Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Interview with Tawdra Kandle


Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?
UNDENIABLE is the story of Rafe Brooks. He’s just graduated from high school, and he’s trying to recover from a broken heart. He goes a little nuts, running from the pain, until he meets Joss, who gives him the chance to use his abilities—Rafe can manipulate minds—for the greater good. He goes to work for an organization that links those who have extraordinary powers with clients who need them. Things become a little intense, though, when Rafe and Joss go undercover with a group that’s planning to incite nationwide anarchy. UNDENIABLE is the first book in  The Serendipity Duet, a spin-off of The King Series.

Do you have a favorite character?
Rafe has been one of my favorite characters since he strolled into BREATHLESS. He’s complicated and conflicted, but not in an angsty-way—Rafe is kind of in-your-face. I love that even though he’s terminally sexy and little bit of a bad boy, he’s also a gentleman and he loves his grandmother.

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
Uh, yes. Rafe was not meant to go beyond one or two books, and now he has his own book. Same with Nell, whose story will be told in UNQUENCHABLE.  And it also happened with two characters in my NA contemporary romance, Best Served Cold. Clearly writing a stand-alone novel is not something I can do.

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
Silence is a rarity in my world, and honestly, it makes me nervous. Sometimes I have music, either just around me or via earbuds, and sometimes I have the television on, just as background noise. My process is just to sit down and write, as much as I can, as often as I can.

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
When I begin a book, I jot down notes, including character names and any pertinent info. I do a rough synopsis. But more often than not, things change a little as I go along.

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
Absolutely. I usually go directly from writing into marketing and writing the next book. There’s no break, or not a long one, anyway. I try to balance it so I can do both.

What advice would you give a new author just entering into the self-publishing arena?
Don’t be afraid to find a few seasoned authors and ask questions, and as you do, be open to their advice. Be gracious at all times, whether you are the one needing help or the one giving it. And always pay it back by helping those coming up behind you, once you’re the one in the know. Also, start your social media as early as possible, make connections and form relationships.

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I love to talk about the publishing process and the importance of marketing and branding. I enjoy traveling. . .and I’m a homeschooler, so I can go on for hours about that topic, too.

What kinds of marketing [twitter, facebook, blog, forums] are you involved with for promoting your book(s)?
I have a website, I’m active on Facebook and Twitter. . .I am on Google+ and Tumblr, too. I also have a newsletter for my fans, where they can receive updates and special previews ahead of the rest of the world.

What’s next for you?
I’m already knee-deep in UNQUENCHABLE, The Serendipity Duet Book Two. After that, I’ll be working on JUST DESSERTS, the second book in The Perfect Dish Duo (sequel to BEST SERVED COLD). And then I hope to delve into the Recipe for Death series, an adult paramystery series. . .and then at least one more book in the Crystal Cove series. 2014 is going to be quite busy.

And for a very limited time only, the other three books of The King Series are sale, too. That's right: get BREATHLESS, RESTLESS and ENDLESS for 99 cents each for three days only. AND the complete series box set--along with a tiny preview of Rafe's story--is only $1.99. - See more at: http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/#sthash.C0tV8QNk.dpuf



Have you read FEARLESS, The King Series Book One? Grab it now--as a free ebook! 

Fearless | The King Series Book 1 | Tawdra KandleAnd for a very limited time only, the other three books of The King Series are sale, too. That's right: get BREATHLESS, RESTLESS and ENDLESS for 99 cents each for three days only. AND the complete series box set--along with a tiny preview of Rafe's story--is only $1.99.
And for a very limited time only, the other three books of The King Series are sale, too. That's right: get BREATHLESS, RESTLESS and ENDLESS for 99 cents each for three days only. AND the complete series box set--along with a tiny preview of Rafe's story--is only $1.99. - See more at: http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/#sthash.C0tV8QNk.dpuf

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Available NOW on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords. . .UNDENIABLE, The Serendipity Duet Book One.

If you read The King Series and fell in love with Rafe Brooks, the bad boy who tried to steal Tasmyn's heart. . .here's the story you've been waiting to read. What happened after graduation? How did Rafe get over Tasmyn?

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For Rafe Brooks, running from a broken heart means losing himself in alcohol and women. Lots of women, none of whom will remember him, since he has the ability to manipulate their minds and make them forget. Numbing the pain works until he meets an irresistible redhead with secrets of her own. She offers him the opportunity to join forces with an organization that will use his powers for good rather than his own amusement. Jocelyn rocks his world with her unapologetic passion and makes him believe for the first time he just might survive heartbreak. When a mission takes the two of them undercover to infiltrate a commune with suspicious activity, they discover it's just the tip of a plot to cause world-wide anarchy. Hiding their extraordinary powers and real identities is crucial to staying alive. For Rafe and Jocelyn, when life is uncertain, love is undeniable.

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