This was a tough one, fellow readers. I have a wonderful friend in Karin Tabke, but she comes with a sidekick. And I couldn't very well invite Karin Tabke without extending an invitation to Karin Harlow. I mean Harlow has feelings, right? So let's see how both Karins play together as they answer the Get Lost Crew's Fun Get-to-Know-You questions. Please welcome National Bestselling author Karin Tabke and her alter ego, Karin Harlow.
For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them--until the Blood Law is avenged . . .
The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance s evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands in the center of it all . . .
As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer--beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, shes a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both . . .for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.
Read an excerpt here: http://karintabke.com/books/blood-law/
Pocket Star, August 30, 2011
Lovers from opposite worlds reunite in Karin Harlow’s explosive, erotic new L.O.S.T adventure...
While tracking a hijacked cask of enriched uranium in Kyrgyzstan, L.O.S.T. operative Nikko Cruz is ambushed and left for dead. Which means he must be hallucinating when the only woman he ever loved—the woman he was sentenced to death for killing—comes to his rescue.
Half-daemon Selena Guererro has secrets she’d kill for. The most important one, she’s already died to protect. Now she’ll do anything to keep her daughter safe. But she can’t just leave her lost love to perish. She injects Nikko with immortal blood serum, putting herself in grave danger.
When Nikko comes to, he is superhuman and super pissed. The mother of his daughter—the one he thought killed their child—is alive. He wants answers. He wants blood. And despite his best intentions, he wants Selena. He traces her to a mysterious terrorist cell where the cask has surfaced. First, he must retrieve the deadly material. Then he’ll take revenge on his beautiful ex. But when nothing goes as planned, Nikko and Selena find themselves burning with desire . . . and blowing the roof off their separate worlds, human and daemon alike.
DONNELL: Hello, ladies! Great blurbs! First question: Big City or Small Town Girl?
KARIN HARLOW: A city girl, who lives in a small town ;)
KARIN TABKE: That's stupid. If you're a city girl, why do you live in a small town?
HARLOW: Mind your own business.
DONNELL: Do you prefer mornings or evenings?
KARIN HARLOW: Evenings!
KARIN TABKE: I was going to say evenings but since someone else did, and since she will undoubtedly accuse me of copying her, I'll say I'm a morning writer. Like one a.m. to five a.m. in the morning, writer.
DONNELL: Which of your characters would you most likely invite to dinner and why?
KARIN HARLOW: I'd invite Jax Cassidy, the heroine of ENEMY LOVER over for dinner and pick her brain about her job as a L.O.S.T. operative and ask how it is living with a hunky vampire. Then I'd tell her I had a headache, all the while Marcus Cross would be on his way over for dessert. I think the reason I invited him over is obvious . . .
KARIN TABKE: (shakes heads and rolls eyes.) You really need to get a life. Okay, who would I invite and why? Hell, if I could pick just one! I'd definitely invite those sexy Blood Sword knights. I'd want to pick their brains and get a firsthand account of what it was really like in 1066 England. Then I'd have to invite my Lycan brothers, Rafael and Lucien from BLOOD LAW, and ask for a shift demonstration.
DONNELL: What's in your refrigerator right now?
KARIN HARLOW: Fresh fruit and veggies, a half a bottle of Pinot Grigio, several types of imported cheese, assorted condiments, olives for my occasional martini, and Godiva dark choc truffles.
KARIN TABKE: Left over pasta, pretzel M&Ms and several plastic containers with mystery food. But when I'm really hungry, I go raid Harlow's fridge.
DONNELL: Answer this statement: When I'm not writing, I'm . . .
KARIN HARLOW: Reading, at the firing rage or doing cool stuff with my FBI Citizen Academy alum.
KARIN TABKE: If I'm not hanging out with my adorable granddaughter, I'm showing my Cane Corso (Italian mastiff) pup, Bella.
DONNELL'S QUESTION FOR KARIN TABKE: If you had to say something nice about Karin Harlow, what would it be?
KARIN TABKE: She has good leftovers.
DONNELL'S QUESTION FOR KARIN HARLOW: Say something nice about Karin Tabke.
KARIN HARLOW: She has a cute granddaughter.
DONNELL (Sighs.) NEXT QUESTION: What's the most interesting thing you've discovered while doing research?
KARIN HARLOW: That Tabke's husband is a veritable cornucopia of law enforcement information! He's like a cyborg! As far as information gleaned, I learned how to make a dirty bomb. Hijacked enriched uranium is at the center of ENEMY MINE, book two in the L.O.S.T. series.
KARIN TABKE: That William the Conqueror may have been a brutal man, but damn if he didn't drag England kicking and screaming out of the dark ages. I also learned some very interesting facts about the Saracens and the Koran. Fascinating stuff!
DONNELL: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
KARIN HARLOW: The publishing world is small. What goes around comes around.
KARIN TABKE: Don't quit. Ever.
Ladies, thanks so much for answering The Get Lost Crew's questions. Now it's your time to ask Readers a question. And, Readers, for those of you who answer either Karins' question, you'll be entered to win one of Karin's backlist.
KARIN HARLOW: I'd like to know by a show of hands, how many readers out there have e-readers, and if you do, is it your primary format for reading fiction?
KARIN TABKE: I'd like to know what makes you remember a story.
National Bestselling, award winning author Karin Tabke isn’t just another author with steamy stories to tell, but a cop’s wife who has “seen it all and heard it all.” Some of the hottest stories come from behind the blue wall of law enforcement rather than from in front. Married to a street cop, now retired, Karin is intimate with both and proves it with her sizzling tales of hot cops. Not only are her cops hot, but so are her sexy knights and bad boy werewolves. Karin’s Blood Sword Legacy series is a must read for anyone who loves tales of yore when men were men and women were women, and love did conqueror all. Her dark, erotic Blood Moon paranormal trilogy is best described as “Sons of Anarchy meets Rise of Lycans”. Her L.O.S.T. series (w/a Karin Harlow) is paranormal romantic suspense at its “chilling and sizzling”* best. You don’t want to miss any of Karin’s deliciously edgy tales of danger and passion!
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