Heroine Interview from Shaken by Kariss Lynch with a Giveaway

» Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in Blog | 15 comments

This week I’m hosting Margaret Brownley with Four Weddings and a Kiss (US only) and Kariss Lynch with Shaken. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (June 29th) evening.

81khDI7GZlL._SL1500_Interview with the heroine from Shaken by Kariss Lynch:

Kaylan, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I don’t know if it’s the most interesting thing, but I could live on coffee and sweet tea. No water necessary. But it’s all about the mug with coffee. The cuter the mug, the greater the experience.

What do you do for fun?

Dance. Dance is definitely how I burn stress and how I have fun. Some of my favorite memories are dancing as a Sugar Plum Fairy at Christmas when I was little, but I also really love hip hop.

What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I hate organizing unless I absolutely have to. I’m not exactly messy. I know where everything is, so there is no need to be OCD about it. But if you were to walk in my room and start going through my drawers, you might have difficulty finding things.

What are you afraid of most in life?

Losing those I love. I think it’s why experiencing the Haiti earthquake shattered me. People I loved and worked with didn’t make it. It broke my heart to lose them. It terrifies me that I might lose Nick or Micah in combat, and almost losing my granddad, Pap, to a heart attack challenged my resolve. Nothing in life is guaranteed. We aren’t promised tomorrow. The Lord is teaching me a lot about giving those I love to Him, but it still terrifies me.

What do you want out of life?

I want to make a difference, help people live full, healthy lives. It’s why I picked a field in nutrition. I was accepted to a dietetics internship in California, but we’ll see what happens next. I think more than anything I want a family. Maybe it’s with Nick. Maybe not. Time will tell. Growing up with three brothers definitely made our home interesting, and I want that – a loving husband and a house full of kids.

What is the most important thing to you?

My family is my world. Pap is one of my favorite people in the world. My brothers are my best friends, my parents my mentors and confidants. They stick no matter what, and I would do anything for them. People and making memories are more important than things any day. But if I HAD to pick a favorite trinket, it would definitely be the lily necklace Nick gave me after Haiti.

Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I’m not a big reader right now. I mostly read textbooks for homework and research. I really enjoy reading people’s blogs. You can learn a lot about people and places by reading their experiences.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My pale skin. I blame my British roots. Sunburns are terrible. Freckles pop out everywhere. And every time I blush, it is really noticeable. Nick gives me a hard time about it. It’s embarrassing. But regardless, I love being outside on the lake. I’ll just use lots of sunscreen and consider the freckles added character.

Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

I have a horse named Black-eyed Pea. She’s tan with a black mane and tale, just like those black-eyed peas we like to eat for luck on New Year’s down here in the South. She’s a beauty. My Pap got her for me when I was younger. When I ride, I escape. It’s my happy place.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

Hmm, that’s a tough one. I think I would visit Victorian England. To see the culture and dresses would be so interesting. I would love to attend a masquerade ball or see the influence of the royal family at that time in history.



  1. The book sounds like a great read! Thank you for the giveaway =)

  2. The book sounds like a great read, thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Interesting blog…fun way to get to know new-to-me authors. The coffee mug thing is true…cute mugs make all the difference! Linda

  4. Loved the interview! I am trying to switch from sweet to unsweetened tea. Boy, what a change!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  5. I think Victorian England would be a fun time to visit, too. This book looks really good. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  6. Good luck to all, and I’m so excited you are interested in Shaken and Kaylan’s story! I’m always amazed at what I learn about Kaylan when I sit down to ask her questions.

  7. Love meeting new authors. The reviews of Kariss Lynch’s book “Shaken” as well as this very interesting interview make you want to read it. The best part is that it incorporates real events and experiences to weave a great story and have a spiritual impact. Would love to win either of your offerings. Thanks for the opportunity.

  8. I would love to read this book. I love romance christian fiction
    and I also love reading about our military.
    oh (dot)hello (dot ) hiya at gmail (dot ) com

  9. I enjoyed Kaylan’s interview and would love to read her story! Thank you for the chance!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  10. Ladies, I’m so glad y’all stopped by and got to know Kaylan more. Good luck on the giveaway, and stay tuned for more info about Shadowed, the next book in the series!

  11. This book sounds like a really good book. Would love to win it. Real good interview , Margaret Daley, does a great job with the interviews. God’s Blessings to all.

  12. I’m totally with Kaylan on the coffee mug issue: the cuter/more meaningful the mug the better the whole coffee experience! Thanks for the chance to win what sounds like a very good book!

    kam110476 at gmail dot com

  13. A lovely interview thank you.


  14. Coffee and sweet tea? My kinda girl! =) thanks for the chance to win.
    truckredford (at)G mail(Dot)com

  15. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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