Today I am so pleased to welcome Kristian Parker to Joyfully Jay. Kristian has come to talk to us about a new release, Warm Hearts. Kristian has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving a big welcome!
“Surprised to see me?” Cesar asked. His brown eyes shone in the streetlight.
That was putting it mildly. Arvid remained rooted to the spot. Cesar looked incredible in a brown parka jacket and black jeans, his head covered by a bright yellow bobble hat with a matching scarf around his neck.
“I…I…don’t know what to say,” Arvid stammered. He felt lightheaded. Cesar was the last person he had expected to open the door to. At a loss for words he could only stare.
“How about ‘come in’? It’s colder than Battery Park out here.”
“Yes, of course,” Arvid said, shifting to the side. “Get yourself indoors.”
Cesar strode past him. Arvid cursed the fact that he had answered the door in his scruffiest sweatpants and hoodie. Still, it was a Sunday afternoon.
“Where am I going?” Cesar asked.
“Go on through into the kitchen.” Arvid gestured.
He never entertained in the drawing room unless for a special occasion. The kitchen led into the conservatory. Arvid wanted the open-plan lifestyle but wanted it cosy too, so he had had underfloor heating installed. Then the glass door panels folded open to bring the outside in on warm afternoons. It was his favourite place in the whole house.
Cesar took his coat off. He had on a tight-fitting red plaid shirt. It worked so well with his dark hair and beard, Arvid feared he might melt all over the floor tiles. “Coffee, tea, something stronger?” His nerves were jangling. Things like this didn’t happen to him.
“Oh, stronger,” Cesar replied. “Don’t you think?”
Arvid nodded, relieved. He needed a hit of something after that surprise. He could sense Cesar tracking him as he walked into the open kitchen.
With his back to the conservatory, Arvid took his time opening a bottle of shiraz. He did his breathing exercises that usually worked wonders. Yet, his heartrate was worryingly high.
What the hell is happening? Pull yourself together and focus. There will be a perfectly simple explanation. You are open to this.
Queens Crescent, Book 6
Arvid Nilsen was once a big star until fame chewed him up and spat him out. Now he’s focused on building a career writing the songs instead of singing them.
A chance encounter with busker Cesar Rodriguez in New York sees the two thrown together in the pursuit of that special song which is going to change everything. When Cesar turns up on Arvid’s London doorstep, something sparks that neither of them can control.
Yet one of them isn’t being as honest as he could be. Will this perfect combination fall apart before they can even begin?
I have written for as long as I could write. In fact, before, when I would dictate to my auntie. I love to read, and I love to create worlds and characters.
I live in the English countryside. When I’m not writing, I like to get out there and think through the next scenario I’m going to throw my characters into.
Inspiration can be found anywhere, on a train, in a restaurant or in an office. I am always in search of the next character to find love in one of my stories. In a world of apps and online dating, it is important to remember love can be found when you least expect it.
Connect with Kristian:
Newsletter with five free stories www.krisianparker.com
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