Karin Rita Gastreich
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  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States

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The Country Under My Skin by Giaconda Belli
About Me:
I live in Kansas City and Costa Rica, and work as a professor of biology at Avila University. My publications include the fantasy novel, EOLYN, and the short story “Creatures of Light”, both from Hadley Rille Books. My second novel, HIGH MAGA, is scheduled for release in 2014. I read a wide variety of genres, including historical fiction, history, science fiction, and fantasy fiction.
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Sole heiress to a forbidden craft, Eolyn lives in a world where women of her kind are tortured and burned. When she meets the mysterious Akmael, destined to assume the throne of this violent realm, she embarks upon a path of adventure, love, betrayal, and war. Bound by magic, torn apart by destiny, Eolyn and Akmael confront each other in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of a millennial tradition of magic.  


Praise for Eolyn

“Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes will satisfy fans of traditional epic fantasy, with a romantic thread.” –Publisher’s Weekly

Ms. Gastreich's uncanny talent for truly creating a world her readers can become part of is a rare gift, and one she shares abundantly in Eolyn.” –Terri-Lynne DeFino, author of Finder and A Time Never Lived

Humour leavens the story...but never becomes intrusive or undermines the strong threads of loss, duty, romance and revenge that permeate the book. And the action is often superb.”  --David Hunter, author of A Road of Blood and Slaughter

Available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and Nook editions.  Order your copy today on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Meet Selenia, a brilliant and ruthless woman scientist, and her lover Nicolas, intrepid
explorer of uncharted lands. Together, they bring a world of wonder to the port of Talagna, but not without exacting a price. Dare to follow this unconventional romance in a brutal and gaudy age.  Dare to discover Creatures of Light.

Available on Kindle for $0.99.


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At 9:53am on February 7, 2013,
Catalina Egan

Thank you so much! I actually had so many messages to catch up on , that i did a little copy and paste, so I guess that is where the YA came up. So honored that you are considering TBOD as B-day gift!

Have a wonderful February

At 5:18pm on February 3, 2013,
Catalina Egan

Sorry I took so long to acknowledge your kind comment. A good friend died and January is a blurr. There are many YA authors here on BB so you will make FAB contacts. Thanks for spreading the word on THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS I do hope you let me know if your nephew reads it!

At 11:45am on January 19, 2013,
The Secret Writer

Hello Karin, Thank you for your friendship here on Book Blogs, your kind comments and the follow to my blog. It is very much appreciated! :-) I'm now following your sites as well. Have a great weekend!


At 7:48am on January 19, 2013,
Dominika (disincentive) Gołąb

Thank you, I also followed you via GFC :) Anyway, I have a book giveaway on my blog right now, take a look if you want!

Thank you for being my #500 follower! :) It made me so happy.

I currently don't accept books to review, but I'd love to promote it in other way.

Have a lovely day,

disincentive @ Disincentive Reviews

At 9:26pm on January 17, 2013, Intoxicated by Books said…

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs! I would love to invite you to visit my blog for a HUGE giveaway starting on Feb 1st! I hope you have the time to drop by :) 

At 1:35pm on January 17, 2013,
Monica Euen

Thank you very much, Rita. I've followed you back.

At 9:41am on January 17, 2013, Kate Evangelista said…


Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My second novel, Reaping Me Softly, has just been released by Omnific Publishing last October 30, 2012. 

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clarke, is a Reaper. 

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves.  This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? 

Grab your copy now at:

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Omnific Publishing

I hope you enjoy your stay here! Lots of great people and interesting topics. If there's anything you might need, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my page.



At 5:54am on January 17, 2013,
Monica Euen

Hi, it's nice to meet a new friend at Book Blogs! My blog is I would love for you to take a peek and consider following (I always follow back). Feel free to leave a comment if you visit.

Kindest Regards,


At 8:42pm on January 16, 2013, Anastasia & Demitra said…


Welcome to Book Blogs! (:

We’re Anastasia & Demitra. We’ve been members for a little while now. We noticed you were new, so we decided to drop by and say ‘hi!’ Book Blogs seems complicated, doesn’t it? It’s like that at first, but we promise it won’t be long until you’re chatting up all the members on here (: If there’s anything we can help you with, just let us know. We’d be glad to help.

We also have a fairly-new Young Adult (YA) book blog, and we'd love it if you’d come and check us out at:

You can also find me on: TwitterFacebookTumblr and Goodreads.

We'd be sure to follow you back as well!

~ Anastasia & Demitra

At 1:52pm on January 15, 2013,
Dominika (disincentive) Gołąb


Welcome to Book Blogs, I hope you enjoy it here (:

Here is my blog and if you choose to follow it – tell me and I will follow your blog in exchange!

If you want to be interviewed, host a giveaway or guest post at my blog – check my contact page (in navigation). I also advertise books on my sidebar, you can check prices on my blog.

If you have any questions – ask me, maybe I could help?

Have a lovely day!

disincentive @ Disincentive Reviews



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