Friday, November 11, 2011

Always Remember Foxworth Coven Tour Kickoff with Kayden Mcleod

Always Remember

Dear Readers,

Thank you Roxanne for having me here today, and a special thank you for Bewitching Book Tours for setting up this fabulous tour for me and the Foxworth Coven Series, running from November 11th-December 13th 2011. There is many great stops I will be making in the coming weeks.

I want to kick off my blog tour, not to talk about my books, but about something to always remember and honour, all of those who fought and continue to fight for who we are today. Our veterans.

November 11th is one of those times that North America; both Canada and the United States of America have the same day of celebration—and remembrance.

It is the day that the Armistice was signed to end the hostilities, which took effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 at the end of WWI. Even though the tragic happenings continued on in other places, this is the official date that we now honour as the conclusion of the war.

Many people take a moment or two of silence at 11 am on this day to honour what was lost to so many.

In Canada, we celebrate Remembrance Day. This is a holiday celebrated by most commonwealth countries, to recognize the sacrifices of the armed forces in the times of war. One of the ways we do that is with the brightly coloured red poppy; a country-wide recognized symbol. You will see them everywhere; on cadets standing proudly in front of stores, or in boxes sitting on a table in a bank by donation, perhaps out in the open for all to partake in. We wear them upon our clothes by the thousands, a silent reminder to what this day means to us.

In the United States of America, President, Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day a holiday in 1919. In 1953, a shoe store owner, Alfred King wanted to campaign on expanding this holiday, to have the day in commemoration for all veterans. President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill pushed through congress on May 26th 1954. On June, 1, 1954, Congress renamed it Veteran’s Day, as it has been known ever since.

Alfred King and those like him in both countries, show how appreciated the veterans are—and how hard the people they fight for will fight for and remember them.

Some of us have lost loved ones, or have someone still defending the freedoms and rights we all enjoy today. It takes a brave and selfless person to set out to go and do everything they can for us, even the ultimate sacrifice anyone can give—regardless of which branch of military it is; the Army, Navy, Marines, Air-Force or another branch. They learn new skills and obtain a new sense of belonging. These men and woman grow stronger; both in body and mind, determined to better themselves and the country they serve.


- The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~Benjamin Disraeli



They move past the uncertainty and fear of what could be, and embrace what is. They see the price of liberty, and are willing to do as they have to. These men and women sign their lives over, so we may live better, more prosperous existences.

- A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~Joseph Campbell


It is our duty to remember them and honour their memory in every way we can. If our loved ones make the paramount sacrifice for their country, let it be known that they live on in the hearts of those same nations, who will always respect what these people gave themselves for, and have for generations upon generations.


- The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage


On November 11th and any other day, we remember that North America as a whole, is the way it is, because somebody out there believed in us enough to battle for it.

Always remembering…

Kayden McLeod






Death of Innocence
Book One of the Foxworth Coven Series
By Kayden McLeod


Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
(Vampires, Deities, M/F)

Hate Rating: Three

Warning: Some violence, off-scene rape

Publisher: Solstice Publishing (Solstice at Night)

Price: $4.99

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Summary:

Even unconditional love cannot always banish an eternal nightmare

The Foxworth family has blazed a trail through human and vampire history alike, changing the ways of both races in Canada for all time. The Council has demanded a full report for the long and twisted tale of how the Surrey Coven had come to be the most powerful and feared; an assemblage that anyone would question before coming up against.

The Leader of the Surrey Coven, Canya recalls how her family came to be. A story filled with pain and heartache, until she meets Gregory Foxworth: a debonair CEO to the family shipping company. Gregory remembers taking her away from a life that shocks him, hoping to shelter and love her. But little does he know all he has done, was make her a target for a sadistically warped man. One who will have her and his own personal brand of vengeance. Sometimes, a grudge is forever.

Natural Urges
Book Two of the Foxworth Coven Series
By Kayden McLeod
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
(Vampires, Shifters, Deities)


Word Count: 76,561

Hate Rating: Three

Warning: Some violence off-scene rape

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Summary:

Love conquers all...and evil seeks to destroy it.

Arcadia Foxworth has no idea what destiny has in store for him. He thought his life as an elite Council Hunter of Rogues was his perfect career choice. But little does he know his fate truly lies in one little powder keg, Korbin Callows. She’s beautiful, graceful—and a stripper.

After having woken up, remembering nothing about her old life, Korbin had to pull herself together and make tough decisions to survive a harsh world. And now people she doesn’t even know are out to kill her. She finds herself relying on Arcadia to maneuver the new dangers presented to her, as she starts to recall who she really is. A powerful being that could make every vampire in British Columbia fall to their knees, including Arcadia.





About the Author:

Kayden McLeod lives in beautiful British Columbia, and is the author of the M/F Paranormal Romance and erotica series, The Coven Series, which consists of three Covens; The Foxworths, The Cornwalls and The Jerichos. She also dabbles in a multitude of other genres that are in the works, like BDSM, Ménage, M/M and Horror. As well, Kayden is a freelance Graphic and Cover artist, a Cover Artist for XOXO Publishing, and an owner of Otherworlds Publicity and Siren Book Reviews.
Connect with Kayden online:

Website: http://kaydenmcleod.com/

Blog: http://kaydenmcleod.blogspot.com/

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1 comment:

Roxanne Rhoads said...

No matter when they served or where they served our military protects us, our freedom, our way of life and we should always honor them.

Thank you to all the friends, family and strangers who have made a difference by being a soldier.

I live right next door to an American Legion, they always do a firearms salute to remember. I heard that this morning and remembered. I will always remember.