Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review of Seductive Sands by Kim Faulks

This is a book that I have been waiting to review since I first saw the cover a few months ago. When a cover is this eye-catching, it promises an equally catchy story. Don’t forget, this is also the sequel to stunning Reclaimed. Starting with heartbreak, a snippet of back-story and questions unanswered, Seductive Sands reeled me in immediately. The emotional roller-coaster that rolled through Natalie was so well written that I felt it with her, as well as the emotions of the four most predominant characters; Malik, Makkah, Alexander and Sakhr, the latter probably being the most genuine and sweet hearted of them all, apart from Natalie herself. I shed tears with him, and felt his great heart breaking. With a cliff hanger to die for, this book left me needing more...

Not one for the faint of heart, Seductive Sands is as hot as the desert sands and as fast paced as the winds. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

ChitChat and All That with Benjamin Russel

This week I am on ChitChat and All That with Benjamin Russell on Naughty Nights Press's blog. We discuss porn: pros and cons, and what we can and can't talk about with our significant others (or SO's, as we refer to them in the Chat). Head on over to Naughty Nights Press and check it out!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Interview with Kim Faulks, author of Reclaimed.

So this week I'm talking to Kim Faulks, author of the steamy Fire and Ice series. I have recently reviewed the first in the series, Reclaimed, and will soon review the second, Seductive Sands.
Welcome, Kim!
What inspired Reclaimed?
Well, I had been wanting to write about a woman that was kick-arse tough and still very vulnerable inside for a while. I drew a lot of myself out to use for Natalie and all of the hand-to-hand techniques are something I was taught in the NSW Police Academy, giving her a more realistic feel as a character.
Do you have a process to get into the writing zone?
Music loud, chocolate and either red wine or lemonade and vodka.
I know you have a second book in the series; Seductive Sands, which I’m reviewing next. How many books do you have planned?
I have five planned in The Fire and Ice Series and that should tie it off nicely.

I greatly anticipate the rest of them!
What else do Natalie and Alexander have in store for them?
Well, without giving too much away, you can expect Natalie to fight a few demons, some from her own past and others from Alexander’s past. Alexander is standing at the sidelines, furiously pacing backwards and forwards while Natalie tries to figure out her wants and needs.
Why paranormal? What is it that draws you to write in this particular genre?
I have always been drawn to the unexplained, being bought up on a staple diet of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The day I watched Bram Stokers Dracula was the turning point for me, the untamed and unexpected excites me and this why I love this genre. I have always written the darker, edgier aspect of paranormal and not so much the young adult versions.
How long have you been writing?
I wrote when I was younger but I was bloody awful so I gave it a miss, then took it back up a couple of years ago. My husband told me about a writers club in the area, so I joined and haven’t stopped since.
Do you have an author who inspires you?

Sure do, my favorites are: Jeanine Frost, Kristin Cashore, Charlaine Harris, Laurel K Hamilton, Stephen King, Dean Koontz and many more that I can’t think of right now.
So you love writing paranormal, but is it also you favorite to read?

Absolutely. There is nothing I love more than a good paranormal read with lots of twists and a good plot and sexy characters certainly helps.
What else do you love besides writing? How do you pass your time?
Well I work full-time in the Security Industry and a mother and a wife leaves keeps me busy but I have to write every day and will usually get up at awful hours of the morning and stay up until I’m exhausted to write. There is nothing else I love doing more. I write every second I get an when I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing.

A very busy life indeed.
Thank you, Kim, for your time. It's been a wonderful interview.
For those wanting a copy of Reclaimed, Kim is giving away a copy to one lucky commenter, so leave some love! For those who miss out, Reclaimed is available at Amazon

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review of Reclaimed by Kim Faulks

Reclaimed hits the ground running, starting with strong emotions and building the character of Natalie very quickly. Having read as many books as I have, with the majority set in alternate worlds or America, it is a fresh change to read one that is based in Australia, country of origin for Miss Faulks and myself.
 Even if I didn’t already know it was a paranormal, there are hints and slight suggestions to the mystical, which drew me in more than if it had been obvious. Sometimes the hint is more tantalizing than a flat out statement.
Ms Faulks really knows how to work the sensual scenes, spreading a sinfully superb setting of seduction. With each twist and turn Kim Faulks drew me in to her story even more. This is one author who can pack a whole lot of story in to a short space without losing detail or overwhelming a reader; to manage such a feat takes real skill and Ms Faulks certainly has plenty of that.Reclaimed sets up what promises to be a fantastic series, and I highly look forward to future stories from Ms Faulks! 
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