Thursday, June 18, 2015

Author Interview- Karilyn Bentley

Happy Thursday readers. 
We're one step closer to the weekend and I've got a great new read for you. 
Here today to share it is Karilyn Bentley, author of 
The Detective's Dragon.

Welcome Karilyn, tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C. 

Ambitious. Bendable (i.e. flexible). Crazy (but in a good way)

What are your three favorite things?

 Books. My dogs. My husband. Not necessarily in that order.

 Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)? 

I'm published with The Wild Rose Press

Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books? 

I'm not sure if there will be more books in this series. I originally wrote a trilogy, but in the last chapter of the last book of the trilogy, realized the plot and characters for this book. Now I have to call it the Draconia Tales series instead of the Draconia Tales trilogy. 

When not writing, what can you be found doing? 

Reading or gardening.

15. Favorite item of clothing in your closet? 

Does jewelry count? I LOVE earrings.

 If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be? 

Robert Redford or Harrison Ford. They do something with their lives besides act.

When writing, which do you prefer to write with, computer or paper and pen? 

Computer. I can type much fast than I can write and it doesn't cramp my hand. Usually.  


As a Halfling with little magic, Jamie is barely considered a Draconi, his sole talent finding jewels and lost people. But when he dreams of a human female in trouble, he has no choice but to save her, even if it means crossing dimensions into a different realm. Unfairly accused and placed on administrative leave, Detective Ruby Parker is determined to regain her position on the Denver police force. When an attempt to kidnap her fails, she must learn to trust the stranger who appears from nowhere to help her. Unlike in Draconia, Jamie's powers work in Parker's world, his longing to wield magic finally fulfilled. But is working magic worth leaving his family and friends? When Parker realizes she loves Jamie, she must make a choice, follow her heart to a different world, or remain alone and attempt to regain her beloved job. What happens when the one you love lives in another dimension?


The squeak of hinges snapped Parker’s attention to the door. Hottie stood in the doorway, one hand on the frame, the other on the handle, a look of determination plastered on his face. A look she was familiar with. A look she saw reflected in her mirror on a daily basis. A look mirrored on her coworkers’ faces when working a case.
A look she never thought to see directed her way.
Which was a bit unnerving, but not nearly as unnerving as the realization he’d followed her. He stood in the doorway like he owned the place. Or owned her.
Her limbs shuddered like a car without shocks. He. Followed. Her. Was he stalking her? Was he with the ones who tried to kidnap her? What was he doing here? More to the point, how did she get rid of him? Her muscles might be coming out of a deep freeze, but that didn’t mean she could hop off the bed and toss him out the door.
Where was the damn call button?
Parker patted the mattress. Hottie took a step closer. Then another. No button. Her heart shook an uneven rhythm, the beat a warning drum in her veins. Her hand moved faster against the mattress, searching, seeking, not finding.
Damn it.
“Be of ease. I mean no harm.”
She stilled, her hand paused mid-pat as if his words flipped her off switch. Deep and soothing, his voice stroked across frazzled nerves, slowing her racing heart. If he could bottle that sound, women would fall at his feet.

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Karilyn's Bio

Karilyn Bentley's love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.

Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.

Karilyn lives in North Texas with her own hunky hero, a psycho dog nicknamed Hell Hound, a crazy puppy, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.


  1. Thank you for having me on Angela!

    1. I'm so glad you could be with us today Karilyn. That's a great cover and blurb. Was there any particular inspiration for your story?

    2. The idea came to me while I was writing the third (and what I thought was last) book in the trilogy. Which means it's now a series, not a trilogy!

  2. Jewelry most definitely counts! You wear them, don't you? I, too, love jewelry, but as I get older, I wear less and less of it. I should correct that, I have some really pretty things!

    Good luck with your new release!

    1. Thank you Susabelle! Glad to hear there's another jewelry lover out there! It's fun to mix and match the pieces. :)

      Happy Reading!