Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Interview with BR Kingsolver

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Broken Dolls is an urban fantasy set in the present day. Unlike other books in the genre, there aren’t any vampires, werewolves or witches. My characters are telepaths with the ability to manipulate the physical and mental world.
RB Kendrick is a telepathic private investigator in London who is hired to find a missing girl. She discovers that telepathic girls are being kidnapped and sold into sex slavery.

The hunt takes her to Ireland, France and Germany, with people trying to kill her to keep her off their trail.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

Two themes, actually. Estimates are that human trafficking is a $40 million dollar a year industry. This is actually a major problem in the world today. The largest markets for enslaved sex workers are the U.S. and Europe. I thought I’d try to draw some attention to that in a fantasy novel.

The other theme is of strong female characters. The women in my books are able to take care of themselves and although they enjoy wearing pretty clothes and high heels, they are also ready to go toe-to-toe with the bad guys.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I read a lot, from fiction in many genres to history and biographies, to politics and travel. I like to hike and ski in the winter. I love to travel. I made it to Paris and Iceland this summer.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

I have started a Young Adult or maybe New Adult paranormal romance. I have about six chapters written but I keep getting side tracked. I’d like to write a science fiction book, but haven’t come up with a compelling story. And someday I’d like to write an epic fantasy, but that really requires a strong story.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This isn’t part of a series, but rather an offshoot of my Telepathic Clans series. Broken Dolls is different from the others in that there’s no romance or erotic content.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

The next book I’m writing is the final installment, the fourth book, of the Telepathic Clans. I have fans asking me for it, and I’ve left a number of questions unanswered.

I do have a short story being published in an anthology about cat shifters called Here, Kitty, Kitty, edited by Mia Darien. The stories are all romances and each author chose a different large cat, such as tigers or leopards. Mine is about a jaguar and is set in the Southwestern U.S. All proceeds from the book will be donated to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Indiana.

What book are you reading now?

I’ve been working on finishing my novel, so I haven’t been reading much. I just finished First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones, and The Bandit King by Lilith Saintcrow. I’m a pretty eclectic reader.

What is in your to read pile?

Right now, I’m planning to read the other five stories in Here, Kitty, Kitty to see what the other authors did with the basic skeleton we were given. Past that, the new JD Robb book, anything new by Ann Bishop or Richelle Meade, or anything else that happens to look interesting. I also read a lot of pre-release books for other authors.
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Broken Dolls
BR Kingsolver

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Suspense

ISBN: 9781301813568 (ePub)

Number of pages: 235
Word Count: 79,600
Cover Artist: Mia Darien

Book Description:

Private investigator RB Kendrick makes her living nailing cheating spouses, digging up other dirt to help in a divorce, finding long-lost relatives, and occasionally sniffing out criminal activity and fraud.

When she takes a job to find a missing girl, she has no idea she is headed for the most dangerous case of her career. Usually, her ability to read minds gives her an edge. But when the people she’s hunting are also telepaths, that advantage is limited.

The search takes her into the dark underbelly of telepathic society, where anything, and anyone, is for sale. She discovers that telepathic women and girls are being trafficked as the ultimate sex slaves.

With people trying to kill her, she’s on the run, not knowing who she can trust. Will she find the missing girl, or become a victim herself?

 About the Author:

I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. I was in Paris and Iceland this summer.

I have a very significant other, two cats and two Basset Hounds. I’m currently living in Baltimore, nine blocks from the harbor, but still own a home in New Mexico. 

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