Author Interview with Kay Blake and New Release: Catch Me If I Fall (The Kim Brothers Book 1)

Please help me welcome Kay Blake with a fun author interview and an intriguing new release! 

 

Please tell us a little about yourself, where are you from? Where do you live now? Family? Pets?

My name is Kay. I’m a mom of three cubs and hail from the greatest city in the world. New York. (Don’t argue with me on this lol) I’m currently in my last semester of college to get my bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology. I live and breathe sarcasm, but I have a heart of gold. I still love the color pink. I’m a horror fanatic and I never get tired of strawberry cheesecake. I have no pets as I’m allergic to most, but I would love a dog if I could have one.

I won’t argue, but I will beg to differ…,;) Just kidding…I love New York although I’ve only been there once, briefly. Would love to go again! Where did you get the idea for your book?

Catch Me If I Fall came from a scene in the book where Jae tells Kasi he wants her to know that if she ever fell again he’ll be there to catch her. That she wasn’t alone in her struggles.

Why did you choose this genre (is it something you’ve written in before)?

While I love the horror genre in both books and movies, I’m a sucker for a good romance. I think there is something pure about good old fashioned love so I write it.

I would love to write horror as well! Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book, the characters, title, process, etc, you’d like to share?

Yes for me it required me to research not only another culture different from mine, but also research someone who would be considered a person with a disability. It was hard. It was eye opening. And I am appreciative of all who were apart of getting information to me and that had conversations with me.

What is the most difficult thing about writing a book?

I think us writers question everything we do. Is it good enough? Did you give this story your all? Would they get what you were trying to convey? I think the self-doubting would be the hardest thing about writing a book. That and making sure the story is fresh even if the idea is similar.

What was the most difficult thing about this one in particular?

I had to use some of a personal experience to dig deep when I was dealing with Kasi expressing her pain and her grief. It was hard to convey that emotion.

What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?

Horror. I plan to try to dabble in that this year actually.

I would also like to write horror. Maybe one day! What is your favorite quote?

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection.”

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

It is a mix of real life and imagination. I have certain characters that are from people that are or were in my life. Then other times I could see something and be like this works for this character.

What do your friends and family think of your writing?

So far I’ve heard good things. I was told they loved my writing. And my mom is pretty blunt and she loved my books so that’s good. I have one friend who have read all my books and she’s super supportive.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Meredith Wild at Book Con in 2015. And she was so awesome and sweet.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Basically sometimes life can be pretty crappy. Even when it seems things will only get worse or that things will never get better, it always will. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. And sometimes life provides us with the people to help us get there.

How much of the book is realistic? 

I think for the most part most of this book is pretty realistic. I tried to tell a heartfelt story that wasn’t too over the top.

How did your interest in writing originate?

I have written most of my life honestly. I used to write poetry and song lyrics. I actually won an award when I was a teen for a poem I’ve written. I used to write fan fiction all the time. I think for me what sealed it though was in high school we had to do this creative project in my 11th grade English class. The idea was to create a writing piece from a person from history. I chose to do a diary of Billie Holiday. So while I had to research I wrote this project as if I was Billie. That project got an A and was used for other classes as an example. That was pretty awesome.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Stephen King hands down. I love horror and he is the king of it no if ands or buts. He can always tell a story where you’re just like omg, this is awesome. I’m also a big fan of J.K. Rowling.
I adore King as well!

What is your favorite…

Movie: X-Men Days of Future Past, The Shining, The Conjuring and Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix.

Music: Most music from the 90s and early 2000s.

Place you’ve visited: Bash Bish Falls State Park

Place you’d like to visit: Paris, France

TV show from childhood: X-Men Animated Series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Batman Animated Series and Hey Arnold

TV show from adulthood: The Walking Dead

Food: Strawberry Cheesecake, Mash Potatoes and Chicken

Sports team: I don’t have one honestly. I do like to watch UFC though.

Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? That depends. I love board games like monopoly, but watching a good show with my family is also pretty awesome.

 

Kay is giving away a FREE e-book copy of Catch Me If I Fall to one luck commenter! Check out her gorgeous cover and enticing glimpse into her novel…

Blurb:

An Interracial Contemporary Romance Novella

Kasi:
I have reached rock bottom. The kind of bottom that is so dark, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is nothing, but pain, loneliness and helpless despair. I didn’t picture my life going this way. I wasn’t supposed to be unhappy and broken.
How can someone find the good in me when all the good I had was taken from me?

Jae:
Helping people makes me feel good. I don’t do it for any accolades. I do it because when I needed someone to talk to, when I needed someone to keep me from spiraling out of control, I found it.
From the first time I saw her, I knew that there was something about her. I didn’t know what, but like a gravitational pull I wanted to know more about her even if she was here only to find some support for her grief.
Maybe I couldn’t solve her problems, but I won’t let her face them alone.

Excerpt:

I stopped and balled the napkins in my hand changing it from hand to hand trying to keep my nerves under control.

I glanced at his attire. He sported a dark blue button up shirt with a white tee underneath and dark blue jeans.

“Thank you uh…what’s your name?”

His smile widened showing a perfect set of white teeth.

“I’m Jae Kim.” He held out his hand for me to shake.

“Kasi Stevens,” I said nervously shaking it stunned by the electric jolt that went through my hands and traveled up my arm.

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Fall-Kim-Brothers-Book-ebook/dp/B01NBI9K1Z/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NBI9K1Z/

Bio:

Kay writes sassy, sexy and sweet contemporary and interracial romance. She is from arguably the greatest city in the world. (New York). She is a sarcastic sweetheart who prefers snuggling at home with a good book. She is a wife and a mom to three cubs.

Kay indulges in strawberry cheesecake, horror movies, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, wrestling and of course a happily ever after. Kay also writes erotica under Nina Gabrielle!

Contact Links:

Website: http://www.authorkayblake.wordpress.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorkayblake

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/authorkayblake

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook/com/authorkayblake

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kayblakewrites

 

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A Plethora of #99Cent Ebooks!!! March 2017 #BargainBooks

99 Cent Ebooks galore

Check out our monthly list of 99 cent reads. All different genres, all great bargains!

***Buy link can be found below each cover

PLEASE CONFIRM BEFORE ORDERING!!! – We are not responsible if prices are no longer 99 cents

Hope you discover some excellent reads!

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Made Maleen: An Erotic Twist on a Fairy Tale by [St. James, Jeanne]

https://www.amazon.com/Made-Maleen-Erotic-Twist-Fairy-ebook/dp/B06WRQK1RV/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

When Maleen King’s father dies, she leaves fast-paced NYC to return home to the dairy farm in Idaho, but when she runs into her high-school sweetheart, she realizes their feelings for each other have never changed.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6N1BSH

Nothing will ever be the same after Jeff is accused of threatening to murder his wife. Or Evie is bruised one time too many by her abusive boyfriend. Or Santa Claws starts howling under the house.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007BZHVUO?tag=geo02a9-20

Romantic erotica – a strangers-to-lovers costume party adventure. This naughty novella is around 50 pages – just right for a bedtime read.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWVH4WC
Hi, I’m Frank H Jordan, information technology professional, ex-Army reservist (‘weekend warrior’) with the Australian Defence Force, and author of the Jo Modeen action/adventure series. My character, ex-Special Forces soldier Jo Modeen, has been described by one reviewer as ‘Wonder Woman’s down-under cousin’, which is no wonder, considering she was the first woman to be accepted into Australia’s elite SASR, and her mantra in life is ‘go hard or go home’!
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https://www.amazon.com/Rest-Thy-Head-Elaine-Cantrell-ebook/dp/B00NTAXTOC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Two sisters find love at a haunted inn.
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Necessary Lies (Men of Phantom Book 1) by [Renée, Jacki]

https://www.amazon.com/author/jackirenee
Bryan is trained to get answers by any means necessary, even seduction.
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The Most Unsuitable Wife (The Kincaids Book 1) by [Clemmons, Caroline]

https://www.amazon.com/Most-Unsuitable-Wife-Kincaids-Book-ebook/dp/B004OR1VOO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1488380273&sr=8-6&keywords=Caroline+Clemmons
Pearl Parker has to get her rag tag family away from Piper’s Hollow, TN before more mischief finds them. Drake Kincaid’s surprise proposal offers the solution she needs but neither Drake nor Pearl realize trouble will follow them to Texas or why. Pearl is not the wife Drake’s grandfather envisioned when he ordered Drake to marry by his 30th birthday; Pearl is not the meek wife Drake envisioned and he soon learns she has a mind of her own. Humor, adventure, murder, kidnapping and arson invade the passion this couple shares.
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Josephine (Bride Brigade) by [Clemmons, Caroline]

https://www.amazon.com/Josephine-Bride-Brigade-Caroline-Clemmons-ebook/dp/B015M4FJUY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1488380273&sr=8-7&keywords=Caroline+Clemmons
Josephine Nailor is desperate to escape a terrible situation. When the opportunity arises via a newspaper ad, she and her best friend slip away from their oppressive fathers and head for Richmond. Neither can relax until they’re far away from their tiny hometown. With wealthy young widow Lydia Harrison’s help, Josephine and six other young women have a new life waiting in Tarnation, Texas.
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Between Breaths (The Seattle Sound Series Book 2) by [Padgett, Alexa]

https://www.amazon.com/Between-Breaths-Seattle-Sound-Book-ebook/dp/B01KSCXWSG

Australia’s hottest musical innovator, Hayden Crewe, can’t go anywhere without attracting a mob. But watching his estranged mother die in a Seattle hospice center, he’s never felt more alone. Until he meets long-legged, clear-minded Briar Moore, and suddenly knows exactly what will fill the hole inside.
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Queen Of My Heart (Life Won't Wait Book 1) by [Barrett, Nikki Lynn]

https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Heart-Life-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B01ETNVTF8
A fake marriage. A real attraction. A past he doesn’t want the world- including his wife- to know.
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The Lady of the Forest (Knights of Destiny) by [Bettis, Barbara]

https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Forest-Knights-Destiny-ebook/dp/B01LDJUXK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489339748&sr=8-1&keywords=the+lady+of+the+forest
He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?
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Heartsong (Singing to the Heart) by [Ellwood, Sara Walter]

https://www.amazon.com/Heartsong-Singing-Heart-Walter-Ellwood-ebook/dp/B00VZZM6A6/
His baby brother, her sister’s child… Despite the bad blood between them, this bad boy country singer and former barrel racer will do anything to protect him, even get married. It’s a country song in the making, but she’s just not sure her heart can carry a happy tune when he’s playing lead…

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Convergent (Destiny Book 4) by [McLean, Casi]
http://amzn.to/2mPORFe
When lightning strikes Sierra Norton flight the aircraft plunges and catapults her into the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a whirlwind blur, Sierra’s courage, skill, and passion challenges her sanity. Can the convergence of three strong women reset history to fulfill her destiny?

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The Gift (Destiny Book 2) by [McLean, Casi]
http://amzn.to/2mfJ2xK
Savanna Bradford’s impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan’s proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it’s too late?
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Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5) by [Ullmer, Valerie]

https://www.amazon.com/Seth-Dark-Assassins-World-Novella-ebook/dp/B01NBZ2FT0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Seth thought that he’d seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he’d never been so happy to be wrong.
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Her Perfect Match: A Liaison Novella by [Ullmer, Valerie]

https://www.amazon.com/Her-Perfect-Match-Liaison-Novella-ebook/dp/B01FCRUS02/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Gabriel Kane lived by one hard and fast rule. Never mix business with pleasure. But the moment Rebecca Cole walked back into his life with only business on her mind, he finds himself forgetting about the rules.
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Permanently Part Time by [Lesley, Bridgitte]

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU77KO5
Starting out as a Homeware representative to make money to stash, Patsy was soon on her way to taking her life back into her own hands. What started out as a money spinner soon became her focus.

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Well Tuned by [Winter, Mary]
http://amzn.to/2lb9hau
When her truck quit on an Ozark highway, she wasn’t ready for the lover she’d left in college to show up, or how quickly their passion rekindled.
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LF11HB4
Harmony Duprie enjoyed her quiet life as an internet researcher until her arrest for drug trafficking. Cleared of all charges, she needs to find out what is behind the series of events that throws her life into chaos and why. And she better take it seriously, like her life depends upon finding the right answers.
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The Love of a Rake (The Brothers of the Aristocracy Book 1) by [Sande, Linda Rae]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014SHV37E
A sensual tale of two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women.
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Crimson Dreams (The Crimson Series Book 1) by [Fields, Georgiana]
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013IKWP4M
Georgiana Fields writes paranormal romantic suspense, featuring strong men and resilient women who never give up. Her stories are filled with laughs, love, struggles, and new beginnings. And always happy endings.
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Playing Doctor (Entangled Brazen) by [Meredith, Jan]

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Doctor-Entangled-Brazen-Meredith-ebook/dp/B00GETW0LI/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489366261&sr=8-1&keywords=jan+meredith
One night with a sexy stranger is just what the doctor ordered… When a fellow RN predicts Beth Roberts will meet a tall, ripped, and totally lick-o-licious stranger who will fulfill her deepest desires, she laughs it off. Given her tragic love life, Beth has no desire to become involved again. But who could have predicted the doctor with the mischievous smile she meets at a wedding, or the chemistry sparking between them that threatens to break through her defenses? Dr. Gabriel North spent two years blaming himself for his wife’s death. Having finally battled through the guilt and overcome his demons, he’s ready to move on. When he meets a sexy nurse at his friend’s wedding, the attraction is swift and strong, and he wastes no time in pressing his advantage. One night with the woman who makes him feel alive again isn’t enough, but gaining Beth’s trust is going to take more than seduction…
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A Dragon's Destiny (Dragons Book 1) by [Glasneck, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Destiny-Book-ebook/dp/B01MDLSW0X/
Norse mythology, time travel, a dragon and love meet in his fiery fantasy romance.
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Charming You (Thirsty Hearts Book 1) by [Jayne, Kris]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019M5GZV6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=keitrefi-20&linkId=eacfeae5256b15afeb06230c6cc7d60e
Micky Llewellyn trusted men before—with disastrous results. Nick Halden’s life has unfolded according to plan—a top law career and an engagement to the perfect socialite. Fate unites them, and they must balance love and ambition to hold onto the one thing that matters.
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Prince of the Mist by [Marzec, Penelope]

https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Mist-Penelope-Marzec-ebook/dp/B00580VSUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489368179&sr=8-1&keywords=prince+of+the+mist%2C+penelope+marzec
Escaping a carjacker, Tia tumbles into the Sifra–home of the fairies. She wakes to find herself married to a Sidhe prince. While insisting their marriage is not valid, she cannot deny the passion she finds in his arms.
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Vampire Highland Fling (Dancing Vampires Book 2) by [Amiri, Cornelia]

https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Highland-Fling-Dancing-Vampires-ebook/dp/B00WXLAU0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489287661&sr=1-1&keywords=vampire+highland+fling
When Searching for Love…if you are caught by the one you catch …you’ve found the right one. Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one.
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Reindeer Wars by [Sherwood-Fabre, Liese]

https://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-Liese-Sherwood-Fabre-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Can a budding office romance survive when the couple finds themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win their company’s “most outrageous holiday sweater” contest?
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Corazones by [Sherwood-Fabre, Liese]

https://www.amazon.com/Corazones-Liese-Sherwood-Fabre-ebook/dp/B008M9RKMM
Love can be dangerous…and even deadly. A collection of three award-winning literary short stories explore how far some will go in the name of love.
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Forever Love by [Marvella, Mary]

https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Love-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B0050VITYS
Nurse Sabrina Boyd has seen the Demon Cat, so someone will die. Doctor Joe, her childhood crush, is now a widower who as set his sites on Sabrina! Can she save the person the Demon Cat means to die or resist the charms of the man who was married to her cousin?
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Deadly Debt by [Wright, Cheryl]

https://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Debt-Cheryl-Wright-ebook/dp/B01N7QR21B/
Showgirl Felicity Brown craves singing the blues. After being discovered by a talent agent, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Derek St James needs to find her stalker if he has any chance of spending the rest of his life with the woman he loves.
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Her Gilded Prison (Daughters of Sin Book 1) by [Oakley, Beverley]

https://www.amazon.com/Her-Gilded-Prison-Daughters-Book-ebook/dp/B00UQGX8E8/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.
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Rake's Honour (Beautiful Brazen Brightwells Book 1) by [Oakley, Beverley]

https://www.amazon.com/Rakes-Honour-Beautiful-Brazen-Brightwells-ebook/dp/B00HYKK194/ref=pd_sim_351_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00HYKK194&pd_rd_r=Q214MW92MB60G3WD0Z38&pd_rd_w=ahqx6&pd_rd_wg=qoy5B&psc=1&refRID=Q214MW92MB60G3WD0Z38
Beautiful, impoverished Fanny Brightwell has a few scores to settle—and a heart to win—before she can secure the wealthy, aristocratic husband her ambitious mama demands.
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Black Dragon's Blood by [Philmar, Anita]

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Dragons-Blood-Anita-Philmar-ebook/dp/B0054H3W1I
Hi, Amanda Spencer, here. My only interest is finding my 1st husband’s killer, not marrying William VanHorn. Now to convince him of that fact.

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Western Historical: More Than Ready (Naked Bluff, Texas Book 4) by [Philmar, Anita]

https://www.amazon.com/Western-Historical-Ready-Naked-Bluff-ebook/dp/B00XLWMATS
Should I join the war between the states or find a wife? Do I know any girl I’d be willing to marry?

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Mating Rituals: Off-World Romantic Suspense by [Gayle, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Mating-Rituals-Off-World-Romantic-Suspense-ebook/dp/B005Q0CGCO
With problems at the mine, I don’t have time for the mating challenges. Nor do I want a husband. Now, how do I escape Stihl?
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Romance: New Adult & College Romance: My Best Friend's Ex: (Coming of Age short story) by [Gayle, Tina]

https://www.amazon.com/Romance-Adult-College-Friends-Coming-ebook/dp/B00XAO176O
I’ve been in love with Garrett Sawyer since high school. He married my best friend. Now, they are divorce. Should I give us a chance at the risk of losing my best friend?
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Seducing the Sheriff (Loving the Lawman Book 1) by [Ryan, Marie-Nicole]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ8NZSV/
Half-dressed and going for naked… Starlight Tyler needs to lose her virginity pronto.
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Getting Lucky (The Marilyns Book 2) by [Graykowski, Katie]

http://a.co/6EqsWce
My name is Lucky Strickland. After my cheating husband introduced me to his secret family live on our reality TV show, he had the good grace to wrap his car around the nearest oak tree. Now, I’m stuck with the aftermath.

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Rum and Raindrops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance by [Oram, Jean]

http://amzn.to/1H4Gd8l
One nature guide. One accidental forest fire. And one steamy investigator hot on her tail.
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Kiss Me at Last (A Wescott Springs Novella) by [Cortelyou, Holly]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3NGALX
Wine, truffles and a remodel…welcome to Wescott Springs where finding love is a sweet & sexy small town romp!

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Luck of the Draw (Weston Family Series Book 1) by [Lence, Julie]

www.amazon.com/dp/B0063VOS4E
Betrayed by three women he trusted, Royce Weston has banned women not only from his ranch but from his life. Then he meets Paige at the poker tables. Sassy, spirited; she deals him a hand he can’t refuse.
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Meet Miss Anastasia Galipp: debutante, know-it-all, and spy. Her life is about to get VERY complicated.

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A Harley-riding Hollywood director and single mom’s life collides with her leading man’s when he is poisoned on the set.
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High school sweethearts meet 12 years later & sparks still fly. For the first time, they learn the truth of their breakup & who was responsible. Is it too late to rekindle the love once shared or will their dreams be shattered forever?
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Fairytales with a twist. Seven magical stories based on the original tales you only thought you knew.
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Rachel Hamilton comes to Stonehenge to celebrate her birthday on Summer Solstice, only to find herself trapped beneath the massive rhyolite bluestones with sexy wizard, Dewin Kingston, who convinces her that she is the key to their escape.
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Night of the Blue Moon (Blue Moon Magic Book 4) by [Crain, Lynn]

https://www.amazon.com/Night-Blue-Moon-Magic-Book-ebook/dp/B00VN4EPLM
Finding his true family is one thing. Wanting something he couldn’t have another.

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Alora's Love Potion: Warriors of Lemuria Short Story Collection by [Redd, Rosalie]

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZIYQQZ
Alora, a goddess from the planet Lemuria, accidentally drops a love potion through a portal. The small vial lands in Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park. Once discovered, the alluring liquid can ignite adventure and passion leading to a meant-to-be love for those that open it, if they’re brave enough to take the risk.

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Happy Reading!!!!

Author Links:

Caroline Clemmons: http://www.carolineclemmons.com

Valerie: http://www.valerieullmer.com

Liese Sherwood-Fabre: http://www.liesesherwoodfabre.com/books.html

Beverley: http://www.beverleyoakley.com/

Jeanne: https://www.facebook.com/JeanneStJamesAuthor

Kris Pearson: http://www.krispearson.com

Frank H Jordan: http://frankhjordanauthor.blogspot.com.au/

Elaine Cantrell  https://www.facebook.com/elainepcantrell

Jacki: https://www.iamjackirenee.com

Alexa Padgett: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexaPadgett/?ref=bookmarks

Nikki Lynn Barrett: https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLynnBarrettauthor

Barbara Bettis: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraBettisAuthor

Sara Walter Ellwood: http://www.sarawalterellwood.com/

Casi: http://casimclean.com

Bridgitte Lesley: bridgittelesley.com

Mary: http://marywinter.com

P.J. MacLayne: https://facebook.com/pjmaclayne

Linda Rae Sande: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Rae-Sande/e/B00BUYEI0S

Georgiana Fields: http://amazon.com/author/georgianafields

You can find Jan Meredith: https://www.facebook.com/Jan-Meredith-Author-180907778724775/

or: https://www.facebook.com/jan.meredith.121

Tina Glasneck: tglasneck.wixsite.com/tglasneck

Kris: https://www.facebook.com/krisjayneauthor/

Penelope: https://www.facebook.com/penelopemarzecbooks/

Cornelia Amiri:

https://www.amazon.com/CorneliaAmiri/e/B002BLFENY/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1489368651&sr=1-2-ent

Mary Marvella:  https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Marvella-Author-121044561311561/

Cheryl Wright: https://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-Wright/e/B0088GDSKM/

Anita Philmar: http://www.anitaphilmar.com/

Tina Gayle: http://www.tinagayle.com/

Marie-Nicole Ryan:  http://marienicoleryan.com/

Katie Graykowski: http://www.facebook.com/katie.graykowski

Jean Oram: http://www.jeanoram.com/FREEBOOK

Holly at https://www.facebook.com/HollyCortelyouAuthor/

Julie Lence: www,julielence.com

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Falling in Love: Writing Romance that Goes Beyond Attraction by Ginger Monette

Please help me welcome author Ginger Monette with an interesting, informative article, and her Darcy’s Hope Saga…

Falling in Love: Writing Romance that Goes Beyond Attraction

by Ginger Monette

Have you ever wondered how couples fall in love?

As a romance novelist, it’s my job to weave a story that gives readers a front row seat to watch the unfolding of a beautiful love story.

But how does a couple get from Hello my name is” (or even I despise you”) to You’re my soulmate and I want to spend the rest of my life with you?”

Having been disappointed by numerous novels where the couple claimed to suddenly “be in love” without actually “falling in love,” I went on a quest to investigate this mysterious process of falling head over heels. What I discovered changed my writing.

I dissected some fifty romance novels and made notes. All the couples had hefty doses of attraction, but the most satisfying stories went beyond attraction to something deeper. They showed the characters passing through four phases that moved them step by step from “meh” (or downright hatred) to wowie-zowie he’s the most wonderful person in the world.” And each phase seemed to be characterized by distinct thought patterns. See if you think these phases and thought patterns ring true to real life—particularly if at first Prince Charming seemed to be more of a frog than a prince.

Acknowledgement of him:

-Acknowledges some good quality about him (talented, kind, generous, etc)

-Finds him attractive

-Hyper aware of him, or hyper critical of his shortcomings (which often signals preoccupation or a subconscious denial of admiration)

-Acknowledges an attraction, but blows it off

Appreciation of his good qualities:

-Defends his character while not necessarily liking him

-Is genuinely thankful for a good quality

-Beginning to warm towards him

-Not so judgmental towards him

-More willing to consider his opinion on a matter

Admiration:

-Takes his advice

-Imitates quality or action of his

-Admits her initial criticism or objections were exaggerated or biased

-Curiosity grows—willing to spend more time in his company

-Acknowledges similar values or mutual interests

-Finds she is thinking (fondly) of him more and more

Adoration

-Openly acknowledges her love/warm feelings for him

-Desires to be in his company

-Thinks he is wonderful

-Thinks he is perfect match

-Misses him painfully when he is gone

-Thinks about him constantly

So how did this awareness of stages change my writing? In my novel Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, I kept these four stages and behaviours in mind as I crafted scenes. They became an outline of sorts that I wove with compelling action, mystery, suspense, and historical detail. I made sure the couple had ample opportunity to interact on a deep level, then continually gave voice to the heroine’s evolving inner thoughts to show their romance was based on more than physical attraction and chemistry.

Using this approach produced not only a thrilling story, but gives readers a deep sense of satisfaction as they watch the heroine’s tiny bud of acknowledgement open into appreciation, then expand with admiration, and finally blossom into full adoration.

Don’t we all ultimately desire a romance built on a foundation of compatibility and emotional intimacy rather than just a pitter-pattering heart?

What do you think? Add your comments to the conversation below.

The Darcy’s Hope Saga 

Website: GingerMonette.com

Author’s Facebook: is here or https://www.facebook.com/Ginger-Monette-Author-612096318934524/

Video trailer Beauty from Ashes link is here or https://youtu.be/px2fUiZdpGI?t=3s

Purchase Links: Feel free to use just the universal links if you’d like.

-Darcy’s Hope Beauty from Ashes:

Universal link for all retailers. https://books2read.com/u/47kXOj

Amazon USAhttp://bit.ly/2cy01KFBlogTourAmaUS

-Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey:

            Universal link for all retailers. https://www.books2read.com/u/3GMPaK

-Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6A76CZ/

 

Blurb

Downton Abbey Meets Pride & Prejudice!

Escape to the era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside Jane Austen’s iconic Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy. You’ll watch their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their differences at a field hospital only miles from the Front. When injury and espionage separate the couple, Darcy is crushed. But Donwell Abbey holds a secret that just might change everything.

“…a stellar example of fine Austenesque literature. …an exceptionally moving story complete with a compelling plot, danger, mystery, action, introspection, vivid detail, and an emotionally wrought romance.” ~Austenesque Reviews

***** 90% of reviews are five star!

The Darcy’s Hope Saga:

Vol 1: Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Vol 2: Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey 

Video Trailer: youtu.be/px2fUiZdpGI?t=3s

 

Bio:

Winner of Char/Meck Library’s 2015 “Picture This” grand prize, Ginger Monette lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she’s not writing historical romance, she enjoys dancing on the treadmill, watching period dramas, public speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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Friday Fragment Contest – #Giveaway #FunGame #BookLovers – March 17, 2017

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Happy Friday and welcome to my weekly contest –

Below you will find three different books, by three different authors, and beneath each, you will find three different short excerpts. Only one excerpt is from the listed book. Using the form at the bottom of the post, enter your guesses as to which excerpt is correct for each book. Once a month, I will draw a name from all those who attempt a guess on this game, AND on my Facebook SpotaLie game (check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAliciaDean/) The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Each week, the first person to guess all 3 correctly receives an additional entry. (TIP: Click on each link and read the blurbs for a better chance at guessing correctly) – Remember, you get an entry just for guessing!

In addition to filling out the contact form, we’d also love it if you would comment, whether it is about your guesses, the books, the authors, etc. (when we offer extra giveaways, commenting is usually the only way to enter.) Last week’s Giveaway winners: Mary Anne Landers won a $5 Amazon Gift Card and Elf won an Ebook or audiobook set of all three Jane Barnaby Adventures books by J.J. DiBenedetto. Congrats, ladies!

Have fun!

Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary to win. There is no limit on how many times one entrant can win. You do not have to guess correctly to be entered in the monthly drawing.

 

*** The game runs from the day it’s posted through the following Friday morning when the next post goes up, so feel free to send your guesses in and comment any time during that week. In order to stay up to date on each post, follow my blog by signing up in the column to the right. 

 

Extra Giveaways!!! (Last week’s winner is Elf…I think she’s owed a few gifts from the week before. I’ll be in touch soon, Elf, my apologies!)

Stephanie Berget is offering an E-copy of Sweet Cowboy Kisses

Colleen L Donnelly is offering a $5 Amazon gift card

 

(Must be ‘Cowboy’ week :))

Book 1:

Sweet Cowboy Kisses by Stephanie Berget

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Cowboy-Kisses-Coated-Cowboys-ebook/dp/B01N39F0F2/ref=la_B00CJYM8KK_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487940775&sr=1-4

Find Stephanie Here: http://www.stephanieberget.com

Snippet A:

When she cleared her throat, he jerked his eyes up to her face. “It won’t do you any good to talk to my breasts. Like most women, it’s my brain that answers questions.” A smart ass and she’d caught him red-handed. His cheeks warmed. Damn it, he was blushing. This woman was not at all what he needed. Time to end this. “I have a ranch, the Circle W. We need a camp cook. A man.” Her eyes narrowed, and her body tensed. “It looks like you need any kind of cook you can get.” She held her hand out, indicating the empty café. “Not a lot of takers.”

Snippet B:

Mother of all things holy! The doorway to the café was filled with Wranglers and muscles and cool gray eyes. He’d had aged well, if she could call twenty-eight aging. The lines of his face had thinned and his muscles were more defined. She found it hard to look away. What was wrong with her brain? She was hardworking, smart and knew enough to take care of herself. Why did the mere sight of this man turn her into a five year old coveting a candy bar?

Snippet C:

Holy neutrons! The heat coming from his gaze nearly set her heart on fire and she leaned toward him. He jerked away like she had Spotted Fever. To cover her embarrassment, she went on the offensive. “I’m a pretty good horseback rider already, right? Maybe even a prodigy.” When he only grunted, she continued. “I might even win the Grand Prix like National Velvet. And I’ll give you all the credit as my trainer.” “National Velvet rode in the Grand National. The Grand Prix is a dressage competition. I don’t do either of those.”

 

Book 2:

The Cowboy’s Triple Surprise by Barbara White Daille

Buy Link: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B01HB74HZ8

Find Barbara Here: http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com

Snippet A:

He came to a stop beside her, not too near, but close enough to see the long sweep of her lashes as she kept her eyes down, her gaze focused on her work. Close enough to smell the same flowery perfume she had worn last summer when he’d danced with her at the wedding and, a few nights later, when he had slept with her in her bed. He gulped another mouthful of sweet tea and nearly choked on it. She never looked his way. That only made him more determined to get her attention.

Snippet B:

“I appreciate all you’ve done,” she told him, “but I’m fine now. Really. And I won’t be alone. I told you, I have a friend dropping by.” She had called that friend deliberately to give herself an out. Maybe it was the coward’s way out. She couldn’t help that now. Ordinarily, she would stand up for herself and her kids and send this man packing. But somehow, she couldn’t seem to gather the strength to do that. Or to face another argument with him and all the memories that would surface along with it.

Snippet C:

Things could have been different, too, if he hadn’t left. But he had left—without giving her time to find a way to tell him about her pregnancy. Yet in all honesty, how could she put one hundred percent of the blame on him? *Suppose you’d given me the news a long time ago?* he had asked. *How do you know I wouldn’t have stayed in town then?* He’d said nothing about staying with her. She was the one with the long-held dreams of settling down with him someday. Dreams it seemed she couldn’t forget even now.

 

Book 3:

Mine to Tell by Colleen L Donnelly

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-Tell-Colleen-L-Donnelly/dp/1628300027/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454378481&sr=8-1&keywords=mine+to+tell

Find Colleen here: http://www.colleenldonnelly.com/

Snippet A:

He’d come to feel optimistic about us again, hopeful I’d give in so things could return to his kind of normal. I smiled on the outside while he visited. I smiled for him, smiled for my parents, and even smiled to placate my brother. But I cried when he left, sad that he was so happy over what was nothing more than a weak pretense on my part, and sadder yet because I missed him so. Missed him on the inside, in the places where he’d never, ever, been and where I feared he never would be.

Snippet B:

“I can tell you one thing, she’s your mama’s daughter, and your mama sure doesn’t need any makeup. I know.” James looked for his mama again in Mr. Morgan’s dark eyes. Did Mr. Morgan see her the same way Pop did, and that’s why makeup was forbidden? Mama would probably laugh at all this talk about beauty, she with her faded dresses and unpinned hair. James wanted to laugh like she would, but something in Mr. Morgan’s eyes stopped him. “Your mama’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever known,” Mr. Morgan said.

Snippet C:

Hearing his voice and seeing his expression ignited tiny flames inside me. Flames that had flickered quietly far too long, done little more than lick the surface of my imagination. Until that day. Each time he spoke after that, something in me flared to life and heated me up from within, bringing what Mama called an unladylike glimmer to my eye. A glimmer that was identical to the one I saw in his eyes, but she never knew that. I never talked about Raymond to her. I didn’t dare.

 

 

 

Correct answers & winner of the extra entry from last week:

The first person to guess correctly was… Juli, who will receive an extra entry. Congrats!

Last week’s answers:

Book 1: The Beachcombers – A

Book 2: Last Chance – B

Book 3: Fate Captured – C

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From the First ~ New Release by Alexa Padgett ~ Giveaway!!

Sharing a new release by Alexa Padgett…and, she has a great giveaway!! She’s giving away 5 free ebook copies of From the First…

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e8c6095a2/

I’m a news junkie, so when I read a sweet story about frat boys writing messages in their windows back to a young girl who was hospitalized for a chronic illness, I knew I wanted to share that story somehow.

Kai was the logical choice. From the previous book in the series, Many Sounds of Silence, we knew Kai had issues. And what better way to work through those challenges than through sacrificial love? I have to admit, I’m a sucker for sensitive men, and Kai’s sensitivity gets him in to all kinds of trouble.

I’ve wanted to write about a female scientist–I have a daughter who’s fascinated by science and engineering, and I wanted to do my part to normalize women in such roles for her–and here was my chance. Granted, Evie’s childhood is more traumatic than my daughter’s, but that suffering makes Evie more empathetic, more nuanced (and with a history I’d never want for my child–ever!).

The question was, how to get these two adults into the hospital to meet the little girl? And, then, once they met, how could they not need each other and deserve their own HEA?

About the book…

Sudden Impacts

The car that slammed into Evangeline Mercer knocked her life apart. Her body will recover, but when she looks at the orphaned girl from the other car, she’s lost in memories of her own awful time in the foster system. Evie won’t let little Paige go through that nightmare, and she finds an unlikely ally in Kai Luchia, Paige’s newest friend and champion…

Hidden Fears

At 22, Kai is the lead singer in a chart-climbing band. He’s got frontman good looks and cash to burn. But fame and fortune don’t quiet the demons of his past. Or maybe it’s just that shy, sultry Evie has given him something better to desire…

Hurried Hope

When Paige’s case comes to a crisis, Kai and Evie have one reckless shot to take her future into their hands: get married, and fast. They’ll keep her safe. They’ll sate the lust that taunts them. And they’ll have each other, without any messy feelings to sort out. Unless racing away from the truth just leads to a bigger crash…

Only 99 cents!!

Find Alexa Here:

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Brrr… give me something warm to eat! ~ Luanna Stewart’s New Release ~ #Giveaway

Author Luanna Stewart is sharing an article, a yummy sounding recipe, and her latest release…

Thank you, Alicia, for inviting me to visit with your readers.

Brrr… give me something warm to eat!

Here in the far northeast of the US, Maine to be exact, we’re ready for winter to be done. These last few mild days, with temperature hovering in the upper 40’s, may be a harbinger of spring, or, given the vagaries of the climate, they may be a mean and spiteful tease before another Nor’easter dumps a pile of snow and ice on us poor souls. I’d like to believe the former but I’ve lived here long enough to expect the latter. I’ll leave my cotton cardigans packed away for a few more weeks at least. And my meal planning will include hot comfort foods to warm my belly and my kitchen as I cook.

I use any excuse to turn on the oven, roasting rather than steaming the veggies. Baking rather than mashing the potatoes. Baking a loaf of bread not only warms the house it also perfumes the air with the most delectable smell. So when the freezing rain clatters against the windows, or the snow piles high enough to block the door, my kitchen is a warm room in which to dream of the coming spring.

Here is my go-to recipe for plain white bread. It is super easy, so even if you’ve never tried making yeast bread before, you should have success with this one.

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? Are you longing for spring, or are you already enjoying balmy days? Do you plan your meals based on the season?

GIVEAWAY!!

One commenter will receive a hand-knitted (by me) washcloth and a bar of handcrafted soap. (USA and Canada only.)

 

UPDATE 03-22-17 *** Congratulations to Sandy Tilley – Winner of the awesome hand-knitted washcloth and handcrafted soap. Congratulations, Sandy!

 

A mysterious letter and an enchanted keepsake promise to lead Miranda to her heart’s desire. Or does her heart secretly yearn for more than a sexy earl?

Blurb:

When a mysterious note directs Miss Miranda Large to a tiny village in Cornwall to find her heart’s desire, she has no choice but to go. An enchanted keepsake heightens her curiosity. A snowstorm forces her to accept the hospitality of a sullen, albeit sexy and handsome, earl and Miranda’s wish doesn’t seem so out of reach.

Edward Penhallion, the 12th Earl of Claverlock, is not in the mood to start his search for a new wife. He wants to be left alone with his books and his dreams of revenge. But the arrival of a headstrong, sharp-tongued spinster forces him to play the charming host. Not a difficult task, given her intelligence and beauty. Suddenly, he’s not terribly eager for her to leave.

But as the snow falls and the winds blow, Edward discovers there’s more to Miranda than a lively wit and a lovely face. And Miranda wonders if the trappings of wealth are enough for true happiness.

Buy links for:  If Wishes Were Earls

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0QJSHA/

Nook: http://bit.ly/2ifWvXO

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/if-wishes-were-earls-2

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/if-wishes-were-earls/id1184695145?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

All other retailers: https://www.draft2digital.com/book/209375

 

Luanna’s bio:

Luanna Stewart has been creating adventures for her imaginary friends since childhood. As soon as she discovered her grandmother’s stash of romance novels, all plots had to lead to a happily-ever-after.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Luanna now lives in Maine with her dear husband, two college boys, and two cats. When she’s not torturing her heroes and heroines, she’s in her kitchen baking something delicious.

Writing under the pen name Grace Hood, she has two novellas published with The Wild Rose Press.

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Author Interview: Krysta Scott ~ New Release: Shadow Dancer #TWRP

I am beyond delighted to host my friend and share her debut novel, Shadow Dancer, which is an excellent paranormal romance.

Welcome, Krysta! Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hello my name is Krysta Scott. I grew up a mid-western girl in the suburbs of Chicago. After I graduated from college, I relocated to Oklahoma with my husband. I have been in Oklahoma ever since and consider Oklahoma my true home. Chicago is a nice place to visit but it is too anxiety provoking. I prefer the slow calm pace of a fifteen minute rush hour to and from work. Also, my daughters are native Oklahomans and they would have it no other way.

Where did you get the idea for Shadow Dancer and what was the most difficult thing about it?

I am a family law attorney who does some work as a Guardian Ad Litem. When I started writing again after law school I was encouraged to write about being a lawyer. Much of what I do is wade through the muck of emotional turmoil caused by tearing a family apart. It’s bad enough when I represent the parent. They fight about past wounds and injuries that have nothing to do with the child. Yet somehow the child gets pulled into their battles. It is especially painful from the child’s perspective. When I am a Guardian Ad Litem, I try to keep the child out of the middle of the dispute as much as possible. It is not an easy task. So you can imagine my reluctance to write about the heartbreak I deal with all the time. But then I thought, what if I could change how parents behave? That’s how the idea for Shadow Dancer emerged.

Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and do you like it?

I am an attorney. Most days I like it a lot. Some days it can be very stressful. Writing is a very good way to relieve that stress. That is probably why I took to writing again.

Do you collect anything?

I collect Star Trek ornaments. It started when I got the shuttlecraft ornament as a birthday gift. It all got out of hand. I have almost all of the Star Trek ships, Star Wars ships and the Dr. Who Tardis. I have so many ornaments they have their own tree. I bought a black Christmas tree with white lights so my ships could hang in space during the holiday season. This is a good thing for the rest of my family so they can have their own more traditional Christmas tree.

What was your first job?

I worked at Burger King. When my daughters were little they thought that was cooler than being a silly old attorney.

What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?

Well that’s not hard. Stop watching TV. Not going to happen but I would certainly have more time on my hands.

What’s your favorite book of all time and why? What’s your favorite childhood book?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Escape to Witch Mountain. These books took me to another world where fabulous things like magic and flying cars were possible.

What do you want readers to come away with after they read Shadow Dancer?

Having the power to change things is a huge responsibility. There are consequences to misusing power even if you have the best intentions.

Would you rather have a bad review or no review?

I would rather have a bad review than no review. There are many reasons a reasons a reader likes or dislikes a book. That’s why there are so many different types of books. There is something for everyone.

What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?

Romantic Suspense or thriller.

What is your most prized material possession?

My Raggedy Ann dolls. Why? When I was a child I created voices and personalities for my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. I would control them for my sister. They are a big part of my childhood. Like the characters in my favorite books, they have stayed with me.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

My favorite author is probably Joan D. Vinge. She is a very skilled world builder. Her descriptions are pure poetry, her character three dimensional and her concepts are breathtaking.

Tell us your favorite…

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Music: Pop and Rock & Roll
Place you’ve visited: Scotland
Place you’d like to visit: India and Italy
TV show from childhood: Lost in Space
TV show from adulthood: How to Get Away with Murder
Food: Sushi
Sports team:  Cubs and Bears
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television? I would say board games but I think the more honest answer is television.

And now, Krysta has a question for readers. And, she’s giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to one commenter. To enter, answer this question:

Would you rather read about characters facing problems in the real world or a world far far away? Why?

 

Blurb:

As an attorney for children, Guardian Ad Litem Nikki Angelus’ priority is protecting innocents caught between warring parents in custody proceedings. Her job proves almost impossible, until she discovers the power, through dreams, to alter the past and transform people into loving parents. But devilishly attractive attorney, Garrett Nightshade, seems to know what she’s trying to do, and is determined to stop her.

Garrett Nightshade isn’t happy about his position in the Guild of the Celestial Night. Especially when he’s given the task to find and destroy the Shadow Dancer—a Guild member with the ability to unleash dangerous power. His duty becomes even more distasteful when he learns that the lovely, enigmatic Nikki Angelus might somehow be involved.

Will their growing love survive the showdown between the shadowed dream world and reality?

Excerpt:

Nikki leaned against the sink contemplating her next move. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t characterize what the Hanover family needed.

She stopped Parker from beating his wife, but something still remained…off. Especially since he was using his powers again. She spread toothpaste onto her toothbrush and scrubbed her teeth so hard her gums bled. Not once during the time she was mucking around in Parker’s head did she stop to consider his parents might have been right to strip him of his gifts. She’d focused on Parker’s pain, not on the reasons for his parents’ actions. She spat into the sink. She had to make this right. But where to begin?

Parker would have his guard up. Resistance would make her task more difficult if not impossible. In truth, she wasn’t quite sure how to go about mending such egregious errors. Perhaps focusing her efforts in strengthening Amy’s defenses against Parker’s wishes would net better results. She wrapped Amy’s velvet scrunchy around her wrist, the one Lori had given her.

Nikki glanced up in the mirror again, pressing her lips together. She wouldn’t be deterred from her mission until she fixed this situation. She stalked to the bed, crawled in, and pulled the covers to her neck. She closed her eyes and drifted into oblivion. She raised an arm toward the slip stream. Before she was caught up in its electrical surge, steel fingers wrapped around her arm and yanked her around. She looked into Garrett’s hard gaze.

“You’ve done enough damage. I won’t let you cause anymore.”

“And how are you going to stop me? I’ve evaded you before.” She was getting weary of his pestering. Didn’t he understand she was trying to fix her mistakes?

“Like this.” He moved closer. The heat of his breath trailed her skin, tickling the back of her neck. He kissed her, sending shockwaves of need charging to her most private places. The smell of cinnamon and cloves drove her to a frenzy. Fire coursed through her veins. The charge sizzled on her lips. She fell into him, kissed him back. Her traitorous arms circled his neck. His hands locked against her spine, sending warm shivers through her.

She dragged her lips from his, gasping for air. Her heart ached but she willed herself to stay put. This was all a game to him. A desperate ploy. “I know what you’re trying to do. It won’t work.” Her mind reeled.

He smirked. “If you knew what I was trying to do, we wouldn’t be in your head. You’d be in my bed.”

“I told you this would not happen again.” She balled her fists, refusing to give credence to the pleasure of his words. Oh, to fade into oblivion, here, with him. So easy to give in. But the bastard was only trying to distract her like she had him. Did he think her that stupid?

BIO:

Krysta Scott has always been a daydreamer, imagining worlds far away with happy endings. When she was in fifth grade, she was so caught up in fantasy she earned the dubious distinction of being named the girl who daydreams the most. The award for this questionable honor was a colorful transparent plastic poster made to look like stained glass. It was very cool. Given her flights of fancy, it came as no surprise to her family when she announced she was going to be an actress. Unfortunately, her pursuit into theater didn’t last long, because she was too withdrawn and shy to exhibit any talent in this area. Left with no other choice but to pursue a more practical avocation, she decided to major in psychology and then go to law school. Not able to let go of the worlds she created in her head, she returned to writing and was very excited when the Wild Rose Press contacted her first book.

 

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