SEVERED THREADS - Book 1, Threads Series

Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Kaylin McFarren

Publisher : Creative Edge Publishing

ABOUT Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren
Kaylin McFarren minored in English in college and for the past twenty years has led PR/marketing efforts for several companies within her family's international conglomerate. She is a wife and mother of three, and resides in Oregon. In addition to serving on numerous foundations and board More...


Award-winning author Kaylin McFarren delivers an action/adventure romance guaranteed to capture your imagination...

Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office.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.

Kaylin has been involved in the business of collecting and selling Asian antiques for more than a decade. Due to her interest in this field and her fascination with the undersea world, she was inspired to write a story about the recovery of a Chinese concubine's cursed treasure from a sunken galleon, which aids in healing a woman's damaged soul. Kaylin spent four months researching scuba diving, trade routes, famous battles, and the natural disasters that befell Spanish ships during the 15th-17th centuries. It is her hope that this action/adventure romance entertains readers and honors dedicated salvaging and exploration companies which have contributed remarkable cross-sections of history to museums and institutions around the world.

“Kaylin McFarren's latest novel is a fast-paced mixture of romance, mystery and adventure, with more than a dash of the paranormal tossed in for good measure. It's also provides the reader an exciting introduction into the worlds of deep sea diving, treasure hunting and Far Eastern vs. Western culture. Readers will quickly be drawn in by multiple plot lines that intertwine and ultimately lead to a very satisfying conclusion. Crisp writing and sparkling dialogue that will hold the interest of any reader who enjoys a good mystery story that's well told.” • MARK GARBER, President, Portland Tribune

"An intriguing tale of mystery, deception and murder." • REBECCA READS, Austin, Texas

"Sizzling adventure awaits in this wonderfully fresh story from Kaylin McFarren." • RHONDA POLLERO, USA Today bestselling author

“I found this book to be chock full of suspense, twist and turns – with the reader never quite knowing who was the good guy, and who was the bad. Highly recommended!” CHRISTINE WATSON, Reader Views

“Severed Threads” takes the reader on a great adventure – one I would personally rather read about than experience in real life! I totally enjoyed being held captive on the edge of my seat while the characters’ drama plays out. The additional touch of having an ancient legend and a ghost be involved in the story made it even more compelling to read. I highly recommend this story for people who enjoy romance and suspense. The author Kaylin McFarren will not let you down! I look forward to future stories in this series. • PAIGE LOVITT, Reader Views


“This sizzling romantic adventure is not only made for the Big Screen, but will have romantic lovers craving for more! This First book in a series is a gem in itself as the author creates a suspenseful love story that's packed with action, genuine characters, and is rich in history. Kaylin McFarren's expertise in traveling the world to exotic places, combined with her interest in treasure seekers, and her fascination with the under-sea world shines through in her unique writing style. "SEVERED THREADS" is as entertaining as THE BODY GUARD, as thrilling as PRESUMED INNOCENT, and as clever as BASIC INSTINCT. Highly recommended to all romantic suspense lovers!” • GERI AHEARNS, Book Reviews


“This book had me hooked from the first page, with the descriptive texts of each individual along with why they want to find the treasure for their own needs but how this is affected by outside factors and their reactions to this, really gets the reader involved.  The writing is first class and very clever and along with the short chapters makes this book very enjoyable and easy to follow, although you may find it very difficult to put down so be warned.” – 5 Birds •  SHARON MARTIN BECK VALLEY BOOKS

(Four Stars) "A very enjoyable read for a lazy afternoon or a long hot bubble bath. This book will wrap you up and not let you go. Even after reading the last paragraph on the last page you are begging for the story to continue. You'll want to pick up your copy today because you don't want to miss this story!" • Story of a Girl Reviews

“SEVERED THREADS is a page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat and diving for more.” • Faery Book Reviews

“When you start reading a book and you immediately start picturing actors as the characters, you know it's probably going to be a decent read (hint: Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams, Pierce Brosnan)! Like the ocean, the story ebbs and flows, between high action and slower back story. This equals a satisfying read, the included sailing history will have you running to your smart phone to check facts, and leave you wanting to go to your local maritime museum! The book is fast-paced (I read it in 2 sittings!) and the perfect mixture of history, mystery and romance, with enough twists and turns to keep you fascinated to the end. Which by the way screams for a sequel! I hope the book does get picked up for a movie, as I think it would be very enjoyable too!” •  Bless Their Hearts Mom - Book Reviews