T.L. Kitae


T.L. Kitae is a retired journalist and magazine publisher residing in Asheville, NC. Unable to sit still for long, she writes and attends school full time to obtain her long awaited Registered Nursing degree and license.
She is married to her long time sweetheart, enjoys riding her two horses, has a silly cat, and enjoys her daughter and son-in-law.
Currently she is working on Book 2 of the Sliding into Black Trilogy.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Tough question! I am an avid, maybe even rabid book reader! So here goes, not in any particular order, and not any favorite over the other.

1) The Bone Bed, Patricia Cornwell. I love her characters, how they seem to stand in front of you, and the intricate details that she weaves into every book.
2) Bonnie, Iris Johansen. Ms. Johansen's work fascinates me and Eve is an irrestible character.
3) Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb. Love, love, love everything that Norah Roberts aka J.D. Robb writes. All of her characters are ultra-cool and the plots well defined.
4) Feastday of Fools, James Lee Burke. Mr. Burke has a unique writing style that is amazing in it's descriptiveness and detail. Every word leaps off the page and a picture starts forming immediately of each character, location, and each action.
5) A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin (all 4 books). Epic story telling, like watching a movie in your head.

These are just newer books, there are many, many other authors and classics that beguile me.
How do you approach cover design?
This is a great question because personally, the cover of a book will attract me first as I am a visual person and learner. First the cover needs to pull me in and second, I like interesting pictures or drawings and hope that they give me a hint of what's inside. For Sliding into Black, it was imperative to show a Hawaiian beach, then hopefully a Shaw and Maria. It came together well!
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Sliding into Black: Book 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,770. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
During the cultural revolution of the 1960's and '70's, the war in Vietnam continued, daily casualties calmly reported on the evening news. Shaw an ex-Navy Seal, is now involved in black ops with Naval Intelligence, stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. An unorthodox romance springs up between Shaw and Marie, his boss's daughter. From the moment they meet, sparks fly, hot as the lava from Kilauea.

T.L. Kitae's tag cloud

1970s    beaches    black ops    erotic    hawaii    honolulu    kilauea    navy seal    surfing    vietnam    war