Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway: TURN UP THE HEAT by Kimberly Kincaid


"It's not you."

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.

But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?



 Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she'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 ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters. 
Visit her any time at or come check her out on Facebook ( and Twitter (@kimberlykincaid). 

Author Interview with Kimberly Kincaid:

1. What kind of snack/drink is a MUST for you when writing? Although I am a giant foodie, I’m not coordinated enough to do anything and write at the same time! But when I take breaks, I drink inordinate amounts of chai tea, and I won’t lie. There are sometimes cookies involved. Chewy chocolate chip, to be exact.

2. What made you start writing? 
If I don’t write, the stories get rambunctious in my head! I’ve always been a writer, and I decided about five years ago that I’d give career writing a try. Never looked back!

3. What is your biggest inspiration source (where do you get your ideas) 
Oh, all over—nothing’s sacred! I wrote (the first version of) Turn Up The Heat all because I heard a song on the radio. Music, TV commercials, funny one-liners in comedy shows, overheard conversations at Starbucks…I’ve used all of those things as a springboard for my books.

4. Describe your perfect writing space? and where do you actually write? 
I actually write in my perfect writing space. I have an office in my house with romance-writer-red walls and floor to ceiling bookshelves on one wall. It’s got all my favorite stuff in it, including my horribly ugly desk chair. The thing is falling apart, but I can’t get rid of it. It’s like the stray dog of desk chairs. Love the thing. Much to my husband’s total dismay.

5. Is writing your full time job? If not, what else do you do? Yes, but I am also a home chef, a certified yoga instructor, a kid wrangler, and a wife. Not necessarily in that order.

6. What is one surprising fact about you, that not too many people know? 
I’m a Phi Beta Kappa. Nerd girls for the win ☺

7. What are you writing now? 
I’m working on a really exciting project right now that is a spin-off from my Pine Mountain series. I don’t want to spoil anything, but…think hot (as in, firefighter hot!)

8. What is the first Romance book you remember reading? What is the last book you read? 
My first romance was Forever, by Judy Blume. I read it when I was 12. I can’t say the title of the last one I read, as it was for a romance contest, but I can say I loved it!

9. Who is your current book boyfriend/crush? 
I’d like to say for the record that this changes like most people change their pants. But right now in this very nanosecond of time, I’m in love with Tony, from Avery Flynn’s High-Heeled Wonder. Dark and broody and Italian and…yes. Yes please.

10. What was the last book you read that gave you a "book hangover"?
The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I read it in a day. Totally compelling, even though the book nearly crushed me. I loved it.



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