Please welcome Karen Kelley to the virtual offices today! I asked Karen some questions about her latest release, Smoking Hot, so check out what she has to say. After, enter for a chance to win a copy of Smoking Hot!
[Karen Kelley] Hi Everyone and thanks for the warm welcome!
Describe myself? I’m an introvert–although a lot of people would disagree! I discovered early on in my career that if I’m around writers or readers who love romance as much as I do then I become an extrovert. The first time I walked into a writers group meeting I knew I had come home. The first time I talked to readers who shared my love of reading romances, I was in Heaven!
The Good Girl series was from an idea brewing for a long time inside my head. I combined humor, paranormal and erotic romance. The challenge was the combination of all three elements.Dillon’s a nephilim, half angel/half man who breaks more rules than he keeps. He would love to answer every naughty prayer Raine has ever had, but Raine is in serious danger. Dillon can only fulfill her every fantasy if he can keep her alive. This is the third book but they’re all stand alone. Where There’s Smoke came out first, then Where There’s A Will and now Smoking Hot. I hope everyone enjoys them!
[Manga Maniac Café] Three words that best describes Raine?
[Karen Kelley ]Loyal, headstrong, tempting
[Manga Maniac Café] If Dillon had a theme song what would it be?
[Karen Kelley] When A Man Loves A Woman.Of course, he doesn’t realize this. Raine aggravates the hell out of him.
[Manga Maniac Café] One thing Raine is never without?
[Karen Kelley]Her gun. Well, she has it most of the time. She’s a cop.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things will you never find in Dillon’s bathroom?
[Karen Kelley] A demon (they wouldn’t dare!), a woman (they cause more trouble than they’re worth), and a bandaid (nephilims heal really fast)
[Manga Maniac Café] What is Raine’s greatest regret?
[Karen Kelley] Not being able to reach her father after her mother ran off. He slipped into a world of his own making and it didn’t include her.
[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Karen Kelley] Hands down, other authors! I love reading. Music also works for me. Scented candles.
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Karen Kelley] Pen, paper and the germ of an idea. I’ve gone back to my roots. I’ve discovered that just writing things on paper starts ideas rolling. Sometimes I sit and doodle and ideas will start to form. Doodling helps get rid of all the clutter–the mental lists that clog my brain. Who really cares if I didn’t run to the store and grab a gallon of milk? Now, a bottle of merlot is a whole different story!
[Manga Maniac Café] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Karen Kelley] I’m currently reading an older Nora Roberts book. Man,she nails characterization!
[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Karen Kelley] Easy, Rosemary Rogers, Sweet Savage Love. I was always a reader, but after that book I couldn’t get enough to read.
[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Karen Kelley] Travel. Or make plans to travel. I think half the fun is planning trips. We’re looking for an RV and plan to retire in one. That’s our dream. What’s your dream? And what are you doing to make it/them come true?
[Manga Maniac Café] How can readers connect with you?
[Karen Kelley] www.authorkarenkelley.com Anyone can join my free newsletter group.
[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!
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About the book:
Working the graveyard shift at the sheriff’s office is hard work. And Deputy Rain McCandless is busy keeping her dog-napping grandfather out of trouble all day. So when a sexy intruder claims to be an angel then warns her she’s going to die, Rain starts to wonder if she’s going off the deep end.
Dillon Taylor isn’t exactly an angel–he’s a nephilim. He doesn’t live by the same rules as angels or humans, but there is on rule he doesn’t like to break: never get involved with mortals. But the old man’s granddaughter is in danger and it couldn’t hurt to change fate just this once…could it