I’ll be splitting my time Monday between Lovin’ Me Some Romance hosted by Vamp Fan Girl, and All Things Urban Fantasy. And yep, you guessed it, more mug giveaways! Also, if you’d like a handful of ENEMY LOVER bookmarks just email me at KarinHarlow@aol.com with your snail mail addy and I’ll get them right out to you!
Hey! I’m over at the Book Junkie today! We’re having fun! Stop by and say hello!
Hang out with me today over at Black Raven Erotic Cafe sorry I put up the wrong url! Here’s the correct one! http://theblackraveneroticcafe.blogspot.com/ and yes, there will be a giveaway!
I’d also like to share another wonderful review of ENEMY LOVER. This one from Fresh Fiction. After a story synopsis this is the reveiwer’s bottom line:
“ENEMY LOVER is a pleasant and excitingly fresh perspective on Black Ops meets paranormal. A complete page turner — don’t miss it!”
“Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow is easily the most original and compelling vampire story since Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. But it’s much more than simply a vampire story. It’s like paranormal romance meets romantic suspense meets kick ass action-adventure.
From the first page, I was completely drawn into the story. One thing I like about it is the straightforward simplicity – even though the characters are complex, they have definite back story, and there’s a whole other world involved – the story itself is never overwhelmed by any of that. It flows.
All the characters were fully realized, including the secondary characters. Even if they didn’t have many scenes I still felt as though I knew them. And Jax? By the end of chapter four, she had become my new most favorite heroine. The scene at the end of chapter four cemented that and also happens to be, in my opinion, hands-down one of the coolest scenes I’ve ever read.
Marcus Cross is sexy in a way that puts the average, sexy alpha male to shame. He is a true predator, and feels no need to apologize for what he is. He completely owns it. But it’s his ability to be gentle when Jax needs it that stole my heart. Here is a man that, once he comes to terms with his feelings, is willing to die for the woman he loves – and knows he is most likely going to have to. Marcus is a hero in the truest sense of the word.
The dialog throughout Enemy Lover always felt natural. Everything about the story just seems realistic. Karin Harlow made me believe that other-worldly beings could truly walk among us. This book doesn’t have the feel of a “fantasy” at all; it feels like gritty, in-your-face reality.
The sexual tension was incredible. The sex scenes were fierce and primal, and yet I would label them love scenes, really – the feelings between Marcus and Jax are beautiful. Each scene built on the last so that their feelings were a natural progression.
Karin Harlow is the kind of writer that makes it seem easy; she’s just that talented, in my opinion. I didn’t want to see the end of Enemy Lover, and I’m anxiously waiting for the next book in the L.O.S.T. series. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.”
Join me at Terry Odell’s place, I’m talking about characters http://terryodell.blogspot.com . I’m also hanging out at Seductive Musings, http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com where I’m chatting about my POV on the different between a love story and a romance. This is a very nice site.
And, yes, there are giveaways!
Come join the fun!
continues! Here’s where I’ll be today talking about the state of New York publishing www.RomanceUniversity.org . And I will be giving away a L.O.S.T. mug to a randomly selected commenter! Pour yourself a cup of coffee and c’mon over and visit. I’ll be taking questions too. Oh, and rumor has it, ENEMY LOVER is going to be reviewed over at author Silver James‘ place. She won a bound galley of ENEMY LOVER a couple of weeks ago and loved it so much she wants to share.
Have a great Monday!
A trip over to Tawny Weber’s place this Friday the 7th!! Join me for a Quick Six and enter the drawing to win this uber L.O.S.T. mug!
Day one of the Harlow May Madness Blog Tour begins! Join me at Manic Readers blog spot! http://manicreaders.com/blog/index.php/guest-authors/ Stop by to say hello and maybe win an uber cool custom L.O.S.T. mug!
I’ll post all the blog dates and locations a little later this week. I’m super stoked. One of the stops is a virtual launch party at Bitten By Books! Deets to follow!
RT Book Reviews weighs in on Harlow’s debut paranormal suspense!
“Harlow begins with a gut-wrenching bang and doesn’t let go. There’s not a dull moment in this book..it’s full of surprises and seriously entertaining. Enemy Love is quite a wonderful find.”
You might also want to check out Magical Musings. I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the MM ladies, Edie Ramer, talking about my girl Jax.
Release day is four weeks from today!
Tuesday, May 25th! I’m very excited and very nervous!!! I just received a few bound galleys last week of ENEMY LOVER. I have two up for grabs, but you have to earn them! Later this week, I’m going to ask a few questions, as well as giving clues to find the answers. I’m just waiting for a few things before I can post the questions. Those who answer all the questions correctly will be tossed into the randomizer for a drawing! Standby for details!
I also wanted to share my fabulous colored L.O.S.T. seal!
Is it amazingly gorgeous or what? I’m in the process of ordering L.O.S.T. mugs, tees and hoodies. My designer, Jody Werner, is seriously talented. http://www.cafepress.com/jlwdesigns and has the patience of a saint. I know this because she worked with me and I drove her crazy! You can also find Jody here! http://seinblogjlw.blogspot.com/
As soon as I get pics of the merchandise, I’ll share. In the meantime, feel free to join my Karin Harlow Facebook friend and fan page!
In the meantime, stay close to the edge, it’s more exciting!