I’m sure some of you have noticed that widget blinking away on my website telling you exactly how many seconds, minutes, day it is until “Kiss of the Rose” comes out. I wonder what happens when we reach zero? Does the widget spontaneously explode taking my website with it? Or does it start to go backwards? I’d better check with my webmistress about that.

I have lots of great promotional ideas coming up, blogs, contests, giveaways, some of them for signed books others for special goodies I’ve had made just for the launch of this particular series. I”m also running some contests on Writerspace over June/July and August, so go check them out and enter to win. πŸ™‚

It’s a very special book to me. It was incredibly hard to write because I’d never written a detailed paranormal romance before and I rather lightheartedly embarked on a very ambitious project requiring the building of a Vampire world, a Druid world, Tudor England, a love story-oh and yes, a plot-all in eighty-five thousand words in one book. There were moments when I despaired of every getting it right, other moments when I considered sending the advance back so I could get out of writing the flipping thing. But I’m glad I stuck with it. The end product was far better than I had envisioned.

Rosalind Llewellyn is a strong heroine with very definite ideas about her job in life, which is to kill Vampires. She has no time for the hero and it was a pleasure watching him having to learn not only not to underestimate her, but also to find her softer side and coax it out. Christopher Ellis reminded me a bit of Errol Flynn. He’s all emotion and flamboyance-a strong contrast to the more ‘together’ heroine. The fun thing is that I got to write about them twice. Their story continued into “Blood of the Rose” which comes out next February.

I’m in the process of adding some new pages to the Tudor Vampire part of the website, which will include a glossary of the main fictional and historical characters. Real places they visited in the books and some of the research material I found particularly helpful. I always love to use real places in my books if I can, especially places I have visited. Hampton Court, one of my favorite places in England features in book #2 and I’ll put up details about that nearer the second book launch.

So keep watching this space. I’ll be posting and adding more details as to all the goings-on as I get them:)

p.s. for those of you who prefer your books digital-Roping the Wind is now available as an e-book and I believe ‘Where have all the cowboys gone?’ will become one soon as well.

Love
Kate x