A Fresh New Look!!

Excited to announce that all the books in the Kaylin McFarren Threads series have a fresh new look due to the artistic skills and remarkable imagination of Amanda Tomo Yoshida, graduate of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. You will discover that each book has also undergone additional editing and is now included in my revised, simple to navigate website thanks to Michael Volnychev, my masterful webmeister. Please take a moment to visit this site and consider signing up for my quarterly newsletter, which will provide you with information about book signings, new releases, free giveaways, contests, and fun promotional events.

In the meantime, mark your calendar for March 20th – when Banished Threads is officially released on Amazon.com. This is an action-packed suspense thriller, guaranteed to keep you turning pages and reading until late at night, guessing the identities of the true villains.

With all this in mind, let me extend my best wishes for the holidays and a memorable, creative and extremely productive new year! – Kaylin



After a very busy summer and months of extended travel, I’m finally finishing that long overdue book – Banished Threads. This is only going to be accomplished by sequestering myself to my San Diego condo for one full uninterrupted week. So, hopefully, when I return, I’ll have a complete manuscript ready for editing and eventually publishing. Please be patient with me folks. I promise that the next story is worth waiting for!! – Kaylin

Banished Threads - Book 3, Threads Series

Latest Book Review

Cold Coffee Press Book Review For Buried Threads – by Kaylin McFarren

Book Review For Buried Threads – by Kaylin McFarren

When the mysterious, beautiful Japanese woman with a sword peering from the black sheen of the front cover of ‘Buried Threads’ – by Kaylin McFarren arrived, the silent beckoning began.

I always know when I am reading a well-researched, well written action-adventure, mystery, romance novel when the plot enters my night dreams. Although I didn’t read book one in the series ‘Buried Threads’ stands well on its own. The author knows how to take a great plot, create believable characters, hold the reader in suspense and spin the tale with mastery.

Unfamiliar with Japanese culture (beautiful customs, geishas, ancient rituals), especially the underbelly of the Japanese society, warlords, and unseen paranormal conflicts the reader will learn a great deal while experiencing writing in its truest art form.

A treasure hunt for lost artifacts that are embedded with precious stones that are not only priceless, but hold a curse that once stood for a “Prince’s valor, wisdom, and benevolence”.

What would a fast moving, suspense filled, heart beating adventure be without the dangerous, unpredictable interpersonal relationships that leads to attraction, trust, mutually mind blowing sex and true romance? ‘Buried Threads’ is all that and more.

Compassion and greed, life and death, fear and resolution, mission and accomplishment, struggle and survival, gratitude and faith are all aspects of this story that can only be summed up as spectacular.

Cold Coffee Press endorses multi-award winning ‘Buried Threads’ – by Kaylin McFarren as the action-adventure, mystery-suspense romance-thriller that it is. http://www.coldcoffeepress.com


Book Description: A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren’s heart pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget!

Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment–to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan–takes a startling, and dangerous, turn.

Faced with a monk’s dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe.

Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members. Time is running out as the prophecy’s day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?

Buried Threads has received the following awards: 2014 Reader Views Readers Choice Awards – 1st Place for Romance; 2014 Pacific Book Awards – 1st Place Adventure Category; 2014 Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media’s Great Beginnings Contest – 1st Place Paranormal Mystery; 2013 Chanticleer Clue Awards – 1st Place Steamy/Action/Thriller; 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards – Finalist, Best Cover Design; 2014 eLit Awards – 1st Place Mystery/Suspense/Thriller; 2014 eLit Awards – 2nd Place for Best Book Trailer; 2014 Global Ebook Awards – Gold Medal (1st Place) in the New Adult Fiction Category & Bronze Medal (3rd Place) in the Best Book Trailer Category; 2014 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in the Fiction – Adventure Category.

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Author Kaylin Mcfarren’s Published Books
Buried Threads
Flaherty’s Crossing
Severed Threads

Threads Series Book 3 Titled Banished Threads – is undergoing final editing and will be available in December.

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ImageNational magazine selects Buried Threads in its search for the best indie books of 2013

Traverse City, MI, April 13, 2014 — Today, Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword‘s awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.

Buried Threads is a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Action & Adventure (Adult Fiction) category. In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over 60 categories, cash prizes for the best in fiction and nonfiction, and widespread recognition.

Visit this site for the complete list of Foreword Reviews‘ 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists: https://boyta.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2013/

About Foreword Reviews: At Foreword Reviews, we love indie books and the art of great storytelling. We discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and feature articles exclusively on indie-publishing trends in our quarterly magazine and on our website. Foreword Reviews is distributed to librarians, booksellers, publishers, and avid readers and is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. Our website features a daily stream of reviews of indie books written by a team of professional, objective writers.

For more information please contact:

Kaylin McFarren – kaylin@kaylinmcfarren.com

Reader Views Winning Certificate

Buried Threads wins 1st Place for Romance in the 2014 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards!

If you’re a fan of murder mysteries but eschew the usual genre-formatted adventures that offer too-predictable protagonists and not enough depth, it’s time to take a look at Buried Threads: a horse of another color. More than a murder mystery, this mingles a treasure hunt, an international race against time, a dark prophecy, Japanese culture, erotic encounters and a clever killer’s modus operandi into a story that just won’t quit.
Buried Threads opens with a bang: “Kenji Ota didn’t fit the description of a bloodthirsty killer. Upon meeting him, it would be difficult to believe he’d gotten away with murdering at least twenty-five men.”The tension never ends: as new twists pepper the plot, readers will find their expectations and viewpoints enhanced and expanded. As successful owners of a treasure hunting company, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen have, over the years, honed routines virtually guaranteeing success; but their latest lead is anything but habitual and as they delve into international affairs in the process of tracking down a shipwreck’s precious cargo, they fall under the scrutiny of a seasoned, deadly killer.

Fans of Indiana Jones will find a lot to like here: Rachel and Chase move from adventure to adventure with nary a breather. There’s everything from sharks to caves and hidden tombs … and, of course, a gang is involved, thwarting their investigations at every turn.

Rachel and Chase grow and learn from their cross-cultural encounters in the process of their hunt: even Buddhist enlightenment isn’t unheard of in the course of events. Japanese history and ethnicity also lends an extra dimension of cultural understanding to the saga.

Buried Threads is also about broken relationships, healing, and rediscovery: these elements of psychological tension are another unexpected thread running through the thriller format.

There’s a healthy dose of romance representing one of the ties of Buried Threads, there’s high adventure and much mystery, and there’s solid tension in an erotic thriller that just doesn’t quit. Seasoned fans of romance, mystery, and thriller writing will find this crossover title successfully blends elements of all three under one cover, creating a powerful piece of soft-core porn that adds an extra dimension to all three genres.

From geishas and Japanese street gangs to women just beginning to realize their inner strength, Buried Threads incorporates it all. It sounds almost too busy; but all these elements come together in a logical, satisfying progression that uses life’s slings and arrows, twists and turns to provide an outstanding backdrop to what really matters: love. And without giving away the ending of the story (which will take many a seasoned mystery reader by surprise) suffice it to say that ultimately events come full circle, offering both a conclusion and the seeds of new experiences to come in an earth-shaking epilogue that neatly ties everything together. – Diane Donovan, Midwest Review

For anyone who’s interested in hearing more about Buried Threads and Kaylin McFarren’s creative process, please take a few moments to listen to Inside Scoop…a fun and informative radio interview. http://insidescooplive.com/kaylinmcfarrenburiedthreads


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