And here we have it folks. The last Sins & Authors interview and this time I get interviewed as well! I can’t believe all the wonderful authors who agreed to take time out of their busy schedules (believe me…authors are BUSY people…we barely have time to bathe ourselves) to come and talk to me about The Artists Trilogy. I’ve had so much fun and discovered so many fun and talented authors and their books in the process. Win win all around! For our final interview we have none other than K.A. Tucker whose book Ten Tiny Breaths dominated Amazon’s Top 100 for weeks and weeks, garnering the attention of Atria, where she’s now signed. She’s since come out with One Tiny Lie and the soon-to-be released Four Seconds to Lose. Also, you may not know this, but like me, Tucker is a Canadian. And as such, a really cool person to close down a bar with. Also…I may start slipping into “eh” a lot. You’ve been warned (you also get your Bold Tricks teaser below!)
KH: You’ve read the whole Artists Trilogy – give the peeps out there who haven’t read it a good reason to pick up Sins & Needles
KH: If this were a movie – who would you cast?
KT: I am the worst at movie casting but I’ll take a shot. Rachel McAdams for Ellie (because McAdams has that look about her- the pretty girl hiding the devil inside), Ryan Gosling because I think he can pull off a nerd-gone-bad ass look (and, oh! Ryan and Rachel together again! Sigh… And, Oh! They’re both Canadian! And WE are both Canadian! I digress). For Javier, I keep going back to Diego Gonzalez. Not for his acting ability, but I think he could both charm and creep me out (as Javier does).
KT: Ellie= Dirty Martini, Camden=Jack & Coke Javier=Scotch neat
KH: She does like them tats. Let’s talk about the book I’m having the pleasure of reading – Four Seconds to Lose!!! Go! Yes! Four Seconds To Lose is based on Cain, the owner of Penny’s Palace (strip club) from Ten Tiny Breaths. Remember? The really hot but really strange guy who goes out of his way to help Storm and Kacey, who tells Kacey that she needs to quit the bar because she’s too good for it? The one who might have some skeletons in his closet?
And, boy, does he ever…
FSTL is told from two POVs: Cain’s and Charlie Rourke (new character). She’s a twenty-two-year old pole-dancing diva who wants a job in his club. And who he can’t stop thinking about. Cain is a very controlled, principled man (I know, sounds contradictory, given his profession) who doesn’t sleep with the dancers. And Charlie, well… she’s just there to make a ton of money and fast because she’s in her own personal mess. Her name isn’t even really Charlie.
There’s not much more I can tell you without giving away parts of the plot. I will say that, as different as ONE TINY LIE is from TEN TINY BREATHS, FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE is VERY different. Both characters are dark and complex, as are their situations. Cain was difficult to write because he’s so intense. The drama is dialed up in this story but there are also many moments of humor to lighten things up. Readers will get a lot of the TTB supporting cast in this book. Specifically Nate, Ben, and Storm, though Kacey, Trent, and even Tanner make more than one appearance.
KH: I love Charlie, loved Cain…really loved this book. Seriously. I’m so excited for everyone to read it, it’s deliciously dark and very hard to put down (I read it while moving, how about that, eh?)
AND NOW THE INTERVIEW SWITCHES OVER….KA is in the driver’s seat
KT: The progression (or shall I say demise) of Javier’s character from On Every Street through to Shooting Scars (and beyond… *smug smile*) is sad to witness but necessary. Did you begin this series knowing how far he would fall? How much of his soul he would lose?
KH: Of course I knew! I’m a plotter and I really get to know my characters inside and out before I write them…of course, they evolve too and surprise me as they go. Nothing Javier did ever surprised me…it’s just who he is. I do believe he has a soul but no more or less than he did after the events in On Every Street. He’s not an evil man, but he is a businessman at heart and his first love is power. Power – or the quest for power- has ruined many people.
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.
She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
Author of the Casual Enchantment series and the Ten Tiny Breaths series.