Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Last Killiney - J. Jay Kamp

Bio:Born to an Anglophile school-district clerk and an asphalt paver who loved to fish, J. Jay Kamp has been writing books about England and the sea since 1991.

Product description:
The Last Killiney is the story of a Pacific Northwest woman who remembers her past life as an Irish viscount’s lover. When she is swept back in time to relive this affair (along with the Irishman’s very unwilling modern counterpart), she learns hard truths about destiny, family, love and death in the 1790s.

The Last Killiney is about how Paul and Ravenna, flirting and arguing every step of the way, attempt to get back to their own time. Their struggles take them from London’s coal-darkened skies to British Columbia’s desolate, uncharted coasts where each must try to avoid their fate. History has foretold Paul will be killed by the First Nations people of Canada, while Ravenna will wed her own rakish, infatuated cousin. The fight against these two events is at the heart of the story.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I've been told the conversations between the characters are one of the best things about this book.  There's also a lot of Pacific Northwest history, given the main bulk of the story takes place aboard Captain Vancouver's voyage. 

Q: Why did you go indie?
There is an inspirational fellow named J.A. Konrath whose blog sings the praises of self-publishing, and how traditional publishers are no longer necessary for the success of an aspiring author.  After reading his sales figures, I was hooked.  Suddenly I have hope once more that I can be a successful published author!

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Diana Gabaldon is the best, certainly, at time-travel romance. She has such a way of describing things that at once paints a picture and also makes you laugh out loud.  Also, her heroes are so unconventional, and I love that.  I like realistic characters, interesting characters.  I'm not a fan of the Fabio hero.

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