I have to admit, the title made me check the blurb, and the story I found, where the Heroine has to protect a cage fighter, made me want to read the story. Also, I had the pleasure to talk a bit with India and know her better.
The book is Lost Bastard by India Kells published on March 10 in the Adult, Romance, Suspense Genre.
Deva Landry is relieved to be rescued from the MC princess life. But now the angel who saved her is back to collect payment.
The cost? Deva is assigned to babysit bad-boy cage fighter Aleksei Voronov, forcing her back into the murky underworld of Chicago. Prepared for the worst, she’s shocked to uncover a kindred spirit, a wounded soul like hers. Chaos strikes and the two are thrown together on an impromptu mission to stop a city-wide massacre.
Deva’s always prepared for battle, but can she overcome the burning desire for the inked deviant who represents everything she thought she left behind?
Hello everyone! India Kells here, and so happy to share a little bit of me with you all! I’m a romantic suspense and paranormal romance writer. I love reading and writing, especially crazy stories full of action with incredible alpha males and kickass heroines. And, of course, sex! 😉 Writing is a way of exorcising so many things in my life, it’s a life saviour, allowing my brain to let off steam and explore new possibilities. A very cheap way to travel and a very safe way to turn your world upside down!
Can you tell us a little about your books?
I always fall for good love stories, but what really drew me into writing in this genre is the characters, especially the female characters. I do like strong women and how they manage to evolve and overcome challenges and ultimately find love in the process. That’s the kind of stories I write.
At first, I started with romantic suspense, a series called Women of Purgatory, where the founder Beatrice Dante, brings together all sorts of misfits for impossible missions. It’s a joy to see how resilient humans are, both men and women. I love putting my characters in impossible situations and see how they will get out of it. Another reason why I did a spin-off of that series called Dark Sparrows, which Lost Bastard comes from.
At some point, I wanted to up the ante and explore more unusual settings, and that’s why I started the Sanctuary Chronicles, paranormal romance novels. In this genre, I think the emotions are more raw and the reactions less human, and that’s what attracted me to it. However, the baseline of my stories remains the same; a strong woman, an alpha man battling to get out of an inextricable situation and falling for each other in the process.
What has been your most outstanding achievement to date with your writing?
I try to celebrate every milestone and every book I complete and publish. For me, my first book remains my greatest accomplishment. We tend to forget the amount of work involved in each story, and in my first book, not only I had a completed novel, but it’s when I realized the importance of every other aspects related to publishing. It was an eye opener. When I look back, I’m proud of what I’ve done.
How do you write? Do you plan or take it as it comes? Have a favorite place or time for writing?
I’m a complete panster! Over and over again, I’ve tried to strategize, but the characters in my head always have other plans! Sometimes, the initial idea transforms and redirects the story through those amazing voices and I find more crazy ideas.
I write whenever and wherever I can manage. Usually, on the weekends, I go to a small café near my house in the morning and write until noon. During the week, I write during my lunch break and at night in my office. I believe that I am more efficient when I sit and write, even without inspiration.
Do you write to music or prefer silence? Do you think that music can inspire a scene or feeling within your writing and your character’s story?
Music is my main source of inspiration. I choose my music according to the scene, but also to the emotion I try to convey. I can listen to the same track over and over again. Hopefully, I have earphones, otherwise, people around me would go crazy!
What are writing projects are you currently working on?
The second installment of my Sanctuary Chronicles, Blind Magic, is about finished. Same for the second installment of my Dark Sparrows series, Cold Bastard. My next projects are to develop these two series!
Thank you for being with us today! And if you guys want to stay in touch with India, here are her links:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093065180769348/ (India Kells’s Sanctuary – Group)
- $25 Amazon gift card + a copy of Lost Bastard and Broken Magic