Author Interview

Interview with author of Dangerous Temptation by Kitty Barton!

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Seventeen year old Kaitlin Sinclair’s world comes crashing down when her father is killed while deployed overseas and she’s forced to move to Indonesia to live with an uncle she never knew existed.
Enter Cadmon Quinn, newly appointed leader of his clan of tiger Shifters known as the Caspians, who struggles with guilt over his twin sister’s murder, while trying to overcome his fear of leadership duties and lead his people.
In order to avoid being mistaken as the prophesied destroyer of the Caspians spirited Kaitlin dives head first into an adventure full of mystique and dangers everywhere she turns.
Along the way she is forced to confront deep seeded anger over her parents’ secrets and her private demons. She soon discovers that keeping her heart safe might prove as impossible as staying alive!
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Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I reside in Missouri, but grew up in Texas. Wife, Mama, author, tiger lover, avid reader.


Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

Originally it started as just an experiment, just to see if I could create a shape-shifter. Then the characters took on a life of their own and their stories demanded to be told.


How do you create your characters?

Kaitlin just popped into my mind and demanded her story be told. Cadmon stepped into my mind and told me his story and why he’d be perfect for Kaitlin.


What inspires and what got your started in writing?

Inspiration comes from everywhere. It could be watching the kids play outside, or interact with the world, a question they pose, a movie character, a song I hear, anything. Most often it starts from a what if question that runs through my mind.

I started by writing fanfics, which got so popular that my readers suggested writing a real novel and I figured eh, why not? I always enjoy a good challenge.

Once I started writing, I couldn’t stop. I need to write, like I need my next breath.


Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)

At my desk, lol. Green tea {preferably with mango in it} sweetened with honey. Music depends on the atmosphere I’m trying to create for the scene.


How do you get your ideas for writing?

Movies, characters, music, something the kids say or do, things that nag my mind, a beautiful sunset or sunrise, some of my own life experiences, watching things around me, anywhere.


What do you like to read?

I’ve been an avid reader since I was three. Mostly kid friendly stuff, and documentaries till I was eleven, then I picked up the western and historical romances, teen years were mostly Paranormal romances. Theses day I read most anything, but I don’t care for outright horror, or Sci fis. {Too many heavy handed descriptions.} Definitely Young Adult and New Adult. I prefer their quicker paces.


What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?

Don’t give up. Be prepared to work hard and learn from your mistakes. Most importantly learn to accept constructive criticism gracefully. And remember you can’t please everyone. Trying to do so will only exhaust and frustrate you.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Thanks for having me here today. Feel free to connect with me and check out my blog.


Denise Alicea
the authorDenise Alicea
This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc


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