Happy Release Day Karen Lynch!

The highly anticipate fourth book of the Relentless series is FINALLY out! I had the privilege of getting an early copy, and I have to say, I WILL be rereading this book! Like, I read this instead of writing this current fight scene and studying for a test! LOL! Karen is amazing, and she got every scene on my wishlist!! Make sure you check it out!!

Warrior (Relentless Book 4)
Author: Karen Lynch
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy


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The warrior has finally met his match.

Nikolas Danshov is the Mohiri’s finest warrior, fearless and lethal with any weapon. For almost two hundred years, he has devoted his life to keeping humans safe from the demons that walk the earth. Revered by his people, he is a legend in his own time, a warrior undefeated in battle, and prepared for anything. Until her.

On a routine job in Maine, a twist of fate brings Nikolas face-to-face with the one person he had never expected to meet – his mate. Sara Grey is unlike anyone he’s ever met. Beautiful and fiery, she ignites his desire, while her innocence and vulnerability awaken a fierce protectiveness in him. Now all he can think of is keeping his mate safe from the dangers that hunt her, even if she fights him at every turn.

You know Sara’s story. Now read it again, through the eyes of her warrior.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Lynch grew up in Newfoundland, Canada – a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.
Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.
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Have I mentioned…

How much I suck at blogging?  Cause I do.  I believe it’s been a month since my last entry.  Softball season is finally over and I had another test in my class.

I also signed up for my first official book signings!  The first one is the Bluegrass Book Bash, located in Corbin, Kentucky, August of 2017.  Tickets and information is here.

The second one is Pages in the Caves be in Cave City, Kentucky in September of 2017.  Tickets are free and are available here, or you can get them free at the door!

Not only do I plan on having Dragon’s Flame published and available by then, I also plan on giving The Lost and Found books a cover redo, and Stolen might get a bit of a polish as well.  I would love to have Lost available by then, but with Dragon’s taking so long, I’m not making promises.

Dragon’s Flame is finally nearing the end.  I have a two chapter left, but they are large chapters, both with fight scenes.  Then I plan to heavily edit it before sending it off to beta readers, who I have yet to pick out.

With this in mind, I do not think I will be able to make the December 21st deadline I was really hoping for.  The reason is that I plan on dedicating this book to my brother, who passed away when I was 6, he was 16.  I believe he is a big part of why I love to read, and therefore how I became a writer.  One of my clearest memories was a Christmas morning, probably our last together, where him and my mom were fighting, so he didn’t get to open presents with the rest of the family.  Instead, mom just handed him two thick paper backs as he went back down to his room.  I don’t know if that was his only gift, but it’s the only moment of that day I remember.

His birthday is December 21st, which is why I was so attached to that date.  But I am afraid the rough draft won’t be finished until November, nand I would still need to edit it into first draft condition, then beta it, send it to my editor, and then send for proofs.  So, my new goal is February 20th.

What Comes Next

Check out my girl Desni Dantone’s newest release!!!  Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!!

With the draft sending everyone he knows off to war in 1969, the threat to his own mortality is the only thing on Bennett Sawyer’s mind . . . until the day his life entangles with Ana Maxwell’s. When a cruel twist of fate threatens to force them apart forever, he’s left with only one option: get the love of his life back at any cost.

When a weathered photograph that should not exist mysteriously appears among the forgotten remnants of her past, Ana is forced to question everything she knows. While confronting the demons that have chased her for three years, she relives the memories of the lost love she has tried unsuccessfully to forget. 
Her search for the truth leads Ana home to where it all started. What Ana doesn’t know is that an unexpected surprise is waiting for her—one that will make her doubt the choices she made, and force her to reconsider her future.
From the rush of first love to blossoming hope on the heels of crushing loss, Bennett and Ana relive the best and worst years of their lives as they ponder the question, what comes next?
This is a mature young adult romance standalone novel, and is recommended for readers 17+ due to strong language and sexual situations
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Today is not about writing.

Today it’s a bit more personal.  Today I went to a donor recognition ceremony for my brother, Jeremy Adam Tipton Cupp.

My 16 year old brother died in a car accident on 23 years ago, on May 24, 1993.  His death was actually the one that finally got our town to rebuild a road that had killed a lot of people because of the speed limit and sharp curve.

I was 6 years old and remember every detail from that day.  I was wearing my white ballerina outfit with a white tutu attached.  I was playing in the front yard when mom got the call from the hospital.  She rushed us into the van and pulled one of my school plaid jumpers over my outfit.  We went straight to the hospital were placed in a private room with stark white walls.  I am still haunted by the white walls, and to this day have trouble being in a room with white walls.  My mom went to the bathroom and saw them wheeling him down the hall with blood streaming out of his ears and knew he wasn’t going to make it.

I remember when the doctor came in a told us he was gone.  It was unreal, my brain hadn’t had to comprehend death before, and I knew something bad had happened, because everyone was crying, but I’m not sure I truly understood it until I saw him in his coffin at a private viewing before the funeral.

His eyes and tissue were donated.  My brother’s life ended at 16, but a thirteen year old in New York was able to see again because of him.  A girl here in Kentucky is able to see because of him.  A burn victim healed because of some of his tissue.

I am hoping to finish Dragon’s Flame in time to publish it for what would have been his 40th birthday- December 21, 2016, because I plan on dedicating it to him, but unless I finish it this month, it will probably not be ready in time.