Interview with author Kristal McKerrington

I have a real treat for you today.  My guest is Kristal McKerrington.  Kristal collaborates with Joe E. Legend on a line of books.  

Hello, Kristal!  Welcome to Writing in the Modern Age!  It’s such a pleasure to have you.

Can you tell us a little bit about your books? 

We have lots of books out. Fighting For Love is my erotica novel. There is Norse Gods: A Lovers War, which is out and is a themed Norse series. I have a sweet romance called Calling You Home out too. 

When did they come out? 

Calling You Home: June 29th

Fighting For Love: July 8th

Where can we get them?

Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

Is there anything that prompted your books? Something that inspired you?

Joe always inspires me. These came from books and my life. 

So, when did you know you wanted to write?  Or has it always been a pastime of yours?

I started writing when I was eight years old. I didn't do it full time or take it seriously until 2010 when I got hospitalised for three months the year before. 

Do you have any favorite authors?

Danielle Zwissler and L. Anne Carrington.

Do you write in a specific place?  Time of day?  

I write all the time. 

Are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers?  Any advice?

Just keep at it and find a publisher who gets your vision and understands you. 

Here is the blurb for Calling You Home.

Jason finds out that Mary, the woman he let go all those years ago has returned. Now they have a second chance at the future they have always dreamed of, but she carried a secret away when she left. Now that she’s back her secrets have come home to roost. How will Jason react when he finds out what she has been hiding?

Here is an excerpt.

“Where better to tell me your good news?” He asked and he watched her tears coat her eyes. Her eyes looked like a deer’s caught in the headlights of an oncoming car.  He felt his own throat tighten with his own emotions carving a path through him. She wanted to hear this house might be their house. He’d built this place for her.

            “Didn't you build this for us, for our future together?” Her emotions tore through her throat and got caught up in the air. Her sob seemed to cling to the end of her voice and her little chin trembled ever so slightly.  He sensed her heart breaking and he wanted to wrap his arms around her. Hold her in the pouring rain and speak the words she wanted more than her dreams. Give her the life she thought she deserved and wanted.

            “I built this to get away from my father.  So one day I can bring my wife home and start

 a real family here.”  He lied, however the
words he used he knew sounded similar if not

 the same as the ones she wanted to hear. Only

 he left out his desire for the woman he wanted

 to settle down with to be her.  He saw the anger

 and rejection enter her face faster than the 

tornados hitting the plains. He felt himself 

struggle to not give in. He silently asked God to

 protect him.  To help him through this. 

            “You’re an asshole Jason,” she

 screeched. He let her believe he’d planned on a

 making a life with someone else.  He at no time

 planned a life with anyone else expect her, but 

Drew was right.  She needed this opportunity 

to pursue her dreams and he wasn’t about to be

 the reason she didn’t go to college. He knew if

 God wanted her to understand He'd give him

 another chance to do just that later on in life. 

He shoved his hands into his jeans to stop 

himself from reaching out and drawing her into

 his arms. 

            “I'm sorry May, I can't believe we’re 

doing this. What do you expect me to say?”  

 Jason replied and he forced himself to lean 

against the pillar of the porch. He sucked his

 breath deep within his chest and his eyes 

glanced at her face. 

            “I'm your girlfriend Jason. I'm the one,

 who you’re meant to be planning your life 

with.”  Her heavy country accent filtered 

through her words and he loved the sound of

 her voice. The way she rolled her tongue over 

his name and made it sound like it belonged in

 her mouth.  Like he belonged in her bed and 

her heart. 

Here is the blurb for Waking Up His Wife.
Strong, muscled, chiseled, good looks and a gentleman to boot. This is what Anna's friends thought she married, however this wasn't what she had caught. They thought she caught herself a fighter. 

Instead she caught herself trouble on two legs.

Here is an excerpt. 

The sudden movement of her burying into the thick duvets, pillows and sheets made pain explode through the front of her head.  Pain lashed out at the backs of her eyes making tears form just behind her eyelids, they threatened to spill over.  The heat of her tears clashed against the cool air of the room, leaving her eyes protesting against it. The hot burn of them was enough to send her cold hands flying to them, in desperate hope of cooling them. 

            The room started to spin and aches started to take over the rest of her body. Like a marching of soldiers, with a steady, determined pace. The aches came in a series of waves making her feel dizzy and sick. Almost as if she found herself in the grips of the rough, wild and explosive Irish Sea. With its venom for ships and those who tried to conquer it on a daily basis. She felt like death and it wasn't a feeling she'd ever been to use to.  It wasn’t a feeling she wanted to get use to or ever have to deal with again.

            She barely ever drank; she was more use to being on ‘drunk patrol’ rather being drunk herself.  Without opening her eyes, she knew she faced down a killer of a hangover.  She knew this wasn't going to be easily fixed by a simple aspirin and fry up.  She searched blindly for shades and hoped none of her clients were going to be too loud today.
            Her hand searched the bedside table and she found nothing. She tried to remember where she left them and felt sure they'd been there. She wasn't going to open her eyes to see where they were. She wanted to stay in the darkness as long as possible.
            “Aww.” She groaned and she replaced her head deeper into the embrace of her nest of pillows hoping relief might come out of more sleep. It offered her a welcoming embrace at the edges of her mind.  She hoped it might take her over soon as another wave of sickness finished beating at her. 
            She'd never felt this sick on boats crossing some of the worst oceans or in planes which felt like they might fall out of the sky.
            “How's the hang over?”  Came a voice which caused her head to jerk up and brought her eyes shooting open into the bright morning light of her hotel room.  A series of chain reactions shot off around her body like a pin ball in a pin ball machine.  Its reactions caused her to struggle to not whimper aloud against the pain that flooded her.  She instantly regretted her sudden movements.
            The entire room spun around her, her head screamed at her to lay it back down on the safety of the pillow.  She felt last night’s aftermath of alcohol race up her throat into her mouth and she forced herself to swallowed back.   The burn of it made her to cough against its alien presence within her throat.  Her body shivered against the sudden cooler air it met. It made the hangover punish her even more with its tight grip.
            Her mind got stuck on something far scarier.  She registered her client standing there in front of her.  Her mind became distracted by the sight of him there to take in the pain lashing at the back of her eyes. More pain whipped itself up some frosting, in the tender spot in her forehead. Her eyes feel like there were about to pop out of her sockets. 
            When the pain eased a bit more she focused on the man standing in front of her. She hoped it wasn't her client, but one of the other agents who might have put her to bed, after getting herself wrecked at the party. Instead when her fuzzy eyes focused she saw her worst nightmare.  Her client standing right in front of her, butt-naked and dripping wet.
Author Bios
Kristal McKerrington
 Kristal McKerrington has been a professionally published author since 2010. She writers for Reem Vision and is the former writer of Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She is published worldwide. She has been a commentator for TMZ. She is an award winning marketing and promoting author. She has put together the intense media list that Joe E Legend has been on. She's appeared on talk shows worldwide as well as Radio stations. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America's Association. Kristal is co-author of the "wrestling romance connection". She is represented by Barone Literary Agency.  She has been invited to conferences worldwide and has worldwide support. 
Joe E. Legend 

Joe E Legend's has starred in films, TV shows and as the face of many wrestling companies worldwide. He's venturing into the publishing world with countless independent publishing fictional novels. He works in 44 countries. He has heavyweight championships worldwide and travels globally. Canadian and the United States being where he holds his biggest fan bases. He's starred in Celebrity Wrestling as the co-host for ITV. He has several films he will be staring in over the next year. If this wasn't enough he has created the "wrestling romance" connection with his co-author Kristal McKerrington. He's represented with Kristal McKerrington by Barone Literary Agency. He's got other books coming out with Solstice Publishing, Media Aria as well as Firefly & Wisp Publishing. He's about to do a tour of India, South Africa this year with sold out 

Stadiums. He's got an invitation for the South Africa's Book conference next year. We also got an invite for Tokyo. He's starring in several Paranormal films this year for independent film producers.  He's signed to help open an imprint for an Independent publisher. He's signed a Product Placement deal. He's all over the media worldwide. He's been doing Podcasts, radio, newspapers and talk shows. 

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  1. Great interview! Thanks for the shout out :)

  2. Good review! Kristal, your books sound wonderful. I'll have to check them out.


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