Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Name Change and Pseudonym GIVEAWAY

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope you have a great day! I have lots of announcements!

You may be wondering why my username and blog suddenly say Kaitlyn Ballenger instead of Kaitlyn Schulz. Well, here is why: Harlequin wanted me to write under a name other than Schulz. After much talk of possible pseudonyms, we came to the agreement that they would prefer me to write under my married name. Therefore, that's what we're doing. My paranormal romance will now be written as Kaitlyn Ballenger and my YA will now be written as Kaiti Schulz. All I'm doing is switching the usernames around =)

In honor of that and my three-book deal with HQN, we're having another GIVEAWAY!!!!! The giveaway begins now, 8AM EST May 22nd, and will end on Friday the 25th at 11PM. The $10 Barnes and Noble Giftcard will be given to whoever comes up with the funniest romance author pseudonym (example: "Kaitlyn Phoenix Concepcion"--you don't have to use my name, that's just an example)

Do you like my over-the-top romance photo in honor of the romance pseudonym contest?

THE RULES TO ENTER: You MUST be a follower of this blog or my FB/Twitter in order to participate. Extra entries will be given to those who follow me on all three places (if you say you do, be honest, because I'll check). Leave your best funny romance pseudonym in the blog comments along with place you follow me (blog, twitter, FB, or all three).

So good luck and have fun!!! Don't forget to check back in tomorrow! I have a guest post by my agent, the fabulous, top-dealmaker, Nicole Resciniti, of The Seymour Agency. Don't miss out!


  1. Just want to let you know that I'm following you wherever you're at (FB, Twitter, Blog). I'm excited for you! However, I do have to think about a funny pseudonym. Oh the pressure LOL :)

    1. Aw! Thanks, Hai-Yen =) So nice to have a loyal follower! Can't wait to hear what you think of the Execution Underground when it releases in 2013. I think you'll LOVE my hero, Jace McCannon. He's a sexy werewolf hunter ;-)

    2. I cannot wait to discover the Execution Underground series! Werewolf hunter, huh? This is new and exciting. Looking forward to getting to know Jace better. You got my attention with the word 'sexy' :)

    3. Awesome! Sexy is definitely true. If you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, you'll love the Execution Underground. That's the marketing angle that HQN is going for and if I had to compare my writing style to any other paranormal author, I would have to agree with them. My paranormal novels are very dark, very sexy, and usually centered on the male characters. Book one is about Jace McCannon, a member of the Rochester division of the Execution Underground, which is an international network of supernatural hunters. Jace is a werewolf hunter who is forced to team up with a female alpha-wolf, packmaster Frankie Amato, in order to catch a sexual sadist. But in the process, Jace has to battle and come to terms with his own secret two-natured identity and face the possibility of Frankie being his 'destined mate' If you want to read a more detailed back-cover synopsis, click on "my novels" at the top of the blog.

    4. Oh it really sounds interesting! I have yet had the pleasure of reading Ms. Ward's work but she's definitely on my very long TBR list... and so are you! Rest assured I will be one of the first to buy your print books as soon as they become available.

    5. Thank you! That's so great to hear! I don't know when in 2013 it will release, but I should know within the next few weeks. As soon as I know, you'll know =) However, I DO know that it will be available at any major book retailing store: Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, you name it. So it won't be difficult to find ;-)

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