5a.m. Flash 061112 – New novel by Kathy Petrakis

Every now and then at 5a.m. (probably posted by my clone) I will be bringing you a newsflash, update on what I’m doing, invited guest piece, or whatever takes my fancy, and today I’m mentioning the release (today) of a new novel by children’s / YA author Kathy Petrakis. I normally publicise free eBooks in these flashes but I’m not interviewing Kathy until March 2nd next year and it seemed a shame not to mention her exciting news (I like to do my bit for fellow authors :)) plus Kathy has a bonus promotion (see below) so I couldn’t resist letting you know. Here’s her press release…

“Look out Gossip Girl, ‘Passion and Pain’ is Here to Stay!

With the new and exciting fiction novel, Passion and Pain, coming out, Gossip Girl and Step Up could be upstaged!

Lovers of shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Gossip Girl are bound to relish in Passion and Pain, the first book of the Dancers and Divas series.  Filled with hours of never-ending entertainment, readers of Passion and Pain get embroiled in the laughter and love, drama and pain of the various colorful characters.  Taking place in the setting of a performing arts school in New York, this young adult fiction novel paints a picture of the emotional roller coaster of teen life, while cleverly portraying real life issues, such as fresh, young romance, intimate friendships, bullying, peer pressure, and more.

The characters are incredibly believable and, just as in real life, some are quite lovable, while others are absolutely easy to hate.  There’s so much going on in this book that the readers get sucked in and won’t want to put it down until the end.  This book could easily become the next hot TV series, being on par with such shows as Gossip Girl, Step Up, and FAME.

The publishers have announced the launch of a huge internet campaign to promote Passion and Pain.  The launch takes place on November 6th and offers many fabulous bonuses to those who purchase it through the landing page.  To take advantage of the great campaign offers, visit the landing page at http://www.dancersanddivas.com/passion-and-pain-book-launch.

Learn more about Passion and Pain and pick up a copy by visiting http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Pain-Dancers-Divas-1/dp/0987419404.  To get a glimpse of the amazing author, Kathy Petrakis, visit her website at http://kathypetrakis.com.”


Kathy Petrakis was born and raised in Sydney, Australia by Greek immigrant parents. She always had a passion for the performing arts – dancing, acting and singing but they were hobbies giving way to a traditional professional career in banking. Before this book, her writing was used to entertain friends with her unusual, and often disastrous travel adventures from around the world.

By the hand of fate, Passion and Pain and Bittersweet were born while unemployed and living in London, heaven for lovers of the performing arts. At the time of publication of Passion and Pain, she was still living in London with plans to prepare for the launch of the sequel in either Sydney or New York.

Good luck with your launches, Kathy. 🙂


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Unfortunately, as I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t review books but I have a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me reading it / talking about and critiquing it (I send you the transcription afterwards so you can use the comments or ignore them) 🙂 on my ‘Bailey’s Writing Tips’ podcast, then do email me. They are fortnightly episodes, usually released on Sundays, interweaving the recordings between the red pen sessions with the hints & tips episodes. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

One thought on “5a.m. Flash 061112 – New novel by Kathy Petrakis

  1. patgarcia says:

    Hi Morgen, Hi Kathy,
    I checked out your campaign and wish you all the best. It’s nice. Does the campaign also apply to orders offered by amazon.de? Thanks in advance for your answer.



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