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The Stars Were Right is a BookNest SPFBO Semi-Finalist

‘The Stars Were Right’ is a SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Woke up this morning to discover that Rob J. Hayes selected The Stars Were Right, my Lovecraftian urban fantasy, as one of BookNest’s semi-finalists for SPFBO 4! Hooray! This means it’s survived the first culling and is still in the running to be one of the final ten. I couldn’t be more honored or excited. Big thanks to Rob and the rest of the crew at BookNest for trucking through so many books. Be sure to check out Rob’s review over on the site.

The next round will be tough, I’m up against some fierce competition. But that said, I didn’t expect my strange little book to even be a contender in a contest usually dominated by more traditional fantasy offerings. It’s been fun to be a part of this so far, and the community has been fantastic.

Mark Lawrence has updated the Phase 1 list, and you can check it out over on his blog and see who I’m up against for the next round. Also, be sure to check out my SPFBO interview with fellow contestant and author, Michael R. Baker.


Want to read the book? You can buy digital/ebook copies of The Stars Were Right at any of the links below—it’s only $2.99 which is cheaper than a latte these days.

Kindle • Kobo • Nook • iBooks • GooglePlay • DRM-Free ePub

Not an ebook reader? If you prefer the smell and feel of paper, you can buy the trade paperback from any of these fine establishments. I also sell signed copies through my own store, and I ship anywhere.

Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Powell’s • BAM! • Signed Copies


Good luck to my fellow semi-finalists and to all the participants. I’m sure there will be much more to come and win or lose I’ll be sure to let you know The Stars Were Right’s fate right here.

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Story time!

Quick Stock Update

I’ve gotten a few emails from readers, so I figured it’d be easiest to address this here. Yes, I’m still out of stock of both signed paperback copies of The Stars Were Right [I sold out at Lilac City Comicon] and it’s  associated Swag Pack over in my store. Typically I’d be replacing them ASAP. But, I rolled right from the convention into a week and a half of travel [which you can read about here], and it delayed things a bit. Ah, the joys and perils of running your own storefront.

But, the good news is more books and swag materials are on the way! Hooray! I should have copies of The Stars Were Right by next Monday, the Swag Packs a week or so after that. I’m sure I’ll announce the arrival over on Twitter when they show, so make sure you’re following me there. If you just cannot wait (bless you,) you can get unsigned paperbacks from any of the following stores:

AmazonBarnes & Noble – PowellsBAM!

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Read A Sample Chapter of Red Litten World Today!

Read A Free Sample Chapter Of Red Litten World Today

We’re three weeks away from launch, but for those of you who can’t wait, you can get an early glimpse of Red Litten World by checking out the sample chapter available now! Read it for free at:

redlittenworld.com

Like what you read? You can preorder Red Litten World today and have it delivered to your eReader in the early hours of October 6th!

There are all sorts of exciting things coming. The newest swag is on its way (can’t wait to show you). And I’m planning a few contests as well. Plus, I might just have an early glimpse at the paperback for you all. (Make sure you follow me on Twitter so you can see when I am broadcasting via Periscope.) All of this is building towards the release of Red Litten World, coming to eBook and paperback Tuesday, October 6th!

It’s time to go back to Lovat.

Old Broken Road

What Are Readers Saying About Old Broken Road?

Old Broken Road has been out for nearly a month, and reviews are starting to appear! Yay! What are readers saying? Check out some of my favorite quotes below:


“A smoldering delight!”

— Steve, on Goodreads


“…do as the roaders do, and let yourself be swept along to the edge of the map, where uneasy cartographers turned back and wrote ‘Here There Be Monsters’.”

—Sky, on Amazon


“New characters, new landscapes, and new horrors make Old Broken Road a worthy effort, and expand on the universe Wal, Wensem, and their crew inhabit. Loved every moment of it.”

—Sabih, on Amazon


“The dread will weigh heavily on you as you flip each page. But you won’t want to stop.”

—Justin, on Goodreads


“The strange journey across the Broken Road really put me in mind of some of my favorite Dark Tower novels… I found myself pretty well creeped out at times!”

— Raedia, on Amazon


“The spookiness and plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat. Great balance between an alien world and humanity as we know it.”

—Vanessa, on Amazon


Huge thanks to everyone who bought the book, and left a review. I really appreciate it and I am glad so many people are enjoying the book.

Have you finished Old Broken Road? Do me a favor and please leave an honest review. Goodreads is always a good choice, or leave one through the channel which you purchased the book. Reviews let me know what you loved/liked/disliked/hated, and they help out your fellow readers as well.

Haven’t picked up a copy of Old Broken Road? There’s plenty of places to purchase the book and most retailers have it on sale. Just click on one of the links below and you’ll soon be back in the Territories with Wal and the gang:

Buy a paperback copy of Old Broken Road through:

Amazon • Barnes & Noble • CreateSpace • My Store

Buy an eBook version of Old Broken Road for:

KindleKoboiBooksNookGooglePlayMy Store

Enjoy your journey! Thanks again for all your support and encouragement. There’s a lot more to come and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.

The Stars Were Right by K. M. Alexander

A Giveaway To Celebrate The OLD BROKEN ROAD Launch!

We’re in the final stretch. And to celebrate the coming arrival of Old Broken Road I am doing a giveaway! For the next two weeks (now through the 21st) you can enter to win one of five signed trade paperback of The Stars Were Right. (U.S. only, sorry!) This is the perfect way to get caught up just in time for Old Broken Road‘s arrival! All you have to do is enter to win on Goodreads! Just click the link below and then click the big “Enter To Win” button!

Enter The Stars Were Right Book Giveaway ≫

It’s that simple! Good luck to everyone who participates. While you’re on Goodreads make sure you add Old Broken Road to your To Read shelf and (of course) tell all your friends!

Old Broken Road

Behold, The First Print Proof For Old Broken Road!

If you’re not following me on Instagram you probably missed the news. Today, the first print proof for Old Broken Road arrived! I didn’t have time to record a video like I did when The Stars Were Right print proof arrived, but I did take some time to snap a few photos.

Old Broken Road cover detail

It turned out looking fantastic. Yet again, I am blow away by how good the cover look. The lettering—illustrated by Jon Contino—works perfect. Nails the mood. Check it out below sitting next to The Stars Were Right. Starting to look like a series!

Old Broken Road and The Stars Were Right side by side

I’m also introducing some fun little details in this go-around. There’s a new symbol leading each chapter and on the spine. Also there are some star illustrations, drawn by Sean Cumiskey, separating sections within chapters. They look fantastic. Add a nice level of polish, don’t you think?

Old Broken Road, Spine and Star Details

All in all, it’s turned out pretty swanky! What do you think? Leave a comment below, or drop me a line on Twitter or Facebook. There’s a lot more to come, new swag, new free backgrounds, and even a new giveaway all leading up to the launch of Old Broken Road on October 14th!