I’m very excited to welcome one of my writing buds, Kerrianne Coombes to my blog today. Her first book, Running Home, debuted in February, and she’s had two more releases since then.
Kerrianne, can you tell us how long you’ve been writing with the hopes of publication?
KC: About four years. Four really difficult—oh my gosh, what am I doing–years.
How did you get started?
KC: I just thought of an idea, and started writing. Firstly, it was just a way for me to blow off steam, or relax. And after a while I thought I might try to get good at it, so I put more and more time into writing—until I was addicted.
Sounds like how I started. What genres do you write in, and what appeals to you about those genres?
KC: I write whatever I feel. Sometimes that is contemporary, sometimes its paranormal. I don’t have a set genre, I am way too fickle for that 😉
What titles do you have published?
KC: My first book is called Running Home, and it is a contemporary Romance about a guy who is an injured ex-soldier. He is trying his hardest to be a recluse—scarred and bitter—when Jo, literally falls on his doorstep in need of help.
Then I have The One That Got Away. This book is about second chance love, and all of the pain involved. It is a very heartfelt story, and I loved writing it.
Then, I have a paranormal Romance, called Beauty and the Beast. Demon Tales. Which is a dark, and somewhat messed up version of the old classic.
Do you have any recent or upcoming releases?
KC: I have another book out in July, called Inevitable—another contemporary Romance. And the sequel to Beauty and the Beast—Cinderella The Demon Tale—will be out in August.
Wow, look at you go. Congratulations! What are you working on now?
KC: Currently, I have four WIP’s open—which I regret sorely—But I cant seem to stop from starting a new story. LOL Two Contemporary, one paranormal, and one Urban Fantasy.
Can you describe your daily writing routine?
KC: The kids are my first priority every day. I have to get them ready for school and all that involves—Mainly me following them asking the same questions over and over ‘Have you brushed your teeth?’ LOL Then I have a million other things I do, but I try to devote a couple of hours a day to writing.
I can totally relate. Are you a plotter or a pantser?
KC: Pantser. But I wish I could plot, my muse hates it. She leads me away from the plot on purpose, I am sure. I usually have a beginning, a middle and an end—and I go from there. Usually the end changes completely, but I don’t mind, it makes it interesting for me.
What genres do you enjoy reading?
KC: ALL, and any. I am a greedy reader. The more the merrier. As long as the story is strong, characters are clear, I will read it. BUT If I had to choose one genre only, it would be paranormal.
Who is your favorite character from any of your books?
KC: Okay, in Beauty and the Beast, there is a character called Sam. He is a Ram Demon, who is friends with Torc—Briggs brother—and he will have his own book. I love him, already I sense how tormented he is, I just want to hug him.
“Why are you taunting me, Ram? Do you like having the shit beaten out of you?” Brigg’s temper was surging through his blood. His muscles bunched and itched for action. But he didn’t want to fight a demon who was his friend—a demon who was so clearly goading him.
Sam shrugged. “I’m just trying to show you that you care for her, spell or no spell.” Sam slumped in the leather chair with a freshly poured drink, held it up to the light and watched the dark liquid with a sad expression. “Don’t let anyone tell you what to feel, Brigg—because it fucking kills you when you realize they were wrong.” Brigg watched Sam drain his glass. He turned back to the window just in time to see the carriage roll away.
Where do your best ideas come from?
KC: I have no idea. LOL Sometimes my dreams, sometimes just by hearing a saying—a sentence—it is always when I least expect it x
What is your favorite book that you’ve read?
KC: SO. Many. Anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nalini Singh, Maya Banks, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione. I could not name a favorite.
Who is your favorite character from any of the books you’ve read?
KC: Again, so many. I adore so many book characters, and all of them are such complicated characters, that I would have to say. I love the complicated characters—instead of naming just one. But, maybe Acheron from the Dark hunter books, if I had to. And Simi, and Nick, and Faith from The psy/changeling books…see! I cant just name one! LOL
What writing/writer’s organizations are you involved with? Can you explain how they help your writing and/or your writing career?
KC: I am involved with the Kelley Armstrong writers group, the OWG, and it has helped me so much. I haven’t been there for a little while *Guilt stab* But I rely on their feedback so totally.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Oh, yes, I agree. Is there anything else my readers should know about you?
KC: That I intend to write until I cant write no more! LOL
Thank you so much, Kerrianne! I hope your year continues to be a fabulous one!
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