November 10, 2012

Character Interview: A Texas Girl @authorkristina #amreading

What a Texas Girl Wants.

Kristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, What a Texas Girl Wants.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Publisher: Crimson Romance
Cover artist: Crimson Romance
Length: 52,000 words
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline: What happens in Mexico doesn't always stay in Mexico
Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.
The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.
Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?


"So the man calling you sweetheart on the patio isn't your husband?"
Kathleen blanched. "No, idiot. He's my grandfather. What do you think I am some Anna Nicole wannabe?"
"No, but...Well who else would call you sweetheart besides your husband?"
She glared at him. "Start talking, Cowboy. Am I remembering last night?"
"I'm not sure, either." When Kathleen would have socked him in the shoulder, he continued. "I was sent down here on a photo shoot for Sports Weekly last Monday. It wrapped and I decided to stay for a few extra days. I have a show booked in New York in a couple of months and I thought some shots of the crowds on the Malecon would do well. That would have been...Wednesday. Then I woke up on the beach this morning with you. So assuming this is Thursday, yeah, we're both remembering the same night." "Kathleen?"
She ignored Grandfather and focused on Jackson. "You seriously don't remember how this"-she wagged her right index finger between their left hands-"happened?" His only response was a slow shaking of his head from side to side. Wonderful. Wait. Wouldn't that make the annulment that much simpler? All the celebrities did it. Get drunk, get married, plead incompetence because of alcohol and get a quickie annulment. If it was good enough for Britney it was good enough for Kathleen. As long as she could get the annulment ball rolling before Grandfather found out.

Interview with Kathleen Witte

Kathleen, tell us about yourself. What are you like?
I'm a Texas girl, born and bred, which makes it kind of funny that I fell for a city boy. But then, Jackson was a Texas boy at one point! I train horses and live on the same ranch where I grew up.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My determination. I set a goal and I go after it whole-heartedly.
Do you have a weakness? (If so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your enemy think it is?)
Sometimes I become so focused on a goal that I miss the point of living life. That's what led me to Mexico, which wound up being a good thing. But at the time, Mexico felt like the biggest mistake of my life! Jackson will say my greatest weakness comes when he does this kissing thing on the back of my neck…
Saint's Devilish Deal
What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you want to be the "good guy?"
I think my drive comes from my grandfather, and my father to a certain extent. Dad wasn't always around when I was little, so I started trying new things to get his attention. That didn't always work, but my boldness did capture my grandfather's attention. Him being proud of my accomplishments keeps me trying for even bigger goals.
What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate with sea salt. I know dark chocolate is technically better for us than milk chocolate…but it tastes so good I feel guilty enjoying it.
If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?
Tough question. I think I'd like to be 28. Because at 28 I'd be old enough to know better…and still young enough to get away with doing some bad things…ha!
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Kathleen Witte, An Ordinary Girl.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Texas, exactly where I am. I'm a very lucky girl – I grew up in the best place in the world, and now that I'm grown up I get to do the thing I love (train horses) and live there with the best guy in the world (Jackson). He comes and goes a little bit, because of his work, but Texas is definitely part of our lives.
What song would best describe your life?
I'm Just a Girl by Deana Carter
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
Get the job done! I'm the type of person who can't quit on a task. I'm a hard worker…so I guess I'd make a good hammer.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
A little bit of everything. Saddles and tack, girlie dresses, boots. I'm a General Store kind of girl.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
The day being over! I wasn't a bad student and school wasn't hard for me, but I had so much more fun on the ranch that I wished every day for the 3 o'clock bell to ring.
Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other will do. ^_^
Probably one of my most embarrassing moments happened when I was visiting U-TEP on a college preview weekend. I'm a small town girl and the campus was huge, but I was so confident that I couldn’t do anything wrong! So I'm wandering around the campus, not paying attention to where I'm going and I slammed into this photographer guy – who was none other than my childhood crush, Jackson Taylor. I had no idea what he was doing there and I was a little snippy with him. I broke his camera…and it was just bad. That did not lead to us falling in love and living happily ever after, not for a while. And he still teases me about that day!
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Warning: Contents are Combustible.

Please Fill in the Blanks as Kathleen

I love pizza with extra cheese.
I'm always ready for a picnic.
When I'm alone, I think about my next To Do list.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm usually nervous.
If I had a halo it would be crooked.
If I could turn back time I'd ask Jackson out way back in college.
Kristina Knight
I can never eat chocolate because I would never stop.

About the Author

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 troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she's never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and three-year-old daughter. Happily ever after.

Previous Books:

The Saint's Devilish Deal

Books Coming Soon:

What a Texas Girl Needs
What a Texas Girl Dreams

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  1. Welcome, Kristina. Your series looks really good!

  2. Hi, Kayelle! Thanks for having me (and Kathleen) over today!

  3. Texas Girl was so much fun! The first scene is a hoot and set the tone for the whole book. If you ever wondered what Dallas would be like if the Ewings moved to the Texas Hill Country, this is it. Thanks for the great read, Kristina!

  4. Loved that interview...great questions and answers!
    Congrats on an awesome book Kristi!

  5. thank you for the kind words, Irene! I'm so glad you liked the book!

    Christine, thanks for visiting - glad you enjoyed the interview!!

  6. Loved the interview!! Congrats again, Kristi!

  7. Thanks to everyone who's stopped by. I don't think Kathleen's the shy type, but I bet she's glad to have friends her first day on the blog! ^_^


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