Thursday, September 8, 2016

Taking a Break from the Grind, Clear My Mind, Enjoy 'Me' Time @KarynGerrard #BurnOut


And I am taking that break. In addition to my brief hiatus, I am going away for three weeks to the east coast to spend time with my family. A much needed break. There has been a lot going on the past 2.5 years, family deaths, illnesses, operations...and I am not even going to get into the frustrations of my writing life.

While away, I will not only kick back and have fun, but try and figure out where I want to go with regard to writing and publishing.

I always said I would give this up when it stopped being fun...lately? Meh. So a lot to think about. I will return sometime after Oct 20th, and hopefully after a rest, in a better frame of mind.

Cheers~

Karyn Gerrard

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Black Lust No Longer Available: by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #Paranormal #RightsReversal

Blurb:

Lucius Black lives a debauched and wild nightlife. Being a ‘Quarter’ (1/4 vampire), blood and sex are what he is. However, his existence wears thin after a century of hedonistic pleasure.
Trevina Patterson lives a quiet, happy life running a hair salon in a village on the east coast of the United Kingdom. It was a perfect life and all she could ask for, until a chance encounter with Lucius Black.

What was it about him that was so unsettling and yet so attractive?

For Lucius, no woman had ever been enough, until Trevina. She awakened in him feelings he had not thought possible. Passions considered by him to be little more than vampiric mythology. She awakened his...black lust.
This was originally released Nov 2011 with Evernight Publishing. I now have the rights back, and at the time of this writing, it should be down at most e-retailers.
It was my second book ever published and it spawned three others in the series. Then I kind of lost interest in paranormals, reading and writing them. I decided to take my writing in another direction. 
With regards to this series, I have one manuscript finished on my computer (book 5 of this series) and half of book six written.
To say this needs a major overhaul is an understatement. My writing has changed 2011. As I slowly get back the rights to the other three books, hopefully next year, this series will be re-done with new titles and will eventually be re-released under my second pen name. 
Until then, books 2-4 are still available, and you don't really need to read Black Lust to jump in. :)
Cheers~



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Baron and the Mistress by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard # Victorian #Historical #Lowprice




THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS By Karyn Gerrard
Release date: April 7th, 2015
Historical/Victorian/Sensual
Approx: 29,700 words
KG Publishing



Forget the horrors. Remember...me.

A shivering young woman leans against a lamppost in the most notorious street of ill repute in all London. For Asher Colborne, Baron of Wenlock, this is a haunting vision of beauty and wretchedness. Uncharacteristically halting his carriage, he is shocked to discover the thin, dressed-in-rags creature is none other than Chastity Armitage, a beautiful angel who captured his heart at a grand ball more than two years past. For Colborne, her circumstance is a mystery he feels honor bound to unravel.

Chastity and her siblings have been on the run for more than two years. Desperate for food and lodging money, she is forced to sell herself. She never expected a tall, handsome man to appear as if from mist and change her life forever. She is given a choice, continue down the path of never-ending poverty or become the baron's mistress.

Though they are both determined the arrangement remain an emotionless business transaction, the attraction between them is scorching. Many barriers and obstacles lay in Chastity and Ash's path. Can the baron and the mistress embrace true love?

Heat Level: Very Sensual 









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.




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.





  Karyn's Site/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Amazon Page

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
 
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