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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Interview of Author Karenna Colcroft


Today I'm presenting an interview of Romance Author Karenna Colcroft!

Latest Book: Eternal Love
Buy Link: http://pinkpetalbooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=113

BIO: Karenna Colcroft is the alter ego of a quiet former school teacher. She started writing when she was five, and wrote her first erotic romance story thirty years later. Karenna lives in the northeastern United States with her two daughters, her real-life romance hero husband, and two cats.

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: The middle is the easiest. Once I have the story started, the plot and characters are set and the writing seems to flow very well. Sometimes the story takes a turn I don’t expect. Once in a while that’s a bad thing and I end up having to scrap quite a bit of the story, but most of the time that unexpected turn gives me a better story than what I’d been planning to write.

Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why?
A: The hardest part for me is the ending. I usually have a pretty good idea of how I want to start a story, and as I mentioned above the middle is pretty easy for me. But even when I know what I want to have happen at the end of a story, it’s often difficult for me to figure out what words to use to actually end it. I have a few things that end with one or more characters falling asleep, and that’s because I just don’t know what else to do with them.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: In my most recent release, Eternal Love, my favorite character is Gwen. She’s been through a lot, but she’s strong and a survivor.

Q: Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind as you “head write”?
A: Even though I’m mostly a visual thinker, I don’t really have a mental image of my heroes or heroines as I write or plan stories. Sometimes I have absolutely no clue what they look like, which kind of stumps me if the story’s accepted and I have to fill out a cover art form.

Q: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
A: I would say characterization. Some of the reviews I’ve gotten have complimented me on how well I’ve done my characters, and when I read something of mine after putting it aside for a while, I’m usually surprised by how real the characters seem. Of course, while I’m writing I often feel like the narrator is dictating the story to me, so that might be why.

Q: You’re on a remote island with a handsome man, a computer, and a “mysterious” source of electricity to power your computer. What do you do?
A: Ask the man to make sure the computer is set up properly, sit down, and start writing. Unless the handsome man is my husband, in which case I’d probably drag him off to take advantage of being alone.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
My website: http://karennacolcroft.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karenna.colcroft Publisher pages:
Noble Romance: http://www.nobleromance.com/BrowseListing.aspx?author=79 Siren Publishing: http://www.sirenpublishing.com/karennacolcroft/ Pink Petal Books: http://pinkpetalbooks.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=13&zenid=e22773cf83558c54bcf91defca349669
BLURB:
For over 900 years, immortal Rhys Trevellian has been in love with the soul of the same woman—his childhood love Gwen. Unfortunately, Gwen is mortal, and Rhys is unable to keep her with him. When he meets Gwen Davies in a coffee shop in his newest hometown, he immediately recognizes his lost love.

Gwen Davies has had a rough life, most recently having to run from her hometown to a small town in Maine to escape her abusive ex. In Rhys Trevellian, she recognizes something that strikes a chord in her. Although she has no memory of the lifetimes he claims she’s shared with him, she knows he’s her true match.

To remain together forever, Rhys and Gwen must escape those who seek to murder Gwen before Rhys can transmute her to immortality, and those who seek to execute Rhys for crimes he didn’t commit.
EXCERPT:
“Gwen, we need to leave.” Rhys opened the passenger door of the car. “Get in. I’ll tell you where we’re going on the way.”

She obeyed. As he closed her door, a flash came to her mind. A black car with four men inside. Danger.

Rhys opened his door and started to enter the car. As though Gwen’s vision had summoned it, the black car appeared down the street. “We’re too late,” she wailed.

“Go,” Marco said. “We’ll take care of it.”

“I can’t let you--” Rhys protested.

“Go!”

Marco pushed Rhys into the driver’s seat and slammed the car door shut. Rhys started the car and pulled out of the driveway only a few hundred yards ahead of the black car. “They’re going to catch us!” Gwen cried.

Behind them, Marco stepped into the road. The other car squealed to a stop just short of him. “He’s a fool,” Rhys muttered. “We should have stayed. I shouldn’t let him do this.”

He hit the brakes, but then started driving again. “He’s giving us time.” He seemed to address himself more than Gwen. “I shouldn’t let him take on the Purists but I shouldn’t dishonor him by going back, either.”

“Dishonor?” Gwen asked.

“He means it as a gift.” Rhys took a deep breath. “Marco is a warrior. He’s one of the original race, and honor means a great deal to them. If one refuses a gift, it dishonors the giver.”

Another flash prevented Gwen from answering. Two men jumped out of the car. One confronted Marco, and Marco fought back. The other came up behind him, a weapon in his hand.

Gwen opened her mouth to call out a warning, though of course she wouldn’t be heard. She could do nothing as the weapon-bearer brought the blade into Marco’s upper back.

Marco crumpled to the ground. In Gwen’s mind, she heard Julius scream.

In reality, she answered the scream with her own.

9 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Eternal Love looks awesome, Karenna, and the cover - wow!!!

Molly Daniels said...

Ooooohhhh, I like the sound of this one! Congrats Karenna:)

Karenna Colcroft said...

Thanks, Tina and Molly!

And thanks, Marianne, for hosting me today!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

This book sounds so amazing! Can't wait to read it and I wish you many sales!

Sarah J. McNeal said...

Lovely interview, Karenna. I wish you the very best.
Sarah

Lisa Alexander Griffin said...

Very nice interview, Karenna, and the excerpt sounds wonderful! :)

Karenna Colcroft said...

Thank you, Julia, Sarah, and Lisa!

Author Mary C said...

Wow, that's an intense excerpt. I love it! The cover is beautiful, btw.

Best of luck with your story, Karenna. Sounds like a bestseller. :)

booklover0226 said...

OH, I enjoyed this excerpt.

I'm adding this to my must have list.

Thanks,
Tracey D

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