Feature Tour & Giveaway: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

one tiny lie

 

 

synopsis

 

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

meettheauthor

 

 

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

 

authorinterview

 

Set the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…

I write in one of two places: my office or my bed. I must have comfortable clothes on (either my pajamas or my ratty old lululemons and the cool new Maple Leafs sweatshirt my husband bought me for Christmas, because he was sick of seeing me in the Notre Dame sweatshirt that he bought me 13 years ago). I used to work at my desk but after too many wrist problems, I’ve discovered sitting on my chase with my laptop is actually better for them! Other than that, I usually have a coffee within reach in the am and a tea in the pm, and I write. That’s it.

 

What has been the most surprising and upsetting part of your literary journey?

The most surprising part of this journey has been the incredible people who I get to work with. I never thought I would form such close relationships with my agent, my publicist, or my editor, or that I would have so much support. I have been told that my situation is “special” and that not everyone is this lucky. For that, I am very thankful. Upsetting? Nothing has been upsetting as of yet. I will say that I’ve been less than impressed when seeing some of the bashing and drama that goes on in the industry, especially the continued “indie vs traditional” stuff. Sometimes I just want to reach out to the authors and yell, “Stop! You are burning bridges without even realizing it!” But then I’d get pulled into that mess, and so I stay away.

 

When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I try to read widely within the New Adult category as well as YA and adult. As much as possible, I read the people who I’ve met or am going to meet, so I can support them. I’m a mood reader so I decide based on how I’m feeling. When I want something soul-gripping, I go with Karina Halle and Tarryn Fisher. When I want some laughs and some smexy, I go with Abbi Glines or Cora Carmack. I could easily list twenty authors here. I haven’t read high fantasy in a long time, though I love it. If I could dedicate two months to it, I’d reread George R.R. Martin’s The Song of Ice and Fire series.

 

If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

Practically Boring. Honestly, I could never write my own life story. There’s nothing very gripping there.

 

What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

1) I’ve never read Harry Potter  2)I will never listen to one of my books in audio form. EVER.  3)I used to make up “Choose Your Own Adventure” books when I was young (I went through A LOT of paper).

 

Why do you think your writing matters?

Who said my writing matters? I try to grab readers’ emotions with my story and make them feel for characters, flaws and all.

 

What can your fans look forward to next?

FIVE WAYS TO FALL releases in June, 2014. That book is about Ben and a new interest, Reese, and it’s a lot of fun. After that, a new series will begin. The first book is called BURYING WATER and I’m very excited to write it. Can’t tell you any more about it yet, though.

 

Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Are there any last words for those who are reading this interview?

If you haven’t read ONE TINY LIE yet, I hope you love it! I miss writing Ashton and Livie.

Thanks!

Thank you for hosting me here! xo

links

Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/One-Tiny-Lie-Novel-ebook/dp/B00B73MUMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370749045&sr=8-1&keywords=One+Tiny+Lie+k.a.+tucker

Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-tiny-lie-k-a-tucker/1114256929?ean=9781476740485

Blog: http://www.katucker.blogspot.ca/

Website: http://www.katuckerbooks.com/

Author Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/K.A.Tucker.Author?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathleenatucker

Novel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17302495-one-tiny-lie?ac=1

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4866520.K_A_Tucker

Atria: http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/atria

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Comments

  1. Shandra Torbett says:

    That’s an odd question. What do I look like in my perfect New Adult read? I don’t know. I’ve never been that reader who put myself in the character’s place as if I wanted to live their life instead of my own. I read because I want to experience other walks of life than my own, not because I am striving to be someone I’m not. If I were to say what kind of character I’d like to just see in a book in the NA category, I would say an intelligent Southern woman whose entire life doesn’t revolve around finding a nice guy to marry, have babies with, and stay home. Do I have anything against women who choose to be stay-at-home mothers? No. They have the hardest, most-thankless job in the world. However, I do find it grating that this is the only image most people have of Southern women. They see us all as being in those shoes, walking that road, going that direction; that simply isn’t the case anymore. There are plenty of Southern women who go on to become movie stars, singers, writers, doctors, lawyers, stock traders, and on and on. I’d like to see a book that sets the stage for a young woman who is living as she chooses rather than as society expects.

    Now, if you just want to know what kind of woman I find attractive—I’m partial to voluptuous women with long hair. Just ask my wife. 😉

  2. I like the sexual tension….the build up between the characters.

  3. jodi marinich says:

    the love story itself is my fav

  4. ashleigh hazelwood says:

    In a NA read, I love a great epilogue. Something that truly gives me the HEA i crave

  5. Carol Savoy says:

    Hot romance of course 🙂

  6. Mary Preston says:

    Originality. Relateable stories.

  7. Donna Reynolds says:

    The romance and I like it to be believable not falling in love and bed in one day or everybody has the perfect life because we all know life is not that easy, Thank you for the great giveaway.

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