Today, I’d like to welcome author Kerri Nelson, who is one of the busiest writers I know! Kerri is offering a couple of cool prizes: a copy of her paranormal romance Vegan Moon (about vegetarian-turned-werewolf) or another of her titles AND the chance to be mentioned in her next book! In exchange, she wants to ask you a few questions. Just leave your answers in the comments….and I’ll be interested in hearing them too. If you’re a reader, answer as a reader. If you’re a writer, answer as a reader too. Because we’re all readers, right? Giveaway details are at the end. Welcome, Kerri!
Character Casting Call
I have a problem. I need help casting my next book. Can you help me?
Frankly, I’ve been an author for so long now (about 15 years to be exact) that sometimes it is easy for me to find myself distanced from what the READERS really want.
So, today…I want to ask you…
What genre are you craving? Are you really sick of vampires (because that’s what publishers are telling us)? Do you like a little mystery with your romance, or do cowboys still get you all stirred up?
What do you want your hero to do? Do you prefer a man in uniform? A sexy nerd? Or a man with mystical powers?
What about your heroine? Should she be vulnerable? A tough as nails chick? Or out for revenge?
But what about the plot?
In romance we are told that we must have a “happily ever after” or at least a “happy for now” ending.
What do you really want? Everything tied up in a nice neat package? An epilogue that takes you beyond the end of the story? Or an exciting cliffhanger that will bring you back for more?
And while we are talking about coming back for more…
What about series? Do you love them? Hate them? Find yourself addicted to them and must purchase all the books in a series and read them in order (or is that just me)?
Does the Point of View matter to you? Are you tired of first-person stories? Would you rather read a book in strictly the heroine’s mind (a la Stephanie Plum)? Or do you prefer to hear the thoughts of both the male and female lead and maybe even the villain, too?
For those of you willing to help me cast my next story, you’ll be eligible for TWO prizes. First up, I’ll give one winner your choice of books from my backlist selected at random from everyone who comments.
Second, I’ll choose one idea given to me from your responses to any of the questions above and I’ll put it in my next book (and add you in the acknowledgments)!
So, now is the time to be heard. I’m listening. Tell me what you want and I’ll write it!
Kerri (your personal author)
ABOUT VEGAN MOON: When a vegetarian werewolf falls for a celebrity chef, will his appetite for her cause him to stray from his vegan ways? Santiago Salazar is a reformed werewolf living in sunny Beverly Hills, California. When he catches sight of celebrity chef Gabrielle Connor on television, he’s soon drooling in his tofu burger.After they meet at one of Gabbi’s book signings, Santiago is thrilled to discover that the attraction is mutual. The two hit it off in a major way but when the night takes a dark turn…Gabbi must decide if she can live with the new world that she’s discovered and Santiago must ultimately answer to the werewolf code of conduct. Take one hungry werewolf and mix with one lonely chef, stir in some hot sex and Vegan Moon delivers a tasty treat that will keep you coming back for more. Vegan Moon is available through Eternal Press or Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her baking homemade goodies for her family, feeding her addiction to blogging online or designing custom book trailers. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America as well as numerous Chapters including Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Outreach International Romance Writers and Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal. Kerri is a multi-published author of romance in every genre from romantic suspense and paranormal to young adult and inspirational novels. Read more about Kerri’s books at her website. Want to play, learn and compete with other authors in the biz? Visit Kerri’s industry blog or for the latest news and updates from Kerri, follow her on Twitter.
Help us out, readers! Answer some or all of the questions, and I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow (Saturday) for one of Kerri’s ebooks AND a chance to be on the acknowledgment page of her next one–this is open internationally. I’m changing up the drill this time. Since we’re asking lots of questions, I’ll give you +1 entry for comment, +2 if you answer more than one of the questions, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. So SIX entries possible today!