Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
My name is Kate Hill and I'm from New England. I write mostly romance in a variety of subgenres, including paranormal, science fiction, and historical.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
For as long as I can remember I've enjoyed telling stories. When I was sixteen, I decided to start submitting work with the hope of being published. About ten years later my first story was accepted for inclusion an anthology of erotic vampire stories. Since then, I have had short stories, novellas, and novels published, some through small press publishers and some I have indie published.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
Right now I'm working on the last book in my Fangs and Fists series. It is part of the Pandemonium universe published by Changeling Press. Pandemonium includes Fangs and Fists, Wild Witches of Beaver Bay, and the upcoming series Heaven’s Demons. They're erotic paranormal romances with a horror slant in which the world has been taken over by demons. The most recent story, Trinity and Jeff, came out in January. In it, a firefighter battles the supernatural to convince his lifelong friend that she’s his soulmate. The next book, Amelia and Orion, is scheduled for release in March. In it, an irritable half-demon struggles against his love for a brilliant witch.
I'm also working on the final edits for Warrior Priest, a science fiction romance that will be indie published a little later this year.
What is the most challenging part of writing romance?
To me, the hardest part of writing any story is coming up with a title and blurb.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
It depends on the type of book. Sometimes I'll talk to someone with experience in a subject I'm writing about, or take a class if it's something that I can try myself. Other times I'll read books or use the Internet to familiarize myself with subjects involved in the book. When I’m writing a paranormal series like Wild Witches of Beaver Bay, I like to familiarize myself with information about traditional paranormal creatures and then figure out how I can change the legends to (hopefully!) make the stories a little different than what’s expected.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you?
I'd say to know what you want from your writing, even if it’s not what others think you should want, and be prepared to promote yourself.
Any last words before we go into the speed round?
If readers are interested in my work, they can visit me at https://www.kate-hill.com. I have occasional giveaways there and an email newsletter they can sign up for to receive regular updates. I'm ready for the speed round. :-)
City, suburb, or small-town?
What’s your favorite type of chocolate?
Vampire, werewolf, demon or angel?
All of them.
Wine, whiskey or punch?
None of them.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, or other?
Cats, dogs, or exotics?
I love just about all the critters. :-)
Trinity and Jeff
Erotic Romance ~ Paranormal
Denying her love for her childhood friend, Jeff, Trinity visits her family’s ancestral land, believing the Wild family magic has called her there to meet her soulmate. Instead she finds danger at every turn, but she won’t have to face it alone.
Jeff has loved Trinity his whole life, but settled for friendship after she broke his heart on prom night. Now this soldier turned firefighter faces the supernatural to protect Trinity and convince her once and for all that they belong together.
More About Kate
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels. When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.