Mills and Boon author Kelly Hunter was a finalist in the 2011 RITA Awards for her Sexy release, Red-Hot Renegade, which features something not often seen in mainstream romance novels—an Asian heroine. I haven’t read this book yet (it’s on my list of books to read!) but based on Kate’s review I think I need to get to it soon.
Kelly’s latest Australian release was The Man She Loves to Hate (Sexy, 2-in-1). Her latest North American release was With This Fling (Presents), and her latest UK release was Taken By The Bad Boy (Paradise Nights anthology).
BOOK GIVEAWAY: Kelly is giving away a copy of her RITA-nominated book, RED-HOT RENEGADE. For a chance to win, tell us which renegade (living or historical) would make a fantastic romance hero and why.
Some rules: Post your answer as a comment to this post. Multiple entries are fine. By entering, you give us permission to quote your entry in future blog posts and articles. You also give us permission to send your email address to the author, who will be organising delivery of the book. Open to Australian readers only this time. The giveaway ends midnight on Thursday, July 14 AEST. Wandergurl, Decadence and I will pick our favourite answer. The winner must provide a delivery address within one week after we announce the result on the blog.
Where you do your best writing
At home, in any number of chairs, with the laptop on my lap.
Favourite thing in your writing space
Best food and/or beverage to accompany a good read
None. So boring. I just read. ;)
One thing you would never do in the name of research
Only one? I’m not big on doing much at all in the name of research…
How friends and family would describe you two days before a deadline
There in body only.
One book you’d save in an emergency and three words to describe it
No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel. Live. Learn. Forgive.
Your life in a book—what would the title be? In which genre or category would it be shelved?
Don’t tell my mother I’m a romance writer, she thinks I’m a piano player in a brothel…
One book you loved as a child
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Describe yourself as the heroine of a romance novel
She wanted to be doe-eyed, waiflike and a joy to the people around her. Unfortunately, she was none of those things.
Best advice for surviving the zombie apocalypse
Find Dean and Sam (from Supernatural) and get thee behind them.
Favourite method of procrastination
Do you kill fairies?
Absolutely not! I believe in fairies.
Mills and Boon | 9781742770284 (Australia) | 9780263883732 (UK) | 9780373528271 (US) | 9781742907444 (E) | Excerpt
The last place Jolie Tanner wants to be is stuck in a ski gondola in a blizzard with Cole Rees. There are three reasons why she should keep away from him: her mum had a scorching affair with his dad—just think how awkward that ‘meet the family’ would be. His arrogance drives her mad—he might be gorgeous, but she hates that he knows it. And every time he touches her, she goes up in flames—and it’s utterly terrifying!
This post is part of a series of Q&A-type posts featuring authors who write romance fiction or fiction with romantic elements. Each post will feature the same set of questions or prompts. We tried to make them fun and easy for the authors—and we hope you enjoy them, too!