Hello and welcome to my blog for another round of Meet the Characters! Today I am featuring a guest blogger who has graciously agreed to let me do a character interview, which is my favorite kind of interview. Join me in welcoming author, Kristina Knight, and her characters from Mr. Right Now. It’s a fantastic contemporary romance with wonderful characters so without further ado here is the interview with Mason and Casey.
Kristina: How did you first meet your writer?
Mason: I was innocently standing in line, waiting to check in to a cruise I didn’t want to take when she tapped me on the shoulder, pointed out Casey standing in front of me and. . .well, the rest is history. Kristina interrupts I don’t think you being on the ship was quite that innocent. Mason: Oh, I never said I was innocent.
Kristina: Okay, I’m not touching that one. Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Casey: I’ll take this one. I write the books, remember? I’m not in them. Hitches her thumb to Mason He’s just conceited enough, though, to think he makes a great romantic lead. Kristina interrupts And you think he doesn’t? Casey Oh, he’s a great lead…I was just hoping to keep some of that under wraps!
Kristina: chuckles And here I thought it was Tyler who had a little too much of that male conceit! Okay, Mason, what are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
Mason: A little bit of all three? Although, the most fun I had was pushing Casey’s buttons.
Casey: And you pushed so well! You didn’t ask, but my favorite parts were the dialog. Matching wits with Mason, trying to keep him on his toes. That was a lot of fun!
Kristina: I’ll bet. What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?
Mason: Curling up with a good book. Or Casey.
Casey: Laying on a beach somewhere quiet. And distracting him from his book, of course.
Kristina: Sounds like a good time to me! Okay, one last question, and it’s a biggie. I love cruises, we’ve discussed this before. Will you ever go on another cruise?
Mason: looks at Casey We just might go on the very same boat. Not in separate rooms this time, though. And we’ll definitely take in the sights.
Casey: For sure. The most fun I’ve ever had was on that boat, even with all the drama.
The wrong guy might be just right for her.
When her celebrity boyfriend of three years dumps her and claims he’s now gay, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash decides to get out of New York. A cruise seems like the perfect escape: everyone onboard will be locked away from television, newspapers and internet gossip pages, allowing her some much needed relaxation. There’s only one problem: her oh-so-helpful agent has hired a male escort for her…and a big NYC paper has sent a pesky reporter on-board, vowing to get the dirt.
Mason Drury doesn’t want to write an expose on Casey, but he’s in a bind. After a source flipped on him, he’s persona non grata at his newspaper. Celebrity trash or not, this story will put him back on top. Too bad he finds himself breaking the first rule of reporting by getting attached to his subject and letting bias influence his story. Casey’s much more interested in sexy Mason than the annoying escort who’s bunking in her room. Mason might even have romantic potential if she can shake her well-meaning-but nosey-fans. Oh, and that reporter. She’s got to avoid him at all costs…
CONTENT WARNING: A smattering of sass, sex and a heaping happily ever after. A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
Casey needed things to slow down. And she desperately wanted whatever was happening to speed up. She didn’t know who Mason was. Didn’t know if he was the reporter or just some random guy. Her head said he was the reporter. Why else would he have hit on her so hard from the time she came on board? It had to be part of his plan.
But then, why would a reporter waste time talking to a random woman about her life? Setting her up with another harmless guy who would bolster her self-confidence and help her bounce back from rejection. That was something a nice guy would do. Casey wanted badly for Mason to be a nice guy. Just for a little bit.
Then she’d go back to the craziness of Tyler and figuring out who the reporter was. How to avoid him and save what was left of her reputation.
Surely her future could spare her a few more minutes with Mason Drury.
“What’s your plan?” he asked, his eyes intent on hers.
What was her plan? She knew she had one. It was a good one, too. What was it again?
He pressed his lips to hers, and she didn’t care about plans or who was following whom.
One little kiss.
What could it hurt?
Buy the Book:
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police – no, she wasn’t a trouble-maker she was a journalist. When the opportunity to write what she wanted – business and family/parenting articles – and to focus more energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes articles for magazines and such by day and writes romance novels with spice by night. And any toddler-free, five minute break she has. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and daughter. Happily ever after.
Kristina loves to hear from her readers, so catch up with her online and shoot her a note:
Website: http://www.kristinaknightauthor.com/saint.htm (free read/excerpt is here)
Thank you for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed this round of Meet the Characters and will join us again next week!