Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway: Kate Johnson

Today's guest is Kate Johnson. Welcome! :)


1. Tell me 3 fun things about yourself...or weird things, lol.

I have a huge shoe collection. Some of them are unwearable, but I just like looking at them.

I have three cats; not that many but if it were up to me I'd have dozens!

I haven't eaten meat since 1988. Perfectly normal to me, but apparently weird to some people!

2. How would you explain your new book, Impossible Things, to someone if you only had 10 seconds?
It's about a warlord, a blind slave, and a dog called Brutus. 


3. I really enjoyed this one (and I did already ask) but...will there be more fantasy romance books?
Quite probably! I don't have any definite plans to write one soon but I do love fantasy, so I'd say it's quite likely. 


4. Now who does not love a good warlord, so tell me, what or who was your inspiration behind Kael?
I honestly had this really frightening dream where the devil strode into the room and pointed at me and said, "Her, send her to me." So that's how he started! He does, of course, look just like my beloved Richard Armitage. 


5. And you made poor Isthear suffer so much. Was it hard to write her history?
It was in places, yes. At times I wondered if I was going too far, but I didn't want to soft-soap her story. And having made her suffer so much I wanted to do her rehabilitation properly, which took a lot of thought. And I wanted to get justice for her too, and punish the people who treated her so badly. That doesn't happen often enough in real life, so it was satisfying to do it in fiction. 


6. Last question, if you could live in this fantasy world...where would you live?
Ooh...well, I had great fun creating the city of Ilanium, and the luxurious Draxan villa towards the end if the book, but I think I'd prefer to live in Krulland actually. I like cold weather and spectacular scenery, and I created Kael's home to be cosy, warm and quirky. It's also secretive, with lots of places to hide, and there's always pepparkakor on offer!


thanks!

Giveaway
1 copy of Impossible things

1. Open to all!
2. Ends Feb 19
3. Just go ahead and enter :D
And as always ask questions if you want :D

PS. If I can't find your email in your profile then leave it here (or twitter name) I will not hunt anyone down. and you will have 3 days to respond.


46 comments:

  1. Love this interview!!! :) I do the same with shoes, I have a few pairs that are in my closet just to be looked at! :) And with an RA mention (not counting you review Linda) I'm pretty much sold on this book!!! :) Thanks!!!

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    1. *melts* I know, Richard Armitage, le sigh *melts into a puddle again*

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  2. Is it odd that the mention of the dog is what has me most excited? I don't know why, but I always gravitate toward books that have animals in them! Love it:)

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    1. LOL, well if you like animals then you do :)

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  3. I'm also a lover of books and cats. :)
    I read Impossible Things yesterday and loooooooved it! It's been a while since I like a book that much. I really hope Kate Johnson writes more fantasy books or even better some in the same world of Impossible Things.
    Great interview.

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  4. I remember you talking about this book the other day. I was already interested but even more so after this interview.

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    1. I did? I guess I did :) It was awesome so

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  5. Great interview! I love this cover!

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  6. Please enter me. I can completely relate to the shoes! I'm wondering what the unwearable ones look like.

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  7. I also have an impossibly large collection of shoes, only half of which get worn. :-) Ohmygosh a warlord that looks like Richard Armitage? WANT.

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  8. I would like to see a picture of that shoe collection!

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  9. Great interview...looks like a good read!

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  10. A dog called Brutus? Okay, got to find how he fits in. :) Especially since you just have cats. Oh where are the pics of the shoes? LOL

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  11. Fantastic interview, I have a huge collection of ...books!

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  12. Okay, you had me at the dog named Brutus. lol. Sounds great! :D Thank you!

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  13. this sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for a great post and for sharing!

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  14. this cover is just beatiful! I want to meet Brutus lol. Thanks for the interview

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  15. I would love to be entered for this fantastic giveaway!! Amazing interview :)

    {My email is - lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk }

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  16. Books, dogs, cats, shoes, hotties... Oh my! :)

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  17. I have a lot of cats and a lot of shoes too, but I couldn't give up eating meat for a day, let alone 25 years. Wow.

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    1. I could not do that either, I love meat too much

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  18. I do love fantasy romance a lot, so I have this one on my wishlist. Thanks for the nice interview ladies.

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  19. Please enter me i don't know how to enter by myself!!

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  20. I have a huge collection of shoes too, most of them are high heels and I hardly ever use them :D
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  21. Great to meet you Kate. I like the sound of your book.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. Wow I think I would love this. Enter me! ^^
    kristellelinawan@yahoo.com

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  24. It sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
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  26. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
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  27. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
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  28. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
    angelina1991@gmail.com

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  29. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
    angelina1991@gmail.com

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  30. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
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  31. This book looks wonderful I would love to read it! Please enter me. And thanks for the giveaway it's so awesome!
    angelina1991@gmail.com

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  32. It has a dog ... I'm in lol. Fun interview, anyone who collects shoes is super cool and the cover of Impossible Things is quite striking :)

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  33. This looks interesting. Enter me :)
    phoibee@yahoo.com

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  34. This sounds amazing!! and i completely relate to having lots of unwearable shoes, my cat likes to sleep on them. :) please enter me. jessica_k_comeau@hotmail.com

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