Hey, my name is Kay Blake. I am newly married and a momma to three cubs. I am currently in school full time studying developmental psychology.
I write contemporary romance and interracial romance.
This book is a novella and it’s called Second Time’s A Charm.
It is an interracial romance revolving around friends an betrayal.
This book is a bit personal as it relates to someone I knew in the character of Sam.
Let’s Get To Know Kay Blake
Q: What are the top five books that have influenced your career?
A: I can’t say if there were any books that influenced my career as I write romance, but my favorite genre is horror.
I can say five books that have stuck with me in some way.
1- Carrie by Stephen King
2- Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
3- Harry Potter and The Sorcerer Stone by J.K Rowling
4- The Shining by Stephen King
5- Thoughtless- S.C. Stephens
Q: If you could go back in time before you published your first book, what advice would you give yourself about publishing?
A: I published a short story first and my advice would be that I didn’t know as much as I thought. First, find a writing community. Second, have an editor and third, it is okay to move at your own pace.
Q: Pick a super-power and tell us what you’d do with it.
A: Hmm, I would say that maybe if there was a way that I could help all the children in the world whether it be with food, shelter or having things to express themselves than whatever that power would be, I would have that one.
Q: What’s your favorite AND least favorite thing about being a writer/author?
A: My favorite thing is that I can create this characters that I hope resonate with someone. It’s fun to be able to write down what one is saying in your head. My least favorite thing is that this writing thing never really gets any easier, you just learn more as you continue writing.
About Second Time’s A Charm by Kay Blake
An Interracial Romance Novella
She wasn’t supposed to still feel this way?
Liz Alexander hasn’t been to New York City in six years. She left behind the life as she knew it and the man that broke her heart. When tragedy strikes, Liz is forced to go back and face the man she thought she no longer loved.
Liam Parker hasn’t seen Liz since she packed her bags and moved across country. Now seeing Liz again after all this time made Liam realize that he would do anything to get the woman he loves back.
Will the past get in the way? Or will their love have a second chance?
I carried her suitcase and small carryon bag into my house. She insisted that she had it. I ignored her and did it anyway. She looked around my living room and stopped to stare at the guitar propped up against the mantle.
“You still have this?” she asked.
“Yeah. You know I couldn’t give that away. Besides I have too many good memories with that thing.”
She nodded and took off her heels, carrying them in her hand as she kept walking slowly around the room. She stopped in front of the picture of the three of us from our high school graduation.
“You still have this too, huh?”
“Why wouldn’t I? The day of our graduation was fun. We were friends at one point. All of us.”
“I look horrible in this picture,” she said, her mouth twisted in a scowl.
“You say that about every picture.”
“In this picture, it’s true.”
“You were beautiful that day. You still are.”
Completely ignoring my comment, she said, “I see you stopped being messy. Your tastes have definitely improved.” Turning around, she placed her free hand on her hip. “So, since you pretty much brought me here against my will, where am I sleeping?”
“Against your will?” I raised an eyebrow.
“Yes. I told you I would have been fine at the hotel. I can get around the city, you know. I was born here. You’re the one who isn’t a native New Yorker.”
I laughed. “You’re being dramatic. I didn’t kidnap you. I just thought you would be more comfortable here, and like I said, it will be easier to get to Sam’s place if we are at the same place. Besides, I think I’ve been here long enough to be considered a real New Yorker.”
She smiled a genuine smile for the first time. “I guess you have.” She spun around again, standing near the couch.
“I don’t know about comfortable, but like you said, I will be saving money and getting breakfast every day, so I’m sold.” She plopped down on the couch and gasped.
“Liam, this couch is freaking amazing. I could sleep on this. In all honesty, I expected you to have this kind of weird bachelor pad that all single men seem to have. Your house is pretty decent.”
“Who said I’m single?”
A blush ran over her face and then she straightened. “I’m sure if you have a woman, I wouldn’t be here. I don’t think any woman in her right mind would be okay with me being here, with our history.” She paused. “Although, I’m quite sure a guy like you has girls eating out the palm of your hand.”
She played right into where I wanted this conversation to go. “A guy like me?”
“You know what I mean.”
“No, I don’t. Enlighten me.”
Liz sat up from the couch and rolled her eyes. “You know you’re attractive, Liam. So stop. I’m sure with that in mind, your girlfriend wouldn’t want me here.”
My favorite quote from Second Time’s A Charm is:
“I knew I loved her. I loved her and I wanted to spend the rest of my life trying to prove it. ”