Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Book Tour: Damned and Defiant by Kathy Kulig Interview & Giveaway

Damned and Defiant by Kathy Kulig

Book 3 of Demon in Exile

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing

ISBN: 9781419940804
Word Count: Approximately 70,000 words

Book Description:

Mortal women surrender to Dante’s seductions. He is a Drone, an immortal who feeds off their lifeforce energy—the chi that keeps his kind alive. When his dimension is on the edge of destruction, Dante must seek the help of one special woman.

Haley Moore is a Sha Warrior—a mortal with excess lifeforce energy. She has always had a strong attraction to Dante and when they meet again he thinks luck is on his side because his quota of chi energy would be obtained after one scorching scene with this mortal. But the problem is that he is overwhelmingly attracted to her and once with this woman won’t be enough.

Haley tries to draw out the man buried deep within the demon. Their fierce, undeniable passion unravels his plans and threatens her life. Can Dante bear to abandon her when he leaves Earth forever? Dante will have to choose whether to return to his world or to give up his immortality and share his future with Haley. 


1) Where did you get the idea for the novel? 
The series itself was inspired from a trip to Sedona, AZ. The third book in the series came about after a reader asked about a character, Dante, one of the villains in the first book (Desert of the Damned). Dante was an antagonist but not as evil as the demoness Gwyllain. Dante did have some redeeming qualities: He was in love with the heroine but he couldn’t have her, and he did help her in the story. The rest I can’t say because they are spoilers, but the reader wanted to know if Dante would find love. I had intended for him to be an antagonist throughout the series and hadn’t planned on him finding a love interest. I thought what a great idea if he could be redeemed in the end and find love. He is part human. What if he met the right woman???

2) Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? 
For this book I did change the title. It started out as the Demon’s Embrace but another author at EC had a similar title so I had to change it. I gave my editor about eight different choices and we agreed on Damned and Defiant.

3) Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? 
Finaling in the EPIE Awards for Dragon Witch, for Best Paranormal Novella 2011. I was up against New York Times/USA Today bestselling author Pamela Palmer. That was quite an honor. She won first place, of course, but to make it that far was very exciting.

4) Which came first, the title or the novel? 
For this book, the novel. Sometimes a title comes in my head and the story evolves. Sometimes a scene or setting comes into my head and the story unwinds. I start thinking What ifs?

5) What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read? 
I tend to read a couple books at the same time. I just finished Lynn LaFleurs’ new book, Armed and Delicious and it was very deliciously hot. I’m also reading Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol. I like reading a variety of genres.

6) At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 
I usually write a note. I think it’s more personal. Either relating to something I was talking about to that person or relating to the book. For example for my demon books, I might say, “Demons need love too.”
Thank you!!
Kathy Kulig

About the Author:

Kathy Kulig is the award-winning author of sexy paranormal and contemporary romances. She has published over a dozen novels and novellas and her work has appeared in eBook, print and anthology. Kathy is a science geek by day and writer of erotic fiction at night. Her interest in mythology, quantum physics and the supernatural, and also her extensive background in science, provide inexhaustible material for new projects in the paranormal realms. Besides her career in writing, she’s a cytotechnologist and has worked as a research scientist, medical technologist, dive master and stringer for a newspaper. When she’s not writing or dreaming up her next steamy story, she enjoys traveling, relaxing by the beach with a book, mountain biking, movies and dinners out. She resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and lives in a 100-year-old Victorian home which has a garage built of rejected tombstones.

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One $20 Gift Certificate of winner’s choice either Amazon, B&N, or Ellora’s Cave. And also a tote bag of books including Something Wicked this Way Comes (an Amazon bestseller with Laurann Dohner, Jaid Black and others and includes my short Tattoo Witch), Dial B for Bondage Anthology with Emerald Dungeon, Desert of the Damned and Damned and Desired print books, a few other surprise goodies will be added too. This for U.S. only please.

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  1. Great interview, Kathy and Alisia! As a reader, I very much appreciate those personal signatures, Kathy! Thanks for taking the time to do those! And thanks of course for the awesome stories you write!

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  2. Kathy sounds like a great author...she listens to her readers! I love that she writes extra things when she signs books too! I'm sure Kathy will have continued success since she must have loyal readers...add me to the list!