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Kaylin McFarren

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Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, James Patterson

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Kaylin McFarren has received more than 60 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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Kaylin McFarren Actually both, but primarily writing them. Believe it or not, I get drawn into my stories as much as my readers do. :)
Kaylin McFarren I’m hoping to have pre-sale copies available on amazon.com on October 15 and a full release on October 27. Thank you so much for your wonderful suppor…moreI’m hoping to have pre-sale copies available on amazon.com on October 15 and a full release on October 27. Thank you so much for your wonderful support!(less)
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"Kaylin McFarren, indeed, has one of the most vivid imaginations of any author I have ever read. Requiem For A Queen is filled with dark imagery, layered plot twists, and many multi-faceted characters that keep the reader’s mind engaged and turn pages as fast as you can. In addition, this colorful story of the war between Heaven and Hell is laced with themes of friendship, love, birthright, and th Read more of this blog post »
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"A time travel suspense adventure and drama that kept me on the edge of my seat! It's been a long time since I read a time travel story, so reading this book was a bit nostalgic for me. I love the classic vibes that a time travel theme gives, and this" Read more of this review »
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"I got goosebumps because of the tension in the story. Imagine being able to go back to the past where you haven't been born yet and you get to see your father who was murdered before you were born. Goosebumps! This book delivered such a heartfelt and" Read more of this review »
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"Though the theme of time travel in the past to alter an unfortunate incident is a very common trope in scifi stories, this story delivered a unique flow that captured my attention. Skylar as the female protagonist is an intriguing character because o" Read more of this review »
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“After 49 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.”
Kaylin McFarren

“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.”
Kaylin McFarren, Twisted Threads

“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.”
Kaylin McFarren, Flaherty's Crossing

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“A few of them might send word to Lucifer, earning his favor. Others might try to kill your baby to protect their families from the evil they believe he’s capable of. I’m sorry to say this, Samara, but he will struggle with whether he’s good or bad for the rest of his life and be forced to constantly prove he isn’t evil like his father.” Onoskelis sighed. “But somehow I get the feeling that you already knew what you’d be facing.”
Kaylin McFarren, Requiem For A Queen

“Foolishly, he had proclaimed his love for her in front of his friends, and now deeply regretted his words, his vulnerability, his weakness where Samara was concerned. He would never make that mistake again, yet at the same time, he couldn’t stop thinking about her and the kisses they shared. He sensed something was terribly wrong, but he refused to act—refused to humiliate himself further.”
Kaylin McFarren, Requiem For A Queen

“Hecate set her jaw straight and looked down at the demon. “Rot in Hell,” she growled. The demon smirked. "I’m already here and so are you. But I won’t be the one rotting.” He jabbed the tip of his blade into Hecate’s middle, earning a painful moan. “Smite is my name and you best not forget it. My offer stands but you won’t be able to... unless you agree.”
Kaylin McFarren, Annihilation

“Samara shook her head and noticed that the room seemed unusually quiet. Everyone had returned to their seats at the table and were staring at her. And their expressions weren’t hard to figure out. They feared her and the daunting power she possessed, but more than anything else, they feared what she could do to them.”
Kaylin McFarren, Annihilation

“Don’t degrade your souls to the extent of believing in curses,” Samara told them. “Nobody can curse you except your maker, and mine is patiently waiting for our return inside the Gates of Hell.”
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Richard Dominguez thank you for the friend


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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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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

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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.
Michael


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


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


Shalonda Williams-Lynard 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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