Well I certainly hope it will be a treat…
As I have promised – Ice Bound the fifth and final installment for the Crescent Bound series is now live on Amazon!
Soon, very soon, I will publish my last book in the series. The Crescent Bound series, and with the amazing, incredible talent from Inkstain Interior Book Designing we shall have it (hopefully) in our hands this Halloween. Which book you may ask? Ice Bound, the inside look from Marc’s point of view of Crescent Bound. Long awaited answers will be revealed, a new depth to Marc that some may not have known about, and where they all end up after seven years. This story was extremely difficult for me to write. During my writing process our oldest son had some major health concerns. We tackled the worst of the storms and I hope everyone can understand my reasons for delaying the release of Ice Bound.
Now, for some insight into this particular story…
Naomi – the rogue witch will be part of the story but not as prominent as she was in Crescent Bound. My intention wasn’t to fully duplicate Crescent Bound, and to truly bring you Marc’s story. Besides you’ve already read Crescent Bound and it unravels everything in it. Yes, there will be magick, the elements, and entirely new scenes in Ice Bound.
Ready to follow Marc and Alyssa into their witchy magical world one more time?
I’m back (I think) in the world of writing once again. Last month was extremely difficult for our family, our oldest son, Tyler, who is 21, had kidney failure. After a couple of surgeries he’s now on dialysis and doing okay. So, to say writing hasn’t been my first priority is an understatement. The stories are there, waiting, lurking, and more than ready to be told and I’m going to try my best to capture each one exactly as they should be.
The first is the last, last of the Crescent Bound series, that is. Ice Bound is in the works right now and I enjoy that I can bring out aspects of Marc and Alyssa’s lives from his point of view. There are tons of new things that you’ll never know unless you read this one. I also have a very small character in Ice Bound that will possibly be spun off into an anthology with some amazing author friends. If the anthology goes well then it could roll out that tale into a mini-series of sorts, (the short story, 9 Lives, that is). I will let you in on that one as things progress. It is a little too soon to get into any details. But by the end of summer I should know more, and then I will bring you into the loop.
Once Ice Bound is complete that will wrap up the Bound series. It will be hard to let them all go, but I have several more that need my attention. The first book in the Veil Realms series was Pine Needles where you were introduced to Selene and her trials and tribulations through a dystopian crisis. Book two in this series is screaming at me to be written. Citeron is the next world the Manunnaki will emerge themselves in. Selene and Sirius will discover an entire race at the edge of their own existence. This new world is in the middle of a war. Once I have the official blurb I will post it, so bear with me, this story is going to challenge me as a writer and hopefully, intrigues you as a reader.
Finally my secret project, Chasing the Madness. I’ve been working on this one for awhile now, research, research, and more research. This tale has quite a lot of history to it. London, 1888 is when the story will take place. A young woman and her twin brother are time traveling junkies, but as one is transported into the future the other will find herself in the past. A dark and horrifying past. She’s swept away by a man in the dark, saving her life from the notorious Jack the Ripper but as things slowly unveil themselves her suspicions start to grow. Who is Jack the Ripper?
I haven’t had a chance to connect much on my blogs lately. I am here now to give you the scoop on all the new and upcoming novels I am working on. With my Vampire novel, Daylight, out (my newest release available on Amazon). I can redirect my focus back to Shadow Bound (the 4th book in the Crescent Bound Series). We have just recently designed the cover as well as Ice Bound’s cover, yes, I said ‘Ice Bound’!
Ice Bound will be the final installment of the series and it will be in Marc’s point of view. I’ve had several questions regarding certain aspects in Crescent Bound and I promise all will be revealed in time. And who better than Marc for that task.
I would like to add the covers and announce that they will be on Goodreads soon… with a pending due date.
Pine Needles – Book One in The Veil Realm Series
Pine Needles Blurb
Sindale, a city devastated by a ravaging earthquake, pulverizing the lives of many. Separating, and dividing families, changing the reality as they once knew it. Sixteen thousand men, women, and children will forever be affected, but none as gravely as Rayden and Selene.
A couple endlessly in love will struggle with their own battles, one against chaos and madding riots and the other… a nightmarish unearthly realm. Splitting the serene town in two by a mysterious confining veil, the boundaries are set and their mortal lives are at stake. What will it take to keep one’s own sanity, humanity, and one’s only love?
Shadow Bound Blurb
Two Kings, One Seer who holds the fate of two kingdoms in her hands. Loyalty or Love, she must choose, for Alyssa can not have both. The King of Anvil is determined to keep an ancient curse at bay, even if it means betraying his own heart for the sake of survival. The King of Ulric has no qualms in pursuing his heart’s desire. These peaceful kingdoms stand on the verge of turmoil, betrayal and destruction over the heart of a young Seer. Who will win, who will survive? Only the Shadows know.
Ice Bound Blurb
Marcus Colten is living the perfect life, high school football star and dating the head cheerleader. He is popular, skilled in athletics and from a wealthy family. The football team he quarterbacks for just won their first district championship. Marc doesn’t show it, but he is being haunted. Orphaned at the early age of two, he has ghostly memories of a past that makes his flawless model life feel out of place and then there are the illusive dreams. Visions of someone that relentlessly possess his nights. What does it all mean? Where will it all lead? This time, he’s not the one that is at the top of the game.
I’m really looking forward in concluding The Crescent Bound Series and sad at the same time. I will reveal more of the Veil Realm series soon with my cast. I want to leave you with a little snippet of the Veil Realm Series.
I am amped to be back in the interview seat at Rush Bound Blog. It has been a while and I’ve missed it. I’ll tell you this, I was boarding a plane for China, the surfing off of Hainan Island right now is too radical to miss. But alas, I will always come to the call of the Rush. So here I am. A lot has been happening around here since I went on my surfing hiatus. I see the coffee here is much improved, that is always a good sign. (Hitting the button on the Keurig coffee machine)
Let me get everyone up to speed. My name is Lucky and I run the interview department here at Rush Bound. I specialize in Character Interviews, mainly from Karli Rush’s Novels. It is rare that I get to sit down with the Lady herself, but today is a Great Day!
Please give it up for Paranormal Romance Indie Author and my boss, Karli Rush! (Hitting the button on the applause machine)
Karli – Thank you Lucky, you’re looking quite tan, seems the time off was good for you. Thanks for showing up so quickly.
Lucky – Anything for you, Karli. What I want to do in this interview is to dig into the psyche of an Indie Author and find out some details behind the books that your readers would love to know. I’m gonna start at the beginning. Crescent Bound – Tell me something about Alyssa that is not in print.
Karli – Alyssa is an amazing witch, friend, healer, lover, and lifemate. One thing not in print? Hmm, let me see. Okay, you know how Megan is always messing with Alyssa’a wardrobe. Well Lisa and Alyssa put together this spell that every time Megan would make a reference to anything sexual, a piece of her clothing would convert into a part of a Nuns outfit, called a Habit. Megan has vowed revenge.
Lucky – That is too funny. I can picture her face, red as fire. On to the next as they say. The next in this case is book two, Raven Bound. One character that stands out in this book is Evan. Tell us something about him.
Karli – Evan is still single ladies. Maybe Alyssa will see something about his future soon. When and if she does, I will let you know. Right now he is dedicated as Alyssa’s bodyguard. That girl sure needs one too.
Lucky – Now on to Demon Bound, a dark and dangerous world, and in the middle of all that, my favorite weekend distraction, Megan, has some interesting things going on too. I won’t put out a spoiler, but tell us something about Megan, and David also.
Karli – Megan, oh mischievous Megan! Then there is David. Oh let me see. David has sworn off red-headed fire elementals for life. He currently is trying to invent a spell to make pizza taste like the one he found down in Miami. He has too much time on his hands.
Lucky – Shadow Bound is the beginning of Alyssa and Marc, it is far in the past, can you share anything about this Novel, due out this spring?
Karli – Every story has a beginning. Alyssa and Marc are in an ancient time, a time when they are living their full magickal potential. A time when the world still held a rawness and love was impassioned with a wildness not seen in our modern world. Magick was part of the time and a seer was invaluable. The prosperity or poverty of many rested in the hands of so few.
(Coming Spring 2013)
Lucky – Ice Bound baby, this is Marc’s point of view as we ride the wave with him and he gives us his experiences of Crescent Bound. I hear there is a bunch of new stuff in this that gives the first Novel greater depth and appeal. More about the leading man, if you please.
Karli – Marc is such an outstanding guy, it is so important for the readers to know him just before he meets Alyssa and that is where his story begins, the fall before his senior year of school and up through Crescent Bound. You are right, Lucky, there are many parts in this that fill in gaps about where Marc was during certain parts, and what he was doing. Some good stuff coming with that book.
(Coming Fall 2013)
Lucky – Okay now, out of the blue you wrote a Novelette about Seducing a Mermaid. I have a story to tell you about surfing off the coast of Morocco, but that will be another time. Can you tell us something about Sam or Jewels?
Karli – I said once that I would never write a story about a Mermaid, but Jewels snuck up on me, and Sam was so deserving. He had been through the ringer with a long time ex-girlfriend. I also wanted to show a side of men that is not all macho and dominating. Sam is my artist, the one who has no tendencies towards violence. He is the lover not the fighter. I have been asked about writing more on this one. I will never say never, but Sam and Jewels are content at the moment, so I don’t have any current plans to do another story or expand the current one, yet.
Lucky – Now we switch gears again and delve into the future and science fiction side of your Romance writing. You have a book coming out this year called Pine Needles. Care to give us a taste of this delicacy?
Karli – Selene is an independent and successful small business woman, engaged to a great guy. Her future looks bright with no surprises on the horizon. And here comes the but. But an earthquake hits the city and a strange energy veil splits it in two. One side of the veil must deal with the after effects of the devastating earthquake. On the other side of the veil is a whole new and dangerous world. Selene is behind the veil and Rayden is on the outside. Selene must become more than she could ever imagine just to survive.
Lucky – See all the activity going on around here while I was gone. Things are popping, books are growing out of thin air and I can’t wait to get my (interview) hands on some of these characters. Even though I’ve been surfing my ass off, I haven’t been completely out of touch, I keep up with The Zon and scope out GR, FB, and the Twit.
I’ve caught wind of a project you’re forging as we speak. The world of Vampires, the Romance of a young woman, and an Obsession from the Underworld. Tell me, tell me, something about Daylight!
Karli – Oh, this story is eating me up with excitement. Mattie, a young Vampire is being stalked by Death, literally. Mattie enters this city called Solace and it’s ruled by ruthless vampires, so it is a good thing to have Death on your side. Mattie’s obsessions involve two things, a serum called Daylight and Him! Both are so close to her, yet somehow just out of reach. Her intention is to get both, all she has to do is survive HELL in Paradise.
Karli, you continue to bring us Excitement, Adventure, Romance, which is all a true reader craves.
I am giving the fans a link to the prelude to Daylight, better known as Prelude to Death. Click the link and for free you can meet Mattie and Graham.