Today is the release day for Unwrapped Hearts, an Unbreak My Heart story, so I thought I'd expound a little on one of my favorite men, Mr. Brett Taylor.
I can't speak for all writers, but sometimes I think characters pop up into our heads and hearts and demand more attention than others. They're the characters that don't leave us even after a few a stories. They might go dormant for a little while, but they always reappear with demands, and they won't accept being used as secondary characters in someone else's book.
Brett Taylor is one of those characters for me. He's bossy and mouthy, but can also be sweet as pie and heart-wrenching as hell. I love all my characters & Brett's partner, JT Campbell is no exception, yet Brett stands out in my mind as both an emotional disaster and a true accomplishment.
When I wrote Unbreak My Heart, Brett took me on an impassioned ride. There were times I had to put him away, so to speak, because all the emotions I was putting into him were coming straight from me, and were destroying me at the same time. I went through the gamut of feelings, and it was all worth the pain because once the book was published, I discovered readers went through some of the same emotions that I did. I think that's the ultimate compliment for any author.
This is the third story in the Unbreak My Heart universe and it was the easiest to write. Brett was in a good mood when he kept kicking up a ruckus in my head. And since Unwrapped Hearts is a Christmas story, I'm glad it turned out as sweet as it did. We all deserve a little calm in the sea of drama and angst, and Brett & JT are no exception. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the draw for an ebook copy of Unwrapped Hearts. The giveaway will be open until December 20. Thanks for having me NJ and happy holidays, everyone!
Unwrapped Hearts will be available only at Amber Allure until after the holidays and they have every format to suit your needs.
Brett Taylor and JT Campbell have been together for over a year, and Brett is like a little kid when it comes to Christmas morning. He has plans for the two of them to have some quiet time, open gifts, and maybe even share some sweet loving before relatives descend on them for dinner.
Brett has on his Santa hat and his sexy surfer-boy lover right where he wants him, until a certain whirlwind of a pup takes matters into his own hands. Whiz isn’t about to be left out of the Christmas celebration, and he’ll do whatever it takes to demand his daddies’ attention...
K-lee Klein has lived in one part of Western Canada or another for her entire life. She’s a doting mother of three now-grown kids, and has had characters and plots running around her head for as long as she can remember. Her days consist of planning her next tattoo design for her growing collection, and fighting off an abundance of fabulous gay men, large and small, bouncing off the walls of her skull, competing for their turns to tell their stories.
Among her favorite sub-genres to read and write are rock stars, cowboys, shifters, and opposites-attract relationships. But to be honest, she’s open to almost anything if it involves messing around in the heads of her characters. She’s also big on series—because she has a hard time letting her characters go—and is usually working on a handful of stories in various stages of completion all at the same time.
Places to find K-lee.