Today we at My Book Addiction and more are honored to welcome author Robin Kaye for a visit. So sit back, read on and enjoy!
MBA: What was your inspiration in writing “Call Me Wild”?
Robin: I’m wracking my brain trying to remember the inspiration and I can’t remember how I came up with the idea! Isn’t that strange? As far as I can remember, Jessie just popped into my head and I thought she’d be perfect for Fisher.
I have a hard time finding heroines for my heroes. I knew she would have to challenge Fisher. He’s a man who thrives on a challenge, and Jessie challenges him in every way possible. She’s a jock and can best most men at anything athletic. So when Fisher spots her on his morning run and has a hard time keeping up with her, he’s immediately intrigued. Jessie, on the other hand, is not interested. She’s just been laid off from her dream job as a sports reporter for The Times, and moved to Boise, Idaho to live rent-free in her best friend’s second home to write a book. The last thing she needs is a pretty boy who looks as if he spends half his time bleaching his teeth, the other half working on his tan and lives in his mother’s basement. When Jessie and Fisher keep running into each other, she wonders if he’s a stalker. First impressions are often wrong—but not usually as far off base as Jessie’s. It takes her a while to realize her mistake, and it was a fun road to travel with her.
I might not be sure what inspired the idea, but I sure had a lot of fun writing it. Boise and Stanley (where Call Me Wild takes place) are two of my favorite spots in the country. I was so excited to have the opportunity to go back a few weeks ago. I had my itinerary all set—I was going to take the family to Stanley (for research purposes of course). I’d planned go jet boating to the far side of Redfish Lake and take them on my favorite hike and do some fly-fishing on the Salmon River with my uncle. From there, I thought we’d head down to Ketchum and Sun Valley for a few days. Unfortunately, there was a huge forest fire north of Stanley, which filled Ketchum and Sun Valley with smoke so it was not to be. Still, we managed to have a great time in Boise. I checked out the real Humpin’ Hannah’s, took the kids to eat at my favorite breakfast place, Goldy’s—huckleberries are in season and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their Huckleberry pancakes… Even with the smoke from the Stanley and McCall fires, I managed to fall in love with Boise all over again and so did my kids. We never wanted to leave.
MBA: What is something that scares the heck out of you?
RK: Forest fires. Last week I drove through one. Yeah, really! The forest fighters had a pilot car that ferried us down the road through the fire, which was smoldering on both sides of us. It had even jumped the river. I had my three teenagers with me and we were going to my uncle’s cabin in Garden Valley, about an hour north of Boise. Once we got there, the smoke wasn’t too bad but got thicker as the day went on. I took one look and asked if there was another way to Boise if they should close the road. When my uncle told me the only other way was down a dirt road over the mountains (which in a Prius is not advisable) we headed out, praying the road was still open. It was, but the fire had definitely had gotten worse.
MBA: Are you working on any new projects?
RK: I have a new series, Bad Boys of Red Hook, the first of which is coming out in December. I wrote a novella called HOMETOWN GIRL which will come out in e-book only to introduce the series, and at the end of December, BACK TO YOU: BAD BOYS OF RED HOOK is already up for pre-sale and will be out in print and e-book. I’m really excited about the new series and I’m loving writing about Brooklyn again.
I’m also working on Trapper’s book, A LITTLE ON THE WILD SIDE, and planning books for Karma and possibly Andrew (a character who everyone will meet in CALL ME WILD). I’ve been getting so much fan mail asking for a book for Andrew, I’m a little shocked by it. There are so many people who are worried about Andrew finding his happily ever after, I figure I can’t let them down.
Call Me Wild
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (July, 2012)
She doesn’t know a single thing about relationships…
Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She’s never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross-country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into…
Luckily, he knows everything…
Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away–the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she’s researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That’s when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love…
Call Me Wild is available for pre-order at your favorite bookseller.
If you have ever wondered why we love those guys who can cook, clean and fix the car, you might want to read my Top Ten Reasons Women Love Domestic gods.
*Information on book and links taken from authors website: www.robinkayewrites.com*