1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
My name is Kassanna, I’m an author. I married my husband three months after I met him and we have been married over ten years now. I have a sixteen year old daughter and seven year old son. We have two dogs and a turkey but he tends to come and go. We live on the edge of Green Swamp and alligator hunting is on my bucket list. J
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Love to garden when time permits. I enjoy quilting and making jam. I’m still trying to get my Strawberry wine recipe perfected…My favorite thing is spending time with my kids. They are a hoot and I never know what they are going to do or want to talk about.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I usually get up at five, queue the music I want to listen too while writing and work until ten or eleven. If I’m really feeling the flow and I’m in my happy place I’ll stay up a day or two just to write. I feel this urgency to get their story told.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
Good question. I’ve been asked that several times. My ideas come from everywhere. It could be a line in a song, a commercial or something I witnessed in the grocery store. I’ve written books based on my excursion to the park. All I ever think is what if…
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
Seriously that is like choosing between my children. I love each book for different reasons. For instance I love Scar because the man is hard. No and if or buts about it. Kuma, his brother, on the other hand is sneaky and I adore the way his mind works. Myka though is a peace maker but as I wrote his story I discovered you really did not want to cross him. It’s like that for every book I write. Each hero/heroine is different.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I’m goofy. I love amusement parks and fairs, enjoy the rides and love the food. I enjoy having fun when time permits.
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
No every one of my books has come from my imagination.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
Actually my muses are twins and don’t laugh, their names are Yin and Yang. Yin is the female. She likes BDSM and violence. I think she thinks she is some kind of Dominatrix. Yang is my guy. He’s really laid back and a thinker. He also has a wicked sense of humor. Yang tends o reign in Yin, which is a good thing.
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
Steam punk eventually, there is something about that genre that pulls at me.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Christine Feehan, Nalini Singh, N.J. Walters, Shelly Laurenston. And I am discovering new authors every day.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I truly can’t answer that. I love them all.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Discovering that fine line where you can write what moves you and still have people that like it. I believe that if you write what you love it will come across in your books. Some stories are harder than others to tell but when you’re in the thrall of telling a story you lose all sense of time or in my case all sense of everything. You pour your heart into this book and you write the synopsis and query, sending it out to publishers only to get that first rejection, then the next rejection and you wonder what you did wrong. I guess what I’m trying to say in my convoluted way is the rejection of your work is probably the most painful thing for me.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
I hear voices in my head. Someone would have caught on eventually and had my butt committed. J
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
I don’t know. I have never really thought about it. Anywhere, anytime my husband and I can get a moment alone and just talk is a romantic getaway for me.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
My newest release is Kuma, the second book in the Scar series. It’s all about Boris and Nix. My next release is Rogue Dragon from Amira Press in June and then in July Fangs comes out which is the third book in the Scar series and Myka’s book.
Boris “Kuma” Blaidd was supposed to be Alpha of Volkshire. Instead he passed that mantel onto his brother and went looking for adventure as a sentinel. He only came home at the request of his family to protect his nephew.
He never wanted a mate and didn’t expect to find her. Especially since she comes in a sexy albeit skittish package and has had her car trunk retrofitted to keep a cache of weapons. Boris knows who she is and what he must do. He simply has to take a stroll through hell to accomplish the feat
Nix’s life has never been easy but she has made it work one way or another. The only person she has ever truly trusted called her and she came guns drawn, only she never expected to stay. She definitely didn’t expect to meet a hot bear disguised as a man who counters her every move with one of his own. Boris doesn’t play fair making her want things she knows can never be.
Now she wonders can they?
She moved around the island keeping distance between them. “He’s hiding. I’ll find him in a minute.”
“Shouldn’t he be getting ready for school?”
“Shouldn’t you be working?” Nix countered. She turned and dumped her drink in the sink before strolling to the other side of the counter to take the long way out of the room.
Boris twisted around and took a few steps, blocking her way. “You’ve avoided me long enough.”
She lifted her chin to look into his eyes before dropping her gaze. “I figured you were busy with the old love interest.” Nix tried to sidestep Boris.
He grabbed her by the arm, pulling her up against him. Boris gripped her other arm and slid her up his body until they were face to face. “There is only one woman I have any interest in. Unfortunately, she is too stubborn to realize that.”
“Really? You better catch her. I thought I heard your Seri in the bathroom earlier,” Nix responded drily.
“Woman, I am tired of you vexing me.” He bent his head and traced her lips with his tongue.
He tasted the cream, sugar, and chicory coffee on her mouth, pushing his tongue past the seam of her lips. She opened her mouth on a sigh and he took full advantage, taking her breath into his lungs. Her knees dug into his sides as she wrapped them around his middle and her palms slid up his arms. She buried her hands in the short hairs at the back of his head. He skittered his hands down her back to grasp her ass in his palms as he moved his mouth along her jaw. She dropped her head back allowing him access to her throat as he hiked her up higher on his body.
Voices drifted into the room and Nix went still in his arms. She dropped her legs and pulled her hands between them. Rearing back she peered into his eyes.
“People are coming.” She bit her bottom lip.
“So?” He pressed a kiss to the corner of her mouth.
“We can’t be seen like this.” Nix let her legs dangle.
“Why not? Sorry, but I’m not seeing the problem here.”
“You need a good review.” She hung her head placing it against his chin. “I heard some of your conversation. You can’t afford to have Seri get angry with you.”
“That would be Seri’s problem.” Boris started walking. Her feet kicked his shins.
“Where are you taking me?”
“I’m borrowing a page out of Keen’s book.” He pressed her against the wall for support and grabbed the knob on the pantry door.
They slipped into the dark storage room just as people entered the kitchen. Their voices muffled by the heavy wooden barrier. Being swung around in the dark, Nix lost her bearings and clung to Boris. She blinked several times waiting for her eyes to adjust to the darkness. He chuckled, his lips brushing her ear. A sliver of electricity rolled down her spine when he sucked her lobe into his mouth and bit down. She combed her fingers through his hair trying to get a grip on the strands. He carried her deeper into the shadows and she felt a shelf dig into the small of her back. The cool cans touching her skin made her shiver.
The length of his cock grazed the inside of her thigh as Nix lifted her legs to lock them around his waist. He pressed against her body and the shelving shook. Her hands skimmed the width of his back as he pressed his mouth along her throat. He moved a hand up her side, pressing a big palm between them to cover her breast, tweaking her nipple through her clothing. She leaned to the side, breaking the contact with his mouth only to press her lips against the exposed skin of his neck. Her nose rubbed the hollow below his ear and she inhaled deeply. The smell of tilled earth and thunderstorms enveloped her.
KUMA WILL BE OUT ON MAY 12TH!