Kimbra Kasch on writing a Book Series

Welcome everyone to the garden. It's blustery out today so of course it reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. I'm moved us to the Rose House so we' don't blow away!  Fill up your plates with goodies and pour yourself your favorite beverage and find a seat. Today we have Kimbra Kasch in the garden and she'll be telling us a little about Vikings.

Thanks to Mary for having me here on her blog to share my love of reading, writing and telling lies because isn’t that what all fiction writers do…tell lies for money?

I’ve always loved writing. Since I was a little girl I’ve told stories…perhaps in those days Mom and Dad thought I was simply a novice liar and over the years I’ve gotten better at it. When I’d run into the house to talk about aliens coming to visit, or call Mom up to the bedroom to say I heard ghosts rap on the walls or even share the secret that my brother was sneaking cookies after she and Dade went to bed—oh wait—maybe that’s a tattletale. Anyway, I was making up stories before I knew how to write them down.

When I started writing those stories down, the characters were like old friends and I was simply sharing their stories.

Nowadays, those characters I write about are old friends. I can’t simply say goodbye once I finish the book. Their stories live on…just like friends. So, there’s always more to tell, more to share and more to write about.

Maybe that’s why I love books that come in series so much. Once I invest a couple hours, or even days in reading a book, I want to know more about the characters and once I write a story, I’m even more invested in those characters and I don’t want the story to end.

That’s why I wrote THE VIKING SERIES. The story is based on Arthurian legends but this series comes from the perspective of the Vikings—not the Knights of the Round Table. After all, everyone knows the English legends but few have heard the Scandinavian tale.

I started out with the romantic adult version of THE VIKING PRINCESS. Then I told the tale of THE VIKING QUEEN. And I wasn’t finished with the story there. I am currently writing THE VIKING PRINCE.

The Viking Princess (The Viking Series Book 1)
Two warriors who never thought they’d find love, especially on the battlefield, but poised against each other, Morgaine and Holger face an attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin.

Lost in the annals of history, the story of legendary hero, Holger Danske, and his magical romance with King Arthur’s half-sister and the most powerful sorceress in all of history- The Viking Princess has never been told...until now.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Viking-Princess-Book-ebook/dp/B00UFXBIBC/
Besides those tales, I’ve also written MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING, which is the first young adult version of the tale.

One thing all these books share, besides the characters, is the setting. This story travels across countries, continents and cultures. The Viking series includes the Scandinavian lore, the English legends and even French tales. And, I hope you’ll take a peek at one of my books and give me the chance to lie to you for a minute.

Title: Morgaine Le Fay and the Viking
Author name: Kimbra Kasch

Series name/number if applicable: The Viking Series: Book I Publisher: Midnight Frost Books
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Buy link:
https://www.amazon.com/Morgaine-Fey-Vikings-Kimbra-Kasch-ebook/dp/B01L88QPTW
THREE reasons to read a Viking Romance:
1) Ragnar;
2) Lagertha; and,
3) Rollo

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING is another tale of extraordinary lives and epic
adventures. This tale weaves the legends of Holger Danske and Morgaine Le Fay together.
Theirs was a romance that threatened two kingdoms.
An attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin:

MORGAINE LE FAY AND THE VIKING.
Everyone has heard of King Arthur and his magical sword, Excalibur, but there’s another legendary hero who received a magical sword from the Norse Goddess known as The Lady of the Lake. Meet Holger Danske and his sword “Cortana”.

The Vikings, led by Holger Danske, invaded England. Yet somehow, even as enemies, Holger and King Arthur’s half-sister, Morgaine Le Fay, shared a forbidden love.

BLURB
Travel across oceans, continents and countries to discover the story of legendary Viking hero, Holger Danske, and his magical romance with King Arthur’s half-sister in Morgaine Le Fay and the Viking.

This is the story of two warriors who never thought they’d find love, especially on the battlefield, yet standing poised against each other Morgaine and Holger face an attraction more powerful than any sword, stronger than any warrior and more magical than all the powers of Merlin.

Author Bio:
Hi everyone! I'm a romance writer who grew up in a family with 9 kids and only 1 t.v. so I spent my days reading and, later, writing. I love books. . .maybe because I never got to pick the t.v. shows we watched. But I’d run home after school to catch the last fifteen minutes of Dark Shadows...

I still love to run...or at my age, maybe I should say, “I love to wog,” (a cross between walking and jogging). Here in Portland, I love Halloween themed runs - where people don costumes and run. It's a lot of fun...and I know those two words don't always go together: fun...and...run. But it is.

And, with all those Halloween themed runs, I guess Dark Shadows had more of an influence than some people might think. Even today my favorite author is Stephen King. My all-time favorite book is Salem's Lot.

Favorite romance novels are The Hunger Games...okay, I know, it's a survival book but it's really all about romance. Then there were the series: Twilight, Fifty Shades, and more but I also love paranormal, Horror and even light books like Dewey the Small Town Library Cat... Mainly, I just love to read. . . and write.

I've just had my first novel published and am looking to share it with the world. It's a story I was inspired to write after visiting Hamlet's Castle and seeing an enormous Viking statue down in the tunnels next to the dungeons.

Sorry to be so long-winded but did I say I love to write? ...and talk and...knit, and sew, and bake... I could go on but I'll close by saying, I hope you’ll stop in on my site and I can tell you I have a couple other stories you should check out: How about a story about a Demonic Tattoo artist in Portland, Oregon: Demon’s Ink? Or, how about a love story? Of course we all know love is risky, but in The Cats of Cullaby Creek it’s dangerous….

You can find them here: https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Cullaby-Creek-Kim-Kasch-ebook/dp/B01AVVSB44/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1471659591&sr=8-2&keywords=kim+kasch
https://www.amazon.com/Demons-Ink-Evil-Kim-Kasch-ebook/dp/B012P2R5G2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1471659591&sr=8-4&keywords=kim+kasch

PLACES YOU CAN CONNECT WITH KIM:
KIM’S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:
http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Kasch/e/B00ZOAUKMO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Website: https://www.kimkasch.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/15278287-kimbra-kasch
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIt0EKLYjrbM_FRnPP1JXdw
Blog: https://www.kimkasch.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009489617484
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimkasch
Google+: https://aboutme.google.com/u/0/#profile_photo
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimkasch/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAIAAAGF2pwBVg-AKJf0oZ1xQgzY1oFTZ2yaAcY&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
Plus, on Instagram @kasch.kim
Thank you, Kim, for dropping by Mary's Garden. Sounds like an amazing series!

Comments

Kimbra Kasch said…
Thanks so much for having me Mary! And Have a Hauntingly Happy Halloween!!!
Judy Baker said…
Hi Kim, best of luck with your novel. I enjoyed reading your post and actually feel your energy. Enjoy Halloween.
stanalei said…
The series sounds awesome, Kimbra! Best of luck and stay warm during your runs!
Melissa Keir said…
I love series books. I feel like I'm hanging out with old friends! Thank you for sharing your books. I love the Viking Princes cover!
Kimbra Kasch said…
Thanks Judy! I really DO love Halloween :)
Kimbra Kasch said…
Thanks. I usually am warm but here in Portland, Oregon, I'm also usually wet ;) thanks for taking the time to comment.
Kimbra Kasch said…
Thanks Melissa Keir. I LOVE the cover too. THANKS go to Gin Kiser for her wonderful artwork.
Kimbra Kasch said…
Thanks Judy! I really DO love Halloween :)
Mary Martinez said…
Thanks for dropping by everyone! And Kimbra it's a pleasure to have you here this week.
Mary Marvella said…
I learned new tings about you! Interesting! Another kid with
a vivid imagination!
Ann Major said…
Love this!!!

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