Friday, December 13, 2019

Interview with paranormal romance novelist Kate Hill

Novelist Kate Hill joins me today to chat about her new paranormal romance, Mysti and Starr (Wild Witches of Beaver Bay).

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Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Since 1996, she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.

She prefers to blend genres, and she loves horror and a happily ever after, so her books can be a bit unusual. If you're looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there's a good chance you'll find something to your taste in her backlist.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and watching horror movies. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.

Welcome, Kate. Please share a little bit about your current release.
Mysti and Starr is the first book in the Wild Witches of Beaver Bay series. It’s about a magical family and how certain members meet their soulmates and rejoin the battle against demons who are trying to take over the world. The series is a prelude to my Fangs and Fists series. Here’s a little about Mysti and Starr:

A blazing trail only he can see leads demon-hunting biker Starr Johanson to his destined mate. A blessing placed on her family’s ancestral land summons Mysti Wild to the cabin where she’ll meet the man fated to share her life.

Each fears the other will be frightened by magic they don’t understand, but they quickly learn to trust each other because no one can resist the person they were born to love.

What inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to write about soulmates and magic, but I wanted to make sure the two elements had a strong connection. I also wanted to write about the events leading up to the state of the world in Fangs and Fists. I’m currently preparing for a third series that will tie the two together and conclude both Fangs and Fists and Wild Witches of Beaver Bay.

Excerpt from Mysti and Starr:
“You’re awfully trusting, aren’t you?” Starr asked on their way through the woods.

Mysti grinned. “I thought I was the hatchet murderer?”

“I’m serious this time.”

“I don’t make a habit of walking into the woods with strange men.”

“Then why me?”

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.” If Mysti said that they were destined to be together, Starr would probably panic and she wouldn’t blame him.

“Don’t be so sure,” Starr murmured.

Mysti turned to him, again noting his good looks. She guessed Starr was around six feet tall with a sturdy build. He wore his tawny hair fairly short, but not enough to hide soft-looking waves that she desperately wanted to touch. If not for the scruff covering his jaw, Starr would have been boyishly handsome. Mysti couldn’t decide how old he was. He looked in his early twenties. She had just turned twenty-five and didn’t relish the idea of being with a younger guy, but he seemed relatively mature. She told herself that since they were meant to be, age didn’t matter.

When they reached the campsite, Mysti glanced around. A large tree had crashed too close to Starr’s soaked, wind-tossed gear. “Damn thing could have killed me,” Starr muttered.

Mysti felt sick at the thought. She numbly walked to the edge of a surprisingly steep drop. “Is this where you fell?” she asked.

“That’s it.”

“You seriously could have broken your neck.” Mysti’s stomach twisted again when she considered that Starr might have been killed before they met.

What exciting story are you working on next?
Right now I’m working on Amelia and Orion, the last story in the Wild Witches of Beaver Bay series. Amelia and Orion have appeared in two books already, and they have had a long, fiery friendship. It hasn’t turned to romance yet, but they won’t hold out much longer!

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t creating stories. I didn’t start writing with the goal of publication until I was around sixteen, though.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I no longer write full-time. I did for several years, but due to certain circumstances and the cost of living, I work a day job and write on weekends and at night. I use the same method of time management as when I wrote full-time. I have a daily word count goal.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I like to get to know my characters by imagining them with me on a daily basis and thinking about how they would react to basic everyday situations. It might not show an exciting side to them, but I get to know their personality well.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. For me, that’s been consistent throughout my life.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I love to hear from readers. I’ve recently started a newsletter that I send with regular updates, including excerpts and other info. I would love it if they would like to sign up for it. There is a newsletter link on my website.


Thank you for being a guest on my blog!
Thank you very much for having me as a guest!

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Kate Hill said...

Thank you for having me as a guest!

Bernie Wallace said...

Which of your characters was hardest to write for?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Kate Hill said...

Hi Bernie! In Spirits of Christmas, Joel was the most challenging because he was a hero dealing with a lot of fear.

Kate Hill said...

Thank you, Rita!

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