9.16.2011

Erotic Romance Weekend: Katie Reus (Interview & Giveaway)


Welcome to day two of Erotic Romance Weekend!  Today, Katie Reus joins us for an interview.  Katie is the author of several romantic suspense novels, and has a new paranormal romance coming out next year, Alpha Instinct.  I can't wait for that one!  Please join me in welcoming Katie to Secrets!



Hi, Katie!  Thanks for joining us for Erotic Romance Weekend!
Thanks for having me :)
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’ve been reading romance for what seems like forever and love pretty much all subgenres of romance. After graduating with a degree in psychology I worked a few jobs that I pretty much hated, but eventually figured out writing was for me. I live in the South with my husband and son and right about now I’m desperately waiting for some wonderful fall weather (summers here are crazy humid). Currently I write romantic suspense and paranormal romance for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse.
What made you decide you wanted to write romance?
Even though I’ve been reading romance for a very long time, it wasn’t until I read the book Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger that I knew without a doubt what I wanted to do with my life. The book itself isn’t a romance, it’s that I fell in love with the protagonist and really connected with her (not all her choices though). At the end of the book she makes a decision on what she wanted to do with her life and it was like that proverbial light bulb went off in my head and I knew writing romance was for me. It’s a fantastic book, btw, for anyone who hasn’t read it.
I have had the great pleasure of reading Dangerous Secrets and I have to say, the chemistry between Izzy and Adam sizzles.  Do you have an idea of how your characters will get along in the story or do you come across that as you're writing?
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I usually have an idea what the tone of their relationship will be before the book starts. Often I’ll see a scene in my mind and know what their conflict will be, but their personalities and the way they interact always comes alive on the page. Usually they surprise me with certain aspects of their past or their likes and dislikes. So I don’t have everything mapped out ahead of time, but I do have an idea of what they’ll be like.
Izzy is a pretty bad-ass heroine.  She walks away from her over-bearing father, saves a girl from an attacker and manages to escape a mad man.  What inspired the character of Izzy?
Adam did actually. He came to me fully developed, personality and all. I knew Izzy’s background but I didn’t know her before I started Dangerous Secrets. Since Adam needed someone strong and feisty to keep him balanced, she wasn’t hard to write.
I know you've got some exciting things coming up in the near future.  Can you tell us a bit about what you have going on and what readers can look forward to?
Yes! I’ve got two upcoming releases I’m very excited about. Destined Mate comes out October 1st of this year. It’s my first story with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings. The brief description is: Almost a century ago Angela was turned into a vampire against her will so she ran from her werewolf lover rather than face his disdain for her kind. After her best friend turns up missing, she has no choice but to follow the trail straight into a den of wolves and the arms of the man she fears most. 
Then in February of next year, Alpha Instinct: A Moon Shifter Novel, my first book in a new series will be releasing from NAL/Signet. Here’s the official blurb: 
Fear has a scent. So does desire… 
Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate. 
The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again. 
But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…
Books or eBooks?
eBooks! I love my Kindle.
Vampires or werewolves?
Tough choice but I’m going to go with werewolves.
Witches or demons?
Witches! 
Vanilla or chocolate?
Chocolate should be a food group.
LOL!  I'm going to have to agree with you on that!  Thank you so much for joining us for Erotic Romance Weekend! 
Thank you for having me :)
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You can keep up with Katie on her website, her blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.   

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Katie is offering an eBook copy of her newest release, Deadly Obsession, to one lucky reader!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck and happy reading!


5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the awesome givaway!

    GFC ~ erin
    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I love my Kindle, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Thank you, I would love to read more!!
    Mary

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  4. Thank you very much what a great giveaway!

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