Friday, March 30, 2012

Seven Sentences from Her Latin Lover

K.E. Saxon, author of Diamonds and Toads (check out the great cover!) has challenged me to play Seven Sentences! Here are the rules:

Go to page 77 of your current book
Go to line 7
Copy down the next 7 sentences (no cheating)
Tag 7 other authors and let them know

Here goes!

From Her Latin Lover:

Why hadn’t Paulo told her? What else hadn’t he told her about, and who was he really? She was furious about the fact that she had almost let him, a comparative stranger, seduce her.

She had to get up and get out of his house. However, when she tried to stand up, the pain in her ankle prevented her from getting very far. It didn’t seem to be broken: it was more like a very bad sprain. It must have happened when she fell down, just before she shot Leon.

If you'd like to read more, Her Latin Lover is available on Amazon.

And now I'm going to tag:

Michelle Hughes
Regina Puckett
Lenore Wolfe
Philip Catshill
Jan Romes
Natalie Hancock
Michael Rivers

Have fun!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Meet Wayne Zurl, Author of the Sam Jenkins Mysteries

Today I’m welcoming Wayne Zurl, but first who is he?

Wayne Zurl grew up on Long Island and retired after twenty years with the Suffolk County Police Department, one of the largest municipal law enforcement agencies in New York and the nation. For thirteen of those years he served as a section commander supervising investigators. He is a graduate of SUNY, Empire State College and served on active duty in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later in the reserves. Zurl left New York to live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, Barbara.

Thirteen (13) of his Sam Jenkins mysteries have been produced as audio books and simultaneously published as eBooks. His first full-length novel, A NEW PROSPECT, was named best mystery at the 2011 Indie Book Awards, is currently a finalist in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards and was nominated for a Montaigne Medal. A new novel, A LEPRECHAUN’S LAMENT, debuts on St. Patrick’s Day, 2012 in hardcover with eBooks coming soon.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Katheryn Lane Uncovered (a little bit)

I’ve been tagged by romance author Paula Martin to answer the following questions, so here goes:

What is the one book you couldn’t live without?

Is it too cliché to say the Bible?

What can you see out of your window at the moment?
Desert, desert and more desert! I live in the Middle East and there’s a lot of desert! It can either be very bleak, or very romantic depending on what mood I’m in and the weather.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Fried pigs ears and not by choice! I was in Spain and ordered it by accident. It’s the inspiration behind the scene in Her Latin Lover when the heroine, Mary, finds herself alone in South America, and not speaking any Spanish, she orders randomly off the menu in a cafe. However, when the food arrives, she discovers that she’s ordered pigs ears!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hearts and Vampires: Meet Author Ash Krafton

Today it's great to welcome Ash Krafton, author of Bleeding Hearts. First, could you tell us what your book is about?

In BLEEDING HEARTS: BOOK ONE OF THE DEMIMONDE, Sophie Galen is saving the damned person at a time.

Sophie is an advice columnist who falls for a man who seems to be dancing with damnation. Then again, Marek is the threat of damnation is never far behind. Good thing Sophie has an unmanifested oracle lurking in her brain. Things like that come in handy when dealing with demivamps who want to avoid evolving into darker things.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Murder in the English Countryside: Meet Author Stella Stafford

I love England, especially Oxford and the surrounding areas, so today it’s great to welcome an English author from Oxfordshire, Stella Stafford. First Stella, could you tell us something about your books?

I write mystery crime novels, the Little Wychwell Mysteries, which are set in Oxford and in the village of Little Wychwell. Little Wychwelldoesn’t exist in reality but there are many villages very similar to it all over Oxfordshire. The first Little Wychwell Mystery (Did Anyone Die?) is already published both in paperback and on Kindle. The second one (A Very Quiet Guest) is due to be published in paperback at the end of May this year (2012) and will be out on Kindle shortly after that.  I have written three more which do not yet have publication dates. Every time I decide that my current book is the last one in this series I find I miss my characters and wonder what they are up to now, so I write another. I also write science fiction, my first science fiction book is ‘Hunting the Thingle, the First Demeter Chronicle’, this does not yet have a publication date as yet. People who follow my tweets will know that I also write about the local Oxfordshire natural history. My books are written in UK English with UK spelling.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Her Latin Lover is Now Covered

My new romance novel, Her Latin Lover, now has a great book cover thanks to Judy Bullard at I love the cover she did for my first contemporary romance, The Royal Sheikh, so I asked her if she could design one for my next book, Her Latin Lover. It is set in South America so I wanted a slightly different feel to the previous cover, e.g. the font that she used for the title had to change, as did the background image. However, she kept the same font for my name and placed it at the bottom of the cover as before, so that there would be some consistency between the two books. Hopefully this will help people see that they are by the same author, though this time Judy gave my name a slight pinkish hue which I think looks great. Thank you Judy for the gorgeous cover!

Her Latin Lover has been picked over by several editors, which is always a nerve-wracking process, but they said they loved it, just as long as I made the changes they suggested! It is now with a professional proofreader, but as soon as I get it back and change any errors (hopefully there won't be too many of them!) the book will be published on Amazon.  Watch this space!

Stop Press! Her Latin Lover is now available on Amazon! Click here to grab your copy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Darker Side of Romance: Meet Author Natalie Hancock

Today it’s great to welcome Natalie Hancock, paranormal romance author of Eternal Darkness. First Natalie, could you tell me something about your book?

Cursed in Darkness is a vampire paranormal romance series. Eternal Darkness is the first book in the series.
It’s about Layla, a half vampire, half human who is sent to live in the hundred acres of land full of vampires for her own safety. The only problem is she hungers for the vampires’ blood, so when she has lessons with them, not only does she struggle with the hunger raging inside of her, but she has to learn to trust those around her, something she can’t do because she has a dark past, and because of it, she has trouble trusting anyone.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Vampires and Romance Part II: An interview with Michelle Hughes

Last December I interviewed Michelle Hughes, author of A Night At Tears of Crimson and since then she has been unbelievably busy, so I asked her if she was willing to do a second interview with me to tell us what she’s been up to and luckily she said yes!

First of all, thank you so much Michelle for taking the time to come back here and chat with me. Since we last spoke you have done heaps of things including publishing another book, Eternal Crimson, which is now out as both an ebook and as a paperback. Could you tell us a bit about it?

Thank you so much for having me back again, Katheryn.  It's been a busy six months, and so much has been put into place that I just had to force myself to keep up.  Some of the projects I've been working on needed to happen immediately, and then of course the last book in the Tears of Crimson Vampire Series has a very specific deadline it has to meet, so that helped push things along.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Luck and Romance: Meet Contemporary Romance Author, Jan Romes

I was recently interviewed by the wonderful romance author, Jan Romes on her blog and today I get the chance to put the shoe on the other foot and interview her! First of all, thank you so much for joining me in my Valentine’s Giveaway last February. For anyone who missed it and hasn’t yet read your great contemporary romance, Lucky Ducks, could you tell us a bit about it?

Thanks for having me here today, Katheryn!

I’d love to talk about my latest book, Lucky Ducks!

Claire Stone is a green-eyed, nail-biting, claustrophobic who’s recently divorced and looking for a fresh start. Kasen Isaak is a dyslexic, coffee-addict who runs his father’s investment business. He has an aversion for green-eyed women thanks to two such women who worked him over pretty good. Claire and Isaak both have a run of bad luck going on before they ever meet. Forced into each other’s company by manipulative, military fathers, their orchestrated relationship becomes a calamity of errors that is both humorous and touching. Despite monumental conflict, these two flawed, unhappy people find a way to be the very thing the other needs to change their luck and their lives.