February 7, 2013

Writer Wrangler: Keri Lake

Braine: Hi Keri! Welcome to Talk Supe! So let's talk about your series, Sons of Wrath, how is this different from your other books/series?

Keri: Sons of Wrath are vengeance dealers—sons of the demon prince, Wrath—punishers of those who’ve committed unspeakable crimes. This series of books is much darker than my usual writing. In fact, I almost wondered if the ideas I had beyond Soul Avenged would be too twisted for the genre. I also upped the steam factor in these books.
Braine: They sound like sexy vigilantes. Can you tell us something about SOUL AVENGED that the blurb didn't say?

Keri: Yes, actually. Though this book focuses on Ayden and her story, readers will begin to see some subplots going on that will lead into the next books. The Sons of Wrath, though their role is small in this first book, will have a much bigger spotlight in future novels.

Braine: How are your Lycans different from the other werewolves out there?

Keri: The lycans in this book are not your typical lovey-dovey wolves. They’re the heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping, holy-hell-what-is-that-thing? kind. I wanted my protagonist to be a very strong and dominant presence in the book—a sweet and cuddly werewolf just wasn’t going to cut it as a rival.

Braine: Inasmuch as I love a lovey-dovey wolf, I don't mind the blood, gore and violence. Bring it on! However everybody loves a bit of romance in their books. What's the dish between Ayden and Kane?

Keri: Haha! My lips are sealed on this one! Kane is lycan, Ayden is a lycan slayer. Put the two together and you’ve got one hell of a storm. I will say that, as this is a romance, I can promise HEA … but, there’s definitely going to be some wicked twists and turns along the way.
Braine: Yeah, these two didn't have it easy. I think it's safe to assume that every writer dreams of seeing their novel adapted in the big screen. Let's say this happens to SOUL AVENGED, who do you see playing Ayden & Kane?

Keri: Oh man, you’d think this would be such an easy question, right? I have no idea … Ayden would have to be someone tough but very feminine. Looks-wise? Maybe Olivia Wilde but with some serious attitude. And Kane … well, he’s sort of a smartass. Personality-wise, he’d be Ryan Reynold’s character in Blade: Trinity. But looks wise, I really don’t know. Black hair, green eyes, chiseled body—no one immediately comes to mind. 

Braine: Is SOUL AVENGED more of a PNR or is it more UF?

Keri: Its definitely more PNR and yes, some steamy scenes.

Braine: A lot of PNR lovers will love this tidbit and yes it was, like spa-like steam. How many books are you planning for the series?

Keri: There are seven brothers and I’d like to do a story for each of them. I have a couple of novellas plotted for in between as well. Some of my betas expressed a curiosity about a couple of character’s stories in SOUL AVENGED so I thought I’d elaborate a little.

Braine: What are you writing next?

Keri: I’ve written the second book for Sons of Wrath and am in the editing phase of it now. I’d like to tackle one of the novellas and begin working on Sons of Wrath #3 this summer. I’ll also be preparing the second book in the Halos Trilogy, (Requiem) for publication later this year.

Braine:  What are you reading right now and what do you think about it so far?

Keri: I’ve actually had a book on my Kindle for ages that I’ve been meaning to read—just busy with writing and edits lately. Caged by J.A. Belfield. All I’ll say about it is that it stars my favorite character in her series and uh … yum.

Braine: If your book will be on the front page of NYT tomorrow, what would the headline say?

Keri: Oh man. That would be a writer’s dream … I couldn’t even imagine! But knowing me, it’d probably say this:

Newbie Author Hospitalized For Severe Hyperventilation Following The Successful Launch of her Newest Release.

Braine: I sure hope not! Thanks for dropping by Keri!

Out Now!

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. She writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and loves a good, tragic love story. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction whenever distraction manages to suck her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 

When she isn’t toiling away on plots and protagonists, she enjoys reading, music and travel. If she could create mystical powers for herself, she’d have the ability to flash to anywhere in the world. And if she could flash to anywhere in the world at this very moment, she’d be staring at the ocean from her adirondack chair on the shores of North Carolina.

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Keri Lake is giving away amazing prizes to launch 
Soul Avenged!

Grand Prize:  (Valued at approximately $280)
1-Kindle Fire HD (approximate value $199)
1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt
1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug
1-Soul Avenged Notebook

1st Runner-Up:  (Valued at approximately $75)
1-$25 iTunes giftcard
1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt
1-Sons of Wrath coffee mug
1-Sons of Wrath notebook

2nd Runner-Up: (Valued at approximately $35)
 1-Signed Paperback Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1)
1-Sons of Wrath t-shirt

Good luck!


  1. "Newbie Author Hospitalized For Severe Hyperventilation Following The Successful Launch of her Newest Release." <<Heh.

    Thanks for the mention. :D

  2. Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour! You rock!

  3. Not entering giveaway, just dropping by.
    Great interview, and I liek the part talking about their storm of a relationship.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. If you decide tobread PNR you have to try this one

  4. Hi Braine. Each day your blog gets more amazing! I really want to read Soul Avenged. I root for sexy, alpha-machos and Soul Avenged seems to have enough of these. And confrats to Keri. I hope she has recovered from her hyperventilation... :D
    Cris Serruya

    1. Thank you for the congrats Cristiane :) Yes, taking deep slow breaths. I'm good now. lol

  5. I read demons & lycans.. that's all the incentive I need to want to read this book! xD plus the cover is kickass and it sounds like an action packed series with a kick ass heroine and hot alpha men! YUM!!

    darkestaddictions [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. Looking forward to heaps of sexy angst.

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  8. I am a huge Lycan fan but beyond that I was sucked in with the more dark and stemy. Just when I thought it wasn't going to ge any better I read "They’re the heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping, holy-hell-what-is-that-thing?

    1. Sorry got ahead of myself and clicked publish by accident! Thank you so much for the chance to win print copies and all the other awesome stuff!!
      t.mahaffy25 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I can't wait to read this book. I had this on my wish list on Amazon & I am so excited to start reading!


  10. I love the cover! Also the summary sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book!

  11. I'll be honest and say that covers usually have a lot to do with my reading choices...and this one looks great. I also really like the idea of non cuddly werewolves!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks for giving me another book to add to my TBR list.

  13. I love PNR, but this is what hooked me "They’re the heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping, holy-hell-what-is-that-thing?" :) Can't wait to read it. Thank you for the great giveaway as well! lcminer at windstream dot net

  14. Always love to check out books that come recommended from others. blindsided9 at yahoo dot ca


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