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Blog Tour: Kiss Me, Dancer by Alicia and Roy Street - Guest Post + Author Interview

Hey guys! Welcome to today's blog tour! Remember a few days ago, I held a giveaway for this book? Today, I'm gonna introduce the authors to you, who will be joining us with an interview and guest post! So yep, without further ado, let's begin! :) enjoy:)

Kiss Me, Dancer by Alicia and Roy Street

A roller coaster of a romance between a divorced dad and a dance teacher.

Ballet instructor Casey Richardson takes an immediate dislike to the brash, arrogant Drew Byrne when he pulls his nine-year-old son out of her “silly” dance class. Still, shecannot help noticing his smoking hot body and bedroom eyes.

A working class girl raised in the small fishing and farming community on Long Island’s rural North Fork, Casey knows all too well how easily a girl can get hurt by the notorious womanizing hunks that flourish on the South Fork in the Hamptons. Men like Drew Byrne.

The last thing she needs is for him to be the only one who can save her from losing her dance academy, the dream she has worked so hard to turn into a reality.

Remarrying is definitely off Drew’s list of things to do. As head of his Fortune 500 trucking company, he enjoys his wealth and has no problem keeping it a game with some of the world’s most beautiful women. So why should his son’s challenging, straight talking dance teacher get under his skin in a way no other female has?

Sure, Casey Richardson has luminous brown eyes and a lean, taut body that drives him nuts, but he’s seen plenty in his day with the supermodels he is used to dating. He tells himself it is because Casey is the only one who was able to bring his shy, uncommunicative son out of his shell. But even that isn’t it.

Bewildered, Drew decides he just might make use of those ridiculous psychic readings he won at North Cove’s Annual Fourth Of July Bazaar raffle. Little does he know the local psychic who donated the readings has taken off last minute for some trekking in Tibet —and Casey was swayed into substituting for her with phone readings to the anonymous winner.

Add in a stint on a hit TV dance-off series, a cozy local coffee shop, a narcissistic rock star and a protective big brother to make KISS ME, DANCER a sexy, heartfelt and fun read.

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Alicia and Roy Street

In addition to being part of today’s Indie author movement, Alicia and Roy Street are also traditionally published. In 2009 they received a Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. They both share backgrounds in the performing arts. Alicia spent years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Roy in theater and standup comedy. Alicia is a chronic reader of every genre including the classics. She also loves old black-and-white movies, making organic soups from recipes she invents, working out and, of course, dancing. Roy’s into sweaty workouts, too, as well as watching boxing on HBO and eating Alicia’s organic soups. Their cat’s name is Wallace, an orange ten-pounder who’s crazy over pizza. He and Roy do slices every Friday night.

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And now, let's welcome Alicia and Roy to the blog! Roy also has an excellent guest post about how physical activity gives him inspiration prepared for us so do look out for it!

Hi Alicia and Roy, it’s lovely to have you guys on the blog today!

Great to be here, Victoria! Thanks for having us.

For starters, why not each of you tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?

In addition to being part of today’s Indie author movement, we are also traditionally published. In 2009 we received a Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. We both share backgrounds in the performing arts. Alicia spent years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Roy in theater and standup comedy. Alicia is a chronic reader of every genre including the classics. She also loves old black-and-white movies and making organic soups. Roy likes watching boxing on HBO and eating Alicia’s soups. Our cat’s name is Wallace, an orange ten-pounder who’s crazy over pizza. He and Roy do slices every Friday night.

How did you decide to begin writing together as a couple? Have either of you tried writing alone?

Alicia: We started writing as a couple when Roy asked me to help him with a romantic subplot for a mystery he was working on. Yes, we also write alone.
Roy: Yes, we both also write alone. I am currently working on a graphic novel and Alicia has a paranormal YA short story in an anthology coming out this spring. It is a prequel to a novel she is writing.

Did you guys have other aspirations/dreams in the past, or have you both always wanted to be writers?
Alicia: I was a professional dancer and choreographer and teacher for years. Roy worked in visual arts, theater and comedy. He had no intention of ever writing, but I was always an avid reader and hoped someday to write.

What gave both of you the inspiration for the plot of the book?

We thought it would be fun to center a romantic comedy around a dancer heroine. But we had also been thinking of setting a book in the North Fork, a rural area of beautiful farms and fishing villages way out on the eastern tip of Long Island. So we decided not to make it yet another story about star dancers in big professional companies, but about unsung heroes, women who find other routes for their love of dance.

Are the characters in your books based off real people, or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

We usually blend a mix of traits from people we know—as well as aspects of ourselves—to create each character. The best part for an author is that stage when a character becomes a living being that feels so real they tell you where the story should go.

Could you tell us a bit about Kiss Me, Dancer and why it is a must-read?

Kiss Me, Dancer is about listening to the dreams of your heart. Even when it seems they’ve failed, dreams can transform, and you can turn around and find yourself closer to them than you ever imagined. The book is also a fun, hot story about polar opposites falling in love.

What do each of you love most about the writing process?

We can set our own hours. We don’t have a boss hanging over us. And we don’t have to pretend to be in happy moods when we feel sucko.

How is it like working together to write? Do you guys ever argue over how you think a plot should go?

Actually we do amazingly well when working out plots together. We respect each other’s ideas and remain flexible. Neither of us gets defensive when we disagree. Although, being a couple means it is inevitable sparks will fly every so often.

Will you tell us a little about your plans for the future? Are there any other books that are in the works?

Kiss Me Dancer is book one in the Dance ‘N’ Luv series. We are planning to release book two, Touch Me And Tango, in May. We will also be continuing our Daphne Award Winning Saylor Oz series. Plus Alicia’s YA paranormal and Roy’s graphic novel are in the works.

And now, just some little random questions!

Favorite colour?

Alicia - mauve
Roy- blue

Favorite place?

Alicia – the beach
Roy- New York City

Favorite book?

Alicia – way too many favorites to say
Roy- ditto

Favorite thing?

Alicia – classical violin and furry creatures
Roy- banana smoothies and old, worn out boxing glove

What you do when you’re free:

We like to chill with a bowl of popcorn in front of the tube

Favorite day?

Alicia - Tuesday
Roy- Friday

Hmm, I think that should be about it for today! It was a pleasure to have you on the blog today, Alicia and Roy! Wishing you all the best in your career! :D

We enjoyed being here. Great questions, Victoria!

And now, let's invite Roy to the blog for a short guest post! Sit back and enjoy! :)

Over the years I’ve been an actor, stand-up comedian, and visual artist, all of which allowed me to stand and move about as I worked. The biggest challenge I face in writing is the need to remain seated hours on end in a chair, fingers busy tapping letters off a keyboard, eyes locked to an electronic screen.

I am physically active by nature. A hands-on type. A body person who is addicted to rigorous daily exercise. My days are only as good as my body feels and looks.

But unlike dancers, actors and even a fair number of painters and sculptors, writers tend to be sedentary creatures. At the same time I thrive on creating fictional worlds, characters and dialogues that run through my mind throughout the day. Maybe that explains why I get my juiciest ideas when I am in the middle of a workout or even washing dishes. Proof that stimulating the metabolism awakens the brain. And when it comes to writing good stuff, a dull mind is the enemy.

Sorry. Coffee Won’t Do.

To combat dullness, lots of writers resort to caffeine. Not me. Coffee just gives me headaches and makes my stomach growl for the munchies. A cycle I can live without.
My solution for getting over this challenge?


That’s right. I give myself permission to step away from my desk whenever I find myself getting the slightest bit groggy. I do some push-ups, run in place, or shadow box for ten minutes to get oxygenated blood rushing to my brain. Next, I return to the computer fresh and ready.

Metaphorically speaking, I would describe myself as a scribe who writes in sprints as opposed to a marathon writer capable of knocking off words on the page nonstop for hours on end.

True confession: I secretly envy those sedentary endurance writers.
Then again, who looks better in their cotton briefs?

So yep, that's about it for today! Go here to check out the other tour stops! You'll find loads of awesome stuff on the other tour sites too! :D And want to enter the giveaway? Click here!


Both posts are great! Enjoyed the book as well :)


Hello, Victoria! I hope you have a lovely weekend and happy A to Z!!


Thanks for featuring us on your blog, Victoria!


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