Happy Friday everyone! It’s been quiet around here lately but hold on tight because you know I get a little crazy in October. After all, it’s one of my favorite times of the year. Truly, what better month is there to celebrate all things paranormal? That said I’m thrilled to welcome over A.S. Fenichel, author of Kane’s Bounty, a Paranormal Erotic Romance. Ah, such a fabulous combo! Paranormal plus steamy romance. Scrumptious mix.
I think you all know what I’m going to ‘say’ next. That’s right. Grab your favorite cuppa, feet up and relax while you delve into an intriguing interview and learn more about this sexy book. I have a strong feeling that this one’s a five star read, folks!
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Date of Publication: May 8, 2013
Number of pages: 163
Word Count: 55,103
Cover Artist: Syneca
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Telepathic bounty hunter Kane has one rule—never get involved with a fugitive.
It’s a simple assignment with good money at the end. Picking Lena up is no problem. Protecting her when her ex-husband, mercenaries and another bounty hunter threaten her turns into the fight of their lives.
Together, the Stones of Adeline and Lena are powerful magic. She never considered the complication of the sexy bounty hunter and her undeniable desire for him. Their paranormal bond will need to be strong if they’re to survive together.
SKY: What made you choose the main setting for your book?
A.S.: Kane’s Bounty starts in a bar in Savannah, Ga. It is a kind of “traveling” book. The hero and heroine spend a lot of time running away and toward things. They travel to Mexico, Baltimore, rural New Jersey and Boston. I chose places that I’m familiar with and love. I really like the differences between a beach in Cabo and a prison in Boston.
SKY: If you could spend an hour in real life with one of your characters, who would it be and why?
A.S.: Kane is hot and a really good guy. I don’t know if an hour would be enough time. ;)
SKY: Tell us a little bit about the conflict in your story.
A.S.: Kane, a psychic bounty hunter, has been hired to bring a fugitive back to prison. Lena escaped prison in order to save her life and protect her secret. Thorn, Lena’s ex-husband, wants her back so that he can use her powerful gifts for his own nefarious reasons.
Kane has only one rule – Never get involved with the fugitive. But when he sees that Lena is in real danger he can’t abandon her to the mercenary her husband has sent to bring her in.
SKY: Are you currently working on another story? If so, we’d love some details.
A.S.: I’m working on a book about Joshua, Kane’s brother. He has his own set of issues to deal with and a lot of people who want him dead.
However, before that, I have a holiday book, Revving up the Holidays releasing November 22. Here’s the blurb for Revving Up the Holidays!
Workaholic Isaac hasn’t been back to his hometown since his father’s funeral two years earlier, pushing his family away because of a painful secret. Hanukkah and a forced vacation lure him back to Atlanta, where he’s reunited with his two lost loves—an old motorcycle and his sister’s best friend Giada. While rediscovering his passion for both the bike and the woman, Isaac rebuilds his heart.
Giada has lost her Christmas spirit since returning home to care for her dying parents. Left alone, she struggles to return to her successful teaching career, choosing instead to stay in her hometown. Only the unexpected return of her high school crush Isaac brings any joy to the season.
The transitive nature of Isaac’s visit and Giada’s fear of abandonment keep them from sharing their whole hearts, but certainly not their bodies. Their desire for each other is hotter than flames on a menorah and they take advantage of their limited time together by burning up the sheets. But once their secrets are revealed, their hearts will do all the thinking.
SKY: Did you enjoy writing one scene above all the rest? If so, share.
A.S.: I found one scene in Kane’s Bounty really challenging and since it turned out so well, it’s now my favorite. Kane is psychic. He can read feelings and minds if the other person is willing to make the link. There’s a scene where the lovemaking is happening only in their minds and yet it’s one of the most erotic I’ve ever written. I think that’s my favorite.
SKY: Tell us about your favorite writing environment. Is it indoors, outdoors, a special room, etc.
A.S.: I write in my sunroom. I have a chaise lounge that overlooks the very large lake we live on. I watch the sun rise most mornings with my cat purring by my feet. Not bad, right?
SKY: How long have you been writing? How long have you been published?
A.S.: I’ve been writing for about twenty years and I’ve been published for two.
SKY: What genre/genres do you prefer to write? Are there other genres you’d like to write in the future?
A.S.: I’m published in Erotic Contemporary, Erotic Paranormal and Historical. I love them all.
SKY: Do you prefer to write short stories, novellas or novels? Why?
A.S.: I feel like every story has a certain amount of words necessary to make it good. I have written 400 page books and 100 page novellas. I’m a slave to the story, so as long as it takes, that’s what I write. :)
SKY: Do you write books in series? If so, share a bit about the series you currently have published or are coming soon.
A.S.: The Mayan Destiny series is my first three books. Mayan Afterglow, Mayan Craving and Mayan Inferno are erotic, dystopian, paranormal stories about finding love after the End Of Days. You can check out Mayan Afterglow for FREE right now on Amazon, B&N and at the Ellora’s Cave web-site.
Thank you again for having me visit. I truly enjoyed the wonderful questions.
SKY: My pleasure, A.S.! And thanks for sharing more about your work with us. Great interview. :)
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An Excerpt From: KANE’S BOUNTY
Copyright © A.S. FENICHEL, 2013
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
The overcrowded bar didn’t stop Kane from spotting his mark the moment she walked in. Even if he hadn’t seen her picture, her nervous demeanor would have given her away. It was too crowded to get a psychic read on her, but there were other ways to find a fugitive.
The mug shot hadn’t done her justice. Lena Cruz could stop traffic. Her curves were exactly the kind a man liked to run his hands over and other body parts came to mind too. Her dark hair just touched her shoulders and those bright hazel eyes darted nervously to every corner of the room.
She even looked at him for a second or two. He smiled and moved to lift his glass in her direction, but her focus shifted before he had the chance. He followed her gaze to the corner of the room.
“John Porter,” Kane mumbled. He had to make an effort to relax his grip on the glass before he ended up with a hand full of Jack Daniels and cheap glass. He shrugged and downed the remaining whiskey before getting up and moving to a barstool that was closer and had a better view of the corner. Porter wasn’t alone. He had a couple of his bodyguards with him and a blonde wearing too much makeup.
The band finished their set and the crowd noise lulled for a few seconds.
“It’s nice to see you, Lena,” Porter said. He stood and kissed her cheek.
“I need your help, John.”
Porter’s eyes darted around the bar. “You shouldn’t—”
The jukebox kicked on, and Kane couldn’t hear the rest of their conversation.
It made no difference. She was a mark, no more, no less. He was hired by the bail bondsman to pick her up and bring her in. What she was doing talking to a notorious money launderer was irrelevant.
He’d wait. No need to tip off Porter. Someday he might have to pick the scumbag up and he didn’t want to blow his cover. He signaled the bartender and ordered another Jack on the rocks.
Something niggled at the back of his senses. The atmosphere changed and a familiar mind slipped into his consciousness. “Wade, NO!”
The words were not out of his mouth before Shamus Wade torpedoed through the crowd and crashed into Porter’s table.
Kane was on his feet. He didn’t move forward. Interesting distraction.
All three men and the blonde who was sitting with them stood up as drinks splashed in every direction. Lena stood gape-mouthed, and Wade grabbed her arm. He stood a full foot taller than her and probably outweighed her by a hundred pounds, but she pushed at him and slapped his face. Wade’s beady eyes narrowed. Closed-fisted, Wade punched her in the head.
Mistake. Kane took a step toward them to get a better position and wait to see how the situation played out.
Wade’s head spun around, sensing Kane for the first time. When their eyes met, Kane just smiled and shook his head at the ill-laid plans of the other hunter.
The crowd went dead silent. The music screeched to a stop. Lena looked dazed for a moment and then her knees began to buckle.
Wade sensed the change in the focus of the crowd. Men and women alike were glaring at him and moving closer. “It’s okay, folks. This is my wife. We’re just heading home now.”
The bartender had already dialed 911. Kane could hear the conversation behind the bar. A woman with colorful full-sleeve tattoos, flanked by two enormous men, stepped forward. “I don’t care if she’s your momma. You ain’t going anywhere with that woman. We don’t care for men who beat their women around here.”
“It was just a little misunderstanding. Right, Lena?” Wade looked scared as the crowd moved in on him. Kane felt the building tension and rage in the bar. Anger and fear pulsed in the room, creating a dull ache in the back of his skull. He was sure Wade could feel it too and it was the cause of the hunter’s fear.
Wade still clutched Lena’s right arm tightly.
Lena’s eyes rolled back in her head and she leaned against Wade, forcing him to release her arm and grab her around the waist.
Kane moved in another two steps and sidled off to the left. The crowd pushed forward and Wade pulled his handgun. He waved the Remington 9mm in the direction of the crowd.
John Porter and his associates bolted for the back door as soon as the weapon came into view.
Kane rushed in just as the two large men and the tattooed woman charged Wade. Lena slipped from his grasp and the gun hit the floor. Kane closed the gap, threw Lena over his shoulder and headed for the back door.
He heard as much as sensed the change in the crowd as the fight started. Kane didn’t know how long it would take the police to arrive or if Wade would get away before that happened. He had to get her to a safe place. He could take her to local law enforcement for extradition in the morning.
The rear exit led out to a narrow alley. Before they’d reached a hundred feet from the noisy bar, she pounded on his back. “Put me down.”
“That was a fine performance, Lena. Why don’t you continue with the knocked-out act for a few minutes more?”
About the Author
A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.
A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.
Multi-published in both erotic and historical romance, A.S. has 5 books currently available and three more under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.
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