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A P Von K'Ory
A P Von K’Ory Author Interview

The Chase follows a man who has it all, but falls for a woman who is able to resist his charm and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to be with her. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

My inspiration for the book was my own personal relationship with my husband, who is also an aristocrat of French-German descent. I just wrote a blog article on this which you can find here:
I first wrote about a fictive form of our relationship in my multi-award-winning Bound to Tradition Trilogy, which is very literary and an intercultural study in itself. Then I expanded on that to the next generation – the youngest daughter Shana, and her steamy, complicated romance with Roman.

Roman is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind his character’s development?

Let me put it this way; Roman is a young version of my husband, embellished with a fantasy or two of my own (but no secret to my husband) woven into the story.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The vagaries of interracial attraction and relationships, pointing out the pitfalls in stereotyping that doesn’t exist in real life, and including the rough patches as well as the exhilarating ones. These relationships tend to be volatile in a positive sense and very enriching. It’s not a wonder that the Bound to Tradition Trilogy won so many awards in four different continents!

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’ve completed 4 books in the GOLDEN SHANA SERIES
English Book Trailer:
Bk 1 Golden Shana: The Chase
Bk 2 Golden Shana: The Capture
Bk 3 Golden Shana: The Untouchable
Bk 4 Golden Shana: The Deception
and I’m working on the 5th book – GOLDEN SHANA: THE CONQUEST – which I hope will conclude the end of Shana and Roman’s story. Those two seem to demand more from me each time I finish a book about them. We’ll see. Apart from that, I’m working on the second book of my psychological thriller LONDON SPARKS (, as well as a new thriller UNTAMEABLE set in New York and The Hamptons. The first paragraph of UNTAMEABLE, consisting of only two sentences in the prologue, sets the theme of the book:

I was eight years old when my mother said the three familiar words that turned me into a murderess less than an hour later. At that age, I already knew things some septuagenarians have no idea about.

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Love, a word Roman can hardly spell, hits him when he sees Shana one evening. She’s the first woman not dropping to her knees at his mere presence. Used to getting whatever he wants, he chases her. Only to discovers that she prefers the girls. Roman can’t let that deter him. But is he for once up against his own comeuppance? At any rate, he needs assistance, which comes in the form of Alyssa, Shana’s BFF. Trouble crops up when Alyssa is all too ready and willing to drop on her knees for him. Roman can’t get anywhere near Shana on his own. Would he start anything with Alyssa as long as this finally leads him to meet Shana in person?

Then there’s Marie, his current companion who has a life-changing surprise for him.

Golden Shana: The Chase

Golden Shana: The Chase by [A P von K'Ory]

A.P Von K’ory’s Golden Shana: The Chase is not an ordinary romance novel. While the book’s main character, Roman, is a billionaire, that is not all there is to him. Unlike many other books of this genre, this story’s character has surprising depth to him and builds a fascinating personality beyond his money. Yes, he is dashingly handsome and is known as a ladies’ man, but he is also straightforward with every woman he gets involved with. He is clear about what he wants and never cheats. He is honest about who he is – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

At the beginning of the book, he is with Marie – a beautiful young woman who feels more for Roman than the usual lust. But sooner than later, his sights are set elsewhere, taking us on a journey that is the main premise of the book. As Roman pursues his new love interest, we get insights into her life as well, particularly the state of her romantic relationships. She is different from the women Roman has been with before. She doesn’t latch onto him immediately nor does she seem to be swayed by his good looks. She has her own ambitions, has money of her own, and is living a private life. And she doesn’t like to be ordered around. More importantly, she is dealing with some deep trauma that makes her wary of men.

As we read from chapter to chapter, it is easy to root for her and even hope that Roman doesn’t manage to pull her into his whirlwind of a life. If there is one thing the author has done well though, it is to seamlessly give us the perspectives of the different characters without divulging too much. By using flashbacks, the author has allowed characters to tell us their backstories without it feeling like the story has an extra narrator looking in. And since the story is in the third person, there is some uniformity despite the jumps we take between characters. Also, the book’s ending is unpredictable and there are enough steamy scenes to last you a lifetime.

Golden Shana: The Chase is an alluring romance novel with seductive characters and sultry drama. Fans of erotic romance will haven plenty to enjoy in this riveting novel.

Pages: 392 | ASIN:  B00WA7M3OC

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