Title: Druid Mine
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Series: All Mine, #2
Publisher: Decadent Publishing (1Night Stand)
Genre: Erotic, Historical, Fantasy, Romance
Length: 14k Words
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Anya’s wish for a normal date—away from the old man she is caretaker for—comes true in unexpected ways when she finds herself whisked to an ancient Irish stone circle on solstice eve.
Carrick’s decision to follow the path to become an Ovate druid has not come lightly, and he plans to spend the solstice eve in meditation unless fairies or evil spirits disrupt the circle. When a feisty girl walks right up to the fire, more than sparks fly.
They each seek healing and a connection, but the darkness of summer is short, and once the solstice sun breaks through the circle at dawn, the magic of the night will be over. Even Madame Eve can’t stop the day from rising.
Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in Asheville, NC and I currently live in Raleigh, NC. My soul home is New York City.
I love Asheville! Been there many, many times 🙂
I love reading the warnings on the blurbs for many books. If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?
Stand back: operates at high speed and high intensity. Don’t get in the way or you might lose an appendage. “No” is not an option.
Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life?
The only one I can think of—where I truly based a large percentage of the character on a real person—was a story with a grandfather in it. Yeah, I totally used my own grandfather, mostly. I can’t say that I have ever based a main character totally on someone I know, though.
Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
The series is 1Night Stand from Decadent Publishing. My books are in a sub-series called All Mine. The third one releases this fall—Pharaoh, Mine.
Who designed the cover of your book? The most fabulous Mina Carter made my covers. She is made of awesome.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? New York City. Part of me never leaves.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I sew. I love making costumes. I also draw and paint, and play guitar.
Have you ever read a book more than once?
Oh yes! Neuromancer, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, East of Eden, Gone with the Wind… and lots more.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing?
Write, and if you are bored while writing—drop it and write something else.
Do you write under a pen name?
Yes. Kerry Adrienne is a pen name.
What are your pet peeves?
Chronic lateness, and slowness.
Cats or dogs?
White wine or red?
White! Though I love red wine, it gives me migraines.
Coffee or tea?
What are 4 things you never leave home without?
My laptop or tablet, smartphone, clean underwear, and a toothbrush.
Laptop or desktop for writing?
Desktop! Dual monitors make all the difference for me.
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
Both early morning and late at night. I prefer sitting at my desk in my office.
If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
Billie Joe Armstrong (music and hotness), Bear Grylls (survival and hotness), and Christopher Hitchens (not hot, and dead, but I would have loved to talk to this man—and I imagine he would talk a long, long, time)
One of your favourite quotes –
“To live, and not to breathe, is to die in tragedy” (Green Day)
List 3 of your all time favourite books?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Gone With the Wind, The City and the Stars
What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?
Glee! I am late to the party, but I am really enjoying it!
Maybe I’m the first person Madame Eve can’t find a match for. And how was it any better than just picking someone up from one of the dozen bars along the street?
Bile filled her throat. Being caretaker for the old man had filled her days but left her empty inside. I’m lonely. I need this 1Night Stand. She stifled a sob. Crying wouldn’t help anything. She had chosen her path knowing full well what the consequences would be. Maybe she hadn’t foreseen how deeply alone she’d feel, but she’d known what she was getting into, work-wise. She used to be a risk taker, impulsive and willing to try new things. Why was she so willing to settle for security now?
The town’s few buildings rose in shadowed relief in the dusky twilight around the city center like tall stones. Guardians, perhaps. Behind them lay the mountains, the wild unknown. She sat straight and leaned into the faint spray from the fountain. The cool mist spread across the back of her arms. Closing her eyes, she lifted her long hair so the moisture could reach the back of her neck.
Anya dropped her hair.
“Hello?” No one.
“Aine. Let’s go.” The voice floated on drops of water and fell through the air.
“What?” No one was near.
“I’m here.” The voice settled softly like dew on her skin. The air wavered over the fountain and the water slowed. I only had one beer.
“Come. He awaits.”
For the briefest moment, a golden light eclipsed the edge of Anya’s vision then darkness slid over her.
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Kerry holds a BA in English: Writing and Editing with a minor in Classical Studies from NC State University. She has extensive freelance editing experience, and teaches various fiction writing classes at a local college. She is an Associate Editor with Entangled Publishing. In addition to editing, Kerry writes science fiction, romant
ic fantasy, and paranormal romance.
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