Here's a little information about the wonderful Kara.
Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.
In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Creative Writers Café and the CNY Romance Writers.
Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. And when she’s not doing that, she’s spending time with her family and friends.
Kara, lets jump right in with some questions.
1. Do you like to listen to music while you write? If so, who are your favorite artists?
YES! Most of the time I have the TV on while writing—mostly for the background noise, but when I write certain scenes (sex, danger, confessions, anything really emotional) I will find music to listen to. I have very eclectic tastes. Recently I’ve been in a serious country music kick. Some of my favorite country artists are Luke Bryan (yum!), Tim McGraw (double yum!), Kenney Chesney (drool worthy!), Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and George Strait. Oh, and of course Lady Antebellum. When I’m not listening to country I prefer almost anything from the 80s—Madonna, Aerosmith, Poison, Journey, etc.
2. Coffee or tea?
Yuck! Neither. I prefer Pepsi.
3. What inspired you to start writing?
My great Aunt Betty was a writer and had a few small publications. My mother is a very prolific writer who has binders and binders of stories she’s written—with no desire to publish them. She writes because she enjoys it. Anyway, Aunt Betty and my mom were, and still are, a huge inspiration to me.
I’ve always loved to read and I’ve always had this desire to write something. The timing just never seemed right. I’d start something but would never finish it. When all my kids started school and I was left home alone, I got bored. Sure, I suppose I could’ve gotten a job, but I had 101 reasons not to. So, I decided it was finally time to finish something. I put my fingers on the keyboard and I haven’t stopped since.
4. How do you choose the character's names?
Oh, man. Finding names for my characters is probably the one thing I struggle with the most. I use random name generators; I search the Social Security Administration website; I do Google searches for baby names. My favorite way to choose a character name though is via Facebook. I’ll post a few variations of names I’m considering along with a brief character sketch and ask my fans to either vote or provide suggestions. I’ve gotten a lot of great names that way.
5. Who are some of your favorite authors? What are you reading now?
Some of my favorite authors are Lora Leigh, Julie Ann Walker, and Ryan Winfield. Currently I’m not reading anything, but I just finished Ryan Winfield’s “The Park Service”. (Great book, by the way, I highly recommend it.)
Let's talk about your writing career.
Love by Number (The Aurora Island Resort Series #1)
Ashleigh Malone had her heart ripped out by a man--a man who stole her money, left her in debt, slept with her best friend, and destroyed her ability to trust. She throws herself into her job and swears off all men.
Ryan Blake is stuck spending several months at his father’s resort-- the Aurora Island Resort--trying to figure out whose stealing money. His father is convinced it’s the resort manager, Ashleigh. Ryan is determined to prove otherwise. There’s only one problem though: his judgment is clouded by his need to have Ashleigh in his bed.
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After suffering the loss of both her father and brother in the line of duty, Kynlee Paige swore she’d never ever date a cop—until she is reunited with the one man she’s been in love with for twelve long years—the man who took her virginity and her heart in the same night; the same man who is now a cop.
In the past twelve years, Cooper Grant had two wonderful nights with Kynlee Paige, the woman he’s loved forever. Too bad for him he’s a cop and Kynlee doesn’t date cops. Can he convince her to give their love a chance or will she run from him again?
Love on the Rocks (The Aurora Island Resort Series #2) is an erotic romance set to be released mid-November 2012.
Jeff Malone can't believe his eyes when Meghan MaCayan walks into his sister's engagement party. She is the only woman he’s ever loved, and the one woman he knows he’ll never have. That won’t stop him though. He’s determined to fix what he’d broken all those years ago: her heart.
Love at the Edge (The Aurora Island Resort Series #3) is an erotic romance with an undetermined release date.
Vince Russo, playboy extraordinaire and the self-proclaimed king of one night stands has a love 'em and leave 'em attitude, a kick-ass nightclub, and no desires beyond those of the flesh. Until he sets eyes on Krysta--the fiery, smart mouthed, bartender who has turned him into a walking erection.
Krysta Taylor has a wicked lust crush on her sexy boss, Vince. She fantasizes about him constantly, flirts with him incessantly, and he never seems to notice. Why? Because she's not a tall, busty, blonde with minimal brain cells. She's not his type—until she asks him to have a threesome.
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