#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #11 with Heidi R Kling

I’m thrilled to have another fellow Entangled author on the site today. Heidi R Kling answers some questions for us, and both of her featured books are included in the giveaway drawing!

Author Name: Heidi R. Kling
Release Date (if not already released) PAINT 11/2 and CUPID is 1/11
Publisher: EntangledTeen and EntangledCrush
Genre: Contemporary drama and contemporary romance
Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

Paint my Body Red:

Haunted by a series of traumatic events at her prestigious Silicon Valley high school, Paige Mason escapes to her father's dilapidated Jackson Hole, Wyoming ranch, where, with the help of a charmingly steadfast cowboy and a wild horse, she revisits the raw truth of her past in order to rebuild her life. 

Not Okay, Cupid:
Hazel McCallister loves her life. Perfect grades. Perfect best friend. Perfect boyfriend. Until her perfect boyfriend cheats on her with her perfect best friend. Now Hazel’s in free fall—until her best friend’s brother, Felix, gives her the perfect idea. Reclaim her power by taking revenge on her cheating ex.

Felix James loves his life. Casual relationships. Loads of surfing. He’s as drama-free as they come. But he can’t stand by when his sister steals her best friend’s boyfriend, and the dude insists it was Hazel’s fault. So Felix vows to help turn Hazel into a girl her ex can’t resist—so then she can break his heart.

With an alliance in place, Hazel’s revenge is all but assured. But with each piece of payback, she feels a stronger attraction to Felix, even though revenge will turn her into a girl Felix could never be with. And soon Hazel has to make an impossible choice: revenge...or Felix, the boy who’s stolen her heart. 

WARNING! This book contains betrayal, revenge, and that most tempting vice of all, the bad boy you know you can't have.

How can readers find you? 
Eating chocolate and reading? Oh, you mean online? ;-) 

Blog: http://heidirkling.com/blog/
Twitter: heidirkling
Facebook: heidi r. kling
Goodreads: heidi r kling
Other: website: http://heidirkling.com

When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?
When I wrote a short story about a cat and sold it door to door to my neighbors. So, second grade?

In your words, what is your book about?
Paint My Body Red is about learning what matters in life...not only learning, but being reminded. It's also about taking risks for love and family.
Not Okay, Cupid is also about taking risks to get what you want in life--it's very different in presentation. :)

What is the hardest part about being an author? 
The rollercoaster ride. It feels great overall but there's ups and downs for sure.

What is your favorite part?
The writing and hearing from readers.

What kinds of things do you like to do in your free time (when not writing)?
I have two kids and a puppy and I also run my own children's theatre, so I'm busy all the time! When I'm actually free, I like to watch TV, read, and relax. I also love to travel and hang with my friends.

What book are you reading now?
I'm reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. It's a decadent wild ride.

What are some of your favorite books of 2015
? Fates and Furies which I'm reading now. I read Tamara Ireland Stone's EVERY LAST WORD over Thanksgiving break. I couldn't put it down. Because PAINT MY BODY RED touches a similar topic, it really resonated with me. I also read a NA about a love ya/hate ya almost-couple on a road trip. It was a hoot. I read all kinds of things.

What was your favorite book as a child?
When I was very young, I loved The Little House in the Prairie books. As I got a little older, all the Judy Blume books.

Describe your hero(ine) in three words.
PAIGE: damaged, strong, determined  
HAZEL: stubborn, bright, dedicated.

What are you working on now?
I'm working on the second novel in my Holiday series for Crush--I'm calling it SEASONAL HELP WANTED. It's a rom-com inspired by my time working at an upscale costume shop in New York where we outfitted famous people for one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! 

Thanks so much for having me!! I hope you enjoy both PAINT MY BODY RED and NOT OKAY, CUPID 

Reminder, #HOLIDAYBOOKBASH runs from 12/19/15 - midnight EST 12/24/15. 

Each day will feature interviews from amazing authors, 
as well as your chance to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE PACK. 

*You can enter daily with each author interview, so be sure to check back each day of #HolidayBookBash! *


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