Hey there Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome author Karin Tabke to our sites today.
Still semi-distracted by her adult children (Yay! no more phone calls from the high school!) and her husband now a successful football coach (Yay! No more worrying when he’s out on the street!), Karin turns out stories about hot cops, bold knights, bad boy werewolves, and the women who bring them to their knees.
Karin’s historical romance series BLOOD SWORD LEGACY is a must read for anyone who loves tales of yore when men were men and women were women, and love DID conqueror all. Her dark, erotic BLOOD MOON RISING paranormal romance trilogy is best described as “Sons of Anarchy meets Rise of Lycans”. The BLOOD MOON RISING trilogy only has one book in the series currently, "Blood Law", with the second book "Bloodright" releasing in April 2012. Her L.O.S.T. series (written asKarin Harlow) is paranormal romantic suspense at its “chilling and sizzling”* best, and currently has two books, "Enemy Lover" and "Enemy Mine" (which was just released on August 30th). You don’t want to miss any of Karin’s deliciously edgy tales of danger and passion!
Let's take a look at "Blood Law", the first book in the BLOOD MOON RISING TRILOGY by Karin Tabke, and then we'll take a look at the two books in the L.O.S.T. series, "Enemy Lover" and "Enemy Mine", which is written as Karin Harlow.
"Blood Law" synopsis -
"Enemy Lover" synopsis -
"Enemy Mine" synopsis -
The books sound amazing don't they? Now that we've learned more about the books, let's get to the interview to learn more about Karin…..
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Karin! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by and spend some time with us! We’re so happy to have you with us today!
Karin: Thank you for the invite! So, happy to be here!
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: We like to start out by getting to know our guest authors a little bit better.
2) Did anyone or anything in particular inspire you to become a writer?
Karin: My love affair with romance. I was a daydreamer. In high school I started to write my daydreams down and soon they took shape and became stories. The first story I ever wrote is still under my bed! Where it will stay forever.
3) What are some of your hobbies/interests, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Karin: I am madly in love with my granddaughter. She is the love of my life. We spend a lot of time together. I have a Cane Corso pup who I love working with. She’s an amazingly intelligent animal. She has tracking and obedience down as well as a few conformation ribbons.
5) You have written contemporary, historical romance, paranormal romance and paranormal romantic suspense novels. Which is your favorite genre to write in and why?
Karin: For me it isn’t about genre it’s about the love story. I love writing love stories, regardless of time period or genre. That said I have a natural historical voice and love the 1066 England era. But I also write what I know, hawt cops (hubby is a retired cop). ;)
6) What genre do you feel is the most challenging for you to write and why?
Karin: The paranormal suspense. The L.O.S.T. books are more complicated plotwise with a lot of action. Actually all of my stories have a high level of action, but the L.O.S.T. (Karin Harlow) books have more and it’s complicated. It’s a challenge to write good chase and fight scenes.
8) What are some of your favorite TV shows and movies?
Karin: I love Dexter, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Rescue me, Modern Family and just about any real life crime show. Oh and Castle, the Food Network, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol!
9)What was one of the most surprising things you learned over the course of your career so far?
Karin: That it’s not for the faint of heart. I mean I knew it was going to be tough to see my book on the shelf at my local Barnes and Noble, but dayum it was grueling at times. Staying on the shelf is proving to be just as difficult. The industry is changing all around me, but the one constant is that romance readers are just as ravenous as they always were. And I love to feed them!
11) Can you please give us some more detailed information regarding the BLOOD MOON TRILOGY? What can we expect as the series progresses?
Karin: I just wrapped up BLOODRIGHT, book two in the series. It’s Falon and Lucien’s story. Intense, raw, primal, and sexy as hell is all I have to say, and because it is such an intense story, it took me a half of dozen rewrites to get it right. I’m getting ready to start BLOOD VOW, the last book in the series. I don’t want to give too much away about BLOOD VOW, but I can say this: It’s going to be the ultimate emotional roller coaster ride.
13) How many books do you have planned for the L.O.S.T. series?
Karin: I have many characters’ stories I want to write. That said, the series’ survival is predicated upon sales numbers. Good numbers = more L.O.S.T. books. Not so good numbers =no more L.O.S.T. books. It’s all a numbers game.
BMR/LA: Here that everyone!!! That means we all need to buy the L.O.S.T. books so we can ensure Karin gets to write more of this awesome series!!
15) While we have you here, is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers?
Karin: Embrace cliffhanger endings! ;)
Coming April 2012
If you would like to find out more about Karin and her books, you can visit her at any of the sites below.