Wednesday, January 27, 2016

STORM DAMAGED by Kerry Adrienne Interview, Giveaway & Excerpt

STORM DAMAGED by Kerry Adrienne!

In another time and place, she’d be exactly the kind of woman he’d want to date. And more. If only…

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Title: Storm Damaged
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Loose Id
Print Length: 231 pages
Format: Digital
Digital ISBN: 978-1-68252-044-4

In a world where humans don’t know mermaids exist, Mari leaves her home in the ocean to escape her mother, her betrothed, and her tribe’s expectations in order to make a go of independence on land. Chase, former Navy diver and self-appointed curmudgeon-who-isn’t-worthy-of-love, lost his brother in a freak diving accident and now fears the ocean he once loved.

When a hurricane threatens, they have to work together to save everything they've worked so hard to build. With Mari's betrothed on the rampage over a centuries-old vendetta, the storm isn't the worst thing they'll have to face.

Read an Excerpt:

Mari’s lower lip trembled and she rubbed her palms against her knees and looked back toward

Inna. She was in trouble.

Big trouble.

Inna stood, unmoving, and staring at her. She reached to her throat, but words had dried on her

tongue. She shook her head as tears sprang to her eyes. This couldn’t be happening. Not now. Not when

she was finally getting Chase to relax. Not when she thought things were finally getting better. Not when

she’d finally pushed her betrothal out of her mind, at least for the moment.

Mari looked from Chase to Inna, then back to Chase. What to do? What to say? The only way

this situation could be worse was if Inna saw everything… Oh gods, how long had he been watching?

He’d kill them both.

“He’s been watching.” Had she spoken aloud, or was her mind screaming? She blinked away the tears and wiped away the trails on her cheeks. It felt like her frightened heart had expanded and she couldn’t breathe. Inna was going to kill them.

Chase jerked upright. “He couldn’t have seen anything inside the cart. It’s okay. He didn’t see anything.”

The setting sun streamed across the park, casting long shadows of rides onto the empty beach like an invading army of giant insects. Inna’s thick shadow moved swiftly along the ground. One thing was for sure, Inna had seen enough to be pi**ed.

He was headed directly for them.

About Kerry Adrienne:

Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar.

Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.


1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I can’t remember ever NOT wanting to write.
2.  How long does it take you to write a book?
It really depends. Sometimes, I write 50K in a month, sometimes it takes me six weeks. Then I have to edit.
3.  What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I’ve tried having a schedule, but my brain doesn’t want to work that way. In the beginning phases of a book, I nap a lot and think about the book. I’ll be up at 3am or 4am to write notes down or to work. I work really odd hours.
4.  What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I re-write the first chapter probably twenty times.

5.  Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
From everywhere! Ideas are everywhere. I wish I had more time to write down all the ideas I do have and make them into books.
6.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Listen to music, drive around in my convertible, sew, paint, draw, play guitar, read, and take naps!
7.  What does your family think of your writing?
8.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I could actually write books! And finish them! And more than one of them…
9.  How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Storm Damaged is my Eighteenth publication. It’s one of my favorite stories because it’s about mermaids. I also like Before the Rain because it’s a futuristic story and that was fun to write.
10.             Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Even if you can’t form a specific writing schedule, try to write some every day. Somehow, just the act of writing (even a little) prepares your brain for the next day and the next day…it makes it easier.
11.             Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do hear from readers fairly often. Usually it’s to say they liked a character or to find out if there is going to be another book in a series. I love hearing from readers! It really makes my day!
12.             What do you think makes a good story?
I think emotion is the key component. We need to feel things and the characters need to feel things. If both do, then we have the makings of a good story.
13.             As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to live in a cave away from all people. And I wanted to write and draw.
14.             What would you like my readers to know?
I think if readers would give new authors a try, say even once every few months, they would be surprised. I’ve found some great reads by expanding what I’m willing to give a chance.

You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon.

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