Monday, March 19, 2012
Please join me in welcoming new author, Kethry Kane as she shares with us a little about her writing, what influences her creativity, and some personal information about her family.
Be sure to check out her excerpt for Second Time Around after the interview.
1) Links to website and list of books with purchase links.
http://www.bookstrand.com/kethry-kane - Second Time Around
also available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
2) How long have you been writing? What got you in to writing?
I've been writing since I was 16 years old. I have always been fascinated with creating stories and once I picked up my first romance novel, I was hooked!
3) What was your first published book? Looking back, is there anything you’d change about it?
I'm very new and have only had one book published. My first serious attempt at putting something out there. It was a daunting task to say the least and I'm still petrified of being smacked down. I wouldn't change a thing other than relax a little more. Heck, I'm still not relaxed! Now I'm just stressing to get the second one done!
4) What or Who has influenced your writing?
I have my favorite authors who are a great inspiration to me, Catherine Anderson, Anya Bast, Nora Roberts and then my husband who has pushed me to do something about my dream of being an author.
5) Where do you get your ideas?
Random thoughts. I'm a big day dreamer.
6) What hinders your writing? (distractions? noise?)
I have 5 children, so there is a lot of noise and things to do. I wish I could lock myself away, but they always come first.
7) What genre are you most comfortable with? What would you like to explore?
Contemporary erotic romance. I'm pretty happy there. But one day I may try my hand at some fantasy based stories.
8) Are you a by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of writer, or do you have to use an outline to put your collective thoughts into some semblance of common sense?
Very much a by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of writer! I'll obsess over a story in my head until I just have to put it down on paper. But I am not a very organized writer.
9) Which of your books is your favorite? Why?
Only have the one so far, so this one! :)
10) Do you incorporate some of yourself into your characters? Personality traits? Likes? Dislikes?
All my characters will have a little of me in them. Sometimes it's in their character, mannerisms, etc. and sometimes it's just a physical attribute.
11) What do you think is the perfect hero/heroine? Why?
I like my heroes to be a little on the dominant side, but not in an obnoxious way. Strong, stubborn, smart, with a sense of humor and patience wrapped in a pretty package. What woman doesn't want someone to sweep her off her feet, right? But I also like a bit of a challenge.
12) What is your latest release? Please share the blurb and purchase info with us.
Second Time Around is my current release. You may purchase it at Siren Bookstrand, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
Melanie's life was picture-perfect and planned, with all her ducks were in a row and safely nestled behind a white picket fence until tragedy struck, leaving her a grief-stricken young widow struggling to come to terms with her dead husband's final wish.
Danny works hard and plays harder. Chasing the new flavor of the month is a pastime he can't seem to resist. However, when his best friend passes away, he is forced to step up and deal with his friend's grieving widow, who also happens to be his old flame.
In an unlikely and surprising twist, Melanie and Danny find themselves thrust together and forced to deal with a long-kept secret and grief they both share. Through the pain, fire flickers between them, fueled by long-suppressed desires, but is this enough to heal old hurts and bring back love?
13) What do you have in the works?
I have several unfinished works I'm tinkering with. I haven't figured out yet what I want to go with and it's driving me a little nutty. But hoping for a bit more of a romantic comedy.
14) Do you have any suggestions/comments for prospective authors?
I would say never give up on your dream. It's not easy putting yourself out there and sometimes rejection will sting. Learn from your mistakes and always find ways to improve your craft. But I think the key is if you don't try, you won't get anywhere. Keep at it if it's what you want.
JUST FOR FUN:
1) If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?
A cat because they can get away with almost anything and people don't expect them to follow rules.
2) If you had super powers, what would they be? Why?
Mind reader because I'm always curious to know what people are really thinking.
3) What would be a perfect date for you?
I'm a simple girl with simple tastes. A nice romantic dinner with my husband. To be able to actually talk without little ones interrupting every 10 seconds. Maybe a movie or a walk somewhere. I like quiet time.
4) Is there anywhere you’d like to visit? Why?
I'd love to go back to Wales, where I was born, but also visit surrounding areas, like Ireland and Scotland. I just love Europe.
5) Do you have any obsessions? What are they?
Writing and Facebook
Getting personal with Kethry Kane…
I am your every day mom of 5 wonderful children. Most of the time you'll find me cleaning the house, cooking, running errands. Doing random everyday stuff. I do enjoy watching movies on weekends once in a great while, but I have to admit, I am completely addicted to my little purple netbook. Writing is just my passion. I just wish I had more time and energy in a day to do it all!
Author Name: Kethry Kane
Book Title: Second Time Around
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Formats: pdf - lit - html - prc - epub
“I may not be a teen anymore, but trust me, I’m ready for round two.”
“And yet your pants are on,” she countered, giggling as a dark brow rose in mock surprise and he chuckled.
“It does seem a little unfair.” Leaning down, he captured her lips in a sweet kiss that left her breathless and needy. Their lips parted in unison, his tongue sliding sensually across her own in a slow, deep thrust.
She forgot all about his pants and anything else he was wearing as they sank deeper into the kiss, enjoying the flavor of each other’s mouths while she mussed his hair and he trailed his hands over her thighs to her bare hips and moaned. The way she shifted beneath him, squirming to get closer, sighing as his fingers brushed over her smooth skin, was making him crazy again.
Grasping the edge of her shirt, he edged it up and broke away to kiss her chin, drifting up to her cheek and then dipping down her neck. She turned her face and offered him her neck, her breath hitching as he hit the sensitive hollow of her collarbone.
Mel sighed his name and wiggled as he pushed her shirt up and up, working to help him under his weight until they wrangled the cotton up and over her head. She brought both her arms up, her limbs tangled in the shirt where he teasingly pinned them. “Keep them there.” His silky-soft whisper against her ear made her shiver, and she stilled, watching with apt interest as he nibbled his way along the line of her bra. Her nipples poked against the soft material, begging for attention. He brushed his chin against each peak gently and gazed up at her with smoldering eyes. He stole her breath and her heart all over again. Mel lost herself in his gaze, followed it as he moved back up and kissed her again.
Somewhere between untangling her arms and wrapping them around his neck, Mel realized that he had cleverly gotten rid of important bits of clothing and was pressing himself between her legs. She sighed and lifted her knees, wrapping her legs around his hips and welcoming him into her slick, tight pussy again. Danny thrust and she met him eagerly, moving her hips under him.
Again, she felt like heaven, so achingly perfect that he had to muster up the control to keep it slow. Unlike moments ago, he wanted to savor the moment and her. Pressing into the mattress, Danny pushed his hands under and trailed them up her back to cradle her, leaning down to touch her lips ever so softly.
Tears pricked her eyes, and a flood of warmth and love threatened to overwhelm her. She tugged at his shirt and managed to pull it free so she could run her hands over his bare chest and arms. As desperate as she felt to get closer, Mel slid her legs down and let him set the pace. “You have no idea how often I’ve wished for this. Wished I could undo the past,” he murmured thickly.
She cupped his cheeks and smoothed her thumbs over his lips, gasping as he rocked against her. “Shh, don’t,” she whispered. Tears stung her eyes and she blinked them away, bringing his face down for another kiss. For the first time since all this had begun, Mel suddenly realized that she wasn’t the only one struggling with guilt and fear. Danny had just done a better job of hiding it all. Even though neither of them had exactly done wrong, the fact that both of them had held on to a lie for so long had been torture.
She shared his breath and caressed her fingertips down the sides of his face, neck, and over his shoulders, which brought forth a soft growl as he rocked his hips a little harder against hers. He reacted to her soft gasp by caressing her outer thighs as he squeezed her bottom in his large hands. Soft whimpers and sighs fueled him on as she mapped the play of muscles under his skin and eagerly reciprocated affection.
Pressing close, Danny held on tight, burying his face against her neck, and continued to slowly grind against her, making sure to angle his hips just so, applying pressure against her clit. She dug her heels into the bed and moved under him, panting sweetly in his ear as she strained to ease the growing throb of need that he had ignited. Her fingernails dug into the skin of his back as she bumped her hips up and whimpered out his name.
The sound of it sent a bolt of white-hot pleasure through his veins. His teeth grazed her skin, drawing on it with his mouth. “Oh yes!” She gasped. “Oh ungh, yes!”
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