Thursday, June 18, 2015

Get Lost in a Story - a Detective and a Draconi, magic and romance #booklove #fantasy #paranormal #romance

A special treat! Fantasy and Paranormal author, Karilyn Bentley at Get Lost in a Story. Let's get to know more about her and her work: 


Karilyn Bentley's love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.

Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.

Karilyn lives in North Texas with her own hunky hero, a psycho dog nicknamed Hell Hound, a crazy puppy, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.





As a Halfling with little magic, Jamie is barely considered a Draconi, his sole talent finding jewels and lost people. But when he dreams of a human female in trouble, he has no choice but to save her, even if it means crossing dimensions into a different realm. Unfairly accused and placed on administrative leave, Detective Ruby Parker is determined to regain her position on the Denver police force. When an attempt to kidnap her fails, she must learn to trust the stranger who appears from nowhere to help her. Unlike in Draconia, Jamie's powers work in Parker's world, his longing to wield magic finally fulfilled. But is working magic worth leaving his family and friends? When Parker realizes she loves Jamie, she must make a choice, follow her heart to a different world, or remain alone and attempt to regain her beloved job. What happens when the one you love lives in another dimension?

The squeak of hinges snapped Parker’s attention to the door. Hottie stood in the doorway, one hand on the frame, the other on the handle, a look of determination plastered on his face. A look she was familiar with. A look she saw reflected in her mirror on a daily basis. A look mirrored on her coworkers’ faces when working a case.
A look she never thought to see directed her way.
Which was a bit unnerving, but not nearly as unnerving as the realization he’d followed her. He stood in the doorway like he owned the place. Or owned her.
Her limbs shuddered like a car without shocks. He. Followed. Her. Was he stalking her? Was he with the ones who tried to kidnap her? What was he doing here? More to the point, how did she get rid of him? Her muscles might be coming out of a deep freeze, but that didn’t mean she could hop off the bed and toss him out the door.
Where was the damn call button?
Parker patted the mattress. Hottie took a step closer. Then another. No button. Her heart shook an uneven rhythm, the beat a warning drum in her veins. Her hand moved faster against the mattress, searching, seeking, not finding.
Damn it.
“Be of ease. I mean no harm.”
      She stilled, her hand paused mid-pat as if his words flipped her off switch. Deep and soothing, his voice stroked across frazzled nerves, slowing her racing heart. If he could bottle that sound, women would fall at his feet.

Find The Detective's Dragon at :  Amazon   The Wild Rose Press

Here's our fun Q & A!

Vicki:  I’m a huge handbag girl. What is your favorite accessory? Karilyn: Jewelry, specifically earrings. I love earrings and always try to get a new pair when we travel. I have so many of them, I have to periodically thin the herd. Vicki: you know I'm sorry to hear your fav isn't a handbag. :)

Vicki: How often to you get lost in a story? Karilyn: I try for at least once a month, if not once a week. Some months are better than others.

Vicki: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure? Karilyn: Action Adventure

Vicki: Where do you read and how often? Karilyn: I try to always have a book open, but that doesn't always work out. <g> I like to read curled up on the floor with the book balanced on my knees, either in the living room or bedroom or on the back porch (depending on the weather and lack of mosquitoes!).

Vicki: What was the first story you remember writing? Karilyn: It was in the third or fourth grade and was similar to Nancy Drew. Something about a key caught in tree roots. Can't remember what the key opened, but it was important to the story. <g> I was a BIG Nancy Drew fan in elementary school. Vicki: Nancy Drew rocks. 

Vicki: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing? Karilyn: I do read the reviews. Yes, yes, I know I shouldn't and that I tell newbie authors to not read them, but I just can't help it! I try to pay attention to some of them, like the ones that are constructive and not mean-spirited. Reviews are objective. What you like I might not and vice versa so you can't get too mad about them (provided they aren't mean-spirited) even if they say something you don't like. Not everyone gets an author's style of writing.

Vicki: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it? Karilyn: Tea. Hot. But I love black coffee in the morning. I suppose that makes me an equal opportunity caffeine addict.

FIND Karilyn at: Email     Website     Facebook     Twitter     Goodreads

Previous GLIAS interviews: Demon Lore Magical Lover Warrior Lover

UP NEXT: My next book is the 2nd book in my urban fantasy series, Demon Kissed. No cover or release date yet, but I expect it out by the end of the year.

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GOT A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE TO ASK YOUR FANS? My favorite accessory is earrings. Vicki's is a handbag. What is yours?

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21 comments:

  1. A fun post thank you.

    I love bracelets. My daughter does too, so twice as nice.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you for stopping by! I like bracelets too, but can't wear them in my day job. :( I like them to match my earrings.

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  2. Thank you for having me on Vicki and GLIAS!!

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  3. My favorite accessory...hmmm...I have a bracelet I wear a lot that I got in Estes Park a couple years ago. It is made from Mah Jong tiles. Since Mah Jong is an addicting game I get caught playing when I should be writing, that makes sense, right? ;)

    Good luck with your new release!

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    1. Hi, Susabelle! I play mahjong every Monday. Afterwards, I'm brain dead.

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    2. Hi Susabelle! What an awesome bracelet! I'd love to see what it looks like. I love playing online Mah Jong. :)

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. A book! Never go anywhere w/o one :D

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    1. That's a great accessory, Linda! We all love our books!

      Happy Reading!

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  5. Great to have you back, Karilyn !!!

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    1. Thank you Angi! It's nice to be back!! :)

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  6. I am not a jewelry or purse kinda girl... my fav accessory is a book or reader! ;) greenshamrock at cox dot net

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    1. Hi Colleen! Books make good accessories! You're not the only visitor who prefers books over jewelry or purses. :)

      Happy Reading!

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  7. Hi Karilyn! Welcome to GLIAS.
    Your new book sounds fun! I love the title. I've got my copy and looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hi Kat! Thank you for letting me come back! Glad you like the book title and hope you enjoy the story!

      Happy Reading!

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  8. Oh, and my favorite accessory is earrings, too. High five.

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  9. jewelry

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Yay! Another jewelry lover! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. And the winner of the drawing is.....
    Colleen C! Congrats Colleen! I'll send you a Kindle copy of The Detective's Dragon.

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  11. Thank you so much Karilyn! :)

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