Friday, March 8, 2013

Interview with author Kayelle McClive

Tell us about your new release Confederate Moon?
 Well its a paranormal romance set in a world where the South wins the Civil War because vampires make themselves known to the world and help them. Bryne Williams is a young woman who owns a bar struggling to make ends meet when a very sexy werewolf, Nolan Shea, walks into her bar and shakes her world up and makes her question everything she thought she knew.

Can you tell us anything about what you have coming up next?

I'm actually working on 3 different things at the moment. I am a little A.D.D. and tend to usually work on more than one project at a time. I have a short story, the follow up to Confederate Moon and a book I'm writing with author Morgan Brehman.

What’s a guilty pleasure you have?
Ummm Justin Bieber and the Backstreet Boys. I hate admitting it but I love their music. I tend to listen to hard rock but those are my weakness.

If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Slow to anger, quick to bite or Bite is far worse than bark.

What’s number one on your list of things you hope to do before you die?

See the ocean and travel to Italy. I want to see Italy so bad, because there is so much history there. And I really want to see the ocean. I lived on Lake Erie for awhile but seeing the ocean, smelling it is totallydifferent and I want to experience that.

Confederate Moon
Kayelle McClive
In an alternate world where the South wins the War of Aggression (Civil War), Bryne Williams struggles to keep her small bar afloat, not knowing that she is a powerful mage who has powers that Vampires and Werewolves would do anything to control. When sexy, charismatic werewolf Nolan Shea shows up in her bar, she knows nothing will ever be the same. She can’t take her mind off of him, but after he tells her he bought the debt to her bar, she isn’t sure what he wants with her. As Nolan becomes more a part of her life and her feelings for him begin to grow and develop she questions him and his motives as well as those around her. Can he protect her from those who want the power for themselves, or will she find herself in the middle of a werewolf vampire war?

“Look at your neck and tell me you can decide who to trust or not. God damnit!” he growled, slamming his hand into the steering wheel before he ran it over his face.
I looked into the mirror and noticed the two small wounds in my neck—a vampire bite. I looked over at him, then at the wounds, touching them. They hurt, they were fresh, and the blood that remained on my fingers was proof of that.
“What the hell is going on, Nolan? I just met you last night and you’re ordering me around like a child. Who are you? Why did you buy the bar, huh? You’re not telling me everything I need to know.” I could feel it then, that he was hiding something from me.
He turned to look at me. “Promise me, Bryne, that you will not go to her or try and find out about your family, at least not from her.”
“Why would I promise you anything?”
“Because I’m asking you to!” he yelled, but there was a growl in it. It wasn’t a sound that could be mistaken for anything else. It didn’t scare me as much as it made me angry. I folded my arms across my chest and turned to look out the window. It wasn’t that he made me angry; it was the gut reaction of wanting to obey him. I wanted to do what he told me, and I had no clue why. It was the same feeling as when he’d told me to get into the truck.
“Fine. Whatever,” I muttered. I wanted to get to my place and away from Nolan. Whatever dreams I’d had about him last night were totally ruined. To be honest, there was a part of me that found it kind of cool that he was being all wolfy with me. I mean I barely knew the guy so Estellan must be really bad news for him to be so adamant about me staying away from her.
Neither of us spoke the rest of the ride back. The only sounds were those of the truck on the road and the storm that raged overhead.
The minute Nolan put the truck into park, I threw the door open and headed for the front door. I had nothing to say to him right then, and the farther I was from him the better. I fumbled with the keys that hung around my wrist, trying to find the right one as the rain soaked me. I heard the door slam and knew he was right behind me.
“Bryne, stop!” he said as he grabbed the keys from my hand. I hated his damn wolf fast reflexy…whatever it was!
“Give me the keys. I promised I would stay away from her, now leave me alone.”
“I need to explain,” he said right before thunder shook the ground as it rolled through the sky.
“Explain what? That you said you owned me?” I yelled back at him. I took a step forward, pointing a finger at him. “You don’t own me, you got that? You bought the bar debt. You didn’t buy me. I’m not a whore. I’m not your slave, and you can’t treat me like a child.” I jabbed my finger into his chest. “So back the fuck off, mister!” I didn’t care that I was getting wet or that I was arguing with a werewolf on the sidewalk in front of my bar. A very gorgeous, sexy werewolf who’d just carried me over his shoulder out of a vampire’s house.

About the Author:
I live in Southern Indiana, just outside of Louisville KY, where I was born and raised. (Except for a 4 year stint in Buffalo NY).
I am the mother of 5 kids and married to the love of my life who  also writes and helps me plot out storylines and assists with characters from time to time.
 Our house also boasts some furry family members from different species. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20s that I stumbled across an internet role playing game where my love of the Paranormal really took off.
 After falling in love with authors like Laurell K Hamilton, Keri Arthur and Patricia Briggs, I decided that I wanted to delve into a world where Werewolves, Vampires, Mages and Demons not only existed but flourished and were usually pretty sexy too!
 I also have a passion for professional hockey. My favorite teams are the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins. My love of those boys on ice and my love for the game itself  has prompted several short stories with hockey players and their ladies as characters.
 I also have a very unhealthy (but fun) obsession with Nickleback, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Ryan Reynolds.
 When I’m not up to my neck in sexy creatures that go bump in the night, or those hot hockey hunks, I dabble with photography, watch too many movies and listen to a wide variety of music.
 My first novel Confederate Moon was the 3rd place Winner of the Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight Contest in 2012!
 *** Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight Finalist ***



  1. You're right about the ocean being different. I remember the smell of the Pacific Ocean when I got out of a car at the harbor in San Diego a few years ago. It was amazing. I wish I could go back to visit again soon.

    Can't wait to read your book since it takes place near me.

  2. Nice cover and interview.