It is my pleasure to host the talented Tara Kingston today in the Author Spotlight. Her “Love Potion #7” is a must read. Comment on today’s post to be put in the drawing. One random post will be selected to win an e-book copy of “Love Potion #7”. Winner to be announced on Friday, March 8th.
1. Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
My favorite character in Love Potion #7 is Chelsea, the heroine. She’s independent, fiercely loyal, and she’s not above doing something just a bit wicked. My favorite thing about Chelsea is her sense of humor. The way she laughs at herself is one aspect of her character I can really relate to in my own life.
2. What inspires you for your stories?
Usually, I’ll get the inspiration for a character first. In some cases, a certain celebrity will inspire a kernel of an idea, and I take it from there. I’m a huge football fan, and I have to confess that a couple of my favorite players inspired the hero in Love Potion #7. In other cases, especially with my historical romances, historical figures and events will inspire a “what if” scenario that gets me thinking heroes, heroines, and romance.
3. Tell us something no one else knows about you.
Hmmm…something no one else knows…that’s a hard one…okay, here goes. When I was young, my mother introduced me to stories that were essentially gothic romances, and they remain one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Victoria Holt and Barbara Michaels were and still are two of my favorite authors. The love scenes are strictly behind closed doors, and there’s an air of mystery and the supernatural…love those stories. I’m strongly thinking of writing my own, but with steamy love scenes that would give the ghosts of the manor something to talk about.
4. What genre classification would you put on your book and what would you consider the heat level of the romance?
Love Potion #7 is an erotic romance with paranormal elements. It’s steamy hot!
5. When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?
I started writing in elementary school, scribbling stories in a notebook, and I haven’t stopped. Reading is one of my passions, and this lifelong love ignited my passion for creating my own characters and telling my own stories. I began writing with an eye toward publication about five years ago and found a local writers’ group. The fellowship and encouragement of other writers spurred me on to complete my novel. It doesn’t matter how many stories I write…there’s always another one brewing in my mind. Please stop by my website, http://www.tarakingston.com, to learn more about my romances.
Love Potion #7 Blurb:
Chelsea York is a witch on a mission. Quarterback Jake Wilder’s broken one heart too many, and Chelsea’s out to give the legendary passer a taste of his own medicine. She calls upon the city’s resident spellcaster to conjure the perfect brew for her task, Love Potion #7.
Jake Wilder left the game of football for the quiet of his hometown, but he hasn’t left fame behind. When a bewitching bookstore owner engages him in a sensuous battle of the sexes, he decides to teach the woman he believes to be a gold digger why she shouldn’t play with fire.
With seduction as their mission, both set out to become the victor in their sexual play. But they both get in over their heads when struck with desire neither can deny. And surrendering to the pleasure of temptation will lead them to discover how some passions are more potent than any spell.
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