Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Forbidden by Fate Blog Tour Interview and giveaway: Kristin Miller


Today I welcome Kristin Miller to my blog, and it's Rameau's interview :)

Where did you get the idea for this novella?
I’ve always wanted to write about dragons, so when the idea struck—an enchanted isle ruled by shifters of different species: dragons, werewolves and merfolk—I ran with it! Forbidden love is one of my favorite tropes to read, so I knew I wanted a hero and heroine to be from different groups. (Damon is a dragon and Sasha is a werewolf.) I added some complexity with Sasha being heir to the Were throne and Damon being banished for loving her and voila!  

How did you come up with the world of Feralon?
I got the idea for the Isle of Feralon from the Farallon Islands that are off the coast of San Francisco. I wondered what that island would be like if there was more to it than meets the eye. Since I could make the isle however I wanted, I made it tropical with rainforests, gorges, caves and hot springs. I basically created a place I wanted to travel.

Why werewolves?
Why not? They’re protective to the fullest, take care of their own, and are powerful creatures by nature. I think they make sexy heroes, even though I made Sasha the werewolf. I did that because I wanted to write something different—a new, exciting twist to the “old reliable”.

How did you research and build the pack dynamics?
I did a lot of research on werewolves and their origins. I read a few werewolf novels and novellas. I watched Underworld a few times…okay, okay, I might’ve done that for enjoyment only…but, I researched a ton. What I discovered was that wolves may or may not have the ability to “mind speak” to other wolves in their pack. In Forbidden by Fate, the males can mind speak, but the females can’t hear them. (An interesting twist, I think, being that a female is set to become Alpha.) There was one common trait among all the groups I read and researched—they are always, 100% loyal and willing to fight for what’s theirs.

Why did you choose dragon shifters?
Oh, I love dragons. They’re mystical and awe-inspiring. They love treasure and protect what they consider valuable. (Even if that treasure is a woman—actually, that’s the best kind, isn’t it?) They are powerful in flight and dangerous on the ground. They make the perfect heroes as far as I’m concerned.There's very little about how the dragons live in this book. 

Could you tell a bit more about their society?
You can read more about the dragons (Dracos, in human form) in Claimed by Desire, the first novella in the Isle of Feralon series, but they live on the western part of the isle. They are ruled by Queen Elixa and each has to claim a rider before a certain age…or he’ll die.

Are you going to explore the world further? In other words are there going to be more books about dragons and Merfolk?
I’d love to explore the world further, though I’m not sure at this time if the story will include Merfolk. Although an Isle of Feralon #3 isn’t on my writing schedule yet, I would be thrilled to go back for a bit. I can’t say for certain (and this is the first time I’ve mentioned it), but I’d probably write about a Draco hero and Sindraco heroine (a woman with dragon blood who can’t shift into one). 

Thank you so much for having me today!

Giveaway Details:
Two random commenters from the tour will win their choice of either a Kindle or Nook format eBook of Forbidden by Fate OR a Kindle or Nook format eBook of Claimed by Desire, the first novella in the Isle of Feralon series.
• The tour host with the most comments will receive a Kindle or Nook format eBook of both Forbidden by Fate and Claimed by Desire.
Please leave a comment along with your broken up email addy.
Contest is open the duration of the tour (July 2 - 20) and Internationally.
Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.



Forbidden By Fate by Kristin Miller
Release Date: July 2, 2012 by Harlequin Cravings

A forbidden love……
A second chance……
A night of passion neither will forget.
Sasha, a love-thirsty werewolf and rightful heir to the Were throne, is ready to take control over her pack. But when her first love, dragon shifter Damon Frost, lands on her doorstep, demanding their races negotiate ownership over Feralon’’s hot springs, he makes her question more than the fight for the enchanted neutral ground. No matter the emotions bubbling inside her, Sasha can’’t become involved with Damon. Not now. Not ever again.
Forbidden to step foot onto Were land after a romp with the Alpha’’s daughter as a teenager, Damon has bided his time, waiting for the day when he’’d be accepted back onto Were land. Using the hot spring negotiation as a way to get closer to Sasha, Damon plans to use every minute alone to remind her of the passion they shared–—a passion they could ignite again.
One night of ecstasy stands between them and the fight for the springs. One night of revealing glances, skin searing chemistry, and erotic desires they’’d long buried.
Will one taste of forbidden love be enough to satiate their desires? Or will the need to explore the depths of their love unleash a Were-Draco war?

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Author Bio:
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. 

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.

She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates Ltd. and writes dark paranormal romances and toe curling romantic suspense.

Find Kristin at:
Website: http://www.kristinmiller.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KM_Miller
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristin.miller.102
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1222405.Kristin_Miller?origin=

Tour Stops:
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27 comments:

  1. I LOVE that she is thinking of writing about a woman with dragon blood that can't shift into one. That would be an awesome story :)

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  2. Thanks for hosting Kristin today! :)

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  3. I'll have to check this out! I've always been rather intrigued by dragons...and I actually had a dream once that I was a dragon shifter. Odd. hahaha

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Her answers make my questions look good.

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    1. Or your questions were just good :)

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  5. I love dragons. There can never be enough of them. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

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  6. I love werewolves and definitely love dragon shifters! There aren't enough of them!!

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  7. Dragon shifters, werewolves and forbidden love not something you get to read everyday. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoyed the interview as well, I like reading where authors get their inspiration!

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  8. nice interview! I agree I love dragons as well, a nice choice.

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  9. I have to admit, werewolves are my favorites. I haven't read enough dragon books to really feel one way or the other about them and the ones I'm most familiar with aren't shifters.

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  10. What a great combination of shifters. And I love having a female alpha. The book looks like lots of fun. Great interview!

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  11. This boo had me at werewolves!

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  12. And now merfolk too? This trio of mythical beings is unusual.

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  13. Werewolves do make super sexy shifter heroes. But I'm interested in the dragon shifters and merfolk because I don't read about them often enough.

    Fantastic interview. Thanks for the giveaway.
    missie at theunreadreader.com

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  14. Thanks fof the interview. The books look very good!

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  15. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. Thanks so much for having me today! I absolutely LOVE your blog. :)

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    1. And it was fun having you over :)
      Thanks!

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  17. I really enjoyed this little novella! I'm a sucker for dragons, I pretty much want to read anything and everything that features them:) Looking forward to the next book!

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  18. Okay, dragon shifters and merfolk. Really that is all you had to tell me. :D WANT. R did a good interview!

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (Dot) com

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  19. For the longest time I was a bit obsessed with dragons too!

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  20. This sounds amazing, I love anything with Dragons, one of my favorites. Kretch1@ ATT (dot) net

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  21. Thanks for the lovely interview, I enjoyed reading it. As I love dragons (thanks to Anne McCaffrey) I really would like to read this book.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

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  22. Spreading some love: twitted about your giveaway at https://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/224513206150901760

    Cherry Mischievous
    (not an entry)

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  23. Thanks so much for the giveaway.>:)

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