Wednesday, April 1, 2020

SALE! #99Cents The Vicar's Frozen Heart (Hornsby Brothers #2) by Karyn Gerrard @karyngerrard #historical


The Vicar's Frozen Heart By Karyn Gerrard

Book #2 The Hornsby Brothers
approx 55,000 words
Historical/Victorian
Heat Level: Sensual
Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press

NOTE: This is not an inspirational romance.




His heart begins to heal…

He gave her shelter from the storm, nursed her back to health, just as any good man might do for a damsel in distress. But Tremain Colson is more than just a small town vicar performing a gallant duty. He’s an ex-soldier whose spirit has been ravaged by war, a nobleman hiding his aristocratic heritage. Yet despite his secrets, he cannot help but feel drawn to the fallen beauty and soon asks her to stay and care for the orphan in his charge…

And hers is lost…

Disgrace sent Eliza Winston out into the world, a governess in ruin. But once she finds herself in Tremain’s home—and in his bed—she realizes her handsome rescuer is the one in need of healing. No sooner does Eliza thaw the vicar’s heart than she realizes her own is in danger. For Tremain is not only the man she dreams of marrying, but a blueblood whose noble birth makes him an impossible match…


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Karyn Gerrard, born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada. 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. 

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, March 10, 2020

NEWS: No Longer a Full-Time Writer, and it's all Good by @KarynGerrard #AmWriting #NewDirection


Burn out, baby...

I was first published in 2011. Now nine years later I have come full circle and am back to writing being a hobby.
Why? A lot of things happened to form a perfect storm starting with my editor leaving. But it started before that, and the incredible stress that I placed on myself. Being with a traditional publisher was not all that I thought it would be, nor was having an agent. Because there is such a 'cone of silence' over publishing in general, far be it for me to rip off that scab. But its an experience-been there, done that-sort of thing, and I'm done. I found deadlines too stressful.

When I fell seriously ill last summer, that was the straw-camel's back thing, I had to take stock. Now that I'm feeling at 80% and recovering still, what to do? First, Mr.G and I moved out of our small, northern, semi-insulated Canadian town and we are back home living close to family and civilization. The move, finding a house, and settling in is taking a lot of my time. In short, my life has changed and writing is not a top priority.



I achieved more than I thought possible, but when it came down to it, I wasn't enjoying it. I don't want to wind up like Bugs, breaking the same rocks over and over, feeling like I'm in a prison. I am off that merry-go-round--and relieved.

So what I am going to do going forward?

I've asked for the rights back to The Vicar's Frozen Heart, that way The Hornsby Brothers series will be in my control. The other 5 books with Kensington are staying put.

I am revising/expanding The Spinster and Mr. Glover.

I have an idea for a new historical series, reworking a couple of historicals that were returned to me a few years back, bringing The Baron and the Mistress into that world, and having a couple of new stories as well.

I will be working on revising The Wicked Men of Rockland City contemporary series. Book 1 is He's The Wicked Bad. Book 2 is His Wicked Celtic Kiss. Book 3 is written and all I need is write book 4.

I have a rock star novella. My Wicked Soul, that I am working on as well. See HERE for blurbs and covers.

All this will be when I get to it. No deadlines, no stress. No publishers or anything that ties to traditional publishing: I want to enjoy writing again.

All writers have their own path. I've changed mine. Change is good. I'm happy with the decisions I've made and am moving forward.  :)

Cheers


Friday, March 6, 2020

COMING SOON! Extended/Revised Edition of The Spinster and Mr. Glover by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #Historical #BlindCupidSeries




When this story was originally published under another title, it was a very short story for a digital publisher’s specific line for short stories. When I received the rights back, I expanded the story from 9000 words to about 17,000. 

Since it’s re-release, I’ve had people say they wish they could spend more time with the characters. I realized that I wished the same. So, I decided to revisit this story and revise and expand it. Again.

I know, perhaps I should just leave it alone, but its my story, and I will do what I want *wink* This is the great advantage of self-publishing. :)

I won't republish it with a new ISBN, I will just update the file and the cover, which means anyone who already has a copy only has to go to their kindle account and update the file. Anyone buying it from the day of the update forward, will get the new version.

I am working on it now, not sure when I will have it ready. I don't set deadlines on myself. But it is in the works!



Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for several nights of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the lonely years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.

Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification—for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty; Desmond has learned to close off his emotions, especially with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely spinster to awaken his hidden passion.

Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standing. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire—or love?




Karyn Gerrard was born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, and thrilled to have just recently moved home! 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.

A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporary romances. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit  www.karyngerrard.com.



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Saturday, February 22, 2020

SALE!: Men Of Wollstonecraft Hall Series #99Cents each! Limited Time! by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #HistoricalRomance


Love With a Notorious Rake
Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 3
by Karyn Gerrard
Genre: Historical Romance



Hello! I am back from my hiatus, feeling better (though not fully recovered as yet), I have moved, bought a house, and am settling in to my new digs. I'm slowly getting back to my writing. Meanwhile, this series is on sale for 99 cents each until the end of the month. Snap it up!

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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Last night Aidan heard the agonized cries of a recent inmate in addiction hell. God, had he acted the same when coming off the poison? He could not recall, but what little he remembered chilled his black soul.
He entered his room and stopped short at the sight of Cristyn. She was her father’s most trusted, loyal assistant and nurse. Her presence always caused his heart to skip a beat. It made him fully aware he was a man, and she a woman. Cristyn’s beauty never failed to capture his interest. She had a coal-black shade of hair similar to his, and violet-blue eyes he could happily become lost in. This glorious young lady was far too stunning to be toiling away in a country clinic for addicted reprobates.
Cristyn was making his bed, going about her chores efficiently and cheerfully. Early in his stay, there were times when she had annoyed him with her sunny smile and optimism; then he’d learned to bask in it, savor it. But nothing had prepared him for her touch. Even the lightest brush of her fingers seized his breath. He was shameless, being attracted to her while in such a pathetic state.
Could he be drawn to her because she was the only attractive woman around for months? Perhaps, for surely it could not be more. Despite his poor health, the rake still lurked under the surface. Yet during his horrible first few weeks here, Cristyn had stood at the vanguard, coaxing him to eat and attending to his every need. She’d spoken to him in soft, reassuring tones, all the while acting compassionate and kind and encouraging him to embrace his recovery. My angel. My savior.
One particularly vivid memory recalled him as a crumpled heap of tears and self-pity. Cristyn had held him, speaking soothing words of support. She had called him cariad more than once. Aidan found out later it meant “love” in the Welsh tongue. A term of endearment? Did she refer to all her male patients as cariad in her sensual, musical voice? What made him worthy of her special attention?
Beyond such questions, his blatant display of emotion and weakness embarrassed him the more his condition improved. In increments, he slowly tucked away such vulnerabilities and allowed the old Aidan to emerge, at least in her presence. The cool, detached, I-couldn’t-care-less rake. It was a solid shield to hide behind. You damned coward.





Scandal with a Sinful Scot
Men of Wollstoncraft Hall Book 2 

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?



Marriage with a Proper Stranger
Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 1

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?





Karyn Gerrard was born and raised in the Maritime Provinces of Eastern Canada, and thrilled to have just recently moved home! 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.

A multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporary romances. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keeps her moving forward.
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit  www.karyngerrard.com.



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Monday, October 7, 2019

ON HIATUS: Illness, a Move, and Other Updates: Taking a Break @KarynGerrard



Sorry I have been more or less absent for the past few months! Lots going on, but one huge life-changing event is we sold our house! In a slow, small town market where places take up to a year to sell, ours sold in a matter of a few weeks, we were not expecting that. So my life is filled with packing and arrangements and other stresses. Moving back home to the east coast of Atlantic Canada! YAY! (The province of Nova Scotia specifically)

We have to find a house, and along with all the stress associated with that. 

Also I've been battling various maladies and such. Forgive me for not going into details, but I believe my health is private.

So my presence on Twitter, Facebook, Triberr, and the ghost town that is my Instagram account will be sporadic at best, if I can manage it at all.
My writing will continue to be sporadic as well, (I've only managed one day in three months where I wrote about 2500 words)  but once I'm settled in, I'll be back!


What is planned writing wise? If all goes well, expect a revised edition (Longer word count) of The Spinster and Mr. Glover, a new version of The Vicar's Frozen Heart, a release of my contemporary, He's the Wicked Bad. Also have a rock star novella I may put into Kindle Unlimited, My Wicked Soul
Also have a new historical series in the planning stages. So much to do, so little time (at least in the short term)

Stay tuned for updates, and thanks to the few readers out there still interested in what I am up to. They say things happen for a reason, and I am using this move as a reboot to my writing once I am settled in. 

Cheers!
 
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