Need a good read? Interview with Kara Leigh Miller on “Jilted”
I had a chance to interview author Kara Leigh Miller about her new book “Jilted” which released last month.
Are you looking for a new read? Need something to warm up your winter? Because Kara just dropped a “Scorching hot!” new contemporary erotic romance. Just in time for long chilly nights. This is one you’ll want to curl up with.
Let’s get to the goods. The Blurb:
Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett’s fiancée, Vanessa?
Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy’s friend, but when he’s chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it’s a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he’s supposed to marry?
Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she’s fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?
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“I’m telling you, man, this is a mistake,” Steven said.
Brett glanced at his brother, annoyed. “Mom said the same thing to me earlier.” The wedding was scheduled to start in less than twenty minutes, and he was going to take his place at the altar to wait for his bride. Once he took his spot, he looked out at the seated guests.
Steven put his hand on Brett’s shoulder. “We all know the woman you should be marrying is sitting out there,” Steven nodded, “fourth pew back.”
Brett’s gaze landed on Amy, who was talking to his mom. Amy looked gorgeous, as usual. She said something to his mom, and then laughed. The sight of her smiling face made him smile, until he realized that he wouldn’t get to see her like that very often anymore. “Amy and I are just friends.”
Steven laughed. “Stop wearing your ass as a hat and open your eyes. Amy King has never been just your friend.”
“That’s real nice, Steven.” Brett sighed and shook his head. Marrying Vanessa wasn’t a mistake. It wasn’t. And Amy was just his friend. He was doing the right thing by marrying Vanessa. Wasn’t he?
“I’m your brother. I don’t want to see you make a mistake.”
“Exactly. You’re my brother, which means you should support my decision. I love Vanessa. I’m going to marry her.”
Steven shrugged. “If you say so.”
Brett turned and glared at him. “And you decided to have this conversation with me now? Ten minutes before Vanessa will be walking down that aisle. Nice timing.” He went to run his hand through his hair, but stopped, not wanting to mess it up. Vanessa hated when his hair was messy. She said it made him look sloppy, as though he didn’t care. Amy never seemed to mind though. In fact, she laughed at him every time he messed up his hair. He sighed and turned back around to look out over the pews. His gaze once again wandered to Amy.
“It’s not like you’ve been around much. It’s been kind of hard to talk to you,” Steven muttered.
He was right. Brett had been occupied with Vanessa and pulling the wedding together in such a short amount of time. “I know. Sorry.”
They were silent for a few moments before Steven leaned close to Brett’s ear and whispered, “It’s not too late, Brett. You can still call this off.”
My Interview with the lovely Kara:
What inspired you to write this book?
Well, for starters, I love friends to lovers stories. They’re just so full of emotion and that always equals a lot of good tension. One night while watching “Americas Got Talent” there was a pair of young ballroom dancers and I thought to myself, “Hmm, I wonder what will happen when they get older. Will they still be friends? Will they still be dancing together?” And that’s essentially how this story was born.
What was it about this book that drew you in and demanded to be written?
Two words: Brett Hudson. I fell in love with this character from the moment I wrote his name and there was no going back.
Describe your style of writing.
I try to write like I interact with people in real life. I hope my dialogue reflects that. Other than that, it’s really no holds barred. I write whatever comes to my mind, no matter how ridiculous or crazy it sounds. Then, during edits, I tone it down where necessary, but try to keep as much as I can because I firmly believe that the passion that pours out during the first draft is honest and will shine through to the reader.
Character histories are usually far more developed than what’s needed for the book. Is there anything interesting you can give us about your main characters that didn’t make it in the story?
Honestly, this was one of the first books I’ve ever written that I didn’t write character histories. I do mention in the story that Amy is estranged from her family, all though I never explain why. Well, here it is: her father is a deadbeat and her brother is a trouble maker. Amy has, on more than one occasion, bailed her brother out of jail and given him a place to stay, and he continues to screw up. After the last time, when he stole from her, she wrote him off and refused to help him again.
Any funny anecdotes about your journey with this book?
The first version of this book was about half the length of what it is now. It started out at approximately 30K but by the end it was just shy of 49K. Brett just demanded more time with Amy and well, I couldn’t deny him J
What drew you to writing?
The simple answer: boredom. I’ve always dabbled in writing, but never took it seriously until a few years ago. All of my kids were in school and I was looking for something other than Facebook games to occupy my time. So, I sat down and decided to finally write my book.
What draws you to this genre?
The loose reins. I love the freedom that comes with writing erotica. Almost anything goes and I find that liberating.
Where and when can we get our hands on this book? Give us the goods!
The book is already available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-ebook/dp/B00F6DFUG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379161399&sr=8-1&keywords=Jilted+kara+leigh+miller) and Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jilted-kara-leigh-miller/1116906522?ean=2940148724681)
What is currently on your To-Be-Read list that you’re most excited for?
Wow. My TBR list is so long. Lol. But, the one I’m most excited for is the final book of Ryan Winfield’s Park Service Trilogy. I can’t wait to see how it ends!
Favorite fictional Hero/Heroine of all time:
Elena Gilbert and Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. Damon is just so friggin’ hot! How can you not love him?
Favorite Book Boyfriend? You know we all have one.
Does one of my own count? LOL. If so, then it’s hands down Levi Corbin from THE GEORGIA CORBINS. From someone else’s book: it would have to be Nathan Malone from Lora Leigh’s WILD CARD. He was the first real alpha male I’d ever read and he’s always stuck with me.
Do you have any current projects we can look forward to?
Yes! I have a lot of them. 🙂 I’m working on an erotic paranormal romance entitled ETERNALLY BOUND. An erotic romantic suspense entitled DELICATE ORCHID. I’m very excited for both of these books and can’t wait to see them released.
How can readers learn more about you and your work? Are you active on social media, blog, etc.
I’m very active on social media. For the most up-to-date information, people can visit my website: www.karaleighmiller.com. I’m also on Twitter (www.twitter.com/KaraLeighMille1) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/KaraLeighMiller).
Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She’s a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.
Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with her family and friends.
Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She’ll go total fan girl over it!
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