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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Interview of Author Krista Ames

Today I'm happy to present an interview of romance author, Krista Ames.

Latest Book: Take Me Home, Cowboy
Buy Links:
Decadent
Amazon
B&N
ARe

BIO:
Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man and is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at krista@kristaames.com or visit her at http://www.kristaames.com or http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: Ha, I screamed. My daughter would tell that story anytime asked. She thought I was losing my marbles lol.

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: Well, the title is the first thing I do actually. A lot of times, when I get an idea it’s because I’ve found a great title and I start building the story from there. I only then get a little frustrated when I’m asked to change the title in edits. After that then, the first few chapters of the book seem to flow the easiest for me, possibly because that’s what I’d worked out in my head after I’d thought up the title.

Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why?
A: It just depends on whether it’s a sweet or spicy romance. Sex scenes give me a bit of trouble. Otherwise it’s bringing the book to an end that’s the hardest for me. I’m not real sure why that is actually.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: My favorite character is Matt Gentry. He’s a cowboy….nuf said.

No really, I just like cowboys but he’s kind of a selfless person. Worries more about everyone else.

Q: Do you eat comfort food when writing? If so, what food inspires your imagination?
A: I definitely try to stay away from food when I’m writing. Sitting on my behind would be a bad scenario for eating. I’m not a huge fan of exercising anyway and I’m sure eating while sitting, all those calories would find their way right to my thighs.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: I love to read actually but even more, I love to spend as much time as possible with my kids !

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: I would love to try paranormal romance or romantic suspense because I’ve read both and loved them. We’ll see if it’s possible in the near future.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Website: http://www.kristaames.com
Blog: http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author-krista-ames
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kristaames
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kristaames
Weekend Writers: http://www.weekend-writers.blogspot.com
Email: krista@kristaames.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Krista-Ames/e/B004FLQ9XM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
TRR Author Page: http://www.theromancereviews.com/kkames



BLURB:
Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

EXCERPT:
“Ally-cat, this is Matt Gentry, my foreman.”

“Very nice to have you join us, ma’am,” he said and extended his hand.

She blanched, the smile fading from her eyes and her lips. She turned a glare on her father. “Foreman?"

Matt tried to hide a smirk, a bit of satisfaction curling in his chest at her obvious discomfort. What the heck, why not make her squirm a little bit more? “Yes ma’am, that’s what he said. Foreman. Of this ranch.”

She seemed immobilized by shock as she looked between him and her father.

“Best damned foreman I’ve ever had, too!” Jesse chimed in, seeming not to even recognize her aggravation. “He could run this place without me.”

“Oh, well now, boss man, I wouldn’t go that far. This job wouldn’t be near as much fun without you.”

Anger burned red on her cheeks, and she turned to glare at Jesse. “Damn it, don’t you know—”

“Ally-cat, don’t you start on me. I run this ranch the way I see fit. I’ll always accept your business advice when it comes to the books, but it ends there.”

“But Daddy—”

“No. Don’t you ‘but Daddy’ me. I make the decisions on this ranch. I may be old but I’m not dead, not yet anyway.”

“Don’t talk like that. You won’t be going anywhere for a long time yet.” Ally’s voice softened and her shoulders sagged.

“Glad you think so, Ally-cat.” Jesse patted a spot next to him on the couch. ”Come sit with me while Maribella whips up something for us to eat.”

“If you’ll excuse me,” Matt said, backing out of the room. “I’ll go clean up before dinner.”

He angled toward the hallway leading to his room, sensing her gaze following his movement, and assumed she would prefer if he cleaned up, ate, and slept in the bunkhouse with the other hands for the night. However, he wouldn’t be doing any of the sort. Jesse had given him a bedroom upstairs in the sprawling home, conveniently overlooking the barns, bunkhouse, and outbuildings, and he intended to use it same as always, especially if it pissed her off.


5 comments:

Melissa Keir said...

I love cowboys too! What is it about those selfless men? Wonderful to read about your book. All the best Krista!

Cara Marsi said...

I love cowboys too. Who doesn't? Your book sounds wonderful. I can relate to wanting to read but having to focus my time on my own writing projects. You're lucky to have such a supportive family. Best of luck.

Sandy said...

I like Matt, and I have a soft heart for cowboys, too, Krista.

Paris said...

I do love the cowboys! I think it may be the self-sufficient streak that attracts me. Loved the excerpt!

jean hart stewart said...

Bests of luck on your new book...loved the excerpt...Thanks

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