I’m excited today to have Kerri Nelson as my guest author today. She takes her writing seriously. She is multi-published and is active in several writers’ organizations including Romance Writers of America, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Sisters in Crime. Kerri is currently promoting her newest book, Courting Demons.
Kerri, give us two random thoughts about yourself, something that might surprise your readers.
- I have a slightly unreasonable level of pure disdain for all things with glitter on them. Yes, glitter.
- I never lick envelopes or stamps.
How and why did you decide to use a pen name? Do you have more than one?
I have an alternate pen name that I use for writing Young Adult, Children’s Books and Inspirational Romance and that name is K.G. Summers. I chose to do this because I wanted to be sure that my works of sensual and erotic fiction didn’t accidentally get picked up by the wrong reader!
(Starla) I totally understand this and I use a different name for my women’s fiction and senior adult romances.
What two things do you wish you had known before you started writing?
- I wish I had known what a long and torturous journey it would be. But having known that, would it stop me from pursuing it? Not even one little bit. I’m crazy like that.
- Reviews can break your heart. It is best to avoid reading them on most occasions (but I still do).
What do you want your readers to take from your books?
Mostly, I’d just like my readers to feel like they can relate to one or more characters in the book. In Courting Demons my character Paisley turns her cheating hubby into a rodent. I think most women have had a man in their life that they’d like to work a little voodoo on from time to time. I hope it resonates in a humorous way with my female readers.
(Starla) I loved reading this part. Yes, there have been a couple of men in my life that would make very nice rats!
What do you come up with first in starting a story: Title? Characters? Plot? Setting? Conflict?
Almost always I come up with the title first. I came up with this one while taking a bath and the rest of the story just formed from there. The title, then the plot and the characters just jumped in and took on a life of their own really.
How do you deal with rejection?
Still get ‘em. Still hate ‘em. But just file them away in my old Rejection Smejection labeled folder and move on. It just motivates me to submit more stories to other publishers. I don’t like to be told “no.” I’m stubborn like that.
Now let’s talk specifics about Courting Demons…
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2011
Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press
Buy Link-Amazon: Courting Demons
Free gift available with purchase of print copy—while supplies last here: Jupiter Gardens Press
Did you have a favorite character in this book?
Yes, I think my favorite supporting character was Mrs. Chow. Her straightforward way of getting things done and her addiction to David Letterman won me over.
Will there be any sequels to this book?
Yes, I have a sequel already in progress. It is set a couple of years in the future and features a lot of new characters and some “old faves” as well. And that’s all I can say about that…for now.
Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” —Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Excerpt link for Courting Demons: http://www.jupitergardens.com/excerpts/kn_cd.html
Additional Information & Prizes:
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Giveaway for the day:
Leave a question or comment to be entered to win today’s prize: A Custom made Momwitch Bread Bag Clip and a choice of e-books from my back list!
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Question of the Day:
Name two female supporting characters in Courting Demons.
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AUTHOR CONTACT INFO
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