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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Guest Author: Kim Killion

Alexis: Hi Kim. Welcome to Happily Ever After Thoughts. Thank you so much for coming. Wow, you have a lot coming out! In addition to a short romance in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance, you are also releasing two erotic romances published by Ellora’s Cave. What type of hero is the hottest?

Kim: Oooh, this is easy! I most enjoy writing about hawt Scots. Those brawny men are my passion. Whether they are the laird of their clan or a humble peasant, nothing gets me going on a story faster than the idea of creating a gentle, tortured hero who is bound to fall fast in lust with a fiery redhead.

Alexis: Seeing as I’m a redhead, I’m all for that! First, let’s talk about your short, His Magick Touch. What is this story about?

Kim: His Magick Touch is a sensual Scottish novella. I love this little story because the hero is in love with the heroine from the get-go.

Here’s the blurb:

Sorcha’s husband is easily the meanest cur alive. He blamed her for every misfortune that befell his clan since he took her to wife four years past. And now the bastard is determined to kill her. If she were half the witch he accused her of being, then she might possess the power to save herself, but Da had ousted her grandmum from the clan before she taught Sorcha the Pagan ways. She is certain of only one thing—if she lives long enough to become a widow, she will never take another husband.

Keiran, the Falconer of Barra, knew he and Sorcha were worlds apart in station—he, the son of a crofter, and she, the eldest daughter of the chieftain—but he’d spent the past seven years of his life trying to change his stars. Everything he’d done had been for her. He’d fought and killed for the clan and learned the Pagan ways, for her. And now that he’d saved her life and took her pain away, the foolish wench accused him of doing it all for the chieftainship.

Will Keiran’s gentle touch crush the last of her resistance? Or will Sorcha’s husband hunt her down and kill her before she discovers the depth of Keiran’s love?


Alexis: So there is some kind of magic involved in this story. How did you decide on what kind of magic would be possible?

Kim: I like writing a little paranormal into my stories and I have done a lot of research on the life-styles of the Christo-Pagans. I find it very interesting as well as entertaining. I also like to incorporate animals into my stories, so I made the hero capable of seeing through his falcon’s eyes. Fun, huh?!

Alexis: That is very cool. What a great idea! I know you are also published by Ellora’s Cave which is known for very hot erotic books. But this book is not an Ellora's Cave, so how hot would you rate His Magic Touch?

Kim: Compared to my EC releases??? Um, well on a scale of 1-10, I would rate His Magick Touch about a 6, whereas Educating Aphrodite is a 12. *grin*

Alexis: Ah, that puts it into perspective. But now you have me curious. Can you tell us a little about Educating Aphrodite?

Kim: Well, it’s a Victorian Ménage a Quatre! *gasp*

The blurb says it best:

Two years is too bloody long to be abstinent, especially when one is married to the insatiable Sebastian Falkner, Earl of Warwick.

Countess Alexandra Falkner is desperate to get her husband back in her bed, including performing in the risqué production of Educating Aphrodite. She knows Sebastian will choose the masked woman who performs in the finale with him and his best friend, sexy theatre manager and hypnotist, Vincent Delacroix, and she intends to be the temptress who catches his eye. Unfortunately, she lacks the confidence and experience she needs to have sex with two men in front of an audience. She solicits Delacroix’s skills as a hypnotist to empower her. What she gets is an education in seduction that leads her heart astray.

Will she lose sight of her goal in Delacroix’s arms?

Or dare she risk everything to keep them both…?


Alexis: What an interesting premise you have for this book. Was the idea of a sexual play all yours, or did you find historical support for this type of activity during this era?

Kim: I figure there were all kinds of naughty little things going on that Jane Austin neglected to tell us about. Based on some of the erotic fiction I’ve read published in this time period, I would say they had their share of fun.

Alexis: I'm sure they did. What would you say are your favorite character traits of Sebastian, Alexandra and Vincent?

Kim: Sebastian is gentle and loving. Alexandra knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go after it. And Vincent is simply wicked. I would have to say I like him the most as he is the one teaching Alexandra how to win her husband’s attention back. And he is quite a teacher.

Alexis: Having a good teacher is always important ;-) What can we expect next from you? Do you have any new releases coming or a work in progress?

Kim: I actually have another short coming out in February. Taming a Highland Devil is an erotic Scottish novella. The cover alone should hook you on this story. It’s just stunning! This story releases February 9th in ebook from Ellora’s Cave.

Both of my erotic releases are finalists in one of RWA’s most prestigious contests, The Emily. I can hardly wait for these characters to meet the world!

Alexis: How exciting! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! Thank you so much for finding the time to visit Happily Ever After Thoughts. We really enjoyed learning more about your romances :-)

Kim: And I appreciate you having me on and pimping out me and my books. *grin*

Alexis: For a chance to win Kim’s first erotic release, Educating Aphrodite, be sure to leave a comment for her. Winner will be announced on Wednesday. Check the side column for your name and email me.


  1. Can I just say that hypnosis as an erotic device sounds hot? Ah, guilty pleasures...

    The books sound fabulous and I can't wait to catch up on some Kimberly Killion reading. Congrats to Kim on all her recent success and continued accolades!

  2. Please don't add me to the drawing since I'm Kim's editor at Ellora's Cave :) I am lucky to have this talented writer in my stable. Educating Aphrodite is most definitely a twelve! It is such a unique premise and hot, hot, hot. Taming a Highland Devil is one of my personal favorites of Kimberly's. She pairs hot Scottish loving with deep emotion. The result is an erotic romance not to miss!

  3. !Good morning ladies! Wow, ya'll are up early. :) thanks so much for the praise and excitement. I found promoting three releases at the same time overwhelming and am thankful to have such wonderful people to share in the craziness

  4. Hi Grace, I will leave your name out of the drawing as you wish. I have to say I'm disappointed that I'm not eligible to win Educating Aphrodite because it has certainly peaked my interest. But that's okay. I'm heading over to Ellora's Cave right now to buy it :-)

  5. Oh my! Educating Aphrodite and Taming a Highland Devil both sound enticing, to say the least! I'm definitely putting them on my To Be Read list!

  6. Wow those books sound great^^ I'll make sure I'll by them next time I'm away on holiday, they don't sell them here :( Oh well that's why my suitcase is so full coming back^^ Great work Kim!

  7. Hi Alexis & Hi Kim!
    Congrats on all of the releases Kim! His Magick Touch sounds like a great story... I'll be adding it to my wishlist:) I wouldn't mind having a teacher like Vincent;) The covers on your books are simply fabulous!

  8. Oh, these books sound delicious, Kim! Continued good luck to you.

  9. Fun interview. And congrats to Kim! Your stories sound sexy and hot. Fun.

  10. These stories all sound hot, yummy and delicious! Congrats on all the success and releases!

  11. Hi Kim, I love a good Scottish romance, but Educating Aphrodite sounds like it's too tempting to resist. Congrats on your exceptional career, and good luck with all that marketing!

  12. Thank you everyone for stopping by today and I have to apologize for being neglectful, but I was at a photoshoot ALL day photographing hot naked men (and women) :)

    I appreciate all the excitement and I hope you will check out my newest releases. But be warned...these aren't your mothers' romances. ;)

  13. Congrats on all the releases Kim! And a great interview too :) I've got Educating Aphrodite loaded up on my e-reader as well as the Mammoth book! I can't wait to dig into these delicious treats :)

  14. Congrats on the releases. They sound like great reads. So you were at a photoshoot... Is that research for a new book?

  15. Thanks Eliza! I hope you enjoy them. ;)

    And Linda, I guess the photoshoot was both business and research. Business in the respect that I own and sell royalty-free romance images and research in that my next book with EC is about a model who transports back to the Medieval time period.
    Gonna start on that one tomorrow!

  16. Kim, your stories sound fabulous, perfect reads for a snowy New Hampshire day. I wish you luck with your writing, and especially with all that marketing!

  17. Wow, I'm just starting to touch on the erotic and paranormal in the last couple months. I can tell I will have to read your books, Kim.
    Great questions, Alexis. I got an education just from the interview and comments.
    I know I'm "commenting" too late to win, but that won't stop me from reading:)