Guest Writer Wednesday: Kate Hill

blowbyblowmedI’m so excited to have Kate Hill with us at the blog today! Kate is sharing some info about her writing style, her book Blow by Blow and some other secrets. Check it out below:

Share a little bit about your writing style. What genres and types of heroes/heroines are you attracted to? What do you love to write about?

I like characters who aren’t afraid of breaking the rules. My favorite characters are usually antiheroes or villains turned hero. Sometimes you’ll find a “golden” hero in my stories, but most of the time my characters have shades of gray traits to their personality.

What can we expect when we experience one of your books?

Generally I enjoy including a paranormal or fantasy twist in my stories. I also like action scenes, some kind of fighting or adventure.

Tell us a little about your latest release, or your favorite among all of your books.

Blow by Blow is my latest release. It’s a M/M erotic romance set on an alternate Earth. In it, a hunky former heavyweight champ and an ass-kicking beauty fight for their lives and their love in a futuristic world of MMA.

If you could have one date with a crush (before marrying your spouse if necessary!), who would it be and why? What would you do?

A fictional crush? I’d go with Murdock from the 1980s TV show The A Team. I have no idea what we’d do, but I’m sure it would be unforgettable.

What’s the most romantic thing someone ever did for you, or that you did for someone else?

Truly, I’ve found that there’s more romance in fiction than in real life. That’s why I enjoy writing it.

Share your favorite romantic or sexy song and why you love it so much.

“Let her Go” by Passenger because it’s so true to life that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

Anything else?

If possible, I’d like to share this excerpt from Blow by Blow:

“Oh wow. Where did these come from,” Theo said, squatting by the pot. He let go of his bags and reached for the attached florist’s card. He read it, smiled, rose, and slipped his arms around Valentin’s neck. “Thank you.”

Valentin hugged him back a bit awkwardly since grocery bags filled his hands. “Didn’t know what else to give you as a welcome gift.”

“I love blueberries.”

“Kinda figured when you ate half my supply during breakfast yesterday morning.”

Theo stepped back, his hands still cupping Valentin’s neck. “Are you saying I’m a blueberry hog? Don’t answer that. Come on.” Theo opened the door, picked up his grocery bags, and stepped inside, Valentin close behind him.

They were quite hungry, so after putting away Theo’s shopping, they sat down to lunch. When they finished, Theo did some quick housecleaning, not that he had much to do. The house was impeccable. Debra and her parents obviously took a lot of pride in their property. Valentin volunteered to help. While Valentin tidied up the lunch mess and opened the windows in the house to let in the fresh spring air, Theo cleaned the bathroom and unpacked his belongings.

“I know this hasn’t been much of a date so far,” Theo said.

He and Valentin stood in the bedroom where Theo was about to put the new sheets he’d bought on the bed.

“Fine with me,” Valentin said, helping Theo tuck in the fitted sheet. They both reached for the top sheet at the same time and Valentin closed his hand over Theo’s. He tugged Theo closer.

Even with the thick heels on his boots, Theo still had to tilt his face up to meet Valentin’s gaze. Valentin dipped his head toward Theo to cover his mouth with a kiss.

Closing his eyes, Theo surrendered. He pressed even closer to Valentin.

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Author: sarajschmidt

I shake you warmly by the hand, and welcome you to my bio! Currently a writer, artist, and freelance explorer, I have played many other roles. I've managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled a relative, cared for many a pet, and protested a thing or two. I am also married to my dreamy gearhead high school sweetheart, and together we are unschooling with our 10-year-old tenacious and hilarious daughter. Aside from my main passions of writing, art, reading, and generally being as ambitious as possible, I love to play with my daughter, learn new things, have date nights with The Husband, and highlight anything within my reach. Drop me a line at

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