Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Interview/Giveaway with Kylie Brant

It's a pleasure to welcome Kylie Brant back to my blog. She is here today in celebration of her latest release Deadly Intent!

Hi Kylie, Welcome to Anna's Book Blog! I'm glad to have you here. To start off can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
I'm a mother of five and a full-time special education teacher.  Writing is something that gets done in between family and job demands.  In that way, it's sort of a mini-vacation for me!

Deadly Intent is your latest release, can you tells us a little about it and the Mindhunters series?
The Mindhunters are led by the legendary Adam Raiker, ex-FBI profiler.  The company is staffed with some of the best criminologists in the country and they consult with law enforcement on particularly puzzling and high-profile crimes.

Deadly Intent pairs forensic linguist Macy Reid and fellow investigator Kellan Burke as they race the clock to find an eleven-year-old kidnap victim before her abductor carries through on his threats.  Macy and Kell have a past, but they must find a way to put it behind them as they trail the kidnapper through the wintry Colorado wilderness.

When your not writing what kind of books do you like to read?
My favorites are psychological thrillers, suspense and romantic suspense.

What type of research did you do for the book/series?
I can get lost in the research!  I have an extensive personal library but the most valuable research I do is contacting experts.  I like to talk to people in the field who can answer questions specific to the plot I'm writing.  In the course of writing this series, I've consulted with forensic anthropologists, police detectives, and the manager of a crime lab facility.  For one book I actually hiked the Willamette Forest and crawled through caves :)  For Deadly Intent, I consulted with a forensic linguist, an assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, a mask maker and a forensic doctor for questions regarding a severed thumb.

What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a book?
I never write without a Diet Coke at hand.  Although I wrote my first twenty or so books amidst chaos, I've grown used to the quiet since the kids are gone and prefer it when I'm writing.  Throw in a few online bridge games before I start writing and I'm set.

Do you see Mindhunters having an end or do you feel it's an open ended series?
The Mindhunters will end at six books.  The last is Adam Raiker's story and I'm writing it now.

You mostly write Romantic Suspense, is there another Genre or Sub-genre you'd like to write in?
I always thought I'd like to try my hand at Young Adult.  Maybe someday....

What has been your most memorable moment since become published?
There have been some real highs.  The three Rita nominations were great, as were the two Daphne du Maurier awards.  But I don't think anything will ever match the feeling of getting that first call, or seeing my book on the shelf for the first time!

If you can, tell us what is up next for you? 

Deadly Dreams will be out in April '11, and Deadly Sins follows in August '11.

Out Now!

No one knows the patterns and nuances of communication like forensic linguist Macy Reid. She is also an expert on kidnapping, having experienced firsthand the stark terror of being abducted when she was a child. So she is the perfect investigator to be called in when a Denver tycoon's eleven-year-old daughter is abducted—for the second time.

The biggest stumbling block for Macy may be a member of her own team: Kellan Burke, the wisecracking, rule-breaking investigator who relishes getting under Macy's skin. Their styles couldn't be more different; the attraction between them more explosive. And when it becomes apparent that Macy can't solve the case without confronting the demons from her past, Kell is just the man to take her there—and back.

Kylie Brant is the author of thirty-one novels of romantic suspense for Silhouette and Berkley. She is a three-time Rita nominee, and a five-time Romantic Times award nominee. Notable awards are the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and two Daphne du Maurier awards for mystery and suspense. Her acclaimed Mindhunters series continues in 2010-2011 with a new trilogy Deadly Intent, Deadly Dreams and Deadly Sins. For more information, please visit: http://www.kyliebrant.com/

Thanks to Kylie, a copy of Deadly Intent will go to one lucky winner.  This is open to everyone, including International readers. The winner will be announced on November 8th. Good Luck!


  1. Thank you so much for the contest! Great Interview!

  2. Hi Anna and Kylie,

    Great interview and I would love to win this one!

    Congrats on your new release, Kylie!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. I enjoyed the interview and can't wait to read your new book.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. I would love to read Deadly Intent :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  5. hi Anna ! Hey Kylie :)

    really enjoyed the interview ! and I'll be very Happy if i win this book :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  6. Nice interview! The series sounds great, please count me in the giveaway :) Thanks!

    Congrats on your new release, Ms Brant!

  7. This sounds like a great book. Please enter em in the giveaway.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  8. Thanks for the interview and the contest! I can't wait to sink my teeth into this!

    apereiraorama @ gmail.com

  9. Thanks, everyone :) I'm pumped about release day. Good luck in the giveaway!

  10. This sounds so good. I am a big rom-susp fan and always looking for new authors.

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  11. That was a really good interview. I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.

  12. Thanks for the great interview and the chance to win!
    melodiousrevelry (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I love suspense novels, this sounds like a good read.


  14. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. Winner or not you have defintely added to my list....


  16. Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks good!


  17. Sounds like a series I'd love to get into.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  18. Hi Kylie,

    I really enjoyed Waking Nightmare, and this story has another amazing romantic suspense storyline that I can't wait to read more about.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  19. Wonderful interview and great giveaway.


  20. I enjoy a good mystery and would love to win this book.
    It sounds very good.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  21. Thanks Anna for sharing the great interview. Kylie's latest looks like a good mystery read.

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

  22. I hope you all get the chance to read Deadly Intent :) I had a blast writing it and as always got a little lost in the research. For instance, did you know a severed thumb can be kept in a baggy on ice for three days and stay 'fresh'? You just never know when information like that is going be needed!

  23. Great interview.
    Sounds like a very good series.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  24. Happy Release Day, Kylie. I loved the first three books in this series and can't wait to read "Deadly Intent."

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  25. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Great interview... this sounds like a really intense book.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.


  27. Great interview. I'd love to win.

  28. I'm a big fan and am THRILLED to see this book!! YAY.

  29. I enjoyed the interview and the series is a good one, very suspenseful.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  30. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  31. Great interview. Book sounds great and I cant wait to get the chance to read it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  32. Thanks for the contest! I'm compiling my Nov/Dec. reading this and will be adding this book. I hope I win!


    bitsyblingbooks (AT) gmail (Dot) com

  33. Please include me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  34. I haven't read a good thriller in a while and am suffering withdrawal symptoms !

    Thanks to Kylie and you for opening this to International entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I haven't read any of the "Deadly" series but it sounds as if I should definitely look into it.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  35. Thank you for providing this giveaway for international readers. I live in Canada.

    Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  36. The story is alluring. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  37. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  38. I would love to win this giveaway. This sounds like the perfect Mystery Thriller. As for the Diet Coke and writing ... I doubt that Diet Coke would improve my writing. LOL Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  39. I would love to read Deadly Intent .

    Please Enter me !

    BtW: Great interview ..i enjoyed it :)

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  40. Sounds good, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  41. This is wonderful!
    I'd love to read this, the review was great!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!


  42. 'Deadly Intent' looks like a really good book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

  43. Thanks for the chance to win! Deadly Intent looks thoroughly awesome!


  44. Great interview. It sounds like and interesting book.
    Thanks for the giveaway as well.


  45. I enjoyed the interview. This definitely sounds like my kind of book. Please enter me. Thanks!




  47. I hope I am still in time to be entered :) Please add me, would love to read this book :)

    baychriz at gmail dot com



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