Sunday, February 20, 2011

Second Chance Courtship Interview


How exciting to have TREY KENTON with us here today---the hero from “SECOND CHANCE COURTSHIP” by Glynna Kaye, a February 2011 release from Love Inspired Romance.

1.Trey, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Wait, wait, wait. Not so fast, darlin’. You want me to talk about MYSELF? I thought you were going to ask me questions about rodeoing. Or my cute little nieces. Or that sweet-as-honey-butter-on-a-biscuit gal I had a crush on in high school and just recently came face-to-face with again---Kara Dixon. I’m not much into this touchy-feely, bare-your-soul-to-the-world stuff. Can’t we start with something less personal? Besides, I’m not all that interesting anyway---although I’m hoping Kara might disagree . . .

2.What do you do for fun?
Better question. Thanks. Well, I like fooling around with my two American Quarter Horses, Beamer and Taco. Arena workouts. Ropin’. Cuttin’. And trail riding. Don’t tell Kara, but I have more than a lot of fun spending time with her, even just watching her when she doesn’t know I’m looking. Love to see her eyes sparkle. Hear her laugh.

3.What do you put off doing because you dread it?
I don’t like thinking about coming to terms with the fact Kara has her heart dead set on returning to Chicago---and never coming back.

4.What are you most afraid of in life?
Oh, man, back to the nosy questions again. I guess I’d have to say---because of my background growing up all over the place and then all the on-the-road rodeo stuff---I have a healthy fear that I don’t have it in me to make a long-term relationship commitment. That’s what Kara thinks anyway.

5.What do you want out of life?
Two things. I got saddled with the blame for something in high school that I didn’t do. So I want to clear my name. I also have a hankerin’ to settle down in the mountain country of Canyon Springs, Arizona. Start a family. But not just with anyone---I want God’s best. And I admit I still have my eye on Kara---have ever since I was seventeen and she left me sittin’ high and dry after a kiss I still can’t shake off. We’ve hit a snag, though---I crave roots and she longs for wings. And something else is going on that I’m not sure how to decipher. She’s mighty skittish around me at times. Like maybe she doesn’t trust me. Or is hiding a secret. What do you suppose that’s all about?

6.What is the most important thing to you?
Besides that beautiful strawberry blonde who’s a great kisser, you mean? I guess being God’s man. And an uncle to my two nieces.

7.Do you read books?
You think I’d answer NO in a crowd like this? I’m not that dumb.

If so, what is your favorite type of book?
Equine science. American history. Western fiction.

8.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Selfishly, I’d liked to have had another shot at the national finals before I busted my leg up one too many times. That’s big time, adrenalin rush rodeoing. Otherwise, guess I’d have to say I need to trust God more. A lot more.

9.Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
Now Rowdy I can talk about all day! He’s a Gordon setter-collie mix. Friendly fellow. Kids love him. Great company, too---good listener and doesn’t talk back. Why a DOG as a pet? Well, Beamer and Taco can’t sit on the front seat next to me in that big Ford pickup I drive. They don’t have much talent at Frisbee catching either. And a cat? No, thank you, ma’am.

10.If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?
I know I’m probably SUPPOSED to say Bible times here. But I’m not cut out for sandals and robes. I’m a Stetson and boots kinda guy. So I’d say put me on a cattle drive in the American west. Or runnin’ a big ranch. Or even in an old John Wayne western---they filmed lot of those here in Arizona. Life was hard in those days, but in some ways more simple. Something you could get your head and heart around. I’d do that time traveling in a heartbeat---if I could talk that sweet little Miss Kara Dixon into going along with me.


Thank you Glynna for sharing Trey with us today. Glynna will give away a book to one commenter. Please leave an email address for her to contact you.

GLYNNA KAYE treasures memories of growing up in small Midwestern towns--Iowa, Missouri, Illinois--and vacations spent in another rural community with the Texan side of the family. She traces her love of storytelling to the many times a houseful of great aunts and uncles gathered with her grandma to share hours of what they called “windjammers”-–candid, heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous tales of their youth and young adulthood. Glynna now lives in Arizona, and when she isn’t writing, she’s gardening and enjoying photography and the great outdoors.

6 comments:

  1. What a fun post.....enjoyed it!! And I KNOW I would enjoy your book just as much! Thanks for a chance to win and read it!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  2. Hi Jackie! You're an early bird today!!! I really enjoyed writing Trey & Kara's story. Once I "met" Trey in my first book "Dreaming of Home," I knew he needed a happily ever after!

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  3. What a kick to meet Trey!!!

    Love the interview!!! And am enjoying the book as well.

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  4. Hi Glynna, I was in love with Trey from the get-go. What a hero. sigh.

    What a fun interview.

    Sure hope Trey is helping you shovel snow today.

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  5. Okay, he had me at "darlin'". No one's ever called me that, so I'm hooked!! ;)

    Great interview, Glynna!

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  6. Hi Glynna,
    What a fun interview. I love a man's man (or God's man) who is soft over his woman.

    Don't you just love when characters from other books need one of their own. I love that it allows me to stay in that same story world.

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