1--What is the title of your latest release?
MARKED FOR GRACE
It’s a paranormal romance about Grace, an untrained soul seer who has not a damn clue what they want.
After she discovers a mark on the dead that kills the living, her quest to figure out who unleashed it pivots to the half-demon Gideon. She’s got her eye on him, and he’s got his on her too—every inch of her.
As the mark haunts humanity’s steps and the death tolls climb, Grace realizes she’s in way over her head. But the lines between good and evil are blurred and choosing who to trust is hard as hell seeing as God is capable of wrath and Satan was once an angel.
2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?
What if the dead hunted you?
3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?
I wanted it to be in a metropolis style city because my main character is a nurse, so it required a hospital. I needed it to be large enough for a major news outlet, for a business mogul to exist, and population enough to support a casino, all things that have relevance at some point across the series.
4--Would you hang out with your protagonist in real life?
Absolutely! Grace is hi-lar-ious!
5--What are three words that describe your protagonist?
Smart. Sassy. Altruistic.
6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?
I learned about the importance of maintaining timelines. When you have multiple POVs, it means tracking multiple characters. Who is doing what and when. Making sure it flows properly definitely requires attention to detail!
7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?
Gasp! The dreaded debate! Alas, I edit as I draft. I’ve found it actually helps motivate me to move forward with the story because I’m happier with what I’ve written.
8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?
Ice cream. Always ice cream.
9--Describe your writing space/office!
My living room! I have a lap desk that’s adjustable, put in my headphones, listen to my music, and write while my teacup chihuahua curls up with me. The music I listen to has to match the scene. If it’s an action scene, it’s intense. If it’s a romantic scene, then it’s a song that makes me emotional.
10--Who is an author you admire?
I really admire Ilona Andrews. I know they’re technically two people, but the grit in the stories, uniqueness of the characters, twists in the plot, it’s all excellent.
11--Is there a book that changed your life?
Yes. Twilight. I never used to read much, and when Twilight came out years ago, I read it and devoured it. It really introduced me to the paranormal romance/fantasy romance world. After that, I was hooked.
12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.
I received an email from my (now) editor telling me she’d love to setup a zoom meet. She asked if I was free right then (she replies very quickly. It’s one of the things I love about her). I said yes. Twenty minutes later, we were chatting, and we hit it off immediately. We discussed how much she loved the manuscript and her thoughts on certain potential changes, and I completely agreed with her suggestions because I’m always open to making the story stronger. I was so excited afterwards. Still am!
13--What’s your favorite genre to read?
Hands down, paranormal romance. I love the mix of this world and fantasy with the emotional roller coaster of romance thrown in. Chef’s kiss!
14--What’s your favorite movie?
Lord of the Rings. Specifically, The Fellowship of the Ring. It’s my comfort movie. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it. It’s actually on in the background while I’m writing this!
15--What is your favorite season?
Fall. The colours are always just so stunning and the temperatures perfect.
16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
Lately, lakeside at a cottage. I grew up on the ocean and living in central Canada, I miss it a lot. Anytime we can be near water, and I can have a good book in hand, I am a happy lady.
17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?
The Last of Us. It’s so well written and acted. I was hooked after the first five minutes of episode one!
18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
I love three-cheese tortellini. Add a cheese sauce with parmesan cheese on top and I’m in heaven. Yes, I like cheese.
19--What do you do when you have free time?
When I have free time, I either write or read. Both of them fill my soul. Outside of those, I really enjoy puzzles. Things that require concentration but still quiet my mind.
20--What can readers expect from you next?
Ooh! I’m currently on submission with my agent for another paranormal romance. While Marked For Grace is a slow burn, this one is very high heat. I hope to have some news to share about that in the near future.
What if the dead hunted you? As an untrained soul seer, Grace Crawford has not a damn clue what they want. But she’s about to find out. After she finds a mark on the dead that kills the living, her quest to discover who unleashed it pivots to the half demon Gideon. She’s got her eye on him, and he’s got his on her too—every inch of her. As the mark haunts humanity’s steps and the death tolls climb, Grace realizes she’s in way over her head. But the lines between good and evil are blurred and choosing who to trust is hard as hell, seeing as God is capable of wrath and Satan was once an angel.
Paranormal Romance [City Owl Press, On Sale: March 7, 2023, Paperback, ISBN: 9781648982989 / eISBN: 9781648982996]
K.C. (Kelly) Harper grew up on Canada's east coast and now resides with her husband in the nation's capital. She spends her time plotting to destroy the happiness of her characters…then fix it. Eventually. She’s an avid reader, developmental editor, and a full-time human servant to a 4.5 lb teacup Chihuahua. She's represented by Helen Lane at the Booker Albert Literary Agency.
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