Kimberley Cooper lives in coastal West Sussex, UK, and combines writing with work and caring for an elderly relative. She has had publishing success with dark twisty short stories accepted by Horrified Press, and is currently self publishing her romantic tales and chilling ones.
'Ursula - Paranormal Romance That Sizzles' is now available FREE on Smashwords. Ursula forms part of the Bodyshifters collection of Paranormal Romance That Sizzles short stories. Kimberley has also published:
Angels Above and Below - a full length paranormal romance novel
Born in The USA - a full length romantic suspense sci fi novel
Adventures of a Girl Death Demon - a coming of age novella
Dark Tales - 6 short stories of life and death.
Kimberley's always happy to get feedback so please feel free to leave your constructive (please) criticism. She's on Twitter @kimcooper63_kim and blogs at www.kimberleycooperblog.wordpress.com
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ursula. It's a paranormal romance short story of about 5000 words. It's what I would call a sweet love story, with naughty bits. Not sweet as in the romance genre definition, as the story definitely doesn't stop at the bedroom door, but sweet as in it's the interplay between the characters that's important, not the sex scene. I aim for a 3-4 out of 5 heat level for my romance stories. If anyone disagrees that I'm hitting that mark, perhaps they'd tell me?
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Anything by JR Ward! Well, if I had to choose one of hers, it'd be Lover Unbound. Vishous is a complicated character, but but vulnerable all the same. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. It's beautifully written, and any book that starts ' ... It did not end well' has got to be intriguing! Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. The whole Outlander series is lovely, but Voyager, where Claire reunites with Jamie, is exquisite. White Gold Wielder by Stephen Donaldson. The Thomas Covenant series is rich and dramatic, and I find I need to read it with a dictionary to hand. A more challenging read than some, for me, so very enjoyable in its own way. Nation by Terry Pratchett. Readable on several different levels depending on the age of the reader.
Ray isn't looking for love again after the death of his wife. But a chance encounter on a rural road could change all that. This book is intended for adults due to explicit scenes and language. Approx 5000 words.