Welcome to my stop on the Mine Blog Tour hosted by The Sub Club Books. It's a huge honor to have a spot on this tour. Have you guys seen the line-up? There are a ton of amazing blogs for this tour and I'm thrilled to have a day with the awesome Katy Evans!
For today's stop, I've got an epic excerpt from Mine, an awesome interview with Katy Evans, as well as the tour wide giveaway to share with all of you, so stick around and don't miss a second of any of it! ;p
About the book:
Author: Katy Evans
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release date: November 5, 2013
“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate
In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her.
Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.
Excerpt from Mine:
Welcome back to Books Over Boys, Katy! It’s definitely a huge pleasure to have you here today! Since the publication of Real, you’ve skyrocketed up the charts and have continued to do so with Mine. What is one thing about all of this—being an author, being in the book publishing world, being able to connect with readers and fans—that amazes you the most?
Momo, I am so beyond thrilled to be here with you. It means so much especially since its our second time around! Speaking of amazement…you, my readers, to feel that special connection with someone across cities, states, and even countries, through my work, really truly amazes me. I have no words to tell you how amazed I am by some of the book love you all send my way. Thank you just for taking the time to read, review, and write to me.
Q. Since Real was picked up and re-released through Gallery Books, you’ve been hidden away in your writing cave, working on getting the next few books out to us in a quickness. How is your writing process or how does that work? If I’m doing my math correctly, you’re going to be releasing five books within a year’s time frame. Because that’s a lot of books in a short time, do you plan out each book before you start writing them or do you just go with the flow and figure things out as you go?
I’ve been writing a lot, yes! Even Remy, his book was supposed to be a novella length, but nobody can fit Remy in a novella length, so it ended up being a full length book and I really loved writing it. I always have an idea of what the book will be about, but I’m a very organic writer so I usually prefer to let the story unfold as I write.
Q. Mine is your most recent release. What was the most exciting part of writing and publishing it? What was the hardest part?
Mine was exciting and poignant for me because I got to revisit Brooke and Remy, and just spending more time with them, challenging them and watching their love story unfold, really touched me emotionally like nothing has ever done.
The hardest part is probably letting go and moving onto new stories and new characters to fall in love with.
Q. Remy is due to be released later this month so I’m assuming you’re working on either the fourth or fifth book in the Real series. Because you’re finishing up the series, do you find writing the last two books any different from the first few? If so, how?
Yes, Remy releases November 26th, and then Ripped (April 2014) and then Raw (Melanie’s book, in late 2014). I can’t wait to share both of these! The process is actually very similar as with the first three, except these are new characters, with different voices and personalities, so it takes an initial adjustment…but I’m thoroughly into Ripped. Pandora is Brooke’s goth friend and she’s bad ass, and Mackenna, her rocker ex boyfriend, well everyone dotes on the man except her. They’re too fun! ☺
Q. I know you’re crazy busy with wrapping up this amazingly epic story for all us eager fans but I’m curious: is there anything else in the works for you? Anything that we can expect from you after Remy and Brooke’s story comes to a close? If so, can you share a bit with us? Although, I totally understand if you’ve been so busy that you haven’t had time to think beyond the Real world…
I have definite plans of two different series aside from the Real series. One is an epic love story series following two star-crossed lovers for a couple of years, and the other is still taking shape in my mind, but I know I will love working on both. I’m excited to share!
Q. If Remy and Brooke were about to go on a spontaneous cross-country road trip and they had five minutes to grab all their things, what five items would be at the top of their list?
Well I’m sure some dates, protein power bars, their sneakers, at least one of their phones, and each other, haha. ☺
Thanks again, so much for stopping by, Katy! It’s always a blast!
MOMO, thank YOU! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you and all your support and how fun it is to be visiting here again! WARM HUGS (which I hope I can give them to you in person, soon!)
About the author:
Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now 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…
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