Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Paddy’s Day Promotion: Shades of the Past – FREE!

I'm pleased to announce my Saint Patrick’s Day FreeBooksy promotion. For 5 days, from tonight at midnight (12:01 AM Thursday, March 17th PDT) through midnight Monday (12:00 PM March 21st PDT), the e-book version of Shades of the Past is free to everyone on Amazon. Help yourselves and tell all of your friends. Enjoy!


A Widowed Victorian Lady: Traveling companion to an elderly, aristocratic lady, Vanessa Wynters is drawn to Royal Sherringham upon her employer's death. Little does she expect to remain at the estate beyond the funeral itself, or to find herself caught up in the secrets of  Sherringham’s turbulent past or those of the deceased noblewoman’s dark, brooding nephew ― Viscount Adrian Marrable.

A Mysterious Viscount: Twice wed and twice widowed, the darkly handsome lord is implicated in both his wives’ tragic and untimely deaths. Adrian is captivated by Vanessa’s golden beauty and willingly fulfills his late aunt’s dying wishes. His generous financial support allows Vanessa to remain at Sherringham and pursue her passion for photography. But her growing attraction to the enigmatic viscount proves as unsettling as the ghostly figure that appears in her photographs.

Royal Sherringham: An expansive castle-mansion complex in the English West Midlands, its long history dates back to the times of the druids. What mysteries does Sherringham hold, and why did Adrian’s late aunt flee her beloved home to live in self-imposed exile? Now, as the Marrable family gathers after years apart, Sherringham’s unseen residents stir.  What might they reveal, if the planes between the spiritual and material dimensions are breached? Will Vanessa find an adversary or an ally in the otherworldly presence that beckons from her photographs as secrets are unearthed, shade by shocking shade? Dare Vanessa embrace her blossoming love for the dark viscount or, like her late employer, flee Sherringham forever?

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“A compelling tale enhanced by the mystery surrounding Sherringham’s Castle. Ms. Kirkwood’s artful use of photography to unravel the mystery of the restless spirit lends both credibility and realism to her tale.”

Romantic Times

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

BookBub Valentine's Day 2016 promotion - The Valiant Heart - FREE!

Sending love from the Barony of Valsemé . . . starting at midnight tonight, Pacific Standard Time through midnight February 16th Pacific Standard Time, the first e-book of the HEART series, The Valiant Heart, will be free on Amazon. I hope you fall in love with Rurik and Brienne as much as I did while penning their story. Kathleen

The Valiant Heart

A beautiful heiress and pawn of the king . . .

Dispossessed of her lands by the marauding Norsemen, Brienne Beaumanoir is brought from cloister by royal decree and offered as a bride to her enemy.

A golden warrior of the North . . .

Sent to escort his father’s promised bride to the Barony of Valsem√©, Rurik Atlison finds himself entranced by the dark-haired beauty and his passions set aflame.

Love unexpected, bringing peril to all . . .

Tormented by their desires, Rurik and Brienne resist giving in to their yearnings and endangering their people.

But destiny will not be denied . . .

Their love will burn brightly through all the ages to come as Norse and Frank meld into a new people — the Normans.

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 “Wonderful historical fantasy; I read it with avid enjoyment!” — Roberta Gellis, author of Fires of Winter

Exciting and heartrending, touched with warmth and humor. One of the best novels I’ve read in years!” — Rene J. Garrod, author of Passion’s Endless Tide

“Anita Gordon [Kathleen Kirkwood] joins the ranks of the finest Medieval novelists.” — Romantic Times Magazine

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Friday, January 8, 2016

New Year's BookBub Promotion: A Slip In Time - FREE!

Escape to the Scottish Highlands with a free New Year's read . . .

Enjoy my best selling Time Travel novel!



January 9th through 13th (PST) - On Amazon only
[Starts at Midnight tonight - Pacific Standard Time]

Get it here!

See you at Dunraven Castle but beware.
When you enter its ancient keep, Time may “slip” yet again.

More information on A Slip In Time here!


Recently freed from captivity in London Tower, Rae Mackinnon returns to the turbulent Highlands and claims his place as laird of Dunraven Castle. But as he grapples with clan rivalries and divisiveness within his own family, he is confronted with a startling discovery — a beautiful woman from a distant future, delivered through the portals of Time and into his bed . . .


Swept up in the summer social rounds, Julia Hargrove accompanies her aunt and cousins on an excursion to Scotland, to an ancient castle which has hosted no visitors for two decades — until now. Rumors abound of unusual occurrences at Dunraven Castle — occurrences that are centered, as Julia quickly learns, in her bedchamber, where Time has the ability to “slip,” and a rugged Highlander to materialize out of the shadows of the night . . .


What mysteries does Dunraven hold? What secret opens the temporal door, allowing Julia and Rae to reach across the centuries to claim a few stolen moments and nurture a blossoming love?  But how long can the rules of Time be broken before the door shuts forevermore?

"A Slip in Time is a complex time-travel romance, rich in the flavor of the Highlands. With a grand cast of multidimensional characters, Rae and Julia's love story will keep you up into the wee hours of the morn as we are reminded that true love knows no time, or boundaries." —Romantic Times

"A Slip in Time is a unique time-travel with compelling characters, a clan mystery, heart-stopping suspense, and a page-turning love story. In other words -- a keeper on anyone's shelf." — Compuserve Romance Reviews

"This compelling tale of time slips is not to be missed! Ms. Kirkwood has penned an intriguing, compelling tale of time-crossed lovers, rich in secrets, danger, suspense and full-bodied characters . . . For a definite twist on time-traveling and a beautiful love story, read this book." — AOL Romance Fan Forum