Shannon here: Karin Beery shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Contemporary Romance Novella, Avoiding Marriage. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: May 1st, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Karin:
- What’s the most romantic thing your hero ever did for your heroine?
Jess, the heroine, has had some struggles in the past few years. She’s trying to fix her reputation, and it’s not going well. Carter, the hero, isn’t trying to be heroic or even romantic, but he can’t help it. He’s a good listener, and that ends up being the most romantic thing he can do for Jess because he always knows what she wants and needs (because he listens!).
- Do your hero and heroine have as favorite romantic restaurant?
Carter’s a history buff, so in his mind the most romantic restaurant is the new Mediterranean place in Charlevoix because that’s where they had their first lunch date together.
- What is your hero’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
The Smokey Mountains. Carter grew up in Tennessee, and the mountains were his family’s place to escape. They’re not only beautiful, they’re full of history. He could spend a week hiking the trails or visiting historic sites; either option would make him happy.
- What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?
Jess doesn’t drink much, but some of her favorite places to visit are wineries, especially the ones with rooms with a view. Not only are wineries romantic places, but the owners can talk about soil, climate, and the best irrigation and fertilization techniques.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
Definitely Carter. You don’t spend a lifetime studying genealogy without reading some amazing love letters and learning how couples made marriages last. He’s looking forward to using some of those lines on Jess in the future.
- How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
It took a few weeks, not because Carter’s not amazing but because Jess wasn’t looking or paying attention.
- How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?
It only took two or three conversations before Carter knew Jess was amazing.
About Karin: Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies. Learn more & connect:
About the novella- Avoiding Marriage:
Two years ago, Jessica Miller made a mess of her already confusing life. Now, she’s back in Boyne Heights, and she’s determined to fix her reputation. She can’t seem to avoid the past that haunts her, but that’s the joy of small-town life—word spreads and people remember. Intent on her mission, however, she faces her past head-on, taking a job with her ex-boyfriend while avoiding her grandmother’s attempts to find her a new one.
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