RANDOMS: My Chat With Kerrelyn Sparks (@avonbooks, @kerrelynsparks)
As I’ve mentioned before, I was lucky enough to get picked for this term of Avon Addicts with Avon Books. Tonight, we had an Shindig video chat with Kerrelyn herself. We talked about everything from publishing to her Love At Stake series and her newest release The Forbidden Lady.
In the chat, we found out that Kerrelyn’s inspiration for the characters in The Forbidden Lady were actually inspired by two beautiful statues that her grandmother gave her as a child.
Originally published about 10 years ago under the title For Love or Country, The Forbidden Lady has been revamped. Kerrelyn tackled it with a red pen and added some sexier scenes than what was originally written. With today’s view point on romance novels, For Love or Country was decidedly tame so she fixed that. *wink wink*
She also talked a lot about her existing urban fantasy/paranormal romance Love At Stake series. You know how much we love UF and PNR here so I was all over that. I immediately hopped on to one of the eARC sites and got myself a copy of Wild About You, the upcoming installment in the Love At Stake series. Wild About You is the 13th book in the series, but Kerrelyn assures us that the entire series are all stand alone books.
Similar to the way the Night Huntress World books (by Jeaniene Frost) are written, each installment has a new hero and heroine and you don’t have to read the previous books to enjoy one later on in the series. She says that most of her readers start with a later book only to find out later that it isn’t the first book in the series.
When asked if she has a favorite hero in her books, she said that it would be impossible to choose. When writing each book, she falls in love with the hero that she’s writing at the time and the previous is sort of forgotten for the time. She said she loves all of her heroes for unique reasons.
Overall, it was a great chat. Kerrelyn has a great sense of humor and you can tell when listening to her speak about her books and her characters that she’s a real romantic at heart. I had a blast participating in the chat and I encourage all of you to check her books out! Thanks so much to Avon Books for the invite to the chat! Cant wait to go to the next one!!
Here’s some info on Kerrelyn’s most recent release The Forbidden Lady:
Before New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks created a world of vampires, there was another world of spies and romance . . .
Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks?
Before she’s fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on—and Virginia refuses to spare him another thought.
But Quincy Stanton is not what he seems. By day, he poses as a carefree Loyalist with an army of wigs and a wardrobe that favors lavender. By night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets. If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can’t seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia. Will their attraction lead to love . . . or danger?