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Time for the truth… End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Setup for this snippet with a recap from last week: Cecilia asked her ghost father if he purposely drove his truck into the ocean. Here's his response...

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"Why in the hell would I do that?" he sputtered in disbelief.

"That's how it happened," she told him. The authorities may have deemed his death an accident, but his intentions still remained shrouded in doubt. "You and Mom threw a Christmas party here. You two fought and then you stormed out of the house."

"And you're telling me I drove my truck off the pier?" he asked. "No way. Not me. I wouldn't check out like that. I had you to consider."

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Blurb:

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and has been trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it was murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened to him in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lars' rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt Starts Today! #amreading #amwriting @NightOwlReviews

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Are you curious what Two Worlds Collided is all about?

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change bad boy, rock star 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.

 

Inspiration for Two Worlds Collided:

My daughter and I watched 'INXS- Live at Wembley' on DVD. We were sad to think the lead singer had died so tragically and there would never be another song written or performed by him. The time travel tale about Bellamy Lovel took root, but I wanted a happier ending for my rock star and sent Evie back in time to try and save him.

 

Fun related:

Did you know that every chapter title is a title of a song from INXS? You can create a Two Worlds Collided playlist.

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?

I'm so glad you stop by today. Readers are what writers can never live without. The novel doesn't only belong to the writer; it also belongs to the reader as well. Without the reader the story is just ink on a paper and nothing more. Opening the book, reading those first words, this is where the true magic begins. I love readers! Thank you so much for loving books.

Happy Reading!

Karen

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Some Girls Like It Hot Mega Gift Card FB Hop, where you can enter to win a gift card at every stop. With over 100 authors participating, that’s 100+ chances for you to win. What are you waiting for? Pop on over and enter to win! https://www.facebook.com/authorkarenmichellenutt/

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Some Girls Like It Hot Giveaway #giftcards #KindleGiveaway

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Over 100 Authors ~ 2 Awesome Giveaways

Woo-Hoo! Now that it’s summer, time for a series of cool giveaway events, including TWO grand prize giveaways. Enter for your chance to win Kindle Fire HD 10 tablets, Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets, Kindle Fire 7s, Amazon gift cards & more.

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In the Dark of Night….Six 99¢ Paranormal Books @KMNbooks

Six Paranormal Tales for only 99¢ each! A paranormal addicts dream come true!

Myths, legends, time-travel, vampires, werewolves, sea creatures…tantalizing tales for everyone who likes the darker side of romance!

Included: Kick-arse females, Heroes worth knowing despite their flaws, and of course tantalizing kisses and so much more.

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Hidden treasures…End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

Last week recap: Cecilia knocked down the guitars in the walk-in closet and was putting them back in order when she realized a floorboard had come loose. She could see something hidden beneath it.

Now for the snippet.

This story is a WIP. The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited.

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She slipped out her phone from her pocket of her jeans and used the flashlight to see what had been secreted away beneath the floorboards before she stuck her hand down there to retrieve it. Creepy crawly things could be lurking beneath there for all she knew. However, a second later all thoughts of spiders and other creatures had slipped her mind once she could identify the object as a book. Her fingers curled around the binding and snatched it from its hiding place.

She sat down crossed legged and brushed the dusty film away from the front cover before she flipped through the pages to glance at the contents, which appeared to be handwritten in blue ink. She was about to flip through it again at a slower pace when a photograph fell out from its confines and landed face down beside her knee. She reached for it and turned it over. A chubby-cheeked and all eyes toddler stared back at her and it took her a second more to realize she stared at a photograph of herself. She was probably about two years old here. Her gaze riveted to the book again.

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Could this be her father's journal? What do you think?

Love to hear your feedback.

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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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Time Travel for Love @kmnbooks #ValentinesDay #Blog Hop Feb 6-14 #ASMSG

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS... DENISE HOLCOMB! CONGRATULATIONS!
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING INT HE HOP.

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 and is the day of romantic gestures. People hand out cards and buy chocolates and flowers for the people they love. It's all about the romance, but what if you and your one and only love kept missing each other, or perhaps he or she wasn't even from this century? If given the chance, would you travel back in time to find him or her?

For this Valentine's Day post, I'm focusing on what we would do for love as we explore the possibilities of 'what if'?

From finding a portal to using a time machine or any other method that manipulates time and space, time travel romances have been an appealing notion to many. Who doesn't want to visit medieval Ireland or Scotland or even the wild, wild west? What if you could stop someone from making a life-shaping mistake? The possibilities are endless.

In my time travel tale, Two Worlds Collided, Evie travels back in time from 2007 to 1997 to save Rock Star, Bellamy Lovel from ending his life. A ritual is involved and her essence, not her body, travels along the timeline to a point where she merges with her younger self. Changing the past is not an easy attempt, and changing someone's destiny proves even more of a challenge.

There are rules to time travel. You can't travel back in time to the same event line twice. It's a one-time shot. Everyone has choices, a fork in the road that can lead to two totally different outcomes. Doesn't mean one path will be what you hoped for, but it's an option if you know the other path totally sucks.

To travel back in time to change someone's past, the correct variable must be present to make the time travel a success. Evie had those variables. She had crossed paths with Bellamy when she was young and would have crossed paths with him again, but she'd taken another path. She was supposed to be with him on the final tour where he ended his life. Last, she possesses an item that belonged to Bellamy. She had the anchor to the past and she had an anchor to come back to the present because of her friends that would be waiting for her return.

Sounds easy, right? Well, bad-boy Bellamy doesn't always cooperate with her plans to nudge him in the right direction. Every move she makes doesn't give her a clear picture to what he'll decide in the end.

About Two Worlds Collided:

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 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.

Available at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

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

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****For my giveaway**** One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and an eBook copy of Two Worlds Collided gifted through Amazon. (PDF is available upon request.) If you've already purchased Two Worlds Collided, feel free to choose another one of my books to be gifted to you if you should be the lucky winner.

What do you need to do to win the prize?

  1. Leave your email in the comments

  2. Answer the question? If you time traveled, where would go and why? (The old west? The 50s? Medieval Scotland? Old west? Choose a place. Or would you just go far enough back so not to make that mistake again!)

Good Luck! I'll announce the winner on Feb. 15th.

Free to all: A recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Ingredients

  1. Roll of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough (I prefer Pillsbury)

  2. A bag of semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) ( I prefer Nestle)

  3. Optional (Chopped Peanuts)

Heat oven to 350°F.

Shape cookie dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheets.

Bake until light golden brown (Usually 8-9 minutes). Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Meanwhile, line the cookie sheet with waxed paper and them set aside.

In medium bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring until smooth.

Dip cooled cookie balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate and place them on the cookie sheet. (You may have to reheat chocolate)

(Optional- If you like, also add chopped peanuts on top of the cookie before the chocolate sets.)

Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set.

Enjoy!

Don't forget to hop on over to the other blogs for more fun and a chance to win more prizes. Also, enter the Rafflecopter for the grand prize.

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1. A Time For Love ~ Casi McLean 2. Spunk & Hunks ~ Anna Durand
3. Love in the Month of February ~ Mary Morgan 4. Love Potions and Charms ~ Sorchia Dubois
5. He said he wasn't the romantic kind of guy, but... ~ Peggy Jaeger 6. Love and War ~ Gini Rifkin
7. Sexy Chocolate Cakes ~ Kayden Claremont 8. 50 Great Date Ideas ~ Devon Mckay
9. Hearts Abound ~ Tena Stetler 10. Love Every Day ~ Darlene Fredette
11. Importance of Valentines Day ~ Maureen Bonatch 12. Souls Forever Bound ~ Judith Sterling
13. Mysterious Origins of Valentine's Day ~ Barbara Bettis 14. A Romantic Valentine Dinner ~ Jana Richards
15. Steamy Romance Meets Spooky Suspense ~ Kathryn Knight 16. Book Bling ~ Elizabeth Alsobrooks
17. Sweet Romances ~ Katherine McDermott 18. Historical Heartbeats ~ Brenda B. Taylor
19. An Awesome Bewitching Author Valentines Day ~ Lisa Voisin 20. Idea City ~ Kitsy Clare/Catherine Stine
21. Welcome to the ABA Valentine Hop ~ Linda Nightingale 22. Bridie Hall YA Author ~ Bridie Hall
23. A Time For Love Valentine Blog Hop ~ Amber Daulton 24. 'Out Of This World' Romance ~ Hywela Lyn
25. Time Travel For Love ~ Karen Michelle Nutt 26. Valentine's Day - A Family Tradition ~ Holland Rae
27. Historical Heartbeats

 

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Hearts Through Time Christmas Giveaway Spectacular @KMNbooks #prizes #books

Today is my day at the Hearts Through Time Christmas Giveaway Spectacular! Stop by and chat and you'll have a chance to win some cool prizes.

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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:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

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

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

Publishing by Rebecca J Vickery & Victory Tales Press's photo.

*****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

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

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