Kathryne Kennedy Interview Intro
Hey there Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome author Kathryne Kennedy to our sites today.
I'm addicted to reading, chocolate, and shopping (in that order). I have two chihuahuas named Precious and Baggins (think Lord of the Rings) who I'm rather goofy about, so I included a couple of pictures of them below.
Some of my favorite authors include: Andre Norton, Patricia McKillip, Robin Hobb, Dave Duncan, Mary Brown, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Barbara Michaels, Anne McCaffrey, Donna MacQuigg...the list goes on!
A few books that I continue to read over and over are "Saving Grace" by Julie Garwood, "The Hob's Bargain" by Patricia Briggs, "The Hero and the Crown" by Robin McKinley, "Soulstring" by Midori Snyder, "Sorcery and Cecelia" by Wrede & Stevermer, and "The Shape-Changer's Wife" by Sharon Shinn. Such awesome stories!
A proud member of the Romance Writers of America, I belong to the Desert Rose and the Valley of the Sun chapters.
Today we are helping Kathryne promote her newest release in THE ELVEN LORDS series. The series currently consists of three books, "The Fire Lord's Lover", "The Lady Of The Storm" and "The Lord of Illusion", which was just released on February 7, 2012. In case you're not yet familiar with the series, here's a look at all three books in THE ELVEN LORDS series…..
"The Fire Lord's Lover"
THE ELVEN LORDS - Book 1
Unless his bride kills him first...
Lady Cassandra has been raised in outward purity and innocence, while secretly being trained as an assassin. Her mission is to bring down the Elven Lord and his champion son. But when she gets to court she discovers that nothing is what it seems, least of all the man she married...
Then Dominic and Cassandra together discover an unspeakable evil, one that threatens the destruction of the magical realm they would give their souls to save...
"The Lady Of The Storm"
THE ELVEN LORDS - Book 2
When Cecily's father disappears, Cecily and Giles set out to find him. But, as their journey unfolds, duty is quickly replaced by desire--and the search for Cecily's father leads to a magical destiny that could end the rule of the elven lords forever ...
"The Lord Of Illusion"
THE ELVEN LORDS - Book 3
Rebel Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England's freedom. He gets his chance when he finds a clue to opening the magic portal to Elfhame, and he must race to find the slave girl who holds the key to the mystery. But even as Drystan rescues Camille Ashton from Dreamhame Palace, it becomes unclear exactly who is saving whom.
For the fate of humankind lies with Camille...
Enslaved for years in a realm where illusion and glamour reign, Camille has learned to trust nothing and no one. But she's truly spellbound when she meets Drystan--a man different from any she's ever known, and the force of their passion may yet be strong enough to banish the Elven Lords from this world forever.
They sound great don't they!? Before you run off to buy them, let's get to the interview so we can learn more about Kathryne and the series…..
Kathryne Kennedy Interview
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Kathryne! Welcome to Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION. 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!
Kathryne: It’s great to be here! Thank you so much for hosting me on your incredible blog!
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: We like to start out by getting to know our guest authors a little bit better.
2) What are some of your hobbies/interests, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
Kathryne: I love shopping, and occasionally going to the casino with my sisters and nieces. I like the penny slots. :}
3) What are 3 things that never fail to make you smile?
Kathryne: My dogs, who manage to do at least one cute thing a day. My son, who has a witty sense of humor. And I have a little nephew who is so adorable he never fails to make me smile.
5) What are the easiest parts and the hardest parts of writing for you?
Kathryne: The easiest parts are the love scenes. The hardest is juggling the fantasy plot with the development of the love story, and keeping everything straight in my head.
6) We know this is a hard question but, who are some of your favorite authors and series?
Kathryne: It is difficult because I have so many. As far as a series goes, off the top of my head it would be Robin Hobb and her Tawny Man series. And recently, Gail Carriger and The Parasol Protectorate series.
7) What are some of your favorite TV shows and movies?
Kathryne: We are of like minds…I answered that above. :}
9) Do you have a personal favorite amongst all of the books you have written? Maybe one that has extra sentimental value, etc?
Kathryne: My favorite book is always the one I just finished writing, because I’m still so caught up in the characters, so it would have to be Everlasting Enchantment, the fourth new book in my Relics of Merlin series.
10) If you can spend the day with any one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?
Kathryne: It would have to be with Grimor’ee, the golden dragon in The Lord of Illusion, and I would be riding on his back while he danced with the stars.
12) What's coming up next in THE ELVEN LORDS series?
Kathryne: I’m currently involved with developing a new series, so it may be a little while before I come back to the Elven world.
13) Can you tell us a little about THE RELICS OF MERLIN series? Will there be more books in this series?
Kathryne: The Relics of Merlin is about the descendants of the great wizard--who inherited his power of magic--and the quest for his thirteen enchanted relics. It takes place in a magical Victorian London where titles are based on the inheritance of power. In the new book, Everlasting Enchantment, a were-panther steals one of Merlin’s relics, a moonstone bracelet enspelled with a cursed knight, and the only way to free herself is to make love to him.
14) Do you have any other upcoming projects planned outside of the above mentioned series that you can share with us?
Kathryne: I am working on a new series that involves four Regency sisters who are cursed with fractured magic from a sorcerous world that eclipses their own.
15) While we have you here, is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers?
Kathryne: I sincerely appreciate every letter or email I receive from you.
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Thank you so much Kathryne for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk to us. We would love to have you back again in the future when you're ready to promote your next book.
Kathryne: Thank you so much for having me! It’s been a pleasure. And I look forward to the next time.
If you would like to find out more about Kathryne you can visit her WEBSITE or you can follow her on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE.
Kathryne is graciously giving away a copy of "The Lord of Illusion" to a winner from Book Monster and another winner over at the LITERAL ADDICTION website.
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