Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Author's Den - Karilyn Bentley

Welcome to The Author's Den, author, Karilyn Bentley.
Let's get to know more about Karilyn and her title, The Detective's Dragon.

Tell us a little about yourself. 
I got my start in writing by entering a contest with my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. My paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started my writing career. I live in North Texas with my hubby, a psycho dog nicknamed Hell Hound, a crazy one-year-old dog, aka The Kraken, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.

Please share an enticing tag line of your current work with us. 
He has no choice but to save her, she has no choice but to love him.

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters? 
Tough question! After thinking on it, what about Zachary Quinto would play Jamie and Nicole Beharie would play Ruby Parker.

How do you come up with the titles of your books? 
I try to have the title relate to both the hero and the heroine.

What does your writing space look like? 
I have a desk with a lamp, a book of my wedding photos, a digital photo frame, a phone, a solar-activated bobblehead of Yoyo and a TON of papers. Oh yeah, and the laptop.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing? 
Gardening, reading, playing with the Kraken, hanging out with The Hubster.

What is your favourite color? 
Green, but purple is a close second.

What is your favourite pleasure food? 
Cornbread with molasses or maple syrup

What is your favourite season? 

What is your favourite television show? 
Game of Thrones. I also love the books!

What is your favourite movie? 
I can't narrow it down to just one. I love the Star Wars movies, Indiana Jones movies, XMen series, The Avengers (and all the Marvel movies surrounding it). That's way more than just one! Sorry, math has never been my strong suit.

Who is your favourite actor? 
I have two, Robert Redford and Harrison Ford 

What is your favourite song? 
Demons by Imagine Dragons 

What is your favourite comfort clothing attire? 
T-shirt and either shorts (in warm weather) or pajama bottoms (in cold weather) 

What books might we find on your bedside table? 
My Kindle stuffed full of romance and mysteries; a muscle trigger point manual; Immortal by JR Ward. Of course all books, magazines, and the Kindle are inside the drawer of the bedside table, out of the way of overenthusiastic Kraken mouth and teeth. 

Describe yourself in three words. 
Happy, reserved, friendly. 

The Detective's Dragon

Back Cover Blurb: 
As a Halfling with little magic, Jamie is barely considered a Draconi, his sole talent finding jewels and lost people. But when he dreams of a human female in trouble, he has no choice but to save her, even if it means crossing dimensions into a different realm. Unfairly accused and placed on administrative leave, Detective Ruby Parker is determined to regain her position on the Denver police force. When an attempt to kidnap her fails, she must learn to trust the stranger who appears from nowhere to help her. Unlike in Draconia, Jamie's powers work in Parker's world, his longing to wield magic finally fulfilled. But is working magic worth leaving his family and friends? When Parker realizes she loves Jamie, she must make a choice, follow her heart to a different world, or remain alone and attempt to regain her beloved job. What happens when the one you love lives in another dimension? 

    The squeak of hinges snapped Parker’s attention to the door. Hottie stood in the doorway, one hand on the frame, the other on the handle, a look of determination plastered on his face. A look she was familiar with. A look she saw reflected in her mirror on a daily basis. A look mirrored on her coworkers’ faces when working a case.
    A look she never thought to see directed her way.
    Which was a bit unnerving, but not nearly as unnerving as the realization he’d followed her. He stood in the doorway like he owned the place. Or owned her.
    Her limbs shuddered like a car without shocks. He. Followed. Her. Was he stalking her? Was he with the ones who tried to kidnap her? What was he doing here? More to the point, how did she get rid of him? Her muscles might be coming out of a deep freeze, but that didn’t mean she could hop off the bed and toss him out the door.
    Where was the damn call button?
    Parker patted the mattress. Hottie took a step closer. Then another. No button. Her heart shook an uneven rhythm, the beat a warning drum in her veins. Her hand moved faster against the mattress, searching, seeking, not finding.
    Damn it.
    “Be of ease. I mean no harm.”
    She stilled, her hand paused mid-pat as if his words flipped her off switch. Deep and soothing, his voice stroked across frazzled nerves, slowing her racing heart. If he could bottle that sound, women would fall at his feet.

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  1. Thank you for having me on today Darlene!

  2. Great interview, Karilyn! Good luck with your release!

  3. Karilyn, great getting to know a bit about you and your new release. Wishing you big sales!