We're in the middle of a BRoP interview with Kate Evangelista. Please see the links below for the other parts of the interview:
About You: Terri
The Writing Life: Theresa
The Creative Process: Emily
Words of Wisdom (posting 3/26): Dean
I get to talk to Kate about her current work.
Tell us about your new book—what is it about—and when it is out? Where can people purchase it?
Til Death is my latest book. It’s about a girl who dreams the future and a boy who is banished to the two she lives in and the hell that breaks lose when they meet. I can’t reveal much because it’ll spoil the plot. *winks* You can actually already pre-order Til Death on Amazon. The release date is June 4. Make sure to add it to your TBR list on Goodreads.
Is there anything new, unusual, or interesting about your book? How is it different from other books on the same subject?
Til Death is a great combination of funny, sad, scary, exciting, and steamy. The characters can stand on their own, but together they are combustible. I’ve been in love with this story for so long, I just want to share it with everyone already. June can’t come soon enough.
Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?
That I enjoy writing in the perspective of Dillan. I love writing in the perspective of the hero, not just the heroine.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in this book?
It’s actually funny. I started writing Til Death with a certain storyline in mind. Through the years, the story evolved. Then as I edit it with my amazing editor, I realized the story returned to the original plan. Funny how when the storyline is meant to be it’ll eventually go back to that.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Like in the poem Road Not Taken, no matter what road you choose, the outcome in the end will be the same. *wiggles eyebrows*
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for
writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school.
After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D.,
Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never
looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says
to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she
took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to
be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered?
Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her
computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.
At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.
When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.
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Reaping Me Softly Blurb:
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.
At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?
Find Reaping Me Softly on Goodreads