FEATURED AUTHOR: KAYA QUINSEY
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author Kaya Quinsey returns with her trademark blend of romance and adventure, in this page turning story about a love to remember and a Christmas never to forget.
Successful broadcaster Jessica Beaton has it all: the perfect New York City apartment, high-flying career, and handsome boyfriend. And with Christmas around the corner, she has her sights set on one thing. A ring. But Jessica is humiliated when her co-host and boyfriend, Brett Fanshaw, almost proposes to her on-air before backing out, leaving her dumped and embarrassed on national television. In the midst of her heartbreak, Jessica leaves to go home to Pebble Shores for the holidays for the first time in years. While retreating at her family's seaside cottage to evaluate her life, Jessica finds herself butting heads with Dean Adams, the mayor of Pebble Shores, who isn't thrilled to have the media spotlight shed on their small town. Jessica couldn't imagine anyone being more of a Grinch.
Over the Christmas season, Jessica finds herself more enamored with life in Pebble Shores, the community spirit, and to her own surprise, Dean Adams. Can a small-town mayor and big-city broadcaster have the romance that Jessica always dreamed of?
Title: A Coastal Christmas
Author: Kaya Quinsey
Genre: Christmas Romance
Publisher and publish date: Books To Go Now (October 2018)
Print length: 100 pages (paperback edition)
INTERVIEW WITH KAYA QUINSEY
Q: What’s the story behind the title of your book?
A: I chose the title A Coastal Christmas for two reasons. First, it pays homage to the primary setting, which is the idyllic fictional community of Pebble Shores. Pebble Shores is located right on the Atlantic coast. As the hometown of the main character, Jessica Beaton, Pebble Shores is full of quirky and compassionate residents, holiday-themed celebrations, and is the polar opposite setting from Jessica’s busy life as a broadcaster in Manhattan. Second, when you hear ‘A Coastal Christmas’, you know that it is, without a doubt, a holiday-themed book. And with Christmas around the corner, Jessica has her sights set on one thing. A ring.
Q: What’s your favorite memory?
A: I feel like every time I travel, I come away with a new favorite memory. But without a doubt, my most romantic and favorite memory is when my (now) fiancé proposed at sunset in San Sebastian, Spain.
Q: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned?
A: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.
Q: I like that! If you could only save one thing from your house, what would it be?
A: As long as I knew that my family, including my cat, was safe, I would have to say my photo albums. I have quite a few, I’ll admit, so I know it’s not just one thing, but I would do my very best to save them all. It is such a different experience looking through a photo album rather than going through the pictures on a computer. When it’s right in front of you on paper, it becomes that much easier to feel transported back to the moment when that picture was taken.
Q: What brings you delight?
A: Writing, being by the water, exploring new places, visiting art galleries, eating fantastic food, and the single most significant one– ample time with my friends and family.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?
A: Perhaps the Mediterranean Coast, with my family and friends living just down the street. The miles of sandy seashore, the food, and the climate – it’s hard to beat.
Q: What’s your favorite line from a book?
A: “Life offers you a thousand chances . . . all you have to do is take one.” ― Frances Mayes from Under the Tuscan Sun
Q: Who are your favorite authors?
A: Peter Mayle, Frances Mayes, Sophie Kinsella, and Mary Kay Andrew.
Q: What book are you currently reading and in what format?
A: I am currently reading Mr. Gandy’s Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh in hardcover. It is excellent!
Q: Where is your favorite bookstore, and what do you love about it?
A: Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy. It is this small little bookstore that opens onto a canal. From the floor to the ceiling, it is absolutely packed with books. There is even a gondola inside filled with books. When you’re there, it feels magical. I have never been anywhere else like it.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: A romantic novella set in one of my favorite cities – Venice. Keep an eye out for Valentine in Venice!
ABOUT THE AUTHORParis Mends Broken Hearts, was released in April 2018. Her second book, A Coastal Christmas, was released in October 2018. Her books have sold in seven countries. Kaya’s passion for culture, travel, and psychology blend for a reading style that is fun, full of surprises, and easy to read. A romantic at heart, Kaya’s writing offers a contemporary twist to traditional love stories. She hopes to inspire women through her stories to fiercely chase their dreams.
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