Monday, October 10, 2016

Interview With Kim Knight - A Stranger In France Tour


INTERVIEW

MM: Many authors relate their characters to people they know. Is this the case with your characters and do you see yourself in any of them?

Deep down Kate Brown is a very strong-headed women, I’d say she is a character I can relate to, due to her nature as a person. Tanya- Kate’s best friend is fun loving, very level headed and no nonsense as a person. I can relate to these traits also.


MM: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

This is a hard one to answer, as I love them all, even the villain. I think I’d say Kate- the poor girl does not have it easy; she goes on such a bumpy journey to find her happy ever after. I enjoy her a lot as a character. Readers will watch her emerge from a cocoon like a butterfly, then spread her wings. I had real fun writing her point of view.

MM: How would friends and family describe you?

Down to earth, intelligent, easy to get on with, kind-hearted, organized, motivated, a hard worker.

MM: What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

I hope readers enjoy a gripping and unpredictable romantic story, and enjoy the twists and turns. I’d say I hope readers enjoy the reading experience and characters more than anything.

MM: Do you write other genres as well?

I write in the romance and thriller genres.

MM: Do you have a favorite writing area?

Currently, my kitchen table. I do like cafes as well.


MM: What is an absolute must-have when writing?

Music in the background. Anything goes most of the time!

MM: If you could visit any place in the world to just focus on your writing, where would you go?
Wow this is a very hard choice but I’ say a nice hot and exotic location with beautiful beaches, a warm sea and plenty of cocktails. Non-alcoholic of course (while writing), maybe somewhere in the Caribbean. On the other hand, if I have to choose a city maybe Amsterdam, Paris or New York.

MM: What is your favorite inspiration for writing?

Life, and what we go through as people. I like to create stories that have somewhat of a realistic feel to them, in terms of the experiences the characters have.

MM: Everyone wants to know the story behind the story...What's your story?

I’m thirty-three, from London in the UK. Professionally I’m a qualified teacher and a mother.

MM: Tell us a bit about your writing journey. When did you realize you were a writer?

Well, I’ve always loved reading and writing since school. Later in life the writer in me emerged once I had a bit of life experience behind me, and at a turning point in my life- when the focus was just on me, and what I wanted to do. I just started to write as if no one was looking! I started a crime-thriller story at first, I put that to one side once the idea for a romantic- suspense story (A Stranger in France) popped into my head. Since finishing A Stranger in France, I’ve gone back to my original idea and re-worked it into a much better story line. That’s what I’m working on now.

MM: Where can readers connect with you?

Via my personal author blog. I update it four times a week with lots of fun stuff from short stories, writing prompt responses, sharing news etc. www.kimknightauthor.com on Twitter @kimknightauthor or Facebook @kimknightauthoruk


Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a wonderful pleasure.

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Book Genre: Romance Suspense
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Release Date: 20th September 2016


Buy Link(s): Amazon


Book Description:

In A Stranger in France readers are taken on a fast paced, modern day romantic journey, that spans between the city of London, the glitz and glam of France, and the beautiful English coast in a gripping romantic story, between two complete strangers with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages.

When career driven and successful 32 year old London born Kate Brown faces hard times in her marriage, she confides in her best friend Tanya Adams in Marseille southern France. Kate makes a bold move and spends two weeks in Marseille away from her husband in London. Her path crosses with tall, dark, devilishly handsome and wealthy Nicholas D’Coix. An immigrant to France from the Ivory Coast west Africa as a young boy, who turned himself around and built up an empire of wealth as a hustler and money maker, and now one of Paris’ top three entrepreneurs. In a whirlwind of sexy, lustful romance Nicholas and Kate fall in love, Kate returns to London to a few surprises of her own and still very much in love with Nicholas as she makes yet another bold move. Touching on real life issues these two strong characters battle it out against all the odds in the name of love, across the UK and France.

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Author Bio:

Kim is 33, from London in the UK. She’s a qualified teacher and mother to a beautiful toddler. As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books.  After submitting three chapters of a romance /suspense novel she was writing to a USA based publisher in 2016, she scored her first publishing contact. Kim’s second novella will be released Christmas 2016. When she’s not reading or writing novels of her own,  her other passions include practising  her French, fashion and spending time at her sewing machine dress making,  watching make –up and beauty  tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.





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Excerpt:

Nicholas guides me to the side of the bar, to the back and unexpectedly we reach a lift, we step in and he presses P on the lift buttons. Alone in the lift I face him dead on, I can’t help myself, his scent, and presence it’s doing things to me and awaking parts of me that have been dead for so long since Danny and I hit our rough patch.
I grab his tie pull him towards me and kiss him with passion . He’s stunned and taken back I can tell; his hands are full with a champagne glass in one and a bucket with iced champagne in the other, he’s unable to touch me or push me away. By the way he’s kissing me so passionately in return I doubt very much we wants our passionate kissing to stop.
We reach our destination and I release him, leaving lipstick stain on his lips I playfully remove it with a finger, and step out the lift in front of him swaying my hips. I half turn around to face him, Nicholas is still standing in the same spot I left him with his champagne glass, ice bucket and a huge wide grin on his face. Damn he looks so good. “What are you waiting for Mr D’Croix?’’ I turn and say over my shoulder in a seductive way, he laughs. “You took me by surprise Ms. Kate.

2 comments:

Bk Walker

Thank you for stopping in today Kim :)

Kim Knight

Always welcome, thanks for having me.

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