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Y’all aren’t going to believe me when I tell you this but it’s true so please sit down and brace yourselves… our featured author for today is FROM THE FUTURE. That’s right, we pulled out all the stops this time! She lives in a lovely country where they are enjoying the cooler temperatures of winter and are in fact 16-19 hours in the future compared to the US.
About the Author
Kara Isaac lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of Close to You, a RITA Award Double Finalist, and Can’t Help Falling, an RT Review Top Pick. Her newest book Then There Was You released on June 22. When she’s not chasing three adorable but spirited little people, she spends her time writing horribly bad first drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand. She loves to connect on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Favorite Secondary Character
Kara: My favorite secondary character that I’ve created has to be Kat. She appears in Close To You as Allie’s best friend, has a cameo appearance in Can’t Help Falling, and then returns in Then There Was You as Paige’s cousin.
I love it every time she appears on the page because she’s forthright, funny and very real. I’ve received quite a few messages from readers asking when she will get her own story. I’m hoping to write it one day but I’m also worried about doing her justice!
Beth: Kat! She definitely livens things up and I love that about her!
Favorite book cover
Kara: There are so many incredible book covers that I’ve seen recently that it’s impossible to pick but I will mention two. The House of Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright releases in December and I think Bethany House has created a stand out cover for her. Also, yesterday I had my first look at the cover of The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel that releases next March and I think it’s gorgeous!
For my books, I have adored all my covers but I think my favourite (so far) is Can’t Help Falling. It just captures the essence of Peter and Emelia so perfectly. Initially my publisher had two other options they preferred so I had to make a case for this one and I’m so glad my editor went into bat for me on it!
Beth: Jaime’s cover gives me the creepers just a little bit, that’s pretty powerful. I like Lindsay’s too, this style is gaining momentum. Can’t Help Falling has to be on of my all time favorites, ESPECIALLY since I adore the story 😍
Favorite time/place to read/write
Kara: With three little people, my favorite time is any time there is some calm for more than a few minutes! My favourite place to both read and write is the corner spot in our sectional sofa. A few cushions, a blanket (in winter) and a drink and I’m good to go for hours!
Beth: I tend to migrate towards the ends of our sofa and I’m a year-round blanket gal… we could work so well together, Kara!
Favorite fictional couple
Kara: I was tempted to chose a literary couple but honestly, as embarrassed as I am to admit it, Lucas and Peyton from One Tree Hill are my favorite fictional couple. I can’t even really express why, just whenever I think of them I get the warm fuzzies. Whenever I’m in a writing slump I’ll put on a DVD of one of the early seasons because they make me feel the way I want readers to feel about my characters 🙂
Beth: I don’t know them but now I’ll have to look them up!
Favorite bookish memory
Beth: THAT is a very special bookish moment!
Tell us about your latest release
Kara: This was my first ever attempt at writing a romantic comedy and I started writing it way back in early 2008. I’m the eldest of three and my younger brother had recently gotten married and my younger (by six years) sister was engaged while I was very single and had an amazing knack for going on really bad dates! I decided to make my heroine worse off with me so I doubled the age gap between her and her sister and gave her an epiphany that she had been in a relationship for years with a guy who was never going to commit.
When I first started writing it I actually had a different hero in mind for Paige and then this Australian worship pastor from Sydney showed up at an airport in the second chapter and refused to get off the page and took all her attention away from the other guy!
Beth: I like this guy already!
Would you give up everything for a life you hate with the person you love?
Paige McAllister needs to do something drastic. Her boyfriend can’t even commit to living in the same country, her promised promotion is dead on arrival and the simultaneous loss of her brother and her dream of being a concert violinist has kept her playing life safe and predictable for six years. Things need to change. A moment of temporary insanity finds her leaving her life in Chicago to move to Sydney, Australia. There she finds herself, against many of her convictions, as a logistics planner for one of Australia’s biggest churches, and on a collision course with her boss’s son.
Josh Tyler fronts a top-selling worship band and is in demand all over the world. But his past failed romantic relationships almost destroyed both his reputation and his family. He’s determined to never risk it happening again. The last thing he needs is some American girl tipping his ordered life upside down. Especially one who despises everything he’s ever worked for and manages to push every button he has.
When Josh and Paige are thrown together to organize his band’s next tour, the sparks fly. But can they find a way to bridge the differences that pull them apart? Or will they choose the safety and security of what they know over taking a chance on something that will require them to risk everything?
Beth: I cannot WAIT to read this story!!! (but alas, I must follow my own rules and attack the tbr systematically or we could have chaos and gnashing teeth around here… sooooooon, I will reach this story and bask in its pages) Y’all don’t mind that I’m kind of nuts, right?! I try to behave myself but sometimes I just can’t contain my inner book dragon fangirl 😊
What are you working on now?
Kara: Right now it’s all about getting the word out about Then There Was You 🙂 In July we’re heading to Sydney to visit my husband’s family and from there I’ll be heading to the Romance Writers’ of America (RWA) Conference in Orlando. Once I get back from there my plan is to start writing Kat’s story but there are also a couple of other potential opportunities in the air so it’s also a bit of wait and see at the moment as well!
Beth: Sounds like you will be busy, busy, busy for the next month, Kara! Safe travels and thank you for sharing favorites and book news with us today!
Kara Isaac has generously offered to send one Faithfully Bookish reader a copy of Then There Was You!!!
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