Kim has graciously agreed to be our victim….I mean guest! and be interviewed for posterity. Kim–
What is your greatest temptation:
In men: firefighters
In food: Chocolate
In clothes: Blue Jeans
What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)? avoiding chocolate
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? For my lifestyle it has to be a rugged SUV
Your dream home – mountains or ocean? Mountains
What inspired you to become a writer? An overactive imagination and long summers alone in a cabin with no phone or television while my husband was out fighting forest fires.
Do you have a daily writing routine? If so, please share. I don’t really have a daily writing routine. The mood has to strike me. I’ve never been one that can set aside a specific slot and force creativity.
What is your favorite book? Amazonia by James Rollins
What is your favorite movie? Sahara
Who is your favorite historical figure? Amelia Earhart
In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him? That’s a tough one, but I’ll have to go with Deuce from Big Horn Storm. What woman can resist a tall handsome cowboy, who refuses to give up on the woman who stole his heart?
Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her? It would have to be Devyn Nash from my Risky Research series. She was introduced in the first book, A Dose of Danger, but we start getting to know her better in A Taste of Tragedy. Devyn is a socially challenged, tough and gritty FBI agent, who isn’t all that good at playing by the rules, yet has a tender heart buried under layers of insecurity.
What do you have out now? My latest release is a Taste of Tragedy. Here’s a short blurb and excerpt.
Morgan Hunter sacrificed everything for her career. She had yet to encounter anything she wasn’t willing to do to succeed . . . until now. When she uncovers evidence that the healthy foods she’s been hired to promote may be dangerous, she must reevaluate her priorities. As questions mount and the body count rises, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of an organization that will stop at nothing to hide its secrets and protect its profits. With no one else to trust, Morgan is forced to seek help from the man she drove away, but whom she never stopped loving.
“Here, let me help you,” Morgan said as she draped Devyn’s arm around her shoulders.
Morgan tried to relieve as much weight as she could from Devyn as she helped her hobble to the waiting vehicle. Once Devyn was seated in the cramped back seat, Morgan dug out her emergency supply bag. She handed Devyn a blanket and a bottle of water. “I have a first aid kit, but I think you need something a little more than a bandage.”
“It’s just a few scratches. I’ll live.”
Morgan could see why Nick trusted Devyn with his back. As she looked at the battered and bruised woman, who had taken off into the desert in the middle of the night in bare feet to prevent a criminal from getting away, she had to admire her. Devyn had to be in extreme pain, yet not a complaint escaped her lips.
“Make room in the back,” Nick huffed.
Morgan looked up to see Nick trudging toward her with an inert Aaron slung over his shoulder. She raced to the tiny back cargo area and moved a few items around so Nick could squeeze the body in the vehicle.
“Is he dead?” Morgan whispered.
“Not quite, but we need to get him medical help A.S.A.P. The bullet didn’t hit any vital organs, but I’m not sure how much damage he suffered from the knock to the head”
Morgan watched as Nick set the man down in the vehicle, and then she joined Devyn in the back seat. Turning around and kneeling, she was able to lean over the seat and assess Aaron’s injuries. She folded up a handkerchief and placed it over Aaron’s gunshot wound and applied pressure. She wasn’t sure which was bleeding more, the bullet hole or the bump and cut to the head, but she had to try and slow the blood loss any way she could.
“That’s all we can do for now,” Nick said. “Just keep the pressure on the best you can.”
Morgan nodded as Nick secured the back and then got behind the wheel.
“You okay?” Nick asked as he turned to face Devyn.
“I’ve had better days, but sadly, I’ve had worse.”
New releases anytime soon? I’m working on my third novel in the Risky Research series titled, A Foundation of Fear. In this novel, we get to know the criminals and those trying to bring them to justice much more intimately, and learn that even the most ruthless assassin may have something to fear.
Where can eager fans find you?
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/849945.Kim_McMahill
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kim-McMahill/e/B007IK0EJW/
Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Kim started out writing non-fiction, but her passionfor exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of adventure and romantic suspense. Along with writing novels, Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. Kim currently resides in Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family