Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kary Rader interviewed about A Taylor Made Life

i am very pleased to welcome Kary Rader to the blog! Kary is here talking about her latest release, A Taylor Made Life. Let me tell you know, I think this is the best book I've read this year! I shared my review for this book last month and I still think about this story.... If you want to see what I said, here is a link to the review. 

  1. Describe the hero of your new release, A Taylor-Made Life in one word.


  1. Describe the heroine of your new release in one word.


  1. The setting of your book is in contemporary times. How would your hero cope if he was placed in a magical world?

My hero, Gavin Taylor, is a creator of fantasy worlds—the worlds of his video games. He rules in the magical worlds he creates. It’s in the real world he doesn’t do so well. You see, Gavin is dying of cancer and unlike his fantasy realms, no weapon he can devise can save him.

  1. The setting of your book is in contemporary times. How would your heroine cope if she was placed in a magical world?

Like Gavin, Taylor also lives in harsh reality. She has terminal leukemia and without a bone marrow transplant she will die, so she also prefers to live in Gavin’s computer generated worlds where, from time to time, she can best him at his own game.

  1. Who is your favorite secondary character in A Taylor-Made Life and why?

My favorite secondary character is Maureen, Taylor’s mother. She is a loving compassionate woman who has a relationship with her daughter that all mothers dream about, but don’t let her sweetness and gushing emotion fool you—she is a warrior who will never say die.

  1. Favorite line your hero says. Please provide a description leading up to this.

All Gavin wants from the beginning of the story is someone to miss him when he’s gone. This line comes at the end of his life and shows how he still wants but that he can put other’s needs ahead of his own…even as he breathes his last:

Cry lots, Sweetness, but don’t cry long.”

  1. Favorite line your heroine says. Please provide a description leading up to this.

In this scene, Taylor is trying to talk Gavin into giving her a kiss before he leaves forever, but even though he’s attracted to her, he resists because of her age:

Tears stung my eyes. Damn it. I hated crying, but I couldn’t help it. He’d hit the nail. “You’re no better than those doctors offering me another round of chemo, knowing it won’t do any good and would only make me weaker, sicker.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “Well, I won’t settle for less. I’m settling for too little as it is.”

A Taylor-Made Life Blog Tour & Giveaway

They lived the life they were given; they loved the life they made.
Cheerleader Taylor Smith doesn’t want to die a virgin. Unfortunately, if the terminally-ill leukemia patient doesn't find a lover or a stem-cell match within months, her fear will become reality. When her cancer mentor is revealed to be a hottie entrepreneur from California, it seems fate might finally be on her side.
Tech-geek Gavin Taylor has everything he ever wanted, except someone to grieve for him when he's gone. With his melanoma cancer beyond the help of his riches, he agrees to participate in a cancer patient mentoring program where he's matched with a dying teen from Texas. Despite his immediate attraction, the Silicon Valley whiz intends only to provide friendship and happy memories to the beautiful, young woman who is determined to win his love.
When it's discovered that his frozen sperm and her harvested eggs could lead to a cure, Taylor's mother offers to be a surrogate. And Gavin must decide if he can risk the heart he has never given and a child he'll never know to a girl he just met.
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You can purchase A Taylor-Made Life here:
Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to Amazon, a Charm Bracelet, a Crochet Hat, and SWAG for A Taylor-Made Life, and Queen of Jastain. 
Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway begins August 1st and will end August 30th 11:59 EST. The winner will be announced by email.
Open to U.S. residents only
We are not responsible for items lost in the mail & have the right to disqualify anyone, at any time.
Personal information given by the applicant in the giveaway will never be shared. All information is deleted once the giveaway ends. 

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Author’s Bio:

Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words. It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

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  1. Can't wait to read this book!! Congrats on the release, Kary!!

  2. Great interview! Tenacious and lonely - great one words to describe the main characters.
    A Taylor Made Life is a wonderful story!

  3. Great swag!

    This book is fabulous. Buy a large container of tissues, because while you'll laugh and fall in love, you will cry.

  4. Sounds like a tearjerker. What a story! Thanks for sharing!

  5. AHHHHHH, this book is so good--you have to read it.
    Wonderful interview, ladies.