Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fantastic Fives on Kathryne Kennedy

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

I'm incredibly stubborn (which may be why I'm a published author). I still believe that
fairytales can come true (which is maybe why I write them). I'm loyal, sometimes too
honest, and a control freak (maybe another reason I'm a writer;}).

Five people and or things that inspire you:

My family, especially my youngest son, who loves to play ‘create a world’ with me.
My editor, who inspires me to write my best.
My readers, including reviewers, who always get me excited when they tell me they loved my book.
My writer friends, who provide a world of encouragement and support which makes me want to ‘just write’.
And those little two words: “What if…”

Five of your favorite authors:

This is a difficult list because I’m limited to five, and it’s always subject to change:
Julie Garwood,
Midori Snyder,
Wrede & Stevermer,
Robin McKinley
and Patricia Briggs.

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:

Lady Felicity Seymour, the heroine in ENCHANTING THE LADY. She has no idea of her beauty because she’s grown up under a spell that makes people overlook her, which makes her incredibly modest, naïve and…feisty.

Sir Terence Blackwell, the hero in ENCHANTING THE LADY. A were-lion whose animal nature constantly imposes on his human self. He hides his too-generous heart beneath a worldly, suspicious exterior.

Lady Jasmina Karlyle, the heroine in DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT. A prim and proper Victorian lady who has an inner vixen that only a spell from one of Merlin’s relics can reveal.

Sir Sterling Thorn, the hero in DOUBLE ENCHANTMENT. Fiercely loyal and subject to his were-stallion temper, he doesn’t care what society thinks of him. He’s a man used to knowing what he wants, and only love can confuse him.

Mahri Zin, the heroine in BENEATH THE THIRTEEN MOONS, my very first novel. She’s wild and independent and her idea of a good time is fighting sea monsters and deadly rapids. The only man for her is one that doesn’t try to tame her and who’s just as hardheaded.

Five reasons to read your books:

I’m doing a little cheating here, because another writer, Tina LaVon, wrote a witty piece titled TOP TEN REASONS TO READ ENCHANTING THE LADY, and I’m using five of them here:

5. The characters come to life! Terence’s lion instincts, and at times his wild behavior,
will trigger your own animal magnetism as you root for him to win Felicity’s heart. Romance Reviews Today loved ENCHANTING THE LADY so much they gave it “a perfect 10.”

4. This treasure hunt can’t be missed! Merlin created powerful relics that everyone wants to get their greedy hands on. (If they truly are powerful, they will also be self-cleaning.) Anyway, there are 13 relics and 6 have already been found. That means seven enchanting stories. I hope. I can’t wait to read the whole series.

3. ENCHANTING THE LADY is packed full of suspense and danger. The shifters, monsters and magicians practicing dark magic will keep you turning the pages all night. (You’re a doctor? Don’t worry; you can nap between surgeries.)

Speaking of romance…

2. Escape the real world and those dirty clothes that keep piling up. You won’t regret hiding at the coffee shop--or in the closet if you must--to quietly enter this kingdom of magic and romance. Publishers Weekly says, “The latest from Kennedy (Beneath the Thirteen Moons) is simply delightful, set in a fantasy-touched Victorian England that's imaginative, historically vigorous and ripe for further adventures.”

The Number One Reason to Read ENCHANTING THE LADY is…

1. You must discover this awesome world builder. Remember you heard it here first; Kathryne Kennedy has set the bar high for historical paranormal romance. (Say that five times fast.) The Best Reviews says, “…Kennedy is destined to be one of the sub-genre’s superstars.” Read the excerpt of ENCHANTING THE LADY at her website and you’ll know what I mean.

Run to your computer! Okay, you’re already there. What are you waiting for? Click onto your favorite bookstore and order TODAY!


-Kathryne Kennedy

Extra!Extra! Kathryne has a copy of Enchanting the Lady to giveaway to one lucky commenter.


Caitlin Hoy said...

I have never read anything of yours but you convinced me to buy your new book. Five reasons why I've decided to give you a try are: 1. Enchanting the Lady has paranormal elements which happens to be my favorite genre, 2. The book sounds like a great read, 3. I love feisty heroines, 4. It is a New Year so we should all try new things, and last 5. I desperately want to know about the spell on the heroine Felicity and why it was put on her in the first place.
I can't wait to read your but and am basically jumping up and down on the inside with anticipation. Happy New Year!

Caitlin Hoy said...

I meant book not but sorry : )

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Oh, Caitlin, wonderful post! I *love* your top five reasons, so awesome. Thanks so much for your comment.:}

Scott Eagan said...

Congratulations Kathryne. When we first started working on that story, I knew you had something good. Now you've proven it to us!

Way to GO!!!!!

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Scott! You're such a supportive agent.:}

Jennifer Y. said...

Happy New Year and congrats Kathryne on the release! I look forward to reading the book! In fact, I was just reading about it last night online as I perused books at Amazon.

Daun Ann said...

Happy New Year..and what a way to start it off with the release of Enchanting the Lady. I read an excerpt of the story weeeeks ago and LOVED it. I'm looking foward to the series. I also love fairy tales. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast.

Bebemiqui said...

I'd love to read this!

tam said...

Kathryne, I wanted your book so bad I was looking for it at the book stores before it was even out. I'm so glad it's out now, maybe I'll find it now.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

That's awesome, Jennifer--thank you so much for commenting!
Daun Ann: Booklist said it reminded her of Beauty & the Beast...so I think it's something you'll enjoy!
Bebemiqui: Great!
Tam: Yes, hooray, it's finally released.
Thank all of you for stopping by, and Happy New Year.:}

Kimberly L said...

Happy New Year Kathryne. Congrats on your book release. I can't wait to read it. The exceprt sounds great too.

ilona said...

Well you just cost me a part of this years book fund with your post. After readign it I couldn't resist adding yor book to my to buy list :D

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thank you so much, Kimberly!
Well, Ilona, I think that's just awesome.:}

Jeanette J said...

Sounds like a great book to read. Congrats on the release..what a great way to start the new year

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Thanks, Jeanette! I think it's a terrific way to start out the new year too.:}

Tammy said...

I would love to win a copy of Enchanting The Lady, but if I don't, I will have to buy it because I can't stand not knowing everything in it! Happy New Year!

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Wow! I'm so glad to hear that, Tammy. Thanks a bunch!

catslady said...

I can't argue with any of Caitlin's reasons and your 5 had me convinced right off. Happy New Year everyone.

Melissa said...

Kathryne, Your new book looks amazing. It is already on my list for my upcoming birthday. Unfortunately that means I'll have to wait until March to read it though . . . maybe I'll just have to buy it for myself as an early present. ;o)

Kathryne Kennedy said...

That's great, Catslady!
Happy pre-Birthday, Melissa.;}

danetteb said...

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's good top see everyone is enjoying the day.

I chatted with Kathryne on another blog recently and am happy to have here.Thank you Kathryne.

Hugs, Danette

Kathryne Kennedy said...

It's my pleasure to be here, Danette. Thank you for having me.:}

Anonymous said...

I haven't read anyhting of yours, but the book looks interesting. I too just had a romance come out, with a werelion as the hero. But loved that yours seems more historical fantasy.
Anyhow, you write in what I read, besides write myself.
Sapphire Phelan

Tina LaVon said...

Great job, Kathryne. I especially love the top 5 reasons to read your book. (I wonder why?)

All kidding aside, I think you are an awesome world builder and can't wait to read the rest.

Tina LaVon

acdaisy95 said...

I have not read any of your books. But I would like to read some of them one day since I read the excerpt on another blog. I also love the cover. Please enter me into the drawing.

Happy New Year!!!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Hi Kathryne, I have been waiting for this book and still managed to miss the release day today. My calendar was supposed to pop up and didn't. I will go out tomorrow looking for it. Just can't wait to read it, I am new to the paranormal genre but am really enjoying it so far.

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your new book. It does look like a good one.

anne said...

I would love to read this unique and fascinating novel. Sounds absolutely wonderful.
Happy New Year and much happiness and success.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryne,
Hehehe. I saw your book at Walmart in Scottsdale on December 29th so it hit the shelves early. And it looked like there were already some books bought. I can't wait to get my hands on one:)

Regina said...

Kat, this books looks sooooo good - our PB readers will want to eat it up!! Count me in.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Saphire: How wonderful! It's always great to meet another writer and reader of fantasy.
Tina: Thanks for dropping by! You have such a witty talent!
acdaisy95: Happy New Year to you too.:}
Dianna: So good to hear! I can't wait for you to read it too.:}
Maureen: Thank you kindly for commenting.
Anne: Thank you so much! You're a doll.
Kim: Thanks so much for letting me know. How exciting!!;}

Kathryne Kennedy said...

One of my favorite people in the world...a librarian! Thanks so much for stopping by Regina, and for your excitement about my book.:}

Vijaya Schartz said...

Congratulations on another great book, Kathryne. As an author, I find it difficult to find other authors I enjoy reading, but you have a talent for pulling the reader into your fantasy world.

Vijaya Schartz
Award-winning Sci-Fi & Romance with a Kick

Antoinette said...

I read the previews at mygather and loved every minute! Thanks for another good book! Reading makes life better! toni

Shauna Roberts said...

I love historical fantasy, and the world you've created sounds fascinating. I've put Enchanting the Lady on my list of books to buy.

Pamela Labud said...

Congrats on your release! Sounds fantastic, Kathryne! I can't wait to read it. Happy New Year! Pam.

dodo said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Can't wait to read it.

kitty said...

It sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Vijaya: Thank you so much for the compliment. We have a mutual admiration going on, don't we.;}
Toni: Great to see one of my Gather friends here!
Shauna: You rock!
Pamela: Thank you so much!
Dodo: Ditto to you too.:}

lev53211 said...

thanks for the great giveaway!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I would love to win a copy!!

I blogged you too :

Kimberly B. said...

This book sounds great! And I'm glad to see you're a fan of Stevermer and Wrede!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

windycindy said...

Wow! I would love to win this book! I will keep my fingers crossed. Books that are paranormal romance and suspense are one of my very favorite to read. Please enter me in this fantastic contest. Thank you, Cindi

A Cup of Joy said...

I love to read! This book sounds great! I'd love to win!

Paige said...

That sounds enchanting! I'd love to read this book.

Andrea said...

I love paranormal romances! This one looks like the first of a great new series! I wish you much luck with it and the future ones to follow. A were-lion - yummy.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

lev53211: You're welcome.
Angela: We'll be posting the winner soon.
Kimberly: Yes, I loved their books!
WindyCindy: Good luck.:}
A cup of Joy: Ditto to you too.
Paige: Thank you.
Andrea: Ditto to you too.:}

Kathryne Kennedy said...

The winner of an autographed copy of ENCHANTING THE LADY is...jennifer y.! Congratulations, Jennifer! Please email me at: kathryne_kennedy@yahoo.com with your mailing address.
Just to let you all know, I use: http://random.org/integers/
to get a random number to choose the winner, and then I count down the entries to that number.
Thank you all so much for visiting with me. You're a great group of people.:}

tetewa said...

As a new author to me your current release sounds like my kind of read!

bison61 said...

your new book sounds wonderful - I'm looking forward to reading it

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fascinating book.

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Jennifer Y. said...

Thank you!!!

Danielle said...

I desperately need something new to read! :)
dansan826 at yahoo dot com

Joan said...

I have never read any of your books but winning one would be one good reason to start. I read the excerpt and it sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. Happy New Year and all the best with your books in 2008.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Tetewa: Thank you!
Bison61: Awesome.
Laura: Thank you!
Jennifer Y: You're welcome.:}
Danielle: Sounds like you're an avid reader. like me.
Joan: The contest is already over, but please visit my website where you can sign up for my newsletter, and I can keep you updated on future contests.;}

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