Spotlight & Giveaway: Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid

Posted March 9th, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 61 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Kimberly Kincaid to HJ!


I asked Kimberly to tell us about her Top 5 Favorite scenes from the book, here are Kimberly’s picks:

Five Favorite Scenes From Turn Up The Heat

Cover1. When Shane and Bellamy meet. I had such a clear picture of this in my head, to the point that when I wrote it, it flew right out. It’s in Shane point of view, and it was so much fun letting him see Bellamy, all freezing cold and furious, for the first time.

2. The Girlfriend Scene. Having a very close-knit set of girlfriends myself, I knew there would be at least one scene in Turn Up The Heat where Bellamy’s two besties stole the show. When she gets to the resort hotel room and her friends give her the world’s hardest time about the “hot mechanic checking her out”, all that good-natured teasing was art imitating life a little bit!

3. The First Kiss. Who doesn’t love that electric, sexy moment of the first kiss? Shane and Bellamy’s is a little unorthodox, but it’s definitely one of my favorite parts of Turn Up The Heat.

4. The Scene With The Snow Plow. I had the best time writing the scene where Shane’s buddy Jackson stumbles upon a sleeping Shane and Bellamy after they’ve been stranded in Grady’s Garage in the snow. For me, their reactions totally embodied all three characters to a T. Plus, writing Jackson’s reaction and Shane’s internal thought had me laughing out loud.

5. The Big I Love You. No spoilers. I just love it. If you want to see why, you’ll have to read!


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“It’s not you.”

There are only so many times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog, Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do. She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell out of Dodge.

But Bellamy’s escape plan takes a nose dive on the side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits. Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who’s ever checked under her hood.

Yet this small-town man isn’t all he seems. Can Shane and Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most deliciously sexy mix?

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Author Info

Kimberly KinkaidKimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Visit her any time at or come check her out on Facebook ( and Twitter (@kimberlykincaid).





61 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Turn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid”

  1. LJT

    This is a wonderful book! It has great characters and an engaging storyline. Don’t miss it!

  2. MsChris1161

    That has never happened to me, but I have said it. And not just in a relationship. It was a valid reason for quitting a new job for an architectural firm where everyone else had worked together quite awhile, got along splendidly, and were comfortable with each other. I was treated kindly, but without going into detail, I was not comfortable. It was not a good fit for me.

  3. Kai W.

    I haven’t been given that excuse. I rather that the relationship ends then to wait on the person to get his act together.

  4. Kim Pinch

    It happened to me many, many years ago but didn’t bother me too much as I was having thoughts about ending the relationship. It was both of us wanting different things.

  5. orchid7

    That’s never been said to me, although I admit that I’ve said it to a few people in the past.

  6. mrsmac19

    I’ve never heard the line, but I will admit that I’ve used it once or twice. I don’t know that another approach would have worked better, but that one had mixed results. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Tammy Y

    Yes, a boy I was dating when he broke up with me – It’s not you , it’s me. Still did not help my hurt feelings

  8. Leanna

    Noone ever tried to use that line on me. The only guy that ever broke up with me did it over voicemail and I don’t remember his reason but I was happy he was a loser.


    Hearing these is fun! I think a lot of times, “it’s not you” is very true…but poor Bellamy hears it so much in only a few days, she gets frustrated enough to run off on a weekend getaway. Good for her, even though she doesn’t know it at the time 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

  10. Laurie G

    No, It wasn’t said to my face but I did have a guy (in HS) who just started dating someone else! After treating me like that I was happy he found some one else.

    I’ve also heard the I just want to be friends line.

    I’d love to read TURN UP THE HEAT!

  11. Tawnya Bentley

    Oh yeah, it was the same time I found out he was married. So except for my lack of acknowledging the obvious problems with some of his stories, it wasn’t me.

  12. Tammy Fail

    No I haven’t and I haven’t got to read this book yet, but as soon as I can get off of these crutches and get me some more Kindle money; I will have it.


  13. bh313

    I think that phrase should be avoided at all costs!! Such a lame excuse…be truthful what’s the real reason!
    Great interview and the book is incredible!

  14. Christine L.

    I’ve never been on the receiving or giving end of that line. My last significant other had the temerity to say to my face that he wanted to see other people *while* we were married. That ended that!

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