Author Spotlight/Interview: Kelly Anne Blount

Posted February 28, 2014 by sarah in Author Spotlight, Review, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Kelly Anne Blount was born in Madison, WI. After attending university, she moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to teach elementary school. While living there, she met the love of her life and was married in a beautiful ceremony on the Caribbean Sea.
After returning stateside, Kelly started to pursue another passion, writing. Since writing her debut bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Grishma, she has written the sequel, Ayla, and is currently working on the third book in The Necoh Saga.
Kelly has also written the first book, Impassioned, in her upcoming contemporary romance, Hard Love Series.
When she isn’t writing or serving as an intensive intervention teacher working with children with special needs, Kelly can be found spending time with the love of her life, their furry rescues, and enjoying the beautiful sites of Asheville, North Carolina.
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In the world of Necoh, everyone fears Grishma, a hideous murderous beast responsible for ruining or ending the lives of anyone who dare cross her.

As a young boy, Ryder lived with his family, deep in the caves underneath the Kadin Forest, unaware of the horrors of the world. His simple world was turned upside down one horrible night when Grishma attacked his family, killing his father and kidnapping his mother and younger sister.

From that night on, Ryder devoted his life to killing Grishma. He tracked the monster from Necoh, to our world, and back again. Unfortunately, during his quest, he accidentally transported Brooklyn, a high school junior into his tumultuous world, where she is mistakenly identified as Princess Sophie, the missing princess of Sumner.

Days after Princess Sophie’s return, Grishma plots and manipulates the King into drugging and marrying off his only daughter to Prince Algid of Dratun. Desperate to save Brooklyn, who now believes she is the long lost princess, his mother, and his little sister, Ryder embarks on the deadliest part of his quest.

Will he save Brooklyn? Will she ever regain her memory? What will become of his mother and sister?

Through epic adventure, loss, and love, GRISHMA depicts the strength of the human spirit and the tight bonds formed by the unique creatures of Necoh.

In the blink of an eye, Brooklyn is torn from Ryder’s arms and thrown back into her own world…

Vowing to find a way back to Necoh, she goes to dangerous lengths and embarks on a deadly mission to find her love and help him destroy Grishma once and for all.

Lives will be lost, trust will be shattered, and secrets will be revealed…

Will Brooklyn find Ryder?

Will they finally put an end to Grishma’s murderous reign?

Heartbroken and stuck on her ex, Harper never planned on falling for anyone new over the summer, but a chance meeting with Ethan Sawyer soon sends her heart spiraling…

Their connection is instant and intense.

Ethan seems perfect. That is, until the pressure of Harper’s impending internship allows her to see a very different side to Ethan.

Jealousy is never pretty and it can be dangerous.

Leaving for L.A. is a perfect opportunity for Harper to start afresh. But it’s not long until she finds herself facing decisions that will question what and who she wants.

Will Harper find a way to forgive or will she find a new path for happiness?

***Spoiler Alert***
Sarah’s Review: I’m really into this genre right now and it didn’t let me down one bit.

I really enjoyed this book and the characters. It took an interesting turn towards the end, which I wasn’t expecting. I hope in the second book it clears up some of the “drama” and that went on. I really hope that Harper sticks to her guns and doesn’t let certain people back in her life again so she can be happy in her new life and I hope she stays in LA.

Out of all the books
you have written, which one holds your heart a little more than the rest?
Although I just released my third novel, my first novel, Grishma will always hold a special place
in my heart. I worked endless nights, read and reread, edited and reedited, my
debut novel and I’ll never forget the happy dance I did when I heard back from
Limitless Publishing that they were interested in publishing Grishma!
Do you have a play
list when writing?  If so can you share
some songs with us?
I rarely listen to music while writing. Instead, I tend to
watch reruns of certain shows. For example, I think I watched every episode of The Closer at least once while writing Grishma.
If you could have
lunch with any author (past or present) who would it be?
Suzanne Collins! Eek! I’d love to co-author a series with
her as well!
What or who motivates
you to write?
I’m a self-motivated writer with a love of sharing my
stories with others!
What book are you
reading right now?
I just finished reading the final copy of my third novel, Impassioned! I’m hoping to start Jessica
Gibson’s The Harder I Fall this
If you could co­-write
with any author who would it be?
Ha ha! I seriously did not skip down to this question before
I answered the lunch question! I would LOVE to co-write a book with Suzanne
Collins! Eek! I loved Hunger Games and
The Underland Chronicles! Call me,
Anything else we
should know about you?
I tend to use way too many exclamation marks! Seriously,
before I send this back to Sarah, I’ll probably have to edit like seven of them
out of my responses. For real!

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