Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Guest Author Kimberly Quinton and Hero Worship

Please welcome romance author Kimberly Quinton! Enter her Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Thanks for stopping to chat! Please tell us a bit about your latest release, or what's coming up.

Hi! Thanks so much for having me on today! Hero Worship is a sexy, sci-fi superhero romance.

Can top government negotiator Caroline Sparks convince disgraced superhero Cole to forget his desire for vengeance and save the world that exiled him? Or will their desire expose secrets that could get them both killed?

How did you become inspired to write this work?

I love paranormal romance and had read a submission call for superhero romances a couple years ago, started thinking about it, and soon Cole and Caroline were born. I had so much fun writing them and I think I’m going to have to go back to the world of superheroes sometime soon.

What is a day in your writing life like? Do you have a set schedule?

I have a set schedule only because I do the majority of my work while my kids are at school. I get very little done in the evenings or on the weekend. I write at home so it’s just me and my pup most of the time. I’m still new at this “being a writer” thing and I’m trying to figure out the right balance of writing new words versus editing versus social media time…. And not miss out on my reading time or those other things that happen in life like bills, doctor visits, homework… oh and dinner and laundry… Someone always needs to eat or find clean clothes.

Do you consider yourself a plotter or a pantser? Or maybe both?

I’m a bit of both. I start with just thinking and playing with an idea, then I might write some notes and answer some questions about the characters and what’s going on and then I sit and write it quickly as a pantser.

Do you prefer to write one specific genre, or are you a bit all over the map? What is your favorite genre to write and why?

I’m trying to stick with paranormal and contemporary romance right now. I have ideas for just about every genre of fiction and feel a bit ADD about my writing. I read so many different genres and haven’t written in all the one’s I have ideas for so I can’t say what’s my favorite yet.

Do you own an e-reader, or maybe two? How do you like it?

I have a kindle and I’ve grown to love it. I’ve always been a book collector, but room is an issue and I read way more than I want to keep, so the Kindle is a perfect solution (enabler) for my reading habit! I have a few authors I will always buy in hardcover otherwise I read almost exclusively on my Kindle.

What do you have planned writing wise for the rest of the year?

I’m completing the third story in my Holiday Hearts Series by Decadent and I have a sexy contemporary romance that I am writing that I hope to shop around this spring. I have a long list of books I want to write—I will always be writing something new. As soon as one project is finished, I start another.

Do you have any social media profiles/pages where readers can follow you? 

I do~ @kimquinton on twitter and www.facebook.com/kimberlyquintonauthor for Facebook. Please stop by to chat or find out about any upcoming releases!

Do you have a blog/Yahoo group for readers to stay updated on your works? 

I post to my website www.kimberlyquinton.com and I also blog at Romancing The Naked Hero at www.thenakedhero.com.

What was the last book that you read? What did you think? 

I just finished Heather Long’s Wanted Alive or Fevered. The sixth in her Fevered Hearts series. I couldn’t put it down. It is one of my all time favorite series. Historical western paranormal romance~ I would recommend it to anyone.

About the Book

An Old Threat Returns….

After twenty years confinement on an island for crimes against humanity, the last thing disgraced H.E.R.O. Cole wants to hear is the world needs him. But the government’s sexy envoy peaks his interest and his honor.


Enhanced human and the government’s top negotiator, Caroline Sparks’ only mission is to bring in the last H.E.R.O. at any cost. When he asks for two months with her on his island when the mission is over, she can’t refuse even if it means exposing a secret he might kill her over.

Battle to save the world….

With disaster looming at every turn, Cole must choose between vengeance and duty. Can Caroline embrace her latent power and save her hero or will saving the world cost them both everything?

Hero Worship from Decadent Publishing

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Enjoy the following excerpt for Hero Worship:

“Look, princess, I don’t have a knight-in-shining-armor side. You need to get around to my real side.”
Caroline’s teeth clicked together at princess; her tongue barely escaped the sharp edges before she forced another breath through her nose.
“And what side would that be? Your, I-want-my-own-island-and-the-rest-of- the-world-can-rot, side? Or how about your, I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple- weeks, side? Which one of those should I appeal to?”
Her voice sounded strange to her ears, thick with frustration and on the brink of screeching. I never raise my voice. Pursing her lips against the tremble, she gripped the edge of her seat, doing her best to ignore his wide smirk. She needed this conversation under her control.
He leaned back and tilted his head to look beneath the table, eyeing her legs. She stiffened but didn’t move further at his perusal of her from head to chest and back. A negotiator couldn’t be easily offended.
“Definitely my I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple-weeks, side. You could be that woman.”
“What?” Incredulity tightened her throat and her words sputtered out in a breathy puff. “Are you insane?”
“Depends on who you ask.” He winked; a suggestive tilt broadened his smile.
No way in hell. She squashed the butterflies that flapped in her belly, determined to ignore the temptation of his sun-kissed shoulders and golden abs, each muscle defined like a sculpted masterpiece. A perfect Hero. Physically. Too bad, of all the Heroes, only he remained.
Caroline cleared her throat. “I’m here to negotiate your chance at freedom, not feed your lascivious appetites.”
“Okay. Tell the AG the offer is rejected.”
“Millions of lives are at risk. We can’t combat a cyborg army under the control of a terrorist on our own.”
“Not my problem.”
“You used to be a hero. Now you’re heartless and cruel—pathetic.”
Caroline searched his face for a reaction, anything to tell her she’d gotten to him. He gave nothing but a shrug under a steady gaze. Her insults seemed to roll right off him.
“Your brethren would be ashamed.”
A flash of violence passed through his eyes as he thrust forward, shoulders raised, in a shift from nonchalant to coiled aggression, ready to strike at the next provocation. Here was the vengeance that cost a dozen citizens their lives and damages in the billions to government assets. She struggled not to react, but anger surged inside her, smothering her self-protective instincts.

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About the Author:
Whether she’s writing contemporary or paranormal romance, Kimberly Quinton is a romantic at heart who strives to tell stories about the power of true love.

Since a teen, she’s loved romances and believes we can all live our happily-ever-after. Always a people watcher, it wasn’t until Kimberly shucked her Accounting major for Anthropology that her interest in people and cultures was nurtured. Kimberly has combined her natural curiosity (nosiness) with her love of romance for the sake of bringing the movies in her head to life on the page.

A wife and mother of two, Kimberly spends her days chasing chores, wrangling active kids, and writing. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, great wine and sharing a laugh with friends and family.

You can usually find her on Facebook or Twitter. Stop by for a chat.

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1 comment:

Teri Riggs said...

I loved the excerpt. It gave me a good peek at the hero and heroine's personalities. The book sounds great!