I’m so excited to be here today with Smexy Books. Thank you for spending some time with me today, and for giving my newest release, Roxy’s Recovery, some love. It’s a standalone romance about a vet and a mysterious, sexy stranger with the cutest dog that just ends up stealing your heart. I hope you will fall in love with that sassy little pug and her owners as much as I did.
How long have you been writing?
KB (Kim Breyon): I’ve been writing stories and poems since I was very young. I can remember when I was about eight or nine, my family took a trip up to Montana to visit some relatives. We were there for a week, and I filled an entire notebook with words and drawings about a blue dragon. I was fascinated with the story because I created it. In middle school and high school, I was drawn to all the creative writing classes. It wasn’t until about five years ago that I finally shed my fears and insecurities and decided to become serious about publishing.
What is the most difficult part about writing for you?
KB: Besides believing in my ability to tell a story worth sharing, I think the other thing I struggle with most is keeping the flow of the book. I’m a linear writer, so I write the stories in order from beginning to end and can’t jump ahead to certain scenes. So when I reach a point where I can’t hear the guys well or the story doesn’t seem to be progressing, I get frustrated and it’s very difficult for me to move forward.
What is your favorite part of the publishing journey?
KB: I think my absolute favorite part is doing that final read through, before I send it off to the ARC readers. It’s when I can just sit with the guys in all their glory, after all the bumps and bruises have been smoothed out and I can just enjoy the story they wanted to share. It’s bittersweet and incredibly rewarding to see that end result and know that those characters chose me as the one to share them with the world.
What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?
KB: To me, success is not about sales or rank. It’s about writing a book that makes people smile. When a reader messages me or shares something on social media about how my words touched them or helped them through a hard day… that means everything to me. When there’s so much ugliness in the world, all I want to do is provide a little joy and when someone tells me I’ve done that, then I know I’ve succeeded.
Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write? Which was the most rewarding?
KB: I’ve only published three books so far and while each of them has a special meaning to me, I think Back to You was the most enjoyable. Not only was it one my favorite trope, friends to lovers, but I loved seeing pieces of their childhood woven into their adult lives. The most rewarding book has been Roxy’s Recovery. I pushed myself a lot during the writing process and grew as an author because of it. While the reader may not be able to see or recognize these things on the pages, I can see them and remember how I had to overcome each hurdle to get their story out. I’m proud of how much I’ve grown these last six months and it’s made me excited for what else is to come.
Thank you again for letting me stop by and share my newest release. I hope you enjoy this sweet, healing love story.
About Roxy’s Recovery, available now!
As the newest veterinarian in the small town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Vaughn Winters doesn’t have time for relationships. He is too busy healing injuries and establishing his reputation as a trustworthy vet. But when a strange man waves him down one stormy night seeking help for his injured dog, Vaughn simply can’t refuse.
Obviously homeless and with no means to pay for Roxy’s medical care, Vaughn throws caution to the wind and strikes a deal with the hesitant stranger that would allow Roxy the time to heal and provide some much-needed TLC to his property as well. As the days pass, Vaughn’s curiosity grows. Alex’s dedication to the job is as surprising as the sexy tats hidden beneath his rugged clothes. What could have pushed this kind, hardworking man to the streets, or cast such dark shadows in his otherwise bright blue eyes?
Will six weeks be enough time to earn Alex’s trust? Or will asking questions cause him to tuck tail and run as soon as Roxy is able?
About Author, Kim Breyon:
I am an Idaho native who grew up dreaming about traveling the world and writing stories. As a child, I would often spend my spare time curled up with my favorite blanket and a notebook, writing another fairy tale. I never would have guessed those fairy tales would one day grow into gay romances, but that is where my heart led me and I am so glad it did. I write about love because I believe it can happen to anyone, with anyone. I also believe dreams never expire, redemption is possible, and true forgiveness can heal us in ways we never expect. I know firsthand how messy life can get, but as any artist will tell you, a little mess is needed to create something beautiful. You can often find me with a mug of coffee in one hand and a dog toy in the other. There is never a day that goes by without my sweet boy insisting on a game – or twenty – of fetch.
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