Day 7: 2012 Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway: K. C. Klein

by @thewritermama on May 7, 2012 · 27 comments

Here is a huge secret to success: never be afraid to ask.

When I said I was hosting this giveaway on social media, KC Klein got in touch and asked if she could participate.

I took a look at her work, which is paranormal romance, and said, “Sure. Why not?”

So whenever you have a little question mark in your mind…make sure it comes out your mouth (or your fingers).

Please help me welcome KC!

About KC Klein

KC Klein has lived most of her life with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book. She did stop reading long enough to make a home with a real life hero, her husband, for over sixteen years. A mother of two children, she spends her time slaying dragons, saving princesses, and championing the belief in the happily-ever-after. As the author of Dark Future, Hotter on the Edge and coming soon Texas Wide Open, KC loves to hear from readers and can be found desperately pounding away on her laptop in yoga pants and leopard slippers or more conveniently at

About Dark Future

Awakened in the middle of the night by a future version of herself, Kris Davenport is given a mission: go forward in time to save the world—and His life. Of course, her future self doesn’t tell her who he is, just sends her into an abyss and straight into an alien invasion.

He turns out to be ConRad Smith, the callous, untrusting Commander of Earth’s army and the world’s last defense. There’s only one way to know for sure if this strange woman is an alien spy—slice her throat. Except, he didn’t anticipate the heat he would feel as he interrogates the hot-tempered, warm-blooded woman. For a man whose sole focus has been survival, she’s more temptation than he can handle. But a world on the brink of destruction leaves no room for love…and time is running out.

The Very Short Interview

When did you know for sure that you were a writer and that writing would be a major energy focus in your life?

I think like most writers I’ve always had a passion for telling stories. I remember reading my first Judy Blume book in second grade and thinking to myself, this is what I want be when I grow up. I’ve always read 1-2 books a week, but it wasn’t until a few years back when I realized I’d rather spend my time on my own stories than someone else’s that I knew I was a real, dedicated writer.

Who has always been behind your writing career and who helped pull you up the ladder of success?

It’s hard for my non-writing family to understand why I prefer to sit alone, in leopard slippers, and pound madly way on my keyboard. I think it’s important for writers to find other writers. Organizations like Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, a mystery writing group, and IndieRomanceInk, a group for indie-published writers, were all key in helping me with my career. I also can’t overstate the importance of having a good critique partner. Mine has held my hand to the fire when I needed it (in a good way), and bailed me out when I needed it (also in a good way).

What is the most frequent comment you hear about your book (or books) from readers? Tell us a little story about the response to your work.

What I find is that people either love my books or hate them, there’s no in between. Which is fine with me, I don’t like to play things safe. I get excited about my writing when I’m riding that edge of what is expected and what isn’t. Here is what one reviewer said about my books:

“I’m a huge fan of Ms. Klein’s universe from Dark Future. One thing I love about her writing is that she’s not afraid to push the limits of what might be “comfortable” to read, and instead explores the very dark side to what is turning out to be a very intriguing dystopian world…It’s a world that is absolutely ripe for revolution, and I’m highly anticipating future installments to the series.” ~ Jess the Romanceaholic

And Now, Your Turn

Now it’s your turn. You remember how this works right?

I ask you a question. You answer in the comments for your chance to win a book each day.

Please just respond once, even if you make a typo. ;)

Answer in the comments in 50-200 words (no less and no more to qualify to win one of today’s books). Please read the complete rules at least once!

Thanks for participating in the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May Book Giveaway! I hope to see you here every day this month. Bring your friends!

You haven’t answered the three questions our author mamas are answering, so let’s tackle those.

Who has always been behind your writing career and who helped pull you up the ladder of success?

Ready, set, comment!

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