Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Interview & Giveaway: Hunter of Her Heart by Kaylie Newell

UFI welcomes Author Kaylie Newell. 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 shopping, Lifetime marathons, frozen waffles, cheesy 80’s television, sparkly blue eye shadow and I Love Lucy memorabilia.  Me in a nutshell ;)

What do you enjoy doing on your down time? 

I like to read, cuddle with my girls, watch movies with my husband, and I also have a YouTube addiction in the form of every Dateline episode ever created.  

What is your Favorite part of writing? 

Going back to read a completed book!  By far the best part for me ☺

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

I have a very specific routine.  I usually try to write in the mornings and I have to have a cup of hot chocolate starting out.  My cat always knows when I’m settling in and she’ll jump up and curl up on my legs.  Always the same spot.  We pretty much have it down to a science.

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

I love Stephen King.  He doesn’t always write paranormal, but when he does, he just knocks my socks off.  Bag of Bones is one of my favorite books of all time.

How would you pitch Hunter of Her Heart to someone who has not heard of it before?

I’d say it’s kind of like Twilight meets Twin Peaks.  Lots of hunky werewolves, but also a lot of quirky side characters, too.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Hunter of Her Heart is set in? 

I’ve been told that Wolfe Creek (the tiny mountain town where the books take place) is almost like another character.  It’s definitely dark and broody.  Magical.  The first book takes place in the fall, so there’s lots of fog and drizzle as the backdrop to the mystery.  The second book takes place in the summer, so it’s hot and sultry.  The third book happens during the winter with snow and severe storms.  All these seasons help set the tone for the individual stories.

Do you have a favorite scene in Hunter of Her Heart

There’s a scene where Zane and Candi meet for a picnic in a park.  A thunderstorm rolls in and it starts raining, but they’re so attracted to each other, and so caught up in the moment that they can’t keep their hands to themselves and one thing eventually leads to another.  It was very steamy.  And super fun to write!

Which one character out of all your books was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about? 

I loved writing Zane.  He’s a bad boy and has no interest in settling down.  He’s always messing up and getting into trouble.  But he was also one of the hardest characters to write because I had to show him changing emotionally toward the end of the book.  I had to have him finally grow up and be worthy of Candi’s love.  It’s a fine line, while still keeping him true to his wild heart.

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

Book Three will be out sometime this fall.  This story will wrap up the Wolfe Creek Series in a way that I hope will be satisfying to my wonderful readers.  Everyone in this mystical little town will get their own story and their shot at a happily ever after ☺

For Kaylie Newell, writing ranks right up there with the things she loves most in life- falling somewhere behind her family, but ahead of Bradley Cooper (which says a lot).  She fell in lust with the romance genre when she was about thirteen and began sneaking her mother’s paperbacks from the bedside table.  After acne, college, marriage and kids, she decided to take a crack at writing one herself.  Turned out to be the best adventure she’s ever taken.  When she’s not dreaming up her next book, she’s usually eating chocolate or walking the family mutt.  In that order.

Find Kaylie and her books

Hunter of Her Heart
Wolfe Creek #2
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 Bad boy Zane Wolfe has always been wild and reckless. Even though he’s hot for his high school sweetheart, Candi Brooks, settling down has never been in his plans. Beyond that, he’s changing in strange ways—and begins to wonder if there's truth to the local folklore that claims his family is cursed to be werewolves...

There's never been a time when waitress Candi didn't have a serious weakness for Zane and his intense, dark sex appeal. She craves him. But after her life changes dramatically, and Zane won’t commit, Candi’s reached her limit. She can't wait she's taking her heart off the table before it gets good and broken.

Something mysterious is going on in Wolfe Creek, and danger stalks Candi. Zane will do anything he can to protect her. But the one person she needs protection from might just be him…
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