Today is the last full day of my Christmas Giveaway series. Just a reminder, to be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment before noon EST tomorrow (December 20, 2013). I would very much appreciate you sharing information with your friends about my book as well as those of the other authors featured. Today I am joined by Kathryn Loch, author of Demon Laird. Of all of the authors whose books I included in the grand prize, Kathryn was the only one I had never met and whose books I wasn’t familiar with. I included Demon Laird in the drawing because I really enjoyed reading it. There is a strong medical component that, as a nurse, I found very intriguing.
Thank you for agreeing to do an interview for me. I would like to start by sharing information about your newest (or next) release.
My current release is the Scottish Highlander Romance, Demon Laird, which reached #2 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.
Do you have other works in process?
The sequel to Demon Laird, which is Aidan’s story, is currently in progress and its release is targeted for early 2014.
Also in progress is, Finding Faith, the sequel to the popular Contemporary Suspense/Thriller Romance, A Time To Live, which is also scheduled for release in early 2014.
A new contemporary paranormal romance series is in development and slated for mid-2014.
Executives with Amazon Studios are also currently considering a screenplay adaptation of Sworn to Protect.
Who will enjoy your book?
Anyone who enjoys historical romance but especially if they are looking for fresh new plots and interesting story twists.
Did you have input into the cover art? If so did it turn out as you had hoped?
For Demon Laird I had a very specific vision on the cover. Most often, as with my other novels, I’ll give free rein to my cover artist, but this one was very specific. I described it in detail to my artist and she absolutely nailed my vision. The cover is now competing in InD’tale Magazine’s monthly cover art contest! I’m so excited!
Do you have a favorite author? If so who?
What authors do you think have most influenced you?
Christine Feehan, Sherrlyn Kenyon, Tess Mallory
What draws you to your genre?
The history! I absolutely love the medieval time period and learning all I can about it.
If you could instantly transport yourself to anywhere in the world right now where would you go and why?
The UK of course! Lol! I’d love to see the castles in England, Ireland, and Scotland.
If you had to name the most terrifying moment of your life so far, what would it be?
I’ve owned horses most of my life. The time when my horse took off on me when we were trail riding was pretty scary. He crossed a street at a dead run and I thought we were going to get hit by a car – but nothing I did could stop him. Then he tried to jump over a log while going under a low hanging tree branch. I thought I was going to get brained by the branch but was able to duck under it. My horse ended up severely cutting himself on a broken branch jutting up from the log. Twenty stitches to sew him up! But we were both okay in the long run. He never took off on me like that again.
If you had to describe the saddest thing that has ever happened to you, what would it be?
My favorite horse had a foal. It was about three months old when it hurt itself and died. I was right there trying to help it but couldn’t.
If you could eat one food in any quantity for the rest of your life without suffering ill effects what would it be?
Chocolate (what do you mean it’s not a food group?)
If you had to eat one meal morning, noon and night for the rest of your life without worrying about nutrition what would you pick?
Steak and eggs.
If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would do?
Pay bills! Lol!
If you were given $5000 to spend in only one store, what store would you spend it in?
Do you have a favorite television show? What is it?
Tell me at least one little known fact about you.
Owning horses led to my interest in the medieval time period. Not much is known about the breeds they used for the knights’ horses or their training. Studying mounted combat in turn led me to study other martial skills. I hold a blue belt in Taekwondo, have learned how to fight with sword and shield, am an accomplished fencer, and archer – including combat archery.
About Kathryn Loch:
Kathryn is an Indie Author publishing ebooks on Amazon as well as a Miniature Painter! She loves all things creative! She grew up riding horses where she worked at various different styles but discovered that she enjoyed riding Dressage and Jumping. Her love of horses led her to explore their use in medieval history, which she now loves researching, and that in turn, sparked her interest in fantasy, and role playing and tabletop strategy games and painting.
Available from Amazon: Demon Laird (Legacy of the Mist Clans)
Captured and tortured by the English during Longshanks’s war against the Scots, Ronan MacGrigor finds the strength to escape, only to suffer the fear and rejection of his own clan. Forced to stalk the shadows at night, Ronan becomes a prisoner of illness, fear, and memories.
Fearing for his life, his brother summons a healer whose reputation borders on that of a miracle worker, but she comes from the land of the Sassenach, the very people who tried to destroy Ronan.
A foundling, Lia knows little about wars or politics, she knows only how to treat the wounds they create, and her dedication to healing knows no borders.
But the Demon Laird cannot abide a Sassenach within his home, and when a mysterious plague strikes the villagers, he looks to the woman of an enemy nation to be its cause. Even in the face of Ronan’s hatred of her and the superstitious fear of the clan, Lia knows she must stand for the truth.
Despite their fear of him, Ronan’s only goal is to protect his clan from the vicious war raging around them, but when the enemy is at his gates, the Demon Laird must answer. Lia wages her own war, that of healing the soul of a tormented laird—where all others have fled in terror, she refuses to run.
The villagers whisper of a curse—the Demon Laird made a deal with the devil—now the devil demands his due.