Karli Rush – The Here and Now! An Interview with an Indie Author.

Aloha everyone.

I am amped to be back in the interview seat at Rush Bound Blog. It has been a while and I’ve missed it.  I’ll tell you this, I was boarding a plane for China, the surfing off of Hainan Island right now is too radical to miss.  But alas, I will always come to the call of the Rush.  So here I am.  A lot has been happening around here since I went on my surfing hiatus.  I see the coffee here is much improved, that is always a good sign. (Hitting the button on the Keurig coffee machine)

Let me get everyone up to speed.  My name is Lucky and I run the interview department here at Rush Bound.  I specialize in Character Interviews, mainly from Karli Rush’s Novels.  It is rare that I get to sit down with the Lady herself, but today is a Great Day!

Please give it up for Paranormal Romance  Indie Author and my boss, Karli Rush!  (Hitting the button on the  applause machine)

Karli – Thank you Lucky, you’re looking quite tan, seems the time off was good for you.  Thanks for showing up so quickly.

Lucky – Anything for you, Karli.  What I want to do in this interview is to dig into the psyche of an Indie Author and find out some details behind the books that your readers would love to know.  I’m gonna start at the beginning.  Crescent Bound – Tell me something about Alyssa that is not in print.

Karli – Alyssa is an amazing witch, friend, healer, lover, and lifemate. One thing not in print?  Hmm, let me see.  Okay, you know how Megan is always messing with Alyssa’a wardrobe.  Well Lisa and Alyssa put together this spell that every time Megan would make a reference to anything sexual, a piece of her clothing would convert into a part of a Nuns outfit, called a Habit.  Megan has vowed revenge. 

Book 1 in the Crescent Bound Trilogy<br />© by Karli Rush 2012

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007E5OD2U

Lucky – That is too funny.  I can picture her face, red as fire. On to the next as they say.  The next in this case is book two, Raven Bound.  One character that stands out in this book is Evan.  Tell us something about him.

Karli – Evan is still single ladies.  Maybe Alyssa will see something about his future soon.  When and if she does, I will let you know.  Right now he is dedicated as Alyssa’s bodyguard.  That girl sure needs one too.

Book 2 in the Crescent Bound Trilogy© by Karli Rush 2012

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EX46NW

Lucky – Now on to Demon Bound, a dark and dangerous world, and in the middle of all that, my favorite weekend distraction, Megan, has some interesting things going on too. I won’t put out a spoiler, but tell us something about Megan, and David also.

Karli – Megan, oh mischievous Megan!  Then there is David. Oh let me see. David has sworn off red-headed fire elementals for life.  He currently is trying to invent a spell to make pizza taste like the one he found down in Miami.  He has too much time on his hands.

Book 3 in the Crescent Bound Trilogy© by Karli Rush 2012

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AR82G7A

Lucky – Shadow Bound is the beginning of Alyssa and Marc, it is far in the past, can you share anything about this Novel, due out this spring?

Karli – Every story has a beginning.  Alyssa and Marc are in an ancient time, a time when they are living their full magickal potential.  A time when the world still held a rawness and love was impassioned with a wildness not seen in our modern world.  Magick was part of the time and a seer was invaluable. The prosperity or poverty of many rested in the hands of so few.  

(Coming Spring 2013)

Lucky – Ice Bound baby, this is Marc’s  point of view as we ride the wave with him and he gives us his experiences of Crescent Bound.  I hear there is a bunch of new stuff in this that gives the first Novel greater depth and appeal.  More about the leading man, if you please.

Karli – Marc is such an outstanding guy, it is so important for the readers to know him just before he meets Alyssa and that is where his story begins, the fall before his senior year of school and up through Crescent Bound.  You are right, Lucky, there are many parts in  this that fill in gaps about where Marc was during certain parts, and what he was doing.  Some good stuff coming with that book.

(Coming Fall 2013)

Lucky – Okay now, out of the blue you wrote a Novelette about Seducing a Mermaid.  I have a story to tell you about surfing off the coast of Morocco, but that will be another time.  Can you tell us something about Sam or Jewels?

Karli – I said once that I would never write a story about a Mermaid, but Jewels snuck up on me, and Sam was so deserving.  He had been through the ringer with a long time ex-girlfriend.  I also wanted to show a side of men that is not all macho and dominating.  Sam is my artist, the one who has no tendencies towards violence.  He is the lover not the fighter.  I have been asked about writing more on this one.  I will never say never, but Sam and Jewels are content at the moment, so I don’t have any current plans to do another story or expand the current one, yet.

Novelette © by Karli Rush 2012

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008TW7ZCW

Lucky – Now we switch gears again and delve into the future and science fiction side of your Romance writing.  You have a book coming out this year called Pine Needles.  Care to give us a taste of this delicacy?

Karli – Selene is an independent and successful small business woman, engaged to a great guy. Her future looks bright with no surprises on the horizon.  And here comes the but. But an earthquake hits the city and a strange energy veil splits it in two.  One side of the veil must deal with the after effects of the devastating earthquake. On the other side of the veil is a whole new and dangerous world.  Selene is behind the veil and Rayden is on the outside. Selene must become more than she could ever imagine just  to survive.

Book 1 in the Veil Realms Series © by Karli Rush 2012

(Coming – Summer 2013)

Lucky –  See all the activity going on around here while I was gone.  Things are popping, books are growing out of thin air and I can’t wait to get my (interview) hands on some of these characters. Even though I’ve been surfing my ass off, I haven’t been completely out of touch, I keep up with The Zon and scope out  GR, FB, and the Twit.

I’ve caught wind of a project you’re forging as we speak.  The world of Vampires, the Romance of a young woman, and an Obsession from the Underworld.  Tell me, tell me, something about Daylight!

Karli  – Oh, this story is eating me up with excitement.  Mattie, a young Vampire is being stalked by Death, literally.  Mattie enters this city called Solace and it’s ruled by ruthless vampires, so it is a good thing to have Death on your side.  Mattie’s obsessions involve two things, a serum called Daylight and Him!  Both are so close to her, yet somehow just out of reach.  Her intention is to get both, all she has to do is survive HELL in Paradise.

Upcoming Novel 2013© by Karli Rush 2012

 (Coming February 2013)

Karli, you continue to bring us Excitement, Adventure, Romance, which is all a true reader craves. 

I am giving the fans a link to the prelude to Daylight, better known as Prelude to DeathClick the link and for free you can meet Mattie and Graham.

© by Karli Rush 2012

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/257531

Until next time, I’m Lucky, your host saying, Mahalo, and keep surfing the pages…

lucky

The Next Big Thing. . .

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing

What is the working title of your book?

Demon Bound – Book Three in the Crescent Bound Trilogy

Where did the idea come from for the book?

The trilogy started out as a series of dreams and Demon Bound is simply the conclusion of the aberrant dreams. 

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal/Romance/Thriller

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Alyssa – Jessica Lowndes

Marc – Justin Hartley

Megan – Megan Fox

Zaylen – Johnathan Rhys Meyers

Evan –  Taylor Kitsch

David – Chris Evans

Dawson – Matthew Bomer

Lisa – Hillary Duff

Kelly – Alexandra krosney

Cecil – Ali Larter

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Bound to a Demon, choices and sacrifices will be made, out of the ashes who will be the one to remain standing?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

The entire trilogy took one year to write. 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I don’t feel comfortable saying, “If you like this book, then you will like mine.”  So, I won’t do that.  I will leave that type of comparison up to my readers and fans.  

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

A multitude of dreams, epic music, and my love for romantic dark fantasy are the motivating forces behind this book.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Well, if anyone is intrigued  with a modern day fantasy witch world, that has the company of an ancient demon, then the third installment of the Crescent Bound Trilogy, Demon Bound, will be a mystifying conclusion that should not be missed! 

1.  http://jmzunigabook.blogspot.com/

J.M Zuniga – Author of Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

2. http://lifeachangesorg.blogspot.com/

Catherine Mahoney – Author of Cry for the Children – WIP

3. http://alwaysthefuckinggoodgirl.blogspot.com/?zx=91ac0c787c791177

Shayne M – Author of The Barter System

4. http://diaryofanindieauthor.blogspot.com/

Christina Moore – Author of Chasing Shadows

5. http://www.kymgrosso.com/

Kym Grosso – Author of Kade’s Dark Embrace

Crescent Bound Interview with David Van Buren – Alyssa’s X

Hello One and All,

My name is Lucky and I am back to interview yet another Witch from the World created by Author Karli Rush.  I have been away for a while, let’s just say that Megan and I had a very long discussion that lasted about…a month or so?  Best damn conversation I have ever had.  Megan you will not be forgotten.  Unless…what was I talking about?  Kidding, that’s a book joke, read the book, get the joke, sorry, back to business.

Hey, we have a special guest here today, David Van Buren, fire elemental extraordinaire and  ex-boyfriend to Alyssa Worthington.  David how are you today?

Lucky, here I am, now what are your other two wishes.

Feeling good about yourself are you?  Got a little Genie in a bottle thing happening?

I’m feeling good and just saying I think I warrant a little more than being Alyssa’s ex!

Tell me about that then, why does that bother you so?  How does it make you feel?

What the hell are you, Lucky, my shrink?  Look I thought I was here today to talk about me and what I have going on.

Like hooking up with a red headed pysco that tries to scorch your ex-girfriend?

See that’s what I’m talking about, everything is tied to Alyssa and what happens to her.

David, you had a chance to get her back, hell, you could have not ditched her when you went off to the Arcane.  From my view, you made your bed, as horrid as it is.

Okay now, let me tell you something.  (Flaming hands)  and I want you to listen without interruption.

(Nodding quickly to David and flaming hands go out, David rubs his forehead)

When I was fifteen I met Alyssa and something happened with that first meeting.  I was at a coven gathering and had heard about the true blood heiress to the Worthington coven but had never seen her.  She walked up to me with her hand out and said “Welcome to the Worthington coven, my name is Alyssa.”  Her smile disarmed me and I was hooked.  We dated for about two years once I found the courage, which comes out wrong sometimes.

I always had, and still have this feeling of knowing her before I knew her.  The smile, her rolling of the eyes, the way she walks are all familiar to me in a way that doesn’t make sense.  It is as if I have known her before.  Maybe we have been around each other in a past life, I don’t know.

It was that feeling that kept pushing me on to make it work.  Yeah, I did a stupid thing when I left for the Arcane, but by then we spent more time getting on each others nerves and negativity of any kind is bad for a witch, so , thinking I’m doing a noble thing, off I go with a breakup phone call later.  I couldn’t face Alyssa, I can’t say no to her face.

Then Marc came along, and man, did I hate that guy, but he is growing on me and I see something there that was never part of Alyssa and I.

Well now, David, that was a mouthful and I see better now how things are but tell me, Megan says that she, at one time, would have…how did she put it…”Given him things that even the Arcane couldn’t undo.”  Why not Megan?

(David rolls his eyes in a pretty good impersonation of Alyssa)  Megan, that girl has more life in her than most metropolitan areas.  She is one of the close and loyal friends to Alyssa.  Even though witches are very open sexually, compared to humans there can still be certain situations where they can be difficult.  Alyssa, Megan, and Lisa have never shared guys, they have always maintained a separation to their love lives and I would have broken that unspoken rule.  Megan would be very fun, but also temporary, she gets bored way to easy and it will take a special witch to tame this vixen.

Alright David, so why hang out with your ex-girl at all, why have you not moved on?

Dawson, he is my best friend, we have known each other forever and he talked to me one day.  He said that we are necessary for Alyssa and being her good friend and supporter is more valuable than trying to reclaim our relationship.  He says Alyssa will need us all one day and so here I am, being an unforgettably annoying  friend.

How much trouble has your mouth gotten you into, David, you’re not known for being complacent.

(Laughing) Yeah, I can piss them all off and I really don’t care.  I speak my mind, say what I think, like your hair is horrid, who cut it, a monkey that drank too many espressos?

(Checking my hair in the glass of the booth)  My hair is awesome! Thanks.  David, we are going to wrap it up here, any final thoughts?

Back up Lucky, your standing on my aura.

(Door shuts loudly)

Thanks for joining me again for another eye opening interview from the world of Crescent Bound…now where did I put Megan’s number?  

Megan, yeah it’s Lucky, Lucky, you know they guy that interviewed you…L U C K Y… come on that’s not funny…no I’m not still tied up, hey what are you ….

Raven Bound Release – Book Two in the Crescent Bound Trilogy

Hello all,

Raven Bound is now available at the links below.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/175768

Raven Bound brings you deeper into the witch world of Alyssa and Marc.  A world hidden even from the Worthington Coven rears its dark magick and Alyssa is caught in a vortex of lies, deceit and deep secrets of black magick.

Her mind-twisting journey will be one that may bring her own secrets to bear.  Who can you trust?  What is the breaking point?  How far will you go to protect the ones you love?  Come join the witch world of Crescent Bound and find out.

Hey everyone…come here…I have a secret

Hey guys, Lisa here…I used a little magick of mine to get something for you.  What I am going  to ask in return is simple.  Read and comment…I can’t stay long…no one knows I’m here.  Usually Megan is the one doing this type of thing, but, sometimes I get tired of being the all together good one and, hold on a sec I have a call from my man..(oh…hey Dawson Baby…yeah I was just helping with Crescent Bound…yeah, I can’t get enough of you either…okay, as fast as I can…hold on)…oh…hey everyone I have to run and um, you know, do stuff.  

So, go to… https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/135671 and enter the download code CL83N for a free download of the book and remember…Read and Comment…see you between the pages…

Karli Rush – Author of Crescent Bound – Interview – Part 2

Hello everyone, today we will continue our ongoing interview with a new author, Karli Rush.  Karli recently e-published her first book “Crescent Bound” and we are here to find out more about the author, the book and even a surprise guest from the book itself, so without further delay.  Hello Karli, how are you doing?

I’m doing great.

Good, so how are things going with Crescent Bound?

Oh, things are going along very well, the last revision is out there and I feel really good about it.

What’s so important about revisions?

To me, outside of the book itself, the revision work is the most important thing.  I want to have the best quality for my readers, they deserve great quality and I work hard to make that happen.

Okay, that is nice and I am sure your readers appreciate it, but I’m looking for something more, um, scandalous, and what I mean by that is something no one knows, yet.

Well now, let me think here.  Okay, I was recently asked by a friend, after reading the book, if I would ever write a spin-off book about one of the characters.  Now please keep in mind that there are several books in the Crescent Bound series and I am also working on something completely new, and no, don’t ask, its too early on that one. With all that said, my friend and I agree that as long as the category for the book fell under Erotica, then, I would have to say Megan would be quite fun to write about.

Wow, okay, and guess who we have with us today, non other than the gorgeous and sexually entertaining, Megan!  Everyone, please welcome Megan to the studio.

Hey all you under sexed humans, I can just feel the built up sexual tension inside you from here.”  (laughing)  Karli, I am ready right now to give you all the details you will need for my book, in fact it should be called “Witch Bound” with the word Bound in bold letters.

Megan, you have always been fun to write about, although I have had to edit some of your escapades out, but when I do write that book about you, I can let all of you hang out.

You better sister, because I am too good not to share.

Ladies, before this goes towards something that I will enjoy but will get me fired as your interviewer, I need to ask Megan one question?  And as much as I would want it to be, what are you doing later?

Yea, that question should be “who” not what.  (more laughing)

(heavy sigh) Okay, is it getting hot in here?

Let me help, (blowing wind circles the room)  there is that better?

Yea, thanks, okay, in Crescent Bound you are flush with one-liners and seem to carry an air of non committal independence, what can you tell our audience about yourself that may surprise them?

There are now millions of things running around my head that would be great to throw out there, but I will be serious for a second.  I love Alyssa, I would give my life for her, and coming from a non bound witch, that’s saying something.  I had a time in my life that I strayed away from the path and Alyssa stuck her neck out for me, she saved me.  I am here today as I am because of Alyssa, and Karli.  Let me say this about Karli, I have never met a more dedicated and sexy person outside of the book than her.

Thanks Megan, you really are a sweetheart. (smiling)

Ladies, time again has run out on us, any final thoughts?

Yea, grab someone and show them how good it can be when two people connect, just keep in mind the harm none thought though.  

Sharing Megan’s and Alyssa’s world with all of you is so exciting and there are tons more to come so, if you have not had a chance to read Crescent Bound, take a sneak peak at it on Amazon and Smashwords.

Thank you ladies for your time and stay tuned for the continuing series of interviews with author Karli Rush about her new book series Crescent Bound.  Next time the guys will out number the girls on the show.  Until then I wish you a good read.