are the precise dreams that the father of Kristina had been having before he was killed.
Fracture was an extremely entertaining book. I loved the slow way the author lets us into
the true identity of Kristina's heritage. The world of Patwain is very well developed. There
are back stories to the characters and the women of Couton could have their own
book to reflect there culture and customs. As the intrigue and conflict that envelope Patwain
become more evident you get pulled more and more into this world of Kings and concubines, fierce worriers and the pull and tug for power. Along he way our heroes are helped and hindered by
both external forced the work against them as well as their refusal to accept their own destinies.
If you like exploring other worlds that are well developed this book will definitely entertain.

4.0 out of 5 stars Fracture: A Shadow World of Fantasy and Magic, September 9, 2012

By Todd A. Fonseca (Minneapolis, MN) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
Fracture: A Shadow World of Fantasy and Magic
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Virginia McKevitt
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Only after her mother and step-father's brutal murders and her subsequent encounter with a lion-esque man named Tegrin, does Kristina realize that her visions of a shadow world are more than just visions; they are a window across the fracture joining Earth and Patwain. She learns from Tegrin of the evil that has crossed to Earth - The Couton - a beautifully angelic race gifted withe ability to steal memories. Unfortunately, human memories are more potent than anything they had previously encountered. Potent to the point of addiction as the incredible high peaks when every last memory extracted leaving behind a lifeless husk. And now that the fracture and human memories are known to The Couton, it may be too late to stop them.
Virgina McKevitt's, Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga, is an interesting twist on the fantasy genre. It is very difficult to take the majority of a story whose setting is in the "real world" and blend in fantasy characters and make it truly believable. Take the movie "Enchanted" for example, I was never committed to the premise because of this. But there are exceptions like "Starman" that have such great characterization, that it is easy to believe and become completely absorbed in the story. Fortunately, MCKevitt does this effortlessly. Her characters are deep, complex, and compelling and their relationships evolve at just the right pace. My only complaint would be the time spent in Patwain, it felt a bit abbreviated and I would have liked to have seen Kristina's education and evolution of her ability explored a bit more. However, I have hopes that this will come in future volumes of the story as this is the first in a series.
Overall, my favorite is character is Tegrin. His soul is tortured in so many ways - his people's history, the betrayal of his lover, the very nature of his job and responsibilities, and his deep belief that he onlyl to serve and does not deserve happiness.
For those who enjoy something a little different in the fantasy genre, check out "Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga" and you too will be anxiously awaiting the release of the second volume.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but lacking in reality, June 18, 2012

By L - See all my reviews- Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
Good story but....While I understand this is a fantasy it should still have a reality. I found it beyond belief that the humans that met the "Lion Man" immediately accepted him & they instantly trusted him & became friends. The heroine loses her parents and appears to be hardly affected by the loss except to want revenge. There's no funeral - just an immediate journey with Lion Man. While the town of Blessing is supposed to be a small town there's almost no information on the town or other residents. The story is interesting & compelling and I will most likely purchase the next in the series as the writer does leave you wanting to learn more about the parallel kingdom & the characters.

5.0 out of 5 stars Lion man and Green Emerald eyes, June 10, 2012

By silvana - See all my reviews- This review is from: Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga (Paperback)
Strange things begin to happen in one small town. Almost everybody in the town has headaches and dreams the same dreams. Some people have been killed. The parents of Kristine were killed, she is missing or her friends think that.
The fracture between two worlds is open!

Every page from this book is full of action and adventure, mystery and fantasy
This book makes me believe that my thoughts about aliens and parallel universes are real happened, that aliens and parallel universes exist. Like a teenage girl in summers I hardly waited night to fall and stars show up and then I was placed comfortably and watched the starry sky. Then in those starry nights my thoughts growing up and my imagination started to bloom around me. Reading Fracture I was back in my teenage years staring in the stars, waiting something to happen.
The cover is perfectly done, because if you read this book you will understand that man from the cover is exactly how was Tegrin describe in the book, a lion-man, a woman beside him would be Kristine-a perfect, emerald, green eyes and red, long hair, I would love to see it more from her hair. Whole picture from the cover is red so for that reason Kristine's hair not seen, its seams to me like whole picture is covering with her hair or so should look like that. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars I haven't been able to sit still long enough to read a book in a long time, June 7, 2012

By Zenith - See all my reviews- This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
I just finished reading this book a few minutes ago, and I must say I feel like I have just met some amazing and brave new friends, and that Virginia McKevitt has brought me into her inner circle to introduce me to them. These people are so unique and introduced so flawlessly, each one is a treasure to get to know as you turn the pages. I feel so drawn into the story and fell in love with every character, well except those evil ones. I look forward to getting to know and hear about these brave people in their quest, and look forward to reading the next book!!! Thank you for sharing your imagination and story with all of us. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars Fracture (The Secret Enemy Saga) by Virginia McKevitt, April 18, 2012
By Karen Doering "Parent's Little Black Book" (Clarkston, WA USA) - See all my reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fracture (The Secret Enemy Saga) by Virginia McKevitt, April 17, 2012
By Karen Doering "Parent's Little Black Book" (Clarkston, WA USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Fracture (Kindle Edition)
The Kingdom of Potwain is a parallel universe to our own. They believe in separation for the good of both universes. A very interesting new world well thought out and described. How they maintain that separation is the main premise at the start of this story. In order to keep the two worlds from interacting they must send someone to our world, a man with many skills to keep the two worlds apart. How he interacts with the inhabitants of our world is interesting and compelling.
I enjoyed the separate world created within the Kingdom of Potwain and the inhabitants. It was an interesting new world and the only thing I was disappointed in was that we didn't learn more about this world. Hopefully in the next of the series we will.
Ms. McKevitt has created a YA novel with interesting and complex characters who relate to each other well. The storyline is good and flows well. The dialogue was realistic and moved the story forward well. The action scenes played out with good descriptions so the reader is able to imagine what is happening. The book is well written and is appropriate to the targeted age group and audience.
Overall this is a very good book that addresses many issues young people have without a "preachy" attitude within the context of a great action packed and fun story.
I am looking forward to the next instalment.
Karen Bryant Doering
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5.0 out of 5 stars fracture the secret enemy saga, April 7, 2012
By katz - See all my reviews- Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
I truly enjoyed this book.Loved Tegrin and Kristina. Can,t wait to see how their journey ends.Can,t wait for the next book.HURRY ! HURRY! HURRY! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars "Recommended Reading", March 31, 2012

By O. G. Tomes - See all my reviews- Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: FRACTURE (FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
A smartly accomplished and compelling plot! Talent and imagination meet technique in the unlikeliest of places.... the "Fracture" between two worlds.
The characters are driven by McKevitt's own hand. Built by her obvious vivid imagination you will come to know them personally. They will pull you in to the story not chapter by chapter but paragraph by paragraph.
McKevitt's writing style is freshly surprising and flourishes with touches of realism that make the "Secret Enemy Saga" a double edged tale that lingers long after the last word is read.
McKevitt's thought processes are well formed and believable. Maybe too believable.
The ending left me wanting more ...... Thankfully, Book 2 is in the works!
Keep writing McKevitt!

Reviews for The Hunted:

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!!, December 26, 2012

By Laura (Centre Al) - See all my reviews- This review is from: The Hunted (Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
This is a must read!!!! Draws you in from the start and leaves you wanting more!! Great finisher from the first book and get you ready for the third which I am already looking forward to!!

5.0 out of 5 stars DID IT AGAIN, January 14, 2013

By Cheri's thoughts "Cheri" (Ft Oglethorpe, GA) - See all my reviews- This review is from: The Hunted: Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga Book Two (Volume 2) (Paperback)
This is a great continuation to the first book, Fractured. It continues the
story of Tegrin and Kristina and gives us more about them together. It contains
plenty of action and suspense. I can't wait for the third book to be released.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!, January 14, 2013

By Gini - See all my reviews- Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: The Hunted (Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga) (Kindle Edition)
I read through this book even faster than the first! The Hunted includes all the mystery, romance and suspence of Fracture and continues to leave you wanting more. When I read, I like to be entertained and I have not been disappointed. McKevitt is a wonderful story-teller and I can't wait for book three!

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, January 5, 2013
By Rachledbtr - See all my reviews- This review is from: The Hunted: Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga Book Two (Volume 2) (Paperback)
The second book of the Secret Enemy Saga, The Hunted, is a very intriguing story about a quest to stop the Couton from taking over the city. I really love the characters, their personalities, and how they overcome obstacles on their journey to protect our world. This book is a very quick read and is very hard to put down. I love to read stories of murder, mystery, and suspense as well as romance, and this book combines all of that into one amazing book.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Stage32 and the Big Picture

Have you ever had someone tell you your book would make a great movie? I’ve had people tell me that before (and not just my family or friends who want a free book).  Readers who I have never met have written to me on several occasions and have made comments to that affect.

Its flattering and I love it but could it happen? My and your best chances might just be in the following post.

A few days a go I was asked to invite other “creatives” in my field to Hollywood’s number one meeting place for the film and theatre industry. What does a site for the film making industry have to do with writers, you ask? I asked myself that very same question when I joined back in May of this year. After perusing the site and talking to a few people who seemed to be in the know, I decided, what did I have to lose. This is what I have come away with;

Stage 32 is a network designed for the film, television, and theater, including some of the most creative talent on the planet. It has over 70,000 members in over 180 countries and growing. It was created by Richard Botto and Curt Blakeney, industry leaders in their own right, with the belief that networking is the key to perfecting one’s craft, something writers are well aware of. It is a community of professionals and creatives who are committed to each other and to the reality of making their dreams come true. It is a place where talented people gather to discuss their projects and find open doors to success.

32 was originally geared toward the film and theater industry but has expanded to include the craft of writing, including authors, editors, and cover artist in fiction and non-fiction alike. Let’s face it, we are all looking to expand our horizons, to grow and challenge ourselves, to become better.

Is it like Facebook? Loosely, yes. Facebook is a community where we share everything; our family, our pets, what we ate last night, and our writing, Stage 32 is not. It is a community built around your professional profile, your resume, so to speak. When you connect with others on 32 it is your brand, the writer, cover artist, or reviewer, etc. they see, not how our cute pets do funny things.

Here are some words from CEO, Richard Botto:  

“What we hear from our users is that Facebook is great for family and friends, but not for networking to find jobs, form partnerships, etc. And LinkedIn is more geared toward corporate types as opposed to creatives. Additionally, their forums are littered with spam, whereas we have a zero spam policy.”

Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the fun stuff that’s on Facebook, not to mention the exposure for my books but I also like the idea that there is a site that is a little more business-like, and may give me the opportunity to expand my brand into a wider arena.

Going back to exposure, just the sheer number of people who will see your work will increase dramatically, worldwide. Who wouldn’t be thrilled with that? Getting readers is what it’s all about.


That is what Stage 32 is. A place to grow your contacts and build a network of like minded people, as well as opening doors to a whole new world of possibilities. Is it for everyone? That is for you to choose, but what writer doesn’t dream of seeing their work on the big screen? Someone, somewhere in this community might just read your book one day, and the rest, as the saying goes, “is history”. You never know who might be looking for the next big one (I already have my actors picked out, lol).

Here are three indie titles that are going to be movies:

Lisa Gace’s Angel Series, Colleen Hoover’s Slammed, and Hugh Howey’s Wool.

Not everyone is interested in having their book transformed into a movie, I understand that, but for those who have the dream, Stage 32 might be the door. So come on. Check out Stage 32. You just might want to stay.

Virginal McKevitt is an American author of fantasy. Her 5 star novel, FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga can be broadly described as fantasy incorporated with elements of the paranormal, suspense, mystery and romance (I couldn’t help myself). FRACTURE The Secret Enemy Saga is available in paperback at Barnes and Nobles and, and as an e-book through Amazon and Smashwords. Book two The Hunted is available as an e-book at and Smashwords.!/virginia.mckevitt