Press release: Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren
Kaylin's new action adventure series - Threads - begins with Severed Threads and can be found at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's City of Books
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release: Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren
Treasure Hunt Leads to Healing and Romance in New NovelRachel has never forgiven Chase for deserting her after her father died during a deepsea dive with him. But Chase desperately needs Rachel’s help if he is to find an ancientChinese treasure ship in Kaylin McFarren’s new novel “Severed Threads.”Portland, OR August 12, 2012—Four hundred years ago, the Chinese ship, Wanli II, sunkwith a treasure that included the Heart of the Dragon, a relic rumored to be protected bythe ghost of a woman who lost her lover. Now troubled lovers Chase and Rachel searchfor both the treasure and a way to salvage their own relationship in Kaylin McFarren’snew novel “Severed Threads” (ISBN 9781475186529, Creative Edge Publishing, 2012).After her father’s death in a fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons withdraws from theworld, taking a safe position at a foundation office. So when the museum director wantsRachel to assist her former love interest, Chase Cohen, in recovering a cursed relic from asunken Chinese ship, she is resistant to help. Rachel holds a grudge against Chase, whowas with her father when he died, for disappearing soon after and breaking her heart.Despite Rachel’s feelings, Chase needs her help and the foundation’s funds to find thesunken Chinese ship Wanli II. He is especially determined to recover the ancient ship’streasure, including the Heart of the Dragon, a relic rumored to be protected by the four-hundred-year-old ghost of a woman who killed herself when she lost her lover, for whomthe Heart was intended. Thrust together, Chase and Rachel find they still have feelingsfor one another, but they are also withholding secrets. Then Rachel’s brother iskidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster and she find she must set aside old grudges andrelive the circumstances of her father’s death with Chase’s help if she is to save herbrother.Kaylin McFarren began writing novels after the death of her own father as a means ofpersonal therapy. In a recent interview with Reader Views, McFarren stated, “By creatingdamaged fictional characters that are forced to resolve their problems, I’ve been able towork through my personal issues and now feel like I can cope with virtually anything.”The results have led to McFarren winning numerous awards for her first novel“Flaherty’s Crossing” and receiving many accolades for her new novel “SeveredThreads.”Readers are finding the characters and situations in “Severed Threads” both entertainingand poignant. Paige Lovitt of Reader Views states, “I totally enjoyed being held captiveon the edge of my seat while the characters’ drama plays out....I highly recommend thisstory for people who enjoy romance and suspense. The author Kaylin McFarren will notlet you down!” Rebecca’s Reads declares “Severed Threads” is “an intriguing tale ofmystery, deception and murder.” And Mark Garber, President of the “Portland Tribune,”says “Severed Threads” is “a fast-paced mixture of romance, mystery and adventure, withmore than a dash of the paranormal tossed in for good measure....Crisp writing andsparkling dialogue.” Readers will be thrilled to know a sequel “Buried Threads” is in theworks.
About the AuthorKaylin McFarren was born in California and today lives in Oregon with her husband. Shehas raised three daughters and now spends time with her two young grandsons. Shereceived her AA in Literature at Highline Community College. McFarren has earnedmore than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA®Golden Heart contest. McFarren is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, andWillamette Writers. She is the author of “Flaherty’s Crossing” and the newly published“Severed Threads.”“Severed Threads” (ISBN 978-1475186529, Creative Edge Publishing, 2012) can bepurchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visitwww.KaylinMcFarren.com. Publicity contact: www.ReaderViews.com. Review copiesavailable upon request.###