Wednesday, April 09, 2014

An ancient war...and author Kat de Falla

Just check out the cover and you know this is an intense story. Today we have Kat de Falla on the blog. This talented writer also has a sound tract available at no charge to those who pick up The Seer's Lover. 

I have to say I haven't read the book but I am so excited to. Here is the blurb. Best of all, you can pick up the book FREE today on Amazon! Click here to download


For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different. Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she's about to
find out she's right. 

Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes. He's hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her. 

In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide. As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers. Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?

Now we get to talk to Kat and learn more about her as a writer and her new novel.

Hi Kat,

Do you research your action/fight scenes?

I don’t research them – I act them out! My husband has three black belts and I run scenarios by him and he shows me what will and won’t work. It’s fun and I actually had a Vietnam vet who read The Seer’s Lover tell me that my fight scenes were excellent thanks to my husband's reality combat training! So I am proud.

How much time do you spend writing every day?

Not enough! Never enough! When can this be my day job??

It's an intriguing title. How did you come up with it?

Initially it was titled, “Who Walks Among Us” – because I wanted a strong link to the fact that angels and demons walk among us in this series. But as the story developed, I realized the story revolves mostly around the main character, Calise Rowe who falls in love with a seer of the angels and demons that walk among us, and the title got changed to...THE SEER’S LOVER.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

This is a great question! I recently spoke with a writer’s group in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin and someone there asked me the same question. The message of the whole book is, you never know who you are talking to, so be kind to everyone. As a pharmacist, I know that sometimes, I am the only person my patients will talk to all day. My conversations with them are very important. Also, there have been a few patients where I was the last person to speak with them…ever. So I am very conscientious of the interactions I have with people. You never know what has happened to them before that moment, and for all you know, it might be the last conversation they ever have. So I guess the point of my book is: you never know who you're talking to. 

Do you write under a pen name?

I do! I also write as Kat Green with my writing bestie, the extremely talented, Rachel Green. Our co-authored novel, First Contact, is due out later this year from Crescent Moon Press.

Congrats on the upcoming release! Now lets get personal.

Do you have a favorite quote? 

“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare

What is your favorite drink? 

An icy cold Budweiser Beer with my husband.

Do you laugh at your own jokes? 

Of course! I’m quite funny in my own head. Until I met my soulmate and married him, I didn’t always reveal my inner thoughts. Now I have someone to share them with and it’s awesome!

Have you ever found true love? 

Yes. And life will never be the same.

What is your favorite comfort food? 

Phil’s Pizza from Watertown, Wisconsin!

What is your favorite time of year and why? 

I have to say, I am NOT happy with winter this year. I saw a great quote on Twitter from Mermaid Musings that said, “Dear Winter, I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other seasons. Summer is hotter than you.”

I love that and I feel the same! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog.

To learn more about Kat...

Find her on the web http://www.katdefalla.com 

On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/authorkatdefalla

On Twitter @katdefalla

And on http://www.romanceflash.com 

Click HERE to purchase The Seer's Lover  

Get the soundtrack HERE!


Excerpt:

She traced a circle in the sand with her finger.

Why would she disclose her whole existence to someone she’d just met? Someone who talked so little about himself that she found herself talking to fill the void. Saying things she could barely admit in her own head.

His hand covered hers. “I’m lonely, too. Getting to know you this week has been the brightest point in my life and I don’t want you to leave, but I know the only place you’ll be safe is far away from me.”

She swallowed. He had read her mind.

He lay down on his back and closed his eyes. “Cali, you know when you hear a song for the first time and you kind of ingest it? You can’t possibly know right away that it will be one of your favorite songs for the rest of your life. A classic.”

“Yeah.” She hoped he was going somewhere good with this.

“That first listen,” he continued, “you pick up a little of the melody and some lyrics that catch you. But when the song ends, you have to hear it again because you want to memorize all the words and sing along. After you hear it a few times and learn the words inside and out, then you begin to let the melody seep inside you. Next thing you know, you’ve completely digested the song and find yourself humming it while you are doing nothing, like shaving or driving your car. Finally, the song becomes so ingrained it becomes a part of you. Forever. You can recall it and it’s with you whenever you need it. Am I making any sense?”

She nodded, blinking back the tears fighting to fall.


“Cali, I don’t want you to go back because you’re my favorite song.”




Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.
Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.

She is married to her soul mate, classical guitarist, Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.

4 comments:

KyAnn said...

As soon as I read the book, I'll post a review! I just opened my new kindle fire so it's ready to go. I was able to easily one click download the book today from Amazon!

Ash Krafton | @ashkrafton said...

Love this excerpt! I can't wait to read this book, Kat. Looking forward to it...

Kat de Falla said...

Thanks so much Ash - I would love your feedback. You do such an amazing job btw on the query tracker blog - I see your name everywhere :) You're amazing - thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

Kat de Falla said...

I hope you like it KyAnn - let me know! And I really appreciate you hosting me on your blog - this was one of my most favorite interviews EVER! :)