Which one of these is not like the other? December 10, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: army rangers, bank robberies, bank robbery, Contest, dragon shifters, FBI agents, heists, lion shifters, Paranormal Romance, romance, shifters
We put our tree up this weekend. Later, my daughter told me she had put up an “unseasonal” ornament. Can you find it in the picture?
What’s that you say? A prize? How about this–I have a big cast in Chimera 3 (draft title THE LION’S SHARE) Shapeshifters Connor and his twin Tyler are coerced into robbing a bank. I need names. If you’d like your name or a family member’s name in the book, find the thing that doesn’t belong, then go to my Facebook page, Http://Facebook.com/KarinShahAuthor, like my page and I will number the new likes and randomly select someone to have their name in Chimera 3. If you’ve already liked my fan page, comment here or on my facebook page and I will have a separate drawing for you. So two people have a chance to get their name in a book.:-)
Deadline? Yes, there is a deadline. You have until December 12th at midnight pacific time. Hope you have fun playing the game!
What does Veteran’s day have to do with Chimeras? November 11, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
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Happy Veterans’ Day!
I want to offer my thanks to those who served and to those who lost family in the service of the United States.
My current WIP, draft titled THE LION’S SHARE, stars Connor, a Chimera brother, who along with his twin Tyler is a US Army Ranger.
At the moment the book begins in Afghanistan (that may change as first chapters often do) but I did a lot of research about Forward Operating Bases and various aspects of the scene.
I named a character in the scene after a man who, instead of jumping off his humvee as they are instructed when a grenade landed on top, smothered the deadly explosive device with his own body in an attempt to save his friends.
There are far too many of these heroic stories to be found and I wish I could name a character after them all.
In my version, he lives.
Thanks again Veterans!
Who is the man in the photo? November 7, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: alpha heroes, brothers, Chimeras, demons, dragon-shifts, dragons, ghosts, lawyer-heroine, lion shifters, lions, Paranormal Romance, shifters, virgin hero
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Here’s another small unedited snippet from my FEB/MAR 2014 release ENTITY MINE.
Devon, the heroine, has just found Ethan’s photo and been told that he’s dead.
His eyes were light, green or blue, maybe hazel–she squelched the urge to ask. No need to make her oldest friend question her sanity–and thick lashes, half-lowered, made him look reserved. His hair was dark and short, military in its ruthless precision. His face had a lean, sculpted quality, as if he were the product of some artist’s imagination. His straight nose slashed toward his mouth and his cheekbones sheered diagonally across his face, carving his jaw into almost perfect triangles on either side. His lips were held tight, the only softness in his face the slight fullness of his bottom lip above the mere whisper of a cleft chin.
He reclined beside a huge, glass jar of coins on the concrete front stoop of the small ranch-style house — one long leg bent, the other straight, his large right hand tucked across his lean ribs, the left propped on the step beside him — making a black t-shirt and jeans look as sexy as nothing at all. Sexier.
Something gripped her heart as she gazed at the photo. She swallowed against the feeling.
Had she ever seen anyone who looked more alone?
Cover reveal coming soon!
Karin in Chimeraland November 6, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
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Book two of the Chimera Chronicles ENTITY MINE now has a semi-official cover–which I’ll be posting very soon. In the meantime: here’s a pic of my Vizsla, Lali and a small snippet from ENTITY MINE
Devon ripped away the paper. A man she’d never seen before gazed out of the black and white photo. His eyes seemed to sear into her, making her stomach swoop as if she had missed a step going downstairs.
Please excuse my typos October 31, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
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I tried to edit the below post, but my wordpress app won’t let my cursor get to the mistakes. It’s always worked before. Excuse me while I go check my blood pressure…ugh!
What are you reading for Halloween? October 31, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
I read a wonderful and emotional book called GHOSTWRITER by Lissa Bryan.
It follows Sara, a lonely young woman who is given the opportunity to live on an isolated island off the Carolina coast. Of course, there’s a catch, the charming cottage might not come with a telephone or a television, but it comes with one extra–a ghost.
And he’s not just any ghost, his name is Seth and he is her favorite writer, a man who died in 1925 under mysterious circumstances. Though, she’s on the island to finish her own book, Sara is intrigued by the chance to learn more about Seth.
But Seth doesn’t want visitors.
What follows is at turns frightening, sweet and exhilarating.
Both are wounded are wounded in their ways and it’s wonderful to see them heal each other.
I was drawn to this book because I have an interest in ghostly things. I consider myself an open minded skeptic and watch all the Ghost Adventure/hunting type shows. And my upcoming book ENTITY MINE has a similar storyline in the beginning.
The hero, Ethan is a shapeshifter who’s accidentally become caught between forms and is disembodied. He believes himself a ghost and, so does my heroine, Devon. I do love a ghost story, but it’s even better if they can LIVE happily ever after.:-)
ENTITY MINE come out Feb/Mar 2014. I’ll be posting the cover soon!
In the mean time. I hope you have a good ghost story to read!:-)
Shiny things Oct. 17th October 17, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: Alpha hero, bank robberies, Chimeras, Dogs, dragon shifters, ghosts, lion shifters, Paranormal Romance, vizslas
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Usually, I write on the treadmill, but I’m having some asthma problems today, so Lali is keeping my lap warm as I write.
Since, I ‘m not feeling well, I’ve been enjoying the new fall season, especially on the CW, Supernatural, Arrow, and the new Tomorrow People (anybody remember the two others? I adored the original as a kid) are keeping me distracted.
ENTITY MINE (THE CHIMERA CHRONICLES #2) is due out in FEB/MAR 2014 It’s the story of Ethan the second youngest Chimera brother. Not knowing he is a shapeshifter, he becomes disembodied and believes he’s a ghost. More on the release later.
I’m hard at work on Chimera 3 tentatively titledTHE LION’S SHARE Connor, the third youngest (or is he?) is the hero. He and his twin Tyler get caught up in a Bank Robbery. I’m having an awesome time virtually visiting Leavenworth, KS where the book is set and choosing real locations to rename and re-imagine for the events.
Halloween is coming. I’ve picked out my costume, I’m a Greek lady. How about you? Planning to dress up? Got a costume party to attend? I’d love to hear!
And now the Bank September 26, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: alpha heroes, bank robberies, Chimeras, dragon shifters, lion shifters, shape shifters, shifters, virgin hero
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Below is a rough blueprint (or pink print. All I could find last night at midnight was my daughter’s construction paper) It shows what I imagine is the main part of the bank visible to customers. in my mind there is a back area with a boardroom for meetings, a closet for janitorial supplies and a basement with utilities. This was intended for my use only, so the handwriting is terrible and it’s not to scale.
Rough schematic of the Bank the twins rob in Chimera 3 September 26, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
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And the winner is… September 25, 2013Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: alpha heroes, army rangers, bank robbery, Chimeras, coffee, dragon shifters, FBI agents, lion shifters, shifters
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Looks like Eastbound and Grounds wins! Thanks for taking part! And Thanks to Connie Warnock Hansen for the name. Look for the coffee shop in THE LION’S SHARE (draft title) book 3 in the Chimera Chronicles coming from Soul Mate Publishing