Q-and-A with K.M. Fawcett and Captive Giveaway

Please join me in welcoming author K.M. Fawcett to Preternatura today. K.M.’s latest release is titled Fearless and was published on January 7 by Forever Yours.  Fearless is the second book in K.M.’s The Survival Race series.

K.M. Fawcett writes sci-fi/ paranormal romances, and enjoys stories filled with adventure and strong, kick-butt heroes and heroines. She holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in both Isshinryu Karate and in Ryukonkai (Okinawan weapons). She and her husband own Tenchi Isshinryu Karate Dojo in NJ. When not writing or working out at the dojo, K.M. is driving her two children to drum practice and ballet classes.  You can learn more about K.M. by visiting her website, on facebook, by visiting her blog or by following her on twitter.

fearless_coverABOUT FEARLESS:  TWO SOULS  Myia, a shaman-in-training, wants desperately to protect her peaceful village from the barbaric Highland invaders. To hone her powers of prophetic visions and healing, the village elders send Myia on a quest: to heal the Highland warlord’s heart and stop a brewing war. Myia’s mended many souls before, so this should be an effortless duty . . . until she meets the gorgeous, stubborn Highland warlord.  ONE DESIRE  Kedric, a gladiator who escaped enslavement, only wants to liberate the villagers from their common foe—a race that breeds humans for blood sport and genetic experiments. Fueled by his rage, Kedric is determined to take down the brutal enemy. So when a raven-haired beauty with a body made for sin tries to sabotage his mission, Kedric wants her gone. Yet no woman’s touch has ever left Kedric more annoyed . . . and aroused. Kedric knows he should shun her soothing embrace-but he can’t seem to stay away. As their passion grows, Kedric must decide between fighting his war or surrendering his rage—and his heart—for Myia’s love.

And now, let’s hear from K.M….

Thank you Suzanne for having me on the Preternatura blog today!

Give us the “elevator pitch” for Fearless, book 2 in the Survival Race series.

A sexy shaman-in-training must heal the Highland Lord’s vengeful heart K.M. fawcettbefore he wages war against their common enemy–an advanced race that breeds humans for blood sport and genetic experiments.

Describe your favorite scene in Fearless? Why is it your favorite?

In order for her spirit to enter and heal Kedric, Myia must physically touch him. But no matter how much he desires her, Kedric keeps his distance. One of my favorite scenes is when she tries to dance seductively for him, but isn’t quite successful. It’s a fun scene that shows her determination and vulnerability (as well as his) plus a whole lot of sexual tension.

Hardest scene you’ve ever written:

The sex scenes are always the most challenging part for me to write. Every couple is different and I feel I really need to know these people in order to express their vulnerability with each other and to grow their emotional journey.  Not to mention that while I’m writing the steamy parts this recurring thought pops into my head: “Oh geez, my mom, brothers, and 90-year-old great aunt are going to read this.”

What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?

I’m reading Training Travis right now by my good friend and critique partner Cathy Tully. It’s about two professionals with a past who try to keep things strictly business when the passion reignites.  After that, I have a bunch of books to read and judge for a writers contest.

Favorite book when you were a child:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. What could be better than food falling from the sky?

Your five favorite authors:

You want me to narrow it down to only five?!? Yikes. 🙂  Besides my abovementioned critique partner, I love Jennifer Crusie, Diana Gabaldon, Jude Deveraux, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Caridad Pineiro.

Book you’ve faked reading (Moby Dick is the most frequently given answer!)

I can’t think of any books I faked reading at the moment, but I’m sure I’ve skimmed my fair share in high school English classes. Some of those classics were extremely dull. On the flip side, in senior year I took a fun modern novel class and was introduced to great stories like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Of course, I never understood how they classified a 1932 novel as “modern.”

Book that changed your life:

Jude Deveraux’s Knight In Shining Armor, which I received on my 18th birthday. It was the first romance novel I read and I immediately fell in love with the genre. That led to reading many more books and eventually to writing my own.   

Most horrifying moment while reading a book:

I can’t remember anything horrifying happen to me while reading a book, but I do remember hiding in my bedroom closet to read so that I could get 15 minutes of peace from my kids. Alas, they found me in 6.

What’s next?

I’m working on book #3 in the Survival Race series, and am very excited about this particular hero and very kick-butt heroine! Familiar faces from the first two books play a role in this story as well. Plus we’ll get to learn more about the Hyborean rulers.

Thanks again for having me on the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

For one lucky commenter, K.M. is giving away a signed copy of either CAPTIVE (book #1 in the Survival Race series) or FEARLESS (book #2)–winner’s choice. So tell us…who is your favorite kick-butt heroine? I love quite a few, but I’m going to say…Rachel Morgan, with Mercy Thompson coming in an EXTREMELY close second. I like both of these heroines because they aren’t obvious kick-butt types–both have weaknesses. Rachel overcomes hers by sheer stubborn determination, and Mercy by her smarts. Love them both. How about you? Leave a comment to be entered to win.



19 thoughts on “Q-and-A with K.M. Fawcett and Captive Giveaway

    • You can’t go wrong with Mercy; I think the main reason Rachel edged her out for me was that Rachel makes me laugh by some of the fixes she gets herself into! (Mercy gets in situations, too, but they’re usually dead-scary.)

  1. Toby Daye from Seanan McGuire’s series for sure. She’s not a “Mary Sue” wish fulfillment, her powers grow throughout the series in a very believable way, and she’s A PARENT. You almost NEVER see that in these sorts of series, and this series deals with her struggles as a parent with a child who doesn’t know what she is and is resentful of her absence (and in fact for one of the books that’s a main part of the plot). She has relationships that grow and change, and she deals with some very real loss, and it’s just so wonderfully written and Toby is my faerie heroine.

  2. I love Jude Deveraux books! I only need one to complete my collection. My favourite kick ass heroine: Anita Blake, with Jane Yellowrock as second choice.

  3. I have always like Joanne Walker from the Walker Papers series by C. E. Murphy. However, I also found a recent one I really liked and that was Evangaline Black from the book Black and Blue that is part of Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassin series.

  4. Kate Daniels, Eve Dallas, Anita Blake, Mercy Thompson and DJ are all on my list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Sooo many to choose from… But I’d have to say Kate Daniels 🙂 Thanks for sharing and congrats to K.M. on the new release!

  6. Mercy and Kate Daniels are the first two that come to mind. Both are strong willed, smart women who also show vulnerabilities which makes me love reading about them.