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5/23/2010

Welcome SFR author Kaye Manro!

Please welcome my friend Kaye Manro! Her first SFR romance debuted on May 13th and she's been on a whirlwind blog tour. I really appreciate her taking the time to stop by my blog to answer a few questions.

Thank you, Cari for having me as a guest on your blog! It really is a joy to be here. We talked about this back in January and I’m finally here!

Cari: First tell us about Forbidden Love! (Great title!).

Kaye: Forbidden Love is actually an erotic romance woven inside a science fiction sub-genre. The story takes place on a distant planet similar to Earth, called Terrain. The hero, T’Kon is from a planet of advanced beings. He is on a peaceful survey mission when his spacecraft crashes into the surface. Of course, heroine Maya is nearby and gives him aid. Along the way, a very sexy encounter ensues.

Cari: What was your inspiration?

Kaye:
Science Fiction inspires me. I love all the different creative aspects and world building you can do with a SF base. This story really flowed naturally for me when I decided to write Forbidden Love as erotic romance. It just came out so easily!

Cari: I've never read much Sci-Fi. What would you say to encourage me to give it a read?

Kaye: Sci-fi, or in this case Sci-fi romance (SFR) is the element that gives Forbidden Love its basic structure. (just as paranormal or contemporary does in other stories) First and foremost, Forbidden Love is an erotic romance, and it opens in the midst of a social taboo. I’ll share a bit of what multi-published author, Catherine Bybee said after reading Forbidden Love: 

“…Sci fi isn't really my thing but maybe I need to rethink that after reading [Forbidden Love.[ Beyond the HOT factor, I  loved all the psychic links and emotional issues you brought into such a short book. It certainly made me want to read more.” ~Catherine Bybee

Cari: Do you intend to write more Science Fiction Romance (SFR) and what are you working on now?

Kaye: Besides polishing the continuing story of T’Kon and Maya (Forbidden Destiny), I’ve been deep in edits on my Medieval Time Travel series. Though these stories contain knights and castles, and a sexy medieval hero, they are a bit different. The framework is definitely SFR. The first book opens as a 23rd century heroine chases a bad guy through time with a laser blaster in one hand and a time teleport device in the other!  

Cari: Do you have a writing idol, someone whose career you've followed and really admire? What pushes you to keep going?

Kaye: I read a lot and follow many authors. But getting to my true inspiration that has to be Star Trek and Stargate. Each time I watch an episode I get ideas—for a setting, a twist, or a hero/heroine that I can create into a story.

About who keeps me going? That would be me. I also have fantastic cps as well. And believe it or not they aren’t SFR authors! In my experience, I find that creating great stories is more about producing solid and tight work with well-developed characters rather than what genre you are writing.  

Cari: And for fun - people talk about living in an "ideal world." Build your "ideal galaxy" for us. What would it consist of?

Kaye: My personal galaxy would be tranquil, with balanced societies. There would be no more wars, no more famine, and lots of love! Of course, that’s my ideal place. In truth, an author has to create lots of conflict. And I love non-stop adventure laced with action. 

In closing, I’d like to share what a local entertainment guide had to say about Forbidden Love:

 “…this short eBook, a Sci-fi romance written by local author Kaye Manro, takes  you on a comet ride of adventure with a fast pace and full emotional gamut- desire, curiosity, conflict, fear, lust, and finally love…” (J.D. Lance)

Thanks so much for stopping by, Kaye!

Intrigued? Want to read FORBIDDEN LOVE? Click on the link to buy!

To learn more about Kaye and what she’s up to, please visit her Website and Blog.

19 comments:

TaraLeigh said...

Great interview, Cari! Sounds like a really interesting book. And that one that Kaye's in the middle of with the blaster and the time travel piece! Now that sounds awesome!

Good luck, Kaye! And GREAT interview CP of mine.
;)

Shelley Munro said...

Great interview. I, too, love the sound of your current WIP. I'm already sold on Forbidden Love. :)

Amber Skyze said...

Enjoyed the interview! Can't wait to hear more about the WIP too. Sounds interesting.

Kaye Manro said...

First, thanks to Cari for having me as a guest on her blog and for asking such great questions!

Tara-- thanks! I love writing about medieval almost as much as SFR! So I combined them and it is interesting for sure.

Thanks Shelley I'm glad you like FL! The new medievals are actually stories I've been working on and off for a while. They are in the final edit stage now!

Thanks Amber! Yeah, I hope everyone likes the new medieval stories too!

Catherine Bybee said...

I did enjoy Forbidden Love and look forward to all of Kaye's future books!

Kaily Hart said...

Hi Kaye, fancy seeing you here? Great interview! The story soundsreally great. I love science fiction, although there's really not that much of it around. Look forward to reading this one and good luck with everything!

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks Catherine! That you like my work makes me feel very good indeed!

Kaye Manro said...

Thank you for stopping by,Kaily! You know, SFR is out there it's just not as visible as other romance genres, but it is growing all the time. Stop by my blog for a few links and such.

Cari Quinn said...

Kaye, great having you on the blog! And thanks to everyone for stopping by! :)

Kaye Manro said...

it was great being here! Thanks to Cari for having me, and yes, thanks to all who stopped by!

Laurann Dohner said...

Great Interview Cari and Kaye. Sorry I missed out on a day. I'm going to free up some time this coming weekend and buy some books! I can't wait to read Forbidden Love. Sounds awesome, Kaye!

Christina Phillips said...

Congrats again, Kaye! I loved Forbidden Love, and am very happy about the continuation of Maya and T'Kon's story in Forbidden Destiny!

April Vine said...

Great interview, Cari! And Kaye, huge congrats!! I’ve just read FL and it’s wonderful. You give a whole new meaning to the word reptailian – nope, that’s not a typo ; ) Thoroughly enjoyed, looking forward to FD! Good luck!

Lynne Roberts said...

Hi Kaye,

A fellow Star Trek fan! My first book, written in a spiral binder, was a love story for Spock. I was tired of Kirk always getting the girl. : )

Forbidden Love sounds wonderful!

Kaye Manro said...

Laurann, I hope you enjoy Foridden Love! It was a fun one to write!

Christina, Thanks again and I'm so glad you liked T'Kon and Maya's story!

April, thank you so much for the congrats and for reading FL. I'm glad you liked the 'cheeky lizard' story! That's what some are calling Forbidden Love now, lol.

Lynne, wow, another Star Trek fan! Gotta love those pointy ears! Thanks for sharing that.

s7anna said...

This book is on my must-have list! It looks fantastic.

*hugs*
Anna

CameliaS佳宣 said...

只用微笑說話的人,才能擔當重任。 ..................................................

Laurie Green said...

Fabulous interview, Cari and Kaye. And Kaye...there's a sequel to FORBIDDEN LOVE? Wow, I'm excited.

Your other WIPs also sound truly awesome. Looking forward to reading everything. :)

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks Anna, and Camelia!

Great to see you stopped by Laurie -- Thanks!