Author Profiles: Kris Piet & S.L. Armstrong

 Today I’m introducing two writers who really need no introduction because they have been on this site a few times. However, I think that there are some readers who don’t know a lot about either Kris or Saundra so I thought I would give you the opportunity to come into their world. Here are their bios:

K. Piet began writing in college as an escape from the rigors of required essays. The world of fiction was like a breath of fresh air after years of having her nose stuck in kinesiology textbooks, and her imagination soon blazed to life, creating all sorts of characters and fantasy worlds. M/M romance always felt like the natural niche for her, and while she enjoys writing all different kinds of relationships, those featuring two or more men in love will always be where her greatest passion lies. The endless possibilities of the human form and mind never fail to astound and inspire her, and she endeavors to share the beauty and complexity she sees around her in every story she writes. When not writing, she can be found working as a massage therapist, playing with her hula hoops and circus toys, or spending time in the aspen and pine trees surrounding her hometown.

S.L. Armstrong has been writing for as long as she can remember. Art and reading have played a large part in her life since young childhood, but around fourteen, writing became her passion. Voraciously consuming every book in front of her opened up hundreds of worlds in her head, and she soon wanted to create worlds for other people as well. After she married her husband almost thirteen years ago, she began to truly delve into the world of writing for public consumption. It was sheer chance that she stumbled on M/M fanfiction, and she’s not looked back. M/M romance is where her heart lies, no matter what else she may write or read, and it’s where she keeps returning to. There is something about two men passionately in love that just makes her heart melt, and she has no intention of giving that up anytime soon.

As a writing partnership Saundra and Kris have written several books including The Keeper reviewed here. Other books in their joint repertoire include Rachmaninoff and Catalyst. Cast The Cards anthology includes solo books by both writers. Morningstar is a solo book by S.L. Armstrong. Here are the blurbs:

Catalyst: Logan Walker has a problem. He has a blood fetish. A compulsion he can’t seem to control. After almost killing his newest submissive, Logan decides enough is enough and he seeks help. Help happens to be in the form of an athletic, smart psychologist by the name of Dr. Kasper Bromley. Kasper, though, soon finds himself swept up in the fantasies Logan came to him to control. Reluctantly throwing his ethics to the wind, Kasper submits himself to Logan, gambling his career, his future, and his heart on a man who craves his blood and submission. Catalyst will be released as an ebook in February and in print in March.

Cast the Cards: For over 250 years, the use of the tarot for divination has been a mainstay of mystical and occult practices. The themes and forces represented by the cards are said to govern our lives and our destinies. Whether you believe that or not, the story of the cards is nevertheless the story of our lives — the accomplishments and the pitfalls, the path from soaring joy to crushing defeat and back again. “Cast the Cards” is a collection of six all-new short stories that explore snapshots of remarkable individuals trying to make their way along that path.  I should note that Cast the Cards is not M/M.

Edith, a woman who has been burned too many times to play the Fool again. Jason, a young man whose bisexuality has made him feel like a Hermit. Sjofn the witch, on a quest to free herself from the control of the Hanged Man. Aaron, a dominant soul stuck in an ivory Tower. Bea, a mind reader weary of battle, but still with the Star in her eyes. Caleb, courted by a god beneath a dream of the Moon.

The path the tarot set before us is never easy, but by facing it with strength and determination, the rewards it promises are worth the risk.

Morningstar: This retelling the Biblical mythos of the Creation and the Fall comes from the perspective of the Fallen: the angel Morningstar. It is the story of an angel, not of pride and envy, but of confusion and frustration. Forced to watch as the place of the angels as the Creator’s favored is slowly taken over by the rise of Man, Morningstar seeks solace with his lover, Radueriel.

Radueriel has a fanatical devotion to the Creator, and he repeatedly urges Morningstar to surrender to the Creator’s will. Unable to do so, Morningstar revolts against the Creator and His ineffable Divine Plan, jeopardizing his relationship with Radueriel and risking the wrath of God. The revolution fails, and the rebelling angels are expelled from Heaven.

Not to Hell, but to Earth.

 Rachmaninoff: Nineteen-year-old Aric Reynolds has spent most of his life in boarding schools, summer camps, or on tour as a prodigy with the piano. His wealthy parents have never had time for him, and after a failed year at college, they have decided on a final course of action. Aric is brought to Nikola Jovanovi?’s beautiful, sprawling manor in Serbia.

Nikola is known the world around as a master in music, unsurpassed by any, but terribly reclusive. For one year, Aric is to be his student, but in the modern day, it is easy for Aric to learn Nikola’s secrets. With a dark shadow lurking from Nikola’s past and Aric’s stubborn, promiscuous nature, the sexual tension between the pair simply explodes, and Aric’s very mortal life is held in the balance.

 Kris Piet’s & S.L. Armstrong’s Contact Information

 email: k.piet@logophile.net
email
:  slarmstrong@slarmstrong.net
website: http://www.stormmoonpress.com/

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21 comments

  • Wave, it’s nice to see this talented team profiled here. I hope you’ve all read The Keeper by now – because it was finger lickin’ good! 😉 I see that I have several more books to add to my TBR pile now. And just when I was finally making some headway. *sigh*

    Saundra & Kris – I seem to remember a sequel to The Keeper was in the works. Any idea when that might be coming out?

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    • Yes, there is a sequel, but it won’t be coming out this year due to some issues we’re unable to decide on. We can’t decide if it would be worth it just write the story we want to write (which involves the heavy use of religion) or to make the religious aspects of the story take a back seat and be more vague.

      It’s a difficult call. XD Either more religion than what was show in The Keeper, or pull back to even less than what was in The Keeper to begin with. Gah! *laughs* It will come out, probably next year as we develop it more this year. I just want to make sure it’s the best story we can tell. 🙂

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      • Thank you Saundra. That is completely understandable. Although I enjoyed the religious aspects of the story, I know some people may have been put off by it. I’m sure that’s always a tough call for an author – writing the book that they want to write, vs writing something that will appeal to a larger audience. I’m sure that whatever you and Kris come up with will be good either way. Now I really must find time to read your other books while I wait.

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        • We have plenty of stuff coming out this year. I hope you can find something among it! We have Catalyst, a vampire novella, a poly novel, and a M/M western. 😀 A smattering, I think. Hopefully, next spring will be The Keeper‘s sequel. My co-author is moving in with me this June, so we think our production will go up once that happens. It will certainly be convenient!

          S.L. Armstrong

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      • write the story we want to write (which involves the heavy use of religion)

        Yes, do that. I don’t mind religion, and I don’t think I’m in that small a minority when it comes to the readers. To be vague might give the sequel a watered down feeling. If more religion is what you want to write, then this is what is meant to be. 🙂

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  • I’m definitely looking forward to The Catalyst, too! Also, I’ve been wanting to read The Keeper, thanks for reminding me.
    This writing partnership seems to work very well.

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  • I’m a little belated here, but just woke up. *chuckles*

    Thanks for spotlighting us, Wave! It’s always great to get a little more exposure, and I’m so glad you and your reviewers have enjoyed our work so far. Hopefully Catalyst will pique some interest and be well received. 😀

    ~K. Piet

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  • I’ve not read anything by these authors but I’ve heard their names come up from time to time. It’s always nice to learn about authors with whom I’m not familiar. Hopefully I’ll get a chance soon to try some of their work.

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  • Great profile, and very intriguing backlist (and upcoming list) here! I have The Keeper and am looking forward to reading it.

    One question about Catalyst? I get the feeling from the blurb that it’s a contemporary psychological drama, but when I read the line “man who craves his blood”, I immediately thought of vampires. No paranormal aspect, right?

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  • It’s always great to be introduced to new authors and I have The Keeper on my TBB list since I’ve read Tj’s review, but I’m adding Rachmaninoff to it – hey, it’s set in Serbia, my curiosity is piqued. ~_^

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    • Hi Saundra
      It’s my pleasure. I think you and Kris make a great team and I’m looking forward to the release of Catalyst.

      Thanks again for contributing to the post on Sex Toys which was very informative. 🙂

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