#BlogTour Mending the Rift, by Chris T. Kat with an Interview plus Giveaway
Author Name: Chris T. Kat
Book Name: Mending the Rift
Release Date: March 14, 2016
WITH CHRIS T KAT
It's a pleasure having you here today. I won't take up too much of your time, so let's get started....
1. Are there any new authors that have grasped your attention?
They’re not new authors, but I only found KJ Charles and Jordan L. Hawk last year. I fell in love with their books, and have read almost everything they’ve written.
2. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’m not writing anything new at the moment, but there will be another contemporary novella out in June or July this year, called Stained.
3. What book are you reading now or have read recently?
I recently read Mell Eight’s Dragon Consultant, and I’m eagerly awaiting the second book in her new series. I just love the way she writes about dragons.
4. What do you do when you are not writing?
I love to read (now that’s a shocker, right?) and there’s always a lot of work to do. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, cross stitching, and crocheting.
5. Is there a scene that is harder for you to write than others? Such as love? Action? Racy?
I’m not fond of writing death scenes because they’re emotionally draining. I’m a big fan of writing action scenes, which is why I loved writing Breeding Stations and Battle Stations.
6. Do you read your reviews? Do you have any advice for how to deal with the bad?
If I come across a review, I’ll read it. Since I’m not overly active on social media, I’m often the last one to know about any reviews of my books.
I have no advice on how to deal with the bad reviews—everyone must find out for themselves how to deal with them. I simply acknowledge them, shrug them off, and go about my day as usual. You can’t please everyone.
7. Do you have any strange writing habits ( like standing on your head or writing in the bathtub)?
Not sure if it’s a strange writing habit, but I can write best when my kids are around, playing somewhere close to me.
8. If you had a free day and your mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do with your day?
I’d probably spend time with my family, and also set time aside to get cozy and read.
9. When you are driving down the road, what music do you listen to?
Pop music mostly, whatever’s on the radio.
10. What is the most important thing in your life? What do you value the most?
The most important thing in my life is my family, that they’re well and I can spend time with them. Health is also incredibly important, and something I don’t take for granted.
Thank you, Chris for stopping by and answering some questions. For everyone else, check out this amazing cover and there's an excerpt to enjoy, plus a giveaway to enter. Say Hi to Chris before you leave.
In a future where man’s ability to reproduce is severely compromised, humanity has adapted to survive. Breeders—male and female—have become precious commodities, and they are strictly guarded and subject to limitations.
Luca Walker is a breeder. Though he knows what’s expected of him as the youngest son of the Northern Confederacy’s Vice President, he’s held out against the pressures of an arranged marriage because he longs to marry for love, not duty. But he’s been promised to Colonel Liam Smith and there’s little he can do about it, no matter that Luca is secretly in love with his bodyguard, Marcus Gray.
When Luca finds himself pregnant with Marcus’s baby, Smith is furious and vows to take what is his—by force, if necessary. Now Luca must fight for his life and the life of his unborn child… as well as the love of Marcus and the happily ever after he’s always dreamed of.
Pages or Words: 68,000 words
Categories: M/M Romance, Science Fiction, MPREG
Excerpt from Chapter Two:
Marcus rappelled off and stepped onto the ground with a crunch of his boots. Pointing at the opening with the askew ladder, he asked, “Don’t tell me you seriously considered climbing down this way.”
Luca shrugged. “I’d have preferred spontaneous levitation, but it didn’t happen.”
He yelped when Marcus put an arm around his torso and lifted him to his feet, as if he weighed nothing. “Hey!”
Marcus silenced him with a glare, and Luca gritted his teeth while Marcus thumped dust off his clothes. “Your father is livid.”
Luca swallowed. He’d expected worried, maybe a bit mad, but livid? His father never got furious at him. Not for long, anyway. Being the baby of the family had its perks. “Why?”
“Why? Seriously, Luca, you have to ask why?” Marcus patted Luca’s behind more firmly than was strictly necessary.
Luca shifted, trying to get away from Marcus’s arm. When that didn’t help, he slapped Marcus’s hands away and stepped aside. He couldn’t think when he was so close to Marcus—when the man touched him, he sent shivers up and down his spine. He ignored the glower Marcus directed at him. “Yes, seriously. He knows I don’t want to marry Smith. I don’t want anything to do with all that shit. I want to decide what I’m going to do with my life.”
Marcus shook his head. “Smith is a good man. My brother Kyle worked for him. He said he always treated his people well. If you want I could try to get Kyle on the phone so you can talk to him. That is, if I can get a hold on him. Trust me, you’ll be in good hands.”
“You don’t get it! I don’t want to be in good hands!”
“No?” Marcus raised an eyebrow.
Luca huffed, a small smile forming on his lips. “Well, yes, of course I want to be in good hands. But I want someone to love me, and not just for my ability to become pregnant. I want… you.”
Luca’s heart thundered in his rib cage. There, he’d said it. The ball was in Marcus’s court. Sure, it had only been one night, and Marcus’s reaction afterward hadn’t been promising, but maybe he’d just been scared? Maybe he feared to lose his job? Nonetheless, there was more going on between them, and they both knew it. That one night had just been the last logical step. Luca regretted nothing.
For a moment Marcus seemed startled, and there was a softness in his eyes that was solely reserved for Luca. The softness vanished too quickly for Luca’s liking.
Instead, Luca was greeted with Marcus’s usual, scrutinizing gaze. “You don’t want me, and you better never mention this again. It was a mistake. Now get it out of your head and be a good boy.”
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Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there's any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.
Where to find the author
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
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