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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meet the Cast of Tasting New York by Kimmie Easley

It's confession time. I am a reader at heart. Yes, I am an author. I plot even when I'm sleeping! However, my first love is reading. That being said, something I like to see as a reader is a good round of 'Meet the Cast'. It always intrigues me to have some insight into an author's thought process when it comes to his/her characters. 


So let's get started! 

Meet the cast of Tasting New York, the second installment of the Tasting series. 

My main character, Hope Fairbanks, is a young, inexperienced beauty from an affluent, controlling family. 
Of course, the cover says it all where Hope is concerned. 
 Perfect dirty blonde!  Eyebrows are a bit too dark, but if I ever dye my hair back to my natural color, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it looked like this.

Next, we get to meet Jonah Dempsey. Jonah was easy for me. Many romance novels look to big, brawny muscle men as their hero (nothing wrong with that, yum). I tend to fall on the side of the sultry, sexy side. Jonah is a NYC artist, and everything that entails. He resides in a loft, works all night, and could care less what other people think. He also carries a heavy burden, a secret. 
Johnny Depp - I wish my college art partner looked like this. No offense Dave, you were always no. 1!

"If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second." Johnny Depp
There always has to be trouble maker. Tasting New York has a couple. Here, we meet Kym Yoshida. She's a jealous, Kym. Gorgeous, but green with envy. 

Fredrik Eklund from MDLNYMoving on to the next trouble maker, Perry. He was a fun character to play with. I don't know why I enjoy writing the characters that everyone loves to hate, but alas, I do. Perry needs to pack up his Bentley and move on with Brittney, or Becky, or Bethany... whatever her name is. ;-) 


When reading Tasting New York, you'll find that Hope has difficulty cutting the daddy strings. Meet Mr. Fairbanks, the tyrant of Fairbanks International. 
Finally, who couldn't use a good dose of a controlling, belittling mother? The answer is Hope...  I introduce you to the nagging Claudia Fairbanks. 

The cast of Tasting New York is an emotional, heart felt, and sexy ensemble. It is live right now in The Hot Summer Nights anthology, along with nine other stories for a mere .99 cents! 

Tasting New York / Hot Summer Nights on: AMAZON

  

You can also read Tasting Texas (the Tasting series book one) and get to know Beth Garrett, Eric Alexander (who also makes in appearance in Tasting New York), and the redneck romeo Wren! You won't be disappointed! 

Tasting Texas on: AMAZON

Feel free to touch base with me on my website and check in for future projects and musings: http://www.kimmieeasley.com/




12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the introduction. Looking forward to learning more about these characters!

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    1. Thank you, Karren! It was fun to play with the characters. Happy Wednesday! :-)

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  2. Love this! It's always fun casting our characters. :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun! Can't wait to do the next one. :-)

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  3. Wow. Quite a cast. Yes, a very fun post and the story sounds great too.

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  4. Kimmie, I'm always suspicious of a writer who says he/she doesn't have time or inclination to read. Good for you.

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    1. Hi Caroline! I couldn't agree more. I'd lose my mind if I didn't give it some downtime with a good read. :-)

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  5. Yes! Sexy and sultry for me too. Loved Jonah's character. Yum.

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    1. He was such a favorite character for me. And I knew his celebrity inspiration immediately. I do believe it paid off! ;-)

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  6. Clever idea, Kimmie. Enjoyed it very much. Btw, love your casting.

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    1. Thank you, Joan. It can't wait to do it again. It was a lot of fun!

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