Treat everyday as a new adventure

Eden Baylee, What’s New With You?

  I always enjoy having Eden stop by and share what’s new with her, and today’s no different.

Please welcome the lovely and talented, Miss Eden Baylee!

Hi Eden. What’s new with you?

Hi Karen,

Many thanks for doing this, xox and hope you are well.

   “The Lottery” is FREE on Amazon. This novella is the last story in my anthology “Spring into Summer” and takes place in Thailand. You’ll have a chance to stay warm a bit longer before the end of summer!
If you’ve always thought erotica was nothing more than sex, and/or you’ve never read my erotic writing, then this is a great place to start.
Please grab it, and tell your friends. I want to give away as many copies as I can!
If you like it, a review is always appreciated. ;)


A most unusual lottery occurs in the Land of Smiles.

Westerner, Sierra Zhao, travels abroad and finds herself immersed in a culture with values very different to her own. Set in an exotic red-light district of Thailand, THE LOTTERY explores themes of sacrifice, friendship, and eroticism.

FREE Sept 17, 18, and 19

Purchase it on AMAZON worldwide

And you can find out more and get all the Amazon buy links here http://authl.it/B00KZAP0PK

Hey, James Smith! What’s New With You?

James is quick and to the point!
Good morning, James. Well, it is probably afternoon where you are, but good morning from me.
Hi Karen,
My 1 photo is attached, my 1 link is http://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Box-Collection-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B00M13RTDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408477143&sr=8-1&keywords=the+shoe+box+james+smith
My 300 odd words are:
The Shoe Box is the first collection of short stories from UK based author James Smith. Five contemporary stories examining the human ability to deal with adversity, maintain that special spark and examine our obsession with competition and celebrity.
Gathering five star reviews this collection ‘each one different yet each brilliantly executed’ is filled with ‘characters, even the unlikeable ones, which are compelling’ and has left readers ‘feeling quite sad when I  realised I had come to the end of the book’ and ‘definitely eager to read’ new material.
Take a chance and discover the work of a new author.
Not sure it is exactly 300 words (looks significantly under) but it is clear and concise – like my book.
Thanks for this.
You are so welcome, James. 
I have already picked up my copy of , “The Shoe Box”
 To get yours just click on the link up there! dc6MA9gc9

Emily Guido, What’s New With You?

 First; Happy Labor Day to all of you! I hope you all enjoy this last big celebration of Summer!

And Second; I thought it would be fun to catch up and see, What’s New With You. It is like the first day back at school and finding out what our friends and classmates did over the summer!

So today I welcome Emily Guido, author of The Light-Bearer Series.

Hi Emily!

And once again, Welcome to Karen’s Different Corners.

First, let me congratulate you on all your accomplishments this past year.

Hello Karen!

How are you doing?  I’m finishing MBA school this week and my book, SEDITIOUS, (The 4th Book in The Light-Bearer Series) is coming out!

I’m so happy that my MBA is going to be done, I’ve lost about a 150 pounds this year and my 4th book is about to come out.  I’m pretty excited!

Lots of love, Emily

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So here’s my spiel…

Seditious is the perfect title for the 4th book in The Light-Bearer Series. This book captures jealousy, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly.

Life at the Castle Charmeine is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes decent.  An unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri’s personalities humanizes both men.

This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship which will throw any reader of The Light-Bearer Series off kilter. Seditious is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer’s minions!

Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison. He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.

Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri. However, the family works together to unravel Bathsheba’s deadly secrets.

Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis.

Seditious is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!

The Light-Bearer Series is about a Hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter who falls in love with a Heavenly Light-Bearer. Always with danger looming, Tabbruis and Charmeine fight to survive!

Go to http://emilyguido.com/ to get a free ebook of The Light-Bearer Series


Emily, Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. Big hugs and congrats once again for all you have accomplished. I wish you much success on all your future endeavors!

And for all of my followers and anyone else that would like to share,  What’s New With You, email me at kkrafts58@gmail.com

Rules are simple;

one photo

one link

and 300 words or less telling us, What’s New With You!

Stop by on Wednesday, September 3 and see, What James Smith has been up to!

Till then; HUGS!


What’s New With…ME!

Last week I put a call out to everyone asking, What’s new with you, and tomorrow the lovely and talented, Emily Guido will be stopping by to share what’s new with her.

So, what’s new with me? HmmmI live a very boring life, but here goes…

  • I’m still going gray. (Don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I guess it depends on your perspective) :-)
  • I’m still painting my house- 1 paint brush and 1 gallon at a time.
  • I’m still house hunting and creating an invitation list for a housewarming party
  • I’m still waiting to win the lottery so I can afford such house. LOL!
  • I’m still writing and reading.

So here’s my, What’s new with you!

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A peek at

“The Spy”

   A morning sun rises in the east as I slip into the woman’s room. Specks of dust glitter and swirl in the light that peeks between the blinds, casting just enough light to help me maneuver around any obstacles as I make my way to the closet.

Turning the cold brass knob, I cringe at the creak the hinges make as the door opens and glance back over my shoulder before slipping inside. The closet is dark, cold, and musty, with the pungent smell of mothballs lingering in the air. An urge to sneeze grips me and I pinch my nose until it subsides. Moving the lever on the wood louvered doors lets in a faint light from the outside room and using my foot to clear a space, I shove the various pairs of shoes off to the sides of the small 4 x 4 room. Satisfied that I made it this far without waking her, I take in a deep breath, letting some tension dissipate before taking up my position by the door.

   The room is silent except for the tick, tick, tick of the clock and her rhythmic breathing. With creamy ivory skin and long auburn hair that fans out across the crisp white pillow her beauty astounds me. Time stands still as I watch her sleep. Does she know I am here?

“Prompted by a Photo” wasn’t actually prompted by photos, but by word prompts from my old writer’s group, writing contests, and challenges. But as I began writing the stories I found that different photographs that I had taken, worked well with the different themes of each one.

I am hopingTentative release date; September 15th. But I still have some editing to do, so we will see. :-)

And my one link, Twitter

Back Peddling!

Have you ever said the wrong thing? Wrote the wrong thing? Or typed the wrong thing and then hit post, send, or publish?

Well, I am a back peddling pro! People say, “There goes that back peddling idiot. Always got her foot in her mouth.”

Yep, that’s me! Hey, I might get a little red in the face, but I get a lot of exercise!

James Smith, kindly pointed out to me that I typed my email address wrong in my post, “What’s new with you?”

So here is my email once again and it’s the correct one (blushing)


And I’ve also corrected it in the other post.

So I’m done (I hope) with my exercise for today. :-) Now to finish my climb to the top of the week. Happy Hump day by the way! And then slide down on my backside to the weekend!

Follow James on twitter, he’ll help keep you on your toes and headed in the right direction. :-)

Till then; HUGS!

What’s New With You?

Okay, it’s promo time! It has been a while since I have done any promotions for others, here on my blog that is. I’m sure you all remember “Show me your Cover” and “Wednesday Wonders

With the dog days of August coming to a close and the kids back in school (my kids are past that age :-) Thank goodness )

I thought we could kick off September with, “What’s new with you?” It’s kind of like that first day back to school and the teacher asks, “What did you do on your summer vacation?”

The topic is your choice. Do you have a new book coming out? Or just released a new novel? Are you having a countdown promotion, or a free day? Maybe you moved to a new house, or painted your old one. Or you went to an exotic place for a vacation. (Hey, we might be writers and authors, but we are still people too, and fans love to know.)

You decide what you want to share.

The rules are simple;

  • One photo
  • One link
  • Wrap it up in 300 words or less

If you want to participate and get a mini promo just email me what you want to share and I’ll start posting, first come, first serve, on the 1st of September.


I’ll post mine next Monday.

I look forward to hearing from you and let your friends know.

Till then; Hugs!

In the mail!

Awesome! Look what I got in the mail today!

Michelle Proulx sent me some swag! Bookmarks and stickers.

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Thank you Michelle!

You can buy “Imminent Danger” HERE in the US and HERE in the UK


Follow her on twitter

And check out her website HERE and see what she’s up to.



Happy Monday!

I’m here! Oh wow, where do I start! Haha.

Well, let’s start with my dad and Jinny. They are doing good. Dad has been getting physical therapy 3 days a week and we are still waiting for the insurance to approve Jinny’s.  Dad says he feels pretty good. No pain and has started doing a little driving again. As for me, I am buried a mile deep in paperwork. Scheduling doctor appointments, canceling doctor appointments. Jinny changed doctors after her fall and now she’s in a different network, so appointments with specialists have to be cancelled. I think the worst part about all of this is, my dad has gotten so forgetful and it scares me.

Okay on to other news.

I had my son’s dogs for three days while he took a short vacation. Hey wait! I don’t get a vacation. So not fair. :-) But I enjoyed puppy sitting even though they would wake me up at 3:30 in the morning. “Grandma, I’m scared. Can I come sleep in your room?”

They are adorable though, aren’t they?

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I have been making to-do lists this past week and even though I am accomplishing quite a bit, some days I feel like I haven’t accomplished a thing. Do you have days like these?

I have been cleaning and fixing things around the house that need to be done before winter arrives, that is if we get any winter. :-) Painting the outside of the house; One gallon and one paintbrush at a time. And have even been cleaning windows! I actually like to clean windows. It gives you a much brighter outlook on life.

I tried my hand at some spray painting. I know that tagging is bad, but I have seen some detailed and awesome murals on the sides of trains and buildings done with just spray paint, so I decided to redo a patio table (No, no tagging on trains or buildings for me).



You can check out my other blog for what inspired me to do this.

I have been making homemade;  Peanut butter, carrot juice, yogurt, carrot cake, chili, and cornbread and that’s just been the last couple of days. :-)

I have been taking photos.

Yesterday’s sunset,


And last night’s full moon.



I have been house hunting. Don’t go getting all excited, it’s more of a dream or a fantasy.  But when I win the lottery… :-)

Heck, I even have the housewarming guest list made out and what to serve! LOL

I have been checking out hand held voice recorders. Any suggestions?

And I’ll wrap this up with, I have been writing! Yay! Well a little bit.

I changed the title of my short story book and updated the cover. (Again) Keep in mind it is still a first draft)

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And I’ll post more details next week as to the stories and when it will be available.

And now I am off to tackle today’s TO-Do list. Have a great day everyone and till next time… HUGS!

WOW! I’m Honored!

I want to thank all of my awesome blog followers.

I am pleased to announce that I now have 500 followers!

Thank you all!

You guys and gals are the best.



The Versatile Blogger Award


 I am honored to accept the Versatile Blogger award from Samantha Bacchus!

And I was supposed to have gotten this posted yesterday. My apologies to Sam and a big Thank you for nominating me for this wonderful award.

 And now for the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

Thank the person who nominated you, (as I have above).

Include a link to their blog – click on Smantha’s name (up thereUp Arrow Hand Symbol: Free Graphics, Pictograms, icons, Visuals ...  ) to follow the link to her fantastic blog,

Samantha’s Blog: Living The Write Dream

Nominate 15 bloggers. – I’ll do this at the end.

Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

This is the hard part! I am a simple, uncomplicated type of person, who tends to share all kinds of things about myself all the time and yet I keep my thoughts and opinions to myself (most of the time :-) ) so as not to offend anyone. But I’ll try to come up with a few that you don’t know.

 I’m allergic to metal. Not sure if I was prior to having my ears pierced when I was 18, but that’s when I first became aware of it.

Just carrying change (coins) in my hand or pocket will cause a reaction. Within seconds they start to feel warm and after a few minutes they will leave a red mark that is similar to a moderate sunburn that can last for days. All jewelry has to be either sterling silver or nickel free. One thing that I learned when I had a severe reaction 15 years ago was that many people allergic to metal are also allergic to spandex. Yes, I am one of the many. Do you know how hard it is to find clothes that don’t have spandex in them? Try reading the labels sometime. Bras, underwear, stretch jeans, even socks can have spandex.

I’m afraid of birds and all feathered creatures! Ducks, geese, and chickens are the worst. Maybe it’s because as a child, my family had a pet chicken who hated me and would chase me every time I went outside and would peck at my legs. BrrrGives me the chills just thinking about it. :-)

 I cut and color my own hair. And I have only had my hair cut and colored by a professional stylist 6 times in my entire life.

I’ve been thinking about going gray naturally. What with all the brands and shades of hair color available today, the little old gray haired lady has become a rarity. Heck, even my step-mom who just turned 91 last week still has her hair colored on a regular basis. But I am scared. What if I don’t like it? What if it makes me lookOLD? Guys seem to go gray more naturally than women do and they don’t seem to mind. Is it a society thing? Or are women just more vain?

I have three sons and my middle son is truly a middle son.  My oldest was born on a Wednesday, my middle son was born on a Thursday, and my youngest was born on a Friday, but wait there’s more. My oldest weighed the most, but was the shortest. My middle son fell right into the middle because my youngest son weighed the least and was the longest of the three.

I don’t like wearing dresses. Sorry, but they make me feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. I believe that if you are comfortable with what you are wearing (I prefer jeans myself) you exude self-confidence and self-confidence is way more sexy than a self-conscious, uncomfortable woman in a short dress anytime!

At 5’5″ and a whopping 130 pounds, I’m the biggest in my family. And I have always felt like an Amazon compared to my mom who topped out at 5’2″, both of my sisters at 5’3″, and my brother at 5’4″. I even had an uncle who was a jockey before he was killed in the Korean war. From what I’ve heard he was pretty good, but I never got to meet him. He died seven years before I was born.

And this is hard too! I follow so many wonderful blogs that it’s hard to narrow the list down to 15, but here goes.
















Well, that’s my nominees. I understand that sometimes we are so caught up in our day to day lives that we might not be able to accept the award and that’s fine, I understand completely. When I received an award about a year ago one of my nominees emailed me and asked if I would give the award to a very nice lady whose blog had never received an award. So if you can’t accept please consider paying it forward and nominate a blog of your choice. Just leave their link in the comments section and let them know you have nominated them. Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Till next time; Hugs!




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