Friday, January 8, 2016

Interview with Alexandra Cole Callet of 'Uneven Exchange'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Alexandra Cole Callet from S.K. Derban’s, Uneven Exchange.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Alexandra. How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I am thirty-three years old, and own an architectural, design firm. I am an interior designer, and my business partner is the architect. 

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Most people comment on my exotic looks. My father is French, and my mother is Mexican. The combination of both is what I think they notice.

What would I love the most about you?

My kindness. What can I say? I am a nice person!

What would I hate the most about you?

I hope nothing. Hate is such a strong word. I do know that sometimes my incessant questions can be annoying.

What makes you laugh out loud?

Listening to Jake try and explain American football to my father.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

Fuji water, fresh squeezed orange juice, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Oh, and always a bottle of champagne!

What is your most treasured possession?

My faith in God.

Who is your best friend?

My business partner, Daniel Jake Taylor.

What’s your idea of a perfect meal?

Pasta, red wine and garlic bread.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Tell Jake how much I love him.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries.  Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe.  S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China on five separate occasions, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips.  When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience.  The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters.

Her latest book is the mystery romance, Uneven Exchange.
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About the Book:

At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a
woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul.

Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor.

Jake has been entranced by Alexandra’s determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears jeopardizing their friendship and business. He’s caught in a web of pretending he doesn’t care, and doesn’t see a way out of it.

Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission.

Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin’s family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach. Should he finally take the chance…before it’s too late? After all, he has nothing to lose.

However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong.
Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison? Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever…

For More Information

  • Uneven Exchange is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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