Friday, June 12, 2015

4 outta 5 STARS for The Viking Princess on The Romance Reviews

Right now over at The Romance Reviews you can read Delta's review of The Viking Princess. She gave it four out of five stars and here's a little blurb of what she said:


"This story was mystical and magical and super erotic yet with a storyline that stayed true to the basic facts I knew about these Arthurian events. ***The story kept me intrigued and waiting for the shoe to drop on either Morgaine or Holger or both, given the odds that were stacked against them. And the end?

Bottom Line: Pick this one up and allow yourself to be transported to another time and place for a while. "

Or, you can read this review on Amazon and while you're there think about sizzling summer romances and pick up a beach read.

Here's the Amazon link where you can pick up a copy of The Viking Princess.
This story was mystical and magical and super erotic yet with a storyline that stayed true to the basic facts I knew about these Arthurian events. I even suspended my longtime distaste of men with long hair just so I could mentally run my fingers through Holger's luscious blonde mane, which sounds like it could be used in a Pantene commercial. The story kept me intrigued and waiting for the shoe to drop on either Morgaine or Holger or both, given the odds that were stacked against them. And the end? Yes, I know it's labeled a "tragic" tale for a reason, but I still shed a tear!

Bottom Line: Pick this one up and allow yourself to be transported to another time and place for a while. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17101#sthash.H2kOp0oD.dpuf

This story was mystical and magical and super erotic yet with a storyline that stayed true to the basic facts I knew about these Arthurian events. I even suspended my longtime distaste of men with long hair just so I could mentally run my fingers through Holger's luscious blonde mane, which sounds like it could be used in a Pantene commercial. The story kept me intrigued and waiting for the shoe to drop on either Morgaine or Holger or both, given the odds that were stacked against them. And the end? Yes, I know it's labeled a "tragic" tale for a reason, but I still shed a tear!

Bottom Line: Pick this one up and allow yourself to be transported to another time and place for a while. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17101#sthash.H2kOp0oD.dpuf

Many tales have been told of Britain's King Arthur, France's King Charlemagne and Danish Prince Holger Danske. This is the tragic love story of Prince Holger and King Arthur's half-sister, the powerful sorceress Morgaine Le Fay.

Morgaine is willingly captured by Holger as his Vikings battle King Arthur's army, happy to be whisked off by the brutally beautiful Norse god when he appears to her as if by magic. A spell is woven between the two of them, and they quickly determine that they never want to be apart, traveling back and forth between his lands, Camelot and Avalon, where he receives the match to Excalibur, the sword Cortana. After much fighting and cajoling and pleading, King Arthur gives his blessing and announces an alliance with his former enemy. But there are people who vehemently oppose the union, not to mention a war against the Saxon's to win.

THE VIKING PRINCESS is the first book in the Viking Series by Kim Kasch. Even though this type of book is not usually not my cuppa, I found myself nonetheless enchanted by the story's integration of myth and history and legend to make an utterly new folklore. The overall story is an ancient one featuring the magic of King Arthur and Camelot, Merlin and Excalibur. I'd heard the name Morgaine Le Fay but never Holger Danske, so this was all very fun and exciting for me, especially after a brief online search had so little information on any relationship between the two of them.

This story was mystical and magical and super erotic yet with a storyline that stayed true to the basic facts I knew about these Arthurian events. I even suspended my longtime distaste of men with long hair just so I could mentally run my fingers through Holger's luscious blonde mane, which sounds like it could be used in a Pantene commercial. The story kept me intrigued and waiting for the shoe to drop on either Morgaine or Holger or both, given the odds that were stacked against them. And the end? Yes, I know it's labeled a "tragic" tale for a reason, but I still shed a tear!

Bottom Line: Pick this one up and allow yourself to be transported to another time and place for a while. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17101#sthash.H2kOp0oD.dpuf
This story was mystical and magical and super erotic yet with a storyline that stayed true to the basic facts I knew about these Arthurian events. I even suspended my longtime distaste of men with long hair just so I could mentally run my fingers through Holger's luscious blonde mane, which sounds like it could be used in a Pantene commercial. The story kept me intrigued and waiting for the shoe to drop on either Morgaine or Holger or both, given the odds that were stacked against them. And the end? Yes, I know it's labeled a "tragic" tale for a reason, but I still shed a tear!

Bottom Line: Pick this one up and allow yourself to be transported to another time and place for a while. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=17101#sthash.H2kOp0oD.dpuf

Saturday, June 6, 2015

SIZZLING SUMMER READS ON THE ROMANCE REVIEWS

There are giveaways and fun summer reads to see over at this site: THE ROMANCE REVIEWS. You can win books and a package worth $100.00 simply by popping over and entering.

But these books are sizzling...so not for kids. But if you're heading to the beach and want something to warm up your trip, check it out.

Friday, June 5, 2015

SCBWI - Oregon Spring Conference Wrap Up

This was the success panel for the conference and I was sitting with Estela Bernal, Fonda Lee the author of Zero Boxer, Ray Ballantyne the author of The Last Child of Hamlin, wonderful illustrator Christa Pierce, Christy Peterson, and another wonderful illustrator Abigail Marble and Deborah Hocking.

It was so much fun to be sitting so close to people overflowing with creative energy. I'm just hoping some of it rubbed off.

There were also agents and editors hanging out with everyone. Here's a list of a few of the special guests in Oregon for the Spring SCBWI conference:

Patti Ann Harris, Executive Art Director Scholastic, Inc.
Kerry Sparks, Agent Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agnecy
Kendra Levin, Senior Editor Viking Children's Books
Paul Rodeen, agent, Rodeen Literary Management
Deirdre Jones, Associate Editor Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Lori Kilkelly, Agent, Rodeen Literary Management
Laura Whitaker, Associate Editor, Bloomsbury Children's Books

There were workshops, first page readings, critique sessions and more.

It was a weekend filled with inspiration. And the one piece of advice I could give anyone  who wants to become a children's writer is to get involved with their local chapter of the SCBWI.



Monday, April 27, 2015

DEMON'S INK - Cover Reveal - Coming in July 2015



Art that’s more than you bargained for . . .

Drake and Bartos come to the Pacific Northwest, where they open yet another tattoo shop. 

In a city filled with skin artists, Bartos has no trouble dealing with the competition because there’s nothing normal about his art.

Customers fall in love with Bartos Slinderman’s tats but they can’t walk away from his art.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Here's a BREW - for you and You and YOU!



Portland is known for its micro beers but this weekend the city will be overRUN with athletes wanting to take the challenge and run the course at the Bridge to Brews! There's a reason this city is lovingly referred to as BridgeCity. We have about 10 of them and this week we'll be mixing bridges with brews...to create a week-long festival.



And that's not all. The entire week is going to be a BrewFest fiesta!

Portland will host the Craft Beer Conference and BrewExpo in Portland. Just click on this link to find the public events, which will include brewery tours, imbibing tours and bottle releases.

All this will take place in Portland the week of April 14-17...I guess they take Monday off. 

So, if you want to run, just come and test your talents on the bridges of Portland and then celebrate with a brew ;D 'cuz here's to you and You and YOU!






Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Minions - Mwha-ha-ha

It's super simple to make some "devilishly" fun Easter Eggs with these little minions.

First you simply boil the eggs and then dry them off. I used food coloring and added a little white vinegar to help the color set. (I hate buying special food coloring packages...but the colors MIGHT be a little more vibrant if you do).

Then I started dipping.

When one side was blue, I dipped the egg into yellow.

That was the most work. Then I set them up so they could dry.
I had to find perches because I didn't want the drips to discolor the eggs.

Then I pulled out my hot glue gun and glued on some googly eyes.

After that I simply drew little patterns on the "faces"

And WAH-LAH Minions for Easter. And believe me, they are so fun to eat ;D

Mwha-ha-ha!







Beyond Romance: Three Reasons to Read a Viking Romance:

Beyond Romance: Three Reasons to Read a Viking Romance:: By Kim Kasch (Guest Blogger) Want three reasons to read a Viking romance? 1) Ragnar; 2) Lagertha; and, 3) Rollo But s...