September 16, 2015

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway: Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs!

Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: September 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing

Sometimes it's not the destination, but the detour...

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he's hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do...

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that's been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won't risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. exactly did he end up in Kayla's bed last night?

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home...      

About the Author

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and ways connect with her on social media.


1.       Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
a.      Hi everyone! I’m Kyra Jacobs, lifelong native of northeast Indiana. When I’m not outside sprucing up my flower beds or playing sports with my two sons, I’m likely avoiding housework sitting at my laptop going (as my youngest often teases) “type, type, type”. My latest release, HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR, is a story near and dear to my heart, and takes place at a fictional bed-and-breakfast a few short hours north of here in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This novel is the first in the Checkerberry Inn series, and is a fun mixture of comedic moments and heartfelt healing.

2.       Do you read reviews of your books? What do you do when you read a not-so-nice one?
a.      Haha great question. Yeah, guilty as charged. I’ve been warned by longtime author friends to stay away from reviews, but like a bug to the light I just can’t help myself. And while the not-so-nice ones can really sting, I try to put myself in the reviewer’s shoes and see things from their angle. Sometimes they’ll make good points. Other times, I’m kinda left going, “Huh?” Ones like that I just sweep under the mental rug and move on. Of course the great reviews totally make my day, and give me a terrific boost for my WIP’s.

3.      What are you working on now?
a.      I’m working through revisions on book two in this series, tentatively titled HER UNEXPECTED RETURN. It’s Miles Masterson’s story, and introduces a new, spunky (and jaded about love) heroine named Stephanie Fitzpatrick. The dynamic between the two has been a lot of fun to write. J

4.      Can you share a teaser of HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR with our readers?
a.      I’d love to!


The coast was still clear.
With a new sense of urgency, he made his way up the stairs with both arms full of paint supplies. When he reached the oversized landing, which also served as a sitting area, he paused. Looked and listened.
Still no sign of her. Relief washed over Brent. A few more steps and he’d be past her room. Once he made it to the Blueberry Suite, he could close the door and lose himself in his work. If he were lucky, the tow truck would be here and long gone with her before he finished.
And that would be the only way he’d get lucky today. Judging by her skittish behavior in the car, no way would Kayla let him get close to her again. Which was for the best, he told himself. Repeatedly.
Two steps past the landing, the bag of rollers and brushes he’d wedged under one arm decided to go Kamikaze. With a curse, he stooped to set down his paint cans, then scrambled to retrieve the AWOL items.
One roller cover. Two. Damn, where was the third? He scanned the landing, then crouched down to check under the nearest furniture.
“Looking for something?”
Brent’s head jerked up at the sound and slammed into the edge of an end table. He bit back a stream of profanity and waited for the stars to disappear from his vision. As they did, he froze.
He’d been right to want to hurry past Kayla’s room. She stood before him now, barefoot and nearly irresistible in a white, oversized bathrobe. Adorable and tantalizing all at the same time. How was that even possible?
“Uh, yeah.” He cleared his throat and shifted his gaze back to the floor. “Rogue paint roller. I’m sure it’s around here somewhere.”
“You mean this?”
He shouldn’t have looked. Should have kept his eyes fixed on the floor before him. But, hey, he was male and had a pulse. So his traitorous gaze flashed to her as she bent down to grasp the roller cover at her feet. The top of her robe gaped at the movement, providing him another accidental peek at her cleavage, still rosy pink from her shower.
She gripped the base of the tube, stood, and brought it to him. “Here you go.”
He collected the rest of his supplies and headed for the hall without another word. The less interaction he had with Kayla, the less tempted he’d be to get to know her. He’d given up long ago on dating or allowing himself to care about anyone outside their family, and now was definitely not the time to go changing that. The tow truck would be here soon enough, and then she’d be gone.
Because that’s what the women in his life always did.
They left.

Ice cream or Sorbet? Ice cream (but I’ll never turn a good sorbet away, either.)
Coffee or Tea? I’m a sucker for Chai Lattes ;-)
Movies at home or Movie Theater? Action movies in the theater, mushy stuff at home. Though, a theater in town now has these digital, leather recliners which makes it FEEL like you’re at home with a giant screen and stereo system. It’s like having the best of both worlds!
Fall or winter? Fall. Love those leaves.

Thank you so much for having me here today!

I would like to thank Kyra for stopping by! Great interview! :)


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having me on today, Amanda! This week has been a whirlwind of excitement, trying to savor every minute of it!


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