School’s In Contest: Fury’s Kiss by Karen Chance

Schools In (200px)You can’t go back to school without a few essentials, right? Karen Chance wanted to be here, but due to deadlines (and we totally want more stories, right?), she was unable to participate. However, she’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead – a copy of Fury’s Kiss + a basket of Dory’s Favorite Things – and I know you want it. *grin*

KChance-Furys KissDorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. But so far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing…

Dory is used to fighting hard and nasty. So when she wakes up in a strange scientific lab with a strange man standing over her, her first instinct is to take his head off. Luckily, the man is actually the master vampire Louis-Cesare, so he’s not an easy kill.

It turns out that Dory had been working with a Vampire Senate task force on the smuggling of magical items and weaponry out of Faerie when she was captured and brought to the lab. But when Louis-Cesare rescues her, she has no memory of what happened to her.

To find out what was done to her—and who is behind it—Dory will have to face off with fallen angels, the maddest of mad scientists, and a new breed of vampires that are far worse than undead…


Meet Karen Chance!

Karen Chance grew up in Orlando, Florida, the home of make-believe, which probably explains a lot. She has since resided in France, Great Britain, Hong Kong and New Orleans, mostly goofing off but occasionally teaching history. She is currently living in Tampa where she continues writing.

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Want to purchase Karen’s novels?
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  1. Touch the Dark at Amazon | Book Depository
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  4. Curse the Dawn at Amazon | Book Depository
  5. Hunt the Moon at Amazon | Book Depository
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Dorina Basarab, Dhampir

  1. Midnight’s Daughter at Amazon | Book Depository
  2. Death’s Mistress at Amazon | Book Depository
  3. Fury’s Kiss at Amazon | Book Depository
  4. Buying Trouble at Amazon

Inked at Amazon | Book Depository
Strange Brew at Amazon | Book Depository
On the Prowl at Amazon | Book Depository


Contest Time!

Karen is giving away a copy of Fury’s Kiss + a basket of Dory’s Favorite Things. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: What is your most bizarre memory from your own school days? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered.

Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support this author by sharing this contest on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.

The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.

All School’s In contests will remain open until October 7th at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the snazzy new plug-in I have. Have you checked out the other School’s In contests yet? Check out the Master List to see all the School’s In giveaways

I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.

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  1. Most bizarre thing had to have been when the insect nest that someone brought in for show and tell started leaking baby praying mantises. There must have been hundreds of the little guys. After an initial shout of alarm from the first kid who noticed it, all hell broke loose. Everyone jumped up from their desks to get a better look. I think the teacher left the room to find some assistance. Kids were making paper airplane with pray mantis pilots. The place went nuts.

  2. What is your most bizarre memory from your own school days?
    I think my most bizarre memory is how one of my classmates threw a plastic water bottle through the open window and it almost ended up braining someone. We all almost got expelled…

  3. My most Bizarre memory from school is from year 7, when a group of older students arranged an April Fool’s prank on al the teachers. They managed to get the head master to call them all for a meeting and then they snuck out of their classroom and rounded up all the younger students and hid them around the school. I remember hiding behind one of the old buildings watching some very lost and confused teachers walking across the playground trying to find their students :)

  4. I’ve been reading everyone else’s stories and I don’t think I have anything to match, but I really, really, really want a copy of Fury’s Kiss, because I looooove Karen Chance, so I’ll throw in my hat. In the 6th grade my math/science teacher was very eccentric and would throw things (little things, like whiteboard erasers) at kids who misbehaved in her class, but one day she dumped the class clown in the trash can. It’s not as bad as it sounds… she was everyone’s favorite teacher.

  5. Well… I’d say the most bizarre thing for me happened during my senior year of high school.

    You see… somehow, someway… I ended up getting unenrolled out of school. In spite of the fact that I was still attending.

    I kid you not. Apparently getting late to school on the first day and not having a homeroom teacher put you on the roster means that obviously you aren’t going to school anymore.

    Never mind checking that out for yourself or whatever. That’d probably be too simple.

    Hilarious thing to have happened my last year of school.

  6. Bizarre and frightening. There was a kid who went berserk and whipped out a butcher knife in the hall and went after a teacher. He was wrestled to the ground by a guidance counselor. This was a year or so after that horrible Kevin Costner Robin Hood came out and the other kids were saying he tried to stab someone with “Azeem’s cleaver”.

  7. The gifted science teacher that we had for both 7th and 8th grade told the craziest stories and gave the weirdest advice. My favorite piece of advice was in regards to girls dressing provocatively: “Don’t advertise if you’re not for sale.” (imagine it with a heavy southern accent…) Each year, new students learned from older students certain topics to bring up that would send her off on crazy tangents and basically give you a free day because she would never get to the lesson.

    Also, my AP Calculus teacher told us about the one time she was training at NASA and was on the anti-gravity test. The point of the test was to see how many Gs you could withstand before passing out. Well, my teacher got so bored, she decided to see what would happen if she stuck her tongue out. Big mistake. She was spinning sooo fast, her tongue stretched and started slapping her in the face and neck. When the test was finally over, the guy operating the test was in laughing his ass off and my teacher’s mouth/jaw/tongue was crazy sore.

  8. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my fifth grade classroom, bored out of my mind, when I suddenly felt the need to go to the bathroom. So, I stood up from my little chair and I walked to the bathroom that was connected to the room. To understand this story you have to realize that for some reason our teacher didn’t trust ten year olds with the ability to be able to close the bathroom door so if you needed to use the bathroom it was left unlocked, but you could turn a strip in the door red to show that it was occupied. This particular day I must have been eager to escape the lecture because I opened the bathroom door without looking to see if it was occupied. When I open the door there was someone sitting down using the toilet already and unlike a normal 10 year old reaction I slammed the door close and loudly yelped and had the entire classroom stare at me. It is safe to say that was my most bizarre school memory, and that I couldn’t wait to go home that day after embarrassing myself.

    P.s I love Karen Chance books, I own all of them so far, so I hope to add to my collection.

  9. It is not exactly a bizarre memory but I would never forget my teacher in maths. She was dressed from top to bottom in the same color and she always had a big hat in her head. The weird was that she was good teacher. We really liked her.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. dang.. thats tough.. I was an odd one..hmmmm.. i remember me and my best friend had the most horribly messy desks ever.. we used to keep EVERYTHING in there! food etc… i remember having to clean it out one day and finding all kinds of stuff.. and like 15 archie comics… lol

  11. The most bizarre experience when I was in school is , well, my school life is pretty ordinary. The most bizarre experience might be the haunted one when I discover no one in toilet room but I hear a sound of people take a bath. Really creepy!

  12. There was this one classroom whose phone would randomly ring for no reason, and the lights/ heater would turn on and off on its own.

  13. My most bizarre school memory was a day in high school where everyone was suddenly told to stay in whatever room they were happened to be in or closest to at the time. After about 40 minutes sitting with the rest of my English class, wondering what was going on, we could hear dogs in the hallway. Someone received a text message and informed the rest of the class that a drug search was being conducted. Soon after that, I was asked to leave my classroom. Every one of my classmates just looked at me when this was first announced before everyone burst out laughing. I was the last person anyone who knew me would ever suspect of having drugs in my locker. Ended up, the dogs were focused on something in the locker right next to mine, but the police asked to see the surrounding lockers as well. They ended up spending more time examining the contents of my violin case than anything else.

  14. In gradeschool, our gym class was playing a game where we were in two teams. An opposing team member would run at our team as we gripped hands with each other in a line and try not to let them past and vice versa. On one of the charges by the opposite team, the person running at us took my friend and me to be the weakest link and targeted our joined hands. Said friend and I held on tight and as the poor guy tried to break through, he knocked himself out on our desperately clasped hands. That stopped that particular game from being played for the rest of the school year.

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