I’m super excited to celebrate the release of Hard to Hold On To and to be a part of the birthday celebration here! My new book is part of a series about the surviving members of an Army Special Forces unit trying to regain their stolen honor after being discharged from the military under suspicious circumstances. This story is about a strong, brave, and very troubled veteran and the woman he recently saved. The hero, Edward “Easy” Cantrell, is African-American, and the heroine, Jenna Dean, is white. And though this is, in part, an interracial romance, I didn’t necessarily set out to write one.
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One of the great things about a Laura Kaye story is you can always count on intense emotion without over-used cliques or boring predictability. Hard As You Can is a standout contemporary romance that honors its ex-military special forces heroes, representing these men in a way that feels realistic, respectful, and grounded. They’re not super heroes and they’re not perfect; they each have subtle character nuances and fit together as a functional tactical unit. Crystal, in the fine tradition of many of Ms. Kaye’s other memorable heroines, brings an alluring mix of [...]
HARD AS IT GETS is one steamy read! How did you first get into writing?
Thanks so much! And thanks for having me here! I’ve been a writer all my life. I’m a historian by training, so writing non-fiction was a part of my job for the fifteen years I worked as a college professor. But I started writing fiction in 2008 in kind of an unusual way. I hit my head on July 4, 2008. I didn’t think much of it that day, but soon after I realized I’d really hurt myself, and it turned out I had a minor traumatic brain injury. As I recovered, I was filled with an amazing urge to be creative, so I started taking guitar lessons (still not very good at that!) and wrote my first novel in 12 weeks [...]