Thanks so much for having me.
So, how do I research a humorous paranormal erotic romance? I’m still trying to figure out how I wrote it! No, I did not spend a fun weekend in a cabin at Nocona lake with a bunch of other equally crazy writers and get a little tipsy and play the “what if” game—this time. Somehow I came up with this idea all on my own.
I did play the “what if” game, though. It started when I read about nephilim. Angels descended from Heaven and mated with beautiful mortal women. Children were born from the union, nephilim. There are different versions of the story, but all I read was, children were born from the union, nephilim. My brain cells began to explode with ideas.
Chance skirted the very edges of what was legal—for an angel…
Not actually an angel when he thought about it. A nephilim, to be exact. All their fathers were angels. Centuries before, they mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods.
The children didn’t live by the same rules as mortals, nor that of the typical robe-wearing, bright-light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time the nephilim were breaking the rules and making up new ones as they went. As long as they didn’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stayed out of their way.
Vetis is the antagonist in Where There’s Smoke. He’s actually a demon or so I found when I looked up names of demons. To be exact: A demon of hell who corrupts and tempts the holy.
And then there’s Destiny, the heroine:
Destiny Carter was six years old when she had the first inkling that her life wouldn’t be a fairy tale. That was the day her mother left her in a grocery store and never came back. Destiny was right, her life went downhill from there. Bad foster homes, bad boyfriends, and really, really bad choices.
Then she died and went to Hell.
Until she was kicked out.
I think any time I can mix truth with fiction it breathes more life into the story.
As far as how I researched the erotic romance—I’m not talking. I hope you enjoy Where There’s Smoke.
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Karen Kelley is the author of over twenty-one books. I’m Your Santa spent three weeks on the USA Today bestseller list. Karen lives in a small Texas town with her very supportive husband, their spoiled Pekinese, a host of wild birds that eat way too much.
She makes jewelry as a hobby because she’s a firm believer that one can never have enough bling-bling. You can visit Karen at www.authorkarenkelley.com where you’ll find lots of fun stuff!
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