I am pleased to welcome foodie romance author Kimberly Kincaid to the blog today as we celebrate her latest novella release Love on The Line. Also joining us is Noah, the ruff and gruff police detective in Love on The Line. This is Noah. Everybody say Haaaaaayyyyy……
Kimberly will be interviewing him and asking him some very specific questions to help us get to know him better. Their relationship is……unique. We will also be giving away a free copy of Love on The Line to a random lucky commenter, so don’t forget to enter in the comments section of this blog post for your chance to win. Without further ado, please enjoy the interview with hunky Noah and his creator Kimberly:
I often joke that my head is one great big carnival of weird, and arguably, the best ride at the show comes from the characters I create. So with that in mind, I “hung out” with Noah Blackwell, the hero from my new release, Love On The Line. Here’s what he had to say about green vegetables, his Kung Fu movie addiction, and the very best way to get to his heart.
Kimberly (getting comfortable in the creaky old desk chair): Hey, Noah. Thanks for coming to hang out with me today.
Noah (looking wary): Sure. But just so we’re clear…you’re not going to shoot me again, are you?
Kimberly: Yeah, sorry about that. But I only did it the first time so Violet would have to take care of you. And see how well that turned out?
Noah: Hm. Fair enough. So what should we talk about?
Kimberly: I thought it might be fun to let Laurie’s readers get to know you a little bit. Think you’re up for that?
Noah: Sure. Go for it.
Kimberly: Okay. In Love On The Line, you’re a rough, gruff police detective who has to recover from an on-the-job injury. What made you want to be a cop?
Noah: My father was a cop, and all three of my brothers, too. It’s in our DNA, right along with the dark hair and gray eyes. I never even considered doing anything else with my life.
Kimberly: Including falling in love?
Noah: Yeah, that took me by surprise. And not a lot takes me by surprise.
Kimberly (cracking a grin): So who’s tougher, your boss or Violet?
Noah (trying to hide a smile): I’m going to plead the fifth. There’s no good answer to that question.
Kimberly: Okay, then how about this. You can take five things with you on a year-long stay on a desert island. Sentient beings don’t count. What’s in your suitcase?
Noah: Jeez. A whole year on a desert island would probably drive me nuts. But let’s see. I’d take my collection of Kung Fu movies, a cooler full of beer, a hammock big enough for two, an unlimited supply of Violet’s chicken and dumplings, and some matches for a campfire every night.
Kimberly (raising brows): Sounds like you’re expecting company.
Noah: You’re the one who let me fall in love with her. No way am I leaving Violet behind for a whole year now.
Kimberly: Okay, I’ve gotta give you that one. Speaking of Violet’s chicken and dumplings, does she still put the peas in, or did you win that battle?
Noah: She gets one green thing per dish, no exceptions.
Kimberly: I noticed you didn’t answer the question. Is that a no?
Noah (crossing his arms, but looking more than a little guilty): Next question, please.
Kimberly: Spoil sport! Let’s try something easier. Before Violet came along and schooled you, you didn’t really cook a lot. How did you get by in the kitchen all that time?
Noah: She’ll probably faint when she reads this, but I ate a lot of frozen dinners. PB and J. I might’ve been on a first-name basis with the pizza delivery guy. But learning how to cook has been pretty cool. It’s harder than it looks sometimes, but it’s all right.
Kimberly: Coming from you, that’s a glowing endorsement. Crunchy or creamy on the peanut butter?
Noah: Creamy. No question. Give it to me straight-up.
Kimberly: Straight-up it is! Boxers or briefs?
Noah (lifting a brow): You seriously think people want to know this?
Kimberly (nodding): Yup. And I didn’t quite tell in the story.
Noah: Whatever rocks your cradle, Kincaid. Boxer briefs. Black.
Kimberly: Favorite place to go on a date?
Noah: My couch. I’m a stay-in kind of guy. But Violet likes Mac’s Diner, so we go there for breakfast on Sundays. The cinnamon rolls are off the chain.
Kimberly: Oh, right, Mac’s! Isn’t that where Violet and Jason go for lunch every week?
Noah: Mmm hmm.
Kimberly: Has he gotten used to you being in love with his sister yet? They are twins, after all. And he’s your partner.
Noah: Yeah, he’s cool. And something tells me he’s got his coming, anyway.
Kimberly: Sounds cryptic.
Noah: You’re the one who’s in charge of him. You tell me.
Kimberly (grinning): Let’s let him find out the hard way. Thanks for hanging out with me today, Noah. Keep cooking with Violet!
Noah: Wouldn’t have it any other way. See ya, Kincaid.
Want to read more about how Noah and Violet got together? Check out Love On The Line, now available on amazon.com!
Still unsure? Here, let me help you decide……..
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.”
About The Author:
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.
GIVEAWAY REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS:
To enter to win a free e-copy of Love on The Line, include your name and the email address you wish to receive it at in the comments section of this blog post. The winning commenter will be picked at random and they will receive a copy of the novella via email from the author. Only one copy will be given away. Giveaway ends Sunday, March 17th.