Friday, January 25, 2013

~ Insider Exclusive: Interview with Tara Toshi and Julian King from One Shot ~

Welcome to my exclusive interview with the “it” couple of Las Vegas, corporate tycoon Julian King, owner of the Palace Hotel and Casino, and his beautiful fiancée Tara Toshi! This busy couple has been extremely difficult to track down, but have no fear dear readers, this interviewer got them to sit down to answer a few questions about their unique courtship and upcoming nuptials.

Interviewer: Mr. King, Ms. Toshi, thank you so much for taking the time to sit down with me for this interview today.

Tara Toshi: Like this guy gave me any choice?

Julian King: *laughs* Thank you for having us. And please call us Julian and Tara.

Interviewer: Thank you. Tara, my first question is for you. Your fiancé has been one of America’s most eligible bachelors for several years running. Can you tell our audience how you captured his heart?

Tara Toshi: Oh geez… *sigh* I came out to Las Vegas with my team to work on upgrading the Palace Hotel and Casino’s security system. Julian and I met and things just sort of…happened. Trust me when I say this wasn’t planned. And I didn’t capture anything…he wore me down.

Julian King: Very true. All it took was one look and I knew that Tara was the woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Interviewer: That is lovely. Tara, as a security consultant for Mac Securities you often find yourself working with high profiled clients, correct? In fact the owner of the company, Jason MacBain, is also a very power man. What made Julian stand out for you?

Tara Toshi: Is that really your question?

Julian King: Darling…

Tara Toshi: Fine, I’ll behave. Yes, Jason is a pretty powerful guy, but he is also a close friend. His wife, Bella, is also one of my best friends. In fact, all the men and women I work with have pretty strong personalities but we are a really tight crew. I guess you could say we all have Alpha tendencies. When I’m on a job I guess I don’t really think about who I’m working for….I just do the work, but this time…this time was different. Julian got to me.

Julian King: I certainly did my best.

Interviewer: But surely the fact that Julian is one of the wealthiest men in America has affected your relationship?

Tara Toshi:  Not really. It takes more than money and power to get my attention. Actually, his wealth and his prominence in the media were two strikes against him.  I don’t really care what people think. Julian and I have a strong relationship and that’s what is important. And the truth of the matter is I’m not marrying him for his money, I’m marrying him for the sex.

Julian King: And I shall endeavor to keep you happy in that area.

Tara Toshi: Damn right you will. *sigh* Listen, I had a crappy childhood and I has some bad shit happen to me over the years – don’t ask because it’s classified and I wouldn’t tell you about it anyways. The important thing is; I survived. More than that, I made something out of my life and it lead me here to Julian and the life we have together. I’d go through all of it, do it all over again to have what I have with him.

Julian King: Now can you see why I love her? She is a miracle.

Tara Toshi: Okay, we need to stop with the sap…I have a reputation to protect.

Interviewer: Julian, what was it about Tara that first caught your attention?

Julian King: *laughs* In one word, everything. The first time I saw her I was entranced. As I got to know her, I was even more so. Sure, she is a pain in the ass sometimes –

Tara Toshi: Back at ya, Ace.

Julian King: But as I learned every facet of her personality it just made me love her more. Neither of us are perfect by any means…but we are perfect for each other.

Interviewer: Tara, as a former agent with the FBI you would have an interesting perspective on the recent activity here in Las Vegas. There have been rumors that both of you were involved in helping to end the recent terrorist threat. Is that true?

Tara Toshi: No comment.

Julian King: It is a shame that we deal with these types of threats all over the world. I am just glad that the perpetrators were caught and the city is safe.

Interviewer: Tara, there have been leaks that you were integral in the takedown of the terrorists. Would you care to set the record straight?

Tara Toshi: No. Comment.

Interviewer: Julian, do you worry about your fiancée’s choice of profession? There have been rumors that Tara will be leaving the security field and coming to work full time at the casino.

Julian King: Of course I worry, I love her but this is part of who she is and I love everything about her. I have plans in the works to build a new Palace Hotel in Chicago where Mac Securities is based. Tara and I plan to spend some time there, making it easier for her to continue to work and consult with them. She also plans to take over part of our security at our hotel in Vegas.

Interviewer: So, do you have a date for the wedding and can you give us any details?

Tara Toshi: Oh my god…

Julian King: *chuckles* We do have a date, and no we are not going to share it with you. Most of the planning will be taken care of by our wedding coordinator. Tara isn’t exactly the wedding planning type.

Tara Toshi: Boy, is that an understatement…Sorry, we have to cut this short. I have a flight to catch.

Julian King: We…we have a flight to catch.

Interviewer: Is this a personal or business trip?

Tara Toshi: Both...

Well there you have it, a few words from Julian King and Tara Toshi. Find out how they fell in love in ONE SHOT, available on Feb 5th,, now available for pre-order.

 Book Blurb:
Tara Toshi is a woman on the edge. Code name 'T-rex', Tara is one of the elite agents of the IAD Agency, modern day warriors tasked with taking down terrorists and keeping the world safe. She doesn’t believe that happily ever after exists for her, until her world collides with corporate tycoon Julian King…
Julian King is the owner of a multi-million dollar hotel empire and personally runs the Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He is a man who rules his kingdom with an iron grip and knows that the house always win. But when he meets agent Tara Toshi all bets are off. As a terrorist plot threatens his city, Julian realizes that he is also jeopardy of losing his heart.
Passion explodes every time Tara and Julian come together, but can she risk taking this one shot at finding happiness and give her heart to a man she barely knows?
The IAD Agency series novels are all stand-alone stories, but it is highly recommended to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series!
Now available for pre-sale at 15% off!

1 comment:

  1. Cute interview Laurie! ;) I can't wait for the book to come out in February. I'm all over it! :)