Today at Smart Girls, we’re happy to host Kara Lockharte!
SGLSF: What books had an influence on you growing up?
KARA: Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, Robin McKinley’s “Hero and the Crown,” Nancy Drew, and of course my mom’s romances that I found lying around.
SGLSF: What attracts you to the romance genre, particularly SF/futuristic romance?
KARA: Romance is a genre that is about turning weakness into strength. You have to let your guard down in order to truly care for someone, and let that person become a weakness by which others can threaten you with. And yet at the same time, it is that love that gives us strength in the face of adversity and impossible odds. Combine that with adventure and space travel and you’ve got a winning combination for a great story (I specialize in space opera, not so much realistic SF).
SGLSF: What do you feel makes an engaging hero/heroine?
KARA: I love heroes that are dominating, but smart enough to step back and let a heroine shine when it comes down to the wire, even if her life is in jeopardy. That to me, is true love, that absolute confidence in your partner’s abilities, regardless of whether she does or does not.
SGLSF: Where is your favorite place to write and why?
KARA: I live in a tiny NYC apartment so I get out to the coffee shops when I can.
SGLSF: What would be your dream spaceship?
KARA: I’d like to have an organic living spaceship. I always thought those were kind of cool.
SGLSF: If you could time travel, where would you go?
KARA: Some time in the future, when people are colonizing other planets. It would be fascinating to see what comes next!
She’s bold, daring, and disobedient–which always gets her in trouble
He’s controlling, demanding, and superior–which always gets him what he wants.
Hotshot pilot Captain Skye Daring seems to always get herself in trouble. When her blatant disregard for authority leads to a crash landing, her superiors refuse to place her back into her space fighter until she can redeem her loyalty. To test her compliance, she must rescue an allied werewolf prince from enemy territory and return him to safety–before it’s too late.
Prince Ral of the House of Night Claw has finally met his match. But the sexy and stubborn pilot is determined to obey authority, but not his authority. He may be a prince but he’s certainly not her prince. But when vengeful tiger-shifters track them down, they’ll have to stop fighting each other and battle the enemy–together. With their guards down, anger boils to desire. Ral wants more than just sanctuary–he wants Skye. But will Skye submit to a man bound to break her heart?
READER NOTE: This is an erotically explicit stand alone story featuring a strong curvy woman and a werewolf prince in desperate need of a certain pilot. Super hot sex included.