KC and I met through a mutual acquaintance. We share a love for the fantasy genre!
KC Freeman lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, and the dog who daily trips her going up the stairs. After leaving her corporate job to be a stay-at-home-mom, she found her way back to her childhood dream – writing.
Prior to Rekindled Prophecy: Greylyn the Guardian Angel Series Book 1 she contributed a paranormal romance short story to the Autumn/Winter 2017 anthology The Bowman’s Inn. Another paranormal romance short story was published with the After Dark: 9 Modern Takes on Classic Fairy Tales anthology where readers can be introduced to an upcoming character in the Greylyn saga.
KC writes mostly fantasy and paranormal romance novels. She is also a professional editor.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a wife and mother of five (ages 14-19). I left corporate America behind a few years ago to raise my kids in North Carolina. During this time I gravitated back to my first love – writing fiction, particularly stories with supernatural elements. For a while I was a ghost writer for cozy mysteries and romance, but once my confidence increased in my abilities, I struck out on my own to write under my own name. I have two paranormal romance short stories published in anthologies (The Bowman’s Inn Autumn/Winter 2017 Anthology and After Dark: 9 Modern Takes on Classic Fairy Tales). When I’m not writing I’m doing the mom thing, but hope to add more travel adventures soon, particularly to Ireland where my female main character from the Greylyn the Guardian Angel series is from and where most on Book 3 will take place.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Since birth. Always wanted to write. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be the next Stephen King, but real life got in the way for a good chunk of my life when I had to do the adulting thing – college, career in a field I really had no interest in, more schooling to get an advanced degree in a field I had no interest in, and then kids came along.
What genres do you like to read?
I love paranormal and fantasy fiction, which is what I write. However, I am a huge fan of historical fiction (anything to do with the Tudors and Ancient Egypt) and military thrillers.
Are these the same genres you write in?
I write fantasy and paranormal fiction with a heaping helping of romance, but I do have ideas for other stories outside the genre.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
18 years old and up is my target audience; however, I would guess 15+ could also read it since there’s no sex, only romantic angst.
What is your current release or project?
I just sent Book 2 of the Greylyn the Guardian Angel series, current working title Revelations, to the publisher. Book 3 is in the editing stage and looks like the characters aren’t done with me yet so planning out Book 4 and perhaps 5.
Tell us about the key characters.
Greylyn is a guardian angel. She’s roamed the Earth for 450 years protecting humans and saving them from their own inner demons and the more nefarious real ones. She’s originally from Ireland, but has no memory of her human life.
Kael is a dark guardian (opposite of angel). He keeps showing up to thwart her efforts to save people. But in Rekindled Prophecy they find themselves working together to save a young woman and her unborn child. There’s always been sexual tension between them, but Greylyn fights it with everything she’s got.
Jasper is Greylyn’s best friend and fellow guardian angel. He’s French royalty from centuries ago and he hates Kael with the power of a thousand hells.
Olivier is a fallen arch angel. It’s rumored he whispered rebellion into Lucifer’s ear. He wants a prophecy fulfilled and will utilize every tool he has to force Greylyn to comply.
What is your blurb or synopsis of the book?
Guardian angel, Greylyn saves innocent humans from their own inner demons or the more nefarious real ones. She’s overdue for some rest and relaxation, but upon finding her archenemy already entrenched at an authentic Irish bed and breakfast, she knows her vacation is over before it ever starts.
Enemies for over four centuries, Greylyn has fought the dark guardian, Kael; and fought her desire for him. This time, however, she must work with the dashing dark guardian to protect innocent lives. It’s a deadly gamble. One she has no choice but to take.
But the situation is far more treacherous than she realizes as a notorious fallen archangel holds the lives of a mother and her unborn child over Greylyn’s head to force her to consummate a dormant, but deadly prophecy. One so deadly that Heaven didn’t even write it down.
Rekindled Prophecy: Greylyn the Guardian Angel is a fantasy/paranormal novel with strong undertones of romance and sex appeal between two enemies – one working for Heaven, the other working for Hell.
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Greylyn gulped in air. She wasn’t dead, not yet. Renewed energy pulsated through her body and gave her strength to push herself up on shaky arms. She stared, turning to look at each man as they circled each other. Both men with deadly intent etched on their faces. In between getting hit, and throwing jabs of his own, the stranger muttered, “Had to be you! It just had to be you!” One final uppercut to Jasper’s jaw, and the guardian angel fell back.
Her mouth opened to scream for him to leave Jasper alone, but no words came out. He turned to her, his face bloodied, but with a sad smile. “Until next time, love.” Seconds later, he vanished down the alleyway.
Suddenly able to move again, Greylyn jumped up and ran over to Jasper. “Who the hell was that?”
“Oh, I’m fine, by the way.” With the indignant look he flashed her, she knew Jasper was far from being fine. Physically, yes, he was alright. But his icy-blue eyes spoke volumes of fury she could not under-stand.
“I’m so sorry …” She checked him for injuries, hands roved over his body. His clothes were spatter-ed with blood. Other than his pride, and a black eye that would fade in an hour or two, he was in perfect shape.
Greylyn knew she looked a mess. Hell, she should be dead. Instead, the blood had already dried and the sizzle of her bones mending underneath her skin comforted her.
I’m not going to die. At least not tonight.
Jasper cupped her chin. “Yes, I know. It’s my fault. It was too soon to send you out on your own like that. I realized my mistake and came to find you, in case you needed assistance.” A nerve twitched in his jaw. “And, I find I was correct. You certainly needed help.”
“Oh, no! Edward? Did he escape? I came out here looking for him, but these guys,” she waved her hand toward the corpses littering the alley, “were after him and …”
“Yes, yes. I get it. You ran into the bad guys and as a bonus, you got a bloody dark guardian your first time on your own.”
“A dark guardian. The exact opposite of us, darling. You are just lucky I came along when I did. That one would’ve carved you up like a porterhouse steak.” He pushed himself off the ground. At his full height of well over six feet tall, he towered above her.
“Does this dark guardian have a name?” She didn’t know why it mattered that she find out his name.
Jasper narrowed his eyes at her in obvious disapproval. “That one in particular is Kael,” Jasper spat. “Truly nasty piece of work. Avoid him at all costs. Hopefully, you will never have to see that creature again.”
He turned toward her and grabbed her by the upper arms, leaning forward so they were nose to nose. An aroma of whiskey and tobacco wafted into her face. “Greylyn, promise me that you will stay away from Kael. If he ever crosses your path, either annihilate him completely with your dagger through his heart and then rip it out of his body while it’s still beating; or run. Just run.”
Do you have a favorite scene?
Greylyn gets cornered by a shadow creature and ends up jumping into a deep koi pond to escape. Problem is, she can’t swim. But someone tall, dark, and incredibly handsome saves her. She’s more humiliated when she has to reveal that she still can’t swim after 450 years on Earth.
What advice would you give a beginner?
Trust your story to unfold naturally. Seek help from other authors, but stay true to your story. Some people think you have to follow a template for creating the story, but sometimes the story in your head has other ideas. Trust that story.
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