So, what have you been up to since you were last here?
Erin and I have attended some wonderful conferences. A great conference in Houma, LA, and Romantic Times, which was a lot of work because The Impalers appeared live–or undead, if you will. And let me tell you, working with musicians is exhausting. It’s like keeping five 3 year olds on task. One is always wandering away. Or overtired. Or hungry. But they did a great job and were a big hit, so it was worth the hard work.
(Side note: For those new to The Impalers, they are a fictional band created by Kathy and Erin, but are also portrayed in person by real life musicians)
I also sold three more books to Kensington Brava as well as a very odd and fun book that I wrote with my dear friend, Julie Cohen. We sold it to Samhain Publishing, and we are using the pseudonym, B.H. Dark. It’s a comedic alien romance about aliens trying to build an intergalactic porn empire. Very crazy and fun.
Tell us about your latest release.
My newest new release will be I Want You To Want Me in September. It’s the story of Vittorio Ridgewood, the younger half-brother of Ren, who I introduced in Any Way You Want It, Vittorio suspects that someone is killing women that he’s been involved with. Which makes falling in love with his downstairs mortal neighbor a dicey proposition.
Although I think Erika, the downstairs neighbor, is willing to take the risk. This book includes demons, lampirs, vampires, musicians (supernatural entities unto themselves) and one very crazy and very creepy mother.
Sounds great! What inspired the story?
Well, not my own mom. She’s a wonderful, completely non-creepy woman. I actually plotted a lot of this book with Erin. As you can see, Erin and I talk a lot. 🙂 The idea also stemmed out of our work with the band guys in The Impalers.
Since the creation of The Impalers, what has been your favorite moment?
Really, pulling off any event we’ve done with them. Musicians are a different breed altogether, and there’s a lot in in the care and feeding of them. The idea is going well, but it is work. Still it’s very cool to have our very own rock band. And readers seem to like the concept.
Has the response to the vampire band been what you expected?
It’s been great. They were so well-received at RT. People danced and interacted with them. It was fantastic.
What’s next for you?
Since I did sell three more books, I will be working on them. They will continue the series started with Any Way You Want It and I Want You To Want Me. Except I’ll be doing more with demons. There are a lot of unhappy demons right now in my fictional world. Mainly because someone has written a book about how to conjure them, and they want this book gone.
What’s next for The Impalers?
Well, clearly Erin‘s up for a little bloodletting. But The Impalers will be appearing again at Heather Graham’s Writers for New Orleans conference this Labor Day weekend. At the Monteleone right in the French Quarter. And yes, one (maybe even two) of them are going to get the stake.
Is there anything you’d like to ask my blog readers?
How did you get into paranormal romance, if you are? And what type of heroes and heroines do you like in your paranormals?
Great questions and thank you, Kathy, for taking the time to be here!
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