Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kate Evangelista Taste Interview

About Kate Evangelista, author of Taste:
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.

Finding Kate: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Taste Blurb:
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.

I’m really excited to be part of the Taste by Kate Evangelista Blog Tour.  The cover of the book along should make you want to read the book.  There’s an awesome trailer for the book and a giveaway as part of the blog tour.  Click here to check them both out.
Kate stopped by to have a little chat with me about Taste.  Check out our little conversation.
Hi, Kate.  Thank you for joining me today 
Thank you so much for having me here, Kim.  It’s so exciting!
Taste is your first published book.  Could you please tell us a little about it?
Taste is a paranormal romance about a girl who’s too curious for her own good.  The phrase “curiosity killed the cat” means nothing to her when she discovers what really happens after sunset at Barinkoff Academy.
Demetri has been described as being tall, dark, and handsome.  Can you tell us something about him that we may or may not gather from the book?
He’s very controlling.  A guy torn between his duty to his people and the connection he has because a girl too curious for her own good bit him.  It’s insane.  He wakes up one morning where everything is all normal then Phoenix turns his life upside down and inside out.  I actually think he needs a hug.
What is Phoenix’s biggest intrigue or interest with the “night students”?
When the school keeps something like an ancient civilization secret, it’s something someone like Phoenix has to find out about. Technically, when she finds out, she actually wants out, but like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, she gets roped into all the madness.  I blame Dray in all this.
Did you have any challenges in writing Taste?  Meaning, where you able to accomplish what you as the writer wanted to do or did the characters have minds of their own and force you to change directions? 
When I started writing Taste, I didn’t know myself as a writer yet.  I’m still not a hundred percent clear on that now, but I feel better about it.  With Taste, the story evolved many times.  The POVs changed, the heroes changed, Phoenix evolved.  Writing it really taught me a lot about being patient and going back as many times as possible until the story is just right.
Kate, thank you very much for taking the time to talk with me and answer some questions.
It was my pleasure, Kim.  Thank you so much for having me here.  And I’d like to take the time to thank all your readers for hanging out with us today.  I dare all of you to break curfew!


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