Today we’re joined by romance author Kyra Jacobs, who is here to do a little Q&A about her and her newly released novel HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR (Entangled Bliss, September 2015). Be sure to read beyond the interview for a glimpse of the story’s main characters in an original excerpt from the book!
- Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
Hi everyone! I’m Kyra Jacobs, Hoosier native who’s proud to call Fort Wayne, Indiana home. I love the outdoors, where you’ll typically find me either elbow-deep in snapdragons and lamb’s ear or playing sports with my two sons. And by playing, I really mean trying to keep up with them. Seriously, who knew 8 and 13 year-olds could be so coordinated!? Once the sun goes down and the day is done, though, I’m likely avoiding housework perched at my laptop working on the next novel.
- Describe yourself in 3 words.
“No Rain” Mom.
Ever seen the video for Blind Melon’s song “No Rain”? Well, the bumblebee in it—that’s so like me, usually off dancing to the beat of my own drum. Thankfully, my kids aren’t quite old enough to be mortified by that. Yet.
And don’t worry—the characters in this book are much more normal, even if they tend to be workaholics.
- If you could switch places with any of your characters, who would it be? Why?
Definitely Kayla. Why? Because her unexpected detour puts her in the direct path of one amazing guy. Grouch at the beginning or not, Brent Masterson has a heart of gold and takes good care of his family…and their latest guest. ;-)
- What scene was your favorite to write?
There were so many! Hmm, one that comes to mind was the “morning after” scene for Brent. He’s out in the barn, sipping on his coffee and enjoying the sunrise while reminiscing about the night before. Then his cousin Miles walks in and in mid-sentence realizes that Brent is in a much better mood than usual. I loved picturing him squirm beneath Miles’ knowing stare.
- What are you working on now?
I’m working through revisions on book two in this series, tentatively titled HER UNEXPECTED RETURN. It’s Miles Masterson’s story, and introduces a spunky new heroine named Stephanie Fitzpatrick who’s jaded about love and marriage. New to us, but she’s the one Miles let slip through his fingers back in college. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s finally willing to give love a chance...and if Stephanie is ready to let him try. ☺
Thanks everyone for stopping by to visit, and for sharing in my release week excitement! Read on for an excerpt from HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR.
Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: September 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing
Sometimes it's not the destination, but the detour...
Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he's hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do...
Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that's been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won't risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. So...how exactly did he end up in Kayla's bed last night?
But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home...
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He ran his good hand through his hair and took a deep breath. Get it together, man. It wasn’t like she would fall in love with the country atmosphere and beg to never go home. He’d be polite, invite her in, and keep a safe distance. The coast would be clear in an hour or two. Then he could drive her into town, drop her off, and never look back.
With a sigh, Brent walked around and opened her door. She sat frozen, eyes fixed on the dark woods around them, still clutching the seat belt stretched across her chest.
“You all right?”
“Yes,” she said, her voice rough. “No. I don’t know.”
Yeah, he could relate. Brent made to rub the back of his neck, then sucked in a sharp breath as a jolt of pain flashed across his knuckles. The sound snapped Kayla out of her momentary paralysis, and she turned to face him as he cradled his hand.
“Oh my gosh, you really did hurt your hand.”
“No.” She scrambled down out of the truck. “No, we need to get you to a doctor.”
“I said it’s nothing.” He turned away. “Besides, we can’t go back into town for a few hours. Your biker buddies will be looking for us.”
She stepped around him and planted both hands on her hips. “Well, if it’s broken, we’ll just have to chance it.”
“It’s not broken,” he growled.
“Come on, you big baby. Let me have a look at it.”
He stared down at those blue eyes of hers and mentally cursed. Like he had the strength to deny her anything. “Fine.”
With great care she took his wrist in her hands and pulled it toward her. Her touch was feather-light on his skin. Gentle, almost a caress. The touch of someone who truly cared.
“What kind of pain are you feeling?”
Brent tried to answer, but his heart was in his throat. He wasn’t used to being handled like fine china, to being cared about by anyone but his remaining family. She looked up, concern clear on her face. He swallowed hard and tried again.
“It’s not broken, if that’s what you’re asking.”
“How do you know?”
“Because I’m a guy. I know what broken bones feel like because I’ve broken plenty of them before.”
Her right brow arched. “And only guys break bones?”
“Out of stupidity? Yes.”
“Okay, I’ll agree with you there. But you really should get that checked out.”
He slowly extracted his hand from hers. “I think some ice will do the job.”
Or some morphine, he thought. Too bad neither could heal the fissure forming in his ironclad heart.
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