Let’s meet Karma Deepika Huntington from Karma’s Slow Burn, a Contemporary Sports Romance, by Nalini Warriar. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.
Karma’s Slow Burn by Nalini Warriar
Genre Contemporary Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Sportswriter Karma Deepika Huntington is going to hit Rafael Henley, star pitcher for the Sliders, hard to avenge her husband’s death.
Rafael cannot ignore the chemistry between them and decides a one-night stand is in order. Karma agrees. Just to get that itch off. But once they get into each other’s pants, things get complicated. Revenge and guilt take a back seat with sizzling chemistry in control.
Hanging out with her father, a cross-dressing accountant, a hacker ex-cop, a flatulent claims investigator or a star pitcher with a hot bod? Karma’s choice in new contemporary sports romance Karma’s Slow Burn.
Stressing Karma’s Deepika Huntington
Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.
Please tell me about your heroine.
Profession: Sports Writer
Ethnicity: Bi-racial Caucasian-Indian
What does your heroine look like?
Long black hair, dark eyes, skin the colour of decadent caramel, about 5’2″.
Who is the significant other in her life?
The Heroine’s Relaxed Side
This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.
Clink of glasses and murmurs hit her ears as Karma walks in. Mostly men in dark suits with a few women in jewel-toned dresses flashing here and there. She tugs the tight bodice of her lime green dress, hoping she’ll see Rafael Henley again.
How does the heroine feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she displaying that gives it away?
She is confident as she strides in. She’s here as a free lancer, her equipment slung across one shoulder. Henley towers over the others and her gaze zooms in. She re-adjusts the shoulder strap and takes out her camera. Her fingers tremble as they hover over the button.
Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
She’s more likely to mingle.
If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?
How much drink is her usual?
The heroine figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
She steps into the alcove, takes a deep breath before stepping out again to make her way to Henley’s side. But she’s too late. He’s seen her and is striding toward her.
Is she likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend that others latch onto?
She’s a loner.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?
She’s going to interfere if it gets physical. If it’s verbal, she will carefully try to diffuse the tense situation.
Is the heroine the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
If it’s not her party, she’ll leave. If it’s hers, she’ll toss the aggressor out.
Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?
She intuitive and picks up vibes. She will leave when it’s time.
The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side
How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?
Depends on the severity of the situation. She might take a deep breath and focus on remaining calm. Or might take control if needed.
How does the heroine react to hearing a scream?
She will move to the source of the scream.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?
Does the person need her help?
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?
If the person needs her help, she will act. She will kick his groin, assuming it’s a man. If that doesn’t work, she rips his nose with her rings.
This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?
She will not give up. She’s had self defence classes and know a thing or two about getting the upper hand. She will kick, bite, scratch…anything to get out of the situation.
The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does she do?
She’s polite, aloof, distant. Makes it clear through her body language.
Someone younger than the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?
She takes the person aside, talks in a low voice and takes charge.
The heroine is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself in order to get through the situation?
This too shall pass. Mind over matter.
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
Look ahead and not back.
What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?
It always good to be prepared for she is a woman in a man’s world.
What one thing would you like readers to know about your heroine?
She thought she had love. Until she meets Rafael.
Where to buy Karma’s Slow Burn
Publisher Warriar Books
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/karmas-slow-burn-nalini-warriar/1133444423?ean=2940163331772
Nalini Warriar Social Media
Nalini Warriar dreamed of being a writer then forgot the dream for a bit as she went on to garner a Ph.D in Molecular Biology. While in her lab, the dream came back and hit her on the head and she’s never looked back writing through her years as a scientist. After more than a decade in cancer research, Nalini returned to the creative part of her soul and now devotes her time to dreaming up the perfect alpha male and feisty woman to appear in her books. Her novel, Fireflies in the Night, was a Foreword Reviews Fab Award finalist and won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in 2017. Kirkus Reviews awarded Fireflies in the Night a starred review and named it Best Books of 2016. She’s working on her next romance, a Crenshaw Brothers book, to be released in 2020. She lives in Ontario, Canada
Amazon Author Page https://amazon.com/author/naliniwarriar