New Release from Karen McFarland – Blood, Sex, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Vampyr

I’m handing my blog over to Karen McFarland so she can tell you about her latest book release!

It’s finally here. Today is release day for Sex, Blood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Vampyr (Book 1 of The Bloodline Trilogy). The book is now available in digital and paperback.

About the Book:

West Side’s front man and lead singer, Quinn Forrester, and the band’s lead guitarist, Jeff West, were like brothers, so when Quinn mysteriously disappeared in 1989, Jeff suspected foul play. With no evidence to back up his suspicions, Jeff was not able to convince the authorities. The truth is, Quinn was turned into a vampire that night and lives in secret in the dark shadows of New Orleans.

Years later when Quinn and his daughter, Nadia, formed a night club act, Quinn stepped back into the local spotlight. Vampires don’t age as mortals do, so in an effort to explain that, Quinn reinvented himself as his son.

Twenty-five years after Quinn’s sudden unexplained departure from the band, the opening of an art gallery brings Jeff West to New Orleans. A beautiful artist, Quinn’s lookalike son, a vampire tour and a series of events send Jeff on the path to finally discovering the shocking truth about what happened to Quinn. 

Here’s a Look Inside the Book:

Randi and Quinn looked at each other recalling their earlier discussion about adding a little spice to their hunt.

“Did you hear that?” she asked.

“I did,” he said, wondering what was going on in his wife’s mind.

“What do you think? She’s obviously vampire friendly,” said Randi playing with her hair.

Quinn noticed her pretty face, long silky red hair, perfect breasts, and drop-dead body. He raised his brows and said, “She’s hot, babe. Honey, are you sure you want to do this? We don’t have to. It’s your call.”

The corners of her lips turned up. “Yes.”

He placed his hand over hers and said, “I love you. I don’t want you to do this because you think it’s what I want. I only want you to do it if it’s what you want. It doesn’t matter to me either way.”

She smiled and rested her other hand on his. “It is what I want. I want to experience this with you.”

He shook his head and smiled at her. “Then go for it.”

She winked at Quinn as she got up from the table and stepped behind the bar. Quinn got up and took a seat at the bar three stools down from the stunning redhead. The girl noticed him and looked his way flashing him a flirty smile. She was aware of his bedroom eyes grazing over her.

Randi eased her way over to her and said, “Hi, I’m Randi.”

The girl sipped her drink. Her smoky green eyes looked up, and she smiled. “Hello, Randi, I’m Riley.”

“Local or tourist?” asked Randi.

“Business. I’m an artist, and I’m here for the unveiling of a painting.” Riley glanced over at Quinn subtly licking her full glossed lips. She turned back to Randi and motioned to Quinn. “What a hottie.”

“Yes, he is,” said Randi with a smile. “That’s one of the many reasons I married him.”

Shit, thought Riley biting her lower lip. She shrugged her shoulders and attempted to laugh. “Oh, no. I’m sorry. Isn’t that always the way. The hot ones are always taken or gay.”

Randi laughed and said, “His name’s Quinn. He owns the place. Since you can’t have my man, how about another drink? It’s on the house.”

“Sure. Thanks, Randi.”

Randi made her a fresh vodka martini and set it in front of her.

Riley sipped and raised her glass with a smile. “This is great, Randi. You’re quite a mixologist.”

“Thank you.” Randi leaned in close to Riley and whispered, “Are you planning to scout the alley tonight for a vampire to feast on your blood?”

Riley looked at her wondering why she would ask such a question. Unaware Randi was using her preternatural power of hypnosis on her to get the truth; she said, “If I thought those rumors were true, I probably would.”

Her words were music to Randi’s ears. She reached out and touched Riley’s hand. Her bright blue eyes sparkled as she said, “You know they’re true, don’t you?”

Riley realized Randi’s body temperature was way below normal for a human, and her mind began to make a connection. She looked into her eyes and asked, “Is your husband as cold as you are?”

“Even colder,” said Randi moving in closer. “You know what warms us. If you’re interested in making a donation, I don’t mind sharing my hot husband, but it’s a one-time thing, and I have to be there. It’s our rules.”


Buy Links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CA

Amazon AU


Dragon Moon now available in Audiobook

Hey peeps, Dragon Moon Audiobook

I wanted to share some fabulous news with you regarding Dragon Moon. This young adult fantasy is now available in audiobook.

It’s narrated by Amanda Friday, a talented actress who bowled me over after I listened to her audition. You can listen to a sample via the Amazon link. The audiobook is available from Amazon, iTunes and Audible.

Dragon Moon and Demon Within 99c One Day Only!

Hey peeps!

I’ve got a special offer on two of my books on Saturday 26th November.

Dragon Moon is a young adult fantasy on sale at 99c for one day only! Dragon Moon
Save the dragons, unite the races, no sweat.

I’m nineteen and wish I had a clue about my future. Instead of my own bed, this morning I woke in the strange land of Lur Neval. My name is Scarlett, but the Nevalese call me Dragon Mage. Seems it’s my job to preserve the all-important dragons and oh, while I’m here, bring peace to the warring clans. Piece of cake if I can outwit Madoc, the manipulative, evil seer who wants every dragon destroyed. Whatever it takes, I’m here to fulfill my destiny under the light of the Dragon Moon.

Find out why the dragon mage is so important to the people of Lur Neval by reading Dragon Moon, an exciting teen & young adult fantasy by Julie Nicholls.

99c one day only!

Amazon Buy Link


Demon Within is also 99c for one day only!
Demon Within

A former slave who is now a feared warlord, a princess, a king, angels and fallen-angels make this an epic romance you will love from the start.
When the Seraphim ruled the heavens, a vain angel dared to risk everything for the love of a human and paid the price of eternal damnation.
Sold into slavery when he was six years old, Kai has never known love. As a grown man, he rebels and becomes the ruler of Blackhill where he rules with a firm hand. Now he needs alliances and a wife.
King Garlan from Brightstone sends his envoy to request an alliance with the infamous warrior. The agreement is to offer his daughter’s hand in marriage, Princess Eloise, in exchange for Kai’s support. Kai instantly falls for the beautiful princess and soon discovers he’s not the only one with a secret.
The princess holds a power gifted to females on her mother’s side by the seraphim.
Can Eloise save Kai and the town of Blackhill from the destruction of the fallen angel who is attacking the towns looking for revenge? What does the future hold for them?
Join Kai and his friends on an epic journey which takes you in to a world of angels and demons by reading Demon within, an angel fantasy romance by Julie Nicholls.

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Cover & Book Release – The Devil Hath The Power

I ‘ve worked with author Bill Hiate on a previous project for one of hidevilsmls books, and because he was pleased with the way I work, and the quality of my work, he gave me more work. *grins wide*

We worked together to get this cover looking fabulous, and initially he told me this was to be a Halloween short, but he felt inspired to write because of the cover and has now made this into a series! Wicked!!

So here’s the cover…I personally love it, but I’m biased! *snort* and I’ve attached the purchase link in case you fancy a read.

Chris thinks the website that asks him if he wants to sell his soul has to be joke. There is a thirty-day free trial option, so just for laughs he accepts the deal and sells his soul to have a beautiful girlfriend. He keeps right on laughing–until the next day, when a heart-stoppingly amazing girl comes into his life.

In denial at first, Chris finally has to accept that he really has sold his soul. He still has time to cancel under this thirty-day trial, but there’s just one problem: he’s fallen in love


Dragon Moon Release – Teen & Young Adult Fantasy

Hey peeps!

It’s finally here! Release day!!

If you’re looking for a fun read, then check out Dragon Moon. This is a young adult fantasy, and is guaranteed to make you smile and cry!

You can read a snippet on my page here

Save the dragons, unite the races, no sweat.

I’m nineteen and wish I had a clue about my future. Instead of my own bed, this morning I woke in the strange land of Lur Neval. My name is Scarlett, but the Nevalese call me Dragon Mage. Seems it’s my job to preserve the all-important dragons and oh, while I’m here, bring peace to the warring clans. Piece of cake if I can outwit Madoc, the manipulative, evil seer who wants every dragon destroyed. Whatever it takes, I’m here to fulfill my destiny under the light of the Dragon Moon.


Buy Links ebooks

Amazon UK 

Amazon USA 


Paperback Link



Dragon Moon Pre-Order 99c Bargain!

Hey peeps!

Dragon Moon’s release date is 13th October and the price will be $3.45 but it’s currently up on pre-order for just 99c (99p – GBP)

The price will go up some time on 13th, so get your copy ordered! If you need a sneaky peek, read below or check out the page on this site for Dragon Moon

Dragon Moon
Dragon Moon


Deafening buzzing interrupts my thoughts and a searing pain in my temple follows. My hands instinctively cover my ears to blot out the painfully loud noise.
“What is it, Scarlett?” Dizelli asks.
Elyan turns to me. “Scarlett!”
My eyes snap shut as intense pain cuts through my head once more. If I knew what a migraine felt like, I’m sure this would be it. There’s so much noise. Buzzing…and screaming.
“What? Scarlett…what is wrong?” Elyan kicks the chair away as he jumps up.
Her name bursts through my lips in a scream.
“She’s afraid.”
The emotions rip through me. Pain, sadness, loneliness, anger, and rage. It’s a torrent of feelings I can’t escape. My heart is breaking from despair. Everything Maori is feeling at this moment is coming to me.
“Elyan, we need to go. NOW!”
The room is quiet as everyone stops what they’re doing. Elyan starts giving orders.
“Bring the horses! Warriors… gather your swords. Our dragons are under attack!”
The room erupts into activity once more.
“How do you know?” Earl Gwilim asks his son.
“Someone is attacking Maori. Scarlett feels her pain. We need to ride to the mountains, and quickly.”
“I will go with you, Elyan,” Mostyn says.
He doesn’t wait for Elyan to reply and instructs his father’s soldiers to have his horse saddled.
Dizelli wraps her arm around my shoulder. “Come on, Scarlett. We need to go. Can you stand up?”
“Yes. Just let me lean on you for support.”
She helps me out of the room and we wait outside for the horses. Torches are lit and the warriors are scurrying around under Elyan’s bark.
“Bring the fastest horse for Scarlett!” Elyan shouts at the groom. He runs over leading two horses. “Scarlett, you and I will lead. You must reach Maori before it’s too late.”
I can’t bear the thought of her suffering. The pain isn’t so bad and the noise is subsiding a little. Maybe she knows we’re coming and is saving her strength. I hope so. It’s going to take us a while to get to her no matter how fast the horses are.
“Scarlett, let me help you,” Elyan offers.
I hitch up my dress and he helps me onto the horse. Once I’m seated, he touches my hand.
“Can you still feel her?”
“Yes, but we should hurry, Elyan.”
“We will ride like the wind. The warriors will lead the way with torches and we will be on their tails.”
“Let us go! Our dragons need us!”pre-order-dragon-moon

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Order your copy now before the price goes up!

Pre made Steampunk book cover

Hey peeps, check out the latest pre-made cover up for grabs.

Pre-made steampunk cover
pre made steampunk book coverreasonable?

This beautiful piece I’ve named Princess of Punk!

You can have it for a cool $60 and it can be available in paperback for

an additional $25. If you’re interested contact me using the form or pm me on my Facebook page

Pre made book covers

Hey peeps,

I’ve created this ebook cover and named it “Streetwise” – It could streetwisefb-watermarkedbe used for Urban Fantasy, Chick lit, Young adult, take your pick!

This piece is going for $50 – If you need a paperback, that will be $75.

All covers are created using purchased stock images and all fonts are either free to use commercially or purchased.