SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH SHILOH WALKER
National best-selling author, Shiloh Walker has had a love affair with the written word since she was six years old! Destined to be a writer, she specializes in romance and urban fantasy novels. I first encountered her writing when I read her books from the erotic Ellora's Cave publishing company. I've followed her writing from her popular paranormal Hunter's series to the present.
This year she has multiple new romances out. Her latest series, the McKays, is set in Missisipppi where romance and mystery make for a scorching blend of sheer blissful reading! But she also writes under the pen name, J C Daniels, where she writes her popular Kit Colbana fantasy novels. But what's next?
With so many books coming out how does she have time for a life outside of work?!
1) I can't believe you have so many books coming out this year. How do you find the time to write? Will there be any room for 2017 books?!
I'm still trying to figure out the timing thing myself! Right now, I'm not sure what's coming up in 2017, although I plan to reissue more of my backlist titles for sure.
2) I first read your books when I ran out of paranormal books to read and stumbled upon your erotic novels with Ellora Cave Publishing. Did you know you were going to be such a popular and prolific writer?
I don't know how popular I am, but as far as prolific? Well, I've got a short attention span and a lot of things hold my interest. So I follow my interests when it comes to writing as well.
3) I noticed you still write erotic novels but now seems to be shifting to romantic suspense and urban fantasy as your main focus. Will stop writing erotic romance or do you have more planned for your fans?
I've mostly shifted away from straight erotic romance. My books in general contain steamy situations but my interest has gravitated toward other areas besides just straight erotic romance.
4) Is there a great deal of difference writing in different genres? If you could pick one which would be your favorite to write about and why? Which is your favorite to read?!
For me, telling a story is telling a story. Every genre is different, of course, but if I didn't enjoy a genre, I just wouldn't write it. I don't think I could pick one genre either. That would be like picking only one author or one specific genre for the rest of my life.
5) My personal favorite are your futuristic novels! I loved your Veil series and have multiple copies. Will you be writing any new futuristic romances any time soon?!
I don't have any plans to right now. It doesn't mean I won't, but I don't have any ideas burning at the moment.
6) This year you have several McKays books being published. What was your inspiration for the McKay family series?
There wasn't an inspiration for the family in particular I just wanted to a series based around the river, specifically something that had to do with river pirates and a treasure.
7) Is McKay's Ferry a real place in Mississippi or is it based on a place you have visited before?
No...it's totally made up.
8) I didn't know about your J C Daniels novels until I saw it featured on your website. Can you tell us more about the heroine Kit Colbana?
In short... Kit is a smart-assed swordswoman who sometimes bites off more than she can chew. I love her.
9) Is it difficult to come up with ideas in your fantasy world and translate them into your books? Do you consult with other authors when writing your books?
Not really. If an idea isn't there, then that just means it's not time to write the book yet. I'm not sure what you mean by consult. I have a few friends I might bounce ideas or brainstorm with, but that set of friends is very, very small.
10) What new books do you have planned for 2017? Can you please tell us about them or will you be taking a short break?!
I'm too busy trying to finish projects to figure out what I'm doing next year!
Well, I have to say this has been a fabulous experience for me! Your creativity and versatile writing have really 'Wowed' me. I'm so happy you found the time to be interviewed by me.
Thanks for having me!
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Recent and Upcoming books by Shiloh Walker:
The Right Kind of Trouble (McKays Series) Aug 2nd, 2016
Desire won’t take no for an answer in The Right Kind of Trouble by Shiloh Walker
In the small Southern town of McKay’s Treasure, everybody knows that the handsome local police chief, Gideon Marshall, has been carrying a torch for Moira McKay. It’s also no secret that Moira has been rejecting Gideon since…forever. But after an attack from a mysterious stranger bent on taking down the McKay family, Moira becomes filled with distrust toward most men. Now she wonders whether she’s been wrong about Gideon all along—and if it’s not too late to admit him back into her life…and into her bed...
Gideon has finally convinced his wasted heart to give up on Moira, who he’s loved since he was sixteen years old. Moira’s attack changes everything, however—and he vows to protect her. But how much is he willing to risk for a woman who’s always kept him at bay…until now? And is it too late for Moira to tell him that her love for him has always been locked deep in her heart—and he holds the key?
Ruined (A Barnes Brothers novel) - July 19th, 2016As one of the Barnes brothers, Sebastien has always felt blessed. Not only does he have an amazing family, but he’s become a Hollywood golden boy who has everything he’s ever wanted—with one exception. He’s had a thing for Marin since he was a kid, but when he finally summons the courage to ask her out, she turns him down. Marin is ready to settle down, she wants commitment and stability, and Sebastien is still too much of a playboy, caught up in the wild life of the spotlight.
Still reeling from the rejection, Sebastien’s luck runs out later that night when he saves a girl from an assault. The shining knight role fits him just fine, but his armor—and his perfect life—become tarnished when the near-deadly attack lands him in the hospital. Physically scarred, he gives up acting and retreats from everybody.
If anyone can pull Sebastien back from the abyss, it’s Marin. But first she has to convince him that beauty is not only skin deep...
Never As It Seems June 13th, 2016
When a woman shares her deepest secret with the man she loves, the last thing she wants is for him to laugh at her. Or worse…not believe her. But that was what happened three years ago when Chloe Perkins confided in Leo Brant.
The words were like a bombshell, one that had a cataclysmic effect on their relationship. Leo’s world was black and white and he didn’t believe in any of that. Walking away from Chloe all but killed him, but the lies she told him would have destroyed them anyway.
Now she’s back in his life, all but thrown into his arms.
He’s got a new job and it’s all centered around Chloe.
Keep her safe. That’s it. He isn’t supposed to want her, love her, need her…and yet here she is, back in his life once more and all he can do is want her, love her, need her.
With danger breathing down her neck, he’s going to have his hands full and he needs to be smart and stay away. But his black and white world is suddenly getting rather gray and he can’t seem to tell up from down, right from wrong, truth from lie…
The Trouble with Temptation (McKays Series)- May 3rd, 2016
Love is the greatest risk of all.
After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital―or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon’s baby, the man she’s loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he’s sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer―one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….
Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he’s explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn’t remember what happened but now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child’s lives are threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…
Her Best Friend's Lover – April 15th, 2016
Dale Stoner loved women, and women seemed to love him right back. He danced around the line that led to seriousness, but any time one woman got too close, he two-stepped back, quick and pretty as you please. He’s fallen in love before and he doesn’t want to go that route again. No woman was ever going to get close to him again.
The only exception is his best friend, Lauren. She’s the only one who really matters. But she’s his friend…and guys don’t sleep with their best friends, do they?
Lauren wasn’t the kind of woman to believe in love at first sight, but then she met Dale. He’s everything she shouldn’t want—a flirt, a woman chaser…and he’s also in love with somebody else.
But one hot, steamy night changes everything…
Guilty Needs -March 28th, 2016
I know you love him…
Not the words you want to hear from your best friend. Especially when the him she is talking about is the man she’s married to. But when Alyssa Hutchins said those words, Bree realized her best friend knew the one secret she’d hoped to keep hidden for always.
Just before she died, Alyssa asked Bree to promise her something, but it’s a promise that Bree isn’t sure she can keep.
Colby Hutchins left town the day he buried his wife, but he couldn’t outrun the pain of losing her…nor could he outrun the guilt. The very night he buried his wife, he’d almost done the unthinkable. All Bree had done was offer comfort, but he had wanted more. Still wants more.
Chased by guilty needs and taunted by dreams where Bree offers so much more than comfort, he returns home to close the book on the life that ended with his wife’s death. But he comes face to face with Bree and it sets everything inside him to burning all over him.
These two battered souls long to be together, but something unspoken lingers between them…
Headed for Trouble (McKays Series) Dec. 29th, 2016
SHE'S A SMALL-TOWN GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS.
Nine years ago, Neve McKay fled her small Southern town and disapproving family to seek a career in the big city. Now she's finally coming home-and hoping for a fresh start. But the relationship that shattered her world still haunts her. And even among her nearest and dearest, she doesn't feel safe. . .
CAN THIS BAD BOY BE THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYERS?
Ian Campbell is a pure Scottish muscle-as hard and handsome as they come. But when Neve walks into his bar, his heart melts. . .and he vows to have this gorgeous and somewhat vulnerable woman in his life-for better or for worse. What is Neve's tragic secret? And how can Neve expect Ian to protect her, when doing so could put his own life at risk? The only thing Ian knows for sure is that he will do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm's way and in his loving arms. ..