Thursday, October 11, 2012

Author Interview with Linda Kage + A Giveaway

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Thanks for joining me and the other fabulous bloggers on The Color of Grace Book Blog Tour! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post for your chance to win a paperback copy of the book and some awesome arm warmers.

Linda Kage is the Author of the Contemporary YA Romance / YA Chick-Lit book The Color of Grace.

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1.       What is your favorite color?
I’m definitely a purple girl!
2.       Where did you get the inspiration to write your novel?
There were two cases of accusations made against men for taking advantage of their new stepdaughters in my neighborhood. These two cases happened a lot closer to home than I felt comfortable with. And since both instances occurred within a few months of each other, it shocked and horrified me to learn how often such things happened. Made me wonder what a girl was supposed to do when her new dad made an advance on her. Then more what-ifs cropped up until Grace’s story formed and The Color of Grace was born. Since I write YA and romance, I kept twisting the tale until it fit my genre.
3.       Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
I love Ryder. He swallows his pride and puts himself out there in a vulnerable position, letting Grace know he likes her despite the fact she already turned him down. I just adore a guy who’s persistent without being stalker creepy!
4.       When you are not writing what else do you like to do?
I have a day job in a university library. So I’m around books all day.  When I get off work, I pick up my two-year old daughter and play Mommy until the next day, when it’s time to go back to work and do it all over again! I barely get to see my husband because he works evening shift, so those rare occasions when we get together are pretty special. We tried raising a tadpole this summer, but sadly, he  (or maybe she) didn’t make it. So we’re thinking maybe a fish will be our next adventure in the wonderful world of pet owning!  And that’s pretty much what I do outside writing!
5.       What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance is my favorite.  I have to—HAVE TO—have a happily ever after.  But after it being a romance story, it can be adult, YA, historical, futuristic, contemporary, paranormal, suspenseful, whatever!  It doesn’t matter to me!  I love all kinds of romance.


Linda is sponsoring a $30 Amazon gift card giveaway for one reader who comments on any post during the blog tour. To maximize your chances, comment on as many of the posts as you can!
She has also generously offered to sponsor a giveaway on my blog for a paperback copy of her novel, The Color of Grace, as well as a super cute pair of black and red striped arm warmers. Fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win!


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Be sure to check out the other stops on the hop!

Aug 10th (Friday):
Books For Company - Guest Post & Giveaway

Sept 3rd (Monday):
I Am a Reader, Not a Writer - Interview & Giveaway


October 1, 2012 (Monday)

Good Choice Reading - Guest Post
Ellz Readz - Interview
A Tasty Read - Review & Giveaway
Diane Estrella - Guest Post & Giveaway

October 2, 2012 (Tuesday)

The YA Cafe - Giveaway
Fictitious Musings - Guest Post
Chocolate Coated Reviews - Review

October 3, 2012 (Wednesday)

Me, My Shelf, and I - Interview & Giveaway
Bookaholics - Character Interview

October 4, 2012 (Thursday)

Courtney's Book Nook - Surprise Post
Totally Bookalicious - Guest Post & Giveaway
Tumbling in Books - Review & Giveaway
Fictonal Distraction - Interview

October 5, 2012 (Friday
Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf - Interview
Reader's Edyn - Guest Post & Giveaway
BookSpark - Interview

October 6, 2012 (Saturday)

Mom Loves 2 Read - Giveaway

October 7, 2012 (Sunday)

Kissed by Ink - Guest Post

October 8, 2012 (Monday)

I Heart YA Books - Review & Giveaway
Readergirl - Review & Giveaway
BookSpark Again! - Review & Giveaway

October 9, 2012 (Tuesday)

One A Day Y.A. - Guest Post & Giveaway
Book Labyrinth - Guest Post & Giveaway
Hott Books - Interview

October 10, 2012 (Wednesday)

Reading Angel - Guest Post & Giveaway
Lovey Dovey Books - Guest Post & Review

October 11, 2012 (Thursday)

Stuck in Books - Review
Bengal Reads - Guest Post
Squiggles Reviews - Interview & Giveaway

October 12, 2012 (Friday)

Ivy B Misbehavin' - Interview
Books and Beyond - Guest Post & Giveaway
The Romance Review - Giveaway
Romancing the Book - Puzzle & Giveaway


  1. Thanks so much for being on my tour! Everything looks so lovely! Hugs!!

  2. I knew she was a purple girl!! I think a job at a library would be fabulous. Sooo many stories, so little time!!

  3. My favorite color is purple as well! I WISH I worked at a library, it sounds like the greatest job ever :D I do help the overloaded librarians for my first period Senior Project but how cool would it be to pursue my passion professionally? (:

  4. He he, I just realized that was consonance right at the end of that comment! Thank you to my amazing 10th grade English teacher for making me sound intelligent! :P

  5. I can't wait to read about Ryder!!!!!!!!!! I'm already obsessed with this book and I haven't even read it yet.


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