Spotlight & Giveaway: The Devil’s Daughter by Katee Robert

Posted January 24th, 2017 by in Blog, Spotlight / 22 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Katee Robert to HJ!
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Hi Katee and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Devil’s Daughter!

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

The girl ran.

She ran with everything she had in her, her thin arms pumping and her bare feet slapping the dirt. The long grass sliced at her skin, each piece a tiny razor blade. It hurt. Everything hurt. But if she was caught again, it would be so much worse.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • This book centers around a cult called Elysia, and it’s led by the mother of the heroine.
  • The hero is a former Marine, turned small-town sheriff (I had fun googling if it’s still legal for a sheriff to form a posse…it is!)
  • The identity of the killer surprised me as much as I hope it will surprise readers. I actually threw my synopsis across the room when I figured it out, because I was so surprised.

 

What first attracts your hero to the heroine and vice versa?

Eden is attracted to Zach because, at first glance, he has everything that she never did—acceptance of his peers, a place in the world where he fit. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a gorgeous blond dude who bears a striking resemblance to Chris Evans, either.

Zach is drawn to Eden because she’s more than what she seems. She’s amazed at the strength it must have taken for her to flee her mother’s control—and then go on to become an FBI agent. He doesn’t trust her, but he’s intrigued all the same.
 

Using just 5 words, how would you describe hero and heroine’s love affair?

Dangerous, Distracting, Hot, Conflicted, Right.
 

What can you share about their first kiss…

Hell, she didn’t want to think at all anymore.

So Eden went and did something impulsive and downright stupid. She leaned forward, placed her hands on Zach’s well-defined chest, and kissed him. It was only meant to break the moment they’d suddenly found themselves in the middle of. A distraction, and a short one at that.
Except the second his hands settled on her hips and his mouth teased hers open, it turned into something else altogether. She froze, her mind scrambling to reassign their roles, to put him back into the neat little box she’d created for him when they met.

Zach was having none of it. He took possession of her mouth, each move containing a barely contained desperation that called to things deep inside her—things she didn’t allow anyone access to.

It was too late to worry about that, though. She skated her hands up his chest to drag her fingers through his short hair, earning a growl that she felt more than heard. His tongue stroked hers, lighting a string of fireworks along her nerve endings and making her knees go weak.

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If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

It would be the first scene with Eden and her mother, Martha. There are threads within threads, and it’s such an excellent contrast between the two. Despite her best efforts, Eden is her mother’s daughter, and some of the skills that make her a good FBI agent are the result in growing up watching Martha manipulate the people around her.

Add into that the fact her mother is attempting—and partially succeeding—at manipulating her in that scene, and it’s a wonderfully tense one. It’s one of my favorites in the book, and anyone who played Martha would have to amazing (Kathy Bates, I’m looking at you!)

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2017?

I’m just starting a brand new series called The Kings. It’s about a family that’s basically Texas Oil Royalty, and the first book is the prodigal son—and heir—returning to find that the girl he left behind is now second in command to the company, and she’s not particularly pleased to have him home.

This year has some good stuff! I have the sequel to The Devil’s Daughter, which is Vic’s story, releasing in July. We’ll also get the next two O’Malley books, Forbidden Promises and Undercover Attraction, releasing in May and November, respectively.

I also have two secret projects that will be out sometime this year. Both are contemporary romance, and I’ll have announcements about them later this year.
 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

Giveaway: Ebook: THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER (Hidden Sins) by Katee Robert

 

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Book Info:

Growing up in a small town isn’t easy, especially when you’re the daughter of a local cult leader. Ten years ago, Eden Collins left Clear Springs, Montana, and never once looked back. But when the bodies of murdered young women surface, their corpses violated and marked with tattoos worn by her mother’s followers, Eden, now an FBI agent, can’t turn a blind eye. To catch the killer, she’s going to have to return to the fold.

Sheriff Zach Owens isn’t comfortable putting Eden in danger, even if she is an elite agent. And he certainly wasn’t expecting to be so attracted to her. As calm and cool as she appears, he knows this can’t be a happy homecoming. Zach wants to protect her—from her mother, the cult, and the evil that lurks behind its locked gates. But Eden is his only key to the tight-lipped group, and she may just be closer to the killer than either one of them suspects…
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Meet the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve, and they changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Visit her at www.kateerobert.com.
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22 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Devil’s Daughter by Katee Robert”

  1. JoAn V.

    Katee Robert is a “new to me” author but this books sounds amazing. I’m putting it on my wish list.

  2. Mary C.

    Interested in discovering how Eden got away and how cult members treat her upon her return.

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