This week, our Authors After dark feature focuses on Stacey Kennedy.
Name: Stacey Kennedy! And that’s actually my real name. I understand why people avoid using their real name, but for me it felt too weird having someone calling me something else, especially a different first name. So, I eventually gave up trying to figure one out and just stuck with my own name.
Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.
But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking, and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A dark ghost is terrifying the spirits of Memphis, and she must force the entity to cross over.
Tess doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her ghost-lover, Kipp McGowen, but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away?
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love paranormal romance/urban fantasy and erotic romance, and love a series more. Nothing can hook me in more than an adventure and one that keeps on going. I love a page turner, one that keeps me up late into the night and makes my eyes burn because I can’t stop reading.
My urban fantasy romance novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, emotions we can all relate to, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed.
My erotic romance novels are just that…erotic. There is nothing better than taking the dominant men I love and watching them do wicked things to their women. I make the stories as hot as I possibly can and usually the characters take it a step further to even make my cheeks blush. But I just can’t write without a little humor added into the mix so that’s always a must have in my stories. And of course what’s a story without a big dose of emotional characters, too.
Describe your writing style using just one sentence.
Witty characters, dominant men, danger, action, romance and hot sex―oh my!
Complete this sentence: I write Urban Fantasy, Paranormal & Erotic Romance because…
I adore the genres and I can’t get enough! It’s an addiction!!
Do you prefer to see your work in electronic, print or both forms? Why?
Any format makes me happy! I just think it’s fabulous that I get to do what I love as a job!
Tell us about your favorites and why:
For readers who have never read your work before, what book would you suggest they read first? Why?
Whatever tickles your fancy! I write everything from urban fantasy to BDSM erotic romance. So, if you’re in the mood for urban fantasy, the Frostbite series is fun. Or if you want a BDSM book, The Pact of Seduction series is full of hot steamy yummiess!
Here’s a little of what Stacey Kennedy has to offer her readers:
Ghosts harass and annoy Tess Jennings to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice.
Kipp McGowen, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.
Tess must help solve the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever or find the killer…
******** Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.
Four best friends embrace their fantasies and make a pact of seduction to live out their deepest and darkest desires. The women place their lives in the hands of fate and one short straw declares Marley will be the first to awaken her secret wishes.
Reed, a Dom at sex club Castle Dolce Vita, has lived the BDSM lifestyle for awhile, but has yet to find a submissive that suits him. That is until he meets Marley, a woman seeking to indulge her fantasies.
As Reed guides her through a night of pleasure, Marley brings more to him than a perfect submissive–she stirs emotions in him long ago lost. By binding Marley, he runs up against his own limits, and now he has to choose between his self-protective barriers or surrendering to the wildfire Marley has reignited in his heart.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and elements, including spanking.
Tell us about your upcoming work.
BEG FOR IT
Pact of Seduction Book Two
(Ebook, Loose ID, May 29, 2012)
The Pact of Seduction has one rule—fulfill your ultimate fantasy. Bella’s problem, she can’t live up to her vow. But her failure spins events that lead her into unknown territory. Kole, a Dom at the sex club Castle Dolce Vita, wasn’t part of her fantasy, but he’s about to show her he should have been.
Kole is more than willing to introduce Bella to BDSM since he’s held an interest in her for some time. But the feisty woman isn’t easily tamed and her strong personality proves to be difficult. While she might be determined to keep him at a distance, Kole has other ideas. He won’t allow her to shut him out.
A pact between best friends brought them together, emotional barriers tear them apart. Kole skillfully reminds Bella through pleasure and punishment that she is now his submissive, and her place is under his command.
Werewolves Be Damned
Magic & Mayhem Book One
(trade paperback Summer 2013, Entangled Publishing)
In Carson City, Nevada, a werewolf attack awakens Nexi Jones to the existence of the Otherworld. She must reconcile this hard truth, and her heritage as guardian/witch, while she trains to join the Council’s Guard. But the combat training is only half of her worries. Her biggest concern is keeping her cool around her mentor, the luscious guardian, Kyden.
Before long, the werewolf attacks are escalating, Nexi’s personal life is in chaos, and someone from her past has returned to stake his claim. Soon, she’s dodging werewolf bites and avoiding the vampire who’s issued a bull’s eye on her back. She’ll have one chance to save the worlds, the ones she loves…and herself.
Why are you attending Authors After Dark 2012? Why should your readers attend?
Simple answer it’s in NEW ORLEANS! And look at all the fun events they have planned. It’s going to be a total blast and I can’t wait to meet everyone!!
Stacey Kennedy is giving away one of her ebooks (reader's choice) to one of our readers this week!
Contest ends midnight Tuesday, May 1, 2012.