Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Washington Loves Readers Luncheon - Spotlight on Kimberly Kincaid

Reminder - I have a special giveaway for August at this link, including one of Kimberly's books!

The Washington Romance Writers (WRW) are hosting their annual Reader Luncheon (link) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. I look forward to chatting with Kimberly Kincaid:

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love-- usually the hard way-- and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.

Kimberly's writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain -- the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.

When Kimberly's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Learn more about Kimberly and her books at

Kimberly's latest release is FEARLESS, Book 2 in the Rescue Squad series:

The Temperature Is Rising…

Firefighter Cole Everett's life revolves around the firehouse. Committed to saving lives--and to the guys who always have his back in the most dangerous moments on the job--Cole's focus is a coveted spot on the Fairview Rescue Squad. When his captain asks him to mentor a rookie firefighter, he jumps at the chance, hoping it will help to prove his skill. But the new "guy" is none other than Savannah Nelson, a female firefighter as stubbornly determined as Cole is, and a whole lot curvier in all the right places . . .

Savannah won't let anyone extinguish her dream of fulfilling her family legacy and becoming a top notch firefighter--and she's happily surprised when strong-willed, sexy Cole is willing to give her the chance she deserves. Concentrating on the job isn't always easy when the heat between them flares higher every day, but Savannah won't give up--not even when one of Station Eight's veterans seems bent on trashing her reputation. To stop a string of possible arsons, Savannah and Cole will need to eliminate every distraction--but can they let their love go up in flames?


I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash, including several titles from Kimberly, to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,

1. Kimberly references to her ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber" - do you have any ancient furniture in your home?  My husband has a 20+ year old reclining chair which he refuses to give up.  I recovered it 10 years ago ... so it may be time for another trip to the upholstery!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, August 13, 10 pm in Baltimore. 

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 14.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Notice the duct tape on Martin's chair from FRASIER


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    1. I have a 4 drawer dresser my late FIL built in the early 50's.
      Carol L
      Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. All of my furniture has seen better days. You could easily say it is ancient.

  3. My dad has a King chair - it's so old that the cushions are all stuffed out and saggy but it's all his!

  4. No furniture, I only have a small wooden sewingbox that my great grandfather made when he was enlisted in the war. It's a small darkbrown box of 6 pieces simply stuck together, but it has great meaning to me.

  5. I have an old book case from my great grandfather

  6. The only old furniture I have is my parent's bedroom set. They got married in 1948.

  7. My house if filled with old stuff... most via my mom and her parents... Dining room set, bamboo sectional, 2 'modern' side chairs, another upholstered chair, a horn chair, a little desk & adjustable chair and a chaise lounge.

  8. We have some furniture that was my husband's parents - beautiful pieces from Japan mostly.

  9. I have my grandmother's upholstered chair - I had it recovered several years ago - it has a wonderfully strong frame, but needed all new stuffing.

  10. I have some end tables and stacking tables that were my mom, probably over 40 years old. And end tables and a cabinet that was my aunt's - probably 30 yrs or so.

  11. We have a 15 year old leather couch. The bottom started tearing and hubby decided that black gorilla tape would be perfect to keep it together. Not so much.

  12. My parents have a dining room table that's from my childhood.

  13. My husband has an old cabinet from his childhood. I don't think he will ever want to get rid of it.

  14. Yes, we have a couple of antique pieces that we inherited from my Hubby's parents.

  15. Our recliner has recently been replaced. It had a rip down the center and was wobbly and sort of diagonal when you sat in it.

  16. We have mostly antiques in our house, many over 100 years old. One of the oldest and most special is the cradle. It is an antique, platform spindle cradle .
    It was given to me by my grandmother who told me her uncle gave it to her. I think my grandchildren are 6th or 7th generation to use it.

  17. No, I don't really have any antique things - I like more modern furniture

  18. My bedroom set is ancient and it is definitely time for a new one.

  19. We've got a few pieces like that. We finally moved my husband's 25 year old recliner into a different room and got a new one. I desperately need to get new seat cushions for our love seat since my daughter's dearly departed rabbit shredded both of the covers.

  20. A rocking chair that belonged to my great grandmother

  21. My furniture is from ikea, nothing with history. Which us a shame.

  22. No ancient furniture but have a print that my great aunt had.
    Karen T.

  23. I do not have any
    Patty B.