Kimberly Kincaid has stopped by CABR to answer a quiz about her latest release – “Love on the Line“.
‘Foodies’, you are gonna love this one! 😀
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Using 120 characters or less (a la Twitter), tell us about LOVE ON THE LINE.
Take one gruff cop, add a feisty personal chef, mix well. Watch the kitchen, and the pages, heat up.
What led you to writing this novella?
I had some rare down-time between projects for Kensington, and my brilliant agent suggested an e-novella. It was a lot of fun, and it gave me a chance to explore digital publishing while getting my toes wet as an author.
Is there a soundtrack for “LOTL” or did you have one while writing it?
While I can’t write unless it’s quiet, I am very music-driven while drafting and plotting and coming up with scenes! I played the song “Overjoyed” by Matchbox 20 when I crafted the more tender scenes in this story, because the soulful honesty sounded like Violet and Noah to me. I also listen to a lot of Matt Nathanson, Norah Jones and Sarah Bareilles when I’m plotting.
What was your favourite/most difficult scene to write? Please include an excerpt from it.
My favorite scene, oh this is hard! I love the pivotal moment when Noah, who has been shot in the line of duty and has temporary trauma amnesia, has his first flash of memory after the incident…and it just happens to be of the heroine, Violet, being in his hospital room when she wasn’t supposed to be.
It goes down like this (EXCERPT):
As soon as Noah got behind her, the smell of coconuts and warm sand filled his senses, delivering a crystal clear image to his brain. His heart slammed in his ribcage, and without thinking, he cupped Violet’s elbow and swung her around, so tight to his body that he felt her gasp as much as heard it.
“You were in my hospital room yesterday. Before I woke up.”
But he barreled on, the memory as bright and vivid as if it had just happened a minute ago. “Your hair was braided, on your shoulders, and you were wearing a…a bracelet that sounded like wind chimes. You said the doctor was coming. It was you.”
The fan of her gold-tipped lashes fluttered wide, and the warm puff of her breath heated his cheek as she nodded. “I didn’t mean to intrude. I was looking for Jason, but I didn’t think you’d wake up.”
Noah shook his head to quell her apology. “It doesn’t matter,” he said, his resolve locking into place, and Violet went utterly still against him.
“No. You’re the first thing I’ve been able to remember since I got shot in the first place. In fact, you’re the only thing I can remember since I got shot.”
What’s next for you in 2013?
Oh, I’m a busy lady in 2013! I’ll be at RT in Kansas City in May, and also at RWA Nationals in Atlanta in July. I’ve got a Christmas anthology coming out with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell (from Kensington) in October 2013 too. Then my single-title releases will follow in the winter, starting with Turn Up The Heat.
eBook or paperback?
Oh, I am equal opportunity! I love to read, so really, it can be the back of a cereal box, and if it’s engaging, I’m in 😀
Fruits or chocolate?
I know people will think this is crazy, but fruits. I have a fundamental love for food that comes right from the earth. There’s only one fruit I don’t like, and that’s bananas (sorry, bananas!) Otherwise, I love them all.
Dogs or cats?
Neither, sadly! My daughters are allergic. So we love fish!
A place where there’s good food, great company and lots of love. If the place happens to be Hawaii…that wouldn’t hurt 😀
If you could meet anyone from history, living or dead, who would it it be and why?
Oh, I would totally hang out with William Shakespeare. I have a huge literary crush on old Bill, and would just love to be spoken to in iambic pentameter.
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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?
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 éclairs 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 is 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.
Her first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. Kimberly resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
Visit her any time at www.kimberlykincaid.com or come check her out on Facebook and Twitter.