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.
GT: Hi Laura! Welcome back to GraveTells! I think this might be the first time you’ve visited us without a character or two in tow.
LK: Hello! And thanks for having me here! I totally think you’re right *looks around nervously for characters*
GT: What a crazy rush these past few years have been! North of Need, the beginning of the Hearts of the Anemoi series, is what really put ‘Laura Kaye’ on the map for me; our team loved it so much it was chosen as our 2011 Book of the Year! Since then, I know a lot has happened for you personally and professionally. Tell us a little about your journey from Owen til now and how your experiences have influenced the [...]
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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 [...]