This week's Author Feature is on author J. K. Koi and she has a Kindle copy giveaway of her In Bed With The Competition.
There’s really 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.
What 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)
How 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 light.
What 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.
How 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 all about.
What 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?
In 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.
Elizabeth 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.
Driven 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.
Elizabeth’s 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?