Author Interview (Karyn Gerrard)

Monday, November 28, 2011

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Hi All,

Please welcome today Author Karyn Gerrad, I'll be interviewing her on her book Black Lust

Book Blurb:
Lucius Black lives a debauched and wild nightlife. Being a ‘Quarter’ (1/4 vampire), blood and sex are what he is. However, his existence wears thin after a century of hedonistic pleasure.
Trevina Patterson lives a quiet, happy life running a hair salon in a village on the east coast of the United Kingdom. It was a perfect life and all she could ask for, until a chance encounter with Lucius Black.
What was it about him that was so unsettling and yet so attractive?
For Lucius, no woman had ever been enough, until Trevina. She awakened in him feelings he had not thought possible. Passions considered by him to be little more than vampiric mythology. She awakened lust.

Living in a small town in a corner of Ontario, Canada, I wile away my spare time writing, reviewing and reading romance. As long as I can avoid being hit by a runaway moose here in this wilderness paradise, I assume everything is golden. Originally from the east coast of Canada, I love to set my stories in the Maritime Provinces~
Happily married for a long time to my own hero, a teacher that braves everything that is thrown at him. His encouragement keeps me moving forward.

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Thank you so much for stopping by....I’m very excited to have you.

1. Tell us a little about yourself?
Thanks so much for having me!
I am neither young nor old, so middle aged would be a good fit! I have been happily married to my school teacher hero for decades, he is my biggest supporter. Though a voracious reader, I only started reading romances five years ago and writing the last three. 
2. Can you please give us a little background on how Black Lust came about and Lucius & Trevina’s story?
Black Lust was originally a short story submission for an anthology; the publisher (Evernight) really liked it but thought it would work better as a novella or novel. They were right; I shoved too much plot into a short story format. So I went back to the drawing table, added extra scenes and resubmitted. I was thrilled I was offered a contract for it!
3. Why the title Black Lust?
Good Question, it's a play on the hero's last name, Lucius Black, also the Vampire Clan is called the Blackthorne Clan. The next story I am editing now and getting ready for submission is about Lucius's father and is called Black Desire. 

4. Who has become your favorite character & why?
I really became fond of secondary character Wolfram Vladimirov. He is a Dhampyre (half-vampire) and part Werewolf. His subplot is very strong in this novella and I left it open should I want to revisit him and give him his own story further down the road.

5. What’s your favorite scene in the story?
I really like the scenes between Lucius and his cousin Wolfram; I like their conversation over breakfast.

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6. The book's cover is really SEXXY, did you choose the design? Are the actors on the cover in close description to the main characters?
Evernight Publishing has rocking covers, Dara England designed mine. That is cover model Jimmy Thomas on the cover, to say I was thrilled is an understatement.  We give the publisher descriptions of the hero and heroine and I would have to say here the match is PERFECT. Just how I envisioned Lucius and Trevina!

7. Do you have any upcoming releases we should look forward to?
On December 18th I have a short story with Silver Publishing called CHRISTMAS MEMORIES, a contemporary sweet and sexy holiday treat!

Random Questions:

1. Favorite genre & author?
Historical and wow, I can't narrow it down to one, a few I will throw out there, Lisa Kleypas, Anna Campbell,  Elizabeth Hoyt,  Mary Balogh.

2. Any books your you’re reading at this time?
Just finished Gena Showalter's 'The Darkest Surrender'.  Am reading Diane Gaston's Valiant Soldier, Beautiful Enemy. I have a soft spot for Harlequin Historicals~

3. favorite color?

4. favorite time of the day?
I am a night owl. *hoot*

5. coffee or tea?
Tea. Big time.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog Karyn.

Thanks so much for having me!

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