Monday, September 17, 2012

Heroes Live Forever Book Blast and Giveaway


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.


He turned her around and untied the laces of her dress. His fingers lingered at each sliver of exposed skin the open laces left. The gown fell away from her shoulders and rough palms eased the sleeves down, freeing the arms. He inched the dress over hips, unwrapping her like a gift, the silk pillowing at her feet like a bronze cloud.

 Author Bio:
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.    

********* GIVEAWAY *********

 Chris will be giving away a digital copy of her thriller, "Golden Chariot" to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and a $50 Amazon gift card to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour. One randomly drawn host will receive a $20 Amazon GC.

If you want more chances to win you can follow this tour : HERE


Pimpin' Reads said...

Looks like a great read. Love a little history and romance. Thanks for the offer. I will check out the other rest of the tour. Good luck.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Chris.

Missie1 said...

Awesome blog. Glad I found it. :D. Thanks for the info about the bloc tour

chris karlsen said...

Thank you for inviting me today. I look forward to talking with everyone.

Just a note: I will be away from my office for a brief time--9:30 am to approx. 12:30 this afternoon.

Since Heroes Live Forever has two handsome ghosts, who believes in ghosts.

chris karlsen said...

Hi Pimpin reads and Missie, thank you for the nice comments.

Ntzee said...

wow! this book sounds interesting! love medieval knights! =)

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release! Sounds intriguing :)

lindsey hutchison @ United By Books said...

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by so far and please don't forget to leave your email addy in case you win something so they know where to contact you. Hope your enjoying the tour thus far.

It was a pleasure to host you Chris : )

Kerry said...

Sounds really great, will definitely TBR! Thanks!

Karen said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Sounds like a great read.

Mina said...

Ghost stories and couldn't get any better! Love the plot.

chris karlsen said...

Hi Ntzee,
Medieval knights are so easy to fantasize about, aren't they!

chris karlsen said...

Hi Erin,
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the post:)

chris karlsen said...

Hi Kerry and Karen,
Thank you for the kind words about my story. You can see more about Heroes Live Forever and the sequel, Journey in Time on my website.

chris karlsen said...

Hi Mina,
I love good ghost stories. I had fun bringing my mortal heroine, Elinor together with the hero ghost, Basil.

Mina said...

So romantic *sigh*

chris karlsen said...

Hi MIna,
The sighs, tears, and more often come when writing the characters, I'm so deep into them. At least, that's my experience.'

Linda said...

A ghost love story! Sounds interesting.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

marybelle said...

I just know I'm going to love reading HEROES LIVE FOREVER.


chris karlsen said...

Hi Linda,
It was fun writing a ghost love story and trying to figure out how they'd get together.

chris karlsen said...

Hi Marybelle,
It's nice to visit with you again. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment.

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Very interesting. I love the name Basil!

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

forgot to add in my email

Thanks ladies!

chris karlsen said...

Hi Herding Cats,

I love the name Basil too. One of my fave characters in a book was called Basil Badingham. He was half English/half Argentine, polo player with a pub. A HOTTIE!! I read the book years ago and knew I wanted to use the name.

lavendersbluegreen said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love supporting local authors, so it is great to know you are here in the PNW too.

chris karlsen said...

Congratulations to Mina, the winner of the Golden Chariot book giveaway.
Have a great weekend everyone,
Chris K