Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shapeshifting, Mistletoe and the curious obstacle to writing: a talk with author Kristin Elyon

Visiting with us today we have Kristin Elyon, the author of "Untamed Passion" and "Microphones and Mistletoe."

Hey Kristin, thanks so much for taking the time to appear on my blog. Let's jump right in.

I have to say, "Microphones and Mistletoe" looks like a fun story, and it's gotten some fabulous reviews so far, and "Untamed Passion" looks fascinating. I've not read many shapeshifter romances, but I think I'm going to have to dive into this one.

Tell us a little bit about how each of these stories came to you.

To be honest, with "Untamed Passion." It didn't go as planned at all. The voices in my head took over, I had no control with the direction of the story. Sasha wanted her story told. It changed about five times before she was finally happy with the story.

With "Microphones and Mistletoe" I knew I wanted something fun for the holidays and the inspiration came to me one night. My father is a musician, not a famous one by any means but he writes music and his friend came over one night and they were talking about this new song and then arguing about the lyrics and the idea just came to me about having two singers/songwriters fighting over something during the holidays... only my story was a lot sexier then my father and his friends. :P

What's your writing routine like – do you write at the same time of day, play music, have any sort of rituals to get you in the mood?

I NEED music. It doesn't matter what kind of music it just has to be playing. It helps me focus, to zone out the rest of the sounds, to just hear myself think. If the music isn't playing and the TV is on, or the radio. It doesn't work. The music just soothes me and puts me in that mood to really concentrate and write.

Okay, let's step away from writing for a bit. Let's do some rapid fire questions. Answer the first thing that comes to mind – no cheating, no pondering, just whatever flashes in your mind first.

Favorite movie? Lord of the Rings

Favorite actor? Ian Somerhalder

Why? Hmm Is this a why to the actor or movie? You didn't tell me so you just get both. I just adore Ian! He is such a fantastic actor and the ISF is a wonderful foundation he started to help the animals. Hello? He's hot and he wants to save the animals! There is no problem with that.

The Lord of the Rings movies have just stuck with me for some reason. Giving more thought to it, I could tell you some more movies with more logical reasoning as to why they are my faves but you said rapid fire. 

If money were no object or concern, where would you go for a two-week vacation? Hawaii. I've always heard wonderful things about it. I'd take my laptop and just write and relax.

Again, pretending that money is of no concern, what sort of car would you own? I would have a driver, maybe not in a limo all the time, that might get boring but certainly once or twice. I've always wanted to have a Jaguar.

Favorite food? Chinese. Orange chicken.

Favorite color? Blue

Favorite novel? Lord of the Rings

Okay, now, back to the writerly questions. J

What is your biggest struggle in writing?

Writing. Actually writing. Sometimes writers block hits you so hard. It can be like being hit by a speeding train. It stops you for days, weeks even. Especially if you have something going on personally. You just have to write something... Doing  flash fiction (seeing a picture and writing 200 words) helps sometimes but the most important thing to do is write. Just as Dory says to just keep swimming, you have to just keep writing.

Tell us, do you have more work coming soon that we can look forward to?

Yes! It's another shifter story. The strong-willed, wounded shape shifting she-wolf has been involved with the supernatural since she lost a lover, her first mate, to a vampire. A few years later, after a near-miss with death, another vampire attack. She is catapulted into an exciting adventure with Enzo. Can she resist the exotic, tempting wolf shapeshifter who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal? His Goal: Claiming HER, his new mate.

Amber White Inspiration for her-

Kristin, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you being here today. Now, before we go, let's share a little blurb one of your stories, then tell folks where they can get a copy.

Well, my newest release is called "Untamed Passion." It's about a sexy tiger shifting male who finds his mate. The only problem is his ex and the fact that his mate doesn't know she's a shifter and it causes a ton of fun!

I have the book available on Amazon and B&N. Here is the blurb.

Sasha has spent her entire life, feeling like there was much more to life than what she’d been experiencing. Her love life was boring and her new roommate was driving her insane talking about it. However an unfortunate yet chanced incident brings Eric to her rescue.

Could he really be the man of her dreams? Will he teach her exactly how to harness her special shape shifting abilities before it is too late? In a story of love, lies and romance Sasha finds herself in the arms of a handsome shape sifting white tiger that will stop at nothing to protect her.


Well folks, there you have it – a couple of great sounding stories from author Kristin Elyon, and a new one coming out soon. Download them, make some of Kristin's Orange Chicken and sit down for a read!

For more information on Kristin, or to keep up with her work, check out her blog here, find her on Facebook here, and follow her on Twitter here. heck out her blog here,

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristen,
    The book looks like a good one and i look forward to reading it. thank you for the chance at such a great contest.

    tammy ramey