I have two projects that I need to have other people read. If you are interested, please contact me on twitter @KaylaCurry1 or facebook www.facebook.com/kayla.curry1
Beta readers needed for Moonstone: Mystic Stones Series #2 (This story follows another set of characters. If you have not read Obsidian, you can still read this one without spoilers from the first book) (67,000 words) I need 2 or 3 readers for this one.
At a hotel in Richmond, Virginia a chance meeting occurs between Aila Myles and Dorin Dimir. Aila sees Dorin as a hansom foreigner with charming ways. Dorin sees Aila as his next meal.
The only problem? Aila wears a protective ring that keeps her safe from monsters she didn’t even know existed—monsters like Dorin. Unfortunately, the curse he shares with his brother makes it even more difficult to take blood from unsuspecting prey, but as Dorin pursues Aila, he finds that he’s having strange feelings for the first time in over one hundred years.
Dorin and Aila’s affair isn’t as private as they thought. It’s also the concern of his brother and the powerful Vampire Emperor. Can Dorin have his cake and eat it too? Or will Aila prove to be more than a menu item?
Beta readers also needed for a short story. The first in my new Vibe series: Vibe: Grey Apathy. (Sci-fi, mystery/crime, dystopian) (Just under 8,000 words) I need 3 or 4 readers for this one. Welcome to a world where emotions have become weapons, currency and livelihood. Welcome to Vibe.
Greys feed on apathy. The only problem with that is they sometimes soak up so much apathy, they experience the emotion so strongly that they can't make themselves do anything. Even feeding becomes a chore that may or may not get done. Everyone knows you can't feed on your own emotion. So if you're isolated enough, you could end up drained.
Prism is a detective with problems of her own. She's been off the job for a while, but now she's back and working with a transfer named Atramen on the case of the drained grey. Being a color wheel has its advantages and disadvantages. The power to make anyone feel any emotion you want them to is a pro, but being bombarded 24/7 with the emotions of others is most definitely a con. Can Prism and Atramen find the killer and overcome the obstacles associated with a new partnership?
Ruby: A Mystic Stones Jewel is now available! Ruby is a short story companion to the novel Obsidian: Mystic Stones Series #1 and can be read before or after the novel. The story will be listed at $.99, but I will be offering FREE copies for anyone interested. First, I'll post the blurbs for Ruby and Obsidian, then a little teaser from Ruby and last but not least, 4 ways to get Ruby for FREE!
Ruby: A Mystic Stones Jewel
Attraction pulls Ava Tanner to her client Tom Walker, but her professionalism prevents her from making any moves.
Tom wants Ava in more ways than one and his desires are almost too much to keep inside. He needs her, but he doesn't want to scare her away for fear of angering the council.
Will the spark between Ava and Tom turn into something more, or will Ava allow it to fizzle out?
Ava Tanner finds herself in a world without satellite technology in a time of GPS, Smart Phones and Tablets. When she discovers that a corporation headed by vampires with a sinister motive is to blame, her world is turned upside-down. After a narrow escape, she learns a mystical secret about herself that could aide her in her fight against the vampires. Unfortunately, the vampires see her either as a valuable asset or a target for destruction.
When the world is on the brink of complete social and technological devastation, one must ask themselves: Would I give up my blood for the modern ideal way of life, or will I wage war with the overlords of chaos?
The metal elevator doors glided
open to the luxurious seventeenth floor of the Herrick-Peyton building. Fresh,
colorful hibiscus flowers welcomed Ava as she stepped into the reception area.
She glanced around and made eye contact with the man she was looking for: Tom
Walker. His face lit up when he saw her, and his handsome grin made Ava’s own
smile spread across her face.
“Miss Tanner, what brings you up to
the seventeenth floor?” Mr. Walker asked.
“Well, it’s been almost a year
since you signed your last lease, and since you seem so comfortable up here, I
thought I’d bring up the renewal papers,” Ava said as she looked around the
“Wonderful! Let’s step into my
office, shall we? I’ll sign them right away. Otherwise, they’ll get lost on my
Ava nodded and followed Tom to his
office. He stopped short and let her enter first as he gently placed a hand on
the small of her back. Butterflies erupted in her stomach.
He closed the door behind them and
gestured at one of the guest chairs while taking the packet of papers from her.
She could smell his cologne as he approached her. It reminded her of rain and
fresh cut grass. He took a seat behind his large desk, which shined in the
sunlight from the window behind him.
“So the papers would get lost on
your desk, huh?” Ava asked.
“Well, I might have exaggerated a
bit,” he replied. Silence followed as he flipped through the pages of the
He cleared his throat, “So, since
I’m signing papers—”
“Oh, no. Let’s not start that, Mr.
Walker. You know I can’t work for you,” Ava said, before he got the question
“How did you know?” He grinned.
“You ask me every time we see each
“I wish we would see each other
more often. Then maybe I would wear you down.”
“I just don’t think I’d fit in at
Psytech, and I like where I am now,” Ava replied.
Tom sighed. “I know you do. I just
can’t figure out why.”
The pen dragged on the last page of
the renewal papers as Tom signed his name with a flourish. He stood and rounded
the desk with a predatory look on his face. It was one that Ava had seen often.
She couldn’t convince herself it was only the look of a man who wanted her to
work for him. To her, it sometimes seemed that he wanted so much more. She took
a deep breath as he came closer. She was about to stand, but he surprised her
by sitting in the guest seat next to her.
“I hope that one day you will say
yes to me. Psytech could really use you—I could really use you.”
There are four ways you can get Ruby for free and these offers will stand for an UNLIMITED TIME. Here is how to get Ruby for free:
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Today I'm posting the infographic I made for Obsidian. If you’ve never heard of an infographic, it is basically a
graphic with info embedded into it. This helps create a visual and more
interesting way to display information! So, here it is:
BEWARE! This post contains spoilers in the second half!
Obsidian and the upcoming books in the Mystic Stones Series
has a range of paranormal beings. Today we’ll talk about the ones that appear
or are mentioned in Obsidian.
Paranormal Being #1 VAMPIRES:
The vampires in Obsidian are unique because they can only be
killed by obsidian to the heart. They do not need to fear sunlight or silver or
wooden stakes for that matter. They are strong, fast and have superior senses.
They crave blood but the cravings can be minimized by the consumption of
chocolate or wine.
Paranormal Being #2 WITCHES:
Witches don’t make an appearance in Obsidian but they are
mentioned. They will be more prominent in later books in the series. Witches in
the Mystic Stones Series often specialize in a certain area of magic. Some are
good at putting spells on stones, others are able to transport from one place
to any other place in the world. Witches must study their craft to see where
their strengths are. They also have their own language of symbols that evolves
within each family.
Paranormal Being #3 SPOILER ALERT! SIRENS:
In Obsidian you find out that Ava Tanner is a siren. She
doesn’t know this yet because her mother never got the chance to tell her.
Siren’s in Obsidian have the power to control men and animals of the sea with
their songs, some can control the weather, some can control the ocean and some
can even see into the future. Sirens are born to other sirens and only women
can be sirens. Sirens live can live forever, but olivine (A green rock that
looks like peridot) can kill them. They also cannot be very far from the ocean.
Going too far inland will make them sick and weak enough to kill without
Paranormal Being #4 SPOILER ALERT! JESSE SUTTON:
Jesse Sutton is a unique individual in Obsidian. He has been
cursed by a witch to turn to stone during the night. He is also immortal and as
strong as a vampire, but not as fast. He has lived a mysterious life and we are
only beginning to see what he has done in his cursed life.
Okay, so every group of vampires normally has their leader.
In Obsidian there is a whole system of vampires.
At the top of the hierarchy, you have the Emperor, followed
by his chosen family. You don’t see the Vampire Emperor in Obsidian, but he
becomes a main character in the next books.
The council is next on the list. The council advises the
Emperor and watch over the districts. These are the men you see at Psytech just
before and after they buy the Herrick-Peyton building in Hilo.
Down the line are the vampires who are employed by Psytech.
These vampires are given more power since they are especially loyal to the
After Psytech employees are all other vampires. This
includes vampires who are simply loners and some who are rebels. Rebel
vampires, like Perry Eberly in Obsidian, are frowned upon, but the Emperor
believes they are still better than drudges and humans.
Drudges are humans who want to be vampires and seek out ways
to become one. Once they pass many tests and prove their loyalty they may
become Vampire Guardians. These are special vampires who are charged with
protecting important vampires.
Lowest on the “food” chain are the humans. According to most
vampires, once the vampire race rules, they won’t have any rights.
And that is that. Here’s a little chart to give you a visual
look at the Hierarchy.