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:

zEmfIrKa said...

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!!!

Jenny said...

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:)

BookaholicCat said...

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.

Karen said...

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

Giselle said...

Great interview! I love this cover!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

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

Linda said...

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

Linda said...

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

Linda said...

*waves* YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Linda said...

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

kristin said...

Same here. : )

Linda said...

:)

Linda said...

:)

Linda said...

I would drool all over him ;)

Kimberly Sue said...

Great interview...looks like a good read!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

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

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

erin said...

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

Melliane said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Unknown said...

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

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

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.

Aurian said...

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

Linda said...

I am sure you'd like it

Linda said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Jenne said...

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

Mary Preston said...

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

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Tore923 said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Linda said...

Good luck everyone :=D

Anita Yancey said...

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

ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Imladris Könyvesblog said...

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

Teddyree said...

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 :)

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

winner Maja Nocturnal

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