Monday, August 29, 2016

Special Edition - Books, Chocolate and Wine with Kryssie Fortune

Today I have a special edition of Books, Chocolate and Wine. Mu guest today is Krissie Fortune. Her secrets to success? Her experience working for a TV soap opera. Enjoy the interview!
What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialogue, or the romance?
It’s got to be the romance, but it’s got to hang on a good story. Dialogue’s hard, but before I retired, I worked for a TV soap. It always amazed me that the cast spoke in short sentences. On screen it made them sound like real people. I try to incorporate that in my books.
How do you feel when you finish writing a book? Finishing a story is like saying goodbye to great friends. I hate cliffhangers and unhappy endings so I can guarantee a happy ever after in my books.
How do you feel about sequels?
My Scattered Siblings series is a collection of stand-alone tales set in a magical world. The plants are man eating, the Elves misogynistic, and the Lykae take the heroine’s breath away with their good looks. I love the way the earlier characters crop in cameos. It’s like a party with all your best friends invited.
Dominated by the Dragon, my latest release, is planned as the first in a series. The heroes are mutants created by the British Army, and they all have a dragon demon burned into their soul. The military want to vivisect them, so they can’t put down roots or have a family. When Flynn Hemsworth find the right girl it changes everything.
Tell me something about yourself.
I celebrated my ruby wedding this year. I tell everyone I was a child bride, but I was twenty when we married. I have two grown up children. One does something mysterious in banking and the other’s a deputy head teacher. I’m so proud of them both.
Cat or a dog person
Both. We always had cats when the kids were little, but we live too near the main road now. When I was younger, I had a Welsh Terrier—a sort of teddy bear on legs. I’d have a dog, but my husband goes all Mr. Spock on me and points out that since our kids both live in London, we sometimes need to go at the drop of a hat. It wouldn’t be fair on the dog. I admit he’s right, but I don’t have to like it.
You said you’d retired. What are your ambitions now?
We moved to the seaside when I finished work. My main ambition is to finish decorating our lovely bungalow, but we put it on hold to enjoy the summer. Enjoying the sun, sand, and beach tops my to-do list, along with writing all the books that are rattling around in my head.

A former super soldier turned dragon demon must choose between his soul mate and saving the world from a nuclear winter.
The British army’s nuclear testing bonded a dragon into Flynn Hemsworth’s soul. Military scientists vivisected and tortured him until he escaped two years later. Although he’s never aged, he’s been alone and on the run for almost six decades. When he prevents a naked woman from being the prize lot in a coven’s slave auction, he realizes she has an unexplored submissive streak.
Hope Mathews—a sassy blonde with killer keyboard skills—is a strong independent woman. When Flynn prevents her being sold to a demon, she discovers she enjoys spankings and light bondage.
Together Hope and Flynn must shut down a coven of black magicians, rescue kidnapped demons, and stop a black ops nuclear missile hitting the UK. Even if they manage all that, Hope’s the granddaughter of a billionaire while Flynn’s still on the run from the military who want to dissect him again. Can they find common ground and build a life together?
Reader Advisory: Contains explicit language, a virginal heroine who discovers she enjoys spanking and bondage. Add in some serious dragon demon loving, light the blue touch paper, stand back, and watch the sparks fly.
About the Author
Alpha males and their sassy mates rule in Kryssie Fortune's books. If the hero's a shapeshifter, then so much the better.
Werewolves prowl through her Scattered Siblings series, along with the occasional Fae and vampire.
She grew up climbing trees and playing with imaginary dragons. Kryssie still loves dragons, and if she can sneak one into her books she will.
Her pet hates are unhappy endings and books that end on a cliffhanger.
Kryssie's books are hot and explicit but the plot always comes before the sex. Since she writes erotic romance, she guarantees a happy ending.
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