Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blog Tour: (Review and Guest Post) Buried Threads

Title: Buried Threads
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
Pages: 328
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1492120469

Rachel’s mouth sagged. “You mean you’re really a monk? But how’s that possible? You’re not even wearing a robe, and your hair…”
He simply smiled.
 A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel,  Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!
Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simply assignment – to track down a priceless gem that is believed to buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan – takes a starling, and dangerous, turn.
Faced with a monk’s dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.
Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members.
Time is running out as the prophecy’s day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?

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About the Author:
Kaylin McFarren is a California native who has enjoyed traveling around the world. She previously worked as director for a fine art gallery, where she helped foster the careers of various artists before feeling the urge to satisfy her won creative impulses. 

Since launching her writing career, McFarren has earned more than a dozen literary awards in addition to a finalist spot in the 2008 RWA Golden Heart Contest. A member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers, she also lends her 
participation and support to various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

McFarren currently lives with her husband in Oregon. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Her latest book is Buried Threads (Book 2 of the Threads series).
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I was supposed to review Severed Threads (book1) first, but with other review obligations and NaNoWriMo I have had to postpone it. So I was kind of leaping into this one blind. I was told that this could be read independently and that is correct, although I feel like I will appreciate the story more if I go back and read Severed Threads.

Where do I start? This book has so much going on, but not once did I feel like it was bogged down. Rachel comes across as both highly intelligent, capable, and yet still incredibly vulnerable. This mix can go wrong in a character, if the writer is unskilled at balancing these traits. Kaylin McFarren, however, can do this VERY WELL. Not once did I roll my eyes at anything Rachel did. She's a very well written character and I almost instantly liked her. 

The story is a smattering of suspense, romance, mystery, and a thriller. I loved that! There is legit something here for everyone to enjoy. There's also a little bit of a paranormal kind of angle with a character that was entirely awesome!

This is a wonderful read, and I cannot wait to crack into Severed Threads! Stay tuned for that!


The Story Behind the Book

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions about the inspiration behind my latest romantic suspense novel – Buried Threads.Not only does this come from my interest in scuba divingand Asian antiques, but also from the people I’ve had the privilege of knowing after traveling to Japan on a regular basis.

Thirty-nine years ago, I had the honor to meet a wonderful mama-san for the first time. To this day, she continues to oversee the operations of her teahouse as well as day-to-day activities for Gion geishas and maikos within her “family” in Kyoto, Japan. With the help of this 8th generation proprietor, I was able to develop personal relationships with young women who have chosen a less popular lifestyle in order to maintain the culture and beauty of their country.

During a separate trip, I also meet a Buddhist monk who arrived as a guest at a dinner party looking very much like an average businessman. Despite the fact that he wore western clothes and black rimmed glasses, and had shaggy brown hair, this man exuded a remarkable warmth through his constant smile, slow, methodical gestures, and soft gentle voice. During the course of the evening, I learned about his abilities to read the future of family members through snapshot photographs and reveal a person’s past lives, and about his mission to travel around the world freeing trapped souls.

I also meet an unusual gentleman while attending my father-in-law’s funeral twenty years ago. While sitting in a black limousine, waiting to drive to a crematorium on the top of a mountain, he slid into the seat next to me wearing a black suit, black shirt and white tie. He had a tan, weathered face, spoke broken English and was extremely polite in every sense of the word. However, during our drive, I learned from husband that this man was not only his uncle, but also a high-ranking member of the yakuza – in other words, a prominent member of the Japanese mafia.

With all of these people in mind, I knew one day I would bring them together in one of my adventures, and with the creation of Buried Threads, my cast of characters was born. Although this second book in the Threads series picks up where Severed Threads left off, it truly stands alone. With its pages, you will find interesting facts, historical places, Japanese culture and a thrilling adventure. Like each of my books, it is designed to reach into your heart and leave an indelible impression – an encouraging message – reminding readers that they can overcome any obstacle in their lives if they just have faith in the possibility. 

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  1. Hi Melissa! I'm delighted that you enjoyed Buried Threads and hope you enjoy Severed Threads as well!! :)

  2. Hi Melissa! I'm delighted that you enjoyed Buried Threads and hope you enjoy Severed Threads as well!! :)

  3. I like the suspense element best. I mostly read mysteries.


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