Friday, September 21, 2018

NEW (RE)RELEASE: KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS by @KarynGerrard #Historical #Holidays #99Cents



KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS
Sept 4, 2018
A re-release
Historical/Seasonal/Victorian
Approx 27,000 words
KG Publishing



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Christmas is the last thing on Brandon Knight’s mind as he travels to his hometown after ten years away. His plans of vengeance are thwarted when he discovers his foe, the Earl of Oakby, has recently died. Instead he focuses retribution on the lovely widow, Lady Angeline, which whom he shares a heartbreaking past.

Angeline is damaged and feels nothing inside. After suffering a devastating loss and a horrible marriage, she and her son find that they destitute. Bran steps forward with an outrageous offer, and Angeline has no choice but to accept.

Considering that the attraction still sizzles between them, Bran will have to surrender his plans for revenge to assist in bringing Angeline back to life. They once loved each other, but doubt they are able to move beyond the pain. However, it’s Christmas and anything is possible.





NOTE: This book was published in 2014 with Ellora's Cave (yikes, remember them?) In order to get the rights back, I had to forego all royalties owed. They are now out of business, and I was able to use the cover, as long as I removed the EC logo (gladly) and I added the Victorian Xmas streetlamp :)  This was an erotic romance, (one reviewer said erotica) it isn't now. I no longer write that hot. I have dialed back the heat. It's under 30,000 words, so I am releasing it at 99 cents. 



As she walked into the library, Sir Alastair Whitehall stood and bowed slightly. Angeline took the seat directly in front of him. Hot broth and a nap sounded like heaven, and she would indulge in the same as soon as this meeting concluded. Fatigue and weariness burned her eyes; she could easily sleep for a week.
“Please do not spare my feelings, Sir Alastair. Tell me the wretched news. There is little money remaining, am I correct?”
Sir Alastair sat and placed his spectacles low on his prominent nose. “I am afraid the situation is even more calamitous than what you surmise, my lady. There is no money at all. In fact, Lord Oakby left considerable debt. Considerable.”
Blood rushed to her head making her dizzy. Angeline’s elevated heartbeat pounded in her ears.
That miserable cur of an earl, may he rot.
And Oakby would rot soon enough. The thought did not appease her increasing resentment.
“How considerable?”
“According to the law, the estate at Oakby has been entailed to your son, the new Earl of Oakby. No worries on that score. Unfortunately the place is in complete disrepair, the furnishings sold long ago for cash. A crumbling empty estate is your son’s legacy. It is not suitable for occupancy. There is no staff. There is no money for maintenance. None at all.”
The solicitor gave her a piteous look over the rim of his glasses. “I traveled to the property two months past, my lady. Upon a cursory inspection, I took note that part of the roof had collapsed. There is water damage, rotting floors. I could go on. It would take a great deal of capital to see it right.”
“No staff? What happened?” Angeline had not been to the estate in years, nor had she discussed it with Oakby. But then, they hadn’t shared much of anything these past years, let alone any sort of meaningful conversation.
“They departed once Lord Oakby became ill and relocated here, my lady. There was no money to pay them.”
“What about the servants here, at the town house?”
“A quarter payment in arrears, and there are a number of outstanding household accounts.”
“But I am quite sure you saw to it that you were paid, Sir Alastair.”
The older man harrumphed. “Only the most minimum retainer, I assure you. I have served this family nigh on forty years. Never would I take advantage.”
“No insult was meant. Truly.” Sir Alastair nodded in reply. “I am merely trying to ascertain who has been paid and who has not.” Angeline’s insides tumbled. “What is to become of my son and me?”
Sir Alastair shifted uncomfortably in his chair. “Well, my lady, I regret to report this town house is no longer in your possession. Lord Oakby signed the deed over in lieu of one of his many outstanding debts, as the notes in question were acquired by a gentleman recently returned to this area. He now owns this house and the possessions within it. The deed passed into his hands when Lord Oakby died. I am sorry, my lady.”
This situation was worse than she thought. Far, far worse. Where to turn? Her family? After what her father had done, selling her to Oakby, she wanted no part of them, hadn’t for years. It would tear her in two to crawl back now.
“Who is this gentleman? Perhaps you can make him see reason.”
Someone stepped into the room from the adjoining hallway. His tall, broad-shouldered frame filled the doorway. Before she could get a clear look at him, he said, “I am not a reasonable man, Angeline, but perhaps we can come to some sort of mutual and beneficial agreement.”
The stranger stepped forward farther into the light.
God, it’s him. The footman: Brandon Knight. 


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Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.



“Looking for a swoon-worthy read? You can’t go wrong with the lovely and emotional romances from Karyn Gerrard.” ~Vanessa Kelly, USA Today Bestselling author 

"Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical romances." ~Kate Pearce, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author






Tuesday, September 11, 2018

FALL INTO LOVE GIVEAWAY Sept 10-30 #bookwrapt @KarynGerrard E-book Prize Packs #Kindle Fire and More!


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All-Genres Romance Giveaway
September 10-30


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Between quaint country inns, falling leaves, and weather that invites snuggling,
nothing tops Fall
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celebrate the season.
Enter now for your chance to win!


Plus, it’s reading season and we have the perfect books in every romance genre
for you to snuggle
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

BOOKBUB FEATURED DEAL: My Highlander Cover Model by @KarynGerrard #TimeTravel #Fantasy #99Cents



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MY HIGHLANDER COVER MODEL
Heroes of Time Travel Anthology Series #1
re-release: July 16, 2016
Approx 32,000 words

Skye Bancroft, assistant art director at a small New York publisher, is used to dealing with the occasional spoiled and egocentric model. After all, it’s part of her job description. But during a photoshoot, she didn’t count on one to become so delusional as to think himself a Highlander from 1814 Scotland.

Cailin Thorburn is every woman’s dream: A warrior who is fierce, passionate, and protective. Rendered unconscious during battle, he awakens in another place, time, and in another man’s body. Could this be magic? Convincing the bonnie lass, Skye, that he is Cailin is a daunting task.

Regardless of his strange time travel story and sexy Scottish burr, believing this extraordinary man is from another era becomes hard to deny. The attraction between them sizzles and Skye is left to wonder: Is Cailin truly as he claims?

Note: this title is a re-release that has been revised, re-edited, and more than 9000 words added

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“You dinna believe me, do ye, Skye?”
Her gaze softened as if indulging a simple child. Pity he did not need or want. His temper boiled hot and furious as he tried to rein his frustrations. No bluidy luck. With a sweep of his arm he sent the platter of food crashing to the floor. The plate smashed to bits. He stood and pounded the table with such force, his glass tipped over. The fizzy drink—soda, she had called it—dripped into a large pool on the floor.
“I am Cailin Thorburn! I dinna understand how I came to be here or what my connection is to the lad or where he is. Do you think I want to be here?” He strode toward her. Grabbing her shoulders, he brought her to her feet. “Look into my eyes, lass. Do you see this Roderick you hold in such disdain? Amhairc fhéin cridhe. See my heart.” He snatched her wee hand and laid it on his chest and held it there. “Feel my heart, mo eudail.”
Her lower lip trembled. It was not his intent to scare the sweet lass. “What are you saying?” she gasped. “You spoke that language earlier—”
“’Tis the Gaelic, my mother tongue. I said before you are beautiful.” He cupped her cheek. “I called you my darlin’. Look into my eyes. Do ye see Roderick?”

* * *

How could she think straight when he gave her such an intense look? His eyes burned with passionate green fire. He spoke Gaelic or what he claimed was Gaelic. Whatever, it was enough to squeeze her heart and curl her toes. He thought her beautiful? No man had ever said it to her before. Calling her “my darling” caused a few hot tears to cluster in the corner of her eyes. Her emotions were all over the map. So were her confused thoughts.
Blinking back the gathering moisture, she did as he asked and looked deeply into his eyes. No, she didn’t see Roderick. She’d never claimed to know Roderick all that well anyway. But what did it prove? When Skye stood close to him like this, she could easily believe anything he told her. Anything at all.
This house proved the opposite of what she’d thought Roderick was—an arrogant ass. Instead, she observed a cozy and tastefully decorated home with many pictures of family about and numerous books showing a mind that yearned to learn new things. The house was clean, his clothes neat and organized. Snooping in the kitchen, she found the herbs and spices lined up alphabetically in the cupboard. Coupled with his moments of sweetness like the one discussing the brooch, she became more and more convinced she may have misjudged Roderick. And she had been far too quick to judge.
All a man had to do was speak a little Gaelic to convince her he came from another time and another body? However, the sword had come to life and it had definitely vibrated. Hell, it had hummed. She hadn’t imagined it. When he’d regained consciousness, he was no longer Roderick. A stark reality.
“Do you want me to be truthful? I honestly don’t know what’s going on. I need more time to process this. No, I don’t see Roderick, but I’ve only had a few dealings with him. We weren’t close. When we gripped the sword, it vibrated and made a weird sound. Then it slipped from our hands and hit Roderick in the forehead.” Her fingers brushed by the small goose egg and Cailin moaned softly from her touch. “When he woke he was different. He was—you. I can’t completely dismiss it, but I can’t accept it all, either. As I said—I need time.”

With a sigh, he clasped her hand and kissed it. “Skye, I have a feeling time is the one thing I dinna have. Mayhap the sword is enchanted. But I feel in here,” his fist lowered to his solar plexus, “my time here is limited. This is no’ my body, no’ my life. I canna stay.”

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Book 2 Heroes of Time Travel Anthology Series


TIMELESS HEART
by Karyn Gerrard
KG Publishing
Time Travel/Fantasy/Contemporary
30,432 Words
Release Date: June 9th 2015

Suffering from burnout, elementary school teacher Sandra Cranston is on leave and trying to eliminate stress from her life. That plan is blown when she discovers an abandoned carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies. Take him home? Sure, why not?
Jerrod Ross has been ripped from the only world he has ever known—1821 Cornwall, England. A mine owner with many responsibilities, all he wants to do is return to his time. But his growing attraction for the lovely lady who found him makes staying in the future a temptation he finds hard to resist.

Torn between duty and desire, past and future, the hardest thing Sandra and Jerrod will do is admit their feelings. Or say—goodbye.










Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Love with a Notorious Rake by @KarynGerrard #preorder @lyricalpress #Historical


 Love with a Notorious Rake
coming Dec 4, 2018
(Men of Wollstonecraft Hall #3)



He’s as dangerous as he is irresistible . . .

The heir to his family’s fortune, Aidan Wollstonecraft is ready to put his prodigal ways in the past and prove himself worthy of his illustrious name.  Going undercover in a factory to expose the wretched working conditions, Aidan believes his noble act will lead him to a better future. Until he’s reunited with the sweet beauty who saw him through his darkest days. Cristyn Bevan stirs him like no other woman before. Makes him yearn to claim her, despite the damning curse that dooms any Wollstonecraft wife to an all-too-early death . . .

To fall for Aidan would be her undoing. Yet, something about the blue-blooded scoundrel draws Cristyn to him like a moth to a deadly flame. Is it a desire to heal him that keeps the lovely nurse close? Or her secret hope that somehow, some way, Aidan can let go of his dark past and see the light—and the love—waiting for him?

“Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical romances.”
—Kate Pearce, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


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Marriage with a Proper Stranger


MARRIAGE WITH A PROPER STRANGER 
by Karyn Gerrard
(Men of Wollstonecraft Hall #1) 
Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press Feb 6, 2018


“Build a wall about your heart.”

Riordan Wollstonecraft labors under the heavy burden of his forebears. For generations, a curse has followed the dashing young men of his family, guaranteeing the women they love an untimely death.  The youngest grandson of the Earl of Wollstonecraft Hall, charismatic Riordan is quietly resigned to his fate, an educator who devotes his life to good works, and ignores any longing for something more . . .

Widowed and penniless, Lady Sabrina Lakeside is desperate to avoid a second forced betrothal—this time to an aged marquess. Her chance encounter with Riordan leads her to an impulsive offer: a temporary marriage of convenience that could benefit them both. His agreement is as surprising as it is welcome. Before long, Riordan’s keen intellect and kind words have Sabrina rethinking her plans of a union in name only. But her new husband is holding something back. Will giving in to their tantalizing passion lead her only to further heartache . . . or could it be the first step toward healing them both?






Available Book #2
Scandal with a Sinful Scot


SCANDAL WITH A SINFUL SCOT
(Men of Wollstonecraft Hall #2) 
Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical Press  
Release Date: June 5th, 2018 

You must lock away your heart at all costs.”

Falling in love was the darkest moment of Garrett Wollstonecraft’s privileged youth, even as he and Abigail Hughes shared a blissful summer of passionate promise. Sworn to keep Abigail safe from the curse plaguing generations of Wollstonecraft men, Garrett sacrificed his future happiness. Now, fourteen years after he lost his heart, Abigail reenters his life. But the woman who arrives unannounced at his ancestral manor is very different from the sheltered girl Garrett once knew.



The widow of a country doctor, Abigail can’t forgive Garrett for his cruel rejection. Yet she can no longer keep the truth from him—a secret that could have resulted in her ruin. But as the embers of desire reignite, and Abigail and Garrett slowly rebuild trust, a malicious enemy plots against them. Is their love strong enough to break free from the sins of the past—and to end the tragic cycle that consigns Garrett to a life of loneliness?





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Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

PRE-ORDER: Knight of Christmas #99Cents by @KarynGerrard #ChristmasinJuly #HistoricalRomance



KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS
Coming Soon Sept 4, 2018
A re-release
Historical/Seasonal/Victorian
Approx 27,000 words
KG Publishing



BLURB:


Christmas is the last thing on Brandon Knight’s mind as he travels to his hometown after ten years away. His plans of vengeance are thwarted when he discovers his foe, the Earl of Oakby, has recently died. Instead he focuses retribution on the lovely widow, Lady Angeline, which whom he shares a heartbreaking past.

Angeline is damaged and feels nothing inside. After suffering a devastating loss and a horrible marriage, she and her son find that they destitute. Bran steps forward with an outrageous offer, and Angeline has no choice but to accept.

Considering that the attraction still sizzles between them, Bran will have to surrender his plans for revenge to assist in bringing Angeline back to life. They once loved each other, but doubt they are able to move beyond the pain. However, it’s Christmas and anything is possible.


NOTE: This book was published in 2014 with Ellora's Cave (yikes, remember them?) In order to get the rights back, I had to forego all royalties owed. They are now out of business, and I was able to use the cover, as long as I removed the EC logo (gladly) and I added the Victorian Xmas streetlamp :)  This was an erotic romance, it isn't now. (I no longer write that hot) I have dialed back the heat. It's under 30,000 words, so I am releasing it at 99 cents. 

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Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, now makes her home in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. When she’s not cheering on the Red Sox or travelling in the summer with her teacher husband, she writes, reads romance, and drinks copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. 

 Even at a young age Karyn’s storytelling skills were apparent, thrilling her fellow Girl Guides with off-the-cuff horror stories around the campfire. A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise she assumes everything is golden. Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.



“Karyn Gerrard writes very enjoyable, richly textured historical romances.”
—Kate Pearce, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author




 
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