Release Date: November 21st, 2019
As the newest veterinarian in the small town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Vaughn Winters doesn't have time for relationships. He is too busy healing injuries and establishing his reputation as a trustworthy vet. But when a strange man waves him down one stormy night seeking help for his injured dog, Vaughn simply can't refuse.
Obviously homeless and with no means to pay for Roxy's medical care, Vaughn throws caution to the wind and strikes a deal with the hesitant stranger that would allow Roxy the time to heal and provide some much-needed TLC to his property as well. As the days pass, Vaughn's curiosity grows. Alex's dedication to the job is as surprising as the sexy tats hidden beneath his rugged clothes. What could have pushed this kind, hardworking man to the streets, or cast such dark shadows in his otherwise bright blue eyes?
Will six weeks be enough time to earn Alex's trust? Or will asking questions cause him to tuck tail and run as soon as Roxy is able?
Roxy's Recovery is a 61k standalone contemporary romance involving two men, a meddling sister, and a seriously sassy pug.
Our Exclusive Interview with Kim!
Thank you for having me today! I am thrilled to be here and I hope you’re enjoying Roxy’s Recovery.
How long have you been writing?
KB: I have been creating stories in my head since before I could write my own name. Once I learned to write, it was like a whole new world opened up to me. I was always the kid who looked forward to English class the most, simply because it gave me a chance to get words out in some way. I had notebooks stacked high in my bedroom of stories and ideas, though most of them were incomplete. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I became serious about pursuing this crazy passion.
Where do you get your inspiration?
KB: I find inspiration everywhere. There was one story that came to me when I saw initials carved into the truck of a tree. Another story came to me in a dream, and eventually became Back to You. One of my characters, Reyes, was an adaptation of a random guy I saw at a movie theater. He caught my attention while walking past me and suddenly I had a soccer player running around in my head. I have no idea if the guy really was a soccer player, but that day, he became one! I’ve learned to keep a small notebook in my purse at all times because ideas always seem to come at the worst times.
Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
KB: Not yet, but it’s getting there. I am fortunate enough to work a part time job from home, which opens up most of my time for writing. While I enjoy that job, I do look forward to the day when I can just focus on writing instead.
How do you handle writer’s block or plot issues?
KB: I have a very close friend who knows my writing style and sees my characters just as clearly as I do. She is great at talking me through the plot holes or getting me to see things from another perspective. Often times, after just an hour talk with her, I feel motivated and ready to dive back in.
When you’re writing an emotionally draining (or sexy, or sad, etc) scene, how do you get in the mood?
KB: This is a difficult question to answer. I am an empathetic person, so emotions tend to absorb into me like a liquid. It can be very draining for me to feel the heartache of my guys or shake the anxiety of a stressful scene. Sometimes I have to go for a walk just to calm down. My husband likes to joke that crying is just a part of my process, because I have shed tears with nearly every story I’ve ever written. Not because I’m stressed (although that’s true too) but because I just feel the characters so deeply. There are times when it’s difficult for me to separate my real-life issues from my fictional ones, and I’m very grateful my husband and kids are understanding of that. It’s funny too, because I see my daughter doing some of the same things with her love of books now too. We both are passionate about fictional people!
Describe your writing space and a typical day writing.
KB: After working a couple hours, I usually do a small work out and shower, then listen to an audiobook for an hour before diving into writing. During the summer, I spent 90% of my time with my laptop on the back patio under our awning. Now that it’s colder, I’m getting comfortable on the couch or in my office again. I have tried to go places to write, but as I mentioned already, I get inspiration anywhere… so when I’m out and about, I tend to people watch and that just becomes counterproductive. I need to finish my stories, not create new ones! So I’ve learned I just need quiet to actually get the work done.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
KB: Yes! I am currently working on two projects: Found in You, which is book three in my Against All Odds series, and Forbidden, which will be my first paranormal. I am very excited to be spending time with Max and Carter as well as the rest of the Reedsport gang again. I love that universe so much. I hope to release their story this spring. I am also thrilled to be writing a paranormal story as well. I have loved paranormal ever since I “borrowed” my aunt’s Ann Rice books when I was a young girl and was introduced to vampires. It’s been very fun creating a world of my own. There are shapeshifters of all kinds, vampires, mage, and even fae in this universe. I can’t wait to get these stories into my reader’s hands next year!
Thanks again for letting me be here and spending time with me. I am very excited for what the next year brings.
About The Author ~
I am an Idaho native who grew up dreaming about traveling the world and writing stories. As a child, I would often spend my spare time curled up with my favorite blanket and a notebook, writing another fairy tale. I never would have guessed those fairy tales would one day grow into gay romances, but that is where my heart led me and I am so glad it did. I write about love because I believe it can happen to anyone, with anyone. I also believe dreams never expire, redemption is possible, and true forgiveness can heal us in ways we never expect. I know firsthand how messy life can get, but as any artist will tell you, a little mess is needed to create something beautiful. You can often find me with a mug of coffee in one hand and a dog toy in the other. There is never a day that goes by without my sweet boy insisting on a game - or twenty - of fetch.
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