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Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Spotlight: Kiyara Benoiti

Hello! My name is Kiyara Benoiti and I’m a freelance writer who recently branched out into e-books. Well, that’s not one hundred percent true. Actually, I do have a background in the world of e-books, but I was one of the unlucky ones who made the mistake of getting mixed up with a bad e-publisher when I was young and just starting out. The experience was so terrible that it took two really good fellow writer friends as well as my family to talk me out of walking away from writing.

It was partly my mistake, though. Since I was young and inexperienced in the e-publishing field, I didn’t research e-publishers very well and jumped at the first offer. The end result was heartache, a little bitterness, and an aversion to the e-book world.

My friends convinced me to try again because the world is going digital. After much soul searching, I realized they were right, so I’ve set up a new, humble website (http://kbhotromances.wordpress.com) and began submitting my manuscripts. In the past few weeks, I have stories contracted with BreathlessPress.com and LoveYouDivine.com and I have many other manuscripts circulating. My experience with Breathless Press has been nothing but wonderful; the publisher and owner, Justyn Perry, and his staff, have been terrific to me. You can find The Candy Bar Liaison at this link. Margie’s Room and Blue Moon are coming soon from Breathless Press.Bloodlust, an erotic fantasy, will be released soon from LoveYouDivine.com. I’m very happy with my titles, so I hope you’ll check them out.

I have more stories in various stages of completion. My work is often edgy—that’s where my tagline, Romance with an Edge, comes from—and you’ll find my romantic plots in genres that range from contemporary to paranormal. Oh, and I do write some erotica from time to time. If you’d like an example of what my fiction is like, visit my site link above and download a copy of On the Wicked Moon, which is the first free e-book I’m offering there.

What else can I tell you to launch my author spotlight this week? Well, I have several cats that I rescued from going to the animal shelter. They’re always nearby no matter if I’m outside or in the house. They like to curl up with me when I crawl into bed to read a book too. Also, I write to music all the time. The more bass beat in a song, the faster I type.

Be sure to visit each essay this week. At the end of the week I’m giving away a cute Mr. Goodbar Necklace with a matching set of dangly earrings to one lucky winner! The charms even have the ingredients on the backs.

Meet me here tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

Wickedly yours—Kiyara Benoiti

3 comments:

booklover0226 said...

I'm glad you're the Monday Spotlight because I have discovered a new author.

I look forward in reading your works.

Thanks,
Tracey D

LORETTA CANTON said...

You say that your books are edgy well I like edgy. I'm glad your friends talked you into trying ebooks again.

lorettaC,
lbcanton@verizon.net

Kiyara said...

Hi boolover0226! Thanks for stopping by my spotlight.

Loretta, I am thankful, too, because they are truly great friends and I have a very supportive family. My soon-to-be-released book, Bloodlust, is a good example of edgy. It has fisting in it, but I tried to write it so that the romance softens the edge a bit. The heroine is incredibly strong and suffers from bloodlust, which is where I got the title.