Hi, I’m Kathryn M. Hearst, or Kate, and the author of “Twelve Spirits of Christmas,” Book 2 in the Tessa Lamar Novels, a paranormal romance series with a Southern twist. Born and raised in the South, my stories have down-home humor, old-fashioned manners, and families that will make you cringe.
Here are some things I learned at an early age:
When your grandmother sends you outside to pick a switch, don’t choose one that’ll break. She’ll be even madder if she has to go get one herself.
In the summer, keep your flip-flops on until you reach the wet sand or you’ll burn your feet.
“Fixinta” is a verb warning of intention to take action, usually involving cooking or opening a can of whoop-*ss. Examples: “I’m fixinta make supper.” “I’m fixinta send you out for a switch.”
“A month of Sundays” is a really long time.
Just because they come six to a pack, doesn’t mean you have to drink them all in one go.
A lady should know how to shoot a gun and her whiskey, but not on Sundays.
When cooking vegetables, one must include a pork product, salt, pepper, and possibly hot sauce.
The bigger the hair, the bigger the gossip.
When wearing shorts, always check the temperature of the surface before you sit. Blistering burns on your backside are a thing.
Driving a lawnmower while drunk is illegal. Driving a lawnmower to the liquor store is about the same as waving a beer at a passing police car.
Bonus: “Your mouth’s writing checks your butt ain’t cashin’,” has nothing to do with banking.
Want to know more? My website is the best place to learn more about my books. I’ve included the first chapter of each of my published novels on my blog.
Amazon: https://www. amazon.com/author/kathrynmhearst
Tessa Lamar Novels
Kathryn M. Hearst
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wyndham House
Date of Publication: November 8, 2016
Number of pages: 315 e-book 354 print
Word Count: 86,000
Cover Artist: Marcela Bolivar
Two amazing men. A serial killer. A Christmas to remember.
Tessa Lamar is dreading her first Christmas without her beloved grandfather. They say the holiday season brings out the best and the worst in people. This year, it’s brought out a serial killer, who chooses his victims based on the carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
As Tessa comes to terms with her life as a Nunnehi, the Cherokee equivalent to fairy, she finds herself in cahoots with a ghost to stop the Christmas Killer before he strikes again. She must wrangle her magic, manage family responsibilities, juggle the men in her life, and discover the person she was meant to be, in order to save…
Seven Swans a Swimming
Eight Maids a Milking
Nine Ladies Dancing
Ten Lords a Leaping
Eleven Pipers Piping
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Twelve Spirits of Christmas is the second of the Tessa Lamar Novels, Paranormal Romances with a Southern twist. If you like Southern humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you'll love this series. Be sure to check out Kindle Scout winner, The Spirit Tree, to read the beginning of Tessa’s journey.
About the Author:
Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl with a love of the dark and strange. She has been a storyteller her entire life, as a child, she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, music, musicians and all things musical (including theater). Kate lives in central Florida with her chocolate lab, Jolene; and two rescue pups, Jagger and Roxanne. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, raising a nerdling.
The Order of the Sinistra Dei is her first series and includes titles, Feast of the Epiphany and Feast of Mercy. Kate's novel, The Spirit Tree, won a publishing contract with Kindle Press through the Kindle Scout contest. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies.