Interview with Kelly Lucille

How do you approach cover design?
With trepidation. I am not an artist but, besides the writing, the cover is the most important aspect for getting people interested in your book. I try to find a picture that is both beautiful and indicative of what the book is about.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Shanna" Kathleen E. Woodiwiss -Sweeps you into another time, and Roark is the ultimate Hero.
"Beast Behaving Badly," Shelly Laurenston -Hillarious and sexy. (anything from her I will read)
"Naked in Death" J.D. Robb-Incredible detail, world building and fantastic characters. The Ultimate bad boy gone good, and the love between them.
"Magic Bites" Ilona Andrews -Wow, can she write action. Love her characters, her world building, all of it. I wait breathless for her next installment to see what Kate and Curran are up to.
"The Gamble" Or really anything from Kristen Ashley. She started out self-publishing so she is an inspiration. Her characters are unique, sexy, real, and always manage to make me cry.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance, Paranormal, contemporary. I love shapeshifters done well. stories that can make me laugh and cry are always best. Fantasy and futuristic occasionally. I have my favorite authors in most genres and then I scour for new ones in whatever genre is interesting me at the time.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I have the 3g one and a kindle fire HD. Love them both.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Actually publishing my book was a good start. Now I have a web site, an author page on smashbook and Amazon, Twitter and Facebook. I blog and I have a new release e-mail.
Describe your desk
It's a delicate dark wood desk with nothing on it but my lap top, and a pad of paper.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up everywhere. We moved about every six months because that was just the way we were. My father left when I was young and my mom raised me and my two brothers while working and finishing college.
Influence? I certainly needed the escape of my imagination when starting new schools all the time. Lived in any book I could get my hands on.
When did you first start writing?
I can't even remember. Wrote romance in high school I do know that. Always wrote. It remains my favorite thing to do with my time.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book released was "Beatrice and Douglas". It's a contemporary Romance. They were childhood enemies who grew up together. It is a funny engaging quick read, with just a hint of mystery going on.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A lovely lady at Samhain sent me the best rejection I have ever had. She said she liked my voice and writing style but that my Alpha male was too Alpha and might put people off. But that she would like for me to send her anything I wrote in the future to her personally. I was ecstatic. I figured if she liked my writing, and I liked my Alpha, I should just put it out there and see who else does. Plus, I had discovered Kristen Ashley who was also indie at the time and I loved her books, so I went for it. "Keeping Her," continues to be my most popular series, so I guess I am not the only one who likes a little too much Alpha.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The adventure of it all. I love writing. I would do it for free, so its great to make a living at it. In fact I can't imagine anything better.
What do your fans mean to you?
They still amaze me. People have embraced my characters, and I love that. Plus, there is nothing better than someone telling me they were having a rough time and my books made them smile. It's incredible.
What are you working on next?
"Web of Bones" is my next book. It's the second in the Dragon Mage series. Fantasy Romance. Shape-shifting Dragons, magic users and evil blood mages. What could be better?
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm a writer. I have a laptop. Technically I can stay in bed. But, if you are asking what makes me happy. My family, my faith and my writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Family, Reading, playing with my dog. Long road trips to anywhere.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a frequent browser when I am in a reading mood. I have favorite authors, but after I have inhaled all they have to offer I go looking for a new one.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever finished was "Love By Grace." Still have it in a binder with the rest of my writing scraps and forgotten notebooks. It was a contemporary Romance. Come to think of it he was pretty alpha male too.
What is your writing process?
I write, and the next day I read what I wrote the day before, making changes and fixing mistakes, and then I write some more.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember my first Romance. I was twelve. "Shanna" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Romance, action, even pirates. Roark Beauchamp. sigh. Still have a copy of that book, and I read it every few years. In a really good story you get swept away. That was one of the best. I knew what I wanted to do from then on.
Published 2014-01-23.
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Books by This Author

Wind Called
Series: Dragon Mage. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,120. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Lady Clare, adopted daughter of the combined Dragon house of Fire and Water has come of age, and she is through waiting for her mate to finally see it and lay claim to her. A powerful wind mage and dragon hybrid many fear Lord Theron of Seatown, and for good reason. He is in no position to claim or protect the innocent and fragile young mage who is his mate. Let the battle begin.
Stealing Jax
Series: Distant Worlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Tolan Lark is a Shakien Cat, mercenary, space pirate and occasional spy for the Alliance, but his hunt to end Cor Warrung and the death games has become all consuming, until there is nothing and no one he will not risk to finish the job. At least there is no one he would not risk until he claims a mate. Jax is a royal Dainaree who has left her planet and people behind to follow her own path.
Morax
Series: The Tellox. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Morax is a Tellox, built for the sole purpose of battle and the hunt. An assassin during the great wars, he has lived most of his life in the shadows. Even among his own kind he is feared. Now a blood mate has been found among the humans of Earth, everything is going change, because the Tellox finally have something worth fighting for.
Creeg: The Tellox book1
Series: The Tellox. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,260. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A science fiction romance that begins a new series. They were created, betrayed and nearly eradicated as a species. The rest they did to themselves. But they have no females left, and with the destruction of their bloodmates so long ago, nothing worth fighting for. So they wander, they battle, and they hunt. A small Earth female named Sara is about to change everything.
The Danu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Katrine was a child of the Danu. Her people were peaceful forest dwellers with a connection to the natural world and forest magic that others came to both envy and fear. When the lands of her people where claimed by invaders, fear turned to fire and everything she knew was destroyed. She expected it to be hard, what she didn't expect was catching the eye of one of her peoples worst enemies.
Claiming Emma
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Noah Hale left the army rangers he had one plan, to find his missing half sister and get her safe, whatever that took. What he didn't expect was the search for Hannah to lead him to the doorstep of a soft woman who smelled like flowers, and the baby his sister left in her care.
Furee Born
Series: Dragon Mage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,170. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
After nearly dying in the bonfire when her Village turned on her, the mage healer Riva has had a fear of fire and flame. Furee is a Dragon Knight whose dragon resembles the heart of a flame. Furee knows his appearance is everything Riva fears and does his best to keep his distance.But, how long can he hold out before the dragon inside him forces him to claim his mate?
Hunting Her
Series: Keeping Her. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,010. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Logan McCord is a highly trained and battle honed warrior. On a mission to rescue one of his pack, he runs into the one thing his training didn't prepare him for...his mate. And she's got some training of her own. Xena Yazzie has a job to complete, and finding her mate in the middle of it is problematic at best, even if he is a hot cowboy who wears combat gear like a wet dream.
The Alpha Prime Commander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Lo Cordan, Commander of the Alpha Prime has known what to expect from his mating since he started having the mating dreams of his kind centuries ago. Did he like the idea of sharing his mate with another man? A human at that? Perhaps not, but that doesn't mean he'll let either of them get away from him. Science fiction romance that skirts the erotic. MFM
Marrying Her
Series: Keeping Her. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,130. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In Keeping Her we fell in love with a scarred, tattooed x-Navy SEAL wolf shifter from an unconventional pack, and his sassy full figured mate. Now, my Christmas gift to you is a glimpse into the life they have made together. Demon and Clytie started the Keeping Her series in book one. How does a rough, seven foot tall, hard as nails alpha wolf propose to the love of his life? Let's find out.
Finding Lara
Series: Distant Worlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Lady Lara is out on her own, out of her depth, determined to continue her adventuring through the stars armed with nothing but her naive Heti nature and empathic abilities to guide her. Barnos is a space pirate, partnered to a Shakien mercenary nobody trusts. Finding a missing Heti Lady is a side mission. Finding her turns out to be the easy part. Then the real fun begins.
Craving Her
Series: Keeping Her. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Cleo is a lioness that knows how to take care of herself. Growing up in the military trained motley crew of the Lionsgate pack has seen to that. Shawn is a hawk shifter x-Navy SEAL who has done his best over the years to ignore his craving for his Alpha's much younger daughter. Only now she is all grown up and knows exactly what she wants from Shawn.
Fire The Blood
Series: Dragon Mage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Asha spent her childhood as a pawn to a power hungry dragon lord. Half Dragon Seer and half Fire Mage, she battles two incompatible sides of her nature, neither of which she can fully control. Braedon, Huntsman and Fire Mage has one goal, and that is too see his sister safe from the humans who would hunt them. But it is his growing connection to the Lady Asha that draws him into danger.
Salvage Rights
Series: Distant Worlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A Distant Worlds Story Found on an abandoned salvage with no memory of who she is or how she ended up there, she becomes the salvage claim that powerful men will kill for. A truthsayer and a genetically tampered with Bruha, she has one chance to escape sexual slavery to a tyrant... his brother.
Claiming Her
Series: Keeping Her, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The third book in the Keeping Her Series. Lucas Gibbs walked away from Miley Isabella Rose years ago for her own safety. Then was forced to mourn and regret the choice when she died unexpectedly. Only she isn't dead. Miley is alive and has good reason to keep Lucas at a distance. But he's not about to blow this second chance to claim his mate. No matter what she says...
Web Of Bones
Series: Dragon Mage, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,190. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The Dragon's thought they had ended the blood mage threat once and for all, but Melisande is still dreaming of death and blood, and when she is harmed by what should only be a dream, they take action. Now on a quest with the formidable General Solan Fire-Eater, Commander of the Dragon Knights, she must face her darkest fears. And a dragon warrior who might just be everything she needs.
Beatrice and Douglas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,150. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A hot carpenter who likes to work with his hands. A fiery interior designer who is hands off. Douglas has rubbed her the wrong way since they were children. Now he wants to try a different kind of friction. If they can learn to work together, it could be the love of a lifetime. This is a short easy read with humor, a little mystery, and a whole lot of steam.
The Journey's End
Series: Distant Worlds, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,010. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Nori is a shape-shifter in hiding. Known for their animal nature and bloody rampages, few would trust a Shakien Cat, and all fear them. On a journey through distant worlds she will meet a man who brings out her carefully hidden wild side...and likes it. Menelaus is enough of a warrior and King to think he can claim and keep her. He's about to find out the error of his ways.
Loving Her
Series: Keeping Her, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,700. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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Cassandra has been wandering her whole life, searching for something she can’t put a name to. Now on the run from an abusive x-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer, she somehow finds the one place she belongs. Mac and Ben are a part of a team of shapeshifters, misfits, and loners who served together in the SEAL teams. They offer her the one thing she can't refuse. Their hearts.
The Dragon's Mage
Series: Dragon Mage, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A Fantasy Menage (MFM) story with elements of shapeshifting. A Dragon always recognizes his mate Morgan is a mage protecting her family when she is taken. Ladon is a young dragon betrayed to the humans. Eben Kinkaid is the oldest dragon alive. An Unexpected mating. Now, they will have to fight to save her family and each other, while dealing with a mating heat hotter than dragon fire.
At One's Pleasure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
“A Bene Placito” “At ones pleasure” A menage romance where three Alpha wolves find the mate they have been waiting for; too bad for them she’s not going to be so easy to claim and keep.
Keeping Her
Series: Keeping Her, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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A Contemporary Erotic Romance with a shape shifting Alpha Male trained as a Navy SEAL and the short curvaceous artist who drives him crazy. This title contains explicit sex.