14 November 2016
Surprise! My three Supernatural Hunter stories starring the Jaz and Blake duo are now combined into one collection titled Chronicles of a Teen Supernatural Hunter.
The stories included are as follows:
- Short story Darkness Becomes Him previously published in Prom Dates to Die For
- Short Story Mermania previously published in Something Wicked
- Supernatural Hunters previously published as a standalone novella is no longer available separately.
Here’s the blurb and the new cover…
Life was never dull as a teenage supernatural hunter.
Teen supernatural hunters Jaz and Blake are orphans, who don’t know where they’ve come from or how they have descended from the magical bloodline of hunters. Oz is a powerful Warlock and mentor who has taken in Jaz and Blake to teach them the ways of their destiny. Here are their magical adventures in two entertaining short stories and one novella. . .
In “Darkness Becomes Him” Jaz and Blake are hired to track a dark angel hungry for souls.
In “Mermania” Jaz is bitten and things are getting fishy around Chapel Hill.
In Jaz and Blake’s novella, Supernatural Hunters, one of Oz’s previous students returns to Chapel Hill. Marco is a world-traveling hunter, asking for help to battle something they have never battled before: a Necromancer. Could this be the reason ghouls have been causing havoc around town? As Jaz and Blake attempt to follow the clues of the dead, they are faced with Blake considering leaving Jaz and Oz for greater hunting adventures. While Jaz discovers she could be the one the Necromancer really wants. Is this the end of Jaz and Blake?
I’m very happy to have all three stories together for readers to follow along on Jaz and Blake’s adventures. Will I write more Supernatural Hunter stories? It depends on you, the reader! If you enjoy the series share your thoughts on Amazon reviews or Goodreads or even twitter or your blog. Let me know that you would love more adventures and I’ll do my best to write another story for the series.
Thanks and happy reading!
22 August 2016
So the time is finally here, my young adult novel INVISIBLE TOUCH is back for readers!
It is the same mysterious paranormal story with Kara and Anthony and her BFF Danielle, with a brand new cover for the digital reissue. And it’s confession time as I tend to do here on my blog…
- The rights to Touch were giving back to me a few years ago. That means the publisher no longer had the right to publish my book any more. I did. But all by myself? *gulp*
- The reason it took some time to reissue Touch as an eBook is because I did not know how. Until Amazon came around and said you can publish your own books now! Here are the steps! *woo hoo* But…how again, exactly?
- First, I took some writing time off and since I didn’t know how to publish an ebook or use Amazon’s program, Touch just sat there collecting dust. My other author friends were totally rocking it, reissuing their own works and hiring people to do it for them. Literary agents were getting into the game and becoming publishers themselves! Hot damn!
- I finally told myself, “Kelly, just research, learn, and ask a bunch of annoying questions. You’re a creative hobbyist too remember, so start playing with cover designs. Take a month to edit your novel and get it on Amazon.” So I did, and I’m so happy I finally did it!
- A print version is in the works…because now I have to figure out how to do that too! And that takes time, peeps.
- Am I going to totally self-publish now that I reissued Touch? Um, maybe! Haha. My next release will be a romance novella, which is a romance story that is a shorter version than a full-length novel. My plan is to self-pub when I finish, however, I can always change my mind and submit the story to a publisher. I shall keep you posted on that front, peeps!
In the mean time, read an excerpt here, buy an eBook here, spread the love and share my tweet here or on FB!
7 June 2010
Yes! Criminal Instinct is finally here!
Five years in prison or five years working as an undercover agent?
Not the easiest choice for Ana Moreno, who has a history of B and E convictions and a problem with authority. But it’s a decision she and four other felons are willing to make to stay out of a jail cell.
When a deadly shipment of Ecstasy heads for San Francisco, Ana’s team is sent to stop it. Ana’s task: get close to the handsome and dangerous Jonas Saven, right-hand man of a suspected drug dealer with a deadly agenda. As Ana uncovers a web of secrets, betrayal and revenge, her heated attraction to Saven grows.
But with time running out to stop the dangerous drug lord, Ana must complete her mission—even if it costs her everything…
The very sleek and shiny Carina Press has launched with 8 exciting new titles. Congrats to Carina and the launch authors! And CP have been kind enough to share complete first chapters of all the launch authors. You can read them on the Carina blog in PDF.
I was excited to be mentioned in Publisher Weekly’s Barbara Vey’s blog! What an honor. You can read the post on Carina Press here. Many thanks to Barbara Vey!!
And the lovely Dianna Love, has this to say about Criminal Instinct:
“Criminal Instinct is more than a page turner and more than the freshest voice to hit publishing in years. Kelly Lynn Parra brings a distinctive voice and style to her intense suspense novels that sucks you in from page one and holds you prisoner.”
So what am I feeling? Thrilled, excited, a little scatterbrained! LOL!
Criminal Instinct is also available in Amazon Kindle format, Barnes & Noble Nook, and can be read right on your computer in PDF or with an Adobe Reader program. Heck, you can read digital books on your Blackberry and iPhone with reader apps. So if you have not yet stepped into the ebook realm, it’s not far from your grasp! Carina Press has a great help section on Epub books and PDF books.
So for $5 you can read an edgy, urban, romantic suspense! Haha. 😉
Thanks for reading, and if you happen to read CI, please contact me and let me know what you think!
29 April 2010
The Countdown to the launch of the fresh new e-press Carina Press is here!
Beginning tomorrow authors will be blogging everyday and giving away prizes until June 7th when Carina digitally opens it doors to e-readers.
And yes, Criminal Instinct will be released on June 7th. *sighs in wonderment*
For those of you who have been blog pals with me for the past five years know what I’ve been through with this book and now it’s finally going to be published. For those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about—haha—you’ll find out tomorrow when I blog at Carina Press once in the morning and then in the afternoon.
Carina Press will be giving away 3 digital copies of Criminal Instinct, one on the Carina blog, one on Facebook, and one of Twitter. Read the details here to find out how to enter for CI and all the other Carina titles.
So please visit the Carina blog tomorrow and leave me a comment!! I’ll be giving away a digital launch title in June to a lucky visitor—winner’s choice!
13 April 2010
I just wanted to point you to an exciting digital rerelease for my friend and author, Anne Frasier/Theresa Weir OUT TODAY. Anne is rereleasing her award-winning paranormal romantic suspense novel, Bad Karma, with Samhain Publishing writing under Theresa Weir.
But this is not just any reissue. Anne and Samhain have edited and polished this baby up and added a new gorgeous cover. Check it out!
I just downloaded my copy from Amazon to my Kindle and I can’t wait to read it. You can read an excerpt on Samhain. Samhain also releases books in print at a later date. Here’s the blurb:
She had no idea what she was looking for…until it found her.
Officer Daniel Sinclair can spot an outsider a mile away. He ought to know—he’s the worst kind. A natural-born native of Egypt, Missouri, who left home and came back citified. Even before he lays eyes on Cleo Tyler, his L.A.-honed suspicions tell him the psychic hired to locate Egypt’s missing master key is a fraud. She also possesses a soft, exotic kind of beauty that sets him on edge.
Cleo’s used to dealing with skeptics—in fact, she is one. She longs to believe abilities like hers don’t exist, yet she can’t explain the odd glimpses into other people’s lives, nor the terrible flashbacks from her own past. She’d like nothing better than to put on a good show, collect the money, and hit the road. But behind Egypt’s quaint façade is a chill she can’t shake, and a powerful attraction to Daniel that’s stronger than her increasingly desperate need to run.
Cleo more than makes Daniel uncomfortable. She sets him on fire—and sees right through him. And right through the town’s charming veneer at something so deadly, her next vision could be her last.
This book has been previously published and revised from its original release.
Warning: Contains explicit sex, explicit fantasies, explicit visions, a to-dream-for alpha hero and a heroine who teaches him to lighten up.
Truthfully, I’ve been a fan of Anne’s writing for years and I’m especially excited to read more of her older titles. Anne continues to awe me with her unique and realistic characterization and page-turning action. I hope she’ll be reissuing more with Samhain.
Best of luck, Anne!