1. I hear you have a dog in your “Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge” series.
I have the best collie ever. Duffy’s the well-trained and much-loved dog of the local sheriff. He pops up in all three “Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge” books. He’s protective and loyal, not just to his owner, but those who have befriended him. In Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine, he alerts the heroine when her son’s in trouble.
In Sex, Scandal, and the Sheriff, he befriends the heroine when she and the sheriff are caught up in a huge misunderstanding.
In Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor, he saves a young boy’s life.
The more he bobbed up in the stories, the more I loved him.
While each book is available separately, they’re collected together in Veterans, Vixens and Villains. It also includes a full-length novel, Submission, Secrets, and the Soldier. Either individually or collectively, the books are available on Kindle Unlimited.
Check out Veterans, Vixens and Villains here: https://www.amazon.com/Veterans-Vixens-Villains-Westhorpe-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B082BJN4NM/
2. Tell us about your latest vampire novel.
Like your romance hot? Does story matter more than sex? Claimed as Theirs gives you both. I’ve had amazing reviews for my second post-apocalyptic novel. The first, Taken as Theirs, featured werewolves. My new one is set in the same world, but it revolves around a triad of vampires trying to reclaim the vampire nation for the true heir. They need a human woman’s touch to do that, though. It’s set on Lindisfarne, a tiny island off the Northumberland coast. Bonus–I got to visit there to check out the details. One reviewer said she could see the settings they were so real.
Claimed as Theirs Blurb:
When she is captured and thrown into a cage filled with ravenous vampires, Gwen assumes she will be devoured. But among the horde is a huge, terrifyingly powerful berserker who has other plans for her. She will belong not only to him, but to all of the vampires of his triad, and her beautiful body will be theirs to use and enjoy as thoroughly and shamefully as they please.
Gwen soon learns that her new masters will demand obedience from their little human, and it isn’t long before her defiance has earned her a painful, humiliating spanking. But even with tears still running down her blushing cheeks, her helpless arousal cannot be denied, and as she is claimed and ravaged again and again, her pleas for mercy are soon lost amid her cries of pleasure.
Publisher’s Note: Claimed as Theirs is a stand-alone novel set in the same world as Taken as Theirs. It includes spankings and rough, intense sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Free on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08VGTLMG2/
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08VGTLMG2/
Amazon Au: https://www.amazon.com.au/Claimed-as-Theirs-Kryssie-Fortune-ebook/dp/B08VGTLMG2
3. Where do you find inspiration for your books?
My friends think I live in a parallel universe. They see rocks, I see dragon scales. They think Whitby Abby–which is close to where I live—is romantic. I think it’s full of vampires and werewolves. They talk about childhood pets. After I’ve told them how much I loved Larry, my Welsh Terrier, I tell them about the hollow tree where my pet dragon lived. I have fairy doors in my garden and see the world in bright, mysterious colours. It’s not so much as getting inspiration, it’s which story to write next. I never imagined a Berserker/Vampire halfling until I started to write Claimed as Theirs, though.
4. What is your writing process?
Sit down and write it. Getting the first draft on paper isn’t the hard bit. I’m dyslexic, so I do at least six read-throughs. Then my husband and my wonderful friend Wendy both check it for me. That said, every book I have on Amazon is professionally edited—although some of the rights have reverted to me.
5. Where can readers learn more about your books and connect with you online?
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2hA0ZVO
Marcia James: Thank you, Kryssie, for stopping by my Go Pets blog! I look forward to reading your novels!
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