Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Enemy Mine

Kelliea Ashley lives near the Canadian Border in upstate New York with her husband, a cat named Copperkitty, a dog named Sammy, and several fish, who do not have names and are very lucky her husband feeds them.
A Jill-of-many-trades, she likes to incorporate her experiences from various jobs in her writing. She has been a nurse's aide, a news reporter, a radio personality, a dairy farmer, and a pharmacy technician to name a few. Though she didn't enjoy every job, she did take something important from each and every one of them.
Kelliea grew up an only child with a devoted single mother. She looked at books as companions and writing as a favorite escape. She has always been a bookworm who steadfastly refused to give up her paperbacks until her loving hubby bought her a Kindle for Christmas. Secretly she still adores the smell of a well-read book, but sh… don’t tell her husband.
She has a habit in the form of chocolate and loves a glass of sweet red wine. Romance has always been her favorite genre because she sees the miracle and magic in finding ones’ true love.
1. How did you start writing erotic romance?
I started reading romance novels and found a love for writing them.

2. Plotter or pantster?
 I am definitely not a plotter, but as far as my series, Sisters of Fate, goes I had to do a bit of plotting. My characters make it difficult to plan out their stories. Just when I think I have it down, they do something to mess up my plot, but usually for the better.
3. What are three things you have on your writing desk?
Besides my laptop, you mean. Let's see usually a box of thumb drives, a coffee cup or wine glass, depending on the time of day and my preference, and my Kindle. You would be surprised how many times I use my Kindle to look things up. 
4. Favorite food?
Pork chops and home-made mac 'n cheese.
5. Tell us a little about your new release. What character in the book really spoke to you?
Rissalynn Jennings. She is a young Witch, daughter of the High Priest and promised by him to a man she doesn't love. Rebellious and stubborn, she seeks an escape and finds an enemy whom she falls for.
6. I write because ____... I write because I feel compelled to do so. It's kind of like an obsession to find the Happily Ever After for my fictional peeps.
7. What is your favorite type of character to write about?
I really love shifters who struggle with their inner beast and primitive impulses.
8. What is the sexiest scene you ever wrote?
I don't know if it is the sexiest scene I've written, but I really love the scene in Enemy Mine where Rissa and Travis get intimate waist deep in a river beneath the full moon. Definitely romantic and magical.
9. What advice would you give new authors in the erotica/romance field?
It is not just about sex. Try to make your characters likable and relatable. Give them some obstacles to overcome that make their HEA even sweeter.
10. What is next on your writerly horizon?
I have a Christmas release coming out from Breathless Press titled, Mistletoe Magic. I'm currently working on Book #3 Holding the Beta for my Sisters of Fate series, a contemporary romance, and a covert story in the works for BP.
Witches and Guardians are mortal enemies, but when Rissalynn finds herself Travis Holt's target fighting him is the last thing she wants to do.

Rissalynn Jennings is a Witch promised to a Warlock she doesn't want. When she goes to a secluded cabin to hide from her upcoming nuptials, she receives an unexpected visitor. The Guardian is her mortal enemy, blood-bound to kill her kind. She never expected to feel an undeniable attraction for Travis Holt, but one touch on a moonlit night is all she needs to know she belongs in his arms.
Travis has carried a gut-deep hatred for all Witches since the deaths of his parents. He joined the Guardians of the Light in order to annihilate their evil and cleanse the earth of their blood. He sought out the Witch with subterfuge and treachery on his mind, but after he's tasted her lips will he be able to take her life when the opportunity presents itself?
Enemy Mine Excerpt

His solid shoulders flexed beneath her hands, sending a jolt of physical awareness through Rissa that she didn't fully understand. She found herself caught in his dark eyes, as if she might drowned in the sweet depths of his soul. He was stronger than she'd given him credit for. She'd taunted him as a means of pushing him to reveal his true self and his plan to destroy her. She hadn't counted on him being bold enough to take her teasing as a challenge to his manhood. There was no doubt about his virile prowess with the hard length of manhood pressing against her lower belly. Rissa swallowed a moan as a tingling sensation preceded a delicious throbbing between her legs.
Holt's masculine grin sent a shiver down her spine in a mixed reaction of fear and excitement. She'd come to the mountains to escape her future, and the Goddess, in her divine wisdom, was throwing a strong vibrant male in her path. She wondered if he was the answer to her prayers or the end of her torment. Life or death, the path would be something she would not regret later.
"The tempting vixen is suddenly without words?" Small lines crinkled at the corners of his eyes as he stared down at her. Rissa found him devastatingly handsome, and though he was also disgustingly arrogant, his quit-witted repartee and blatant sexuality made him impossible to dismiss. A ride with this man would definitely be all kinds of hot, sweaty fun, leaving him worlds away from her intended groom. Her heart nearly broke as she could almost see the invisible binds of her family's expectations wrapping around her, binding her to a life that would surely leave her an empty shell of misery. They wanted her to marry for breeding and bloodlines, but it went against every dream she carried with her of finding the other half of her soul.
Rissa experimentally moved her hands down over his warm shoulders, her eyes watching her hands as her palms smoothed over hard muscles and rough skin to land on his firm chest. Beneath her left palm his heart beat a quick, fierce rhythm of life. Her fingers trembled as she stared at her hands resting on his naked flesh. He was real, he was a promise of rebirth, and he may be her enemy, but Travis Holt's caress touched her down deep in her soul, where she had always followed. Slowly, she raised her head, her eyes locking with his. She felt the strings attempting to bind them together and chose her path with a heavy breath.
"Do I tempt you, Mr. Holt?" His eyes dilated as his hands clenched on her trim waist. "Be tempted. Kiss me." She demanded with a confidence that built within her as his heart hammered against her palm in an accelerated beat.
"I don't think that would be wise. I don't even know your name." His jaw clenched as her nails lightly scored his chest.
"I am Rissa Jennings." She whispered as she reached up to thrust her hand in his hair to pull him down to her. Their lips brushed lightly, a testing kiss that had her blood singing through her veins with a magical call that she could not ignore.

Enemy Mine is available at Breathless Press, Amazon, Bookstrand, and Allromancee-books.

You can check out other books by Kelliea Ashley on the Breathless Press website as well.
To Contact Kelliea Ashley you can follow her at www.facebook.com/kellieaashley.5 or visit her author page at www.facebook.com/kellieaashley2
To keep up with her new releases you can also check out Kelliea's Quips at http://kellieaashley.wordpress.com/

I'd like to thank Erzabet's Enchantments for hosting me today and invite every reader to leave me a comment on my books. I love hearing from my readers and wish you all a lovely day!

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