For someone who doesn’t often love full-face covers, I have to say that this one is great, and perfect.
Mysti and Starr (Wild Witches of Beaver Bay 1) by Kate Hill released in August in the Paranormal Romance genre.
A blazing trail only he can see leads demon hunting biker Starr Johanson to his destined mate. A blessing placed on her family’s ancestral land summons Mysti Wild to the cabin where she’ll meet the man fated to share her life.
Each fears the other will be frightened by magic they don’t understand, but they quickly learn to trust each other, because no one can resist the person they were born to love.
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“Starr, I don’t think I can do this. Not like this.”
Starr looked startled. “Do what? I’m not going to try to get you in bed, if that’s what you’re worried about.”
“I’m not, and… you’re not?”
“Oh.” Starr’s words took Mysti aback. Not that she expected him to want sex right then, but it would be nice if the man she was to spend the rest of her life with desired her.
“Was that what you’re worried about?” Starr asked.
“No. You’re not interested in sex?”
“Hold everything. I never said I wasn’t interested in sex. I said I’m not going to dive on a lady I just met.”
“Oh. That makes sense.” Starr was trying to be a gentleman, and maybe he was particular. Some men were, and he had no way of knowing —
“What’s wrong now?”
“Starr, stop doing that.”
“Asking what’s wrong.”
“Did you want to go to bed? Is that the problem?” he prodded.
“There’s no problem.”
Starr raised an eyebrow and for the first time she realized that as much as she liked him, he already had traits that drove her crazy.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Since 1996, she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.
She prefers to blend genres, and she loves horror and a happily ever after, so her books can be a bit unusual. If you’re looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there’s a good chance you’ll find something to your taste in her backlist.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and watching horror movies. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.
Hi Kate, and thank you for being here with today.
What sort of research did you do to write this book?
Mysti and Starr is part of the Wild Witches of Beaver Bay series. It’s a prelude to my Fangs and Fists series, so much of the research was re-reading those books and notes that I have to make sure the series flow well. I also did some research about Maryland, because I’ve never been there and part of the book takes place there.
Did you always have the reins of the story or the people in it tried to take over?
The characters usually try to take over, and to me that’s a good thing. I always work from a loose outline, so there is wiggle room for the inevitable changes that occur once the actual writing starts.
What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on Amelia and Orion, the last book in the Wild Witches of Beaver Bay series. They’ve made appearances in other books in the series, and it’s time for their fiery friendship to turn into romance!
How do you keep from resenting your duties when you have to stop writing to take care of them?
I have a day job and I remind myself that it pays the bills so that I can keep doing what I love, which is writing. As far as duties to home and family, I have no resentment whatsoever. My family has always supported me and my goals, and I love being able to support them as well.
What do your friend and family think about your being a writer?
My friends and family have always been supportive and understanding about my writing.
What does your writing space look like?
I have a window behind my desk so that I get some light without being distracted. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I have Halloween decorations in my writing area all year long.
Do you outline books ahead of time or are you more of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer?
I prefer to work with a loose outline that leaves wiggle room for changes that always take place once I start writing the story.
What has been one of your most rewarding experiences as an author?
Whenever someone tells me that they’ve enjoyed my books or have connected with a character, it makes me feel great. My main goal as a writer is to entertain people who enjoy my style of work.
Is there anything about the writing life that you think is misunderstood by the public?
One thing that I misunderstood when I started was that writing isn’t only about creating the story. It’s about promoting it to let people know it’s out there. Another thing that I think is misunderstood is the false idea that all writers make a lot of money from their work, therefore piracy is justified, or that piracy helps spread readership, therefore improving chances of people buying rather than stealing work. Reading free books from a legitimate source, like those offered by an author or publisher, is different than downloading stolen books.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I love to work out and watch horror movies. I also love to read, of course!
If you were stranded on a deserted island and can have only 2 people with you, a person from your books and a person from any other book, which would they be?
This is a great question. It’s hard to answer though. There’s a character from a science fiction book I wrote about a year ago. I’m planning to indie publish it, so it’s still in the editing stages. The hero is a special forces soldier from another world, and if stranded, I would definitely want him with me. As for who I’d want with me from another book, it would be Jon Vail, the Navy SEAL hero from D. K. Taylor’s book And Face the Future. If anyone could keep you alive in a dangerous situation, it would probably be him.
Pen or computer
For poetry, a pen, but for stories, a computer.
Music or silence
Music for the first draft, but silence for edits.
Routine or when inspiration struck
Both. Once I’m inspired to write the book, I need to stick to a routine to get it done.
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