Crazy/Awkward Interview + Giveaway: Karen-Anne Stewart (@SKarenAnne)
Today Karen-Anne Stewart stopped by for a crazy/awkward interview. There’s also a giveaway to celebrate the release of her New Adult Romance Ash to Steele. Check out the blurb:
Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It’s my fault; I’m the one who isn’t strong enough. I’ve been damaged…broken. Breck’s words haunt me…’There’s a consequence for every choice you make.
I’ve had so many women I can’t even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don’t need or want anyone, ever…not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what’s left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my ruin…my sweetest hell.
Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.
Available at Amazon!
Crazy/Awkward Tour Interview with Karen-Anne Stewart
Q: Most of the books I read and write have steamy love scenes in them so I’m curious, what do you find sexy?
A: I love romance and like for a connection to develop, then some serious sexual tension, before the characters make love or have hot, steamy, room destroying sex. I’m also a sucker for a bad boy with a good heart, so an alpha male giving up his manwhoring ways to go after the girl who has consumed his soul is sexy as hell to me. I love a mixture of playful sex, I-need-you-right-now-so-I’m-going-to-rip-your-clothes-off sex, and heartfelt, tear provoking sex; to me, characters experiencing different levels of intimacy is where sexiness comes to life.
Q: If you had to name a child after a kind of pasta, which pasta would it be?
A: Ravioli di Portabello is the best pasta dish ever created, in my opinion, anyway. I would call her Ravi or Tabel.
Q: You discover a coin that allows you to become governor of any American state. Which state do you choose, why, and what is your first act as governor?
A: California. I would use the large population advantageously and launch a massive informative program on human trafficking to aid in the end of this form of modern day slavery. I’m a firm believer in knowledge equals power.
Q: Prohibition round two starts tomorrow and it prohibits your favorite product. Name that product and what you’ll do to get your fix.
A: Coffee. I’m a pretty mild mannered, rule following kinda gal but, if you mess with my coffee, I’ll go into full annihilation mode, complete with head spinning, flames flying, and kick everyone’s ass who stands in between me and my caffeine kind of crazy!
Q: Your city is putting together a time capsule. Donations are anonymous. What do you add?
A: The full collection of Bon Jovi CDs. Every generation has the right to hear that voice!
Q: How do you feel about robot drivers?
A: They have to be better than me, at least with directions. I’m known to get lost almost everywhere I go, even in my home town at times.
Q: Name one thing on the back of your car.
A: Rocks. They aren’t actually on the back of my car, but they are in my trunk. My daughter is obsessed with rocks and acorns. It’s rare to get inside my car and not find some kind of rock she has picked up somewhere.
Q: Fill in the blank: When I was little I wanted to be a ________ when I grew up.
A: Giraffe. In my defense, I was three when I said that and it was because I just wanted to be taller. They are still my favorite animal!
Q: A warlock appears and gives you a choice: become a fairytale monster or die! What fairytale monster do you become (or do you die?!)? Describe your first day as this monster.
A: A witch so I could figure out how to cast a spell and turn myself back. My first day would consist of turning the warlock into my pet Columbia Basin Pygmy bunny, then conjuring up all my favorite foods and drinks before taking a trip around the world.
Q: Create a cocktail based on your book. What is its name? What’s in it? How does it knock us off our asses?
A: Insatiable Bastard. Ingredients: Two shots of Tequila, one shot of Whiskey, one shot of Rum, mixed with crushed iced, mint, and strawberry lemonade, topped with a lime and cherry. Drink a couple of these and any healthy sense of self-respect that is keeping you from taking Breck up on his offer of giving you the best night of your life will be long gone…even Emma’s.
Got a question you’d like to ask her or one you want to see on the next crazy/awkward interview? Comment!
About the Author:
Author of New Adult Romance who doesn’t shy away from writing about dark issues and hot heroes.
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards.
When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.
Karen-Anne loves to connect with readers!
$25 Amazon gift card and a free e-book of Ash to Steele.