Jen: Today we welcome Kelsey Jordan to Romancing the Book. Kelsey, will you share a short bio with us?
Kelsey: Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Gardinian World novels. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.
As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion. To learn more, visit her at:
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Kelsey: Heart of a Rocky provides a quick glimpse into the world of the Order of Rockys. There is so much going on within the world of the Lycans, but it was important to show that there are smaller and sometimes vital battles happening in the Lycan world that don’t pertain to the For-ever War.
Here’s a short excerpt from book 1, The Lycan Hunter:
An ominous feeling settled in her stomach, the sensation surging and plummeting so fast in her gut she had to reach out to grip the desk for stability. The only thing missing was classic horror-themed music as the sinister feeling surged again when Kyran paused as if he was listening for something. Still she couldn’t’t force her feet to move, too drawn in by all the awful possibilities from what the screen showed her.
Theo – like all Hunters – had been trained to be aware of their surroundings yet maintain the appearance that he was unconscious. Alexis found herself hoping that Theo would do something to give himself away. All Kyran would need is a subtle uptick of Theo’s calm heart, a hitched breath, or a subtle muscle movement to show him that Theo wasn’t asleep but pretending. Nothing happened, and Kyran stepped forward. Her gut twisted in agony, but her feet still refused to obey her command to find help.
Kyran was obviously in doctor mode. He would naturally wonder what happened to his patient, wonder if somehow the sedatives that Theo had been given had been too much. He suffered from a kindness that Hunters were trained out of from childhood. His inclination for decency would cost him, but at least he was cognizant that something was unusual. Maybe that would keep him safe enough that she could warn him or send help.
Her gut tightened again, and a quick glimpse showed how close Kyran was to his destruction. She knew she wouldn’t’t find that room in time, so she left the room hoping to find Ronan. Hopefully, it wouldn’t’t be too late.
She began beating on the first door she came to. It swung open to reveal Ronan’s sleep tossed hair, unfocused glare, and gloriously naked body.
“What the hell, Ky – ” His hands flew to his groin when his gaze fell on her.
“Come on. Kyran’s in trouble.”
Jen: Describe an ideal date.
Kelsey: A night spent playing video games. Regardless of the game, you learn a lot about a person by their play style. The overly intense, take things way too seriously kind of people are the ones I can’t deal with.
Jen: Favorite flavor of ice cream.
Kelsey: Tin Roof by Blue Bell
Jen: Favorite holiday tradition?
Kelsey: The only tradition I have is we open Christmas presents at 12:01 instead of waiting until the morning.
Jen: Favorite James Bond actor?
Kelsey: This is going to sound bad, but I really don’t like James Bond.
Jen: Describe your life in one word.
Jen: What invention you can’t live without?
Kelsey: Anything that gives me access to create or read books. That includes my phone which I have written on at one point.
Jen: What do you collect?
Kelsey: I’m not much of a collector. Books don’t count. I hoard those.
Jen: If you were stranded on a desert island, what one thing do you want to have?
Kelsey: These desert island questions kill me. Do I choose something practical or simply something I want…Practical it is. I’m going with a lifetime supply of water. It’s an island. I can fish for food.
Jen: Chocolate or vanilla?
Jen: What’s next for you?
Kelsey: Next is book 3 in the Gardinian World series, First of Spring. Without spoilers, I’ll say we’ve met the hero and heroine already, but now they’re all grown up. One is sugar and spice, the other is nothing nice.