Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Chris T. Kat, author of Mending the Rift.
Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
I’ve always had an interest in M/M stories. Even very early on, I always enjoyed those books and TV shows most when there was a great chemistry between the two male lead characters. When I stumbled into the world of Yaoi, I was very happy. From there, I found fan fiction that concentrated on romantic relationships between two men and the rest is history. I just enjoy reading and writing M/M stories the most, simple as that.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve been a fan fiction writer, and had only started writing original fiction for a little bit before I tried my hand at my first book, Seizing It. I wanted to give it a go and see if I’d be able to write a long novella with my own characters. Since I’ve always enjoyed reading about disabled characters and how they find love, I chose to write about Kit, who is epileptic. Kit isn’t happy about his epilepsy, even though he grew up with it, and he also shows mood swings that can be characteristic of people with epilepsy.
When and why did you begin writing?
I wrote as a kid and teenager, but gave up on this hobby for a while because life got in the way. I started writing again in 2008 after I discovered the world of fan fiction. I read pretty much every story I could find in the fandoms I enjoyed, but couldn’t find certain stories I wanted to read. For example, I desperately wanted to read a story about Wilson (House fandom) shifting into a puppy. Since I couldn’t find one of those stories, I wrote it myself. The same thought applied when I wanted to find an m-preg story. That story ended at 86,000 words, and was followed up by two more long stories and lots and lots of one-shots.
What are your current projects?
I don’t have any current projects. I haven’t written anything since August last year, but I’ll publish one more book in June / July 2016. This is going to be a contemporary novella, called Stained.
Off topic: What secret talents do you have?
Secret talents? Um… none? I think. I’m fairly good at cross stitching and crocheting, or anything crafty, but these are not really secret talents. Oh, and I’m a good baker too.
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.
Pages or Words: 68,000 words
Categories: M/M Romance, Science Fiction, MPREG
Excerpt from Chapter Two:
Marcus rappelled off and stepped onto the ground with a crunch of his boots. Pointing at the opening with the askew ladder, he asked, “Don’t tell me you seriously considered climbing down this way.”
Luca shrugged. “I’d have preferred spontaneous levitation, but it didn’t happen.”
He yelped when Marcus put an arm around his torso and lifted him to his feet, as if he weighed nothing. “Hey!”
Marcus silenced him with a glare, and Luca gritted his teeth while Marcus thumped dust off his clothes. “Your father is livid.”
Luca swallowed. He’d expected worried, maybe a bit mad, but livid? His father never got furious at him. Not for long, anyway. Being the baby of the family had its perks. “Why?”
“Why? Seriously, Luca, you have to ask why?” Marcus patted Luca’s behind more firmly than was strictly necessary.
Luca shifted, trying to get away from Marcus’s arm. When that didn’t help, he slapped Marcus’s hands away and stepped aside. He couldn’t think when he was so close to Marcus—when the man touched him, he sent shivers up and down his spine. He ignored the glower Marcus directed at him. “Yes, seriously. He knows I don’t want to marry Smith. I don’t want anything to do with all that shit. I want to decide what I’m going to do with my life.”
Marcus shook his head. “Smith is a good man. My brother Kyle worked for him. He said he always treated his people well. If you want I could try to get Kyle on the phone so you can talk to him. That is, if I can get a hold on him. Trust me, you’ll be in good hands.”
“You don’t get it! I don’t want to be in good hands!”
“No?” Marcus raised an eyebrow.
Luca huffed, a small smile forming on his lips. “Well, yes, of course I want to be in good hands. But I want someone to love me, and not just for my ability to become pregnant. I want… you.”
Luca’s heart thundered in his rib cage. There, he’d said it. The ball was in Marcus’s court. Sure, it had only been one night, and Marcus’s reaction afterward hadn’t been promising, but maybe he’d just been scared? Maybe he feared to lose his job? Nonetheless, there was more going on between them, and they both knew it. That one night had just been the last logical step. Luca regretted nothing.
For a moment Marcus seemed startled, and there was a softness in his eyes that was solely reserved for Luca. The softness vanished too quickly for Luca’s liking.
Instead, Luca was greeted with Marcus’s usual, scrutinizing gaze. “You don’t want me, and you better never mention this again. It was a mistake. Now get it out of your head and be a good boy.”
Buy the book:
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Meet 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.
Where to find the author:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chris-T.-Kat/e/B008FQQH2Q
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5767496.Chris_T_Kat
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: AngstyG
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