Sunday, October 23, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Kathi Barton

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Kathi S. Barton, author of The Grant Brothers Series: Nickolas, Devin, Spencer, Byron, Jamie and Damon. She has another series with us it's a paranormal romance series Aaron's Kiss. It is an on-going and growing series, 11 books so far that are written and all are not yet titled. I will list the titles of the ones we have so far: Blood, Body, and Mind, Divine Savior, Natural Magick, Burden of Reckoning, Enduring Retribution, Fated Absolution, and Reluctant Alpha. She is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, Divine Savior, to pave the way for the release of Natural Magick which will be released on November 1st. Kathi has a natural talent for writing hot, sexy romances. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on October 30th and we will forward each winner a copy of Divine Savior in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate.

Thank you Kathi for participating in this interview and of course giveaway. You have a lot of fans out there that would like to hear more about you.

Kathi, tell us your latest news. 

I have several new books coming out soon.  The sequel to Blood, Body and Mind and Divine Savior, Natural Magick.  Also the fifth book in the Grant Brothers series, Jamie.

When and why did you begin writing? 

It was a way to give the people in my head a chance to tell their story.  Actually my husband bought me a laptop so that I could read at work.  Readers weren’t a big then and after weighing the options, it was considerably cheaper to buy the laptop.  I started writing as a way to unwind and have fun.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Play with my grandkids, bake and read. I don’t do a lot of the latter, but when I do I really enjoy it.

What inspired you to write your first book? 

I’m not really sure. The story had been brewing for a long time and I thought I would just try. It was just too much fun to stop when I finished it.

What do you think makes a good story?

As long as you write with passion it's always going to be a good story. I'm not saying there won't be mistakes...I make a great deal of those, but it can be good with the right amount of passion.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

Like they’ve just met some incredible people and want to get to know more about them. When the story ends, I want them to feel like they’ve witnessed something, anything.  And mostly that it leaves them wanting more – not just of my books, but to read in general. There are so many great writers out there, find someone and read, read, read. 

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

Duncan.  Duncan is the man servant of Aaron MacManus the master Vamp in the Aaron’s Kiss series. He is compassion about his loyalty to the family, he the best friend he can be and mostly it’s his child like qualities that make you love him no matter how much he messes up his verbiage.

What influences your creativity of your characters? 

I love strong women, sexy men and adventure.  And I don’t so much create them as they develop and create themselves.  I love when I write an otherwise shy and very backward character and have them grow stronger before my eye – or under my fingertips.  When they stand up for themselves and those around them.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m writing a spinoff of the Grant Brothers series. The Waite family grew up next door to the Grants.  Cain, the oldest of the Waite’s and also the only male feels the need to protect and care for his little sisters.  The problem is they are capable and very good at carrying for themselves.  Quinn is his twin and has a sassy mouth.  Sin, the baby has a body that won’t quit and a mouth on her that makes grown men blush and then there’s Gracie who…well suffice it to say, they are just as lovable as the Grant men.  I’m about a quarter of the way into a fantasy story with dragon’s and Queens, fairies and trolls.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing? 

To continue to have fun, write what I want and to never say I can’t do that.  I love writing.  It’s not only a creative way for me to have an outlet, but I also have a blast at it.  I’ve met so many people along the way and I can’t wait to meet more. 

Thank you again Kathi. Everyone please remember to leave a comment to participate in the drawing. Good luck!

Congratulations to Johannes Verweer and Velaunie for winning a copy of Divine Savior!


  1. A very well cared blog very nice.I think it all about books and i am not a good reader but the castles them appeals to me I have visited some Castles ilk Hearst Castle in St Simeon California and Hohn Swangou in Germany from der emperor Wilhelm who disappeared so secretly and the mystery has never been solved as far as I know.

  2. Hot, sexy romances, eh? In that case - I want one. Please! I have long seen 'Aaron's Kiss' on various websites and it's always pulled me towards it, Kathi. Just one of those inexplicable things - and now we find out you like baking, too. You're not by any chance a wine maker, as well, 'cos that would be perfect! A great book, some good baking, a tasty little wine... But if not, just the book(s) are fine, and it's nice to know there's more 'Grant Brothers' material! Excellent.

    PS The Vellaunie name is me, Denise (Main), depending on how many Denises you know.

  3. Thank you to Kathi for writing 'Divine Saviour', and I look forward to settling down with a copy soon! (Probably without the baking & wine, though, still, it's the first time I've won anything and I've made a great start here!)
    Denise Main aka Vellaunie