May 9, 2012

Book Giveaway and Author Interview: Senator, Mine by Kerry Adrienne

Please welcome to Feed My Need, the fabulous romance author, Kerry Adrienne!
Writing instructor for Wake Technical Community College for 13 years, teaching: Fiction Writing for the Beginner, Fiction Writer’s Forum, Characterization in Fiction, and Speculative Fiction.
Check out her website here to learn more!
Author Interview

When and why did you begin writing?

I don’t really remember when I began writing stories, though I think it probably began with drawing pictures of fantasy worlds and dreamscapes then writing about things happening in that setting.


What was the hardest part of writing your book? What is the easiest?

The most difficult part was definitely the research. History almost always has dissenting opinions on how things were and how things happen and an author often has to decide exactly which “fact” to go with. Plus, you have to use a little creative license to make the story appropriate for modern readers. We don’t want stinky heroes, for example. The easiest part was the characters. I love writing people.


What music do you listen to while you write?

Green Day!!! (ok, sometimes Depeche Mode, The Cure, Adam Lambert, Loreena McKennitt, Violent Femmes, Marilyn Manson…but mostly Green Day). Yes, I love listening to music when I write.

What inspires you? 

That is a tough one. Everything and anything. I think, like most writers, inspiration can strike at any moment and from the slightest thing.

Do you have any hidden talents? 

Umm. I’m a professional costumer—mostly cosplay and historical. I’m an artist. I also dabble in making chainmail. Things like that. Anything crafty. Don’t ask me to decorate cakes though. I really dislike cake decorating.

What are your current projects? 

I have several. I’m working on two more 1Night Stands for Decadent Publishing and a Western Escape for Decadent. I also have a science fiction romance I am working on.

What book are you reading now? 

How sad is it that I have to go to Goodreads to see what I am currently reading for fun? As an editor for Entangled Publishing, I don’t get a ton of free time to read for pleasure. But according to my Goodreads profile, I am still reading SHINE, by Lauren Myracle. I just started it. Maybe I can read some today—I know it sounds like a really great book.

Quick: Vampires or Shapeshifter? Why? 

Vampires!!! Too sexy.

Do you have any advice for other writers? 

Never give up. Trust yourself. Don’t automatically listen to everyone’s advice. Mull it over first. 


Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

I hope that, as you read my time travel or historical books, you will think for a moment about the millions of people who have gone before us—all of whom had lives, loves, wishes, and dreams. I love that warm connection to the human race.

Book Giveaway

Eleanor’s dream of a romantic tour of Italy shatters when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in Pompeii. Determined to enjoy the once in a lifetime vacation, she enlists the 1NS service. She continues her trip, stopping to buy a small golden signet in a mysterious antiquities shop in Rome.

Darius, a hard-working Senator in Ancient Rome, is puzzled by the Sibyl’s words: You will not find love in your lifetime. Hoping to find a measure of happiness, he agrees to the Sibyl’s quest. In the olive grove, he spots Eleanor, a barbarian wearing his stolen senator’s ring.

A night spent together may be just what they both need to break down the columns of time that stand between them.

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  1. This sounds like an interestng read from a talented Writer. I look forward to reading SENATOR MINE

  2. What a fantastic interview...It is always lovely to find out more about an author and their work.

  3. Hi! What a wonderful interview! Your book sounds great! Id love to read it! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

  4. I love stories that have some connection to Rome or Greece.

    Thanks for the giveaway! - Penumbra


  5. Great interview! Really want to read Senator Mine now :) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. Thank you all for entering! This contest is now closed!