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Monday, October 05, 2015
Monday Musings with Kate Pearce
For some reason trilogies seem to work well in both the written and the
cinematic world. There’s a nice arc of beginning, middle and end that allows
the author or filmmaker to explore the highs and the lows. For some reason, the
middle part, in this case the Retribution
story in the Tribute Series, is often the darkest or the one where you
think the story is going to end badly—think Han Solo stuck in that block of
It’s also hard to jump into a series of three connected books in the
middle, which might give a reader the impression that the series is not quite
‘complete’. So if you are interested in reading the Tribute books, I’d suggest
you start with Sacrifice and read
onward through Retribution and Triumph. All three books are closely
connected and form one complete big book at the end. You can also get the whole
thing in one volume, which is super cool.
I’ve never written a series quite like this one before either in tone—(non
con, dub con, violence you name it). There are elements of all those things in
my other books, but this one pushes the boundaries even further. I suppose it
comes down to the fact that I’ve never liked anyone telling me what I can do,
and what I can write. The more someone says ‘that isn’t romantic, or nice girls don’t fantasize about rough sex or
non con or tentacled aliens’, the more I seem to want
to write it.
It’s taken women a long time to get to a place where we can consider
ourselves to be sexual beings and I’m really not into shaming anyone for what
they want to fantasize about—unless its something to do with cats—I draw the
line at cats. :)
So the question is-do you like reading trilogies? How do you feel if an
author changes course and adds in books to that original idea?
Cheated out of his exit from the Tribute
program, Kai Mexr is forced to return as a trainer for one more year. His
trainee, Aled Price, is an idealistic Mitan patriot who Kai struggles not to
loathe on sight, and who seems up for any challenge Kai sets him. As Aled
learns to give up control and endure the program’s worst, Kai is drawn into an
intense sexual game that leaves him wanting more.
then Aled must fulfill his duty as Tribute. He must endure the Ungrich—or die.
Aled returns, it takes Kai’s ruthless presence to pull his trainee back from
the brink of madness. Surviving the Ungrich makes
Aled doubt his blind allegiance to his planet—and to everything else he’d never
thought to question. But with Kai at his side, Aled finds a new cause to
believe in. And with the help of master trainer Akran and his partner Anna Lee,
Aled and Kai forge unbreakable allegiances of blood, sex, and love that could
save the entire planet from the Ungrich for
New York Times and USA Today
bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in
England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world.
Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she
graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in
history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit
down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader,
Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in
Kate is a member of RWA and is
published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black
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