Lisa: Hi, Chris, welcome to The Novel Approach. It’s great to have you back on your Mending the Rift tour.
Why don’t we start the interview by having you talk a little bit about your career as an author? What would you say is the most satisfying thing about being a writer?
Chris: For me, the most satisfying part is to create new worlds, to see how the characters develop, how they interact with each other. I love to give my characters their happy ending.
I can get lost in my stories, and I can turn off the real world for a while. Especially when I’ve had a bad day at work, writing keeps me sane.
Lisa: Since you’ve mentioned your characters, do they ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you hadn’t originally planned?
Chris: Well, sometimes that happens. Most of the time I follow my characters’ lead. Sometimes, like in Breeding Stations and Battle Stations, I have no chance whatsoever because a character, in this case Berit, simply decides how the story will play out and leaves me with no other option than to hang on for the ride.
Lisa: How did you come up with the idea for Mending the Rift?
Chris: When I started writing, I started as a fan fiction writer. One of my first stories, which turned out to become a whole alternate universe, was an m-preg story as well. I can’t explain why the idea of male pregnancies always appealed to me, it just did. After writing pretty much anything, I had the desire to go back to my roots, so to speak, and write another m-preg story. Thus Mending the Rift was born.
Lisa: How did you celebrate the release of your book?
Chris: I’m probably the odd one out, but I don’t celebrate the releases of my books. I’m so tied up in real world stuff that it often takes me till the evening of the release day to acknowledge the fact it is a release day. That doesn’t mean I’m not proud to publish books, though.
Lisa: And now, here’s Will Parkinson’s signature question: have you ever written naked?
Chris: Nope, never and I don’t plan to change that. I freeze way too easily. 😉
Blurb: In a future where man’s ability to reproduce is severely compromised, humanity has adapted to survive. Breeders—male and female—have become precious commodities, and they are strictly guarded and subject to limitations.
Luca Walker is a breeder. Though he knows what’s expected of him as the youngest son of the Northern Confederacy’s Vice President, he’s held out against the pressures of an arranged marriage because he longs to marry for love, not duty. But he’s been promised to Colonel Liam Smith and there’s little he can do about it, no matter that Luca is secretly in love with his bodyguard, Marcus Gray.
When Luca finds himself pregnant with Marcus’s baby, Smith is furious and vows to take what is his—by force, if necessary. Now Luca must fight for his life and the life of his unborn child… as well as the love of Marcus and the happily ever after he’s always dreamed of.
About the Author: Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.
Tour Dates and Stops:
17-Mar: Prism Book Alliance, The Blogger Girls, V’s Reads, Divine Magazine
18-Mar: Molly Lolly, KathyMac Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Man2ManTastic, My Fiction Nook, 3 Chicks After Dark, Bayou Book Junkie, Hearts on Fire, Inked Rainbow Reads
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