Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Meet the Here Be Magic Authors - Inez Kelley

Posted by: Veronica Scott
 Continuing our periodic feature at Here Be Magic - periodic interviews with the Authors who create the magic. Our interviewee today is Inez Kelley! She talks about three of her books at the end of the interview.

1. Tell us a little about yourself: I’m a short blind lady with Chia-pet hair and sailor’s mouth. Oh, I write as well. Born and bred in the mountains of West Virginia, I am a reluctant transplant to the Midwest (it is flat here *twitch*). Three geckoes 0 fake- grace my desk for luck.  I have a teen-aged daughter and twin 8 yr old boys. Yes, pass the alcohol.

2. What prompted you to start writing? I was 11 and needed to get the voices out of my head. I wrote and more voices came to replace those and the cycle still continues today.

3. What’s your writing process? Where do you write? Feast and famine. I work like a demon, pouring out tens of thousands of words a week then do nothing for a week. I used to write at my kitchen table or in between answering 911 calls. Now I write full time and work in my office exclusively.

4. Which three books would you take to a desert island and why? Why three? My nook is the size of one book and holds thousands.

5. Which five people (real, fictional, historical) would you invite to dinner and why? Jesus, Lucille Ball, Caligula, Milton Hershey and Walt Disney

6. What’s your guilty pleasure? I bake things I never eat, but my family loves them.

7. How do you celebrate when you finish a novel? I don’t really. Maybe just start the next one. I’m boring.

8. What has surprised you about being a published author? How little control I have once the original manuscript leaves my hands.

9. Do you do a lot of research for your books? Tons and tons. I love research and will research almost anything for a single line. I once changed an entire scene because I couldn’t discover a fact about dandelions. Not sure? Then it doesn’t go into my books, period.

10. Have you ever used an incident from real life in one of your books? I refuse to answer on the grounds that I may incriminate myself

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Movie: Schindler’s List
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Favorite Flower: Delphinium and snapdragons
Tea or coffee: Sweet Tea
Boxers or Briefs: uhm… boxer briefs
Sweet or spicy: Savory
Morning person or evening person: Night owl
Favorite food: crab stuffed flounder with a lobster sauce
Favorite time of the year: Autumn
Favorite song: Right now it’s ‘Bring me to Life’

Please answer these:
12. Finish this sentence  “I believe in the Magic of……” saying I’m sorry
13. What are you working on next? Paranormal series and a contemporary novella trilogy
14. What one question do you want to ask your Readers today? How can I get better?
15. Where can your Readers find you online? Twitter, FB, and Goodreads but mostly twitter. Oh, I guess they could go to my site too http://inezkelley.com/

Buy Links for book mentioned above (if you want them included):
I didn’t talk about any but I will. LOL

I recently agreed to contract the final in a fantasy trilogy with Carina. The final has a release month of February 2013 and is awaiting a title change (sigh) but was submitted as DARACH IN DARKNESS. I include the blurbs below. All can be read as stand alone stories, as well.

MAGIC BITES…and its name is Myla.
Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty…until one night of forbidden passion leaves her longing to experience life—and love—as a mortal woman. Yet the risk is too great. Even if her blood runs as red as his, she can never give him the one thing he needs: a child.
Taric’s blessing—and his curse—is knowing the kingdom’s future depends on his producing an heir to continue the bloodline. His bond with Myla has always been that of protector and protected. When it suddenly becomes something much more, he unwittingly sentences his people to certain death.
An old enemy is plotting to destroy all he holds dear: his lands, his people, his father, and his lover. And this time, even if they fight tooth and blade, their shared magic may not be enough to save them…

It’s not nice to piss off Mother Nature…
Bryton Haruk sets out on a suicide mission to stop the bloodthirsty Skullmen from terrorizing the war-weary Land of Eldwyn. Consumed by guilt over the death of his wife, Bryton seeks revenge and reunion in the afterlife with his lost love. His purpose is determined, his bravery unmatched, until the queen casts a spell to save Bryton from himself.
Salome is that spell. A bird-shifter, she can harness the earth’s breeze and take the form of a beautiful, innocent woman. Her challenge is to harness Bryton’s pain and guide him to peace. She entrances and irritates him, tempting Bryton from his mission. Even as he gives in to the passion between them, Bryton insists on mounting a solo attack on the brigands’ compound, and Salome fears her love won’t be enough to save him…

Life and love hinge on just one moment in time…
Jana Haruk’s magic was nothing more than an amusing trick until an undiscovered power manifested in her dreams— the ability to move backward through time. In the past, she must break the curse that now threatens her loved ones, threatens the Crown and endangers her homeland. She needs a guide to teach her, a spell called from afar.
Darach is that spell, a tracker with the magic to delve into the depths of Jana’s soul. Solid as the very Earth he is born of, he alone can guide Jana to a time of darkness, evil and the beginnings of a blood curse. Death stalks Eldwyn’s royal line, and if Jana and Darach are to save them, they must trust each other beyond the bounds of life and peel back the layers of time itself.

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