Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Interview & Giveaway with Kiki Howell

Today, we have the lovely Kiki Howell stopping by for an interview and a giveaway! Check it out!

Why vampires?
I like how they mix with my witches, the interplay of strength verses magick. When a strong, sexy, brooding undead meets up with one of my sexy, smart and independent witches - I just never know who is going to come out on top - or any position for that matter *winks*
What was you favorite part to write in At War In The Willows?
Wow, not sure I could pick because this series had so many dark and suspenseful moments. Each romantic pairing was so different, and hot to write in their own ways, but the battles in each novella in the series were exciting to let play out as I typed too. It was hard to let the series go in the end, so I will say my favorite part was the last big battle when I had all of my main characters involved. 
How long did it take you to write the entire trilogy?
Actually, if you don't count all the pauses life put in there not long at all. Each story just poured out of me. You know, the actual idea of having warring clans came from my publisher when she proposed writing a paranormal series to me, and I guess it was just meant to be, because the rest came to me very fast. I would say that each story took maybe 3-4 days to write the bare bones of. A lot more time though went into editing, and making sure the series went together well. 
Do you have any strange inspirations when you write?
Sometimes. For this series the song, If I Close My Eyes Forever by Lita FOrd and Ozzy Ozbourne just carried the tone and feel of the story for me, so I listened to it over and over again when I was writing the first drafts. 
Do you have any habits when you write? (like eating or listening to a specific type of music)
Not really. I mean if it's day, I have a cup of tea beside me. If it is a late night, well then a bottle of Pepsi Max, LOL. But really, I get totally lost in my own little world when I write so the setting and all really doesn't matter much to me. 
Anything you would like to ask our readers?
What is your favorite pairing of paranormal creatures?

At War in the Willows, Novella Series

Coming 2012 from Naughty Nights Press


The Willows is a resort town run by vampires, werewolves and witches. Here, their true identities are kept secret from humans, and intimate relations between the individual clans are strictly forbidden.

When it becomes known that the vampire Amberlyn has fallen in love with the werewolf Kane, the tedious line of their co-existence has been crossed. Caught in the crossfire of this revelation, Drake, the vampire clan leader and Amberlyn’s maker, is killed along with an innocent witch. These deaths spark a series of horrific events leading to an all out War In The Willows.

In Book 1, Amberlyn’s vampire brother, Isaac, always one to kick ass first and deal with the consequences later, kidnaps a witch, Winter. He intends to find out what type of retaliation the witch clan is planning against the vampires and werewolves. In doing so, he finds so much more then he bargained for.

By Book 2, Isaac and Winter devise a plan to try to get the Elders of the clans talking peacefully. But, things don't go as they'd hoped, and the fighting between the clans becomes more devious - deadly. Now, Devin, another Vampire of Drake's making, steps in to help pick up some of the pieces.

When Book 3 begins, it is Devin who hides the biggest secret; he’s in love with a local human. In a moment of desperation – of love – Devin sweeps this human, Sara, away to his home in order to keep her out of harm’s way.

Unexpected close encounters, bodies ripe with need, and situations beyond their control lead to forbidden relationships. Now three vampires, a witch, a werewolf and a human must ride along the edges of the rules. They will attempt once unthinkable romantic entanglements despite all those who oppose their relationships while fighting for their lives as well.

With the Willows full of violence and bloodshed, meetings and magic amiss, will the clans ever be able to find peace among them again? Or, will this war destroy the Willows?

Genres: Erotic, Paranormal (Vampire, Witch, Werewolf) Romance

Book I, The Vampire's Witch - Available Now at Amazon, All Romance eBooks and Smashwords
Book II, The Vampire's Wolf - Coming July 2012
Book III, The Vampire's Human - Coming November 2012

Kiki was very generous to sponsor prizes to give away to ONE lucky commenter :) Just follow the instructions and good luck! Giveaway ends June 30, 2012. This giveaway is international.


  1. There is always the typical main character with the love interest.  But I love when other characters are introduced and the main character doesn't know what to do.   My favorite pairing ever is Anita(a necromancer), Richard(Alpha werewolf) and Jean-Claude(vampire Master of the City) in the Anita Blake series. 

    The pairings in the Novella series sound interesting.  They've been added to my wish list!  :)

  2. I love pairings when across species - Human/vampire; human/werewolf; vampire/werewolf.

  3. I love pairing Human and Angel. My favorite was Elena and Raphael fro Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh.

  4. I love a pairing between human and a were. Especially if they can change the human.

  5. I like when they mix, such as werewolf/vampire or human/vampire, etc.


  6. I like human / vampire  pairings, but most of the time, it's how well the story's done that matters!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!Elizabethelizabeth @ bookattict . com

  7. Human and shifter.

  8. I love the IAD universe where the species intermingle all the time. My favorite so far has been vampire and were. Very primal and sexy. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. that would have to be vampires and werewolf all the way!  Gale Nelson  pgan427@yahoo.com

  10. HMMMM I would say Human and wolf or vampire and witch..I like them all who am I kidding! LOL

    Tw- BeckyLoves2Read
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  11. Vampire and Demon's, my fav :)

  12. I haven't read any book with that combo yet :) People think Vampires are demons.

  13. Vampires and humans....

  14. Vampires or shifters with human beings.

  15. my fav : vampire ;))

    thanks for the giveaway ^^

  16. my favorite paranormal creature is shifters, and i love the ones when theres a wolf shifter with a cat shifter. those ones are always intriguing to me and the plot is always fun!

  17. My favorite pairing of paranormal creatures is a Vampire & a Werewolf.
    Take care,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  18. witches are my favorite

  19. So many combo's to choose from...but, when you get right down to it...it's simple....shifters and vamps. Thx for the giveaway op! :)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

  20. I love werewolves and vampires :)

  21. My favorite is vampire/werewolf.


  22. thanks so much for the contest!!

  23. is it because of all the danger? they can potentially kill each other on accident.