Monday, May 5, 2014

Author Interview- Kyann Waters

***UPDATE: Be sure to check out the bottom of the post for Kyann's Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!**

 Happy Monday readers, I have the wonderful Kyann Waters with me today. Kyann is sharing her newest book, Betrayed Vows, and it looks to be a hot one!!

Hi, Kyann, tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.

A – I hate to say it, but I’m anal – as in obsessive and a control freak.  I like things done my way.

B– bucolic – I like the simple things. Family, food, and writing lets me be home. I love that. I live on the bench of the Wasatch Mountains. We have deer in the yard all winter long.

C – Chatty – I could kill a perfectly productive day on the phone with my sisters.

 What are your three favorite things?

The easy answer is my husband of more than 20 years and my two boys, ages 14 and 16.
But there is also this inner beast that craves sweets. That monster would say carrot cake, banana pudding, and yummy sweet decadent coffees from Starbucks.

I love sweets! Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?

Oh yes, several years ago there was a news story about the increased number of marriages happening within the prison system. I wondered what would make a woman marry a prisoner. And then I thought of the possible repercussions once the felon was released. In the case of Betrayed Vows, Gretchen marries a prisoner because that was the type of relationship she could handle. She has more baggage than a Samsonite store. Landon, our hero, is really a good guy who made some poor choices when he was young and dumb and intends to make the most of his freedom. And Crystal, the neighbor, just sort of stumbles into their chaos but finds herself drawn to Landon in ways she shouldn’t be. As the story unfolds all of their lives spiral out of control.

 Music is a big influence on my writing. I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?

I love to listen to music while I write, but I can just as easily have the TV on for background noise. I take inspiration from everything around me. Friends and family know that if anything interesting or unique happens in their life, it could become fodder for the next book.

 When not writing, what can you be found doing?

Oh my hello, I have more hobbies than Martha Stewart! I knit (making baby blankets right now for my sister) I garden and then can fruits, veggies, jams and jellies from what I grow (the summer garden starts are in the greenhouse. Yep, I’m a greenhouse gardener too.), I’m a recipe whore and I love to bake (Cupcake Wars look out, I’m honing my craft. I made the best carrot cake cupcakes on Easter).  I love to run the trails in the mountains above my house. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the trailhead. And in between all of that, I’m a mom to two boys.  I’m a soccer mom to one and a band mom to the other.

Oh my gosh, Kyann. we have so much in common!! 
Except for the baking part and the running, I just like to eat and couldn't run to save me life! 
Where can our readers find you?

You can find me on 
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Everything in Gretchen Booker’s life was as she wanted it. A husband on her terms. Companionship without physical contact. That’s why she married a lifer. Who would’ve thought it would all come to an end after only ten years?
Life on the outside is not as Landon Booker expected. But how can he make a future for himself beyond prison walls when the woman who is supposed to love him wants to see him sent back to the penitentiary.
Crystal Evans isn’t a home wrecker. Landon needs a friend…someone who can help protect him from his conspiring wife. Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan.
Yet vows betrayed leave all three with something to lose—Crystal her heart, Landon his freedom, and Gretchen the life she had before.


After he jumped in the shower, dried off and dressed, he went downstairs and found Gretchen in the kitchen. “Morning,” he mumbled. She didn’t look up from the newspaper spread out on the table. Cup of coffee in hand, dressed for the day, she didn’t give Landon even a cursory glance. “Late night. Where were you, or don’t I need to ask?”

Landon took his cup of coffee and joined her at the table. He covered his mouth while he yawned. “You weren’t home. I grabbed a burger and fries.” He sipped his coffee. “You don’t have to ask. I was with Crystal.”
She put the paper down. “Why do you want to hurt me?”
“In order for me to hurt your feelings, I’d have to believe you give a damn.” He stood and crossed the room. “I don’t. Do you want toast?” He turned his back to her and reached for the bread.
“How can you say that? I’ve stayed with you for ten years.”
“And I wonder why,” he interrupted. “Why did you agree to have me paroled into your custody if you didn’t want me here?” He waited for her to answer. When he turned around her eyes were cold and vacant.

KyAnn Waters is a multi-published, award winning author of erotic romance. 
She lives in Utah with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She spends her days writing and her evenings with her family. She enjoys sporting events on the television, thrillers on the big screen, and hot scenes between the pages of her books.

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  1. Angela thank you so much for hosting me today. I neglected to give you the rafflecopter code for the Kindle Giveaway. For your blog followers--
    until we can get the rafflecopter code updated on this post, copy and past this link to the rafflecopter on my blog and enter.

    I apologize for not making sure Angela had the code

  2. KyAnn, What a terrific premise for a book! Very intriguing, I'll definitely have to read this one. Hey, I'm with you on the carrot cake ... and most sweets, truth be told. It's my one weakness (other than writing steamy love scenes). Best of luck with the book!

  3. thanks Laura. just thinking about carrot cake makes me want some. cream cheese icing. yumm!

  4. Thanks for being with us today Kyann, I've got the Rafflecopter giveaway up and going. Betrayed Vows looks extremely interesting and that's a great excerpt. Very attention catching.

  5. Great post! I've never broken a vow. As for a promise, non that I can recall. Maybe small ones like "I promise to come to the party tonight" only to fall asleep on my couch and miss the whole thing. :-)