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Monday, December 5, 2011

An Interview and a GIVEAWAY with Kharisma Rhayne

Today I'd like to welcome the lovely Kharisma Rhayne to Labelle Books. Kharisma is on the hot seat answering our questions, she shares a little about her new release Bound by Seduction, and has graciously offered up a giveaway to one lucky commenter.

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Welcome Kharisma,

How long have you been an author?
Kharisma: I didn’t get published until this past November, however I’ve written forever and kept it all to myself.

Congratulations on your success. What is your favourite genre?
Kharisma: I love most everything, but lately I have been stuck on Highlander and Viking erotic romance.

I'm with you there, but I'm also into pirates, cowboys, bad boys... Oh hell, the list is never ending you get the point. *snickers* sounds like the two of us have some of the same reading interests.
What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
Kharisma: I don’t know that it’s really a surprise, but I’ve found the waiting is my biggest surprise. I just don’t do it well and I really thought I would. I want my official blurbs accepted; I want my shiny new covers, my edits and release dates – yesterday. ☺ So, I need to work on my patience.

Most authors feel that way. The waiting process can certainly be a stressful experience. Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Kharisma: I have quite a few WIPs. But I think the one I’m most excited about right now is my Viking Series. Book 1 in the series is called Heart of Vengeance. I want to give Berserkers a touch of their actual history (of being feared and shunned within their villages) but I want to show it turned around and them be the heroes I feel they should have been for protecting their villages.

Styrkar’s sister had been kidnapped from their own land. Never had he thought refusing an offer of marriage for her from a rival clan would cause such a dangerous outcome. Styrkar and his son, Alrik gather their men to invade and safely bring his sister back home – unwed. Little do they know, Alrik’s heart will be captured by a striking blonde woman that is his sworn enemy. Will their clans cease to feud anyway?

You can find out more about the series (and blurbs for the first four books) here: http://kharismarhaynebooks.blogspot.com/p/untitled-viking-series.html

We'll definitely have to check that out. It sounds like a great read! If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Kharisma: “Caution: Will try anything once”

Awesome, If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
Kharisma: Xander from my Living Deadly Series – my hot Greek warrior – come on now, I’m an erotic writer – I’d have to work on a *scene* with him for an upcoming book.

lol, great answer. What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
Kharisma: I guess it would depend on who you ask. Some people think my language and bluntness is terribly bad – others think the fact that I kissed a girl years ago on a bar bet was the naughtiest. I’m thinking, you have to by naughty to have a little fun though.

Agreed, If you could choose to time travel, would you go backward or forward, and why?
Kharisma: I would go back. I always feel like I belong in a different century. I’m obsessed with Viking, Highlander and Ancient Greece history.

For those of you who would like to learn more about Kharisma and her work she can be reached through these links:

You can find me on my blog: http://www.kharismarhayne.com/
I’m on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KharismaRhayne
And I’m on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KharismaRhayne

Here's a little more about her latest release Bound by Seduction, enjoy! And, don't forget to comment for a chance to win an ebook copy.

Blurb:

Jared and Bekka, two people with a huge conflict. He's FBI, she's the prosecuting attorney. Him in his high class suits with attitude to match, her with an uptight personality and a virgin to boot. Watch the sparks fly from the office to the bedroom as these two go head to head and flesh to flesh.

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Bound-by-Seduction-ebook/dp/B0067MBNTM/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321301775&sr=1-10


Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://www.jenniferlabelle.com/

23 comments:

  1. Love the interview...thanks for interducing me to a new author i can not wait to read. Marie Lisk melisk1966@yahoo.com

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  2. I say the part about her being a virgin is a show stopper. Great interview Kharisma!

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  3. I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MICHELINE SZABO

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  4. Fantastic, and very telling interview as always, K! Of course, if you leave it to me, I can think of much better warning labels for you. :D

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  5. Great interview you two! Kharisma, the naughtiest thing you've ever done is simply kissed a girl? Tsk tsk, honey. We need to work on that ;)

    ana.hart03(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. how could I resist dropping by here with two of my favorite sexy gals here!!!??? *lol* Great interview Khar.. but we need more detail on that kiss... *weg*! And great q's Jennifer!!!

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  7. Love the interview. I love that you enjoy writing about Vikings. Everyone loves a Viking!

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  8. Great interview !!!

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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  9. Hi Marie, thanks for stopping in :D I'm so glad you're looking forward to reading the Bound series.

    Thanks so much Micheline ☺

    LOL Dakota-- you still stuck on that? I thought it added a nice twist for their *fun*

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  10. Siobhan, I was trying not to scare away any of Jennifer's readers ;) I figured I should tone things down just a bit :D

    Good morning Ana :) No, it's def not the naughtiest thing I've done, but I wanted to somewhat appear to not have horns :D

    Hiiii Brindle ♥ Hmm, maybe I'll work the kiss into a a book or maybe a flash fiction short read ;)

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  11. Hi Marie, I know I love Vikings :D I can't wait to get that series out. My Native American one I'm really looking forward to as well.

    Thanks for stopping by Regina :D

    And, of course, thanks so much to Jennifer for letting me clutter her blog today ☺ ♥

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  12. Jennifer, you always interview the hottest authors and Ms. Kharisma is certainly one of the loveliest to grace your Wall. I've gotta a feeling, that Ms. K. is going to be burning up the ebook air-waves with one hot sizzler after the other. Great interview.

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  13. Wonderful interview! I wish you great success and many many sales!

    Lacie32070@yahoo.com

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  14. Jennifer, great interview. I love learning new things about my friends. *grins*

    K, I'd take some alone time with Xander any day and I'll be on the lookout for that kiss being incorporated into one of your book or a flash fiction short. ;)

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  15. Awww Benjamin, you're always making me blush lol Thanks for stopping by and I definitely hope you're right ♥

    Thanks Lacie ☺

    Oh I know Elicia -- Isn't Xander just yummy?

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  16. Wonderful interview, Kharisma. And love the blog, Jennifer. You're going to sell hundreds of copies - all the best hun!

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  17. Another new author-yeah! Enjoyed your interview and congrats on the books. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Patricia
    panthers.ravens@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks Blak, I'm sure crossing my fingers hoping that you're right.

    Thanks Patricia -- good luck :D

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  19. Great interview! And if you want Xander, I'm betting we'll all want him too so, SHARE! lmao! Congratulations on getting your books published Kharisma! :D
    Thank you for putting up the interview Jennifer! Wonderful blog you have also!

    JoJo

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  20. Wow, Kharisma, what a fantastic response. Thank you all for stopping by and I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog so far. Keep the comments coming there's still time to enter Kharisma's giveaway.

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  21. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you.

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  22. What a wonderful turnout, but now that the contest is over it time to announce the winner...

    ~Congratulations Ana Hart~ Kharisma will be in touch shortly.

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