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Official website for Kaleb Nation: producer, TV personality, entrepreneur, and author of Harken and the Bran Hambric series.

VIP At The VMAs!

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Taco Bell invited me to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and surprised me with the VIP treatment! Watch the story of my trip:

In case you missed it, here’s my blog about how Taco Bell asked me to the VMAs!

Make sure you’re following me @KalebNation to keep up with my adventures!

I’m Going To The VMAs

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It’s official… I’m going to the MTV VMA’s for Taco Bell!

Kaleb Nation with Taco Bell's Fiery DLT.

I’ve had such a ridiculously hard time keeping this secret. Every year, Taco Bell chooses Youtube Correspondents to visit the MTV Video Music Awards in New York and be their official eyes and ears online. This year they picked me!

I’ll see it all. Taco Bell is bringing me into the preparty, the prepreparty, the VMA’s, and even the afterparty (and maybe an afterafterparty?). I’ll be tweeting, Instagramming, and vlogging my trip from California to New York and back!

Follow the story at @KalebNation or on the new LIVE page!

Last year, the legendary Tyler Oakley was their ambassador. Since then I’ve dreamed of being chosen but figured it’d take me a few more years.

Then I got a text message.

From Taco Bell.

Asking ME.

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There were too many OMG’s in my reply text to show it without risking my reputation as an author.

I’m very excited to be a part! My live tweets begin Saturday August 24. Get ready for a big Internet party!

But Kaleb, How Did Taco Bell Notice You?

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a quickly-developing romance between me and Taco Bell. I’m obsessed with their tweets: anti-corporate, friendly and welcoming, quick wit dashed with sweet sarcasm. It’s not like talking to a restaurant — more like talking to your awesome cousin who just happens to have 700,000 fans.

Fast forward a few months of tweets. Taco Bell invited me to join their challenge for Youtubers to write, produce, and edit short videos announcing their new Fiery Doritos Locos Tacos… all in only 24 hours. With 10 minutes to spare, I narrowly managed to get my commercial in by the deadline:

Can you tell that I rewrote the script 4 times? Or that technical difficulties forced me to film everything a few hours before deadline? Apparently it turned out okay because Taco Bell put my video on the front page of Mashable!

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I’ve already had Fiery DLT’s twice this week… and the video challenge is over! I hope they have a bunch at the VMA’s ūüėÄ

Kaleb Nation Goes To The VMA's For Taco Bell

My First TV Interview!

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I just did my FIRST LIVE TV interview!

AXS invited me on their daily show AXS Live to talk about my videos, the fandoms I like, and my YA conspiracy novel HARKEN. Watch a video clip from my interview.

My hands weren’t shaking at all this time! And my hair certainly wasn’t shaking either thanks to the gallons of hairspray.

Buy HARKEN on Amazon for $0.99

One Year

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My girlfriend Taylor and I have officially been dating for one year. From being deep in each other’s friend zones, to taking a chance at Vidcon, to our Ke$ha-inspired first date, to a long long-distance relationship, to living in the same building in Hollywood…¬†the past year has been my favorite. And in a few weeks, we’ll be going back to Vidcon 2013, where it all started.

Of course we used this as a reason for a mini photo shoot. Enjoy!

Kaleb Nation and Taylor (2013, One Year Anniversary)

Kaleb Nation and Taylor (2013, One Year Anniversary)

Follow Taylor at @bfftaylor.

Follow me at @KalebNation.

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New Haircut!

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So after all these years… I finally got a haircut!

Since I look almost completely different now, I figured the news merited a blog post. Bye bye Bieber hair!

If you aren’t already, make sure you’re following me on Twitter for more photos and videos every single hour of every single day of every single week and year and decade of my life.¬†Okay not every hour but close.

-Kaleb

It’s Here! HARKEN In Print

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Since January 13, my conspiracy thriller HARKEN has reached thousands of people all over the world through the Kindle ereader. So many of you are buzzing about the book that #HARKEN has been a trending topic on Twitter multiple times.

But there is something special in being able to hold a real book.

That’s why I’m so excited to announce¬†HARKEN in print for the first time! Now you can own the first book in the Harken Series, share it with your friends, and read it even when the flight attendant says to power off all devices.

But this isn’t just a print edition. The¬†first 2,000 preorders from the Harken store¬†will be signed by me as a special thank-you for all of your support.¬†And, on the last page,¬†I reveal the title of book two.

24 hours before my announcement, I sent an email with the news to everyone who signed up at ReadHarken.com. They got a chance to grab a signed copy before the rest of the world hits the site and the books run out. So if you haven’t, you should sign up for future emails from me!

If you’d like to preorder HARKEN for $9.99,¬†visit this page. ¬†Harken preorders have ended. Now you can get it in paperback for $8.99!

More soon. Don’t Trust Anyone.

KALEB NATION

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P.S. If your name was in the special fan acknowledgements of the Kindle edition, it is also in the print edition!

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NEW EYES BY ADRIENNE FRAILEY

“New Eyes” – The Harken-Inspired Song

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Because I’m addicted to the Internet, I keep up with all of your HARKEN posts on Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, Facebook… Instagram… everywhere else. Some of your creations are so special that I have to share!

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My favorite new thing is Adrienne Frailey’s HARKEN-inspired song NEW EYES. It’s thrilling to see an artist read something I created and be inspired to create something new. You can get NEW EYES on iTunes or hear a preview in my new vlog:

Adrienne didn’t stop at NEW EYES! If you visit her website, you can listen to an entire soundtrack she created for the book.

Something special is on the way for February¬†– you’ll hear about it first if you’re on the HARKEN email list. I’m so excited to share it with you soon!

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HARKEN Is Finally Here!

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Harken-Book-CoverHARKEN: The Novel by Kaleb Nation

After surviving an assassination attempt, Michael Asher discovers that he is at the center of a worldwide conspiracy higher than any earthly power. A supernatural organization with authority over world leaders, celebrities, and the wealthy desperately wants him dead. Tumbling into a web of international secrets, Michael is forced to fight back and dig up the truth. Who is the puppet master? And how far into the maze can he venture before he is lost forever?

“Whip-smart, charming and irresistible.”
Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of WITHER

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I’m so excited to finally share my book with you. You can buy HARKEN now for $2.99 on your Kindle (or using any of these readers). HARKEN will be available on Nook and other eReader devices within a few weeks.

From the first tweet to the final draft, HARKEN has been a wonderful journey leading to this day. The stories of Michael, Callista, Thad and the others are now yours too.

I hope you enjoy HARKEN as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Kaleb Nation

P.S. For updates on the HARKEN sequel, be sure to watch this page.

The HARKEN Midnight Release Party: You’re Invited!

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YOU'RE INVITED TO THE PARTY

You’re invited to the HARKEN midnight release party! RSVP HERE.

With less than 9 days until HARKEN will be released, the wait is almost over. On Saturday 1/12/13 at 8PM PT, I will host a LIVE release party at Youtube.com/KalebNation, counting down to 9PM PT (midnight east coast USA).

At exactly midnight, HARKEN will be available on Kindle for only $2.99.¬†Even if you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read HARKEN using¬†the free Kindle Reader.

This is the biggest live show I have ever done. 

There will be prizes, games, Q&A, and special surprises you will never see again.¬†Be sure to RSVP¬†here. One person who RSVP’s will win prizes during the show!

Lauren DeStefano, the New York Times bestselling author of WITHER, said HARKEN is “Whip-smart, charming, and irresistible.‚Ä̬†Read her full review…

I recently answered your most-asked questions… Where can you buy HARKEN? Is HARKEN a series? Why is HARKEN on Kindle first? My answers are here…


Get ready. Don’t Trust Anyone.

Kaleb Nation

First HARKEN Review: “…charming, and irresistible…”

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“Whip-smart, charming, and irresistible. The idea of Michael Asher and his abilities existing in real life makes me smile while simultaneously being afraid to look at anyone ever again.”

– Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy.

I just received the first blurb for HARKEN and it’s from none other than super author Lauren DeStefano! I teared up a bit. This means my little secret book won’t be secret for much longer!

If you haven’t, you can read the first 3 chapters of HARKEN at ReadHarken.com. The book will be available on 1/13/13.

Be sure to add HARKEN on Goodreads. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Kaleb Nation

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