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Sunday, April 14, 2013

REAL by Katy Evans -- "Real" great read!



Check out my review on GoodReads or Amazon if you want it here, here it is:

This book is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I've only said this about a fairly new author once before. 

This isn't the type of book I usually read. It started out about a boxer, a fighter. I'm not usually into that. But it ended up almost being a metaphore--fighting. Because Remington "Riptide" Tate is in a real fight, the fight of his life. This is about fighting for acceptance and love even against your own nature.

I don't want to spoil the story as to why Remy feels unloved and unable to be loved--suffice it to say that it's a big deal and Ms. Evans has dealt with a huge social and pyscilogical issue in "Real" beautifull. And I should know!

I can so relate to Remy. This is something I've had to deal with all my life, the pain, the memory loss, the things I can't change and that aren't my fault and yet I've been made to believe they are and that I'm a bad person, a flighty person, an angry person. None is true and yet all of it is. It's a hard thing Remy is dealing with and Brooke through him. 

Ms. Evans wrote Remy so well that I cried for him, as Brooke did, I cheered for him, and I hurt for him. I had a suspicion he was like me when he went--what his friends called--speedy, his eyes going black, and then when he crashed. I sobbed when he fearfully told Brooke what was wrong with him terrifiedd he would lose her when she knew. 

Brooke too is a fighter going through a horrible loss herself when she is hurt and can't compete in her dream of running in the Olympics. She can relate to Remy on a deep gut-wrenching level. Brooke is strong emotionally she can handle Remy like no one else can and there is a difference between her and other people--she loves Remy. She falls in love with who he is, even when he's speedy or down. 

These character became so a'reala' for me that I didn't come out of my room to eat. I read late into the night and only went to sleep because my eyes shut and refused to stay open any longer. I was up early to finish the wonderful 'real' story and journey of Brooke and Remington.

I understand there is a sequel this year about Remington 'Riptide' Tate and Brooke Dumas. I hope so because I think I might die if there isn't. Ms. Evans get that book out here front and center. I need me some RIIIIIPPPPTIDE!!! Remy! Remy! Remy!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED  (OR I CALL LIKE MY AUTHOR PAGE)I'm always apologizing lately, it seems. But ya'll don't want to hear all my drama, woes, and writing problems the last year. I know what you came here for... some because you're friends and you're very supportive, some because you like stuff...I know... and some because you want to get to know who I am maybe, I hope. Whatever if was that brought you to like my page I am doing the drawing as we speak and in about 20 minutes I'll announce the winners. I am giving Kat Whittaker a special prize. She's a special person. She reviewed me, interviewed me for her blog, and designed my page. Kat I know I haven't been around of late but I really appreciate you! Here's to you babe! I'm sending you something on Amazon.

Annnnddd.... So, finally and long overdue. The winners are:

$25.00 Amazon Gift Card - Lucy Cox
$10.00 Amazon Gift Card - Briar Elliott

Autographed Paperback of Demons of Granite Rock -
1. Nancy Leatherman Huffman
2. Michelle McKinney
3. Aaron Speca
4. Kathy McGinley Kubler

e-book copy of Demons of Granite Rock -
1. Yvonne Kathleen Kimbler
2. Lindsey Downs
3. Catherine Thompson
4. Sara Jane Hamathi

Everyone please send me your addy or e-mail information as appropriate and I'll send you your prizes. If I don't hear from you within 7 days I will re-draw for your gift.
Thanks everyone and I'm again sorry that my life got in the way of you. But 2013 is going to be the greatest year ever!!!!

And if you want to to know what I'm up to you can check here of Like my author page at:

Thanks guys!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Well we're almost 1/2 there.  When we are at 50 I will be doing a surprise giveaway.  So go in and like my facebook author page. and please make a comment here.  I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, May 31, 2012


I have a new Facebook page, with the help of Katrina Whittaker.  Thanks Kat.  I'm having a give away.
When we reach 100 likes on my new FB page  I will be giving away $25.00 gift card to your choice--Amazon, B&N or anywhere you would like and 2 e-books of Demons of Granite Rock.  So follow me here Like my FB page and make a comment in either place.  When we reach 100 Likes I'll chose the winners.  Try to get creative with your comments.  Just for fun!  LOL

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Kara Lee

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good Morning all!!!

Good morning All!! Another beautiful day here. A great day filled with writing, romance and demons. 

     Jason says mornin' as he bites into a bagel and Ethan grunts as he can't... It tastes like sand to him, you see. Beth looks longingly at Ethan and knows she can't have him. She must kill him to stop his angry rampage of killing her people.      And Xelander...? Ah Xelander... he's just trying to fight the Kocktary and live long enough to return to his people.       Whipses is looking for his Master.
     Makazia fancies herself in love with Ethan, the tall, muscular, dark-haired Other with beautiful blue-black eyes and an attitude. She needs to rid herself of the demon. Beth, if she wants wants to have him. So she is planning evil, vile designs for our hero and heroine.
     Another beautiful morning?? Maybe not so much.

Check out all my characters in my next blog...  It will be an excerpt from my new book Demon Hunter, Demon Prey The Demon Akuma Series Book #1

Have a beautiful day! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Blog Review and Give Away

Hey guys,

Head on over to and see my new 4 star review by Katrina Whittaker (Kat) and enter to win a free e-book copy of my book Demons of Granite Rock.  You might just like it!  LOL  And in a week watch for my interview and 2 more chances to win an e-book.  It's easy to enter and win.  Also, if you haven't already follow my blog.  Thanks and have a great week!  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Demon Hunter, Demon Prey (The Akuma Series #1)

Hi Guys--

I have a synopsis for you from my new book Demon Hunter, Demon Prey (The Akuma Series #1).

Demon Hunter
 Demon Prey
The Akuma Series

     Ethan has become Other, part human and part demon, after being attacked by a demon over 100 years ago. 
     Ethan hates what he’s become.  So he begins hunting demons.  But even though he kills he doesn’t consider this murder after what those demons did to him—what they do to humans.  He’s dangerous to all demons, all clans, all classes.  He’s not picky about which demons he kills.  If they are demons, they are evil.  Yet, he refuses to totally lose his humanity.  After all he fights for humanity... Now human women are turning up dead... And Ethan knows with a certainty that a demon is responsible.
     Why Ethan isn’t dead no one knows and if Beth has anything to say about it he will be.
     Beth is a demon and a slave.  She wants nothing more than to become normal, to be looked on as normal by her kind.  If she makes her first kill a tattoo of a ragged heart will appear on her left hip and she will have earned the respect and freedom she craves.  But is that all she is?  Is she truly what she seems?  Does she have the unfeeling, detached emotions of other demons, like her uncle, the clan leader?  Because the problem for Beth becomes… can she kill someone she’s fallen in love with? 

I also, have "Shades of Gray" a futuristic romance, "Dark Whispers" a paranormal, fantasy romance and the sequel to Demons of Granite Rock... "Return to Granite Rock."  All coming out soon.  Stay tuned. 

I also have a blog promo coming up soon.  I'll keep you informed.
Thanks and have a great day!!!  

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