Saturday, November 17, 2012

Eight with Kate

Kate Evangelista is my guest today. Kate is the author of Taste, a YA paranormal romance. Kate is giving away an ecopy of the book. If you'd like a chance to win it, leave a comment at the bottom of the interview.

About the book:

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.

What would your main character say about you?
That I need more hands and a second body because I’m too busy to devote all my time to typing up his or her story. Basically, to all my characters, I’m a glorified typist and their personal slave. *laughs*

I can relate. If you could be one of your characters, which one would you choose?
I think I would want to be RC, from my fourth YA novel entitled IMPULSE. She drives my dream car, a Shelby GT500KR, and she’s the most kick-ass character I’ve ever encountered so far.

With which of your characters would you most like to be stuck on a deserted island?That would be Luka from Taste. I’m half in love with him already. I believe he can take care of me and make me laugh all at the same time. A deserted island would be fun with him there.

Who are your favorite authors?When it comes to romance, my favorite author is Lisa Kleypas. Every time she has something new out, I drop everything to grab a copy, and no matter what I’m reading at that moment I stop to prioritize hers.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (e-book/paperback/hardcover)?
I’m currently reading Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas on my Kindle Fire. I’ve recently switched from “real” books to ebooks, and so far I’m totally enjoying myself.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?I have this little nook on my balcony. The makeshift table made of a marble countertop and a white vase is the right height for writing. The iron chair is surprisingly comfortable to sit in. I call this place my writing cave, and I usually enter it after lunch.

Where’s home for you? I’m from the Philippines. I live up in the mountains smack dab in the middle of a mango grove where the chirping of birds serve as my alarm clock in the morning and the songs of frogs are my lullaby at night. Add to that a cobalt kingfisher that uses the pool more than I do, and I’ve just described my home.  

Sounds wonderful. Do you like houseguests? Just kidding. If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? (Don’t worry about the money. Your publisher is paying.
I want to go to Ireland. In fact, I have this dream of renting a cottage there for a month and just write. Oh my gosh! I have the exact same dream! Wouldn’t that be so cool?

Maybe I might meet a handsome pub owner who will sweep me off my feet. If this sounds like a Nora Roberts plot to you, it is. *giggles*

One can dream…thank you for chatting with us today, Kate. 

About Kate:
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.

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