Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mending the Rift by Chris T. Kat: #Interview #Review #Giveaway @christi_kat @PridePromo

Cover Artist: AngstyG 
Mending the Rift
by Chris T. Kat

Length: 214 Pages
Genres: Sci-Fi, Gay (M/M), MPREG,  Romance
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.

Today I'm pleased to be welcoming Chris T. Kat, author of Mending the Rift. Hi Chris!

1. What’s the easiest thing about writing?

The easiest part is getting lost in my characters’ world, their emotions and relationships. I really enjoy it when a story flows.

2. Name one author (living or dead) you’d like to write with?

There’s no one I’d like to write with. I’ve co-written a story with Julie Lynn Hayes, and our styles meshed greatly. We had to set the story aside, though, because of my timetable and other obligations. At the moment, I’m not writing anything anyway.

3. Tell us about your cover and how it came about.

The cover is Angsty G’s idea. She created it on a whim, and I loved the tummy kiss so much that I wanted this one as the cover for Mending the Rift. I think it fits perfectly. It’s a loving scene, and it hints at Luca’s pregnancy without hitting readers over the head with it.

4. Is this book part of a series? Do you have ideas that could make it into a series? If it is a series, tell us a little about it.

No, this book is a standalone. It would be possible to create another book in this universe but it would be set in the past and tell the story of Nicholas and Greg, Luca’s dads. I grew extremely fond of Nicholas while writing Luca’s story.

5. Word association. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind when you read these words.
Ketchup – don’t like it
Flakes – snowflakes?
Elastic – love elastic pants
Timer – hate it
Google – a really useful tool

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.”
5 of 5 stars
I'm not a big fan of Mpreg stories because they are often ridiculously unrealistic but I am a HUGE fan of Chris T. Kat so I decided to give Mending the Rift a chance and I'm so glad I did! I immediately fell in love with Luca, Marcus and Luca's dads. I was hooked from the first paragraph and it got better with each page. The world building is unique, relatable and continues to develop as the story progresses. 

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.
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  1. Carly, thank you very much for hosting me and for the wonderful review!

  2. First, Congrats on the new release Chris!! Second, and most importantly, this sounds like a fantastic book!!! I can't wait to read it :D. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you very much, Victoria! I hope you'll enjoy the book. :)

  3. Congrats on the new release! You are a new to me author but I'm looking forward to checking out this book!