The Kiss Me Series
by Abbie St. Claire
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publish Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Southern Ink Press
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A fifth-year surgical resident who only has time for her new career… A talented heart surgeon who’s just returned from Doctors Without Borders and wants to make time for romance… A relationship that can’t possibly get off the ground…or can it? Quinn Ross has only a couple of months left of her residency in Houston before she takes her boards and joins a prestigious heart surgeon in Dallas. When she gets a serious case of pneumonia and becomes a patient herself, she meets Dr. Roman Burke. Roman found his love in Doctors Without Borders and made a career out of helping those less fortunate, especially small children in places like Haiti. Roman hid his heart under a magnificent tattoo for a very private reason and when Quinn thinks she’s found the reason…she’s misled and very wrong, making a wild move which leaves her feelings and her heart locked away. Can they find they find their way back to each other?
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“I know that tone. What did he do?” Angela asked.
I told them the story about the waterfall and the sounds and how he’d shifted to get comfortable on my pillow. When I got to the part about what I’d said and how he didn’t respond, Angela shook her head.
“You put a label on it too quick. Hot boy is gonna run. You just watch.”
There it was. Truth. I broke girl code. Yep, I tried to put a label on it. Not on purpose, mind you, but wishing I could take the words back wasn’t going to rewind time.
Men liked to control what a relationship was or wasn’t. They were the ones who wanted to be the first to call a girl a girlfriend. Girls were supposed to wait on guys. It was clearly okay to just exist, but the minute a girl defined or declared it was a relationship, if the guy wasn’t ready, he would bail. It’d been proven over and over.
~Random questions that bring together
interview questions and several top ten lists~
Where do you get your character inspiration?
Dr. Roman Burke’s character was formed by a Neurosurgeon that I knew personally who focused his younger years on his schooling and when it came time to separate work and love, most of the women he met or dated were more interested in his wealth and stature, not his soul. Arm candy was over-rated. Relationships left him mentally whipped and caused him to erect walls. He passed away at a young age and didn’t have “that one” beside him. If I could re-create his life, I would give him a HEA that he deserved, because he gave of himself so much for everyone that he came in to contact with.
What are ten things you have in your purse right now?
Oh god, I carry a big bag, you want just 10? Okay . . . lipstick; lip gloss in several shades (sparkly of course); sunglasses; USB drive; leather bound journal; pens; Advil; earrings; spare keys; necklace; and a portable computer mouse!
What do you think makes the best love interest (man or woman)?
Hmm, great question. We all shop with our eyes and for most of us that would be seeing the person first, but its personality traits that define character and therefore my answer would have to be personality traits.
What are ten pieces of advice that you would tell the “teen” you?
Wow, this could fun. Let’s see, I would definitely say: don’t wait so long for that first sexual experience (waiting is over-rated), but make him work for it and make it good; avoid the salt, save it for when I’m old; be yourself, don’t try to be the pack (after high school, most of the pack leaves you anyway); stay true to what you want and don’t let others change your mind; go after the one that got away, he was your real love; adopt a great diet now so it won’t be so hard when you’re old; everything you do in life comes full circle, remember that; treat your parents nice, you may desperately need them one day; education, education, education; and wherever you go, someone’s watching.
Do you enjoy sweet and simple or suspenseful and action-driven books?
Definitely more action driven.
What was your greatest book signing horror story?
Oh wow! We had to share tables and the person beside me who: 1. took up more than their allotted space; and 2. gave away free Tarot Card readings. She didn’t make any headway for signing or sales and I damn sure didn’t with people lined up in front of me for a reading. However, I learned a valuable lesson: rather than suck-it-up, go meet with the organizer-situations can be fixed and are rarely final.
What are ten of your favorite desserts?
Holy hell, you would ask this while I’m dieting! Reeces Peanut Butter Cups kept in the freeze, Turtle Cheesecake, Lemon Bars, Snickers, Sonic Blast, gooey brownies, Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie, Chocolate Cobbler, Not Yo’ Mamas Banana Pudding (has to be this one, won’t eat it otherwise), and Coconut Cream Pie.
What ten cities do you want to visit or have visited?
I’ve been to many, so I’ll list my favorites: San Francisco, Balboa Island, Milan, Italy; Galveston, Chicago, New York City, Ogunquit, Maine; Los Angeles, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Dallas
What are ten songs on your iPod?
Ooh, you’re too easy on me. Gosh, I love music. Carry Me Home-Rie Sinclair; Beachin’- Jake Owen; New York Minute-Don Henley; We Are One-Kelly Sweet; Stillborn-Black Label Society; Lucky Man-The Verve; Santa Monica-Theory of a Deadman; Turn of the Century-Pete Yorn; She Keeps Me Warm-Mary Lambert ; Free-Ginny Owens
~About the Author ~
I’m a Texan through and through. While I’ve lived in various parts of the state, Houston is home now, but Dallas is my favorite part of the state and Austin runs a close second. Let’s hear it for the HORNS!
The hubs and I enjoy having friends over and our place is kind of a hangout…of sorts. We cook and entertain together.
I want my stories to excite the reader. I love it when readers reach out to me.
2014 has started off with my stories of HOOK-UPS with Ace’s Key, Booty Call, Christmas In July and Consolation Prize. I put the four of them in a collection, you’ll find it under All About the Heat.
I’m launching a standalone novella series called The KISS ME SERIES. Each novella will be sure to deliver snarky or wild and zainey or erotic twist to romance and perhaps a combo of all of it. First up is KISS ME-MY ASS guaranteed to get the temperature up, if you know what I mean. Followed by KISS ME-T HERE and KISS ME-IN THE RAIN. There are over 20 books planned in this series.
In January 2015, you will see my story, The Secrets of The Sequins, featured in a limited edition box set, Midnight Masquerade about a special place and time in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday. It’s a hot romp, so keep a look out.
Stay tuned, FALL 2014 is going to be full of love in all the right places.
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