Friday, June 3, 2011

Laura Kaye's Facts This Friday


 Hey, nice digs we got here! I’m so excited to be making my first appearance at Daily Dose of Decadence. I don’t have a release date yet for my first Decadent title, Just Gotta Say, but I do have a totally yummy cover and a blurb (see down below).  First, though, just the facts:
I have traveled to eight countries outside of the U.S.: Canada, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy. Many of these visits occurred during the “last hurrah” (*grins*) month-long European vacation my husband and I took before we decided to start a family in 2003.

When I was growing up in a small town in western Maryland not far from the Pennsylvania border, we found a sealed off secret room in the attic of our row house. Inside were two straw-and-newspaper beds, some old bottles and tin cans, and some old shoes. The room also had a secret panel that led into the adjoining row house. The newspapers dated from the 1850s and 1860s, and folks believed it was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

My whole extended family believes in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena, which is what got me interested in reading and ultimately writing about the paranormal.  I believe I have seen two ghosts in my life, and can recount dozens of stories of haunting experiences from my aunts’ and grandmother’s houses from when I was growing up.

I have two tattoos, one on my right wrist and one on my right shoulder. I want more!

I am a historian by training and a college professor by occupation.  My area of expertise is early American history, and I’ve published two non-fiction books in my field.  While I enjoy incorporating historical elements into my stories, I don’t think I’ll ever take on historical fiction or historical romance.

My “bucket list” includes: traveling to Ireland, Bermuda, Egypt, and Russia; driving across the United States; seeing my name on the NY Times bestseller list; mastering the guitar; and living for a time in London. I’m sure there’s more, but those are the do-before-I-die things that come most readily to mind!

NOW, back to that Just Gotta Say blurb:

When Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three roommates, Jack Fenton and Noah Ryder, in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst, desire to play with them grips her.  After a horny week fantasizing about multiple guys—particularly her guys, her three long-time best friends—Callie thrills to find herself home alone one night.
Threesome porno and sex toys in hand, Callie acts out her fantasy not knowing her roommates’ plans changed.  Returning early, Jack, Noah, and Lucas Branson—who harbors an unspoken love for Callie—burst in on her.  She’s mortified, until the men invite her to live the fantasy with them.  She wavers, but her crush on Lucas and the lure of his bed are too strong. The guys’ words, her fantasies, and her body’s unmet need convince Callie she’s just gotta say, “What the fuck.”
As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie can’t help but wonder if she can really handle them all, and whether being with the three of them will risk a future with the one she really wants.

Thanks for visiting with me! Wontcha share a fact about yourself in return?

Laura Kaye
twitter: @laurakayeauthor

Laura Kaye is a multi-published author of paranormal, contemporary, and erotic romance with four books releasing in 2011. Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong.  Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with the supernatural.  Though an avid fiction writer as a teenager, a career as a historian took her in other directions until recently.  Now that Laura’s inner muse has awakened, she’s constantly creating new story ideas!  Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


Maureen said...

A bad dog? Say it ain't so!

Barbara Elsborg said...

A secret room!! How exciting. At least there was no dead body in it!

Starla Kaye said...

Oh my gosh! I loved your story description. I'll definitely be one of the first to buy it.

Dominique Eastwick said...

I'm with Starla this looks amazing. I can't wait to get it.

kathleen said...

What an interesting post, Laura! Great blurb, too. I'm with you on the New York Times Bestseller list. Go for it!

Valerie Mann said...

I read this manuscript and I have to tell all of you that I laughed so hard, I cried. The opening scenes are so deliciously funny, I emailed Laura even though I didn't know her! I think Laura Kaye has a bright future!!

Laura Kaye said...

Aw *waves* hi everybody! It's so cool to be here! :)

@Maureen--perhaps I should add CUTE, but bad. Makes it harder to stay mad. Damn dog.

@Barbara--no, no dead body. But I swear that house was haunted. Never felt creep, just like you weren't alone.

@Starla and Dominique--Yay! It was sooo fun to write! hehe

@Kathleen--thanks, lady! Part of me feels you gotta believe it to make it happen, right?

@Valerie--you totally did contact me, and it made my whole day! *grins*

Thanks for all the comment love!

Anonymous said...

I read a draft version of this and it was HAWT! Can't wait to read the finished product!

Laura Kaye said...

Hiya Beth! You surely did! I had a great group of crit partners on this project! Thanks for stopping over!

Jessica E. Subject said...

This book sounds so hot! And the cover suits the description perfectly. Adding to the TB (to buy) pile.

Always great to learn more about other authors.

Laura Kaye said...

Awesome, Jessica! Totally grinning here! And thanks for the RT! :)

Erin said...

You have got to be kidding me!! This one sounds even more amazing then the last two! WOW!! Can't wait....

Laura Kaye said...

hehe Erin! This one's gonna blow your mind! :) Thanks for stopping by!