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Author Interview with Kelli A. Wilkins

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Ultimate Night’s Delights

Julian and Annabelle are back for the final ball!


The Marquis of Demby’s Midsummer and Midwinter Balls changed Julian and Annabelle forever. Freed from their inhibitions, they now help other shy couples explore their sexual urges and hidden desires.

But life on Vincent and Sabrina’s estate is anything but tranquil. The notorious Duke of Blackwell has discovered the secret about the naughty balls and is out to destroy the marquis.

Vincent refuses to deny the rumors about the “anything goes” parties he hosts, and turns to his friends for assistance. Together, they devise a plan to defeat the Black Duke…and still find time for a few erotic games.

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Book Related Questions:

1. What is your latest book about?

My 15th erotic romance from Amber Quill Press is titled Ultimate Night’s Delights. It’s the third and final novella in a series that began with A Midsummer Night’s Delights and continued with A Midwinter Night’s Delights. Although all three stories are connected, they each stand alone as individual reads. I think fans of the first two novellas will find this one to be a satisfying conclusion to the series.

Ultimate Night’s Delights

Julian and Annabelle are back for the final ball!

The Marquis of Demby’s Midsummer and Midwinter Balls changed Julian and Annabelle forever. Freed from their inhibitions, they now help other shy couples explore their sexual urges and hidden desires.

But life on Vincent and Sabrina’s estate is anything but tranquil. The notorious Duke of Blackwell has discovered the secret about the naughty balls and is out to destroy the marquis.

Vincent refuses to deny the rumors about the “anything goes” parties he hosts, and turns to his friends for assistance. Together, they devise a plan to defeat the Black Duke…and still find time for a few erotic games.

Read excerpts, summaries, and reviews of A Midsummer Night’s Delights and A Midwinter Night’s Delights on each book’s page on my site: www.KelliWilkins.com

Or here: http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/MidsummerNightsDelights.html

http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/MidwinterNightsDelights.html

2. What is the inspiration behind your book?

This book is the third and final book in a series that began with A Midsummer Night’s Delights. When I wrote the first book, I never intended to write a sequel and had no idea I’d be starting a trilogy. After I finished the second book (A Midwinter Night’s Delights), I wrote a few other romances, and then started toying with ideas for a third book that tied everything up. Readers and reviewers fell in love with the characters from the first two books and wanted more. I was happy to round out the series with this book. I leave everyone in a good place!

Readers of all three books will soon be in for a treat – I have a plan to combine the trilogy into one paperback anthology. There’s no firm release date yet, but I’ll announce it on my blog and site – so stay tuned.

3. What’s your favorite scene in your book? Can you describe the scene?

One of my favorite scenes is where the Black Duke barges into Vincent’s ball, expecting to find the guests participating in a full-on orgy, only to discover them dancing and having drinks. I infused this scene with some humor (which I love doing) and enjoyed making an ass out of the duke. I also set the stage for something big that comes later!

My other favorite scenes are with Julian and Ivan. I enjoyed showing how Julian understands Ivan’s plight and takes him under his wing. It’s a very sensual scene and is one example of how Julian and Annabelle use the “skills” they learned from Vincent and Sabrina to help others overcome their shyness.

4. How do you decide how hot or not your book is going to be?

I don’t! I’m not really “in charge” of that, and I don’t decide “I’ll write a scorching book.” I let the characters in each story determine the sexual content. Every story is different, and so are the sexual lives of the characters. They all have a sexual history (whether curious, shy, very open, or unsure) that comes into play during the course of the book

Writing in different romance genres also influences the sexual content. In The Viking’s Witch, (a historical) Odaria is innocent about things, yet, is so hopelessly in love with Rothgar, she insists that he’s “the one” for her. David in Four Days with Jack (a gay contemporary) is a modern, though sexually unsure man who’s interesting in experimenting. Sherrie (from Trust with Hearts) had her heart broken, so she’s not going to jump into a relationship with just anyone. In Ultimate Night’s Delights none of the characters are shy, and anything goes! Writing for the different characters and their individual situations helps keep things interesting and fresh from book to book.

5. Imagine you are trapped on a deserted island. Which character would you prefer to be stuck with, and why?

If I had to be stuck with a character from Ultimate Night’s Delights, I’d pick Julian. He’s kind and caring, and yet can be very imaginative and spicy when it comes to finding ways to pass the time!

Another character I could spend leisurely days in seclusion with is Rothgar, the hunky Viking hero from my historical romance, The Viking’s Witch. Rothgar is an explorer and he can make do in any situation. He could probably build a ship to get us off the island – if we wanted to leave….

6. What makes your book stand out from all the others on the market?

I think that my original storylines, well developed characters, and unique writing voice make all of my books stand out from others on the market. I write in nearly every romance genre, which also sets me apart from other writers. Not every romance author can pull off a Bigfoot romance (Beauty & the Bigfoot), a traditional contemporary (Trust with Hearts), hot gay romances (Four Days with Jack and Killer in Wolf’s Clothing), and sizzling erotic historicals (Ultimate Night’s Delights). I’m happy to say that reviewers and readers find my eclectic romances refreshing.  (And for readers who think historicals are boring – mine sure aren’t!) I go where each story takes me, and I never know what genre I’ll be writing next.

7. What do you want to resonate with readers when they read “The End”?

I want readers to feel as if they fell in love with the characters, read an interesting story, and come away satisfied with the ending. I try to include something for the reader to think about in each book (a theme or a social comment) that is introduced through characters, scenes, or situations. I think it takes the book to a higher level and adds another dimension to the writing. Of course, when readers finish one of my books, I’d like them to read another one of my books and meet some new interesting characters! J

Fun Trivia:

1. Coffee or chocolate? You can only choose one!

Coffee, absolutely.

2. Favorite movie or TV show?

So many to choose from! I write romance and horror, and most of the TV shows I watch are in the horror/paranormal genre, like Supernatural, Grim, American Horror Story, and The Dead Files. I have dozens of favorite movies in all genres, so it’s hard to pick one. I watch a lot of action/adventure and mystery/horror movies.

3. Book that made you laugh hysterically, shed tears, or want to change the world?

When I was growing up I read a lot of books in different genres, which could be why I can write in so many styles now. I’d read just about anything: Little House on the Prairie books, books about animals, horror short stories, and all kinds of non-fiction. I cried over some of the books (Where the Red Fern Grows, The Incredible Journey) and fell in love with others (Witch’s Broom, Mystery of the Green Cat). Lately I haven’t read anything that made me cry or laugh hysterically – I’ve been reading The Cat Who… books, random books I find at garage sales, and non-fiction.

4. If you could write in any other genre, what would it be? Why?

Since my romances cover almost every genre, I’m pretty content in my writing. When I’m not writing romance, I also write horror fiction, so I also have that covered. I’ve included some elements of mystery and suspense in my romances and horror stories, but I haven’t tried a full-on mystery yet. That might be something I’d like to try.

5. What was the first romance novel you ever read?

I’m not exactly sure. When I was in sixth grade, my best friend and I would sneak off and read her aunt’s romances. I don’t remember the titles or much about the plots, but I do know most of them were historical romances involving castles and women in peril! The love scenes were very tame, but at the time we thought they were something super-exciting.

6. What do you think is the most important element a book needs to be successful?

Aside from the marketing aspect that makes it “successful” in monetary terms, a book needs to have an interesting plot and characters readers care about. Readers need to be involved in the story, dropped into the setting and find themselves rooting for the hero/heroine; otherwise the book doesn’t hold any interest. If readers don’t care about your characters or what happens to them, then they won’t read on.

7. How can readers connect with you and learn more about your writing? (Be sure to include social media links!)

It was fun sharing my thoughts today. I welcome questions and feedback from readers. You can contact me via my site and also sign up for my newsletter, Kelli’s Quill.

Here’s a list of my romances — they all vary in heat level and genre. Excerpts, reviews, and summaries of all of them on my site: www.KelliWilkins.com.

A Midsummer Night’s Delights
(historical/fantasy)
A Midwinter Night’s Delights(historical/fantasy – Sequel to A Midsummer Night’s Delights)
A Most Unusual Princess (historical/fantasy)
A Perfect Match (contemporary wrestling romance)
Beauty & the Bigfoot (paranormal/comedy)
Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover (paranormal)
Dalton’s Temptation (historical/fantasy – Follow-up to A Most Unusual Princess)
The Dark Lord (historical)
Four Days with Jack (contemporary/gay)
Killer in Wolf’s Clothing(paranormal/gay)
Naughty Nobles (historical/fantasy anthology paperback– contains 3 stories: A Most Unusual Princess, The Dark Lord, A Midsummer Night’s Delights)
The Pauper Prince (historical/fantasy – Follow-up to Dalton’s Temptation)
The Sexy Stranger (contemporary)
Trust with Hearts (contemporary)
Ultimate Night’s Delights (historical/fantasy – Follow-up to A Midsummer Night’s Delights & A Midwinter Night’s Delights)
 The Viking’s Witch (historical/paranormal & Gold IPPY Award Winner!)

Readers can find me on the web here:

Website: www.KelliWilkins.com
Blog http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kelli-A.Wilkins/e/B001JSAB24/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Amber Quill Press Author page http://amberquill.com/AmberHeat/bio_Wilkins.html
Medallion Press Author Page http://medallionmediagroup.com/author/kelli-wilkins/
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/@KWilkinsauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1123678.Kelli_A_Wilkins
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kelli.wilkins1

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ABOUT KELLI A. WILKINS

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DCFC0222.JPGKelli A. Wilkins writes in several genres including romance, horror, and non-fiction. Her Amber Quill Press romances span multiple genres, including historical, fantasy, contemporary, gay, and paranormal. Her most recent romance, ULTIMATE NIGHT’S DELIGHTS, an erotic historical, was released in September 2013. Readers can learn more about Kelli’s romances on her site: www.KelliWilkins.com and her weekly blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/.

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2 thoughts on “Author Interview with Kelli A. Wilkins”

  1. Love that you write in several different genres. There are many facets to one’s personality and writers shouldn’t feel confined to writing one type of book. Best of luck with Ultimate Night’s Delights. Catchy title!

    1. It’s amazing when any author can write in two or more genres. It seems like a real juggling act, which is why I’ll only stick to historicals 🙂

      Anyone who can do more has my respect!

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