Friday, August 19, 2016

News on the Hornsby Brothers Series by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #Historical #Victorian #Trilogy



Just got official word The Hornsby Series is back in my control. Which means, If I wish to continue, I am free and clear from the contracts and can do so.

Long story short, if you propose a trilogy, make sure you get contracts for all three books.

Anyway, I'm glad I can do the word length I want. It will be a novella and will be called THE MARQUESS OF SECRETS (working title) and will concern the oldest brother, Harrison Hornsby, Marquess of Tennington and heir to the Duke of Gransford. The characters from the first two books will be making an appearance. I will pub it under my KG Publishing.

I do want to finish up this story and am pleased I can do so. In fact, think I'll go start it right now since I have it more or less plotted out. :)

Book 2 is on sale for 99 cents until the end of August.


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
Release Date: March 1, 2016

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…

ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST!




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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 historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes 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.





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Monday, August 15, 2016

BIG HISTORICAL SALE! #99Cents ebooks from 36 Authors! Get The Governess and the Beast by @KarynGerrard Aug 14-20



I’m taking part in a giant Sale and Giveaway along with 35 other historical romance authors this week! From August 14-20, you can get our ebooks for $0.99! 

Check out the site at http://www.sizzlinghistoricalromance.com/ to see all the books and enter to win a Kindle Fire and 6 Classic Sizzling Historical Romances that captured our hearts and inspired us to write! 




blurb: With a new name and an eagerness to begin a new life, Lila Jenner answers an ad for a governess and embarks on an adventure she did not expect. Hiding secrets and a past she longs to forget, she is disappointed to find out she has been employed to be a companion of a different sort: To a man who embodies both beauty and the beast.

In a gothic, crumbling manor on the edge of a North Sea cliff, Baron Simon Wolstenholme is cloistered away from society. Horribly scarred from battle wounds, the baron lives up to his infamous title “The Beast of Stonecliff” in appearance and attitude and comes to the realization he’s been alone too long.


Simon bargains with Lila for a singular night of passion. A storm rages outside, but it cannot compare to the clash of emotions between a lonely man and a distrustful woman. Secret desires are revealed, hearts are laid bare. Many obstacles lay before them until they can admit their true feelings, though pride could destroy the fairy tale before it begins.


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KARYN GERRARD




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 historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes 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's Site/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Amazon Page

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

COVER REVEAL: That Christmas Feeling by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #HolidayRomance #ComingSoon



Got the rights back to 'That Christmas Feeling' from Evernight Publishing. It will be completely redone, no longer an erotic romance, and while it will still be a short story/short novella, it will be a lot longer than 8600 words it presently is. (Already at 18,000+!) Contemporary romance. Heat level: Sensual

The cover is by Marianne of www.Facebook.com/NowickiProductions  Website is HERE: http://www.premadeebookcovershop.com/

Working on revisions now. Hope to release later in the fall through my own KG Publishing.

Here is the very unofficial blurb:

Though Connall Doyle achieved many of his professional goals, model, sometime actor, along with a modicum of financial security, his life of late has been empty. Christmas this year does not hold any appeal, but when offered the chance to go on trip to a wilderness camp, Connall jumps at the chance to escape the city and tragic holiday memories.


A spur-of-the-moment holiday excursion brings the devastatingly handsome Connall to Kerri Kelleher’s doorstep during Christmas week. But it is not only his good looks that draw her, but the sadness she sees in his eyes.

Surrounded by all the holiday trappings and a searing, hot attraction Connall cannot deny, he begins to wonder: Will that Christmas feeling be enough to heal a painful past and allow love to enter his heart?

COMING SOON! Later this fall! Watch for it!
KARYN GERRARD




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 historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes 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 26, 2016

On Hiatus: Time to Take a Break #burnout



It's that time again, when things get a little too overwhelming especially when real life is in the mix. I realize I am a little burnt out with regard to writing and social media, so I am stepping back for a while. Not sure how long.
Weeks. A month. Who knows? I will fulfil my E-Romance News blog posts and schedules tweets for those posts, but other than that, I am laying low.
Also going to be away part of August. I'll be checking e-mail, but that's it.

I need these periodic breaks so I can come back to writing with a fresh take. They've worked in the past, hopefully the break will work again.

Cheers,

Until later,

~Karyn

Monday, July 18, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE: My Highlander Cover Model by @KarynGerrard #TimeTravel #Fantasy Highlander From the Past!





BLURB:
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 all be a dream? 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? Heat Level: Sensual



EXCERPT: “You doona 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 called it—dripped into a large pool on the floor.
“I am Cailin Thorburn! I doona 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’s 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.
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 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, 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.
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 came to life and it definitely vibrated. Hell, it had hummed. She hadn’t imagined it. When he 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 up, he was different. He was—you. I can’t completely dismiss it, but I can’t accept it all, either. 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.”
His emotionally spoken words cut deep. She liked Cailin a lot, with his Scottish burr, searing kisses, and flash of temper. Truth? She would hate to see him go, whether he really came from 1814 or a figment from his own imagination as a result of the bonk on the head.
As if reading her mind, he let go of her hand and glanced at the mess on the floor. “I do have a spark of temper. Forgive my petulance. I will clean this up right away.”
Without thinking, she cupped his whiskered cheek. A husky moan escaped him as he leaned into her touch. Another wave of desire tore through her. “I’ll fix you another plate. I bought plenty.”
Laying his hand over hers, his gaze grew intense and concerned. “Did I scare ye, lass? I dinna mean to frighten you. I feel useless. By the honor of my family and clan, I will earn my keep while I am here. ’Tis grateful I am for your concern and care. You will tell me all about being a model, and I will do my best.”

Skye’s heart banged fiercely against her ribs. Comforting warmth spread through her sparking her nerve endings. She wasn’t falling for him, was she?





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Note: this title is a re-release that has been revised, re-edited and more than 8000 words added


KARYN GERRARD



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 historicals, particularly in the Victorian era. She also writes 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. To learn more about Karyn and her 

books, visit www.karyngerrard.com.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: Win Paperback Copy of the Upcoming Release Beloved Monster by @KarynGerrard #Historical #Gothic






GOODREADS Giveaway on my upcoming release! Win one of 2 paperback copies! Enter now and add the book to your to-read shelf. COntest open to residents of USA and Canada.

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BELOVED MONSTER by Karyn Gerrard

Book #1 The Ravenswood Chronicles

Historical/Fantasy/Gothic
Kensington Publishing Lyrical Press
63,000 words +

Release date: Sept 13th 2016


What makes a man?
The wild and dissolute Viscount Ravenswood lives only for his own pleasure, caring not one wit for the broken hearts left trampled in his wake. But his decadent lifestyle finally catches up to him in a fatal carriage race. It’s an infamous and spectacular end to a brief, immoral life—or is it?

And who is the woman who loves him?


When Glenna Parker stumbles upon her cousin Reed Parker’s cluttered laboratory, she could never have imagined the mad experiment he is about to embark upon—to bring a man back from the dead. Not just any man, but Ravenswood, who once shattered her heart. With no memory of his former life, Glenna calls him Luke, and finds herself enchanted by his compassion—and passion. Protecting the scarred Luke has become Glenna’s sole mission, but can she protect her heart from her beloved monster?



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BELOVED BEAST Book #2 The Ravenswood Chronicles


Historical/Fantasy/Paranormal
Kensington Publishing Lyrical Press
74,000 words +
Tentative release date: Feb 28, 2017

If a man can live forever . . .

A lifetime ago, the debauched Viscount Ravenswood lost his life, only to be revived as as new man with a new name…and a new desire for love. Now, scarred and monstrous of visage, Luke Madden has outlived his beloved wife. Crushed by loss and despair, he swears to never feel such a love again. For such a perfect mingling of souls could never happen twice in one lifetime. Especially for a beast such as Luke believes himself to be . . .

. . . how can he love forever?

Gillian Browning is a bold woman of action. But her spy activities in pre-war Germany have made her a target. Now in London, she is being hunted by ruthless Nazi operatives. Luckily, a fellow spy knows someone who can protect her—Luke. Taking Gillian to his former home in the country, he reluctantly finds himself caring for her more than he thought possible, and to his surprise she reciprocates. But when a threat from Luke’s own past increases their peril, he must decide if he has the true strength to love—and trust—again . 

Luke's Story continues!



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Monday, July 4, 2016

NO LONGER AVAILABLE: Heart of Rock by @KarynGerrard But Out of the Ashes, A Change in Direction #Publishing



I got the rights back to Heart of Rock from Decadent Publishing. This book was a real heart breaker. It was like something I've never written before, the hero was hard to take, but it did get very good reviews the few it got, but also didn't sell much.

It's first incarnation was in 2012 with the now defunct Silver Publishing. Remember them? What a nightmare. I got the rights back to that and one other book with Silver before it imploded. Never did get the rest of my royalties owed, but it wasn't much anyway. The publisher I was with at the time, Decadent, contracted it in 2013. It went through a meat grinder of an edit, so much so I wondered if I would even continue on with writing. But that's how we learn, eh?


Flash forward to 2016, and the contract is up and rights have been reverted. So what do I do with it?

Well, it's not keeping it's 1970's setting, which is kind of a shame. I had fun revisiting the decade I grew up in.

So, do I throw it on the back burner to collect cobwebs?

Tempting, but then I thought, since the hero's last name is Byrne, and so is my hero from His Wicked Celtic Kiss, why not make them brothers? So Heart of Rock will be stripped down to the bare skeleton, it will no longer be an erotic romance, and eventually, I will make this story part of my Wicked Men of Rockland Series.

A lot hinges on whether I will be getting the rights back to The Wicked Bad from Crimson Romance. I try again in September. If I do get it, The Wicked Bad will be revised first, again, no longer erotic, more mainstream and completely revised (oh boy, does it need it)

Then I will turn my attention to Heart of Rock which will be called My Wicked Soul (#2.5 Wicked Men of Rockland)

I am assuming all this will not happen until later 2017 and beyond. The good news? I have book 3 already written in the Wicked Men of Rockland Series, so yes, the series will continue. I plan a book 4 to conclude it.

Not all books sell. In fact, most don't. But it is gratifying to get a book back and be able to move ahead with a complete "do-over".

More to come~
 
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