May 19, 2014

An Interview with Linda Kage + Giveaway

I'm so pleased to be part of the To Professor, With Love blog tour for the lovely Linda Kage. Here's a little bit about her latest release:

To Professor, With Love by Linda Kage
Release Date: April 26, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 396
Series: Forbidden Men
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)

Junior in college. Star athlete. Constant attention from the opposite sex.

On this campus, I’m worshiped. While seven hundred miles away, back in my hometown, I’m still trailer park trash, child of the town tramp, and older sibling to three kids who are counting on me to keep my shit together so I can take them away from the same crappy life I grew up in.

These two opposing sides of myself never mix until one person gets a glimpse of the true me. I never expected to connect with anyone like this or want more beyond one night. This may be the real deal.

Problem is, Dr. Kavanagh’s my literature professor.

If I start anything with a teacher and we’re caught together, I might as well kiss my entire future goodbye, as well as my family’s, and especially Dr. Kavanagh’s. Except sometimes love is worth risking everything. Or at least, it damn well better be because I can only resist so much.
Buy the book: | | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | All Romance

Find more buy links (including signed paperbacks!) on Linda's site.

An Interview with Linda Kage:

Me: What comes first: character or plot?

Linda: It depends on the idea that comes to me. Sometimes, I think up a plot and have to come up with a certain kind of character to fit it, and sometimes a character will pop into my head and I have to develop a plot for that person. It seems to vary with every story!

Is there a specific character type or trope you're dying to write about, but haven't fit into a book yet?

I love reading about alpha males, but I've never really been able to write one.

How do you decide which book to write next?

I am usually working on about half a dozen books at any given time. It's always a toss-up which one will form the most developed idea first. But whichever one does, is the one I focus most of my attention on next.

Do you have ideas about where your characters are going after the book ends, or do you tend to leave them "as is"?

I'm always giving my characters new scenes in my head and developing more plots and subplots, long after a story is published. I don’t always write them down, but they’re still in my head.

What three words would you use to describe Aspen and Noel? How would they describe each other?

Yeesh, this will be hard to do. But, okay, let's give it a shot.
Noel - Student, Athlete, Big-brother.
Aspen - Professor, Strict, Day-dreamer.
Noel Describing Aspen - Prim and proper yet sexy, a hard-ass hiding her hopeless romantic side.
Aspen Describing Noel - Layered, Surprising, Stubborn, Dedicated.

What do you think draws writers and readers into books with forbidden romances?

Reading about characters always doing the right thing is boring. Put them in a situation where they start breaking rules, and people start to notice!

What are your favourite books and/or who are your favourite authors in the genres you write?

There is no possible way to list all my favorites. This year, I'm fan-girling over Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan. But there are so many--SO many--more amazing authors and books out there, you don't have enough blog space to rave about them all!

What can readers expect from you next?

Loving Lies, the next book after Fighting Fate, should release some time this year! Then, I'll get to work on Pick and Eva's story for book three in the Forbidden Men series.

About Linda:
Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

Where to find Linda:
Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter


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You can follow along with the rest of the tour here (lots of reviews and some excerpts!)

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a super huge fan of NA but this one sounds interesting! :)
    Nice interview :D


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