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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Resounding Truth by Kate Thomas: Interview, Review & Giveaway

Title: Resounding Truth (Novella)
Series: The Resounding Series
Author: Kate Thomas
Publication Date: March 30, 2015

** Resounding Truth is number 2.5 in The Resounding Series, a novella to give the readers a glimpse into the world of the Resounding Lycans. The prequel that started it all will release late spring 2015 and kick off the 8 book (plus multiple novellas) series.

Want to meet the female protagonists for the full series? Check it out.

Derik has been the Alpha of the Graybacks since the death of Drucilia's father, his murder still weighing heavy upon Dru. With fierce determination and an iron fist, the new Alpha has successfully kept them alive and fed, but the threat of Hunters and Vampires creeps ever so close. With his eye on Dru as a prime candidate for his mate, he demands more than she's willing to give and blazes a trail of rage across the pack at her denial.

They have waited for a savior, for someone to come and take power from Derik and the time draws near. Dru's sister Karis can see deep into the future and makes it known that a white wolf will be their redeemer, but will he be too late? With the Queen of the vampires thirsty for an accord in blood and the head Huntress of the Circle of Elders seeking the white wolf with fever, things get tense and complicated far before the resounding truth is uncovered.

Kate Thomas, is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series and The Resounding Series, an eight-book series, with plans for a few more series in 2015. She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy. She writes under the following pen names: L.A. Starkey - Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal Isabella James - Sci-fi/Fantasy
Author Links:
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Please welcome Resounding Truth author Kate Thomas to Diane’s Book Blog. 

Hey Diane! Thanks for having me today.

Where did the idea for Resounding Truth come from?

I’m very much a paranormal readers, so wolves, vamps and demons are right up my alley. I’ve been working on a YA project that focused on Greek Myth for the last year, and where I loved it like one of my kids, I was waiting to start Resounding! It’s the core of my own love as a reader. The ideas are a HUGE mixture of watching various movies and reading loads of books throughout my life. If I had to point to one place for the idea it would be to the movie “Van Heilsing”. I keep that set up, that action-packed theme in mind when I’m writing this series.

How long did it take you to write Resounding Truth?

I write crazy fast and this one was a novella, so around 12 hours (6 hours on 2 days). I had to do this one in a bit of a rush because the series doesn’t start until June, but some good friends were doing an Anthology and I wanted in. I needed a new story, so my editor and I put the peddle to the metal and pushed this bad boy out in a week together.

What is your favorite part of the story, Resounding Truth? 

The beginning. I love setting the stakes high and I feel like our protagonist, Drucilia is placed in a difficult situation. She’s stuck being the daughter of the previous Alpha, the mate of the current Alpha and yet her heart and passions are lost to responsibility and societal demands. Just a lot of fun watching her flee the open scene and dive off a high cliff into the water. I could see the waves waiting for me, feel the wind in my own hair and enjoyed the palpitation of my heart and warm tears in my eyes. To feel so much from the beginning (for me as a reader) I knew this series would forever be special to me.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I’m a reader first and foremost. I have more books than I should (don’t we all!) and I won several awards in grade school for reading like my life depended on it. I just love the idea that something might lay beyond what we could expect or hope for. I’m a dreamer. Soooo… in 2010 I was sitting in my living room and had just finished a book and thought to myself, “I could do this.”

I knew the pattern, the importance of pace and characterization, the need for strong setting and world building. So I put the pen to paper and wrote my 100,000 word debut YA, Deceived in a few weeks. I joined a few editing groups and got rejected by a million agents and threw it in a drawer. I was a successful CPA after building my career for 10 years, so no one needed all that drama!

A friend begged me to pull it out last year in June. I did and haven’t stopped pushing since them. Only thing better than reading – creating an experience for my reader.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

You bet. I have a handful of pen names, so I just wrapped up the YA trilogy under L.A. Starkey and put the box set out. I’m actually working on several things all at once. I have both my Equilibrium Series and my Resounding Series coming out this year for Kate Thomas. “The Core: Equilibrium I” is already released and “The Light” is coming by May 27th at the latest. Resounding’s first full length novel is scheduled for June 30th and I’m about 1/6 of the way through writing it now.

I’m actually turning to another pen name to work on a few serials for contemporary romance. Just want to test the market for those, so I have 6 series (2 different series) coming out in April I believe.

Other than that, I’m working to build up Good Tales Book Tours as it’s my newest baby and drinking LOADS of mountain dew!

This tour was organized by Good Tales Book Tours.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Diane!

    Thanks so much for hosting me today. Glad you’re part of Good Tales and I appreciate the support for my new release.

    I’d love for you or any of your friends to join my newsletter group. I send out freebies, excerpts and ask for a lot of opinions.


    Thanks again! Laurie (aka Kate)
    Good Tales Book Tours


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