Friday, April 10, 2015

CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Crave the Rose by Karen Kincy

While studying abroad at Oxford, Cassia loses her boyfriend in an accident–the night after she catches him screwing another girl. Only Bram, an Irish charmer whose wolfish smile hides his darkest secrets, makes her feel anything but numb. Cassia refuses to be hurt again. This is sex, nothing more, with three little rules:
No cheating.
No lies.
No falling in love.
But rules are made to be broken…
5 Questions PLUS with Bram & Cassia from Crave the Rose
 Welcome Bram Winterbourne and Cassia Santos to the Book-Bosomed Book Blog! You have a mesmerizing story in Crave the Rose.  Let’s give readers another peak at your life and personalities.

Q1. Bram—what is Cassia’s best quality? Cassia—what’s Bram’s?
Bram: She's beautiful. Smart, I mean.
Cassia: (laughs) I'm not beautiful?
Bram: I meant both.
Cassia: That's cheating. You have to pick one. Well, what I like about you is X-rated.
Bram: Anything not X-rated?
Cassia: Your accent. And your smile. And your ginger beard.
Bram: That's not one, either.

Q2.  Cassia—  if you got a new tattoo to represent your relationship with Bram, what would it be of?
Cassia: This is going to sound gross and sappy, but he has amazing blue eyes. Like forget-me-nots. And I already have a ton of botanical tattoos.
Bram: Forget-me-not is a lovely thought, as well.

Q3. This is for either or both of you— describe the perfect date.
Bram: Exploring a new city, eating dinner at a random restaurant, ending at a good hotel.
Cassia: I'd skip to the hotel.
Bram: I know.

Q4. Name three things on your bed side table.
Cassia: A few books on ethnobotany. I've been reading up on that.
Bram: (laughs) There's one thing on my bedside table: glow-in-the-dark condoms.

Q5. Aside from the glow in the dark condoms, have you tried anything more adventurous in the bedroom (or garden…or beach) together that you’d like to share?
Bram: To be honest, it's all been adventurous for me.
Cassia: He's been shy about outdoor sex.
Bram: I haven't!
Cassia: After that time in the garden, you're nothing but jumpy.
Bram: That's justified.
PLUS, (for both of you) Answer these five rapid fire questions with the first thing that comes to mind:

#1 Favorite sound?
Bram: The sound of beer being poured into a glass.
Cassia: Birdsong.

#2 Favorite taste?
Bram: Beer, clearly.
Cassia: Chocolate! 

#3 Greatest Fear?
Bram: Losing control.
Cassia: Fucking everything up. Again.

#4 Favorite place to have sex?
Bram: In bed.
Cassia: Dude, don't be so vanilla. On the beach.
#5 Wildest adventure?
Bram: The future. That will certainly be the wildest adventure.
Cassia: If I have anything to say about it.

A big thanks to Bram and Cassia and author Karen Kincy!

Karen Kincy (Kirkland, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

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