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Severed Threads

Book 1, Threads Series

Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating – until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father’s death.

Severed Threads has received the following awards: 2014 IPPY Awards, Bronze Medalist - Best Mystery/Thriller Ebook; 2013 Wise Bear Book Silver Awards - Women's Fiction, Romance Suspense, Romance Contemporary; 2013 New York Book Festival - Suspense, First Runner-up; 2013 Book Boost's First Annual Shooting Star Contest - 2nd Place; 2012 Ignite the Flame contest - 2nd Place; 2012 Sharp Writ Book Award - 2nd Place, Mystery/Suspense;  2012 Books & Authors Romance Book of the Year Award;  2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Contest - 2nd place; 2012 AKRWA's best Break-up contest - 1st Place; 2012 Central Ohio Fiction Writers' Ignite the Flame Contest - 2nd Place; 2009 Great Beginnings Contest - 1st Place;  2009 Melody of Love Contest - 1st Place; Shelf Unbound Notable Book in the category of page-turners - 2014

Reviews

This sizzling romantic adventure is not only made for the Big Screen, but will have romantic lovers craving for more! This First book in a series is a gem in itself as the author creates a suspenseful love story that's packed with action, genuine characters, and is rich in history. Kaylin McFarren's expertise in traveling the world to exotic places, combined with her interest in treasure seekers, and her fascination with the under-sea world shines through in her unique writing style. "SEVERED THREADS" is as entertaining as THE BODY GUARD, as thrilling as PRESUMED INNOCENT, and as clever as BASIC INSTINCT. Highly recommended to all romantic suspense lovers! * Geri Ahearns Book Reviews

Kaylin McFarren has developed strong characterizations of Chase and Rachel, keeping readers connected to both of them.  The many supporting well-developed characters give readers a good sense of them and their roles in the story.  The majority of the dialogue in the book realistically propels the story. Severed Threads nicely combines an action adventure with a romantic story that will keep readers involved in the story from the beginning to the conclusion.  - Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review

With plenty at stake, erotic chemistry, dastardly villains, a lost relic, an unusual setting and a touch of the supernatural, this indie novel could stand on any romance publisher's shelf. The full package of thrills and romance. - Kirkus Review

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About Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters' lives - taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more.

Although Kaylin wasn't born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest.

Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and is currently the president of the Soulful Giving Foundation - a non-profit she and her husband founded and continue to support.

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