Karilyn Bentley

Inkwell Guest: Karilyn Bentley and Demon Cursed

Hey gang! Today I have my friend and fellow Plotting Princess, Karilyn Bentley, on the blog today. She’s here to promote her newest release, DEMON CURSED, the third book in her DEMON HUNTRESS series. If you haven’t started the series, you can check out book 1, DEMON LORE, on Amazon here! Blurb: Gin Crawford, the world’s newest demon huntress, just wants to enjoy a football game, but finds herself hunting a serial killer minion instead. When his victims turn out to be the local football star’s female fans, she must determine if the player has joined forces with the minion, but her efforts lead her deeper into danger. When her mentor, Aidan Smythe, is attacked, Gin resolves to go to any lengths to save him, even if it exposes her most tightly held secret. Minions and demons, however, aren’t the only terrors she faces. Will she realize the greatest danger lies within—before it’s too late? Excerpt: I shake my head at him before straightening my shoulders. And slapping a hand over my mouth and nose. Yuck. Hours-old death in humid Texas weather makes for a smelly situation. At least I’m not the only one with their hand, or handkerchief, over their mouths. “What happened?” Smythe meets the gaze of each guard and the hyperventilating janitorial women who clearly found the body. One of the women points to where the body lies in front of the Dumpster, flat on her back, hands resting in classic death pose on her bloody stabbed chest,…

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Inkwell Guest: Karilyn Bentley on How To Catch A Dragon

I’m really excited to have fellow Plotting Princess and paranormal romance author (and friend!) with me today! Please help me welcome Karilyn Bentley who is here to talk about her newest release, Dragon Lover! Be sure to stick around for a sneak peek at her latest book. Take it away, Karilyn! Thank you, Michelle, for letting me blog with you today. I always enjoy being over here! Today I’m talking about my newest release, Dragon Lover. Dragon Lover is the third in the Draconia Tales trilogy and stars Fafnir and Aryana as fated mates who spent their entire lives running from each other. And how did I catch these dragons and put them into a story? Very carefully and with large sparkly jewels. In case you’re wondering, I’m a pantser. For those of you who don’t know what a pantser is, it’s someone who writes by the seat of their pants. In other words, when I start a story, I know the character arc and nothing much else (and sometimes not even that much). In this case, I knew Fafnir and Aryana would be the hero and heroine back when I was writing Magical Lover (the first in the trilogy), but had no idea how they got together. Confused? So was I. But I kept on writing and by the end of the second book in the trilogy (Warrior Lover), I realized what problems kept them apart and what they needed to do for their HEA. And how to transform…

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4 Days Until Relase! And Guest Karilyn Bentley

TODAY’S WINNER: BN100! Pre-Order Now! B&N | Amazon | Kobo Four days until release day! And today I have fellow Plotting Princess and paranormal romance author Karilyn Bentley. She’s here to talk about her new anthology AFTER THE MOON RISES and giveaway an eBook copy to one lucky commenter. So be sure to comment to enter to WIN. Plus you’ll be entered into the grade prize drawing for the Nook Simple Touch Reader! Grand Prize open to US residents only. Have you ever wondered how an author comes up with ideas for her stories? You have? Great! Because that’s what I’m talking about today. Michelle is not the only one with a new release, my anthology, After the Moon Rises came out recently and features two werewolf novellas.  Werewolves of London tells the story of Tom and Vonda while Wolf Mates features Margie and Zane. So let’s get to it. How did I come up with the ideas? Years ago The Wild Rose Press had a contest for a werewolf story to be featured in an anthology and one of my critique partners suggested I enter. Keep in mind I’d never written a short story or a story featuring werewolves, but I thought, hey, maybe this will be my big publishing break. A girl can dream, right? Over dinner at a pizza joint, The Hubster and I discussed a plot. More like I discussed and he nodded, but hey, I’ll give the poor guy credit for letting me bounce story ideas off him. The…

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Inkwell Guest: An Interview with Karilyn Bentley

Hello, lovely readers! Today I have fellow Plotting Princess on the blog – the lovely and talented Karilyn Bentley. She’s here to talk about her smoking hot new release, Warrior Lover. Oh and answer a few little questions for me. Please say hi to Karilyn! Your recent release is WARRIOR LOVER. How about a blurb? As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily–the ideal Watcher’s woman–he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan. As her town’s outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won’t tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can’t overcome her growing attraction to him. Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher’s claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul? What do you find most intriguing about your hero, Enar? He’s gruff on the outside but has a heart of gold and truly loves and cares for Lily, even when it means giving up something he wanted. And he really came alive for me. In Magical Lover (the first…

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Inkwell Guest: Karilyn Bentley

Hey, everyone! Today I’m pleased to host fellow Plotting Princess, Karilyn Bentley at the blog. She took time out to do an interview with me regarding her latest release, Werewolves in London. Welcome, Karilyn! When did you know you wanted to be a writer? And how did you get your start? I used to make up stories a lot as a kid, but stopped doing it the older I got. Then one day, about 12 years ago, I was sitting in my cube at work and thought, I’m tired of this. I want to work from home. What can I do at home? What about write? So I put down a story that had been going around in my mind. It’s currently hiding in a box under a box in the closet, but it gave me the desire to write. I got my start by entering the Got Wolf? contest The Wild Rose Press had in 2008. Out of all the entries, they took the top 6 and mine was #4. My story, Werewolves in London, was printed in the Got Wolf? anthology, which was released in 2009. It’s now being re-released as a stand alone novella. <g> Where do you find your inspiration? I’m not sure. The characters pop into my head and my job is to figure out a story for them. Sometimes the first line of a story pops in for a visit, but often those first lines go nowhere. At least not yet. 🙂 What is…

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