In today's edition of the Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf Author Spotlight, we meet Kim Carmichael. Carmichael is the author of the Indelibly Marked series, Trifecta, and Closure to name a few. She recently released the second book in the Indelibly Marked series, Temporary in August. To date Carmichael has relelaed 10 books amoung a few different genres. While she writes in different genres, the ties that binds them to gets is that they will have Happily Ever Afters. Carmichael also has a few different works in progress that she talks about in my interview with her. It's my pleasure to introduce to you, author Kim Carmichael.
Kim Carmichael's Biography
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.
A Southern California native, Kim's contemporary romance combines Hollywood magic with pop culture to create quirky characters set against some of most unique and colorful settings in the world.
With a weakness for designer purses, bad boys and techno geeks, Kim married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets running and finally admitted handbags were an investment.
Kim is a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as some small specialty chapters. A multi-published author, Kim's books can be found on Amazon as well as Barnes & Nobel, iTunes and other venues. From alcohol to makeup to infrared cameras and even scientific lasers studying the atmosphere, Kim has worked in some aspect of sales and marketing for over twenty years.
When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.
An Interview with Kim Carmichael
The second book in your Indelibly marked series, Temporary was released recently, What can you tell us about it?
Temporary follows the story of Shane’s best friend, Ivan, in Permanent and Shane’s sister, Emily. The two have been having a secret affair and Emily wants to take it to the next level. With Shane home with Lindsay during her pregnancy the responsibility of the tattoo shop falls on them and the shop gets hit with a law suit. It was a fun write because you still get to see what happens to Shane and Lindsay but you get to move on with a new couple.
Two of your books( Interchangeable and Trifecta) have a polyamorous or menage element to it, which is starting to feature in a few more books, what was the inspiration for you to write about it?
For me these stories are total fantasy. I love the thought of wanting two men and not having to choose and somehow it can all work.
You’re not an author who sticks to one genre within the romance realm. Your stores have different elements to them. How important is it to you to not just stick to one theme?
I think as long as you are inspired a good story will result. My theme would be a happily ever after, be it in the paranormal or contemporary world. There is something to be said for building a brand, but there is something else to be said for going with your muse.
Even though indelibly marked is part of a series, each story is in fact a stand alone that is connected by the Elliot family and the Tattoo shop, did you find it easier to write them like this instead of having them as a continuation on the previous book?
I do find it easier. For me once I have given my couple their HEA, their story is complete. For me, while I love to follow my characters, I find I love doing it while another couple takes the foreground.
To date you have released 10 books, do you have a favorite among them?
Yes, but its not released yet :-) I am finishing it now and will probably have some sort of melt down when I hit send to my editor.
Of the ones release, I am very partial to Trifecta. it not only represented a fantasy, but I was allowed by my publisher to tell the story the way I wanted it to be told and personally the story represents freedom in my life.
This questions ties into the last questions, do you have a favorite character in your books?
Yes, I will tease and say it is the hero in the book I am currently finishing but since thats a terrible answer, of the books released, I will say it is a tie between Ivan Harlow from Temporary and Dolan from The Promise who was a demon who wanted to be bad fell in love.
Do you have any current works in progress that you can tell us about?
I have yet another menage coming called Pieces of Three that is paranormal, and I have just finished a sci-fi menage short. I have two contemporary romance series as well.
What has been your favorite part of writing and publishing books?
Hands down writing the books and plotting them and just letting the muse take me and then starting to get fans who see what I see.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Johanna Lindsay, VC Andrews, Sascha Illvych and Solera Winters
In 10 words or less tell readers why they should read your books?
You will have a great time!
Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and/or readers new to you?
Thank you for embracing me and taking a chance. I promise I will always try my best to keep it fun and entertaining. At the end of it all, I want my readers to smile.
Books by Kim Carmichael
Demon Dolan Ciar exists on three simple words: desire, denial, and destruction. Every four years, he is allowed one night of earthly passion to punish a deserving female. By the time he is finished, his victims are left as willing receptacles for demons yet to come.
Since she was four, a demon has been the only constant in Leora Desmond's life. He taught her how to seize control, to never give up, and to take whatever she wanted. At twenty-four, her self-centered existence is focused on one thing. She wants Dolan, and she won't be dissuaded.
A mistake brought Dolan to Leora. A promise bound him to her. Returning once again to ask for his freedom, he is faced with Leora demanding to be his next conquest. The ultimate retribution would be to take from her the ultimate symbol of her selfishness.
Now, Dolan must decide if he can doom her to life in living hell or face his own set of unearthly consequences, while Leora must choose between her pleasure and her heart.
The Promise blurs the line between good and evil, desire and love, and promises and commitment.
After centuries of pining away for a love never realized, Therin's last assignment as a Cupid depends on helping the lonely, shy Lucy Carlton. The mission's success or failure will determine where he is transferred. He can study the heavens or be condemned to hell.
Lucy Carlton spent her life searching the stars for answers, but finds them in the form of a gorgeous man who comes in her dreams. Therin shows her the joys of physical pleasure and encourages her to try to find love. She wakes with a new found confidence, but soon her timid nature takes over and she retreats back to the comfort of her home…alone.
With only a week to decide his fate, Therin breaks every rule. What starts as a job to save himself, becomes a love that can never be…except maybe in eternity.
As Hollywood's hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don't exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can't charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again.
Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn't think she belongs, but can't resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more.
With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love.
Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent.
Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo.
After a year spent secretly hooking up with his best friend's baby sister, a tattoo artist who believes only ink is permanent must decide if his love is temporary.
In a temporary world only tattoos are permanent…
Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanently embedded in his skin, he still can’t help but feel anything he dares to love will only be temporary. All Emily Elliott wants are some big changes in her life. She wants to make it big in the world makeup, needs to show her three big brothers she is all grown up, and dreams of truly being with Ivan, the man she has wanted since she was seven years old. owever, when the fate of the tattoo shop is put into Ivan and Emily’s hands, they must not only work together outside of the bedroom, but face their own personal truths, and figure out what is permanent, what is temporary and where love fits.
Temporary is Book Two in the Indelibly Marked Series that revolves around the lives and loves of the Elliott Family and Permanent Tattoo. Each full-length book can be read as a stand alone, and features its own couple.
Trying to change her outlook, meteorologist, Charlotte Bernard, came to California for a change of seasons. When she took the job as Weather Forecaster for KCLA she didn't realize their ratings were falling like raindrops and weather doesn't truly exist in the Sunshine State.
Cameraman, Jake Wells, is on a mission to save the station where he used to run around as a kid on the studio lot, and the new Ice Princess of a weatherwoman is providing his perfect muse both in front of the camera and behind it. He only needs to figure out how to melt her heart and have her forget their Spring-Summer difference in their ages.
Determined not to repeat the mistakes made in the springtime of her life, Charlotte refuses to succumb to the charms of the scorching hot, younger cameraman. Though she plays along with his gimmicks to get ratings, she refuses to allow him to make a disaster zone out of her life.
Together they figure out that weather and love are anything but predictable.
Five years ago Dahlia Adair left her business partners, the two men she loved. Unable to choose between them, she vanished with their venture capital and their hearts. Betrayed by the woman they both love, Todd Shelton and Cooper Montgomery dissolved their company and their friendship.
When Todd and Cooper reunite, they can't move forward with their new business until they confront the woman who called them "interchangeable" before she disappeared.
Five years later, Dahlia wants to live without looking over her shoulder, Todd wants his love and his friend back, and Cooper wants answers. With the help of Madame Eve and 1Night Stand, they give Dahlia the chance to live free of repercussions for her crimes if she’ll agree to spend one night with them, vowing to make her aware of their differences, and offer her a life they're sure she can't refuse.
"While others painted books, or paper on a pad,
I loved to sit and color on my dad."
When Heather arrives at her first day at a new school with her Dad, the children make fun of her father's tattoos. Wanting to fit in, she keeps a secret from her father. But when her new friend needs help Heather must face her fears of fitting in and risk losing her friendship. This story about acceptance will delight readers of all ages.
Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom.
After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends.
From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason's adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He's intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life.
Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence.
Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.
Agent Gwen Fredricks is a living target. Captured after a failed mission, the code to crack a safe has literally been permanently hidden on her. To free herself, she must retrieve a final key. All Agent Colin Alexander has to do to avoid a desk job is get a code said to be on an enemy agent. He never dreamed it would actually be on the agent, especially Gwen.
The simple shoot-and-swoop mission takes a turn for these two sometime-lovers and full-time rivals when they call a truce to give into their desire. Now with the promise to keep both hands on each other at all times, they share a night together. When morning comes they must decide if what they feel for each other is worth betraying their agencies.
There's always the one…
He's one person throughout life you think about every so often, the one who leaves his unique indelible mark on you, the person with whom you need closure.
For Margaret Collins that person was Mike Taylor. After he broke her heart seventeen years ago, she left everything she knew and reinvented herself. With a new home, a new look and a new name, Riley Williams is now an up and coming journalist given the assignment to interview a Mike Taylor. She never suspected he would be her Mike Taylor.
With Mike having no hint of Riley's true identity, she must decide if she will make him pay for sins he doesn't remember committing, or if she can wipe away the past and be with the one man who she has always wanted?
Can she finally have closure?
Click Here to Buy Books by Kim Carmichael
Stay Up-to-Date with Kim Carmichael
Stay Up-to-Date with Kim Carmichael