FIRST SHIFT is a companion short story for Antithesis. Get it FREE on the INKSPELL PUBLISHING website. (Along with 14 other short stories. You can’t beat FREE!)

The morning Liam’s existence changed, he had a father, a girlfriend, and the universe at his disposal. By nightfall, all that remained was confusion, and a burning desire for revenge.

First Shift



I am so excited to reveal MY cover for ANTITHESIS. This has been a long, LONG journey, and it’s still not over, but I feel so blessed to be here at all. While I have your attention, I want to thank some people that were so instrumental in the creation of ANTITHESIS. Missy – though technically you don’t “exist” anymore, I still know who you are, and I am so grateful for everything you’ve done for me. You’ve been a friend, mentor, and sounding board, and we’ve had a whole lot of fun along the way. Amanda – my sister, for reading my crap when it was still crap, and for answering when I called to tell you my book was accepted. Thanks. RLL – for your ten page emails and your adorable audios. (I know you hate that I just said adorable, but your accent really is pretty cute.) Thanks for being a curmudgeon. The ladies from my writing group, The Flint Area Writers – thank you, thank you, thank you. I have come SO far since I met you, and you guys, above all else, have taken me from there to here, from just “okay” to sometimes “fantastic”. Mart and Kelly – for everything. The Sunday dinners, the impromptu writing sessions, for letting me complain. You guys rock. The awesome team at Inkspell – Thank you. Shilpa, Melissa, all the writers, you guys are amazing. Especially Melissa, for encouraging me to submit in the first place and holding my hand when I needed it. And Jon – my husband. You are a brave, strong man for putting up with me. It has to be tough living with a writer. I give you props and love and more love. Thanks for believing in me, especially those times when I don’t believe in myself.

Now for the reveal!

Antithesis CoverANTITHESIS by Kacey Vanderkarr

Available July 21, 2013 from Inkspell Publishing

My name is Gavyn.

Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me.

My name is Gavyn.

I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.

My name is Gavyn.

I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that.

My name is Gavyn.

About the author:

100_0118Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazy cats, and two bearded dragons.

Twitter: @kacimari




The cover reveal of Antithesis is just 4 days away! I know I promised you the following interview on Monday, but I had an encounter with muscle relaxers that left me in a zombie state. Today, however, is another story! Following you will find an interview with Liam Jamison just before his fated meeting with Gavyn.

Also – I have a free short story featuring Liam that will be available on Tuesday, May 21st on the Inkspell website. CLICK HERE for the link and bookmark the page. There’s 14 other short stories by other fabulous authors as well. Did I mention that they’re FREE?

Here’s Liam:

What is your most prized possession? My boots. I travel a lot, and it’s hard to keep anything that’s really mine, but my boots go everywhere with me.

What do you do to relax? Relax? I haven’t done that in a long time. I guess I like to read, or I used to, when I still had books.

What qualities do you look for in a significant other? Honesty and courage. I want someone who will do the right things for right reasons, and not be afraid of that decision. Also, it helps if they’re hot.

What person living or dead do you admire? Nikola Tesla. He was one crazy dude, but unbelievably smart. Did you know he believed his eyes changed from brown to gray because he used his brain so much? Have you seen my blue eyes? Yep. Check ‘em out. He also had OCD, but at the time people just thought he was insane.

Imagine yourself as a five-year-old. What did you want more than anything? A chemistry set. I mean, I already worked in the lab with my dad, but I really wanted something I could take back to my room and blow shit up. Needless to say, I didn’t get one. Dad said I required a controlled environment. Whatever that means…

What is your greatest weakness? Curiosity. It killed the cat, after all.

In another life, what occupation would you have? Two words for you. Rock. Star. Have you seen my hair?

You have seventeen dollars and a full tank of gas. Where do you go? Easy. The planetarium.

What is your motto? There is always another option. You know, when the door is locked, try the window. Not that anyone locks their doors. It’s amazing how trustworthy people are.

You have one wish, what is it? I wish I could find my home. And I don’t mean where I came from, I mean where I belong. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have family, someone to eat dinner with, someone to wake up to. Unfortunately, this home is far away in the future. I have a few loose ends to tie up first.

Only 67 days until the release of Antithesis! It’s so close I can taste the hot pink frosting!

All the best,