August 21, 2012

Character Interview: Tunney Nichols (Jean Joachim)

The Renovated Heart.
Today on Romance Lives Forever we're featuring a character interview with one of Jean Joachim's heroes, Tunney Nichols of The Renovated Heart. Jean's allowing him to be interviewed by Adora Smutz, so we'll step out of the way and let her take over!

I’m lucky today to have Tunney Nichols, hero of The Renovated Heart here with me for an interview. Leave a comment with your email address and Tunney will select a name at random to win a copy of “The Renovated Heart.” Sit in that chair over there, Tunney, would you like some coffee? *Jean pours coffee*. First question.
Are you upset your name is not in the title?
No, not really. The house I grew up in is on the cover, so I’m happy. I’m not that egotistical, no matter what that crazy lady interviewer, Adora Smutz, might be telling you.
Is your love interest the way you pictured her? Or would you have preferred someone with a different hair color?
Are you kidding? Better. Kit is better than I could have imagined. Her beautiful hair, shining in the moonlight, her big…soft…round…fits so well. *blushes*. She’s perfect, Jean. Good job, I wouldn’t change a thing, even that little beauty mark on the inside of her left thigh. Hey, did I just say that? *Puts his hand over his eyes.*
Sunny Days,
Moonlit Nights
Do you have any annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?
Yes, I do and I’ll be damned if I’m going to share those with the world here! I’m not stupid.
Any hobbies we might be interested in knowing about?
Nope, just lovin’ my beautiful woman. ‘Spose that’s more of a regular activity than a hobby. Tunney snickered.
Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?
I love building. Almost as much as I love Kit. Like reclaiming and saving old things, like my house…and my life! *laughs*
Would you like to be taller, blonder, thinner, or smarter than you have been portrayed?
Nah. Jean caught the sexy beast in me just right! Not that I’m bragging or anything. But Kit seems happy with me. That’s enough for me.
The Marriage List
Now for a personal question. Is there enough sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?
Hey, show me a guy who says he wouldn’t like more and I’ll show you a liar! If she had put any more in the book, it would have crossed over from steamy to erotic. Kit and I like to keep some things to ourselves. *wiggles his eyebrows*
Did you author handle your “love” scenes the way you like or was she too explicit or not explicit enough?
I’m okay with her descriptions. Did I say that okay, Jean? *grins*
Is you’re heroine a good kisser?
Kit? Oh the best. She’s great in the sack…wait. I think I’m not supposed to say that. Don’t tell Kit, okay? *whispers*
Are you happy with the setting? Did you want a bigger house or car?
I love that old house but I could have used a fancy sports car. Win some, lose some.
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How many re-writes did you have to live through?
Jean made me promise not to tell. And I’m expecting a hundred bucks in my bank account by tomorrow, Jean. *winks*
Did your author listen to you when you tried to redirect her?
Jean didn’t need direction from me. Is that the way you wanted me to say that, Jean?
Did your story end too soon?
My story will never end. My fairy tale with Kit will last forever.
Who was your favorite supporting character?
Zoe was. The kid’s got guts.
Did you fight much with your author or did you two see eye-to-eye?
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No one fights with Jean and gets away with it. Oops, is that TMI? Seriously, she wrote me just the way I am. Turns out that for a writer, she’s a pretty good listener, too.
A bit about the Renovated House
Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into her heart.
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Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she fix her heart and the hearts of her children? With her two children in tow, Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does another man from her past still light her fire?
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