Saturday, July 15, 2017

Featured Author: Aimee Nicole Walker

Welcome Today's Featured Author
Aimee Nicole Walker!

Road to Blissville Series, Book 1
RELEASE DATE: 07.11.17

COVER ARTIST:  Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art


Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. He easily checked off the first item on the list when he took over his grandfather’s veterinary practice. Too bad he wasn’t as lucky in love.

Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn’t mean he could quit his day job. All work and no play threatened to make Chaz a very dull man when the only romantic action he saw was in the pages of his manuscript. Too bad he couldn’t write his own happily every after.

Circumstances pushed the two men together, and one magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle knew his luck had finally turned around and Chaz found a man far better than any book boyfriend ever written. There was just one problem. Chaz has kept a secret from Kyle that could ruin their chance at a beautiful life together.

Kyle and Chaz learn that the best-laid plans often go awry, the heart has a mind of its own, and the greatest love is unscripted.

The books in the Road to Blissville series can be read either as standalone books or as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and older.

Chaz stared unblinkingly into my eyes for several awkward moments when I arrived. Our connection broke when he took a deep breath and shifted his features into a mask of cool professionalism, but not before I saw the hurt in his eyes. Hurt? What the hell did he have to feel hurt about? I was the one who put myself out there, and he ignored me.

            If asked, I would tell you that my greatest personality trait was my patience and my laid-back attitude was a close second. I rarely lost my temper, but I felt my blood simmering beneath the surface that day. My heart pounded in my chest as fury rose inside me. I had half a mind to toss him over my shoulder and carry him off so I could kiss a confession out of him. I hadn’t mistaken the desire in his eyes when he looked at me nor had I imagined the sparks that flew between us when our lips first touched. I just needed to find out why Chaz turned cold on me so suddenly.

            “Jazz is running a few minutes behind,” Chaz coolly said as if he spoke to someone who hadn’t experienced the pleasure of his tongue in their mouth. “Please help yourself to a beverage and a magazine while you wait in the reception area.”

            That little imp was dismissing me, and I wasn’t about to… My thoughts were interrupted by the sounds of heavy work boots walking across the polished hardwood floor of the salon. It wasn’t a sound I associated with the classy salon, so I turned to see who was wearing them. My mouth dropped open at the sight of the sexy stud approaching Chaz and me, but I don’t think he even noticed I was alive because he couldn’t seem to tear his eyes off of Chaz. Was this guy the reason Chaz didn’t answer my calls or return my messages.

            My eyes raked over the tall, dark stranger with bulging biceps and perfect pecs straining the fabric of his white T-shirt that was three sizes too small. His tool belt hung low over jeans much too tight to wear while constructing anything but wet dreams.

            “Hi Andy,” Chaz said cheerfully. “How’s it going?”

            I didn’t care if Andy constructed orphanages in third world countries in his free time; I hated his fucking guts because of the way he looked at Chaz and the way Chaz returned his interest. Andy leaned artfully against the high counter of the reception desk and smiled at Chaz.

            “It could’ve been better,” Andy said. “A certain someone could’ve joined me for a drink like I asked.”

            Chaz laughed uneasily and darted a glance in my direction to judge my reaction. I thought the soft blush that bloomed across his cheeks was adorable and wished that I was the one who put it there. His eyes widened when they met mine, and he licked his bottom lip nervously. Could he sense how angry I was right then? Was anger even the right emotion? It felt more like… jealousy. I could feel that I wasn’t the only one who had ideas what Chaz could do with his sexy tongue. I turned to face my new nemesis.

            “I don’t believe we’ve met yet,” I said to the newcomer. “I’m Dr. Kyle Vaughn.” Even to my own ears, I sounded a bit pretentious, but I couldn’t take it back once the words left my mouth. I extended my hand to him, which he accepted in a vice-like grip.

            “Andy Mason,” he told me. “Carpenter.” I could tell he wasn’t impressed by my title and didn’t like the possessive gleam he saw in my eyes. I narrowed my eyes as the beefcake squeezed my hand harder instead of releasing it.

            “Guys,” Chaz said, trying to interrupt the standoff between us. We ignored his attempts and continued to stare one another down like two MMA fighters at the press conference before fight night. “Andy.” The flirty way Chaz said Andy’s name penetrated the carpenter’s brain and he jerked his attention back to Chaz.

            “Yeah?” He asked, sounding hopeful.

            “What’s the real reason you came downstairs?” Chaz asked, his flirty tone replaced with a professional one. “As flattering as it would be, I’m pretty sure you’re a man on a mission.”

            “I’m a multitasker,” Andy boasted.


What?” Kyle asked when he caught me staring at him.

            “Nothing,” I said nervously. “I was just checking out your bulge.”

            “Really?” Kyle asked hopefully.

            Josh spat his drink across the kitchen island drenching his soon to be husband. “Hey,” Gabe said, but he was too busy laughing to be angry.

            “I-I meant your bulging biceps you have on display there,” I said, recovering quickly. “Is that real sweat glistening on them or did you have someone spray you with a squirt bottle for effect?”

            Kyle smiled at my discomfort and said, “It’s real sweat. I have this philosophy that if you’re not getting sweaty and dirty, then you’re not doing it right.” Oh damn! That was a good one, I mentally added it to my book notes.

The Curl Up and Dye Mysteries Series is where we first meet Kyle and Chaz.

 About Aimee Nicole Walker:

I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I'm a girly tomboy
who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.
I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.

Interview with Aimee Nicole Walker:
1.     Can you tell us a little about your books?
 I classify my books as having the three H’s—heart, heat, and humor. I throw in some tear-jerking material every now and again. Friends, family, and my belief that everyone deserves a love story are recurring themes.

2.     What is your newest release?  
My newest release is called Unscripted Love, which released on July 11, 2017. It’s the first book in the Road to Blissville series. I introduced a lot of these characters in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries and decided they deserve a series of their own. I also introduce several new characters that I cannot wait to spend time with shortly.

3.     For a reader who hasn't read your books yet, which book do you suggest they start with?
 The Curl Up and Dye Mysteries is my favorite. I’d start with Dyeing to be Loved. 

4.     If you ever experience a case of writer’s block, how do you cure it? 
 I can honestly say that I’ve not run into writer’s block, not even when I battled breast cancer. My problem is getting them to shut up!

5.     Do you work with an outline, or just write? Mostly, I just sit down and write. I don’t have an in-depth outline. I just start with a cast of characters and a few plot ideas I hope to hit. I never know from one day to the next what I’m going to write.

6.     What book did you enjoy writing the most and why?  
I enjoyed writing the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries the most because I got to hang with the same main characters for four books, so I feel like I got to know them better than all my other characters. Also, I fell head over heels in love with the supporting cast, which made me want to start another series in the same world. Then a third series idea for residents in the town of Blissville came out of nowhere. I’m really excited about my future writing projects.

7.     If  you could spend 24 hours as a fictional character, who would you choose?  
Josh Roman-Wyatt from CUAD. For one thing, he’s sassy, fun, and unapologetic for who he is, and two, he gets Gabe, who is the perfect man. 

8.     Are you attending any Author Signing Event this year? 
 I am going to GRL but as a reader. Next year, I hope to attend signings.

9.     What are you working on next?  
I am currently finishing Someone to Call My Own, which is the second book in the Road to Blissville series. It will release on September 5th.

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