Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Hero for All Time

Good morning. 2 Wild Women is delighted to have retired police detective Chris Karlsen, author of "Heroes Live Forever", as part of the Goddess Fish Tour Book Blurb Blitz. Chris brings her love of history and travel to her work and we are sure you'll love this one!

Heroes Live Forever
by Chris Karlsen

Elinor Hawthorne has inherited a house haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal.

A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and he is given another chance at life to find her.
At the top of the stairs, goose bumps suddenly dotted Elinor’s skin and the hair on her arms stood on end. She glanced back, but didn’t see anything strange, or more to the point, Lucy’s ghost knight.
I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books. My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.
Kat and I thank Chris for offering us the opportunity to showcase her work. We are sure she'll be back for more one of these days!!
Veronica Lynch
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  1. Oh, I absolutely want to read this, Chris - I love the blurb and the cover!

  2. Thank you for inviting me today and for the opportunity to spotlight my paranormal romance, Heroes Live Forever.

    I am giving away one Smashwords coupon for my romantic thriller, Golden Chariot, to a randomly chosen commenter here. I look forward to talking to everyone.

    Just a note: I will be away from my office for a brief period: 9:30 am Pacific Standard Time to approximately 12:30 in the afternoon.

    Since Heroes Live Forever has two handsome ghosts haunting the heroine, let me ask how many of you believe in ghosts?
    Chris Karlsen!/chriskarlsenwriter

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for the nice compliment.

  4. We add our thanks to all visitors--both Kat and I absolutely believe in ghosts!!
    Veronica Lynch

  5. Hi VK,
    I believe in them too. I had some pretty weird unexplained happenings, although I never saw the "spirit" behind them.

  6. Congratulations to Lisa, the winner of the Golden Chariot book giveaway.
    Have a great weekend everyone,
    CHris K