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Guest Blogger: Kari Thomas
Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Kari Thomas Interviews a Dragon!

Since the Dec. 7, 2011 release of my latest book, SURRENDER HER TOUCH, I have had so many Readers write me and ask that I do MORE Dragon Shapeshifter stories.  Writing Slade Stryker’s story was my first foray into the fascinating world of Dragons, and now I have this sneaky suspicion it won’t be the last time.

As I was sitting at my desk contemplating this, in walked my sexy Alpha Hero. Or should I say, he “stalked” into my office. Dragon shifters seem to stalk everywhere, as though anyone or anything in their path is prey. It must be their inherent “primal” souls remembering when they once ruled the world at the top of the food chain. Sexy, but intimidating to say the least!

I tried to hide my surprise as Slade nonchalantly settled into the chair opposite me. “Hey, Slade,” I said oh-so-casually. “Any reason for this visit? I thought I’d settled everything with you when I wrote the words ‘The End’.”

“Good morning, Kari,” he rumbled sexily. (He always talks that way!) “I flew over this morning to talk to you about something that has developed since you wrote ‘Surrender Her Touch’.” (When he says “flew”, he means in dragon form! How kewl is that!)

“Problem?” I shook my head. I couldn’t think of any problems developing once the book is released. Everything pretty much goes smoothly. It’s all that “before” stuff that can drive a writer crazy (the edits, etc).

“Yeah,” he rumbled again.  “You exposed us with that book. I’ve had to keep my Firestorm Team patrolling around-the-clock ever since the book came out. We’ve had nonstop ‘tourists’ climbing all over the woods looking for easy access into the Compound. None of our people can go into town without being accosted by curious humans.” He growled low, a sound indicating his inner dragon was slowly awakening. “Why didn’t you think about all this before you wrote about us?”

Gulp. Actually, I had thought about it. But I was so sure that people would think it only Fiction and not go looking for the real dragons! “Sorry?” I gave him my best “I’m-really-innocent-despite-the-proof” smile. It didn’t work. He glared at me. And when Slade Stryker gives his dragon glare, you know you’re in trouble. “What can I do to help?” Was it even possible? Readers everywhere were now out hunting the Shamara Dragon Clan, and it was all my fault.

“You’re going to write a Retraction,” he announced in a soft demand. “Tell those Readers it’s all Fiction.”

UhOh. “I can’t do that,” I mumbled. “The book is out and more Readers are reading every day.”

Slade stared hard at me for a long minute. Was that steam I saw coming from his nostrils? Never push a shapeshifter to reveal his inner dragon….

“Fine,” he said, his tone brooking no argument. “I’m going to tell you more dragon stories. Some so horrifying, so incredibly unbelievable, you’ll have nightmares for weeks. Then, you’re going to write those stories. THAT should scare off all those Readers.”

Meekly I explained, “But Romance can’t be horrifying, Slade.”

He grinned, the sight so sexy I had to remind myself that he already had a Mate. “Oh, there will be romance. Passionate, hot, romance to curl your toes. You’re going to leave those Readers ….gasping.”

Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Contemporary Romance

Kari Thomas

12 comments to “Guest Blogger: Kari Thomas”

  1. Su Halfwerk
    · January 23rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm · Link

    😈 Going to buy Surrender Her Touch to find the exact location of that Compound. Mate or no mate, Slade sounds so very…interesting! :mrgreen:

  2. Angelique Armae
    · January 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm · Link

    I love Dragons! Now I have to go read more on Slade. 🙂

  3. Patti P
    · January 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 pm · Link

    Oh yeah. I need to read this sexy dragon’s story.

  4. E. Ayers
    · January 24th, 2012 at 12:14 am · Link

    Oh, sounds as though Slade is out for revenge. Kari, I think you’re in the stew pot over this one. Maybe Slade need a taste of his own fire?

  5. Mary Preston
    · January 24th, 2012 at 3:35 am · Link

    Now, why didn’t my day include interviewing a dragon?

  6. M. S. Spencer
    · January 24th, 2012 at 9:38 am · Link

    Hi Kari–really a fun interview. I’ve never tried (or read) an interview with a character, but this really worked! Meredith

  7. Kari Thomas
    · January 24th, 2012 at 12:07 pm · Link

    BIG THANKS, everyone, for stopping by!

    LOL! I agree, that Slade is just out to stir things up! Hmmm…I feel another dragon story coming on! (Revenge will be sweet!)

    Hugs and HAPPY READING!

  8. Amber Polo
    · January 24th, 2012 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I didn’t even know I loved dragons. Keep them coming.

  9. Mary Corrales
    · January 24th, 2012 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Ohh, Kari, you are in such trouble. Slade is a wicked minded dragon, if ever there was one.

    I’ll bet you have dreams, all right, when he’s done with you. I know I certainly did after reading Surrender Her Touch. 😉

  10. Fedora
    · January 24th, 2012 at 4:02 pm · Link

    LOL! Great one, Kari! Thanks for the post today!

  11. Kari Thomas
    · January 25th, 2012 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Thanks, EVERYONE! :mrgreen:

    Hey, if anyone wants the 1st Chapter, just holler….

    Happy Reading HUGS, Kari 😀

  12. ELF
    · January 27th, 2012 at 2:34 am · Link

    What a fun post! Careful about getting a dragon too hot in your office….all of that paper around! Thanks for sharing.

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