Indie Spotlight Kara Liane

Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

First, let me just say thank you for conducting this interview. It is an honor and pleasure to be sharing a snippet of myself with fellow-indies and readers. Yay, I’m excited to be a part of this!

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my sons and husband. We like to go camping, watch family movies, or go out and do a fun activity. I also perform a lot of community service because my hubby and I are big on “paying it forward.” He is active duty in the military, and is also a volunteer EMT and firefighter for our local township; so we are quite busy. I work full-time and if I’m not writing, then I am most definitely reading. OMG books are my life! I’d prefer a book to a movie or TV program any day of the week. I need the escape that only a book can offer when I’m stressed.


When did you start writing?

I wrote poetry in high school and a few essays here and there that won some contests in my teens. I was also the Sports Editor of my high school newspaper. During college, however, I was on hiatus from any type of writing because of my studies; reading and writing held no enjoyment for me during those years. It wasn’t until about 4 years ago, after falling in love with erotic romance novels, that I thought I’d try my hand at writing my own kinky tales; I quickly realized I had a knack for it. I also wrote an essay recently about my adventures with my twins, and being the mom of an autistic son.


In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

No. I actually used locations and places I was familiar with. I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Jersey, so I used those as inspiration.


As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

I think it was a few weeks ago when I finally signed up for a book signing that is scheduled for next year. Not only did I finally have that moment where I said to myself, “I’m finally doing this,” but also it was confirmation that I am getting out there. The event may be a year away, but it’s near and dear to my heart because it’s a venue for authors of military romances. Being a military wife, I was compelled to support it. Anything military-related and related to special needs kiddos, I’m a big supporter of. If one day I gain enough notoriety, I hope to host events as an author in support of the military and special needs children; that is ultimately one of the biggest goals I’m working towards. In the meantime though, I participate in events that well-established authors host, so I can at least help in raising funds and awareness.

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FEATURE: Alyne Hart

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I began my story-telling journey first with my dolls, then it progressed to paper. I have a deep love for anything romantic, and I’m a believer that in love anything is possible.
I write (mostly) strong, witty and intelligent women and strong, sexy, intelligent men. (and my own little fantasy – they can all cook)

Most of my stories involve people with problems bigger than just trying to find love, making peace with the past and rekindling old flames. I love small towns, cowboys, rockstars, and men in uniform.

Excerpt from The Island 

“So what are you saying?” I begged for an answer.

“I’m saying, I love you,” Gabe nodded earnestly.

“And I love you,” Michael echoed.

“This makes no sense,” I muttered quietly.

“No,” Gabe chuckled softly, “it really doesn’t. But it’s happening.  I think we all knew it would happen too, right from the beginning.” He looked at Michael and Michael nodded yes. “Michael and I, we’ve been talking about this, and maybe we’re too late bringing it up and given tonight I’d say we were. We’ve been talking about what happens when we leave the island. Neither of us wants to be without you, and we’re yours. If you’ll have us.”

“This is so crazy.” I shook my head in disbelief. “I don’t even deserve one of you, much less both of you.”

Michael shook his head. “Not true,” he protested, “you deserve everything.”

I gulped a deep breath of air, not able to grasp all of this as a reality, “how? How would it work? I mean, I couldn’t share you guys with anyone…I don’t even understand how this can work.”

“With trust and love,” Gabe assured me. “The rest, I think we just figure out as we go along. As far as jealousy, seeing you with Michael makes me happy, because he’s happy. I love both of you, and it doesn’t bother me one bit.”

Michael looked at me, his eyes conveying a deep sincerity, “I don’t know, I don’t know why it doesn’t bother me. When I see other guys hit on you, I wanna kill em. I can’t stand to think of you with anyone else. When I see you with him,” he looked over at Gabe, “I don’t know. I like it. I’m happy. And I don’t want any other girls – I just want you. I want us.”

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Here’s mine:

I didn’t know if we would make it. I wasn’t even sure if we could make it. But I did know one thing.

This girl.

Even though it might never be enough to keep us together…

I love this girl.

It was the only thing I needed to know.

If you’re an author…

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Book writing software: Top 10 pieces of software for writers

So I don’t actually use anything more exciting than Microsoft Word for my writing but I hear people talking a lot about different software and programs they use for their writing so I decided to look into it, just because I was curious, and . . .

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Questions With Characters Mitch Reckless Treasure

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!

My name is Mitch Goddard and I am just about to graduate from high school.

Tell us who you are and what you do!

I am Francesca’s best friend, and I go to high school, which is pretty much all of what I do. I don’t work – I don’t have to – and am headed to college in Boston in the fall.

Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role?

I am one of the main characters, but for me, Francesca will always be the main character in my life.

What do you do for a living?

Nothing yet. I’m not sure what I want to study in college, or what I want to do for a career, but I do know that I want Francesca beside me all the way.

How old are you?


Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

This is Francesca’s story, mostly, and I am her best friend. Always have been, but now, I want to be more. She doesn’t know this, and I have to tell her before her jackass brother Ricky or her friend Tricia tells her. I’m just afraid she won’t love me in that way, and that it will damage our friendship. I couldn’t live without her.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

I don’t think I really stand out in any way. I’m pretty average looking, I guess, although Francesca says that girls look at me all the time. I don’t see it – probably because I’m always looking at her.

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