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Homemade trailers love ’em or hate ’em? July 31, 2013

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What do you think, are pro trailers better than homemade trailers? http://youtu.be/DKMY07cdrKg
Watch the new BLOOD AND KISSES trailer and tell me what you think!
And if you’ve read BLOOD AND KISSES stop by http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/66901-paranormal-romance-new-and-upcoming-books-authors-pnr-nauba and join in the discussion starting tomorrow August first!

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Guess Whose Book is Book of the Month on Good Reads! July 30, 2013

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Yep, it’s me! I’m so excited! My novel BLOOD AND KISSES has been chosen to be a Book of the Month (BOTM) for August at the Paranormal Romance: New and Upcoming Authors/Books group on Goodreads (GR).

To celebrate, I am giving an ecopy of IN LIKE A LION to a lucky commenter on the discussion thread over the course of the month. THE CHIMERA CHRONICLES, beginning with IN LIKE A LION, are a spin off from the world of BLOOD AND KISSES and my heroine from BLOOD AND KISSES, Thalia, is in it.

Read BLOOD AND KISSES and stop by to take part of the discussion. in September, I will randomly chose a number from the discussion thread. It’s that easy!

Hope to see you there!

Karin

Thee view from my parents back porch. July 25, 2013

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Help! I need a new tagline! July 23, 2013

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We interrupt my adventures at RWA to tackle a task that has been occupying my mind for some time. My tagline. These days anything more than a two line signature is annoying, so I have been going with my website address and a tagline. But my old tagline, Worlds to Dream In is a bit vague and not as evocative as I would like, so I have been using, Love in The Time of Chimeras, because I love to take movie titles and spin them. Unfortunately, I think this tagline gives the impression that my books are Historicals, which at this time, they are not. Therefore, I’m digging deep into the reading/writing ether and soliciting suggestions from all my clever internet amigos.
Here’s what my tagline needs to do. It has to be evocative, hint at what I write (shifters, vampires, spaceship captains, but not necessarily all of those) and intrigue readers enough to prompt them to look me up. That’s not much to ask is it?

Any and all suggestions considered. (But please, you, keep it clean. You know who you are.*g*)

Karin

View from my hotel room in Atlanta! July 22, 2013

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Guess Who I Winged Chocolate at at RWA 13 July 22, 2013

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Although I almost didn’t have a hotel room Tuesday night, I ended up having a blast at the conference. Luckily, Tuesday morning I called my my close friend, roomie, and Soul Mate editor extraordinaire, Debby Gilbert, and we realized I’d gotten my wires crossed (are you surprised?) and didn’t have a room in the conference hotel that night only hours before I was due to leave for the airport. I managed to secure one, but I could have done without the adrenaline rush.
I arrived at the hotel (much thanks to the fabulous Donna MacMeans for posting intricate directions on the COFW loop for those of us taking the MARTA from the airport) Wednesday was the literacy signing.
I as expected, I didn’t sell out, but I had a blast talking to everyone. Mostly thanks to Ranger, whose pic I had up on my IPad as an icebreaker.20130722-162933.jpg
I was up against the windows at the end of the aisle, so I didn’t get that much traffic, but Maggie Shayne was across from me and when her line got long, I’d say, “Hey, if you like Maggie Shayne’s books you might like mine.:-)
She was a good sport and when things got a little slow and she got hungry, I chucked some Hershey’s nuggets across the aisle like it was Mardi Gras. She’s a good catcher.:-)
There is more to share from RWA, but that will have to come in a later installment.

Did you have any adventures this weekend? Who did you meet? Where did you eat? Did you throw candy at anyone?

Karin

My icebreaker at the RWA literacy signing July 22, 2013

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Hello Atlanta! July 11, 2013

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In a few short days, I will (hopefully) have wrapped up my chapter’s contest, finished packing my son for Taekwondo camp, made sure my daughter has what she needs for her big dance performance months in the making, and be winging my way (metaphorically as I must use a plane, unlike my characters*g*) to Atlanta for the Romance Writers of America’s yearly national convention.
The highlight of my time there (well, one of them) will be the Literacy Signing. My books are now all in print, but compared to the ebook copies, they are pretty expensive, and I am not well known, so I will have to keep my expectations of lines stretching around corners for sometime in the future. For now, I will hope I can meet scads of fellow lovers of the paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy. And that friends (both virtual and physical) will stop by and say hello.

So here’s me, formally inviting you to meet me in Atlanta!

(I will try to remember the chocolate this year)

See you soon!

Karin

So you live in Gotham/Metropolis/New York City July 2, 2013

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I love Superheroes. Probably obvious to those who have read my books. My heroes and heroines are always Superhuman.

Marvel’s the Avengers, Captain America, and Thor are all on Netfilix now and after re-watching them and seeing Man of Steel in the theater, I came up with these tips for surviving the superhero version of NYC

1. When you take your young son to the theater, wait until the show is over to leave. You can hang in the lobby. I’m sure there are drinks or something available to occupy your time.

2. If you are a business owner, make sure your insurance covers “smashing” and other damage from Superhuman fists or bodies crashing through your building.

3. Resist the urge to watch Superheroes battle. Stay away from the windows. In fact evacuate the building, and run. Run away as fast as you can.

4. If a superhero directs you, follow his advice. Now is not a good time to ask who he is and why you should listen to him.

5. Move.

Hope you enjoyed my tips! I’d love to hear some of yours!

Karin

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