Monday, December 16, 2013

Interview, Book & Giveaway


Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Harkins: I know the exact date – February 3rd, 2013.  I ran out of reading material on my Kindle. I stared at the wall, for what seemed like hours. It was then that I had a light bulb moment.  I thought “Well, if I can’t find anything to read, I’ll just write something!”  The “something” became my first novel, Intentional.

Q: Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
Harkins: Yes and no.  I need uninterrupted time (I’m not one of those authors who can write for an hour per day) Give me four hours, and I’m good to go.  I do my best writing in the parking lot waiting for my daughter to finish her basketball practice.

Q: Where did you get the idea or inspiration for Intentional?
Harkins: I have absolutely no idea!  When I sat down to write Intentional, the words, plot, dialogue literally flew from my fingers to the keyboard.

Q: What books have most influenced your life?
Harkins: The first book I remember reading was Exodus. I was in the 7th grade and I couldn’t put it down. Although I can’t remember all the details, I’m sure it has made me more compassionate.

The next book would have to be Slammed by Colleen Hoover.  I know these two books are polar opposites, but nonetheless they both left their mark.  With Slammed, I was introduced to a simple, yet complex love story. It brought out all my dormant feelings of first love. My heart raced, my palms became sweaty – all of those feelings came back in a rush.  If it were not for Colleen Hoover, and her wonderful writing, I would not have written Intentional.  That’s a pretty big influence!

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Harkins: When I’m not writing, I like to think about writing.  When my fingers are not on my keyboard, my brain is batting around dialogue.  I think it’s called “Voices in my Head” but for writers, it means creativity, not craziness (I think!)

Q: Any future writing news you would like to share?
Harkins: Yes!  I am currently working on Unintentional, which follows the life of one of the characters from Intentional.

Title: Intentional

Author: MK Harkins
Release date: June 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours;

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Book Description:

What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question that faces Mattie, Sarah, and Jeremy as they negotiate the often precarious game of love. In MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional, nothing is ever quite as it seems at first glance. This story of bitter ends and new beginnings is told through the perspectives of all three of the main players, providing readers with a unique insight into the motivations and schemes of all involved.

Mattie and Jeremy are deliriously happy, engaged to be married, and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Unable to remain in the town that reminds her with every aching step of the love she lost, Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life. There she meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back in the form of Jeremy himself. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that the trauma from her past may not have been quite what it seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?

About the Author

I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional, with a sequel already in the works.

When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and cooking. I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting MK Harkins and Intentional!


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