Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome to September!



Hello Readers!

Autumn is almost upon. (Officially Sept 22, but who's counting?) That means pumpkin spice, cooler weather (hopefully), and cuddling up with something you love, hopefully a good book 


September is my birthday month and as such, I'd like to have a contest. How well it goes depends entirely on you. Since I've gone back to teaching I haven't had as much time to promote my books as I'd have liked, so I'd love a helping hand.

Here's the challenge: Spread the word.

Yep. Share a link, fan art, your favorite snippets, etc. Tag them with the following hashtags on either Twitter or Facebook so I can find them:

For the Tarragon Trilogy: #TarragonTrilogy
For Kas: #kasthebook
For The Unknown Elf: #UnknownElf
For Bob The Littlest Dinosaur: #BobTheDinosaur

And, as an added bonus, Dorcha Adhmad: #dorchaAdhmad, which is always free in ebook format.

Each share, tweet, etc of anything related, with those hashtags, will count as an entry towards some cool prizes. And they are as follows:

A dragon pendant necklace
A paperback copy of Tarragon: Key Keeper
An ebook of your choosing (
Kas, Dragon Mage, Key Keeper, The Unknown Elf)
A Tarragon map poster
A set of Tarragon: Key Keeper and Dragon Mage bookmarks
A paperback copy of Bob The Littlest Dinosaur

The contest begins Labor Day and ends September 30th so get to spreading the word!


By entering the contest, you agree to abide by the following terms:
This contest is open to all residents of the United States and our International friends. Contestants under the age of 18 must have permission from an adult to participate.
You do not need to buy a copy of any of my books to enter.
You do not have to be subscribed to the newsletter to enter this contest.
Odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries are created.
Contest Creator will contact winners via private message on the social platform used.
If a prize winner does not respond to the prize committee within 7 days of notification, they will forfeit their prize.
Any information gathered for distribution of prizes will not be used for any purpose other than to send prizes to their respective winners.
Contest runs from September 4-30, 2017.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Getting Ready For School

Hey all!  School is just around the corner and I wanted to take this opportunity to ask y'all are doing to get ready for school.

As a preschool teacher, I have to set up a classroom for my new students, who will be coming in a little less than three weeks. Exciting! There are also a ton of books I want to get ready for my new kids to look at, mostly picture books since they don't know how to read yet.

What's your favorite go-to book?

I'd like to share a few of mine:

Deerskin by Robin McKinley

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

The Bogart by Susan Cooper

Also, I just thought I'd share that I"m working on editing the first draft of the final book of the Tarragon Trilogy, Dragon Bane. It will be released Spring of 2018, with a cover reveal a few months before its release.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer, Y'All!

Hey everyone!

It's officially summer now, which means Summer Reads! If you haven't checked out this event, you should! Lots of great books.

So, I wanted to just give a quick update as to some things that are going in my world.

First, if you haven't noticed, Tarragon: Key Keeper is currently free in all ebook formats, so please give it a go if you haven't already.

Second, I'm almost finished writing the first draft of the last book of the Tarragon Trilogy, Dragon Bane. I plan on releasing this next Spring, so look forward to that.

And third, I'm working on writing another Bob the Dinosaur book, Bob and the Color Fairy. I don't have any illustrations for you to look at just yet, but it should be fun, so if you liked the first book, I hope you'll stay tuned for more on this one.

As always, happy reading!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Second Edition

I would like to announce the release of the Second Edition of Kas. This new edition contains some added materials, including a map, some changes to the actual text, and corrections that were not previously made. I have also created a new cover for this edition.




You can find the "buy" links for this book by going to the Books Tab above, or by following this link

I would also like to announce that Tarragon: Key Keeper is currently free in all ebook formats for the duration of the summer season. This sale will end in August.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Heading Into Summer

We're heading into summer and boy is it strange in Texas this year! It's been up and down and all around, but I think we're finally settling down to 80's and 90's, at least for the rest of the month! Makes me want to sit on the back porch with a glass of lemonade and a good book.

So, what are you guys planning on reading this summer? Anything fun? I know there will be a Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz, with some truly awesome books! You should totally check it out!

I'm busy working on writing several different projects, along with a summer job, so if I don't post as often, you know why.  I'm hoping to get at least a rough draft of the final chapter of Tarragon done by the end of summer, but we'll see. There's a lot going on. Here's hoping it's a productive summer!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Big Thank you

I'd like to offer a big thank you to all who have helped launch my newest book, Tarragon: Dragon Mage!


The winner of our last contest is Ashley Martinez, who has won a mystery prize. Ashley, please contact me for your prize.

And now I'd like to offer you the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book. Better hurry, though. The giveaway ends on May 1st!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tarragon Book Two by Karlie Lucas

Tarragon Book Two

by Karlie Lucas

Giveaway ends May 01, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Character Introduction for Dragon Mage: Anwen Porter

  Looks like no one knew who to suggest for our last two introductions. Well, that's okay. Here are last but decidedly not least. Let's learn a little more about our heroine.

Anwen Porter

Anwen Porter is the only child and daughter of James and Margo Porter. Descending from a long line of Key Keepers, she feels it her duty to fulfill her father's dying request to return to the Mountains of her ancestry. But there is a lot more to her than even she realizes, especially after her experiences with Tyler and Courtney in the Mountain of Tarragon.

Appearance: Anwen is of average build, standing about five foot four inches, (5'3.5", technically, but she likes to count that half inch as a whole) and doesn't consider herself very athletic. More of an introvert, she always felt more at home in a library than on any sports team.  Her auburn hair sets off hazel-green eyes and a clear complexion. She likes to wear comfortable but stylish clothes, though nothing too trendy. She likes to make her own style. And she always carries around the dragon pendant her father left her (aka the Key to Tarragon), wearing it on a chain around her neck, close to her heart.

Personality: Anwen is an introvert and tends to avoid confrontation when she can, though she is no stranger to hardship. Growing up, she was often teased by her peers, occasionally being bullied. She also witnessed her father's death, something that shook her to the core. In general, though, she is gentle, reserved, studious, and kind. She has a natural-born curiosity but is humble and trusting, perhaps too much at times. She also tends to downplay her own importance, often putting her needs and wants aside for those of others, even at high cost to herself. Some would call her masochistic because of this, but she hates to make people worry and tends to at least pretend a confident, self-assured nature where nothing phases her. She tends to internalize her emotions instead of letting them out, which gets her into trouble.

A Brief History: Anwen's family migrated from the city of North Hope to Pallose when she was a young child. There, she attended public school. When she was around eleven year's old, her father was murdered. Since then, she has devoted her life to filling his dying request, to one day return to the Mountains of her ancestry. With little else to go one than a journal of a great grandmother, she journeyed to the Village of Lindwyrm and met Tyler, who revealed her true heritage as a Key Keeper. Unfortunately, she managed to draw the attention of the Mage Circle, with one member in particular doing her best to kill her. But death doesn't come easy to those under dragon protection.

 

Let's see who you'd pick for our leading lady. Enter for a chance to win a mystery prize. 


Contest rules: Must be at least twelve to enter. Those under the age of 18 require parent/legal guardian permission to enter. All decisions are final. Prizes will be awarded to the author's pick. Any information collected to distribute said prizes will not be shared, rented, sold, or otherwise given to any other entity, nor will it be used by anyone else, or for any other purpose other than to deliver the prize to the winner of each week.