Interview with Keely Tate

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I was around ten and wrote a story about Rainbow Bright, lol. My aunt loved the story, so I kept writing little stories, sometimes poems. I just wrote whatever popped into my head.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I ever read, we started reading when we were four years old. But the first book to have an impact was actually from a set of books called value tales. They are books about significant people in history like Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur. We have now collected almost the complete set for our grandbabies, in the hope that they inherit the reading bug too.
How do you approach cover design?
I find a cover that the characters are similar to the main characters I picture as I write the book. I hate reading a book where they talk about her raven hair and its a blonde on the cover.. I'm sure most people will agree.. its a little distracting.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught.. Great story.. if you haven't read it you should
Table for Three by Lainey Reese.. This is one of my go-too books when I want to read but nothing new catches my fancy
Paradise Wild by Johanna Lindsey.. This was one of the first romance books I ever read. Ms. Lindsey hooked me from book one.
Curvy by Alexa Riley.. one of the first books I read with a not so tiny heroine.. loved it..
The Bride by Julie Garwood.. This was a hard choice because I love all her books.. Ransom actually ties for first with my Garwood addiction..
There are a whole lot more, why just 5? :(
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything.. I love all books.. My guilty pleasure is smut.. (sigh) Love love love it...
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle app on my Ipad.. I carry most of my library on it. What I have in print I'm trying to get all on digital. There are some that you cant though ;(
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting to wake up every morning and do something I really love. Getting to put all the stories that are running around in my head down for someone else to enjoy.
What are you working on next?
I have several projects in the works right now. We have the first book in a military series coming out soon, a couple of stand-alones and a story line branching off of our shifter series. Possibly a Christmas story... We'll see..;)
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to us. Our family has been a big support and fan from the very start. They say as long as we are happy with what we are doing then they are happy for us.
Who are your favorite authors?
Way to many to list them all so the top 10 are:
Johanna Lindsey
Julie Garwood
Judith McNaught
Alexa Riley
Jordan Silver
Patricia Briggs
Lani Lynn Vale
Marien Tee
Lynda Chance
Dana Marie Bell
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Sometimes from the suggestions based on the other books I bought. I also buy anthologies, I have found a lot of very good authors that way.. Sometimes the cover.. a good cover draws you in.. If it sounds or looks good I buy it...
Published 2016-12-03.
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Books by This Author

Taken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » General
I wanted her, so I took her. I watch as night after night she carelessly disregards her safety, walking through a dark, deserted parking garage alone. She knows she should not be waking alone after dark, so I'm going to show her the error of her ways, show her what can happen to little girls who don't listen, show her exactly what kind of monsters can lurk in the shadows.
Royally Taken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,830. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » General
With the words ' We found her' Royal could breath again. Nineteen years ago he met and lost his mate, with no idea of who she was or where she went. Kathleen knew instantly Royal was hers, but her family had other plans and they didn't include her mate. They took her and threatened to destroy her mate if she tried to leave. Nothing or no one would keep him from claiming her this time.
Fairy-Tail Bliss
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,000. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Conlan Malachi is a cat shifter and Prime of a Bear clan. Charleston Barnes is a hard-headed spitfire with a temper to match her hair. Conlan decides he needs to mate to strengthen the clan and thinks Charleston is perfect for the job. Charleston is furious, mate for the clan? Could he be any dumber? Just as it looks like these two work it out circumstances beyond their control tear them apart.
The Mac Ti`re Clan series
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,600. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Biting Obsession: One bite will never be enough. Catching His Obsession: He'll go through anyone, anything to keep his fated mate beside him. Reckless Obsession: Dominic has to protect his woman and claim his mate before time runs out for his reckless obsession. Claiming His Obsession: Daughllin gets to show why he's strongest of all when he goes on the hunt for his stolen mate.
Hearts Don't Break
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
All Avery wants is her daughter and a life away from her abusive ex-husband. When Linc sees Avery all he want to do is claim her and her daughter for his own. This man is saying and doing all the right things. She want to believe in him but she's been hurt before. He knocks down every wall she puts up and will continue to until she realizes he wont break her heart.
The Wager Series Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,480. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Four men, best friends, decide to place a wager amongst themselves, at their friend’s wedding. The wager was to see who could stay single, at least until they reach their thirtieth birthday. Everyone had to put something up they would hate to lose. They make their wager, determined to be the last, single, man standing. Here's their stories and the women that made losing so enjoyable..
Taking Chances
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
He knows she's off limits but he wants her anyway. She's temptation all rolled up into one package of pure I want to f#*k you now and let me hold you in my arms forever. The only thing he would like better than bending her over and spanking her ass for tempting him this way, is kissing it better when he's finished. He knows he could lose everything but he'll risk it all to be with her.
Do Bad Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,340. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Grace Cooper sets out to steal a truck and steals the heart of one sexy, over-protective, alpha male along with it. Jameson Wyatt takes one look and knows he's looking at his future in one curvy, gorgeous, red-headed hellion. She thinks she can do what she wants with no consequences. He's going to show her what happens when you break the rules.
Take Me Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
William Stewart took one look at the beautiful women cleaning his house and he knew she was the one meant to be his. Anna Bennet soaked her clothes cleaning and thought it would be alright to borrow clothes while hers dried and it would have if she hadn't been caught. If her pesky family would butt out she would get her happy ever after with the man determined to take her home.
The Brother's Series Complete Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
This is the complete Brother's Series in one box set. Enjoy reading about Lucky, Lily, Juda, Jillian, Whitney, Jules and the men they tamed all in one book. These books are full of alpha, dominate men, sassy, curvy women, Insta-love and all of them have HEA's, no cliffhangers!!
Heathens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Juliet's best friend loses her battle with cancer she takes in her children to raise. She moves them to the country and sparks fly between her and her hunky neighbor when the kids try to steal his bull. There were two things Kian knew for certain when he set eyes on Juliet, one; life would never be boring with her, and two; he would have a life with her and her heathens.
The Wager: Rath & Rhona book three
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Rhona loves to get under Rath's skin, she would like to get under him in another way but he can't see past her being his best friends little sister. On a trip to Vegas for a friends wedding things change between them. Now Rath can't get her out of his head or keep his hands off her. Just as things heat up Rath makes a decision that could destroy any hope of a happy ever after for both of them.
Cupid's Choke Hold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,700. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ailis takes one look at Bishop and falls head over heels in lust. She melts into a panty dripping mess everytime he gets his arms around her. Bishop knows she's meant to be his. If she would stop running from him they could fight this out and make up in the best way possible. As Valentine’s day approaches it seems cupid’s arrows will miss, leaving them alone on a day made for lovers.
Mine to Take
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,890. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » General
Lachlan wants her. Wants her against the wall, her legs wrapped around his waist, biting her lip as he runs his hands over her body. Now he must protect her from a crazy stalker. He'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Daryk doesn't need a man to take care of her. She can take care of herself. But if Lachlan wants to guard her body who is she to complain
The Wager: Book Two Max & Lucy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,650. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Four men, best friends, decide to place a wager, amongst themselves, at their best friends wedding, on who could stay single, atleast until their thirty. Everyone had to put up something they would hate to lose. So they make their toast, drink their drink determined to be the last, single, man standing. Here's the third story and Maximillian 'Max' Monroe's downfall. Enjoy...
Taking What's His
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Ryan is a girl in trouble. She has a fiancé that's blackmailing her into staying with him and if that isn't bad enough he likes using her as his own personnel punching bag. Quinn is doing a favor for a buddy when he catches sight of Ryan and he knew in that moment two things were going to happen; one, someone was going to pay for putting their hands on her and two, she was going to be his.
The Wager: Darragh & Isla Logan & Sarah
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Four men, best friends, decide to place a wager amongst themselves, at their friends wedding, on who could stay single, atleast until they reach thirty. Everyone had to put up something they would hate to loose. So they make their toast and drink their drink determined to be the last,(single),man standing. Here is the stories of two of the friends and of their downfall.
Under The Mistletoe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
They met at a Christmas party, both looking for an escape when they caught sight of each other. She's thinking its a one night stand, he's thinking its a little more permanent. She cant figure out what he see's in her, he cant believe she doesn't see how perfect she is. She's going to walk away before he does, he’s going to do everything he can to make her see he's here to stay.
Jules: The Brothers ( Book 5)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Walker knew she was meant to be his and was waiting for her to realize it too. She wants him, wants to be his, but is afraid she will lose herself giving in to him. she uses words like alpha, controlling and dominate to describe him. He says if that's means he knows what he wants and takes it, so be it. All he knows is she's meant for him, and he'll spend the rest of his life showing her.
Jillian & Whitney: The Brothers ( Book 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jillian comes to town looking for her sister and finds Kane. Kane knew she was his the minute he set eyes on her. So he does what any rational man would do in his situation, he takes her home, now all he has to do is convince her to stay. Whitney comes to town, four months pregnant, no idea where daddy is. Abel has been looking for the angel that ran after one night, and finds her in his own town.
Juda: The Brothers ( Books 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Juda's running from trouble, she's looking for safety, not a man. He's not looking for love but when he finds it he'll grabs on with both hands. She thinks he's arrogant and demanding. He thinks she's stubborn and sassy. She doesn't think this is for real. He's going to convince her this is real by any means necessary. All's fair in love and war and he's prepared to fight the battle of his life.
Lily: The Brothers(Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lily has had a unrequited crush on Ryder for years. He has only ever seen her as Lucky's bratty friend. She's ready to move on, find someone to love her. He realizes she's grown into a beautiful, sassy women he cant seem to keep his hands off of. Her mouthy attitude and curvy body is challenging him to a game she cant win and she'll soon find out when he plays he plays for keeps.
Lucky: The Brothers (Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She's defiant and headstrong. He's overprotective and arrogant. She tired of waiting for him, she's going to find a man who can love her as a woman should be loved. What's a man to do when the object of his obsession calls the very part of his dominate soul? As her willful disobedience fades under his masterful touch the past turns up threatening to destroy everything.
Claiming His Obsession: The Mac Ti`re Clan ( Book 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Daughllin knew Aisling was his mate when she was just fourteen, so he had her father send her away. He knows he's going to have to appease her anger when she comes home. She has always known he was her mate but she's going to make him grovel, before she mates him. Their battle of wills is put on hold when the trouble strikes and Daughllin has go on the hunt for his stolen mate.
Reckless Obsession: The Mac Ti`re Clan ( Book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Abby Jameson has known for two years he was her mate. Though his wolf claimed her immediately she wasn't sure he felt the same. Dominic Mason knew she was his the moment he set eyes on her. Her willful defiance threatens the control of man and beast. Misunderstandings and a psycho attacking women threated to tear them apart. Dominic has to protect his woman and claim his mate before its too late.
Catching His Obsession: The Mac Ti`re Clan (Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Cailyn McNeil is a head-strong girl running from they people who promised to protect her but set out to destroy her instead. When she see's Uilliam Mason she see's a boy from her past and the man of her future. Uilliam Mason takes nothing serious until fate puts his future in front of him in the girl from his past. Together they'll fight the past and present for the promise of their future.
Biting Obsession: The Mac Ti`re Clan ( Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,980. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
She is a woman on the run, trying to hide in a small town with a big secret. She'll fight for her independence, but she cant fight is her attraction to this dominate man. He is an alpha, heir to a clan of wolves. He enjoys a single life with hard lovin. When his wolf catches her scent he cant resist taking a bite out of his mate. Her past catches up and try's to destroy their future.