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Caro Mio releasing original stories.

Jan 11 2011 12:41 am   #1CM 
Hi, all.

One of the main reasons I haven't finished WIPs over the last year is that I've been working on original writing. I have 3 short stories coming out this month to introduce my urban fantasy/paranormal series. The first has it's Official day tomorrow.

Becoming Seven: Year One
Della thought she was a normal sixteen-year-old, until the night she met a vampire behind a drugstore and discovered a deadly power. Now The Order wants to recruit her, but who are they, and where does this power come from?
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/35892

Year Two releases on the 18th, and Year Three releases on the 25th. http://carlakrae.webs.com/

I wouldn't have had the confidence to create my own stories without the support from fanfic readers like you guys, so thanks. <3
Jan 11 2011 12:48 am   #2The Enemy of Reality
That's so awesome. Congratulations!!!
Jan 11 2011 01:48 am   #3nmcil
Great to see that writing Buffyverse has given you the confidence to create your own characters and stories - Good Luck with your original works. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 11 2011 03:28 am   #4Spikez_tart
great news Caro 
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Jan 11 2011 10:56 am   #5CM 
Thanks, guys. I put up romances last year, but the fantasy stuff takes more work. If you like BTVS, you'll probably like this world.

Year One is free here.
Jan 13 2011 09:12 pm   #6CM 
If you're a Goodreads member, Year One can be downloaded free there, too. Just search for the Carla Krae profile and click on the book.

410 downloads so far at the link above, my primary distributor.
Jan 16 2011 05:01 pm   #7CM 
Becoming Seven: Year Two releases Tuesday! Uploading to Amazon for the Kindle later today.
Jan 17 2011 04:29 pm   #8Lou
Congratulations!  You must be thrilled.
Jan 18 2011 04:06 am   #9CM 
My publisher is just myself, but yeah, the response has been really nice so far. Over 500 downloads of Year One and a review, and Year Two has 2 advance sales already.

It's a world I've worked on since 2008, so I really want people to love the characters as much as I do.
Jan 18 2011 04:16 pm   #10slaymesoftly
Congratulation and good luck!
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Jan 18 2011 06:40 pm   #11CM 
Thank you.


Release Day!

Becoming Seven: Year Two
By Carla Krae
$0.99
Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Fiction » Literature » Fantasy (urban)
Words: 5751 (approximate)
Language: English

How do you choose between a destiny to save the world, and the people you love? For seventeen-year-old Della, there are no easy answers.
Jan 22 2011 02:11 am   #12Caro Mio 
Correction - Year Two is also free, except at Amazon (they won't let us), and Year Three will be free on Tuesday. I might be doing another short in Della's 18th year, but I'm not sure, yet. But short stories in the series will be free downloads where I have the control to do so.

Year One is on barnesandnoble.com for those with a Nook, and should be at the iBook store for Apple customers any day now. If you're a Goodreads member, you can download them from the book pages, too.
Jan 23 2011 05:35 am   #13CM 
YEAR THREE summary: The months are winding down fast to graduation. Can Della conquer her fears and become an Agent, or will she end up another wash-out stuck behind a desk?
Jan 25 2011 09:38 am   #14Caro Mio 
Becoming Seven: Year Three is available free.

The months are winding down fast to graduation. Can Della conquer her fears and become an Agent, or will she end up another wash-out stuck behind a desk?

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39092
Jan 29 2011 08:47 am   #15nmcil
Congratulations - terrific news.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 30 2011 01:51 am   #16Caro Mio 
Thanks, Nmcil. Slowly getting response. The next short story will probably be from Thirteen's POV, for anyone that's read the stories so far.
Feb 20 2011 03:48 am   #17Caro Mio 
Read scene 1 of chapter 1 for my upcoming contemporary romance novel, My Once and Future Love.
Feb 22 2011 12:00 pm   #18Caro Mio 

The first three short stories in my urban fantasy series:

The Sanctuary War, Volume One https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43548
Ebook By Carla Krae
$0.99 
Published: Feb. 22, 2011

"Most prospective Agents present their power in adolescence. The Order does its best to find these young people before the demons do and train them to fight for the safety of the world.

Three short stories follow Della Garvison through her training in the first part of this expansive series.

Becoming Seven: Year One - Della thought she was a normal sixteen-year-old, until the night she met a vampire behind a drugstore and discovered a deadly power. Now The Order wants to recruit her, but who are they, and where does this power come from?

Becoming Seven: Year Two - How do you choose between a destiny to save the world, and the people you love? For seventeen-year-old Della, there are no easy answers.

Becoming Seven: Year Three - The months are winding down fast to graduation. Can Della conquer her fears and become an Agent, or will she end up another wash-out stuck behind a desk?

Included is a sneak peek of Carla Krae's upcoming romance novel."

Feb 24 2011 11:31 am   #19Caro Mio 

The first three short stories in my urban fantasy series:

The Sanctuary War, Volume One https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43548
Ebook By Carla Krae
$0.99 
Published: Feb. 22, 2011

"Most prospective Agents present their power in adolescence. The Order does its best to find these young people before the demons do and train them to fight for the safety of the world.

Three short stories follow Della Garvison through her training in the first part of this expansive series.

Becoming Seven: Year One - Della thought she was a normal sixteen-year-old, until the night she met a vampire behind a drugstore and discovered a deadly power. Now The Order wants to recruit her, but who are they, and where does this power come from?

Becoming Seven: Year Two - How do you choose between a destiny to save the world, and the people you love? For seventeen-year-old Della, there are no easy answers.

Becoming Seven: Year Three - The months are winding down fast to graduation. Can Della conquer her fears and become an Agent, or will she end up another wash-out stuck behind a desk?

Included is a sneak peek of Carla Krae's upcoming romance novel."



Oh, this e-book is also available on Amazon. Forgot to add that.

Meanwhile, I'm back on My Once and Future Love revision.
Mar 08 2011 03:10 am   #20Caro Mio 
March is busy, guys!

First, It's READ AN E-BOOK WEEK at Smashwords.com. All my Carla Krae titles are free and all my Missy Maxim romance titles are free except for the novella, which is half off. Promotion lasts until the 12th.

Second, Book 1 of MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE is complete. Final revision version is going off to betas. Release day is May 13th.
Mar 24 2011 11:01 am   #21Caro Mio
Read An E-Book Week went awesomely! I ended up making the novella mentioned above free halfway through the week and it shot off, too. Smashwords.com received so much traffic it's amazing the site wasn't crashing all the time. Hopefully all those free downloads will translate into more word-of-mouth.

MOaFL Book 1 has a title - Absence Makes the Heart...

The poor loves try to handle a long-distance relationship and....well.....be happy for book 2, lol!

There will be an announcement on my Carla Krae Facebook fan page on 3/29/11 - next Tuesday - so make sure to look me up. The member list is growing all the time and I'm so grateful.

If you're a member of Shelfari, The Sanctuary War Volume One now has a page. Carla Krae is also on Goodreads and Twitter.

Thanks for all the support, BSV.
What If I'm Not the Slayer? now updated with chapters 22 and 23.
Mar 29 2011 11:59 am   #22Caro Mio
Happy Tuesday! Read Chapter One of ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART http://carlakrae.webs.com/myonceandfuturelove.htm
What If I'm Not the Slayer? now updated with chapters 22 and 23.
Apr 02 2011 02:05 pm   #23Caro Mio 
5 chapters are up to read on my Goodreads.com page.

Blurb:

Sometimes love doesn't have a happy ending, at least not the first time. The MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE series explores Beth and Jacob's relationship with all its joys, flaws, and heartache as the main characters grow and struggle with life. ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART is the first half of that journey.

Beth and Jacob were best friends until one kiss ignited chemistry and passion neither can ignore. The problem? He's in London and she's in Los Angeles. The complication? Beth's mother is diagnosed with cancer. How do you choose between duty to family and new love, or can you? Beth has to find the balance or risk hurting everyone.

Apr 14 2011 05:27 am   #24CM 
New Carla Krae release! Read AN UNLIKELY PAIR at Smashwords for free.

Prequel short story for "My Once and Future Love". By typical standards, Beth and Jacob should've never been friends, but it's funny what Geometry class and a shared backyard wall can bring about. 12,000 words.
Apr 21 2011 11:51 pm   #25CM 
Blogged about my cats today: http://carlakrae.blogspot.com/2011/04/cats-are-funny.html

There was also a Tuesday Teaser post this week.
Jun 10 2011 05:23 pm   #26CM 
Love Bites