Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cover Reveal Time! Here it is!

It's finally here! Time to reveal the cover of
Tarragon: Dragon Mage, book two in the Tarragon Saga!

But, before I do that, here's what the book's all about.

-->After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

Purchase your copy of the first book in this series,here:

Now lets check out the cover for the second Book in this brilliant Series!


Here is a brief snippet from the book, a taster's choice, if you like.


Courtney stopped abruptly as the scatterings of a cave-in came into view. “Oh no,” she whispered, one hand to her mouth. Moving slowly, she noticed a body slumped in the hallway. “Please don't be dead,” she said over and over again as she moved closer. She couldn't help but wonder which of her friends lay there, and what had happened to the other.

The closer she came, the more detail came to light. She recognized Tyler Durand as he lay on his side. His light-colored hair lay limp against his head. His skin was unnaturally pale. At least she didn’t think he was dead. It took a lot to kill a dragon. But just beyond him, a little more out of the way, lay Anwen Porter. And she wasn’t moving.

And since this is being featured in a day-long event, why not check out all the different posts people are sharing through Loving The Book?

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

And don't forget to enter to win one of these cool prizes!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy Holidays!

As we get closer to Christmas, among many other holidays, I just wanted to let you know a few things.

First, I've posted some sample chapters of all my books on wattpad. You can find the links below if you'd like to give them a read. Feel free to share those links with whoever you wish.

The Unknown Elf


Tarragon: Key Keeper

And second, don't forget the cover reveal for Tarragon: Dragon Mage. If you want a sneak peek, it's not too late to sign up for my newsletter.

And third, Happy Holidays to all!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Heading into December

Hey all. I just wanted to give everyone a quick hello and let you know that the prices I advertised on my books for Black Friday will continue up until Christmas!

Also, I wanted to let you know that I will soon be revealing the cover for my newest book, which comes out in April, Tarragon: Dragon Mage. So please join the event! Or, if you want a peak at it sooner, sign up for my newsletter, which will be released only once a month from here on out, unless there's a contest or special announcement I need to make.

In the meantime, here's a bit of a teaser for you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday Sale

Tis the season and I'm discounting my books a dollar or two for the Black Friday event happening this weekend! Check it out!

 Kas is discounted from $9.99 to to $8.99


Dorcha Admad: The Dark Forest is Free!


 The Unknown Elf is discounted from $9.99 to $8.49


Tarragon: Key Keeper is discounted from $12.99 to $11.99


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Giving Thanks

Since this is the month where most people tend to give thanks, and I've already said a few words on my Facebook page, I'd like to add a few more words on the subject.

I am thankful for all those who support me now, in the past, and who will in the future. It means a lot to me to know there are people out there who like what I write and who will share that with others.

I am thankful for the opportunity to actually put my work out there. I know there are a lot of writers who have yet to get published. Some don't know what direction to take. Some are waiting on tenterhooks for an answer from an agent or editor. And some don't even know where to begin.

I am thankful for the talents I have. I know not everyone can do what I do. And there are people out there who can do things I can't even begin to imagine, as much as I'd love to be able to do some of those things. But I am thankful for what I do have, an ability write, edit, and put my words out there for the world to read.

I am thankful for family and friends. Without their support, I wouldn't be where I am now. I probably would not have started to publish my work, and I definitely would not be attempting to start my own publishing company. Or be as busy with fan fiction writing as I am with my own fiction writing. I'm looking at my husband on this one. ;)

I am thankful that I live where I do. Because of that, I have the ability to explore my dreams and talents in ways many are denied. I wish it were different, and that everyone could go after what they're good at, not because they have to but because they want to.

And I am thankful for technology, which allows me to keep in touch with family, friends, and fans, and to help promote my works. 

To everyone, Thank You!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Here's a little something.

Hey all! I know the last few posts have been about my books and/or contests around my books. I thought it was time to shake things up just a little. I wanted to help you to get to know me a bit better. So here's a bit more about me.

1. As some of you know, I'm an introvert. But what most people don't know is that when I was a child, I was so painfully shy that I wouldn't talk to anyone, let alone let them touch me.  In kindergarten, I kept passing my teacher at least several times before I finally felt comfortable enough to just go up and say hi to her.

Thanks to working for McDonald's for eleven years, I'm nowhere near as bad as all that, but I'm still pretty shy. However, if you can get me talking about something I care about, or about one of my books, I can talk your ears off.

2. Among my many hobbies, I like to cook and bake, draw, throw some pottery on the wheel, and sew. I sewed the dress worn by my model on the cover of Kas. I also designed and put together all of the covers for my books. Though I'm nowhere near as good at sewing as my mom, I have helped a friend make her wedding dress and have made semi-formals for several friends over the years.

3. I like chocolate. I mean really like chocolate. If I could get my hands on the European varieties on a regular basis, I would be in heaven. They used to have a chocolate bar with Irish Cream filling that was just bliss! Alas, they don't make it anymore. Another one that I loved, which I haven't seen in years, is the mint chocolate cookie Hershey Bar. Thank goodness they brought back those Crispy M&M's!

4. I'm not a math whiz by any sense of the word. Math was my bitter enemy in school. I only managed to pass college level math thanks to a fantastic high school teacher who taught the class as concurrent enrollment during my senior year of high school. Everyone in my class flunked the college exam, which looked like some alien language no one could understand. But, thanks to that awesome teacher, we all got passing grades on our college transcripts!

5. I love word searches. I have this giant book of word searches my husband got for me like two or three years ago. I'm still trying to go through it all. It's over 500 puzzles and I only work on it once a week, usually on a Sunday. But I've been through who knows how many smaller puzzle books over the years.

So, now that you know a bit more about me, how about you let me know a bit more about you guys? Tell is about yourself in the comments!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Upcoming: Frisco Book Fest

As promised in my previous post, here is the information on Frisco Book Fest.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A little sad news for you

I have a little sad news today. I was hoping more people would enter our "Create A Dragon" contest. But, only one person did.  So, Ashley Meleski! You are a winner!  And here's her dragon.

Isn't it fabulous? I love it!

 So, since that didn't go as planned, I'm hoping future contests and drawings will do better.

As an update, I'm working on editing Dragon Mage. And, there will be a cover reveal within the next couple of months. And believe me when I say it should be awesome!

I'm hoping to have another giveaway through Goodreads soon. This time will be for The Unknown Elf, just in time for Christmas. 

Also, keep an eye out for information on the Frisco Book Fest, which is coming up in November. That is taking place in Frisco, Texas. And I plan on being there with autographed copies of Tarragon: Key Keeper.

Until then, keep an open eye!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

It's time for another contest! Halloween style!

Okay, I know that it's not quite Halloween yet, but I wanted to give you the head's up chance to start planning and preparing for our next contest: Create Your Own Dragon.

Yes, we've tried this before. But, hopefully, with a bit more notice, and some cool prizes, things will go a bit better this go around.

This contest is based off of my newest book, Tarragon: Key Keeper, the first in the Tarragon Trilogy. As a reminder of what the book's about, here's the blurb:

For hundreds of years, the gates of Tarragon have been sealed from the outside. Prophecy speaks of the day the last Key Keeper will return and wake the dragons from their spell-cast slumber, returning them to their rightful home.
Seeking to fulfill her father's dying wish, Anwen Porter travels to the Drakonii Mountains where she meets Tyler, a mysterious local with a secret. With his help, she learns more about her clouded past and her own abilities. But when Courtney, a lovesick mage, tries to insert herself into their plans, things begin to go horribly wrong.

With death threatening at every turn, Anwen must learn to rely on her newfound friends to survive. But how can she unravel the mystery of her heritage when everything is trying to kill her? 

 Now for the details.

This contest is designed to allow you the maximum use of your creativity. You are free to use any medium to create your dragon, virtual, 3-D, traditional, crafts (sewn, knitted, costumes, dolls, etc.), sculptures, etc. And yes, that includes making more than just a dragon. Creativity is encouraged. Skill is helpful, but creativity is key, so don't worry if all you can do is draw a stick figure or make a lump out of clay. If it's a dragon, it's a dragon. Just remember, there are thousands of types of dragons out there. Little extras, while not necessary, do make things more fun, such as creating backgrounds, maps, etc.

Here are the rules:
1. Keep it clean. Nothing over PG is allowed. 
2. One entry per person/group is appreciated.
3. Group efforts are allowed and must have all group members must be credited.
4. Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent's permission to enter. (Should you win, some information will be collected to ensure delivery of your prize.)
5. All entries must be turned in no later than October 17, 2016 by Midnight Pacific Standard Time.
6. All entries will be voted on by your peers. (Entries will be posted for voting during the week of October 23-29th.)
7. Winners will be announced on Halloween.

Now, for a list of the prizes.

Top pick: Paperback copy of Tarragon: Key Keeper, plus a dragon pendant

Second place: Key Keeper in Training t-shirt, plus a dragon pendant

Third Place: Dragon Mage in Training t-shirt

Author Favorite: Tarragon tote bag with dragon plushie

I almost forgot to put how to enter.

Send your entries to no later than October 17th, midnight PST.

By entering this contest, you are giving the creators permission to post your work on for public display. Your work and personal information will not be used or sold/lent to any other entity for any other purpose.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Congrats to our End of Summer Winners!

I would like to offer congratulations to our End of Summer Giveaway winners! I appreciate everyone's participation.


Beth Ann Miller won a copy of Tarragon: Key Keeper.
Serena Manickam won a copy of Kas.
And Caryl Kane won a copy of The Unknown Elf.

Now, I"d like to share some of the answers to my questions. In case you don't remember, here are those questions:

What you love about fantasy books?  
What your favorite mythical creature(s) is/are and why? 
What fantasy world would you rather be stuck in for a few days?

Caryl Kane said: 
 I love the dragons and the mythical worlds of the fantasy genre.  I am amazed at the creativity in this genre.

Mary Preston shared the following: 
 I love the excitement & the unexpected in a fantasy read. Worlds are created & the most amazing creatures roam free. I do love dragons. I think it's the magic & power. I'd love to lose myself in the world of Harry Potter. I just need a wand.

Ashley Martinez's enthusiasm showed through with this:
I love fantasy books because I love how anything is possible. Your imagination is the limit.
My favorite fantasy creature is dragon because they're awesome lol they are fierce, protective and can fly!
And I'd love to be stuck in the Dark Hunter World! So many different creatures and sexy men! 

I hope you enjoyed this contest. Keep your eyes peeled for more contests to come!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcome to September!

First, I'd like to thank all who entered my little summer book giveaway. Don't worry; I'm going through those entries now and should have the winners posted this Saturday.

Second, for those who missed out on that giveaway, let me share this one with you.

You still have the chance to win a signed copy of Kas through Goodreads!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Kas by Karlie Lucas


by Karlie Lucas

Giveaway ends October 01, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

  There will be many more contests throughout the rest of the year as we gear up towards the cover reveal for Tarragon: Dragon Mage, coming out Spring of 2017, so keep your eyes peeled!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Last Contest of the Summer

For those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, you got a head start on my End of Summer contest. But now I would like to open it up to everyone who would like a chance to win a copy of any of my current published novels.

I would like to hold a contest to win a paperback copy of one of these books. Since there are three books, that means three people can win. I'll throw in the added bonus of free ebook versions for those who enter. But you gotta admit, there's just something about holding a physical copy of the book in your hands.

How do you win? Simple. Send me an email at
In this email, tell me any and/or all of the following: what you love about fantasy books.  What your favorite mythical creature(s) is/are and why. What fantasy world would you rather be stuck in for a few days?
Please also specify which ebook you would prefer of the above pictured titles, and what format.
 Your answers may be shared on my website.
Entries are due by August 31st at 12:59 pm Pacific Standard Time to be considered. Winners will be announced by September 13th (likely sooner).

Also, feel free to spread the word about this contest.
No purchase is necessary. Must be at least 12 to enter. Those not yet 18 may only enter with a parent's permission. No personal information gathered will be stored, shared, sold, or given to any other party and will only be used in the context of this contest as written.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Audelia Road Branch Library Book Fair

I just wanted to post this quick reminder for you. This is happening Sunday, July 31st!



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy Belated Independence Day, America!

Okay, so I'm a few days late. It's been a rather long week already, but it's have over now!  Yay!

I just wanted to put something up that will be shared in my newsletter a bit later on this week, but hey, why not? I'm super excited so here you go!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A little tidbit to tide you over

Greetings all!

Tis mid-week today, and summer has officially begun, which means it's roasty toasty in Texas, along with other places. I do not envy those currently living in those places.

So, let's see if we can't cool summer down just a tad, shall we? One of my favorite past times during summer is staying indoors and reading. So, I'm going to discount my ebooks to 1.99 for the rest of this month and through July. That gives you three options, at least from my shelves, for you to check out, if you haven't already. And, by all means, look at all the other awesome and wonderful books out there, because there are many.

So, here's the menu for you.

An icy treat. While some consider this more of a Winter Holiday book, I think it's good for any season.

Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man. Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear.
Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.
Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

For those who like an adventure that will tie you up in knots, just for a bit, and take you on a rather crazy adventure, we offer this:

Most teenagers don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas. It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm. When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter.

While in the mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in this strange place where dreams become reality.
As Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.

And finally, if you're cup of tea is more along the lines of adventure and dragons, mages and secrets, we offer up this:

For hundreds of years, the gates of Tarragon have been sealed from the outside. Prophecy speaks of the day the last Key Keeper will return and wake the dragons from their spell-cast slumber, returning them to their rightful home.

Seeking to fulfill her father's dying wish, Anwen Porter travels to the Drakonii Mountains where she meets Tyler, a mysterious local with a secret. With his help, she learns more about her clouded past and her own abilities. But when Courtney, a lovesick mage, tries to insert herself into their plans, things begin to go horribly wrong.

With death threatening at every turn, Anwen must learn to rely on her newfound friends to survive. But how can she unravel the mystery of her heritage when everything is trying to kill her?

For Purchase links, please see my Book page.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Hey all. Yeah, it's been a while since I last updated. Shame on me for that.

I am a bit disappointed to say that no one has entered my fan art contest. But, if you were planning on entering, don't despair! You can still get something ready for that now because I plan on redoing it later on, just in a couple of months.

We've hit the busy season for me at my day job, unfortunately, which means I'm not getting as much done as I"d like, but it will all happen one way or another.

I just wanted to give a quick head's up that there will be a Great Summer Countdown book blitz, of which I will be a part. So please participate for the chance to win cool prizes! And help support my fellow authors also participating in this event!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's time for a contest!

To help kick off the run of summer fun, I'm hosting a fan fiction contest for Tarragon: Key Keeper. This will be open to everyone, just as I promised.

Here's how it'll work.

There are three categories:

Fan Art: Any art created using traditional means to create/depict characters, themes, ideas, from my book.

Fan Fiction: Any written means used to create/depict characters, themes, or ideas from my book

Fan Crafts: Any means used to create something crafty (plushies, sculptures, or similar) using themes, characters, or ideas from my book.

Entries will be accepted through June 15th, after which, a period will be opened for voting from the general public. All votes will be counted towards deciding the winners of each category.

Prizes in each category include:
1st: Dragon Plushie
2nd: Dragon pendant
3rd: Key chain/bookmark combo

All entries must be family friendly, nothing crude. If you wouldn't want a five-year-old to see it, please don't enter it. All entries must be sent to no later than midnight of June 15, 2016.

Everyone is eligible to enter, but those under 18 years of age must have parent permission to enter. Any information gathered will be used solely for the contest. Winners will be contacted once the final vote has been taken (minus any tie-breakers) We reserve the right to post/share depictions of any entries for promotional purposes.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

I know this one's going out a bit late, but Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, foster mothers, and anyone who acts as a surrogate mother, be it fur baby (like me), or human baby. You guys are amazing!

And for everything else, I just wanted to give a quick update as to what's going on this month.

If you didn't know, I released a new book last month, Tarragon: Key Keeper. All this month, the ebook version will be 1.99 US. This sale ends May 31st. So get your copy before it goes back up. 
For those who won anything from the book launch party, or the blog tour, your prize is either on the way, or will soon be on the way. (I got some of the info in the middle of a crazy week so I'm playing catch-up there. Sorry about that.) I thought it really cool to see so many international people entered. Love it!
 I hope you will all enjoy my book as much as I still enjoy reading it. Because, I do reread it. A lot.

For those who don't know, I also write Fan Fiction. Yep. When I'm not editing (which I probably should be doing), or voice acting/directing, I write fan fiction. My latest? Big Hero 6. If you haven't seen this movie, you are so missing out. But if you want to read my story, check me out on Wattpad. Share the love and all that jazz.

Speaking of Fan created stuff, in the month of June, I want to have a Fan Art Contest! That's right! I"m giving you all a head's up so you can get a going on this! After all, who wouldn't want to win some cool swag? 
I'm still working on details for this, but it would help you out a lot if you read my book in advance. I promise I'll let you know rules, etc, by the end of this month so you can get going on that. But I did want to give you the head's up that this is happening.

And now that I've done just that, I"ll release you back to your regularly scheduled day. Hope it's a good one!


Friday, April 29, 2016

End of the Month, things to look forward to....

Hey, everyone!

It's been a really great month! Tarragon: Key Keeper was successfully launched, with a great party through Loving The Book Launch. They did an awesome job! And with the blog tour. We saw some pretty awesome posts.

I just wanted to take the time to let you know what is in the works.

For those who didn't know, Tarragon is a three-part series. Book two, Dragon Mage, will be released in Spring of 2017. I'll give you more details as the time comes close.

But for now, here are a few things to look forward to:


That's right, friends, contests. They're still in the works, but I thought I'd give you a head's up for some of the things we've got planned.

A Fan Art Contest

A Meme Contest

Random Drawings

More Goodreads Giveaways

I want to keep the fun going. For now, why don't you subscribe to my newsletter? Members of my newsletter receive an exclusive discount coupon for Tarragon: Key Keeper, ebook version. This coupon is good through Memorial Day via Smashwords, so don't wait too long! I only send out the newsletter twice a month, after all.

Let's see, what else. Fingers crossed, we will be setting up a website for the Tarragon series this summer. It all depends, of course, on how busy I get with editing book two, working on my radio drama, and my day job! But fingers are crossed.

Well, that's all for now! See you next time!

Friday, April 22, 2016

It's Launch Day!

Greetings all!

It's Launch Day!

Today marks the official launch of my latest book, Tarragon: Key Keeper, book one of the Tarragon series. Along with the blog tour, which I hope people have been following, tonight is the official Launch Party online! You should totally come check it out.

For those who haven't been paying attention, here's the cover and blurb for my book.

For hundreds of years, the gates of Tarragon have been sealed from the outside. Prophecy speaks of the day the last Key Keeper will return and wake the dragons from their spell-cast slumber, returning them to their rightful home.
Seeking to fulfill her father's dying wish, Anwen Porter travels to the Drakonii Mountains where she meets Tyler, a mysterious local with a secret. With his help, she learns more about her clouded past and her own abilities. But when Courtney, a lovesick mage, tries to insert herself into their plans, things begin to go horribly wrong.
With death threatening at every turn, Anwen must learn to rely on her newfound friends to survive. But how can she unravel the mystery of her heritage when everything is trying to kill her?

I"d also like to share with you what some reviews are already saying about this book.

It is a delightful, exciting read. - The Naughty Librarian
This book caught my attention from the beginning and held it fast for the entire book. I'm dying to read the next book now that I've finished this one and I have no doubt I will read this one again and recommend it to anyone who enjoy fantasy or magical realism.  - An Author In Progress
Tarragon Key Keeper is a fast paced novel and easy to read and entertaining. If you are a reader of young adult or coming of age and science fiction or fantasy, this may be the right book for you. - Turning Another Page

If you'd like to enter to win a copy of this book, check out the
Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tarragon by Karlie Lucas


by Karlie Lucas

Giveaway ends April 28, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Keep an eye open for more exciting giveaways and promotions! Book two will be coming out Spring of 2017!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tarragon Character Introductions: The last three

Today signifies the last of our character introductions.

The catch here is that we won't be casting them, unless you want to do so for fun. Here's just a bit about each of the last three characters I'd like you to know about before Tarragon: Key Keeper is released later on this week. So please join the Launch Party and Blog Tour!

Mr. Millard - Husband to Madame Millard. An older gent with a cold heart.

Mr. Miller - An older man from the Village of Lindwurm, often asked to run errands and give rides to the local youth.

Doc - A doctor living and practicing in the Village of Lindwurm. Tends to be a bit scatter-brained.

And that's it for the character casting! Last week, we actually had a tie! So, congratulations to both Allison Jackson and Ashley Martinez! Please be sure to contact me with your mailing information!

These are their suggestions.

Molly Quinn                                                 Grace Holley

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tarragon Character Introduction: Anwen Porter

This week is the last for our Character Casting Contest, which means it's your last chance to win a great prize before the official launch! So don't be shy and send in your suggestions!

(There will be a few minor characters introduced to you next week, but they will not be involved in this contest.)

This week's Character introduction is 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.

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 her father's wedding ring, 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 towards 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 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 died tragically. 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 has finally come to the point of fulfilling her father's request.

Anwen is our main female in this story, so please pick someone amazing for her! Get it right and you could win a signed copy of the book!

Last week's winner is Allison Jackson! Her suggestion of this dishy hunk (we don't even know his name so if you know who he is, please let us know!) is an almost perfect fit. Just need to change that hair color. And maybe get him a tan.

Anyone may enter. Those under thirteen years of age need parent permission. All information provided by entrants will be used solely for this contest. Personal information sent by winners will not be stored, sold, rented, or given to any others for any reason.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tarragon Character Introduction: Tyler Durand

There are only a few more weeks left until the official release of Tarragon! Can you believe it? And only this week and next week left to cast your vote for the characters! 

Without further ado, 

this week's character introduction is Tyler Durand.

Tyler Durand is a hermit of sorts. At the age of 17, he lives on his own, with no parents to speak of. He takes on the odd job in the Village of Lindwurm, helping out those in need, and acting as a local guide to various historical attractions.

Appearance: Tyler stands about five foot seven, with light brown hair and dazzling blue eyes (the color of Lake Wyvern), and is fit and athletic. Solid yet decidedly not overweight, Tyler prefers to wear casual and somewhat rugged wear. Perhaps this is due to his constant hiking and working with his hands. He is very expressive, and almost every single girl in the Village wishes he was hers. (Think very attractive.)

Personality: Tyler is caring and friendly. He's outgoing and likes to help others. But he is also perceptive and can read the intentions of others. He's very observant and idealistic.  He is also very loyal to those he considers his "family". And while he really doesn't care for snobbery and the small-mindedness of most people, he puts up with it with a smile. His patience seems to know no bounds. His personality allows him to socialize with ease, even in awkward situations, turning a phrase or joke to lighten any dark mood. He seems able to manipulate the very emotional atmosphere around him. Many in the Village consider him to be mysterious, mostly because they don't know much about his origins.

Brief History: Tyler belongs to a very long-lived family settled in the Mountains. He has always lived near the Mountains, and knows more about them than anyone living. He has left the area near the Village only a few times, and always in search of something.

Tyler is near and dear to my heart, just as a head's up. He'll take a special someone to play him. Who do you have in mind? Let us know for your chance to win a Tarragon canvas tote!!

Last week's winner is Mary Preston! Her suggestion of Dakota Fanning brought an actress to mind that I hadn't previously considered for Courtney's role. I might have to reconsider my "dream cast". Mary, please email me at karliemlucas@gmail .com to claim your prize!

And don't forget to enter to win a copy of the book!


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Saturday, April 2, 2016

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Tarragon by Karlie Lucas


by Karlie Lucas

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Tarragon Character Introduction: Courtney Willis

This week's character introduction is for Courtney Willis.

Oh, and just in case you wondered, anyone can enter, more than once. After this week, there are only two contests left! So get casting!
Courtney Willis is a rather flamboyant and self-centered teen of seventeen. A native to the Village of Lindwurm, she considers herself an expert in the area, and loves to chase the boys, especially tourists. Her goal in life is to capture the heart of Tyler Durand, the only boy she hasn't managed to wrap around her little finger.

Physical Appearance: Courtney has blond hair  of a medium length, and muddy-hazel eyes. She prefers to wear trendy clothes, the better to catch unsuspecting boys' hearts. Considered a bit of a beauty in the Village, she has a high concept of herself and her looks. Living in a mountain village, she is very fit, with good stamina and endurance.

Personality: Courtney starts out rather shallow. She grew up with a sense of privilege that has gone to her head. Tending towards pettiness, she hates competition and will often turn up her nose at anything she deems beneath her. She also can't understand why Tyler won't just succumb to her good looks and charms. She is easily jealous, especially when it comes to Tyler. Deep down, she's very insecure and unsure of herself. When she's not pretending to be something she's not, she's often off on her own, wishing things were different. All she really wants is to be accepted for who she is, but is afraid of showing that more sensitive and dependable side to her peers.

Brief History: Born of local parents, Courtney has spent her entire life in Lindwurm Village. As a member of the elite, she gained a rather skewed vision of her importance in society. Wishing to be trained by the upper echelons of her class, she later changed her mind due to her mother's influence.

Courtney should be easier to find someone to play.  I've given you so much information about her! As such, I'm  upping the ante on this one.

 So let's see who you would pick and maybe you'll win a Tarragon map poster! And if that doesn't inspire you to spread the word, just wait until you see what next week's prize is! (poster measures appr. 11x17 in)

Last week's winner is Allison Jackson! While she was the only person to enter, her suggestion of Ian McKellen is causing me to possibly rethink my personal pick for the character of Kern Nurrim! Congrats!

Disclaimer: Any information collected about the winner will only be used to send the winning person's prize to them. Such information will not be stored, shared, sold, etc. So enter with confidence!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tarragon Character Introduction: Kern Nurrim

This week's character introduction is for Kern Nurrim.

Kern Nurrim is the oldest of all the dragons. He is also the head of the Dragon Council, the highest governing body of the dragons.

Kern resembles the classic Western Style dragons of our world, with white scales. White symbolizes not only his age, but is associated with light, the sun, air, holiness, perfection, innocence, and purity.  He is also sometimes called, "One who creates".

Kern possesses several abilities, including the ability to manipulate matter, use Soul Sight, telepathy, and can transform his shape into anything he likes.

For this one, it might be best to think of someone who might make a good voice actor, or think of someone who is older and wise, grandfatherly, maybe. You can also find a dragon pic you think would best depict this fantastic dragon. Give it a shot and you could win!

The prize for the winning suggestion? A hand-crafted Tarragon Dragon logo pendant!

Last week's winner is  Allison Jackson! Her suggestion of Jack Reyner was pretty spot on! What do you think?


Monday, March 14, 2016

Tarragon Character Introduction: Callum Durand

Today's character introduction is Callum Durand.

Callum's appearance is similar to his brother, Tyler (who you will be introduced to later. Crazy, I know, but that's how I chose to do it.) His appearance, however, is different in that he has darker hair (think medium brown) and slightly taller (closer to six foot odd). He also tends to not show up often, only when he wants to make a point or bring bad news. Also, his eyes are a soft green in color. He's well built, but not overly muscled.

Not much is known about Callum, other then that he tends to be a bit of a prig, very stickler for rules, and has no problem letting other people know when they've done something they shouldn't.

Tyler's older brother (sort of), Callum has no problem lording over the younger boy. He also considers himself very wise and powerful.

Yes, another vague one, but I hope you'll do your best on picking an actor to portray him. Find a good one and you just might win a hand-crafted cell phone charm featuring the Tarragon dragon logo.

Last week's winner is Ashley Martinez with her nomination of Melissa McCarthy to play Madame Millard! What do you think? Ashley, please contact me to claim your prize!

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