Kait Ballenger Q&A and Giveaway: Romance Awareness Month

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Just a few weeks ago, I was happily surprised to find that August is Romance Awareness Month! I can’t find an origin, but it’s a real thing, and I’m ALL FOR IT!

To celebrate, I sent an *all call* to some of my favorite romance authors, asking each of them the same questions about romance (their own, their favorites, and their characters). All month long we’ll be sharing the authors’ answers, and EVERY ONE OF THEM is offering a giveaway!

 

Today’s author just had a brand new website overhaul, in advance of two brand new series coming soon! Whether you’re in the mood for thrilling romantic suspense, or paranormal shifter romance, Kait Ballenger will deliver!

With the success of her paranormal Execution Underground series as a jumping off point, Kait has plans for a new shifter series next summer…

As well as a romantic suspense series…

I, for one, am super excited to all of these new goodies hit the shelves!!

 

RomanceQ&A

What is your simple definition of “romance”?

A relationship where love blossoms and grows, usually ending with a happily-ever-after.

What is the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?

After I sold my first book series, my husband and I went backpacking through Europe. We were newlyweds at the time and our one year anniversary was only a month away. He surprised me with an early anniversary celebration when we were in Paris. He took me on a Michelin star dinner cruise down the Seine, and then we went up the Eiffel Tower to see the city at night. It was February and it was one of the rare and few occasions that it actually snows in Paris. I remember walking down the streets of Paris at night, the Eiffel Tower in the distance and sparkling snow falling all around us. Someday I’ll put it in a novel. My husband is a real life romance hero.

Do you have any “romance mishaps” you can share?

I can’t think of any personal romance mishaps, so I’ll share a career one…One time my editor misread one of the sentences in my sex scenes. When I read her comment, I was totally confused by what she was talking about. When I called her and asked, we realized that she had missed a key word in the sentence as she was reading. But the way she had read the sentence, the hero was essentially just shoving his junk in the heroine’s face mid sex-scene for no reason LMAO. We had a good laugh about that. Not how I’d intended that sentence at all haha…

If your own romance was a novel, the title would be…

Currently, it would be “And Baby Makes Three” lol. We have a two year old.

What is the most romantic thing one of your characters has done for their love interest? 

I don’t know if I could choose just one, so I’ll go with my upcoming release. The hero of the first book in my new series, The Seven Range Shifters (Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2018), risks his life to save the heroine’s, even though she’s a total stranger. I think that’s pretty romantic.

Do you have a favorite romance trope? (Either to read, or write.) If so, which one?

Enemies to Lovers is by far my favorite. I love to write that one. It’s my most frequent. I also love when the heroine falls in love with her older brother’s best friend; that’s another favorite. Best friends to lovers is also a great one.

Who is your favorite (aside from one of your own) fictional romantic couple?

Currently, I’m reading Sarah McClean’s “The Rogue Not Taken” and I can’t put it down, so that’s my favorite at the moment. Though I’m always a sucker for Jamie and Claire from the Outlander series.

 

RomanceGiveaway

Today, Kait is offering up a signed copy of MIDNIGHT HUNTER to one of you lucky readers!! (US only this time). To enter, comment below with which YOU prefer, paranormal romance, or romantic suspense. One winner will be selected, at random, from all entries posted by August 15th, and notified by email. Full winners list will be posted on September 1st.

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