Severed Threads by Kaylin McFarren


Dive right in; the water is full of danger, intrigue, and passion.”--Affaire de Coeur magazine

Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating – until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father’s death.

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Kaylin McFarren is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters' lives - taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more. 

Although Kaylin wasn't born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest.

Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

 What reviewers are saying…

“McFarren (Flaherty's Crossing, 2010) offers an exciting, romantic adventure story that's anchored by well-researched, authentic technical details of boats, scuba diving, salvage law, Chinese history and underwater archaeology. Watching the characters thoughtfully do their jobs makes them more appealing to the reader and heightens the novel's boldly erotic love scenes; Chase and Rachel are more than just beautiful bodies. (It's irksome, though, when Chase treats Rachel like a child, at one point having a crewmember send her to bed and doping her against her knowledge when he wants her to rest.) McFarren's varied cast—from professors to gangsters to salty dogs—feels well rounded; despite a few ethnic clichés, like the Native American "warrior" and a hard-drinking, lusty Irishman, she toys with expectations more than once. Some odd word choices and unfortunate mistakes show that the book could use an editor's hand, but with plenty at stake, erotic chemistry, dastardly villains, a lost relic, an unusual setting and a touch of the supernatural, this indie novel could stand on any romance publisher's shelf. The full package of thrills and romance.” -- KIRKUS REVIEW

“Dive right in; the water is full of danger, intrigue, and passion. This treasure‑hunting jewel of a story will hold the reader captive to the very last page. “--LAUREN CALDER, Affaire de Coeur magazine

“With so many plot turns and the many characters' underlying stories, this novel is a true treasure unto itself. As a reader, I couldn't put the book down because I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next. Many of the ups and downs were not obvious, and I enjoyed the surprise as each revelation was made. The characters are extremely complex but real, and I found myself being very involved in their thoughts and actions. I felt for each character, questioned their reasoning and cheered them on. 

“It is easy to see through reading this book that McFarren familiarized herself with the information she was presenting in her book. The time and information she put into the history and the undersea world lent depth to the book and helped to present a very genuine story. I enjoy nothing more than a well-researched, thought provoking read, and Severed Threads definitely found itself in that category for me."--SUZANNE GATTIS, Pacific Book Review

"Anyone who likes adventure, mystery and intrigue will love this book and I will certainly be looking out for future work by this author."--SHARON MARTIN, Beck Valley Books 


2012 Indie Book of the Day Award Winner for 22nd of September 2012
2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Contest - 2nd place
2012 AKRWA's best Break-up contest - 1st Place
2012 Central Ohio Fiction Writers' Ignite the Flame Contest - 2nd Place 
2009 Great Beginnings Contest - 1st Place 
2009 Melody of Love Contest - 1st Place 
2009 Heart of the West Contest - 4th Place

Purchase information:

Title: Severed Threads
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
Publisher’s website:
Publication date: July 2012
ISBN 10: 1475186525
ISBN 13: 9781475186529
Format: Trade Paperback & eBook
Number of pages: 349
Price: $14.95 (Paperback); $5.50 (Kindle)
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Kaylin McFarren's books are now available in two formats: 

eBook -,, & Barnes Noble

Trade paperback -,, & Barnes Noble

Book Distributors & Librarians - Book Distributors & Librarians: Contact Creative Edge Publishing LLC; 


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