Sunday, April 14, 2013

Interview with Kym Grosso Author of Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3



Thanks so much for hosting me on my virtual book tour for my new release, Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves.  I really appreciate the opportunity to do an author interview.  It is great to be here with you and your readers!  :-)

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves is the third book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and is an erotic paranormal romance.  At the end of Luca’s Magic Embrace, the charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, endures an attack on his pack.  His nightclub is set ablaze, and he’s crushed in a building collapse.  In a show of strength, not only does Tristan survive it, he orchestrates the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. In his quest to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature.  Will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate?  And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Do you have a specific writing style?
Yes.  I prefer reading and writing stories in third person, so I can read and feel each character from his or her point of view.  In my autism articles, readers would probably see more of my style.  It is very much like I am speaking: heartfelt, real.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The hardest part of writing a book, for me, is starting the next novel. If writer’s block starts, I do one of two things. Either I take a break from what I am writing and start writing about a different topic, like autism for my PyschologyToday.com blog. Or I just need to go back and really think about how the scene is going to flow. Sometimes it can be harder to write if I don’t have a clear sense of how a scene is going to be played out including what the characters are going to do and say. I need to have all the details worked out in my head before I start writing, or it can thwart the natural flow of words.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

There are so many great authors out there; it’s difficult to pick just one.  If I had to narrow it down, I would say JR Ward.  Her stories literally pull you in and won’t let you go.  I can remember reading all of her books over the course of a month, one after another, and thinking, ‘this should be an HBO series’.  I literally was up all night reading her books.  She creates a new world in which there are traditions, culture and intrigue that is so realistic, you feel you are there in their world.  You find yourself emotionally tied to fictitious characters because her writing makes you feel like they are real people.

What books are in your to read pile?
I have lots of books on my Kindle.  There are just so many great books waiting to be read.  But if I had to pick one book that I’m still waiting to read; it’s Lover at Last.  And I cannot wait to read it!  I love the entire BDB series.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

The question I love most is about location research.  Sure, I can go online and do research, but sometimes unless you’ve been to a location, you can’t always describe it correctly or get a true feel of the place.  And I won’t lie, it is lots of fun to travel and learn new things.

I’ve been to New Orleans many times, but while I was writing Luca’s book, I had the opportunity to go again. I was able to take tons of pictures and scout out the Maid of New Orleans statue. I actually ended up re-writing the scene where Luca and Samantha are looking for clues at the statue to reflect the actual physical layout of it. It really makes more sense when you get a chance to travel to the place you are describing.

If you do site research, it is easy to write about what you know and really describe what you’ve tasted, heard, smelled, seen, etc. There is nothing like the taste of a beignet or the feel of the crowd and street vendors throughout the French Quarter or the sound of street musicians. While in New Orleans, I also had the chance to tour the suburban areas and bayous.

Because I’m writing about wolves, I recently visited a wolf sanctuary where I was able to learn more about wolf habitats, behavior, etc.  These are important details that I like to build into my stories.  It helps me describe the scenes with the wolves, how they behave and interact.

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

Carrie Spencer from Cheeky Covers designed all three of my covers.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

I would tell them that if they want to write a book or articles, they need to write, but also publish their stories/blogs/books.  It gets you in the habit of writing, editing, receiving feedback, etc.  The more you write, the more comfortable you are in your own skin, so to speak.  If you are writing non-fiction, like I do with autism, write what you know and write from the heart. There is no doubt that it can be a little scary putting yourself out there. 

Keep writing.  Have faith.  I’m a newbie, but I know this much, writing books is a journey not a lap around the track. J  So as Dory from Finding Nemo said, “Just keep swimming.”

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

The next book in the series will be Logan’s book.  In Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves, Logan is Tristan’s beta.  But by the end of the book, there is a surprise ending which leaves Logan in unforeseen circumstances.  Without telling spoilers, Logan’s life is about change as he takes on new responsibilities and finds himself back in New Orleans.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?
Yes, I do have a playlist:
·                 Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars
·                 Wild Ones (Feat. Sia) by Flo Rida
·                 She Wolf by Shakira
·                 Ravel's Bolero (From 10) by London Philharmonic Orchestra
·                 Kiss You by One Direction
·                 Feel This Moment by Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera
·                 It's Time by Imagine Dragons
·                 Suit & Tie featuring JAY Z (Radio Edit) by Justin Timberlake
·                 Of Wolf And Man by Metallica
·                 Some Nights by Fun.


Tour April 9- May 7

April 9 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair. 

April 10 Spotlight

April 11 Spotlight and review
Dustykatt's Stuff

 April 12 Interview
Fang-tastic Books

April 14 Interview
Roxanne’s Realm

April 16 Spotlight
Regina May Ross's

April 16 Spotlight Book 1
Books Books and More Books

April 17 Spotlight Book 2
Books Books and More Books

April 18 Spotlight Book 3
Books Books and More Books

April 20 Spotlight and review
Coffee & A Book Anytime

 April 24 Spotlight and review
The Eternal Scribe

April 25 spotlight
Erotica For All,

April 25 Spotlight
Butterfly-o-Meter Books

April 26 Interview
Books & Other Spells.

April 27 review
Crazy Four Books
April 27 and 28 Interview

April 28 Character Interview 
Grave Tells

April 29 Spotlight and review

April 30 Interview
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

May 1 Spotlight
Fandom Fanatic

May 2 Spotlight
Share My Destiny

May 3 review all 3
My Home Away From Home –

May 3 Spotlight and review
Barb Hicks

May 5 Interview 
Offbeat Vagabond

May 6 review
A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books

May 7 Spotlight
Cover Reveals

May 7 review
Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path






Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves
Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3
Kym Grosso

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1482692396
ISBN-10: 1482692392

Number of pages:  Approx. 267
Word Count:  94,000 words

Cover Artist:  Carrie Spencer, CheekyCovers


An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?


About the Author:

Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. Both of her novels, Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1) and Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), are currently available via Amazon, digitally and in print. Tristan's Lyceum Wolves is scheduled for release on April 1, 2013.

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains. On any given night, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.


Twitter: @KymGrosso


My Autism Website: http://www.AutismInRealLife.com




1 comment:

Kym Grosso said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today! I'm grateful for the opportunity to do an interview and share my book with you and your readers! :-)