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Meet Laura Kaye before Readers & ‘ritas in November!
Readers & 'ritas / September 12, 2017

As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers & ‘ritas! What book made you fall in love with the genre you write? I think I’d have to go with a series, and it would be J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It had everything I love: intense romance and chemistry, amazing heroes, bromance and brotherhood, strong women, humor (so much humor!), and vampires! If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in the lead and why? For my erotic strangers-to-lovers romance, EYES ON YOU, I would cast an older Alex Pettyfer as Master Wolf Henrikson and Love Actually’s Martine McCutcheon as Olivia Foster. What was the first story you ever wrote? I wrote stories as a teenager, and I can specifically remember writing a paranormal retelling of The Secret Garden and a fictional time travel story called Peter Saves the Czar, about a teenager who goes back in time…

Laura Kaye | 5 Lessons Learned from Finishing a Fiction Series
Author Guest / April 24, 2014

I’m so glad to be back at Fresh Fiction celebrating the release of my fourteenth book, EAST OF ECSTASY! This is the final book in my Greek-mythology-inspired Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: NORTH OF NEED, WEST OF WANT, and SOUTH OF SURRENDER. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather, and seasons. In EAST OF ECSTASY, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. Devlin is the epitome of the tortured, bad boy hero, and he was incredibly fun and heartbreaking to write. Today, I wanted to talk about what I learned from finishing my first fiction series. I currently have four series underway, but the Hearts of the Anemoi is the first of them that I’ve seen all the way through to the publication of the final book. Here are the things I learned from that experience: 1. Finishing a series is scary. This might be a funny place to start, but I cannot exaggerate…