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 Blog Hop

 

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I love getting to know other exceptionable authors in this journey, sharing our inspirations, our thoughts on writing.  You can never know enough about a writer, I find. Curiosity consumes me. What drives someone to write? How do they do it? Does it come easily or is it an exhausting process? These are the questions most of us have to answer in pretty much every interview, the ones which are often so over done, we don’t even stop to think as we type up the reply.

But you know what? You’ll learn much more about a person when you read about their work. Ask an author about their work and their eyes light up. The tone changes, there’s a fire behind those words. Try it. I often buy the books because I like the person.

So, how did I get here? Through an author I admire.

Kristie Haigwood – A big THANK YOU for contacting me and asking if I’d like to take part.  This whole amazing thing originated on a site called She Writes it is designed to raise awareness of our work, or work in progress. We do that by answering ten questions about it. We graciously thank the person who nominated us, and tag five other authors whose work could well be that NEXT BIG THING.

Okay now to the fun part

Q1: What is the working title of your current book?

 I actually have two I’m working on – No Death For The Wicked and Chasing the Madness.

Q2: Where did the idea for the book come from?

 Well for No Death For The Wicked, it began when I was asked to be a part of a Halloween Anthology the story developed fairly quickly and took on a life of its own. Chasing the Madness, surfaced from one of my unorthodox dreams jotted everything down when I awoke and the story expanded each day since then.

 Q3: What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal Romance NDFTW and for Chasing the Madness a dark steam punk thriller

Q4: Which actors would you choose to play in a movie rendition?

Okay, for the leading *man* in No Death For The Wicked named Graham, would definitely have to be Matt Bomer.  The leading female is Mila Kunis as Mattie and for her mother, Kim Basinger. 

For Chasing the Madness the leading female and male – Vivian and Jack the Ripper is still undetermined. 

 Q5: What is the one sentence synopsis for your book?

NDFTW – A solitary vampire prowls her way in the precarious world only to have death flirt with her at every turn. 

Chasing the Madness – Twins separated by time, Victor is in the future chasing salvation, while the other, Vivian is in the past chasing madness known as Jack the Ripper.  

Q6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published. 

Q7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

A couple of months for the initial layouts and details were completed for Chasing the Madness, but NDFTW only a few weeks to have the first draft achieved. 

Q8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I have difficulty pulling comparisons from other books each one is so distinct that I am not sure that is fair for me to do.  I would be interested in hearing what one of my readers may think on that subject.  I do like putting a bit of romance and suspense together. 

Q9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My inspiration comes from within.  I look inside myself to see where my heart pulls me.  I am being inundated with a desire to write, nothing external truly compares to my drive from within.  I do pick up bits of inspiration from around me but that could be something as simple as a hot cup of steaming coffee sitting on the counter in my kitchen to the autumn leaves blowing across my yard.  I would say that inspiration is more of a state of mind than anything else.  

Q10: What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?

I am hoping that my readers realize I will give them romance, suspense, and adventure no matter what the story setting may be.  My characters are strong but not infallible.  I strive for uniqueness and to pull my readers into a world that will give them a break from the reality of their own.  

Now that I’ve said just enough, I’d like to pass the torch to five deserving authors, and let them tell you all about their work. Their posts will bear the same title and will be live on or around the 30th of November. Here they are:


Shayne McClendon

Mina J. Moore

Christina Moore

J. M. Zuniga

Jennifer Cowsert

 

 

Reblogging a Spotlight post about our Karli Rush!

http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/08/spotlight-crescent-bound-by-karli-rush.html?spref=tw

Hey this is Lucky,

Look what I found while surfing today.  I was hanging ten in this gnarly barrel when I heard the wind call out a name…

K a r l i   R u s h

I hit the beach and started checking around and what did I find buried in the sand but a blog spotlight about our favorite author.  Not wanting this jewel to go unnoticed I am out here spreading the word.  Read away my good peeps.

Later…

New Book Release – Seducing a Mermaid by Karli Rush

Sam Vanikey is under tremendous pressure.

His new gallery opens in less than a month and he has yet to produce any art in over a year. His inspiration is gone after leaving Angie and depression threatens to rob him of the life he loves. Sheila, his supportive sister sequesters Sam on an exclusive island getaway off the coast of Seattle.

Getting his life back together is his goal. As he relaxes on the beach searching for relinquished insight, something happens. This sends Sam into a series of unforgettable events. It will test everything that is important to him. In the end, will Sam claim his much needed inspiration and become the all aspiring painter he dreams to be? Or will fate decide?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008TW7ZCW and let me know what you think, I love hearing from my readers.  Comment here or on Amazon.  Hope you enjoy.

Karli ❤

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New Book Release – Seducing a Mermaid by Karli Rush

Sam Vanikey is under tremendous pressure.

His new gallery opens in less than a month and he has yet to produce any art in over a year. His inspiration is gone after leaving Angie and depression threatens to rob him of the life he loves. Sheila, his supportive sister sequesters Sam on an exclusive island getaway off the coast of Seattle.

Getting his life back together is his goal. As he relaxes on the beach searching for relinquished insight, something happens. This sends Sam into a series of unforgettable events. It will test everything that is important to him. In the end, will Sam claim his much needed inspiration and become the all aspiring painter he dreams to be? Or will fate decide?

Catch your copy now at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008TW7ZCWand let me know what you think, I love hearing from my readers.  Comment here or on Amazon.  Hope you enjoy.

Karli ❤

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