1.Tell us about yourself:
a. Where do you live? I live in Missouri.
b. How long have you lived there? My whole life.
c, Are you married? No
d. Kids? I have a 19-year-old son.
e. Full time job? No, I’m disabled.
f. Education? I have a degree in Elementary Education.
2. Who is your favorite author and book? My favorite author is James Patterson, but my favorite book is Sheik by Connie Mason.
3. What is your preferred genre? I prefer paranormal romance.
4. How did you start this journey to become a writer? I began writing poetry when I was 14 as a coping mechanism over the loss of my brother. Then I wrote a little children’s series for my son when he was five and began my first novel six years later.
5. What have you written so far? Under 2 pen names, I have 28 books. Under this name, I write paranormal romance, historical romance, crime fiction, horror, and fantasy. Under the other name, I write erotic romance.
6. Tell us about your current book. One of my current works in progress is Bad Moon Rising. It is a paranormal historical romance set during the Civil War.
Here’s the blurb: Grayson Coolidge had everything taken from him at the start of the Civil War. Confederate soldiers murdered his pregnant wife, sending him on a personal crusade against the South. Traveling the roads as a highwayman, the alpha wolf-shifter will destroy the South by robbing them of what they hold dear—their lavish comforts.
Then he meets a belle who stirs his soul. Wolves mate for life, so can he have that life again?
Savannah Montclair is a Southern belle with many suitors, but the restless woman doesn’t desire any of them. While her parents want her to settle down with a husband, she yearns for excitement. She wants to contribute to the war effort by joining the nursing corps, but they forbid it. No one seems to care about her ideas or desires.
When she crosses paths with the dastardly highwayman, she sees something he has that she wants—freedom. But can she be the alpha female who will take away his pain?
It was a time of hatred and battles. It was a time of loss and growth. For Grayson, there was something to live for again. For Savannah, there was a chance at the exciting life she craved. But everything comes at a price. Breaking the rules of the pack and mankind, can they find the happiness they’re looking for?
7. What is the inspiration for your current book? I have always taken an interest in the Victorian Era. My first historical romance, Scandalous, is set right before the war, so I thought I would go from there. However, it is a different set of characters and plot.
8. Who was your favorite character to write and why? My favorite character to write in Bad Moon Rising is Savannah Montclair because she defies the demands her parents and society put on her.
8. Is there anything of you in that character? Maybe just a little.
10. What sets your book apart? My hero is not only a wolf-shifter but also a highway man. During his robberies, he sets slaves free. My heroine also thinks slavery is wrong even though she is a Southern belle.
11. What’s your favorite part in the book?
His mouth was ravenous on her, and she felt blinded by the sensations stirred inside her abdomen. Then his mouth left hers, and he trailed a heated path down her neck with the tip of his tongue.
“Why are you doing this? What do you want from me?” she asked in a husky voice she didn’t recognize.
He chuckled low in his throat, and the vibrations tickled her parched skin. “Why? Because I know it’s what you need and want. You’re bored with your life here on the plantation, and you want to be rescued from it. You don’t want to fit into the mold society has cut out for you.”
Her eyes widened. “How do you know that?”
He stood up and gazed down into her eyes. “I can see it on your lovely face. I can hear it in your soft voice. I think you have a lot of untapped passion burning inside you.”
Her tongue darted out over her lips, and she whispered, “Then remove your mask. Let me see who you are.”
12. What was the most difficult part to write? So far, the hardest parts to write are the slaves’ dialect.
13. What was your favorite book to write? Scandalous is my favorite so far.
14. How do you write? Do you have a set time or place? How many hours a day? I’m a pantser, and I write everywhere. I take a notebook to medical appointments or anywhere else where I’ll have to wait for a while. At home, I use my computer.
15. Why did you want to be a writer? I’ve always been creative, so I wanted to share some of that with others.
16. How do you get your ideas? They just pop into my head. Two Faced was based on a dream I had.
17. What do you have planned next? Presently, I’m editing a few books, but I’m also working on White Out, which is the sequel to Deadly Games in my Elusive Killers series. And, as mentioned, I’m still working on Bad Moon Rising.
18. What advice would you give new writers? Your first book might not bring in as many sales as you expect, but you shouldn’t give up. It’s a process like anything else, and you need to hone your skills and do a lot of advertising.
19. How can readers get in touch with you?
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alexis.kennedy.author/
Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alexis-kennedy
Amazon page: Author.to/AlexisKennedy