Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.
Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.
Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.
~ Bewitching BT
If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?
It’s hard to choose just one because even though it is a romance, it’s also got suspense and mystery. But if I had to go with one word to describe it, I’d say it’s “erotic”.
What would you say inspired you to write it?
Kade’s Dark Embrace was the first book in the Immortals of New Orleans series. At the time, I’d been working on writing an autism book but had a block on where to go with it. I really enjoy reading paranormal romance, so I began writing Kade’s book and published it in March 2012.
What was the source of inspiration for your protagonist? What about your antagonist?
Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4) is my latest release. Logan was Tristan’s beta, in Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3). Without giving away spoilers, Logan found himself in an unfortunate predicament at the very end of Tristan’s book. In Logan’s Acadian Wolves, he must rise to the challenges and struggles this new chapter of his life brings as well as find love. As far as the antagonist, I’m always looking for villains who will surprise the reader. Without revealing spoilers, there is someone who’s looking to ascend in the power ranks…who’s up to no good.
Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape it?
The hardest part of writing a book, for me, is starting the next novel. If writer’s block starts, I do one of two things. Either I take a break from what I am writing and start writing about a different topic, like autism. Or I just need to go back and really think about how the scene is going to flow. Sometimes it can be harder to write if I don’t have a clear sense of how a scene is going to be played out including what the characters are going to do and say. I need to have all the details worked out in my head before I start writing, or it can thwart the natural flow of words.
What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
Probably around five to six months.
Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way?
I’m a little bit of a workaholic and spend way too much time on Facebook. LOL I love interacting with readers, bloggers and other authors.
Was there ever a time, during your work for the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
I never feel like giving up, but it can be challenging to push through blocks. Also, I think during beta feedback and editing, I end up changing a lot of things, sometimes big things, like rewriting a scene or epilogue.
What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
I’m a mom, so that’s my first priority. As far as hobbies, I’m a wannabe tennis player who plays a few times a month with my friends but never finishes an actual game. I also love going to zumba classes and reading. But my favorite thing to do over the weekend is to relax with my husband on a Saturday night, finally getting some alone time with him after a busy week.
How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
This is tough question. If there is constructive criticism within a negative review, I will take that information and use it to help me improve my writing, and ultimately my next book.
Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
Yes, the Immortals of New Orleans series is an erotic paranormal romance series. There is a fairly high heat level mixed with elements of mystery and suspense. During Kade’s book, I created secondary characters, Luca and Tristan. From there, it’s been a natural progression in the series, giving each character their own book and happily ever after. Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4) is my latest release. Logan was Tristan’s beta, in Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3). Without giving away spoilers, Logan found himself in an unfortunate predicament at the very end of Tristan’s book. In Logan’s Acadian Wolves, he must rise to the challenges and struggles this new chapter of his life brings as well as find love.
What do you have stored for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
I’m currently working on the next book in the series, which will focus on Leopold Devereoux. Leopold is a dark, sexy alpha vampire who is a secondary character in Luca’s, Tristan’s and Logan’s books. At the end of Logan’s book, he makes a startling discovery, which is about to change his life.
What made you decide to go the self-pub way?
As avid reader, one of my favorite authors was Indie, so I knew some authors were making a decision to publish independently as their first option as opposed to looking at it as the last option.
What would you say was the toughest part?
Getting seen, read and reviewed is a big issue for indie authors. Also, we are a one man show, which gives you all the control or too much control depending on how you feel about it. In my opinion, it is imperative to use an editor, beta readers, proofreaders, cover artists and formatters to help you create a good book. All of which can be quite costly. But for me, I feel as though it is an investment in my writing. All these factors, especially marketing, can be great challenges when you are independent.
Did you hire professionals for editing, cover design, formatting?
Yes to all. I hire an editor, cover artist for my cover, formatter for both print and digital formatting and also pay for proofreading.
How long did the production part take, from the moment you began working on the manuscript to self-pub to when you hit ‘Publish’?
From concept to release, it took about five months for me to complete Logan’s book.
Where is your work being distributed, Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, AllRomanceEbooks/Omnilit, some other distributor? How did you decide which one(s) to go with?
I distribute on Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, All Romance Books, Sony, Kobo, i-tunes, etc.
If you could turn back in time and do things differently, would you? What would you change?
I would have hired my current editor for my very first book.
If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for?
My son has autism, so I’d wish that I could take away all his struggles that are related to his disability.
If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
This is so hard to choose just one book. I’d probably take an empty note book, so I could write and draw.
Name your favorite fruit.
Coffee or tea?
How about fav time of 24 hours?
Were you a boyscout/girlscout?
Favorite food for breakfast?
Latest book you’ve bought and read?
Cherise Sinclair’s If Only
Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
Shoes! I have an addiction.
Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!
Drama or comedy?
Have a fav quote or personal motto?
I have lots of favorite quotes, but for this I’ll choose one from Helen Keller:
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller
Cats or dogs?
Both, but I’ve had mostly dogs.
Dinner by candlelight or a night out clubbing?
Dinner by candlelight with my hubby.
About the Author & Links:
Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) and Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4).
In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes about autism at PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.