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I'm Kristal McKerrington. I have been a published author since 2010. I'm currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency. I'm signed with several publishers. I work with ReemVision. Even appeared on TMZ a few times. I'm a nationwide author with Marie's World. I have become a worldwide author with many publishers. 

I live in Scotland, I'm a believer in a free Scotland. I love Viking myths and history. I'm a reader in my spare time. I love to read paranormal and romance novels. I am co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. I'm a believer in doing a show on wrestling and romance writing together, showcasing my lifestyle compared to Joe's. 

I've written a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. I'm entering new genres with interest. I love a challenge when it comes to my writing. 

I'm good friends with Mohombi who has supported my novel Marie's World going nationwide in the UK and will be released nationwide in the US. We have had support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities. 

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

I Know The Secret Of Writing

Hello Readers,


It's true. I have learned the secret of writing and you wouldn't believe the answer I have discovered.


The most important thing you will ever have is the ability to dream.



When you dream you create your own world and its a world that everyone can understand. When you dream and you set yourself dream goals you create a reason for yourself to promote, to write and a reason to reach. If you
don't dream then readers don't always get what you want them to feel.



The other part of the secret I have learned is that you need to react and let your characters have real emotions. Place yourself into your characters shoes, then you will get them to feel real emotions that will rock the reader and create a fold to, which they can't escape and there you go - you have a reader for life!



By putting yourself into the book the reader gets to know you and the realness and the closeness of this causes people to want to read more of your stuff. It's a bond that is unbreakable and creates a thing you wouldn't find anywhere else.



I hope these things help you with your writing journey and I can leave you with this little message.


'When you feel it then they will feel it'.



Take care and would love to hear your thoughts on my discovery.



Kristal McKerrington.

Discovering life through words and my own writing.

XOXO Publisher Author
'Freedom Is Earned' Out Oct 2010
'The Highlander With The Ink' apart of the Tattoo Anthology.
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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Shetland Immortals Book

Hello Readers,


I never thought I would be writing about Immortality, Magic, Secret Societies and of a man who had done of the biggest betrayals that not one of my other characters has ever had the misfortune to experienced, yet I am still writing this crazy Novel and its going well for a change.  Normally by the time I hit the middle of a book am going 'Oh please God let me have the strength and focus to finish this.'  So far it just seems to pour out of me in a steady rate.


My Muse has had a great deal of fun with me so far in this story.  After a couple of chapters it has given me the five follow up Titles and Blurbs making this the first book of a totally new Series. I think someone forgot to add in the section to my Muses brain that states its meant to just do one book sometimes and not keep looking for a way to make it into a series. I hate this detail of my Muse, because it would be nice to do one book and not have it turn out into a long winded series of stories.


Is it possible that you can only be a Series writer and don't know how to do just one book?


I hope you my readers or dear writing friends will be able to tell me.  I all ready have  a favourite line in my book and its a dosey also this doesn't normally happen until the end of the book.

 I remember what it felt like to sit on top of your hips and stab you through the heart with my dagger, while you slept. Now I just want to explain to you why I made you one of us.” 


That was Marks line from Chapter 3 and I couldn't help, but to feel for Carla when I saw the line form infront of my eyes.  My hands had ran off with themselves again. I have a feeling I will love this story when I am finished it and I hope you all love it too. 


Its darker then what I normally write, but with a woman with a feisty attitude, half naked Scottish guys and other treats thrown it then I hope it will not be to dark.  I have had to do alot of research for this one so from time to time I have felt like, maybe it wasn't worth it. When I had to check dates and times all the time, but now am halfway through the halfway point and am finally like, yeah this is some real fun. 


Well let me know what you think of the line and what your idea is on the UNEDITED Blurb I have posted at the bottom of this post.  I know its different so I will not expect all of you to like it. I will however do my best with this to make sure that there is enough Romance in it for you all. 


Well I have to head back to it otherwise my Muse might wonder off again and I can't be doing with that again. So take care readers and enjoy the wee UNEDITED Blurb below. 


Kristal McKerrington. 


Shetland Immortals; Against My First Love
Unedited Blurb

'Carla McBain was just an ordinary sixteen year old girl until one late night in October Carla was murdered in her dorm room.  Coming to Carla was scared until Oscar and Daryl meet her on her return to the Islands to meet her parents.  After confronting her they realise that she is a new Immortal. 

After staging her death they convince Carla to return to their Holy Ground where they tell her everything that they know.  They train her until the day comes that the Islanders grew suspicious of her presence there within the Old Viking Temple. 

Deciding its safer to leave they head out into the night in search of someone else who can tell them the truth about why they are Immortals.  What will they find? 

Can Oscar and Daryl survive outside of the Temple with a young Immortal?

How did they end up Immortal and why are they protecting her?

What happens when she meets her first love who is responsible for her being Immortal in the first place?'

Friday, 17 September 2010

Friends Inspires Story To Take Life Within Me.

Hello readers,

Recently my muse has been playing with tones of ideas and not settling on the list of stuff I need to be working on.  (you should see my notebook, its nearly crammed full of new titles, blurbs and ideas)  Until today. I was reading Drea's Interview with Mahalia and my muse settled down and it was as if it was saying.

"Right ok, I will behave and work on one thing."  Sadly it wasn't the one that I needed to finish, but at least it was one that needed work done on it. So am currently work on 'Shetlands Immortals'.  It will properly be finished in a few days if this keeps up.  I seem to be completely wrapped up in the Scottish themes and can't get out of that area for the life of me.  'Highlands Kidnapped My Soul' oh no not another good title.  That one will be good for my Time Travel Scottish Stories.

I better go now before my muse goes anymore nuts then it all ready has. Thank you to Drea and Mahalia for kicking my muse in the butt.  Never knew it would be done by an interview, but there you go.

Kristal McKerrington. x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

My Review of The Price Of Defiance By Mahalia Levey


My Review of

The Price Of Defiance

By

Mahalia Levey

Rating:- 5/5

Dated:- 16/09/2010


In the beginning Miss Levey catches my attention with her setting of getting into a race car. From there on in she captives my senses and my imagination with just the right balance of description an wonderful character development. She opened my senses and made me feel the passions of her characters right up till the end.


For a short story I have read this one several times and recommend it for all. Its one of the best structured and well thought out pieces I have ever had the pleasure of reading. She deserves more then my small review and to be honest. I find the whole set up of The Price of Defiance gives up a small glance into her mind and her amazing talent. 


This wonderful story is avaible at XOXO Publishing Shop:-  http://xoxopublishing.com/shop-online/

If any of you have read this wonderful piece then please let me know what you think of this wonderful story if you have heard it?

Author
Kristal McKerrington

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

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Friday, 10 September 2010

One Of Those Days

Hello readers,

Am having one of those days that you wish you weren't home! Yeah today is that day for me. I have been wanting me to scream today and its seems to be just another time of my life am having to swollow shit and get on with the rest of my life.

How often can someone swallow the shit? I mean my life is hard as it is and the last thing you need is someone throwing the shit straight at me.  I have always wished to be one of those people who travel all around the world, talking to readers, doing films and just generally being me.  I dream about those times, because sometimes I would rather be that person.

I keep wishing I will wake up some day and all my hard work an fighting has gotten me somewhere. I don't dream all that big, hell heaven to me would be at the Romantic Times next year.  Having a drink with Sandy or Sherri, while Tina is flounding around waiting for me to drop something about her Werewolf Norse God Fernier. 

To meet Jimmy Thomas and shake his hand for giving me cover pictures that are proud of.  Maybe some day I will walk into Adrian Paul and say 'hi, thanks for inspiring me when times were so dark I didn't think there was anything that can inspire me out of this one.' Being able to hand him his signed copy of my heart felt 'A Heart Trapped Inside A Highlander' story and maybe even talk to him about it.   To shake hands with Tim and say thank you for editing my work and giving me something I can shout about from the roof tops. 

Give Gina a huge hug and say 'thank you for giving me hope with my writing and maybe giving me a chance at being a star'.  Those people have all ready shown me so much and given me so hope when I was starting to give up. 

Standing next to Mahalia and be able to say 'thanks for the pointers' and to be a real part of a group who are just all amazing.  To hug Denyse and Dre for making me smile when am pulling my hair out, because I can't write or feeling so frustrated that I just need a good scream.

XOXO Publishing has really become like my online family, all together we are just one huge family who I have to say are genuis's at what we do.  I feel proud to call XOXO Publishing my home.  I have had some hard times this last year and am the first person to be on the top of the roof tops shouting "PLEASE LET THIS YEAR BE OVER ALL READY!!" 

I wanted to write this blog tonight, because I feel angry and frustrated with my life. There isn't anything real new with that other then the fact my longing to travell is so bad am thinking of hiding in Drea's or Denyse's suitcase so I can terrorise the RT conference or wherever we need to be next year. 

I will sign off now, because I have a young Immortal screaming at me that she needs her story told. So I will go off now.  Thank you again, XOXO Publishing for giving my dreams back,

Kristal McKerrington.

Scottish writer, Kristal McKerrington, Interviewed.

Scottish writer, Kristal McKerrington, Interviewed.

Monday, 6 September 2010

The Highlander With The Ink
Apart of the Tattoo Anthology
Coming soon......
Thanks to XOXO Publishing.




Blurb

'In a town that was small and full of hot headed Highlanders there is a nurse who has a tattoo that is about to change her life. Nancy was a nurse who had recently graduated from the Nursing Program who decides to take a year off for herself after her father dies leaving her very well off. What Nancy finds in Immortal Thor is going to turn her world upside down as he is looking for a wife and she just happens to be the perfect fit.'

Excerpt

Even though she had never drunk in her life, she took a flute full of a liquid. Nancy saw a male come down the stairs who stole the breath right out of her chest. He was wearing tight black jeans that had bleached claw-like marks across the front pockets and they were so tight Nancy wondered how he could even stay in them. He was wearing a black silk shirt with an interesting symbol in gold embroidery where his heart would sit.

The symbol was of a hammer upside down and it had what looked to her like detailed tribal lines through it and around it. He had the same leather cowboy hat on that she did and he was wearing boots with silver shining metal that was wrapped all around the boot only leaving some black leather to show through.

Looking around, Nancy saw that everyone had stopped dead still and were staring up at him with huge, wide eyes. This stranger had black hair that reached down to his hips which he had tied up in a full length pelt tied off with a piece of black leather. That man was completely stunning in the way he moved down the stairs, and even the clinking of his feet against the wood made Nancy's heart feel as if it were up in her throat. The more she tried to tell herself she was being silly the more she got caught up in the image of this man.

“Thank you all for joining me here today and I think we will start the proceedings, now that Nancy is here; who is our dear friend’s only remaining daughter.” The male’s strong voice revealed very heavy and hard words for Nancy to swallow back as she raised her eyes to meet the cool black ones that had very cold blue centres.

Nancy felt herself shiver under the weight of his eyes as she made her way towards him, trying to force her lungs to breathe air in that, if she were honest, didn't seem to want to.

“We know this is a great deal for you to deal with Nancy, as you never knew your father. However, I can tell you that this is because he wished to protect you.” The male’s voice spoke softly, as if he were trying to charm her.

“Protect me from what?” Nancy blurted out, tightened her fingers around the rim of her bag, as she began to shake with a mixture of emotions that felt like it was going to topple her. This man was telling her that her absent father had been trying to protect her from something, yet she didn't understand what it was that he was meant to have protected her from. She had already lost all her family, and she was more alone than ever and her mind was unable to get control over itself.

About The Author

Kristal McKerrington (that is me) is a twenty one year old writer from Scotland UK. She has a love for Scotland and for Viking. She is a writer who hopes to break new ground in writing and really do things in area's where their isn't alot being done. She hopes her fans can come away from her books in love with her characters and hopes they will share the same passion as she does for her characters an stories.

You can get the book soon at the link below:- http://xoxopublishing.com/shop-online/

Freedom Is Earned Blurb

Coming Soon....

Thanks To XOXO Publishing.......

Freedom Is Earned



Blurb



What would you do if you saw two Street Hip Hop crews face off?

Would you recover from a shooting, then go on to lead your dance group to victory; not only to save your training ground, but to find out who tried to kill you?

In a love triangle of lies, who would you turn to?

What would your life be like after a showdown like that?

A confrontation that could tell you who tried to kill you, and disband the very people who were behind the attack: would it be worth the risk of you losing a crew that you had built up yourself with your own bare hands?

Welcome to Ambers life in 'Freedom Is Earned' where its all about the Streets and what you have to do to survive?

Can you heart take the heat?

Excerpts for both 'The Highlander With The Ink' and 'Freedom Is Earned' is coming soon... stay tuned for them..
Kristal McKerrington.


The Highlander With The Ink

The XOXO Publishing Presents 
The Tattoo Anothology.


By Kristal McKerrington.

  The Highlander With The Ink
 Blurb




'In a town that was small and full of hot headed Highlanders there is a nurse who has a tattoo that is about to change her life. Nancy was a nurse who had recently graduated from the Nursing Program who decides to take a year off for herself after her father dies leaving her very well off. What Nancy finds in Immortal Thor is going to turn her world upside down as he is looking for a wife and she just happens to be the perfect fit.'

Excerpt coming soon along with 'Freedom Is Earned' and many more.... 
Stay tuned!

Your Author Kristal McKerrington.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

September 15 (Wed) Celebrating Up Coming Release 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM UK TIME (7.30AM- 9AM EST)

September 15 (Wed) Celebrating Up Coming Release 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM UK TIME (7.30AM- 9AM EST)

Kristal McKerrington will be celebrating her up coming release at XOXO Publishing which, is scheduled to be released in Septemeber! So please drop in and share this special time with her.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-chats-with-kristal-mckerrington

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Roots and Homeland

Hello Readers,

Todays a new day and I have been really working on something that makes you feel the Homeland that you love. This story am working on is properly the best thing I have ever written so far and it makes me think about where am from.  'Where are you from and what makes you feel connected to it?'

Where I am from they are starting to cut the Peet and they are talking about Up Hellya Aa all ready.  The women are picking out their winter formal dresses for parties and the things that are always on their calendar. The rest of us are getting the freezers ready for the winter months, getting ready for the last holiday's for the year. Those who have kids are teaching them about our traditions and still trying to get them to bed even though its still bright at Eleven a clock at night.

The Farmers are getting ready for the Harvest and those who are work with the Church are getting ready for what we do during the winter months.  Helping the Paster make sure the buildings are all prepared for the harsh winter months.  Everything starts to get ready for the bad winters we have now.  The Peet which, was harvest last year will be dry now and need moving to those houses that need it.  This is also the time that the community helps the old folk to get ready for the bad winter.  Helping with them stock their freezers and make sure that the meat is frozen.


By now the Fishing seasons are drawing to a close and the fish is being prepared for the winter.  Either salted or smoked by each of the houses or is being smoked at the Smoke House.  People are stocking up on their wines, Brandy's and Whiskeys.  Musicans are practing for some more winter meets and some performances. Even the Kids are checking their instraments and learning the tunes.


When all this is done we are normally ready and yet every year there is always someone who needs help and winter is a time that the community bands together.  People start dating alot and this is our most popular time of year for marriage perposals. New Brides have stacked their shelves with wedding magazines and have all the local contacts.  We really know winter is here when there is two woman fighting over the latest issue of Brides weekly.

I love the old songs that we learned at School when this time of year was kicking off. You know we had to order our Halloween customes months in advance and now they can just go to the shop.  It seems that in my nineteen years of knowing my roots and my homeland I have seen alot of changes.  The slow fall of the Fishing Idustry the anger of the people of the Islands at the scams that has targetted us as well as the problems with the Oil.

Yet this place is still one of the most peaceful places I have ever been too. The people would do alot for you if you ever needed it and there is always someone looking for a yarn. The seas are always full of life and even though there isn't a tree in sight half the time the farm land always had animals wondering around making some sort of noise an hassle.

The lands free there, plently of birds and endless amounts of wind. I loved it for the riding, you always knew where you were going and how to get back.  The place was small enough that you could go anywhere you liked.  I miss the place sort of.

I miss some of the traditions, some of the foods and the ability to watch the sea.  I loved to watch it and feel free to sit at the beach watching.

Please tell me below about your homeland and what makes it specail or not special to you?

Your author.