Saturday, January 7, 2012

Author Interview/Giveaway: Katie Reus

Hey readers,
this is another author interview and giveaway with one of a new favorite author! Glad I got the opportunity. This interview is with the Author of His Secret Past and Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus. And there will be an eBook giveaway of His Secret Past and an arc Print book of Alpha Instinct.

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End on the 14th of January 2012 and the print copy is open only to the US but anyone can enter for an ebook copy of His Secret Past.
You will get the change to win Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus as an Arc in Print format

Title: Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: February 7, 2012 by Signet Book

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Six years ago, Alexis Baptiste’s world was turned upside down when Hunter Cassidy disappeared without a trace, leaving her alone and pregnant. She’s finally moving on with her life when he resurfaces, just in time to rescue her from a would-be assassin. Forced to join him on the run to protect herself and her young son, Alexis is now in even more danger: danger of falling for Hunter all over again.

Betrayed by rogue CIA agents after infiltrating an infamous drug cartel, former DEA agent Hunter Cassidy has spent years trying to clear his name. He’s not proud of the things he’s done, and knows he doesn’t deserve a future with Alexis, or the son he never knew he had, but he’s determined to protect them from the men who ruined his life. Convincing Alexis to trust him—and denying his feelings for her—is going to be the hardest mission he’s ever faced

Author Interview:

1. Where is the current place you reside and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I live in on the gulf coast and even though the summers are humid (translation: so gross outside I don’t leave my wonderfully air conditioned house except to go to the beach), I’ve come to love it here. I’m originally from Florida so it’s a nice change of pace having slightly colder winters. Hmm, about me? I’m married, just had my first child six months ago, I’m addicted to chocolate, hate exercising but do it anyway (sometimes) and love coffee!
2. Have you always wanted to be an author and what or who inspired you to become a writer?
No, I’m not one of those writers who always knew what they wanted. I floundered around in college, switching majors a lot and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Even after I got my degree I still hadn’t figured it out. Then I read Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger. I don’t think it’s as well-known as her blockbuster hit The Devil Wears Prada (another book I love), but I really connected with Bette, the main character. At the end of the book she realized what she wanted to do with her life and like a freaking light bulb going off, I realized what I wanted too.
3. How old where you when you wrote your first book?
This is bad but I can’t remember the exact year I started writing and it wasn’t even that long ago *g*. I think I was 25.
 4. Do you take part in designing the covers of your books?
 I usually fill out a form answering questions for the art department (what color hair the heroine has, what the tone of the book is etc.) but other than that, it’s completely up to the art department. The only exception to that is for the books I’ve self-published. I have complete control over the final product. Well, to an extent. It’s not like I’m actually in charge of designing, but if I don’t like something I have the option to go back until I’m satisfied with the final product.
 5. Do you have any bad habits that you do when reading a book?
 If I’m nervous about the HEA (which I know is stupid to worry about if I’m reading romance), I’ll totally read ahead to see the ending then go back and finish.
6. Are you currently reading any books?
Yes, I try to read at least one book a week. After a long day I like to wind down by reading, even if only for a few minutes. Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh is next up on my Kindle.
7. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Karen Marie Moning, Nalini Singh, Kaylea Cross, Lisa Marie Rice and Laura Wright.
8. Do you have any advice for those who want to become writers?
Read a lot and figure out what genre makes you the happiest. Trying to force yourself to write to trends won’t work. If you hate paranormal, chances are you’re not going to like writing it. Also, remember that the internet is forever. Think about what you say on line. I think this is good advice for anyone.
9. Hardback, paperback, or eBook?
I have a ton of bookshelves covered in paperbacks, but right now I almost exclusively read everything on my Kindle.
10. Where is your favorite place to read a book?
I love reading a book while getting a pedicure.
11. Romance or Paranormal Romance?
Both! I love most subgenres of romance J
12. Where can people find your books?
All of them are available digitally, my Carina books are also available from Audible (audio, one of my fave ways to ‘read’!), and Alpha Instinct is so far the only one available in mass market format (print). They’re all available at the major retailers whether in print or ebook format so Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, etc.
13. Do you have any website? (twitter, facebook, blog, etc.)
-Thank you so much for having me here today, Janina!

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  1. Thanks for the great giveaway I can't wait to read the books

  2. Awesome Giveaway and Interview. Looking forward to reading both of these!!!!

  3. Great giveaway! I've tried winning on different sites. Maybe this is my lucky day!
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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read both of Katie's books!

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