"Make you dare to explore your true self."
I'll also be reviewing her sexy novel Impassioned. I've included her bio below. Let me just make it clear, Miss Kelly was so nice to me when I asked for this interview. She was very kind and was enthusiastic.
USA TODAY & AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Kelly Anne Blount was born in Madison, WI. After attending university, she moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to teach elementary school. While living there, she met the love of her life and was married in a beautiful ceremony on the Caribbean Sea.
After returning stateside, Kelly started to pursue another passion, writing. Since writing her debut bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Grishma, she has written the sequel, Ayla, and is currently working on the third book in The Necoh Saga. Kelly has also written the first book, Impassioned, in her contemporary romance, Hard Love Series.
Continuing to improve upon her craft, Kelly started working on a young adult horror/dark thriller/mystery novel, Captured. Within five months, over 2.7 million people fell in love with this twisted story on Wattpad.
Due to her success, Kelly was selected to contribute a novel to Pandora, a paranormal box set. Putting a paranormal twist on Captured, Kelly created Shade. In less than a month, Pandora became a USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
When she isn’t writing, Kelly can be found spending time with the love of her life, their furry rescues, and enjoying the beautiful sites of Asheville, North Carolina.
1. What prompted you to start writing?
I’ve always loved to read and write! I became serious about writing in 2012 after reading Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy. She had some amazing blog posts about writing and getting your work out there in the world. She totally inspired me to begin writing my debut novel, GRISHMA!
2. Did you always use Wattpad when you started writing your first book?
No, I had three books published before my friend Apryl Baker told me about Wattpad. I signed up and began writing CAPTURED, which has now been read more than fourteen million times!
3. How did it feel like when you finished your first novel?
Finishing my first novel was incredible! I felt a sense of accomplishment, relief, and I totally did a happy dance!
4. What was it like when you sold it to Limitless Publishing?
Selling my first novel to Limitless was a huge accomplishment. I am so grateful for the awesome team at Limitless for all their hard work and believing in me from the very beginning!
5. What's inspiring about your story as that you went from an unknown author to selling her book, becoming a Wattpad star and then becoming a USA Today bestselling author! How did it feel when you got the news?
I think what is most inspiring about my story is that everyone is capable of great things! Hard work, putting yourself out there, and making the right connections can help you accomplish great things.
Apryl Baker called me late at night and told me the great news! Hitting the USA TODAY Bestseller’s list was one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me!
6. We have news that your books have been optioned for film/TV. Can you give us any updates about it?
Yes! So exciting! I’ll have some exciting updates soon, but nothing I can share just yet. Keep an eye on my social media pages for additional updates!
7. What are you working on next?
I’m finishing up the third book in the Necoh Saga and I’m working on a new and exciting project. I’m really excited about both!
8. Out of all your books which is your favorite and why?
Hmmm… That’s a tricky question! Honestly, I love each my books! Each have their own special place in my heart.
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
Heartbroken and stuck on her ex, Harper never planned on falling for anyone new over the summer, but a chance meeting with Ethan Sawyer soon sends her heart spiraling…
Their connection is instant and intense.
Ethan seems perfect. That is, until the pressure of Harper’s impending internship allows her to see a very different side to Ethan.
Jealousy is never pretty and it can be dangerous.
Leaving for L.A. is a perfect opportunity for Harper to start afresh. But it’s not long until she finds herself facing decisions that will question what and who she wants.
Will Harper find a way to forgive or will she find a new path for happiness?
The story focuses on Harper who is an wreck… emotionally though. The poor woman’s love and man of her future tells her that face line of needing more space. I don’t blame Harper when she disagrees and thinks that he’s the one. When she opens up to other opportunities she finds that it's possible she was wrong.
The story then progresses from there. I really enjoyed this novel. It has all of the things it needs to be a terrific one as well. You have good strong and finally read characters that are in situations that could happen to you.
It was nice to have Harper in this story because you follow her grow and it’s very inspiring.
It’s simply a sexy and loving story about this young woman’s journey of self-discovery. While trying to get her life refocused, Harper meets Ethan. The connection is immediate and passionate.
Add in jealousy in the book and you won’t be disappointed. The sex scenes though were very well done. Blount knows what she’s doing here but it seems as if some of them weren’t up to par with the others.
Would I recommend it?
So since I liked it and since Ms. Blount agreed... We'll be doing an eBook giveaway of Impassioned. So if you want a copy, enter now as in one week the contest will end. What to do to enter?
Like Ms. Blount's Facebook page here
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As an extra entry, review Grishma or Ayla on Amazon.
After doing this, message me via Contact Form to let me know that you did. If you did write a review of the books on Amazon please give me the name you used to review it.
The winner will be announced in one week and Ms. Blount will send you the eBook via email.
Click here to purchase Impassioned!
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Hopefully, you guys enjoyed this interview. Ms. Porteous still hasn't replied to my email so I won't be doing an interview with her. Also, Ms. Corsino hasn't given me her answers yet so the interview/review will come out when she sends me her answers... But I mean right away.
So if she doesn't send the interview by today or tomorrow, I might have to do some reviews on some Opal Carew novelettes... And perhaps an unknown author.
P.S. Reminder there's another giveaway right here from mina v esguerra. Click Here.
P. P. S. If you wanna check out her free reads *coughs* *Cheapskate* then I recommend reading her USA Today bestselling novel Captured (it hit the list as Shade as part of the pandora box-set)
P. P. S. I've sent out interview requests to Tina Folsom, Grace Callaway and Karpov Kinrade (well going to send out to Karpov).
P. P. P. S I'm also on Wattpad. I have a new book on there and I hope you check it out. Click here