Hi Sasha!! Thank you for having me on your blog today!! I look forward to chatting with you!
Me: What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?
K.B: The first I remember was the Little House on the Prairie novels. ThenNancyDrew. Then Trixie Beldon. Then one of the Merlin series, but I can’t remember who the author was. As far as romance goes, the first one I read since I was a kid was Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Kiss of the Night. It got me hooked on romance.
ME: Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?
K.B: Well, I’m not sure about fan-girl crazy. J I did meet Sherilyn Kenyon and loved her! Very nice and gracious person. Also met J.R. Ward at a RWA conference and was surprised that she remembered me from the Literacy Signing two nights before. She liked my dress. I was, and still am, impressed that out of all the people in her line (I waited 2 hours to meet her at the signing), she could remember me two days later.
ME: What’s your:
- Favorite color? Green
- Favorite season? Late autumn / early winter
- Favorite Hero – movie or book? Jamie Fraser – Outlander series
- Snack weakness (food or drink)? Rich cake, cobblers, cookies, do you see a trend here??
- What’s your Astrological sign? Scorpio
- Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? More toe-curling. One of my critique partners said she needed a cigarette after reading one of the scenes. They are officially listed as “spicy.”
- Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Both. Depends on my mood.
ME: What’s on your desk when you write?
K.B: Oh boy. Too much! I have a calendar b/c I don’t want to punch a hole in the wall, a daily calendar with dog funnies, a digital picture frame, phone, assortment of mouse pads (but no mouse), coaster, shell with the Lord’s Prayer carved into it, pen, various papers with notes on them, papers with to-do list, wedding album, lamp, candle, my Proud to Be a Rose button from TWRP, a solar powered Hoops & Yoyo bobble head that shakes back and forth when exposed to light: the holder reads “I’m in my worry-free zone”. Oh yeah, and the laptop.
ME: Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?
K.B: Quiet. But the fish tank is right outside my office so it’s like writing by a gently flowing stream.
ME: What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?
K.B: My most recent release is Werewolves in London. To set up the scene, we’re in the heroine, werewolf Vonda’s, POV. Here goes:
Thank God she had irregular heat cycles. The last time the heat ran through her veins seemed mild compared to the desire Tom evoked in her, and yet she hadn’t resisted the urge to mate. Look how that ended, with her husband screaming to the divorce judge that she was a furry dog.
What had she been thinking? Her ex couldn’t even tell the difference between a dog and a wolf.
Why do I like this? I think it’s a bit funny that what upsets her the most out of her failed marriage is her ex-husband couldn’t tell the difference between a dog and a wolf.
ME: What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.
K.B: The second in my Draconia Tales series, Warrior Lover, comes out later this year or at the beginning of next year. Not sure of the release date yet. Am really excited about this one as the hero, Enar, kept trying to be the main player on the stage in Magical Lover. He finally gets his role here and he’s really happy about it. Stay tuned for Enar and Lily’s story.
ME: Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?
K.B: Oh boy. Hard question! I guess I’d have to say Diana, or Artemis, b/c she’s a goddess in charge of wild things. I like nature, so this seems to be a good fit.
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