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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “Drawing The Line” by Kimberly Kincaid

May 8
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Kimberly Kincaid is on CABR today  😀

As you can tell by my big smile, this is one fun lady who knows how to write a story any romance-loving foodie would enjoy.


Kimberly, in 120 words or less, tell us about DRAWING THE LINE

Drawing The Line is the story of Jason Morgan, a fiercely dedicated police detective, who must protect headstrong Serenity Gallagher, a restaurant owner, in a make-or-break case. He never expected her to be so beautiful, so serious…and so tough to protect.


Did you have to do any fun or unusual research for this book? 😉

I got to “talk shop” with a fantastically patient police officer about procedures, I asked my nurse friend all sorts of questions about head injuries, and I got to eat a LOT of apple turnovers. All fun!


Did you struggle to put down words when it came to a particular scene in the book?

This whole story was a bit of a labor of love. In the beginning, I saw Jason a lot differently, and he kept surprising me as I got him on the page.

He was originally a lot less intense and more playful. But I love how he fooled me! His intensity is a lot different than his partner, Noah’s (from Love On The Line, book #1). But Serenity suits him perfectly, I think.


“Is everything okay in here? I heard a crash from the nurse’s station.” The nurse looked down at the still-overturned blood pressure monitor, then narrowed her eyes on Serenity’s wardrobe change. “You shouldn’t be out of bed. And where’s your gown?”

Serenity’s dark eyes went as round as her mouth, and she took a step back, bumping to a halt against the edge of the bed rail. “I, um…I…”

“It’s actually my fault,” Jason said, stepping in to give the nurse a sheepish smile while he blocked Serenity from the woman’s view. “I knocked right into this thing while I was helping Ms. Gallagher back to her bed so she could rest while she waits for her release papers. I’m so sorry, I didn’t even see it.” He tossed up his hands in a whoops-like approximation, cranking up his most winning smile as he reached down to set the rolling stand back to rights, and God bless her, the nurse bit hook, line and stethoscope.

“Oh.” The nurse blushed, her attention diverted. “I apologize, detective. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I just wanted to make sure everything was okay down here.”

“Everything’s great,” Jason said, choosing as much genuine truth as possible while still cultivating an advantage. “Sorry to alarm you.”

The woman’s glance flickered over Jason’s shoulder, where Serenity must’ve given some sign of acknowledgment, because the woman headed toward the door without wasting so much as a step. “Just use the call button if you need anything. And please stay in bed, Ms. Gallagher. Just because your MRI came back clear doesn’t mean you should be running around. It’s easy to get dizzy with a head injury, even if you think you feel fine.”

He waited until the door bumped shut against its frame before turning to lift his brows at Serenity, who perched on the edge of the bed even though every inch of her body language had her poised for the door.

Nope. No chance. Jason angled himself directly into her exit path, smiling to temper the move. “Now where were we? Ah, right. I was helping you get back into bed,” he said, stepping in to pull back the thin cotton blanket and offer up his hand.

Her expression was wary, but she balanced it out with a firm grip of her fingers over his as she replaced herself against the mattress. “Why did you cover for me?” Serenity asked, and Lord, he was a sucker for a woman who got right to business. Her eyes flicked to the spot on his shoulder that blocked her view of the door, and okay, yeah. She meant a lot of business.

“I didn’t think you getting on the nurse’s bad side would help either of our causes,” Jason said, shocking himself at the straight answer.

Her brow popped high enough to disappear under the dark fringe of her bangs, and even though she made a good effort to cover the resulting wince, he caught it. “And what causes would those be?”

“You want to get out of here against medical advice pretty badly, Ms. Gallagher. And I don’t want to let you.”


Did you find inspiration from particular songs/albums while writing?

I love this question! I always have a theme song for each of my books, and for Drawing The Line, it was “Gone, Gone, Gone” by American Idol cutie, Phillip Phillips. I think I burned a hole in my iPod listening to it!




KimberlyKincaid picFavourite snack?

Depends on my mood. I have a particular fondness for pretzels and cream cheese (I blame my husband for this). But I also love cucumbers and ranch dip, and almost any kind of cheese.


Ideal getaway?

Anywhere I can relax with good food, great friends and lots of books! A hammock in Hawaii wouldn’t be bad 🙂


If you could be someone from history for a day, living or dead, who would it it be and why?

I have a really giant history-crush on Shakespeare. I’d so be Old Bill for a day. Truly.


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