Debut Author KC Klein with Interview and Giveaways!

>> Sunday, October 16, 2011

KC Klein's sexy futuristic time-travel, DARK FUTURE, released in ebook last week and is currently on Amazon for only .99 cents!!  That's right!!  What a bargain!!  The print version will be available November 8th.

Welcome debut author KC Klein with an interview and giveaway!! 

Simply comment to enter to win:
1) Ebook copy of DARK FUTURE
2) 1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks!

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I want to thank Joan for inviting me here on her blog. I’m always happy to connect with readers and talk to other people about my passion—books.

I am so excited to announce the release of my debut novel, DARK FUTURE, by Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins. I have always been captivated by dark, gritty heroes and the worlds that create them. But I also like to take a break from the dark side, so don’t be surprised if you see some fun, sexy contemporary westerns coming from me.

Awakened in the middle of the night by a future version of herself, Kris Davenport is given a mission: go forward in time to save the world—and His life. Of course, her future self doesn't tell her who he is, just sends her into an abyss and straight into an alien invasion.

He turns out to be ConRad Smith, the callous, untrusting Commander of Earth's army and the world's last defense. There's only one way to know for sure if this strange woman is an alien spy—slice her throat. Except, he didn't anticipate the heat he would feel as he interrogates the hot-tempered, warm-blooded woman. For a man whose sole focus has been survival, she's more temptation than he can handle. But a world on the brink of destruction leaves no room for love…and time is running out.

KC, tell us about Syon, your villain.
Oh, I am so glad you asked about my villain. I haven’t had the opportunity to talk about him yet. My villain’s name is Syon, and he’s an older man who’s in a position of authority in my futuristic society. Syon, like all good villains, is very conflicted. On one hand he’s infatuated with my hero, ConRad, and on the other Syon can’t stand to see my hero happy. Syon loves to bring people to the brink of death then nurse them back to health. Ugh, very creepy, but of course that’s what makes a great villain.

Does your novel have a theme? How did that come about?
I didn’t start off with a theme in mind, it just happened. But I believe the theme in DARK FUTURE is what would you sacrifice for love? What would you sacrifice for the greater good? Are you willing to give up your life? How about your true love’s life? It’s a dark theme, but it fit the characters and the world.

What entity do you feel supports you most in your writing career outside of family members?
I think it’s so important to have a support group of like-minded individuals. Your family can only understand the craziness of being a writer for so long. Writers need other writers to tell them that hearing voices in their head is normal. I think being part of RWA and having a good crit partner is essential, and I am blessed to have both. So here’s my shout out to my fellow RWA peeps and Erin Kellison, the best crit partner a gal could ever have.

What is your writing routine?
Like almost every woman I know it’s about keeping all the balls in the air. I work outside the home two to three days a week, have two school age children, and am very active with my volunteer work. Put that on top of keeping up on my marriage, my health, and home, well, it is a pretty crazy life. But there’s a reason we women have a large S imprinted on our chests, right?

My writing days usually go something like this. Wake up at 5 in the morning for a run or workout at home, get kids and hubby off, then wade through about twenty emails before sitting down and trying to write for three hours. Then it’s pick up the kids from school, homework, dinner, and if I’m really doing well and still can keep my eyes open, another hour of writing.

Thank you so much for having me. This was so much fun.
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Simply comment to enter to win:
1) Ebook copy of DARK FUTURE
2) 1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks!

**MUST** leave contact email to WIN!

KC Klein is the author of Dark Future, a sexy futuristic time-travel. She became serious about writing three years ago and was as surprised as anyone when her stories took a turn toward dark and snarky. Today, she divides her time between taking care of her family and driving in circles around Arizona, too busy creating stories in her head to pay attention to mere road signs.


Raonaid Luckwell 10:47 PM  

So agree with you on having a writing support group. I have three ladies who weather my self doubts, encouraging me on. Two of the ladies and I are slowly working on a fantasy land together. They are use to the craziest ideas coming from me and return the craziness.

They are the ones I feel comfortable with to bounce ideas off of.

Wow! I have three sons. Between them and my husband having a radar I rarely get any writing done. I seriously don't think I could wake up at 5am. LOL.

Anonymous,  4:39 AM  

I connect with your 5 a.m. writing routine, KC. When I worked, my day started with a writing session from 5-7. I still get up at 5 a.m., but when I chose to leave Corporate America to push my own dream along, I found I made a lousy employee. The after-later-when-tomorrow syndrome hit me. Too much time. Too little focus.

Enter an on-line writing community and AWESOME crit partner, Sherry Isaac, and I had what I needed--accountability. Forget annual reviews. She wants them weekly.

LOVE that your story description includes "snark" and that you have a multi-dimensional villain. Villains are my nemesis. Creating a villain with a heart sends me back to Maass' worksheet frequently so I don't create (gasp!) stereotypical Snidely Whiplashes.

Great interview. I look forward to reading your book.

KC 9:28 AM  

Thank you Raonaid and Gloria for commenting. Writing is hard work no matter which way you look at it. I still suffer from lack of motivation at times. Gloria, I also go to the Donald Mass workbook. I give him credit for how I created my villain.

thanks again!

tammy ramey,  12:01 PM  

love the cover of the book, it's beautiful and the book sounds wonderful. it's going in the TBR list for sure. :)

Carrie Ann Ryan 12:25 PM  

Love the cover! And I totally agree with needing a support group. I'll see you on my blog soon!

Erin Kellison 7:04 PM  

Waving hi to KC and Joan! The bookmarks are sooooo cool! Congrats again on your release, KC!

Linda 8:16 PM  

I think we all need a support group (even if it's 1 person) in our lives, be it for our professional life or personal. A true good friend is a rare treasure.

I love the cute little clock face thingy on the bookmark!

Emily Tardy 8:59 PM  

This book sounds interesting, nice cover =D

Eva's Flowers 11:20 PM  

Great interview ladies! I enjoy reading about the process that goes into your writing. I come from a large family, we are 8 siblings, so we keep each other in check, talk about a support system :)


Happy Lady 3:30 PM  

Nice interview, cool bookmarks.

Robin 9:49 PM  

Dark Future looks great!

Robin D
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Sheree 11:09 PM  

Wow, 5 AM? Now, that's motivated!

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Kathryn Merkel 7:05 AM  

Yikes, 5 AM? The only time I'm up at that hour, is if I'm reading a book & end up staying up all night to finish it.

Dark Future is now on that list of books I want to buy that is 3 or 4 times longer than my yearly book budget. Hope I win, so that I can read it yet this year.

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KC 11:29 AM  

So sorry everyone of my over site of not posting the winners sooner. So without further delay let me congratulate Tammy Ramey for winning the copy of DARK FUTURE.
Also bookmarks go to the following: Gloria Richard, Raonaid Luckwell, Carrie Ann Ryan, Linda, and Emily Tardy. Thanks so much everyone for commenting. Happy Reading!

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