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Darby Karchut

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Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy writing for children, teens, and adults. She is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary.

Her YA series, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.

Her Middle Grade books from Spencer Hill Press include FINN FINNEGAN (2013), GIDEON'S SPEAR (2014), and THE HOUND AT THE GATE (January 2015). The final book in the series, FINN'S CHOICE, will release September 2016.

Writing as Darby Kaye, her adult urban fantasy books from Spence City include THE STAG LORD and its sequel, UNH
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This is happening over on NetGalley !Release Date: September 20th A Note From the Publisher: Read this book as a standalone or as the fourth and final book in the series! You will love meeting Finn in this adventure which the prologue masterfully sets the stage for.

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“Basil leaned forward, resting his elbows on the table. “Look, Fin. I understand what you’re going through. Truly, I do. But we have mortals depending on us, so I need you to angel up.”

There was a long silence, and then Griffin blinked. “Did … did you just say angel up?”

“I did,” Basil replied blandly.

“That’s awesome.” Griffin chuckled, and then sighed and put down his spoon. He leaned back and looked at Basil ruefully. “I’ve been a real pain, haven’t I?”

“To say the least. Though I won’t deny I acted any better the first time it happened to me.”

“You gonna tell me about her?”

“How old are you?”

“Sixteen.”

“Nope.”

“Fine. Be that way.” Griffin picked up his spoon and took another mouthful of soup, then wrapped one hand around the bowl, warming his dinner. “So how long are we on standby?”

“All evening.” Basil glanced out the kitchen window. “Things may get dicey with this storm.”
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“Basil leaned forward, resting his elbows on the table. “Look, Fin. I understand what you’re going through. Truly, I do. But we have mortals depending on us, so I need you to angel up.”

There was a long silence, and then Griffin blinked. “Did … did you just say angel up?”

“I did,” Basil replied blandly.

“That’s awesome.” Griffin chuckled, and then sighed and put down his spoon. He leaned back and looked at Basil ruefully. “I’ve been a real pain, haven’t I?”

“To say the least. Though I won’t deny I acted any better the first time it happened to me.”

“You gonna tell me about her?”

“How old are you?”

“Sixteen.”

“Nope.”

“Fine. Be that way.” Griffin picked up his spoon and took another mouthful of soup, then wrapped one hand around the bowl, warming his dinner. “So how long are we on standby?”

“All evening.” Basil glanced out the kitchen window. “Things may get dicey with this storm.”
Darby Karchut, Griffin Rising (Book One)




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Christine Hatfield Hanks for being my friend


message 19: by Belinda

Belinda Nicoll Hi Darby, thanks for connecting. New Mexico and Colorado Springs? I'm jealous!


message 18: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Darby, Thank you for your kind friendship.


message 17: by Darby

Darby Karchut Dina wrote: "thanks for accepting my friend request - congrats on the upcoming releases!"

Awww, thanks!


message 16: by Dina

Dina Lowenkraft thanks for accepting my friend request - congrats on the upcoming releases!


message 15: by Rai

Rai Thanks for being a friend, Darby!

~Rai


message 14: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Darby...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 13: by William

William O'Brien Hi-
Thank U for your friendship!
peterfairytale


message 12: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Darby! :D


message 11: by Darby

Darby Karchut Jennifer wrote: "Nice to meet you Darby! :)"

You, too, Jennifer! :-)


Jennifer Chase Nice to meet you Darby! :)


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message 8: by Darby

Darby Karchut Why, Cheryl, that was very sweet of you - many, many thanks for doing so!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Darby. I've added your book "Griffin Rising" to my TBR pile. It sounds very intriguing!


message 6: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Namaste Darby,
I'm very happy to be your friend here on goodreads.com. Want to wish you the best in all things. I appreciate your taste in fantasy books.
I hope it won't seem to forward of me to invite you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man. It definitely has certain elements of fantasy, though it is inspired by my own experiences. A recent reviewer noted the surreal quality of my character, George.
In any case, I'm adding Griffin rising, but you should know, I'm a relatively slow reader and backed up a bit. Truly, jesse


message 5: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Darby. It's greatly appreciated. If you love a good mystery, and you have either a Kindle, Nook or iBooks, I encourage you to try a sample of my first novel. It's called FORBIDDEN STEPS and it's getting raves and 5 stars across the board. Check out what folks are saying by clicking on the link below, then scroll downward.

http://www.craftweb.org/web/ed/book.html

Also, here's the link to my YouTube promo vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...

Enjoy and have a wonderful day, Ed


message 4: by April

April Hey!
thanks for the friend request! :)


EZRead eBookstore Hello, Darby! Glad to see you and I are both on the same page when it comes to "Hunger Games"! http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/... Are you going to read the next in the series?


Elizabeth Kolodziej hey girl! i hope you are doing well! how are things with the book going?


message 1: by Darby

Darby Karchut Goodness, I've finally gotten around to updating my list of books. It's only been like four bloody months!

These are all the books I've read since September 1, 2010. I'm not putting dates since I have no idea when I read them. I eat, oops, I mean, I READ about 2.9 books a week!


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