Welcome Kay Dee, What inspired your latest book?
Kay Dee: Initially, it began when a friend of mine lost her husband. She was fifty-something and found out at the funeral her husband was a philanderer. She loved animals and welcomed them into the safety of her property…these were the building blocks that expanded into the bigger picture;0)
How much time do you spend promoting your books? What works best for you?
Kay Dee: I have yet to figure this little gem out to my benefit;) I love twitter, so spend most of my time there, but everyday I’m promoting somewhere, mostly for others. I still find it hard to toot my own horn…only happens when I’m on a virtual book tour and even then I have to wonder about horn tooting *smiles* I hate when it gets too loud;)
Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Kay Dee: Like from the first question, the idea came from my friend’s situation – but they actually come from everywhere…one of them came from a contest callout, which expanded into a novella rather than a short story, another came from a prompt I found, one came from news of a twin getting stolen from a hospital, or scenes from the rustic resorts my DH and I vacation at. There’s a whole world of ideas coming at me every minute if I silence myself to receive them;0)
Do you have critique partners?
Kay Dee: Yes, I do. She and I started out in a children’s critique group and we both took on pseudonyms to write erotic romance (although we still write young adult stories). This woman gets me, my style, voice, and those crazy, wild characters who paint my pages. I’m truly fortunate to have her…and might I add, I don’t know anyone that can read and return my work as fast as she can. WOW;) We exchange work…and it works for us:0)
What is your favorite dessert/food?
Kay Dee: Crème Brulee (and I rarely have it as we don’t normally eat in places that serve it;)
Kay Dee: It was a little perilous as I believe my first manuscript that I submitted went to a fake publisher. Once it was sent and they acknowledged receiving it, I no longer could contact them. I was so excited about getting accepted I didn’t really do all of the research on this e-publisher that I should have. Lesson learned.
It seriously pays to know a little history about the publisher before you submit anything.
Do you have a view in your writing space? What does your space look like?
Kay Dee: My space is ever changing – and yes, I prefer a view, which I get if I sit out in my 3-season room. There are a lot of birds and bunnies that visit my back yard. OR, I camp out in my recliner, or a comfy chair in the living room with a large picture window. If none of those places entice me, I leave and spend the day at one of my favorite cafes:)
Kay Dee: I have a wide variety that continues to change with all of the author friends I have. Why? Because I want to read their books no matter what genre they write (as long as it has some element of romance). You’ve introduced me to mystery and suspense romance (which I love). I’ve been re-introduced to historical romance…and even erotic historical romance. I enjoy sci-fi and steampunk erotic romance and pretty much any genre of romance, but most especially hot, hot stuff:) It’s what I write…and I read a lot of what I like to write.
Savage Smoke – Book 2 Lycan International Investigation Agency Series
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Sizzling HOT! Warning: Lots of two-somes, three-somes, even more-somes, like it stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.
Tagline: Will Trevor rescue Lindsey in time to save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want saved?
Chance and his LIIA pack of agents search for rogue Lycan mastermind, Smoke, kidnapper of Lindsey and fifteen other human women he plans to use for procreating his own army.
Trevor, Chance’s right-hand Lycan, wants his mate back, but believes she’s fallen for her captor. Lindsey loves Trevor but believes he’s given up on her.
Will Trevor come around in time to rescue Lindsey and save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want back with Trevor after spending so long apart?
***Releasing in June, 2013***
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They all shifted to human-form, standing in the shelter of the trees under the cloud cover and snow filtered mid-morning light. No movement, no sound, nothing came from Smoke’s pack site. With Chance pointing at each, Dir, Damen, and Trevor, to take a different direction, they dispersed.
Any other time Trevor might have enjoyed running naked in the snow, but today his heart stuck in his throat, tremors of need waded through him and it disgusted him. Fine hairs of Lindsey’s arousal flitted in the air and struck him like a baseball bat to the head. It lured him on to a snow-covered deck. Trevor opened the door of a small cabin. Lindsey’s scent poured over him. He stood paralyzed. Damen shoved past him.
“Is it your primal-mate’s scent in this room?” Damen stomped around, looking through drawers and across tables. “Well, it’s everywhere if it is.”
Trevor struggled, wanting to smash Damen’s face in and not understanding why. He stepped into the room. Her scent blasted against him, touching, spiraling from every direction. He stopped in the center of the room and instantly grew hard for her.
“Arousal isn’t going to get her back,” Damen shot. Chance walked in right then or Trevor would have nailed Damen. Chance glared from one to the other, gaze dropping to notice Trevor’s state.
“What’d you find in here? Anything useful?” Chance asked.
“Only that this must have been where they kept Lindsey. Her fragrance fills the place,” Trevor spat. Anyone with half a nose could pick up the arousal interspersed in Lindsey’s scent.
“Well, it just might be her smell that carries us to where everyone went. For some reason, it’s the only one uncloaked. You don’t suppose she ran off before the others?” Chance looked thoughtful. “It’d explain why her scent is the only one we can pick up.”
Dir walked in just then. “Lindsey’s trace loops around this cabin and goes off into the forest from the backside. There’s so much snowfall, tracks are pretty much covered. But, I think there’s enough of her aroma to hold us on the trail.”
“You don’t think this is a trap, do you?” Damen stared at Chance, then at Trevor.
Trevor still wanted to punch him.
“Her scent outside is at least a day old, if not longer. Human female scents in the big building are only hours old. They saturate the inside, but there’s nothing outside. So, I’m betting they used the camouflage drug, Total Eclipse, on them,” Dir stated.
“I took in most of the perimeter. Saw no one, but I caught Lindsey’s tang as well,” Chance added. “I say we go wolf and follow it. But no pack-communication. None. Is that clear?”
“Gotcha,” Dir answered. He moved away from the door and everyone filed out of the cabin. Trevor couldn’t wait to get out and go wolf-form to hide his arousal. This capture would be the hardest for him and yet the most wanted. He needed to know which side of the fence Lindsey would choose so he could finally move on. Stagnated was a bitch.
Staring Into the Eyes of Chance – Book 1 Lycan International Investigation Agency Series
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Sizzling HOT! Warning: Wild and lust-filled love scenes, extra stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.
Tagline: Olivia swears off men until she meets Chance, a Lycan alpha. He ignites an undeniable hunger they can only sate together.
Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.
Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.
A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.
Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?
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Kay Dee Royal Bio:
Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because it’s also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She’ll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dog, her cats, her caged husband… you get the idea). You can find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.