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Friday, 16 August 2013

Guest Post and GiveAway with Kristine Mason (@KristineMason7 @GoddessFish)

Today, I'd like to welcome the lovely Kristine Mason to Beyond My Writing Space. Kristine is the author of four amazing romance titles. But today, I'm showcasing Book 2 in the Core Shadow Trilogy Shadow of Perception. 

In my younger days I read so many, romantic suspense I eventually tired of working out the plot from the beginning. So what really intrigued me about this title is the creepiness of the appearing dvd's mixed with the second chance romance scenario. Its been along time since a romantic suspence really appealed to me. So I'm off to read book one in this trilogy while you all enjoy getting to know Kristine Mason. She's here to tell you all about what a creative writer does when they're not creatively writing. 

There's a chance to get your hands on a back list copy of Kristine's novel Pick Me or Shadow of Danger So don't forget to leave your comments below! 

So Kristine... What Do You Do When You're Not Creatively Writing? 

When I’m not creatively writing, I’m editing, plotting, promoting and working on whatever other projects need to be handled. Because I’m a one-person show I’m solely responsible for working with my cover artist, my web designer, book formatter, as well as my editor for whichever book is in that particular stage of the process. It might not sound like much, but all of these things take up a huge chunk of my time. Time that I’d rather use for writing.

I have four kids (11, 10, 7 and 2). Trying to fit in their day-to-day things such as sports and school, plus my career needs, has made for a hectic and sometimes stressful schedule. I’m starting to think I strive on chaos, though. I seem to produce more when the pressure is on. But to ease some of that stress and pressure I workout regularly, take my youngest for long walks and to the park, and work in my garden. Depending on the season, you’ll find me on the sidelines watching my boys play baseball, football or lacrosse. Being with my family is important. Finding a balance between family and career can be a struggle. I have great kids and a supportive husband…so I’m getting there!

Shadow of Perception...The Deets 

What happens when negligent plastic surgeons receive a taste of their own medicine…? 
Chicago investigative reporter, Eden Risk, receives an unmarked envelope containing a postcard ordering her to watch the enclosed DVD…or someone else dies. No Police. After Eden watches the DVD, a gruesome, horrifying surgery, she turns to the private criminal investigation agency, CORE, for help. Only she hadn’t expected that help to come with a catch. Her former lover,
Hudson Patterson, has been assigned to the case. Hudson would rather have another CORE agent handle the investigation. Two years ago, he’d screwed things up with Eden…bad. And as more DVDs arrive, Eden and Hudson find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past, and the love they’d tried to deny. 

Sneak Peek inside the Cover of Shadow of Perception

Eden flinched and when she finally met his gaze, Hudson moved closer, fighting the urge to reach for her and smooth away the worry creasing her forehead, to hold her and assure her he’d never let anything happen to her. He fisted his hands instead. The wariness in her eyes, the rigidness of her body told him what he needed to know. She wasn’t ready for what he was willing to offer. Not just sex, but comfort, familiarity, and maybe this time around more of himself.
 “I’m not trying to scare you. I want you to be realistic. I want you safe.” Gripping the edge of the kitchen counter, reminding him he’d unintentionally crowded her, she leaned back. “I appreciate your concern. But I’ll be well protected tonight. All night.” 
Unconvinced he said, “The security system is good, I’ve seen to it myself, but having me here—just in case—is an even better security measure.” 
“Sorry, but three’s a crowd. I doubt my date will appreciate my babysitter hanging around while we’” 
She had a frickin’ date?
 “Cancel,” he said, hoping he’d kept the resentment from his voice. Of course he shouldn’t have expected her to remain celibate since they’d broken up. He’d had his share of “dates” too. But knowing another man would be here, in her townhouse, in her bed, had his empty stomach churning with jealousy. The way his emotions were hitting him like a barrage of bullets today, he realized he’d never gotten over the loss of what could have been between them. No other woman before or after Eden had stirred his gut with thoughts of love and all that other stuff he didn’t have the vocabulary to name. 

The GiveAway 

Kristine will be awarding $5 Amazon gift cards to six randomly drawn commenters during the tour as well as print books to ten other randomly drawn commenters during the tour. Five will be of Pick Me, a contemporary romance; and a gnome will come with the five copies of Shadow of Danger, book one of the suspense series. [US ONLY on the books].

So Don't forget to leave your thoughts below to enter... 

For more opportunities to win, you can follow the tour here:

Who is Kristine Mason?

I didn’t pick up my first romance novel until I was in my late twenties. Immediately hooked, I read a bazillion books before deciding to write one of my own. After the birth of my first son I needed something to keep my mind from turning to mush, and Sesame Street wasn’t cutting it. While that first book will never see the light of day, something good had come from writing it. I realized my passion, and had found a career that I love.

When I’m not writing contemporary romances and dark, romantic suspense novels (or reading them!) I’m chasing after my four kids and two neurotic dogs.

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  1. I'm amazed you find time to write at all, but it does sound like you have worked out a balance for yourself.


    1. I'm kind of amazed myself, Mary! LOL! This balancing act is definitely a work in progress.

  2. Wow you are a busy lady. Your book sounds really good.
    Sue B

  3. It sounds like you are quite a one woman show. It is inspiring all you manage to get done in a day

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks, Shannon! You have no idea how much I appreciate that comment!

  4. Writing a novel has to be all-consuming. You really need a great support team, and it sounds like you have one! Inspiring! :-)


    1. Thank you, Chelsea! Writing CAN be consuming. Even when I'm not writing I'm thinking about upcoming scenes. I was at my youngest son's practice yesterday, chasing around the two-year-old and thinking about how I planned to torture a character after I put the kids to bed. Nice, huh? LOL

  5. Hi Erin! Thanks so much for hosting today! I hope you enjoy book one of the series!

  6. You sound busy

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Wow, you have a crazy busy life. I'm glad you take time to relax and to write, as it's very helpful (I know from personal experience). Thanks for sharing!



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