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🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Kate Hawthorne to Stories That Make You Smile. Kate is here today celebrating the release of her wonderful new novel, A Thousand Lifetimes. She’s brought along a nice excerpt and a generous giveaway. Pull up a chair and join the conversation as Kate tells us a little about herself and her writing! 🌟
A Thousand Lifetimes by Kate Hawthorne
Is it not possible that in the past day we’ve lived a lifetime? Is it not possible you’ve already fallen in love with me a thousand times over? Isn’t that what a soul mate is?
Publisher: Kate Hawthorne
Cover Artist: Samantha Santana, Amai Designs
Release Date: October 3, 2019
Length: Novel / ~51k words / 192 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Paranormal Gay Romance (with implied off-page MMF for secondary characters), fated mates, vampire, cinnamon roll character
My name is Ezra Clarke, and I’m twenty-three.
If you’re counting in vampire years, I’m actually two-hundred and eight, and if living that long has taught me anything, it’s that nothing lasts forever. And that’s been fine. It’s… whatever. I’ve never wanted anything that long, anyway, which is why I’ve never taken a mate, but that all changed when I met Declan Byrne.
He’s young, handsome, and he doesn’t do what I tell him to. He smells like cinnamon and has eyes that remind me of the daytime sky. Every kiss we share feels like home, and no touch lasts long enough.
I need him to be mine.
And for the briefest moment he is, and life is perfect… and then it isn’t. Rogue vampires threaten to pull us apart, and complicated politics are painful reminders that a world exists beyond our privacy of our bedroom.
But if anyone thinks they can keep me away from Declan, they have another thing coming. My mate and I have a thousand lifetimes to live, and we’re just getting started.
☆ Author Interview ☆
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
For a very brief time in elementary school, I wanted to bag groceries! LOL. That’s such a weird thing, but I was so obsessed with watching baggers toss things around and arrange them to fit like a real life tetris game. After I gave up on that, I went quite a few years not really knowing what I wanted to do and being terribly jealous of everyone who did. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I decided I wanted to teach English. Unfortunately, life had other plans for me and I’m about as far from the education field as a person could be. I love my job (most of the time), but I love writing more. Sometimes I think if I would have ended up being a writer if I had pursued English, and I can’t say yes, definitively, so I can’t lament the course my life has taken anymore.
You have a full time job? How do you balance that with writing?
Precariously? I work 40+ hours a week at my day job, I write in my spare time, and I have a family. I’ve never been a person who is good at self-care or relaxing, so I’ve never done well having down time. Writing has been great, in that it’s given me something productive to do when I would have otherwise just been watching TV or something. Now that my daughter is three, it’s a lot harder to write at home, but I try to carve time out every night after she goes to bed and I’ve caught up with my husband.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I am 100% a pantser. I don’t even begin to think about what’s happening in the next chapter until I’m around the 75% point in the book, but good luck even figuring out when that is! Haha. I definitely just let the characters tell me what’s going on with them and then I tell the readers all about it.
Were you a voracious reader as a child?
God, yes. My grandparents were huge readers, and I used to spend a lot of time with them when I was growing up. My grandpa was always reading James Patterson and Clive Cussler, and my grandma was always over with the Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele. I don’t remember ever stealing her books and reading them, but now I get why she was so into them! I used to read things like Goosebumps and Fear Street, which has played out through my childhood and turned into a HUGE love of horror. I didn’t start reading romance until I was in my twenties. I’ve been trying really hard to instill an early love of reading into my daughter, and I can’t wait until she’s able to read. Right now, she just likes to explain to me what’s happening in the pictures.
What are you working on now and when can we expect it?
A Thousand Lifetimes ends with two side relationships that I am excited to write in the future, so you can expect more vampires from me in 2020. Before then, I have a collaboration coming out with J.R. Gray called May the Best Man Win, and I’m planning an early 2020 release for my next solo title, Unfettered.
Meet the Author
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