Sunday, December 16, 2012

Author Kay Dee Royal - Paranormal, Fantasy & Erotic Romance

Kay Dee Royal visits with us this week in a quaint little cabin nestled in the woods. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance because once inside you'll find the cabin is bigger than it seems; several rooms including a hot tub and an indoor pool. Join us for hot cocoa and Baileys - Yum!

Kay Dee is a good buddy of ours. She loves promoting fellow authors like we do. She writes, blogs, reviews books and even finds the time to edit. Kay Dee is here to share why she loves to write and her latest release. There's a contest for an Ecopy of one of her books - see details below!

Naughty Reader’s: Hi Kay Dee! Awesome place to meet and chat! Tell us a bit about yourself that our readers might not know.

Kay Dee: First off – thank you Brenda and Tonya (ladies of The Naughty Reader's Boudoir) for having me. I love hanging out here – perfect place for erotic readers and writers to meet.

Okay, my thing not many know about me…I love to watch superhero action-packed adventure movies or television shows like the X-men – Wolfman (with some romance preferred)

Naughty Reader’s: (Brenda) Oh, I love X-Men. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine - Yeahh! What made you want to become a writer?

Kay Dee: I’ve always liked to write, so when I left the corporate world twelve years ago, I decided to get serious about it.

Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your new release How to Net a Prince without giving away any spoilers.

Kay Dee: How to Net a Prince is a story in the Lacey’s Lamp Anthology – published by Muse It Hot. It’s a fantasy erotic romance short that includes a wise genie named Lacey ~ here’s the blurb:

Netta’s emotionally broken, lonely, and ready to move forward, but how?
Gallant loves life, but wants someone to share it with, when?
Stars align once Netta walks into Lacey’s Lamp and makes a wish… 

Naughty Reader’s: Do you write under a pen name?

Kay Dee: Yes, Kay Dee Royal is a pen name for the erotic romance genre and I have another for YA fiction.

Naughty Reader’s: What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Kay Dee: Honestly, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I like the heroine bold, courageous, would stand up to anything (a spitfire) and other times I like her a little naïve, but intelligent. I like heroes almost always to have alpha characteristics: loyal, on a mission, intelligent, courageous, strong, the only thing that can bring him to his knees is the woman he loves.

Naughty Reader’s: Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Kay Dee: First thing in the morning I’m promoting blog posts, quickly check emails, then I’m writing or rewriting my WIP – and some days I’m editing other authors.

Naughty Reader’s: Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Kay Dee: My novellas are all different, but my Lycan (LIIA) Series has a common theme and subplots through each of the books. Working on book 2 – Savage Smoke right now…almost ready to submit.

Naughty Reader’s: How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Kay Dee:  It depends – I don’t have an average yet – some have taken as little as two months (novellas) and one of the novels I’m working on now has taken over a year…the other I put away for a couple of years and just hauled it back out to finish and polish.

Naughty Reader’s: Do you have to be alone to write?

Kay Dee: I’m easily distracted…like a dog with a squirrel – I have a lot of squirrels. I’m most productive alone and in the quiet…or music without words.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you go about naming characters?

Kay Dee: Brainstorm…when it feels right, I run with it.

Naughty Reader’s: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Kay Dee: I believe you got me on this question before when I was here – and I still haven’t looked for pictures of my story-stars, but I think it’s a great idea…I’m a very visual person and know it would be a great addition to keep those creative juices flowing.

Naughty Reader’s: How do you pick locations for your stories?

Kay Dee: In most of my stories I write in locations that are familiar to me, but the Lycan series has stretched me to do some research – they move around the world.

Naughty Reader’s: What are you working on now and what should readers be looking forward to from you in the future?

Kay Dee: Mentioned this earlier – I’m working on the Lycan International Investigation Agency Series – Savage Smoke (Book 2), an erotic paranormal action-packed romance. I’m also working on a YA Paranormal Fantasy.

Naughty Reader’s: Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Kay Dee: On the following sites!


Thanks so much, Brenda and Tonya…you ladies ROCK!!!

Two winners will win a PDF copy of Lacey’s Lamp: How to Net a Prince – short story (not the anthology – as publisher hasn’t put all the stories together into one book yet). Or anything on my backlist (PDF Copy): One Plus One, Staring Into the Eyes of Chance, Big Girls Don’t Cry Wolf, Seducing the Myth Anthology.

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite romance movie, and a few sentences on why you liked it. I'll pick the best answer on Sunday, December 23. Good luck!

Kay Dee Royal Bio: Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal and fantasy romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genre to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Lower Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can reach her at her blog and find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot and on her Amazon Author Page

How To Net a Prince
Lacey's Lamp Series
Genre: Fantasy Romance Erotic – WARNING: Explicit sex scenes 18+

Netta’s emotionally broken, lonely, and ready to move forward, but how?
Gallant loves life, but wants someone to share it with, when?

Stars align once Netta walks into Lacey’s Lamp and makes a wish…


“Why Lacey’s Lamp?” I asked.
“Because I’m Lacey, a genie,” she said, and then waved her arms, encompassing the whole room, “and this is my lamp. I can grant you any wish.”
I chuckled, but Lacey remained serious. So, I pulled myself together and introduced myself, “I’m Netta, it’s nice to meet you.”
Lacey’s brows gathered as if in thought. It became a lengthy uncomfortable moment as she stood across the bar from me mixing a drink. “Tell me about it, woman to woman.” Lacey handed me the tall, frosty glass filled with swirling shades of orange and green. “First one’s on the house.” Her brows arched and her head titled as if she waited for me to take a drink.
I took a quick sip from the skinny straw and words began spilling out, all about Nick, how I failed, how I was lonely, and how I felt afraid. A couple of hours I spewed, until I finally said, “I wish for a man who loves me just the way I am. Who thinks I’m amazing, who rocks my world and believes I’m the only woman in his.”
“So, in other words, you’re more or less looking for a devoted, good looking man, who loves you. A real prince charming, am I right?”
“Yeah, do you think you could order up a tall, dark, and handsome one of those for take-out?”
“Your wish is my command.” She winked at me and walked away.



  1. Hi Brenda - Hello Tonya *gives hugs to both*
    Man, I just love your ladies are the greatest hosts ever!
    I brought some Christmas cookies if you care to have one with our coffee. Anyone else want something sweet this morning with their coffee?

    If you could wish for anything right now...(besides world peace and goodwill to all men) what would it be?

  2. Great visit! GREAT cabin! Do y'all take reservations? Kay Dee is truly a special lady, one I'm proud to call friend! Her generosity and the support she gives to other writers are truly amazing! Love you, darlin'! Thanks for hosting her!

  3. Oh I'm late, but I always love hearing what Kay Dee is up too:) Nice excerpt for Lacy's Lamp, and I'm looking forward to see about Savage Smoke!


  4. Hi Gail *big hugs* - thanks so much for stopping by - I know you're knee deep in your own book tour:) I'm truly humbled by your're the one who always takes the time to stop in for a visit - I love that about you;)

    Sara - *big hugs to you too!* You've got a new release also - congratulations! I'm working on Savage Smoke needs turned in! I think the story-stars are sick of me (LOL). Thanks so much for stopping in - you're an angel. P.S. I'm loving your book - The Powers.

  5. Good Thursday morning everyone - I made some more Christmas cookies if anyone would like one. Coffee, tea and cookies...hmmmm, maybe some dark hot chocolate, too:)

    We might be getting some snow's pretty windy outside and rainy, but the temperature is we may have a white Christmas after all:) What's your place like for Christmas?

  6. Hi Kay Dee! S. Durham and Gail, thanks for stopping by!
    We're in the 70s here in south GA. Doesn't seem like winter. LOL I corrected a blooper on the post. The winners will be drawn on Sunday, Dec 23 (Dec 16 was the first day Kay Dee's interview.)
    Happy Holidays everyone and good luck in the drawing. ~Brenda

    1. South Georgia?! Heck, honey, I'm middle Georgia! Whereabouts are y'all?