Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who’s always called Indiana home, so she’s well-versed in fickle weather, pork tenderloins that don’t fit on a bun, and sarcasm. Putting her Indiana University degrees in Public Management to good use by day means Kyra does the bulk of her writing late into the night. Fueled by caffeine and funny memes, she weaves tales of love and relationships, including the humor and/or chaos both can bring. Kyra’s published novels range from sweet contemporary romance to romantic suspense and paranormal/fantasy.
When this Hoosier native isn’t at a keyboard, daydreaming through her fingertips, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or on a sideline somewhere cheering (loudly) for her sporty sons. Kyra also loves to bowl, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by kyrajacobsbooks.com to learn more about her novels and ways to connect with Kyra on social media.
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Blue Manhattan Blog Tour – Interview
Hello everyone! Today we’re bringing you a round of speed dating with Shayla Tempest and Jamie Knight, the main characters in Kyra Jacobs’s latest paranormal romance novel, BLUE MANHATTAN. So get comfy and scroll on, their interview is about to begin…
Host: Shay and Jamie, thank you so much for joining us today. Why don’t we start out with each of you telling us a little about yourselves?
Shay: Are you a supe? *glances around* Because if not, I’m really not supposed to be here. In fact, you didn’t see me. Nope, you didn’t see anything—
Host: Oh, no worries. I’m part fae, so it’s just us supernaturals here today.
Shay: Oh, good. Man, it’s getting tougher trying to avoid humans. Hell, I had this one come crashing into our bar a few months back. Was sure I’d get blamed for that one.
Host: Wait, so…is Jamie supposed to know about us?
Shay: Yes. Because, well, it’s complicated. *bats her eyelashes*
Jamie: You can say that again. And for the record, it was Mauri who told me to go find Shay. Otherwise, I would have steered clear of McGronkle’s Pub. That first night, it was all I could do to open the door, let alone step inside.
Shay: *grumbling* Shouldn’t have been able to step past the spells I put around the bar at all, but then…well, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves.
Jamie: Right. So, yeah, me walking into McG’s as a human? Not my favorite memory. Before that, the craziest I ever got was intentionally messing with the other programmers where I worked. Inserting decoy bugs in code can be a really fun prank.
Shay: *rolls her eyes* Yawn.
Host: *laughs* I take it you’re not into the techie life as much as Jamie?
Shay: No. Like, not at all. Besides, who needs gadgets when I have magic?
Jamie: True, but not every supe has the treasure trove of spells you do, darling.
Shay: *smirks* I know.
Host: Oh? Can you tell us a little about your magic?
Shay: Nope. Classified.
Host: Really? Not even a litt—
Shay: Nope. Classified.
Host: *looks to Jamie, who gives a subtle head shake* Okaaaay then. Well, let’s get to our speed round of questions, shall we? I’ll ask a question, you both give me your best answer. Sound good?
Jamie: Yep. Shoot.
Host: Alright, question one–favorite food?
Jamie: Krispy Kreme donuts.
Shay: Mmm pancakes.
Jamie: Ha! Just don’t ask what she likes to top them with. *makes gagging face*
Shay: *punches Jamie in the arm*
Host: I’m going to take your advice on that one Jamie, and move to question two—favorite vacation location: beach, or cabin in the woods?
Shay: Cabin in the woods, far away from water. Far, far away.
Host: Not a fan of water, huh? I’ll take that death glare as a ‘no’. Right. Question three—favorite color?
Jamie: *slips note under table to host* Yes, definitely blue.
Host: *reads note, which advises not to mention green or any shade of it* Interesting. Okay, final question—favorite drink?
Shay: Fire water, but only if I make it.
Jamie: Personally, I’m rather partial to blue Manhattans. Shay makes them best.
Host: *laughing* I guess I should have seen that answer coming. Well, that’s all the time we have for today. Thank you both SO much for joining us. Tell me, what do you have in the works next?
Jamie: Hmm, don’t think it’s wise to elaborate on our current mission, but let’s just say we’ve got some work left to do to keep Mauricio Hunter and his creepy goons from succeeding at his crazy world domination ideas. Lucky for us, our reinforcements have arrived. Oh, that’s Tessa calling now…
Shay: *sighs* That woman needs to learn how to relax. And learn how to trust me. Seriously, she’s not the kind of partner I would have picked. Hmm, judging from that look on Jamie’s face, I’m guessing we need to be on our way. Nice chatting with you, though.
Host: Trust me, the pleasure was all mine. If you’d like, I can show you two out.
Shay: *raises one hand, finger pressed to her thumb* Nope, I’ve got this. Come on, Jamie.
Host: *finds self alone in the studio* Wow, I wish everyone had that power. Thank you, my dear audience, for joining us today. I hope you enjoyed meeting Shay and Jamie, and be sure to check out their adventures in BLUE MANHATTAN. Kyra Jacobs assures us the duo will continue to make appearances throughout the series, though next up is a new pair of main characters with all new magical abilities. Until next time, stay safe and happy reading!
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