Good morning, Sunny.
Hi Katherine. :o) Great to meet you and thanks for letting me visit today.
Would you tell us a little about yourself?
I live in Western Michigan, along the lakeshore. I’ve been a private investigator for a few years and most of my work has been pretty tame. You know, gathering evidence for divorce cases and locating missing persons, but I’ve decided to go for something a bit more challenging. I’m working undercover to solve a cold case murder that happened in the 1980’s before I was born.
Unfortunately my father and four brothers all work law enforcement and it’s hard to keep them from finding out what I’m up to. Can you believe that they actually are bribing me, yes bribing—well, okay, maybe forcing would be a better word—into working with Judson Blackwolf, one of their detective buddies, in order to keep working on the case. If I don’t take his help, they won’t allow me access to some of the files from the case I need in order to get the job done.
But they underestimate me. I’ll let him help, but only to a certain point and just enough to allow me access to those files I need.
Do you have any siblings? Do they play a large part in your story?
Oh yeah, cue the eye roll…lol…I have four overbearing brothers who watch my every move. For some reason they think they can still run my life and tell me what to do. But my main goal in solving this case is not only to help Mr. DeVito find out who murdered his daughter almost thirty years ago, but to prove to my family I can handle tougher cases. I want to earn their respect so they’ll see me for the woman I’ve become and not the little girl I used to be :o)
How would you describe yourself?
I’ve been told I’m sassy and jump into things before I think them through. I prefer to say I’m determined and ready to go!
I like determined and ready to go too. Describe what your typical day
would be like.
I’m not a morning person and have to admit a few cups of coffee usually remedy that. LOL. I’m an extreme note maker and prefer to spend my mornings plotting out my day and how I’m going to work my case.
Working undercover to solve the DeVito case required me to take a job as a bartender at Benny’s Backyard Playhouse. The strip club is owned by the main murder suspect, so this is a great place for me to be for information.
I know exactly what you mean about needing a few cups of coffee. :o)
What was your first impression of the hero? Did it change as you grew
to know him?
Judson Blackwolf…he’s easy on the eyes for sure. I’ve always had a thing for tall, dark and handsome and he’s all of that and more. But, he’s also a friend of my brothers, works in law enforcement and has been given the task of babysitter by my father and brothers.
After growing up in a proud, card carrying family of law enforcement, the last thing I want in a romantic relationship is a another member, but I have to admit, the more I’m forced to work with Judson, his humor and dedication in helping me has softened me up.
If you could do something forbidden, what would it be? Why?
Now that’s a tough one. Something forbidden…hmm…definitely
something to get the attention of the men in my family. Especially
my brother Derek. For some reason—and I’ll be honest here, it’s
because we’re similar—there is nothing better than getting the one
up on him. He’s so overprotective that I can’t resist the chance to show
him I’m my own person, and usually it takes me crossing the line to do it.
I know that’s bad, but I can’t resist. Basically I can’t pinpoint something
in particular, but I’ll know it when the time strikes and go for it. :o)
What is your favorite time of day? Why?
My favorite time of the day would have to be evening, into early morning. Being a PI, it seems like most of my work happens at night, and truthfully I’ve always been a night owl. I love how the city comes to life in a different way after the sun goes down. I feel more empowered of my own destiny :o)
Thanks, Sunny, for spending time with us today. I enjoyed getting to know you. I'm looking forward to reading more about you in Christine Warner's book, Some Like It in Handcuffs, which will be available March 23, 2012 from The Wild Rose Press.
Some Like It In Handcuffs
Sunny Kennedy is a fledgling private investigator and the only girl in a family of protective male detectives. She’s out to prove testosterone isn’t the main qualification required to solve a cold case. The only things standing in her way are a sexy detective and a killer who will stop at nothing to keep a secret.
Judson Blackwolf, a seasoned homicide detective, thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him.
But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, they realize their feelings for each other, tangled in a web from the past, might not be the only thing to keep them apart.
Thanks so much for having allowing Sunny and I to visit!