Writing under a nom de plume, the former lawyer and journalist draws her stories from more than 30 years in the legal world. Seelie’s wicked pen has resulted in nineteen works of fiction, including the new paranormal romance series Donovan Trait, as well the erotic romance Kinky Briefs series and The Feisty Lawyers romantic suspense series. She also authored The Last Christmas, The Garage Dweller, A Touchdown to Remember, The President’s Wife, The President’s Daughter, Seizing Hope, The White House Wedding, and participated in the romance anthology Pieces of Us.
When not spinning romantic tales, Seelie ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. Currently, she resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, WI, where she enjoys opera, the Green Bay Packers, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.
Seelie is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!
Seelie can be reached at www.seeliekay.com, www.seeliekay.blogspot.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Beverley: Which genre or genres do you write or prefer to write? And why?
Seelie: I have always been a mystery buff. I get lost in those kinds of stories. I also was a big fan of the “Hart to Hart” series, which so easily married suspense with a little romance. So it was very easy to write romantic suspense. It’s how I think.
Beverley: Who influenced you the most in deciding to become a writer?
Seelie: My parents were teachers and former award-winning college journalists. They encouraged me to write early and often. I won my first national essay contest in third grade and more followed. Writing has always been my preferred form of communication. The notes I wrote to my mom at four are quite entertaining!
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Seelie: (Laughs.) It doesn’t take much! My imagination is unrelenting and unrepentant. I see a person, a news story, overhear a conversation, see something odd, have a vivid dream, and my imagination takes off. Of course, good chocolate keeps the ideas flowing.
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Seelie: Winnie the Pooh. I had a stuffed Pooh when I was a child and loved those stories. There is one quote from one AA Milne story that stays with me. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” There is a lot of wisdom in those tales.
Beverley: Who would you love most to meet 'in person' and why?
Seelie: Benjamin Franklin. He was quite the rake, but brilliant and entertaining. I imagine I could chat with him for years.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day what would you do with it?
Seelie: Bake something luscious, like Pain au Chocolat or triple chocolate mousse cake.
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Seelie: I getting to the finish line with Book 2 in my Donovan Trait series, “Ye Gods! The Law is an Ass.” Donovan and his turned vampire bride, Shirley, are on the run when she unintentionally falls pregnant in violation of an agreement with the Vampire Coalition. The couple winds up on a mysterious island of vampire nuns and from there, well… You have to read the book!
Is it real or is it fantasy? That’s the question MISix Agent Mathilda Honoria Spencer struggles with on her latest assignment. Tasked with discovering the whereabouts of Lady Annabelle Trask, Tillie is thrust into the world of Hucows and other human animals. It’s a world that raises serious questions about sexual fetishes, intentional physical enhancements, and even pornography, but in the end, Tillie has only one mission—to rescue and return Lady Annabelle to the Queen. However, as she and her partner, Agent Abdul Ali, attempt to find Lady Annabelle and keep her out of the clutches of terrorists bent on destroying the monarchy, they must also wrestle with their feelings for each other. Can they draw the line between their duty to the Crown and their relationship with one another? Or must they embark on separate paths to continue to serve the Queen?
Excerpt from Bovine Tricks:
Tillie’s face reddened. Suddenly, she felt quite queasy. She started to speak, but her superior held up his hand.
“There’s more. This is a human-animal auction. It is not limited to Hucows. There will be Hupigs, Huhorses, and maybe even, Husheep. Fortunately, you are to focus on the cows. That is where we believe Lady Annabelle will be found.”
Tillie gazed at him. “What if she isn’t there? What if she has changed…er, species?”
“I suggest you cross that bridge when you come to it.”
“And what am I to do if I find Lady Annabelle? How do I extract her?”
“You purchase her at the auction. You have been given sufficient funds to bid up to one million Euros.”
Tillie’s eyes grew wide. “Criminy. That much?”
Lord Ryder nodded. “These cows are well-trained and well-treated. The females are pampered—weekly manicures, hair treatments, and such. A happy cow is a happy milker, as they say.”
Tillie’s eyes widened. “Lady Annabelle could be there willingly? She is not necessarily a captive, forced be a Hucow?”
“Exactly. And that is our dilemma. While the Queen hopes that she is there willingly, several factors are at play. Lady Annabelle may have freely joined a farm to become a Hucow, or she may just have danced on the wild side and somehow wound up at auction. In the alternative, she may have been kidnapped and forced to become a Hucow, or she may have been forced and now enjoys the lifestyle. There are all sorts of reasons she could be there and all sorts of reasons she prefers to stay. Our only mission is to get her out.”
Tillie frowned. “Why would they put her up for auction? Isn’t that a way to get rid of unproductive or uncooperative cows?”
“Not necessarily. Some farms simply raise and train Hucows, then sell them. Given their going rate, it is a lucrative business. A great way to supplement the income from a regular farm. Human cows bring much more lucre than actual farm-raised cows.”
Tillie sighed. “For just one day, I would like to forget that there is a whole lot of people engaged in activities that far surpass my imagination.”
Lord Ryder’s mouth curved up into a wry smile. “Then we would be out of a job.”
Tillie tapped her jaw, considering. “You know, this might be a better job for the Yanks. They are a kinky bunch. I believe there was a recent study that found them to be the kinkiest country in the world.”
Lord Ryder snorted. “If you were the Queen, would you want that bunch of kinksters to know your relatives are participating in like behavior? Why their intelligence services would find a way to use it against us for decades.” He shook his head. “No. This we do alone.”
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