Viviana, Enchantress of Books and I are very excited to have Heather Killough-Walden back on Audio Book Lovin’ again this year. We enjoyed having Heather in 2015. If you missed her post last year please check it out here. Heather wrote a guest blog for us. But before we get to that please let me introduce you to Heather.
Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings series, the Lost Angels series, the October Trilogy, the Neverland series, and The Chosen Soul series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!)
Because it’s what we all want. Isn’t it?
Have you ever noticed that when you’re reading a paranormal romance series dealing with an entire species of vampires or werewolves or what have you, and the author takes the time to describe the species’ societal hierarchy, you always find yourself wondering about the man who must be at the top of that hierarchy? Granted, a few of us wonder whether there’s already a woman up there too. Or perhaps there’s only a queen… but we secretly hope not. In short, what we’re hoping for is a king. A single king. A hot, powerful, single king – and we want to read his story.
At least, that’s how it always was for me. When I was younger, in every series I read, I wanted to know about the guy in charge. With Kenyon’s books, it was all about Acheron to me. In the Carpathian Vampires series by Feehan, it started off with the prince, but we all knew it was Gregori who held all the real power. So I wanted to read about him.
Finally, I realized that rather than read series after series in which I spend the entire time “ho-humming” through each book just so I can get to the last one – I could write a series myself that dealt with nothing but kings. What an idea! ALL KINGS. Does it get better than that? No waiting for the one in charge here. Right from the very beginning, we get to deal with the men who hold all the face cards. The ones behind the curtain. The power.
Because I love power. I do. I admit it. It’s attractive. It’s titillating. Hell, it just really turns me on. Mix that tremendous power with a deep-down kind (but tortured) heart, a gorgeous face, and a brilliant mind, and I’ve carved out my own little slice of heaven. And because I’m an author, I get to share that slice of heaven with all of you.
So enjoy your power – all thirteen books of it. (And know that there will probably be more to come when that’s finished. After all, in an infinite multiverse, there is no shortage of worlds who need kings.)
– Heather Killough-Walden
Let’s listen to a few of Heather’s books on Audio
Bk #1: The Vampire King (The Kings #1)