Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's chat...K.C. Wells @IslandTalesPres @PridePromo #bookcontest

Thank you K.C. Wells for stopping by once again to chat with me about your new Collars and Cuffs book A Dance with Domination. Bonus—K.C. even agreed to answer a few questions too. :)

Let the fun begin...

You've got a new idea and a deadline sit down to your blank screen/paper...what is the first thing you do? (i.e. graph out book, choose names, outline chapters, format page?)
This has changed in the last few books. I open up a page and sit and think about my characters. I sketch out the physical details, then I begin to write about their back story, what has bought them to this point.
Then I work out the outline of the story. This can change as I go through, and I have been known to make a few deviations along the way. :P
If I’m planning with Will Parkinson, the planning is a lot more thorough, because I like to eliminate any problems before they appear.
I work using Scrivener, so next I set up the page with my font, spacing, etc.
Then we’re good to go!

When I go play bingo with sis she has a whole slew of little knick knacks that she sets up for "luck" you have any type of must-haves when writing? A fave pen? Coffee mug you absolutely have to use?
When I’m at home, the coffee goes on! And yes, I have a coffee mug…
I have the cutest little horse (Bullseye from Toy Story) and he sits by my laptop, staring at me. It’s good to stare back at him – helps me focus sometimes.

Are you a pantser or plotter – tell us how it works for you.
Hmmm – think I covered this in question 1! LOL
And there is the problem with being a pantser instead of a didn't even occur to me that this could be repeated *heads desk*

Tell us the best quality AND the worst quality about A Dance with Domination
It’s a very different book, compared to the previous three. It’s good that there is more BDSM in it, but it is still a love story with BDSM attached. What’s good about it? You get to meet all the characters in their different roles, in a world where they all play a part. You get to hear more of Leo’s story, you see Pietro and Miles at home and at play, you get to see how Alex and Peter have grown and blossomed…
The worst? It’s not out in hardback! ;)

Drop all your modesty and sell yourself to us...tell me why a new reader should give your book a go.
Because I am a hopeless romantic and my books reflect that.  My characters will go through some stuff before they reach their HEA, but you’d better believe they’re gonna get there!
Because my secondary characters aren’t there to prop up the story – they’re really important to the story. And that matters to me. When I get readers asking if a character will get their own story, I know I’ve done something right.
The story is important. I like my stories to be realistic, detailed and varied.  And with the Collars & Cuffs series, every one of the seven or eight books planned is different.
Well you sold let's hear about this must read!

Recently returned to the UK after living in the States since he was eleven, Andrew Barrett is determined to keep busy and make a new life for himself. He works full time as a copywriter and strips at a club on Canal Street on weekends. But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn't mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.

It's been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man's horrific plans to make them see it.

Follow K.C. Wells on her blog tour and learn new things about her along the way!
Tour Dates: May 23 – June 20
Tour Stops:
May 27: Havan Fellows
May 29: MM Good Books
June 2: Jade Crystal
June 6: Cate Ashwood
June 10: Kimi-Chan
June 18: Louise Lyons

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Thank you Pride Promotions for another great must read!


  1. Great interview, and the story sounds wonderful!


  2. Great interview, as a new reader of your work it has inspired me to read more (well extra inspiration as I have started reading Love Lessons and plan to read more of your titles) - as they have HEA, a series following old and new characters, angst, romance, and an author who is interested in fan feedback. I was just wondering who K.C.'s favourite character(s) is in the books and which story she would recommend to new readers to read first?

  3. Ooh, well....
    I LOVED Will and Blake from the Personal Series, but having said that, I adore all of them - Rick, Angelo,Colin and (sigh) Ed....
    The Collars & Cuffs series is very dear to me, and Leo - well, Leo Hart is a wonderful man

  4. Oh wow.... Well I LOVE Leo Hart from the Collars & Cuffs series. If you like stories with a hurt / healing theme, then start there. If you prefer something with less angst, then try the Personal series - some seriously hot men *cough* rugbyplayers *cough*