Thursday, May 23, 2013

Another Dose of Kimberly Kincaid


Curtis Brown Digital

When Detective Jason Morgan is tasked with keeping a local restaurant owner safe as part of a make-or-break case, he rises to the challenge. The job is his first priority, and he owes it to the memory of his father, a detective killed in the line of duty, to do it at any cost. But Jason never expected Serenity Gallagher to be so beautiful, so serious...or so tough to protect.

Serenity has moved from place to place at the whim of her capricious mother all her life. The last thing she wants is to leave the diner she finally calls home, even if it means being stuck with a sexy blue-eyed detective. But she’s the only witness to a horrible crime, and the man behind it wants her very, very dead. Going into protective custody means survival, no matter how much Serenity hates hiding.

As Jason and Serenity bide their time together, they are shocked to discover they have much more in common than the surface reveals. But keeping her safe is Jason’s number one priority, no matter how much he’s drawn in by the woman beneath the witness, and Serenity’s past makes it difficult to trust. As the stakes get higher and the spark burns hotter, can Jason and Serenity draw the line?

Writing contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love-- usually the hard way-- and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.

Kimberly's writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain -- the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.

When Kimberly'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 eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.


ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
JASON: My dad was a police detective, so I started on the police academy handbooks in about middle school. Nothing quite like the New York Penal Code to get a guy going.

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
JASON: Respect. No question.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
JASON: Definitely my dad, who was a detective before he was killed. And… (looks around and drops his voice) my partner, Noah, is one tough cop. But it’d probably go right to his head if he knew I said so.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
JASON: Batman. Cool car, cool suit, cool partner. Definitely Batman.

ANGI: What do you like most about yourself? Don't be shy.
JASON: Look at you, asking the hard questions! I guess I’m pretty laid-back. I think you’ve gotta look at life with a sense of humor if you want to get by. Too serious isn’t my thing. Except when it comes to my girlfriend.

ANGI: What's a song that reminds you of Serenity?
JASON: I don’t know if there’s a song that makes me think of her, but whenever I see apple turnovers, there she is, right on my mind. I still don’t know how she makes them, but I don’t care as long as she lets me eat them!

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
JASON: I read a lot of case files and stuff like that for work, so by the time I leave the precinct, I don’t read too much. But thriller novels are pretty cool, especially when the cops catch the bad guys.

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
JASON: I love the sound of Serenity moving around my apartment. When I had to keep her safe in protective custody, I memorized how she sounds moving around, and now that cadence is kind of ingrained in my head.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
JASON: Is that even a question? Action Adventure, absolutely.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
JASON: While my partner is a big Kung Fu movie guy, I prefer to go the Dirty Harry route. Definitely cool.

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
JASON: The one who’s behind bars. Every. Time.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
JASON: Do Serenity’s apple turnovers count?

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: You mentioned in your previous interview that you always wanted to be Wonder Woman when you grew up. So…what did you like best about her? The Lasso of Truth? Her invisible plane? Or that incredible costume?
KIMBERLY'S GOTTA ANSWER: Answering as Kimberly J It was a toss up between the boots and the plane. Even after all this time, I still want both!    

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Outside The Lines, the third and last “line” novella, will be out in late July/early August. 

I also have an anthology coming from Kensington in September that will kick off my Pine Mountain books in early 2014. It’s titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap. Pre-order on Amazon  

Kensington’s Christmas Anthology
with Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell
"What a blast!"

KIMBERLYis giving away  One free e-copy of Drawing The Line.  International giveaway.
It’s a digital copy, so it can go to anyone with Kindle-ready capability or the free conversion app from Amazon.

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KIMBERLY WANTS TO KNOW:  Jason loves Serenity’s apple turnovers (so much that I put a recipe in the back of Drawing The Line!) What’s your favorite pastry/sweet treat?


  1. Loved meeting Jason, km off to read his sorry x

    1. Thanks for stopping by! :) I loved sharing Jason with you all.

  2. Hi Jason, loved your interview! I also loved the book. Great story, and wonderful characters. I have a copy, no need to enter me in the giveaway. Thanks .

    1. Thanks, Pat! I know you were clamoring for Jason's story ;) Next up is Dr. Blake Fisher, and I'm here to tell you, he is a hot one!

  3. Hmmmm, my favorite sweet treat would have to be homemade banana pudding! So good when it is fresh from the oven!! ag_girl76 at yahoo dot com

    1. Oh, yum! Now I am hungry...

      Thanks for popping in to say hi, Amy!

  4. Sounds like a great book! :)

    Hmmm... gummies! :) Although I am a big fan of any type of cookies too!

    1. My kids are suckers for gummies! We love them over here, and even my husband is addicted.

      Have plenty on-hand when you read Drawing The Line. The book makes everyone hungry! And I forgot to mention that if your name isn't drawn, don't despair. The book is on sale right now for only 99 cents. But that's only through tomorrow. So don't dally :)

  5. Love the covers. Gorgeous. Homemade warm pumpkin pie has always been my favorite. Love when the fall rolls around just for that.

  6. Oh, thank you! I think I went through nearly a thousand pictures before I landed on this one, but it is *such* a great snapshot of the book. The intensity is perfect for those two :)

    And yum, pumpkin pie. We are big fans here!

  7. Fun interview. Chocolate chip cookies

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Funny, there's going to be a recipe for those in my first full-length book from Kensington early next year ;) I love 'em too! Thanks for visiting!

    Sorry to be late to the page today, but my hubby has kept me busy cleaning and "cleaning up" finances. Ugh...but it has to be done. I'd rather be writing.

    My favorite treat? Amaretto ice cream from the Marble Slab --a special treat for finishing a book.


    1. I want that ice cream, STAT! :) It sounds so good. I come from an Italian family, and we make Amaretti all the time. They are some of my favorite cookies.

      Thanks for having me on the blog today!

  10. Oooooh, this story sounds GREAT! Thanks for joining us today, Kimberly (& Jason)!

    My favorite dessert is pineapple upside down cake!

    1. My pleasure! I love character interviews-- so much fun, and I feel like I still get to write them even after the book is done :)

  11. I love chocolate eclairs with custard filling. MmMmMm...I don't get them often though. LOL

    I love finding a recipe in a book and this one sounds so fun!

    Marcy Shuler

  12. CONGRATULATIONS: AMY P W you are the winner of Kimberly's Book. She's contacting you.