December 26, 2012

My Midweek Mayhem, News, Book Reviews and Random Picture Goodness!! #YAPNR #werecats #scifi #contemporary

Working it out…   
  •  (NEW) Looky! Pretty :) Witch Way To Turn is featured on Night Owl Reviews' homepage! (here)
  • Witch Way To Turn is up for Sizzling Read of the Year! THE YEAR!! Squee!! Breena and I need your here! Monday is the LAST day! Hugs and smooches!! ;)
  • (NEW) What do Christmas and Witch Way To Turn have in common?? (Find out here!)
  • (NEW) Ohhhhh, Witch Way To Turn is only $1.25! Better grab your eBook today cos it ends on December 31st! (here) 
Hearing voices…
  • Currently working on my dark and gritty work-in-progress (a new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters and is unlike anything I've ever written)! Am a little over 55k!!
  • Read last week's snippet here :)   
  • This is an unedited teaser for you (one of the two heroine's POV--Taylor, the "blonde goddess," is kind of like a female Dexter). This snippet is right after Taylor has read a text from her love interest..

Warmth spread inside of her. The thought of seeing her love made her smile. Those were hard to come by. All too soon her joy shattered as the beast inside of her began to whisper tauntingly. Always with the still small voice to begin with. Then suddenly the murmur would turn into a roar. Not stopping until appeased.

She squeezed her eyes shut, gripped the steering wheel and tried to concentrate on the flood of warmth coming from the vents. Even with her eyes closed, the beast’s need grew more urgent. Couldn’t she have just this one happiness? A moment to enjoy and remember without it being corrupted by murderous temptation.

For the past six months the hunger had intensified. Her father’s list of acceptable victims dwindled from the rate at which the beast forced her to kill.

The crescendo of her anxiety peaked as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony began to play. She peeled open her eyes and answered her phone.

Waiting game
Cover Art by Danielle Fine
  • On week #29 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.*continues to keep fingers and toes crossed and keeps querying*
  • On week #21 of waiting to hear back from the editor I pitched to at the RWA conference in July. *also continues to keep all possible body parts crossed*
  • Currently I am beta-reading for an awesome friend and writer... Katheryn!
  • 75% into New Pride by Laura Diamond!! A young adult short story with werecats! 
  • 5 Star Review for Terms & Conditions Apply by Pippa Jay! (here)
  • 5 Star Review for Winter Fairy by Lola Karns (here
Bonus material...
*Tune back in for SSS on Sunday for more steamy goodness with Pax and Greta from Running From Shadows!

*Watch the awesome Witch Way to Turn book trailer here!!

*Let me know you've Liked my Facebook Author Page and I'll gladly Like you back! :) Click here!

*Beautiful cover art for Running From Shadows and Witch Way to Turn book trailer by the awesome Danielle Fine... Check her website for more cover art, editing and book trailer services.

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...

This is picture hanging on the wall in the hallway upstairs drives me insane!! It constantly tilts to the right, so I'm always adjusting it EVERY time I walk by it. Rawr :P

This is the Clean/Dirty magnet for the dishwasher. Yup, those are zombies! I so LOVE it! It has changed the way I do dishes. Now, I never have to wonder... Are these dishes clean?? It's a Christmas miracle!

My Charlie Brown Christmas tree at work :) And my blue jay paperweight. I am obsessed with paperweights!
My lovely friend, Jenna Jaxon, signed a copy of her novel Only Scandal Will Do for my mother-in-law! Isn't it beautiful! It was the first one of that book she's ever signed!!! Next I'm gonna have her sign my Kindle cover! Fangirl moment!! It was a super hawt historical read!


  1. Loved the post and can't wait for you to finish the dragon shifter story. Sounds amazing. I am so glad that you liked the dishwasher magnet. I was so hoping that you would. I finished reading Only Scandel will do and loved it! I so love historical romances!! Please tell Jenna Jaxon that I so appreciate that she signed it. There is just something special about a signed book that an ebook just can't replace!

    1. Thank you Kellie! I'm so excited for you to read more!! Love the dishwasher magnet!! I'll definitely tell Jenna! :)

  2. I'm keeping thing crossed for you too Karen!!

  3. Wow! Never expected to find another Christmas present on your blog, Karen! Thank you for all the kudos and the pic. And please tell your MIL I'm thrilled to have signed it for her and that she liked the book. #2 is on the way! :)

    Loved your Charlie brown Xmas tree and hope your Xmas was fantastic!

    1. My pleasure Jenna!! I love Scandal! Amazing book! I had a wonderful Christmas! Hope you did too! Can't wait to catch up this weekend! :)

  4. Wow, lots going on in your world, Karen. Rock on!! Cute tree, hehehe. Have a fantastic New Year, may all good things come your way.

    1. Thank you, Sheri! I love that little tree too :) Hope you have a fantastic New Year as well! Got my fingers crossed for Remedy Maker in the competition!!

  5. Woo hoo! Good luck and thanks for the review!

  6. Sounds like you're having a good week!! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks, Ella! It's been a great week! Happy New Year to you too! :)