We welcome Kelly Moore as our April 2017 Author of the Month. Lulu has read two of Kelly’s novels being Next August and This August, my reviews are listed below:
Other Series by Kelly Moore is 4 Book Broken Pieces, starting with Book 1 – Broken Pieces:
1.Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, etc).
I’ve been married to the same handsome man for 31 years. Our first date was on my 19th birthday. We have two grown children and 3 adorable grandchildren. By profession, I’m a traveling nurse. I work in ICU’s all across this country. Which is why you usually see a nurse in my books. Most of the places I’ve lived are in my books too. I’ve lived in a fifth wheel. I’m currently living in a small apartment that feels like the size of a castle to me. Our dog Cy, our 9 year old lab, travels with us everywhere.
As far as hobbies go, I love to hike, camp, read, and explore any time I get a chance. I love being outdoors. My husband says I’m really a “gypsy” at heart.How did you get into writing and why romance?I’ve been journaling since I was about 8 years old. I came from a very dysfunctional family, like so many others. I wrote for an escape. That escape grew into something that I love to do.
Why romance? I love a good love story. I especially love seeing someone so broken, that only love can put them back together. My romances books grew into romance/suspense books. I think that grew out of the adventures that I have taken. I actually rank much higher under suspense than I do romance.
I also like a strong female character who doesn’t need saving. They are all capable of saving themselves.
2. Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
Wow! This is a very personal question. Um…let’s just say that my husband loves this part of my books. Every now and then, I’ll say, “baby, can we see if this works?” He is more than happy to oblige.
3. Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV Series.
As far as series go, I would like to see Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books become a TV series. If you have never read any of her books, you are missing out!
4. Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
I can honestly say that I don’t think I have. Now, I’ve not read a book because of its cover. I know I write romance books, but I don’t like to see half-naked men and woman on the cover. I’m talking about covers where there is little to the imagination as to what they are doing.
I like for a cover to tell a story. My latest book out, This August, has August on the cover with his shirt unbuttoned. It was meant to show his progression from Next August. He was a city boy and only wore suits. Now, he’s in the country wearing blue jeans and boots.
5. What is your ideal way to end a long day?
Cuddled up with my hubby on the couch, a glass of wine, and my dog at my feet.
6. Describe your ultimate holiday.
My favorite place I’ve been is Oregon. It to me, is the most beautiful place in the United States. I love the coast and the mountains. I’ve chased waterfalls and lighthouses. I’ve hiked places that most people don’t know exist. There is one specific place in Oregon, that if I could live the rest of my life, it would be a little town called Bend. There is actually a river that runs through the town that you can tube in. We watched a Cheryl Crow concert floating in the water.
Now holiday as in actual holiday, I love Memorial Weekend. A bunch of us meet every year and spend 4 days together. Sometimes it’s in a boat on the ocean, it may be Key West, Clearwater Beach, Crystal River, or camping in someone’s back yard. You never know where you will find us. These are my most cherished memories.
7. Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
Acheron from the Dark Hunters Series. Why? Because he is a Greek God, need I say more?
8. Boxers or briefs? Or commando???
I love Boxers, but commando is even better!!
9. Who is on your top five “Freebie List”? Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?
I’m showing my age here, but in his younger days, Robert Redford was who I would swoon over. To be honest, I still do. My husband took me to his restaurant last year that Robert Redford owns. I was hoping to see him, but he wasn’t there.
So, you said 5.
- Robert Redford
- Hugh Jackman
- Paul Newman
- Brad Pitt
- And he would probably say Jennifer Anniston. LOL
10. You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
- My daughter
- My Son
- My husband
11. How can our readers connect with you?
My website www.kellymooreauthor.com
You can join my newsletter from my website.