She finds his brand of dominance irresistible…
Old money meets new money when Katarina Wallington walks into King’s Castle and immediately grabs the attention of alpha male and heir to the Deveraux empire, Kingsley Deveraux.
Sparks fly when Kingsley discovers Kate’s secret and endeavors to give her the tools necessary to not only survive herself, but also a new threat that has come on the scene. He must come to terms with his own dark nature in order to save her from the clutches of a scheming madman.
Will their budding relationship survive?
Publisher’s Note: This steamy, action-packed romance contains elements of power exchange.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
When I was a child about thirteen years old, at least until I was dissuaded by my English teacher. Then I put that away that dream for years, until the first story I had to tell could no longer be stuffed down. Pursuing a writing career was sparked, again. And I haven’t looked back.
What is your writing process like?
With some writing projects, I duplicate the outline process that James Patterson talks about in his master class. With other writing projects, like the Dark Side of Kingsley, a character comes alive for me and their story tells itself.
Do you like to listen to music while you write? If so, what kind?
Yes! A mix of epic fantasy and binary beats for creative writing
What do you love most about books?
All things are possible, endings are endless possibilities
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Not one but a few have impacted me for different reasons. 1. War and Peace – longest novel I ever read 2. Pride and Prejudice – historical 3. Outlander – I love the idea of time travel through history and would love to write novels with that theme as well.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Margaret George, Antonia Fraser, J Ardean Lee, Stephen Cope, Anodea Judith, N.M. McGregor, Jane Austen, Dostoyevsky, E.M. Forester, Henry James
What is your favorite genre?
Do you prefer libraries or bookstores?
I love both, but have spent more time in libraries.
What genres do you write in?
Romance, steamy romance, adventure, contemporary psychological
Do you like to outline or just dive right in when writing?
Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere and in every person, I meet.
What books would ideally sit beside The Dark Side of Kingsley on a shelf at the bookstore?
Petals of Awakening, by N.M. McGregor Gone girl by Gillian Flynn, Marked by Skylar West, and 50 shades of Grey by E.L. James
If you could travel to any time, what time period would you like to explore?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where you go? Italy, Romania, England, Scotland, France
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere with a beautiful beach and warm water.
Would you rather do the spanking or be spanked?
Definitely be the receiver.
What do you like to collect?
Memories, photos, books, shells, rocks, and crystals.
Do you have any hobbies?
Yoga, power walking through the woods, gazing out to the sea and letting my mind wander free, reading.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Tea or coffee?
If your mood was a song right now, what would be playing?
It’s just a fantasy by Billy Joel.
What was the hardest part about writing The dark side of Kingsley?
Researching the exotic locations and food and wine pairings that are described in the novel
How much research do you typically do on a novel?
Depends, but I don’t like to like anything to not be authentic and as real as possible. I research as much as it takes.
Q. Kingsley – what was your main motivation in leaving England and pursuing business in America?
A. I’d always been envious of the ‘American Dream’ and wanted to pursue my own version of that. Also, I needed to be independent of the status I have in England. Creating myself the way I wished, not by the way that was expected of me
Q. Kingsley, what was the real trigger that had you believe that Katarina Wallington could be your one and only?
A. Her fearless spirit, and reckless behaviour called to me, but it was her response to my touch, and honestly, my response to hers that set my world on fire. When we touched it was like I finally knew what it all those damn love songs had been about.
Note from the Author…
I sat down to write a story about a dark club owner with a hint of mafia, love story, involving old money and new money. Kingsley Deveraux came to life. I love his character. He is almost a modern-day Mr. Darcy. He needed a challenge, and someone who didn’t need him per say, but someone who could see the value of his expertise. That is how Katarina Wallington was born.
5 Fun Facts:
- I’m a little OCD – I like straight lines and lined up shoes, edges that meet and a place for everything.
- I’m a foodie, I love good food
- I used to be a professional athlete
- If the world left me alone, I would stay in bed half the day and read.
- I’m a hopeless romantic