Back ONLINE!

We’re back in business.

Both of my Shadow Guardian books, Jewel of Winter, and A Cowboy Sunrise are available for purchase on Smashwords and Amazon.

A Shadow’s Kiss, An Irresistible Shadow, and Jewel of Winter are available in PRINT as well as ebook!

Here are the photolinks for the PRINT versions.

Ebook versions are linked on the left hand side of the page, just click on the pictures.

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(Link for Jewel of Winter Coming Soon.)

How exciting. 🙂

I’m going to work on setting up a buy page here on this page for signed copies of all my print books. And there will be MORE books coming soon. I promise. ❤

Thank you all for the support and I look forward to sharing more stories with you all in the coming year.

❤ Kirsten

Announcement!

I’m sad to say my publisher will be closing their doors on May 1st of this year. The last year and a half have been an amazing experience. I’ve learned so much as an author and have grown much more confident in my writing while working with the wonderful staff at Breathless Press. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and I must move forward with my journey.

What does this mean for me and my books?

Well, I have gained the rights to all of my work. So over the next few months, I will be tweaking and polishing the manuscripts while working to create new cover art. Then I will be re-releasing my titles as a self publishing author.

As of May 1st, my titles, An Irresistible Shadow, A Shadow’s Kiss, and A Cowboy Sunrise, will not be available for purchase in any format. My goal is to have them back in production by the fall. I’m hoping to take this opportunity to flesh out the stories a bit more and add some word count. These characters and their stories are important to me, and I want my readers to get the full experience.

In this moment of grief, there shall be a rebirth. I fully intend to restore my Shadow Guardians to you, my dear readers. And if all goes well, I shall add to their adventures in the future. Poor Angus. *wink*

Thank you for your support and encouragement. I shall post any updates concerning my books on this site. I look forward to the next step in my adventure. *cheers*

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When struck down, one must find the courage to rise again. What does not kill us, only makes us stronger.

 

Surprise!!! Jewel of Winter is HERE!

Hello my friends…

Today is a very special day. My first self published book releases!

I introduced you all to this story back in December. Well it’s available for purchase right now!

Amazon – JEWEL OF WINTER

Smashwords – JEWEL OF WINTER

Dive into this Victorian romance and discover the benefits to breaking the law.

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A simple country girl at the mercy of a cold-hearted thief with more secrets than scruples.

As a widow, Jessamine gained the freedom she’d always desired. Her late husband left her his sole possession, an inn on the north road to Scotland. When a trio of gentlemen appear at the doorstep of her isolated inn during a snowstorm, Jess can’t help the curiosity coursing through her veins. Eavesdropping on their conversation only entangles her in their web of deception.

To the petite innkeeper, Edmund is a wealthy thief. Allowing her to think what she will, he decides to use her to his advantage. That is until she hides the stolen jewels and refuses to reveal their location. Never cowed by a challenge, Edmund issues an ultimatum: return the jewels or repay the debt with her body.

Blog Hop Giveaway Winners

Hello everyone!  Thank you for the wonderful turn out. I’m glad I could share something fun and interesting with you all.

I would like to announce the winners of both the Grand Prize and my personal giveaway.

The Grand Prize winner ($75 Amazon Gift Card) is:
Stephanie Osborn.
The winner of my personal giveaway, a copy of my book (An Irresistible Shadow) is:
Judy Gregory.
Congrats to the winners. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!
Thank you!
Kirsten

Winter Warm Up Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to my Winter Wonderland! Curl up on the couch and sip your cocoa while I share my exciting news.

First, let’s give #Hopswithheart a big hug for giving us a chance to spend some time together this holiday season!

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Click HERE for the Grand Prize Giveaway: A $75 GIFT CARD

I’m also hosting a special giveaway for a print copy of my first book, An Irresistible Shadow.

Enter my Rafflecopter giveaway HERE.

I’ve been working on a fun little project, a series of three novellas whose stories intertwine. When I started writing the first story, I chose to go with the theme of winter. The more I wrote, the more pleasantly surprised I became by the characters and the story. Oh how I’ve enjoyed writing the journey of these characters.

I’ve decided to share the cover of my novella as well as an excerpt. Something enticing and fun to keep you entertained.

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A simple country girl at the mercy of a cold-hearted thief with more secrets than scruples.

Blurb:

As a widow, Jessamine gained the freedom she’d always desired. Her late husband left her his sole possession, an inn on the north road to Scotland. When a trio of gentlemen appear at the doorstep of her isolated inn during a snowstorm, Jess can’t help the curiosity coursing through her veins. Eavesdropping on their conversation only entangles her in their web of deception.

To the petite innkeeper, Edmund is a wealthy thief. Allowing her to think what she will, he decides to use her to his advantage. That is until she hides the stolen jewels and refuses to reveal their location. Never cowed by a challenge, Edmund issues an ultimatum: return the jewels or repay the debt with her body.

Excerpt:

“I would rather chew my own arm off than lie with one of those men.” Jess waved her hand at her sister’s ridiculous statement. She crept closer to the room when the sound of raised voices reached her ears.

“Well, I don’t give a damn how it gets there, once the Duke’s men discover the theft, it’s only a matter of time before…”

“Don’t get ahead of yourself, Monty. No one knows our involvement in any of this, besides the job is nearly done.”

Jess pressed her ear against the door and strained to hear the conversation.

“Why did you pick this god-forsaken place for the rendezvous anyway? You normally have such class.”

An unladylike snort escaped her before she could stop it. The door swung open and Jess stumbled through the doorway. She caught herself before she tumbled to the ground and staggered to right herself. “My apologies, my lords. I came to see if there was anything else I could do for you this evening.”

The silent one glared down at her as he closed the door.

“Well, well,” the leader said as he stood and approached her. He clasped his hands behind his back.

Jess swallowed and backed up against the wall. “I’m dreadfully sorry. I didn’t mean to intrude. I…”

“How much did you overhear?” he asked, his gaze sharp.

She studied his eyes; the blue-grey reflected the fire, betraying no emotion. Her throat constricted. Are they going to kill me? She pressed her hand to her neck. “Nothing,” she whispered as he leaned closer.

The scent of whisky and tobacco clung to him. His breath brushed against her neck as she turned her head to the side, avoiding his scrutiny. “Liar.”

Her heart raced as he leaned back and chuckled. Jess felt the heat rising to her cheeks. The urge to lash out struck her, but she refrained. “I promise to forget what I heard, to leave you in peace. Please…let me go.”

“What do you think, shall we let her go now that she knows our little secret?” A cruel smile played on the corners of his lips. The first true emotion he displayed, and it terrified her.

“What a pain in the arse,” the scruffy one said as he lit another cigarette. “I shouldn’t have gotten involved this time.” He exhaled a plume of white smoke.

The silent one shrugged. Then he surprised her by opening his mouth. “You’re in charge of this circus. You take care of her.”

Without shifting his attention from her, he held out his hand behind him. “Give me those irons, Monty.”

The scruffy man reached into his coat pocket and pulled out a pair of irons, the kind Scotland Yard issued. She stared in disbelief as he dropped them into the leader’s hand.

“Keep the key.”

The man tucked the key back into his pocket and exhaled another puff of smoke. “Women ain’t nothing but trouble.”

“Show us to our rooms.” The leader gripped her wrist, and she winced from the pressure of his fingers against her skin.

She jerked her hand trying to free herself from his grip. “Let me go. I’m not going to run.”

His grip tightened, and she whimpered involuntarily.

“Not so tight!” she hissed at him. The pressure on her wrist lightened a bit, but he refused to release her.

“Let’s go.” He tugged on her arm as they walked together toward the second floor where their rooms waited.

“These three,” she said, pointing to the doors. “Your rooms.” The scruffy one took the room on the right and the silent one took the room on the left, leaving Jess and the leader in the hallway staring at the door with a red flower on it.

“Let me go now.” She stared at him. “I promise not to say a word.”

He opened the door and shoved her inside. Jess stumbled and collapsed onto the bed from the sudden movement. Flustered, she righted herself just as he closed the door and slid the bolt home. He turned to face her.

“You’re staying here tonight.”

 

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of my upcoming novella. My intention is to have it releasing in the next few months. The second and third novella following close behind the first. Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions. I love hearing from readers!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

~ Kirsten ~

Feature Author: Mia Epsilon

Hi everyone. I wanted to share one of my favorite new authors with you. Her name is Mia Epsilon. I fell in love with her first book, Wedding Belle Blues. Her second book, Take a Chance on Me, releases today from Breathless Press.

I’ve decided to feature both of her books here today in celebration of her second release. She also has a Wonderland Themed Flirt entitled Leave Your Hat On. Her Flirt, That Night, releases in November and features Anna and Robin from Wedding Belle Blues. AND…she will have a Christmas themed story releasing in December, When You Believe. This woman is on a roll!

I love her stories and the vivid characters. Wedding Belle Blues will always have a special place in my heart. If you’re in the mood for lovely contemporary romance, Mia is the lady to see. ❤

First we have ANNA and ROBIN:

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What do you do when the woman you love is marrying the wrong man? Sabotage the wedding!

Anna is planning the perfect wedding, but she doesn’t anticipate her future mother-in-law’s offer of help which translates intotake over. Her groom-to-be avoids her and insists their growing problems are just “bridal nerves.” Worst of all, her best friend, Robin, begins to act strange. Everyone around her has his or her own agenda. What’s a girl to do when she begins to realize the perfect life she envisioned is all a lie?

Robin has two great loves in his life: his best friend Anna and his motorcycle. Not one to make a scene, he supports Anna in her plan to marry the wrong man and regrets she can’t accept his dare devil lifestyle. But when push comes to shove, he’s more than willing to make the necessary sacrifice and prove he is the man she needs.

As the wedding date draws near and plans shift into high gear, Robin and Anna grow closer and not just as friends. Each must decide what the perfect life truly means while trying to negotiate the maze of wedding plans, secrets, and hidden motives. Will someone be left singing the blues?

Now we have CHARLIE and CHRISTINE:

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Friends and lovers rarely mix well with coworkers and embezzlement cases, just ask Christine and Charlie.

After a near fatal accident leads to one incredible night of amazing sex, Christine and Charlie take the leap from friends to lovers.

Christine has battled many demons in the last few years. Charlie has always been her confident and support. When Charlie refuses to answer emails or texts after an embezzling scheme arises at work, Christine must come to terms with not only losing a fabulous lover and her best friend but her job as well.

Charlie carries his own scars when it comes to women. Yet there’s something about Christine which brings out his protective side and makes him hope for love he’s wanted for years.

Christine and Charlie must work together to catch the thief before they can secure a love of a lifetime. Can they catch the embezzler before they lose not only their jobs and each other, but their lives as well?

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