Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Interview with Author A.B. McKINLEY

I would like to introduce you to A.B. McKinley. He is a Scotsman, a Soldier, an Author, and a Cover Model. Please give him a warm welcome everyone! 

****A.B. is going to give away a free copy of his book to a lucky commenter.****

Please tell my readers a little bit about your book.
My books are Contemporary Action/Romance and are based on real life experiences.

When did you start writing toward publication?

Does your book come from real life or is the story completely made up?
Aye my books are based on actual events.

What’s it like to be a man writing romance in a genre dominated by women?   
It’s been fun. So fer I have found most people tae be supportive

What sort of promo do you do? Do you have help?  
I have a presence on most of the social media outlets and also have a Street Team.

It is my understanding that you are also a cover model. How did you get started in this line of work? Is that you on your book covers?
I did have people tell me I should do my own covers, so I gave it a shot. It was fun and since then I have been asked tae appear on other peoples covers too.

You are originally from Glasgow Scotland.  How did you come to be living in America?
I originally came here tae visit family and ended up staying – All the details are in the books ;)

What’s next for you?
Hoping tae get the books seen by more people and then get the 3rd book done. Am also hoping tae appear on more covers and get more interest in my new fan store which offers lots of fun items. 

A few “quickies” if you don’t mind.
1)      Mountains or Beach? Mountains
2)      Silk or Lace? Leather
3)      Bikini or one piece? Neither suit me
4)      Long or Short hair? Short
5)      What’s your favorite feature on a woman? Eyes
6)      What’s your favorite meal? Philly Cheese steak
7)      What’s your favorite vacation spot? Yellowstone
8)      Who’s your favorite author? Really dinnae have one!
9)      What’s your favorite drink? Beer
10)  Tell us something about you that we wouldn’t be able to find out on the internet.
There’s really nae too much tae tell that has nae already been said, I’m pretty much an open book – Well, fae the shoulders doon anyway!

Scott Maclaren, a strong, Special Forces Scotsman, terribly injured during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey begins with a broken heart after his wife leaves him for another man during his time in the hospital. Traveling across the Atlantic to visit family, his story now begins.

After years of physical therapy and being alone, things were about to look up. Katie Johnson, a beautiful Ohio schoolteacher, was where his ‘dream’ of passion and love were to become reality. Smoldering embers became a passionate, raging fire between them. A wanting and desire that burned for one another as neither had ever experienced before.

Scott’s love for Katie and her two girls would lead him to great lengths to make all their dreams come true, including a six-month security contract in the Middle East. The money would ensure financial security for life.

The contract was to secure the safety of a young attractive businesswoman, Britney Parnell, who is accustomed to getting what she wants… and she wants Scott. She wastes no time in making her yearnings known. All can see her motives, but Scott. His only thoughts while in Baghdad are to keep her safe amidst terrorist attacks, shootings and bombs exploding all around them…

This sensual, sexy adventure begins with the ultimate betrayal and is filled with action, intrigue, passion and steamy love scenes.

Inspired by true events…

A little bit about the author
I was born in Glasgow on Valentines day in the early 1970's. Growing up like many Scottish lads I was in tae most sports, especially football (soccer) and Martial Arts. I left school at age 16 and had many jobs including playing Soccer semi-professionally, being a Kickboxing Instructor and Personal trainer. I joined the army in my early 20's and a few years later tried oot fer the Special Forces. I spent 10 years as a member of the most elite Special Ops unit in the world and completed missions in many countries including Iraq and Afghanistan, often working very closely with Navy Seals and Delta Force. My time in the military was cut short due tae being injured in an aircraft accident. I broke my back and was paralyzed from the waist doon. I was told by the doctors that it was unlikely that I would walk again and tae prepare fer life in a wheelchair. Also at this time, my then wife of 3 years decided tae tell me that she did nae want tae deal with me in my present condition and filed fer divorce. Needless tae say, this was a tough time but I eventually got through it. A few months after the accident I saw a toe on my right foot move slightly, at first I was nae sure if I'd imagined it but a few seconds later I tried tae move it again and it definitely twitched. This was just the start, gradually the movement spread and after nearly 3 years of Physical Therapy, Walking Frames, crutches and braces I was able tae walk again.

How can my readers buy your book? 

Check out my book trailer at: 

You can find more information about A.B. McKinley and his books by
visiting his website, 

All photos are owned by the author. 


  1. Hey Sarah and A.B.,

    Nice interview, fun! Must admit the blue font was difficult to read though. Have a great day!

  2. I fixed it Carole.... thank you for letting me know.

    Thanks for stopping by also!

  3. Thanks fer having me on yer blog Sarah ;)

  4. Pleased to meet you Scott. I'm looking forward to catching up with your work.


  5. Cannot read any of the black writing so hope I am in the right box.

    Love reading Scott's interviews. His humor is so off the wall. I have read both his books and they are exceptional. For a man to write a romance book and do it well is something usually not found. Thank you for hosting him.