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Kari Gregg

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Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children. When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!

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Kari Gregg I'd stalled on one...until last fall, when a couple readers suggested a prequel to IO on my website's Contact/Q&A page. THAT got my mental wheels…moreI'd stalled on one...until last fall, when a couple readers suggested a prequel to IO on my website's Contact/Q&A page. THAT got my mental wheels unjammed and turning again. There was a bit of a stumble between then & now on whether or not that project would move forward and a project I was working in the meantime (which I should be able to announce soon) was also shifters. I'd already gone from Pretty Poison (shifters) to the new shifter story...Honestly, I couldn't face diving right back into another shifter story, even if it was just revisiting a world I'd already built. 3 shifter worlds that close together is the secret to a psychotic break, right? LOL. But yeah, that prequel's going to happen. Maybe after I finish the current non-shifter project. Unless (God help me) something else gets all jacked up, I should have the IO prequel in 2015.

So...a sequel, probably not. At least not anytime soon. That's still jammed up in my head. But a prequel? That, I'm rather excited about. :-)(less)
Kari Gregg I'm working on Act Two: New Beginnings now. I;d intended to keep working through chemo because the side effects were really very minor for me, but…moreI'm working on Act Two: New Beginnings now. I;d intended to keep working through chemo because the side effects were really very minor for me, but then chemo brain hit and seriously fucked up my head, LOL. Lots of short-term memory problems, but what hamstrung me for work was word-dropping. That (word-dropping) still slays me, especially when I'm tired, but at this point, I've figured out a work-around to get to whatever word I can't remember.

Anyhoo, you should see Act 2 in the next month, two at the most. I'd say a month, full stop, but I'm in radiation now -- I'm almost at the end of this slog, thank you sweet baby Jesus! -- and I don't know yet how badly the fatigue truck will flatten me. If that gets bad, it's more likely to be 2 months than 1. But New Beginnings is coming, I swear. :-)(less)
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Many moons ago, I wrote an anonymous post at the Chicks & Dicks blog about coping with publisher asplosions and all the flavors of WTFery therein. Current events prodded me to go looking for that, see if the post was still live. Nope. Well, I don’t read what looks like maybe Chinese so who knows, it might still be there in another language, but I seriously doubt it, LOL. I thought the post...

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“You have no idea how much I want to hunt you, then hold you down and fuck you until you scream with pleasure of me inside you.”
Kari Gregg, Pretty Poison

“I won’t run.” Gabriel gulped. “I promise.”
“You aren’t being punished; you’re being protected.” Cal snorted. “But you’ll run. When you’re scared or hurt, your first instinct is to run. You can’t help it any more than I can resist chasing you.” The shifter leaned to brush his mouth over Gabriel’s. “Be smart, pet. Run to me.”
Kari Gregg, I, Omega

“I don't know who-what-I am anymore."

"You're mine. That's all you need to understand." His grasp tightened around Gabriel like steel bands. "Mine to feed, mine to fuck. Mine to play with, punish, and protect. Say it." Gabriel's breath locked in his chest at his furious growl. The shifter snarled Gabriel's name against the tender skin of his throat in stark warning. Gabriel's heart thudded.

"I'm yours," he gasped, scrambling to remember it all. "Yours to feed, yours to fu-" Gabriel shouted when the sharp teeth pierced him. His dick happily stirred.”
Kari Gregg, I, Omega

“Drink your coffee -- people in Africa are sleeping.”
Josh Lanyon, Fatal Shadows

“Why can't you say it?" I hardened my voice. "Because I'm telling you, you never have. I'd have remembered."
He stared at me with disbelief. [...]
"Love you? Of course I love you. Baby, I fucking worship you.”
Josh Lanyon, The Dark Tide

“From Kari Gregg's "What Rough Beast"

{Elliot} blinked when a blade speared neatly through the master's chest from the rear. "Got him," Garrick shouted over the master's shoulder. "Set, Elliot."
Set what?
He didn't care.
He channeled his rage and pierced the dark master through, impaling him on his blade.
Garrick slid his free.
Malachi yanked him down a split second before Garrick's sword severed his head as well as the dark master's. Chest heaving, he sprawled in the dust, blinking at the fuzzy image of the head bouncing across the floor. It came to rest at the bottom spoke of a crumbling ladder, the vampyr's teeth still gnashing.
His new partner dragged him upright and, looking in his eyes, squeezed his shoulder. "Set means your blade will set the enemy for your partner's killing blow" Malachi grinned at him, chuckled. "It also means duck.”
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“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
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message 32: by Syfy

Syfy You recommended a book to me a long time ago, and I just wanted to let you know that after months of bitching I finished it. LOVED IT! Thanks Kari!

message 31: by Kari

Kari Gregg Woo hoo, Lauren! Glad you liked IO. :D

IO's going to have a sequel, yes, but the idea for it is still cooking in my brain. It's not ready yet.

message 30: by Lauren

Lauren Thanks for the friendship. I now have all your books listed in my "to-read" folder.

I loved I, Omega!!!

Any chance of a series??? LOL :)

message 29: by Kari

Kari Gregg Melanie wrote: "thanks for the add Kari :)"


message 27: by Kari

Kari Gregg L.C. wrote: "*flyby tackle hugs* :-D"

Okay, now I'm wondering what'd I do now? LOL ;D

message 26: by L.C.

L.C. *flyby tackle hugs* :-D

message 25: by Kari

Kari Gregg Bubbles (Dane) wrote: "I am very happy MegaP was enjoyable...

It was GREAT!!!

Have you watched Smiley Face? it is also on Netflix streaming"

I'll have to look for that one next. Damn, I love the cheesy horror flicks. LOL

Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions I am very happy MegaP was enjoyable... Have you watched Smiley Face? it is also on Netflix streaming

message 23: by Kari

Kari Gregg Yeah, the collect-friends-at-any-cost thing happens a lot. I personally don't see the point. A lot of work, sending a gazillion friend requests to people who share zero interests w/ me...why? I'd rather focus time & energy on the writers & readers I do actually have something to talk about with. Go figure. LOL

Josephine Myles Hi Kari - thanks for friending me here! :D

And I ask that question because I was getting all sorts of friend requests from people who seemed to have no interest whatsoever in m/m fiction. Really, what would be the point of them friending me? I think they're just collecting numbers.

message 21: by Taylor

Taylor Donovan That's true... and will probably happen to lots of us.

message 20: by Kari

Kari Gregg Taylor wrote: "Really? That's interesting! Care to tell me why?? LOL"

Because I was buried in setting my writerly self up, LOL. Plus, I was also prepping 2 other books for release...Actually, I'm prepping 2 more books this time too (he he he), but it's not like I have to go put up a website, open a business-only bank account or whatnot. So I can have more fun with it. Woot!

message 19: by Taylor

Taylor Donovan Really? That's interesting! Care to tell me why?? LOL

message 18: by Kari

Kari Gregg Taylor wrote: "Happy Release Date! Here's to the hotness of I Omega :-D"

Thanks, Taylor! God as my witness, I wasn't this excited over my first book releasing, LOL

message 17: by Taylor (last edited Sep 06, 2011 11:45AM)

Taylor Donovan Happy Release Day! Here's to the hotness of I Omega :-D

Leaundra Kari, thanks for accepting my add:-) Take care...Leaundra

message 15: by Kari

Kari Gregg LOL -- CAS, you are too too clever for a Friday that until now was bursting with #fail. Isn't the notebook TO DIE FOR??? Needs me some more of those. :D

message 14: by CAS

CAS Lovely Wicked slave! Master is MOST pleased with you!
I have recieved the Spoils of War, and What Rough Beast would I be to not praise you publicly for your eagerness to please your new Master?
YOU are the BEST slave EVAH! :)

message 13: by CAS (last edited May 08, 2011 11:47AM)

CAS Thanks Kari!!!!
You do GOOD work slave.. Awesome even.... :)
Happy Mother's Day.

PS.. don't be tryin to "bump" this down.. I will just repost it! ;)

message 12: by Kari

Kari Gregg CAS wrote: ""

LMAO!!!! Glad you like the badge! :D

message 10: by L.C.

L.C. Bugger! I'm always late to the party. Did you save any beer for me? I'll bring my own lampshade. ;-p

message 9: by Kari

Kari Gregg THORNY!!!!


Now we just need LC to get the party started...lol

message 8: by CAS

CAS Thank you for bein' my friend. Have a Great Weekend.

message 7: by Kari

Kari Gregg LC wrote: "I'm bummed I can't find the music on Lovely Wicked on iTunes -"


Scroll past What You Want Version 2 to download/listen to What You Want.

My DH wanted the music from the LW book trailer for the car. ;-)

message 6: by Kari

Kari Gregg If you don't already have Movie Maker, download it! It's very intuitive. If you know how to work with images, you should be able to pick up MM right away and you know how to manipulate images, which means you have the foundation skills to pull of something truly spectacular with a book trailer.

Try not to be too unimpressed with mine...2 books coming out so close together and me scrambling to set my writerly self up, I didn't have time to play with my stock images like I wanted. Still, I don't think I did too badly given the time crunch.

message 5: by L.C.

L.C. Nope, I haven't tried making one of those yet. I don't even have the first clue how to go about it. ;-) I'm going to go check yours out right now though...

message 4: by Kari

Kari Gregg This is my first try at a cover, LC. Have you tried making book trailers yet? Those are so fun, should be illegal.

message 3: by L.C.

L.C. You're not wrong, I did the triple. I actually did seven in total - had to call in friends to help me narrow it down to three. ;-)

I LOVE playing with cover ideas! I have mock covers done for all my WIPs. They keep me going. :)

message 2: by Kari

Kari Gregg Yeah, Josh's idea to have the contest was brilliant great fun. You did the mock-ups of the 3 together, right? Or am I wrong? Regardless, I thought they were very cool. I think I may be in the minority, but I liked the first one best. :D

message 1: by L.C.

L.C. Hey Kari,

I saw your cover entry on Josh's site - nice work. Fun he's doing something like that, eh.

Good luck!

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