Karen J Mossman & Karina Kantas’ Toxic

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Two authors, two versions of the same book in two exciting genres of fiction. Karen J Mossman and Karina Kantas present, Toxic.

Blurb
Lexi isn’t your normal Malok. She craves adventure and freedom from the mundane life forced upon her. 100 years ago, the first drop of acid rain fell. Maloks fled to the mountains, building a new way of life—a desolate life—a life Lexi knows all too well. 

Lexi has a plan, her ticket out of this miserable existence, becoming a ranger. Aron, her partner, believes she’s not strong enough to fight alongside him. Lexi will stop at nothing, no matter what the danger, to achieve her independence, even if that means defying him.

Amidst everything, Marcus, Lexi’s childhood best friend makes a sudden return. Before she can rejoice in a reunion, her happiness is crushed when she sees Mae, the bully that had terrorized her in her teens. Marcus was aware of the mental abuse Lexi had suffered and yet the person she loved and the person she hated the most, stand before her, together.
“A powerful dystopian thriller that captures the heart and imagination”.

Photo courtesy of: Karen J. Mossman

“A romantic, thrilling read…..Karen dares to challenge relationships bringing them together in troubled times….thougthful and though- provoking.”

“I was fascinated by Stephanie Meyer’s book The Host, where people lived in mountains. This was a world I wanted to explore as a setting for Toxic. Living in a close environment as this, there has to be rules. Those rules don’t always have to be fair. This gave me scope to add intrigue and animosity between my characters.”
Karen J Mossman
Buy Links: https://books2read.com/KJMToxic

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Karen J Mossman

Karen J Mossman comes from a family of journalists with her grandfather and uncle having been newspaper editors. Further back a 2x grandfather wrote for his local paper and also published a book based on those articles. Karen is the only one to go into fiction.

All Karen’s books are in collections – The Decade Series, Electric Eclectic and Just Stories.’ She is also a founder member of Electric Eclectic books and has four tales in that collection.

Karen is also an avid blogger and book reviewer, “It’s especially important to me to have feedback from my readers, so please leave a review when you have read one of my books.”

Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the North Wales coast with her husband and two dogs. She has two grown up children, who were both born on the same day, two years apart.

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Karina Kantas

Karina Kantas is the author of the popular MC thriller series, OUTLAW and the loved romantic fantasy duology, Illusional Reality.

She also writes short stories and when her imagination is working overtime, she writes thought-provoking dark flash fiction.
There are many layers to Karina’s writing style and voice, as you will see in her flash fiction collection, Heads & Tales and in UNDRESSED she opens up more to her fans, giving them another glimpse into her warped mind.

When Karina isn’t busy working on her next bestseller, she’s a publicist, author manager and VA. She’s also the host of the popular radio show, Author Assist on the Artist First Radio Network.

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“A sensual, erotic read…Karina dares to figure out the nature of passion…thoughtful and thought-provoking.”
“It was a pleasure to read an erotic story that had an actual plot. The genre itself is probably the most misunderstood. The plot drives an erotic story and the sex just adds to the enticing nature of it. You’ve done a great job building a world for your reader. “
Buy Link – https://books2read.com/ToxicAE

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“Toxic is based in a future world where acid rain forces the people, the Maloks to build their cities inside mountains for protection. What is also amazing is this book has two versions, the romantic and the erotic. In both books the story focuses on a female Malok called Lexi, who is determined to become a Ranger and help society guard against the Outcasts. Only Lexi has little support, even from her own boyfriend, Aron. Mix in a childhood sweetheart, in the shape of Marcus, and the unexpected arrival of Mae, Lexi’s childhood bully and things begin to get interesting. Toxic is the story of Lexi’s determination to satisfy her ambitions, both professionally and personally. The Erotic Toxic tells the same story but delves deeper into Lexi’s sexuality and passions. Whichever Toxic you chose, you find yourself living the fantasy.”

Excerpt

“Lexi,” greeted the young medic.
“Hey, Sha.” Lexi smiled.

She walked past Sha and sat down on a stool, took a sterile cloth, and wiped away the dead skin, causing her to take an intake of breath. No matter how many times she had been burnt there was no way to get used to that kind of pain.

As she reached for a jar of Dozax paste, Sha spoke. “You’ve been outside again, haven’t you?”

Lexi didn’t answer at first, as she felt the wonderful relief as the paste went to work, taking away the pain and healing the burn. The skin immediately started to regenerate and within moments all that was left on her hand was a green coloured dye, which would eventually fade. Still, Lexi needed to wear a patch that had a tiny spot of Dozax cream to complete the treatment.

It was dangerous for any Malok to use Dozax in its pure form. Everything had to be diluted.

“You are such a strange Malok,” Sha said, shaking her head.
Lexi smiled. “I can’t help it. I’d go crazy if I was cooped up here forever.”
“Has your ranger training started?” Sha asked.

Lexi’s grin was wide. “Not yet. At the end of the week,” she answered, still not believing she had been accepted into the academy. “Okay, I’m done,” she said and then jumped off the stool. “See you tomorrow.”

“Oh wait. You have four inoculations to do tomorrow.”
“Four?” Lexi questioned.
“Yes, some Maloks arrived last night with the new commander.”
“Oh, yes I forgot about Jow. So sad. He was nice as a commander, and so approachable and happy all the time, you know?”
“Yeah,” Sha agreed and then giggled. “Remember when he came and said he wanted to learn basic aid? Oh my, he was so funny.”

Lexi laughed as she remembered that day and how he always made her smile. “See even now, just thinking of the late commander makes us happy. He left a great legacy behind.”
“He sure did. Let’s just hope the new one can live up to that.”
“Okay, I’m off. See you tomorrow, Sha.”
“I will have the Dozax jabs ready for you in the incubator,” Sha called.
“Super! Thanks,” Lexi mumbled.

Lexi still couldn’t get that sad day out of her mind. She even had to visit the Charmer to talk and get closure. The loss of Commander Jow was hard for everyone. A party of fifteen went out that day and only two returned. Lexi wished for peace every day, but the only way that would happen was if the Outcasts and the Maloks agreed to share.

She shook her head. Of course, that would never happen, she was kidding herself. Outcasts needed the Terra leaves to feed their addiction. Never mind that this amazing plant could cure pain, protect the body from germs, Illness and normal medical problems that come from age and a weary body.

She couldn’t imagine how life used to be when young people would die, because they didn’t know the secret of the plant and the properties it possessed. So, sad, she thought, as she quickly made her way back to the residence she shared with Aron.

Everyone assumed that Lexi and Aron would marry and settle down. Her friends certainly thought so, and at the start, so did Lexi. Only now she had woken up, and the adventurous Lexi wanted so much more from life and becoming a ranger was a step in the right direction.

Buy Links
Toxic Adult Edition – https://books2read.com/ToxicAE
Toxic Romance Edition – https://books2read.com/KJMToxic

Karina and Karen and proud to associate Toxic with Electric, Eclectic books.

Photo courtesy of: Karen J. Mossman

Interview With Author: Karen J. Mossman

A prolific author, Karen J. Mossman comes from a long line of writers and is published through Pict Publishing. From her island home of Anglesey in the U.K., Karen enjoys retirement and manages the book lovers Facebook group Electric Eclectic.

She has two grown children and lives with her husband and two dogs. Besides writing, Karen also enjoys reading, cross stitching and speaking to groups about various books.

Now that I’ve introduced you to Karen let’s get to know her a little better.

Pin Me Please!

Hello, Karen and welcome. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.

Thank you for having me.

What inspired you to be a writer?
My mom and dad were foster care parents, and we often had four under five’s in the house, including my three siblings, so I think it became a bit of an escape for me.

Is writing your full-time profession?

No, I’m retired, so I’m lucky to write when I please.

How long have you been writing?

A very long time!

How many books have you written?

Fourteen to date.

Which genres do you write? 

I’m a multi-genre author. I like to dabble in all kinds.

What do you find most challenging writing for these genres?

The ones I haven’t yet written yet  -vampires or shifters, not sure if I want to, but never say never, as they say!

What are you working on now?

I’m between books. I published my last one on 20th November. I have several works in progress, so I must find which one to do first soon.

Where do you find inspiration for your stories ?

A lot of my stories are ones I’ve written before self-publishing was an option.  Many were partially written, or complete ones that needed a lot of attention. I pull one of those out and rewrite.  Sometimes I’ll write a new one as ideas are everywhere.

What has been your most rewarding experience since publishing your work? 

Just seeing a book in print. I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing my work sitting on the Amazon shelf amongst so many others.

What advice would you give to authors just starting out?

Write for love, not money, and write for yourself.

Is there anything else you’d like your readers to know about you?

All my books are in collections or series. I didn’t plan to do that, it sort of happened, and I kind of like it.

 What message are you sharing in your books?

How in every situation, just like life, there is humour and love. You’ll find those in my books.

What are your favorite books?

I don’t have favourites of anything because they change so frequently. I suppose favourite books for me would translate to most memorable books.
The one that continues to haunt me, and I will have to read again, soon is Becky Wicks After The Wave. It’s about the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand and a love story that finds its way through all the horror.

What are your favorite movies, TV shows?

I’m a big Box Set fan and have been through many. I love American ones and BBC dramas. At the moment I am watching Salvation and will watch at least three episodes tonight.

When you’re not writing where can we find you?

Walking my dogs. I have plenty of beaches and stunning countryside near me, so there are plenty of places to go.

Tell us a little about your blogs Magic Of Stories and Karen’s Book Buzz?

Magic of Stories came about because of my love of stories. There are many stories out there, not just fiction, so my blog comprises true stories, flash fiction, family history, life on an island and anything else relating to the telling of tales.

Karen’s Book Buzz Blog is where I review all the books I read, and share a few I haven’t.

How can Indie Authors get a review of their book on your blog?

Reading for me has to remain a pleasure. I don’t like deadlines or being forced to read something I am not enjoying. So, I am not open to reviews.

Do you have a website/Facebook page, etc?

https://www.facebook.com/karensmagicofstories/

Where can we find your books?

author.to/KarenMossman

My Books

The Decade Series

The Secret – 70s  – myBook.to/TS

Joanna’s Journey – 80s  – books2read.com/Joanna

Joanna’s Destiny – 90s – myBook.to/Joanna90s

The Truth Will Out – 00s – myBook.to/TTWO

The Themed Collection

The Missing – books2read.com/TheMissingKM

Behind the Music – books2read.com/BehindtheMusic

Heroes – books2read.com/Heroes

Electric Eclectic Novelettes

One Christmas – books2read.com/OneXmas

Distant Time – books2read.com/DistantTime

Down by the River – books2read.com/River

A Cry in the Night – books2read.com/CryintheNight

Just Stories

The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold – books2read.com/CassidyNewbold

The Magic of Stories – books2read.com/MagicofStoriesKJM

Thank you, Karen, for spending time with us and sharing your story. We wish you continued success and lots of luck!