Monday, August 24, 2020

New Release: Young Witchcraft 2020 @StephBurkhart @KMNbooks #witches #Salem

Karen: Let's welcome Stephanie Burkhart!


Stephanie: I’d like to thank Karen Michelle Nutt for having me here today. I have new “old” release that I’m excited about: Young Witchcraft.  Originally published in 2015, Young Witchcraft is the story of Rachel Braxton, a good witch, who grows up in Salem, Massachusetts.  It’s not easy being a witch and Salem is a tough place.  Rachel has to learn to avoid Phil “Chipped Tooth” Bean who is a bully that loves to pick on witches.  A young boy, named Joe, also has to deal with Phil the Bully.


I really enjoyed the writing the story, and I thought it was a pretty solid young adult story.  It won third place, Young/New Adult Short in the International Digital Awards in 2015.  As I sought to republish in 2020, I gave  the story a bit of an update with some of the struggles Rachel and Joe face. To my surprise, my beta readers, liked the character of Suzie, who really shined in the end.


I grew up in New England, and while I’ve never been to Salem, I’d like to think the essence of the region shines through.  If you enjoy a hearty New England Clam Chowder, I hope you like my recipe.


Steph’s Authentic New England Clam Chowder



¼ pound of butter

1 teaspoon of dill

½ cup celery

½ teaspoon thyme

½ cup onions

¼ pound of flour

1 ¼ pound of potatoes (cut into cubes)

1 tablespoon of clam base

48 oz of clam juice

3 cans of minced clams

Half & half

Salt & Pepper


Saute butter, dill, clery, thyme, onions until veggies are soft. Add flour to make a roux.


After the roux, add clam juice, base, and potatoes. Bring to a boil and keep boiling until potatoes are tender.

After the potatoes get tender, add the clams, heat until hot, but don’t boil. Add salt, pepper, and half and half to taste.



Yields about 8-12 soup bowls. 


Karen: Sound delicious! Stephanie, thank you so much for being here today.





Rachel’s secret would have Cotton Mather rolling over in his grave. She’s been raised from an early age to use magic for good, despite her temptation to cast a spell against Phil the bully who can’t stop teasing her.

            Joe thinks Rachel is cool, especially when she weaves her healing magic on him, but he’s got his own problems. It’s not easy keeping Rachel safe from Phil’s constant threats.

            When Phil poisons Rachel, can love and a little young witchcraft bring Rachel and Joe together or have the years of Phil’s bullying ruined their relationship for good?


Young Witchcraft is available as an ebook on Amazon .


About the Author

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. In 2018, she was selected as her division’s Humanitarian of the Year. Stephanie supports the Alzheimer’s Association, her local food bank, and Wounded Warriors. She enjoys being outdoors and hiking. She served in the US Army between 1986-1997. Raised in New Hampshire, California is now her home. Stephanie adores chocolate, coffee, and loves to share seasonal recipes. Her short stories, “Spontaneous Decision,” and “Made in America” were awarded 8th place in the Mainstream/Fiction category in the Annual Writer’s Digest Contest the years they were entered. Stephanie likes to write Mainstream Fiction, Romance, and Thriller/Suspense.


Visit her website at:

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Firecracker Summer Reading Giveaway #giveawayalert #freebies #books #bookish

Want to find a new writer, learn what novels some of your favorite authors are reading, or find new book recommendations? Visit to enter this new multi-author giveaway.

All genres are included whether it’s novels from debuting authors to award-winning/bestselling authors with multiple books and/or series. The best part -- it's all free for readers to enter, as authors are generously donating copies of their books as well as other prizes each month in the hopes of finding new fans and to build up their reading communities.

I’m excited to participate in this month’s giveaway and can’t wait to share with you all that will be offered this month and moving forward. You never know what surprising authors might just show up on the list this year! It might be your favorite.

Firecracker Summer Reading Giveaway:

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Christmas in July Fete #giveaway #booklovers #4ofjuly

Calling all holiday-themed readers! It’s more than evergreens and twinkly lights at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s fourth annual Christmas in July FĂȘte. 39 Christmas/Hanukkah-themed books featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card


I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, WANTED, will be featured on JULY 22. Wait until you read what I love most about the holidays. You won’t want to miss it.

Bookmark this event and tell your friends:

Open internationally. Runs July 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on August 1.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Heart and Soul #bookvideo #prerelease #99¢books

Heart and Soul


Pre-Order today for the low price of 99¢ :

Her dreams were a song from a previous life. To truly live again, she followed the melody home.
80s rock star, Haley Rose, and her boyfriend went missing without a trace on October 31, 1988, and were eventually presumed
dead. Three decades later, thirty-year-old, Rowan Beckett, recalls things only Haley Rose would know, and she can belt out songs in the same unique fashion. However, Rowan couldn't be the missing rock star since Haley would now be in her fifties. Could Haley Rose have come back reincarnated as Rowan Beckett? Or is Rowan as delusional as her family suspects?

eBook Available for Pre-Order for only 99¢ (Price goes up July 25) :

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holiday Romance Giveaway #bkwrapt #holday @kmnbooks @JudgeYourBook

Holiday Wishes Romance giveaway runs December 5-25. Just enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
A Sleighful of Prizes and don't forget to check out the Video Holiday
Greetings from the Authors!

Come listen and watch as some of your favorite romance authors give you their best wishes for the holiday in a special video! To celebrate the season, they’re giving away a grand prize package that includes a Kindle Fire, 6-months of Kindle Unlimited, and a $20 Amazon gift card. Santa also has a bag full of runners-up prizes, including gift cards and ebook prize packs.

Still want more? Check out the fantastic reads in the Holiday Wishes All Romance Genres Book Fair, and play the Scavenger Hunt Game for your chance at a $50 Amazon gift card!
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Friday Book Sale #bkwrapt #books #kindle #giveaway

November 28 – December 1

We’re Giving Away Kindles! One Each Day!

Who needs to stand in lines on Black Friday or wait until Cyber Monday to score bargains? Not you.
Not when you can score some awesome reads right now in our Black Friday Book Sale.  

My books: MAGIC OF THE LOCH, TWO WORLDS COLLIDED, and END OF THE ROAD are priced at 99¢!

Contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, mystery, NA/YA, science fiction, fantasy, we have it all! EVERY BOOK in our sale is either discounted or free for the four days of this event ONLY.

And while you’re browsing the sale, be sure to play our Scavenger Hunt game for your chance to take home a Kindle Fire 7. We’re giving away a Fire to one lucky winner each day of the sale!

Look for Books from Your Favorite Authors!
Anna Durand • Bethany-Kris • Chloe Flowers • Christine Myers • DB McNicol • Debbie White • Diane Benefiel • Donna Schlachter • E.B. Black • Em Petrova • Erica Monroe • Heidi Vanlandingham • Jacki Delecki • Jacqueline Diamond • Jami Klein • Jamie K. Schmidt • Jana Richards • Jenna Barwin • Jerri Corgiat • Josie Riviera • Karen Michelle Nutt • Karina Kantas • Kerry Blaisdell • Kim Hornsby • Laine Watson • Laura Ashwood • Lia Davis • Lucy Lakestone • Margaret Tanner • Marlow Kelly • Megan Ryder • Melissa McClone • Michelle Dalton • Mimi Barbour • Nina Beaumont • Penelope Wylde • Quinn • Ravyn Wilde • Renee Carr • Rhondi Ann • Rose Pearson • Soraya Naomi • Stephanie Queen • Stormy Legend • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Theresa Beachman • Aileen Harkwood