Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Guest blogger Thursday, July 2nd, KARIN TABKE!

Karin Tabke is guest blogging this Thursday, July 2nd, to celebrate her latest release, MASTER OF CRAVING, available now from your favorite bookseller! This is the third in Karin's Blood Sword Legacy series.

Romantic Times says:
"Tabke's alpha heroes and strong-willed women captivate. Her third Blood Sword Legacy novel is a powerful battle-of-wills love story that resonates with the atmosphere of the era and simmering passion, betrayals and politics that add depth to a stirring tale."
I've read the previous two books in this series and both were top-notch. Sadly, I haven't read MASTER OF CRAVING yet, but it's going to the pool with me while I'm off work next week. I have yet to be disappointed with any of Karin's work and highly recommend her to all romance readers with no hesitation.
A blurb about the series:
Eight mercenary knights, each of them base born, each of them bound by unspeakable torture in a Saracen prison, each of them branded with the mark of the sword for life. Each of their destinies marked by a woman.
‘Twas whispered along the Marches the demon knights who rode upon black horses donned in black mail wielding black swords would slay any man, woman or child who dared look upon them. ‘Twas whispered their loyalty was only to the other and no man could split them asunder, nor was there enough gold or silver in the kingdom to buy their oath. ‘Twas well known each of them was touched not by the hand of God but by Lucifer himself.
‘Twas also whispered, but only by the bravest of souls, that each Blood Sword was destined to find only one woman in all of Christendom who would bear him and only him sons, and until that one woman was found, he would battle and ravage the land...
…but the darkest secret whispered was that there was one among them whose violent craving for the one woman he could not have would be the spark that would set an entire region on fire, and nearly bring down a kingdom, with the aftermath to be felt for the next thousand years.

Want a delicious excerpt? Seriously now, if it doesn't make you want to snatch this one up, I don't know what will!
I hope you'll all take a sec and put MASTER OF CRAVING on your bookstore shopping list. If your bookseller doesn't have a copy on the shelf - please ask them to order it in for you - we need to make sure they know the authors that we're wanting to read. Sometimes they just need a little nudge! And here's a link to Amazon for all of you who want to put a copy in your cart!
Be sure to stop back Thursday - Karin's going to answer your questions (reserving the right to ignore any that are too personal!), and she's generously offering a copy of JADED or MASTER OF SURRENDER to one lucky reader, so get your questions ready! I would note that Karin is on PT, so those of us in between the east coast and California will have to be patient for her to get here!


Karin said...

I look forward to her visit tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

great to have u here

how do u get your ideas


Zina Lynch said...

Hi Karin,
Had to let you know love your Blood Swords series. I am on pg. 262 of Master of Craving and I love it and I loved the first two books as well. Can't wait for more to come out they are keepers, can you write faster? Just kidding because as we all know its all about the anticipation as Stefan was showing Arian eariler.
Zina Lynch

Karin* said...

Hi, Kh, I get my ideas from everything i'm exposed to.
in MASTER OF TORMENT, it's a fact that Sweyn Godwinson captured and raped a Welsh abbess. he kept her captive for almost a year. it was well publicized and he was vilified for it. I wondered, what if they had a child? a girl child, and she was a threat to William. What would he do? voila, MASTER OF TORMENT was created.

Karin Tabke

Karin* said...

Hi, Zina! I'm so glad to hear you love the Blood Sword Legacy books. I LOVE writing them! I'm writing as fast as I can!

Karin Tabke

Laurie D. said...

Hey KH and Zina! I'm so glad you stopped!

Don't you love that Karin writes in more than one sub-genre? I do! Her historicals are like a history lesson - a fun, sensual, interesting history lesson! And her contemporaries are oh so sexy!

Karin* said...

Thx, Laurie. I work hard to get the historical facts and timelines correct.

Karin Tabke

Anonymous said...

yes heard about that
thanks for anwswering