With: Kaylin Peyerk
My name is Kaylin Peyerk and I am so grateful for the opportunity to guest post today. I am a paranormal romance author of academy based novels. My first book, High Fae Academy Year One, came out in November 2019. It’s been a whirlwind of writing and promoting since then, and I’ve been so blessed with all of the love and feedback my book has been receiving. I haven’t stopped there! I also have an academy shifter novella out, Arctic Hunter, and have just released the second book in my High Fae Academy series. I’d love to have you check out my books, and to entice you I’ve left the description of High Fae Academy Year One below along with some insider author interview questions!
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High Fae Academy Year One
Five incredibly hot fae males, one woman. What could go wrong?
Tiana is an elemental fae who can control all five of the Earth’s elements, but all she’s ever wanted is to have a normal life. Because of this, she has spent her entire existence avoiding the High Fae Academy for gifted supernaturals.
After a successful twenty-one years of avoidance, a prophecy describing the next Great War leads academy recruiter Orin to her home. He offers her a new start, an explanation, and training for her wayward power. Tiana can’t help but accept when she feels a draw toward him that leaves her breathless. As she arrives at the academy it’s discovered that there isn’t just one steamy fae male, but five that her elements are pining for.
Will Tiana manage to harness her powers without falling for the men around her?
This book is a medium burn paranormal romance that is suited for new adult audiences.
What’s a typical day like for you?
I work full time during the week as an accountant so I get up around 7AM in order to get to work by 8am. After work I work out, take my dog for a walk, and then sit down to write for an hour or two.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been a reader for many many years, but I wrote my first book in my freshman year of high school. That year we read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton in class and I found out that she wrote that in high school which inspired me to give it a try, and the rest is history.
What made you realize you wanted to write romance?
To be honest, I didn’t even know I wanted to write paranormal romance. I just found the genre this year and have read almost everything that Kindle has to offer. Then I realized I’d love to dip my toe into the world of academy paranormal romance books as they are very hot right now. It sounded intriguing and fun while also allowing me to write to a flourishing market.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment has changed over the years, but I would say starting my book subscription box businesses is one that makes me the most proud. I have two that service separate niches and I love interacting with all of my fellow book lovers through this platform. It allows people who love the same genres to connect.
Do you have any hobbies?
I have two main hobbies that I do almost everyday. Of course the first is reading, and I try to read within my written genre. This is because I love paranormal romance, and it’s great to get a feel for what the readers are enjoying as well to better serve them. The second is computer games such as League of Legends or Civilization Five. These are strategy and moba games that take a lot of patience and concentration. I love that about them.
What are some of your writing goals?
I would like to finish and publish my last two novels in my three book series next year, and publish my three part novella series as well. Each supernatural species that attends the High Fae Academy will be getting their own three book novella series. I’m excited to expand the universe.
Who are your favorite book boyfriends?
I have several, I promise. Some of my favorite book boyfriends are Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, Daniel from Fallen by Lauren Kate, and Ren from the Tigers Curse series by Colleen Houck.
What are three of your best writing tips?
I would say my three tips are:
Write everyday even when you don’t want to.
Save edits for later or you’ll never finish the book.
Make a good playlist to listen to while writing.
Dog or cat person?
Dog! I have two, one is a golden retriever named Walter and the other is a corgi named Gannon.
City or country?
Both as I grew up in the country but now live in the city.
Morning or night person?
Get things done early or procrastinate?
Both? But mostly early.
Introvert or extrovert?
I’m a writer, so introvert obviously.
Questions about the book.
You’ve just released the first book in a brand new series, High Fae Academy: Year One. Congratulations!
What do you like best about writing paranormal romance?
I would say how different and interesting romantic relationships can be in the paranormal world. There are fated mates, courting bonds, trial periods, the options are endless. It gives it a sense of excitement and mystery that you can’t get with a classic romance.
What do you like best about Tiana?
As most of my reviewers and readers have said: how badass she is. Tiana has been a fun character to write because she doesn’t take crap from anyone. It makes it easy to write hilarious scenes and dialogue.
What do you like best about Orin?
I would say how understanding he is. He’s very tuned into what Tiana needs to hear while at the academy. However, I will say that he’s not my favorite love interest in the book.
Are there other characters in your story that you’re especially fond of? Why?
I love Rowan so so much! He is a fantastic multi-layer character that has so much to offer to Tiana and the story line. Plus, I’ve been told he’s a smart alec who can’t keep his mouth shut which makes for a great read.
Were there any scenes that were particularly difficult to write? If so, how?
I would say that fight scenes are hard for me to write. It takes me a long time to figure out what I want to add and how long it should be. Plus, I’m not accustomed to writing them so it will take time and practice.
What’s up next for you?
I am currently writing the final installment of High Fae Academy which will reveal Tiana’s true mate and the end of the war. I’m also working on book two and three of the Arctic Hunter series: Arctic Prey and Arctic Royal. I’m also working on outlining my next Academy Project! 😉
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