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AAD Author Spotlight: Kris Cook

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Hello Readers! Today I bring you erotic romance author Kris Cook. Kris describes himself as a military brat to the core, and never put down deep roots in any particular geographic location. Until Texas. Why? Kris loves the sun.
A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but his favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris’ influences include JR Ward, Lora Leigh, and Shayla Black. 
Kris is here today to share with us how he came into writing romance. In addition, Kris is offering a copy of his book Perfection to a lucky commenter. Details for GIVEAWAY are below.
Kris is a featured author attending Author’s After Dark in New Orleans. For more information about AAD2012, click HERE
Please help me welcome Kris to That’s What I’m Talking About. Take it away Kris…
I’m so thrilled to be the featured Authors After Dark author for this week at here with Twimom.  I look forward to meeting her in New Orleans in August.
To give your readers a bit of background about me beyond the typical bio, I thought I’d share how I came to writing romance. I began writing in a completely different arena with my sister several years back. We were only 10 ½ months apart in age, but most thought we were twins. 
My sister and I wrote plays and screenplays together. We were lucky and had some successes that included winning some contests, having a couple plays produced for stage, a short film that got screened at some festivals, and more. Then tragedy happened. Just as we were beginning to break out and get noticed by some Hollywood folks, my sister was diagnosed with cancer. She fought bravely for 18 months. A few weeks after her fortieth birthday, the disease finally took her from my family. 
I still miss her every day. 
Enter my buddy, Shayla Black. She and I had lunch every week. I think part of that was her way of helping me with my grief, though she claimed it was more to brainstorm on her book ideas. It wasn’t long before she pushed me to write again. It was hard. I had always had a writing partner. I didn’t want to write plays or screenplays yet. Too hard. Too many memories. She suggested that I write an erotic romance novel. 
Weeks turned to months and months to a year or two, but eventually I finally succumbed to her nudges. I told Shayla that the book had to be paranormal. Just so you know, Twimom, I’m a huge fan of paranormal fiction. I love TV shows like Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and more. Big fan of J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, G.A. Aiken, Larissa Ione, and more.
Perfection was born from an idea of mine about mixing myths from different regions of the world. Settling on angels, demons, jinn and ifrit, phantoms and shadows, vampires and shapeshifters—the book came alive for me in my imagination. 
That first book was published in September 2009 by Siren-Bookstrand. It is still near and dear to my heart. It got me writing again. 
I am so blessed to have two other amazing authors in my life, Melissa Schroeder and Sophie Oak. They kick my butt when it needs it and advise me on my career. Shayla, Melissa, and Sophie are like sisters to me and I love them very much.
So, too personal, Twimom? Sorry. I suppose it is the New Year that has me reflecting so deeply. Let’s tell your readers about that first book I wrote. 
Perfection is a paranormal erotic ménage romance that starts off the Eternally Three series (E3). There are two warring factions of immortals. The Alliance is made up of warrior angels and jinn. They have vowed to protect humanity. The other side, The Dark, consists of demons and ifrit. They work to destroy every mortal in the world. The immortals on both sides need humans to survive. They need to sexually connect by tripling with a human and another immortal for their very existence to continue. When Micki shows up looking for her missing brother, two immortals, one tough angel warrior and one guilty jinn, are blown away by the tiny human female. These three must come together in love, honoring their union, in order to destroy an unrelenting evil.    
Captivation is the second book in the series and I will be working on the third book, Devotion, this spring and hope to have it out early fall.
Thank you for letting me be your guest, Twimom. Can’t wait to meet you in New Orleans at Authors After Dark. BTW – Melissa Schroeder and I are hosting another happy hour. Please you and any of your readers drop by for a free drink on me. 
More about Perfection
While searching for her missing brother, Micki Langley visits a nightclub with a notorious reputation as ménage a trois central and comes face-to-face with two amazing men straight from her fantasies.
Ancient jinn Jared endures heavy guilt and wants nothing to do with the human girl. Tripling is necessary to keep immortals alive, but his hunger for Micki is far beyond normal.
Though warrior angel Bradley completes their threesome, he despises Jared for his tainted reputation. He vows the jinn won’t hurt the gorgeous human and has no problem fighting him to prove it.
But when the threesome comes together, they share more than an exchange of energy, they share an unshakable bond that generates astounding power. Their enemies seek to destroy their perfect triad, which could unsettle the balance of power between angels and demons. Will the threesome be able to stand strong together – in trust and love – to defeat the relentless evil?
Excerpt:
Standing beside her, Bradley’s body heat loomed on her shoulder. Jared’s hot eyes sent her silent commands that incited cravings. Her body began to demand satisfaction. Heat rose from her skin, centered between her legs, melting her.
Then Bradley cupped her cheek, fingertips caressing her neck, while Jared nearly touched her intimately. Tingles erupted. Warm wetness soaked her panties.
“What’s your name, sweetheart?” Bradley asked.
“Micki.”
Jared’s free hand slipped under her shirt and brushed across her bare back. Sensations ripped through her entire body. Combustion.  She shivered.
Bradley looked at her, his stare burning with suggestion. She wanted him to drink all of her up with his hot mouth, but she needed to focus.
“Do you know Eric Langley?” Micki asked Bradley.
He cut a quick glance to Jared before looking her way again. “Yes. But I’m not sure if he’s here, either.”
Bradley knew Eric! “Thank God! Where is he? Is he safe?”
Another pause. “I don’t know.”
Jared and Bradley’s hesitation troubled her. She suspected they knew more than they’d told her. Plus, strange as it was, as her worry for Eric grew, so did her desire for these two men. Did the nice folks in white coats need to whisk her away?
Unease skittered through her. “If you don’t know, I can’t just sit here. I need to be looking for him.”
She should get up, resume her search, but Bradley’s piercing blue eyes zeroing in on her mouth paralyzed her.
She swallowed hard. Bring on the straight jacket.
“You look like you need to be kissed,” he murmured.
Heat flared inside her, but she tensed. When she glanced back at her biker, he showed no sign of rage—not even slight annoyance. Instead, he seemed revved up by Bradley’s suggestion.
Micki sucked in a shocked breath.
She could name a thousand reasons not to take Bradley’s dangled bait, but the moment crashed over her reserve. She could exit the ride later, before the big drop. Now, she burned to taste Bradley’s lips, revel in Jared’s touch. Feel their need and let them feel hers.
It’s only a kiss, right?
GIVEAWAY:  Thank you Kris for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About.  Kris is graciously giving away one (1) electronic copy of Perfection. Please leave your comments for Kris by Friday January 13, 2012, at 9:00 PM EST to be eligible for the contest. One entry per person, the winner will be selected from eligible entries using random.org. Contest is open internationally; please leave your email address so the author can send you the book. Thank you to Kris for this fun giveaway!
You can find Kris online at:
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  • This looks like a good series. i’m a readaholic so I’m alsways looking for new twists on the worlds. I can’t wait to meet y’all in Nawlins.

  • Great spot light on Kris! These books do sound fantastic and I’ve only read one threesome story so far and I’d love to try another one! Thanks for the awesome giveaway Kris. 🙂

  • I can’t wait to read your books! I’ve been looking for some new authors to read, and your books sound right up my alley! Sadly I won;t be at ADD 🙁
    Who knows what the future will bring, maybe I’ll get a chance to meet you some other time.
    GREAT Spotlight!

  • Excellent Spotlinght, TwiMom – and thanks, Kris, for participating! I’m a little drooly for your book right now. *fans self* There’s always room in a TBR pile, right? 😉

  • Great Spotlight! And I think the stories sound fantastic!
    I am so excited for AAD this year(it is my first one), it will be so much fun.

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  • I’m all over the erotic/romance books. This sounds hot! Count me in! 🙂

  • Thanks all for the nice comments. Hoping to see you all in NOLA.

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