Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I am so excited to be a featured author on the Indie-Licious blog today! They are highlighting my newest release, Heart of Kylassame, as well as interviewing me so that all of my readers, and the Indie-licious readers, get a glimpse into the mind of Kristi Strong.

Here is just a bit of the interview :) To read the entire interview, including how I came up with the name for Heart of Kylassame, be sure to go visit my interview on Indie-Licious!

It's a pleasure to have Author Kristi Strong stop by Indie-Licious to celebrate her new fantasy novel. Now lets delve, shall we?

About Kristi Strong:
1. Can you tell us a bit about when you first discovered you wanted to be a writer?
"It sounds cliche, but I have loved writing ever since I was a little girl. My mom was a big journal writer and I always wanted to write pages of beautiful cursive like she did. Once I learned to write, I had fun writing stories about gardens with magical fruit, and found that the school assignments I loved the most were ones were I could write creatively.
I didn't imagine I could become an author until 2011 however, when I discovered the world of self-publishing. It allowed me to write my books the way I did best, without hard deadlines or having to manipulate the characters into something they were never intended to become."

2. Is there a book that most influenced your life? 
"Oh wow, good question. I think a big one for me was The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (over a decade before it became a movie). I read it when I was a preteen and it helped me realize that life wasn't always going to be fair, or logical, or what I thought it would be. It allowed me to view the world around me in a much different manner."

3. Favorite food?
"Macaroni and cheese, but the home-made kind, not Kraft. I just love when it's all ooey-gooey cheesy with the crispy breadcrumbs on top."
4. Favorite thing to do when you aren't writing? 
"Crochet. It's my other creative outlet. I am forever working on crocheting purses, blankets, hats, or other projects."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Heart of Kylassame Release!

They stole your hearts in The Lady of Steinbrekka, now Rhea and Rowan are back!

Book Blurb:

    It has been two years since the reign of the tyrannical King Verikhan has ended, and the realm of Kaldalangra flourishes.

    Nyssa has taken her place as Queen of the realm, with her secret love, Sebast, now openly at her side. She rules with a fair hand, striving for justice and prosperity for all of her people.

    Rowan and Rhea travel the realm, spreading peace and healing wherever they go. In Kylassame, they have formed a strong bond with friends and spread deep roots in the community.

    The people of Kaldalangra are joyful, and life in their world is better than ever before.

    But a string of tragedies has the ability to bring Rhea to her knees, and with her, the entire realm. While Rowan struggles to recover the village of Kylassame from a devastating crime, Rhea’s faith in her own strength weakens, with dire consequences.

Re-enter the world of Kaldalangra, and join the adventure as Rhea and Rowan endeavor to continue upon their chosen destiny.

Heart of Kylassame is now available for purchase for Nook, Kindle and Paperback!

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Do you want to read how it all began? The Lady of Steinbrekka is available for Nook, Kindle, or Paperback. It is also on sale for only $1.99 (for Kindle and Nook) for 1 more week (sale ends June 30!)

Book Blurb

    Rhea Aralia lived an uneventful life in Virginia, until the fateful day of her kidnapping. Taken to a strange realm of destruction, despair, and mysterious people with dark secrets, the young woman must learn a new way of life to survive.

    With the help of her new companions, Rhea discovers the courage to defy the tyrant King Verikhan and his heir, the cleverness to deceive the court, and the power within herself to transform this world of darkness into one of beauty and hope.

    Will Rhea triumph over those who seek her destruction, or will she be forever lost in the darkness known as Kaldalangra?

Where to buy:

What people are saying about The Lady of Steinbrekka

"A fantastic literary journey into another realm. Once you enter the world of Steinbrekka, you won't want to leave." 

The Lady of Steinbrekka, by emerging author Kristi Strong, tells the story of following one’s destiny, and how not all things are as they seem. Love, desperation, evil, mystery, and exciting other-worldly adventures are woven together to form a debut novel that reminds us of the bravery, inspiration, and inner magic that live within us all. 

Amazing!!! The Lady of Steinbrekka transports the reader into another dimension. 

It is an exquisite combination of The Looking Glass Wars meets Graceling entwined with The Last Knight. 

Adults and Teens alike will devour this book enjoying an exciting adventure that surprises and shocks the reader at every turn.