Friday, 2 August 2013

Bait by K.C. Blake Blog Tour - Interview

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1)

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) by K.C. Blake
YA Paranormal Romance
Published: 16th May 2013

Ghosts, a reaper, and a rock star.

At sixteen Bay-Lee is not your typical girl. She doesn't even try to fit in at school. What's the point when she'll be moving to a new place within a few months?
She's lived her whole life on the run, hiding from monsters.

Then a reaper uses her closet to cross over from the Spirit Realm. It has a message for her. Just when she's about to join her father at his school for hunters she finds out they are dying on their birthdays. Something is killing them, slipping past locked doors, never leaving a trace of evidence, and her birthday is only two months away.

Becoming a hunter isn't exactly her dream come true. She's doing it for her mother, for revenge, for justice. Nothing is going to get in her way, least of all love. Then she looks up into a pair of jungle green eyes and everything changes.

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Interview with K.C. Blake

What inspired you to become an author?
When I was in the seventh grade we were assigned to read The Outsiders, and I fell in love with books.  Writing seemed to be the natural progression.  After a movie I was watching ended badly—everyone died—I grabbed a pencil and rewrote it.  From there I went to short stories and eventually novels.

Did you have to do any type of research for your book?  
Oh yes.  I researched New Zealand online and also talked to a resident of the country.  I needed to know what their towns looked like (for instance, was it possible for them to have cobblestone streets because they did in my book), what sort of flowers grow there, and I had questions about their rain forests.  Turns out private citizens cannot own the rain forest, but Van Helsing does have rain forest on his land, so I decided he must have used a spell to keep people from knowing about it.  I researched other things too like yoga positions because Nick is into it.

What was your favorite part to write? 
The Mock Battles because I love action, and fighting is always fun to write.

Which of your characters was the hardest to write and why?
I didn’t have a hard time with any one particular character.  Once I make up my mind what kind of person they are, they usually flow quite nicely.  I do have to be careful not to let them do anything out of character.  However, my favorite characters are impulsive and unpredictable.

Are any of the characters based on people you know?
No.  I like to create my characters from scratch using actors, models, or other famous faces as a starting point.

What books are you currently working on and do you have anything planned for the future?
I am finishing up Hunter (the second book in this series following Bait).  Then I plan to write the fourth and fifth book of the Rule Series that started with Vampires Rule (which is free at Amazon by the way, if anyone wants a copy).  People are starting to contact me over the series, wanting more, so I am going to get those out there as soon as possible.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Sure.  If you have a passion for writing, don’t give up.  I’ve been writing since the age of twelve (many, many years ago) and I’m just now starting to see some success.  It’s a long, hard road.  But if you love it, do it.
- Thank you K.C.!

Author Bio - K.C. Blake

Born and raised in California, I fell in love with writing while reading The Outsiders. Then I fell in love with Stephen King's writing style. I enjoy reading many types of books, but YA Paranormal is my favorite. I used to write for Harlequin under a different name. So that's my background. Exciting, no?

I have seven books out now: Vampires Rule, Werewolves Rule,Shifters Rule, Crushed, Witch Hunt, Bait, and my only adult novel, a romantic suspense called Pandora's Box. 

You can find links to all books here on my blog:

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Find the rest of the TOUR HERE! And stop by on Sunday for my review of Bait!

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