Today, I’m hosting Harmony Kent on her blog tour for her latest book, Finding Katie. Please join me in welcoming Harmony on Archer’s Aim. Take it away, Harmony!
Hello and thanks for stopping by! I would like to thank my host for today for letting me invade their space. And a big thanks also to 4Wills Publishing for setting up this blog tour for me. For my previous tour stops, please check out the 4Wills current events page.
Kate takes the first opportunity she can to hurt herself, so she doesn’t have to feel the other pain. The real pain. But the nurses have different ideas, and won’t leave her be. They steal what little bit of calm she had managed to scrape out. Were things always this bad? She coped before, didn’t she? What will happen to her?
Excerpt from Chapter Four:
The only way I know to stop the nutcase who lives in my head from ranting at me every single minute of every single freakin’ day.
Melanie runs into the room. A look of horror on her face. Sandra is close behind. After her is Suzy, who is white as chalk. I get in one last slice before Melanie presses her fingers on either side of my wrist and I drop the scissors. What’d she just do? I had, like, no control. That is one cool move. I so have to learn how to do that.
For the briefest of moments the room is a frozen tableau of shock and horror. Then everyone starts running everywhere and calling for more staff. Sandra pulls the emergency call button. Melanie clamps her hand down over my arm. She’s covered in my blood.
‘Chillax, dude. It’s not so bad,’ I mumble, and lay back into my pillows. I close my eyes in an effort to get back some of that calm.
‘Oh no you don’t, missy.’ Sandra’s harsh tones pull me back out of it. Bitch. ‘Open those eyes, now. Right now.’ Her stubby fingers pull open one lid then the other, and she isn’t too gentle about it either.
The room fills with people. Way too many bodies.
I killed someone, you see. I killed the girl, who used to be me.
I’m Kate … Kate Charlesworth. I’m seventeen, and self-harming. This time I cut too deep, and I’m in hospital. I hadn’t meant for it to be so bad—it just sort of happened. I needed a lot of distraction that day.
You’ve had bad days, right? Days it hurts too much to think. Days you just wanna stay in bed. Days when the world needs to go away for a while. Right?
What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? When there’s nowhere left to turn?
This one little mistake lands me back on a psych unit—the last place I wanna be. Only this time, the nurse I end up with isn’t content to stick on a band-aid and send me home. She wants me to face my demons. But to do that, I’ll have to face who I am … who I used to be … I’ll have to find Katie.
Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours. She is single and not admitting to her age.
- Born in 2013 (at least the author was …)
- Really boring
- Has absolutely no sense of humour
- Biographer is a compulsive liar
- Reads … a lot
- Writes … even more
- Completely sane(in)
- Neighbours are nuts
- If you’re feeling extra brave she’s around
- Online …
Amazon US Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Amazon UK Author Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
4Wills Publishing Author Page: http://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/
Other books by Harmony:
The Battle for Brisingamen
Rave Soup for the Writer’s Soul
Polish Your Prose
This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.
Thanks to Harmony for sharing about her latest book. Please take time to look at Finding Katie via the links provided.
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