Hi everyone! It’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I was wondering how are you spending your day? Hopefully by catching up on each author during the 31 Days, 31 Authors event! There have been so many wonderful authors who have joined this event as well as each of them giving a little background to how they first started writing.
When I first read, Maybe Baby by Kim Golden, I was instantly hooked to Laney and Mads’ story. Not only was it a bit unpredictable, but it had all of the elements of finding true love. Yes, they had their problems, but what relationship doesn’t? That’s why I loved their relationship in this story as well as Maybe Tonight and Maybe Forever. That’s why I’m really excited to have Kim be apart of this event, because I’m literally a fan!
Now, here’s Kim! 🙂
Kim Golden was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995, she left the US and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L with her gorgeous Swede. She writes stories for people who know that love comes in every color.
When she isn’t writing fiction, she writes copy about perfume and lipstick for a Swedish cosmetics firm. Or -since she loves to travel- you might find her enjoying good food,wine and company in places like Italy, Spain or her favorite hideaways in Copenhagen and southern Sweden.
1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
When I’m not writing, I love reading, travelling, taking walks, doing yoga. But most of all, I love enjoying good food and wine. I am such a foodie. 🙂 Give me a bowl of mushroom and black truffle risotto or a slice of Sacher torte and I am in seventh heaven.
2. What inspired you to become an author?
I think I always wanted to be an author. I’ve loved writing since I was a child. I used to write stories and send them to my grandmother, who lived in Virginia. And since I also loved reading, writing my own books was a natural step. I studied creative writing in school and had a few short stories published. In 2012, I began self-publishing and I haven’t stopped since. 🙂
3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I was excited. It didn’t matter that I was publishing it myself, I was excited that I’d achieved my goal. I still get that sense of excitement every time I publish something.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I would love to be writing full-time, maybe living in a farmhouse here in Sweden or in Italy. And I’ll have published 6-7 novels and a few novellas.
5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
If you’re going to be an author, you have to be willing to make sacrifices–sacrifice sleep to get your writing time, sacrifice social life sometimes to give more time to your writing…You need to get those writing hours in. And it’s not easy. If you want something easy, then writing is not the thing to do. And a lot of people think there are short cuts–but there aren’t any. You need to give it your everything.
Here’s an excerpt from Maybe Tomorrow:
“Well, it’s just us here…but it’s not a scary film so we should be okay.”
Once the film started, she was so lost in it, I think she forgot I was even there. I couldn’t blame her. The story of a war photographer whose family can no longer accept the danger of her work, and the emotional maelstrom it sets off when she puts one of her children at risk, was so compelling that I was too caught up in it to remember to even eat my popcorn.
Halfway through the film, Eddy shifted in her seat and nestled into me so that her head rested on my shoulder. On the screen, a love scene unfolded between Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as they grappled with their issues and the weight of their love for one another. And it hit me–soon Eddy would leave. She’d already made it clear she was returning to New York once Laney and Mads were back from their honeymoon. These weeks in Copenhagen were only a brief respite until she could have access to her apartment in New York. I wanted to convince her to stay despite how fleeting whatever we had was. I was no different from the husband on screen, trying to persuade his wanderlust wife to stay. The only difference was there was nothing to hold Eddy here. And I knew that the only thing we had were these days together. Whatever was going on between us–was it a fling? Were we simply friends?
When she sighed, I turned my head just enough to capture her lips with mine. I cupped her cheek with my palm and held her there. Even in the dark cinema I could see her shining eyes, the questioning they held…but then her hand crept up to mine and her fingers slid into the space mine left and it felt like in that moment we made a promise to one another.
Win Kim’s Maybe Tomorrow, as well as ebooks from each featured author in the 31 Days, 31 Authors giveaway! To enter, please click on the Rafflecopter link.
Not only can you win Maybe Tomorrow through the event’s giveaway, but Kim is also giving away two ebook copies to two winners! To enter in this giveaway, simply give your favorite color under the comments section below. Two winners will be randomly chosen. Good luck!
Hi everyone! Kim Golden is visiting today during her blog tour for her books, Maybe Baby & Maybe Tonight.
Publisher: Echo Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Interracial
Imagine finding out you could never have a baby with the man you love…
Expat American Laney Halliwell finds out the hard way when Niklas tells her he had a vasectomy before they met and isn’t interested in reversing it. Why should he? They’ve got his kids from his first marriage and an enviable life in Stockholm.
What if you fell in love in the most unexpected way…?
But Laney wants more. So when a friend suggests she look into an alternative sperm bank in Copenhagen to find a potential father for her baby, things don’t go exactly as planned. Especially when Laney meets Mads and finds herself falling in love.
I shouldn’t have stayed.
Ida let me use one of the more comfortable rooms, where there was a touchscreen monitor set up for virtual viewing of donors and the staff impression reports of them. I probably spent an hour browsing and seeing no one who clicked for me, and then I stopped. The man in the cafe was donor DK-101 52 7315, Mads Rasmussen. Mads. His video revealed that he lived in Copenhagen, and worked as a carpenter and furniture maker. He was single. And his voice was delicious.
I couldn’t understand everything he said—my Danish wasn’t very good—but he was sexy in that hipster way I’d always thought I hated. He had the most interesting face; not quite symmetrical, with gorgeous, sensual lips and a slow sexy smile. If this were a dating site, I would have sent him an email immediately and requested a date. But I wasn’t single. I had Niklas. And I wasn’t here for a new partner. I was here looking for someone to be the father of my children. And, if I was honest, I wanted Mads to be that man.
I watched his video three more times, then made myself stop. I was behaving like a love-struck teenager. No, no, no. I stood up a little too quickly, and nearly knocked over my chair. I needed to walk out of here. Staying didn’t really feel like an option anymore. I’d screened his video four times. I’d let myself imagine him being the father of my children without even having Niklas anywhere in the picture.
I looked out the window, expecting to see outside but it overlooked the mezzanine and, below, the area set up for the mingle. A few people had already arrived and were being handed drinks by the wait staff. The icy receptionist was there, too. Was she also a Client Services Specialist? I stepped away from the window and tried to figure out what to do. Stay or go?
Staying meant opening myself to something more than I’d bargained for. Or was I jumping the gun? I’d only seen the man’s picture and watched his video. There was no guarantee he would even show up tonight, and maybe I would feel the opposite of attraction once I spoke to him. I didn’t need to feel attracted to him to think he could be a good donor for me. All that mattered was that he was healthy and his sperm quality was good. According to the reports in his file, he was stellar material. That was all I needed to think about. I was not going into this like I was approaching a long-term relationship. I mean, even the website said the only time donors met the recipients was at the mingle, and possibly one or two more occasions in between to sign paperwork.
I was safe. Niklas and I were safe. I just had to make sure it stayed that way.
Mads Rasmussen has had enough: of being a sperm donor, of feeling disconnected, of being alone.
Then someone walks into his life in a most unexpected way…
Maybe Tonight is a novella that gives a glimpse of Mads’s life just before and after he meets Laney in Maybe Baby. It’s a novella about love and what happens when it takes you by surprise.
Kim Golden was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1995, she left the US and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn’t writing fiction, she writes copy about perfume for a Swedish cosmetics firm.
She writes stories for people who know that love comes in every color.