September 5, 2014

Character Interview: Kyrie from Hard Act to Follow @KimberVale #RLFblog #LGBT

Hard Act to Follow 

About the Book

Title Hard Act to Follow
Genre MM Contemporary Romance
Author K. Vale
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can't shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn't remember a thing—a lie that eats him alive—and Greg can't stop thinking about how he screwed up the best thing in his life.
Before they can clear the air, Kyrie follows his dreams to New York City, but could he also be running away?
A mistake from Kyrie's past detonates their silence, and Greg is forced to confront the man he loves. Is their new truth strong enough to support a relationship, or are they doomed to crumble under old fears? Their friendship could evolve into something a million times stronger, but maybe Kyrie's act is just too hard for Greg to follow.

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Interview with Kyrie Li

Name: Kyrie Li
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Profession: Student/Actor/Waiter
Ethnicity: half African American, half Korean
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as
Double Takes 
dimples, freckles, or scars: Kyrie is 5'9", about 155 pounds, and slim but toned. He has short black hair, mocha skin, laughing eyes with uber-long lashes, and is almost femininely pretty.
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Gregory Douglas Dwyer, Esquire, Kyrie's ex-brother-in-law and best friend
How does your hero dress?
Flamboyantly. Kyrie loves splashes of color and slim-legged pants, and can wear an ascot better than Freddy Jones from Scooby-Doo. He usually cranks the attire up a notch around his family and close friends, and loves getting into costume for performances both in and out of the bedroom.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Kyrie just graduated with his bachelors in theater arts and is a solid B student without putting in much effort. He jumps into everything headfirst, and so has a fair amount of life experience for his age, but he is also extremely naïve sometimes, which tends to get him hurt.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He lived in a shoebox apartment with his roommate, Liv, all through college and again when they moved to NYC. Shortly afterward, though, he and Greg moved into a larger condo together. Now Kyrie has to keep up his end of the "kept boyfriend" bargain as he is still not pulling in a ton of money waiting tables and auditioning for acting roles.
Is he close to family?
Kyrie is the baby of his family, and is definitely treated that way. He's close with his older sister, Jasmine, and spoiled by his mother Shana. His dad is a bit more reserved, but they all dote on Kyrie.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Kyrie is horrible at keeping secrets. He's the perfect person to tell a secret to if you want it to get out. Ever since he was a child he would make himself physically ill if he told a lie. The guilt would eat away at him until he had to confess.
What secrets does your character know about people around him that he does NOT share?
Kyrie manages to tell a whopper of a lie to his best friend Greg. After a night of drinking and lowered inhibitions, they end up in bed together. The next morning, Kyrie freaks and pretends he blacked out and doesn't remember a thing. Needless to say, it doesn't work well for either of them.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Kyrie is convinced that Greg is still in love with Kyrie's sister, Jasmine. Despite the fact that Greg and Jazz are divorced, Kyrie tries repeatedly to get them back together. Later on he realizes he's worried Greg will find someone new and no longer have time for him.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
That's a joke, right? The real question is--what took her so long?
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She probably should have kept quiet about the kinky boots I borrowed from the theater. I mean, I don't care that people know I can rock heels, I just wouldn't want my producer to find out I was treating the costume closet like a lingerie lending library, ya know? Might not fly.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
My next book! Greg and I have a lot of humps to get over—get it? Humps? No, seriously. She needs to put away those other two books she's working on and get cracking on Shooting Stars 3.5 because we can't possibly be contained to one tiny little novel. Nope. We're explosive, baby! Sequel! Sequel! Sequel! Come on! Say it with me, now.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Well, Livy should probably get a book because that Mark guy she's livin' with is nice enough, but she could totally do better. Don't tell him I said that. Ah, he could probably do better, too. Don't tell her I said that.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Forever Is Now
Greg and I want a baby. Make it happen. Hah! Just kidding, you chode! I can't believe you fell for that. You should see the look on your face! Price! Less!

Author Bio

K. Vale writes erotic romance of all stripes, from hot hetero to mouthwatering manlove. Find her MF work published under Kimber Vale. Come for the sex. Stay for the story. Stalk Kimber on Facebook and Twitter @KimberVale, and check her site for updates, new releases, and freebies.

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  1. Welcome back! Always good to see you. :)

  2. Thanks so much for having me, Kayelle! This was fun, as usual. You give good interview. ;-)


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