Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Interview: K. E. Shade

UFI welcomes Author K. E. Shade. Thanks for Joining us!!

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

 I love to cook. Once I learn the basics of a recipe, I'll often tweak it to suit my own tastes. My favorite time of year to cook is winter because my house doesn’t have air conditioning. Plus, I love making soups that take several hours to make. For me it's not tedious. Chopping all those veggies up is pure therapy.

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

Now that my sun room has been remodeled, I love sitting out there to read. Plus, I always have a fur baby to keep me company.

What is your Favorite part of writing?

 Shaping the characters. Not the way they look but their mannerisms. Personalities are ley, in my opinion, to drive the story.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

 I don't have any hardcore rules but I know if I don't keep the television off or my earbuds piping in the music, distraction comes that much easier.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres? 

 Kim Harrison, Christine Feehan, and Julie Belfield. I snatch their books up as soon as I see them.

How would you pitch Her Beauty Within to someone who has not heard of it before?

A clash between two different societies, both living in the same magical environment.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Her Beauty Within is set in?

The story is set in a large oak tree, called Mother Oak by the occupants. It rests along a small stream. Pixies live on the top branches of the trees and sprites down below. Each has their own part in keeping their ecosystem going.

Do you have a favorite scene in Her Beauty Within?

 When Adele finally accepts her new surroundings and the fact that her title is not a birthright but something she must earn.

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?

Adele for both. She was cruel and quite ugly, not caring about anyone but herself. Stripping her title and making her work to be accepted into the society she's thrust into.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?

As seems to be the case, I have several projects in the works. One is a fantasy series, another is a naughty twist on some of the classic tales such as The Count of Monte Cristo. My brain never stops, which makes it difficult when I'm the middle of my morning commute to work.

K. E. Shade is multi-published author Kastil Eavenshade in disguise pandering her romantic shenanigans. When not catering to the whims of three rescued kitties, she's dreaming up her next heart-beating tale. No period in history—past, present, or future—is safe from the clutches of her muse. Her passions beyond writing are drawing, cooking, and watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. She credits her parents for her free spirit as they've always supported her in every aspect of her life. Without them, she wouldn't be here.

Find K.E. Shade and her books

Her Beauty Within
July 4, 2014
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In order for Adele to find her one true mate, she's got to learn to see beyond the veil of vain beauty. 

Adele lives a privileged life. High in the great oak that is her kind's home, the pixie does as she pleases including playing cruel pranks on the wingless sprites who dwell in the tree. When one of the Council of Eight decides Adele needs to be taught a lesson, the pixie is cast down into the world of the sprite. Without the finery that made her one of the privileged of the society, Adele must find the meaning of true beauty and what love entails, or be cast out forever.

An Outlaw in her Bed
July 11, 2014 
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When Ella realizes that her mysterious guest, Travis, has a deadly past, she has to come to terms that it may just be the cause of her husband's untimely death. 

Ella Gilby lost her husband to the perils of living in the wilderness of the new frontier. When her son finds a wounded man in the barn, she does what any Christian woman would do for a needy soul. She takes him in until he's able to move on, but never expects the attraction to blossom between them.