Who loves the story Nightmare Before Christmas? Well today we are featuring a New Release by Karen DuBose. She is taking a classic tale and doing her own spin on it. Check it out below and make sure to grab a copy.
World of Nightmares
Shady Oak Series
When you live in a world of what nightmares are made of, you wonder to yourself, could there be more?
Being the king is no easy task. Ask Jax he will tell you all about it. He is after all the Pumpkin King of Halloweenville who loves to scare people.
Lately, Jax has been getting bored wondering if there is more to the world; he lives in. He used to enjoy scaring everyone. Now though it feels more like a job than actually having fun, even the kids laugh and ask him to do it again.
Little does he know there is a much bigger world out there than the world of nightmares. One he will never forget anytime soon. Stepping into Shady Oaks has changed him forever. Something he never thought would ever happen.
Let’s not forget Boogie. He is mean and powerful. He is always trying to find ways to make Jax suffer for something he never did. That is, until things take a turn for the worse. Being a king doesn’t always make you invisible.
With everything going on, Jax’s heart was stolen by Shayla. The one person Jax is scared to be around for too long. He doesn’t want to scare her away. Showing his feelings is not something he is used to, and he doesn’t want them to shine through, causing her to run from him.
Things change to fast for Jax to get a grip on things and to make matters worse. He can’t protect the one person he loves more than life itself. With some powerful help from Shady Oaks, it may be the only way to save his world from the darkness that is slowly killing his world. That is until the darkness finds its way to Shady Oaks.
What’s Crackin’? My name is Karen DuBose. I write fantasy and dark fantasy romance novels. I have 5 books out currently. Book 6 will be out in September and I’m working on edits for book 7. I have one complete series out. The Elder Series. It’s about shifters, witches, fae, elves, and seers. I have 2 stand alone for a series called the Shady Oaks. Wailing waters that is a dark twist on the little mermaid and World of Nightmares is my dark twist on The Nightmare Before Christmas. That one will be out in September. Tainted Magic is the one I’m doing edits for now. It’s the second book in The Light Realm Series. Untainted Magic is the first book.
When I’m not writing or editing. I work my 2 day jobs. One I’m a postal worker and the other I’m an inventory specialist. They take up a lot of my time, but that’s ok. It let’s me do a lot of book signings. I love meeting old and new fans. They are the reason I write. I take pride in my work. It warms my heart when they are waiting for the next book to come out. Interacting with fans is the highlight of my day.
A lot of people have asked me about my writing style. I really don’t have one. What comes to mind is what I write. I don’t plot or outline. The only thing I really do is make a spread sheet for my characters. I have way too many to remember them by heart. I write their descriptions down who know who and so on. I know what the ending of the book is or close to it. Getting there is the fun part. I let the characters do there thing.
My support group is amazing. My husband Steven, my mom Lois and her husband Charles, my sister Cindy, and of course my fans. They are behind me in my crazy world 100%. The first book I wrote. I was nervous about. What if people hate it, what if they make fun of me? Yes, all authors feel this way. Even with their 30th book published. Every book I publish there is self-doubt. The what ifs. I push through them every time and I’m glad I do. I love to create worlds people can get lost in. Even if it’s only for a little while.
I’ve also been asked what my favorite snack and drink is while I’m writing. White Monsters (Energy Drink) and I don’t really snack. I forget most of the time to eat while I’m writing. The must things I have to have is my monster and music. I’m a happy go lucky woman.