Hiya romance junkies. It’s Tuesday and you know what that means…
What A Character Chat!
That’s right, and I’ve got a very special character for you today. Little Janna is here to give her special perspective of her daddy’s romance, Risk Factors by the fabulous Calisa Rhose. OMG she is just the cutest thing!
Calisa Rhose: Hi Mac. It’s a pleasure to drop Janna off to chat with you today. I’m sure her parents can drop in later to pick her up and maybe talk a bit too. Have fun. You’re in for a treat!
Mac: Thanks Calisa. That’s the plan, sweetie. Hiya Janna, I’m so glad to have you here today, pumpkin. So, can you tell us about Risk Factors? I understand it’s your daddy and Viv’s story.
Janna: She’s a veterinarian on a mission to claim his heart and gain a family, he’s a father determined to protect his child no matter what. Can a child bring their love together?
Mac: Wow! Very nice description. What do you consider your biggest strength?
Janna: Hmm I’m only seven, so I’m not very strong. Does loving my skunk, Skittles, count? Daddy says I’m really good at that.
Mac: LOL I’d say that counts. What about your biggest weakness?
Janna: I asked Viv about my weakness and she said I’m weak when it comes to animals. I have a LOT! *giggles*
Mac: *grins* I had a lot when I was a little girl too. That just shows you have a loving heart. The romance genre is often heavy with heartbreaking conflict but what makes you laugh?
Janna: This question! *laughs* Maybe Viv can tell you what you want to know.
Viv: *laughs and nods* I can take this one, Janna. As you can imagine, this child makes us laugh every day. But when she isn’t around to cheer us up, Connor and I do a fine job by ourselves. Just having someone so wonderful to love is enough to make me smile.
Mac: As it should. *winks* Welcome Viv. So, Janna, what was the toughest aspect of your story for you and Calisa to work through?
Janna: When Heidi died. I never lost a pet before and Heidi was older than me so that was hard for us because Ms. Rhose is an animal lover too. She said to say, “No animals were really killed when she wrote the book.” *wipes a tear away* But it sure felt like it when Heidi left.
Mac: Oh, that’s a tough one, isn’t it? I’m sorry, pumpkin. Give us a short excerpt from your favorite scene in the story?
Janna: Can I let Daddy do this one? He doesn’t like my favorite part much.
Connor: *laughs* I’ve got this one, Jelly Bean.
Mac: Oh, hello, Connor. Go right ahead and give us your favorite part.
“Don’t you see? There will never be us. Not until you let go and trust. You can’t wait for me to come to you when I know before I ever get there that you’ll shut me out.
Connor: This is my favorite line because it made me realize Viv was right about us. I just had to give us a chance and stop pushing her away before I lost her.
Mac: Nice! Go Viv! Okay, Janna, do you have a question for our visitors?
Janna: I know! What’s your favorite animal? Mine is skunks…but not when they still stink. *plugs her nose to prove how distasteful that is* Thank you for letting me come talk to you, Ms. Mac. You’re really nice and pretty. Bye!
Mac: Oh, yeah. I really like her! Viv and Connor, before you go, tell us a little bit more about your story and where we can find it.
Love, like life, is not without risk.
BLURB- Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales, Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps.
Now Connor, a patient’s owner, is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.
Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having her feel the hurt of being left…again.
Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play the possibilities?
Also, Risk Factors is on Authorgraph! Get your copy signed. http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/CalisaRhose
Calisa Rhose is an Okie, born and bred, through and through, and proud of it. While growing up, when she wasn’t on the back of a horse, she could be found with pen and paper in hand. Her writing career began with poetry in her younger days. Then she discovered Rock-n-Roll and cute musicians. Poetry turned into stories of romance and dreams. These days she lives with the same man who convinced her to take a romantic journey with him almost 30 years ago. After raising three strong daughters she spends her days loving their granddaughters, hoping for a boy someday, and writing. When she’s not writing, you can find Calisa putting on her editor hat and working to help other published and aspiring writers.
She is working on more projects with her favored contemporary cowboys, first responders and firemen, as well as, the occasional ‘other’ heroes- and their sexy female counterparts, those sassy, stubborn heroines.
Find Calisa at her website/chit-chat blog http://calisarhose.wordpress.com