Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Warrior's Witch Blog Tour - Interview With Stacey Kennedy

Welcome to the next stop on A Warrior's Witch Blog Tour!

I am honored to have Stacey Kennedy here today, because this girl can write some steamy books!

I would be lying if I didn't say I was a little jealous of Stacey and her muse. She can write books faster than I can write my grocery list!

She released her first book in July of last year.  It hasn't even been a year and over 15 books have followed.
I can't keep up with her! Just when I think I have time to breathe after finishing one of her books, two more are being released. 

Can you give us a hint about the next book that you are working on?

Next up is the 2nd Lingering Spirit Book that will be called, Dark Shadow. The story is all plotted out and ready for me to write. One hint I’ll give is, it’s going to be one heck of an emotional ride, and you might even find yourself a little scared a times—ghosts aren’t the only thinking lurking around Tess. OK—that’s all I’m saying about that!

I loved Stolen Dreams, so I can't wait for Dark Shadow!! 
You recently became a full time writer. How did that feel to be able to quit your job and give your muse free reign?

My muse has found her happy place. Quitting the job has given me so much more time to get everyday life stuff done, which in turn, gives me more downtown. This is what makes the muse so happy. She’s rested, so when she wants to be creative, I’ve got the energy to let her soar.

Well we definitely want your muse to be happy!  Happy equals more great books for us!
Okay. Now it's time to get personal. Granny panties or thongs? Just kidding... Not that personal.

Um…hello, I’m an erotic romance writer, undies are not off limits! LOL! I’m all about comfort baby, but I’ve got some lace to make the hubby’s eyes burn once in a while!

Thanks for sharing Stacey!  I'll make a note that nothing is off limits for future interviews! 
Who is your biggest, most unexpected fan of your books?

Everyone! Honestly, I’m just so humbled that people enjoy reading my stories. I write because I love to, so it makes me blissfully happy that others like my characters as much as I do.

How involved does your hubby get with your writing?

He has no involvement whatsoever. Reading to my hubby would be about as much fun as getting a tooth pulled. But sometimes I read him snippets off the steamy stuff—he tends to love those scenes.

I agree with you.  My hubby likes those scenes too.  The only way I can get him to read is if I leave the book in the bathroom.
Do you ever incorporate family members or friends in your books?

Lord no! Imagining someone I know in one of my love scenes is just…ick!

What was your biggest challenge when you first began writing?

Easy answer—grammar. I really had no training, expect for what I learned in high school and the little bit in college. So, for me, the challenge over the last year was to learn more about those little buggers I loathe, commas. We don’t get along. I’m still learning and have a long way to go before I’ll say I’m good at grammar.

Stolen Dreams was your first Indie book. What made you decide to self-publish?

In truth, I self-published the story because I sent it out to a round of epublishers who all rejected it. Sometimes even though you love a story, and are pretty determined others will too, epublishers just aren’t looking for that story.

Even now, if the opportunity came up for me to place it in a good home, I would. Only time will tell what will happen to this series…

Well I can speak for myself when I say I'm glad you self-published!  
Tell us one thing people would be surprised to know about you.

I never re-fill ice cube trays. Ever! Drives my hubby nuts, but he loves me enough to fill them for me.

Aww how sweet!
What is one or two of your most embarrassing moments?

There has been so many I could never narrow it down. But I’ll tell you the latest one—I tweeted an agent on Twitter and I spelled something wrong in it. That was mortifying!

LOL.  I remember sending a couple of tweets to you and I could not get what I wanted to say out!  Total brain malfunction!
Do you need silence when you write or background noise?

Total silence. Sometimes the kids are watching a movie and I can tune it out to write a little, but I never get much accomplished. Silence works best for me.

How do you stay organized?

Prioritize things, and never leave my Iphone at home. My calendar is my lifeline.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate—all types and a lot of it!

If you could choose only one of your books to be made into a movie which would it be and why?

Um, the new Ryker book—Tainted Blood—just so I could see Ryker in the flesh! *grins*

Yes!  I totally agree!
What's the most creative thing a fan has done for you?

Just recently one of my awesome fans offered to design swag for me. It should be available soon and I can hardly wait to see what she comes up with.

How cool!  I can't wait either.  I'll be watching for your announcement!
Is there any genre that is off limits for you?

Historical. I couldn’t—nor would I ever try to—write one. It would just be a big old mess!

You're told your next book has to be a historical. In four sentences or less tell me the Who, Where and What.

LOL! Like I said above, my muse does not acknowledge historical novels.

Okay.  Can't blame a girl for trying!
Since I put you on the spot with some of my questions, you can ask me anything and I'll have to answer honestly.

Grannie panties or thongs?? (Hey—you made me answer it)

LOL.  Well I hate thongs and only wear them when absolutely necessary.  I do not like having a wedgie all day.  I am also all about comfort!  I only wear Victoria Secret panties, because I love all of their cute designs and hubby does too.

Thank you so much Stacey for stopping by and letting us get to know you better.

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If you haven't read one of Stacey's books yet, now is the time to start!  But be warned, her books are addictive and you will find yourself up until the wee hours of the morning finishing them!  And A Warrior's Witch is no exception!  Stacey makes her characters come alive and her books will leave you breathless from start to finish!

Hurry and grab your copy of A Warrior's Witch (An Otherworld Romance) at:

  Your next stop on the tour is June 26th - Aobibliophile


  1. What a fun interview Elena! Stacey I wish all good things for you as you take the publishing industry by storm. :) I'd like to see Ryker in the flesh, too. LOL

  2. What a fun interview!! I love the cover of this one, too.
    I'm with you on chocolate and silence, Stacey. Both are golden, the latter far more rare here, though.
    Can't wait to gobble this one up!

  3. Thanks for the great interview, Elena! You rock!! ;-)

  4. Thank you Stacey! I had so much fun interviewing you! You're welcome here anytime!

  5. I'm curious why Stacey has a girl muse and I have a boy muse. Hmm...

    I think we're all married to the same man because mine sounds just like Stacey's and Elena's husbands. lol

    Great interview. You're a new to me author, so it was nice getting to know a little about ya. Best of success on ALL of your books!


  6. I loved the interview!!! Now that I know more about Stacey I want to read her books! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Great interview!