Please welcome Karilyn Bentley….

Good morning (or afternoon, or evening),

Today I have with me Karilyn Bentley and her new release, THE DETECTIVE’S DRAGON. This is third book from Karilyn in the Draconia Tales series.

The Detective's Dragon

Here is a blurb from The Detective’s Dragon:

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?


Hey Karilyn, Do you have a process for coming up with character names and book titles?

Well, I don’t consider it a process so much as fitting the names to the story. For the Draconia Tales series, I tried to match male names to Old Norse names. The titles have to do with both the hero and the heroine, although it’s usually more applicable to one or the other.

(As I said before, this is Karilyn’s third book in the Draconia Tales Series. THE DETECTIVE’S DRAGON follows DRAGON LOVER and WARRIOR LOVER. All available from Wild Rose Press.)

Interested in a little more? Here is an excerpt from THE DETECTIVE’S DRAGON:

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.

Well, I’ll certainly take a bottle of that!!

Before I let you go, Karilyn, let’s try one more question.
What’s your favorite movie and why?
I LOVE the Star Wars movies. I know, I know, that’s not one (I’ve never been very good at math!). The movies fascinate me because they came out when I was a kid and at the time I thought they were the classic story of good vs. evil. But then they released the first three and although I didn’t like them as much as I did the original three, I loved them because they were the story of Anakin Skywalker, from how he started life to his fall from grace, to his turn to evil and his redemption. The telling might not have been the greatest, but the character arc just blew me away.

I remember going to see the first one at someone’s birthday party in elementary school, and being blown away!

Thank-you Karilyn for stopping by today.
And thank-you blog visitors for visiting with Karilyn and I.

If you like to know where to you can get a copy of THE DRAGON’S DETECTIVE, or where you can find out more about Karilyn, just keep reading.

Links for The Detective’s Dragon

Karilyn Bentley

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.

Where to find Karilyn

Happy 2015!

Well, 2015 is upon us, and I decided my first piece of writerly business was to update my site. I decided to stick with black and purples, but I’ve been wanting to add hearts for sometime now. I think it looks a little more romantic. Hope you like it.

So what are my thoughts on 2015? I’m not one to make resolutions. I’ve mentioned it before, I have NO willpower, and as such resolutions only lead to disappointment. However, some of the things I’m hoping to accomplish in 2015 include…

1) I won’t say diet, but instead: Eat healthier…Less Coke. Less chocolate. More veggies. (If you have shares in Coca Cola, you might as well sell them now.)

2) More exercise. Fortunately anything more than “none” is more than I’m doing now.

3) Spend more time on my writing. Including, a) submit AT LEAST TWO novellas to Wild Rose Press, and b) look into self-publishing two YA novellas. (WRP does not publish YA)

4) More reading. With over 300 unread books on my kindle and another 60+ on my shelf, I’ve got a lot of reading to do. However, I’m not going to waste time on books I’m not enjoying. Hook me fast, or be deleted.

5) No more wool/craft purchases until I make my a BIG dent in the current stash. And no more scarves!

Realistically, since “sleep less” is not on my list, I’m not sure where I’m going to find the time for these. I’m thinking that a few of these may be neglected until The Daughter leaves for university in September, at which time I’ll be looking for ways to spend all that extra time. But, hey, 2015 includes all twelve months…not just January.

How about you? What are you resolutions, goals or hopes for the new year?

Sneak Peek Sunday – my new release: Silver Blade

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It’s official, my e-novella Silver Blade is now available!! At this time it is only available for Kindle via Amazon’s KDP at Silver Blade Buy link (The general release date is July 24th) So for this week and as part of Sneak Peek Sunday, I’m posting the first six paragraphs of Silver Blade…

Silver Blade

Silver Blade

Dusk was settling in. A solitary headlight approached in her rearview mirror. With a whoosh, a motorcycle passed, the single red taillight ascending the next hill. A second pair of headlights came over the rise behind Angela, advancing quickly and illuminating her mirrors. Her hands tightened on the steering wheel as a massive black SUV shot out around her, its size and speed shaking the little car.

“What the…?” she exclaimed to the empty passenger seat. She witnessed the speeding monster climb the long low hill, gaining on the motorcycle. Although night was approaching fast, she could see the larger vehicle pull alongside the motorcycle, entering into the opposite lane. The two vehicles neared the top of the hill, the SUV hidden by the rise to oncoming traffic. The black mammoth swerved and sent the much smaller vehicle off the road into the grass and trees.

“Holy crap!” she cried out, removing her foot from the gas. Surely there must have been another vehicle approaching to cause the SUV to make such a drastic move. She watched the top of the hill, but no other traffic came, nor did the huge vehicle come back to check on the ill-fated bike and rider.

She returned pressure to the accelerator and followed the deserted country hill to the approximate spot where the motorcycle left the road. The pounding of her heart echoed against her temples. She closed her eyes. Deep breath. Relax.

She grabbed her purse from the passenger seat and climbed out of the car. She rooted around in the large satchel and found the rough cut of keys at the bottom. She hurried around to the back of the car and popped the trunk, then stared at its contents. A few boxes and two suitcases, one his and one hers.

Her brother, Bobby, a park ranger, had come across his share of bears and wild animals, but instead his life had been taken by a drunk driver. She was on her way back from burying him, his few items worth keeping packed away in the flimsy cardboard. She shook off the memories and yanked forward a small metal box.

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