Interview with Author A.B McKinley

Scott's most recent- and, in my opinion, sexiest- picture.

Scott’s most recent- and, in my opinion, sexiest- picture.

I am happy to welcome this amazing author, model, former soldier, and personal trainer. Discover his secrets in this interview. Everyone please help me in welcoming A.B McKinley (AKA Scott McKinley). You can also find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scott-Mckinley-AuthorCover-Model/367191850044827?ref=ts&fref=ts and Twitter: @KiltedDesire  (FAIR WARNING, HE TYPES IN HIS SCOTTISH ACCENT, SO SOME THINGS MAY BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND).

Me: Ok, let’s start with your modeling. What made you start modeling?

The Sexy Scot: LOL, I needed a low priced cover fer my book.

Me: Now that you mention your book, tell the truth, is it you on the cover of your books?

The Sexy Scot: Absolutely. [For my readers, make sure you check him out on his Facebook page… Let’s just say a picture worth a thousand words].

Me: On the topic of your books…Typically, men don’t write romance novels.. So, I’m wondering, do you find people acting different because you’re a man?

The Sexy Scot: Aye people have been a wee bit surprised but I have nae had much negative reaction. Just a couple of people who think I’m a figment of someones imagination fer the purpose of selling books! Overall most people have been very supportive.

Me: Your books are highly romantic. What made you write in the Romance genre?

The Sexy Scot: – I have said this afore so some people who’ve read my prior interviews will be a wee bit bored reading this answer but it’s true. After everything that happened tae me, people kept telling me I should write a book, so I did. I did a wee bit of research and found oot that Romance books were the most popular, and as there was a romance element tae my story I decided tae make it a Romance/Action book.

Me: Do you think that your books have any similarity to your own life?

The Sexy Scot: Aye my books are based on some events in my life after leaving the military. [Readers: I can vouch for these books, they are fantastic!]

Me: For the fans that don’t know much about you, could you please tell us a little about your background?

The Sexy Scot: I was born in Glasgow on Valentines Day in the early 1970’s, grew up in that area, had many jobs afore joining the regular military and then Special Forces. Full details of my bio can be found on my FB fan page – See above link.

Me: Now that we’ve introduced both of your “careers”, which do you like more, writing or modeling?

The Sexy Scot: Modeling is easier but they’re both kinda fun.

Me: Are you planning more books in the future?

The Sexy Scot: Hopefully there will be a KD3 😉

Me: Ooooo I’m excited! Are there any other endeavors you are planning on accomplishing in the future?

The Sexy Scot: Och I just take each day as it comes.

Me: Thank you for answering my questions. What else would you like to tell readers and fans?

The Sexy Scot: Aye, please join my FB fan page. Also, $1 fae every purchase of my books and MacHollister Fragrances goes tae the Haggis Protection Fund back haem in Scotland. The Haggis is now nearly extinct so this is a very worthwhile cause, in fact there’s now less than 200 wild Haggii (plural) left in the highlands.

Me: That sounds like it is very near and dear to your heart. I hope you get to donate a lot to the cause. Again, thank you for joining me and guesting on my blog and good luck with everything!

Readers: Check out his books at the following links…

http://www.amazon.com/KILTED-DESIRE-Sands-Betrayal-ebook/dp/B0082EQ762/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359605495&sr=1-2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kilted-desire-sands-of-betrayal-ab-mckinley/1104728668?ean=2940011438400

http://www.amazon.com/KILTED-DESIRE-Russian-Roulette-ebook/dp/B00ANYEBUS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1359605495&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kilted-desire-2-ab-mckinley/1114045013?ean=2940044196568

 

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Character Interview of Trent Claus

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Me: I am happy to interview Trent today. He is a great character and has been an amazing friend. Thank you for joining us today Trent.

T: You’re welcome, it’s a pleasure.

Me: Ok, the first question that the fans had for you is, how did you know that Cindy was your destined bride?

T: It’s hard to explain. You know that feeling you get when you see someone on the street that you know? The feeling of excitement and the fact that every memory of that person starts to flash through your mind? It’s like that. You feel as if you have known the person forever and have already made beautiful memories with them. When I first saw Cindy, it was like I’d been punched in the gut and had the wind knocked out of me. We know that we all have a heart in our chests, but when I saw Cindy, it felt like that was the first time I’d ever actually felt my heart beat.

Me: That’s so sweet. How did you know that Cindy wouldn’t freak out when you came to her door and tried convincing her of your love?

T: *Blushes*. Actually, I didn’t. I thought she would throw a lamp at my head at first, but she was a lot more receptive of the whole idea than I expected. Sometimes, I still can’t believe it.

Me: Keeping with that line of questioning, one of your fans would like to know about past Santas. Have any of them ever been divorced or is that frowned upon?

T: Not at all. Actually, my own Grandfather was Santa Claus before my father and he had gotten divorced from his Mrs. Claus (my Grandmother) after twenty years. Grandmother couldn’t take the pressure of being Santa’s wife and found it in their best interest to file for divorce. She went on to remarry and Grandfather served as Santa by himself for another fifteen years.

Me: That’s nice to hear. *Smile*. We all know that you didn’t want to be Santa Claus at first, but we don’t know why. Would you mind explaining this to us?

T: Of course. I didn’t want to be forced into something just because it was the family business. I wanted to find myself first before I decided what my future held for me.

Me: I guess you found yourself?

T: I did, but I wonder if I would have if it hadn’t been for Cindy.

Me: Speaking of Cindy, if you two have children in the future, but don’t have a son, would the line of Santa Claus be broken or could one of your daughters be the big guy?

T: Definitely. There is no gender bias when it comes to the role of Santa Claus. The job chooses whomever it wishes. If I had actually not been meant to be Santa, one of my sisters would have taken the reins.

Me: Interesting. Have there ever been past female Santas?

T: Well, not so far, but maybe in the future.

Me: You mentioned your sisters in a past answer. One fan was wondering, did you ever wish you had a brother?

T: I love my sisters, but if one of them had been a boy, I wouldn’t have loved him any more or less. I’ve grown up with my best friend, Garrett, and he’s been like my brother. We even took pilot classes together.

Me: Yes, Garrett and I have chatted lately. I’ll be writing his story next.

T: That’s great to hear. I’m sure you’ll do a great job like you did with mine.

Me: *Blushing*. Thank you.

T: Would you mind if I told your readers our little secret?

Me: Not at all! It will be mentioned in Garrett’s story, but why not give them something to look forward to.

T: Great. Well, to all the readers and fans out there… I am pleased to announce that Cindy is pregnant! She’s not far along and we don’t know much about the baby yet, but we’re very excited.

Me: Congratulations.

T: Thanks. Any other questions?

Me: Not right now, but if anyone comes up with any other questions we’ll get together again and I’ll add an addendum onto this post.

T: Great! You know you can call me anytime.