Saturday, September 21, 2013

Interview with Kinetic Author S.K. Anthony


I'm really excited to welcome S.K. Anthony here for an interview as part of her Kinetic Blog Tour. Kinetic was officially released yesterday and I've no doubt it is an excellent read. I'm looking forward to finding that out for myself. Congratulations to SK!!



Tell us about Kinetic.

It follows a broken-hearted Luminary, Annie Fox. She works as a crime-fighter and uses her “special skills” to kick some serious butt. Annie will have to struggle with the fact that her ex-husband, Nick Logan, is now the evil she is supposed to bring down. The problem is, if she even gets close enough to him, she will hand him the weapon that will allow him to destroy everyone she loves: herself.

Kinetic is an urban fantasy. Is this your favorite genre to write in? 

Not necessarily. I love the fantasy world, but I’m a sucker for the romantic aspect in all books.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Probably around the age of fifteen. I always enjoyed writing poems and songs, but in high school, I tried my hand at some short stories and even a five-minute screenplay, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of the writing world. With insecurities though, it took a long time to develop the nerves to go for it.

Do you write full-time or do you also have a “day job?” If so, what is it?

Yes, I have a day job: I’m a mom lol. I’ve been at home for a year now, raising my 2-year-old twins during the day and being a full-time writer at night.

What do you enjoy most about writing? 

Possibilities. The possibilities of anything and everything gets my heart pumping!

Anything you don’t enjoy or struggle with when it comes to your writing?

Revisions. I can go from really loving them to really being stressed out by them.

What other passions or interests do you have besides writing?

Sleeping! With little kids and only writing at night, sleeping is a passion of mine lol. I do also love reading, dancing, and running. Though running doesn’t happen as often as I would like. 

What would you consider your dream vacation?

At the moment, being in a cabin with a warm fireplace sounds perfect for writing (and sleeping).

What’s your favorite place you’re ever visited?

Hmm, tough one. I’ll go with Hawaii. It was beautiful, romantic, and exciting!

Which of your characters would you say you are most like? Least like?

I think I am a combination of the MC Annie and another character named Kevin. I would say I am least like “the B,” Lisa.

What can you tell us about your next book? 

      It will be the second book in The Luminaries series and you’ll meet the MC in  
      Kinetic ;)

Thanks for being here and for answering my questions, SK! It was fun to learn a little more about you. :)

Now for all the scoop on this fantastic book and the awesome Kinetic tour giveaway:


Title: Kinetic
Author: S.K. Anthony
Series: The Luminaries #1
Publication: September 20th, 2013
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Urban Fantasy (UF)

Synopsis:
Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything …

** Kinetic is a stand-alone novel. All books in series are part of the same world with the characters intertwined. **

Author bio:
 
S.K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!


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The Kinetic Tour Giveaway:

Prize(s): 

• Two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards {INT}
• Three (3) signed print copies Kinetic + notebook, pen & bookmark {US only}
• One (1) signed print copy of Kinetic + notebook, pen & bookmark {INT only}
• Ten (10) swag packs of notebook, pen & bookmark {INT}
• Three (3) bookmarks + pen  {INT}


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9 comments:

  1. Sleeping! Funny. Favorite of mine as well.
    Congratulations, SK!!

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  2. Thank you so much for this interview, Julie!
    It was really fun ;)

    Alex, sleeping AND releasing the same week? I knew I liked you lol

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  3. A fun and fabulous interview, Julie and S.K.!

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  4. Great interview! Twins...definitely a full time job! I only had one at a time and I thought I was exhausted.

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  5. Congrats again SK! I love Hawaii too. It may even be my fave place. :)
    And wow 2 year old twins--you have your hands full!!

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  6. I love the description.

    I've always wanted to vacation in a cabin and I adore sleeping.

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  7. Fun interview, and I'll say you have a very full-time day job! Kudos to you for writing and your mommyness! I can see why sleeping ranks high.

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  8. Great interview! Kinetic sounds like such a great book. Love how she answered "sleeping" for the "other passions" question. I think we all could use a little more of that...

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  9. I love strong female characters! Loved reading the interview.

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