Welcome to RomFan Reviews Kerrelyn it is a great honor to have you with us today. I tell everyone if it were not for you I would have never picked up a Paranormal Romance but when I seen the title All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire I thought I would give it a try and now my bookshelves are over flowing with Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. But, I know that you are really busy right now so shall we jump right in and get started?
Can you tell us a little about your next release Sexiest Vampire Alive coming September 27, 2011?
Sexiest Vampire Alive stars Gregori Holstein, the playboy of the Vampire World. At the end of Vampire Mine, a terrible thing happened—a video was released that proved the existence of vampires. Now Vamps fear the worst, the Vampire Apocalypse! Will mortals start hunting vampires down and staking them in their death-sleep? At an emergency meeting, Coven Masters from around the world decide how to proceed. They need an emissary to open negotiations with the President of the United States. They want their emissary to be modern, safe, and harmless. A Vamp who has never bitten a mortal. A Vamp who has been entirely bottle-fed. Their choice—Gregori!
Now Gregori has the fate of the entire Vamp population on his shoulders. When he’s given a special assignment that involves the president’s daughter, will he succumb to his playboy ways and doom them all?
You can read an excerpt (chapter one) at my website, www.kerrelynsparks.com.
Please tell me there will be plenty more to come in the Love at Stake Series?
I just signed a contract for four more books, so now it’s possible for the series to last up to book # 16!
With so many books in the series how do you keep everything straight?
That is getting tricky! I have a very long Cast List, which can actually be found on my website in the Vampire World. I list all the important details about each character. I also keep a detailed timeline. When I first started the series, it didn’t seem to matter much if a vampire was 499 years old or 502. But once they started having children, I had to be very careful. There’s a huge difference between a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old!
Do you have a favorite character out of all your books that someone special?
Well, I fall in love with all the heroes while I’m writing them. But I have to admit to a special soft spot for the Scotsmen, especially Connor.
What or who inspired you to become a writer?
My favorite authors inspired me-- authors I loved to read while I was growing up, like Mary Stewart and Anya Seton. And then later, I discovered Jayne Ann Krentz in all her identities, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and Jude Deveraux. I think I was most influenced by JAK since I loved her characters, her plotlines, her sense of humor, and her quick pace.
I am sure with your schedule there is no such thing as free time but when you manage to squeeze some time for yourself in what are some things you enjoy doing?
I love to read, of course!! And watch good movies. Hang out with my husband and kids. Travel. I used to do crafts like quilting, cross-stitch, and crochet, but I rarely have time for that any more.
If we were given a peek inside your personal library what authors might we find on your bookshelves?
Lots of JAK (especially her Amanda Quick novels), Karen Marie Moning, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Kim Harrison, Meg Cabot, Linda Lael Miller, Linda Winstead Jones, Janet Evanovich, Lynsay Sands, and books by some of my writer friends in the Houston area—Sophie Jordan, Christie Craig, Colleen Thompson, Kimberly Frost, and Gerry Bartlett.
How can readers contact you and learn more about your books?
You can learn more about the Love at Stake series at my website, www.kerrelynsparks.com, and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Vampire World section of my website, there’s a forum, where you can chat with me and other readers. The forum is at http://www.kerrelynsparks.com/cgi-bin/board/YaBB.pl. You can also find my Friend page and Author page on Facebook. I’m on Twitter, but I have to admit that I don’t tweet very often. Do you really want to know that I finished doing the laundry? I also have an online newsletter that you join by sending a blank email to KerrelynSparksNewsemail@example.com. I love hearing from readers!! Especially if it takes me away from doing the laundry!
Thank you so much Kerrelyn for spending some time with us it was a pleasure having you here and we hope you come back again real soon.
Also, check out A Love at Stake Novella A Very Vampy Christmas Available Sept. 6th in E-Book ISBN #978-006-2121127 for $1.99 at Amazon or B&N
To read reviews on all of Kerrelyn's Love at Stake Series book you can find them right here at RomFan Reviews
Now for one lucky person Kerrelyn is giving away a copy of her book Vampire Mine. Just leave a comment and your email (no email no entry) by 11:59 PM EST Monday, August 29th contest is open internationally.