Guest: Kimberly Hunter

Hello and welcome Kimberly Hunter to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed.

So lets begin…

1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are? 

Well, I was a reader before I ever became a writer. Being an extremely shy child (not that you could tell now, LOL!), books were my escape. I spent a lot of time in my head, going over the stories I read, even coming up with some of my own. So as I got older, writing came natural to me.
SC: Same here. I was always a book worm 🙂

2) What made you decide to write? Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told?

My son was 2 at the time (he’s 20 now, sheesh!) and I would get those Zebra books in the mail. At the time, historicals were my fav. I had begun a Viking story. Didn’t even finish it was so bad. Plot holes big enough to drive a tank through, headhoping, (big pet peeve of mine), and the characters were a walking cliche. After putting it down, I thought to myself that I could have done a better job. And that’s when it clicked for me. I could do a better job. I started writing that night. Of course, there were a couple years where I didn’t. Moving to another state, deaths in the family, and other major upheavels seemed to conspire against me. But I always came back to it and have been writing steady for about 8 years now.
SC: I gave up at some point along the way and then I saw Erotic romance and now I can’t stop. 

3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance. 

Oh, well, it wasn’t easy, let me tell you. Writing the story is cake, but if you have no clue how to get published, like I did at the time, then you have a problem. LOL! Lucky for me though, a husband and wife writing team had just published a how to get published book and were having a workshop and booksigning at my local bookstore. I was first in line. They gave good tips but the best was telling me to join a local writing group. I did and they gave me all the tools and knowledge I needed to get published. A great group and a great bunch of gals. I sent my MS off a month later and three months after that, along with several rejections, I was offered a contract. I was over the moon! All that work had paid off. One of the best feelings a writer can have. Still feel that way five years later.
SC: Getting accepted is a wonderful thing. As an aspiring writer, hearing about acceptances was what gave me hope that one day it could be me 🙂 Thank you for sharing. 

4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?

SOUL MATCH – book 1 of COSMIC INTERVENTION’S is available at www.cobblestone-press.com. It’s my first foray into Sci/Fi. I’ve always loved Sci/Fi, so it was only natural I use my imagination and write my own version of it. It’s a short story, only 67 pages, that tells about a young man afraid of going down the same destructive path as his parents should he find his mate and an older (really older, LOL!) woman that was tricked into mating with a man she would never have chosen given the choice. Of course Fate, and the young man’s best friend, conspire against the two and throw them together to sort out thier fears and hopefully, find love.
SC: Sounds interesting. 

5) What are you currently writing?

At the moment, book 3 in the COSMIC INTERVENTION’S series. But I have four others that I’ll skip to when I’m stuck or in need of a break on book 3. I know, crazy, but my mind is always going. It can get a little tiring sometimes, but the rewards are more than worth it.;)
SC: Nothing wrong with having many projects on the go. I do all the time.

6) What inspires you most when you write?

Music mostly. I try to stay away from tv or reading when I’m writing. Especially if I’m really deep in a book. Then it’s all music. Josh Groban is my fav. My last 3 books were wrote listening to Josh. Love his voice.
SC: I know this is strange but I write with cookery shows on in the background. 

7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s?

Oh, man, I have learned so much about this business. Both my pub houses, Cobblestone Press and Breathless Press have been wonderful. Both have been very accomadating and forthcoming about anything I needed. Great houses to work with.

8) What are you reading now?

With all the writing, edits and promo I’ve been doing, reading is a gift I try to give myself as much as I can. Plus, sometimes you just need to take a break, give your brain a rest. That’s what I’m doing now. And my TBR pile is huge! So it’s Eileen Wilks’ BLOOD MAGIC right now. Love her Lupi series.
SC: My pile is always expanding. 

9) What are your guilty pleasures?

Well, if you must know, magaritas and white chocolate. I know, sounds strange, but believe me, it’s sooooo good.

10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors?

Never, ever give up! This isn’t an easy business to break into. You can expect lots of rejections before getting that coveted contract. But trust me, all that hard work will pay off. So keep plugging at it and never give up. The rewards are more than worth the effort.
SC: Excellent advice thank you. 
This is for you to talk more about yourself, leave your blogging details, site details and generally promote yourself. 
       Working full time, I don’t have as much time as I would like to write, but no matter what I’m doing, I love hearing from fans and fellow authors. So feel free to stop by my website at www.kimmipoo38.webs.com. From there, I have links to all my other sites like Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, and Goodreads as well as my e-mail addy. I also have updates on these sites about what I’m working on, what I want to work on, and any new releases. Plus, there are plenty of excerpts should you want a sample of whatever book you’re interested in. So come on by!!

Blurb: 

Brexell Kanna knew the price for love had a high price. He watched his parents be consumed by it, Leaving him an orphan at 15. Never will he follow the same fate.

Lyssa Zandolph spent 175 cycles tricked into mating a man she didn’t love. After his death, she vowed to always have a choice in who she has a relationship with. Shanghied, the two must find a way to overcome their past. But a powerful enemy stalks Lyssa, threatening to destroy them both.

Will they take what fate has given them, or keep the vows made long ago? Only the Maker knows.

 

Excerpt: 

 

Once again, Brexell Kanna found himself waiting at the transport station, wondering where his friend, Jesson NicNix, was and when he was going to show up. It had become Jesson’s habit, a bad one, to run late. Literally. For the past two solar days, Jesson had run through the crowded station to barely make it to the transport on time. By Brexell’s internal clock, Jesson was going to be making a repeat performance today.

Sighing in resignation, Brexell made his way to the waiting platform, hearing the announcement that the transport he was waiting on was soon to be making its stop.

“Brexell, wait up!”

Brexell turned at the shout of his name, seeing Jesson racing to join him on the platform. When Jesson reached his side, Brexell could only shake his head.

“If you would get up on time, you wouldn’t have to run to catch the transport.” He smiled at his friend’s disheveled state as he noticed Jesson’s rumpled black flight suit, green stand-up collar undone at the throat, one of his Master Pilot pins missing, and the built-in suit boots scuffed on both toes. Jesson looked like he had either slept in the suit or tossed it to the floor. With Jesson, you never knew, though Brexell was betting on the floor.

“Hey, I had a late night,” Jesson said defensively as he tried to straighten his appearance. His efforts did little good.

“Uh huh. The sisters from 3B or the brothers you met at the club three solar days ago?”

Jesson gave him a lecherous grin. “The brothers.”

Brexell laughed. “I thought as much.”

 

Want more?

Kimberly will be giving away a free e-copy to one lucky commenter. Simply leave a comment with your email 🙂

 

Or If you can’t wait

 

Buy link: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/soulmatch.htm

8 thoughts on “Guest: Kimberly Hunter

  1. Shadow says:

    great interview! this book sounds good! id love to read it! it sounds good and the cover…wow! that man is yummy. 😉 thank you for sharing!
    shadow_kohler(at)att(dot)net

  2. Thank you everyone for your kind words and well wishes!! Writing is a labor of love and I hope to keep doing it for more years to come. Now, for the winner of the free e-copy….*drumroll*…Missy Martine!! Congrats!! You will get your copy asap and I hope you enjoy it. And thanks again Sam for having me. This has been great!!

    Hugs!!

    Kimberly Hunter
    http://www.kimmipoo38.webs.com

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