Welcome Kristi and Cam. Can you tell us a little about yourselves?
KRISTI: I’m Kristi Cross and this is Cam Jackson.
CAM: I’m a computer programmer—
K: A computer genius.
C: You just say that because you have yet to figure out how to work Facebook.
K: Shut up.
C: Seriously. I have to stop by her store once a week or so just to unscramble everything she’s enabled on her phone.
K: I’m technologically challenged. So sue me.
What kind of store do you have?
K: A book and coffee.
C: She loves books.
K: And coffee.
C: And the coffee grinder is the old fashioned kind.
K: Because, did I mention? Technologically challenged?
C: Best coffee in Seattle, though. And that’s saying a lot.
Seattle? Have you always lived there?
C: Oh yeah. We both went to the University of Washington.
K: Loved it.
Was that how you met?
C: Yep. There was a group of us living on the 7th floor of McCarty Hall.
K: Called ourselves the “Dawgs.”
C: We’re still friends with our dorm-mates. We all share a vacation house on Tryst Island.
THEY SHARE A STEAMY GLANCE.
Tryst Island? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it.
C: It’s our nickname for it.
K: Short for Trystacomseh Island. It’s in the San Juans.
Oh, it’s beautiful there.
C: It is.
THE GLANCE HEATS UP EVEN MORE.
Ahem. So. Was it love at first sight?
KRISTI LAUGHS. Probably.
CAM QUIRKS A BROW. Only probably?
K: We met during the playoffs…I doubt he even noticed I was a female.
CAM, UNDER HIS BREATH: Oh, I noticed.
C: Our group gathered every weekend in the Fall in the lounge on our floor to watch football.
K: Mostly yell at the screen.
C: Only when the Dawgs were losing. Anyway, one Saturday, I turned around and there she was. HE CHUCKLES. Wearing her pajamas.
KRISTI WRINKLES HER NOSE. It was a nightshirt. The only thing I had with a Husky logo.
C: She was adorable.
KRISTI SMACKS HIM ON THE SHOULDER. Why didn’t you make a move then?
C: Hello. You had a boyfriend.
KRISTI GLOWERS AT THE INTERVIEWER. We wasted so much time. We both had crushes on each other.
C: And you had a boyfriend.
SHE SNORTS. You had a girlfriend. Always. Anyway, we both had these ridiculous crushes.
C: And both pretended we were just friends.
K: We played a game of Hearts.
A game of Hearts?
CAM GRINS. Tell her what we played for.
KRISTI BLUSHES. You tell her. It was your idea.
C: A kiss. It was genius on my part, really. See, if she lost, she had to kiss me. If I lost, I had to kiss her.
K: He lost.
CAM WAGGLES A BROW. Either way, I won. Like I said. Genius.
KRISTI NODS. I did mention he was a genius.
C: An evil genius. And you liked the kiss.
SHE BLUSHES. I did.
SO Kristi, what is your worst quality?
KRISTI MAKES A FACE: I wish I was skinnier.
C: What? Are you crazy? You’re perfect. HE TUGS HER CLOSER AND NIBBLES ON HER NECK.
K: I should lose weight. Maybe I should go on a diet.
CAM’S EXPRESSION DARKENS. Don’t even joke about it. I love everything about you. Just as you are.
A MISCHEVIOUS EXPRESSION FLITS OVER KRISTI’S FACE. Everything?
K: Even my…frisky side?
C: Especially that.
K: Then when are you going to let me try that…thing Holt mentioned?
A TELLING FLUSH CREEPS UP CAM’S NECK. I have no idea what you’re talking about.
K: Don’t you? SHE LEANS OVER AND WHISPERS SOMETHING IN HIS EAR. HIS FACE GOES BEET RED.
CAM, TO THE INTERVIEWER: Can we change the subject?
This seems interesting…
HE IS JUST TOO ADORABLE WHEN HE BEGS, SO THE INTERVIEWER RELENTS. Alright. Kristi, what is Cam’s worst quality?
KRISTI LAUGHS. Other than the fact that he cheats at Hearts?
CAM PUTS OUT A LIP. Only to lose. Only for a kiss.
KRISTI CUPS HIS CHEEK. I was kidding, darling. I love that you tricked me into kissing you. And I loved everything that happened after that. Mostly, I love that we found each other.
HE GAZES INTO HER EYES. Me too.
So, if you could have one wish come true, what would it be and why?
KRISTI (STILL MOONING AT CAM): It already has.
KRISTI SIGHS. But honestly? If I could have one other wish come true, I would wish my sister Bella could find what we’ve found.
CAM WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND HER SHOULDER. She will. When the time is right. You’ll see.
K: I hope so. She deserves…this.
CAM KISSES KRISTI. FOR A LONG TIME. WHEN HE FINALLY PULLS AWAY, HE MURMURS SOFTLY, Everyone deserves this. Everyone.
Welcome Sabrina! Tell us a little about yourself!
I am excited to announce that I am celebrating my one year anniversary as a published author. In this year I’ve sold more than fifteen titles and garnered some pretty awesome reviews. It’s been an exciting journey.
I wanted to do something special to celebrate, and I decided a self published series was a great way to do that. I wrote Rebound, the first book in my new Tryst Island Series, and enrolled it in Amazon’s Kindle Prime program, because I wanted to be able to give it away for free once in a while. My next free days will be sometime the first week in May to celebrate my first visit to the RT convention!
What makes your current offering a different and compelling read?
The cool thing about the Tryst Island Series is that it’s about a group of friends. So you meet the same characters over and over again. I worked very hard to make these characters people you would want to hang out with. They’re funny and smart and sexy—and undyingly loyal to each other.
It must have worked. People are already clamoring for Bella’s story. I’ve been scolded for not writing faster.
What keeps you inspired?
For this series? Yeah. Just look at the photo.
What is the most rewarding aspect of writing and/or publishing? The most terrifying/frustrating?
The most rewarding aspect is hearing from readers who love my books. Oh, that never gets old. And the authors I have met? What a wonderful group of ladies. It’s pretty amazing when someone you worship loves your books too! Best selling erotic author Desiree Holt had this to say about Rebound: “You can’t go wrong with a Sabrina York story. You’ll want to take the hero home with you and keep him forever. And the sex? More than you ever dreamed. Get this book today.”
I know! Right?
Self publishing was pretty terrifying. Because I had to edit the book, format it and upload it. Fortunately I had a great team to support me.
And wouldn’t you know? Now that I have it all figured out, it’s not scary at all!
What’s next for you?
Dragonfly Kisses (Cassie and Dylan’s Story) is Book 2, and Bella and Holt’s story is the third. And did I mention, there are ten stories in the series? Strap in. It’s gunna be a wild ride.
A Tryst Island Erotic Romance
Kristi Cross has had the hots for her friend, Cameron Jackson as long as she can remember, but she knows she’s not his type. She’s nothing like the women he dates. So when he suggests they play for a kiss over a game of Hearts, Kristi can’t resist. Even if she loses, she wins. Because she’s finally going to taste him.
Of course, one kiss can quickly become something altogether steamier, especially when both parties are on the rebound…
Fall in Love on Tryst Island
When a group of friends share a vacation house, wild hijinks, unexpected hook-ups and steamy sex ensue. And true love. Did I mention they all find true love? Visit www.sabrinayork.com for more details.
About Sabrina York
Sabrina is an award winning author of erotic romance with nearly a dozen titles available, ranging from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york or Facebook.
Other Books by Sabrina York
Five Alarm Fire (Erotic Contemporary for the High Octane Heroes Anthology, Cleis Press)—coming soon
Lust Eternal (Erotic Fantasy, Ellora’s Cave) —coming soon
Making Over Maris (Erotic Contemporary, Ellora’s Cave) —coming soon
Rebound: A Tryst Island Erotic Romance (Erotic Contemporary, Available on Amazon)