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Apr 2, 2013

REAL Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway


Welcome to day two of our seven days of GET REAL fun! Yesterday, I shared with you my conflicting feels on REAL and why it was sort of a like/love relationship with the book. ;p

Today, I have the masterminded genius here to talk books and writing with us. Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway below. The duration of the giveaway only spans the seven days here on Books Over Boys so don't hold off on entering or else you'll miss your chance at scoring a hot-right-off-the-formatter's press ebook of REAL.

Now, back to the fun! Please help me in giving a warm welcome to Katy Evans!

About the book:

REALTitle: REAL
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: April 9, 2013


A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?
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Book #1 of The Real Series
Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.

Author interview:

Hi Katy! Thank you so much for stopping by Books Over Boys today! It is such a pleasure to have you here, seriously! Let’s start off with some icebreakers, shall we?
-- We shall, Momo! Hah. Thanks so much for having me over.

Q. When was the last time you did something for the first time? What was it?
A. On April 9th . . . I will have self-published a book for the first time.

Q. I am a slogan and it says…
A. Dream it and then live it.
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Who is Katy Evans?
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Q. If you had to describe yourself using three words, they would be…
A. Passionate. Open. Grateful.

Q. What’s your most favorite book of all time?
A. I have so many! But my first book that just blew me away would have to have been Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught.

Q. When you’re not writing, you’re ____?
A. Cooking, reading, exercising, and doing family time.

Q. What’s one thing that readers would be surprised to find out about you?
A. Ooh, I have no clue what would surprise them. But I have struggles just like everyone: worries, fears, dreams, challenges, happy days, sad days, and blessings all around me.
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Now, let’s talk about writing and books, eh?
-- My favorite topic, wonderful.

Q. What about writing captivates you the most?
A. The characters. I start with the characters and then take it up from there, but it is how deeply I feel for the characters that really keep me interested in writing and discovering their stories.

Q. REAL is your debut release. How would you describe it in one word?
A. Powerful.

Q. How much did REAL change from the first draft to the final copy?
A. It just got more detailed, but its heart has been steady and strong, from start to finish.

Q. Do you and your leads in REAL have any similar qualities? If so, what are they?
A. Both Brooke and Remington have amazing qualities I admire and would like to think I have as well. Dedication and perseverance is one of them, and passion about what they want and what they do.

Q. What was the hardest part of writing REAL?
A. None of it. REAL is the “realest” book I have ever tried to write, and it was also the easiest.

Q. What’s your favorite (non-spoilery) quote from REAL?
A. When I take you, you’ll be mine – Remington Tate.

Q. If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
A. I would be interested in watching an interaction between Edward Cullen (mysterious and reserved) and Remington Tate (mysterious and reserved). Haha.

Q. What element of a story do you feel is the most important and is necessary in most, if not all, novels?
A. To me, I want to care about the characters. They could be doing very little, or very much, but without caring about them, I’m not going to be interested enough to find out.

And lastly,

Q. What is one piece of advice that you would give to aspiring authors?
A. I know you’ve heard it tons of times, but let’s go for one more: write! Just write it. You can’t revise something that’s not there, and you can’t publish a book if you don’t have a book to publish. Practice makes perfect and you will get better and better every time you sit down and write.
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Again, thank you so much for being here with us today!


About the author:

Katy Evans had a pet cougar while growing up; a big, fanged cat which later needed to be sent to the zoo for playfully trying to attach itself to Katy's jugular. From then on, she grew up with much safer companions like books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches "The End." Which, is hopefully, only the beginning...

To find more about her, look her up on her website, Twitter, or Facebook, she'd also love to hear from you!

Connect with Katy Evans: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:

  1. Must leave a blog post comment below.
  2. One entry per household.
  3. There will be seven (7) winners.
  4. You must be 13 or older.
  5. Giveaway is open internationally.
  6. Contest ends on Monday, April 8th, 2013.
  7. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  8. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  9. Note: winners will receive the ebooks on April 8th in the evening.

Good luck!

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8 comments:

  1. An underground fighter, Yes please. Can't wait to read, I know I'm going to love Remy (:

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  2. This book sound s so good...underground fighter who is dangerous, mysterious, hurting...how can I not want to read that! I am sure I will love it, Thank you so much for the chance :)

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  3. Read about this book on several other sites. Looking forward to reading it.

    Lindsey
    senoritagallagher@gmail.com

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  4. Wow the book blurb is very intriging. This sounds like an interesting read and a little different from what I currently read. Sounds good.

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  5. That's an awesome interview! I loved REAL, can't wait for everyone to read it, too. And that's my favorite quote, too! It's so Remy, possessive and passionate. :)

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  6. I can't wait to read Real b/c I LOVE bad boys. This book looks delicious! Great post, loved it all!! thank you so much for the chance to win too :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by Books Over Boys! You're a fun little lollipop triple dipped in awesomesauce. ;p