Guest blog spot on Paranormal Romantics!

I was lucky enough to be invited by Stacey Kennedy as a guest blogger on her site, paranormalromantics. Here is the link, and below is the blog. (as an aside, if are one of the first fifty people to private message me with the correct titles of two of the three books I talk about in this blog, I’ll send you a free copy of The Hunt. ๐Ÿ™‚

A few years back, I had a dream about a man with piercing blue eyes. I caught flashes of him, mere glimpses of the curve of his neck, the collar of his shirt, the strong line of his jaw covered in five-o-clock scruff. In the flurried chaos of sleep, I caught a whiff of cologne, clean and masculine and powerful. There was music playing; drifts of notes floated over me. I heard bits from a dance club, the fierce, ominous beat of techno dark wave, and the lonely, deep pulls of a Cello solo. But above it all was the sound of leather soled shoes on pavement. I saw a figure in the fog, tall and broad-shouldered, draped in black.

The images haunted me, coming closer and then slipping away. I awoke with a pounding headache and an aching need to know more. But dreams are fickle, and the shadow-killing rays of the sun are ruthless. Night slips away, sleep evaporates, and the sounds, sights and smells of our reveries are more often than not lost.

But the man with the blue eyes came back. The following night, he not only returned to my dream realm โ€“ he declared himself king. Before my mindโ€™s eye, a story unraveled, playing itself out to breathless, erotic perfection. The man had a name. And when I awoke this time, I wrote his name on paper, using it as the title for the first story I would ever share with the world on a grand scale.

As I said, that was several years ago. Since then, Iโ€™ve had many dreams, both waking and not. In one, a manโ€™s stark green eyes followed me across the TGB while he directed his men to block every one of my exits and cage me in. I wrote his story under the spell of his perfect, mesmerizing voice and am enraptured by it still. In another, the rumble of a motorcycle vibrated my soul and the smell of leather followed me back into the real world, seducing me to pick up the pen once more.

Itโ€™s an enormous gift to be a writer โ€“ to be able to take these temporary obsessions and share them with the world in such a way that my obsession is effectively passed on to some other unsuspecting soul. To know that I am not the only one who falls in love with my characters is truly amazing. I have been hypnotized by the men of my other realms, seduced by them, held prisoner by their every undeniably charismatic attribute. But lucky for me, I donโ€™t have to suffer this captivity alone. As long as you all continue to open my books and read, Iโ€™ll be in good company. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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6 Responses to Guest blog spot on Paranormal Romantics!

  1. Felicia Townsend says:

    I am really disappointed that you have chosen to not continue the BBW series, although I love your work, I will have to read all of the stories that I have over and over again.. Is it possible that you have an idea for a brand new paranormal series in the future?

  2. Laura says:

    Hi, how do I personal message you? I believe I know the answer and I would really love to read The Hunt!

  3. HRKW says:

    Hi Laura,
    Just use the email on my website that you can use to be added to the newsletter and make sure that you include the email you have attached to your Kindle account so that I can gift you the book. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes,
    – Heather

  4. Stacy says:

    Hi Heather,
    I have read most of your books. I have downloaded the rest of your books on my kindle and am reading feverishly. I have to tell you that every time I start a new series with you, you have me captivated with in the first chapter and I am reading the rest of the books at every chance I can get. I must say I love your writing. You are a very successful writer and that I consider myself very privileged to have been able to read your story’s. Although I do find it a little heart wrenching to wait so long for the next book in the series to come out. I have noted all of the dates so that I do not miss a single book due to come out. I know that it will be well worth the wait and anticipation. You are by far one of the best authors I have ever read!!! ( just so you know I read allot of books) I just thought I would let you know that you are doing a wonderful job writing and to keep up the good work!!

  5. Elizabeth Ellis says:

    Heather, I wanted to tell you that I have been proofing the audiobooks that Tantor Media is producing of your Big Bad Wolf series and I have to say OMG is Malcolm Cole the BEST werewolf ever written, hands down. I’m almost done with The Strip and I am so so SO jealous of Charlie!! Your writing is amazing – it’s challenging in a lot of ways because it deals so much with the ideas of manipulation and really begs the question, is it ever okay? I enjoyed The Heat as well but I have to say that I really favor the storyline of The Strip over the first book. It’s a lot darker and grittier but I like how the relationship between Malcolm and Charlie is a lot more complicated since he is trying to avoid what he did to Lily in the first book. But most of all – I can’t tell you after the whole rash of namby pamby vampires and werewolves where who they are is just “a condition”, I love how you make your werewolves unashamed of who and what they are, in all their luscious ferocity. I feel like whenever I finish a chapter, my mind is buzzing with all kinds of thoughts and ideas – you create a challenging and utterly compelling read.
    Can’t tell you how happy I am to have found your Big Bad Wolf series! I can’t wait to read the rest!

  6. HRKW says:

    Wow, Elizabeth – thank you so much!!! It means a LOT to me to hear this. While writing the BBW books (especially the first two), I had to constantly remind myself that I must be true to my inner voice and not be afraid to write what needed to be written. These men, these wolves, had a story to tell and I had to be brave enough to allow them to tell it through me, LOL. Malcolm Cole is one of the most powerful characters I’ve ever written; he is the kind that obsessions are made of. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you like him!! Thank you for taking the time to read the books, and thank you for your proofing help. I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo