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Friday, January 31, 2014

Taking Tea with... Whitney KE

My tea guest this week is an Australian writer with the soul of an Irishwoman (and an intriguing pen name) - Whitney K.E.  She has brought with her something called a "Rafflecopter" for a $25 Amazon gift card so do be sure to enter it, or wind it up or whatever you do with a rafflecopter... details are at the end of the post!

Come in and find a seat, Whitney (just move those books…).  Now, before we start to chat, what is your choice of tea?

Do you have a coffee flavoured one hehe? (AS:!)

I am intrigued by your name (which I assume is a pen name) … Whitney K-E. What is the story behind this particular choice of soubriquet?

My full name is Whitney Keevers-Eastman. And it looks ridiculous on a cover as its way too long hehe. Nothing exciting really. 

You are a self confessed Ireland-holic. I've not a drop of Irish blood in me but I would love to visit Ireland. What is your favourite part of Ireland (AS makes notes )?

I was over there this time last year. Looking at my diary, I’m currently in Killarney, one of my favourite places in Ireland and it also happens to be the town in which my romances take place. I love the whole of Ireland to be honest. I plan on going back as I feel I haven’t seen nearly enough of it.

When you’re not writing, what is a typical day in your life?

I work in retail, meeting interesting people and daydreaming of handsome Irishmen hehe. When I’m not working you can find me reading, at the beach, drinking coffee and although I haven’t been lately, working with my horse.

Your second story, DECEIVE ME IN IRELAND has just come out.  What was the inspiration for this story?

Deceive Me in Ireland is the second novel in my Irish series. What Happens in Ireland is my first. My inspiration? I always planned to write Cara and William’s story. It is dedicated to my sister and I hope she finds a few messages in there that I have in there. My love for Ireland is always an inspiration, but this story is mainly character driven. I loved playing with William in What Happens in Ireland. I just couldn’t ignore him any longer!

Deceive Me in Ireland
By Whitney K-E

"Never call a Kerry man a fool until you're sure he's not a rogue."

Her cousin, Kate had warned her about the Irish charm. And Cara had been foolish enough to ignor
e her. In Ireland to be Maid of Honor in Kate’s wedding, Cara hasn’t a clue that the handsome Irishman who is seated next to her is the infamous brother of her cousin’s fianc√©. And William O’Reilly doesn’t plan on telling her. Not yet, anyway.

Silver-tongued and devilishly handsome, William had Cara wondering if he is the same man she met on the plane. Should she give him a chance or heed her cousin’s warning and keep him at a distance? 

The same unique and quirky characters from What Happens in Ireland come together again to celebrate the wedding of Kate and Jack in the fresh and humorous sequel, Deceive Me in Ireland.

Like Kate Barrow, her cousin Cara discovers that resisting the charms of an Irishman isn’t as easy as it seems. William O'Reilly is as silver-tongued as his brother, Jack and determined to make the woman realize his worth. And her own.

Deceive Me in Ireland will be available in ebook on Itunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashword and All Romance Ebooks!

And a little bit about Whitney K.E.

Filled with a passion for writing and a love for romance since the age of fourteen, Whitney can’t imagine anything else she’d rather be than an author. The owner of a grumpy thoroughbred gelding and a frisky mini foxie, Whitney lives on the east coast of Australia, spending most of her time day-dreaming about handsome heroes and turning caffeine into novels.

After travelling to the Emerald Isle, Whitney fell for the Irish charm and wrote her first novel, What Happens in Ireland. You can read more about her novels and the woman herself on her website or connect with her on facebook.