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Halloween Treat just for you. Two Worlds Collided for only 99¢! @KMNbooks #halloween #timetravel #rockstar

Two Worlds Collided by Karen Michelle NuttPick up your Halloween treat at:

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About Two Worlds Collided:

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Excerpt

Her gaze landed once more on the letters printed on the door, stating roof access and the implications of Bellamy being up here registered as a warning bell in her mind. Dear Lord, why had they allowed such a thing in his unstable condition? Then she realized the band didn't suspect he was suicidal. They believed he had a drug and alcohol problem he was trying to kick.

Leon opened the door and they took a flight of stairs to another door and opened it. The bright sunlight blinded her at first until her vision adjusted. She spotted Bellamy standing on the ledge a few feet in front of her. Fear rose up inside of her like a tangible force that urged her to go to his rescue. Her legs carried her swiftly and her hands grabbed his dress shirt with some kind of wild print on it, and she yanked him toward her.

Bellamy's hands flew out in front of him as if to grab onto something to steady his fall. "What the–" Her cry of alarm muffled Bellamy's curse when she realized he was going to land on top of her, but at the last millisecond, Bellamy twisted, grabbing hold of her as he fell onto his back with her sprawled on top of him in an unseemly manner. Her hair had come loose from the knot at the back of her neck. Her glasses were askew on her nose and she tried to adjust them as she pulled on her blouse, which had risen above her waste. Bellamy's hot hands were on her flesh and for a moment she'd forgotten to breathe. She met his startled gaze and his lips pursed into a fine line.

"What is wrong with you, lady?" he said and shoved her away, not exactly rough but with a purpose to be as far away as possible from her.

She sat in a heap next to him, feeling a bit deflated that he didn't appreciate her attempt to help. "I was saving you," she said and lifted her chin.

"Saving me? Lady, you almost sent me tumbling over the edge."

"I most certainly did not," she sputtered. "And what were you doing up there, anyway? Who stands on a ledge and not think: Hey, I might fall to my death." She rolled her eyes and that seemed to set him off.

His nostrils flared and he looked like he wanted to say more on the matter, but then he turned toward Leon, who stood there with his arms folded against his chest and his lips appeared to be twitching as if he were holding back a full out smile.

"You need to fire the security guard," Bellamy stated, "that allowed this crazy broad up here." He flew to his feet and brushed off his white pants that were smudged with dirt from the gravel rooftop. He flipped his curly hair away from his bright and beautiful blue eyes. God, he was handsome. A lean five-foot-ten, he appeared taller than he truly was, or maybe it was because she was still sprawled at his feet.

Leon cleared his throat. "Bellamy, I want you to meet your personal assistant."

It took Bellamy a moment to realize what Leon meant, and then he shook his head. "No. Absolutely, no." He narrowed his eyes on her, and she scrambled to her feet as graceful as she could, considering how she ended up there.

"I'm Evie Reid." She extended her hand.

He stared at her outstretched palm for a second then leveled his gaze on Leon. "I don't need a personal assistant, and especially one who thinks attacking a person is a great tactic to get to know each other." He turned on his heels, and murmured something in Romanian, which she knew he spoke since his parents were both from there. She loosely translated it as Crazy chicks are not my thing.

"Well yeah," she shouted back. Then decided to play his game and spoke in Romanian too. "Good thing I'm not crazy then." Loosely translated of course, but that seemed to catch his attention for about a second. He turned around and met her gaze in what she believed was supposed to intimidate her, but she refused to look away. "Giving me the evil eye doesn't work." She stared back and he dropped his gaze first.

He harrumphed and grumbled something that she was sure hadn't been flattering, and continued on his way to the door that would lead him back inside the hotel.

"Well, that went splendidly," she muttered. "Why was he up here anyway?"

"Sorry, should have warned you. It's his thing. When we're about to begin a tour, he heads for the roof of the first hotel we stay at, to meditate and put him in the right mindset, or so he says." His shoulders lifted in a shrug. "For good luck, I guess," he added.

"And I just messed that up."

"Don't worry, I have hope he'll warm up to you. You did speak Romanian to him, right? Usually, he's thrilled."

Maybe, she thought, but not if he believed she was crazy.

Q and A

Q. Where did the idea for this book come from?
A. My daughter and I watched INXS live at Wembley on TV. We were sad to think the lead singer had died so tragically and there would never be another song written by him. The time travel tale about Bellamy Lovel took root, but I wanted a happier ending and sent Evie back in time to try and save him.

Q. What draws you to this genre?
A. No one knows for sure if time travel is possible, but authors have sent their heroes and heroines to the past and to the future with one stroke of a pen. The idea of time travel has always intrigued me with the question of “what if?” The possibilities are endless.

Q. What books have influenced your life the most?
A. Baby Island and The Ghost of Dibble Hollow were the first books that sparked my interest to want to read more. I was transported and I found words were magic, the story the enchantment, and the characters were my guides in the wondrous world the author had created.

Playlist

INXS songs of course.

1. I'm Just a Man
2. Disappear
3. Body Language
4. Building Bridges
5. By My Side
6. What Would You Do
7. Heaven Sent
8. Elegantly Wasted
9. Taste It
10. Strange Desire
11. Hear that Sound
12. Burn for You
13. Biting Bullets
14. Kick
15. Who Pays the Price
16. Newsreel Babies
17. We Were Thrown Together
18. Need You Tonight
19. Beautiful Girl
20. Know the Difference
21. Back on Line
22. Not Enough Time
23. Everything
24. Never Tear Us Apart
25. Faith of Each Other
26. Old World New World
27. Time

Do you have a favorite INXS song? If not, what is your favorite rock n roll band?

 

 

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Offended or not? Flowers and Fangs @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

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Welcome to Snippet Sunday.

Enjoy a snippet from last week: Flowers and Fangs Chapter 4 #3

This week's snippet is another snippet from Flowers and Fangs.

Chapter 4. This is in Derek's POV.

Update from last week: Derek fought Tim, the vampire off, wounded him, and he's escaped, leaving Derek to face Sloane and decide if she's been turned or not. Marks on her neck might mean she's been bitten. Sloane has mustered some of her composure and has ordered Derek to leave her house at once. Not going to happen... If you recall from earlier snippets, Derek knew Sloane in high school, but it's been over ten years since they'd seen each other. Derek recognized Sloane from a photo, but so far Sloane hasn't made the connection...

*The excerpt may have been modified to fit the 10 sentence limit.:)

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He went with his instinct and cautiously lowered the weapon, but kept it engaged to fire. "Tim is—heck, there was no way to sugarcoat this—he's a vampire."

She laughed at him, but it was a nervous chortle brought on by fear and uncertainty. "So he claimed. I'm guessing delusional is catchy."

"You think so?" She didn't recognize him, but he wasn't sure if he should be offended or grateful. He'd been a skinny teen when he met her in high school, and they did more kissing than talking. "Your boyfriend has fangs and if I'm not mistaken, he bit you. I'm assuming this is not normal behavior for him."

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Wonder what Sloane will say to defend Tim's actions. 🙂

Here's your chance to win a Kindle eBook copy of my paranormal tale, Flowers and Fangs. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4d9f55c40f8ee030

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About the Book: My story in the collection is Heart of the Sea. Mermaids anyone?

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Don’t Miss Out on Tales with a Bite… @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #vampires #99¢books

If you want more than a romance with your paranormal read, enjoy a world where the paranormal world collides with the human world.

In Stake and Dust, a Lamia, worthy of John Keats' prose, pampers aspiring artists for an itsy-bitsy price...they're lives.

No one is safe when faced with a Nosferatu, one of the most lethal vampires of all the septs, he's started an epidemic of infected humans in Flowers and Fangs.

Stealing souls and selling them for a hefty price proves a leisurely pastime for a Grim Sith in Soul Taker.

***Disclaimer: Enter my worlds at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any lost items, including your soul.

Here's your chance to win a Kindle eBook copy Flowers and Fangs. 

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If you were a winner, congratulations! If you want book one of the series, look no further. The link is provided below. It is not necessary to read book one to enjoy book two. 🙂

What? You weren't a winner? No worries The Stake and Dust series - (both books) are only 99¢ right now for the Spring Sale Event!

Soul Taker, a InD'tale RONE Finalist for best Paranormal, is only 99¢ too. Such a deal!

 

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Want more information on these fantastic tales.

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About Flowers and Fangs, "Stake and Dust series, Book II":

(ONLY 99¢)

Derek Hayes and his family are preternatural hunters. Stake and dust is their motto, but Derek has a difficult time accepting his sworn duty when Sloane McBride, his ex-girlfriend from high school, is the one he's been sent to eliminate. Once infected from a Nosferatu bite, there is no turning back. Sloane has been bitten and she will eventually change.

It proves a race against time when Derek puts aside his core beliefs and teams up with Sloane. The Nosferatu wants Sloane for his own, Derek's brothers are hunting her, and every second brings Sloane closer to changing into the very fiend they want to kill.

Enjoy a snippet here.

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Stake and Dust, Book I-  These are stand alone stories.  (ONLY 99¢)

A Lamia, a sea creature worthy of John Keats' prose, teams up with a vampire with serial tendencies. When young promising artists are found dead, the Preternatural Bureau sends Cassandra Hayes to the Hamptons to help a fellow hunter track down this lethal duo. She's only spoken to Mr. Green once on the phone and when she meets him in person, he is not what she expects. His hunting skills are spot on, but there is something the man is hiding, and she's determined to find out what it is despite the attraction developing between them.

Tremayne Graystone, a vampire from one of the oldest septs, is not pleased when he finds a dead hunter left on the doorstep of his pub. He should have never answered the hunter's phone, but someone is trying to frame him and he wants answers. Surely he can masquerade as Mr. Green, the hunter Cassandra is supposed to meet, before she figures out his true identity and stakes him. She's a Hayes, from a long line of vampire hunters, and fraternizing with the enemy is simply not done, but as they work together and follow the clues, the lines become blurred when he falls for the hunter's charms.

Enjoy a snippet here.

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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.

Enjoy a snippet here.

Soul Taker
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Audible is narrated by Guy Veryzer.

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Available at: Audible US  / Audible UK

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Happy reading!

Karen

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Mind, Body, Soul by Karen Michelle Nutt @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #yoga #romance

Hand draw grunge typographic poster with a Meditation girl in lotus pose of yoga. Be in harmony with yourself. For logo banner poster for yoga studio/fitness club. T-shirt design. Inspirational and motivational hipster style illustration

Hi all, Karen Michelle Nutt here. I'm at Once Upon A Word chatting about what I do to exercise. What's your favorite activity? Love to know. Come by and share it with us. Mind, Body and Soul: http://onceuponaword1.blogspot.com/2016/04/mind-body-soul-by-karen-michelle-nutt.html

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A Wee Bit of Good Luck @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #superstitions #Irishblessings

Luck of the Irish isn't easy to obtain, and you don't have to be Irish to have a wee bit of good luck come your way. Here are some superstitions and bad omens you'd be good to avoid, and more than a few charming ones as well.
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Spring Sale Starts March 15 – April 15. What’s your Reading pleasure? @KMNbooks

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Derek hated to think it, but if Tim paid a visit to the McBrides, he hoped the vamp ended it here, drained them and moved on because if one of the McBrides survived, the nightmare continued at another poor schmuck's home.

Reaching the gate, his hand gripped the padlock. It wouldn't stop him and he pulled out his tools from his jeans' pocket to pick the lock. He could easily jump the fence, but it was better to take the time now and have an easy escape route, if there proved a need. It took less than a minute.

He opened the gate and slid in, only to halt his movements when he noticed the black lab sitting on his haunches, staring at him with a curious tilt of its head. He was glad he had the heads up on the pet. "Good…boy," he said as he slowly fished into his jacket with multiple pockets containing all sorts or weapons. This pocket just happened to be filled with dog biscuits. He kept a box in his truck. Made it easier to deal with the four-legged animals when he invaded their territory.

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The family's pet is alive and well. Does that seem to be a good sign? Just a thought. 🙂

*****Victory Tales Press is looking for stories for their anthology. Would you like to participate? Here's the link for more information.

*****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.

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Trick or Treat at the Authors’ Bash @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery

Halloween pumpkins in the forestThe big Trick or Treat at the Authors' Bash starts tomorrow! Stop by and meet the authors. Ask questions, read the excerpts, play the author's games and win prizes. So much fun!! To be entered to win the Grand Prize of a $60 Amazon Gift Card, all you have to do is comment on one or all the authors' posts and you're entered to win. Hint: Each comment you make is worth a entry. https://www.facebook.com/events/163830277298269/

In the Mood for some more partying? Stop by Must Love Breeches Anniversary Party! I'll be giving away an eBook copy of one my Time Travel Tales. Winner's choice.

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Trick or Treat at the Authors’ Bash @KMNbooks

 Trick or Treaters stop by on Oct. 26, 2015. Meet the authors and stick around for the party and you'll have a chance to win some treats.
Starts at 8 am PDT.
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