It is a pleasure to welcome Kerrianne Coombes back to my blog. She just released her fourth book last month, Inevitable. So, Kerrianne, tell us about your new release.
KC: My new release is a sweet contemporary erotic Romance, called Inevitable. It is a story about two people who have always known each other. They have shared more, or less their whole lives together having grown up in the same village. They have laughed together, cried together—slept together—often and are basically the perfect match. BUT, neither want the same things from life. It’s a bitter sweet story of being torn between love and aspirations.
Describe the heroine in three words.
KC: Brave, loyal and determined.
What traits does the hero posses that makes the heroine swoon?
KC: Well, he is ruggedly handsome, he is a famer so he has a swoonable physique. But aside from looks, Jake is a loyal, intensely determined man, who would do anything for the people he loves.
Sounds like my kind of hero. What was your inspiration for this story?
KC: A short snippet of an argument popped into my mind one day. I heard the words, ‘So for all these years you have just used me? You have just expected me to be here for you, whenever you want? Well no more!” I heard this in a male voice and the idea for Inevitable was born there—that simple.
Wow, story ideas come from everywhere. Who is your favorite character from this book & can you give us an excerpt?
KC: I love the main characters, but Giles, Jake’s best friend is exciting to me. I am writing his book as we talk! LOL He is a very fun, loving person—a joker. This excerpt from Inevitable might show you x
“Oy, oy! Someone’s getting laid tonight!” Suddenly remembering that she was in a full pub, and that she and Jack were not alone, Sky flicked her eyes to the culprit who shouted those cocky words. Her gaze fell upon Giles. She grinned and flicked him The Bird. Giles cupped his heart and pretended to fall back. His beer sloshed over his hand, and covered his jeans. Giles cursed loudly and swiped the spilled beer away, and Sky laughed.
Just like old times.
How long have you been writing with the hopes of publication?
KC: Um only four years. But I have always written something—I find it cathartic.
Me, too. How did you get started?
KC: I just had an idea and went for it. I wrote my first FULL AND VERY LONG book four years ago, and really enjoyed the journey. So I continued.
What genres do you write in, and what appeals to you about those genres?
KC: Well, I have books out in both contemporary and Paranormal, but I also have books I am working on in Sci-fi and Urban Fantasy.
What other titles do you have published?
KC: Running Home is my first book, and it is a contemporary Romance about an ex-military man who finds love in a runaway abused wife—very exciting and tense. The One That Got Away, is another Contemporary romance which explores the idea of second chance at love.
Then, I have a paranormal romance called Beauty and the Beast: The Demon Tales. It is a demonic take on Beauty and the Beast. Very dark and sexy. The sequel to this book is out in September—Cinderella: The Demon Tales.
Exciting! Can’t wait! What are you working on now?
KC: So much! LOL Giles book, A sci fi and an Urban fantasy. But I am also working on the third book in my paranormal Demon tales—out in December. Busy busy.
Can you describe your daily writing routine?
KC: The moment I have silence, I just make coffee and disappear into my office. I usually don’t surface until I have to pick up kids, or do something mundane like housework. LOL I would write all day and all night if I could.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
KC: PANTSER!!!!! I wish I could plan, but my muse hates a plan—she purposefully ruins any plans I make.
What genres do you enjoy reading?
KC: All and any. As long as it’s a great premise and written well, I’ll read it.
What author(s) have influenced your writing style?
KC: Kathleen Grieve (My CP) She has influenced me greatly.
Where do your best ideas come from?
KC: My imagination. Music and watching people.
What is your favorite book that you’ve read?
KC: Too many to name. Really.
Who is your favorite character from any of the books you’ve read?
KC: So many. But the characters from Michel Grant’s Gone series are just fantastic!
What is the best piece of advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Great advice! Where can my readers find you?
Where can my readers find your books?
Thanks so much for visiting today, Kerrianne!
When Sky Denholm moved to the city to peruse a career with a large accountancy firm, her dreams of being independent and successful quickly turned into a reality. Brought up to believe that women were useful for nothing but housework and sex, Sky is desperate to prove her father wrong. She packed her bags at the age of eighteen and moved from the British countryside to the city. She would like to say that she never looked back, but one man with dark eyes and a body to die for, tempted her back regularly. Jack Rogers, a farmer and Sky’s best friend, is her anchor in life. And Sky can’t seem to break the intense pull he has on her, no matter how much their relationship goes against her own, personal code. But when her boss blackmails her, Sky begins to question her choices. When the love of Jack’s life decided that she had to taste life outside of the country, he let her go. Six years later, he is seriously regretting that choice. Sky Denholm is slipping through his fingers, and he has no idea how to bring her back home.
Jack looked back over his shoulder at Sky and grinned. She had ditched that stuffy tailored jacket by throwing it over a bar stool, and her good-for-nothing-heels had been thrown—by him—out the window by the time she had had her third drink. Sky was grinning from ear to ear, and laughing with head-thrown-back abandon just like the old days.
She was stunning.
“So, you and Sky, huh? I thought that ended years ago when she left town.”
Jack tore his hungry gaze from Sky and her infectious smile, and looked at Sarah standing to
his side. Sarah was the same age as himself and Sky, she had been in their grade at school. Now she was a teacher at the little primary school in the village. She was a good friend, someone whom Jack had laughed with on many occasions inside this very pub. She was pretty—not his type, but pretty enough.
“Well, on and off really, when she’s in town,” he replied, not wanting to give too much away about his true feelings. What he really wanted to say was, No, me and Sky never broke up, I just gave her some space to fulfill her dream, but she’ll be back—I just know it. But he bit his tongue and played it cool instead.
“Oh, right…” Sarah suddenly sidled closer and pressed her breast into Jack’s arm. Jack frowned and imagined that the amount of beer he had consumed was now muddling his brain. Shy Sarah wouldn’t do something like that… He moved his arm subtly away so she wouldn’t get embarrassed if she realised what she had done, and reached for the beer waiting on the bar.
“See you later, Sarah. Take care.” With his other hand he picked up Sky’s fresh gin and tonic, and wandered over to where she laughed loudly at whatever Giles was saying.
“Here’s your drink, wench,” he said teasingly as he handed it over. She jumped down from the back of the bench seat and wrapped her arms around his neck. The rugby game had finished long ago, and now the juke-box blared out tacky tunes. Jack grinned down at Sky and kissed her nose. “Want to dance, beautiful?”
Her eyes sparkled and her face split into a smile so perfect, he nearly dropped to his knees— would have dropped to his knees, if his friends weren’t there. She made him weak, made him dream, and Jack knew there was no one else in the world like her—no one else in the world for him.
“Yes, I would love to dance.”