Spotlight Interview & New Release ~ The Detective’s Dragon by Karilyn Bentley

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Please welcome the lovely and fellow Wild Rose Press author, Karilyn Bentley! I’m celebrating her new release, The Detective’s Dragon. I was hooked the moment I heard there was a dragon.

Before we take a peek into her latest story, here is my interview with Karilyn…

MM: Thanks so much for visiting us today. Describe a typical writing day. Are you a morning, afternoon, or night-owl writer?

KB: Morning or afternoon if I had my choice. Unfortunately, the day job means I’m an evening writer. Early evening that is. By 9PM I’m brain dead. <g>

MM: I admire anyone who can writer after 5PM, Karilyn. Can you tell us about your current work-in-progress?

KB: I’m working on the third book in my urban fantasy Demon Huntress series.

MM: Wonderful! Another great series, too. What inspires you when you’re writing?

KB: The prospect of catching a new reader’s eye.

MM: It warms my heart when I meet a new reader, Karilyn. What’s your favorite item on your writing desk?

KB: A solar activated bobblehead Yoyo (of Hoops & Yoyo fame) with the saying, “I’m in my worry-free zone.” My officemate at the day job gave it to me one year for my birthday.

MM: Ooo…I would love to see a picture. Now, just for fun. Do you prefer…

Champagne or Beer? Beer

Southern drawl or Scottish burr? Scottish burr

Kilt or Leather pants? Kilt

Print book or e-reader? I’m an equal opportunity reader. <g>

MM: Loved having you here today, Karilyn! Wishing you all the best with The Detective’s Dragon. 



As a Halfling with little magic, Jamie is barely considered a Draconi, his sole talent finding jewels and lost people. But when he dreams of a human female in trouble, he has no choice but to save her, even if it means crossing dimensions into a different realm. Unfairly accused and placed on administrative leave, Detective Ruby Parker is determined to regain her position on the Denver police force. When an attempt to kidnap her fails, she must learn to trust the stranger who appears from nowhere to help her. Unlike in Draconia, Jamie’s powers work in Parker’s world, his longing to wield magic finally fulfilled. But is working magic worth leaving his family and friends? When Parker realizes she loves Jamie, she must make a choice, follow her heart to a different world, or remain alone and attempt to regain her beloved job. What happens when the one you love lives in another dimension?


The squeak of hinges snapped Parker’s attention to the door. Hottie stood in the doorway, one hand on the frame, the other on the handle, a look of determination plastered on his face. A look she was familiar with. A look she saw reflected in her mirror on a daily basis. A look mirrored on her coworkers’ faces when working a case.

A look she never thought to see directed her way.

Which was a bit unnerving, but not nearly as unnerving as the realization he’d followed her. He stood in the doorway like he owned the place. Or owned her.

Her limbs shuddered like a car without shocks. He. Followed. Her. Was he stalking her? Was he with the ones who tried to kidnap her? What was he doing here? More to the point, how did she get rid of him? Her muscles might be coming out of a deep freeze, but that didn’t mean she could hop off the bed and toss him out the door.

Where was the damn call button?

Parker patted the mattress. Hottie took a step closer. Then another. No button. Her heart shook an uneven rhythm, the beat a warning drum in her veins. Her hand moved faster against the mattress, searching, seeking, not finding.

Damn it.

“Be of ease. I mean no harm.”

She stilled, her hand paused mid-pat as if his words flipped her off switch. Deep and soothing, his voice stroked across frazzled nerves, slowing her racing heart. If he could bottle that sound, women would fall at his feet.

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  1. Hi Mary! Thank you for having me on today! And congrats on your newest release. I’m reading it and loving it!!

  2. Sounds like an intriguing story. Wishing great sales.

  3. Liz Evans

    My favorite stories are with Dragons & this sounds very intriguing… Your a new author to me & Im very excited to read this…Mary never stirs me wrong in the book department… Thanks Mary xoxo

  4. Oh, Karilyn, my son gives me Hoops and YoYo cards for every holiday – I love them! I wish I could find a solar dancer like that! I have a ton of them to begin with – owls, chickens, devils, bunnies, Halloween characters, and the ubiquitous hula girls! They are always cheerful, even on a cloudy day.

  5. Loved the excerpt and the premise. Good luck!

  6. Debra Doggett

    I love dragons! This sounds wonderful.

  7. Great excerpt and cover, Kerilyn. Best wishes with the release.

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