Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Writers' Wednesday Welcomes Kellie Kamryn

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

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!


  1. WooHoo and kudos Kellie. Two books this year is great. And it sounds like there are more on the horizon for you. Keep up the pace, and we should hear a lot from you in the future.

    Great interview, Barbara, as usual. I always look forward to reading them & looking forward to their books.
    Diana Locke

  2. Mega congrats, Kellie!! You know how proud I am of you. You're an inspiration to those who think they're too busy to write. Me included;)
    Wishing you continued success!
    Great post, ladies:)

  3. Two books in one year is awesome do you
    Have a writing schedule?

  4. Actually Diana and Shirley - I have 3 all coming out now between October 8th and November. The newest one contracted is part of a holiday collection with Romance Divine. It's titled: Going for Gold, another erotic short.

    Writing schedule? *snorts in laughter* I try to write or edit every day if I can. Some days all I do is promo, visit blogs, etc. which as you all know is part of what a writer has to do to get their name out there. I set personal deadlines for submissions and when I've got edits to get back to a publisher, those take priority. This year my youngest goes to school every other day, so I have whole days to work now. However, like today, I'm visiting blogs! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by and thank you Barb for interviewing me :)

  5. Jenn - thank you kindly. However, you've helped me so much that really YOU are the inspiration to me! LOL

  6. Kellie, I'm so glad you're here today. I enjoyed getting all the 'inside info' on you :) I'm thrilled for you that your breaks are coming in multiples. Keep it up. You are an inspiration, I agree with Jenn.

    Thanks again for stopping by. Much luck with the releases.

  7. Hi Diana, Jenn, and Shirley. Thanks for dropping by.

    Diana, hurry and agree to take a turn here. I'll look forward to that interview. You have a lot to share, that's for sure. You're such a motivator for other writers.

    Jenn, you're an inspiration, too. When you start to write, you burn up the keys. And you've accomplished wonders ! with your first book. Congrats.

    Shirley, you're pretty organized yourself--Producing short stories, articles, fiction, your book of collected stories and that's while you work, care for family and spearhead a writers' group.

    Glad to see you all.

  8. Great interview Barb and Kellie! And such great news to celebrate. So pleased and happy for you. I'm proud of you, lil' sister!

    Hugs & best wishes with your upcoming releases!

  9. You are a ROCK STAR!!!
    Of course, we've known that for ages... ;-)
    Seriously, Kellie, this is awesome. I'm in awe of you!


  10. Kellie Girl, I'm so poud of you. The fact that you can do all that with the kiddies in tow is mind boggling. You have a blossoming talent that matches your bubbling personality. I'm proud to call you a friend and fellow Angel!

  11. WOW, Kellie! So proud of you girl!!

    As Jen said, you're an inspiration when I think I'm too busy to write. I only have one kids, so I have no excuses. :-)

    Congrats and great interview!

  12. Just plain awesome! I don't even have kids and I'm in awe! KUDOS!


  13. *blushes* You all give me too much credit. Thank you to all of you Angels who stopped by - I am in awe to be amongst such talent! And Barb - I always look forward to your interviews. Can't wait to see who you feature next.

  14. Great interview, Kellie! Look forward to your new books. Way to go, lady!

  15. Love the interview, Kellie!! And even though I've seen your covers on FB, I am reminded of just how awesome they are! :)

  16. Congrats on the multiples Kellie... releases! I mean multiple releases! :P

  17. Congrats on the upcoming stories! they both sound fantastic.


  18. Hey Kellie!! Congrats on your two novels coming out. I'm so proud of you. Both books sound like amazing reads. I wish you great success. :)


    Daisy Dunn

  19. Thank you Jean, Lindsey, Calisa, Kyann and Daisy for stopping by! Barb is an excellent interviewer and friend:)