Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Welcome Guest Author Taryn Kincaid! #Lightning #Thunder

Welcome Guest Author
Taryn Kincaid
to the blog!
See below for her giveaway!
Welcome, Taryn! Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

LIGHTNING is a 1Night Stand story for Decadent Publishing. Great fun to write. I return to spooky and mystical Sleepy Hollow, the setting for my erotic paranormal for The Wild Rose Press, Sleepy Hollow Dreams.  LIGHTNING is not as dark and demonic. It’s a light-hearted reunion romp, and a lightning-fast read, featuring a sex-shy succubus, Lily Night, and her high school crush (and I mean that literally!), Campbell Jones.

Fun! Which character is your favorite and why?

Arrgh. I hate that question! It’s like asking a mother who her favorite child is. The short answer is: Whatever hero I’m currently writing about because I fall in love with each and every one of them. Campbell Jones was particularly satisfying (ahem) to write because of the interesting super powers he acquired during his disastrous prom night with Lily ten years before the story takes place! And of course I adore Ryck, the dark and trapped hero of Sleepy Hollow Dreams, and still swoon over Adam, the sensual damaged hero of Healing Hearts, my Regency romance for Carina Press.

LOL! Sounds like me! As the author, what surprised you about this story?

How quickly it all came together! For me, that can sometimes be a struggle. I’m not only a pantser, but I’m also one of those insane self-editing writers who goes over and over the beginning before moving on. Because LIGHTNING had to be short to fit the 1Night Stand guidelines, and because it already had the framework of the 1Night Stand, it just started flowing and kept flowing. Great fun to write!

Will there be any sequels or other books in the same series?

Yes! THUNDER is tentatively releasing on Friday. That’s still not quite set in stone, but if it’s not Friday, it’ll be very soon after! The hero, Sean Jones, is the brother of LIGHTNING’s hero, Campbell Jones. And THUNDER’s heroine, Veronica Hardwicke, is also mentioned in LIGHTNING, although not by name…just as “Her Royal Highness.” The Veronica I had in my head when I wrote LIGHTNING changed significantly when I actually started typing her for THUNDER. She went from a rich and spoiled rhymes-with-witch to an actual witch. Not even remotely spoiled, but totally hot for Sean, her hunky contractor!

Sounds great! What are you working on right now?

My current WIP, tentatively titled FROST, will be another 1Night Stand story. This one features Lily’s sister, Dagney, also a succubus. She’s the one who turns Lily on to Madame Evangeline’s exclusive 1Night Stand dating service in LIGHTNING!

Awesome! What happened to the first book you ever wrote?

Aside from those I wrote in elementary school on construction paper, that were carefully preserved by my parents in their dining room breakfront for many years?

It was a looooooooong story about a rock star and a photographer from a Rolling Stone-type magazine. It was written in longhand, beginning when I was 16 and had a boring part-time summer job at the Department of Motor Vehicles, making check marks in a notebook whenever someone signed up for the written driver’s test.  It lies dead and buried in a carton in my den closet, where it shares space with dust bunnies.

*grins* Have you incorporated actual events or people from your own life into your books?

I could tell you that…but then I’d have to kill you. (Or, you know, put you in a book!)

Right! Got it! What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a lawyer.

Okay, now, just for fun:

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?  Dark

Salty or sweet? Both. (And, of course, it would depend on precisely WHAT is salty or sweet! Or, you know, both.)

Bed or kitchen table? Oh, you don’t want to go there! (Have you SEEN my house?)

Beach or mountains? Beach. (Except for that sand particle thing.)

Give or receive? Takes two to, um, tango.

In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.

 Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.

 Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past? 


“A little higher and more to the left.”

Lily Night narrowed her eyes as the building maintenance man shifted her framed diploma on the freshly-painted wall opposite her desk. She tried not to ogle the firm ass encased in a pair of tight jeans or the way the man’s shoulder muscles rippled beneath his T-shirt.

Maybe if I pop an Altoid, I’ll have an excuse to wipe away the drool.

She refrained from jumping the handsome worker dude’s bones. The last time she’d dallied with a human, the encounter had not gone well. Vivid images of that long ago prom night bombarded her. Campbell Jones had been a young, strapping, hunk-and-a-half football player and they’d started their date full of hope and expectation and lust. When he’d adjusted the fragrant gardenia corsage on her wrist, she’d inhaled his crisp, citrus scent and thought she might swoon at the sight of him in his tux. The black material stretched across broad shoulders that mirrored the promise of the bruising man he’d be in his prime. But she’d all but sucked him dry as flashes of lightning crackled over their heads. By the time dawn painted the sky, she’d turned him into a mere shadow of his former self. Literally.

And briefly knocked out cell phone service in the lower Hudson Valley, as well.

She’d sworn off humans ever since. Instead, she pulled all-nighter after all-nighter to evade the dreams in which men called to her—and to avoid the university dating scene that inevitably led to frequent and addicting sex.

Mortals. Bleh.

Where can we find you on the web?

One commenter who leaves their email address will win an ebook of Sleepy Hollow Dreams and one Lightning and Thunder swag! What to comment: share a favorite line from the excerpt or a favorite line from one of the trailers! Contest ends midnight EST Sunday 10/28! eBook open to international; swag to U.S.! Good luck!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING MY GUEST, TARYN! Now, everyone, leave Taryn some new release comment love!

Thanks for reading!


Christine Warner said...

Fun interview ladies! Love the cover and excerpt :) Congrats Taryn!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for having me in, Laura! Enjoyed the interview. And contrats, also, on YOUR new release!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Christine. It WAS fun!

Faith said...

I absolutely love, love, love the covers for Lightning and thunder!

Jennifer Probst said...

Such a great interview! I already know LIghtning is fantastic!

Jessica Subject said...

Congrats on your new release, Taryn! I must say, I liked both Campbell and Ryck. ;)

I loved Lightning and can't wait to read Thunder! Oh, and Frost... Yay!

I've already enjoyed Sleepy Hollow Dreams, so no need to enter me. :)

All the best!

Chrisbails said...

Both of these books look great. I love the 1Night Stand series. These look like 2 more great reads. Great covers, love how both stories are linked. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

Liza O'Connor said...

While this will disqualify me from the contest, I'm still going with it.
My favorite line from the trailer is 'Kaboom'. (I love the lightening and thunder)
Liza--must be different/difficult

Victoria said...

She tried not to ogle the firm ass encased in a pair of tight jeans or the way the man’s shoulder muscles rippled beneath his T-shirt.
How could I not love that line ;)?


flchen1 said...

"Mortals. Bleh." ROFL! Poor, poor Lily! And I also love "By the time dawn painted the sky, she’d turned him into a mere shadow of his former self. Literally." That "literally" ;)

This sounds awesome, Taryn! Thanks for giving us a peek and tempting us to want more!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments for Taryn, everyone! :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Faith! I love them, too. Both covers are by Tibbs Design.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Jen! I probably would not have tried a 1Night Stand, but I loved The Steele Brothers so much!

Taryn Kincaid said...

OMG, I didn't realize you'd read SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, Jess. So happy you liked both Ryck and Campbell. Wait 'til you meet Campbell's brother, Sean! (I love all my boys! ;)

Taryn Kincaid said...

I loved writing them AND linking them, Christine! Good luck.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Do you want to know a secret, Liza? I looooove the boooooom at the end myself! The awesome, fantastic Joanne Kenrick, a fellow Decadent Publishing author, created both videos.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Victoria -- Glad you like that line! (Should I mention that is NOT the hero?) LOL!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Fchen! I kinda like those lines myself!~

Taryn Kincaid said...

Laura ! Thanks again for having me in. You have wonderful commenters!

Laura Kaye said...

I DO have wonderful commenters! Y'all rock! :)

Mary Preston said...

LIGHTNING does look amazing & I just loved the excerpt thank you.


Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, Mary!

Cate Masters said...

Fun interview, Laura and Taryn! I have cover envy, Taryn, lol. Beautiful!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Hey, if you liked that cover of LIGHTNING, Cate, wait'll you see the cover of THUNDER! (Officially releasing Friday!)

SdyLion said...

"Maybe if I pop an Altoid, I’ll have an excuse to wipe away the drool." That is a great line! Nice! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, SdyLion!

Laura Kaye said...

And the winners are...

Of Taryn's e-book: Mary Preston marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Of the Lightning and Thunder swag: Victoria vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Congratulations everyone!

Victoria said...

Thank you so much!