Find Me Series…Update

It’s been quiet on here lately and that’s all MY fault. See, I’ve been busy trying to finish the Sci-Fi Fantasy I started after wrapping up Dying to Return. When an idea comes and then won’t LEAVE, and jotting down notes doesn’t keep the Muse at bay, it must be written. What this means, however, is that readers of the Find Me series have been waiting (some more patiently than others, lol) for the third installment to be released. For that to happen, I must actually write it first.

I know now, having two series in the works, when it is time to begin the next book. Because of Hutch & A’ris, Find Me 3 has been simmering in my brain for some time and now it’s about to boil over – in a sticky and wet mess right on my laptop. The Muse is anxious to finish up the Dry Lands and get Hutch and A’ris and their story out there…but the Muse is also so fixated on Riley that I dream about her post-pandemic world weekly. When I get a free moment (which is rare, because I have children, and children demand attention – constantly) I find myself lost in thought about what Riley is up to. The story was outlined, something I don’t do with every book, and now I’m tempted to go back and change up half of it – just take my pen and make ugly lines through pages of notes. Why? Because the more I think about this book, the better the ideas get and the more ‘OMGOSH, THAT MUST HAPPEN’ moments come to me. Usually at 1:00 in the morning, or five minutes before dawn, when no sane person should be awake. Thank god for cell phones with note apps.

Just as I’ve done before, I’ll take a short break after the Dry Lands is published, because I have a ridiculously long TBR list on my Kindle and I’d like to read a few things before writing again. But the break will be short, because y’all know what’s coming next: Find Me 3, or you can refer to it by the working title, Hope Will Find a Way.

If you’ve NO idea which books I’m talking about – catch up by reading I Hope You Find Me, then Lost and Found. Both are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. What will you get out of these books? That’s up to you. If you like post-apocalyptic stories, that end-of-the-world type of suspense mixed in with a little bit of love and a pinch of the paranormal, this series should be fun for you. Plus, one of the main characters is a dog based off of my own adorable and spastic mini lab/cocker spaniel/aussie shepherd mix, Zoey.

If you’ve already read books 1 and 2 of the Find Me series…I ask for your patience. I want to get book 3 right for you. 😉

Happy Reading, everyone!

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SAVE MY SOUL – Book 1 in the ‘Save My Soul’ series. 4.6/5 star rating

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain’s operating table.
She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn’t just her life that’s in jeopardy, but her soul as well.
Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam’s steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost.
Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam’s guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?

REVIEW QUOTES!!!

“I finished this book in one day, couldn’t put it down!! ”
Brandi

“Save my Soul is a page-turner that I would recommend to anyone with an appreciation for romance and the paranormal. ”
Mandy Trouten

REVIEW FROM A READER:
Okay so I’m writing this through tears. Wow, this story was just amazing, especially the ending. That was an ending I wasn’t anticipating. The plot always kept me guessing and kept me on the edge of my seat. The concept of the story was unique, so different than what I read all the time. It was refreshing, and truly amazing.
What happens if you woke up to find yourself dying on a hospital bed? What if you couldn’t move, couldn’t speak, but could hear everything that was occurring? Well that is what happens to 29 year old Kendra who had a bad accident after going rappelling with her friends. Imagine her surprise when being patched up and stitched back together by a doctor, who voice she finds safe and soothing, she hears a voice in her mind. Actually not just one voice, but two of them. Who are they? Well it turns out it is her guardian angel and the guardian angel of the doctor who saved her life. The doctor’s guardian angel, Coen, literally makes her an offer she couldn’t refuse. He made it so that Kendra lives, even after that tragic accident that was suppose to end her life. But he gives her a task in exchange for her life. Her task? Make the misguided doctor believe in God again. But there is one catch to this. Kendra only has one week to make Dr. Adam Chamberlain believe in God or she loses her soul and dies all over again except this time, permanently. How do you make a man who has given up on God believe again? Especially after a tragic event that caused the doctor to lose his faith in God in the first place. Can love conquer years of resentment and heartbreak? Or will both Kendra’s and Adam’s souls be lost forever?
Okay, I really loved the idea of putting guardian angels and guardian demons in this book. I never heard of a story like this before, it’s a really neat idea if you ask me. Kendra’s character in the book made me smile a lot. She was a strong female character who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. But not only is she brave and outspoken, she is also sweet and caring. She surprised me so much in this book with her generosity and kind actions. She was a character that many girls and women can relate to. I personally hope I can be something like Kendra one day. And the doctor in the story? I have one word to describe him: Amazing! Adam was what I expected him to be: sweet, remote, misguided but overall he was loyal to the end. His stubbornness added to his character and I think he was the perfect man for Kendra. Even Rhyan, Kendra’s guardian angel, will always have a place in my heart as well. He was so funny in the book and very charming. The emotion and love he shows to Kendra made me want to cry and give him a hug. His character added something unique to this book. Overall, an amazing book! I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a great story with amazing characters.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:
“I wasn’t talking to you, I was talking to myself.”
“Don’t do that, people will think you’re crazy.”
“You better watch it, Ms. Larkin, Ashley’s looks will break that nice camera of yours.” her boyfriend joined in with the cruel laughter. I started to speak, but Adam beat me to it. “If it made it through your shots, the camera will be just fine after Ashley’s session.”
“Are you going to tell me the reason I can’t stop looking at you?”
“Love conquers all evil. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everything happens for a reason and … If you haven’t found your soul mate yet, don’t ever, ever give up hope; he or she is out there somewhere.” – Joc

HELL’S GIFT – Book 2 in the ‘Save My Soul’ series. 4.8/5 star rating

Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he’s gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she’s done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he’s got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim…Hell’s Gift.

 

REVIEW QUOTES!!!

“A well written plotline filled with twists and very believable characters. ”
Shiralyn Lee

“After the first book in this series, Save My Soul, I could hardly wait for this one to come out. ”
Kelly The Red

“Hell’s Gift was a page turner from start to finish! ” Jennifer Wedmore

 

REVIEW FROM A READER:
Hell’s Gift is the second novel in the Save My Soul series, yet a standalone story, just like the first. You can read my review of book one, Save My Soul, here. A completely original idea for a fantasy romance, this book is a huge accomplishment on so many levels.
For a start, there’s a lot of story within those pages, and not one word of that is useless waffle. The action starts on page one and finishes with the last sentence. What made it more interesting for me was the frequent change of environment. Most of the action takes place in Hell, but it’s not the sort of Hell you would have imagined. I won’t tell you how it’s different, just trust that it is. Sometimes it’s better, often it’s worse, and the pain is not necessarily physical.
Rhyan’s trials are imaginative, and the secondary plots developed enough to allow us a glimpse into the psyche of many of the demons and fallen angels that populate the upper classes of this incredibly rich world. There are minions and beasts, love and hate, fear and debauchery – you’ve really got to read it and see for yourself.
Characterisation is one of K.S. Haigwood’s strongest points. Rhyan, a depressed guardian angel, is very well developed, his voice clear and easily identifiable throughout the story. You can understand his predicament – who doesn’t know the feeling of unrequited love? – and you can almost foresee his reactions. But. There’s always a but, with this author, because K.S. Haigwood can deliver enough twists and turns to turn a tornado on its head. Just as you think you’ve figured where the story is going next, she’s duped you again. Rhyan grows through his experiences and, in the background, you can see a few cracks beginning to appear in the personalities of secondary characters, too. Each one gets what they deserve, even if it’s just another chance to prove themselves.
I loved the story and the idea behind it. Love conquers all is the message in many books, but you rarely see it as challenged and as humorised as here. Take this short dialogue, for example:
“Which direction should I go?” I said to both Pogo and Malcolm.
“North,” Pogo replied.
“South,” Malcolm said.
“West it is, then,” I said, and stepped out into the acid blizzard.
The whole novel is littered with good chuckle moments, and even in the darkest hour, the thinnest hint of a silver lining is still visible among the clouds.
I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book. Shock therapy for body and soul, delivered at a hundred miles an hour with the humor and charisma of a trendsetter, Hell’s Gift is certain to be hailed the new wonder-drug to cure all ills. No one is perfect, and this books shows you why you don’t have to be. Get ready to laugh, cry and most of all feel your way through this addictive story. Kristie Haigwood is a skilled sorceress of the fantasy world. Five very well-deserved stars for this effort. – E Medler

Look for ‘GOOD SIDE OF SIN’ – Book 3, Coming Fall 2013

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Cillian is a Shade, a man who walks among the world of Other Realm, spreading the seeds of discord and chaos into the Dreams of mortals as punishment for a life ill-lived. As he casts the sands of Nightmares into Everly Whitcombe’s dreams, he finds himself taken with the haunted beauty. He defies his vocation by visiting her Dreams more often than he should and trying to comfort when he should destroy. As he commits his transgressions, he puts them both in danger. Can he find a way for them to be together, or are they destined to only meet in Dreams?

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Insight into ‘Welcome to the Family’ character, Angela Smith

 

We have the author of ‘Welcome to the Family’, Caroline Levy with us today! Thanks for being here, Caroline! So excited to have you back on the blog! I’d like to pick your brain a bit about your Angela Smith…

Hi Trish, It’s good to be here. Good choice Angela is a wonderful character.

Angela’s past is probably a tough subject for her, but if she could change anything about her childhood – what would it be?

I most defiantly think it would be to grow up knowing her parents, no matter how dysfunctional it would have been.

True – I agree. Not knowing your parents would effect your whole life. When Angela was ten years old, what did she want to be when she ‘grew up’?

Angela was a real rebel even by the age of ten, she was making her escape from the foster homes she stayed at. She had thoughts of running away with the circus and learning to ride the horses.

I love that! If Angela could change places with any of her coworkers, and be them for one day, who would she choose and why?

She admires Megan Ardent. The way she conducts herself, how smart she is. Plus how she manages to glide around the office wearing killer heels all night. She hopes to be as glamorous and efficient one day.

Hmmm…there’s something about that woman that makes me suspicious. Can any woman be that put together all the time?? lol Can you tell us what might happen in Angela’s worst nightmare?

Angela has managed to get herself a little place and a job. She feels life is actually going well. The worst thing that could happen is for all of that to fall apart.

Stability. I get it. So, I have to ask, why does Angela not see herself as an attractive woman?

Looking at the other women she works with, all she see’s is them dressed in high end fashion, with not a hair out of place, make-up perfect and figures that make her feel like a little girl. She has no idea that when she walks past it’s her that is turning heads.

So it’s just an insecurity with something different. Well, she’s part of the family now! If Angela could live anywhere in the world, with anyone from ‘Welcome to the Family’ by her side, where would she go and with whom?

Hmm with who is a difficult one, she has come to care for quite a few people in her life. But not met that someone special yet… She needs to get used to being herself, before she even thinks about a relationship. I think she is happy at the towers for now.  It’s the only real home she has ever known, and I think she will fight to keep it.

Tell us about the craziest thing Angela would have done in her teen years.

Angela has pulled some stunts to get away from her foster careers. I wouldn’t call it crazy, outright dangerous… she wouldn’t think twice about hitchhiking to get to where she wanted to go.

Can we have a hint about what is to come for Angela?

Angela has a lot of training to do if she wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps. She has to prove she can, not just herself but the whole vampire community as well. There may be that certain someone special but she is still very young. Will have to wait and see what happens in Protecting the family.

I can’t wait! So Caroline, this question is for you – where did you get the ideas behind your characters in ‘Welcome to the Family’?

Angela was the first to come to me, she didn’t like being a character in a very short story. She had a much bigger story to tell and wouldn’t let up until I told it. The other guy’s seem to have met us along the way. It’s hard to describe, we just met them along the way. They all come with their own unique traits, and I can even picture what they look like. And yes finding the pictures to match was particularly fun *cheesy grin* Jack was very persistent, he found Angela irresistible, almost wanted to eat her at times lol. As for Roger, the day she walked into him he knew she was his to protect. There are so many wonderful characters in welcome to the family. I could go on for ages, but I am biased, they are now my friends. If that sounds crazy then so be it lol.

I love it when our characters take over and set up camp. LOL What can we expect to see next from you?

I am currently working on Nikki’s Revenge. It’s a paranormal novel, involving Werewolves. Some of them are extremely hot, and others are quite despicable.  Hopefully this will be published in the late summer. Protecting the family should be following, and be out in time for Christmas. There will be other novels next year as well. I am now so hooked on my writing, I get withdrawal, and I see it as a good addiction though.  If I take a little me time, my characters give me quite a bit of grief lol. You will never find me without my notepad and tablet. It’s the best way to keep the peace.

Yay! I’m sure it will be fabulous!!

Thank you for having us over for a chat, I hope you like Welcome to the family as much as I loved writing it xx

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