Kelly Hunter has always had a weakness for fairytales, fantasy worlds, and losing herself in a good book.
She is married with two children, avoids cooking and cleaning, and despite the best efforts of her family, is no sports fan! Kelly is however, a keen gardener and has a fondness for roses. Kelly was born in Australia and has travelled extensively.
Although she enjoys living and working in different parts of the world, she still calls Australia home.
Interview with Kelly Hunter—and giveaway!
Posted on March 13, 2015 by Kat
Today I’m interviewing Kelly Hunter, author of the fourth book in the Montana Born Bachelor Auction series, What A Bachelor Needs. Welcome, Kelly, and congrats on your latest release!
1. Tell us a little about the hero and heroine in the story.
The heroine here is bar waitress Mardie Griffin. She has a huge mortgage, a run-down old house, a one-year-old daughter and a well-earned mistrust of men. But there’s one man she trusts – extreme sports enthusiast, fixer of things and irrepressible flirt, Jett Casey. He’s had his eye on Mardie since high-school, and he’s about to up the ante…
2. How does Mardie end up buying Jett?
Mardie’s friend Ella Grace Emerson (from What A Bride Wants) buys Jett for his handyman skills – and then gives him to Mardie, who reluctantly accepts the charity.
3. What makes their relationship complicated?
Backstory, baby! Mardie’s marriage was abusive and left her with shatteringly low self-esteem. She can’t quite believe that this gorgeous man who brings her so much sunshine wants to stick around.
4. Is What A Bachelor Needs related to any of your other books?
It’s loosely connected to What A Bride Wants, in that I revisit Grey’s Saloon and the people who work there. Ella Grace – heroine from the Bride story puts in another appearance here. I adore revisiting recurring characters – even if only briefly.
5. If you could buy any celebrity for a date, who would you buy and what kind of date would he take you on?
Sherlock Holmes would be my date and he’d take me back in time. No? Okay, Robert Downey Jnr. would be my date and he’d take me on set with him for a day, on a Sherlock movie. Jude Law would also be there. Mudwrestling would ensue.
If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
Singapore, Malacca and Penang in the late 1800’s
Name two of your favorite romance novels.
No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuel and The Paladin by CJ Cherryh
When you were a kid, what was your dream job?
At one point, I wanted to be a zookeeper. Didn’t everyone?
If you won the lottery, what’s the most expensive thing you would buy?
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve been to?
There are so many breathtakingly beautiful places in this world… Montana’s lovely. Australia’s Northern NSW beaches are gorgeous also – home ground these days, so I’m going to give them the win.
Name a place you’ve never been to but would love to visit.
Guam – for the diving. Madagascar – for the biodiversity (chameleons!). I’ve travelled farther for less ????
Who was your first crush?
I think it was Luke Skywalker (and now I feel so old…)
Name three famous people—living or dead—you would love to invite to a dinner party.
Elvis, Jimmy Dean and Mae West.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
See, that would depend on money…
What’s one food you hate?
Chicken feet. I just…can’t.
Kelly’s giving away a $20 gift voucher from Amazon. Leave a comment below to enter. The winner will be announced Tuesday March 24.
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