Giveaway!

My new YA Romantic Fantasy amazon link http://tinyurl.com/qftoasz
My new YA Romantic Fantasy amazon link http://tinyurl.com/qftoasz

Stop by Daphne finalist Abbie Roads’ awesome blog. Learn about my deepest neuroses as she shrinks my head on her couch.

http://abbieroads.com/2015/04/author-on-the-couch-karin-shah

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!

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Better late than never? Contest Winners

Where were we? Oh, yes, the contest winners. Before I was swallowed up by the holiday season, and my children’s birthdays, which are inconveniently on either side of Christmas and require parties with enormous amounts of children, I was running a contest. The prize was to have your name or that of a family member of your choice in my next Chimera Chronicles book, number 3, draft title, THE LIONS SHARE. The winner from author page likes was–Susan Berger. Susan, please instant message me on Facebook. Somehow, the comments here on my blog were closed, my apologies to those who attempted to comment and couldn’t. I will be running this contest again, and will make sure those comments are open. THE LION’S SHARE takes place during a bank robbery and I have lots of characters to name.:-) The winner from my regular facebook page was Jamie Fugate. Please message me, Jamie.

and coming tomorrow a new snippet from my draft of ENTITY MINE (CHIMERA CHRONICLES #2) due out in Feb/Mar 2014.

Draft blurb: Never fall in love with a man in a photo, especially when he’s dead…

 

Former Navy SEAL turned maritime treasure hunter Ethan Wade has had a piss-poor year. After nearly choking out his financial backer costs him his livelihood, he retreats to an isolated rental house in Western, NY to lick his wounds and make sure he can’t hurt anyone else. When his old crew track him down to convince him to come back, a Molotov cocktail of rage and alcohol drives him drives him to do something he’s never done before, and doesn’t even know he can do–
Shape-shift.
Unfortunately, in his ignorance, rather than shift into a lion or a dragon, he ends up disembodied. Not knowing what he is, he can only come to one conclusion. He’s died and is a ghost.
Lawyer Devon Daughtry’s year hasn’t been one for the record books either. Blowing the whistle lost her 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 home in 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 immediately drawn to him and is crushed to discover he’s 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.

 

 

Which one of these is not like the other?

Find the "unseasonal" item
Find the “unseasonal” item

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!

Karin

Shiny Things today

Find out what probing questions I was asked by Bookswagger at http://bookswagger.com/2013/02/27/in-like-a-lion-the-chimera-chronicles-karin-shah-giveawayreviewinterview/#like-1215

Looking for a YA Editor to be a final judge for my RWA Chapters contest. I keep calling, but I’ve only left two messages. I’m hoping my persistence is impressive not annoying.

And in Chimera 2 (still thinking of titles– suggestions to do with ghosts most welcome) lions frolic in New York City’s Central Park.

Also, my cover is in the finals at http://www.indtale.com/cover-contest please stop by and vote! You have to subscribe, but it’s free and it’s a great site!

STARJACKED RELEASE DAY! WIN A COPY!

Starjacked by Karin ShahToday is my very first print release day! To celebrate, I am offering two autographed copies (one each) of STARJACKED.

The contest works like this: Comment here between December first and Decmeber sixth (when my freebie short story STAR SONG will be posted at www.thesamhellion.com for download –yes, I said FREE:-) ) and you will be entered to win one of the copies.

Just make sure I have your email address so I can contact you.  That’s it.

Each comment will be assigned a number and I will pick one at random out of a hat.

If you’re not sure you want to win*g*.  Check out the trailer.

Click ->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMVs7F8FQWg

Blurb below. Or check out the Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance page for a link to the except.

In the lawless fringes of deep space, pirate Tia Sen inspires both respect and fear. She has a rep for being hard as plascrete, tough as Amalan leather, and as strong as she is beautiful, but she has a secret. For years she has courted death, freeing children captured during raids. When she rescues a brave mechanic from a nearly fatal beating, she risks more than just her heart.

Emotionally scarred by the murders of his wife and unborn child, Rork Al’Ren wants nothing more than to eradicate every bit of pirate scum in the galaxy. But when his undercover mission goes sour, he finds himself Tia’s personal slave and falling in love with the very person he’s sworn to destroy.

But Rork doesn’t have the luxury of love, a powerful new weapon threatens the stability of the universe and if he can’t convince Tia to surrender it, the Union of Planets will be overwhelmed and war will rock the galaxy.

http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/starjacked