Release Day Giveaway

You guys. Two firsts happened for me today!

One. I have an Amish novella out in the world. An Amish novella, y’all.

I’ve written all my life. Actually, not really. It feels like I’ve written all my life. As soon as I figured out how to string words together on a page, I wrote, wrote, wrote. Stories I rarely finished, but would read out loud to my parents and my Aunt Peggy. Bless their hearts for listening.

Never in all my life, though, did I consider making one of those stories an Amish story.

Until I was invited to participate in a cool-sounding project with some authorly friends (waving to Cindy, Mindy, and Amanda) and my intrigued little heart couldn’t say no. I love trying new things and this was definitely new. And so, not only did I contribute my novella (Guiding Star) to the mix, I also wrote the prologue and the epilogue. It was great fun.

Two. I have a Christmas novella out in the world.

Granted, the Amish novella and the Christmas novella are one in the same. But still, it’s my first official Christmas story and you know what? I think it won’t be my last. I’m a fan of Christmas.

You know what’s also kind of fun?

Fans of my first two novels (Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows) will recognize one of the settings. Peaks makes a cameo, along with a couple characters readers should recognize. I won’t say who. You have to read to find out! #ohthetorture

To celebrate these two fun firsts, how about a giveaway?

(Since I’m too cheap to upgrade my Rafflecopter account, I can’t get the giveaway to start any earlier than midnight, October 21st, so if you’re reading this ahead of time, make sure to check back in!)

Amish Christmas at North Star

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I know it’s only October, but tell me. Who’s already started with Christmas shopping?

The Gifting E-Book Sale!

sale for 99 cents

First, the entire Gifting series is complete and available for purchase in both e-book and paperback. Book 3–The Gathering–released last week and the feedback I’ve been getting from readers has been so much fun!

Second, book 1 is on sale this week only for 99 cents! If you’ve been hearing about the series and you’re still not quite sure, or if you’re not sure young adult is your genre, then here’s a cheap way to give it a try!

Readers are saying things like…

“This might be THE best dystopia book I’ve read so far.”

“It was so good, I read it twice!”

“I am without a doubt obsessed with this series!”

“I could not… COULD NOT put this book down! WOW! Just WOW!”

“If you even remotely like The Hunger Games or Divergent series then this is for YOU! This blows them out of the water!!! I absolutely could not put this trilogy down. And I was ALWAYS let down by the final book in those other trilogies but The Gifting GETS BETTER AND BETTER through the entire series.”

You can buy it on:

The Gifting: Available Now!

RELEASE DAY!My first young adult novel, y’all! And my first indie release, too! It’s available to read TODAY! (Sorry for all the exclamation points. I may be a wee bit overexcited.)

This is book 1 in The Gifting series, and let me tell you, it’s been a BLAST to write. I’m currently working on edits for book 3.

If you’re a fan of young adult fiction, paranormal (without the vampires or werewolves), dystopian, and the like, then I hope you’ll give The Gifting a try. It’s only $3.99 across most e-reader platforms: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play. (Nook is taking a bit longer, but should be ready in the next couple of days). If a hard copy is your thing, it’s also available in paperback.

What are people saying?

“Chilling from start to finish! K. E. Ganshert delivers an exciting young adult fantasy that’s just as fun as it is riveting. The Gifting will keep you turning pages in an effort to unlock the mystery of this unsettled world.”

~Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Set in a not-too-distant future that feels frighteningly like home, this novel immerses readers within the heart of Tess’s fear from the very first chapter. This is not, however, a novel of horror. Guaranteed to leave you breathless, The Gifting is an eerie merging of Gothic-like dystopian mystery and YA romance within a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller. Expect to lose sleep over this book! A must-read addition to any YA reader’s collection, this one’s a keeper!”

~Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, author of The Ryn

“K.E. Ganshert brings a fresh new voice to the dystopian romance scene for young adults. Ganshert will wow her audience with captivating prose, a well-paced plot, and just the perfect amount of swoon!”

~Heather Sunseri, author of the Mindspeak series

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Happy, happy reading!

TG Amazon

Tess Eckhart has always felt things nobody else can feel. Then the Ouija board incident happens at a high school party. Her complete freakout sends her family across the country—next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill. Worried that Tess suffers from the same illness that tormented her grandmother, her parents insist she see a psychiatrist.

Tess is more concerned about fitting in at her new school, and hiding the fact that she’s seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks Facility. She’s used to whispers and stares, but when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something—that he might somehow be responsible.

But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?