My latest release, RISE OF HOPE is the first book in a series that deals with an ancient, secret race of humans with unusual, incredible, fantastical abilities. I had a lot of fun developing the characters in this world and devising their powers *cue evil, maniacal laughter*. It’s not often you get to be the total and absolute queen of your own universe, you know?
When I decided to write a paranormal series, I wanted to do something a little different. I figured there were enough vamps and weres out there and a ton of authors who were doing them really well. Besides, I kept hearing about reader fatigue when it came to these elements, which made me more determined to go a different way. I looked at a bunch of paranormal elements I could use and ended up discarding most of them. I wanted something more unique, something much more individual, something just…mine. So I made it up. All of it. I developed my own race and world and put them in a situation where they don’t really know who they were or where they came from. Or what the bad guys really want. I thought it would be a fun journey for the reader to go on with the characters as they discovered all this about themselves.
It also gave me a lot of leeway and let me be really imaginative, especially for characters in subsequent books J. Yep. All the characters for the entire series are all mapped out, including what special ‘powers’ they might have and how they can use them *wiggle eyebrows*. Of course, when you enable something like this, I often think there needs to be a consequence or a price that might have to be paid and I had a lot of fun throughout the books with this premise as well.
So, come on…if YOU could pick a super power, what would it be and why? One lucky reader who comments on my blog will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift card to the winner’s choice of online ebook retailer (as long as I can buy it online J). Good luck! ABOUT RISE OF HOPE A secret ancient race of humans with fantastical abilities, the Vadïm are on the brink of extinction. Many of their women are imprisoned by an organization known as The Assembly, their history all but lost . . . Devon Monroe has been a prisoner her entire life. She’s determined to make sense of the strange markings on her body, to learn why no one may touch her, to find where she belongs. That means escaping into the unknown, where she has no choice but to trust her self-appointed protector. Soldier for hire Seth Eastman has a job to do: deliver Devon to safety. When Seth discovers the markings on Devon’s body, he’s stunned at what it means. And at how she awakens his long-suppressed needs. As they struggle to escape detection and search for the truth of the Vadïm, can he ever hope to claim her for his own?
Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four, left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Right… That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream—to write. And (gasp) romance at that! Who knew? By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet set up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is creating as many happy ever afters as she can, one hot story at a time. Kaily never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else. Kaily’s books, PICTURE THIS, PAY UP, PLAY ME & POINT BLANK (yeah, she has a thing for book titles that start with ‘P’), are all currently available from Ellora’s Cave. RISE OF HOPE, book 1 in the Fabric of Fate series, is now available from Carina Press. You can find out more information about all Kaily’s books here and read more about RISE OF HOPE here.