|A Lost Kitten|
Jessica Kong, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, A Lost Kitten.
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Science Fiction Elements
Cover artist: CreateSpace
Heat rating: 4
Blurb: Seacat John McCall labels the attack on the Sea-anan Empire as a nightmare. He escapes the enemy's invasion, only to find himself stranded on a distant planet called Surreal. Tormented by thoughts of his family being massacred or captured by the enemy, he focuses on returning to aid them until he experiences a mind-boggling kiss that can only come from the one he is meant to share his life with. To ease the terror he feels for his family, John seeks the identity of his secret admirer. He quickly learns the true meaning of nightmare when he discovers his soul mate is of "the mist."
Jasira Eversole is drawn to the powerfully built outlander sitting at the king's table. Unable to resist the need to see him again, she enters the warrior's room while he sleeps. John's rugged good looks and chiseled body compel Jasira to reach out and touch him. Being of the mist, Jasira knows she will not be able to feel John, but she cannot resist his pull. The richness of John's hair, the firmness of his muscles, and the clean scent of his skin all take Jasira off guard. She swiftly realizes John is her intended mate. Now, Jasira must somehow convince the young warrior that they are two halves of one soul without chasing him off Surreal, leaving her to a lonely existence as mist.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-lost-kitten-jessica-a-kong/1112436828?ean=9781475143409
CreateSpace: A Lost Kitten - https://www.createspace.com/3841206
Books A Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Lost-Kitten/Jessica-A-Kong/9781475143409?id=5787726506385
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
John McCall is a Seacat, an elite warrior of the Sea-anan Empire. He is 27 years old and a member of the royal clan.
Jasira Eversole is a 23-year-old spirit bound to planet Surreal. Even though she is a ghost, she has a dual career as a school's headmistress and a midwife.
John was drifting off to sleep when he felt soft lips press against his own. His heart leapt in his chest, waking him. He did not wait to respond. He instantly showed his talented Jasira how a McCall kissed.
He had longed for this kiss since the last time. Her kiss was how he remembered. Warm. Hungry. Arousing. John growled. He lured her tongue into his mouth where he could savor it. Her taste made his trip to Surreal worth it.
John felt Jasira's fingers travel down his chest and abdomen, then to his throbbing root. His head fell back, over the tub on a loud groan. "Jasira." He adjusted his hips, giving her better access to his inflamed body.
His racing heart banged harder against his ribs as Jasira gripped him firmly. John felt the world tilt on its axis. Surrendering to Jasira's sensual touch, he clung to the sides of the iron tub and closed his eyes more tightly.
|A Forgotten Kitten|
"I want you, Jasira," John huskily admitted. He opened his eyes.
Through their glow, he saw the ceiling. He glanced around. The kitchen was empty.
What inspired you to write this book?
I read a ghost story written by Anne Rice. In one scene, a male spirit intimately explored the main female character. I was intrigued. When it came time to write John's story, I was trying to figure out who was going to be his wife. That's when I thought about Anne Rice's spirit. I had a lot of fun writing this story.
Which character in your current book do you think readers will like the most? Why?
I believe readers will like John McCall. He is a mixture of Indiana Jones and Hans Solo. He is tall, intelligent, strong, handsome, and has a caring heart. He is also loyal. What more can a woman want?
Why do you write?
I write because I love to write. It's my drug, my addiction. If I don't write, I'm not happy.
Who has helped you the most in your career as an author?
My husband Alan. He has been my backbone since the beginning. Without him, I would not be able to pursue my dreams full-time. Without him, "A Lost Kitten" and its sequel, "A Forgotten Kitten" would still be on my desk instead of in readers' hands.
When you write, what things do you want close at hand?
When I write a new story, or I have to edit an existing one, I need my mug of coffee next to me, and my inspiration image on my computer screen.
When you're not writing, what would we find you doing?
The only time I'm not writing, editing, or promoting, is when I'm brain dead. If that's the case, you will find me either reading, watching TV, or playing video games.
Are you a plotter, or do you prefer to make it up on the spur of the moment?
Plotter? I'm not even sure how to do that. Once I have a scene in my head, I write it down. The story grows from there. I just jot down scene after scene as it flows in my head. Once it's all on paper, I go back and flesh it out, adding more where is necessary to help the story move along and come alive.
What's your writing schedule like?
Being a mother of 14-year-old triplets, I write whenever I get the chance, which is why I work from a laptop. I have spent countless hours working in my car waiting for my kids to finish their afterschool programs.
What aspect of your life do you write into your books?
Hahaha Everything. Love. Family. Friendship. Loyalty. Betrayal. Prejudice. Death. And multiple infants.
When an idea hits you, what do you do to capture it?
I quickly jot it down on paper, so I can explore it on a later date.
Which of your books was the hardest to write and why?
Book one of the Oceanan Saga, "A Seacat's Love", is the next book I am going to introduce to my readers. I felt this one was the hardest to write because it took place on Earth where there are no magical creatures or magic in general. I had to introduce my aliens carefully and have everything make plausible sense without the story being boring. I hope I got it right.
What's the best gift you ever received?
A Kindle from my husband and kids. Now I will never be without a book to read.
If you could time travel, what era would be your first stop?
I would travel back to the 1800's. I just love the clothes the women wore back then.
Do you believe in luck?
What kind of music do you listen to while driving? Same question when writing?
When driving, I listen to pop music. I don't listen to music when I'm writing. In fact, I can't hear noise when I write. Noise pulls me out of the world I'm in, in my head and keeps me from seeing my characters and their lives. I have earplugs for those extra noisy days.
What's your favorite movie?
Harry Potter. Independence Day.
. I have so many. Jurassic Park
Are you the eldest, middle, baby, or only child?
I am the middle child and the eldest daughter.
Please complete the sentence
I love pizza with Pepperoni.
I'm always ready for a cup of coffee.
When I'm alone, I am on my computer working.
You'd never be able to tell, but I had triplets.
If I had a halo, it would be sparkling like diamonds.
If I could sell more books and have a steady income, I would hire a cook.
I can never teach my teenagers how to drive, because I'm too much of a coward.
Books Coming Soon
"A Forgotten Kitten" is the second installment to the Sea-anan Saga, and a science fiction romance that is now available on:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-forgotten-kitten-jessica-a-kong/1116373585?ean=9781482713480
Books a Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Forgotten-Kitten/Jessica-a-Kong/9781482713480?id=5787726506385
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