Busy is spelled K-E-L-L-I-E, as in Kellie Kamryn who has three books being released in a month’s time. Monkeys, Sex, and Other Birthday Surprises was just released, Pleasure Island will debut October 21 and Gold for the Gold came out a few days ago. She’s here today to talk about Going for the Gold. Please welcome Kellie.
Cara: Tell us about Going for the Gold.
Kellie: It’s an erotic short story available from www.romancedivine.com A hot erotic read with a Christmas theme.
Cara: What was the inspiration for your current release?
Kellie: I was a gymnastics instructor for 25 years so I wanted to create a fun read about two coaches who finally “go for gold”, so to speak, after the coaches Christmas party.
Cara: What is unique about your current release?
Kellie: I haven’t seen many gymnastics romances out there if any. It’s a nice way to introduce the readers to the world of gymnastics before my Love and Balance series is released in the New Year. That series will be available from www.secretcravingspublishing.com
Cara: Is it part of a sequel or a series?
Kellie: Stand alone which is part of the Romance Divine Christmas collection.
Cara: What else have you had published?
Kellie: Monkeys, Sex and Other Birthday Surprises is from Secret Cravings Publishing. It’s an erotic comedy and has been on their bestseller list as well as ARe bestseller list.
Kellie: Mom to 4, and that’s really about it. I have many great friends everywhere so I’d like to say I’m a great friend to many. At least I hope that’s what they think!
Cara: What are your hobbies and interests?
Kellie: Reading, doing fun things with my kids…I’m very boring really.
Cara: What is your writing routine?
Kellie: I try to write in the mornings and leave promotion for the afternoon.
Cara: Do you do anything in particular to “get in the mood” to write a sex scene?
Kellie: I think about how I want the scene to play out – I let it go through my head like a movie over and over again. Then I sit down and let the words flow from my brain to my fingers and type it on the keyboard.
Cara: What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about authors?
Kellie: That we live what we write. It’s fantasy, people need to understand that. If I did everything my characters did, I wouldn’t have time to write. Or I think people don’t understand how tough it is. People say, “I could write a book.” My answer is, “Do it.” Only those driven to succeed will truly do it.
Cara: What was the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever gotten?
Kellie: Eloisa James told me not to give up because romance was the biggest selling genre in the world. That meant a lot to me.
Cara: What’s the one thing you wished somebody had told you before you started writing?
Kellie: How much you’d have to promote your own work! I’d envisioned getting a contract and then readers just flocking to read my books, LOL That was years ago when I was a little more naïve. However, readers will eventually flock to buy your books if you get your name out there and that’s what I’m trying to do.
Cara: Do you ever get discouraged? How do you handle it?
Kellie: Of course I get discouraged. Who doesn’t? What I do is try to get enough sleep, which is key for me to keeping it all balanced. Then I try to do things with my kids or something that reminds me that writing is only one piece of who I am. In the grand scheme of the universe, me writing books is a small part I play. So, I try to relax and organize and go with the flow.
Just for fun
Favorite childhood book: Teddy Bear of Bumpkin Hollow – was a book of my dads passed onto us kids. Any of the hardcover Nancy Drews.
Favorite dessert: Chocolate peanut butter ice cream.
What you notice first about the opposite sex: Eyes, butt, sense of humor
An inspirational quote you like: Success isn’t something you chase. It is something you have to put forth the effort constantly; then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it. -Michael Jordan
Going for the Gold Blurb
It was an office Christmas party filled with sexual tension. Gymnastics coach Grant Howard couldn’t keep his eyes off the newly-hired cheerleader coach. And sultry Teena Adams felt the same way, the “rah-rah-rahs” she felt were cheers of unbridled lust. From punch and cookies to sexual escapades and gym apparatus, you’ll never look at Christmas parties or a trampoline the same way again. It’s winner-take-all, when lovers are Going for Gold.
His balls ached. He contemplated discreetly adjusting his junk to assuage his discomfort but decided against it. It wouldn’t help matters. At least not when the reason for it stood across the room, all sleek muscle and pleated, short skirt. She had been taunting him with that cheerleader body of hers since the day she’d come to work at the gym back in the fall.
Raucous laughter made Grant Howard glance over just in time to see Teena Adams tip her head back, laughing at whatever had caused the uproar. At the sight of her beautiful profile, his cock jumped to attention. Her Christmas attire—red and green plaid skirt, green knee-high stockings, fire engine red heels, and white button-down blouse—was sexy as hell. He wouldn’t be able to endure this torture much longer.
It’s not like he didn’t get any on a regular basis. His reputation circulating as a “ladies man” with his female co-workers hadn’t escaped his attention. He neither perpetuated the myth nor did anything to dispel it. He got his fair share of pussy, but not from any of the women he coached with. Not that they weren’t hot—most gymnasts had a body a man would kill to get his hands on. But it was only common sense that if you wanted a good gym atmosphere, you didn’t fuck around with the girls on staff.
Grant sipped his drink, eyeing Teena over the rim of his glass. She laughed again, and his groin tightened. Huffing out a breath, he set his glass down on the table with a little more force than necessary. Christ. He stared at the clock on the wall, ignoring the festive mood of the partygoers, barely noticing how the boardroom had been decorated with mistletoe, garland and other Christmas decorations. Only one hour in. He hadn’t been at the party long enough to call it a night and head to the bar to find some real action.
Teena caught his eye from across the room. He held her gaze, barely able to breathe. Electricity crackled between them. One corner of her mouth quirked upward in a half smile, and she threw him a surreptitious wink. A friend nudged her arm, and he swore she grudgingly allowed herself to be pulled back into the conversation.
His heart thudded in his chest. Is she flirting with me? Was she interested in him too? She hadn’t given him any indication before tonight, and she couldn’t be drunk. Due to some of the underage coaches in attendance, the party was dry.
Grant threw back the rest of his punch, wondering if he should just go for it. Then one way or another, he could get over the affect she had on him. One way would be to sink my cock into her— He cut that train of thought off at the pass. Bad idea, man. If things didn’t go well, work would be hell.