Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Venom by K.C. Grant

Welcome back to Author K.C. Grant.


K.C. Grant was born in rural Idaho, but has made Utah her home for most of her life. After serving an LDS Spanish-speaking mission to Anaheim, California, USA, she returned and continued her studies at Weber State University, participating in a study abroad program that allowed her to study at the Centro Mexicano Internacional in Michoacan, Mexico. She has been a freelance writer for eight years. Much of her work appears in family-oriented magazines such as LDSLiving, Latter-Day Woman, Back Home, Parents & Kids, and Natural Life and The Deseret News/Mormon Times. She is currently the president of the Bountiful chapter of the League of Utah Writers and is a member of the Association for Mormon Letters and LDStorymakers. Though raising her children is still her most important task, she combines it with the demanding job of working out the numerous plots she has for future novels. She and her husband of sixteen years love to travel and scout out new settings for books. While ancient Mexico was the setting for her first published novel, Abish: Daughter of God, which was released by Covenant in 2010 and its sequel, Abish: Mother of Faith, released March 2011–modern Mexico was perfect for her suspense novel titled, Venom, to be released January 2012. Other publications include a short story recently published in Covenant’s seasonal compilations, How Will Christmas Find Us? and A Christmas to Remember by various LDS authors.


What is one book everyone should read? 
My favorite classic is Jane Eyre, but I also love anything by Stephen King!

If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
Rewrite Woman: I must have some superpower that way because my editor never fails to make me do rewrites and somehow I manage to do them!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
To freeze time because there’s never enough of it.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peppermint stick, which I only eat in December.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
I would love to meet Marilyn Monroe. She’s such an enigma–forced to play the “dumb blonde” but really quite intelligent.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I love yogurt and granola.

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl

One food you would never eat?
Anything still moving! Otherwise, I love ethnic food–Indian and Thai are my favorites.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because even the main character’s ‘inner voice’ would tell you to. (You’ll have to read it to find out what that means.)

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Venom is set up to be a series that continues with the main characters but can be read separately. My next idea is to look at the drug trafficking situation at our northern border.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I was a reader first and after a while, anyone who loves to read that much starts to wonder if they can write a book.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I loved the Anne of Green Gables series, so much that my first attempt at writing involved a dark-haired talkative young girl who was an orphan.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Read everything you can get your hands on, find what inspires you and then write!

If you could live any where in the world where would it be?
I’m very partial to California and could easily “set up shop” in a beach time in the Central or Southern areas

Favorite quote from a movie?
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Jaws

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?
Lots of small

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?


Samantha Evans is determined to make a name for herself in the cutthroat world of advertising. Newly hired by a prestigious ad agency, she volunteers to work on location in Mexico City as a personal assistant to the beautiful and driven creative director Katrina Edwards. At first the association seems promising. But Ms. Edwards seems preoccupied in a way that makes Samantha increasingly uneasy. In fact, many in the group seem like they are not being completely open about the project including David Ayala, the mysterious and moody photographer for whose attention the two women find themselves competing. After several strange accidents and numerous appearances by an unknown man, Samantha discovers the truth: not everyone on the team is in Mexico to create a stellar advertising pitch. When her sleuthing leads to her abduction, she is brought to the pyramids of Teotihuacán and comes face-to-face with the venomous evil of the South American crime boss known as “The Serpent.” Now Samantha must not only fight for her life, but she must also discover if she can trust the man she’s come to love.

Giveaway Details
1 paperback copy of Venom
Open to US only
Ends 3/1/12

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