MENDING THE RIFT by Chris T. Kat ~ #Interview #Excerpt #Giveaway

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Chris T. Kat, author of Mending the Rift.

Hi Chris, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

1) Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others? Love? Action? Romance? Tragedy?

    I love writing romances, and I also love writing action scenes, which is why I had a blast writing the Alliances series. I was able to combine action scenes with a growing love story. As much as I like to write explicit sex scenes, I need to be in the right mood for those. If I can’t feel the desire between the guys, I just shut my laptop and try again a day later. Scenes in which one of the main characters is hurt are the hardest for me to write. They’re emotionally distressing and take a big toll on me, so I try to avoid them. I’m all for the fluff and cuteness 🙂

2) What do you think makes a good story?

    A good story for me includes characters I care about, as well as a realistic plot and realistic relationships. I need to feel the emotions of the characters, really get in their head. When they’re excited, I need to feel their excitement, not just read about it. When they’re scared, I need to read faster, and feel my heart thumping because I want the character to survive or get out of a tight situation unharmed. Make me feel and I’m sold on the story. That’s what I try to do when I write my own stories as well, though it’s harder to do than to say.

3) Do you hear from readers much? What do they say?

    No, I don’t hear from readers much. When I hear from them, it’s when one of my stories touched them. From what I’ve gathered, they like the realism of the relationships, and the guys’ often humorous conversations.

4) How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

    Mending the Rift is my 20th published work. In early summer, I’ll publish another novella and then… that’s going to be it. I’ve been prolific, and I loved writing my story, but I’ve come to the decision that this business isn’t for me. So soon it’ll be time to say goodbye.
    My favorite book… that’s always a tough question to answer. Usually the one I’ve just finished is my favorite book, so it’s hard for me to say which one is my all-time favorite. I’ve definitely enjoyed writing Mending the Rift but… my all-time favorite has to be Breeding Stations. I loved writing in Berit’s voice, loved seeing his silly antics, his fierce loyalty, and his coming to terms to fall in love with Tom and showing vulnerability.

5) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

    That depends on the season. When the weather is good, I like to be outdoors and putter around in the garden, go hiking, or ride the bike. For a long time I was a real cross stitch fanatic, but I’m not doing it as much anymore. I’m doing a lot of crocheting with increasingly bigger and more difficult projects. I also enjoy doing whatever craft piques my interest. My main hobby, however, will always remain reading. Depending on my work load, I read one to five books per week 🙂

 

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Author Name: Chris T. Kat

Book Name: Mending the Rift

Release Date: March 14, 2016

 

Blurb:

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:

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.”

 

Buy the book:

eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7448

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7449

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mending-Rift-Chris-T-Kat-ebook/dp/B01C89EZ6K/

All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-mendingtherift-1989406-145.html

 

Meet the author:

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:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/christi_kat

GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/ChrisTKat

Blog: http://christikat.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-T.-Kat/e/B008FQQH2Q

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5767496.Chris_T_Kat

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG

 

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Tour Dates & Stops:

14-Mar
The Novel Approach, Alpha Book Club, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Book Lovers 4Ever, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Caraway Carter, Gay Media Reviews

15-Mar
Nephy Hart, Joyfully Jay, Carly’s Book Reviews, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, A.M. Leibowitz

16-Mar
Love Bytes, TTC Books and More, Havan Fellows, Jessie G. Books, Unquietly Me, MM Good Book Reviews

17-Mar
Prism Book Alliance, The Blogger Girls, V’s Reads, Divine Magazine

18-Mar
Molly Lolly, KathyMac Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Man2ManTastic, My Fiction Nook, 3 Chicks After Dark, Bayou Book Junkie, Hearts on Fire, Inked Rainbow Reads

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway:

Giveaway Link: A book from Chris’s backlist or an audiobook copy of ‘Despite the Odds’

 

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