Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Daughters of Dracca Blog Tour

Today, please join me in welcoming Louisa Kelley on her virtual blog tour for her Daughters of Draca series.  Louisa was kind enough to answer several questions for me about herself and her writing, please make sure to leave a comment below as Louisa will be giving a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


Me:  Who is Louisa Kelley?

Louisa:  I am a soft-hearted romance junkie. I want the happily-ever-after. I believe in the happily-ever-after, even in this age of cynicism and negativity. I want an end to war and peace on earth. As long as there’s romance involved.

Me:  What is your typical day like? Are you a full time writer?

Louisa:  I work by day as an office manager in a chiropractic and massage office. Some of my ideas for the character Cara came from that environment. There’s a scene in Cara and the Draca that I’m sure will give the massage therapists heart failure (grin). I’ve warned them all.
I love the cultural arts and as much as possible I try to get to art shows, theatre, music, etc. And movies of course. I’m a storyteller and I love good stories. Between work, play and writing, life is very full.

Me:  Did you plot your series out ahead or are you a pantser?

Louisa:  Mostly I’m a pantser. I get the main concept in my head and then just start writing. Generally, I’ll stop around chapter three for some general outlines and then go from there. Most of book one, Lydia and the Draca, was written in scenes out of time sequence. I’d just write the scene my muse was grooving on, and then later pieced it all together into a coherent whole.

Me:  Which writers have influenced you most- past and present? 

Louisa:  I consider the author Louisa May Alcott my eternal writing mentor. When I found her books in third grade, they changed my life forever. I must have read Little Women at least ten times. I decided right then and there that I would grow up and become a strong, independent minded woman writer, just like Louisa May Alcott. And hey, I think that happened!

Currently, there are so many writers I respect and admire. Not only for their great stories, but their sheer mastery of the craft of writing. Certainly Ann Rice, the mother of the paranormal genre would be at the top of my list, along with Emma Holly with her incredibly well written erotica.

Me:  Where do you see yourself five years from now? What goals do you have for your writing?

Louisa:  Hmmmm…I would like my day job to be writing! Current goals are to finish book three in my Daughters of Draca series, and then see what comes up after that. Will I be done with dragons? I’m not sure yet.

Me:  If you didn’t write, what would you do? Do you have any other artistic outlet?

Louisa:  As mentioned above, I am a big fan of the arts. My other artistic outlet is to see, hear and enjoy the artistic expression of others. I can’t imagine not writing, it’s such an important part of my life.

Me:  The Fast 5:
A.    Coffee or tea?  Coffee
B.    Favorite Candy: dark chocolate
C.    Favorite movie: Oh that’s hard! I like too many to narrow down to one.
D.    Chris Hemsworth or Hugh Jackman?  Hugh Jackman
E.    If you had to describe yourself as a piece of clothing- what would you be?: A purple neck scarf

Me:  What do you think of self-publishing?  Tempted?  

Louisa:  I admit I’m slightly envious of the people who somehow find the time to ‘do it all’ themselves. And that’s the issue for me- how professional of a product can I turn out without all the help of editors and the support of a publisher? It’s a huge amount of work to get it right; the editing, (tons of work there!) finding covers, and the myriad million things that goes into putting a decent piece of writing out to the public. I simply don’t have the time. My editors at Loose Id rocked. Without the sharp eyes of my editors and copy editors, my books would never have turned out as well as they did. And check out the job they did on my cover art!! That said, we’ve all heard the stories about the mega bucks being made by some writers who took the plunge and now are racking it in. Tempting for sure. But not for me at this juncture.

Me:  What are you currently reading?

Louisa:  I’m reading “Timeless”- which is book five in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. These books are absolutely wonderful- all steam punk and alternate Victorian England with vampires and werewolves and one of the best female characters I’ve read in ages. Very British and very fun.

Thank you Louisa for answering my questions.  

Daughters of Draca
by Louisa Kelly



Lydia and the Draca, Daughters of Draca Book One:

Lydia has no idea why an entire race of shape-shifters is lusting after her. They tell her there's something special about her blood and they want it for themselves... but they don't actually want her blood. No, they want much, much more. And they want it delivered fresh, hot and as fast as possible.

Science fiction geek Lydia Neal is just recovering from her latest relationship burnout. When she wakes up in a glowing cave surrounded by enormous dragons she's pretty sure she's having a sci-fi themed nightmare. Then she meets the smoking hot Draca Eremon and suddenly things aren't quite so scary. Especially when Eremon shows her the very special kind of ecstasy a Draca male can offer her...whether on the ground or in the skies.

Something powerful is waking up inside Lydia, something triggered during her capture by these primal, gorgeous creatures. Whatever the sexy, obsessed Draca want from her, she's ready to find out... She agrees to go along with a series of fantastical and erotic "tests" and discovers she's signed on for the wildest, hottest ride of her life.

Cara and the Draca, Daughters of Draca Book Two:

Cara is haunted by recent memories of a warehouse explosion that took the life of her best friend and caught her in the blast. Desperate for a way to cover the burns scars on her shoulder, Cara heads for the mysterious tattoo shop in Portland everyone is talking about.

Aedhan, the gorgeous tattoo master, leaves her senses reeling and her knees weak. Just the touch of his talented hands brings welcome relief and a sense of release from her emotional pain. His charming, eccentric ways combined with his tangerine hair and odd accent create an intoxicating mix. To her delight, the incredible tattoo he expertly lays over her scar hides everything-- and makes her long for more of his healing touch.

Soon Cara is pulled into an erotic journey of unimagined delight, terror and transformation. Dragons? In Portland? Magical and sexy beyond belief? Yet, something isn’t quite adding up. Is Aedhan really telling her the truth about what he’s doing in that shop? But she's so crazy in lust and wonder, it's hard to care.

Dragon shape-shifter Aedhan fully intends to follow the rules of his secret mission, number one being no sex with the human women in Portland. Then Cara shows up at his shop and her sweetness and delightful freckles almost stops his heart. When he perceives the sorrow in her life, he is consumed with the need to know more. Who has hurt her? After he gets a taste of her blood on his tattoo needles and discovers the extra special something in her fluids, he decides he must see Cara again, even if it means breaking the rules. And that's when things start to go terribly wrong...or perfectly right.


And here is an excerpt from 
Cara and the Draca, Daughters of Draca Book Two: 

Cara opened her eyes to a surreal scene. A rough, cave-like interior had replaced the pale beige walls of the massage room. Reddish rock surfaces surrounded them, and to her left lay an entrance to the outside where she caught a glimpse of an azure sky and a few drifting white clouds.

In the distance, wild flying creatures with immense wings soared above rugged cliffs, dominating the sky.


Her breath caught in wonder. Aedhan continued to kiss her, tracing the lines of her cheek with his mouth, whispering soft, heated words in a language she didn’t recognize. He flicked his tongue into her ear, and she nearly climaxed at the sensation. He knew her favorite erotic spots as if they had done this before. More than once.

Aedhan grasped her bottom and shifted his weight to the side, neatly flipping her to her back with him propped on his arms above her.

Gritty sand pressed against her backside. She stared in speechless wonder at his face. His skin glowed with a hint of iridescent green as he met her gaze. Arousal gleamed from his eyes.

He lowered himself so the whole of his muscular body settled on top of her, heavy and warm. Gazing over his broad back, she could see images of scales rippling down the length of his spine with the same greenish glow she’d witnessed during the massage.

“Aedhan,” Cara gasped between wild kisses, “what is happening?”

Aedhan raised his face, and something shifted. He gave a startled exclamation and ducked his head but not before she saw his eyes narrow and lengthen. The skin under her hands tensed and thickened.
In seconds he changed to something…more. Soft, foreign growls issued from his throat. He started to rise off her.

“No,” she said, tightening her arms around him. “I’m not afraid.”

A sound in the distance pulled her attention to the beautiful flying creatures again. Wonderment filled her. Was she in a fantastic, waking dream?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Romance and science fiction took hold of Louisa Kelley at age nine, when she read Little Women and the Narnia series.  She is convinced that the genre paranormal romance, which developed years later, was purely for her benefit.  After all, it’s what’s been in her heart all these years. She resides in Portland Oregon where, in a strangely perfect combination of rainy winters and urban skyline, her writing inspiration abounds.
Meet the sexy world that’s been evolving in her fevered brain…she’d love you to join her in some over the top erotic adventures with the Draca; dragon shape-shifters of a very different kind.

Louisa Kelley Author@ Facebook
Member of Romance Writers of America
Member of Rose City Romance Writers



Louisa will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Please make sure to leave a comment follow her tour, the more often you comment the better your chances.  Follow her tour here.


  1. I would love to read about dragons. I haven't read any books on them. Please enter me in contest.

  2. Sure! Thanks for stopping by. And thank you to my hosts for the fun interview and post today!

  3. I haven't read any dragon books in a while... but these two sound hot.
    I definitely want to read more about Draca and Aedhan... mm, especially Aedhan :)

  4. I love books with dragon shifters. Thanks for then great interview, blurbs, and excerpt. These books sound amazing. Thanks for the blog tour.


  5. two things. I love Louisa May Alcott, and have since I was a child. Secondly, if you have never seen "Undercover Blues", my favorite movie, you have really missed some fun.

  6. Oh thanks for the tip on the movie. I can't remember if I've seen it, but will definitely check it out.
    Special shout out here to those of you who've been following this tour- you rock!!

  7. It sounds like your co-workers know about your writing life. Have they read your books? What was their reaction?

  8. A few of them have read the books. One of the staff had Lydia and the Draca chosen as a 'book of the month' club selection for her local book club. OMG! I was thrilled- they downloaded and printed and apparently, the book club meeting about the story was quite the unforgettable event. The staff is hugely supportive, even if they don't read the books, much to my relief considering what genre I write in!

  9. Very nice interview. The books sound very good.


  10. Very interesting points about self-publishing. It's such a huge topic right now.