Karli has always blazed her own trail, whether popular or not. She has three wonderful sons and is contently married to a supportive husband. Her passion outside of writing is photography and all things natural. She is an Autism advocate and enjoys hiking, bike riding and family.
Karli was born deep in Cherokee Nation Indian Territory where she grew up loving everything paranormal and has even, first hand, witnessed a womanly spirit. The sighting, as it is referred to, occurred in Eureka Springs , Arkansas one of the top ten most haunted hotels, The Crescent Hotel. This experience captured Karli in ways that have expanded her beliefs about the possibilities of other realms.
As a teen, Karli was an avid reader; she sought out solitude for her passion in nearby Indian Graveyards. Although writing was something that has pulled at her most of her life, it wasn't until a recent visit to a Shaman, who saw her spirit's need for creativity that she truly began down the path.
The Crescent Bound series is her first work which will consist of five books in all. She is simply thrilled to be able to share all the adventures of Alyssa Worthington with you.
Karli's ideal world would be one of open-minded kindness from everyone.
Alyssa holds the element of fire, unlike her best friends Lisa and Megan, who are both air elementals. It is the elemental powers that reside inside which require positive thoughts and positive actions in order to maintain this magickal connection. What would happen to a witch that let this get out of control? How can evil become the driving force behind revenge and death?
Dark secrets, dark magick and a desperate desire for revenge will bring Alyssa to the brink of destruction. She is being chased, but this pursuit is a silent one and her chaser has but one goal, Alyssa’s complete and total destruction. Will she overcome this dark threat and begin to live out her destiny? Will she survive and if so, will she lose herself as part of the price for being alive? Or, will her destiny rest on being crescent bound?
Some secrets are not meant to be kept…
His new gallery opens in less than a month and he has yet to produce any art in over a year. His inspiration is gone after leaving Angie and depression threatens to rob him of the life he loves. Sheila, his supportive sister sequesters Sam on an exclusive island getaway off the coast of Seattle.
Getting his life back together is his goal. As he relaxes on the beach searching for relinquished insight, something happens. This sends Sam into a series of unforgettable events. It will test everything that is important to him. In the end, will Sam claim his much needed inspiration and become the all aspiring painter he dreams to be? Or will fate decide?
Mesmerizing short story
A mesmerizing short story that mixes whimsy, mystique and an enchanting mermaid. The setting at a private beach house gives an instant feel of solitude and from the beginning you feel as though you can hear the waves crashing and feel the sand between your toes. The intensity of the relationship between David and Jewels is a little quick but considering it is a short story and that she is a siren I guess one can not expect any less. If you are a particular fan of mermaids don't miss this one.
By Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
As succulent and sweet as the cover
Don't judge a book by its cover? Well, on this one you can. I was intrigued by the fantastic, artistic cover, and was happy to find 'Seducing a Mermaid's contents to be just as good of quality. I loved the story and how it was told. It was very mystic and seductive, as the mysterious woman Jewels is in the story.
(It seems that my dreams are always the culprit in inspiring all my stories.)
How did you come up with the titles of each book? For the Crescent Bound Trilogy, each title symbolizes each novel distinctly. And for Seducing a Mermaid, I wanted a bold illustration for the core of the novella, which properly depicts the story.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Mina J. Moore, Heaven Leigh Eldeen, Samantha Young, Tarryn Fisher, Teresa Mummert, are extremely talented authors that I admire dearly.
What are your current projects?
Pine Needles – Book one of the Veil Realms Series.
Daylight - Novel from the short story "No Death For The Wicked"
Demon Bound – Book three in the Crescent Bound Trilogy
Shadow Bound – Prequel to the Crescent Bound Trilogy
Ice Bound – Crescent Bound, retold by the leading man’s point of view.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your books? Oh no, I believe that everything I experience is meant to bring me knowledge, and help me grow as a human being.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I follow my own passions. I do what I do, because I love doing it. My love of books guided me down this path of writing; it’s just part of following this fervor.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? I would say I find more of a challenge outside of the actual writing. I handle all aspects of my books. Writing, editing, formatting, book covers, publishing, marketing, etc. Reaching a balance with all of the roles I play is where I find my biggest challenge.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? I am always learning. I love the time travel of writing. I capture a moment in time and freeze it until some time in the future a reader unthaws my words and absorbs them, creating a wonderful and exciting time exchange. In their present, they are reading my present that has slipped into the past and in some cases the words describe our future.
Fav thing to do for the holidays? Saddle up the horses and ride through the snow up the mountain. Following the path to the secluded cabin tucked away on the edge of the pine forest. Bring a cozy fire to life in the natural rock fireplace. Bake the most succulent ham with all the fixings and put some champagne on ice. Brew up the best cup of coffee on the planet. Walk out to the covered front porch and sit down with a warm blanket tucked around my legs. Breathe in the cold, chilly air with the hint of the fire roaring inside and watch the snow fall across the winding river valley below. Walking back inside and watch the faces of my family as we all open gifts.