Monday, October 27, 2014

Laying Low in Paradise by Kristy K. James


Kristy K. James' first goal in life was to work in law enforcement, until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard. Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noises in yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love...writing. Since then her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.

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He's hiding out because someone wants him dead...

Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. His plan was simple...keep a low profile until the would-be-killer was found. And it was working - until an accident changed everything. Before he knows it, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door, and wishing for things he shouldn't. Things that will put their lives in jeopardy, too.

Her summer plans didn't include secrets and danger...

Spending summers on Bois Blanc Island was a tradition for author Laura Keane and her young son. Filled with special memories of the husband she'd lost to war, she looked forward to days of reminiscing, playing, and working on her newest novel. She didn't expect this year to be any different - but that was before their sexy neighbor came to her rescue like a knight in shining armor. Will that armor be tarnished when she finds out what he is and why he's living next door?


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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
Six years ago, a man ran a red light and totaled my van. I wound up with physical injuries requiring nine months of physical therapy to correct, as well as a mild head injury. For a long time, I couldn’t write anything. I had two works-in-progress, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t finish them. Someone suggested trying something new so, with no plot or plans to finish the story, I wrote the first chapter – just to see if I could write anything at all. And I liked it so well, I later figured out a plot, rounded out the characters, and Laying Low in Paradise was born.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I wrote the first chapter during the summer of 2010, but never got back to it until late winter 2013. At that point, it took me about six weeks to finish.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
The fact that I get to spend a large portion of each day with people who aren’t real – and no one is making reservations for me in a padded room.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing. I’m not really big on reruns, and even my favorite books need at least a year before I feel the need to read them again. But when you’re the author, you have no choice but to go through a manuscript however many times you need to in order to get it right. By the time a book is published, I’m past ready to move on to the next story.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Wow. That’s a tough question. I guess I’d want to be Nora Roberts. As of 2012, she’d put out two-hundred books in three decades. That averages out to more than six – every single year. I’d like to live her life for one day to see how she manages to be so productive.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I think it’s probably a jug of aloe juice. Hopefully, it never expires because at the rate I’m drinking it, it may take another few months to finish it.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
For Christmas, I’m hoping to put out a novella for Ed Winslow. He was a secondary character (but an important one) in my Coach’s Boys series that readers fell in love with. I’ve received so many requests to do a story for him that I’m going to give it a shot.

In 2015, I’ll be putting out the third – and final – installment in the Casteloria series, writing a prequel and sequel to Enza, getting the first installment of my Civil War/time travel newsletter series out, and starting a new series about normal, everyday kinds of people.
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1 comment:

Kristy K. James said...

Thanks so much for hosting Laying Low in Paradise today! :)