Friday, April 20, 2012

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Stacey Kennedy

Please welcome Stacey Kennedy to The Qwillery's as part of the Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interviews.

TQ:  What inspired you become a writer?

Stacey:  Reading is the simplest answer. When I had my first child, I spent a lot of time reading since all she did was nap for the first five months of her life. And even after that, I had four hours a day to myself, and well…got bored. So, I started reading. And by reading, I mean a lot.

I cannot even say how many paranormal romance books I read in the first year of her life. It was through all that reading that my own idea for a world developed and what led me to write. That story you’ll see releases in the Summer of 2013, WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED.

Once I wrote that first story, the itch started and it’s never stopped. It’s been a whirlwind since my first book came out in 2010, and now with close to thirty books out in the world it’s shocking even to me.

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Grammar, no doubt about it. I’ve never taken a writing course, or editing course, which I probably should have. I think it would’ve saved me many migraines. But I’ve learned grammar through working with my editors. Still to this day, I have a hate relationship with the comma that I just can’t seem to sort out.

So, while story telling comes easy for me, I struggle with making my manuscripts polished. I learn something new every day, and continue to work my butt off to see that I’m becoming better at grammar.

It’s a daily battle!

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud of?

Stacey:  It’d have to be the release of WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED. It’s more thrilling than I can say that my books will be coming out in mass market. I’ve written ebooks for a while now, and even that is so exciting and something I’m proud of. But to see a book of mine in a book store will be a pretty fantastic moment.

I think more so too because it was the first book I ever wrote. The one I had dreams of being in paperback will come true. So that’s very exciting!

TQ:  What one thing should everyone know about your writing?

Stacey:  I write with humor. Always. I suppose that’s part of my personality, but I really try to take things as light as I can. Get through the tough times with a sense of humor because it just makes things easier. So, that side of me tends to come out in my writing.

I love putting my heroines in embarrassing situations—that we’ve all been through—and allow them to experience those humorous moments in their lives. While, I love dark, dangerous times where my heroines are in the fight of their lives, and even sexy times too, I think any sane person would need some laughter to keep going. It keeps it real to me, and my heroines are always real women who deal with things we all do.

TQ:  Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.

Stacey:  My latest release is DEMONICALLY TEMPTED, the second book in the Frostbite series. It’s one of my favorite series to write because of a ghost named Kipp! I never thought I’d fall so head over heels in lust for a ghost, but it’s happened. Plus, Tess is such a fun character to write. Her snark, big heart, and overall attitude are a hoot!

Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago, isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.

But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A ghost has them scared, and they want her to force the spirit to crossover.

Tess, though, doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her lover, Kipp McGowen—a ghost—but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away?

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Stacey:  Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me! It’s been a pleasure!! :-)

About Stacey

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband.

Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

Stacey's Links:

Amazon Author Page

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will a copy of Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite 1) eBook from Stacey!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite book, movie, TV show with ghosts or a ghost?
What is your favorite book, movie, TV show with police?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Friday, April 27, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Years ago, there was a series called American Gothic which featured a ghost. I just loved that show!

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    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  2. I recently started watching Being Human and that features a ghost as a main character
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  3. I love the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, which has a spirit (it has ghosts, too, but Bob is amazing!) and police (Harry Dresden's constant companion, Murphy.)

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    cathy at cathyyardley dot com

  4. I still love the movie "Ghost", one of my fave's and I also love "Just Like Heaven", big fan of Reese Witherspoon.
    +mentioning giveaway on facebook

  5. I like Casper.

    I follow the blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, the b/w original. I also liked the 60's (?) tv series.

    GFC Anne38 and e/m subscriber

  7. My favorite book series with police is the In Death series by J.D. Robb.

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  8. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway!

    I used to watch and love CSI and CSI: NY. I loved the first couple of years for both series and then they they started getting repetitive. Never liked CSI:Miami cuz David Caruso irritates me.

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  9. My favorite show with police is Bones; my favorite show with ghosts is Ghost Whisperer; favorite book with ghosts is the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.

    +1 gfc follower under Martha Lawson

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  10. My favorite show with ghosts has to be Supernatural! To this day, we still watch it faithfully. My favorite movie with a ghost is of course Ghost with Patrick Swayze. :) My favorite police TV show is a tie between Southland and Rookie Blue.
    I LOVED the interview! What a great accomplishment that your first story will be in a paperback form.
    Thank you so much for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.
    GFC ~ Tina B
    email ~ trb0917 at
    Tweeted ~!/Trb0917/status/193439956973260801

  11. I love Ghost, Just Like Heave and Law and Order SVU and Law and Order and Bones. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  12. Ghost is my all time fav movie with a ghost; being a romance story & goodness the pottery scene!

    +3: comment, follower, tweeted!/LindaThum/status/193549894609420289

  13. My favorite book/series with a ghost is Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer series. Love Touch the Dark!

    GFC: ML
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  14. Fantastic interview Stacey. Your novels sound like must reads. Thanks for the giveaway Qwill. :-)

    T.V. - I'm seriously addicted to reruns of Ghost Whisperer. It has amazingly changed my outlook on many things paranormal in this instinctive kind of way. Weird.
    Movie - Nightmare Before Christmas. Poignant, funny and romantic.
    Book - Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Some people disagree that it's a ghost story, but for me that's undeniable. LOVE that book.


  15. Love the movie Ghost! My favorite cop show is Bones or CSI. Great post. Thanks for the chance.

    I am a follower
    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite is from many years ago.. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. It was even in B&W. Every now and then, it comes on the TV and I watch it.

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  17. I love the movie Ghost. Patrick Swayze was wonderful in this one too.
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    +1 follow via Twitter and tweeted!/Pamk258/status/196052877628805121
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com