AUSSIE MONTH with Khloe Wren
Describe yourself in one word:
What is your background with regard to writing?
Most of my career has been spent as a legal secretary, but my writing stems from my reading obsession which started when I was quite young.
Tell us about Guardian’s Shadow:
Guardian’s Shadow is the third instalment of Fire and Snow. The lead couple is Jessie and Kit. Kit has been in the series since the beginning and she’s always been a favourite of mine. She’s tough and totally kick ass but still craves the things all women do. Jessie is her mate and also a shifter, but he grew up without knowing other shifters. So, understandably, he’s rather shocked when he finds an entire Leap of Snow Leopard shifters living in Rosebury Tasmania. Not only does this book cover the love story between these two, but it also introduces the overall arc that will include the next several books in this series.
What inspired this novel?
Kit’s story is inspired by tough women with soft hearts. I wanted to get the message across that no matter how tough the exterior ‘mask’ a person wears, inside they crave the same things we all do. Home, love, happiness, family, acceptance… all the simple things so many of us don’t have.
What are you reading right now?
I’ve just finished reading Undesired Lust by Eden Summers. I love her Reckless Beat boys.
Number one thing to do on your bucket list?
Sky diving. But I’m a total wuss so doubt I’ll ever actually get to do it!
Best thing about being an Aussie?
Hmm… Best thing…. I’d have to say it’s our personalities. On the whole, we’re honest, laid back and easy going, along with being super friendly.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
Romance books are so much more than love and happily ever afters. There’s intrigue, suspense, bad guys and all sorts of things that make the couple’s journey completely enthralling.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2015?
2015 is going to be huge! I’m attending ARRC in March (in Canberra), and heading back to the USA in May for RT15 Dallas. As far as books go. I’m hoping to get at least three Fire and Snow books released this year along with several menage novellas, including a Planet Alpha story. I’m also hopefully I can get my lion shifter series sorted and off to the agent who is (hopefully) patiently waiting for it.
What were your big achievements of 2014?
Last year was epic for me. I got to travel to the US for the first time to attend RT14 in New Orleans. I had a great time and met lots of wonderful people. I had nine books released, many of them reaching best seller status at a number of online booksellers. I also took out Best Fantasy category in Evernight Publishing’s Second Annual Readers Choice Awards with Claiming Carina (Dragon Warriors book 3).
Jessie loves his life as a carefree rally driver, until a chance meeting with a sexy red haired firefighter changes everything. As a Comet Shifter, Jessie’s never met another Snow Leopard shifter before finding Kit, the woman who’s haunted his dreams for the past five years.
Kit’s one tough female. She’s been keeping herself busy protecting those she cares for but deep inside she craves her mate. When her path finally crosses with Jessie sparks fly … and they aren’t all the good kind!
Just as they begin to get along, Kit’s dark secret is revealed, and it’s not only Jessie and Kit that will be put to the test in the aftermath.