Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kariss Lynch | Author Chat

It's about time for some iced drinks, don't you think? But...maybe one more latte for me. Grab your favorite drinks and take a seat. It's time for an author chat with my friend, the lovely Kariss Lynch!

Kariss Lynch writes contemporary romance about characters with big dreams, adventurous hearts, and enduring hope. She is the author of the Heart of a Warrior series and loves to encourage her readers to have courage. In her free time, she hangs out with her family and friends, explores the great outdoors, and tries not to plot five stories at once. 

Let's get real...

Would you rather go to the future or go to the past?
As much as I would love to know my future, I think it would take some of the awe out of the journey. Besides, why not go back and watch Michaelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, or meet some of my ancestors, or have tea with Winston Churchill? I would love to stroll through history.

What’s one thing you must have/do in the morning?
Coffee. It’s become a problem really. I was anti-coffee until about five years ago. I had just signed a book contract, was working a full-time job seven days a week during a busy season, editing Shaken in the evenings, and writing Shadowed. Coffee became a staple. Now it is a necessity. I’m not quite ready to enter a recovery program for this particular addiction.

If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
If I were a superhero, I would want to be able to snap my fingers and appear wherever I was needed whenever I needed to get there. This would also come in handy if I happened to be craving pizza from Italy. Who needs a passport then?

Name three places you’d like to travel to & why?
I just got back from Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, and the travel bug is alive and well! I would love to visit Iceland. I’ve had several friends go and love it. The Northern Lights are on my bucket list, especially since I am a night owl, and they just sound magical.

Next up would be Greece. I am a huge ocean girl, and I love the Mediterranean. I would love to go for a month, spend time with the people, in the culture, and enjoy the beautiful blue of the ocean.

I’ve been to Scotland, but I want to go back and watch the Highland Games and maybe even go visit the castle that served as a base for a lot of the Harry Potter films.

If you were stranded on an island what are three things you couldn’t live without?

1. A fully loaded kindle with a forever-lasting battery stocked with hundreds of books, including all my favorites.
2. A tent so I always have shelter.
3. A suitcase of clothes, because this seems practical.
Name one song/artist you're embarrassed you like.
I love One Direction. I have all their albums and know most of their songs.

Which of your characters do you secretly have a crush on?

I definitely have a crush on Micah Richards, which is a HUGE reason why I chose to give him his own book, which I am currently working to finish. He’s a Navy SEAL, tall, dark, and handsome, with a wicked sense of humor, and a gorgeous grin. Plus he is protective, loves his family, and loves Jesus. Unfortunately, he’s going to be a little broken when we meet him next. But don’t worry, I have full confidence that a girl I have in mind is going to remind him of the strength that he has and the protector and warrior he still can be.

If you could live in a fantasy world, who’s would it be?
Hello, Hogwarts, where’s my letter? I love J.K. Rowling’s world because it is familiar yet magical and mysterious. Hand me a wand, give me a house (Gryffindor, please), and turn me loose!

Connect with her at karisslynch.com, or on Facebook, Instagram, or Goodreads.

by Kariss Lynch

Ready to change the world, Kaylan Richards leaves her comfortable life in Alabama to serve in poverty-stricken Haiti. But when the earthquake strikes, people she cares for are gone and she is left picking up the pieces. Navy SEAL Nick Carmichael never planned to find a girl he loved more than his country. Now she is a world away, trapped in a deadly situation. Will Nick’s love be enough to help her heal, or will her world forever remain shaken?

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