Today we sit down for a chat with Jacob "Kid" Lassiter. He appears in Saving Sidewinder from romance author Kate McKeever’s Brotherhood Protectors World series.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
Pretty boring. I was in rehab after the hospital. That was after I was injured by an IED in the Middle East.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I guess I'm good with animals. That was a surprise.
What do you like least about yourself?
My memory is shot after I was injured. I have to think hard to remember stuff that shouldn't be that hard.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Go to the Brighter Days Rehabilitation Ranch in Montana. I was born and raised a southern city kid in Memphis, then joined the Army and the Rangers. Never had any experience on a ranch but it's working out okay.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
Nah. She's pretty much had my best interests in mind, so far.
What is your greatest fear?
Letting down my buddy, Sidewinder.
What makes you happy?
Being with the horses and getting my life back on track.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
I'd not be injured. I'd still be in the army and doing what I do best.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
This guy, Price? He's one bad apple and we've had a lot of trouble out of him. Haven't even met him yet but he's out to get Alana and Charlie and doesn't care who he messes up in the doing it.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
Talley, the ranch foreman. He knows his place in the world and knows his job.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Kate is a dark horse. She's all nice and kind but in the back of her mind, she has some deviousness about her. Her website has stuff about her books and things she enjoys. Her facebook page, the one with friends on it, tells you more about who she really is and what she cares about.
What's next for you?
I'm going to stay on at the ranch for a while. I've had a bit of an accident and need to recuperate. And that means I get to stay near the horses, which is a good deal for me.
Sam “Sidewinder” Jameson left the Rangers to keep an eye on his young friend, Kid, as he recovers from their last mission, an injury Sam blames himself for. To tide him over and be close at hand, Sidewinder agrees to a short stint with Hank Patterson’s Brotherhood Protectors. He expects his assignment to guard Alana Christian and her son from threats to be a job, nothing more. What he doesn’t plan on is how the job will change him and his expectations, both of Kid and of himself.