not much to tell. I’m
a mother, a wife, an author. There’s nothing special about me except maybe for
my imagination. And then that’s where things get interesting. My imagination
carries me through the everyday, helps me understand people, helps me relate to
people. And it’s the basis for my passion, my career, and my future. So when it
comes down to it, JK Coi is all about that.
inspired you to be a writer?
I’ve always had a writer’s
heart. Since I was young, reading and writing has been my absolute favorite way
to pass my time. The first story I can remember writing was about my dog and a
jar of peanut butter…but I then graduated over the years to aliens possessing
the radio frequencies…and stories from the point of view of the rabbits being
hunted through a field…and, well…the list goes on (and gets stranger LOL)
did you choose your genre?
I write in many genres, mostly because I like to
keep challenging myself. I like the change of pace. The kind of
story I tell in a contemporary romance is very different than the kind of story
I tell in a horror, or a paranormal, or a steampunk. They all have different
story expectations and different ways for the characters to grow.
The thing I like about writing contemporary
romance is that the characters can be a little more light-hearted and their
struggles are real and relatable. But I like writing paranormal and fantasy for
exactly the opposite reasons. I can be angsty and extra dark with the
characters and their conflict. And yet at the end of the day, they all go
through hell and come back again, they all get tortured before they can see the
made you tell this story and why did you write this book?
I’m not sure, I guess I just wanted to
write something a little lighter, lots of fun, that doesn’t take itself too
seriously and that the readers could really relate to. I also like to change
things up every once in a while. If I write nothing but paranormals, I start to
get stir crazy.
did you come up with the title?
LOL. The title was originally Corporate
Holiday – and it just didn’t inspire the kind of imagery that we get with In
Bed with the Competition, does it? I have to thank my publisher for helping me
pick a really edgy, fun, sexy title that really represents what this story is
is your favourite scene?
I love the scene when Ben and Beth go
walking on the beach at night. They come across this little greenhouse and Ben
teases Beth about getting caught breaking and entering. It’s a great scene with
sweetness and smiles, but also heat and tenderness. Then again, I also love the
scenes where they argue, because the two of them have such great chemistry!
Tell us a little about your book?
Bed with the Competition is the story of two former friends who were on the
verge of something more, but then they went into the same business as rivals,
and realize that they can’t ignore the past…and they can’t ignore each other.
This rivalry is too hot for the tropics.
Carlson and Ben Harrison used to be friends,
coworkers...and almost lovers. But that was before Ben proposed
mixing business with pleasure. Elizabeth refuses to lose her heart to a hotshot
tycoon with a cutthroat, take-no-prisoners attitude. Not with the prospect of
starting her own company at stake.
to succeed in all areas of his life, Ben couldn’t resist the temptation to make
Liz his. But then she walked away, igniting a bitter rivalry. Competing
for the same contract at a Caribbean conference ignites sparks too hot to
ignore, and Ben’s determined to finish what they started, even if it’ll only
last a few steamy, tropical nights.
resolve begins to crumble under Ben’s blatant seduction. Can she walk away from
a hot island fling with the sexiest man she’s ever known with her heart intact,
or will losing herself in Ben destroy everything she’s fought to achieve?