Karen Tomlinson is the author of The Guardians of The Goddess series of Young Adult fantasy books. Book one A Bond of Venom and Magic will be released October 14th 2016.
Karen has always been an avid reader. Her taste in books is eclectic but she likes nothing better than an exciting fantasy, set in a new and magical world. She lives in Derbyshire, England, with her husband, twin girls and her dalmatian, Poppy. Karen trained as a nurse and currently works as a resuscitation and clinical skills trainer, this involves training a wide variety of health care professionals and medical students in acute patient care. In addition to writing, and reading whenever she can, Karen likes to keep active. She has been training at Shotokan karate since being thirteen, likes walking, mountain biking and (for something completely different) cake decorating. She is currently working on book two in the Guardians of The Goddess series.
As soon as I could read I spent hours getting lost in the new worlds books could give me. Spending my pocket money had to be done (obviously) but not on sweets, well, not many…I spent my money on books. Back then it was Enid Blyton’s Famous Five which sparked my young mind. I didn’t rest until I had the whole set, then I migrated to the secret seven…(there was no Harry Potter then) As a teenager I would trawl through all my mum and dad’s discarded books. It was probably highly inappropriate for a thirteen year old to be reading swoony Mills and Boon romances followed by Ian Flemming, Alistair Maclean and Wilbur Smith!
Because I read anything and everything I could get my hands on back then, I now have an eclectic taste in books. I will read anything that catches my eye and absolutely love illustrated book covers! In my late teens I discovered fantasy and that genre has stayed my firm favourite. I am and will always remain a complete sucker for a fantasy with kick ass characters and worlds steeped in magic and romance!
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A Bond of Destiny and Dragons
by Karen Tomlinson
Published: May 15, 2018
When kings and gods fall, a queen will rise. The game of war is changing and the destiny of two friends will alter the course of the future.
Since time began and worlds were created, a brutal conflict has raged, pitting darkness against light and god against goddess. But time and betrayal have caught up with the powerful and the immortal, and the game of war is changing…
A Bond Of Venom and Magic
by Karen Tomlinson
The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights.
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Smashwords book reviews by Karen Tomlinson
- Everlasting Flame
on Sep. 26, 2016
This book was an enjoyable ride! The characters were great and kept me wanting to read more. I loved the banter and sass between Joan and the others! She seems to do a lot of growing in this book but still has more to sort out with herself. I am disappointed in you Lorenzo…! That’s all I’m saying….! The writing is good but perhaps the book could have been tightened up a little in parts. I got a little confused with the plot and motivations for the characters at times but despite that I was still hooked and wanted to keep reading! I enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to book 2!