"Writing pushes us to the edge of extinction and pulls us back with a clever phrase." -Kaylin McFarren
 

Welcome to Creative Edge Publishing

As many of you are aware, book publishing is easy but it's unlike any other business. Although there is a lot to learn, fortunately, there is also a lot of help readily available. Unlike most industries, people in publishing are helpful, friendly and supportive. Since each book is unique, there is very little competition and publishers rarely feel threatened by another book. Consequently, we do not mind sharing what we have learned about this wonderful book publishing industry. In fact, we like to say, "The greatest challenge in book publishing is how to channel excitement over the next release."

Many famous books got their start being published by the author; some still are. Self-publishing is, after all, an early-American tradition. In the early days of the New World, the person with the printing press was often the author, publisher, printer and bookshop. Some people think that most of those who self-publish do so because several publishers have turned them down. That is occasionally true. However, most people today weigh the advantages and disadvantages of selling out to a publisher and make an educated decision to publish themselves.

Five years ago, after exploring the journey to large publishing houses and not fitting inside genre-specific boxes, Kaylin McFarren placed her printed dreams in the hands of a small publisher. Although the distribution was limited, with her enthusiastic and determined efforts, she managed to build momentum in sales. Yet all those marketing efforts paid very small dividends. What made it worse was the fact that small press p.o.d. authors were unacceptable in "certain circles" and even less so when the focus remained primarily on ebook sales. Although steadfast bookstore buyers preferred the smell and touch of a "genuine" book cover, technology and the need for instant gratification by young consumers made it popular to buy novels with the press of a button and a price tag one-third that of a shelved paperback novel.

It has become an interesting dilemma between established writers and their mid to large size houses when the difference in profit for self-promoting, self-publishing authors is so significant. There seems to be very little advantage to remain tied to houses that depend on their authors to market and promote their work, using royalty advances they are expected to earn out. This is the logic behind Kaylin's decision to open her own publishing firm. Creative Edge Publishing represents the work of this author exclusively and is proud to join thousands of individuals who have chosen to drop the reins on their free-spirited horses and follow the winds to lush, creative grounds.

SEVERED THREADS - The first installment in Kaylin's Romantic Suspense 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.


Creative Edge Publishing
ISBN 9781475186529
ASIN 1475186525
eBook ISBN 9781621117759

Available July 6, 2012 - Barnes and Noble
Available July 15, 2012 - Amazon.com ($5.50 - eBook, $14.95 - paperback)


"Sizzling adventure awaits in this wonderfully fresh story from Kaylin McFarren."
-USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero

"Severed Threads by new author Kaylin McFarren definitely lives up to its romantic suspense genre listing...an intriguing tale of mystery, deception and murder."
-Rebeccas Reads, Austin, Texas
 

BACK COVER EXCERPT

God, Rachel. The worst was yet to come. He glanced at the ship's fantail, now vacant except for Ian. The mountainous man stood hunched over, face in his hands, sobbing.

"I'll speak to her," Chase said. He waited until the officer returned to his car. Until he was completely alone. Why had he agreed to do such a thing? Knock on Rachel's door. Tell her he was responsible for taking away the only parent she had left. Watch the love in her eyes turn to hate. Although he loathed his decision, he chose the coward's way out. He flipped open his phone and auto-dialed her number.

Rachel's voice came on the line. Confident, captivating. Unaware. "So, don't tell me. Another fool's errand, right? I swear my father will never grow up."

Chase remained silent for an eternal moment and in those seconds, he wished for the strength of Goliath - to rein in his quaking nerves, to give him the courage to spill the words that refused to form.

"Chase?" Concern edged her tone. "Chase, are you there?"

He forced another swallow. "Rachel, listen," he began, a rasp of a voice. Rusted from panic, from guilt. From disbelief. "Something happened. It...it's your dad."
 

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BURIED THREADS - The second installment in Kaylin's Romantic Suspense series


Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords before time runs out.


Creative Edge Publishing
ISBN 9781492120469
ASIN 1492120464


Available October 1, 2013 - Amazon.com ($4.99 - eBook, $14.95 - paperback)


"Buried Threads captivates you from the first page and doesn't stop until the end of the story"
- Kat Hall, Champagne Books Group

"This is a wonderful read, and I cannot wait to crack into Severed Threads!"
-Must Read Faster

"Exciting, dangerous and sexy!"
-Jamie Leigh Hansen, author of Betrayed

 

BACK COVER EXCERPT

Rachel's mouth sagged. "You mean you're really a monk? But how's that possible? You're not even wearing a robe, and your hair..."

He simply smiled.

A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren's heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!

Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment - to track down a priceless gem that is believed to buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan - takes a starling, and dangerous, turn.

Faced with a monk's dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.

Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members.

Time is running out as the prophecy's day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?
 

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BANISHED THREADS - The third installment in Kaylin's Romantic Suspense series


While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves' paintings are stolen from her uncle's popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife's missing granddaughter.


Creative Edge Publishing
ISBN 9781518806919
ASIN 1518806910
 
Available February 12, 2016 - Amazon.com ($2.99 - eBook, $12.95 - paperback)


"Well written and absolutely enthralling. Banished Threads is a wonderful addition to Kaylin McFarren's award-winning series."
-Anita Lock, Pacific Book Review

"This intricate escapade is as carnal as it is cerebral!"
-Joe Kilgore, The US Review of Books

"Banished Threads is a must-read addition to McFarren's popular Threads series!"
-Chanticleer Book Reviews
 

BACK COVER EXCERPT

After arriving in England on a much-deserved vacation, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are quickly forced into becoming crime-stopping sleuths when a collection of priceless Morris Graves' paintings turns up missing at her uncle's gallery.

Determined to clear him of all wrong-doing and free his accused granddaughter, the treasure-hunting duo risk not only their relationship but also the life of their unborn child when it's discovered that someone is determined to destroy the Lyons' family by any means necessary.
 

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UPCOMING STORIES

COMING SOON! TWISTED THREADS - The fourth installment in Kaylin's Romantic Suspense series

Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago - the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister's murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death.


Creative Edge Publishing
ISBN 978-1975921354
ASIN 1975921356
 
Available November 20, 2017 - Amazon.com ($4.99 - eBook, $14.95 - paperback)


"A sexy mystery that brings the timeless themes of murder, revenge and family loyalty to the high seas. A great series for fans of romantic suspense."
-- Bella Wright, BestThrillers.com

"Kaylin McFarren has written a novel with a mix of intrigue, romance and action, resulting in a story for readers wanting adventure and love all in one exhilarating book."
-Ella Vincent, Pacific Book Review
 

BACK COVER EXCERPT

Devon Lyons, unaware that his aunt and uncle could be singled out and murdered, brings Akira Hamada into their lives. In searching for evidence to justify Mitsui's revenge, she soon discovers that no one is who they seem to be. All the while, Devon is drawn into the mystery of mounting deaths on board the ship, putting his own life at risk.

With killers on the loose and no avenue for escape, tension is ratcheted to a breaking point, forcing everyone to choose between love and loyalty - or deeply held honor - in order to survive.
 

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AUTHOR'S BIOGRAPHY

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 forty national 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, including her own non-profit--the Soulful Giving Foundation, benefiting cancer research, care, and treatment at hospitals in Oregon.
 

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Publishing/Distribution:
Creative Edge Publishing LLC,
8440 NE Alderwood Road, Suite A,
Portland, Oregon 97220
info@creativeedgepublishing.com
Kaylin McFarren:
PO Box 100, Troutdale, OR 97060
kaylin@kaylinmcfarren.com

Author's Website: http://www.kaylinmcfarren.com