Sunday, November 21, 2010

When Kieran Kramer Met the Banditas...

posted by Christine Wells

It's my absolute pleasure to introduce Kieran Kramer, who is taking the romance world by storm with her "Impossible Bachelors" series. It's wonderful to have Kieran with us. I'm thrilled to announce that Kieran is offering some very special prizes to our Bandit Buddies today. So get commenting for a chance to win!

1. Kieran, a warm welcome to the bandit lair and congratulations on your debut! Your Regency historical, WHEN HARRY MET MOLLY is out this month, to be followed closely by DUKES TO THE LEFT OF ME, PRINCES TO THE RIGHT. Can you tell us a bit about the books and your inspiration for writing the series?


Hi! I'm so glad to be here! My four-book series, The Impossible Bachelors, is about four super sexy Regency-era bachelors who are convinced they're not destined for the marriage altar. But of course, they're all wrong!

Don't you just love when Cupid's arrow strikes someone who's running away from love? I know I do. It's diabolical of me, perhaps, but I can't help thinking, "YES!" when they realize they can't live without the women who are driving them crazy. :>)

2. You've worked for the CIA and as a freelance journalist, among other things. What drew you to write Regency historicals rather than, say, thrillers or non-fiction?

I like a lot of things. What drew me to the CIA and to working for a newspaper was my sense of adventure. As for my writing life, I find it more exciting to make up stories. I'm into character way more than plot, and thrillers are very plot-heavy for me. And yes, truth is stranger than fiction, but rather than report on real occurrences, I'd rather spin some tall tales!! That's just more fun for me. Of course, everyone's different. Thank goodness we DO have thriller writers and journalists! Let me write my lighthearted fiction stories, and I'll leave them to their sort of writing.

3. We love hearing call stories in the lair! Would you care to tell us yours?

Oh, I love my call story, so I'll be glad to share! I was riding along a narrow country road, heading to jury duty in the small town next to mine, thinking,"Gosh, I'm bored," and yawning and dreading sitting still like a good girl in the court room… when I got a call from my fabulous agent. She proceeded to tell me the series had sold and blahblahblah--I'm sorry. I have NO idea what she said next. All I remember now is that my hands were super sweaty on the wheel of the car, and I was sort of shaking all over, so I told her I had to hang up before I drove off the road into a corn field. And then I threw the cell phone down, drove with TWO hands, and got to the courthouse, where I had to be super quiet and respectful, when I really wanted to shout and dance. And then, when asked my profession, I stood up and told the judge and the lawyers and the jury pool that I was a professional writer. I know I was I grinning from ear to ear! Somehow, I didn't get selected, and I got to drive a whole half hour home and tell my family and neighbors the unbelievable news and went running around on the streets, because I think we should all do that every chance we get--running around on the streets and yelling about how great life is.

4. What are three things you want readers to know about your stories?

a) I want you to laugh and have fun with them.
b) They reflect my honest belief that love is EVERYTHING and that the good guys are always gonna win in the end!
c) They're always about Girl Power, too. I like my heroines to be brave, to be honest, and to put themselves out there--to risk it all!

5. Tell us 5 quirky things that people might not know about you.

Oh, this'll be fun.

1) My favorite breakfast of the year is the morning after Thanksgiving, where I wake up, and before the sleep is even out of my eyes, I cut myself a large piece of pumpkin pie (smothered in Cool Whip) and a slab of pecan pie (I put a dollop of real whipped cream on that) and dig in. Mmm-mmm!

2) I talk to my pets in a sort of weird baby voice that would make you sick if you heard it.

3) I wear the same khaki skort over and over every day in the summer, and I wonder when it's going to wear out from all the washings and when my neighbors are ever going to approach me and ask me why I can't buy a new skort or shorts or skirt or dress or something!

4) I love Raisinettes so much, you'd better hide them if I come to your house.

5) Whenever I'm with people from foreign countries, I start adopting their accent almost immediately. It's so embarrassing!

LOL, I can identify with a couple of those! Thank you so much for being with us today, Kieran! Now, what would you like to ask our readers?

First of all, I want to say I had so much fun answering your questions! Thanks for having me. I'm going to give away TWO ARCs of Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right and ONE final copy of When Harry Met Molly.

And the question I'd like to ask your readers is…(drum roll)…

WHAT HAS MADE YOU LAUGH SO HARD THAT IF YOU WERE DRINKING CHOCOLATE MILK, IT WOULD HAVE COME OUT YOUR NOSE? OR MAYBE DID?

I'll start: It happened when my dad tried to lower my brother via a pulley rope slung around a giant tree branch onto the back of a stubborn mule named Jack who wouldn't let anyone NEAR him! (is my family weird, or what?) Jack won. Brother lost. Jack, who was eating a strategically placed pile of delicious mule treats beneath the tree branch, bucked and kicked as soon as my brother got close to straddling him and then ran as fast as his hooves could carry him away from those rude humans!

69 comments:

Helen said...

Is he coming to my place

Have Fun
Helen

barb said...

well done Helen I will be up get the tim tams out although I think we may of had our chocolate fix today at Lindt cafe LOL

Meljprincess said...

Hi Kieran,
What's the most exciting thing that happened to you during your time with the CIA. If you cant talk about I understand. My hubby's Navy.

I love your quirky things list. I can identify with #2 and #5

Something that made me laugh very hard was a book. THE CORSET DIARIES by Katie McAlister.

Nice chatting with you, Kieran. Crossing my fingers that one of those ARCs will be mine. I'm also really looking forward to reading your Historicals!

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Christine Wells said...

Woohoo, Helen got the Golden Rooster! Barb, 5 minutes earlier and you would have pipped Helen at the post:)

Oh my goodness, I have just been to Anna Campbell's for a weekend and I do *not* need any more chocolate! Still, I can find it in me to be jealous of you getting to rendezvous at a Lindt cafe. Yum!

Christine Wells said...

Kieran, your story is so snortworthy, I don't think I have anything remotely as funny! Can't wait to read your books!

Helen said...

OK Barbara and yes the Lindt Cafe was great today always love the chocolate.

Hi Kieran

I have heard so much about your debut book When Harry Met Molly I have it on order and hopefully it will arrive by post in the morning whoo hoo can't wait to read it. Loved the call story must have been hard not to yell it all to the world that you had sold.

Love the funny story actually my daughter had me laughing till I was crying yesterday her and her girlfriend had gone to the movies (to see the new Harry Potter movie) and her 23 month old son stayed at home with his Dad. Dad took him to a local car show where they had ladies walking around with a little plastic alien about Jake's size they stopped to get a photo with the alien and some people at the show and Lex took his eyes of Jake for a moment to look at something then heard the Ladies yelling hey he is taking our alien and yes my grandson Jake had taken a liking to the alien and had gone and picked him up and was walking off with him sadly they didn't let Jake keep him and Jake was apparently not a happy chappy LOL. I was honestly laughing so much I had tears running doen my face I would have loved to have seen Jake pick this plastic alien up and walk off with it.

Huge congrats on the release Kieran and thank you so much Christine for inviting Kieran here today.

Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Hi Kieran,
Congrats on the upcoming release. "The Hangover" made me laugh so hard that chocolate milk would have come out of my nose if I had been drinking it. I can't think of any books off the top of my head that recently made me laugh.

Congrats on the GR, Helen.

Christine Wells said...

Hi Mel! I identified with #5 too! I'm Australian and I make such a fool of myself when I go to the U.S. -- I sound like a cross between Seinfeld and Scarlett O'Hara. But then I comfort myself that it makes it easier for Americans to understand me.*G*

Helen said...

Christine

So glad you all had a great time.

We had our Sydney Ladies romance reader lunch today in the City and a fantastic day it was I finally got to meet Daz (Deanna) and Yanna as well we had a great lunch and then of course we went to the Lindt Cafe for desert yummo.

We also called into a couple of bookstores always good and Kate Carlise's The Lies That Bind was on the shelf in Abby's it is always great seeing one of The Bandits books on the shelf.

Have Fun
Helen

Christine Wells said...

Helen, I am laughing at your alien-napper! Hilarious! Children are an endless source of amusement, aren't they?

Christine Wells said...

Sounds like I'm going to have to watch "The Hangover", Jane. Thanks for the recommendation!

Sheree said...

Congrats on the GR, Helen! He spent the day hiding out from the storm at my place (lightning struck the local Costco, cutting off all power, and we were kicked out without our purchases). I had to pay for my coffee with cash because the local coffee shop's registers wouldn't process credit cards. How primitive!

I really don't have anything funny enough to be snort-worthy.

Christine Wells said...

Oh, Helen, sounds like you all had a lot of fun today! Thanks so much for keeping an eye out for Bandita books:) Kate's latest is fantastic!

Sheree said...

Oh, I grew up in NYC and I can't stay there for more than a few months before I'd start picking up the accent again. *shudders*

barb said...

Hi Kieran,
This book sounds just like the sort of book I read.... I will have to look out for it and put it on the pile waiting to be read..... when I think about snorting they sound so silly and they don't sound anywhere near as funny when writing them down LOL

Christine, Helen and I live 4 doors away from each other and often have a cuppa but this time we met others including Daz

Maureen said...

Congratulations Kieran on your new series! We have had a laugh at our cats lately. They now fight with each lifting a paw straight in the air, one of them rising on his hind legs and keeping the position for several seconds before the fight. My husband takes tai-chi so we call them tai-chi cats.

silygoos said...

Thanks for sharing your story! Fun stuff! So excited about your books -Regency is my fave to read!

When my son was little he could not say his first "p's" - so Pappa, became, "happa" and puppy was "huppy." he was also obsessed with why his mom didn't have the same "equipement" he did. One day as our church service eneded, he loudly spoke into the silence, "Mamma, did you lose your henis?"
Needless to say he is 10 now and can say his "p's" and seems okay with the fact that Mom did not lose, or break off her "henis" and that it is simply the way God made her. :-)

Laurie said...

The last time I laughed that much was playing the game Scattegories with my family. My in-laws came over from Hungary via Germany. They still after 50 years, have very strong accents. Anyway their spelling is based on how it sounds not how we spell it. In German letters are pronounced differently. For example weiner is pronounced veiner.

Amy Alvis said...

Can't wait to read this series! It sounds wonderful!

Every week when I watch Modern Family, I have to make sure I'm not drinking anything because I'm always laughing!

PinkPeony said...

Hi Kiernan & Christine!
Kiernan, I love your titles! Must add them to my TBR pile!

With the holidays coming up, I always think of the time my friend's sister made a pate from dog food (I think it was Alpo) and served it at their parents' holiday party. My friend's parents were doctors and most of the guests were doctors and their wives. Some of the wives were really snotty so my friend's older sister decided to take them down a notch. She added shallots,spices, worcestershire sauce and god knows what else to "doctor" the dog food, shaped it into a mold and set it out on the buffet table. Then she stood there with a Polaroid camera and snapped pics of the snotty doctor's wives eating the pate. (Uh, they actually like it)I had ginger ale coming out of my nose and had to run outside to the patio b/c I was laughing so hard.

Helen...hope the GR behaves for you!

Grins,
Jen

mel said...

Kieran,
Congrats on the new releases I can't wait to read then:) last time I laughed that hard I'm sure I was reading a Lynsay Sands novel (most likely Always or The Switch)

Melodi

PJ said...

Hi Kieran! Welcome to the lair! I adored When Harry Met Molly! Such a good book! I've been counting down the days until I can get my hands on Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right. Great title! :)

Love your quirky things. I can identify with more than a couple. ;-)

My dad had a wonderfully mischievous sense of humor (his whole family did) and left us with many snort-worthy moments over the years. When I was twelve, my mom, dad, two of my younger brothers and I took a month-long road trip from Michigan to California. There was plenty of laughter on that trip but the one incident that stands out took place in Yosemite National Park. While driving through the park, we stopped to explore a fallen Redwood tree alongside the road. My mom stayed with the car while my dad, brother #1 (6 yrs old), brother #2 (5 yrs old)and I tromped into the tree, eager for adventure. When we were far enough into the tree that all was dark and quiet and safety was nothing more than a distant speck of light at the far end of a long tree tunnel, my jokester dad yelled BEAR! OMG! You never saw people move so fast! Well, all except brother #2. He was bringing up the rear of our single-file line. When dad yelled, we all did an immediate about face and ran for our lives but B#2 looked like the roadrunner before he takes off. You know, where his feet are spinning like crazy but he's not going anywhere? Yep, loving siblings that we were, we pretty much ran right over him and left him in our dust. We emerged into daylight to see our mom rolling on the ground, convulsed with laughter and when we finally tuned into the sounds around us, could hear our dad inside the tree doing the same. We've re-lived that experience countless times over the past 40+ years and it never fails to have us rolling with laughter and snorting aplenty. Brother #2 brought it up a few weeks ago when he was here for a visit and he and I both laughed so hard we had tears streaming down our face.

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Janga said...

I loved When Harry Met Molly, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

The things kids say make me laugh. I still giggle every time I hear "The Twelve Days of Christmas," but five years ago I laughed till my sides hurt because the then-four-year-old grand sang it at every opportunity, increasing the volume when he reached his favorite line: "And a par-teee in a pear tree." And his father, at about the same age, cracked a roomful up once--after a moment of stunned silence--when his contribution to a discussion of God's omniscience was, "I bet God doesn't know commercials."

Gannon Carr said...

Hi, Kieran! I just picked up a copy of When Harry Met Molly yesterday, and I can't wait to dive in!

I love that you worked for the CIA. My hubby is a retired naval intelligence officer, so obviously we didn't discuss work much. ;-) And what a great call story! I think I probably would have danced around the courtroom. LOL

I have definitely laughed so hard that whatever I was drinking came out of my nose, but I can't remember what happened to set me off---I laugh a lot! Usually it's one of my kids (I have 3, 2 boys and 1 girl), particularly my younger son (and middle child). For some reason, he can make me laugh even when I'd like to scalp him. My MIL used to tell him that his halo was slipping and his horns were starting to show. *g* What can I say? I'm a great audience!

Pissenlit said...

Yargh! You too? I tend to adopt accents and speech patterns of people I'm speaking with! It really is embarrassing! Actually, several years ago, I realised that it wasn't just accents...for awhile, I picked up a friend's stutter for a bit.

Hilariously funny story? Back in high school, I went to the Canadian National Exhibition with some friends and we bought 2 or 3 bags of fresh Tiny Tom donuts. One of those bags were cinnamon and sugar donuts and when we were done, one friend decided she was going to tip the bag over her mouth to get at all that cinnamon and sugary goodness at the bottom. There was perhaps 3 or 4 tbsps of it...and it all missed her mouth and went up her nose and covered the top half of her face.

PJ said...

Janga, love your examples! I help out with little ones at church from time to time and you never know what's going to come out of their mouths. I remember one little boy who proudly recited The Lord's Prayer for me one morning. He started..."Our Father Art in Heaven, Hal though be his name..." then stopped and asked, "What's his name? Hal or Art?"

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Margay said...

I can't remember a specific incident - because there are so many - but I frequently have that experience with my younger daughter, who has quite the witty tongue! She comes up with some lines that make me howl. If I remember anything specific, I will be sure to come back and post it.

Margay

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

I have laughed that hard before and several times due to something a Bandita has posted here, or one of the BB's responded to.

My brain won't kick in gear this morning so even though I have laughed, snorted and yes even had beverages come out the wrong way I can't tell you the title or author. If I get my brain back sometime today I will make another comment.

gamistress66 said...

I admit I've had to glare accusingly at family or freinds for causing me to splew & choke on a beverage I just took a drink of more than once. It hasn't happened recently -- at least not recent enough for me to recall the details. :) Do enjoy when a book makes me laugh out loud. Congrats on your release.

LilMissMolly said...

Sometime's it's a look or the situation. I recall reading a comic strip about teenagers (Zits) a few weeks ago that made me laugh out loud and laugh even harder when my teens just didn't see what was so funny.

P.S. - I already have When Harry Met Molly, so please put me in the drawing for the ARCs only. :)

Carol L. said...

I loved your post and am so guilty of 4&5. My father used to look at me and my sister with an eyebrow whenever he introduced us to someone with an accent. It wasn't done on purpose , it just happens.And Raisinettes are the one candy that I rush to CVS when it's on sale. $1.00 for the big box. :) Then I hide them from everyone.I can't think of names of books where I laughed so hard my chocolate milk flew out of my nose.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Louisa Cornell said...

Good on you, Helen! He does love to visit you!

Hi, Kieran! No, I am not stalking you! You just happen to have exquisite taste in blogs!

Oooh and you also have exquisite taste in sweets. Raisinettes are the only way I survive between conferences when La Campbell gifts me with my yearly supply of Australian Cadbury's and Anna S gifts me with English Cadbury's - the GOOD STUFF !!

I would have wrecked the car in your shoes! What a great moment to be able to stand up and say "I'm a professional writer!" Cool!

I have had so many of those snortable moments in my life I am surprised I haven't drowned by now!

Imagine standing backstage during a performance of Don Giovanni, knocking back some hot lemon water to soothe my sore throat when I hear the sound of ripping fabric. The baritone playing Don Giovanni turns around and reveals a six inch rip in his tights and his "Person" is waving in the breeze! I almost drowned! To make matters worse I had to hold everything in place while the seamstress sewed him back in before his next entrance!

Blodeuedd said...

Hm, I can't think of anything now, but once when reading The steaphanie Plum novels I laughed so much that I spent 20 min on the floor coughing and thinking I would die...yeah next week I got ill cos had pneumonia

Pissenlit said...

Oh oh, now that I'm sufficiently caffeinated and awake, I remember the last thing that made me laugh so hard I choked on my drink.

One of my friends has bilingual kids and her son is at that age when he has no concept of volume and he tends to mix both languages into a sentence. Her husband recounted to a bunch of us how, while on the plane, their son was watching Sesame Street and he was super excited when Elmo came on screen. Apparently, their son thinks Elmo is a seal...which happens to be "phoque" in French. So there he was, pointing and yelling, "Phoque! Phoque! A phoque! Daddy! Phoque!" And everyone was giving my friend and her husband really really dirty looks, thinking that their son was swearing in English. :D

Kieran Kramer said...

Hello, everyone!!! SOrry I'm so late to the party! Had church this morning and a sick teenager, and now I've stopped by to say hello to my parents! I'm looking out the window at the same big oak tree that held the pulley that held the brother that tried to straddle Jack the mule! (DOesn't that sound like a page from a children's storybook?!?)

Anyway, I'm so HONORED that all of you have stopped by to say hello--and Christine, I can't thank you enough for being such a magnificent hostess.

All your stories had me in stitches!!! OMG, that bear story was unreal. And the Don Giovanni one and the "henis" one! Truly, you're an entertaining bunch!!

Thank you very much for reading my books--I'm humbled by the kind support and hope that I can continue to write stories that make you chuckle and remind you that love really does make the world go 'round. I felt it here today, that's for sure! :>)

Okay, we're jumping in the car again to head home. I'll check back this afternoon!

Hugs,

Kieran P.S. Oh, about the CIA, it's been many years now, but I'm never quite sure what I'm allowed to say. I can tell you this--I qualified on both pistols and revolvers! But I have no interest in writing spy thrillers. (grin)

Minna said...

I can't for the life of me remember what kind of story my cousin was telling me way back when we were kids, but I remember I laughed so hard I could barely get my breath.

Naurava Kulkuri (English subtitles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRgRaxiTBaU&playnext=1&list=PL83A0843FF72C2AD1&index=13

Cath's Chatter said...

Oh My Gosh, my hubby has the mind of an 8 year old and has an embarrassing 'thing' for bodily functions, especially farts and will comment on them on a daily basis. This weekend while entertaining friends with a bbq lunch, my 3 year old daughter let rip an extremely loud and ferocious fart and instead of a 'pardon me' she said "Ohh, I've got an arse like my mother!!"
It would seem she has learned a few of her Dads catch fraises...needless to say we laughed till we cried and wine almost did come out of my nose!!!

catslady said...

Maybe this is one of those "you have to be there stories" but here goes. My daughter and a friend and I were taking a Megabus (double decker) to NYC for two days. Our bus had one stop before getting to NY. My daughter was afraid to sit on the top so with this in mind, when the baggage guy asked her where are you going - instead of saying NYC she points and says "down there". Well the guy lost it as did everyone who heard her. In her defense it was very, very early lol.

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Christine, you bring us the BEST guests! Great interview! Welcome, Kieran! I've heard SOOOO much about how fabulous Harry and Molly are. By the way, I LOVE your titles - did you think of them or were they a collaborative effort with your editor? Congratulations on your debut and I LOVED your call story.

Hey, Helen, hope that wily rooster is behaving!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha, Christine and Kieran! I laughed when i read Kieran's bio on her website - there's even more interesting tidbits about her!

Frasier reruns make me laugh so hard that if I was drinking chocolate milk ....

Cassondra said...

Hi Kieran! Welcome to the lair!

So great to hear about these fantastic books, and I'm going to the bookstore today, so I'll have to pick up the first one.

I do that thing with the accent too, and I swear I don't mean to, but I can't help it. And I'll KEEP the accent for a few days after I've spent time with that person. I admit though, that I don't seem to pick up the Aussie accent. British and Scottish? Oh yeah.

The last thing that made me spew stuff out my nose and just keep snorking every time I tried to read another paragraph was the book Tempting Fate by Alissa Johnson. I could not stop laughing. It was almost painful.

Cassondra said...

Helen, you go the bird back!

What are y'all gonna do today?

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Welcome to the Lair, Kieran!

And BIG THANX to Mme for inviting you to join us.

Kieran, your books sound wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

I snorted aloud at my chapter meeting yesterday, as did most of the audience. Our speaker said, "Now I'm going to talk about something every woman wants."
From the back of the room came simultaneous cries of "chocolate" and "Hugh Jackman!" Then a second later someone yelled, "Hugh Jackman covered in chocolate!" It took a couple of minutes for all of us to recover.

AC

Cassondra said...

Louisa said:

Imagine standing backstage during a performance of Don Giovanni, knocking back some hot lemon water to soothe my sore throat when I hear the sound of ripping fabric. The baritone playing Don Giovanni turns around and reveals a six inch rip in his tights and his "Person" is waving in the breeze! I almost drowned! To make matters worse I had to hold everything in place while the seamstress sewed him back in before his next entrance!

Okay now I nearly spewed hot tea on the monitor just then.

I needed all these laughs today. What a great blog!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL Mme over Americans being able to understand a cross between Seinfeld and Scarlett O'Hara better than an Aussie!

The DH swears he can NOT understand anything his Irish relatives say. I have no problem understanding them at all. However, sometimes my relatives from Texas seem to speak an entirely different language!

AC

Nancy said...

Kieran, welcome and congratulations on your launch! I'm looking forward to reading these books.

Nancy said...

Helen, congrats on the bird! don't let him bilk you and Barb out of your Tim Tams.

Nancy said...

Oh, forgot the chocolate mix question. I can't remember the last thing that made me laugh that hard. Obviously, that has been a while.

One of the funniest books I read was Sixpence House by Paul Collins, a memoir of a writer who moved his family to Hay-on-Wye, a town where most of the businesses are used book dealers.

Kieran Kramer said...

Just got home with a plate of scones from my mother. Mmmm!

Wow, more wonderful people here! Kim, my friend, ALOHA! And Anna, you talented author you!! I'm thrilled you dropped by to wish me well. Thanks so much.

And thanks to all of you who've come by to share your funny stories! Hugh Jackman covered in chocolate, indeed!!! :>)

Cath and catslady, out of the mouths of babes--the things children say!

And do! Helen--walking off with an alien is too adorable!

My sister used to run to a notebook on a shelf in her kitchen and write down the funny things her kids did and said. Sigh...I wish I had done the same with mine, although I do have a slew of happy memories still.

Amy, I watch Modern Family, too. Best show on TV in America, other than The Office. Actually, The Office isn't as good as it used to be, but it still has its shining moments.

Maureen, I don't know what I would do without my two gray tabby cats, Benny and Joon, esp. as I'm home alone most of the day writing. They keep me well entertained. I love watching them fight--their ears go back and they look absolutely offended at each other! And then the next minute, they're grooming the other's head and ears quite lovingly.

Gotta run again but will check in again tonight. My oldest is going back to university--he's a freshman and I need to give him one last hug before he goes.

Take care, everyone, and thanks so much for checking in!

Kieran XOXO

Lois said...

Oh dear, well, it's been a while since I've ever could have laughed *that* hard... also been a while since I've read a very laugh out loud book. . . boy, I'm boring! LOL :)

Lois

Nancy said...

Oh, I remembered -- Read The Elfish Gene by Mark Barrowcliffe. A memoir of the authors years in Dungeons and Dragons, it contains a hilarious passage about guys, flaming balloons, and safety.

Nancy said...

Maureen, I love the tai chi cats!

Nancy said...

PinkPeony, I don't think I would've had your sister's nerve! Very brave of her.

Darynda said...

Great interview!!! I loved this book and highly recommend it! Funny and sexy!
~D~

Johanna R Jochum said...

I laugh all the time. My kids and the rest of my family are a crazy bunch. I love books with humor too and usually don't read them if they are'nt. I just read 9 Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean the other week and I know if I would of been drinking milk it would of shot out my nose! It was so funny! I heard your book When Harry met Molly is very funny too and can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing today!

Barbara E. said...

Well, I watched Scott Pilgrim vs. the World last night and I couldn't stop laughing. I was drinking Dr Pepper, but fortunately, it didn't come out my nose. I'm sure if I was drinking chocolate milk it would have though, LOL.
I can't wait to read your books Kieran, they would fabulous.

Kieran Kramer said...

Hey, thanks, everyone for sticking around tonight! About funny: I saw a movie recently called Morning Glory, and there were a few scenes in there that I got a real belly laugh from!! Of course, it wasn't highbrow humor. I'm an Adam Sandler/Will Ferrell kinda gal.

I feel so in awe of all the talented writers showing up here! This is a very cool place.

Kieran :>)

Danielle Gorman said...

Hi there Kieran. Great interview. Congrats on your upcoming releases. I can't wait to get my hands on your books. I have had them on my wishlist for months now.
As for my funny story, I am having a major brain fart and can't think of anything.

Kaetrin said...

Who's Line is it Anyway usually does the trick!

I've heard great things about When Harry Met Molly and I'm looking forward to reading it. And what cool titles for both books!

Nancy said...

Kieran, I'm glad to know Morning Glory is funny. We've been thinking of seeing it.

Slush said...

I have two children and the funniest moment(s) come from them. The most recent one involved my 6 year-old son.
He was having a wonderful time playing with a 2 year-old boy I was babysitting. The little boy was pushing my son's dump truck around the house chasing him. Which was a big delight to the two year-old. After about 5 minutes of this my son came walking into the kitchen panting, wiped his forehead with his arm and then said, "Mom, I can't do this anymore. I'm bushed!"

Keiran, I am excited about your upcoming books and have been anxiously awaiting a new romance series to dive into. The description you gave and questions you answered have provided me with what I will move to next.
Thanks again!

Sheree said...

What hysterical stories! Of course, I made sure not to be drinking anything while I read them. :)

Barbara Vey said...

Kieran, I adored Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right. The title hooked me!

Laurie Faelan said...

My 4 year old granddaughter is taking Karate this year and I got to take her to one of her lessons. There were four kids her age all going in different directions, forgetting to get in line, falling down when trying to kick, hiya'ing in loud little kid voices. The instructor was so patient with them but I had to step outside so they wouldn't see me laughing. :D

The Impossible Bachelors sounds like a fun series! I love when reluctant heroes meet their true loves!

flchen1 said...

Hi, Kieran! I love the titles of your books--I imagine they'd make me laugh pretty hard ;) Aside from some wonderful books (where I find myself snorting aloud, and then having to explain to my puzzled children that no, I can't read it to them), horsing around with my kids is usually good for some giggles :) Nothing like making them laugh to make me laugh, too!

Thanks for visiting--adding your books to my TBB!

Have fun with the GR, Helen!

Kieran Kramer said...

What a FABULOUS way to wake up on a Monday morning! Thanks for all the supportive comments and funny stories! Oh, gosh, those kid stories in particular get to me!!

Nancy, I can't say Morning Glory is the best movie I've ever seen, but if something can make me laugh out loud even once, I'm happy. So nice to see you here, by the way!!!

Barbara, I'm so happy you liked DUKES!! CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MARRIAGE, Stephen's story, is showing up in April 2011. I hope you'll like that one, too.

To everyone else who offered me good wishes, I am so grateful. I feel extremely blessed this Thanksgiving--I tell ya what...some people can be cynical about the writing biz, but I've met so MANY incredible, generous, lovely people in it.

I'm proud to be associated with such a sterling bunch.

FYI: I hope y'all can come over to my website and put in a comment to win that $100 Barnes and Noble OR Borders gift card. But you have to know what my definition of a Spinster is! You'll find out. Just go to the site: www.kierankramerbooks.com and click on my latest blog entry or on the contest tab.

Love you ALL!! And I mean that--writer to writer, reader to reader, woman to woman, virtual friend to virtual friend. Anyone who spreads positivity is a real treat to know, so thanks Bandits--YOU ROCK!!!!

Kieran XOXO