by K.A. Tucker
Causal Enchantment Series, Book Three
Evangeline finally got what she longed for – the cursed pendant off her neck and Caden in her arms – only it has come at a steep price. An unknown poison now courses through her body, slowly morphing her into something no one but the Fates can foresee. She has her suspicions though…and, if she is right, it will spell certain ruin for her and Caden. She won’t last long enough to realize that though, if Viggo and Mortimer uncover the treasonous secrets she keeps from them– that Veronique is now free of her entombment and in the torturous clutches of the Witches and the Sentinel or that she is protecting a Sentinel within their very midst.
Always the naive human caught in the midst of the vampires’ web of deceit, Evangeline is now weaving her own dangerous web in order to keep her friend alive, rescue Veronique, and stop a seemingly inevitable war from starting. But can her honorable nature handle the depths of duplicity for which she must go to be in league with the Vampires?
Dark and gripping, full of angst-riddled scenes, Allegiance will have readers anxiously turning pages to find out if Evangeline can survive this spiraling disaster.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a mother of two beautiful little girls, an Account Manager for one of those giant companies, and I write books! Some days I’m not sure how I manage wearing all three hats 🙂
2. What made you want to become a writer?
I’ve always loved books. I’m one of those people who literally can’t put a good book down. I will shut out the world. When my littlest was born, she was a tough kid and I found I needed an escape. An idea popped into my head and I just started typing. I had no idea where it would lead.
3. Who or what gives you inspiration?
I try to find inspiration in everything. My mind is always working on a plot or a character. If you catch me looking at you funny, it’s probably because I’m cataloging a mannerism or something you said for later use.
4. Tell us about The Causal Enchantment Series.
In a nutshell, this series is about a naive girl who gets pulled into a dark and dangerous world full of creatures and demons she never knew existed. She’s burdened with a curse that will find her dead if she can’t solve for it. But through it all, she also finds love, friendship, and courage to fight back against the worst predicaments. The most common response to this series that I hear from readers is, “I never saw that coming.” That has been my goal all along. I didn’t want a predictable vampire tale. Given my love for fantasy, romance, and all things paranormal, it was easy to incorporate all kinds of ideas – both original and variations of the norm – to make this story unique.
5. What’s the hardest part of being a writer?
For me, it’s finding the time to write and sticking on schedule. Given I have a full time 50+ hour per week job plus kids, it means that I’m on my computer the minute the kids are down to bed, every night. Seven nights a week. It means watching television and reading books is minimal, talking on the phone is non-existent, going out…? I don’t remember when I went out last, aside from entertaining my kids. It’s a lot of sacrifice but the end result is worth it.
6. What do you need around you to write (special drink, lucky items, etc)?
I’m partial to writing in my home. I’ve tried the library thing and the coffee shop thing but I’m most comfortable in my office or bedroom in my PJs and a coffee (or wine if it’s Friday night). That way, I can talk to myself and make funny faces at my computer screen (I’m fully aware that I do that).
7. What are some of your favorite books?
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is my all time favorite series but my tastes vary widely. I LOVED Shatter Me and Delirium. I’m getting into this whole New Adult genre in a big way (two of the latest books that I read and fell in love with are On Dublin Street and The Wild Ones. I’ve met and had tequila shots with M.Leighton and can say without a doubt that she is a wild one, herself!).
8. Are your characters based on anyone you know?
I think there may be snippets of people in each character but I do it subconsciously. I can’t recreate a whole entire real person in my stories. I thought about it but, then, what if I have to kill that character? That being said, Rachel definitely has some similarities to a girl I knew in my past.
9. What, if anything, are you working on right now?
I’m finishing up Ten Tiny Breaths, a New Adult Contemporary. It should be out before the end of this year. The betas have read it and the feedback is great so I’m super excited to release it.
10. Why do you love writing?
Wow! Save the deep question for the end! Yikes! 🙂 I’ve always loved stories and, with writing, I get to tell those stories. The only constraints are those my imagination creates. I mean, how can you not love to create worlds to live in and people with faults and strengths, who love and hate. What’s more, I think it is so cool that a complete stranger lets me entertain them for a few hours of their life.
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About the Author
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
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Great interview! The book sounds fantastic!
Two jobs and kids . . . you must have a lot more energy than me! The book looks great :).