I have the lovely KE Shade over today. Chatting about an Irish story of hers :)
Aedan ó Loinsigh's only love beyond the sea is his Kaitlin. Captured, he uses his knowledge of the seas to get back to his love.
Liberators of gold from the British on the high seas, Aedan ó Loinsigh and his brother have never shied away from a challenge on the open waters. Aedan’s only tie to solid ground is the lovely Kaitlin who possesses him like no other. When the brothers are captured and awaiting execution, a mysterious man offers to free them if they pay off their debt aboard his ship. The brothers waste no time in agreeing to the proposal only to find their new lives are not much better than those of slaves. Desperate to reach Kaitlin again, Aedan must figure out a way to save not only the other indentured servants aboard the ship but get back to his true love. Salvation could come at a price. One that Aedan will have to live with for the rest of his life.
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1. Please tell us a little about yourself. I'm a momma three rescue kitties, two who are sisters. I got them through Furry Friends Network. The third bundle of fur I live-trapped when she was only three months old. I had been feeding her but the weather was getting nasty and couldn't wait until I fully gained her trust to give her a warm home. The two sisters have accepted her as one of their own. I'm a big hockey fan and watched all 82 games, plus playoffs, of my Pittsburgh Penguins. That it's the winter olympics time just gives me goosebumps. Go USA!
2. How did you come up with the idea for your book? Well, I thought about my heritage and the mixed background I come from. I decided on Ireland and the fierceness of the bond between family, specifically the two brothers. I wanted them to have different personalities to conflict with each other but when it came down to it, they worked like a well-oiled machine. After that base blossomed, the love interests came next.
3. When did the characters first pop into your head? I'd written pirate stories before but set in a fantasy world. Being a history lover, I was researching Ireland and things started clicking into place.
4. Without giving away any spoilers, was the story always straight forward for you to write, or did it pop up any surprises along the way? Surprises, actually. I didn't plan what happened to one character but as the story progressed, I didn't see any other way than how it went down. It was a bittersweet part to write.
5. Where do you like to write? In the house I moved into over a year ago, I set up one of the rooms specifically for writing. It's got a beautiful view of mature trees and enough squirrels to keep my cats happy.
6. Do you read a lot? Not as much as I'd like. The technology of today distracts me. I have a Kindle in my purse, which is really handy when I'm stuck waiting for an appointment or traffic. I once finished half a novel because of an accident on the highway.
7. Who are some of your favourite authors? David Morrell, Kim Harrison, Brent Weeks, Connie Mason, and Dean Koontz.
8. And last but not least, have you any words of wisdom for aspiring writers out there? Never let the rejections or lack of response get to you. It's a bit of a shark tank out their in the publishing world. You're going to take a fair amount of bites before you reel in Jaws. Find yourself a critique group or private site. It's the best way, using your peers, to get an honest look—for the most part—of your writing. Just go in there with a thick skin because the writing world isn't an easy or profitable road. Do it because you love it and always follow your passion.
K. E. Shade is multi-published author Kastil Eavenshade in disguise pandering her romantic shenanigans. When not catering to the whims of three rescued kitties, she's dreaming up her next heart-beating tale. No period in history—past, present, or future—is safe from the clutches of her muse. Her passions beyond writing are drawing, cooking, and watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. She credits her parents for her free spirit as they've always supported her in every aspect of her life. Without them, she wouldn't be here.
Aedan chanced getting closer to her and she closed the rest of the distance. The clear waters spared him no mercy at the sight of her swimming without one scrap of clothing. "Oh, lass. You tempt me."
"Always." She draped her arms around his neck. "Promise me ye will come back to me."
"With all my heart, Kaitlin, I promise I will be in ye arms again."
She smiled and kissed him boldly, her tongue breaking the barrier. Aedan kicked his legs to breach shallow water, his trousers growing tighter. The sand curled around his toes and he pressed her closer. Her hands wormed their way up his chest and she pushed him away.
"I have to go." She toyed with her bottom lip. Aedan smirked and reached for her, but she batted his hands away.
"Nay." He crooked a finger at her.
"But the men are waiting for me." As she backed away, inch by inch of her bare skin emerged from the lapping water. "I've volunteered to lead them back home."
Aedan waded toward her, but she stayed a hairsbreadth from his reach. His heart pounded in his chest as she halted with the water kissing her waist.
"The men can wait." Aedan brushed his fingers along her damp tresses.
"Can they?" She kissed his neck slow. Her fingers traced the outline of the scar a bullet had left behind over a year ago. "Must everyone wait but Aedan Ó Loinsigh?"
Salty air and the gentle touch of his love almost made her words drown in the warm feel of her kisses on his skin. Too many days at sea burned his lust, and his body yearned to join with Kaitlin. He raised her chin, eager for taste of her lips. She pressed her hand over his mouth.
"I will wait for ye. I will, always and forever. I love ye." Her hand moved away.