February 25, 2010

KyAnn Waters Interview

KyAnn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Tell us a little about yourself, please.

I live in Utah with my husband, two children, and two dogs. I spend my days writing and evenings with my family. I love sporting events on the television, thrillers on the big screen, and hot sex between the pages of my books.
How about a peek at your booklist?

Delicious Darkness - Paranormal - The Wild Rose Press
All Lycan's Eve - Werewolf - Ellora's Cave
The Cougar Meets Her Master - Contemporary BDSM - The Wild Rose Press
Impulsive Pleasures - Contemporary - Ellora's Cave
Eternal Rapture - Paranormal - Ellora's Cave
After Dark - Vampire - Ellora's Cavemen Jewels of the Nile Vol II
Hot Blooded - Vampire - The Wild Rose Press
With or Without You - Contemporary - Samhain Publishing
Rough Justice - Contemporary ménage - Ellora's Cave
Hard Ride Home - Contemporary m/m - Ellora's Cave
Wanderlust – Contemporary – Samhain Publishing
Executive Positions – Contemporary – The Wild Rose Press
Ice Man: Blood Slaves Series - Vampire m/m - Ellora's Cave
Iron Man: Blood Slaves - Vampire BDSM gay multiple partner - Ellora's Cave
Dark Man: Blood Slaves - Vampire BDSM gay multiple partner - Ellora's Cave (coming soon)
Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down - Contemporary Cowboy BDSM - The Wild Rose Press
Roped and Branded - Centemporary Cowboy ménage - Ellora's Cave (coming soon)
Johnny Loves Krissy - Contemporary - The Wild Rose Press (April 30, 2010)
Cinderella Undercover - Contemporary Romantic Suspense - Siren Publishing (June 2010)

Titles Coming Soon
Nothing I can confirm as sold, but in the works is a new m/m vampire series, some hot romantic suspense, and a tall cowboy in a black Stetson.

KyAnn Waters - links

What song would best describe your life?
Little Wonders by Rob Thomas. Everyone has to go through rough periods in order to appreciate the good times.

To quote
"Let it go,
Let it roll right off your shoulder
Don't you know
The hardest part is over..."

If you were a tool, what would people use you for?

I’d say I’m a widget. Widget = An unnamed device - a little device or mechanism, especially one whose name is unknown or forgotten. So either I’m a useless tool, or as I like to think I just haven’t figured out my purpose.

You can erase one embarrassing experience from your past. What will it be?

Just one? I’d need an eraser the size of Texas. However, I do regret forgetting the rings for my wedding. I should have known rings were going to be the bane of my marriage. Marriage yes, wearing rings, no.
16 years married - three lost rings
A husband who can find the humor in it – my real life hero. (but it’s strictly zirconium for me now)

If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
I’m told I’m distracted when I’m writing so….
Don’t buy her nice jewelry, she’ll lose it.
Don’t get her a cell phone, she’ll lose it.
Don’t let her have the remote or the cordless phone, she’ll misplace them. (I will say that after a 6 month MIA, the cordless phone has been recovered. I’ve given up hope on the pink cell phone.)

What genres and authors would we find you reading when taking a break from your own writing?

I read everything except YA and inspirational. I like adult books with sex. I love a good historical – Susan Johnson and Nicole Jordan are at the top of my list.
Paranormal – Sherrilyn Kenyon and I recently read Larissa Ione
Contemporary – Susan Johnson again. I love you, Susan.

When writing your description of your hero/ine what feature do you start with? Eyes, age, hair color, etc?

Physical traits come last for me. I see my hero and heroine and their conflict first. Then the sexual chemistry. Once I have the “feel” of who they are, I can finally “see” what they look like. Often times, I’m changing hair and eye color in the middle of a book. The other issue I have is naming my characters. I don’t think I’ve written a single story where at least one character didn’t get a name change.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?

Wow, great question. My personal favorite is Hard Ride Home but that might not be the right pick for everyone since it is m/m. A choice for a nice simple love story without a lot of kink is With or Without You. Rough Justice is kinky, funny and I think would appeal to most readers of erotic romance.

What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?

Hopefully I’ve penned a stories that titillate as well as entertain. But also that makes you laugh at the some of the situations of the characters.

You created a highly useful Yahoo Group, Promotion_Loop_Schedule to help authors track promotion days on the various loops. Tell us how it works and what inspired you to create it. (please provide the link as well)
I started it because I was going to each group when I’d want to do a promotion and that was very time consuming. Minutes spent on promotion take away from minutes that could be spent writing. I also know it’s frustrating for loops to have drive by promoters, especially on days when an author is a guest host. This loop makes it easy for me to hop from loop to loop, see what is happening, do a bit of chat and promotion and then get back to my stories. Once I’d started the loop, I invited my friends and critique partners to use it. Anyone who can benefit is welcome to join. There is no chatter, just calendar reminders. It was a crazy summer and I didn’t have a lot of time to do updates, but I do try to keep the information accurate. Here is the link.

What is the one question you wish an interviewer would ask you?

What’s for lunch? Today it is a big juicy cheeseburger and a Diet Pepsi.

Thank you, KyAnn, for being with us today!


  1. Kayelle
    Thank you so much for the interview.

    Anyone who leaves a comment can email me at Kyannwaters@hotmail.com and I'll put you into a drawing for an Ellora's Cave covers card deck.


  2. You're welcome! I love your promo group. I don't know how anyone can promo without it!

    And I'm looking forward to reading Iron Man. Yum...

  3. great interview. Was thumbing through to see what books I missed. and yum cheeseburger lol


  4. I just love KyAnn's work. Super sexy, smoking studs. Every last one of them!!

    Ann Campbell

  5. My fav is Rough Justice. The best threesome around.

  6. KyAnn, you know how much I love your stories! Great interview, it's always fun learning new things about you. :-)

  7. Hi Donna, Tarah, Ann and Jennifer. thank you for stopping by. You'll all be entered into the contest for the EC card deck. :)

    Tarah, I loved Rough Justice too. I thought Jay was a riot.

    Although, I have to say my latest releases in the Blood Slaves series are now my favorites. I think Theron is one of those characters that will live with me forever.

  8. Exciting News today. Dark Man - book three in the Blood Slaves series is coming March 24!! I'm super excited since this is Theron's story. Yum. You'll see Rowan again for a few brief moments. As well as Adam and Rafe in his new role as Sentinel of the sect.



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