Word-Slingers – Guest Interview with Kim Carmichael

Today’s guest come to us through Sizzling PR. Let’s give Kim Carmichael a nice warm welcome, shall we?

1) How long have you been writing?

Eight years.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.) 

I have a very full time job that can start as early as six am and end as late as ten.  I have a husband, two boys and one puppy and one dog.  I currently have my novel I’m finishing, two novels I want to start, two sequels that have been requested and an idea for the line I want to submit to.  I am editing an anthology, I help in marketing with two of my publishers and I am editing an anthology and signed up to edit another.  Plus, I am very high maintenance. I’m tired thinking about me!

3) What can you tell us about your release Hands on Me. What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not. J 

I am absolutely fascinated with spies and tattoos.  When the call for submission came requesting the character have a tramp stamp, I wanted the tattoo to be a functional part of the story, not just another tattoo.

4) What is it about the contemporary romance genre that you like so much? 

I feel that it really lets you explore the characters in a time and place that I understand and can relate to.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when? 

I do write paranormal, but usually in a contemporary settingJ

6) Sweet or sour?


7) Chocolate or vanilla?

Strawberry. (TM – You just had to be contrary, didn’t you?)

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

Agent Gwen Fredricks is a living target.  Captured after a failed mission, the code to crack a safe has literally been permanently hidden on her.  To free herself, she must retrieve a final key.   

All Agent Colin Alexander has to do to avoid a desk job is get a code said to be on an enemy agent.   He never dreamed it would actually be on the agent, especially Gwen.

The simple shoot-and-swoop mission takes a turn for these two sometime-lovers and full-time rivals when they call a truce to give into their desire.  Now with the promise to keep both hands on each other at all times, they share a night together.  Loyalties are tested when Gwen manages to swipe the key away, and Colin discovers the code carefully embedded into Gwen’s tramp stamp tattoo in a glow of UV light.  When morning comes they must decide if what they feel for each other is worth betraying their agencies.


“Stop!” A man yelled.
The barrel of another gun met her inches from her face. She tensed, not from the gun, but from the familiar inflection in his voice. The position of both their weapons hid the man’s face.
“Get in and lower your gun, or we’ll both lose.”                      
“Back up and lower yours, or you won’t have a hand left.” No one told her what to do, not ever again. The click of her cocking her weapon echoed around them.
He stepped back. “Get in and close the door.”
With her gun still raised, she stepped and waited for her opponent to flinch first.
“Now.” He moved a fraction of an inch.
She did the same, and with the silent acknowledgement they would both comply, they lowered their guns in unison. She almost shot herself in the foot at the sight of the man who greeted her. Before she made a mistake, she de-cocked her gun and shook her head. “Colin?” Her body betrayed her by trembling. Was this her punishment?
“Gwen.” He shoved the gun in his waistband. “You’re the one. I would have never guessed.”

Think. She screamed at herself to remember her training, and not allow him to best her or distract her. She glanced around the room, giving her time to not look at him. Agents were supposed to be everyday people and blend in, but Colin Alexander stood out. From the moment she quite literally fell into his lap through a two-story ceiling three years ago, she wasn’t sure why his agency chose such a standout. She supposed his combed-back black hair and golden eyes were some bizarre form of female torture.

Hope you enjoyed Ms. Carmichael’s visit. Please leave a few words for her below. Authors love to hear from their readers! 

Coming up on Thursday is LM Preston. C’mon back for that visit. 🙂


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