|Heart of a Soldier.|
Tamara Hoffa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Heart Of A Soldier.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Borough Publishing
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-a-soldier-tamara-hoffa/1113574219?ean=2940044998056
Cover artist: Cat Hoffa
Length: 10,000 words
Heat rating: mild sensuality
Soldier Jamison Hunter faces the battle of his life, winning the heart of Charlotte MacKenzie, windowed mother of a young recruit
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Tamara Hoffa - Charlotte MacKenzie (Charlie) age 36,
Jamison Hunter (Jamie) age 40
Charlie pulled her Sonata into the parking space directly in front of the US Army recruiting office. Her hands were sweating, but she pasted a smile on her face and turned to face Evan.
“We’re here,” she said.
“Duh, Ma. What’s your problem?” Evan looked at her, eyebrow raised in question.
“Nothing, just a little nervous I guess. Men in uniform intimidate me.”
“Yeah, right, nothing intimidates you, Ma. You’re the most fearless person I know,” said Evan.
Charlie smiled; glad that her son thought so highly of her, even if his perception wasn’t entirely accurate. She wiped her damp hands on her jeans and reached to open the car door.
The recruiting office was in a typical strip mall. The window displayed the image of a soldier in fatigues and the army slogan “Be all you can Be. In the ARMY!” Taking a deep breath, Charlie pushed the office door open. The office sported two desks, some filing cabinets, a water cooler and uncomfortable-looking molded plastic chairs. The walls were basic white, the decorating scheme consisted of recruiting posters and a framed letter from the president. Obviously, appointed for function, rather than comfort or style, it was about what she had expected. What she wasn’t prepared for was the man sitting behind the desk.
Oh, my. Shoulders a mile wide, dark hair, with just a touch of gray at the temples, sun-bronzed skin over sharp features and eyes so green they practically glowed in his handsome face. Rising to his feet, the personification of Ares extended his hand.
“Warrant Officer Jamison Hunter.” When he spoke, the deep baritone of his voice sent tiny shivers down Charlie’s spine. What the hell was this? This was definitely not the time or place for her long dormant libido to decide to wake up. Pull yourself together girl! This is the man that wants to take Evan away. Remember, he is the enemy.
“Charlotte Mackenzie, Charlie. And I believe you know my son Evan.”
“Pleasure to meet you, ma’am. Please have a seat.”
Okay, Charlie, you can do this, all you have to do is convince a career military man that your son shouldn’t join the army. That shouldn’t be too hard, right?
Interview with Jamison Hunter
Tell us about yourself. What are you like?
I’m a soldier, first and foremost; A helicopter pilot, husband, and father. I think I’m a pretty easy-going man. I love my country and my family. I like to watch football, sit by a warm fire in the evening and snuggle with my lady, or sit on the front porch and stargaze while we rock and talk about our day.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I’m stubborn and single minded, if I want something I never give up.
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?)
We all have weaknesses. I’m certainly not immune. Pride, I guess would be the one that comes to mind. Sometimes I let it get in the way of my heart.
What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you want to be the "good guy?"
Honor. I was raised to believe in honoring your country, your parents and yourself.
What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Charlie (smirk) and Turtle Cheesecake; I just can’t turn it down.
If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?
I’d be my own age, 40. I’m very happy with where I am in my life. Everything I’ve been through and seen has made me who I am. I have no desire to go back and do it over again.
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Heart of a Soldier
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Hmm… Hawaii. I’d love to have a view of the ocean, no ice and snow and Charlie in a bikini.
What song would best describe your life?
God Bless The USA
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
Build houses. Nothing is as important as a home.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
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.
Charlie and I got a puppy for Christmas. A little black lab. When we first brought him home he was so excited, running all over and then he stopped and peed on my foot!
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Do not approach before morning coffee.
Please Fill in the Blanks (as Jamison Hunter)
I love pizza with everything.
I'm always ready for action.
When I'm alone, I pogo.
You'd never be able to tell, but I like chick flicks.
If I had a halo it would be red, white, and blue.
If I could sing I'd serenade Charlie.
I can never go spelunking, because I hate tight places.
About the Author
Tamara Hoffa - Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her three grown children, two grandchildren, 3 dogs and 2 cats. Tamara started reading when she was four years old and has rarely been seen without a book at hand since. At home you will usually find her in "nana's chair" with her Kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandsons in her lap. Tamara is a reviewer, a professional reader and can now add author to her repertoire. Tamara is proof positive that it's never too late to reach for your dreams.
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