Friday, June 14, 2013

Trade Winds Launch Party ~ Giveaway #2 ~ Interview with Kallypso Masters

I don't write books quickly, but anticipate having the fifth book out in the Rescue Me series before the end of summer. Somebody's Angel will be in edits in July and continues the story of all of the characters readers have come to know and love since Masters at Arms, plus Luke and Cassie, but the primary focus will be on Marc and Angelina.

I also am in the process of having the current books in the series translated into Spanish. Sargentos Marines  (Masters at Arms) will release in early June, followed in July with El Ángel de Nadie (Nobody's Angel). Once translated, the books have been read by Spanish-speaking readers to be checked over thoroughly before they will be published in e-book format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

Here is the Spanish edition cover

Let’s get to know you a little better!!

A: If you could visit any period in history, what time frame would it be and why? 

K:The Western US in the 1880s. Since summer 2011, I've had a story rattling around in my head about Adam Montague's great-great-grandparents, Kate Gannon and Johnny Montague, set in this time period in Deadwood, South Dakota. I want to explore topics of exploitation of women, racism, immigration and other topics by telling this story about a man who is half Lakota and half French who meets an Irish immigrant caught up in a bait-and-switch prostitution scam. The book will be part of the Rescue Me series and will be published sometime after Patrick Gallagher's story is told.

A: Quick: five single, non-related words to describe the hero and heroine in your current WIP. (Make sure to tell us the characters’ names!) 

K: Marc D'Alessio is tortured, distrustful, lonely, seeking, and tactile. Angelina is exploring, loving, adventurous, protective, and demonstrative.

A: This is a Launch Party for my new book, “Trade Winds,” where I make NO secret about my love for waterfall sex. *Grin.* So spill: what’s your outdoor sex fantasy? Perhaps you’ve already written it? Which book was it in? 

K: Definitely sex in a certain beach cave you are intimately familiar with, Angel—the cave at Thousand Steps Beach. And, yes, it has been featured in two scenes with Damián and Savannah in Masters at Arms and Nobody's Perfect.

A: What are you looking forward to seeing or doing the most this summer? Any summer rituals or traditions you’d like to share? 

K: My husband and I visit his family in South Jersey every July and we're looking forward to that. A new summer tradition (this is year two!), I'll attend Authors After Dark. This year, I am honored to be a featured author at the reader/author conference.

A: Do you use music for inspiration? If so, what gets your motor running for what scenes? 

K: My choices in music are very much character-driven, just like my stories. Music can definitely put me inside the heads of characters, but each book/couple's music preference is very different. Often I will mention their music likes in the books. Tarja Tarunen for Karla; Arrowsmith and 80s Rock for Adam; Mary Chapin Carpenter for Angelina; Andrea Bocelli's Romanza CD for my Italian hero Marc; Sarah McLachlan's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy CD for Savannah; Marc Anthony for Damián; Ty Herndon and Keith Urban for Luke. I haven't spent enough time in Cassie's head to know what type of music she likes, but hope to discover that while writing book six, Nobody's Dream.

A: Same question, only apply it to movie and TV stars. Who’s on the top of your hottie list right now? 

K: My hottie list for male actors is Chad Everett, Raoul Bova, Mark Harmon (but only as Gibbs on NCIS where he is such a Dominant, protective male), Sam Elliott, and Johnny Depp. Most of these guys have inspired one of my characters. As for women stars. Hmmm. They don't turn me on so I have none on my hottie list for them.

A: When was the last time you cried, and why? 

K: I get emotional and cry when I write sad scenes with my characters going through something painful. So it would have been a week ago as I was writing a scene with Marc confronting a lifelong inner pain that is coming out after being buried most of his life. He's kept everything so closed off for so long that watching him go through it is so hard for us both. But crying is cathartic for me (and sometimes for my characters). And I'm one of those writers who believes that if *I* don't cry, my readers won't feel the story at a deep enough emotional level either.

And now for some true silliness:

Pizza or burgers? Pizza

Pie or cake? Pie

Snickers or Milky Way? Snickers (Not a chocolate addict, but love nuts and caramel)

Vickie’s Secret or Freddies of Hollywood? Hips & Curves (I'm not a stick figure!)

The Rock or Vin Diesel? I go more for the strong, silent type. But for someone who combines that AND brawn, I'd say Chris Hemsworth in Thor. He's inspiration for my "Viking" Norwegian-American Gunnar Larson.

Tooth extraction or pap smear? Tooth extraction (because it usually involves laughing gas and novacain to ease the pain)

Awesome foreplay or mushy post-coital cuddle? Cuddles are both foreplay and post-coital for me!

Anything else you want to share or pimp?

I recently opened my online Kally Swag Store ( where fans can purchase "culinary bondage" aprons and t-shirts (Nobody's Angel); "I'm a Masters Brat" keychains, necklaces, and pendants; evil sticks from Nobody's Perfect; "Eyes on Me" Ka-thunk hand fans (Nobody's Hero); and signed paperbacks.

And be sure to give us all your social media contacts, too!!

To contact or interact with Kally

her Facebook Author page (,

the Rescue Me Series Open Discussion group

go to and friend "Kallypso" or join 

the FetLife Rescue Me! Series Discussion Group

or Twitter (@kallypsomasters) (although I'm not on there often).

Keep up with news on her Ahh, Kallypso…the stories you tell blog at

Or at her Web site (

You can sign up for her newsletter at her Web site or blog.

Or write to her at Kallypso Masters, PO Box 206122, Louisville, KY 40250


I write emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the women who can bring them to their knees. I also seem to bring many readers to their knees—having them experience these emotional stories right along with my characters in the Rescue Me series. I know that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so my couples don’t solve all their problems and disappear at “the end” of their primary Romance novel, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the series.

I've been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit my “day job” the month before. Masters at Arms was my debut novel (published in August 2011), followed by Nobody’s Angel, Nobody’s Hero, and Nobody’s Perfect. I have plans to continue telling the tales of these and many more characters in the series (and perhaps a spin-off series) for many, many years to come, but encourage readers to read these books in order. (My readers and reviewers often reiterate this, because they know how it sometimes takes a couple several books to have their full "arc" to their Happily Ever After.)

I live in rural Kentucky and have been working on my own Happily Ever After for more than 30 years. My hubby and I have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog and cat.

I love meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever—watch my Facebook timeline for announcements!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook’s “The Rescue Me Series Open Discussion group” and FetLife's new "Rescue Me! Series Discussion Group). I also get to know readers via social media and in live online chats. I recently opened up the Kally Swag Store (via her Website) where fans can buy "culinary bondage" tees and aprons (from Nobody's Angel), evil sticks (from Nobody's Perfect), hand fans (from Nobody's Hero—laminated and lickable with Adam's hot chest on them!), signed paperbacks, and with each order, readers get a free swag bag with a "Masters Brat" button, pens, trading cards, and more).

Giveaway Information

Kally's prize package is open internationally, however paperbacks can only be sent to US addresses. Winners can choose from one paperback or the full set of four e-books, an apron or a t-shirt ("Master Marc can put me in culinary bondage anytime") and other swag items. Comment and fill out the rafflcopter below to be entered! 


  1. As a read of your rescue me series, I can't wait to read one set in the old west!

  2. I love Kally and her Rescue Me series books. They are truly poignant emotional reads and I have fallen in love with her characters, especially Master Adam.

  3. I love all of the Rescue Me series and I can't wait to read more about Marc!

  4. Love Kally and LOVE all her books, but I've got to say, OLDER is for me. LOVE MASTER ADAM!!!!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing and Miss Kally you know I adore you!!! I LOVE this series!!! Big Hugs!!!

  6. I love the words Kally used to describe her characters!

  7. I cannot wait for Kally's next book. Love them.

  8. Kally's books never get old. I love to read them over and over. I reread the series every time a new book is released. I can't wait see where she takes us with Marc and Angelina.

  9. I am waiting on Marc but my heart is set on Grant's story. Oh yeah. I am a Master's Brat to the heart.

  10. I read and re-read Kally's books all the time. I can't wait for the next one to come out.

  11. Kally, you know we love your books. I can't wait for Marc to finally break down his walls. After Luke, I am so excited to find out more about Grant & Liam's history.


  12. I never thought I'd be a fan of romance novels... until I read Masters at Arms. Kally has a way of spinning a realistic and engaging story that makes you feel like you've known the characters all your life. I've read all of her books so far and I'm patiently (ha!) waiting for Somebody's Angel.

  13. Master Adam - Yum!! I'm waiting to find out about Master Marc though - I always knew there was more to him, maybe that's why I feel torn with him. I'm drawn to him, but there's just something that holds me back... can't wait for Somebody's Angel to come out so I can "breathe around him"!!! Thanks Kally for these books and characters.....

  14. I love the fact that you want to place your next book (about the grand-parents) in Deadwood, SD... I live in Wyoming and lived most of my teenage years in SD! My hubby and I occasionally wander over to Deadwood for a night of gambling!! Can't wait to read it!

  15. Recently just started Masters at Arms and loving it!! Can't wait for more! I also just checked out your website because I had to see the apron....Love it!!

  16. A friend got me hooked on Kally's books, and I love them!!

  17. i love all the books in this series so far. cant wait til the next one

  18. I keep Kally's books on my kindle so I can go back when I'm feeling needy....patiently (sort of) awaiting next book.... Dreams of Marc in my head... Lol

  19. Great interview. I love Kally's books

  20. I love Kally's books! I could re-read them a million times. Great interview!

  21. Kally I have read and re-read many times over and I fall in LOVE every single time!!!! I can't wait for Marc's HEA!!!! xoxo!!!

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  23. I'm hooked on Kally's books! I've reread them so many times! I can't wait for Marc & Angelina to get their happy ending!!

  24. Hi Kally, Master March said I need a special apron ;-)

  25. I love this series. Kally is amazing. I can't wait for the next book.

  26. I love this series! I really loved the interview, thanks!

  27. Master Adam rocks my world! LOL Love Kally's books! Great, insightful interview ;)

  28. Thanks for stopping by, everyone, to celebrate the launch of Angel's book and to say hi to me! Loved the comments and so excited to see people looking forward to my historical. Dayum. I wish I could write faster! Maybe if Master Adam ties me to a chair and Marc gets out the flogger. Or Damian his whip. That worked really well the first year I was writing!

    But I'll keep plugging away at it. Getting close to the first round of edits on Somebody's Angel so I can see what's missing and where to go from here!

    Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter thingie for the giveaway!


  29. I am so excited about the next book in the Rescue Me series, Somebody's Angel. Kally always makes the wait worth while. Very few books capture me so that I carry them with me forever, but her Rescue Me series I will always hold close to my heart. Thank you Kally for putting so much heart into your writing.

  30. I absolutely cannot wait until the end of the summer for the next book. I have grown to love and admire the characters in each books and feel for their situations.. I have to find out when you will be closer to me for an event. Maybe next year you can be at the Richmond, VA Sex Expo?

  31. I can't wait for the next book....Love Marc :)
    Btw, I think I must have been raised by Adam cause 80's music is probably my fave (especially hard rock & the hair bands, lol)
    If anyone has not read Kally's books yet, you really need to do it NOW! They are AWESOME!!!!

  32. Love all your books, Kally! Can't wait for new one, but I need to find out about Luke and Cassie too. So I guess I'll always be waiting....but you never disappoint!

  33. Great post! Big fan of all your books! Waiting anxiously for the next one.

  34. I love the idea of having character couples throughout the series and seeing them develop and change.

  35. Can't wait to read the next one in this series. I'm so glad I stumbled across this series