Over the 5 years I've been blogging I have had pretty epic (to me) blog posts on A Bookish Redhead so this is a chance to take a glance over and read some of the forgotten posts from the archives. P.S It's going to be every Friday (but not EVERY Friday)
Todays Forgotten Fridays an Author Q&A with KD Grace originally published in 2015.
Can you share with readers your latest bookish news?
First of all thanks so much for having me over, Kerry-Ann. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with you, and Happy Christmas in July!
As for my bookish news, well, for all the binge readers out there, I now have two box sets out – The Mount Series is now out in its entirety in box set. That includes, The Initiation of Ms Holly, Fulfilling the Contract, and To Rome with Lust. Also Grace Marshall’s Executive Decision Trilogy is out in box set – An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, and The Exhibition. For those of your readers who don’t know, Grace Marshall’s novels are K D Grace’s softer side, still sizzling hot and sexy, but much more hot romantic suspense. And, because I had such a demand from readers to tell Wade Crittenden’s story from the Executive Decision’s timeline, I’ve recently released Interviewing Wade, which I like to refer to as book 4 of the Executive Decision Trilogy. Wade is the rather antisocial, but very sexy, nerd genius behind Pneuma, Inc’s cutting-edge success.
What are you currently working on? Can you give us a sneak peak?
Gladly, Kerry-Ann. I’m working on two very exciting projects at the moment, one of which readers can start reading right now. I’m writing an online serial on my blog called In The Flesh, which is dark paranormal erotica. I put out a new chapter every week on Friday. It’s as much of an adventure for me as it is for readers. They get the latest as soon as I finish writing it.
In The Flesh Blurb:
When Susan Innes comes to visit her friend, Annie Rivers, in Chapel House, the deconsecrated church that Annie is renovating into a home, she discovers her outgoing friend changed, reclusive, secretive, and completely enthralled by a mysterious lover, whose presence is always felt, but never seen, a lover whom she claims is god. As her holiday turns into a nightmare, Susan must come to grips with the fact that her friend’s lover is neither imaginary nor is he human, and even worse, he’s turned his wandering eye on Susan, and he won’t be denied his prize.
In an effort to have more fun writing, I’ve been doing more short stories and quirky ‘journal entries on my blog. In The Flesh, along with Landscapes, a story I wrote for the wonderful m/m collection, Brit Boys: On Boys are all tied into the second project I mentioned, a bigger project linked with my present WIP, Buried Pleasures, and the world it involves. I’m having fun on a grand scale, and sharing it with my readers as I go.
If you want to read In The Flesh or Demon Interrupted, both serial novellas on my blog, follow the links and enjoy!
3, I need to ask, I just have to! Will you ever re-visit The Pet Shop? With new or recurring characters? *Fingers & Toes Crossed*
I would LOVE to re-visit The Pet Shop, Kerry-Ann! The Pet Shop is probably my favourite novel if I absolutely had to choose between them. I do have an idea for another Pets novel in mind – different characters, but linked to The Pet Shop and its world. Just don’t know when I’m going to find time to write it at the moment.
Have any new books been released that you're looking forward to reading?
I’m looking forward to reading Kay Jaybee’s alter-ego, Jenny Kane’s latest, Abi’s House, which is getting great reviews – no surprise there.
Which of your books should we take on our summer hols and why?
Of course I’m going to say go with the Box Sets because it really sucks to run out of good reads on holiday. That being said, it also depends on how naughty you want your holiday reading to be, Kerry-Ann, and if you want to share that naughtiness with your partner. If you want something hot enough to melt the sand on the beach and dirty enough to make a sailor blush, then I’d recommend The Mount Box Set. If you want a few chills and some suspense thrown in with really sizzling romance, then I’d recommend The Executive Decision Box Set, however, be warned, if you read the Executive Decision set, you might not be able to resist following it up with Interviewing Wade
Is there anything you'd like to share or add?
I just want to say I hope everyone will come on over to my blog and follow the links to In The Flesh and enjoy the story. We writers are never happier than when people are reading and enjoying our work. Also keep in mind, there’s a lot more to come.
What does Christmas mean to you?
For me, Christmas has always meant family and spending time with those I love. My husband and I live a long way from our families now and seldom get back to the States for Christmas. Instead we’ve made the decision to make our own holiday traditions, make them special for us, because after all, they are OUR holidays. Last year we celebrated by spending Christmas in Dubrovnik. I have to admit, letting someone else do the cooking while we enjoyed the sunshine in an exotic place was a great gift for both of us.
Is there a song that you listen to every year?
I HATE pop Christmas music, and if I had the choice, I’d stay completely OUT of shops over the holiday season because of all the commercialism. BUT I adore the old Christmas carols. Even though I’m not religious, I love the tradition of carolers and mulled wine and midnight mass with carols and readings and the general festivity that I figure is far older than modern Christian traditions anyway. I love Oh Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, What Child is This. And on a very silly note, I love the Christmas Manatee song and any of the Christmas music from South Park.
Who would you like to bump into under the mistletoe?
Oh, Sam Heughan. Definitely Sam Heughan!
Do you have a favourite Christmas related memory?
I loved going out into the woods with my parents to cut the tree. We lived in a very remote lumber camp in Wyoming when I was a child. The snow was deep and since we lived in the middle of the woods, the cutting of the tree, and the coming back afterward to warm up by the fire with hot chocolate before we decorated could have almost been the kind of scene straight from a Christmas card. Those memories will always be special to me.
Fruit cake or Christmas Cookies?
Definitely Christmas Cookies! Love to eat ‘em, love to decorate ‘em!
Do you have any Christmassy traditions?
We don’t often do desserts at our house, but at Christmas, one of the traditions is baking snickerdoodle cookies and making coconut cream pie – my sister’s famous recipe. Oooh! Making myself hungry.
Thanks again for having me over, and here’s a little giftie for you and your readers, Kerry-Ann, the recipe for my snickerdoodles. Enjoy!
(makes about 6 dozen)
1 Cup butter softened
1 ½ Cups sugar
2 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Sugar (I use more)
2 teaspoons cinnamon (I use more)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 C, gas mark 6)
Blend together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix thoroughly butter, 1 ½ cups sugar and the eggs, then blend in flour mixture. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls.
Mix 2 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches (5cm) apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from baking sheet.
About K D Grace/Grace Marshall
Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, and a proud member of The Brit Babes, K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys martial arts, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors.
KD has erotica published with SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, The Exhibition are all available.
Find Grace Marshall/ K D Grace Here:
What do you think of the Q&A? Have you read any of the authors books?