Monday, November 19, 2012


I'm a day late, but better late than never, right? It's time for a little INDIEgiving.
INDIEgiving runs through today to November 25th ~ there's still time for you to get in on the fun!
Check out the Indelibles website to read more, join, and enter our group giveaway! 

During this week, each participating blogger will reflect on her or his blessings and share something with visitors.  Some may choose to give away a book.  Some may choose to share the best piece of advice they wished they'd known before they published.  The choice of what to share will be as unique as the individual blogger.  The only requirement is that you open your heart in the spirit of thankfulness and giving.

I'm thankful for so many things: my health, the health of all my loved ones (extra fist pumps for Rooney--my beloved American bulldog--who is still alive and going strong after his battle with cancer, my amazingly supportive family and friends, our new house (and the fact that renovations are FINALLY almost done after working non-stop since the end of July), my dear, precious, and treasured readers (I love you more than words can express), the Indelibles who have taught me so much and been such a great support system, and to my generous Prince Charming/Peter Pan who not only recently bought me my fantastic and comfy writing chair, but who is having custom bookshelves WITH a ladder built in our home. (Dream come true!)
Rooney "supervising" the bathroom renovation.

My new cozy writing chair. (Lots of books will be written here.)

Not the actual bookcases (they are being built) but ours will look like this--except white.
I wish I could give away a writing chair like mine, or custom bookshelves, but until I win Powerball that just isn't gonna happen, so instead, I'm going to give away the next best thing...BOOKS! 

Enter below for a chance to win either of my books: Tangled Tides or Grasping at Eternity. (Paperback signed by me). 
Or, if you already have my books (or don't want them) you can choose any book by an Indelible member (past or current--I'll send you the list because it's over 30 authors to choose from.)

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
Join us by linking up with us and we'll be sure to drop by for a visit.


Ghosts, lighthouses, and past lives? Um, yes please. 
Today I'm helping spread the word about a new release...

Whispers at Ghost Point
By Deanna Jewel
 Deanna would like to tell you a little about the book...

     This novel takes place in Wilmington, NC. We visited there a few years back and I fell in love with this city! The stroll down the boardwalk along the river is breathtaking! I hope that comes through in the novel and that I portray the excitement we saw there.

     Join Dana as she learns about her past while working toward her future. The dangers that lurk at an abandoned lighthouse pull her into a past she was unaware of but also involves a man she's never this lifetime. Can a ghost from her past destroy her future? Read on and find out.

     I’d like to thank Karen for having me as her guest this week and for each one of you who stopped in to read. Be sure to get in on the contests below!

     If you want to read an interview with Dana and learn more about her, click HERE. Thank you all for stopping in to meet Dana from Whispers at Ghost Point. I hope I’ve piqued your interest just a bit and if so, you can read Chapter One and watch the book trailer by clicking HERE.
Tour Contest:  Click HERE to get your entry in for the Grand Prize drawing on Dec 10th!
Enter to win THIS!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

ROUGE by Leigh Moore

One of the newest Indelible members, Leigh Talbert Moore, whom I already adore, has a hot new release. Check it out!

Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect. Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart. Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.

"A brilliant book that had me biting my nails and swooning and then dying a little because it was just fantastic." ~Jolene Perry, bestselling author of My Heart for Yours

Mature YA/light historical/theater romance
Get your copy now at any of the retailers below:
Barnes & Noble 

Add Rouge to your Goodreads shelves: Goodreads
and find out more about Leigh at: Leigh's Blog

Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING is her debut young adult romance (available in all major outlets).
-ROUGE is the first book in her mature-YA/new adult romance series (available 11/11 in all major outlets).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I'm proud to be participating in an anthology that was created to help raise funds for the fight against cancer. Furthermore will be released on December 11th. But today, I'm  excited to share the cover with you. 

In Furthermore: An Anthology, eighteen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told.
Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, Amber Garr, David Estes, Leigh Michael, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Mayandree Michael. And most importantly, in honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.
SURPRISE VISITOR -Emily has never been a fan of surprises but Eric has something up his sleeve to change her mind. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)
GETTING TO KNOW THE HEAVIES - The two Sullivan bodyguards are still human beings underneath it all. And everyone has a weakness. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)
PEOPLE CHANGE - When Eric asks his dad a question about his mother, it’s time to go back to where it all began and then went so badly wrong. (The Darkness Through The Light Series)
COLD FEET - Kain witnesses Eviana’s deceit on their wedding day and is forced to deal with the consequences of her behavior. (The Syrenka Series)
RIFT - Daniel encourages the group to make a detour to the Grand Canyon, as the distance between the friends begins to rival the great ravine. (The Syrenka Series)
DISCOVERY - Leila’s first encounter with her psychic mentor is nothing short of memorable. (The Leila Marx Novels)
HUMAN RESOURCES – Blake finds a new job while Mac finds a friend who reminds him of home. (The Leila Marx Novels)
THE RUNAWAY- TAWNI’S STORY - After learning of her parents’ treachery, Tawni leaves home seeking to make amends for their transgressions. (The Dwellers Saga)
THE LIFE LOTTERY- A STORY FROM YEAR ZERO - With the survival of the human race on the brink, there’s only one way to decide who will be saved in the underground caves: The Lottery. (The Dwellers Saga)
FATE: Experience Annabelle’s struggle to fulfill the ABA Prophecy in a new light through the parting words of Adrian, Aurelia, Blake, and Lady Katherine. (Annabelle’s Story)
The Sound of Love - Glimpse into one of Nathaniel’s previous lives and see how his soul mate reacts when tragedy strikes. (The Kindrily Series)
MUIRNE’S MELODY--To escape her master’s vile desires, Muirne flees into the snow-swept night, finding a green-eyed stranger and a mystical destiny. (Saga of the Setti Series)
JEREMY’S HEART: Calm, cool, and complete scoundrel, Jeremy realizes the loss he’s suffered means nothing compared to true love. (Saga of the Setti Series)
FALL FROM GRACE: Warped by centuries of darkness, the creature Sveigja plots to capture Clara as his queen. (Saga of the Setti Series)
Plus two original stories by Mayandree Michel.
We would like to extend a HUGE thanks to Claudia at PhatPuppyArt for donating the artwork and to my cover designer for The Kindrily series novels,  Alexandra Shostak for donating her time for the cover design. You ladies are amazing and we are all so grateful for your contribution!

If you are interested in promoting the release or reviewing an ARC, please visit HERE to sign up.

To find out more about the authors and their stories, please check out THIS POST.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, 


Love, Karen

You're drooling with me, aren't you? Go ahead, tell all your loved ones you found what you want for Christmas.

You're welcome.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Join the INDIEgiving Blogfest

Since it's the day after elections, we should all give thanks that Channing Tatum won the presidency and Ryan Gosling is his Vice President. All is right with the world.

What? The other guys won? Oh. Darn. Well, there's always next election.
So since I can't give thanks for the Tatum/Gosling 2012 campaign being a success, I'll give thanks for some other stuff. You should join me, because Oprah says if you give thanks every day then your grateful energy attracts more positivity into your life. Oprah would have made a good president too.

Okay, so here's the point of this post...


This blogfest will run from November 18-25 (the Sunday-to-Sunday surrounding Thanksgiving).

During this week, each participating blogger will reflect on her or his blessings and share something with visitors.  Some may choose to give away a book.  Some may choose to share the best piece of advice they wished they'd known before they published.  The choice of what to share will be as unique as the individual blogger.  The only requirement is that you open your heart in the spirit of thankfulness and giving.

Although this is something we could do individually, banding together to share our blessings seemed like the right thing to do.  If you'd like to join us, add your name to the linky list and get your post ready for November 18th.  Whether you're an Indie author or just love reading Indie books, we hope you'll join us.  We can't wait to see what blessings have been bestowed upon you this year.

This blogfest is hosted by the incredible Indelibles, so go to this official post to add your name to the linky list. And have your best photo ready because we want to show off your smiling face.

Tweet about it, Facebook about it, post about it on your blog. All that positive grateful energy will payoff triple fold!

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