Can you please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
I am currently in the middle of Book Three in my Beyond Camelot- Brother Knights series. Book Three – Reynar, the Warlord’s Honor, is a bit of a departure from Camelot and concentrates instead on Mordred, the man who brought Camelot to its knees. Reynar is Mordred’s bastard son and also the half-brother of one of the characters in Braeden and Janne. The challenge has been to take a ruthless warlord and turn him into a hero the reader can relate to and root for.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
First grade, Catholic School when I figured out that phonics thing could make letters into words. From then on I knew I wanted to write down stories I made up and dreamed about at night.
Every writer dreams of getting “the call”. What were you doing when yours came? Who got to hear the good news first?
Actually, I was tearing wet sheetrock and insulation out of my house that had been flooded by the rains associated with Hurricane Floyd. Coincidently, the book that was bought started with a Hurricane. It was kind of a laugh-cry moment that helped me get through the reconstruction. If I would have known I could be so prophetic, I would have written about a lottery winner instead.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
Karen Plunkett-Powell, a wonderful writer who is writing for God in heaven now. She read my first book and threw out the first 25 pages and said start with the proverbial blood on the floor. She was right! In any book, you have to start with a hook that grabs the reader right from the beginning.
Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?
My husband is the perfect – strong yet vulnerable, caring, honest and sexy s all get out.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
I love to garden and be surrounded by flowers. I am a reality TV junkies and rabid Game of Thrones fan.
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
In Iceland, I took part in an Icelandic tradition of eating raw shark that had been buried in a frozen beach for three months before it was ready. It tasted nasty but I did it. Didn’t see the Northern Lights but ate icky, decomposing fish. Not exactly an even trade.
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
I’d have to go to medieval England to see the Knights of Camelot, of course
When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?
See biggest adventure for the answer to this question! LOL
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
I need my Instyler. I have wild, “Jon Snow” hair.
What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?
Anywhere my man is. He’s a truck driver who is gone at nights a lot of the time, so when he is home, it is always a romantic evening.
How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?
I am a person who likes people. I trust people until given a reason not to do so. My family describes me as a nerdy, free-spirit who will talk to a stick and get the stick to talk back.
And lastly, no interview of a writer would be complete without this question: what is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate – The darker the better
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
I love winter. I love to see snow covered trees and fresh white snowfall on the grass. Great reason to cuddle up and snuggle.
TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Kathye is giving away the following prizes on her tour:
Grand Prize: Kobo mini E-reader (US ONLY). International winner will get a gift card
5 Runners-Up: $10.00 gift card to Amazon or B&N
SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
Beyond Camelot – Brother Knights, Book 1
Available at : Amazon
Lady Cynthia of Abertaine is trapped. Not only has the man she is to marry, Sir William Leyborne, not been back to the castle for over ten years, but she’s also not a titled Lady. Lord Simon of Cowell, a renegade warlord aligned with Mordred against Arthur and his Knights, has declared himself sovereign over Leyborne Castle and everything that once belonged to Sir William – including Cynthia.
Sir Constantine, Knight of the Round Table, has come to the shire to give Cynthia the news that William has fallen in battle. With him is William’s oral will giving all he owns to Cynthia as though they had been wed. But when he finds the shire under the control of an evil warlord, he knows he cannot leave without first freeing Cynthia and driving Simon and his soldiers from the land.
Drawn together by an attraction older than time, Cynthia and Constantine soon discover that though a vow made by a knight’s honor has brought them together, it may just also cost them their lives.
Beyond Camelot – Brother Knights, Book 2
Duty and desire clash to save a new Camelot from the sons of Mordred.
After his brother is made king by a dying Arthur, Braeden hopes to help rebuild Camelot and carry on Arthur’s vision for the kingdom. Together with the new queen, and her companion Janne, a new era begins.
Although the ways of Merlin and Morganna are banned from court, Janne holds to the goddess. She finds the mind overrules the heart as passion explodes each time she and Braeden are together.
With the sons of Mordred, plotting the ultimate revenge…brother versus brother…there is no peace to be had in Camelot. When Janne is exposed as a Druidess, she and Braeden must find a way to expose the plot to take down Camelot while maintaining the ideals the majestic realm was built upon.
Born long ago in a place not so far away, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Kathryn Quick has been writing since the Sisters in St. Casmir’s Grammar School gave her the ruled yellow paper and a number two pencil. She writes contemporary and career romances, romantic comedies, historical romances
as well as urban fantasy.
She has been a member of New Jersey Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America since 1990 and considers it an honor to have been NJRW President in 1992 and 2001. She is one of the founding members of Liberty States Fiction Writers, a multi-genre writers’ organizations dedicated to furthering the craft of writing and helping aspiring writers move onto publication.
Kathye originally wanted to be President of the United States or an Organic Chemist, but somehow life got in the way and she got married right out of high school and had a set of twins two years later. The Presidency seemed out of reach and night school to get her Ph.D. to create new molecule that would ultimately result in the betterment of humankind seemed a little time consuming while trying to raise twins, so she decided to write instead.
In her “other” life, Kathye is married to her real-life hero Donald and has three grown sons all having adventures of their own and three “bonus” grandchildren. She is a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan and works for Somerset County government (as close as she could get to the White House) and is plotting a novel about a new molecule that will ultimately result in the betterment of humankind.
Connect with Kathryn:
Kathryn Quicks’s Braeden & Janne Blog Tour Schedule
May 13 – 31
5/13- United by Books (series spotlight)
5/14- Deal Sharing Aunt (interview & series spotlight)
5/15-Curse of the Bibliophile (guest post & review)
5/16- Riverina Romantics (guest post)
5/17- Romantic Crush Junkies (guest post)
5/18- Romance Junkies (interview)
5/19- Book Monster Reviews (guest post)
5/20- Mad Hatter Reads (guest post)
5/23- Bookin’ It Reviews (series spotlight)
5/24- Book Lovin’ Mamas (interview)
5/25- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight)
5/26- Offbeat Vagabond (interview)
5/27- Sassy Book Lovers (series spotlight & excerpt)
5/28- Froggarita’s Bookcase (interview & series spotlight)
5/30- Toot’s Book Reviews (series spotlight)
5/31- The Reading Cafe (guest post & series spotlight)