Guest Post & Giveaway with Kaily Hart {RISE OF HOPE}

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Please welcome author Kaily Hart to Novel Reflections!


Who said sweet couldn’t also be…HOT?

A number of reviews on my books have hit on something that has really pleased me. They’ve mentioned the hot love scenes, they’ve highlighted the sexual tension, the heat level, the SEX in my books as being sizzling, but they’ve also mentioned the emotional intensity, the feelings, the LOVE in my books. That’s been great because when I write a book, I’m writing a love story first and foremost. I’m writing a journey between two people who’ll end up together. Yes, I write hot and steamy, actually very hot and steamy, but I think that it’s a crucial aspect of being able to fully develop and explore the burgeoning emotional arc between the characters. I firmly believe that the bedroom door needs to stay open. It’s during these very intimate scenes that the really good stuff happens (and I don’t mean the sex). These scenes are often when characters are vulnerable, where barriers are removed or enhanced, where issues are resolved or where they may surface, where the intimacy propels the relationship one more step forward (or back) depending on the stage of the story. For me, not being able to write and include the details of these scenes would disadvantage the story I think and do a disservice to the characters. Yes, by this point they’re pretty real to me!

I love to write the alpha hero, unwilling to show weakness, probably rough around the edges, hard and perhaps tortured and explore the scenarios (and the woman) who could make such a man gentle, even tender, protective and loving. This was especially the case in my most recent release, RISE OF HOPE. Seth is angry and moody, rude and harsh, but he has a core of integrity that’s unquestionable and when push comes to shove, wouldn’t let anyone hurt his woman, including himself. Le sigh…

I adore it when someone talks about my books being sexy and scorching, but emotionally intense. Those reviews have been the ultimate compliment because I always think – who says a hot romance can’t be sweet on some level as well? So…what do YOU think? Can a hot, steamy romance be sweet too? One lucky commenter will win their choice of an ebook from my backlist.

About Kaily

Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four, left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Right… That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream—to write. And (gasp) romance at that! Who knew? By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet set up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is creating as many happy ever afters as she can, one hot story at a time. Kaily never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else.

Kaily’s books, PICTURE THIS, PAY UP, PLAY ME & POINT BLANK (yeah, she has a thing for book titles that start with ‘P’), are all currently available from Ellora’s Cave. Her latest release RISE OF HOPE, book 1 in the Fabric of Fate series, is now available from Carina Press. You can find out more information about all Kaily’s books here and read more about RISE OF HOPE here.

If anyone would want to contact me (which I would love by the way) or just keep up with what I’m doing, you can find me all over:

Web – www.kailyhart.com
Blog – http://kailyhart.blogspot.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kaily.hart
Twitter – http://twitter.com/kailyhart
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/kailyhart/

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