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Day 3 – The Countdown Continues!

I'm so excited to continue the countdown to MY VAMPIRE KNIGHT's release! I've got goodies and giveaways coming your way every day until it releases on June 9th! I've got all kinds of summer fun to giveaway. Signed paperbacks, purses, beach bags! So much awesome! And then after it releases, I have more surprises.

And, guess what! I've got a digital prize for everyone each day! So you're always a winner!

You're gift today is another awesome screen saver or wallpaper for your phone, tablet, or laptop.


If you missed the previous days' giveaways, be sure to go back and visit the blog posts from Thursday and Friday and enter those rafflecopters as well! All the giveaways run until the end of the month. So you have lots of time to make sure you get your name in ALL the “hats” so to speak! Good luck! And thank you for reading!


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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK!

GODRIC

I stared at woman. Her dark eyes shimmered in the mid-day sun. Her skin glowed with life, and her long dark hair, almost black, fell in waves over her shoulders. My fingers itched to feel it. To see if it was as soft as I imagined. Blood rushed south, and my cock hardened as desire filled my veins. I wanted her with every fiber. Only a will of iron stopped me from teleporting to her side and taking her right then and there against the wall.


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Day 2 – The Countdown Continues!

I'm so excited to continue the countdown to MY VAMPIRE KNIGHT's release! I've got goodies and giveaways coming your way every day until it releases on June 9th! I've got all kinds of summer fun to giveaway. Signed paperbacks, purses, beach bags! So much awesome! And then after it releases, I have more surprises.

And, guess what! I've got a digital prize for everyone each day! So you're always a winner!

You're second daily gift is a screen saver or wallpaper for your phone, tablet, or laptop. I write about soul mates in my books. Whether I'm writing as Emma or Krystal, my love stories are almost always going to be centered around the hero and heroine finding the person that completes them. I do believe that love is something you nurture. Just because you might be a really good match for a person out there, doesn't mean you're not going to have to work to make that relationship work. I don't think soul mates have it easy. I think they have to work just as hard as the rest of us on their relationships to make them satisfying.

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GODRIC

Warmth. Heat. Power.

It spread through my body with each pull of my fangs.

I growled and drank hard, ripping through flesh, punishing him before draining the life from his flailing, worthless form.

My gaze drifted to the stained concrete beneath my boots again, and fresh anger surged from the sight of the small girl on the ground at my feet. She couldn’t have been more than ten. She had been why I chose my victim. The man in my grasp deserved to feel the life drain from him. And I took every last drop. I hadn’t been fast enough to save her, but I could exact vengeance for her life. No one else would do right by her.

I finally tore out his throat, ending it, and tossed him to the ground several yards from the small child’s body. Then I wiped some of the blood from my face with the back of my hand. Drinking blood was as normal to me as eating had been three thousand years ago. I still ate, but blood was what I really craved. Each feeding was a rush of power and a reminder of what had been stolen—what my choices had cost.

I glanced around the dark alley. Apartments loomed up five stories on either side. Not a light could be seen from a single window. The sounds of the city echoed around me—yells, vehicles, sirens, flesh slapping flesh. I turned and peered through the darkness. A pair of humans fucked against the wall behind a dumpster a hundred feet away, completely oblivious to the two murders that’d just been committed.

Filth penetrated every brick and crack of concrete. The City of Angels was truly the armpit of the West Coast Republic. And the perfect place for me—a blood sucking creature of the night—to hunt monsters without repercussions.

I always ate monsters.

People the humans wouldn’t miss.

People the humans would be grateful I devoured.


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A Peek Inside – To Save a Mate (Luke)

To Save a Mate is available now!  Check out my brand new New Adult Paranormal Romance along with the exclusive character interview with Luke VonBrandt.  Learn more about this 6'4″ wolf shifter below!

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To Save a Mate

Somewhere, TX Book 1

Length – Novella 

Genre – New Adult / Paranormal Romance 

A chance he never thought he’d have comes at a price he never wanted her to pay.

What do you do when everything you thought was real turns out to be a lie? How do you pick yourself up and move on? Move past the pain?

Kara McClure is living the perfect life. A great boyfriend, supportive loving parents, and a full ride to John McAdams University on a scholarship. What could go wrong? But something always does. When tragedy hits, you’re supposed to be able to count on those closest to you for support. Kara turns to the love of her life, Vincent Harris, only to find him supporting the nether lips of her sorority sister.

Luke VonBrandt is a business college student with a secret no one can know. When an accident threatens the life of an innocent girl he’s secretly loved since high school, he risks everything to give her a second chance on life, even exposing the truth about what he is. The blue-eyed beauty haunts his dreams and her scent is all he can think about.

Luke’s wolf insists he find a way to claim her as his own.

But Kara’s broken heart will fight him every step of the way.


Name: Luke VonBrandt
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 200
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Style: Jeans and a t-shirt
Favorite Color: Blue
How would you describe yourself? Strong, protective, and territorial.
What is always in your refrigerator? BBQ if possible
Best Trait? Would do anything for the people I love.
Worst Trait? Temper
What is most important in your life? Kara
Do you like animals? yes
What is your most prized possession? Kara’s continued affection.
Favorite location near and afar: Home is just fine by me.


 

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A Peek Inside Trevor (Trevor)

My MacLauglin Family falls into the contemporary romance genre and currently has 4 installments.  Check out this original character interview with Trevor!

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Series: MacLaughlin Family, Book 1

Length: Novella

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister’s best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn’t seen her since.

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he’s always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?

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Name: Trevor
Height: 6’ 3”
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: Brown
Style: Business, dresses professionally
Favorite Color: Honey-brown, just like Lorelei’s eyes.
How would you describe yourself? Hardworking family man.
What is always in your refrigerator? A six-pack of michelob.
What is most important in your life? My family.
Do you like animals? Dogs.

 


 

 Long Excerpt (Beginning of Chapter One) 

His chair hit the wall with a heavy thud. He raced to the lobby. Karen Ramsey, his best friend’s wife, was hunched over her desk, her face twisted in pain. She wasn’t due for two weeks. Apparently the baby was calling an audible.he sound of a woman screaming in agony was not what Trevor MacLaughlin expected to hear on a quiet Tuesday morning at the office.

What the hell am I supposed to do now?

He ran to Karen’s side. She grabbed his hand, squeezing it hard enough to cut off his circulation and pop a few joints.

“Karen?”

She sucked in a few more breaths and wheezed, gradually releasing her death-grip on his hand. He flexed it, popping his knuckles back into alignment. Damn, she was strong.

“I thought they were just Braxton Hicks last night, bu—”

He winced. Her fingers clamped down hard and another wail filled the small office.

The growling scream tapered off and she glanced up, meeting his gaze. “I guess I was wrong,” she finished, so matter-of-factly, like she hadn’t just been screaming bloody murder.

“Braxton what?” he asked without thinking.

“Oh don’t worry, just get my bag out of the coat closet. I need a ride to the hospital.”

He stared. His brain hadn’t quite caught up with the situation. He’d known Karen for years and she never complained about anything. All the MacLaughlin brothers had watched over her during the pregnancy. Logan, her husband, had been deployed when she was twelve weeks along.

They’d brought her food everyday. Drove her to and from work and coddled her in every way they could devise. They discovered early, if they kept her fed and pampered she purred like a kitten 24/7. Even their mom and sister teased them about doting on her too much. But in their eyes, Karen was just an extension of the family and she’d kept MacLaughlin Corp. running smoothly for the past six years.

“Trevor! Now!”

Her snarl snapped him out of his daze.

“Unless you’d rather deliver this baby yourself?”

“No, ma’am.” He moved swiftly to the closet, retrieved her overnight bag, and was back at her side in seconds.

He walked her slowly out to his big dually pick-up, parked in the front lot, lifted her up, and placed her gently into the passenger seat. After clipping her seatbelt into place, he hurried around the truck and climbed in next to her.

They weren’t far from the hospital. Ten minutes and three contractions later, he whisked her through the sliding emergency room door.

“Call my mother before you come into the delivery room,” she hollered as the nurses wheeled her down the hallway.

“Into the…Karen,” he gulped. “I don’t know if—”

“You call my mom, Trevor MacLaughlin and get your ass in here with me until she arrives. I’m not doing this alone!”

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A Peek Inside To Save a Mate

To Save a Mate is officially available! Enjoy this exclusive excerpt and learn more about the Texas Sunrise Box Set by clicking on the links below!

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A chance he never thought he’d have comes at a price he never wanted her to pay.

What do you do when everything you thought was real turns out to be a lie? How do you pick yourself up and move on? Move past the pain?

Kara McClure is living the perfect life. A great boyfriend, supportive loving parents, and a full ride to John McAdams University on a scholarship. What could go wrong? But something always does. When tragedy hits, you’re supposed to be able to count on those closest to you for support. Kara turns to the love of her life, Vincent Harris, only to find him supporting the nether lips of her sorority sister.

Luke VonBrandt is a business college student with a secret no one can know. When an accident threatens the life of an innocent girl he’s secretly loved since high school, he risks everything to give her a second chance on life, even exposing the truth about what he is. The blue-eyed beauty haunts his dreams and her scent is all he can think about.

Luke’s wolf insists he find a way to claim her as his own.

But Kara’s broken heart will fight him every step of the way.

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A Peek Inside My Dragon Masters (Eira)

This week My Dragon Masters will be released!  Don't miss this short interview with Eira, who is introduced in this new paranormal romance.

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Series:  Sanctuary, TX – Book 2

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic 

Length: Full Length Novel

Heat Level: Steamin' 

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Name: Eira Rennir
Year born: 871AD
Height: 5’9”
Eye Color: human/brown vampire/blue
Hair Color: brown hair
Style: Warrior
Favorite Color: Purple
How would you describe yourself? Protective, loyal, and fierce.
What is always in your refrigerator? Nothing, but there’s usually vodka in the freezer.
What is most important in your life? Protecting those close to me.
Do you like animals? Not really.
What is your most prized possession? My sword.
Do you have any phobias? No
Favorite location near and afar: There’s no place like home back in Norway.

 


 

 Sanctuary, Texas – Book 1 – Available Now!

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 Book 1 in the Sanctuary, Texas series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: Super Hot with some light BDSM elements

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

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You can check some of my inspiration for the setting and characters for the Sanctuary, Texas series below!

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A Peek Inside My Dragon Masters (Raven)

My second installment in the Sanctuary, Texas series is about to be released!  I am super excited to announce that you can preorder now via Amazon.com ~ check out the preorder box below.

My Dragon Masters will be available on December 18,2014!!

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Series:  Sanctuary, TX – Book 2

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic 

Length: Full Length Novel

Heat Level: Steamin' 

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Name: Raven

Year born: no one knows

Height: 5'1″

Hair Color: whatever color she's in the mood for

Style: Punk rock, jeans, t-shirts

Favorite Color: Purple

How would you describe yourself? Fun

What is always in your refrigerator?Chocolate

What is most important in your life? Protecting the town from people who would destroy it.

Do you like animals? Yes

What is your most prized possession? Fae Dust

 


 

 Sanctuary, Texas – Book 1 – Available Now!

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 Book 1 in the Sanctuary, Texas series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: Super Hot with some light BDSM elements

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

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You can check some of my inspiration for the setting and characters for the Sanctuary, Texas series below!

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A Peek Inside ~ My Dragon Masters – Calliope

The time is getting so close for everyone to meet My Dragon Masters!  My Dragon Masters is the second book in my Sanctuary, Texas series.  This super hot Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic with some BDSM elements will be available SO SOON!  I cannot wait for everyone to the story of the dragon twins.

My Dragon Masters will be available on December 18,2014!!

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Series:  Sanctuary, TX – Book 2

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Paranormal Erotic 

Length: Full Length Novel

Heat Level: Steamin' 


Name: Calliope Hart

Year born: A lady never tells.

Height: 5′ 10″

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black

Style: Chic

Favorite Color: Red

How would you describe yourself? Independent

Most memorable moment? When I met Rose and she invited me to move to Sanctuary. I finally felt that I had a home.

What is always in your refrigerator? Cinnamon buns from Rose's Cafe.

Best Trait? Creativity

Worst Trait? Temper

What is most important in your life? Protecting my family here in Sanctuary.

Do you like animals? Not particularly

What is your most prized possessions? My store.

 


 

 Sanctuary, Texas – Book 1 – Available Now!

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 Book 1 in the Sanctuary, Texas series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat: Super Hot with some light BDSM elements

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

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You can check some of my inspiration for the setting and characters for the Sanctuary, Texas series below!

Follow Krystal Shannan's board Sanctuary, Texas – Series on Pinterest.

 

A Peek Inside ~ Unwrapping Tess

 The Unwrapping Tess release date is quickly approaching!  Come join us at the Facebook Party for the Release ~ you can join HERE.   Don't miss the chance to learn more about this paranormal romance series and enter to win fun prizes! 

Interview with Tess:  

Name: Tess Demakis

Year born: 1989

Height: 5'8″

Eye Color: blue

Hair Color: blonde

Style: casual/comfy

Favorite Color: white

How would you describe yourself? A sister and a twin.

How does Patrick O'Hearn describe you? He would probably call me sarcastic and stubborn. *grin* But also strong and loyal.

Most memorable moment? The first time I met Patrick.

What is always in your refrigerator? Cream for coffee.

Best Trait? Loyalty

Worst Trait? Temper

What is most important in your life? Family

 


 

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Genre: Paranormal Romance

Length: Novella

Series: Vegas Mates (Book 5)

Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

– No. Such. Luck. –

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

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A Peek Inside the Vegas Mates Series

 

Today I am going to do something a little different for A Peek Inside post.  Unwrapping Tess will be my next release and it is the fifth book in my paranormal romance series, Vegas Mates.  For those of you that have not read this series, I wanted to give you the opportunity to learn a little about each book in this series! 

Book 1 ~ Chasing Sam

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Samantha Demakis wants to finish her degree, not settle down and play house with a mate. But her birthright demands otherwise. In fact, even her wolf is rebelling against her plans. When a chance encounter reveals the man who makes her wolf howl, will she run or fight?

Seasoned Army vet Chase Michaels has been alone for seventy-five years. Somewhat resigned to never finding his true mate, he is shocked when his wolf reacts so strongly to a woman he runs into in the airport. Unprepared for the politics and snobbery of the noble families, Chase finds himself fighting in a different type of war–a war for the heart of a woman he knows should be his.

A lot of things are chasing Sam, but will the right man catch her in the end. Or will a barbaric tradition ruin her only chance at happiness?

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 Book 2 ~Saving Margaret 

savingmargaretSuccessful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can’t be avoided. But, Scott O’Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that –avoiding him. He can’t help he’s a bear shifter and he’s determined to convince her it doesn’t matter. She is his mate and he’s waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she’s his true match before it’s too late?

 

 

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Book 3 ~Waking Sarah

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Council threats and Renata’s deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup…

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancé and tortured by a voice in her mind that’s haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret’s wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing?

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O’Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee. The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts. Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him.



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Book 4 ~ Taking Nicole 

taking nicoleThe last thing Nicole Demakis remembers was getting in the car with Sarah’s kidnapper and driving away. Now she faces the cold hard truth. The kidnapper, an agent of the Council, is her mate. But he refuses to claim her, and the Council may take everything away before she even has a chance to convince him to trust her.

Aaron Katsaros was ordered to deliver Nicole to her grandparents, the Antipas royal wolves. It should’ve been an easy task. Clean. No hiccups. But this infuriating woman, this wolf, his mate…is one hiccup after another and she’s arousing him to the point of pain. With his sister’s life hanging in the balance, he refuses to allow his passion to cost him the only family he has left.

Can he find a way to save his mate, or will he be forced to watch another claim the woman he loves?

 

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Book 5 ~ Unwrapping Tess 

 

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Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

– No. Such. Luck. –

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

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