Hi friends, I’m Kendra C. Highley, writer of sweet YA and New Adult romances. I’m what you’d call a…hopeful romantic. I think that’s why I love the holidays so much. There’s so much joy and anticipation in the air. People laugh more and are kinder to strangers. It’s a beautiful time.
Favorite Holiday Song:
“The Holly and the Ivy” by Stan Kenton. It’s a big band, old version of the song, and it makes me smile.
Favorite Holiday Food:
Cookies. Particularly Snickerdoodles. They taste like Christmas.
Favorite Holiday Movie:
It’s a tie between Scrooged and A Christmas Story
Are you the type of person who on November 1st…thinks it’s time to break out the Christmas music or thinks It’s not even Thanksgiving yet folks!
I won’t turn the Christmas lights or break out the decorations until at least Thanksgiving night. I want to enjoy my turkey and dressing first!
Are you one of those shoppers who has gone through your list and are done shopping well ahead of Christmas or are you elbowing people out of your way on Christmas Eve to finish your shopping?
I prefer to do my shopping online, so I watch for sales during the holidays. The idea of a crowded mall gives me hives.
Here’s a sneak peek into Edge of Love by Kendra C. Highley (coming January 22, 2018)
Hero’s Name: Luke Madison
Heroine’s Name: Charlotte Brown
What would the perfect gift your hero would give your heroine and why?
A medical bag—she wants to go into medical school, but she’s worried about being admitted. This would show Charlotte how much Luke believes in her.
What would the perfect gift your heroine would give your hero and why?
A year’s worth of lift tickets at Snowmass in Aspen. Luke’s a world-class snowboarder, and Charlotte would be giving him the means to do what he loves every day.
Where would your hero or heroine secretly hang some mistletoe to catch an extra special holiday kiss and why?
The café where Charlotte works…because they’ve caught a bunch of secret kisses there before.
Share an excerpt of your favorite kissing scene between these two characters.
“You know, I haven’t even asked you what your last name is.”
“Brown, and you’re the famous Luke Madison.”
He grunted. “Infamous, more like.”
She gave him a sly smile. “Is that what a bunch of girls will tell me?”
“Probably.” He leaned across the bar, too, so that their faces were only six inches apart. “But maybe I want to turn over a new leaf.”
Charlotte let out a slow breath. He was so close, she could see flecks of golden brown in his gray-green hazel eyes. “Change is good for the soul, Luke Madison.”
“Is it, Charlotte Brown?”
Her whole body was focused on slipping closer to his, and her eyes couldn’t leave his mouth. “Yeah. I’m pretty sure, anyway.”
Luke braced himself on his forearms, leaning in. “So how do we start?”
His slow smile lit a bonfire in her brain. “Um, I have no idea.”
Luke lifted a hand to cup her cheek and brushed a strand of hair out of her face, then drew closer and covered her mouth softly with his own.
Oh, sweet Jesus, I’ve missed kissing.
And Luke was damn good at it. He teased her lower lip with his tongue before nipping lightly at it with his teeth. Charlotte had no idea how her knees were still holding her up. She kissed him back, probably too eagerly, but it was so good she couldn’t help herself.
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