Thursday, July 26, 2018

Takeover Thursday with Kadee Carder ... and a GIVEAWAY!

Kadee is here to share a bit about her latest release. She's offered to give away a copy of the book (US - winner's choice of hard copy or ebook; International - ebook) . You can enter by using the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post. (Giveaway ends August 2, 2018. If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you.) 


In my research and life experiences while writing my soon-to-be-released novel EARTHSHINE, I found myself in this dark, aching place of brokenness and hurt, of lost dreams and tainted hopes. While I wrote the story of a girl who had to get back up, I found my own self in the shadows. Could I be the girl who got back up? In my Sunday school class, our leader mentioned that all people had three tools they carried which God uses for good. I had never heard this premise before and immediately looked into what he meant. Within the next few months my life changed, from a place of devastation to intention. My attitude changed, my purpose shifted, and I found true focus on what I knew my life needed to be as I unearthed and sharpened my three tools. I didn’t need the ache of loss; I craved adventure and purpose. Here I’ve collected my thoughts, study, and research which offer readers applicable, faith-based tools for braving the earthly plot line and forging empires. From this guidebook KINGDOM COME, we begin rewriting the stories of our lives to fulfill our mission and create the life less ordinary.

An excerpt from the chapter, “A Cup of Wrath”...

Some say that the obstacle is the way. They say that the best way to manage fear, failure, and mis-stepping is by first tackling the mountain. Get some failure under your belt and then reflect on it. How does it change you?
I’ve faced many crucibles lately, one particularly being my book sales. I groan even saying those last two words because almost anyone I talk to on a regular basis has seen me struggling through it. About five years into this “authorial” business, I’m just now getting to where I think I know what I want to do and how I will use written communication as a tool. One particular, glaring moment ripped apart the curtain, I feel like it’s a curtain, between ‘doing life on earth’ and ‘being fully alive.’ Being awake. There’s this invisible line between life survived and life thrived.
This moment included a poor, two-star review for one of my novels. Broke my heart right into tiny shrapnel pieces. I stumbled upon the review and immediately decided to give up my life’s work. Because if one person didn’t like what I was doing, well, then, might as well give up right then and there. And then my husband said, quite logically as always, “If you’re going to be a writer then you have to be able to handle people disliking your work.” Or even hating you. Or simply dismissing you. But the truth is, if you’re going to be alive, then there’s always going to be someone who rejects you. You know what happened the morning after the review posted? I didn’t die. I woke up just like I had the morning before and the morning before that. I was a little shocked. I didn’t wake up destroyed or with permanent bedhead. The sun still streamed in through my kitchen window, dancing across my coffee pot. And instead of being broken, I had the opportunity to dive into the questions. Instead of being done, I had a fresh start. The questions rolled in. Why am I doing what I’m doing? Why do I care? Who am I when the rejection arrives? Am I doing this in an attitude of service? If I quit now, will I be satisfied with the ending? How can I use this for good? What can I learn?
And suddenly I saw life clearer. I saw the strain of light weaving across the counter, just like starlight shines upon my soul. My books are not about reviews. My books are not about giving up. My books, my writing, is one work, part of a greater work, of building a legacy which inspires life. And if I can find gratitude and abundance in the middle of crumbling walls, then that’s the real treasure. It’s a glorious moment when you realize you’re made of eternal substance and the thing that meant to break you only made you more resilient.

            Opt in for an adventure to discover purpose, tenacity, and to build your empire. Are you stuck? Questioning your purpose? Are you tired, broken, and hurting in the stale crumbs of the daily grind?
             Even the most ordinary of humans can do impossible things. The elements of storytelling are tools to help us understand our purpose and to build a life greater. Here we discover the three protocols every hero satisfies in order to fulfill the mission. You’re the hero in your own story. Transforming into the hero may be the most difficult thing you’ve ever done, but it will be the best thing you’ve ever done.
             Within these pages, discover the ultimate objective in understanding and experiencing the combined unity of these three tools in your hero story. Get ready to travel the vast horizon of the hero plot line and forge new paths toward your legacy.

*I highly recommend purchasing the paperback because there’s a workbook in the back to provide you with applicable steps to get you on track to build your best life.

About Kadee...

Fierce yet sparkly, I rally seekers to thrive in their stories. The goal is magic, the medium is ink, and the fuel is coffee. And sometimes pizza. I teach English on the university level when I'm not dancing around the living room with my family, lifting heavy at the gym, traveling the planet, or binging superhero shows.

INSURRECTION, INCOMPLETE, INDELIBLE, HERE BE DRAGONS, and non-fiction inspirational KINGDOM COME roll out perilous motives, twisty plots, and daring protagonists. Grab some real estate and your copy of my latest adventure, and follow along on

About Kadee’s most recent publication, HERE BE DRAGONS...

Will the shadows of his past and the tech of tomorrow rip Tucker Thompson to shreds? Or can he lead his small crew of rogue warriors on a daring rescue op? Find out now with your copy of HERE BE DRAGONS!

“Those voices that tell you to stop, those are wrong. Those voices lie. They steal your victory. Out there be dragons, but in here—” Burkman tapped my chest, “—here lodges your sword and shield.”

Follow Tucker Thompson to the brave wilds of the Australian Outback in search of his long-lost home (which he doesn’t remember) and to rescue the remnants of an undercover mission gone wrong (which has been attacked). HERE BE DRAGONS is a young adult science fiction adventure for the thrill seeker and action taker from Clean Reads Publishing.
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  1. When I read this line: In my Sunday school class, our leader mentioned that all people had three tools they carried which God uses for good. I had never heard this premise before and immediately looked into what he meant.

    This is something I'd like to know, what are those 3 tools! And also to see if the young girl can pick herself up.

    Thank you for sharing in your devastation from a bad review, I'm sorry someone wrote a bad review. I haven't read your books yet, you are a new author for me. But you will be on my TBR list.

    Thank you Leslie!

    1. Hmm... I can't help you with that, but hopefully Kadee can.

      You're very welcome! I'm glad to give you more books for your TBR pile :)

  2. Hey there! Ooooh you'll just have to read Kingdom Come to find out! :D <3 It definitely has your answers, and you'll LOVE how these tools change your life.