Giveaway! April 30, 2015Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: age of Ultron, avengers, Blogging, Contest, Daphne awards, Daphne Finialist, Free, giveaway, halfling, Kentucky Derby, Marvel, Marvel Avenger's Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers, Ultron, Writers' life, YA, YA Fantasy, YA Fantasy Romance, YA Romantic Fantasy, young Adult, young adult fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy Romance, Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
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Stop by Daphne finalist Abbie Roads’ awesome blog. Learn about my deepest neuroses as she shrinks my head on her couch.
Comment to get a chance to win an e copy of HALFLING, my new YA Romantic Fantasy!
And if you’ve come here from Abbie’s already. Please scroll through my old blogs to find extra goodies about HALFLING and my adult Paranormal Romances.
I also have a blog called Shiny Things where I speak about random things that are distracting me this week. Sometimes it’s personal, or about my books, sometimes it’s pop culture or social. Today, it’s Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. I get all excited about the triple crown races! And Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron opens this week. Hurray for May!
Shiny Things 4/17/2015 April 17, 2015Posted by karinshah in books, coming-of-age, Fantasy, self-reliance, Strong female characters, strong female lead, sword and sorcery, teens, traditional fantasy, writer's life, YA Fantasy, YA Fantasy Romance, YA Romantic. Fantasy, Young Adult, Young adult fantasy, Young Adult Romantic Fantasy.
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Shiny Things 4/17/2015
(Random) Things distracting me this week.
Hoodies. Just in case you haven’t realized how weird I am, I love hoodies! To wear definitely. But mostly on other people. I think they turn ordinary people into objects of mystery. Guy or girl, there’s something about the nature of concealment. The banal everyday is transformed into a puzzle. That regular high school student is secretly on the run from the law (due to some undeserved misfortune of course). The soccer mom is living a double life as a police informant. My writer’s heart and mind spins at the possibilities. I hope they never go out of style!
People singing in cars on the internet. This trend drives me crazy. Why? Why record yourself singing in the car? Does the enclosed nature act as a makeshift recording booth? Does the road noise make people sound better? Where do they put the phone/camera? Is it smart to drive and sing well? Sooner or later, I’m afraid there will be an accident. I can just see the news: three people injured because driver was trying to sing professionally while driving. If it keeps up, they may need an acronym for it. DWS? Driving While Singing? Can someone explain this to me?
I’m still working on extras for my Halfling page. More heraldic symbols, maps and other tidbits to come!
Halfling Extras April 16, 2015Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: Coming-of-age, halfling, magic, self-reliance, Strong female lead, swords and sorcery, Teens, traditional fantasy, YA, YA Fantasy, YA Fantasy Romance, YA Romantic Fantasy, young Adult, young adult fantasy, Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
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With Halfling away in the world, I thought I would mention my reader extras. I’m working on the Halfling page, but I thought I would show new items here first.
Valaya and Zidara were once one country. The story of how the country spilt into two, and how the Zidarans got their wings is integral to Deyna’s story.
In the next illustration you can see that the soldiers wear chain mail. Deyna does as well on the battlefield.
Other projects I’m working on are schematics of Morlor’s palace and a map of Valaya and Zidara. The two countries that were once one called Amirhu.
Originally, I named the old country Amirhat, but my 10 year old son said he liked an alternate, Amirhu, better.
Oh, the glamour April 15, 2015Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: darklings, Fantasy, Fantasy Romance, halflings, magic, Romantic Fantasy, swords and sorcery, Writers' life, writing, YA, YA Fantasy, YA Fantasy Romance, YA Romantic Fantasy
My newest book baby is born today!
I suppose you’re wondering what exciting, glamorous events I have planned for release day? A party at a fancy restaurant with my friends and family, followed by a book signing? Lounging around savoring the accomplishment of having my fifth book published? Spending my day kneeling in prayer that when reviews are posted they’re good?
Not so much.
Actually, I was kneeling a moment ago, but only because I was getting clothes out of the dryer.
I have a full day planned of helping my son with his homework, taking him to school (I already carted my daughter off to middle school), applying for reviews from review sites, and maybe working on my next Chimera book, which is about four scenes from “the end.” Afterward, there will be much dragging of children to Tae Kwon Do and picking up children at Drama club, making dinner, and more! I know, not everyone can stand a life of such glamor (although, I’m sure many of you swan through your days in exactly this opulent manner), but I assure you I am up to the task.
The important thing is that Deyna and Ahran and their comrades will be born in someone’s imagination today. They will, (I hope) inspire smiles, and nail-biting and maybe, if I’m lucky, some happy tears.
That’s all I really hope for, that my characters will live for my readers, that you might be moved emotionally, and if you are, I hope you’ll let me know with a review or by mentioning HALFLING to a friend as a great read.
Happy Birthday to the characters of HALFLING and happy reading to you!
Shiny Things 4/4 April 4, 2015Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: .99 cents, ARC, Chimeras, Dogs, dragin-shifters, Easter, Fanatsy, Fantasy Romance, freebies, Holidays, kids, lion shifters, Paranormal Romance, Parenting, PNR, spring break, writing, YA, YA Fantasy, YA Romantic Fantasy
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Shiny Things 4/4
Things distracting me from writing this week
Happy Easter! My kids are on Spring Break, so we’ve journeyed to my parents’ house in Western NY to celebrate with my family. For the past several years, we’ve had to leave on Sunday to get home for school on Monday and we’ve been celebrating on Saturday. This year, my sister couldn’t do Saturday, so we moved it to Friday. The sentiment is the same and we were lucky to have a nice sunny day for the festivities. Basically, we adults ate and drank and chatted while our children played with their cousins. Maybe it’s a mark of their getting older because for the most part everybody got along.
It was lovely, except for the blip of our vizsla deciding she had to get to something on the screened in porch (which was blocked off). Not only did she rip the screens, but she chewed up the down spout of their gutter and tore part of it off! It’s metal! Crazy
In other news, Entity Mine (The Chimera Chronicles 2) is on sale at .99 cents until April 7th. Here’s the link http://www.amazon.com/Entity-Mine-Karin-Shah/dp/1619354950
And Halfling, my YA Romantic Fantasy is on Pre-order and I have (PDF, but I can get MOBI, if needed) ARCs for readers willing to post a review.
Excerpt from Chapter one below:
Hot former navy SEAl shifter hero for .99 cents! www.amazon.com/Entity-Mine-Karin-Shah/dp/1619354950 April 1, 2015Posted by karinshah in Uncategorized.
Tags: .99, .99 cents, action romance, Alpha hero, alpha heroes, brothers, Chimeras, demons, dragon shifters, dragons, fun, lion shifters, Navy SEALS, on sale, Paranormal Romance, psychics, Sale, shape-shiters, shifters, virgin hero, werewolves
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To celebrate my new release, a YA Romantic Fantasy HALFLING, ENTITY MINE is on sale for .99 cents until 4/7!
Never fall in love with a man in a photo. Especially, if he’s dead . . .
Balanced on the knife-edge edge of going feral, chimera Ethan Wade has no idea what he is. All the former Navy SEAL turned maritime treasure hunter knows is his explosive temper has destroyed his life, driving him to an isolated rental house in Western, NY, to lick his wounds. When a molotov cocktail of rage and alcohol triggers an uncontrolled shift, he is caught between shapes.
Disembodied, he can only come to one conclusion: He’s died and become a ghost.
Blowing the whistle lost lawyer Devon Daughtry her boyfriend, (not too much of a loss), her job, (a bit worse) and with the rents in Manhattan, a primo apartment (the straw that broke the camel’s back).
Now she’s run home to Cassadaga determined to re-build her life by hanging out her shingle as a psychic medium.
When she discovers a photograph of Ethan while moving in, she’s crushed to discover the man whose lonely eyes strike a chord deep within her soul is missing and presumed dead. Soon, she begins having passionate dreams about him. Dreams that Ethan shares.
But Ethan isn’t the only being in the house. A demonic presence has followed her home and it has diabolical plans for both of them.