Which five words best describe Escape to Paradise Series?
Sexy, Tantalizing, emotional, intriguing, and passionate
Can you share one highlight from the book?
An old fashioned double shot juice glass shattered as it hit the floor. Several red dishes hit the wall.
“You goddamn asshole! Get out, Marcus,” Lisa screamed as she threw the dishes at Marcus.
Mia raced down the stairs to the kitchen from her bedroom. “What’s going on here?” Mia shouted.
Marcus and Lisa were in a scuffle with each other. Marcus pinned Lisa against the wall. She beat her fists on his head and neck. He held up his arms to block her hits.
“Lisa calm down,” Marcus said. “I just want to see Jackson.”
Mia cleared her throat.
“Marcus, Jackson is asleep. Calm down and you can see him when he wakes up,” Mia said.
Lisa turned and screamed at Mia.
“No – don’t let him anywhere near my son,” Lisa cried. “He can’t leave me and then try to be a father. It’s not going to work.”
Hot tears poured from Lisa’s eyes. She slumped to the floor. Lisa hunched over in pain and agony as the tears poured furiously from her small frame. Mia stooped down to the floor to rub Lisa’s back. Jamal raced down the stairs and into the kitchen. His muscular, athletic frame cast a shadow across the doorway. Jamal smoothed back his closely cropped short dark hair.
“Mia, Lisa – you two ok?” Jamal asked.
Nervous energy raced through Marcus’s body. He moved towards the back door. Jamal looked up at Marcus and fixated on him.
“Why are you here?” Jamal asked.
“I just want to see my son,” Marcus stammered. “It’s been a couple of days since the last time I saw him.”
Jamal planted his feet firmly on the floor and flexed his muscles. He massaged his chin.
“I’m going to say this once and once only. This is my sister’s house and you are disrespecting her in her own home. This is going to stop–right now.”
Marcus nodded in agreement.
“Jamal you know I don’t have no beef with you,” Marcus explained. “I just want to do right by my son.”
“You can come back later,” Jamal said. “Don’t come here again to fight with my sister.”
“Jackson is my son, too,” Marcus said. “Nothing’s going to change that.”
Mia jumped up and blocked Jamal from moving towards Marcus. “Jamal we’re okay,” she said. “Help me get Lisa to the living room.”
Jamal’s nostrils flared. “Okay.” He reached down and scooped up Lisa and carried her to the couch. She slumped over on her side and cried. Tears streamed down her face. She sobbed, arching her body forward.
Mia turned back to face Marcus. “Go to the gatehouse and wait for Jackson to wake up.”
“Alright, Mia,” Marcus said.
He turned, opened the back door, and left. Outside, Mia heard the door to the gatehouse open and close. Jamal walked over to the back door and turned the lock.
“We don’t need any more surprises,” Jamal said while he locked the door.
What is the purpose of this book?
To make people think about depression and postpartum depression differently.
Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
Mental Health, love, trust and family
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
The character that was the most fun was Mia, my protagonist. The most difficult was William, my romantic lead.
Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
I am very sentimental about lots of things. I love handwritten letters.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I have a new show, The Kim B. Davis Show on youtube.com/KimberlyBatchelorDavis