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This interview is part of our Paranormal Romance Author series of interviews where we interview some of today’s top paranormal romance authors! Be sure to check out our past Paranormal Romance Author interviews to learn more about various authors working in this growing genre! This week’s interview is with Keira Blackwood who is known for her series, Sawtooth Peaks, Protectors of the Pack, and Riverwood. Her latest release is Pierced, a standalone story which is already receiving rave reviews and is unlike any of her previous paranormal romance work! Keira gives us the history of her three series, why she became a writer, about creating her own wonderful covers, and about her new release. She also shares with us an excerpt from her latest release, Pierced!   For those who are new to your work, can you tell us about yourself? I’m a keyboard ninja, a late-blooming bibliophile, a proud geek, an animal lover, an eternal optimist, and a starving artist. I love everything paranormal, except if it’s scary. I live by the beach with my husband, sons, and snuggly hellhounds. But I only visit the water in the fall, winter, and spring. I think it’s creepy that snakes don’t have legs. I’m helplessly drawn to small, fluffy, big-eyed everything. And I know for a fact that the best things on earth are marshmallow fluff, hot fudge, caffeine, and hugs. As for my work, I write my heroes hot, caring, and growly. And I write my heroines strong and competent. […]

Interview with Paranormal Romance Author Keira Blackwood

Normally, I write epic fantasy. My previous novels have been long (like, really long) with well over forty named characters, each of them having pages (and pages) of backstory. I began writing about Rhuun and Lelet in the summer of 2014, and the series will finish (hopefully) late this year with four books and a bonus in-world romance novel.  So I’m no George RR Martin–the end is in sight! (On the other hand, the body count is starting to rise, sorry.) But when you’ve got so many moving parts, you really have to slow down and pay attention or one of your characters will start a book with blue eyes and finish with brown ones. (There’s one poor young lady who hasn’t settled on how her name is spelled, for instance.)  Add to that the fact that I didn’t do any outlining at all, tra la! until late in book two, and there are a lot of characters standing around, tapping their feet and asking if they’re supposed to be in this scene, or what? (And one of them keeps insisting they’re not actually dead.) It’s as much planning an invasion as finishing a book. It’s hard is what I’m saying! So when I got the assignment to write a fast-paced modern take on a fairy tale, I got a little verklempt. (That’s Yiddish for discombobulated, more or less.) I didn’t have to look much further than my desk for inspiration. This print has been hanging there since I was around 10 […]

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