By Kimberly Quinton
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Crystal: Today as part of this Bridging the Gap Blog Tour I have the opportunity to ask Kimber Quinton a few questions. Welcome Kimberly, I'm so happy to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
Kimberly: Hi! Thanks so much for hosting me today! I’m your typical nerdy, people-watching, over-active imagination having, dramatic, neurotic stay at home mom. I started writing my first story many years ago and I finally sold one last summer, just in time for my youngest to start kindergarten. I hope you like the excerpt because my kids are going to need their therapy subsidized!
Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?
Kimberly: The first scene of Hero Worship is my favorite. I love the way Caroline and Cole interact and it was the first couple of scenes that came to me and made me want to write the story non-stop over two weeks of vacation.
Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your Hero Worship?
Kimberly: I’m a comic, sci-fi and paranormal romance fan. It was only a matter of time before I wrote a superhero, but when I saw a submission all for superhero romance a while back, I was inspired to go ahead with it.
Crystal: What are you currently working on?
Kimberly: I ‘m working on Holiday Hearts #3, Star Spangled Surprise. It’s going to be longer and a higher heat level than then first two, Her Wish Before Christmas and Cupid’s Promise. I do feel the pull to live with a superhero again- will have to see what my schedule says!
Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?
Kimberly: I try to write daily during the week while my kids are at school. I’m new at this and am trying to figure out the balance between writing new words, editing finished works, social media and promo and blogging and how all that get’s along with the other things in life. For the writing itself, I’m mostly a pantser with a bit of question-answering along the way.
Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?
Kimberly: This one was pure fantasy :)
Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?
Kimberly: I love Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Heather Long, Kristin Higgins, Laura Kaye… I have so many. Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Preston and Child, F. Paul Wilson. I could list more that are automatic buys for me!
Crystal: Is there any genre you haven't written that you would like to try?
Kimberly: So far I’ve written in contemporary and paranormal. I have ideas for romantic suspense, mystery, cozy mystery and urban fantasy. I hope to get to those soon! I have more than enough ideas to keep me writing for years.
An Old Threat Returns….
After twenty years confinement on an island for crimes against humanity, the last thing disgraced H.E.R.O. Cole wants to hear is the world needs him. But the government’s sexy envoy peaks his interest and his honor.
Enhanced human and the government’s top negotiator, Caroline Sparks’ only mission is to bring in the last H.E.R.O. at any cost. When he asks for two months with her on his island when the mission is over, she can’t refuse even if it means exposing a secret he might kill her over.
Battle to save the world….
With disaster looming at every turn, Cole must choose between vengeance and duty. Can Caroline embrace her latent power and save her hero or will saving the world cost them both everything?
Hero Worship from Decadent Publishing
Exclusively first at All Romance ebooks ! http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html
Official Release Day~ February 21, 2014
Super Hero Romance
29k words, heat level: 3 flames
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hero-worship-kimberly-quinton/1118705971?ean=2940148252689
Enjoy the following excerpt for Hero Worship:
“Look, princess, I don’t have a knight-in-shining-armor side. You need to get around to my real side.”
Caroline’s teeth clicked together at princess; her tongue barely escaped the sharp edges before she forced another breath through her nose.
“And what side would that be? Your, I-want-my-own-island-and-the-rest-of- the-world-can-rot, side? Or how about your, I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple- weeks, side? Which one of those should I appeal to?”
Her voice sounded strange to her ears, thick with frustration and on the brink of screeching. I never raise my voice. Pursing her lips against the tremble, she gripped the edge of her seat, doing her best to ignore his wide smirk. She needed this conversation under her control.
He leaned back and tilted his head to look beneath the table, eyeing her legs. She stiffened but didn’t move further at his perusal of her from head to chest and back. A negotiator couldn’t be easily offended.
“Definitely my I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple-weeks, side. You could be that woman.”
“What?” Incredulity tightened her throat and her words sputtered out in a breathy puff. “Are you insane?”
“Depends on who you ask.” He winked; a suggestive tilt broadened his smile.
No way in hell. She squashed the butterflies that flapped in her belly, determined to ignore the temptation of his sun-kissed shoulders and golden abs, each muscle defined like a sculpted masterpiece. A perfect Hero. Physically. Too bad, of all the Heroes, only he remained.
Caroline cleared her throat. “I’m here to negotiate your chance at freedom, not feed your lascivious appetites.”
“Okay. Tell the AG the offer is rejected.”
“Millions of lives are at risk. We can’t combat a cyborg army under the control of a terrorist on our own.”
“Not my problem.”
“You used to be a hero. Now you’re heartless and cruel—pathetic.”
Caroline searched his face for a reaction, anything to tell her she’d gotten to him. He gave nothing but a shrug under a steady gaze. Her insults seemed to roll right off him.
“Your brethren would be ashamed.”
A flash of violence passed through his eyes as he thrust forward, shoulders raised, in a shift from nonchalant to coiled aggression, ready to strike at the next provocation. Here was the vengeance that cost a dozen citizens their lives and damages in the billions to government assets. She struggled not to react, but anger surged inside her, smothering her self-protective instincts.
About the Author:
Whether she’s writing contemporary or paranormal romance, Kimberly Quinton is a romantic at heart who strives to tell stories about the power of true love.
Since a teen, she’s loved romances and believes we can all live our happily-ever-after. Always a people watcher, it wasn’t until Kimberly shucked her Accounting major for Anthropology that her interest in people and cultures was nurtured. Kimberly has combined her natural curiosity (nosiness) with her love of romance for the sake of bringing the movies in her head to life on the page.
A wife and mother of two, Kimberly spends her days chasing chores, wrangling active kids, and writing. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, great wine and sharing a laugh with friends and family.
You can usually find her on Facebook or Twitter. Stop by for a chat.
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Thank you for hosting me today!ReplyDelete
Great interview and the excerpt sounds intriguing :)ReplyDelete
Love the book cover. I see there are holiday books coming out, Can't wait those are my favorite---Rae (ws chat)ReplyDelete