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Griffin #01Happy Monday!

What has everyone been up to? WIP? Editing? Just Chillin'? Love to know.

I've been busy with projects, book covers and writing.

My Work In Progress:

I'm working on The Thief and The Gryphon, a short story that's turned into a novella at 39k. Still haven't done the final edits, so it may be longer. :) Funny how those things work out.

Audio_A Twist of Fate

I've also signed a contract for A Twist of Fate to be available for Audible! So excited. There will be Scottish accents and all.

Audio_Soul Taker

I'm on a Blog tour for Soul Taker and I'm giving away 5 audio books to 5 lucky winners. So if you're interested in the behind the scene post about the tale, please pop in and say hi! I'm chatting about the making of the book, vampires, werewolves, necromancers, Baobhan Sith (scottish vampire), healing stones, and a legend of the infamous Baobhan Sith and how the hunter escaped her clutches.

Extra points for comments on each blog and if you Tweet each day there's more. :)

July 18-25 Soul Taker Audiobook Giveaway!


Hope to see you there! Now take on the week!!
Karen
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Snippet Sunday: Pleading for her life… Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Audio_Soul TakerWelcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last weeks snippet, here's the link. :): Chapter 1 #4

Set up:
Garran MacLaurin has returned to Boston to govern the territory of Otherworldy beings and he expects his rules to be obeyed.

Sanya is still trying to figure a way out of the mess she's created, but she's not having much luck.

This snippet takes place a few paragraphs later from last week's snippet. This snippet has been modified.

***Note: The snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)

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He watched over his territory and protected the food source instead of indulging in it. Why couldn't one of the vampires, who partook in sampling humans now and again, be in charge? Even a demon ruler would be better than MacLaurin.

MacLaurin's large hand cupped her face, his gaze sliding over her slowly as if memorizing each of her features. She hated to plead, but she didn't want to go out like this and said, "Please, Garran, you're one of us."

"One of us? How charmin'," he said as his eyebrows rose in mock pretense.

"Sure, you're a vampire even if you were infected with—"

He put a finger over her lips, silencing her, and she struggled to be free even as his grip tightened.

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Oh Sanya, you should learn to keep quiet. lol

Stop by next week for snippet #6 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested in knowing more about SOUL TAKER, here's a blurb:

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E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

No soul is safe…

A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

*****

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

July 18-25, I'll be chatting about Soul Taker, and giving behind the scene tidbits about necromancy, vampires, werewolves and healing stones. And did I mention I'm giving away 5 Audio book copies of Soul Taker to 5 Lucky winners! That's right.  Psst... if you leave a comment on each of the blogs there's extra points and of course I would just love to have you there. :)
Here's the line up:
July 18-25 Soul Taker Audiobook Giveaway!

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Audio Book Giveaway! @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery @guyveryzer

I'm chatting about Soul Taker, and giving behind the scene tidbits about necromancy, vampires, and werewolves. And did I mention I'm giving away 5 Audio book copies of Soul Taker to 5 Lucky winners! That's right.  Psst... if you leave a comment on each of the blogs there's extra points and of course I would just love to have you there. :)
Here's the line up:
July 18-25 Soul Taker Audiobook Giveaway!
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Snippet Sunday: One or two little ol’ mistakes. Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last weeks snippet, here's the link. :): Chapter 1 #3

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E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

Set up:
Garran MacLaurin has returned to Boston to govern the territory of Otherworldy beings and he expects his rules to be obeyed.

He's caught up to Sanya and expects an explanation for what she's done.

This snippet takes place a few paragraphs later from last week's snippet.

***Note: The snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)

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"A girl's gotta eat, Garran," she said and backed up another step.

"Sanya, ye know where ye can obtain the blood ye need."

"Pig's blood," she spat, "I sooner starve."

"Ye should have stuck with that plan then," he said and his eyes glowed with intent as he stalked her, "I don't appreciate havin' to clean up after ye."

"One or two little ol' mistakes. Are you going to hold them against me?" Sanya asked with a nervous chuckle.

She didn't even blink and he was there in front of her, his hand snaking out, pulling her against him as he told her, "Oh aye, I do," he hissed baring his fangs.

Sanya couldn't help whimpering, expecting him to sink his sharp teeth into her and ripping out her throat since it was the way it was often done if an Otherworldly being overstepped in the head honcho's territory.

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Do you think Sanya stands a chance of surviving?

Stop by next week for snippet #5 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested in knowing more about SOUL TAKER, here's a blurb:

No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

*****

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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Snippet Sunday: Trouble around the Corner…Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last weeks snippet, here's the link. :): Chapter 1 #2

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E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

Set up:
MacLaurin is a Grim Sith, created by a Baobhan Sith, one of the most vicious vampires in Scotland. MacLaurin has returned to Boston to govern the territory and he expects his rules to be obeyed.

Sanya had hoped the rumors of MacLaurin's return were false. Tonight, told her otherwise. This scene is in her POV.

This snippet takes place a few paragraphs later from last week's snippet.

***Note: The snippet may or may not have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)

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She rounded the corner and skidded to a stop, panic rioting through her veins. The sanctimonious jerk knew she'd been at the bar after all since he stood there with his arms folded against his chest and leaning against the brick building in a nonchalant manner.

Her tongue slipped out, licking her suddenly dry lips. "I didn't know you were in town," she lied, trying to bide some time. She took a step back, fighting the urge to run; fleeing would give MacLaurin all the more reason to chase her. It was all about the hunt with predators. Something she understood all too well, being she was a vampire, too.

"I may have believed ye, darlin', if ye hadn't slinked out the back door of Tony's Pub."

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Garran seems determined to have that chat with Sanya. Don't you wonder why she's so determined to avoid him?

Stop by next week for snippet #4 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested in knowing more about SOUL TAKER, here's a blurb:

No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

*****

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

 

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Snippet Sunday:Trouble around the corner…Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last weeks snippet, here's the link. :): Chapter 1 #1

200x2014_RONE_Final_paranormal

E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

Set up: Sanya spotted the new leader, Garran MacLaurin in the bar, but has no wish to run into him. She's plot her escape out the back...

***Note: The snippet may or may not have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)

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Once in the alley, she took off at a brisk walk, not wanting to draw attention by shimmering and leaving a preternatural trail. She silently cursed herself for wearing her three-inch stilettos. She should have never bought the darn things, even though they were the perfect shade to go with her slinky red dress. She looked good in red. It flattered her long dark hair and strong Spanish features. Men drooled to be near her and it had nothing to do with her vampire allure. However, these beautiful shoes weren't meant for an evening jog.

She had a good thing going in Boston and she wasn't going to be run out of town just because it was time to switch leaderships again.

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Who can run in three-inch stilettos? I'd probably break my neck just trying to walk in them. lol

If you're wondering why Sanya fears she'll be run out of town, stop by next week for snippet #3 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested here's a blurb for SOUL TAKER:

No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

*****

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

 

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Snippet Sunday: He’s baaack!…Soul Taker @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. This is a snippet from Soul Taker.

If you missed the last very last snippet from Magic of the Loch and are interested, here's the link:
Chapter 5 #26

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E-book: $2.99     Print: $11.66
Word Count: About 95k
E-book Available at:
Print Available at: Amazon  /Barnes and Noble
 Available at Audible

Set up: This is the opening scene from Chapter One where Sanya finds out MacLaurin is back in town.

***Note: The snippet may or may not have been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Warning: There may be some fancy punctuations and long sentences. :)

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The moment Sanya entered the bar, Garran MacLaurin's scent slammed into her, causing the icy fear to twist at her heart. Through the throng of patrons' laughter and carrying on as they drank themselves into oblivion, she spotted him. He sat alone in the back, beneath the dim overhead lights. She immediately scanned the bar looking for his furry sidekick, Harrison Connell. She didn't see him, but she would bet the werewolf lurked somewhere close.

Sanya concentrated on MacLaurin again. He appeared relaxed as if he enjoyed the Irish band's poor rendition of Danny Boy. Good, he hadn't noticed her...yet.

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Who thinks MacLaurin is aware Sanya entered the bar? lol

So....Have you ever tried to avoid someone in store, restaurant, or any other place and have slipped away hoping they wouldn't notice you? Did you have a good reason for slinking away?

Stop by next week for snippet #2 from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested here's a blurb for SOUL TAKER:

No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.
A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

*****

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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Summer Short Read....

Echo of Time_KarenMichelleNutt_mediumPublisher: Highland Press
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Amazon UK
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A short Irish paranormal time travel romance 

Kendra O’Reilly felt a connection with the Blarney Castle as if the echoes of the past could still be heard. The guide tells her a story about the Blarney Stone being the ancient Lia Fáil, one of the magical gifts from the god-like race, the Tuatha Dé Danann. To wish upon it, one will see where his or her destiny lies. Kendra wishes to find her one true love. She never thought she’d be whisked back to fifteen-century Ireland to find him.

Cian MacCarthy, the Lord of Blarney not only possesses the gift of Irish eloquence but he also has visions of the future. He’s waited for Kendra’s arrival, knowing she is his soul mate. Now all he has to do is convince her she belongs at

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I Hear Voices…Soul Taker @KMNbooks @guyveryzer @NewOnAudible

Audio_Soul TakerSoul Taker is available at Audible! So thrilled to share the good news with everyone!

Having Soul Taker created for an audible version for readers to download and enjoy was so much fun, but lots of hard work, too.

The narrator has to be a convincing actor to play all the characters' parts. It’s like going to a the theater where the characters from the script come alive the moment the actors step upon the stage.

Guy Veryzer did an excellent job narrating Soul Taker! He truly captured the essence of the story and gave my characters their voices for all to hear.

If you're interested, here's the link and your chance to listen to a sample before you download your copy!! Audible

Enjoy and Happy listening!

 

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Snippet Sunday: Live, love and laugh…Magic of the Loch @KMNbooks @WildRosePress #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Welcome to Snippet Sunday. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the wonderful Dads out there! Hope you're having a wonderful relaxing day!

This is a snippet from Magic of the Loch. Today's snippet is a couple of sentences later from last week.

If you missed last weeks snippet, here's the link: Chapter 5 #25

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Set up: This takes place a few sentences later than last weeks snippet. Michaela debates if starting a relationship with Alan is wise when her time is limited...

***Note: The snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. Yes again there is some fancy punctuations and some long sentences. lol :)

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“Ye can ring me if ye like to go," he said and added, "Mrs. O’Malley has my number.” He leaned toward her and kissed her cheek. “May yer dreams all be sweet, Michaela Grant.”

It took her a few seconds to realize he had walked away. She was in real trouble here. If she
wasn’t dying, if she wasn’t going back home… “There are too many ifs to make this work,” she
murmured under her breath. Her gaze lingered on Alan’s tall frame for a moment longer as he
sauntered toward his brother, and with a long sigh of regret, she turned and strode out the door.

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Live, love and laugh, Michaela. You don't have to be reckless to have fun. You're not dead yet and no one truly knows when their time is up. Don't you agree?:) 

This is going to be my last snippet from MAGIC OF THE LOCH. I hope you've enjoyed all these months of snippets. :) A million thanks to those who left comments. Much appreciated!

And thanks to those who purchased a copy of Magic of the Loch and let me how much they loved Alan and Michaela's tale. I can't even begin to tell you how much that means to me.

Stop by next week for a 'snippet #1' from my Urban Fantasy tale, SOUL TAKER.

If you're interested here's a blurb for Magic of the Loch:

Michaela Grant travels to Scotland for a holiday, knowing this vacation is her last. A medical condition threatens her life and any chance of a future—until she meets Alan MacLachlin, a man forced to exist between two worlds.

Alan is the legendary Loch Ness Monster. Once every fifty years he returns to human form in search of his soul mate, the one woman who can break his curse. He believes he has found forever with Michaela, but to claim it he must figure out how to save her life.

Michaela and Alan vow to take what time has to offer, but another threat looms. A sinister shape shifter with a vendetta against Alan is making Loch Ness his personal hunting ground. Now he's threatening Michaela. Alan must discover who the shifter is and stop him before it's too late.

If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Participating Authors are listed at these sites: Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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Echo of Time_KarenMichelleNutt_mediumPublisher: Highland Press
Print:    Ebook: $0.99
# ISBN-9781310167997
#ASIN-B00KSTIF14
Available at:
Ebook: Amazon
Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords
iBooks

A short Irish paranormal time travel romance 

Kendra O’Reilly felt a connection with the Blarney Castle as if the echoes of the past could still be heard. The guide tells her a story about the Blarney Stone being the ancient Lia Fáil, one of the magical gifts from the god-like race, the Tuatha Dé Danann. To wish upon it, one will see where his or her destiny lies. Kendra wishes to find her one true love. She never thought she’d be whisked back to fifteen-century Ireland to find him.

Cian MacCarthy, the Lord of Blarney not only possesses the gift of Irish eloquence but he also has visions of the future. He’s waited for Kendra’s arrival, knowing she is his soul mate. Now all he has to do is convince her she belongs at his side.

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