Friday, September 30, 2011

BK Walker Is Here! And a Giveaway!


Hi BK! Thank you so much for stopping by today on your tour.




What made you decide to write Night Secrets?
Night Secrets came to me in a dream actually. The very opening of the book was what I dreamt about and then felt what Keara was feeling after she learned of her parents death. It just grew from that scene alone.

How do you think your novel is different from other paranormal romances out there?
I have a habit of mixing up the paranormal elements. Sure, I write about vampires or werewolves, but I also throw in some witches, fairies and warlocks too. It makes for fun writing and interesting reading. Who would have ever thought that vampires and witches would work together to get the job done?

Keara – If none of these past events had happened, what would you be doing now?
I would probably be going to college, swooning over the cute guys (*giggles*)  and partying it up like every other normal person out there. Thinking about my career, and maybe even marriage someday.

Channing – What was your first impression of Keara?
We had a connection from the first moment I laid eyes on her (smirks at Corbin). Sure she was hot, but there was something else. I felt drawn to her and just had to know her. There was just something about her and I couldn't take my eyes off her. I felt so sad when she had to leave that day.

Corbin – What was your first impression of Keara?
Unlike the dog over there, I saw a beautiful woman. She had things stirring inside of me that hadn't been moved in such a long time. I felt happy for the first time in a long time. She made me remember that love was a possibility not an extinction.

BK – Who is your favorite romance author?
Tina Folsom! I love her writing.

BK – What is your favorite romance book or series?
Scanguard Vampire Series. The backstories of each character is phenomenal and their approach to love is humorous and ahhhhh.
                                                          
BK – You is your favorite romance character (It could be yours), and if you could spend the day with them what would you do?
Samson Woodward from Samson's Lovely Mortal. If I could spend the day with him, (clearing throat), I'd make it a day to remember.

BK - On a romance and hotness scale how would you describe Night Secrets?
Night Secrets would be a "Bring on the ice" scale. It's only the start of a "Melt the Ice" type of story.

So BK, what is next for you? Are you planning on writing more about Night Secrets or are you moving on?
I will be writing more for Night Secrets. The next book, Corbin's Descent, we will learn more about Corbin as a vampire, and see how his relationship grows with Keara.

BK Bio:
BK Walker currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her three children, Brittney, Hunter and Danny, her dogs Rancid, Sadie and Haven, a cat named Whiskers and a goldfish named Fat Albert. She has always had a love for reading and writing, even as a child she created stories reading them to her stuffed animals. With a love for vampires and werewolves, you will not be disappointed with her writing as she mixes up the paranormal juice. Aside from writing, BK also supports Indie Authors organizing virtual book tours, helping them to market and promote their work. Her book review site, BWB Reviews, is just another small way she contributes to the reading world. With many stories floating around in her head, she writes when she gets the time between working as a Pediatric Home Care Nurse, being a single mother, and continuing her college education in Graphic Art Design. When BK's not fighting with her muse, Mouthy Mary, who has much to say way too often, you will find her at a baseball game with her children, or relaxing with a good book in her hand.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/bk36
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1831525609
Paranormal Blog - www.immortylcafe.com
Author Blog - authorbkwalker.blogspot.com
Email - bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net
Night Secrets Blurb:
Keara Crosby had the perfect life. Her family was not hurting for anything. When her parents are suddenly killed, Keara must learn to live without them. After mourning their death for two months, Keara starts to live again. She follows her favorite band, hangs with her best friend Jared, and falls for the new kid on the block.
When her favorite band is playing at Night Secrets, a new club downtown, she takes her first outing since her parents death and finds this mysterious boy watching her. Mesmerized by his lapus blue eyes, she can't help but feel drawn to him. Her body responds to him in ways she never thought possible, and she needs to figure out why. What is it about Channing that has her yearning for his touch?
Not only is Keara drawn to Channing, but the owner of Night Secrets seems to be drawn to her. Giving her special treatment, she can't help but wonder what he's hiding, and the sense she's seen him before. When she's attacked in the parking lot, her world turns inside out, literally. Keara will soon learn that secrets of the night, just may be the death of her.

Excerpt:

Continuing to scan my surroundings, I spotted him.
The kid from biology class. He was looking right at me. I
felt drawn to him, unable to look away.
His eyes were ice blue, like some rare gem that I was
the first one to stumble upon. The blue was so brilliant,
gold flecks making it seem like his eyes were glowing. As
his lips curled into a smile, I felt my heart stutter. His
smile was magnificent, making him seem approachable,
like you just had to know why he was smiling.
His features became prominent as I slowly moved my
eyes down the length of his body. He was well developed
and firm, his dark silk shirt outlining every contour of
muscle within his chest. His jeans fit him perfectly,
showing off a nice firm behind.
Moving my eyes back up his body, I felt the heat rise in
my cheeks, realizing he was still watching me. Crap! He
saw me checking him out. Even realizing I'd been caught,
I still couldn’t bring myself to look away.
There was a heat in his eyes, but it wasn’t anger. A
yearning of wanting to touch him was almost unbearable.
Even in this darkened room, with my favorite band
playing, his eyes lit up, calling out to me. It was in that
moment that I knew I wanted him. That I had to have
him. To run my fingers through his short blonde waves
while feeling the heat from his lips on mine.

Night Secrets Review
I really enjoyed this YA novel. Even with the fantasy of being an upper class girl, when we first met Keara I felt as though we could be friends. The idea of your perfect world crashing down around you hits home to me and I felt as though I could be her. B.K. had you hooked with action in the beginning the melded to sweet mystery.
I did like how the author subtlety added new characters and species to the world that didn’t seem too far out and was actually believable. I enjoyed turning each page and learning more about this new world. Yes, this is a paranormal story, but it’s not the species that draws you, it’s the actual characters themselves.  Channing was the perfect teenage boy for YA and I loved the mystery surrounding him! Oh and if I could have Buddha for myself - I would be appreciative. Just saying!
B.K.‘s storytelling is vivid and I could see through her imagrey what she wanted me to see. I really enjoyed this and I can’t wait to see what she had next!


Thank you BK for coming!



3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being on the Tour! I've really enjoyed the whole tour so far and can't wait for each day to read the new interviews :-)
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

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  2. Thank you for the Giveaway. BK is and awesome author. I hope she is feeling better. Thanks again for the interview and the giveaway...

    Tash

    natasha.strong@gmail.com

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  3. Great interview BK! I ll have to look up your favorite author. Never heard of her. Hope your feeling better!
    Viajeradelmar@aol.com

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