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Author Spotlight – Kellie Kamryn – Guilty As Sin

My Guest today is Award-winning author Kellie Kamryn. She is a retired elite gymnast and competitive coach. These days she is captain of her crew of four wearing many a hat: chauffeur, cook, maid, and arm chair psychologist, although her favorite title, and the one she answers to most, is “Mom”. Even with her busy life, she creates time for Baguazhang training at least twice a week, a challenging martial art form. While her friends would describe her as sweet, her readers know she’s got a sassy side, and most days she can be found channeling her sass into writing stories and poetry that sweep readers away into other worlds. When her muse requires a break, she channels her creative energy into bringing many a tale to life through her work as a narrator.

Winner of the RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Award for Best Erotica 2012, Kellie is also a workshop presenter, and motivational speaker, having presented at the Moonlight and Magnolias GRWA Conference in 2011. One of her latest books, Sugar Daddy Wanted: Now Accepting Applications, has been nominated for Best Novella in the RONE Awards for 2013.

Readers are welcome to join her on Facebook in her Sweet & Sassy Divas and Dudes group! It’s the first place she mentions contests, articles and much, much more! Come join in the fun!

For upcoming releases, contests and more, visit with Kellie at: http://www.kelliekamryn.com

GUILTY AS SIN

Guilty_as_Sin_Sin_City_Series_1_500_800Blurb:  A UFC fighter caught up in the world of organized crime risks his one chance at freedom to save the woman he loves.

As a UFC fighter, Sinclair Reed aka Sinister 3, always had a plan. Getting tangled up with the mob, or falling in love with a woman he can’t forget, never factored into it.

After a brief affair, bestselling author, Cherie Bouchard, thought she’d seen the last of UFC light middleweight champ “Sinister 3” when they parted ways at the airport. Determined to discover if her feelings are real for Sinclair, or the result of her hopeless romantic imagination, she purchases tickets to his fight when the UFC comes to town.

As the lovers re-unite, they discover someone wants him dead, and Sinclair has twenty-four hours to choose between Cherie and freedom. For a smart guy like him, it should be a no-brainer. When it comes to the woman he loves, he’s as guilty as sin.

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Award-winning Author of Erotic Romance & Audio Book Narrator:

Excerpt:

Unspoken communication passed between them—desire, longing, raw sensuality. She gestured between them. “So, that’s all this is between us? Lust?”

“Is that what you came to ask me?”

Swallowing hard, her head bobbed an affirmative. “I suppose.”

Sinclair cast his gaze downward, before locking it onto her. “No. Yes.” He sighed in exasperation. “Truth is…I haven’t stopped thinking about you since I said good-bye.” The admission lightened a burden he hadn’t been aware he’d carried.

Her breath caught, and she pressed a hand to her heart. “Really?”

“Yeah, really.” Truth sets you free.

“Jesus H… I thought it was just me.” Pacing in a small circle, she gestured in a wild fashion. “I tried so hard to put you behind me, to tell myself it was only a good time… But I just couldn’t—”

He interrupted. “Get me out of your head?”

Sheepish, she nodded.

“Yeah,” he admitted. “That’s how I felt, but about you.” Sinclair waved his arm in a helpless gesture. “I didn’t want to hurt you. You’re an amazing woman. But with my training schedule, and the distance—I didn’t want to commit to something—”

“Stop.” Cherie raised both hands in front of her. “Don’t. I thought maybe if I saw you again, I’d see you for who you are and be able to get you out of my system once and for all. Turns out—not so much.”

“This’ll make me sound like more of a jerk, but just because I’ve thought of you often, doesn’t mean I’ve been celibate since we parted.”

A light laugh accompanied her shrug. “I didn’t expect you to be. We had no commitment. I’ve been on a date or two as well.”

Unexpected jealousy reared its ugly head. Sinclair bristled, a low growl sounding in his throat at the thought of her with another man, his hands on her, fucking her.

Curiosity etched her brow. “Let’s agree not to talk about our sex lives,” she suggested.

Sinclair gave a curt nod. “Agreed.” He shifted in his seat, legs splayed.

Her eyes were drawn to his crotch. Moistening her lips again, she quickly averted her gaze.

“Cherie,” he said, voice low when he spoke. “It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you. I just can’t think of anything coherent to say. Not when I want you the way I do.”

“You’ve already warned me. Understood.”

For a moment, he wondered if she’d walk away. He half hoped she would, simplifying their lives.

With deliberate slowness, she untied the knot at her waist, letting the sweater fall open and hang from her shoulders to reveal the silky fabric of her tank top for a moment before letting it fall to the floor. Cherie shimmied her shoulders, the thin straps of her top, sliding down her arms.

Sinclair sucked in a breath as the top snagged on her beaded nipples for a second, the built-in bra dissolving as the shirt slid down her torso. “You don’t have to do this.”

“Oh, believe me, I want to.” Cherie wriggled her hips, and in a dull swish of clothing, jeans, shirt and panties pooled on the floor at her feet.

His erection grew as his eyes roamed over her body from head to toe. Nude, she posed in front of him, one hand on jutted hip. He watched her breasts rise and fall with each panting breath. She lifted her chin, and he took the hint, unzipping his jeans, and sliding the material down over his hips, lifting his ass to remove them altogether. He lowered himself into the seat a little more, cock straining against his boxer briefs.

She tilted her head in a coy gesture. “It’s not a fair fight.”

With a chuckle, he stripped off his underwear, allowing his cock to spring to attention. The scent of her arousal wafted over to him, assaulting his senses. He extracted a condom from the wallet in the back pocket of his jeans, and rolled it down his dick.

Swaying her hips, she sauntered toward him, and reached for his T-shirt. He lifted his arms for her to take it off.

His arms circled her waist. “Come here, baby.”

An ear-to-ear grin on her face, Cherie climbed onto his lap, one knee on either side of his thighs, hands resting on his shoulders.

Sinclair gripped her hips, guiding her pussy until she was poised over his cock which strained to get inside her. He searched her eyes for any sign of hesitation. “You sure?” he asked.

“Absolutely.” She lowered her hips until the plump head of his cock probed her slick entrance. Her hot, wet pussy melted around his hard shaft as he slid home. Her head tipped back, eyes rolled up to the ceiling.

“Fuck, baby.” Sinclair panted, pressing a kiss to her collarbone, his tongue licking a path along the ridge and up the column of her throat. He resisted the urge to flip her to her back and fuck her like an animal in heat. “I’ve missed you.”

The tears shining in her eyes tugged at his heart. “I’ve missed you, too, Sin,” she whispered, using the nickname she’d given him as a play on his fighting name, “Sinister Three”.

“Ride me, Sweetheart. Now.”

 

Career Exploration – Narrator

One of my writer friends has a second career as a narrator. I thought it was a very interesting career. We are always looking for unique careers for our characters where they are semi-self employed and able to control their own schedules. Of course so they have time to play with there love interest between the pages of our books.  Kellie Kamryn was gracious enough to answer some questions for me about her career.

How did you get into this type of work?
Romance Divine published a book of my poetry and he asked me if I wanted to go into print and audio as well as ebook. I said yes, and then he asked me if I would record my own work because I would know where to put in the correct inflection, etc. I thought it was a good opportunity to do try something I’ve never done. He thought I did such a good job on it, that he asked me to record another story I had published with Romance Divine. Then other authors heard my work and requested me to record samples of their books and now I narrate for quite a few Romance Divine authors. I also started working for The Killion Group as a narrator, helping authors with the audio rights to their books, get their books into audio.
Take a moment to describe the business process of narrating. For example Are you private contracted for each title you narrate?
Yes, I’m contracted for each title I narrate.  Does you company have your voice on file to offer to prospective clients who want their book narrated? I do one free short sample to authors to see if my voice fits the vision they have for their book. You do this in your own home studio and send the files in. etc? I have my own recording equipment and software, and send the files back to the companies I work for, for upload. How does the business part of the process works? Living in Canada, I’m fortunate to work for these companies directly. For example, I cannot narrate for ACX which is the largest audiobook distributor because I’m not a US citizen. They assured me they are working on it! LOL, However, I have a lot of work with these two companies, so I’m not worried.
What is the hardest thing about your work as a narrator? Speaking slowly and evenly throughout a piece. As a narrator, you cannot rush through a work even though you’d like to finish by a certain deadline. I hope this is something author’s understand especially when their book isn’t done as quick as they’d like. An 80,000-100,000 word piece takes a long time to record! When I make a mistake, I have to pause, go back, and re-record. The software I use makes it so easy to do that, but it still takes time. I also require authors to provide pronunciation of characters and places, especially if it’s a paranormal or historical – just because it’s obvious to the writer, it isn’t always to me. Sometimes author’s want a certain accent which can be difficult. I study up on them and would like to take voice coaching when I have time and money. Usually, I’ll study it, practice it, and give the author a sample. Then I have to “stay in character” and not work on any other audio until a book is done so I don’t lose the accent for that particular character.
What is the most fun? I get paid to read!! I think that is the most amazing thing. I love to read, always have, and it’s great to read all these fantastic stories, bring them to life, and be introduced to new authors on a regular basis.
So, lets see.There is a lot to this narration work and you are a write too. You mentioned how you have to really ‘get in character’ for the piece you are narrating. How do you balance your narration work with your own writing? Do you have different times of the day etc that separate your focus on the two? I do a lot more narrating than writing these days. Narrating is paying my bills more than writing. I’m hoping it will all spill over into the other as the books I write and the ones I narrate are sold on the same sites. My hope is that people might want to check out my other work if they hear my audio work or vice versa.
Okay, so How much time do you estimate you put into a narration project for say an 80,000 novel. A 120,000K novel is approx. 30+ hours of recording time. I did that one in about a week. Shorter projects take less time. You have research and prep time. Research is talking to the author a bit to make sure we’re on the same page with what they want to see. Then I just read. Contracts are drawn up for the author to sign so that I don’t work on an entire project and then they reject it. That’s not my department, tho! Then the actual narration. Then you do your own editing on the piece? With each company I work for, I do my own editing and quality control check. Then I send them on for upload. After they leave my hands, it’s not up to me anymore. Does the contract give you specific deadlines? Right now, no. I’m given a project and I work on it when I can. All the authors know I have more than one in my queue at any given time. 
Perhaps readers would gain a better understanding if you gave us a brief thumbnail sketch on what one of your typical day’s is like.  Get kids off to school, social media/emails/promotion/, then I either write or record for the day. Recording can be taxing on the voice, so I drink plenty of water or herbal tea and write in between if I feel like I need a break. Then my kids come home from school and it’s all about them until bedtime. Sometimes if I’m not exhausted I’ll join a few fellow writers for a writing sprint before I head to bed, LOL
Kellie Kamryn is also a talented author. What are you working on now Kellie?
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Marnie Harder wants what her sisters have found – love. One sister found it on-line, so why couldn’t she? Bi-sexual female seeking committed ménage. Rather than view internet porn, she’s determined to use her computer time more wisely, and decides to find a website catering to her sexual orientation where she can place an ad.

Before she gets that far, she discovers her new neighbors, Madison Williams and Drake Ellison, are as attracted to her as she is to them. The night Madison knocks on her door to “borrow” something, turns into a lust-filled evening with the two that Marnie won’t soon forget. Leave it to her family and a meddling monkey to spoil the morning after.

But in the wake of candy wrappers, wild passion, and broken furniture, will Marnie find what she’s been looking for?

Two’s company, but three’s far sweeter.

 Thank you for sharing with us today Kellie
Chocolate, Sex and Other Tasty Treats for the Soul
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