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About the Boxed Set:
Kryssie Fortune’s holiday series, Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge, is now available in a convenient e-boxed set!
Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine:
Abigail Montgomery, a small town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, dreams of the Dickensian Christmas her family never enjoyed. Each month she attends a masked BDSM club, but her next visit will be her last. If she doesn’t marry within the next year, her brother won’t inherit Montgomery Hall. Desperate, she advertises for a husband.
Jared Armstrong, a former Marine sharpshooter and occasional Dom needs $125,000 to get his family out of a hole. His solution–to marry Abigail Montgomery for her money. His only regret is his wife won’t accept his spanking lifestyle.
Gradually, Abigail comes to dream of making their marriage real, but she promised Jared a divorce two years after their wedding. Can they share some Christmas magic as their relationship faces extortion threats, a kidnapping, and an attempted murder? Or will Jared break her heart when he walks away?
Sex, Scandal, and the Sheriff:
Jasmine Stewart (Jazz to her friends) falls for the blond stranger when he spanks and seduces her at a Washington soiree. Later, when she discovers her flatmate is trying to draw her into a spy ring, she goes to the authorities. The ensuing publicity costs her her job, her security, and her future. Starting over in Westhorpe Ridge is her only option.
Sean Mathews, former SEAL and Westhorpe Ridge’s sheriff, can’t forget the woman he spanked when he visited Washington, but he thinks she’s a spy. When she turns up in Westhorpe Ridge, he tries everything to make her leave town. Despite their misunderstandings, though, they can’t keep their hands off each other.
As Year’s Eve looms, the spy ring resurfaces. Jazz will need all of Sean’s SEAL prowess to survive. But because his wounded leg cost him his speed in the water, will it be enough?
Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor:
Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family–under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam–the man she loved and lost so long ago.
Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.
As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?
Note: All of the books in this set were previously released as single titles.
At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication?
I’m a reader. I used to visit the library with my mum every week before I started school. The scent and the smell of books touched something in me. I became the kid who sits her teddies down and tells them a story. Once I could put pen to paper, I wrote. It must have been quantity not quality, but I loved it. Fast forward a few years, and I discovered Mills and Boon. The pure, virginal stories of yesteryear thrilled me. I still love Mills and Boon but I’m not sure I’d let a twelve-year-old read them. At fifteen, I knew I’d write a book someday. Exams, marriage, and kids came next. They ate into my time, and for a while I forgot about writing.
Fast forward to 2001 – not the year of the Space Odyssey, but the year my heart valve collapsed. A bionic valve later, and I regained my need to tell stories. This time I was going to do it right, but I didn’t have a clue where to start. My husband bought me an on-line writing course. I spent a few years freelance writing for magazines. I did more than okay from it, but it wasn’t where my heart lay. Writing fiction is easy. Writing fiction other people want to read is hard. It took a while, but Loose id picked up one of my novellas – To Wed a Werewolf – and I haven’t looked back since.
What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you finish your current project first?
I finish my WIP. I have too many ideas kicking around and if I didn’t stick to one thing, I’d never get a book ready for submission. I make notes on the other ideas and even flesh out characters when I need a break from my WIP. By the time I’m ready to write it, the words tumble out of me.
Who is your favorite character to write, and why is that person your favorite? If picking a favorite character would be like picking a favorite child, which character seems to be the most demanding or your attention and detail as a writer?
My favorite character has to be my former military sniper, Jared Armstrong, in Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine. He’s ice cold, alpha to the core, but he melts around Abigail. There’s something about a former military man that warms my heart.
My most demanding character is Lipstick, the dragonet in Curse of the Fae King. He started as a means to get my hero and heroine together. Thanks to him, the Fae became dragon riding warriors. Lipstick’s naughty and charming. Even my editor fell in love with him. The trouble is, he pushes his way into the other books of Scattered Siblings series. I know my writing’s going well when he turns up.
Describe your writing process. Do you outline, plot and plan, or is your writing more organic?
Before I put pen to paper, I think about it for a few weeks. The best description of my writing style is that I have a series of islands for my characters to swim to. Sometime they take interesting detours along the way.
Have you been able to incorporate your previous experience in [jobs/education] in your writing?
Occasionally I can do this. Some kids have imaginary friends. I had a pet dragon called Monty. He lived in a hollow tree in the woods where I played. He became the basis for Lipstick in Curse of the Fae King. I take certain things I know well and add them to my characters. Ellie in To Tame a Werewolf loves to cook. Who knew werewolves had a sweet tooth? I love baking, so that was easy for me to write. Viola, in To Seduce an Omega has an injured knee. Hers was deliberately maimed by the pack alpha. Mine is the result of a bike accident in my teens. I knew how she’d move and what she’d feel when I showed the day to day impact of her injury in my writing. My daughter is a head teacher. When I wrote Abigail in Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine I drew on the things she’s told me over the years.
Do you identify with your main character or did you create a character that is your opposite?
If I can’t identify with a character, I don’t expect my readers to. That said, sometimes writing the bad guys is more fun. Hopefully, they are nothing like me.
Describe the [book/series] in 10 words or less for people who are just learning about it.
Hunky heroes and hot holiday romance
What has been the toughest criticism you have received as an author? What has been the best compliment?
Rejection letters. Every writer gets them when they’re starting out. They feel like a slap in the face. If you’ve spent hours creating what you think is the perfect magazine article and your target publication rejects it, you feel sick. Fortunately, I’ve only had one since I started writing. I sent a very mild book to a vanilla publisher, and they still thought it was too hot. They loved the concept and asked me to tone it down and resubmit. I thought about then did the opposite. Now, like all my books, it’s hot and sexy. Another publisher snapped it up and I start edits next month.
What is your favorite line from your book?
This is from Desire, Deceit and the Doctor. Mandy never told her high school boyfriend, Adam that she carried his son. Since they haven’t seen each other for eleven years, this wasn’t her ideal way to reconnect.
Furious, scared, and determined to free her son, Mandy brought the bottle down on the newcomer’s head. It smashed into a satisfying shower of broken glass. The stranger released Ben, staggered slightly, and crumpled facedown at her feet.
Kryssie’s pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all stand alone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.