Sunday, September 30, 2012

Author Interview Kylie Scott - Flesh & Giveaway

Id like to welcome Kylie Scott to Page Flipperz today to answer some questions about herself and also her new book coming out called Flesh. ** hmmmm I cant wait to read this one.. **  

When the plague hit, her neighbours turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs.
Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties and he realises that being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship, and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.
When the three cross paths they band together; sparks fly, romance blooms in the wasteland and Ali, Daniel and Finn bend to their very human needs in the ruins of civilisation.
Lust, love and trust all come under fire in Flesh as the three band together to survive, hunted through the suburban wastelands.

Flesh can be brought here

Interview with Kylie Scott  

Where do you live ? 

I live in South East Queensland with my two children and one long-suffering husband. We have a noisy cat named Puffin and a Schnauzer named Astrid. Astrid believes beauty beats brains every single time. She also thinks no one knows that she eats all the cat’s biscuits and climbs onto the lounge to sleep after everyone’s gone to bed. Sadly for her she’s a very noisy eater.

What inspired you to write this book?  

I’ve always loved ‘B’ Grade horror, especially George A Romero with his brilliant Zombie Apocalypse films. Also, ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King is one of my favourite books. I loved the idea of the empty world with everything just lying around, waiting to be picked up again. Of people having to learn to live without all the mod cons. Team that with my lust for tales of romance and here we are.

·       Why did you choose to write Erotica?

I feel a little cheated if the relationship ends at the bedroom door. Sex is a part of life and it’s a big tell in a lot of ways as to how a couple does or doesn’t work. I believe it’s very much a part of a love story and deserves its place on the page.

·       Did any book, character or person inspire you to write this story, aka do you have a muse?

I guess all the great action heroines over the years inspired me. Characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator and Ripley from Aliens. You can’t help but admire women who were willing to stand up and deal as best they could with whatever was thrown at them. Women who were afraid but didn’t let that fear rule them. They just got on with the job to hand and I love that.

·  Do you do your own covers if not who does them and if so .. wow

My publisher Momentum is responsible for the saucy cover. It’s great isn’t it? I just might need it poster size on my office wall for future inspiration. Those hands. Yum. And the banner on my website is by my mate Jay from this he(ART) of mine.

<!-What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you what tools must you have?

You have to develop a thick skin. Feedback is hard to take but it’s invaluable if you want to develop as a writer. Apart from that, it’s like Stephen King said, ‘Read a lot, Write a lot’. Join a writers group, find some good critique partners, try and try and try. I think if it’s your passion, story-telling is something you can spend a life-time learning how to do well.

Have any books or authors influenced what you write?

Stephen King as mentioned. I think Lauren Dane and Lorelei James do ménage romance the best. There are so many great Romance Writers. Roni Loren and Cari Silverwood are some of my latest favourites. And no one does lush and lovely Deep Point of View quite like the wonderful Anna Campbell.

·      What is your writing process do you follow a routine?

I’m trying to learn how to be a plotter. I’ve started setting out with a brief scene map so I don’t veer off into the wilds and get hopelessly lost 50,000 useless words down the track. In the map I just do a few sentences to say what happens. What changes. Who is the point of view. Brief bits like that to guide the way and keep me out of the wilderness.

       Did you or have your learnt anything writing your book?

Oh heaps... I actually worked with a writing mentor on Flesh. Her name is Louise Cusack and she would give me feedback and advice on the manuscript as it progressed. She really helped me hone my craft and kick it in the pants up to the next level. She encouraged me to stick with it when things got tricky. Flesh was a huge learning curve for me with regards to pretty much everything. Working with Louise really pushed me forward when I was floundering. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

      What do you find the hardest part about writing, do you ever suffer writers block?

You know what really gets me? Other ideas. They turn up all shiny and sparkly and they look so much easier and so much more fun than the hard work you’re doing on that tired old manuscript you’ve had sitting around since dinosaurs walked the earth. Not getting distracted by fresh story ideas is the issue for me.

·      Any advice to future writers?

Join Romance Writers of Australia or America or a writing group wherever you are. Don’t give up. And don’t let other people tell you your story or that the very idea of writing is rubbish. Smile and wave. Move on. Keep working at it.

<How long have you been writing for and what do you have planned for future works?

I’ve been writing seriously for six years now. I’m working on the follow up to Flesh and I have a short story set in that same world being released 1st of November. There’s also a Sci-Fi Erotic Romance I’m polishing up for submission.

·      If you could have dinner with anyone – dead or alive who would it be and why?

Richard Armitage--and my husband isn’t invited. Enough said?

·       <!--[endif]-->Any favourite songs you listened to while writing? 

Oh, wow. I have a list. Would you like to see the list? Hang on.
From the Sea – Eskimo Joe
Heart’s a Mess – Gotye
Breathe Me – Sia
Thump – Bertie Blackman
Fool for You – John Butler Trio
Dark Storm – The Jezabels
Where they Wander – HoororPops
Monsters – Something for Kate
The Cutter – Howling Rabbits
Basically stuff by those bands on repeat for hours on end.
·       What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

There a couple of TV shows I’m addicted to like True Blood and Game of Thrones. I play a bit of acoustic guitar. I basically just hang out with my husband and kids. And the Schnauzer.


Night or day

Fly or walk
Fly. Always.

Summer or winter

Vampire  or werewolf

Feathers or fur
Ooh, that’s hard. I’ll go with fur.

E format or paperback

Satin or lace

Norty or nice ;)
Naughty. Without fail.

Whips or chains

Tall dark and handsome or blonde burly and brisk
Richard Armitage. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :) 

High heels or flat
Flat. I’m terribly clumsy and likely to take out innocent passersby in heels.

Lipstick or lip gloss
I chew my lips when I’m stressed. Gross, huh? So lip balm please. a Rafflecopter giveaway


Jen Mo said...

I have just recently started liking zombie stuff and am fascinated by romances with an end of the world theme! So I can't wait to read this book!

Kylie Griffin said...

Kylie, wishing you the best of Release Day's tomorrow! I'm looking forward to reading FLESH, can't wait!

Kim Clark said...

Sounds good, I can't wait to read it! I've got Schnauzers too :)

Mama Grimlet said...

Great premise. Looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing, and I love the cover!

lindsey hutchison @ United By Books said...

Awesome interview! The cover is hot and i really enjoyed the description

June M. said...

I have really started like zombie apocalypse stories. And I love menage books ;) Can't wait to read this.

Angela L. Clay said...
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Angela Evans said...

Ohhhh I like the uniqueness of this storyline. Zombies seem to be the new hype so good luck with the release Kylie.
Oh and yay, a Queenslander author. You go girl.

Katrina W said...

Thanks to all of your for stopping by today ;) best of luck with your new release Kylie ;)

Linda said...

Love the blurb and would love to read more, =)

best wishes, Linda

DownAndOut889 said...

Can't wait to read this!