Interview and Giveaway: Kimber Li

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Kimber Li. Ask Kimber a question and you might win a copy of Newblood & the Ice Princess, the first book in her Tales of the Elven Princesses series. Kimber Li is actually her penname – Kimber is the first part of her real name, Kimberly. She added Li because she loves Chinese names and Kimber Li is sort of her first name spelled differently.

She’s from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest in general and told me that she loves the awesome wilderness.

“I feel safe and free there and inspiration is all around me.”

When Kimber was young, she wanted to be a mommy and an author.

“Nailed it! And I’d just like to say I resent the implication that being a mommy is not enough to be a powerful woman,” she said. “Absolutely ridiculous. The Maternal Instinct is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Just ask Mollie Weasley.”

Kimber used to get emotionally overwhelmed by a story and would simply stop writing. However, she learned if she switched to a second project, she could keep writing. The two project must be very different like fantasy and contemporary romance. She finds music extremely helpful when she is switching back and forth between these fictional worlds. If she’s writing contemporary romance, she’ll listen to “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars and, if she’s writing in the Ice Princess’ world, she listens to “Once Upon a Dream” by Lana Del Rey.

Kimber told me that her Ice Princess’ universe actually started out with a scene which has not made it into the stories. “In face,” she explained, “it may never make it into the actual published stories. Which leads me scratching my head, wondering what the heck.”

As far as the title goes, she typically comes up with something having to do with the heroine and her big conflict. In Newblood and the Ice Princess, the heroine is the Ice Princess (the elven heiress) and Newblood refers to the vampire-like creatures who are addicted to her diabetic blood.

“If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive,” I wondered, “who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them?”

“Well, I did have this story idea for Bianca (sister of Ophelia, heroine of Newblood and the Ice Princess where she jumps back in time to ancient Greece where she lands on the mythical island of Atlantis and is mistaken for Aphrodite, goddess of love, and must find the real one and convince her to stop jerking humans around ‘cause that’s just not nice. Of course, Aphrodite is technically a myth, but there is some historical fact behind every myth.”

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“Easy. I gave birth to them. Okay, the birth part involved a lot of pushing and screaming, but the rest has been mostly a lot of fun.”

Finally, I asked, “Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?”

“New Zealand,” she answered promptly. “In fact, I don’t have a story set there, but I would be extremely tempted to lie and say I did. Even though I don’t lie. Ever. Let’s just say this question presents a major moral dilemma for me and leave it at that. Did you know HERCULES THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, WILLOW, and XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS, as well as THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT movies were all filmed in New Zealand?”

Ophelia longs to be free, free of Diabetes, free to attend the college of her choice, free of her monstrous ex-boyfriend.

Gaining that freedom comes at a terrible cost, for Alaska isn’t called ‘the last great place to hide’ for nothing. Other than human renegades, an array of creatures hide among the blinding white snow. Bear-shifters. Vampires.

Elves of the Borean Realm.

Adrian’s the new guy in school. He faked his identity to get close to Ophelia, knowing the same monsters who took his sister would try to take her too. He knows better than to get too close, but he has no idea her exceptional senses make that effort futile.

Or that only she possesses the power needed to defeat the Newbloods and save her species from extinction.

About the Author: Kimber Li bandaged her fingers and pounded out her first novel on a manual typewriter when she was eleven years old. In the years which followed, she decided she wanted a large family of her own. When the time came, she moved to Alaska to find someone tough enough for the job of building it with her. Pregnancy hormones kicked her imagination into overdrive and she began to pursue publication. Although she achieved ePublication years ago with three Young Adult stories and one Sweet Romance, she discovered Indie Pub was a lot more fun for her and never looked back. She now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of multiple decades, four children who are now taller than her and want a puppy, two spoiled rotten cats, and a bunch of chickens who are nothing but freeloading slackers.

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  1. Debra K Guyette says

    Intriguing post. I enjoyed reading it. Do you enjoy doing research?

  2. Oh, yes, I can’t seem to help myself when it comes to research. I’m terribly curious about, well, a lot. I’ve learned that when I become especially curious about a topic, it ends up spawning a new novel. So, I just go with it.

  3. Looks like Debra won the free eBook. Thanks, Debra! Please email me so I can send it to you.


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