Monday, October 14, 2013

Guest: Kaylin McFarren @4Kaylin #RomFantasy

A brief interview with the author:

How long have you been writing? 

I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil and put two sentences together. While in college, I minored in English and for the past twenty years, I’ve led PR/marketing efforts for several companies within my family's international conglomerate. As director of a fine art gallery, I assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists through promotional opportunities in national publications. However, after seven years, I was eager to spread my creative wings and elected to steer my energy toward writing novels.

How long have you been a published author?

My first book was published in 2010, so an accurate answer would be close to four years.

What titles do you have available?

Flaherty’s Crossing, Severed Threads…and now Buried Threads

What made you choose the subject of this book?

For more than forty years, I’ve been fascinated with the arts and culture of Japan and have been fortunate in being able to travel across Asian with my family on numerous trips. Due to my husband’s business interests and roots stemming from Japan, I’ve had the remarkable opportunity to develop personal, long-term relationships with Asian shipping agents, politicians, company executives, sword masters, puppeteers, religious leaders and talented geikos and maikos who reside and perform in Kyoto’s Gion District. But to be honest, my fascination with the Japanese underworld truly inspired me to write this story. 

Do you have any new titles coming soon?  Will you be venturing into the area of fiction anytime soon?

The third and final installment in the Threads series, Banished Threads, which like my other books, easily stands alone. The premise for this next story is as follows: While enjoying a much-earned vacation in England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are introduced to a secret mystical society by her jet-setting uncle and shortly after, a collection of priceless Morris Graves’ paintings turns up missing. Drawn into the mystery, the lovers and their salvage crew take up residence at the Lyons’ stately manor. However, acquiring the cooperation of locals and trust of the maligning brotherhood seems improvable, convincing Rachel to end their involvement – until she discovers the secret her uncle has been harboring for years.

What is your favourite genre and why?

Romantic suspense…perhaps that’s why I write in it. I love building tension and drama, growing suspicion and twisting the plot along with delving into complicated relationships.

What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

Finishing the last word and sitting back in my chair feeling accomplished. It’s great getting literary awards, mind you, but there’s nothing better than realizing you stuck it out through thick and thin, despite every interruption or trips that called you away, and managed to bring your story full circle.

If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why? 

Jodi Picoult. I love her stories and the boundaries she pushes with each of her books, which are often controversial. She can turn a phrase like no one else.

Where can readers find you on the web?

YouTube  |  Website  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Goodreads

About the Author:

Kaylin McFarren is a California native who has enjoyed traveling around the world. She previously worked as director for a fine art gallery, where she helped foster the careers of various artists before feeling the urge to satisfy her won creative impulses.

Since launching her writing career, McFarren has earned more than a dozen literary awards in addition to a finalist spot in the 2008 RWA Golden Heart Contest. A member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers, she also lends her participation and support to various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

McFarren currently lives with her husband in Oregon. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Her latest book is Buried Threads (Book 2 of the Threads series).

Connect & Socialize with Kaylin!

YouTube  |  Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Pinterest  |  Goodreads

About the Book:

Rachel’s mouth sagged. “You mean you’re really a monk? But how’s that possible? You’re not even wearing a robe, and your hair…”

He simply smiled.

A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel,  Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!

Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simply assignment – to track down a priceless gem that is believed to buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan – takes a starling, and dangerous, turn.

Faced with a monk’s dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.

Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members.

Time is running out as the prophecy’s day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?

Purchase your copy at AMAZON (coming October 22!)

Title: Buried Threads
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
Pages: 328
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1492120469

Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords...before time runs out.

Book Trailer:

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