Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: I love the sun, that's why I live in Texas. I'm nuts about animals. Every pet I've ever had, I have adopted from the SPCA. Mexican food and margaritas are some of my weaknesses. Oh, and Thai food, too. Age? Not telling. (Laughing)
Q: What other jobs have you had, besides writing?
A: I waited tables while in college. I worked as a radio announcer. I sold real estate. I worked at a telephone company.
Q: When did you start writing?
A: Like most authors, I started writing at a very young age. The first story I wrote was about a mother who was turned into a vampire, and loved her children so much that she staked herself rather than jeopardize them. I can't remember what I titled it, but I was very proud of it. The second story got me in trouble.
A: In fifth grade, I wrote Spiders are Sweeter than Teachers for a writing assignment.
Q: What grade did you get for the paper?
A: I got an A, but my parents had to meet with my teacher.
Q: That didn't stop you writing?
A: Hey, I got an A.
Q: Why do you enjoy writing erotic romance?
A: I not only enjoy writing erotic romance, I enjoy reading it. Shayla Black, Lora Leigh, Jaid Black, Jaci Burton, and Leah Brooke have provided me hours of enjoyment with their incredible books.
Q: Do you think erotic romance stands equally with other genres?
A: Absolutely! In fact, I think with all the electronic readers getting more affordable erotic romance will continue to accelerate to gain more audience. Great fiction is great fiction. The books of the authors I mentioned earlier deliver original stories with amazing characters and interesting plots. And, yes, they are very sexy. With the books I write, I hope to bring my characters to life for readers as clearly as these authors did for me.
Q: Do your characters take on a life of their own?
A: (Laughing) Oh, yes. A great example is Bradley, the angel warrior in the first book of my Eternally Three series, Perfection. I'd wanted him to be less wary of Jared, the disgraced jinn. Every time I tried to write him that way, I felt as if he stood behind me shaking his head violently in the negative. So, he won. That may sound crazy, but characters often tell a writer what to write.
Q: Speaking of your series, Eternally Three, how did you come up with the idea?
A: I'm a nut for anything paranormal: romance, young adult, mainstream. I read JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice and more. I always wanted to attempt a paranormal series. During one of my lunches with my good friend, Shayla Black, I presented my idea for E3. I'm certain I consumed several tons of salads, burgers, tacos, and sandwiches, as she helped me flesh out the concept to what it is today.
Q: Can you tell us more about Eternally Three?
A: There's so much to tell. The immortal males are alpha to the max, and uber-sexy. An important element of the series is that immortals need humans to survive. Like the laws of electricity there needs to be three elements to accomplish the power exchange: postive, negative, conduit. In E3, that means angel, jinn, and human for the Alliance, or, if part of the Dark: demon, ifrit, and human. And, yes, that means tripling.
Q: You also write contemporary erotic romance.
A: I do, and I love it. I can't imagine writing two E3 books back to back. I like getting my head back in the real world with my contemporary books. Plus, they're typically novellas, which are really fun to write and challenge me in different ways.
Q: Anything else you'd like to share?
A: I'd like to invite everyone to visit my website, www.KrisCook.net.
Please enable Cookies to use the site.
When Cookies are enabled, please reload the page