My next guest is the adorable…

Kris Kennedy!

Wife, mom and former therapist & consultant, Kris left behind the office for the wilds of medieval England and Ireland. She still spends time cleaning the wilds of her home, but whenever she can drag herself away from that excitement, she’s writing sexy, adventure-filled historical romances.

She has books published with Kensington Books and Pocket Books, and they’ve made many Desert Island Keeper/Best Of lists. Her second release, THE IRISH WARRIOR, won RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award for Best Unpublished Historical Romance in 2008, and came out in 2010. Her third medieval romance, DEFIANT, received a starred Publishers Weekly review. Her fourth, DECEPTION, comes out this August, from Pocket Books.

Kris’s latest release is DEFIANT:

A rogue knight and an enchanting renegade join forces to right old wrongs in award-winning author Kris Kennedy’s sizzling new medieval romance.

A warrior with questionable intentions . . .

Jamie Lost is the king’s most renowned commander, a fearless lieutenant ordered to kidnap an exiled priest before rebel forces close in. The mission is simple—until he meets a mysterious thief who will steal his quarry and then his heart.

A lady of remarkable courage . . .

Beautiful Eva is also seeking Father Peter, but she intends to protect him from a secret that could cost him his life. She senses that she, too, should fear Jamie—not just for his wickedly sharp sword and dangerously muscular body, but for the powerful longing he ignites within her.

A secret that could overthrow the king.

When a band of mercenaries abducts the priest, Jamie and Eva must form a volatile alliance. As civil war unfolds around them, they embark on an epic journey that betrays the truth about their hidden identities, their unexpected loyalties, and the simmering attraction that could seal their fates forever.

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“Medieval England and its tumultuous history is the backdrop for this daring romance….The love story is both sensual and charming, with flirtatious and sizzling encounters. Kennedy has a way with words, and the witty banter between Jamie and Eva is a great pleasure to read.” ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

Kris is giving away TWO prizes today. A copy of DEFIANT and THE IRISH WARRIOR.

To enter into these drawings, answer the following question:

Why does Elisabeth have so many historical author friends?

(Two winners will be chosen. This offer is open to US and Canadian residents only.)

26 comments to “Win THE IRISH WARRIOR and DEFIANT”

  1. Raonaid Luckwell
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Because Elisabeth is just awesome like that! Of course!!!

  2. Julie
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:01 pm · Link

    Because you’re awesome!

  3. Marianne
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:10 pm · Link

    That’s just the way she is!

  4. Na S.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:34 pm · Link

    1. You’re awesome
    2. The more author friends the merrier and inspiring.

  5. Kristin Nelson
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm · Link

    I’d say everybody loves her! Elisabeth’s Books aren’t only paranormal but have historical character’s in it but in modern times. Thats why I love her books! You get the best off both worlds!

  6. azteclady
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 pm · Link

    *raising hand* oh yes! I have The Irish Warrior, but I’d love to win Defiant. Thank you for the chance, Ms Naughton!

  7. bn100
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Because she’s an amazing friend and author

  8. Tina B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm · Link

    I think because all of them are great writers and fun to have around just like you!

  9. Jane
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Because Elisabeth is a beautiful friend and always there to support her author friends.

  10. Yadira A.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Probably because they share the same publisher and they read each others work:) Oh and because she’s awesome:)

  11. Lisa B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Link

    She likes good company!!

    I have not read this author but the blurb really appeals to me and draws me in. I need to add this to my check into more list and possibly buy.

    Lisa B

  12. Lindsey Hutchison
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:20 pm · Link

    i would say cause you rock and some of your favorite books are historical on top of that the writing community in general authors embrace each other and support one and another especially if they are from the same publishing house

  13. Barbara Elness
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Because there are a lot of authors who write historical romance, so the odds are good. Besides, they’re lovely people. 😀

  14. Kimberly Hayes
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Because she is just an awesome writer and person!!!!

  15. chelleyreads
    April 3rd, 2012 at 6:27 pm · Link

    because elisabeth is awesome and she’s a historical author magnet 😀

  16. Colleen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Because she has good taste… 😉

  17. azteclady
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:42 pm · Link

    *sheepishly returning to the thread to actually try to answer the question posed*

    (I’m feeling very stoooopid at the moment)

    I’m coming blank on, you know, actual knowledge, but I’ll throw out a couple of guesses:

    Perhaps the first writers’ group you joined leaned towards historical writing?

    Or perhaps you met them through your publisher? You know, a shared author loop/group for debut authors, that sort of thing?

    Because you like history (both fiction and non) and read them a lot?

  18. Melissa Poe
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Because great minds think alike!

  19. Fedora
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:38 pm · Link

    Hmm… shared interests? And a common thread of good taste? I do think historical romance has much to offer, and many of its authors may share a love of research and excellent writing 🙂 It’s a blessing to find common ground and good friends together!

  20. Sinn
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm · Link

    historical books rock and she rocks so they go hand in hand that she has awesome friends since she is awesome

  21. Kai W.
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:34 am · Link

    Elizabeth loves history.

  22. Maria Pronounced Mariah
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:47 am · Link

    Because they are awsome and giving like she is!

  23. Kanya Chhet
    April 4th, 2012 at 8:15 am · Link

    Because they share the same interests… and because historical authors are wonderful people!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Kristy
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:50 am · Link

    Because historical authors are awesome and it’s obvious she has good taste.

  25. Froggy
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:59 am · Link

    just lucky i guess ( george of the jungle movie quote)

    I think its just a coincidence they all are…maybe you all have the same agent or editor

  26. ELF
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:43 am · Link

    I think that they share interests and backgrounds.

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