Friday, 29 April 2016

Autthor Q&A with Kim Loraine #Contemporary #Romance

Kim Loraine will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters?
AnnaSophia Robb would play Valerie and Colin O’Donoghue would be Donovan. I can’t picture them as anyone else, but I love to see who my readers picture.

How do you come up with the titles of your books?
I started with Restoration, it was just natural because my main character was a restorative architect who needed to be put back together as well. After that, I decided an “R” theme and double meaning was important. Renovation is about tearing down walls and repairing the damage inside while improving yourself in the process.

What does your writing space look like?
I write all over the place. I live in Japan, so if I’m not at a coffee shop, I like to write in the tatami room in my house. It is peaceful, with beautiful rice paper doors and a view of my Japanese garden.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love to swim, walk on the boardwalk by our house, snuggle my kids, and my husband and I are currently obsessed with Supernatural, so we watch that most nights.

What is your favourite color?

What is your favourite pleasure food?
Chocolate chip cookies dipped in coffee first thing in the morning.

What is your favourite season?

What is your favourite television show?
Supernatural, Doctor Who, Outlander

What is your favourite movie?
Barefoot in the Park

Who is your favourite actor?
David Tennant

What is your favourite song?
I Will by The Beatles

What is your favourite comfort clothing attire?
My mom uniform of Yoga pants and a comfy T-shirt

What books might we find on your bedside table?
Probably a Nora Roberts book, a book club recommendation, and a mystery novel.

Describe yourself in three words.
Outgoing, level-headed, empathetic

Valerie Peters is done with bad boys and ready to start living for herself. She’s determined to settle for nothing less than a romantic, sweeps-you-off-your-feet, nice-guy. So when a sexy firefighter with the hottest reputation in town saves her from near-drowning, there’s no doubt he’s everything she shouldn't want. 

Donovan’s looks and image have kept his nights entertaining and his ring finger empty. One-night stands serve as a short-term distraction to the flashbacks of his past he increasingly struggles to ignore. But a chance encounter with his best friend’s sister makes him realize that one night is no longer enough. 

Together they discover that bad can actually be the best and forever is worth everything.

Donovan Miller braced his arms on the side of the pool as he pushed himself out of the water. His limbs trembled slightly from exertion. He reached for his towel and caught sight of the swimmer a few lanes away. She was tiny. Her body moved smoothly through the water, mesmerizing him as she rotated back and forth. He could tell she was an experienced swimmer by the consistency in her strokes. As he toweled off, he admired the curves of her body. Alarm bells rang in his head when he realized she was rapidly approaching the wall and showed no sign of slowing.

"Hey! Hey! Watch out!" he shouted as he ran toward her lane, hoping desperately to intercept her.

With a dim thud, her head hit the side of the pool. He watched as her eyes rolled back and she sank under the water.

"Shit! Shit!"

Jumping into the swimmer's lane, he pulled her to the surface, attempting to immobilize her neck as much as possible. He assessed her pulse and checked to make sure her airway wasn't compromised.

"Call an ambulance," he barked at the dumbstruck lifeguards headed in their direction.

She floated in his arms, eyes closed, bleeding. He took a moment to feel thankful he'd seen the effects of blood mixed with water before. Even a small amount of blood can look like a murder scene when water is added. He held her while they waited for the ambulance. He stroked her hair and checked her pulse again, disconcerted by the feeling of her soft skin under his fingers. Her eyes fluttered open, affording him a concerned glance before she winced in pain.

"What happened?" Her voice was thin and raspy.

"Shh, don't try to move, sweetheart. You slammed into that wall pretty hard."

"I . . . mmm . . . lost my count."

"It's gonna be okay."

She frowned, eyebrows pulling together. "Can I get up now?"

"There's an ambulance on the way. They'll be here in a minute. We need to wait to move you. I want to get you on a spine board and in a neck brace." He smiled and locked eyes with her. "What's your name, sweetheart?"

"Valerie. Valerie Peters." Her face pulled into an adorable frown again. "Don't call me sweetheart. I don't even know you."

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Kim Loraine is the author of the “Golden Beach” series, including “Restoration” (2015) and “Renovation” (2015). She started writing at a young age, scribbling down song lyrics, short stories, and poems she was too afraid to share with anyone. Busy working as a music teacher in her Pacific Northwest hometown, it wasn’t until her family of four picked up everything and moved to beautiful Japan that she decided to finally take the plunge and send her characters out into the world.

The central theme in Kim’s books is self-discovery, whether that is found through taking risks, breaking down walls, or admitting mistakes. Kim likes to write characters that seem like someone you actually know, who find that life is a journey not without its challenges.

When not writing Kim spends her time with her husband, chasing around their crazy kids, exploring Japan, and binge-watching Doctor Who on Netflix.

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Renovation will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

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  1. How do you feel when someone disagrees with something you have written?

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. The story sounds good.

  3. It's been a fun tour, I've enjoyed all of the reviews and excerpts! Thanks for sharing :)