Sunday, 2 February 2014

Unicorns and Rainbows

I have had a couple of readers comment on Passion in Panama with regard to the heroine (Bernie) and her attitude toward the Panamanian people. In researching the book, I talked to several business owners in Panama upon whose experiences I based Bernie's frustration with her foreign home. As this is a work of fiction, I allowed Bernie to take on a certain sharpness that I felt was in keeping with her character and situation. She is a single mother making her way in a culture that she doesn't completely understand. She has issues. She's not real. I made her up.

These same readers seem to have missed the many references to the beauty of the country, the friendly and helpful nature of the people Bernie encountered when she moved there and the excellent care her son Spence received from the medical professionals both at his birth and later when he has the accident. Often we see only what we want to see once the panties have been bunched.

Dear readers, if all the personalities that find their way on to the pages of books were flawless angels fiction would become a pretty dull landscape. There are plenty of books 'out there' that are harshly critical of one thing or another. Bernie has a problem running her Bistro. It's a small part of her world and it wasn't meant to ignite a (mini) firestorm of righteous indignation. For the record, Panama is a lovely country with sweet and gentle people. Is it a perfect society? No. Even the local press and government recognize that the service industry there has room for some improvement. If that's the worst thing one can find about a country that says a lot.

If, as a U.S. citizen, I allowed every negative reference to a fictional citizen of the my country that appeared in a FREE book I downloaded to upset me I'd never get out of bed. A couple of ditzy (fictional) girls working in a little (fictional) restaurant does not constitute a condemnation of an entire country. A little perspective, please. When a character in a book calls some other fictional character stupid or even 'borderline retarded' she is still a fictional character making a made up statement. This fictional character is flawed. You don't have to like her. You don't have to like the book. You don't have to like me.

Dear unhappy reader, I respectfully suggest that you read the 'look inside' feature before you commit to a book. Bernie's 'tude is right there on page one. Secondly, by its nature, erotic romance tends to have sharper edges than what is called 'sweet' romance. There are lots of rainbows and unicorns out there that stay well within that happy place. My work isn't even close to the edge many of my fellow authors jump over every day. Another genre may suit you better.

I apologize for upsetting you and I am sorry you felt insulted. However, I stand by my words and my right to use them.



To satisfy any curiosity this post may have given rise to here is the comment:

"K.C. I started to read Passion Panama. The female lead described the Panamanian people in a way that I find very disturbing. I wonder if you realized that using words like retarded and stupid would be offensive to some of your readers? The female lead made insulting remarks over and over again, until it couldn't be ignored. I hope that you will explain at some point what your thoughts were."



And here is the review on Amazon:


Bear in mind that this may be the same pissed off soul.


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Limited Time Special: Sizzling in Singapore and Passion in Panama

Thanks to all who took advantage of this offer. It has now ended. BUT, you can find Knowing His Secret free on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Ibooks, GooglePlay and Smashwords. I am working on getting Hooked free on those venues as well. 

These two books recently got new covers, so I decided to celebrate by offering them to you guys for the best price on Earth..FREE! But only for a very short time! So hurry up and snag a copy of each!

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Sea of Destiny Trilogy is Complete!


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HHAOSHC



Morgan Wolf is a complicated man living an uncomplicated life on a mega yacht he doesn't own. He lets women believe what they think they see. It's easier that way. No woman would want the truth he's never shared.

Lara Lamb is sailing away from what she thought she wanted. Because she wanted the wrong things and always for the wrong reason.

Lara sees Morgan for what he is: a rich, shallow Peter Pan who happens to have a cute monkey. Trouble is she's only right about the monkey.

She's everything Morgan never wanted. She makes the easy way look like the coward's way. Ready to take the chance, Morgan struggles with how to let Lara closer than anyone's ever been. Will his unspeakable wounds be too deep for her to bear?

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Where do you go when you can't run away?

Lara doesn't trust herself and Morgan can't remember when he trusted anyone.

They were sailing smoothly toward each other on a sweet voyage of discovery. Then Morgan got knocked back by a wave of panic from his past that he never got to explain.

A freak encounter with a thousand pound fish left Morgan delirious and Lara even more confused. The demons that swirl around his fevered head hint at a hell Lara is afraid to understand.

Stuck on a boat with a wounded man she no longer thinks she knows, Lara's convinced she's added another sad page to her book of mistakes.


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Sometimes when everything's lost, it's just the beginning.

Tossed by a storm, torn by grief, and with his world turned upside down, Morgan clings to the one woman he knows can bring some peace into the chaos that his life has become--Lara.

It's not easy to love a complicated man. It's even harder when he builds a maze around his heart.

She's looking for answers but life just keeps throwing more questions at them both. There's a dead sister who is now alive, ashes in the ocean and a tiny grave on a lonely beach.

Lara and Morgan have learned that sorrow often follows joy and love isn't always enough to keep it in the shadows.


Don't miss this thrilling new adventure from K.C. Falls
Amazon links:

A little taste of Hooked--The Hunt (a sample)

Excerpt:

"Are you telling me you don't want me?" I leaned into her and brought my knee up between her legs. She immediately ducked under my arm and moved beyond my reach.
"I want a lot of things. I want puppies and unicorns and a brand new BMW parked in the garage of my cottage on the beach. I want to be five-foot ten and have a rack like Beyonce."

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Carnal Cuisine

 I created these books because I am absolutely and unapologetically a foodie. I love food, I love cooking and I love all things about chefs, restaurants and ingredients. I'd rather go to a farmer's market than a mall. If I'm not watching re-runs of "Friends" or other such time sucks, I am watching the Cooking Channel or the Food Network.

I think Anthony Bordain is sexy. I think Bradley Cooper playing Anthony Bordain in the short-lived series "Kitchen Confidential" was even more sexy. I can't believe it ever got cancelled. Damn. Damn. DAMN.

I'm not too fond of Gordan Ramsey. He's a little on the harsh side. But I can dig the idea of an alpha male chef, for sure. Sexy things happen in kitchens. Fire and knives are sexy. People who work around food all day tend to be into the sensual pleasures of life.

So, that's where these books are coming from. It's the same level of heat that ya'll told me you love in the Year of the Billionaire series, but with a twist. At the end of the books, you get some original recipes that are connected to the books. Think of them at hot romances with benefits. Enjoy.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Schizophrenia

I admit that I'm a little on the nutty side and I also can't decide what I want to be when I grow up. In the spirit of all that, it's still my prerogative to change my mind. Several times if necessary. For the thousands (I can't believe I can say that but it's true!!!) of you who bought my babies with their beautiful flower covers, I thank you. For the millions who took a pass, maybe you'll like the hunky guy cover better. It's a test. We'll see.

Without further ado (drum roll or eye roll as the case may be) here they are:




Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Thank You!

I am overwhelmed by the number of folks who have taken the time to encourage and help me along the first part of this wonderful journey. If you have left a review on Amazon or Goodreads, I am especially grateful for your kind words. It's one thing to have your best friend or your sister say "Hey, great book!" but for a stranger to sit down and tell me how much they enjoyed my work is just amazing. I wonder if really BIG authors eventually stop reading every review. I mean, does E.L. James call her friend and read the latest and greatest to her?

I will tell you all something, too. While a bad review is never welcome, authors do listen. We take those criticisms to heart and try not to repeat our mistakes. As for the good reviews, that's the inspiration to just write an even better book the next time. And I am working hard on that.