Bankers’ Hours by Wade Kelly – Character Interview and Giveaway

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Long and Short Reviews welcome Wade Kelly, author of the upcoming Bankers’ Hours, which is being released March 25.  Leave a comment or ask the author a question for a chance to win (see the prize information at the bottom of the post).

Interview with Tristan Carr, the love interest in Bankers’ Hours, a novel by Wade Kelly

Hello lovely readers. This is Wade Kelly! I’ve stopped by Long and Short Reviews to talk a little about my new book, Bankers’ Hours. It releases through Dreamspinner Press on March 25th. In preparation, I have come up with 10 different guest-posts on 10 different blogs to give you a fun way to get to know MY CHARACTERS and ME. As in many blog tours, I am offering prizes! (See the list is below.)

For this stop, I’m going to “interview” Tristan Carr by pretending to be someone from Match.com or Dating.com or some such dating website where he would have to answer personal questions about himself. So let’s get started.

Question: Please tell us your name and something specific about you.

Answer: My name is Tristan Carr. I’m 32. I haven’t dated anyone for a number of years and even when I was hooking up with people, it was mainly for sex. I’ve never wanted anything permanent. I also have a fifteen-year-old daughter, Claire, who is very special to me. I’ve never met a guy worth disrupting my life with her, so I just don’t date.

Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: I’m an auto mechanic. I was in the navy in my early twenties, and when I got out I took over my dad’s shop before he died. I’ve lived in Westminster my whole life.

Question: Do you have any hobbies?

Answer: Not really. I work a lot. Every other weekend, I have my daughter and we like to bowl. I guess bowling is a hobby… and working out. I like to work up a good sweat at the gym.

Question: Tell us some of the things you like.

Answer: I like to laugh. I don’t think people laugh enough. I like craft beer and a good steak. I’m not too picky with food—I’ll eat anything.

Question: How about your dislikes?

Answer: Dishonesty. I’m past the point where I want to dick around about shit. Just give it to me straight.

Question: Describe for us your ideal man.

Answer: Cute. I’m mostly attracted to the guys who are adorable, yet don’t seem to know it. Give me a guy who blushes, and I’m all kinds of horny.

Question: What are some of your turn-offs?

Answer: Strict tops. I’m okay with a guy who’s versatile, or even a pushy bottom, but I’m not into someone telling me what they’re going to do in bed and when. I like to be in charge.

Question: For the last question, go with your gut answer. Don’t think too deeply about it. Are you into kink, or no kink?

Answer: Kink… all the way. I like to play. I’m into toys. I’d like a guy who’s into trying new things. Sex shouldn’t be boring; if it is, you’re doing it wrong.

Okay. Those are all the questions we have for now. Is there anything you’d like to say in summary?

Answer: I haven’t dated in forever. I want to find someone who clicks, not only with me but with my daughter. Family is very important to me. If you’re that guy, I’d probably give you the world.

Thank you for stopping by to get to know Tristan a little better. Leave a comment and tell me what your occupation, or your dream occupation, to be entered to win a gift card and for a chance to be entered into the grand prize drawing. See below for the list of prizes and the rules to enter.

Again, this is Wade Kelly stopping by Long and Short Reviews to talk about my up coming novel, Bakers’ Hours.

Before I go, here is a short excerpt with Tristan. (It is from Grant’s POV):

At that point I forgot the movie. I heard the dialogue in the background, but Nicolas Cage was not my focus. Tristan’s breathing had changed to heavier, more rapid puffs. My head was against his collarbone, and he nuzzled my hair with his cheek as I caressed his knee. As I grew bolder and moved my hand north, he placed his hand over mine and squeezed.

“What are you doing?” he asked, but his voice was far from steady.

I lifted my head off his shoulder and gave him a droopy-eyed expression. I all but stuck my lip out and pouted. “Nothing.”

He made a guttural noise, like a growl, but deep in the back of his throat. He was two seconds from either shoving me away or eating me. “Grant,” he rasped. “We can’t do this.”

“Just one kiss?” I suggested, looking as fake-sad as I could.

He grunted but brought his mouth down on mine. He was trying to maneuver on the couch as he kissed, but I was quicker and turned where I sat so I was practically kneeling on the couch as I worked my way into his lap. I wound my arms around his neck and kissed him like we’d done before, only I wanted to use my tongue.

I had one leg bent on either side of his thighs as I sat in his lap, kissing him aggressively and working up my nerve to lick. When I did, Tristan groaned as he grabbed the back of my head and held me in place while thrusting his tongue into my mouth and kissing me wildly. He lifted me off the couch in his arms and turned us around so he could place me onto the cushions, then leaned down, still kissing me, and knelt between my legs.

It probably would have been wiser to stop kissing, because as he groped for the pillow wedged between me and the back of the couch, his other knee slipped off the side and he tumbled to the floor, nearly dragging me with him.

I giggled as I peeked over the edge.

“It’s not funny,” he said, staring up at me.

“Yes, it is,” I replied, giggling louder.

Tristan wasn’t laughing, but he also wasn’t upset. He reached out. “Come here.”

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Join me at the next stop for more.

3_22 kelly BankersHours4_500x750Even though bankers’ hours leave long weekends for romance, cosmic intervention is Grant’s only option when money doesn’t buy happiness and he’s got virginity in spades.

Grant Adams is a twenty-six-year-old bank teller who’s unlucky at love, yet hopelessly hopeful. After years of horrific first dates, he’s convinced he’s saving himself for true love. Surely he has bad taste in men because it couldn’t possibly be his persnickety nature that’s sent them packing.

Tristan Carr has been in a holding pattern since his daughter was born fifteen years ago, which suits his workaholic lifestyle just fine. This ex-Navy turned auto mechanic never wanted anyone interfering with being a weekend dad. For Tristan to rearrange his perfectly orchestrated life, a guy will need to be special. Or in the case of the newest employee at his bank, the guy will need to be adorable, shy, and open to the prospect of forever when it shows up at his window.

 

 

This is the official tour list of stops:

February 24 – Prism Book Alliance

March 18 – MM Good Book Reviews

March 22 – Long and Short Reviews

March 23 – My Fiction Nook

March 24 – Oh My Shelves

March 25 – Divine Magazine

March 25 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

March 28 – Love Bytes

March 29 – Gay Book Reviews

March 30 – The Novel Approach

 

And the prizes:

I have several giveaways. Leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate. I am going to take ALL the names, from all the comments, from all the blog stops, and put them in a drawing. I have 10 stops including this one. The more comments you make then higher your chances of winning. I will have 3 winners of a $10 Amazon gift certificate to be announced when the tour ends! Additionally, for those who comment on ALL 10 STOPS, I will enter each of them into a grand prize drawing good for: 

    1. An eBook from my backlist of your choice, OR the next book I publish this year. (*Excluding Bankers’ Hours)
    2. A $10 Amazon gift certificate,
    3. A Wade Kelly Spoon in the colors of your choice,
  • One autographed paperback copy of the novel of their choice, OR the next book I publish this year. (*Excluding Bankers’ Hours)
  • A special Promo Code for you to download a copy of the audiobook: Misplaced AffectionNote: I am willing to mail things to other countries so don’t let that stop you! Please, post on ALL the posts. I had fun with this last time. 🙂
  • About the Author: 3_22 kelly Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 8.31.09 AMWade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one’s beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing “taxi driver” for her children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.

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  • Buy the book at Dreamspinner Press.

    Comments

    1. Are there vocabulary words or concepts in your book that may be new to readers? Define some of those.

      • I can’t think of new vocabulary words in it. My last book, No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys had MANY big vocabulary words, which some readers commented one, but I don’t think this one does.

        New concepts? Since I don’t know what concepts you are familiar with, then I can’t really say what is new to you. The concepts in this book include poor self-image, selfishness, the idea that marriage takes adjustments and compromise. Is this what you mean?

    2. When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or does it come to you as you write?

    3. Mari Cruz la Crucis says:

      wow, I knew Grant was cute, but Tristan seems hot!!!! I’m so excited with this couple!!

    4. Thanks for the character interview. I enjoyed it. I love how Tristan’s first priority seems to be his daughter.

      My dream occupation would be book editor. 🙂

    5. kim hansen says:

      Nice character interview.

    6. Ineztey Garcia says:

      Love character interviews. Can’t wait to meet both characters in Banker’s Hours. I am a diagnostic radiologic technologist but my dream profession would be university professor. Maybe some day. I love teaching and would love to finish my masters to achieve my dream.

    7. I enjoyed meeting Tristan. Thank you for that. Character interviews always make me more invested in the story. My dream job? I think anything that would involve me being able to live in Hawaii in comfort!

    8. Thank you for another great excerpt and the interview – wow – I like Tristan! He sounds great! My occupation at the moment is stay at home mom, but in my previous life I was a biochemist. My dream job (if I didn’t have a family and hubby) would have been to be a marine biologist and do things like Jacques Cousteau did when they used to have him on TV.

      • I’m glad you like Tristan 🙂 I’m rather fond of him.
        A BIOCHEMIST! WOWZA. That’s super cool.
        At the mention of Marine Biologist, I can not help but think of Seinfeld. (If you are familiar with that show.)

    9. waxapplelover says:

      My dream job would be to work for a travel magazine (with unlimited expenses) so I could travel around the world and stay in the best hotels on someone else’s dime. 🙂

    10. Christina Az. says:

      My dream job would working in Color Management and Technology. Alas the economic depression is killing the printing field thus not many jobs ><

    11. I’ve always fantasized about being a pastry chef (would probably get stressed out baking on demand, though) or a movie soundtrack coordinator (how DO you get to do that?)….

    12. The more I read from this blog tour the more interested I become in the characters and the story as a whole. I thought Grant was a cutie in his match.com interview, but so is Tristan. He must have had his daughter very young, maybe if I read the entire book I’ll find out how he became a father at such a young age?

    13. jodi marinich says:

      great interview and congrats wade

    14. I wonder if the online dating agency would match them as Tristan likes kink or if fate will bring them together anyway? Cannot wait to find out. With regards my occupation I am an educator and ICT problem solver/researcher

    15. Thank you for the character interview. Dream job? I kind of think being a mystery shopper might be fun.
      humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

    16. My current occupation is HR but not my dream! 😉

      And Tristan sounds amazing, love his comment about laughing! So true!

    17. Thank you all for participating in my blog tour for Bankers’ Hours. I hope you all enjoyed it. Join me in August or September when my next book comes out. Back Off! That’s My Jock

      The winners are….
      For a $10 Amazon Gift Card: H.B., Peggy, and Jenf27 (with the heart)

      The grand prize goes to Inez Garcia

      and a special runner-up prize goes to Jen CW

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