November 17, 2013

Character Interview: Kiley St. Claire from A Late Thaw @ana_blaze #RLFblog

A Late Thaw 
Ana Blaze, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Kiley St. Claire from the book, A Late Thaw.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Length: novella, approx 60 pages
Heat rating: spicy
Tagline: Somet
imes cool words hide warm hearts.
Blurb: The town's too small for Kiley St. Claire's reappearance to be a surprise, still seeing her hits Cole Thomas like a punch to the gut. She ripped his heart apart when she turned to ice and ran away all those years ago. Now that she's back, Cole's going to say his piece and move on.
Even if she does look damn good in that uniform.
Kiley St. Claire is back in the small town of Barrett, Vermont, for one reason and one reason only: to earn some cash so she can survive her final semester of grad school. She's not there for the sexy Christmas tree farmers.
Even the one who once held her heart.
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Kiley St. Claire is a meteorology graduate student in her mid-twenties.
Cole Thomas, also in his mid-twenties, has recently taken over his family's Christmas tree farm.

Interview with Kiley St. Claire

Tell us about yourself.
There's really not much to tell. I'm focused on school right now. I have one more semester until I complete my Masters on Meteorology. After that, I'll probably take a position forecasting for agriculture or maybe something research-based. I guess I'm a little boring, just a regular girl.
Tell us about Cole.
Ha. I guess you'd say he's the opposite of regular. Cole is kind of gifted. He's handsome and charming. You know how some people are just really good with other people, like they make friends and keep the peace without even trying? That's Cole. I'm not saying he doesn't work hard. He does. He grew up on a farm, so he's never not worked, but he has this way about him that makes things look easy when they're not. He's also insufferably honorable, so even when your mad at him you can't help but love him. Yeah. That sucks.
What was it like where you grew up?
Barrett. Ugh. Barrett, Vermont has two traffic lights. That's actually a big deal. We got the second one when I was fifteen and it was the biggest news all year. So, yeah, Barrett is a really small town. And of course there are some things about growing up in a small town that are nice. It's safe, like leave your keys on your car seat safe, and pretty. Even having grown up there I can't deny that Barrett is an especially lovely place. But it's also a tiny dot on the map filled with people who spend way too much time gossiping. There's no movie theater much less anything more culturally satisfying and our library is literally a single room off the side of the Moose Lodge. A few years back the librarian retired and now people just check out and return books on their own. Seriously.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
Wow. Well, if you can keep a secret, I'll admit that it used to be Cole. I loved him.I mean really loved him. I suppose when you're young it's usually just a crush, but when it's your best friend--the person you know best in the world-- that's a little different. That's real. Of course Cole was clueless. He was way too busy being the most popular guy in school to notice. Which is good. I mean, he clearly doesn't think of me that way. He loves me and all, I know he does, but it's like I'm his kid sister or something. I sometimes doubt he even remembers that I'm a girl at all. So I'm glad he never figured it out. A broken heart hurts plenty without a walloping dose of humiliation as a side dish.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
A library. A real one, not Barrett's tiny space, but a giant multi-floored building filled with dark wooden bookshelves and big comfy chairs. The kind of place where you can get lost and learn anything.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
Cole, actually. My mom used to get some work from his parents during the Christmas season. She'd help make wreaths or work the cash box and I tagged along and played with Cole once we got his chores done. I loved being on the farm with Cole, we used chase the cats around the barn and hike around the forest pretending to go on quests.
A Late Thaw 

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About the Author

Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, Ikea, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she's going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office.

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  1. Hi, Kayelle! Thanks for having me and for helping with my blog tour. :)


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