Today on Romance Lives Forever we’re featuring a character
interview with one of Jean Joachim’s heroes, Tunney Nichols of The Renovated
Jean’s allowing him to be interviewed by Adora Smutz, so we’ll step out
of the way and let her take over!

The Renovated Heart.

I’m lucky today to have Tunney Nichols, hero of The
Renovated Heart here with me for an interview. Leave a comment with your email
address and Tunney will select a name at random to win a copy of “The Renovated
Heart.” Sit in that chair over there, Tunney, would you like some coffee? *Jean
pours coffee*. First question.
Are you upset your
name is not in the title?
No, not really. The house I grew up in is on the cover, so
I’m happy. I’m not that egotistical, no matter what that crazy lady
interviewer, Adora Smutz, might be telling you.
Is your love interest
the way you pictured her? Or would you have preferred someone with a different
hair color?
Are you kidding? Better. Kit is better than I could have
imagined. Her beautiful hair, shining in the moonlight, her big…soft…round…fits
so well. *blushes*. She’s perfect, Jean. Good job, I wouldn’t change a thing,
even that little beauty mark on the inside of her left thigh. Hey, did I just
say that? *Puts his hand over his eyes.*
Sunny Days,
Moonlit Nights
Do you have any
annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?
Yes, I do and I’ll be damned if I’m going to share those
with the world here! I’m not stupid.
Any hobbies we might
be interested in knowing about?
Nope, just lovin’ my beautiful woman. ‘Spose that’s more of
a regular activity than a hobby. Tunney snickered.
Are you happy with
the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at
something totally different and why?
I love building. Almost as much as I love Kit. Like
reclaiming and saving old things, like my house…and my life! *laughs*
Would you like to be
taller, blonder, thinner, or smarter than you have been portrayed?
Nah. Jean caught the sexy beast in me just right! Not that
I’m bragging or anything. But Kit seems happy with me. That’s enough for me.
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Now for a personal
question. Is there enough sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?
Hey, show me a guy who says he wouldn’t like more and I’ll
show you a liar! If she had put any more in the book, it would have crossed
over from steamy to erotic. Kit and I like to keep some things to ourselves. *wiggles
his eyebrows*
Did you author handle your “love” scenes the way you like or
was she too explicit or not explicit enough?
I’m okay with her descriptions. Did I say that okay, Jean?
Is you’re heroine a
good kisser?
Kit? Oh the best. She’s great in the sack…wait. I think I’m
not supposed to say that. Don’t tell Kit, okay? *whispers*
Are you happy with
the setting? Did you want a bigger house or car?
I love that old house but I could have used a fancy sports
car. Win some, lose some.
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How many re-writes
did you have to live through?
Jean made me promise not to tell. And I’m expecting a
hundred bucks in my bank account by tomorrow, Jean. *winks*
Did your author
listen to you when you tried to redirect her?
Jean didn’t need direction from me. Is that the way you
wanted me to say that, Jean?
Did your story end
too soon?
My story will never end. My fairy tale with Kit will last
Who was your favorite
supporting character?
Zoe was. The kid’s got guts.
Did you fight much
with your author or did you two see eye-to-eye?
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No one fights with Jean and gets away with it. Oops, is that
TMI? Seriously, she wrote me just the way I am. Turns out that for a writer,
she’s a pretty good listener, too.
A bit about the Renovated House
Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s
life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding
herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up
on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow
him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon
regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into
her heart.
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Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she
fix her heart and the hearts of her children? With her two children in tow,
Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English
professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms
into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does another man from her
past still light her fire?
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