Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Interview with Kimberly Kincaid + #Giveaway (ebook)

Kati met Kimberly Kincaid at RT in Kansas City and had a fabulous time getting to know her. Kimberly can be found on Twitter and Facebook sharing her love for yummy foodie goodness. Her recent novellas combine sexy, sweet and a dash of omigoodness. We can't wait to introduce you to this wonderful author.


Meet Kimberly:
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Connect with Kimberly: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Jamie and Kati: Hi Kimberly! Welcome to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance.

J&K: Share 5 fun facts about yourself
Kimberly Kincaid: Okay, let’s see. I’m a certified yoga instructor, my favorite movie of all time is Shakespeare in Love, I couldn’t carry a tune if you spotted me a bucket, singer Matt Nathanson once called me a bada**, and I’m ambidextrous.

J&K: What are Love on the Line and Drawing the Line about? [no copying blurb :)]
KK: Love On The Line is the story of a rough, gruff career cop who is injured in the line of duty, and he has to rely on a sexy, soulful personal chef (also his partner’s sister) in order to eat. Drawing The Line is about a dedicated detective who is tasked with keeping a restaurant owner safe in a high profile case, when the last thing she wants to do is leave home.

J&K: What is it that makes each hero and heroine perfect for each other?
KK: In Love On The Line, Violet and Noah get each other while balancing each other out. They’re opposites in a lot of ways, but they still understand the fundamentals of the other person (and that’s what they’re drawn to). For Drawing The Line, Jason and Serenity can see past each other’s smokescreens and defenses, and that vision is what makes them fit.

J&K: In one word, describe how you felt when you got “The Call”
KK: Surreal

J&K: What drew you to writing these foodie/detective novellas?
KK: I like really intense heroes and really, *really* feisty heroines. All of my work incorporates some branch of the culinary world, while the cop angle is unique to this series, but I love how it turned out. There’s a lot of potential for layered, well-developed emotions with characters who have careers about which they’re passionate. These books definitely fit the bill!

J&K: Do you have any writing rituals?
KK: So many, it’s embarrassing. I have to have pin-drop quiet when I write, so I’m either up before daybreak or after hours most of the time. I have to be in my office, and I have this ancient, fake leather desk chair that’s all worn down and awful and I love it. My husband keeps trying to get rid of it, but it’s like my version of Joey’s recliner from FRIENDS. I have to have it!

J&K: What’s next for readers? Can you give us a sneak peek into your current WIP?
KK: I have two projects going right now. The first is the third (and last) “line” novella, Outside The Lines, featuring Dr. Blake Fisher and Jules Shaw, the manager at Mac’s Diner. The other is the fourth foodie novel in my Pine Mountain series, and I’m not gonna lie. It’s my favorite yet!

Lighting Round:
Alpha or Beta? Alpha! All the way.
Wallflower or Belle of the Ball? Belle. It goes with the Alpha.
Debutante or Spinster? Oooo. Debutante.
Virgin widow or Secret baby? My CPs will laugh at this. Secret baby!
Titled peer or Working man? Working. Man. Every single time.
Love at first sight or Second chances? Second chances (remember this for Outside The Lines!)
Naval officer or Swashbuckling pirate? Oh God, I have to pick? Pirate. Probably.
Vampires or Shifters? Vamps. JR Ward has ruined me for all others.
Past, Present or Future? Present. No time like the now!
Writing or Reading? Yes ;)
Paperbacks or e-books? Either. Maybe paperbacks, by a hair.
Plotter or Pantser? Insane plotter
Author’s choice: If you could make a dish for your love with any skill or ingredients you wanted, what would it be and why?

Violet Morgan puts the personal in personal chef, catering to clients who want the full cooking experience rather than a culinary drop-and-dash. But when her brother’s police detective partner is injured in the line of duty and needs help during recovery, she makes an exception. Violet lost her father to the job seven years ago, and worries for her brother’s safety every day. The last thing she wants is to get up-close with her brother’s career-cop partner…again.

For Noah Blackwell, being a detective isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy. So when he’s forced to take mandatory leave and deal with the trauma amnesia keeping him from identifying his shooter, it’s a literal case of adding insult to injury— and now he’s got to deal with an unwanted culinary caregiver on top of it. Never mind that he and Violet shared a steamy, secret kiss last New Year’s Eve. She rejects everything related to the job, and Noah’s not about to be distracted from recovering his memory and getting back to what he does best. No matter how pretty Violet is.

Despite their differences, Violet and Noah share a surprising bond in the kitchen that grows into something neither of them expect. But as Noah heals and their feelings for each other extend from the kitchen to the bedroom, Violet knows she must make an impossible choice. She may wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to food, but can she risk it all to put love on the line?

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When Detective Jason Morgan is tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a make-or-break case, he rises to the challenge. The job is his first priority, and he owes it to the memory of his father, a detective killed in the line of duty, to do it at any cost. But Jason never expected Serenity Gallagher to be so beautiful, so serious...or so tough to protect.

Serenity has moved from place to place at the whim of her capricious mother all her life. The last thing she wants is to leave the diner she finally calls home, even if it means being stuck with a sexy blue-eyed detective. But she’s the only witness to a horrible crime, and the man behind it wants her very, very dead. Going into protective custody means survival, no matter how much Serenity hates hiding.

As Jason and Serenity bide their time together, they are shocked to discover they have much more in common than the surface reveals. But keeping her safe is Jason’s number one priority, no matter how much he’s drawn in by the woman beneath the witness, and Serenity’s past makes it difficult to trust. As the stakes get higher and the spark burns hotter, can Jason and Serenity draw the line?

Get Your Own Copy: Kindle

Kimberly is offering an ebook copy of Love On The Line to one(1) lucky commenter. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment answering Kimberly's question: If you could make a dish for your love with any skill or ingredients you wanted, what would it be and why?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
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  • Giveaway ends June 16th.
Thanks to Kimberly!
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