Today I’ve got the privilege of hosting my first person from Bewitching Blog Tours, talented author Katee Roberts, who’s here as part of her promotions for two books, The Queen of Swords and The High Priestess.
1) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been dabbling in writing for my entire life (I still have my first story telling the adventures of a shark, a dolphin, and a killer whale), but I’ve been writing with the goal for publication for about four years now.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
Oh man…Three? Four? Most days of the week I work full-time, then come home to my wee ones and do all necessary Mom duties. Once they’re in bed, I carve out time for writing. It makes me tired just thinking about it, but I get through it via a combination of coffee and wine. Okay, and I make lists. Lots of lists. I’ve found that if I don’t write things down, they disappear into the ether.
3) When is your next release due out and can you tell the audience about it?
My sci-fi romance novella is out this month. It’s the story of Marianna and Gerald, who are about as opposite as two people can get. She’s a Diviner, a species that uses Tarot cards to commune with their goddess. He’s a lieutenant of Sanctify, a hate group who has a nasty tendency of torturing and burning anyone not pure human. They share a hot kiss before everything goes to hell and Gerald takes Marianna captive. She comes up with a crazy plan to seduce him into setting her free…but things don’t quite go as Marianna plans.
4) What is it about the sci-fi romance genre that you like so much?
I love the possibility of sci-fi. Anything that you can dream up, you can create. It’s similar to paranormal, though without the use of magic. One of my favorite inventions at this point is the InstaChef—an instant meal available at the push of a button. It would be nice to have that around some days.
There’s also an element of the Old West in sci-fi. On the out edges of space, one can bend the rules and smugglers and pirates are still in evidence. Because, really, who doesn’t love a pirate?
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
I love horror and paranormal romances, so I’ll most likely dabble in those as well (I have a paranormal western romance calling my name rather insistently), but I don’t think I’ll ever totally leave sci-fi romances behind. I love them too much.
6) Silliness 1: Sweet or sour?
Both! I have a borderline-worrisome obsession with Sour Patch Kids
7) Silliness 2: Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
Chocolate. Always chocolate. *happy sigh*
The High Priestess
A Sanctify Novella – Book One – Katee Robert
Marianna Zain is in trouble. The handsome stranger she just kissed? He’s a member of the most terrifying hate-group in the universe. Even after he takes her captive, Marianna can’t shake her initial instincts that he’s a man of worth…and her only chance at escaping death.
One of Sanctify’s most decorated lieutenants, Gerald Leoni thought he had everything figured out. But then he crosses paths with a Diviner, the most despised of the alien races, and is honor-bound to bring her in. One night with Marianna makes him question everything he knows.
As the day of her scheduled execution draws near, Marianna forms a plan. She’s going to seduce Gerald—a task that would be simpler if she weren’t being seduced as well. But Sanctify doesn’t take kindly to their people cavorting with aliens, and instead of finding a savior, Marianna may be dragging Gerald to his death alongside her…
QUEEN OF SWORDS
A Sanctify Novel – Book Two – Katee Robert
When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn’t matter if the ship’s commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don’t lie. Ever.
Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.
Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.
I’m excited to announce that Katee has offered up one copy of Queen of Swords to a lucky commenter below. She’ll probably pop in from time to time, so please, leave lots of comments for her!
Reminder: this is the last day to comment on Carrie Ann Ryan’s post for a chance to win a swag back. Winner announced tomorrow.