Kaylin McFarren

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in Compton, California, The United States



Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, James Patterson

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Kaylin McFarren has received more than 50 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY'S CROSSING - a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times/USA Today best-selling author Kristina McMorris, co-wrote in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon; she also served as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission.

When she’s not traveling or spoiling her two pups and three grandsons, she enjoys giving back to her community through participation and support of various

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Crawling out of the Writing Hole

I'm currently working on ANNIHILATION, Book 2 in my SOUL SEEKER Series. While writing this book during the pandemic, I find myself being taken to dark places and struggling daily to get out, which is necessary to the subject matter in my story. However, I can't help wondering if other authors believe that the negative energy in our world has impacted their storylines, or has somehow darkened their Read more of this blog post »
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Description: While awaiting his execution for murdering his son, Benjamin Poe confesses to his lawyer the true story behind his crime, a harrowing tale of a manipulating, soul-collecting demon named Crighton. Following Poe’s death, Crighton continues his malevolent duties, until he’s kidnapped by members of The Sovereign Sector. This group of scientists, notorious for experimenting on supernatural creatures, force Crighton into a soulmate relationship with the very angel he was sent to capture for Lucifer. However, with secrets revealed and loyalties shifting, Crighton soon becomes the target of Lucifer's revenge, and his journey to redemption and freedom—or eternal enslavement—begins.
HIGH FLYING (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: In the sky, following her most daring airshow, Skylar Haines encounters a mysterious storm and almost collides with another aircraft, sending her into a perilous dive. Guided by a mysterious voice, she manages a safe landing but finds herself transported to another time: eight months before she was born and one week before her father was murdered.
TWISTED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 4 (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister’s murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death.
BANISHED THREADS - Threads Series, Book 3 (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: After arriving in England on a much-deserved vacation, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are quickly forced into becoming crime-stopping sleuths when a collection of priceless Morris Graves’ paintings turns up missing at her uncle's gallery. Determined to clear him of all wrong-doing and free his accused granddaughter, the treasure-hunting duo risk not only their relationship but also the life of their unborn child when it’s discovered that someone is determined to destroy the Lyons’ family by any means necessary.
FLAHERTY'S CROSSING (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother's death. While racing home, Kate's car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive.
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Loved the characters and rotating points of view, but this was a rather slow burn for me. The story lagged greatly in the middle, as books often do, thus I quickly lost interest; also, the ending was a not at all surprising and, unfortunately, rather ...more
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An excellently written sci-fi thriller that kept my interest with three-dimensional characters, clever dialogue and a near future world setting. I definitely look forward to reading more books by this author!
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“After 47 years of marriage, isn’t it amazing when you can look at your partner sound asleep next to you and still believe they have potential.”
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“You haven’t got a clue, Devon,” Akira spat out. “I would have chosen any life other than the one I have. I envy your naïveté. Your belief in the possibility of love. I know you don’t understand any of this or who I am, but I was like you at one time. I only wanted to see the best in people. To believe this world was filled with hope and kindness.” Her bitterness was apparent. “I thought compassion came with understanding…with seeing inside a person’s heart and knowing their true mind. But I was wrong. Nothing in this world is what it seems.”
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“You see, Katie," Pastor Ron said, "that’s what makes faith so tough to grasp, but also makes it so wonderful. It’s all about believing in something—whether it’s God, or other people, or even yourself—when you’ve got nothing else to go on. Nothing but a little voice inside telling you it’s more than a hunch.”
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“I didn’t know until that night that the world is full of monsters. Monsters with dark souls and claws, waiting for the chance to tear you apart.”
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“Welcome home,” Crighton said, standing before him: black hair, dark eyes, and black gothic fashion—the true prince of Hell. He was grinning from ear to ear with his vampire teeth, reveling in his victory. Then, his smile vanished and his green eyes returned, delivering Poe another glimpse at pure, unadulterated evil. “Poor Ben,” he lamented, “you didn’t honestly think he’d forgive you . . .”
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“Crighton’s lips curled in disgust. “People are so eager to sell their souls, and believe me, the devil’s always buying. If he’s impressed, he’ll give you a chair in Hell…a place where there’s standing room only. He might even give you a thorny crown to rule over the damned, cruel and forgotten. But I’m not here to reward you, Benjamin Poe…although one day you might wish that were true. I’m here to collect an overdue debt and the wicked soul that goes with it. When my task is done, I’ll leave the same way I came. And if you’re lucky, demon-fearing and honest, you’ll never see me again. At least, not in this lifetime.”
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“Soaring in the heavens, away from all civilization, would allow her the freedom she needed to escape from the gravity of what people thought.”
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“Rachel slid inside her silver Kia and slammed the car door, grateful that the museum’s security guard was now watching from a distance. If he hadn’t been, she might have acted on a homicidal impulse and run Chase over, the manipulative jerk. In fact, it made her feel better just to imagine it.”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kaylin. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

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Diana Nice to meet you!

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message 7: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Kaylin. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed


R. Michael Phillips Hi Kaylin,
Congratulations! I see Flaherty's Crossing has been released. I also noted the dates of your blog tour. All the best to you.

R. Michael Phillips Hi Kaylin,
The book cover looks great! You must be very excited. I''ve added it to my list to read.

Shalonda Williams-McClendon It's the new year and I just wanted to say hello. I hope that all is going well so far. Peace

Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping by to say hello. I marked your book as a to read. February it will be available. Please let me know if there is a way to preview so that we can show you support with reviews. Peace

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You

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message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Kaylin,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you'll put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth

Kaylin McFarren DITTO!!

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