If your TBR list was getting a little light, I’ve got great news for you! Kenya Carlton is here showing off two new books, and you’ll get the inside scoop on each one from the author herself. Let’s get to know the backstory, then you can indulge on the blurbs following the interview. ;c)
Welcome, Kenya! You’re here to share with readers TWO fantastic releases, SWEET AS SIN and JADED. To which of these books do you connect most strongly?
Since the books are so vastly different, I wouldn’t be able to pick. Jaded is a contemporary ghost story and Sweet as Sin is a historical paranormal with witches and wolves. It would depend on what I was in the mood for.
Oooh, great variety! Which of the two heroes do you find most attractive? Why?
Wow! Good question and the answer is…Another draw. Gabe from Jaded is the guy you laugh with over a mug of beer, and I don’t even drink beer. Drake is the chauvinistic sexy mutha that takes forever to fall in love with you, but when he does watch out!
How deliciously enticing … times two! LOL. Let’s have some fun with SWEET AS SIN and JADED. What’s the first sentence?
Sweet as Sin
Sienna Caldwell stopped what she was doing as a subtle breeze blew through her cottage window.
Something moved! Jade Demarro turned towards the door and listened to the sounds of the manor but heard nothing new.
First sentences are so much fun, and those are great ones! ;c) Which scene of SWEET AS SIN was most difficult for you to write? Why?
Sweet as Sin as whole was a bit of a challenge; there were so many characters, and I had to keep them all very distinct with their own voices.
A large cast of characters can be very difficult, indeed. I’m always impressed when an author can handle them well. (Mine tend to make me want to hide, LOL.) Which scene of these books would you most like to experience for yourself? From whose POV?
For both books, I would have loved to been the guys when they laid eyes on their love interest for the first time. I think Gabe in Jaded was so arrogant he figured it would be a breeze to sleep with Mia. Drake from Sweet as Sin was just taken off guard by his attraction for Sienna at first glance.
Those first moments can be SO amazing! I love it when my heart quickens right along with the characters’. If a reader is unfamiliar with your work, which of your books would you suggest he or she read first? Why?
Jaded, I wrote it first and the twist and turns are very contemporary.
Twists and turns — I love reading a story packed with them! Have you ever battled with any of your characters over their personality traits? If so, who won – you or the character?
I would have to say Grey from Sweet as Sin. I imagined at some point Grey would get a conscience or turn good, but his will was stronger than mine, so he just became defeated. Grey was one weary bastard at the end.
LOL! That sure makes me want to check out his story. *grin* How do you keep track of plot elements or twists?
I’m a plotter. So the outlines for the chapters are already done and if some new development arises that I didn’t anticipate, Post-its on the computer are quite helpful.
I’m amazed by how many authors use Post-its! I’m impressed, but darn if I’m not starting to feel defective, LOL. What’s next for you, Kenya?
I’m close to finishing the follow up to Sweet as Sin; it’s a tad different from the original. I’m curious to see how people will take it.
Awesome! We’ll look forward to that one, and in the meantime your readers can indulge in your new releases. *grin* Let’s take a look.
SWEET AS SIN | blurb & links
The rich and available Captain Drake Devilin had the biggest body count in World War I. Injected with serum that turned him into something unnatural, Drake’s troop annihilated the enemy, but once his tour ended, Drake was plunged into a world of family tragedy and financial ruin.
Sienna Caldwell is stunning to even the biggest cynic; with her exotic looks and rich brown skin, the playboy wasn’t exempt from her charms. Buckling under the pressure of his financially strapped inheritance, Drake makes a deal with the devil to marry the prosperous landowner in order to protect her.
After one year, he can return the black beauty back to her island and collect on the fortune that will save his family’s reputation, but the task proves far easier said than done. The war may have made Drake into something lethal, but he soon finds his new bride was born more powerful than he could ever imagine. Not only does Drake have to figure out away to keep his hands off his alluring wife, but also he has to make sure she stays alive. BUY LINK
JADED | blurb
War correspondent Mia James is back on US soil and ready to tackle a juicy political story that could make national headlines. A politician’s aid goes missing, and the son of the wealthiest family is the only suspect.
Determined to take down the mayor of the small seaside town, Mia comes up against an angry ghost with her own agenda.
Afraid she may be suffering from post traumatic stress Mia figures that she’s way over her head and enlists the help of resident black sheep Gabe Montgomery. Now, she must solve the mystery of her not so friendly ghost, stop herself from falling in love with the mysterious winery owner, all while making it out alive. BUY LINK
UNDRESSED | blurb
Undressed Inc., the women you meet are an eclectic bunch. The connection? The melding of sexual desire and any means necessary to satisfy it. Sit back and enjoy the ride! Four sexy stories bring readers front and center as four dynamic women enjoy every drop of pleasure they can get. BUY LINK
KENYA CARLTON | about the author
Kenya has a B.A. in Mass communication, Television and Radio. She has fifteen years in production of television and film and five in television engineering. In 2009 Kenya Produced Dawn a short film and Executive Produced Destination Everywhere the pilot for a travel series through her production company Black R.O.K Productions established in 2008. WEBSITE
Readers, you all get to take your pick today! I hope you’ll find at least one you just have to have. *grin* Thanks so much for being here and, as always, we welcome your comments. Kenya, it has been a pleasure. Have a wonderful day, everyone!