Please help me welcome Kellie Kamryn, whose first book will be out in a few weeks. So glad you're here, Kellie. Thank you for visiting.
Thanks for having me Barb.
You write both contemporary and erotic romance. (And kudos for being a multi-genre writer. Not everyone can pull it off.) What draws you to each of them?
Contemporary is just the easiest for me to write at the moment. With my busy schedule, the less research I have to do the better! Erotic romance I kind of fell into. I hadn’t planned on writing erotic romance, but I had some story ideas that would have only been short stories so I wrote them and spiced them up! A lot in some cases…
You have two books set for release soon, both erotic, right? Way to go, girl. Tell us about them.
PLEASURE ISLAND, an erotic romance, will be available from The Wild Rose Press, on October 21. Very excited!!! MONKEYS, SEX AND OTHER BIRTHDAY SURPRISES will be available from Secret Cravings Publishing, set for release in November. Here’s a blurb for each of them.
Chelsea Hunter didn't come to the resort looking for sex. Jake Davis intends to change her mind. Will they be able to turn up the heat, or will their visit to Pleasure Island leave them cold?
After finalizing her divorce, Chelsea Hunter came to the resort island of Paradise for some peace and quiet so she could figure out what her next step would be. She hadn’t expected to find herself at an exotic hotel dedicated to pleasures of the flesh. Too bad she doesn’t want sex.
Jake Davis is back in Paradise after visiting a year ago when his own marriage fell apart. This time his fantasy is to guide a woman through her sexual journey. He hadn’t counted on being paired with the only woman in Paradise who prefers privacy over pleasure!
Will Jake be able to discover what Chelsea truly needs, or will their journey to Paradise remain unfulfilled? Release date: October 21, 2011
MONKEYS, SEX AND OTHER BIRTHDAY SURPRISES:
Missy Harder is reluctant to ruin a good thing and meet with her on-line lover, Sam Kentley, in person. Sam is dying to see if the connection they have is real. Humiliated in front of Sam at her surprise birthday party, she wants nothing more than to be left alone. But when Sam refuses to leave her to her misery, they both learn that humor will get you through anything, and sometimes great sex and love sneak up on you when you least expect it. Coming November 2011
Both sound intriguing.What’s your next project?
I have two more in a series that I’d like to finish editing so I could submit them to my publisher. The first one is titled REBOUND, Book 1 in the Love and Balance series and was picked up by Secret Cravings Publishing. After that, I have two more WIP’s on the go and would like to finish those as well.
I also write poetry, and my erotic poetry can be found on my blog. A few of my poems will be featured in an anthology by Naughty Nights Press, but that is still in the negotiation stages.
Congratulations on the poetry, Kellie. That’s quite an accomplishment. Poetry is not an easy area to break into.
What one tip would you offer writers?
Don’t give up! And learn, learn, learn! If there is anything you want to do in your life, then persist until you make it. Sometimes you have to adjust your vision but it’s worth it to know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Never forget to keep learning from anyone you can in whatever field you are trying to break into. You never know when the smallest bit of information will be useful one day.
What great advice. We should never stop learning, although it sometimes seems we’d like to reach a point we could. Life is a process and learning continues throughout. It’s so easy to get discouraged and quit when things don’t happen quickly. That’s especially true in writing. Rejections are so difficult to bounce back from. But we must persevere. Thanks, again, for joining us today.
Thanks again for having me! Please visit me at http://www.kelliekamryn.blogspot.com/ and http://www.kelliekamryn.com/ or look me up on Facebook to keep up with the latest publishing information and blog tours!