Author interview with JoAnne Kenrick
Welcome JoAnne! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.
I’m an almost forty year old who has finally found the meaning to her life. Writing! What a blessing. But also a shame I didn’t realize it sooner. Maybe all that traveling both distracted me from what I should have been doing as well as inspiring what I am now doing. I write both paranormal and contemporary romance stories and have a huge crush on all things vampire. Oh, and I have an unhealthy addiction to realty shows.
Is Shamrocked a single title, or part of a series?
It’s apart of the bestselling Irish Kisses series, and is book two.
What were your inspirations for the story?
The readers inspired–demanded–this story after having read Sweet Irish Kiss, which was originally meant as a stand alone. Now it has four books in a series. Shamrocked is the second book, the following two are coming out in just a short while. Devlin, a secondary character in Sweet Irish Kiss was the inspiration for Shamrocked, him and his fetish for sexy toys.
Please share your setting for Shamrocked. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?
The setting for Shamrocked is Bell’s Irish Pub in Soho London and a hotel and bar in Nottinghill. I’ve been to both Soho and Nottinghill, but Bell’s Irish Pub is fictional, so I’ve only ever visited there in my imagination.
When did the writing bug first bite?
I used to have a meditation radio show, which followed my non-fiction articles. I enjoyed the creative freedom of ‘making things up’ and I went from ten minute walks in poppy fields and rainbow water to writing my first novel.
Who are you favorite authors, book/series?
Blackwater series by Anne Rainey and Amoveo Legacy by Sara Humphreys
What is your most favorite childhood memory?
Parched on the old metal swing in the backyard, wearing a new powder blue cotton summer dress and matching shawl. I sang away to the birds and admired my new blue shoes as I kicked out my legs out to boost myself higher. Not a care in the world.
Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spear time?
I like to meditate and have paranormal show/movie feasts. not at the same time, obviously.
Boxers, brief or commando?
Favorite eye color?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?
Oh, neat question. I had to think for a minute but…
by JoAnne Kenrick
Devlin Kinney is focused on his Irish Rock band, Shamrocked. Between that and tending bar at Bell’s Irish Pub, he’s rushed off his feet. Still, he’s envious of Shaun who found his perfect woman through Madame Eve’s exclusive agency, 1Night Stand.
Pushed for time, he follows his friend’s lead and hopes to be matched with a woman ballsy enough to share in his fetish for things that go buzzzz.
At the event of the year for soap stars, Elizabeth Grant meets Devlin and mistakes him for her soon-to-be co-star on The East End. Before she has a chance to confess she’s not his 1Night Stand as he seems to think, the silver-tongued smooth dancer proves irresistible. He seems perfect…for one night of pleasure. She’s ready to play the role of her life!
Will his Irish charm and toys be enough to hold onto his leading lady, or will his heart be shamrocked into next week?
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Surrounded by bridesmaids—the hottest guy in the place. His thick Irish brogue carried over the chattering wedding crowd and bad party songs.
Swallowing any signs of stage fright, she checked her fake hair in a mirrored wall, plumped her boobs, and plastered on a smile before making a beeline for her drop-dead gorgeous, future co-star.
She waded through the rough sea of pink-chiffoned up women, snapped out her arm, and took his hand like one of those shaking weight things. Thought she’d blown it until his mouth tilted up into a tempting smile. Dimples. Oh, my. He would be popular with the ladies. Might even help get her noticed by movie producers. Dating this hottie would get her on every front page known to the British public.
“Liz.” She fought to keep focused on his face rather than his thick muscles and rhythmic movements. She couldn’t recall ever seeing a man who could make dancing to All Night Long by Lionel Ritchie so goddamned sexy. His jig was infectious—her arm swayed in beat with his, their hands still clasped together.
“As in Elizabeth?”
“Uh-huh.” The swarm of bridesmaids knitted their brows and pursed their lips. One even stamped her foot. Liz couldn’t help but turning on a sweet smile. “Buh-bye, ladies.”
~~About the Author~~
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren’t demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway….with JoAnne Kenrick! Find out more about JoAnne by visiting her website http://www.joannekenrick.com and get exclusive sneak peeks at her new and upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here http://tinyletter.com/joannekenrick
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