Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Mending the Rift by Chris T Kat

MendingTheRift-Preview Author Name: Chris T. Kat

Book Name: Mending the Rift

Release Date: March 14, 

Pages or Words: 68,000 words
Categories: M/M Romance, Science Fiction, MPREG2016 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: AngstyG     

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.

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.”

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  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.  

 Interview With the author:

 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) How do you feel about e-books vs print books?

I love both types; the e-books because they’re often cheaper. I’m also a fan of novella-length books, and those are hard to come by in print. Since I’m an avid reader, it’s much easier to pack my e-reader for vacations then to put about a million print books in a suitcase. On the other hand, I enjoy holding and smelling a print book. I mix up both types. 

2) What process did you go through to get your first book published?

I started as a fan fiction writer, but even during that time, I invented original characters and alternative worlds. After a while some people, including my husband, urged me to write original fiction and try to get something published. It took me a while to start writing original fiction, and even more time to pluck up the courage to write something that I wanted to submit to a publisher. I got lucky—my first submission, Seizing It, was accepted right away.

3) How do you find or make time to write?

Usually I write for about three hours each on Saturday and Sunday. When I was on break or vacation, I tried to write five days per week. At least that was my schedule for some years, but I haven’t written anything in the last months. I enjoy the chance to sleep in on the weekend and do other things.

4) Name one person who you feel supported you outside of your family members?

That would be a good friend of mine. She beta’d my fan fiction work and we became real life friends. After a year or so in the publishing business, I met Julie Lynn Hayes, who has become a good friend and definitely a great support in all things regarding my writing and publishing.

5) Tell us about a book you’re reading now.

I just finished reading Mell Eight’s Dragon Consultant, and I haven’t started on anything new yet. I’m wavering between a historical m/m romance, a contemporary m/m romance, and Dean Koontz’ Ashley Bell…

Where to find the author: T
witter: 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

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