Peeps! I have the awesome-ness of hosting another author here in my special space!
Please give a warm, fuzzy, space bandit welcome to fellow traveler KD Williamson, whose latest novel, Blurred Lines, is so hot off the press at Ylva Publishing that tendrils of steam are still emanating from the cover.
A bit about KD: She’s a Southerner and a former nomad, taking up residence in the Mid-West, east coast, and New Orleans over the years. She is also a Hurricane Katrina survivor. Displaced to the mountains of North Carolina, she found her way back to New Orleans, where she lives with her partner of ten years and the strangest dogs and cats in existence. She’s also into all things geek, from video games to superheroes.
And now I’ll let her tell you about her latest below, so I’m just gonna step back and let that happen.
Welcome aboard, KD!
We’ve all seen that movie, right? We all remember the letter at the end? It’s true a great number of us is comprised of little parts that make us whole. We are the criminal, the princess, the brain, the basketcase and the athlete.
Okay, maybe I wasn’t the jock or the princess because…yeah, I sucked hard at sports. And as for the princess thing, I always felt like a boy in a dress. Not in drag, mind you, but a boy in a dress. There is a difference.
Writing, for me, is a form of escapism. I create a world and pour my heart out on the page. In the end, my heart gets what it wants, a happy ending. By the time it’s over, pieces of me are missing. I’ve given it to my characters and to the readers to hopefully take good care of.
I’m not whole again until I’m writing once more. So far in my professional career, I’ve written about an unapologetic, selfish vampire and the woman who couldn’t help but love her anyway.
My most recent work, Blurred Lines, is about an asshole cop with a heart of gold. She’s tough, abrasive, crass, funny, and loyal. Plus, she will call you on your shit as soon as she sees it. That in a nutshell is Kelli McCabe.
Dr. Nora Whitmore is the other side of the coin. She is rigid, regimented, and an introvert who has functioned alone for so long that she didn’t realize her life was lacking.
Are these characters part of me? Yeah, every line of dialogue, every smirk, and every kiss when pulled together, make me whole. As I sat at my desk, I became the vampire; felt her lover’s pain; and wallowed in her betrayal. I became the asshole cop who instilled loyalty and respect in others through one selfless act after another. I became that weirdo doctor who discovered that there was more to living than daily routine.
It’s like I have MY own little club. Don’t know what to call it yet. Midnight Marauders? Hmm, I think that one is taken, too.
Are you looking for the point in all this?
Here it is. As a writer, I can be who I want, but it’s not just for me. I want everyone to be part of the club. When all is said and done, I want everyone to escape with me. I want everyone to leave their hearts on the page.
What the hell? I don’t like going places by myself anyway.
Big thanks to Andi for letting me invade her space for the day. You’re golden.
That being said, if you want to know more about Blurred Lines take a peek below.
Blurred Lines (Book One in Cops and Docs)
Kelli McCabe is a no nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else’s
As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm’s length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies.
Tragedy brings them together. As chaos grows around them, the lines between them begin to blur. Despite being from different worlds, friendship grows between them, turning quickly to attraction. Will these two strong, independent women find a way to deal with their individual baggage? Or will they be overcome by it?
Everybody, have yourselves an awesome Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day. If you’re not into that, hope you have a happy Sunday.