Guest Author HK Carlton

losttime_800Hi and welcome to my blog, H K Carlton. Please make yourself at home and grab a drink from my hunky cabana boys, Zeke and Jake.  

Oh, Hello boys!

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out? 

This is a busy few months for me. I have two releases coming out this month and two in April:

Lost Time – erotic time-travel romance – Total-E-Bound

You Found Me – historical romance – MuseItUP Publishing

Streetlight People – ménage short story – Total-E-Bound (available for Pre-order)

The Devil Take You – historical romance – MuseItUp

How would you describe yourself using only five words?  

Mom, sister, writer, dreamer, hopeless romantic


If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say? 

I actually have this warning on my blog. I tend to be wordy. Ask my editors.


Do you have any guilty pleasures?  

Mike’s Hard Lemonade


Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.  

I like One Direction ( I have a teenage daughter )


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  

I’d live in Scotland. But I do love Canada.


How do you get yourself in the mood to write?  

I usually don’t have to get myself there, it’s most likely already going on in my head and I can’t get to the computer or a piece of paper fast enough. Finding the time is another matter.


Can you share with us your typical writing day.  Is there anything you have to have while writing?  

I try to answer e-mails, Tweet, blog and such in the morning. Write or edit in the afternoon, as I try to keep up with my other responsibilities. I also prefer to write at night when things have settled down and there are less distractions. I need coffee and my glasses.


Who are some of your favorite authors?  

I have so many favourite authors. Karen Marie Moning, Janet Chapman, Kinley MacGregor, Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood.


What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?  

In my To Read Pile is KMM’s ICED. It picks up where the last Fever book ends.


Is there something special you do to celebrate when one of your books is released?  

No, there really isn’t. I still find it hard to believe it, actually.


Do you have a favorite TV show you can’t miss?  

Chicago Fire. Once Upon A Time. Criminal Minds.


If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why-no it doesn’t have to be from your books? 

From one of my books, there are two; so far. Niall Lummisden from You Found Me and Gard Marschand from The Devil Take You. Niall because he is the best man ever created even if he is only in my imagination, he will do just about anything for his woman; and Gard because he is the complete opposite, he’s really not a nice guy. But I love him anyway. It’s that classic good guys vs. bad boys thing, I guess.

From books that are not mine, I’d have to go with some of Karen Marie Moning’s creations again. Jericho Barrons, Dageus and Drustan MacKeltar. (Brothers, thank you very much, I’ll take them both) or Adam Black. Oh, the choices.

What is the strangest source of writing inspiration you’ve ever had? 

I was inspired on a rooftop. (And I’m not telling what I was doing up there)

If your muse were to talk behind your back, what secrets would he/she tell?

Hmmm, probably that even though I’m a hopeless romantic and want to believe in love that lasts forever, there’s also a part of me that is never satisfied, and always searching. I guess that’s why I fall in love with almost all of my leading men. Until the next one comes along, that is.

Thanks for coming. Is there anything else you want to add? 

Thank you for having me and thanks for the drink, boys. 

Buy Link Lost Time Total-E-Bound


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losttime_800Lost Time Blurb:

Within this frame, his curse is time…

Hannah Keys thinks she’s setting off on the trip of her dreams, but after one mishap after another—beginning with her best friend abandoning her in the airport and ending with the man of her dreams dead—she’s renaming it the vacation from hell.

When Hannah Keys discovers a four-hundred-year-old portrait in Wales, she is intrigued and somewhat saddened by the handsome Highlander portrayed by the artist’s masterful, lifelike strokes. But when she runs into the majorly hunky model for the painting—in the flesh, in the middle of the night—she learns first-hand all about masterful strokes when she shares a night of medieval passion with him.

Lockhart Munro has been cursed inside the portrait until he meets Hannah Keys. For four hundred years, no one has heard him or seen him, let alone touched him. The one woman who can do all these things may be the key to his long-awaited freedom.

But if Hannah sets Lockhart free from his prison, will she be cursed to spend the rest of her lifetime without him?

Or perhaps freeing Lockhart will be just the beginning…

Lost Time Excerpt: 

Hannah heard it again. A sigh. Her head snapped up, causing pain to burst from behind her eyes. When her vision cleared, she shrieked and scrambled up onto the bed.

There was a man. At least, the portrait of a man.

“Ohh!” she breathed, as she stared at the full-length painting. The figure leaned casually on a sword. The huge frame dominated the whole wall.

Hannah slowly climbed from the bed and approached cautiously, almost waiting for something else to jump out and spook the shit out of her.

“How on earth did I not see this?” she whispered, nearing the image.

He was the most beautiful man she’d ever laid eyes on. His features were perfectly masculine and artfully aristocratic.

His eyes were dark and intense, but the artist had highlighted the inner iris with tiny white strokes, making it seem as if his eyes were lit from within. They sparkled with curiosity as though he were really seeing her. She looked into the dark orbs, holding her breath—transfixed, waiting, watching for them to shift or blink. But, of course, they remained still. She released the breath on a chuckle at her own silliness. What a marvellously talented artist to have made him look so lifelike.

She continued to examine him, noting the thick, dark hair that reached almost to the collar of his crisp-looking white shirt. She wondered if the cut was considered overlong and indecent for that time period. She tried to discern what era he might have been from, but there was nothing in the painting that even hinted at the answer. Hannah almost wished he were real. She longed to run her fingers through his thick mane. Had the artist taken liberties, or could this man have been so flawlessly designed?

“You are gorgeous!” She reached out almost reverently, hesitantly touching his cheek. “How could I have missed you?”

She allowed her eyes to drift over the rest of him. His shoulders were wide. The painter had revealed only a small glimpse of what hinted to be a gloriously muscled chest through the V of the unlaced shirt. His waist was trim but Hannah imagined there lay an amazing six-pack under the loosely tucked garment. Her eyes drifted lower, over the dark pants that covered his thick thighs, down to the calf-high, shiny black boots.

Her focus slowly lifted back over his body, her eyes lingering on his crotch for an overlong moment as she imagined that part of him, too. She didn’t have to be an artisan to imagine in precise proportion to the rest of his size what a delightful handful he might be. She sighed. A girl could dream, couldn’t she?

Hannah realised she was breathing rapidly. Her face was warm. Her breasts tingled. Her body was responding as it would if a real live man had captured her attention, although she couldn’t ever remember having a reaction like this without some kind of stimulation first. She almost wished the swirls of paint were not cool to her touch but warm and giving, like his skin might feel.

She gave herself a mental shake. It was the first time she’d ever been turned on by a painting.

Lost Time Total-E-Bound

Lost Time All Romance Ebooks

Amazon UK

Find the author at:

H K’s Blog




Buy Link You Found Me (historical romance)




4 thoughts on “Guest Author HK Carlton

  1. Loved the interview! Okay, a couple of things – “I like One Direction ( I have a teenage daughter )” – excuses, excuses, lol! And we might have to have a throw-down over Jericho Barrons.

    Congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to read it!


  2. Please HK more info on the roof top inspiration! I have to google this Jericho person because if you and Jen are going to fight over him…
    Congratulations on the new release.


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