Q&A with Kimberly Llewellyn
Author of the Best-selling Romance, Almost a Bride
Kimberly Llewellyn is the author of several best selling romantic comedy novels, including her newly released Almost A Bride.
Hi Kim, thanks for being with us today. You’ve recently self-published several titles, what made you jump into self-publishing and have you been pleased with the results? Did it live up to your expectation?
Kimberly: I’m traditionally published (Kensington, Penguin/Berkley) and the time just came for me to dip a toe into indie publishing. Little did I know that my initial foray — with two books, Siren Call and Almost a Bride — would land me on the Amazon Best Sellers List. It’s been a thrilling time. And so, yes, it has lived up to my expectations, but it comes with its share of hard work, too!
Congrats on the Best seller status! What inspired Almost A Bride?
Kimberly: I wanted to explore a social situation many women still face today, The Madonna/Whore Complex. We are expected to be a good girl, but also be a bad girl. Some call this, “a lady in the living room, a whore in the bedroom.” What’s a girl to do? So I decided to tackle the dichotomy between these two expectations through the character, Ivy Hammond, in Almost a Bride. This very dilemma actually caused her broken engagement.
(And readers, guess who broke off the engagement? Feh, men! ) Ahem, so Kim, by what authors would you say you are influenced?
Kimberly: Too many to list! Each and every book I’ve ever read has had a great influence on me, from Margaret Atwood’s hauntingly poetic language to Kathy Lette’s over-the-top humor. But the one author who had a huge influence on me was Norman Mailer. One summer, many, many years ago, I got to hang out with him in Provincetown, MA. He taught me to go for your dreams. His attitude about “going for it” changed my life.
Oh, wow! What a neat occurrence for you! Now that Almost A Bride is out, what can curious fans expect from you next?
Kimberly: Oh, goodness, I’ve gone old school with my next novel, a medical romance. It’s a heartrending doctor-nurse love story. It’s a curious experience when your own story gets you choked up. I’m worried about these two people, truly worried. Don’t get me started about the baby whose life they’re trying to save!
Aw!! Of course I’m sure all will work out for them. Is there anything you haven’t yet achieved in your career—or any specific thing you haven’t written about yet—that you dream of doing something?
Kimberly: Besides hitting the New York Times Best Sellers List (Hey, I’m working on it!), I think it would be fun to see one of my books made into a movie. While I love writing romance, I do have some young adult novels inside that are clawing to get out. But we’ll see!
I’m sure you’ll get the NYT list/movie deal sometime! Maybe with Almost A Bride?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Until then, below is the back cover copy to my fun, sexy contemporary romance. Thank you so much for letting me share with you!
Almost a Bride
available at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Almost-a-Bride-ebook/dp/B006NUK0OM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332767421&sr=8-1
Award-winning author, Kimberly Llewellyn, introduces a sexy fun story about two people who discover they have a lot more to share between the sheets than they ever bargained for.
Ivy Hammond got dumped at the altar, all because she was too much of a good girl in the bedroom. So when a research study on sex appeal needs participants, she jumps at the chance to learn what it takes to be sexy.
Kip Lockehart owes his foster brother his life. He repays the debt by agreeing to participate in a new sex appeal study. From the first sizzling assignment, Kip is immediately intrigued by the lovely Ivy, who’s innocently curious about what makes a woman sensual. Kip is more than happy to show her. But as each passionate assignment brings them closer, he fears they may break the study’s number one rule–don’t fall in love. But when he can’t stop picturing Ivy as his bride, he sets out to convince her some rules were made to be broken.
And how about a book trailer?
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Thanks so much for being with us, Kim! Good luck with all you do. Folks, if you’d like to, please leave a comment or question for Kimberly and Friday,
we’ll pick a winner for a free Kindle download* of Almost A Bride. Until later then, keep reading–and laughing!
*Giveaway has ended.