Monday, April 23

Guest Author and Giveaway: Kelli Scott

Thank you, Melissa for having me on the blog today.

Most frequently asked question. Kelli, how do you come up with story ideas?

How don’t I? That’s a better question. I wish the ideas would come to me one at a time in evenly spaced intervals instead of pummeling me like Extreme Dodge Ball. Most stories I can trace back to their origin, a news story or article I read, if not a specific time or place. Once the seed is planted, it grows slowly like a flower, or sometimes consumes me like a weed. My latest release, Hair of the Dog, for example, was inspired by my job at the time.

Cue dramatic flashback music.

Once upon a time I worked at a fraternal organization. You know—one of those men’s clubs named after a majestic animal. The kind with secret handshakes, rituals and salutations. Sometimes they wear goofy hats or colorful vests adorned with regalia and call each other Brother. My job—if you’re curious—office grunt. I try to think of my menial jobs as paid research opportunities.

As a general rule, my mind does not operate paranormally, but I thought what if…what if the members of these benevolent societies were actually shifters of whatever fierce critter was their namesake? Wolves and Cougars and Bears, oh my. That’s a start, right? What’s next? Set the story in a sleepy little mountain town where shifters come to rejuvenate, relax and vacation. Throw in a magical hot spring in danger of drying up and an enchanted fairy prophesized to save the town and you’ve got the beginnings of a story. Sprinkle with romance, drizzle with sex and serve sizzling hot.

And now that I have the most frequently asked question out of the way, anyone have any other questions?

Hair of the Dog blurb:
When Grant, mayor of Mystic Springs, offers Ivy her dream job running the Mystic Springs resort, Ivy is thrilled and accepts the job without so much as visiting first. When she shows up and meets Grant, her goals change a little—she got the job and now she wants to get Grant—preferably at her mercy in the bedroom.
Grant’s inner animal is desperate to take Ivy and make her his. And he’s not joking about the animal part—Grant and most of the Mystic Springs residents are shifters. The spring is more than a landmark—it’s the touchstone that grounds their powers and keeps them on the human side of the shifter spectrum. But the spring is running dry.
The townspeople are convinced that Ivy is the woman who was prophesied to save the spring. Local legend is rife with sex acts that might rejuvenate the spring and Grant’s only too happy to give them a go—he just has to convince Ivy that he’s the man—err, wolf?—for her.
Bio:
Kelli Scott, a former airline employee, spent her career globetrotting the world, leaving broken hearts and empty champagne flutes in every port. Turning over a new leaf, she started her own now defunct religion, also revolving around champagne. Currently a recluse living on a mountaintop in the Appalachians, she enjoys rock gardening, taxidermy and writing her semi-autobiographical memoirs. Her debut erotic romance, Stormy Wedding was a 2012 Epic and Beanpot finalist. Kelli Scott's next erotic romance, Drive-In was also a 2012 Reader's Choice Beanpot finalist. Hair of the Dog, her newest release is an erotic paranormal shifter romance.

Kelli is giving away ONE ecopy of Hair of the Dog to one randomly selected commenter. So leave some love and a way for her to contact you in case you win.

19 comments:

MsChris1161 said...

The cover really grabs your attention and itI sounds like a great story.

Patricia said...

I just started reading shifter books recently. I don't know why I waited so long to read them. This book sounds very good. I love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Patricia said...

Forgot the email
plw1075@yahoo.com

AprilAlvey said...

Great book cant wait to read it. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

lorimeehan said...

I love shifter books and Hair of The Dog sounds good. Congratulations on what sounds like a great start in your career in writing. lorimeehan1@aol.com

Shelley B said...

I really love shifter books. The whole idea of the one mate is very intense. When the mate is human, it really makes the book all that more interesting to me. With a paranormal romance, you get a little bit of everything. Great post and congrats!
srbagby50@gmail.com

Tore said...

I love shifter books also, Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

REGINA ROSS said...

This sounds like my kind of book :)

reginamayross@gmail.com

Kelli Scott said...

Good morning everyone! Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts and comments about my new release. Keep 'em coming.

greenduckie13 said...

Look at all that hair! Sounds like a great book.
greenduckie13 at gmail dot com

flchen1 said...

How fun! This sounds great, and thanks for the intro to Kelli's work!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Kelli Scott said...

I'm off to work now. Talk amongst yourselves. Have a super Monday.

Cathy M said...

Hi Kelli,

I recently finished reading Stormy Wedding and love your humor. Big fan of shifter stories, so thanks for the chance to win a copy of Hair of the Dog.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Colleen said...

Have not read your books before, but I am liking the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing! :)

greenshamrock AT cox DOT net

kog said...

Kelli - that is one of the funniest bios I have ever read.

Hair of the Dog sounds great. And the hair on the cover model is gorgeous!

StacieD said...

I love the cheeky title. Do you get to pick the titles or does the publisher? I love the blurb for the book too. It sounds like a great story.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

bn100 said...

Very nice post and excerpt. The book sounds good.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jen B. said...

The book sounds like an intersting mix. I think it is really interesting that the book comes from a what-if scenario. Thanks for the giveaway. jepebATverizonDOTnet

Kelli Scott said...

Thank you everyone who stopped by to say hi and enter my drawing. Stacie was the winner of an ecopy of Hair of the Dog. It is in her hot little hands.

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