Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kathryne Kennedy's Interview & #Giveaway for Everlasting Enchantment!

Christmas time makes me believe in magic. And not necessarily just Santa. Must be something in the air that makes us believe the impossible. Our guest today has a new release full of the sparkly stuff. 
So let’s welcome Kathryne Kennedy!

Lexi: Congrats Kathryne! You have a new release in your Relics of Merlin series! Everlasting Enchantment is a fun paranormal romance full of magical elements. Especially for the hero, Gareth, who has been trapped in a bracelet for centuries. Did you let your mind wander into maddening territory imagining what it would be like to be trapped somewhere?

Kathryne: Thank you, Lexi! I’m happy to be here with you today. To answer your question, Gareth is let out every evening, where he gets to seduce many a woman. So I didn’t think his situation would be too maddening for him. :}

Lexi: Throughout your books, I have enjoyed your various worlds, but it is the overarching themes that I love the most. If you had to pick a favorite theme for the Relics of Merlin series what would it be and why did you pick it?

Kathryne: Probably “Love is even stronger than magic.” Because no matter how fantastical the world, love is always a reality that can overcome all odds.

Lexi: A pretty loaded question I know, we will take it easier on you from here on out. Everlasting Enchantment would make a wonderful Christmas present for many of us bookworms. How about you, do you have your Christmas shopping done yet Kathryne?

Kathryne: I just finished it up. I usually have it done early…I love Christmas so much, I start planning for it in late September, early October. Makes it seem like it lasts longer.

Lexi: Maybe Precious and Baggins will feel like they are in doggy heaven if you let them sneak some Christmas dinner scraps. I love giving my dog hunks of turkey or roast bones, makes me happy to see him so happy. And in that thinking of making others happy, if you had to pick a Christmas gift for Gareth what would you pick?

Kathryne: Ah, before I answer your question, I have some sad news. I lost my darling Precious to a breathing condition brought about by old age. She died in my arms, and it about broke my heart. I then found a rescue puppy who needed a good home…I felt it made Precious’s existence matter, somehow. I named the little Chihuahua mix Pikachu. Then I had a moment of insanity and walked into a puppy store (I know better than to go in one)…and walked out with a tiny Yorkie which I named Champagne. Poor Baggins is not happy with me right now, although since Pikachu has a new playmate, it’s been easier on the old girl.
As for Gareth, he would need a curse-lifter, but I’ve already given him Millicent, and I’m sure the two of them will work it out.

Lexi: Sorry to hear of your loss Kathryne. But also happy that you have filled your home with more four footed friends!
You are also very good at coming up with fun and different prizes for the various giveaways you do. Heads up to those of you out there who haven’t followed Kathryne before, go do it! Thanks for stopping by Kathryne! It was fun to hear about Everlasting Enchantment!

Kathryne: Thanks so much, Lexi! And I love to know that my prizes and contests are appreciated. They are one of the ways I let my readers know how much they mean to me.


Everlasting Enchantment
Relics of Merlin #4
BY Kathryne Kennedy
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 3rd, 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Powerful Magic is Afoot …Millicent Pantere has lived her entire life in the notorious London Underground. She cares nothing for the problems of the crown or the intrigues of society. But the ladies of the realm are acting strangely, and Millicent is coerced into tracking down the rumors of a mysterious man—a magic man who comes in the night and disappears at dawn. 
And So the Hunt Begins…

Millicent's search leads her to one of Merlin's legendary relics and the seductive knight whose fate is bound up with it. Centuries ago, Sir Gareth Solimere made the mistake of seducing the wrong woman, and he has been trapped ever since by a diabolical curse. He's looking for the one who can break the enchantment—but in this world, there is no love without betrayal...

Kathryne Kennedy is a critically acclaimed, bestselling, award-winning author of magical romances. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Glendale, Arizona. For more information and ongoing contests, please visit


Sourcebooks is offering up 1 copy of Everlasting Enchantment to a lucky commenter. (US and Canada only please) To enter leave a comment for Kathryne: Any Christmas treats in store for your beloved pet? Or, have you entered her giveaways? Then fill out the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'm excited to read this latest in the series- I'm enjoying these a lot!

  2. Oops, now I saw the question I'm supposed to be answering. Military men seem so badass and capable, that's a big turnon!

  3. They always seem like the type that can take care of things - their girl, their house, their car - they can get things done.

  4. Hello Ladies! Thank you for having me here today, Lexi!

    Hmm, not sure the comments you're making are related to my book, but interesting, nonetheless. :}

  5. Kathryne is my favorite author. I've read all her books and they are all a joy to read!! I'm very much looking forward to this one!

  6. I love Kathryne's books and would be thrilled to win a copy of EVERLASTING ENCHANTMENT. My cat and I will celebrate the Solstice Season the way we enjoy every day, with treats and cuddles.

    Thanks so much!
    Amy in NYC - life long lover of all things SF & F.

  7. Hi Catslady! So wonderful to see some of my favorite readers here! I always love to hear from you!

    And another fav reader! Hi Amy! What a lovely comment, thanks so much!

    Hugs to you both!

  8. They are amazing men. How can you resist!

  9. B/c by choosing their military profession they are showing that they are honorable, strong and committed :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. I think because they are strong, brave and protective.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I like their uniforms. That's about it. I know too many military men and while there are good ones, there are some bad ones too. It is the bad ones that ruin it for me.

  12. So sad to hear about your loss. I would hate for anything to happen to my dachies. I have four of them. Well technically "eight" since one had a liter. One is spoken for...

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  13. You asked about military men but this is Kathryne's post so her question was about Christmas treats for my pet. Birch our "minature black panther" housecat will be getting a bag of freeze dried shrimp. He'll do ANYTHING to get that ;-). Thanks so much for the post and I can't wait for this book ~ We've waited a LONG time for it... MERRY CHRISTMAS and thanks for the giveaway!

  14. They're disciplined and honorable.

  15. My furbabies are each getting stockings full of toys and treats. The cats will get a variety of toys they can chase and kill along with tasty freeze dried meat and fish treats. My pup will get some toys and most likely a raw bone (or two) and some gros-to-humans treats like mootubes, duck and chicken feet, and fish skins. :-)

  16. I've loved this series and can't wait to read this one.
    I love military men because of their strength and sense of honor. They are loyal, dependable and seriously sexy, hehe.

  17. I don't have any pets. I do consider my youngest cousin as the family pet(he's 10) and he got his present from me early.

  18. Hi Kathryne,
    I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read Everlasting Enchantment. So sorry about the loss of your friend. But seeing the pics of Pikachu on another blog would bring a lighthearted and big smile. :)
    Thanks for this post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  19. I don't currently have any fur-babies - if I did, they'd be spoiled rotten at this time of year. Okay, okay - really at **any** time of the year. ~lol~

    I have loved all the books I've read that were written by Kathryne Kennedy, and I'm eagerly looking forward to reading Everlasting Enchantment.

  20. Well, ladies, I am totally confused as to where the comments for the military men come from. Please check which contest you are entering. I wouldn’t want you to win my book of fantasy, when you were hoping for a military one. That said:

    Hello to Debby, erin, Natasha D., and Alyn!

    Hi Raonaid Luckwell! Thank you for the sympathetic words. Pikachu has quite a bit of dachshund in her…I’ve never had one before, but am loving the breed!

    Hi Glittergirl! Wow! You treat your little one well! Precious used to love seafood, I always thought she was more cat than dog. My new puppies seem to be all dog, however. They’ll get chicken and steak for Christmas. :}

    Hi jmcgaugh!

    Hi Glenda! Oooh. I have to admit, chicken feet gave me the willies, but I bet your pets love it! Sounds like we all spoil our babies. :}

    Hi Steph F!

    Hi Chanpreet! Oh, my! The cousin thing cracked me up! Great to hear from you!

    Hi Carol L! Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, Pikachu keeps me so busy I don’t have time to mourn…although sometimes I see a picture of Precious and still tear up. I’m sure I’ll be better in time. Great to hear you are looking forward to Everlasting Enchantment!

    Hi EMBeR! It’s always such a thrill to see my favorite readers here! Thank you for the kind words, and good luck in the drawing!

    Thank you again for having me here, Lexi! I hope the military men thing gets squared away. :} Good luck to all who enter the contest! I am unable to get back here to reply to any more comments, but you know you can always reach me by commenting on my blog, or sending me an email through my website. Happy Holidays! Kathryne

  21. Whats not hot about a military man. Yum. They are heroes everyday in what they do (same as firemen, police officers, etc.) Absolutely love them.

  22. I guess because they seem so self assured and capable :0)

  23. LOL! I ordered new bones and Kong dental chews for them this past week for Christmas! AND they have a brand new EXPENSIVE chew toy coming their way too... I might even make them some liver cookies on Christmas Eve. Thanks for your post and the giveaways!

  24. I hope it's ok... I answered the question posed in the post... but in the rafflecopter, the question is about military men. Military men are good... but I'd rathe have my furbabies... no offense. :-)))


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