Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Feature: Interview with author Karilyn Bentley

Today I'm chatting with author Karilyn Bentley, who has a new book out this month!

Hi, Karilyn! Give a brief bio and tell us what kind of books you like to read and write.

At my day job, I help run cancer trial protocols. I have a husband, two dogs and a handful of colorful salt water fish that live in a reef tank. I love to read historical, paranormal and fantasy romance, along with mysteries and the occasional thriller. I write fantasy and paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

What's your favorite part of being an author?

Chatting with the voices in my head.
What’s one piece of advice you would give a new author? 

Norah Roberts gave the best advice. I'm paraphrasing, but she said something along the lines of, put your butt in the chair and write. I also think some sci-fi movies have lines that can apply: never give up, never surrender (Galaxy Quest); Do not try, do (Star Wars).

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I'd love to be able to turn into a fly and eavesdrop. I'm nosey. Or be given a magic wand to wave and have the house clean itself. I hate housework!
I'm totally with you on the housework! Now, tell us about your new release! 

I'm so excited! The first book in my urban fantasy series is out now. Demon Lore is the story of Gin Crawford, a nurse and empath, who discovers a bracelet that turns her into a demon and minion killer. Here's the blurb:

Gin Crawford has enough problems dealing with her empath abilities. Finding out she's the world's newest demon-slayer is the last thing she needs. Unfortunately, when she slips on a mysterious bracelet she is given no other choice. On the plus side, her new gig comes with Tall, Dark and Handsome, a mage who may or may not have her best interests at heart. Thrust into a power-play between good and evil, Gin must choose a side before she becomes the next victim in the ongoing battle.
Wow! Sounds like a cool start for a new series! Okay, you’re casting the movie version of your novel – who would you choose for the main characters? We’re talking dream cast.

Oh, gosh, I have no idea. I'm one of those weird authors who don't imagine actors in the role of their characters. That said, whoever the model is on the cover looks a lot like how I imagined Gin.

Where can readers find your book and where can they find you online?

Demon Lore is available on Amazon, B&N, The Wild Rose Press and Apple.
Here are some quick buy links:
Stalk Find Karilyn online in the following hotspots...

Thanks so much for chatting with us today, Karilyn! Best of luck with this new book and series!


  1. Thank you for having me on today Katie!

    1. You're very welcome! Have a great holiday season and best of luck with this new release!

    2. Thank you Katie!!!! Happy Holidaze to you too! :)

  2. I would definitely want a magic wand, too. Wishing you all the best with your new release, Karilyn. :)

    1. Thank you Mary!!! Glad I'm not the only one wishing on a magic wand. :) Maybe this Christmas..... LOL!!!

      Happy Reading!

  3. Hahaha. Loved how you crossed out "stalk". Great interview ladies! So nice to have two of my favorite peeps in the same place! :-)

    1. Thank you J.C.! I thought the stalk comment was a hoot too!! I'm glad you stopped by!! :)

  4. Hi Karilyn,
    Looking forward to reading this one. Have in on my Kindle as a reward for when I finish up my words. I've loved all your other books, so I'm looking forward to diving into this one. Congratulations on the new release!

    1. Thank you Kathy!!! I always love to hear you like my books! I love yours too! :) Happy Reading!!

  5. Demon Lore is downloaded and ready for me to read. I know what I
    ll be doing over the holidays. Love your stories.

    1. Thank you Liz!!! It makes me happy to know you like them! Hope you enjoy!

      Merry Christmas!

  6. What an interesting concept and book, Karilyn!!! Love your name and I'm with you about housework. Ugh.

  7. Much luck and Happy writing, to your guest, Karilyn.


Go ahead - leave a comment! You know you want to! But don't be Anonymous - that'll just get you deleted. And who wants that?