Friday, November 9, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Allegiance (Causal Enchantment #3) by K A Tucker

Hi everyone! Kathryn here! It's another special day for me on the blog. Most of you know that I'm a pretty big fan of Kathleen-aka- K. A. Tucker and her enthralling vampire series, Casual Enchantment. Allegiance- the latest book in the series has just been released and the blog tour is in full swing... and I got the opportunity to sit down and interview K A herself.
So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, get comfy...and get to know the wonderful author of the Casual Enchantment series--K. A. Tucker...
KG: How did you decide to write the Causal Enchantment series?
KT: I had an idea one day and I started writing without an outline or a sweet clue as to where it would lead. LOL. I think I have that first draft somewhere. I'm sure I'd have a permanent cringe on my face if I read it now.
KG: How much research goes in to writing this series?
KT: Surprisingly, not a lot. Given I've stretched all boundaries and made the world and the magic my own, I'm not bound by reality. That being said, I did do research on little pieces like what Paris was like in the 1870's and how cold Siberia really is in the dead of winter. Those are all little reality checks in a universe that pushes reality to the extreme.
KG: You certainly have made it all your own. The world building in the series is fantastic. And so compelling. What was the easiest/hardest part of writing Allegiance?
KT: I don't know that I could nail down an "easy" part in this book. It kicked my butt! Hardest part of writing it was keeping all the plot and subplot lines consistent. Man, there's a lot going on in here. The scene with the Fates probably gave me the most trouble.
KG: Well, my experience has been, when it kicks the author's butt during the writing process, it generally kicks butt on the pages for the reader. Allegiance is no exception.
Do you have any special rituals you go through when you are writing?
KT: My writing ritual is simple - put kids to bed, grab a tea and whatever I can snack on, and go to my room. Do not answer phone. Do not turn on television. Repeat. Seven days a week. (LOL. I have no life.)
KG: LOL. We hear that a LOT.
Do you have a playlist that goes with Allegiance? The series?
KT: I do have a playlist for Allegiance. It's here: PL3yjMLvgHfbgZkyqHK7ytROTio5h5Gl_K
I wish it was on Spotify (the coolest tool ever) but Spotify doesn't work for Canada yet
KG: Wow! LOVE the list. Shelley gave it a BIG two thumbs up, by the way. She thought you should know that. *chuckles*
Do you write full time? If not, do you wish you could?
KT: Sadly, I do not though it is a dream of mine. I have a full time corporate-type career outside of writing. It is very good job in a very good company so I cannot complain. But, if I could ever spend my days writing instead, I'd be a happy camper.
KG: I say never give up the dream!
What are some of your favorite things to do?
KT: Aside from writing... I love to cook. I USED to cook a lot before I started writing (my husband likes to remind me of the fact that I don't anymore.) I have a huge collection of Fine Cooking magazines. Now I just look at the yummy pictures and think about making the recipes.
KG: *nods head in agreement*
Is there a character in your books that you just don't like?
KT: Nope! I love them all. Even the ones I love to hate. I couldn't name the one I love most.
KG: I do have a favorite, but I agree- it's hard to choose one. They're all...amazing.
Which character in your books do you feel is the most like you?
KT: Ha! Probably Sofie in terms of passion and overall determination. I wish I could shoot fire bolts out of my hands too...
KG: Wouldn't that be something...
Can you tell us anything about what will be in book 4?
KT: I wish I could but I can't! Not because I don't want to but because I don't know! I haven't started plotting it out yet. I know what I've left unresolved from Allegiance (intentionally) and I know that Book 4 will be an epic and bittersweet conclusion to the series. There'll be a lot of action and you'll see Evangeline like you've never seen her before. Aside from that? No clue
KG: Well, I for one, am anxiously- and nervously, awaiting the conclusion. I love the Casual Enchantment world, and while it will be bittersweet, it will be exciting to see where you take the crew- and the readers.
Who would you say is your favorite author? Favorite book?
KT: George R.R. Martin and his Song of Ice and Fire series. Hands down, all time fav. But there are so many incredible authors and books out there.
KG: Sooo many. I don't like answering that question myself.
What are you reading right now?
KT: Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard. I read the first book in the summer and enjoyed it.
KG: We've been hearing quite a bit about Gabriel. I'm pretty sure we'll be checking him out soon. Speaking of beefcake...
Do you prefer sweets or salty snacks?
KT: *laughing*
Favorite?? SWEETS! I'm a candy fiend and I can't say no to a butter tart. If I could sit in a bakery all day and absorb the heavenly scents, I would. I also can't say no to crème brule if it's on the menu, even if my pants are about to bust open.
KG: *chuckles*
Thanks so much for joining me today, K. A.. It's been such a pleasure.
KT: The pleasure has been all mine, Kathryn.
KG: And there it is guys...a little peek into the life of K. A. Tucker- wife, mother, writer- and her captivating world of Casual Enchantment. I know I can't get enough of K A's writing- the characters and the world they live in. If you haven't already, get your copies of the series and Read. It. NOW...Anathema, Asylum and the newly released Allegiance are all available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You really have no excuse to not start one tonight. And be sure to watch out for K. A.'s highly anticipated adult contemporary Ten Tiny Breathes.
Thanks again for stopping by TSK TSK What to Read. Happy reading! ~ Kathryn

Evangeline finally got what she longed for – the cursed pendant off her neck and Caden in her arms - only it has come at a steep price. An unknown poison now courses through her body, slowly morphing her into something no one but the Fates can foresee. She has her suspicions though...and, if she is right, it will spell certain ruin for her and Caden. She won’t last long enough to realize that though, if Viggo and Mortimer uncover the treasonous secrets she keeps from them– that Veronique is now free of her entombment and in the torturous clutches of the Witches and the Sentinel or that she is protecting a Sentinel within their very midst.
Always the naive human caught in the midst of the vampires’ web of deceit, Evangeline is now weaving her own dangerous web in order to keep her friend alive, rescue Veronique, and stop a seemingly inevitable war from starting. But can her honourable nature handle the depths of duplicity for which she must go to be in league with the Vampires?
Dark and gripping, full of angst-riddled scenes, Allegiance will have readers anxiously turning pages to find out if Evangeline can survive this spiralling disaster.

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her firstbook at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and abox of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from agenre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleencurrently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband,two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Allegiance (Causal Enchantment, #3)

Don't Forget that book 1 Anathema
 is FREE on Amazon and B & N
(Click links below to take you to site for download)

Well, we are now on book 3 of the Causal Enchantment series and just as before...this one blew me away.
I absolutely love how K.A. takes me on a journey that I was so not expecting.  Keeping me on my toes throughout the whole book, eagerly awaiting for events to unfold and then jumping for joy when things go the way I hope for...
Here we are with Evangeline, now under the Tribe's magic and slowly changing in to something she completely fears...Happily reunited with Caden, yet she now carries so many secrets that a wall erects between them and their encounters become tense and filled with longing.  I just wanted to grab Evie and shake some sense in to her when she made some of the decisions she did, I mean, I understood through her reasoning why she made those decisions, but I just didn't agree when I knew loved ones were getting hurt.
Well, enough of that, because as I said before, this book was just as phenomenal as the first two.  It carries you through so much.  We get to meet some new characters that really add some interesting elements to the storyline as well as see Sofie's plans come together.  Are they successful?  I won't tell you...but, I will say this, K A led me down a path in this book that I did not see coming.  I absolutely love that I couldn't guess what was going to happen.  Up to the very end was I sighing for relief and then holding my breath again at  what is to come...
So much happens in Allegiance that talking about one thing can give away to something else.  I don't like to give any spoilers so I will just say that once I opened this book up, I couldn't put it down!
The Causal Enchantment series is such a unique vampire tale that you don't feel like you are reading the same thing over and over.  The characters are thoroughly developed with a slow growth in each book.  You are immediately drawn to them and find yourself thinking about them days after you have finished the book.  The world created by K.A. in this series is mind-blowing.  Refreshing, creative, unconventional, and an overall remarkable storyline, this series is one that you will not want to miss out on!!
If you haven't started this series yet...Anathema is the first book...Get yours today!!

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  1. Awesome Series Cant wait To Read Them All.

  2. Thanks for the information :)
    This is a new to me author... (cover art is interesting)

  3. would love to add a new series on my trl!!! this sounds verrrry intriguing!!! yay! thank u! *wink

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  5. I've yet to read the first two. They are all definitely on my TBR list now!! Also new follower on the blog. Thanks! -Beth