I’m hosting an interview with author K.H. LeMoyne today, the author of adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy novels.
1) Hey K.H., and thanks for letting me host this interview! Can you tell us more about yourself?
I’m a wife, mom, and disciplinarian to two precocious corgi puppies. I’m retired from a career in systems management and information technology, a wordy way to describe working with computers and programmers! Since then, I’ve gone to a full time writing career.
2) When did you start your writing career?
I’ve been writing for years, but started writing full time about four years ago. I joined Romance Writers of America almost fifteen years ago in order to connect with other writers for critiquing and classes on writing, and I still have bits of stories that I started even before that time.
3) What is the inspiration behind ‘Destiny’s Mark’?
The hero in Destiny’s Mark, the Guardian Defense Master Tsu Halan, is shadowed by a tragedy from his past. In considering how best to exploit his ideals and convictions, I came up with a scenario that fit not only his childhood background from China in the 1800s, but provided a current difficulty that exists in that country. I wanted for him to have a mate who not only challenged all the things he’d learned, but forced the Guardians as a whole farther down their road to become the race they are intended to be.
4) Can you tell us more about ‘Destiny’s Mark’ in five sentences or less?
Jet Li meets Nakita.
Just kidding, this is a story about hard choices and sacrifices. Tsu’s near immortality doesn’t offer easy answers in his life, only more questions as he meets a woman with a painful past who embodies the will to fight that his heart demands. Jai knows her mission to find the daughter taken from her at birth has a slim probability of succeeding, but she doesn’t acknowledge failure. Yet even grounded in harsh reality, she’s tempted to hope by the man who delivers the impossible and challenges her to believe that she can change the world, one small miracle at a time.
5) What does a book need to have to be ‘good’ for you?
Whether I write it or read it, a book has to have compelling characters. No amount of plot can camouflage characters I don’t care about.
6) Name your three all-time favorite novels.
I have too many to count. But here are the one’s I’m reading and loving right now: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (wonderful and unique urban fantasy), the Nathaniel Cade Vampire series by Christopher Farnsworth (a vampire that works for the White House), and The Elemental Mysteries series by Elizabeth Hunter.
7) Do you have a work in progress you’re working on at this moment? Can you tell us more about it?
I’m finishing the fourth book in the Guardians of Eden series, Honor’s Quest, and hope to have that to my editor in the next month. Then I’ll be working on the second book in the Dragon Rider Trilogy, Dragon Rider’s Soul.
Thank you for answering my questions!
Author: K.H. LeMoyne
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
The only difference between fate and destiny is choice.
Tsu Halan, Guardian defense master, has honed his skills and waited patiently over the centuries for the covenant’s promise of a mate to share his soul and a family to cherish. Close enough to taste fulfillment, the dark echoes of the past threaten with danger and death.
Jai Dashkov harbors her own painful secrets of harsh betrayal and tender loss. Her desperate search to reclaim her life doesn’t allow room in her heart to deviate for love.
Together they are stronger than apart, but the promise of the covenant is a perpetual test. One that Tsu and Jai must conquer in time or suffer an eternity for their failure.
THE GUARDIANS OF EDEN:
A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity—until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.
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