Thursday, February 13, 2014

Buried Threads

With: Kaylin McFarren

Giveaway Alert!
BURIED THREADS


Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords before time runs out.

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SEVERED THREADS


Award-winning author Kaylin McFarren delivers Threads, a romantic suspense series guaranteed to capture your imagination...

Believing herself responsible for her father's fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating - until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her own life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father's death.

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INSPIRATION BEHIND BURIED THREADS
Kaylin has been asked on numerous occasions about the inspiration behind her romantic suspense novel – Buried Threads. Not only does this come from her interest in scuba diving and Asian antiques, but also from the people she's had the privilege of knowing after traveling to Japan on a regular basis.

Thirty-nine years ago, she had the honor to meet a wonderful mama-san for the first time. To this day, this compassionate woman continues to oversee the operations of her 8th generation teahouse as well as day-to-day activities for Gion geishas and maikos within her “family” in Kyoto, Japan. Under her guidance, Kaylin was able to develop personal relationships with these young women who have chosen a less popular lifestyle in order to maintain the culture and beauty of their country.

During a separate trip, Kaylin also meet a Buddhist monk who arrived as a guest at a dinner party looking very much like an average businessman. Despite the fact that he wore western clothes and black rimmed glasses, and had shaggy brown hair, this man exuded a remarkable warmth through his constant smile, slow methodical gestures, and soft gentle voice. During the course of the evening, she witnessed his ability to read the future of family members and reveal a person’s past lives. He shared his amazing photographs with glowing orbs and talked about his mission to travel around the world freeing trapped, tortured souls.
Kaylin also met an unusual gentleman after attending her father-in-law’s funeral twenty years ago. While sitting in a black limousine, waiting to drive to a crematorium on the top of a mountain, he slid into the seat next to her wearing a black suit, black shirt and white tie. He had a tan, weathered face, spoke broken English and was extremely polite in every sense of the word. However, during their drive, Kaylin learned from husband that this man was not only his uncle, but also a high-ranking member of the yakuza – in other words, a prominent member of the Japanese mafia.

With all of these people in mind, Kaylin knew one day she would bring them together in one of her suspense novels, and with the creation of Buried Threads, her cast of characters was born. Although the second book in the Threads series picks up where Severed Threads left off, this story truly stands alone. Within its pages, you will find interesting facts, historical places, Japanese culture and a thrilling adventure. Like each of her books, it is designed to reach into your heart and leave an indelible impression – an encouraging message – reminding readers that they can overcome any obstacle in their lives if they just have faith in the possibility.

Bio:
Kaylin McFarren is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters' lives - taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more.

Although Kaylin wasn't born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest.

Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Giveaway:
Kaylin is giving away an autographed copy of BURIED THREADS to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Feb. 14th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustRomanticSuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. US postal addresses only.

7 comments:

  1. It looks Kaylin has met some very interesting people over the years.
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  2. These books sound interesting. And I LOVE the covers! Will definitely check this author out. thanks for the giveaway. trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

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  3. Interesting covers

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  4. I have always been a fan of stories from Ancient China and Japan. I especially have a very special interested in Japanese swords, the katana. They have fascinate me from the first Eastern story. Thanks for the book description of Buried Thread and Severed Thread.

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  5. Love reading about different cultures.

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  6. WOW! sounds like Kaylin has had a very interesting life! Definitely looking forward to reading her books now :) Thanks for sharing!
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