Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Virtual Blog Tour: Kaily Hart's Picture This (Leave A Comment For A Chance to Win A Goody Tower)
Alisha, thanks so much for having me here today!
Experiencing my first sale and seeing my first book published has been a crazy and exciting ride. Some things I’d imagined before hand and they were pretty spot on. Others, I couldn’t have anticipated in my wildest dreams, such as, what it feels like to read a glowing review, to have a reader reach out directly to tell me they loved the book and to have people ask me when the next one will be out! I write to quiet the demanding voices in my head (I’m not really nuts, honest!) and to also provide enjoyment and pleasure and escapism with my words, because that’s what books have meant to me. I write romance because…well, I believe in striving for happiness and what makes us whole. I write hot and steamy romance because I believe important aspects of a developing relationship don’t stop at a closed bedroom door. In fact, those intimate moments can be where we learn the most about the characters and how they’re evolving. I spend a lot of time on developing my characters. I create complete histories for them and flush them out with beliefs, opinions and of course, flaws. To me, it’s what makes them real. Often, most of these details never make it into the book explicitly, but I sure know how any of them will react if put into a given situation! Do I have favorite characters? Nope. That would be like asking me to choose favorites among my children. Each one is different, with different qualities (both good and bad) and they just are who they are, each special and unique. Are my heroines like me in any way? Yes and no. I think they must have something of myself in them because I need to be able to relate to them on some level (just as the reader needs to), but they don’t necessarily physically resemble me or have the any of the same personality traits. Sometimes it’s fun to write someone more daring, more bold, and let’s face it, someone who gets to have more fun! It’s the heroine in romantic fiction the reader is invested with, but I always say it’s the hero’s show in many ways.
There’s often a lot of discussion about what makes a sexy hero in romantic fiction, but what about the heroine? What traits do you think the heroine needs to have or what ones make it difficult for you to relate to her? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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Desperate and young, Jillian Moore did something she knew would one day come back to bite her in the ass. She’d posed nude. For money. Years later, and on the fast track to a successful career, she’s still haunted by her mistake. She can’t help but wonder when her past will catch up with her.
Samuel Steele is not short on female attention, but the women who warm his bed pale in comparison to the fantasy he’s created of the seductive temptress in the painting hanging prominently in his bedroom. A fantasy that has ruined his once satisfying sex life. When he discovers that her exact likeness works in his building—for him—things get…interesting.
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It’d been sold, again, three months earlier. Private auction, anonymous bidder and there was no way for her to find out who’d bought it. All she knew for sure was that it’d been a man. It figured. Damn, she’d been close this time. Not that she would have been able to afford to make even one bid herself. It had opened at fifteen thousand and after some fast and furious bidding had finally gone for a cool seventy-five thousand—dollars. Jeez, she’d probably be paying off her student loans for another twenty years and some guy had dropped seventy-five grand on a picture?