Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Please Welcome Author Karen Kelley

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

gullible (yes, I'm the person you talk to about the swamp land you'd like to dump), and a dreamer.

Five people and or things that inspire you:
Janis Joplin, Tina Turner--singers with strong voices. I love to be able to write a fraction of the way they sing. Oh, and Enrique Iglesias---he just inspires the hell out of me.
My husband. I see a man who took the dis out of disability, and one who still loves me after all these years.
Reading. I love reading all genres. Books inspire me to create.
Watching a really good comedy or romance on TV.
Deadlines--it means I have to get my butt in gear if I want to keep doing what I'm doing!

Five of your favorite authors:
Sharon Sala,

Libba Bray,
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss,
Judith McNaught,
Sandra Brown--wow, only five?

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:
Hell On Wheels: Josh is an ex-cop turned bounty hunter. He's really cool, but Cody keeps him on his toes. She's a bounty hunter, too and can kick ass with the best of them.

Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind:
Wade is a small town Sheriff who doesn't believe in aliens or ufo's. Mala is an alien who tries to convince him otherwise. Oh, and she becomes addicted to sex and chocolate, but I wouldn't hold that against her. (This is my first book in the planet Nerak series)

Double Dating With The Dead:
She's a psychic, he's a skeptic and they get stuck staying in a vacant hotel with two sex-starved ghosts as they each try to prove the other wrong. They're both very stubborn, and the ghosts are so mischievous! Shame on them!

Cosmic Sex:
This is the second book in my planet Nerak series: Kia has come to Earth in search of her cousin Mala, but gets off course and screws up Nick's undercover bust. She's a warrior who's never fought a war so a barroom brawl is pretty exciting. Maybe she'll stick around and check things out. It's purely research (yeah, right).

The Bad Boys Guide To The Galaxy:
Third book in the planet Nerak series: Lara is a healer and holds a very exalted position on the planet Nerak. Sam doesn't do exalted, but after a lot of begging and pleading, he does agree to help Kia's sister find the cure for the Elder.

Five reasons to read your books:
I love writing, and I hope it comes across in my books.
They're funny--more so my 2007-2008 books
They're very sexy
They have a good storyline
I always have a happily ever after

Extra!Extra! One lucky commenter will receive a copy of Cosmic Sex. Have you had a cosmic experience?


Jennifer Y. said...

Great interview! I am a big fan of Karen's books and I can't wait to read the latest!

I can't say that I have had a cosmic experience, but would love to read about one...LOL.

danetteb said...

Lol...I'm not sure I've hac a cosmic experienc yet,but doesn't it spark your imagination. :D

nascarandbeans said...

what a great interview, thanks for coming and sharing with us.. I cant think of a cosmic experience right off hand.. cant wait to read your new book though..it sounds awesome..

Cathy said...

Great favorite author's list and Cosmic Sex looks like a totally fun read.

The closest Cosmic experience I had was when I was vacationing in Florida, started chatting with someone in the hotel pool, then realizing after several minutes of conversation that we were actually related. She was a second cousin from a side of the family we had lost touch with years ago. She was a hoot and we still stay in contact with each other.

aBookworm said...

What a fun interview! And to answer your question, lol, yes. I had a cosmic experience the day I could drink coffee again after my pregnancy and breast-feeding days were over!

Thanks for letting me know of this great contest. I've posted about it on at my book review/contest blog - A Book Blogger's Diary

RachaelfromNJ said...

Hi Danette and Karen!

I loved the interview! Very fun. I love Karen's books and can't wait to read this one too. Thanks for telling me about this Danette!

readingissomuchfun said...

What a fun interview great questions and answers :-)

I'm not sure I had a cosmic experience but I would love to read about one. Great title and the blurb sounds very good. Love the cover as well.

Thanks Danette for the email reminder. I would love to be enter for Karen's contest. I look forward to reading this one by her. Love her books.


Amy S. said...

Great post Karen and Danette! Cosmic Sex sounds great and I loved the excerpt on your site!

Laurie D. said...

What a great interview! I can't wait to get my hands on COSMIC SEX. No cosmic experiences for me - not yet, anyway!

Ann M. said...

Do mean comic or cosmic experience? Everyone is answering cosmic.. but your question is ?Have you had a comic experience?

Cosmic? I have to giggle I see cosmic.. and I think of Sagan doing and his mispronunciation of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during his show Cosmos As a geek in I remember watching it weekly.

Comic? I've done some pretty "blonde" things...

Pamk said...

lol great interview and no i've not had a cosmic experience but would love to read about one and would mind experiencing one too lol.

danetteb said...

Hi Ann,
I meant Cosmic, thanks for letting me know.

Hugs, Danette

Caffey said...

Oh the interview is fun! Nope I too never had a cosmic experience but its fun to read them and hot stories with them :) Now I bet i'll want to experience one too!

Karen Kelley said...

LOL Y'all are so funny. I meant to pop in yesterday but I'm on a really tight deadline, but thanks everyone so much for buying my books so I can be on a tight deadline! I love my job!!! And I'm thrilled that y'all enjoy my writing.

Hey, Cathy, it's a small world, isn't it? Something similar happened to my husband. He ran into a neighbor when he was stationed in Germany and this was the first time they'd met!

Loved all your comments. Y'all are a great bunch!

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I’m the lucky winner!

I enjoyed your interview. welcome! :)

CrystalGB said...

Great interview. I can't say that I have had a cosmic experience.

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tetewa said...

Haven't had a cosmic experience, but I'm looking forward to your latest release!

tetewa said...

Haven't had a cosmic experience, but I'm looking forward to your latest release!

windycindy said...

Hello! Cosmic experience?! Yes, I truly think I have. Please enter me in your drawing and then I might found out if I really have or not.

Gloria said...

Please sign me up :)