Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Author Interview: Kinley Baker
Kinley Baker has a terminally tender heart and an inconvenient sense of humor. She loves puppies and cries at celebrity weddings. Kinley believes that romance novels are the keys to world peace, because if you're holding a book, you can't be holding a gun. Kinley supports all supernatural lifestyles and believes "happy ever after" isn't only for the normal. Her books Ruined, Denied and Freed are available now from Crescent Moon Press. Excuse My Fairy is available now from Etopia Press. Look for more in the Misbehaving Magics series and the final book in the Shadowed Love trilogy in 2013.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
A little bit of both. And it really depends on the story. In my latest book, Endured, which is the third book in the Shadowed Love trilogy, I knew how the story was going to end for a long time before I could get it on the page. It’s different every time.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
All the time!
What is your favourite food?
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m an afternoon napper. Lol. I get up early for work, so I go to bed pretty early.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
Ireland. I have no idea why. I’m just supposed to go there someday.
Do distant places feature in your books?
My first series is about the Realm of Shadows. My second series is in an alternate realm named Bamzar. I guess it’s about alternate worlds rather than distant places like we think of on Earth.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Yes! All different kinds.Anything from classical to Lady Gaga to Eminem, and all the shades in-between.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Excuse My Fairy is about a feisty little fairy and her sexy Lawman mate. It’s an adventure with a fun cast of characters.
What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
Oh wow! So much. I can’t even begin to describe it all. I’ve learned that a story that makes me smile is worth every penny. And I hope to write stories that make other people smile or laugh.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Overall, probably not. I’ve made mistakes and I wish things had gone differently in some regards, but it all ended up here. We’re stronger for our trials.
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
My mother. She always encourages me and reads my work.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Read a lot. Write a lot! Follow your favorite authors online and observe what they do.
What are three words that describe you?
Strange, Romantic, Shy
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
I love Nalini Singh!
Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book:
by Kinley Baker
Available from amazon | allromance |
Her magic breaks all the rules. He breaks all of hers.
Draybeth is broken. Her fairy powers don’t work, her magic is completely dysfunctional, and not even her bad attitude and soft heart can win her back into Fairy favor. Exiled from their land, she struggles to make a life for herself in the human world. But when her bar burns to the ground and she meets one of the Impassables--the devastating Lawman Barrett--things become even more of a struggle. An arrest, murder, and abduction challenge everything she’s worked for, and worse, the Impassable Lawman appears to be her destined mate. But darkness stirs deep within Dray’s heart, and she’s not about to drag the gorgeous lawman down with her.
Barrett never expected to find himself mated to a fairy, let alone one with such a wicked temper and a short fuse. Being an Impassable, he should be immune to fairy magic, but Dray’s magic burns through him like lightning, just as everything else about her ignites him, body and soul. The fairy’s power over Impassables threatens everything this new realm was built upon, and as a Lawman, Barrett’s job is to make sure those threats are eliminated. But his feelings for Dray make him question just where his duty lies.
Warning for adults 18+ contains a high heat level of sexiness and swearing
List of previous books if any
My previous books are Ruined, Denied, and Freed. Endured will be coming this year!
Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.
I love to talk to people on my blog at http://kinleybaker.wordpress.com