Release Day Blitz: “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

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Title: “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Date: 1st December, 2016

Cover Designer: Susan Garwood of Wicked Women Design

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Most lovers can’t wait to celebrate their first Christmas together –

but for Suzy and Garrett, the special season comes with a few surprises

 SUZY

I got the happily-ever-after that I had always hoped for. My life in New York seems like a fairy-tale – though my knight is not a white one. He is all the colours of the rainbow, and I love him more and more with each passing day.

Despite my happiness, I miss my home. I miss my parents. I miss my friends.

I wish I knew of a way to combine my past life with my present.

Maybe I can wish for a little Christmas magic?

GARRETT

She’s my light – the only one who can see into the depths of my soul. I’ll do anything to keep her happy. I wish she would let me inside her mind so I can help erase the shadows from her eyes.

Our happiness is interrupted when my family find themselves in trouble. I have to help them get back on the right track before it’s too late.

All they want is a Merry Christmas, but how is that possible when the outside world won’t let them?

***Author’s Note: This is a novella in the Believe Series and it is important that you read Fool for Love first.***

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SUZY

“Never thought it would happen,” he whispers. His hand moves from my breast, up my neck, then finally rests on my jaw. He traces my lips with his fingers, and a delicious shiver runs down my spine. The pads are rough, but his touch is as light as a feather.

My heart melts.

“You never thought what would happen?”

His eyes roam my face as he makes me wait for his answer. The heat in them makes my breaths grow more shallow, and it feels as if every part of my being is singed from his fire.

“Never thought I’d find a woman who’d be able to pull me out of the darkness.”

I stop breathing for a moment. My eyes prickle as tears gather in them.

It’s so rare that he talks about his past now, that it always takes me by surprise when he mentions it.

His eyes stop their perusal as he touches his forehead to mine for a short moment.

“Never thought I’d be so lucky,” he murmurs.

My arms constrict around his neck.

“Never thought one woman’s smile would light me up from within like yours always does.”

“Please stop,” I whisper, my voice trembling from the love that I can feel touching my soul in his every word.

“My love.” His lips brush mine, and I lift my head, trying to deepen his kiss. He won’t have any of it, though. Both of his hands come down to frame my face, and his thumbs sweep my hair away, baring me completely before him. As always, I yield to his will, even though patience is the last thing on my mind right now.

“You’re going to make me bawl like a baby,” I sniffle, trying to smile.

He laughs low, the deep rumble that I love so dearly, but it’s gone as quickly as it started.

“I hope I’ll never stop being worthy of the love you have given me so freely.”

Even before he’s done talking, I shake my head.

“I promise – I swear – that’ll never happen, honey.”

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

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COVER REVEAL – “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

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Title: “Christmas Wishes – a Fool for Love novella” (Believe #2.5)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 1st December, 2016

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Most lovers can’t wait to celebrate their first Christmas together –

but for Suzy and Garrett, the special season comes with a few surprises 

SUZY

I got the happily-ever-after that I had always hoped for. My life in New York seems like a fairy-tale – though my knight is not a white one. He is all the colours of the rainbow, and I love him more and more with each passing day.

Despite my happiness, I miss my home. I miss my parents. I miss my friends.

I wish I knew of a way to combine my past life with my present.

Maybe I can wish for a little Christmas magic?

GARRETT

She’s my light – the only one who can see into the depths of my soul. I’ll do anything to keep her happy. I wish she would let me inside her mind so I can help erase the shadows from her eyes.

Our happiness is interrupted when my family find themselves in trouble. I have to help them get back on the right track before it’s too late.

All they want is a Merry Christmas, but how is that possible when the outside world won’t let them?

***Author’s Note: This is a novella in the Believe Series and it is important that you read Fool for Love first.***

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

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*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***

Hello, everyone!

The day has arrived when I am able to share some AMAZING news!

I am delighted to announce that I have signed a contract with Juno Publishing France!

That’s right, both “Make me Believe” and “Fool for Love” will become available in French in the near future.

This is a huge dream of mine that’s coming true, and I am so excited for this new adventure to begin! 🙂

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Je suis ravie et heureuse de vous annoncer que je viens de signer un contrat avec Juno Publishing en France ! Oui, oui, oui « Make Me Believe » et « Fool for Love » seront bientôt disponibles en français!

C’est pour moi, un rêve qui devient réalité, je suis tellement excitée à l’idée de commencer cette nouvelle aventure avec vous! 🙂

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Dear Judgy McJudgerson – how dare you?

I heard about something this morning that, at first, I thought I should let go – that is my usual reaction when drama and the like pop up in my newsfeed on social media – but this time, I just cannot do that. This time, I am putting my foot down.

What I was first told, and what I then saw with my own eyes – because I went looking for it – was an author bashing another for a book that I have not read, but one that I am now determined to look into. The said bashing was not founded on facts – it was based on ’hearsay’, I believe it is called. It was based on things that they had heard about the book in question. It was based on rumours. That, in and of itself, is pretty bad, at least from where I am standing.

What makes matters even worse is my reason for writing this particular blog post: I saw people bashing a book that they have not read. 

And that, my friends, is something I am seeing more and more of in the indie publishing world lately. I cannot stand it. It makes my skin crawl as if I am covered in lice (yuck). It makes me beyond angry – it infuriates me. And…it makes me sad. It makes my faith in humanity falter.

First of all, let us agree on the fact that most books we read – in the romance genre, that is – are FICTION. The stories are not real. Some of them may be inspired by true events – such as my debut novel, “Make me Believe” – but at the heart of it, they are a figment of an author’s imagination. Sometimes, we all start a book that we have to put down again for various reasons – and that is more than fine. Reading is subjective.

Let me repeat that: Reading. Is. Subjective.

No one is expected to love every book we read – and that is the beauty of it. We are people, thus different, with varying tastes and preferences. We may have triggers, meaning that there are certain books/plots we choose not to read in order to keep our hearts intact. Again, that is perfectly fine.

But what is not okay – what is absolutely unacceptable – is judging others (in this instance the author and her readers), making vile assumptions about them and their lives based on a book and its subject matter. Because it is fiction.

How dare you judge something that you have no knowledge about?

It is fine to form an opinion when you have read a book – we all do it, after all. We do it about all things, not only books. It is just the way the human brain works, and we should know our own hearts and minds.

Whether we like something or not does not matter in the grand scheme of things. But what matters is that our opinions are based on facts. On our firsthand experiences. I am definitely not saying that people should stop thinking for themselves 😉 All I am saying is that people who judge others without having accumulated all the facts – in this case, reading a certain book – need to wake up and get a life.

Was that too harsh? Maybe so. But that is my belief.

Maybe the book in question will be one that I, for whatever reason, will be unable to read from start to finish. I have my own limits, but I am usually willing to test myself from time to time in order to find out if my limits have moved. That is the kind of person I am. And no one has the power to decide what books I read, except me. Moreover, no one has the right to judge me or my life based on the books I write.

So, Dear Judgy McJudgerson, I ask you this: how can you form an opinion on something you do not know? How dare you feel entitled to even have said opinion when you have not read the book yet? And how do you even have the balls to make assumptions on a person’s life based on a book’s plot?!

The publishing community is a force of nature. It can be beautiful, joyous, and warm. Then there is the other side of the coin that it represents: an ugly, cruel, and cold void.

This morning, I saw the ugly part of a community I usually adore – again, I was angry, but mostly, I was sad. Sad for everyone whose lives are judged by ignorants.

I do not have anything else to say for now. Except, perhaps this:

Words have power. Be careful how you wield that power.

Thank you for reading.

Karen Ferry

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Dual Cover Re-reveal Day of The Believe Series

Hello!

Some time ago, I came to the realisation that the covers of my books did not fit the current  market  when we talk about romance novels. Moreover, they did not fit ME and my brand, either.

While it was a really difficult decision to make, I decided to change them – and I am SO happy that I did!

I am over-the-moon happy with the brand new look they both have – soft, romantic, modern, and just plain gorgeous!

I hope you feel the same.

To celebrate the cover reveal, both books will be ON SALE for the whole weekend!

So if you have not read them, now is the time to grab them – they are ONLY $0.99 each, or FREE on KU!

Much love,

Karen Ferry

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Genre: New Adult

Cover Artist: Susan Garwood – Wicked Women Designs

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***THIS SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL STORY AS WELL AS FOUR NEW, NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE BONUS SCENES: “MEETING THE PARENTS – & NAN”, “TATTOOS & TRINKETS”, “THE PROPOSAL” AND “AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE”***

Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…

My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part.

But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before.

Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me.

All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him?

Will I let him be my first kiss?

This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time…

Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff.

Life is messy, and mine is no different…

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

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My name is Suzy, and I’m just a girl—a girl who believes in fairytales, unicorns, and the notion that wishing upon a shooting star really can make all my dreams come true. Or, at least, I think I’m that girl. Lately, the world’s perception of me has left me questioning everything.

Love is love, or so I believed…

Then he barged into my life.

My name is Garrett, and I’m just a guy—a guy trying to survive in the world I’ve been cursed to roam. I do not cling to the idea of happily-ever-after, the scars of my past proof positive that I do not deserve such luxuries.

Love is lost, or so I thought…

Until she lit up my life.

***While this is book #2 in The Believe Series, it can be read as a standalone novel. Due to the sexual nature and subjects addressed, it is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.***

 

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.

Karen loves Italian food and wine, traveling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favorite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years.

She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but will, in fact, be very shy when she meets you in person.

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Dear Husbands: Why don’t you read romance novels?

At this very moment, I am supposed to be writing my next book, but a topic I touched upon this morning in my group on Facebook would not let me be. As you can see from the headline, this is meant to be an open letter to husbands everywhere – whether you agree with me or not after you have read it remains to be seen.

However, this topic is actually something that I have thought a lot about the last many, many, many years.

So here it is.

I am happily married to a fantastic man who understands me like no one else does – but for one thing: he does not really get my fascination with and love for romance novels. Which is fine, to a certain degree – we are all different. But seriously? If he did read romance novels, maybe he would understand me even more than he already does.

I am sure that there are a lot of men out there who read sexy novels – and I am not talking about porn, thank you very much. This is not what romance novels is about. More and more male authors are coming forward now, being open about writing these books – and I love that – but to the average guy, I think that admitting to reading them – or simply being curious about them but afraid to try them out – is something they feel weird about. So I ask you this:

Why are you embarrassed? 

It is my belief that reading romance can be beneficial to not only who you are as a person, but also to your relationship. Now, I am no psychologist (thank goodness), so I can only speak for myself, of course. And get that dirty mind out of the gutter: yes, maybe if men read romance novels, they would become better lovers than some of them are. Yes, it is no secret that I like to read and write books that are quite steamy and sexy because I can learn a lot from them; and I am positive that many of my friends feel like I do when I say that when you have been with the same person in many years, your sex life has the risk of turning a bit…well, boring, to be honest – unless you have a great imagination and are open about your needs.

But I digress.

Dear husbands, I am absolutely certain that if you began to read romance novels, not only would you get a much better idea about what goes on in the female psyche – which, as you are already aware of, can be quite scary, and, frankly, an impossible task at times. But you would also get some insight into becoming a good, no, a fantastic lover as well – something that can only be a major plus for everyone involved.

No, you cannot learn everything you need to know from books – especially not when it concerns matters of the heart. The foundation comes from your home – your parents – but we all remember, I am sure, the absolutelely cringeworthy experience it was to be told about the birds and the bees by our mums and dads, don’t we? (Ugh. Just thinking about it now makes me gag.) And honestly? Most of my knowledge about these things comes from books I have read or looked up online – definitely not from movies or asking my parents (*gags*).

If you have made it this far, I thank you. I will be the first to admit that there might not really be a point to this blog post other than the fact that I feel, like most should, that there is definitely nothing to be embarrassed about when you openly admit to enjoying romance novels. Quite the contrary. It does not matter if you are male or female: not hiding what you read is crucial, in my opinion. Why hide something that makes you feel good? Why hide something that gives you comfort? Why hide something that has the ability to teach you a thing or two? Hmm? 

I am not claiming to be an expert on this subject, not at all. I am still learning every day, but there is one thing that I can say without a shadow of a doubt that is the truth:

The fact that I read and write romance novels? It has only made my own relationship stronger – not the opposite.

And that is pretty fantastic.

(If any of my followers have husbands who openly admits to reading romance novels, I would love to hear from you! Just shoot me a message below.)

 

 

Release Day Blitz: “Fool For Love” (Believe #2) by Karen Ferry

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Title: ”Fool For Love” (Believe #2)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 27th April, 2016

Cover Design: Louisa Maggio of LM Creations

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What do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself turns out to be a lie, forcing you to re-evaluate your life?

Do you face them?

Or do you run?

My name is Suzy. I am the girl who has always believed in fairytales, unicorns, and that wishing upon a shooting star would make all my dreams come true.

I have always had faith that I would find my very own Prince Charming. I have always been certain that we all have a soul mate…that we will find our true love someday, and that we must never give up.

But not that long ago, I started to wonder…

What if my Prince is in fact…a Princess?

Why is it so hard to be seen for who I am?

Love is love, isn’t it?

I have started to lose faith in my once so adamant beliefs: where is my one? Where is the person who will be able to restore my faith in the fairy-tale and the happy-ever-afters?

Is New York the right place for someone like me? Or will she squish me like a small, insignificant bug beneath her feet?

Only time will tell.

***While this is book #2 in The Believe Series, it can be read as a standalone novel. Due to the sexual nature and subjects addressed, it is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18.***

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Suzy

I nod and just stare unseeingly out the windows behind the TV. My mind is addled by sleep, and I can’t focus on anything.

I raise my hand and point half-heartedly in the direction of the bed behind us.

“I’m just going to go to bed,” I mumble and stand up.

“Sure. Before you do…” Garrett’s voice trails off and I look at him, my brows raised in question.

“Yes?”

“I need your phone number.”

I frown. “Why?”

“Because we’re living together, and if we need to get a hold of each other, it’s easier to do if I have your number. No more notes.” His stare is fixed on me, and there’s a stubborn set to his mouth.

I nod once and shrug lightly. “I guess it makes sense. Do you have your mobile on you?”

He takes it out of his back pocket, and I rattle off my number. He presses a few keys before swiping the screen.

“I just sent you a text so you have mine.”

“Great.” I yawn loudly and quickly cover my mouth.

Garrett’s lips twitch into a crooked half-smile, and my heart skips a beat.

Dang it.

“Goodnight,” he whispers. I smile quickly and turn my back on him.

As I get under the covers, my smile returns when I hear him call Rufus to him. I glance surreptitiously at him, and my heart melts when I find him standing up, Rufus on his hind legs and Garrett holding onto the front paws planted on his chest. It kind of looks like a man hug – just with a man and a dog instead.

“What did I tell you about the furniture?” Garrett mumbles, but Rufus’ tail only increases in speed. “You’re impossible.” He shakes his head but grins as he does it, eyes crinkling at the corners. This is just too freaking much for me.

Garrett quickly kisses Rufus on the head before releasing him, and my heart drops to my feet when his eyes meet mine. I look down quickly and turn on my side, my back to him. I hope like hell that he can’t hear the way my heart is racing away just now. Realistically, I know that he can’t, because of the distance between us, but it beats so loudly, I’m not entirely sure. My ears pick up on his feet walking away from me, and I sigh as quietly as possible.

Damn you, Garrett. Why did you have to show me that you have a heart?

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.

Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years. She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but can be very shy once she meets you in person.

 

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