Saturday, September 3, 2011


I am sitting here, stunned and floored and extremely pleased and happy.

Within a 24 hour period, I was offered two contracts for two different stories from two different publishers. Needlessly to say, I happily accepted both.

First contract is for a Christmas short called 'CHRISTMAS MEMORIES' with Silver Publishing.

Part of Silver's '25 Days of Christmas'. Anthology. It is around 8000 words and it is a sweet and very sexy tale. With some humor thrown in of course.

I have never written a short story before, how do you cram all the elements of an effective narrative into less than 10,000 words? But I LOVE Christmas and found once I started writing, it all fell into place.

Have no idea if this is the cover for the stories, dang I hope so, he looks like how I describe my hero. Tentative release date is December 18th.

The second contract offer is from Evernight Publishing, who published my debut, TIMELESS HEART.

This contract is for a novella of around 28,000 it is a paranormal called BLACK LUST. It is the first novella of what I hope will be a trilogy and maybe beyond.

I had such a smooth and stress-free experience with Evernight the first time around, so I am really looking forward to working with them again.

Tentative release date is also sometime in December.

Looks like I will be having a very busy fall but I am relishing this. I also want to start writing a sequel to Timeless Heart, already have it plotted out so lots on my plate.

Thanks to everyone that supported me on this journey. It's not over yet.


  1. Congratulations! I know I am looking forward to the Christmas one! Christmas romances are by far my favorite. Can't wait to read it!


  2. I am so happy for you! You didn't give up, and you have found your dream and you so deserve it! Congratulations a million times!

  3. fantastic! wow, you really are moving ahead here, all the best and look forward to both releases!


  4. Wow, a double sale. Huge congratulations, Karyn!

  5. Wonderful Karyn, big congrats to you!!
    Once published these will also be added to my ever piling high list of e books to read. lol Haven't got an e book reader yet but one day. ;)

  6. Congratulations Karen! I am thrilled for you! I hope to get there myself one day after family life slows down and I get a little time back to work on writing, I swear you have inspired me even more to keep on going! The Christmas one looks like it would be right up my alley, LOVE that cover.

  7. Thanks Eliza, I love Christmas as well. Christmas Memories will be it's own book (not part of an anthology) so that is cool.

  8. Beth,

    thanks so much. You have been a big support these last years and I can't thank you enough for that. Looks like I am off and running! Cheers~

  9. Thank you jaundyce for the good wishes and your support. Mean a lot!

  10. Thanks so much Suzanna for everything. And you congrats, that means the world~

  11. Thank you Jen!

    lol, I don't want to even tell you about my TBR pile. 2+ boxes of books, plus ebook backed up on my laptop.

  12. Emily, how great to hear from you!

    Oh do keep going! A lot of these epubs take stories as short as 5000K, a good place to start. I am finding the novella (15-40K) an ideal length for writing. All the best to you!

  13. Woohoo! Congratulations, I knew we'll being seeing more from you. Can't wait wait for there release.

  14. Well done indeed, I am not surprised the way you can spin a story, all the best.


  15. Again, congrats!!!!! :) Nothing like keeping busy. Those story ideas just seem to pour out of you.

    I'll get back to you on things soon - seem a bit swamped again. :p

  16. Thanks you so much Iron mum!

    I will let you know the closer it gets and when the dates are firm, cheers as always for your support!

  17. thank you silakas,

    I will take that compliment! Cheers~

  18. Thanks so much Kimberly. My brain is always humming that is for sure! Cheers for your support, you know what it means~

  19. Thanks so much Deb, still in shock!

  20. Hi Karen!
    Congrats on it,I'm really happy for you,I alway's thought you should write Books!But I'm a bit sad as well,you will have even less time for Crime Story now!And I have to wait till December to read your Books,I hope they will sell them here in Germany,will they be E-Books again or Paper one's?It's so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day! TC Irmtraut

  21. Hi Irmtraut!

    Thanks you so much~I have lots of chapters of Crime Story all ready done so that will keep me going on the Sims front.

    My upcoming releases are e-books and should be available at if not, they will be at Also they will be available at the publishers websites as well as many other ebook sellers. I will let you know! You have a wonderful day as well mate~

  22. Aww,

    Much congrats to you, Karyn!!!

    I'm so very happy for you! :)

  23. Thanks Pene!

    This is certainly a dream come true for me! I really appreciate the congrats!


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