Sorry guys, this was supposed to be up earlier, but my keyboard broke last night, so I had to wait for The Geek Squad to replace the keys. So excited to share with you, TEN TINY BREATHS. We will be giving an E-Copy away. All you have to do is tweet us “I want to take TEN TINY BREATHS”.
So what is TEN TINY BREATHS about?
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.
**Warning – This is a Mature YA/New Adult book. Contains sex and violence**
We are super thrilled to have an exclusive interview with the author, K.A. Tucker…
Who would you cast as your main characters if your book were to be made into a movie and you could choose anyone? This is always a hard question to answer for me. I think for Kacey, I’d have to say someone like Kaya Scodelario would do Kacey’s character justice. Anna Sofia Robb could be a great Livie. For Storm, I think Emma Stone would be awesome. Now the big one – Trent. Jessie Pavelka would look like a perfect Trent. Playing the role? Not sure, but he’d definitely look good doing it.
Which character in your book would you bring to life if you could? Trent. And of course I’m going to hear about that one from my husband…
When you’re not writing you own books, what is your favorite genre/subgenre to read? It changes with my moods and genre that I’m writing in. Right now, I’m really digging New Adult contemporary. It takes the fun of Young Adult and adds a level of maturity.
I’m sure it’s nerve-wracking to release a novel out into the world. What is the one scene from the book that you are most nervous to have people read? I think it would have to be the scene where Kacey loses a bet (won’t tell you more than that). Writing intimate scenes is far outside of my comfort zone and I wanted to do them tastefully for this book.
If you could have the absolute perfect day what would it look like? What would you do? I wake up to a clean, quiet house with no responsibilities for the day. Someone has made all of my meals so I don’t have to think about what I’m going to eat or cook for myself. I get a morning of writing followed by an afternoon curled up with a good book. If it’s winter, I’m on my couch with a blanket and a fire going. If it’s the summer, I’m lounging outside.
What does the optimal writing environment look like for you? Morning, in silence, sitting at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee and the sun shining outside. I rarely get that environment but when it happens, the words flow.
If you could time-travel, what age or era would you go back to? I’d love to go WAY back to medieval times, but only if I could come home at any time. It’d be interesting to see how people lived and what it was like to live under royal rule. Of course, I wouldn’t last long without plumbing and electricity.
What is one habit you wish you could change about yourself? Hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock until I’m forced to get up and rush to get ready. Every single day, without fail.
9. Quick choice or short answer questions:
a. Chocolate or vanilla – chocolate
b. Light or dark chocolate – Light (but chocolate is chocolate)
c. Scruff or clean-shaven men – clean-shaven
d. Dogs or cats – used to be cats but I’ve switched teams
e. Ice or no ice – Extra Ice!
f. Tattoos or piercings – Tattoos
g. Beach or mountains – I love both but a beach means sunshine, relaxation, a good book, and fruity drinks.
h. Believe in love in first sight? Practically, no… because you need to know the person to know if you love them. But I believe you can be instantly head-over-heels crazy about someone the first second you meet them and that kind of crazy is just as powerful as true love.
i. Biggest fear? Losing my family
j. Radio or Ipod – Ipod (I love my playlists)
k. Favorite take-out food – KFC (it’s so wrong but I don’t care)
If you could choose three authors, dead or alive, to make up your very own dream critique group, who would they be and why?
Jane Austen – I’ve always loved her writing style and her sense of humor. I’d be curious to know what she thought of today’s writing world.
George R.R. Martin – he’s my all-time favorite author and the master of character development and complex plots. If there was a plot hole in my manuscript, that guy would find it.
Abbi Glines – Abbi has a way of creating characters that jump off the pages and truly feel real, like I might bump into them on the street tomorrow (and I’d love to bump into some of them…)
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