Snippet Sunday: You’re a what? …The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Image of opened magic book with magic lightsWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 3 #4 :)

Set up: Darrien is about to tell Calli he's a shape shifter. Wonder how she'll take the news. lol

This is in Calli's POV and she is speaking first.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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"My name is Calli," she interrupted. She in no way was going to have him believe she was some chick he'd been involved with in the past.

"Calli," he said the name as if he were trying it out. He nodded then, as if his nutty messed up brain could handle the name change. "Calli, you spoke of seeing a Gryphon." He met her gaze with those strange colored-eyes, both bronze and gold. "The beastie and I are one and the same."

"Holy…" she stuttered.

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Yep, I could think of a few more words to go with Holy—. lol  :)

2014 top10novelyoungadultA big thanks to those who voted for The Gryphon and His Thief  for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

 Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****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. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

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Snippet Sunday: The eyes say it all…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link.

Chapter 3 #3  :)

Set up: Calli is making light conversation as she decides just how she's going to deal with Darrien,who though nice on the eyes, is crazier than the Mad Hatter. He's in her motel room, demanding she hand over what she's stolen from the museum. Not going to happen.

Though Darrien is a Gryphon shifter cursed to guard the museum artifacts, he also wants to keep Calli safe now that he's convinced she's his wife reincarnated. 

This is in Calli's POV and she is speaking first.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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"Your eyes…they're glowing."

His lips curved, and that wasn't a bad look on him either. "It cannot be helped. It is the beastie, you see. It tries to dominate and is fueled by my emotions."

Did she really want to know what he meant by the beastie? It seemed she did when her next question slipped from her lips before she could think better of it. "The beastie?" she asked.

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Well, she did ask, and Darrien will surely tell her. lol  :)

2014 top10novelyoungadultA big thanks to those who voted for The Gryphon and His Thief  for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E! Came in #4!

 Thanks for stopping by! Love to know what you thought of the snippet. Until next week, take care.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****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. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

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Sneak Peek Sunday

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Snippet Sunday: Look into my eyes…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday. I thought I'd change it up a little this week. I have a new release! So this is a snippet from The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link. Chapter 3 #2  :)

Set up: Calli awakes to find Darrien in her room. Darrien believes Calli is his wife reincarnated and he has another chance to keep her safe, but Calli thinks he's a little off. If she only knew...

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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He tilted his head to the side, keeping his calm and she might have believed he accomplished the feat, but then his eyes glowed like green fire. “You truly do not remember me then?” he asked again.

She was still hung up on his eyes changing colors and it took her a moment to realize he asked her a question. “No, whack-job, I don’t know you. Unless you believed our introduction at the museum was a start of a beautiful friendship.”

His lips pursed and his nose flared, probably due to the name-calling. Maybe she should give that a rest. She had no idea what she was dealing with, but if the man thought it was okay to taser her, it couldn’t be good.
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Calli believes their jolt of electricity had been Darrien tasering her. She's in for a big surprise when she realizes only their touch ignited the spark. And what's up with Darrien's eyes? She hasn't put it all together that Darrien is a Gryphon shifter. Wanna bet it won't take her too long to figure it out?  :)

**If you have a chance, I would sure love your vote!! The Gryphon and His Thief is up for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E!  http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief. Love to read your comments and know what you thought about the snippet. Thanks for stopping by!

Next week look for another snippet from my Paranormal Mystery tale, The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****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. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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Winners of the New Year’s Blog Hop are…

Blog Hop
Kristi Gardner- won and eBook copy of The Gryphon and His Thief
Mina Gerhart- won an Audible copy of Soul Taker
Patricia Burleson-- won eBook copies of Storm Riders and At the Stroke of Midnight
Congratulations Ladies!
And Happy New Year!
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Snippet Sunday: Confusion Proves Catchy…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday. I thought I'd change it up a little this week. I have a new release! So this is a snippet from The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link. Chapter 3 #1 :)

Set up: We're jumping a few paragraphs from last week. Calli awakes to find Darrien in her room and she demands to know who he is and why he's in her room. Darrien believes Calli is his wife reincarnated and he has another chance to keep her safe. Only he's confused why she doesn't recognize him.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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"Callista, we must talk," he said. "I am not sure—"

"Who's Callista?" she questioned, interrupting him before he took this further.

"You don't remember me, do you?" he asked. She could see a battle going on inside of him as if he couldn't comprehend why she didn't know him.

Yeah, confusion seemed to be catchy tonight. "For your information, crazier-than-the-mad-hatter-on-a-good-day, my name is Calli. So you have the wrong girl if you think I'm this Callista chick."

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Wrong girl? Darrien doesn't believe so. How will he convince her when she thinks he's a nutter?  :)

**If you have a chance, I would sure love your vote!! The Gryphon and His Thief is up for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E!  http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief. Love to read your comments and know what you thought about the snippet. Thanks for stopping by!

Next week look for another snippet from my Paranormal Mystery tale, The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****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. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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New Year’s Blog Hop @KMNbooks #newyearseve #books

Blog Hop

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New Year's Eve for some is a great time to reflect on the events of the previous year and ponder how the year unfolded. Paying attention to the past gives us a chance to make changes for a better future.

Why do we raise our glasses for a toast to bring in the new year?

Almost every culture — the Hebrews, Egyptians, Persians, Saxons—would pledge honor by raising a glass, but it wasn't always called a toast. The term came about in the 17th century. It was customary to plop a piece of toast or crouton in a drink. It could possibly been a flavoring device or equivalent to us adding an olive, lime, etc to our drinks.

Why do we clink our glasses?

In ancient time, they believe the bell-like noise would drive off the devil.

Another popular belief is that it would give the toasters the greatest pleasure. In the writing world, authors pen tales for the senses. Sight, taste and sound... Toasting provides all three. Sight: Lovely stemmed glasses with bubbly to enjoy. Taste: Depending on how much sugar is added for the secondary fermentation, Champagne will have varying levels of sweetness to whet your palate. Sound: The clinking of glasses like bells to bring in the new year with song.

This year when midnight strikes and 2015 is welcomed, lift those glasses in good cheer. Be forever grateful for your past. It made you who you are today. Love your present for life is a precious gift. And be excited for the future where all your dreams can become reality.
Happy New Year!
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For this celebration, I'm giving away:

1. eBook copy of The Gryphon and His Thief

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumA long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

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2. A eBook copy of At the Stroke of Midnight

At the Stroke of Midnight_MediumDean McCloud thinks Tricia is trippin' when she tells him she's from the future. However, when Tricia's predictions start coming true, Dean realizes maybe she's not a crazy chick after all. Someone wants him dead and they have until the stroke of midnight on New Years Eve to find out who or history will once again repeat itself.

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and Storm Riders

StormRider_KMN_2014_final_lightningThree destinies, three paths for each decision a person makes, but if one of the roads becomes tangled, a Storm Rider must step in and repair the rift before the dimensions collide.

Samantha Skelley and Denny Randeli are sent to 1879 Bodie, California, one of the wildest towns of the west. It should have been an easy snatch and rescue, but Ace McTavish is determined to put himself in harms way. Samantha and Denny are forced to help him with his plans before they take the next storm ride home.

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3. Audible copy of Soul Taker.

Audible is narrated by Guy Veryzer.

Audio_Soul TakerAvailable at: Audible US  / Audible UK

 No soul is safe…
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.

3 chances to win. 3 winners! Just enter the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!!

For some free reads from Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing pop on over and load your eBook devices! Once Upon A Word: HaPpY New Year!

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Tarot Reading… Stop, Start, Continue… @KMNbooks

blondtarotMy Tarot Reading from Brigit Aine at Paranormal Monday Yahoo Group

1 - Stop - Knave of Pentacles - You are trying to juggle too many things. Slow down, and remember that you are only one woman. You’ve been doing them all, but it is matter of doing lots of things on the surface or doing less things with more meaning.

2 - Start - 2 of Chalices Letting others in and focusing on making relationships healthy and whole and working. Take the time out of all that juggling to go on a date…to meet a friend for coffee and focus just on that time…to let others help you become who you want to be.

3 - Continue - 8 of Chalices - on the road you are on. This is a card that says you are working on letting somethings go, on moving on from them, continue to do so, it is a good place for you to be.

You are trying to do too many things, and while you are getting them all done, you aren’t getting the satisfaction out of them or doing them to the ability you know you can do. You need to let a few go and focus on the ones that are most important to you. While you are doing that letting go, let other people help you. Maybe one of the things you’ve been doing on the surface is your relationships. This is one of the areas to focus on and remember to spend time developing those healthy parts of being with someone, even in friendship. And with, that letting go, it seems you have already started on one of them, maybe a big one, keep going. It is something that needs to be behind you, even if you are the one to move to let it go.

Hope this helps. You have a great New Year ahead of you with lessening of tasks, renewal of relationships and taking something off the plate that shouldn’t there.

Brigit Aine
Co-Owner JAPM
http://brigitsjournals.blogspot.com

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Brigit,

Thanks so much for the reading. Definitely something I need to work on for the New Year. I do tend to take on too much. Sometimes, I need to be reminded to sit back and relax. :) Thanks again, and May 2015 bring you much joy and happiness!

Karen

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Snippet Sunday: Choose your weapon…The Gryphon and His Thief @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Snippet Sunday Sit back RelaxWelcome to Snippet Sunday. I thought I'd change it up a little this week. I have a new release! So this is a snippet from The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you missed the last weeks snippet from The Gryphon & His Thief, here's the link. Chapter 2 # 9 :)

Set up: This week we're jumping ahead to a few paragraphs down from the beginning of Chapter 3. So here's a quick update.

Darrien is cursed and must keep the artifacts in the museum safe at all costs, but his heart tells him his duty is to protect Calli, the thief who has stolen the Hectate stone from the museum. Duty or heart has him torn on what to do.

The snippet below is in Calli's POV. She's awake with a horrendous headache to find the man/Gryphon in her motel room. He tells her she's safe, but it in no means puts her at ease.

*The excerpt was modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. There are a few long sentences. :)

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Scrambling off the bed, she went for her dagger that should have been strapped to her belt and realized too late she'd lost it when she threw it at the Gryphon, who had tried to eat her for a snack. She blinked—hard, and yep, that statement—though said to herself—definitely sounded like she lost her marbles, and the way her head pounded like jackhammers had taken up residence in her brain, she was convinced the statement held merit.

She may not have her dagger, but she'd been trained to improvise. Out of the corner of her eye, she caught sight of the phone sitting on the nightstand, black, push button and heavy. She grabbed it with the receiver in one hand and the base in the other and said, "Who are you and what are you doing in my room? Answer quick or I'm going to go all Nicky Santoro on your head." She'd seen Casino and the phone treatment. Yep, considerable damage could be inflicted with a phone, so she gripped the receiver and shook it in his direction for emphasis on her threat.

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Calli will go down fighting if necessary. Darrien better talk fast and he better have a darn good story to convince her not to plow him in the head.  :)

**The Gryphon and His Thief is up for Best Young Adult/New Adult novel at P&E. if you have a chance, sure would love your vote!! http://critters.org/predpoll/novelyoungadult.shtml

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek at The Gryphon and His Thief. Love to read your comments and know what you thought about the snippet. Thanks for stopping by!

Next week look for another snippet from my Paranormal Mystery tale, The Gryphon and His Thief.

If you're interested in knowing more about The Gryphon and His Thief, here's a blurb:

gryphonandhisthief_Final_mediumAvailable at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / ARe / OmniLit / iBook / Nook

In Print: Amazon  / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

Blurb:

Some Treasures are Priceless…

A long time ago, a Gryphon shifter’s duty was to guard and protect the people of the tribes, but Darrien Andros failed to keep his human wife safe from harm. Cursed for the crime, he must guard everything in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities forever, never to truly live and never to die. Centuries have passed, but when he encounters a thief, who uncannily resembles his dead wife, he is convinced he has a second chance.

Calli Angelis is hired to steal Hecate's Stone from the Museum, believing she would be returning it to its rightful owner. She never really trusted the person who hired her and now Darrien makes her doubt her motives, too. He also has her questioning the possibility of reincarnation when the attraction between them ignites into something she can no longer ignore.

As the two work together to unravel the mysteries behind the stone, it becomes apparent an old and dangerous enemy from Darrien’s past is determined to have history repeat itself.

*****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. Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday #SPeekSunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

Sneak Peek Sunday

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What a Deal! @KMNbooks @JudgeYourBook #kindle #cheapbooks

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It's that time of the year again to choose the best of the best...
So if you have a chance, I would love your vote!! Thanks so much!!
 

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