Welcome to Gods & Goddess Week!
This entire week is dedicated to all those wonderful books that feature Gods & Goddesses as the main characters. We have great interviews and some awesome giveaways through out the week so make sure to check back each day with Stitch Read Cook and Ramblings from this Chick for all the fun!
Today we have the lovely LAURA KAYE!!
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance.
Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in
Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
Hello Laura! Thank you for taking part in our Gods & Goddess Week!
A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
The Supreme God of the West Wind struggles to overcome a lifetime of betrayal to find a love he can trust in the midst of escalating war.
What inspired you to write about Gods & Goddesses?
When writing book 1 in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, North of Need, I came upon the Greek mythology of the Anemoi to explain hero Owen’s background as a snow god (he’s the son and destined heir of Boreas, Supreme God of the North Wind and Winter). And that set off the idea for a series based on Greek gods, since there were four cardinal Anemoi who were brothers in the mythology. West of Want’s particular story arose from the mythology in that Zephyros was a god that suffered repeated lost love, competition for love, etc.
Quick & Easy
Day or Night? Night
Love at First Sight or Second Chances? Love at first sight
Weres or Vamps? Pshaw! Vampires!!!
Paperbacks or Ebooks? Hmm…I read both with equal pleasure!
Past, Present or Future? Present
Reading or Writing? Hmm…I couldn’t live without either one!
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Plotter or Pantser? Pantser, although I’m being forced to get better at plotting
Reality or Fiction? Reality
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop – have laptop, will travel!
Angel or Demon? Angel
Authors Choice: Ask the readers something! Ooh, awesome! Two questions: What do you most enjoy about reading stories about gods and goddesses? And what’s YOUR favorite paranormal creature to read about and why?
What are three qualities that would describe you?
Zephyros Martius: Tortured, Powerful, Passionate
If Hollywood optioned your story, who would you like to see play you?
Ella: Kate Beckinsale
Betrayal is all he's ever known, but in her, he'll find a love strong enough to be trusted...
When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.
Also by Laura:
Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves...
Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.
Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.
Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration--before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.
She's the only one who can see through his golden boy façade to the broken god within...
Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence, and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious summer storms that threaten the mortal realm, dangerously drain Chrys, and earn the ire of the Olympic gods who ordered Eurus dead.
Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible--and beautiful--creature crashing down from the heavens.
Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.
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Don't forget to go visit Danielle at Ramblings from this Chick to see the rest of Laura's interview!