Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Kris Norris!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Authors After Dark Author Kris Norris!

Take a look at Kris Norris' latest release.

Playing Four Keeps by Kris Norris

Resplendence Publishing

March 28, 2012

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, then four is bound to be…deadly.

Special Agent Reese Bailey has a new assignment…one not under the jurisdiction of the federal bureau. She’s been hired to identify the person trying to kill the members of one of the hottest rock bands hitting the charts, and three of the hottest men she’s ever laid eyes on. Keeping her distance would be hard if she wasn’t certain they’d come to the same conclusion as all her past encounters…she’s just too different to make the cut.

Mace, Nash and Landon aren’t sure what to think of the incredibly smart federal agent who walks into their life, and into their hearts, they only know she’s the one they’ve been waiting for. It’s clear she’s a professional, not to mention a child protégé who can read their body language while figuring projectile paths in her head. And she’s not one to mix duty with pleasure.

But they aren’t taking no for an answer, not when their souls are on the line. Reese proves to be everything they've ever imagined and more. But the stakes are higher than any of them realize and if she can’t track down the stalker in time, the boys won’t be the only ones playing for keeps.

Read and Excerpt HERE.

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Kris: Call me crazy, but the one author I go kind of goo goo over is still Stephen King…maybe it’s because I think he’s damn near a god when it comes to writing, or that he suits the ‘horror’ genre. Might be because he was the first author I read and actually got how talented he must be to write what he does. Either way, when one of his books comes out I’m still all…ohhh, a new Stephen King novel…must buy.

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Kris: This is a tricky question because to co-write with someone, you really need to share their ‘voice’ somewhat, so the story flows seamlessly despite who’s writing it. And while I’d love to say Stephen King, I’m just not that good at creepy, lol. Actually, my gal pal, Bronwyn Green… I love all her books and her sense of humour. I think I might just survive co-writing with her, as in not having her want to kill me by the end of it.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Kris: Other than connecting with all the fantastic readers and authors (and bloggers, lol) I’m really looking forward to exploring New Orleans… and its supposed ‘ghost’ hauntings. I’m quite fascinated with the whole paranormal scene and what better place to investigate the ‘other side’ than where voodoo and rituals are household names.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Kris: 1000 Ways to Cook Critters so They Taste Like Chicken… there’s a book named that, right? There should be.

Okay, if it’s not in ‘print’ yet, I’ll have to go with Four Past Midnight (a collection of stories by Stephen King… because it would always remind me that there is probably something even scarier out there if I stop and think hard enough.)

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Kris: Some of my more classic character choices are…Jack Ryan, Sherlock Holmes, The Beast (from Beauty and the Beast), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Gandalf, Merlin.

From my works, my faves are Gage and Brooklyn Matthews (Deadly Obsession), Taylor Austin and Kyle Sullivan (from Hard Target), Griffin (Worlds Apart) and Mace (Playing Four Keeps).

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Kris: I’d love to give Caleb, from Worlds Apart, his own story. I quite enjoyed having him be a vital part of the novel, but I definitely think he has what it takes to be his own hero.

Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Kris: Damn, my first response was Controlled Chaos, but that’s two, so I’ll have to go with the only other word that fits…Extreme. (This is their polite way of saying I’m quite obsessive about some things, but they’re good things, not stuff like locking the door seventeen times or having to have the towels hang a certain way, or all the soup cans lined up.)

*Favorite color: Green

*Favorite food: Grilled chicken salad. (hey, I’m not 20 anymore)

*Boots or heels: Boots (I don’t own heels, lol)

*eReader or Print: iPad (my eReader of choice)

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Diet Coke (unfortunately, alcohol and I are not on speaking terms)

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Shower. (I’d have said the SUV but the wrong stick always gets in the way:)

*Favorite TV Show: Bones

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Dark Tower, by Stephen King

*Pj’s or Lingerie:Lingerie

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Shifters, as you can still enjoy the sun with them.

About Kris

I see myself as somewhat obsessive and feel I tend to push the boundaries of common sense sometimes. My friends graciously see me as passionate and adventurous. After all, speed limits are only a guideline and shouting is just my way of rising above the chaos.

I love the outdoors. If I’m not on my computer— or chasing after my three kids— you’ll find me out on a trail somewhere, either running or riding my mountain bike. I love trying new challenges and completed the TransRockies Race this past year.

I started writing some years back, and it took me a while to realize I wasn’t destined for the padded room, and the voices chattering away in my head were really other characters trying to take shape. (And since they weren’t telling me to conquer the human race, I went with it. Though I suppose if they had...)

I love writing erotic novels. I love heroines who kick butt, heroes who are larger than life, and sizzling love scenes that leave you feeling just a bit breathless. I’m looking forward to filling this site with books you’ll love to come back to time and again. So stay tuned, and, as always, enjoy the ride...

Website / Blog / Total-E-Bound Author Page / Resplendence Publishing Author Page

Kris is giving today's winner a copy of
Playing Four Keeps!! Yay!! She is also going to put one of her titles on the Loaded Kindle, Winners Choice!
Thank you Kris for the wonderful giveaway!

Remember your daily comment also enters you into the Grand Prize Drawings for
One Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration
to one winner
A Loaded Kindle
to another winner!!
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Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I am not into horror at all...I can't watch horrow movies and so I have never chanced reading a Steven King book. My teenage daughter on the other hand LOVES them. I think I will leave them to her. Love Brownwyn Green though!

Great post! You only mentioned being obsessive or something like it a few times...not enough to make us think you are OCD at all! J/K!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Joanne said...

Fun interview. I've never been able to read Stephen King books. They just scare me. I don't know why because I read horror/mystery all the time. Congrats on finishing the TransRockies Race. What am accomplishment.


Liz @ Fictional Candy said...

Great interview, and this book sounds fabulous. it's definitely going on my tbr. As for the interview, I totally love Stephen King, I was reading his books when I was just a child...which probably explains a lot about me to people who know me lol.

Thanks for the chance!

Maria D. said...

Good interview. I've only read a few Stephen King books because I'm really not into horror books but the one's I have read (Carrie, The Stand,The Running Man and The Dead Zone) are very well written and I can see why so many people love his writing and go all "fangirl" on him. I love the idea of the "1000 Ways to Cook Critters so They Taste Like Chicken" that's something I would totally need! Thanks for the giveaway!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Mrs Condit said...

Enjoyed your interview and I agree about New Orleans - one of my favorite places to visit, too! Cafe DuMonde for bignets!

michele said...

Hi Kris!

Can't do horror at all, all about the romance :)

Thanks for the giveaway, you are a new author to me. After I leave this comment I will be off to check out your site and your books :)

Cynthia Garcia said...

I love horror. Thank you!

DiDi said...

This is a new author for me and I am definitely adding her to my TBR. Loved the interview and the cover is SMOKING HOT!

Mich said...
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Mich said...

Fun interview! I also love Stephen King - the fiction books, of course, but also "On Writing" is such a great memoir/writing book.

As for NOLA, I did a Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour when I visited and it was pretty fun. Some fun facts on NOLA history and interesting moments. You should check it out!

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

kog said...

Kris - that is an awesome excerpt. It definitely got my heart racing and makes me want to read the rest of the book!

I want to hear more about the Trans Rockies Race - it sounds intense!

katherine dot orgrady at gmail dot com

Cathy M said...

Hi Kris,

Your last paragraph perfectly sums up just why I love reading erotic romances.

I have a particular fondness for menage stories, and the excerpt for Playing Four Keeps has me wanting to find out what happens next.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

SusanR said...

You are a new to me author and Playing Four Keeps sounds great! I love a kick-ass heroine!!

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

My husband loves the Dark Tower books. I've never read them. Though I have read about 3 of Stephen King's books

Raonaid at gmail dot com!/RaonaidLuckwell/status/195250486184640512

elaing8 said...

Playing Four Keeps sounds like my kind of book :)
Great interview

Chelsea B. said...

"(I’d have said the SUV but the wrong stick always gets in the way:)" Hahahaha! Cracked me up! :-)
Great interview!


Kris Norris said...

Hi All,

Just wanted to thank everyone for dropping by... I'm thrilled you're all up for a little HOT romance ;) As for Stephen King... yes, I think you either love him or don't read him, lol... I'm obviously on the LOVE him team... but for those of you who don't read horror, you should check out his book... The Eyes of the Dragon... it's more of a fantasy novel without his usual gore... it's one of my faces..

@Maria... is my obsession that obvious, lol... yes I'll admit it... and I love Bronwyn's writing...just didn't want to freak her out by saying I'd go all 'fangirl' over her...

@Joanne... The TransRockies was incredible... but harder than anything I've ever done... but now at least I can say I've done it, lol...and survived.

@Liz... I think my love affair with Stephen King also explains a lot about me too...

@Maria D... I was going to say.. 1001 ways to cook Zombies, but even I have a line I can't cross, lol.. and eating Zombies is one of them

@Mrs. Condit...I"ll have to check that cafe out

@michele...note to self.. go update website ASAP :D

@cynthia... I love horror too, lol...

@DiDI... I absolutely love the cover...if only I could be in Reese's shoes, sigh...

@Mich... I also have his "on writing' book... love his recap at the end on his accident... very touching... and I'll have to see if I can take a similar tour, though I have a friend who might just go to the 'graves' with me...

@Kog... glad the excerpt left you wanting for more... and yes, the TransRockies was intense... I've never pushed and ridden my bike up so many mountains

@Cathy... glad we share our love of erotic romances... I feel it's the perfect blend of romance and something a bit hotter...

@Susan... OMG... I love kick-ass heroines too... don't get me wrong, I love a big strong guy, or guys, but that doesn't mean she has to be a damsel in distress to have them...

@Raonaid... your hubby has great taste :D... good luck on the contest

@elaing8... hope you find the rest of the book just as tempting...

Kris Norris said...

@ Chelsea... I love Hollywood, but come on... when doesn't that damn gear shifter get in the way? That and you hit your head on the roof... just saying...

bn100 said...

Very fun interview. Someone should write a book called 1000 Ways to Cook Critters so They Taste Like Chicken if there isn't one available already.


marybelle said...

"1000 Ways to Cook Critters so They Taste Like Chicken"

....put me down for one thank you.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Kris!

Have to LOVE a fellow woman who prefers flats to heels. Thanks for the great interview....

Laura K

Vanessa N. said...

Fun interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan W. said...

Hi, Kris.

I like some horror but I've only been able to read a couple of Stephen King's books. It takes too long for me to get into the book. I love Dean Koontz, his are more of a thriller/psychological with a bit of horror thrown into some of the stories.

Thanks for the interview! I've been looking at your books for a while. Now I'm going to be doing more that just looking at them! :)


Carol L. said...

I can't read Horror. I'd rather read my Romance books. :) It was a fun interview. I actually just read Stephen King's 11-22-63, an amazing read.Enter me if it's print only because I can't read e-books on this computer.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Limecello said...

Hi Kris!

Really interested in the book blurb you shared - who wouldn't like that? ;)

Hahhaha loved your book choice too. Chicken, eh?
And the controleld chaos answer - hey, why stick to the rules, right?

:X I'm not with you on the running though. Outside is good and all. And hiking/walking. Not the running. Simply (literally) can't do it.