Monday, August 25, 2014

Breathless Monday: The Grey Curse

Author Interview:
1. How did you start writing erotic romance?
I'm not really sure. I think it just sort of happened when I wasn't paying attention. *laughs* I guess it stemmed from all the romance novels I've read.

2. Plotter or pantster?
I'm a little of both. I like to plot out at least the main things I want to happen and the characters. The rest usually just pops into my head as I go.

3. What are three things you have on your writing desk?
My desktop computer, a notebook to scribble down notes, and some kind of caffeinated beverage, either iced coffee or a Coke.

4. Favorite food?
That really depends on my mood. Usually, it's french fries or strawberry cheesecake.

5. Tell us a little about your new release. What character in the book really spoke to you?
My book is a Paranormal Romance about vampires, witches, and a curse. The character that really spoke to me throughout the whole process was Decan Colt, the main male character who also happens to be a vampire.

6. I write because ____...
I write because it is something I have always loved. It's a way for me to relax and forget about the real world, even for just a little while.

7. What is your favorite type of character to write about?
I love writing about strong women. The kind that doesn't need a man to complete them, but isn't above letting one do the rescuing if needed.
8. What is the sexiest scene you ever wrote?
Probably my very first sex scene. I had never written one before and I was a little intimidated at first.

9. What advice would you give new authors in the erotica/romance field?
It's okay to be a little embarrassed when writing your sex scenes. They are very intimate scenes and sometimes can be a little intimidating  getting things worded just right without seeming over the top or silly.

10. What is next on your writerly horizon?
I have a couple of books in my head, vying for my attention. One is a short Christmas sequel to The Grey Curse. The other is about the Greek Goddess of Fate, Lachesis.

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Author bio:
Proud, sassy and immensely stubborn, Krista Kelley is a stay-at-home wife and mom who will fearlessly boogie to any song just to see her daughter smile. When not wrangling an energetic child, she can be found in her home office, pouring her heart into her writing while guzzling the sweet nectar known as Starbucks. She loves a good romance novel and would much rather spend her nights curled up on the couch with a book and her cat Thor than out on the town.

For nearly two centuries, every female descendant of the witch Rebecca Grey has died mysteriously at the age of twenty-one. The last of her line, Selena Grey has done everything to live a normal life. That is until she learns of the curse placed on her family. Selena's 21st birthday is coming soon and she has to find a way to break the curse and live.
Decan Colt wants more than anything to be normal again. For 160 years, he has walked the earth a blood-thirsty monster, a Vampire. He was traded and trained at a young age to be his mother's revenge on Rebecca Grey and her family. But when he sees his latest target, he falters. Something about Selena Grey reminds him of the humanity he thought he had lost so long ago.
When Decan refuses to kill Selena, his maker decides to take matters into his own hands. Together, they must break the curse or face the wrath of an older vampire bent on vengeance. Will they be the latest victims of the Grey Curse?

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Book excerpt:
"This one's the last of her line. There are no others, Deke." He held up a file and tossed it to Decan.
Catching it, he thumbed through the small stack of papers and moved back to his recliner. "Selena Michelle Grey, born October 31st, 1991. Hair, blonde. Eyes, blue. Only child to Thomas and Melissa Grey." Decan closed the folder and leaned back in his chair. The last Grey. It meant his life's purpose had almost been completed. What would he do when the time came when there were no more "missions"? There had been a time when it had seemed impossible. He had spent his exceedingly long life fulfilling his mother's wishes. Running a hand through his hair, he gave it a tug before peering back up at his maker.
"After this one, I'll be free?"
Nikolai's lips turned up in a small smile. "You'll be free. You know the drill. You have until her twenty-first birthday to do recon. Study her habits—where she goes, who she sees. October thirty-first, you strike."

Before Decan could blink, the elder man disappeared. He glanced back down at the file in his hands and smirked. The last Grey. How would he deal with this one? A fire? Or maybe a drowning? It happened a lot with the Ohio River being so close. Whatever he did, he had to make sure it looked like an accident. They didn't need people looking for a murderer. It was one of their rules. Always make it appear accidental. Decan couldn't afford to be caught. After 100 years, he had gotten good at his job. First, with Violet Grey. Then Mary Sue and April Grey, Nancy Grey Callis and last had been Elizabeth Grey. Five women he'd killed, all in his mother's name. But they had deserved it, they all did. And now this one would die and fulfill his mother's curse.

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