Join me in welcoming Kari Thomas to the Release Your Inhibitions Contest! Kari chats with me a bit, and then she talks about books in a series. Answer Kari’s question below about series and you will qualify to win a download of Temptation Unleased.
Beth: Welcome, Kari! Tell us a bit about yourself.
K: Thanks, Beth! I’m a multi-published author, writing mainly in the Paranormal Romance genre. I love the limitless possibilities you have as a writer in this particular genre, so I imagine I’ll stay in that spot for a good long time. I’m the Care Giver for my dad, so I’m lucky enough to be a stay-at-home author. I’m also a professed “Book-a-holic” and I own over 3,000 books in my personal Library. The bad thing is, it’s an addiction I can’t stop…..so that means my Library grows every week!
Beth: Good for you, from one home-librarian to another. 🙂
What was the most exciting moment in your writing career so far?
K: Only one moment? LOL! I guess I could say that the most recent one was when my Novella PREY FOR THE WOLF stayed on the Top Best Seller List at Fictionwise for over 20 days….AND it was higher ranked than the famous “TWILIGHT” Series books!! That amazed me.
Beth: That is really cool! Wow.
How do you want to be remembered as a writer?
K: As a writer who wrote emotional, endearing stories as well as those stories being passionate and unforgettable. Doesn’t sound too much, does it? (grin)
Beth: What do you fear the most?
K: Seriously? Dying before my dad. I couldn’t do the proverbial “rest-in-peace” if I died first knowing he wasn’t being taken care of.
But as for the Not-so-serious Fear: suddenly realizing my muse has forever deserted me and I can’t write the next story. Argh! Never write again? That would kill me!
Beth: That’s a very understandable fear on your part, Kari. And as for the muse flying, I’ve had several authors say similar fears during this contest, so at least you are in good company.
You are not allowed to bow out of this part—I can’t believe how modest authors usually are, refusing to do this part!—please give us a paragraph or two from your writing of which you are particularly proud. Why do you like this portion?
K: LOL! It’s like exposing yourself way too much! But here’s a tiny teaser. The reason I love this short paragraph is because it was at a VERY emotional part of the story and said it “all” in so little words how a woman can face the worse yet still realize she has more in herself to give. I think this says a lot about all of us, as women, facing adversary that seems impossible to fight. This is from my latest, UNDER A SHIFTER’S MOON:
Kitlene released a sigh. She had learned she was strong enough to protect herself from physical attack. Now, she just had to learn how to fight back the heartache that threatened to become so much a part of her if she let it. She would be strong again. One day.
Beth: What new projects do you have in store for your readers?
K: I’m about to submit another paranormal Romance I just finished. Then, I hope to write two more Novella lengths in the next few months. I like to keep my books out there while writing full length, and the Novellas are great for that. I also have a Novella being released Feb 14, 2010 at All Romance Ebooks. It’s part of an Anthology, and ALL the Sales Proceeds will go to the Charity of The American Heart Association. Famous author Charlaine Harris writes the “Foreword” in it! This is the first book I’ve ever given away Free to a Publisher, but I also have two FREE reads that are Short Story length only, available at the Samhellion with Samhain Publishing. They are both ending Sequels to TEMPTATION UNLEASHED.
TEMPTATION UNLEASHED is my Samhain title, and it’s been a popular book from day one. I’m working on a new book for Samhain now and can only hope it does half as good! (grin)
Beth: Thanks so much for joining us here today, Kari.
K: Thanks again, Beth! I just wanted to mention that I love to hear from my readers, and they can contact me for more info on my books, or the Free Reads, at: firstname.lastname@example.org and that they can visit my site.
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DO YOU WISH ALL BOOKS WERE IN A SERIES?
As a professed Book-a-Hollic I must admit I love to read good books that are part of a Series. One book just isn’t big enough to be able to satisfy my reader-curiosity about ALL the characters involved in the original story. If I love a book and the author turns it into a Series, chances are that author has a reader-fan in me for all of her future books, Series or not.
But. As an author, I’ve never been one for writing a Series on any of my books. I can’t explain it. I love my characters but when that story is finished, I’m sooo ready to go on to the next book idea with new characters and new situations. I guess I could blame it on my over-active imagination! Too many stories, never enough time to write them all! LOL!
So, of course, surprising me to no end I soon learned that readers wanted/demanded MORE stories from my Samhain title TEMPTATION UNLEASHED. They wanted to know if the secondary characters ever got their “Happy Ending Love Stories”. After constant requests, I finally sat down and wrote two ending Sequels. In THE CHRISTMAS CHAPTER, Gavin gets his love story. In SOUL’S CHOICE, Riana gets her love story. Both these Shorts can be obtained FREE at the Samhellion web site, with the Links:
So. Tell me, what do you think about books in Series? Like them? Rather not have them? I’d love to hear from you.
Happy Reading Day Hugs!