Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blogtour: Banker's Hours by Wade Kelly

Please welcome Wade Kelly and 

Bankers' Hours 


Even though bankers' hours leave long weekends for romance, cosmic intervention is Grant’s only option when money doesn’t buy happiness and he’s got virginity in spades.

Grant Adams is a twenty-six-year-old bank teller who’s unlucky at love, yet hopelessly hopeful. After years of horrific first dates, he’s convinced he’s saving himself for true love. Surely he has bad taste in men because it couldn’t possibly be his persnickety nature that’s sent them packing.

Tristan Carr has been in a holding pattern since his daughter was born fifteen years ago, which suits his workaholic lifestyle just fine. This ex-Navy turned auto mechanic never wanted anyone interfering with being a weekend dad. For Tristan to rearrange his perfectly orchestrated life, a guy will need to be special. Or in the case of the newest employee at his bank, the guy will need to be adorable, shy, and open to the prospect of forever when it shows up at his window.

(Grant's POV)

Claire and I looked at each other, and when Tristan didn’t come back right away, I offered her a cupcake. She said, “Ooh, these are really good. Did you make them?”
“Wow. I’m impressed. How’d you learn to bake so good?” She licked the icing off her lips and then took another bite. “What is this on the inside?”
“Boston cream pie filling.”
“It’s really good,” she complimented, with her cheeks filled with cake like a happy little hamster.
I told her, “I watched some videos online. I like to eat, but I don’t like paying to eat out every time I want something special. I learned to bake because I love cupcakes. They’re my guilty pleasure, and I eat way too many of them.”
“What’s your guilty pleasure?” Tristan asked as he walked back in.
“Cupcakes,” I said, rolling my eyes at him because I knew he was trying to get me to say something else. “What happened to the ants?” I asked, securing the lid on the cupcakes.
“I returned them to the woods. I had to walk all the way to the tree line so the ants would make their way in there. It’s dark, so I had a hard time weaving my way around the car parts. I think I need to clean up my yard.” Tristan sat next to Claire, and asked, “Do I get a cupcake?”
“You think?” His yard was a disaster area and I was thankful I didn’t need to point that out. I reopened the cupcake container and offered him one.

Get the book:

Interview with Claire, Tristan Carr’s daughter 
in Bankers’ Hours, a novel by Wade Kelly.

Hello, lovely readers. This is Wade Kelly. I’ve stopped by My Fiction Nook to talk a little about my new book, Bankers’ Hours. It releases through Dreamspinner Press on Friday, March 25th. In preparation, I have come up with 10 different guest-posts on 10 different blogs to give you a fun way to get to know my characters and me. As in many blog tours, I am offering prizes! (See the list is below.)

For this stop, I’m going to “interview” Tristan Carr’s daughter Claire by pretending to be someone from Rolling Stone or Vogue or some such magazine where she would have to answer personal questions about herself. That’s just how crazy I am… lol.

Question: Please tell us your name and something specific about you.

Answer: My name is Claire Carr. I’m 15. I go to Winters Mill High School. I have two best friends, Kirsty and Danny. My mom and dad were never married, which I think is totally fine since my mom is sort of a man-hater. I think my dad’s better off. I see him every other weekend and it works.

Question: What is your occupation?

Answer: Duh! I’m a student.

Question: Do you have any hobbies?

Answer: Not really. I like to shop and I like to eat.

Question: Tell us some of the things you like.

Answer: Cupcakes, dancing, and working out with my dad. I love, love, love the TV show Glee and I was super bummed it ended. I used to watch it all the time with Danny.

Question: How about your dislikes?

Answer: Bad hair and homophobics. Danny’s gay, so I try to support him in any way I can. Sometimes that means standing up to homophobic ass wipes, though most everybody at school is pretty cool with it.

Question: Do you have a favorite band?

Answer: All Time Low! They’re awesome. My dad took me to a concert last May. He’s so cool that way.

Question: This is sort of personal; so don’t answer if it makes you uncomfortable. If your father were to remarry, would you be happy? If so, what kind of person would you want him to fall in love with?

Answer: Jeez, that’s sort of a hard question. I’ve never even seen him out with a girl. I guess I’d want him to be happy. He works a lot, so I guess I’d want him to find someone who’d understand his long hours. Um, and maybe someone tidy since my dad is kind of a slob.

Okay. Those are all the questions we have for now. Is there anything you’d like to say in summary?

Answer: I love my dad. If he was to find someone who made him happy, I think I’d be into that, but it would be weird. Like, I’d have two moms or something and I don’t think it would go over well with my real mom. Actually, it would probably be easier if he were gay like Danny, which would also be weird. My dad dating anyone would be weird. I don’t know if I’d like to give up my one-on-one time with him.

Thank you for stopping by to get to know Claire a little better. Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite type of cupcake to be entered to win a gift card and for a chance to be entered into the grand prize drawing. See below for the list of prizes and the rules to enter.

About the author:

Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one's beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing "taxi driver" for her children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.


This is the official tour list of stops:

February 24 – Prism Book Alliance
March 18 - MM Good Book Reviews
March 22 - Long and Short Reviews
March 23 - My Fiction Nook
March 24 - Oh My Shelves
March 25 - Divine Magazine
March 25 - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
March 28 - Love Bytes
March 29 - Gay Book Reviews
March 30 - The Novel Approach


I have several giveaways. Leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win an Amazon gift certificate. I am going to take ALL the names, from all the comments, from all the blog stops, and put them in a drawing. I have 10 stops including this one. The more comments you make then higher your chances of winning. I will have 3 winners of a $10 Amazon gift certificate to be announced when the tour ends!
Additionally, for those who comment on ALL 10 STOPS, I will enter each of them into a grand prize drawing good for: 

1. An eBook from my backlist of your choice, OR the next book I publish this year. (*Excluding Bankers’ Hours) 2. A $10 Amazon gift certificate,3. A Wade Kelly Spoon in the colors of your choice,4. One autographed paperback copy of the novel of their choice, OR the next book I publish this year. (*Excluding Bankers’ Hours)5. A special Promo Code for you to download a copy of the audiobook: Misplaced Affection

Note: I am willing to mail things to other countries so don’t let that stop you! Please, post on ALL the posts. I had fun with this last time.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Promotional post. All materials provided by the author.


  1. Great interview! Can't wait to read this book.

  2. mmm... cupcakes! I love pumpkin ones, and fill with toffee ones, and... cupcakes in general, hehehe!! (I'm Mari Cruz from Facebook)

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  4. Such a great interview, I'm really looking forward to Bankers' Hours! Cupcakes - well I love them! We have a local baker who makes the best cupcakes I've ever had and last fall we got her pumpkin spice ones with the most amazing cream cheese frosting! I mean they are take your breath away good!

    1. I really do love cream cheese icing :) Yummy!

  5. I loved the interview and I'm looking forward to reading this book! My favorite type of cupcake is a kahlua one that I get here. Yumm!

    1. OMG! Kahlua! I make a kahlua cheesecake that is really good. I might have to try a kahlua cupcake!

  6. Thanks for the excerpt and cute interview! It is hard to pick a favorite cupcake, but I will go with chocolate with lemon white chocolate buttercream frosting - I have made these many times for birthdays. The boston cream ones from the excerpt sound really yummy, too. (Now I am hungry..)

    1. LOL, It is not easy to resist the Boston Cream ones! They are really good! :)

  7. Awesome interview! I love any cupcake without frosting. I know weird right.

    1. No, not weird. I eat at LEAST two before I icing them for everyone else ;)

  8. Thank you for another fun interview! I love getting to know characters this way! I love most kinds of cupcakes, but chocolate with chocolate frosting is a favorite.

    1. So you like death by chocolate! I can jive with that! :)

  9. Love the interview, it's so spot on for teenagers. I'm not really a cupcake person, but my favorite dessert is tiramisu, so if I could find a good tiramisu cupcake, I'm sure I'd like it.

    1. tiramisu is yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Loved the Interview, thank you for it. My favorite cupcake is vanilla caramel =D

    1. I have never head a vanilla caramel! hmm, I may have to try that!

  11. I have to admit I'm not much into sweet things. :P But my sister-in-law makes very delicious cupcakes and she always bring something when she comes to visit.

  12. I do like a good cupcake, though I confess I usually prefer a slice of cake...not only is it bigger, you can play more with the ratios of frostings and fillings. Lately I've been on a homemade ice cream kick, too...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  13. Sara (different login to comment here and I can't really make it work for me, but I've commented as Sara before):

    Hmm, maybe Claire and Grant can bond over cupcakes? In any case she sounds like your average teenager and still fond of her parents. Nice to have met three of the books characters this far in the blog tour.

    suv74 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  14. Serena, I would love someone to stop by with cupcakes!
    Trix, I am more of a cake person than icing. :)
    Sara, I'm glad you like meeting the characters :)

  15. I love getting to know characters outside their book. Thank you for the character interview. Claire is so frank =D
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  16. I think Claire sounds like a wonderful girl. It sounds like she really understands her mother. I love strawberry, lemon, coconut, and chocolate cupcakes! It all depends on my mood! Thank you again for sharing your book!

  17. I love character interviews. Thank you for giving us a beautiful story.

  18. Thank you all for participating in my blog tour for Bankers' Hours. I hope you all enjoyed it. Join me in August or September when my next book comes out. Back Off! That's My Jock

    The winners are....
    For a $10 Amazon Gift Card: H.B., Peggy, and Jenf27 (with the heart)

    The grand prize goes to Inez Garcia

    and a special runner-up prize goes to Jen CW


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