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SWEET RECKONING Blog Tour: Character Interview with Kaidan Rowe + Giveaway

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I am over-the-moon thrilled to be on the SWEET RECKONING Blog Tour hosted by Kismet Book Touring. I am madly in love with this series – have been since long before the first book’s release – I’ve crushed on Kaidan Rowe since the moment I met him and cannot believe I got the chance to interview him for my tour stop today.

SWEET RECKONING released last week, and if you haven’t read this last book in the series yet, you totally must! Go ahead… I’ll wait. It’s sexy, it’s swoon-worthy, it’s got some nail-biting action and an ending that wraps things up nicely. Though of course, if you’re as big a fan of this series as I am, you won’t be ready to say goodbye.

So if you’re not quite ready to say your goodbyes, then be sure to check out all the stops on this tour for some fabulous guest posts and interviews with the author and with some of my most favorite characters in the series. The schedule (which will be updated with direct links when the posts go “live”) is at the bottom of this post. But if you’d like a bit more info about the tour, be sure to visit Kismet Book Touring’s Tour Page for details by clicking the image above, or their logo at the end of this post.

And while I have included details about all the books in this series, and some information about the very lovely author, Wendy Higgins, I just had to post my interview with Kai first. Because it he is that awesome.

So… without any further rambles, ado or other blathering, let me welcome Kaidan Rowe to the blog…

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The Interview

Hi Kai, welcome back to the blog. I’m so excited to be able to chat with you again now that circumstances have…changed. I have a million and one questions, but as many of them might reveal too much about those circumstances, I’ll try not to ask too many.

Q. There have been a lot of ups and downs in your life when it comes to your relationship with Anna. What is your favorite moment with her? What is your least favorite?

Hallo, Rachel. Good to chat with you again, luv. Ah, okay, let’s get the least favorite out of the way, yeah? That whole Kopano time blew like no other. The thought of them snogging still makes me insane after all this time, and I know I reacted badly. I don’t like to think about it. Moving on then. My favorite moment? I can’t go into detail, but let’s just say it involved much-anticipated introductions of me to her freckles.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? If you could change one thing about Anna what would it be?

I would change my past, and how weak I was when I lived only for myself, without hope of anything better. I can’t say I’d change anything about Anna because then she’d be different. I want her to always be her. (Earning my sweet-points today…)

Q. You seem to want what’s best for Anna. Do you think you’re what’s best for her? Do you think Kopano is?

No matter what happens I don’t think I’ll ever be what’s best for Anna. I’ll always feel she can do better. For a long time I believed Kope was that “better” person—that he was the only one who could ever deserve her. But that’s in the past, and I won’t let her go. All I can do is be the best man I can be right now.

Q. Being the son of the Duke of Lust isn’t nearly as exciting as it might seem. But has it been all bad? Were there any things you were made to do that you actually enjoyed?

I enjoyed quite a bit of it in the physical sense, but it was temporary enjoyment—not the kind of enjoyment that fills you with any sort of true joy or whatever. I liked hanging with my band and playing at our gigs when I could just let go and not think, but as far as all the sexual stuff went, it’s a bit disconcerting when you constantly fear being watched and graded and pushed to “up the stakes.” My father’s tastes required me to see, hear, and know things that any normal person would deem deplorable.

Q. If you could have chosen which Duke to work for who would it be and why?

I’d stay right where I am. Better the devil you know, and all that.

Q. What do you think of Anna’s Dad, Duke Belial? While your father is super scary, does Anna’s father intimidate you maybe just a little?

I won’t lie. Belial scares the piss outta me. He always looks two seconds from acting on the urge to tie my knob in a knot, which would be a shame as I’m quite attached to it. He’s bloody protective of his daughter, and I think he’s finally realizing I am, as well, but that doesn’t change the fact that he doesn’t trust me with her. I suppose I wouldn’t either.

Q. When you first met Anna did you ever think things would end up where they did? While I am not going to ask you to reveal what exactly happened, what did you think would happen?

From early on I believed Anna would end up dead. She did not seem maleable to our way of life. I thought surely that her damn morals would get her killed, and get me killed by association. I never dreamed I’d come to admire her refusal to conform. Turns out I was wrong about her. When the pressure was on, she did what she had to do to stay alive and fight the fight. Did I ever think things would end up where they did? No. Never. It was far beyond my capacity to think in those terms. Each day is a shock for me when I wake to see what’s become of my life because of that once-naïve girl.

Q. How would you describe Anna to someone who never met her?

Compassionate to a fault. Easily excited. Loyal. Bleedin’ adorable, and sexy as hell.

Q. Do you think you are redeemable? And if so, do you feel you deserve redemption?

This is, and probably always will be, a difficult topic for me. Deep down I say no—I’m not redeemable and don’t deserve anything. Anna tells me otherwise, but I will always be haunted by the memories of the people I’ve hurt or witnessed being hurt without intervening.

Lovely note to end this interview, yeah?

*runs hand through hair*  Sorry ‘bout that. Shall I play “Talk Dirty”on my iPod to lighten the mood? Always works for Blake when things get awkward, haha.

Thanks for having me. Cheers.

Any note from you is a lovely note, Kai. Happy, sad, wicked, sexy… *sigh.*

Although I am maybe just a little bit heartbroken that I won’t get another peek into your and Anna’s life. However, I am keeping my fingers crossed. Because ya never know….

Anyway… thank you so much for stopping by and answering my many questions. So sorry for what you had to go through with regard to Anna + Kope. Sorry to hear that Belial scares you more than just a little. And yes, you totally earned your sweet points.

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About Sweet Reckoning

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Series: Sweet Trilogy #3
Release date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 400
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

Description…

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY | GOODREADS

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About Wendy Higgins

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After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.

She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | GOODREADS

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Other Books in the Series

Sweet EvilTitle: Sweet Evil (Sweet Trilogy #1)
Release date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 464
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

Description…

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

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Sweet Peril CoverTitle: Sweet PERIL (Sweet Trilogy #2)
Release date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 384
Formats: Paperback, audio, eBook

Find it: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

Description…

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

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The Giveaway

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What’s Up for Grabs

Lucky winners will receive either…

  • A Kai Prize Pack (3) – leather bracelet, drumstick pencils, Lascivious Tour pass, Kai button, and signed bookmark/bookplate
  • A Bookmark Bundle (10)

Tour-wide giveaway is open internationally!

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

Monday, April 28th – Supernatural Snark – Interview

Tuesday, April 29th – Bewitched Bookworms – Guest Post

Wednesday, April 30th – Jenuine Cupcakes – Character Interview + Review

Thursday, May 1st – Krista’s Dust Jacket – Interview

Friday, May 2nd – Two Chicks on Books –  Character Interview

Week Two

Monday, May 5th – Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview

Tuesday, May 6th – Parajunkee – Song Lyrics

Wednesday, May 7th – Fiktshun – Character Interview

Thursday, May 8th – Book Crushin – Pinterest Board Reveal

Friday, May 9th – Alice Marvels – TK

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