Saturday, February 2, 2013

Today we have the fabulous Taryn Kincaid :)

Hi Taryn, great to see you !  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Here’s the new “Bio” I’ve been playing around with:
Taryn Kincaid lives in beautiful Bora Bora.  Or wishes she did.  When she's not parasailing up and down the Hudson River, taking care of her aging pet walrus, or volunteering at the local animal shelter [oh, HELL, no], she loves to arrange her voodoo doll-pin collection and practice chanting.  Taryn is dedicated to eradicating the kardashians and Honey Boo-Book from the face of the earth, along withThe Bieb and sparkly vampires.  At this moment, she is busy adjusting the tin foil to throw the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) off her trail.  She hangs around a lot onFacebook and Twitter with her trillions of fans and popsin at Goodreads from time to time.  You can catch her onher website,, and her blog, where she lives for comments!
What do you think ?

Hmmm, you know I think you have something there , doesn't sound bad at all !!  So tell me, what did you want to be when you were growing up or did you always want to be a writer?

Most of the time.  I did lapse a little from time to time, when I thought it  might be nice to be president of the United States. Or queen.

Oh QUEEN has always fascinated me too, or at least being in a royal family like that. Not that you couldn't be Queen or President but you do the writing thing very well !   When did you first start writing?

Early. And often. One of my first works was “The Weatherman Saves the Day.” It involved astronauts and the Itsy-Bitsy Spider. With beautiful illustrations. On construction paper. My first published work, you might say. Sort of self-published.

Very nice :)  Kids are so creative at a young age.  You should try publishing that as a children's book now....  What is a typical writing day like for you? 

Don’t actually have typical writing days. If there is nothing on the screen, nothing at all, just the big white document of death, I cannot seem to sprinkle pixels except on certain Saturday mornings. If there is already something on the page, requiring slashing or burning, I can do that, if I must, at night. But I generally work on weekends, if I am not distracted by social media and emails, and tend to pack it in around 3 or 4 pm. Yes, I’m totally disciplined. (I do not recommend this method for anyone. Not anyone. Including me.)

I don't think it's a bad thing at all to follow a specific routine like that.  What is your favorite part of writing?  Is there anything you don’t like about being a writer?

I love the beginnings. I really love the endings. I don’t mind edits.  I hate, hate HATE promotion.

I'm totally with you on the promotion.  It just takes up so much time.  What is your favorite length of book to write?  (Short story, novella, full length novel)

All my published books are novellas. The full-length novels are friends with the dust bunnies. (You will note I did not say plot bunnies.) I enjoy that length. Get in, get out. My original critique partners would be amazed because in the beginning I tended to overwrite. Really, really, really overwrite. (See what I mean?) Why pick only one metaphor or simile or adjective when 16 will do?


I like the crispness. The sparseness. The discipline imposed upon me to write leaner and sparer. To get in, get out.  Short as the 1Night Stands are, I recently wrote and submitted a short story for Decadent Publishing’s The Edge series. It’s only about 20 pages. LOVED writing it.

I actually like novellas and shorts myself.  Is there a to-be-read waiting on your bedside table?

Let me put it to you this way. I have a Kindle (my second, having worn out the 1st), a Kindle Paperwhite, a Nook and an iPad. (Don’t judge.) They are carried around in my work bag, my handbag and stashed in various rooms of my home. Every time someone on a social media site says, “Oh, look, free,” or…”I really, really LOVED this book,” my reaction is “Shiny!” Click. Download.

Ok, now for some fun, I have a few personal questions...

Favorite 5

1)  Favorite Holiday: Halloween. Well, I write erotic paranormals, what else would I say? FROST is a Valentine’s story, though. So there’s that. Who doesn’t love chocolates?

2) Favorite Drink: Aside from coffee? Currently, my mixed drink of choice is a Dark & Stormy. (And not just  because my last two releases were Lightning and Thunder. LOL!) You make it with Gosling’s Black Rum (if you can’t find it, another dark rum will do), ginger beer and a slice of lime. Yum. And tingly on the tongue.

3)  Favorite Author: Too many to choose.

4)  Favorite Book: Again. See above.

5)  Favorite Animal: Steak.

And for a bonus:  What is a typical mood for you?  And is your mood different when you’re writing?

I am mainly crabby.  As anyone who knows me in real life can attest.

Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @tarynkincaid

Amazon author page: Taryn Kincaid



Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

FROST…A 1Night Stand story from Decadent Publishing. (Sleepy Hollow Book 3)

Here’s the Blurb and Excerpt:

Dagney Night, a sought-after succubus, is no stranger to blazing hot sex. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, she longs for something more. When oddly erotic paintings arrive for display at her art gallery, arousing everyone who views them, she wonders about the mysterious artist who created the works.

Maxwell Raines, a fire-sex demon, lives a life of solitude and seclusion behind the walls of his compound at Sleepy Hollow, channeling his lustful impulses into his art—until his muse deserts him and his temperature rises past the danger point. He needs sex. Now.

When Madame Evangeline arranges a torrid Valentine’s 1Night Stand for them, will the flames of their encounter be too hot to handle?



 Dagney followed her sister’s glance, and her heart flipped like a gymnast unable to nail a vault. Darkness swathed the gallery with the exception of the lights above or below each of the paintings. The large man emerging from the shadows held her rapt. Waves of pure, unadulterated lust smacked her with such force she didn’t even see Lily and Campbell leave. The blast of raw desire crumpled her to the floor. Her gaze remained riveted on the tall hunk of ferocious male stalking toward her, radiating undiluted carnality. He set something carefully on the floor and grasped her by the elbows, his touch surprisingly gentle when he lifted her to her feet.

“I’m Maxwell Raines.”

Yeah. No kidding. Who else could a guy so hot, so studly, possibly be?

She told herself not to swoon. Ordered herself not to swoon. But, Goddess, that rumbling voice. More potent than a train barreling over the tracks. And he smelled so good. Sinfully masculine. A bit of musk, a bite of pine, an essence of dark, smoky nights. Sexy scents. Reminiscent of tangled satin sheets that had been given a good work-out.

Her legs turned to rubber, and she doubted they’d support her on their own. She’d be mortified if he’d have to scrape her puddled body up again. But he hadn’t yet relaxed his grip. Could she bullshit her way through the meeting without collapsing? “You’re late,” she said.

“I’m never late.”

“Well, the party’s over, Mr. Raines.” She waved a hand around the empty room.

“Depends on your perspective.”

“You’re big on perspective, are you?”

“I’m a painter.” A brief shrug accompanied his blunt words. “Obvious connection.”

“Right. But as you can see, everyone’s left.”

“You haven’t.” He gazed down at her, a black brow flaring. “And you’re what I’m here for.”
Buy Links:   Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Decadent | ARe| Smashwords | BookStrand | CoffeeTime
Taryn Kincaid, i LOVED having you here today :)  You are so fun and an absolutel riot !!
Readers, make sure you get Taryn's latest, Frost and don't forget about Lightning and  Thunder, books 1 and 2 in the Sleepy Hollow Series as well. 
Until next time, happy reading !!


  1. Thanks so much for having me visit today, Krista! It's a pleasure to be here!

  2. Hey Taryn! I like that new bio. :) Gonna have to rework mine. LOL

    Congrats on your new release & many sales to you!

  3. You always make my smile when I read your interviews. The rum drink sounds fabulous but then I love rum. Glad to see you found your length. This from someone who writes long books with sparseness or clipped.

  4. Thanks, Jess. Actually, the mahvelous Valerie Mann wrote most of it. She thinks I am too bland.BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, okay. So I'm bland. And boring.

  5. Hey, Janet!
    Glad I could make you smile and get you drunk. (I may be wrong, but I doubt thinks I'm bland. Crabby, yes. Bland, no.)

  6. You two are funny. The new release looks Fab. :)

  7. Oh my gosh, you're funny. My favorite animal is steak, too!

    Love your interviews.

  8. Taryn, I love ya dearly, but you're crazy!!!! LOLOL!!!!

    1. Am not. Well, maybe in my alternative universe.