1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
Katalina Leon: I’m a native Californian. I’m married to my first big love and I’m the mother of a thirteen-year-old son.
2) How long have you been writing?
Katalina Leon: I’ve been writing for about five years. It started as something fun to share with my husband. I’d write a short story and show it to him. The first stories were written in pen in spiral notebooks. I didn’t even know how to type let alone anything about getting published. My husband liked what I was writing and encouraged me. I got my own computer and taught myself to type. I was a fan of Jaid Black’s so I submitted a book to Ellora’s Cave. Miraculously I got a contract. Things moved fast from there with a mighty steep learning curve. I started all this as an absolute novice.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
Katalina Leon: I have a room where I write. I had an old wooden workbench that I covered in faux crocodile and I always have a vase of fresh flowers and my bronze griffin set near my work area.
4) Why did you decide to write Fairy In The Flesh?
Katalina Leon: I love making things, rethinking things and if I could, I would time-travel and meddle with the past too. Fairy In The Flesh is based on one of my favorite fantasies and explores the question—what if your soulmate was born in another century, and you knew it? To my mind it’s one of the most seductive and frustrating possibilities to entertain. Fortunately for my heroine Maya Rousseau she not only gets a much needed vacation in France, she gets to travel back to 1903 and meets the man of her dreams with some major repercussions.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Katalina Leon: I fell in love with André Bosco. He’s tall, dark and intense with beautiful green eyes. He’s also generous with a committed heart and knows what he wants from life. Without creating any spoilers here I have to say that I loved how willing he was to take a leap of faith with Maya.
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
Katalina Leon: I have no characters I dislike. The villains or troublemakers are so much fun to write. In fact it’s hard to keep them from stealing the show. In Fairy In The Flesh I have a very nasty landlady who freely insults Maya and André and causes a lot of trouble.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Katalina Leon: I do. I have to. I’m badly dyslectic and have to go over everything many times and I still make mistakes. I have to work double hard just to get a manuscript into good enough shape to show a beta reader.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Katalina Leon: I pick up any extra work I can. I love to paint but I don’t give it enough time these days. I love yoga. I love movie nights with my family.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Katalina Leon: I love to read and I read very slowly for pleasure. I also tend to read a wide range of genres and seek out information. I read and work with so much romance that when I want to relax I go outside my genre.
10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
Katalina Leon: I wish someone would ask me what it feels like when a reader says they loved my book or they really got pulled into world I created. When I hear that I’ve entertained someone and maybe made their day a little bit better—it’s the best feeling in the world. If we both love the hero—it’s the cherry on the cake. I know I’ve meet a soul sister.
Thank you so much Dalene for hosting me today. I really appreciate being able to be here today and visit with you and your readers.
Genre: Paranormal erotic-romance, time-travel
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Number of pages: 85 pages
Word Count: 40k
Cover Artist: Syneca
Maya Rousseau’s fantasy vacation in Avignon France heats up when an eccentric enchantress tricks her into drinking mojo-laced absinthe.
An unexpected encounter with the green fairy causes Maya’s reality to have a serious melt down. She travels back in time and wakes up naked in the bed of her favorite bad boy Bohemian artist, the tall, dark and mysterious André Bosco. There’s nothing wrong with that except it’s 1903.
For André it’s love at first sight. He begs Maya to become his cherished model, muse and lover. The chemistry and shared passion between them is overwhelming. André’s a generous-hearted dream man but there’s a catch. Every hour they spend together bonds them tighter and time is running out. The same powers that flung Maya back to 1903 are preparing to snatch her back.
With a hundred and ten years separating these soul-bound lovers it’s uncertain if they can find a happy ending without the help of a little magic and La Fée Verte.
Note: Story contains super hot sex with an unattainable man, enchanted hallucinatory beverages, mischievous time-twisters and green fairies.
Schedule Fairy In The Flesh by Katalina Leon
September 16 Interview
Dalene’s Book Reviews
September 16 Spotlight
Author Leah D.W.
September 17 Spotlight
September 18 review
trips down imagination road
September 19 Guest blog
A Writer's Mind-
September 20 Spotlight and review
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
September 20 review
Sabina's Adventures In Reading
September 23 Spotlight
September 24 Spotlight and review
Faerie Tale Books
September 25 Spotlight
A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books
September 26 Guest blog
Fierce Dolan - Words Without Limits
September 26 review
Mousehead & Tales
September 26 Spotlight
September 27 Guest blog
Erotica For All,
September 27 Spotlight
Author Karen Swart
September 27 review
Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path
September 30 spotlight
Regina May Ross's
September 30 Spotlight
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September 30 review