Monday, March 23, 2015
Interview Need You by Terra Kelly
Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.
I’m a self-published author who started this writing adventure about two years ago. I loved writing poems in high school but stopped writing after high school. I never really believed I could be a writer or share a story with anyone. After I finished my bachelor’s degree, during my internship my director told me I could not write, and that my writing was at elementary level. Unfortunately I believed her and continued to keep my words safely tucked away in special area of my brain. One day my many thoughts finally decided it was time to be set free in the form of a dream, I woke and wrote it down immediately. After my husband read the dream he said the most beautiful words. He wanted to know more about the story, and thought I really had a story to tell. Two years later I have a series that continues to evolve and will be introducing some fun characters. What I love about this writing opportunity are the many different things we can learn about. For book four I will be exploring all about burlesque for Shawna, and I’m so excited to get to learn and then share with you.
Right now I only write contemporary romance. I plan to write YA, NA, Erotica, and possibly explore paranormal.
My only pen name is Terra Kelly, but if I do write Erotica I will have to adjust my pen name for that genre.
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
Book two, “Need You,” has a special place in my heart and was the reason I started this writing adventure. The story is about Alyssa, Alex, and Alyssa’s daughter Lexie, who plays an important role in the story. After Alyssa faces an extreme tragedy, her life is thrown upside-down and inside-out. Alyssa struggles to move forward until she meets Alex. This book shares some serious emotion and so much love on every page.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
In high school I loved writing poems, they were usually some form of romance and shared my emotions in each sentence. Also, for a high school project I wrote and illustrated a children’s story. I still have the story tucked away and ready to be shared.
I have a severe hearing impairment and read lips to hear. I love writing and reading, they are easier ways to communicate with people.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I have run a food blog for over five years at www.cafeterrablog.com. I create recipes, write each blog post, and love styling each photo for my blog. My passion for food lead me to share recipes in each book.
I love wine and bourbon. To get me out of my pjs when I’m not writing, I have fun holding wine tastings at local stores. I love learning and doing taste pairings with wine and bourbon.
Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
Since my niece will not be 18 for several more years, I promised her I would write a YA series. All my books are way too steamy for her to read. I also plan to write erotica and possibly paranormal someday,
If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
The next book I will be sharing is book three in The Winters Family Series. The story is about Joshua Winters and Kenzie Waters. They first met in high school, and now after 10 years apart Joshua doesn’t plan to ever let her go.
What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
I have started writing book three in The Winters Family Series, it’s set to publish in June 2015. I will be writing book four in The Winters Family Series, it will be published in September. Plus a fun addition, a novella about Alex and Alyssa from book two set to publish in December.
I plan to share more Winters Family Series additions next year, along with starting a new series.
What book are you reading now?
On Kindle: “That Kiss” by Kate Squires.
Next in que: "Of Foreign Build" by Jackie Parry
On Audiobook: “One In A Million” by Jill Shelves
What is in your to read pile?
The rest of the The Killing Times series from Morgan Kelley.
Quantum Trilogy by M.S. Force
Dare to Submit, Dare To Touch, and Dare to Hold by Carly Phillips
I Love How You Love Me by Bella Andre (Book 13 in the Sullivan series)
Party of Three, Table for Two, Dinner at Eight by Jess Dee
How Sweet It Is by Kelly Jamieson (really any book, she is my favorite author)
Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me by Susan Mallery (next in the Fool’s Gold series)
The January Wish by Juliet Madison
Consumed by J.C. Hannigan
Follow Love by J.H. Croix
I could keep typing more books…my TBR list is WAY too long!!!
The Winters Family Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: March 16th
ISBN: Paperback - 978-0-9862356-4-1
Ebook - 978-0-9862356-3-4
Word Count: Around 54,000 words, still in editing process.
Cover Artist: Easton Place Design Studios
Book two of The Winters Family Series, a contemporary romance filled with emotion.
After Alyssa and her daughter experience a horrible tragedy, she realizes a change of scenery is needed to help move on from the past. She ends up in Idaho, opens a cafe, and continues to live life in the past for the next two years.
Until Alex arrives in Boise.
Alex is the youngest Winters brother, a chef in Los Angeles. When he loses his job, he decides it’s time to leave the big city behind. He finds a job opening in Boise, Idaho for an Executive Chef position. He lost his job and girlfriend in the same day, now it’s time to just focus on work, or so he thought.
With so much sadness, can Alex show Alyssa it’s okay to love again? Will Alyssa realize she needs Alex to help her let go of the past?
Recipes made at the Cafe “Lexie Eats” will be included in the back of the book.
**This book can be read as a standalone from the series.**
About the Author:
A romance nerd at heart, I tend to find inspiration in my dreams, or when walking my dog. My love for romance goes all the way back to when I was 15, and laying on my best friend’s bed reading romance books. It only took me 25 years to start putting all my stories on paper….well actually a computer. I was born and raised in Michigan, now live in the South in North Carolina. So my accent sounds like a Yankee with a slight Southern drawl. When I am not writing you will find me reading, or baking.
My real life romance started when I was just 19. Now over 20 years later, my husband is not only my lover but my best friend. We only raise furry kids, we have one dog and two cats. Our animals are all rescues.
I am a foodie, who loves creating recipes.
Over four years ago I started a food blog at CafeTerraBlog. My love for food is why each of my books will always share new recipes made by the characters.
I love connecting with my followers. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter. I will keep you up to date on what I am writing, book release dates, and so much more on my website.
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