Second Chance is the sequel to First Comes Love and is currently available!
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Synopsis: Can two drastically different, imperfect people be perfect for each other?
It’s been four months since Gray and Dylan have seen each other. Dylan’s been traveling in Europe, while Gray has college, baseball, and a life rooted in one place. Gray’s determined to forget Dylan, the girl he fell in love with in First Comes Love. Besides, how do you make a relationship work with an independent loner?
Just when he decides he’s over her, Dylan makes an unexpected entrance back into his life, hoping their steamy romance can start right where it left off. Gray realizes you can tell your mind to do one thing, but you can’t always convince your heart to follow. Dylan realizes she finally has to make a choice between freedom and her relationship with Gray.
Hilarious, intense, inspiring, and emotional, Second Chance shows that love is a journey, and there are never clear road signs or maps to guide you along. You can only navigate with your heart.
Congrats on the release of your self published title – Second Chance – the sequel to First Comes Love. At what point did you know you wanted to write a sequel to Gray & Dylan’s story? Or did you always know at the beginning that there was more to their story than just one book?
I never planned on writing a sequel. First Comes Love was a standalone, but after I finished writing it, Gray and Dylan kept talking to me. It went on for MONTHS and the only thing I could do to shut them up was to write down the dialogue going through my head. As soon as I did that, Second Chance basically wrote itself. I realized their story wasn't over—that’s what they were trying to tell me.
Being that you jumped into self publishing with this title, what was your experience with it like?
It's been an interesting experiment. My publishers never formally rejected Second Chance, they just sat on it for six months which definitely doesn't help a writer's self esteem. I thought it was a great book, so I downloaded it and made it available as an ebook. Amazon gets a bad rap, but to be honest, they are really good to authors. It almost felt like making an independent film—I hired my own group of editors and designers that I collaborated with on a daily basis, so it had a “grass roots” feeling.
Do you think you’d ever have a go at self publishing again?
That’s tough. Although self publishing was fun, it was MUCH MORE time consuming and stressful. I still think getting picked up by a tradition house is the way to go. Plus, my favorite places on this earth are bookstores. If people keep self publishing, bookstores are really going to suffer. I’m still crossing my fingers that a publisher picks up Second Chance, so it can have a wider distribution.
Can you share with us a favorite line or two from Second Chance?
“Note to self: when you take directions from your heart, plan on getting lost.” (this one hits pretty close to home)
How about asking Gray and Dylan something for us? Could they tell us 1 or 2 things about the other that we might not know?
Oh, man, I’m terrible at these questions. Let’s just say, there will be many more quirky insights into these characters in the final book.
What do you hope people will take away with them after reading their story?
I hope people will realize that relationships aren’t supposed to be perfect and fluffy and easy. I think relationships are a lot of work—they’re about asking the hard questions and loving people on their worst days. They’re about growing and changing and making sacrifices. My favorite movies are When Harry Met Sally and Annie Hall, because they're a realistic story of a relationship. That's what I’m trying to do with this series.
Is this the end of Gray and Dylan’s story? Or will we be seeing more from them in the future?
There is one more book. I mapped it out during a fifteen hour drive between Los Angeles and Corvallis, Oregon. It's all sitting in my head, I just need to get it down on paper. This is going to be a really fun one to write...lots more drama to come.
Lastly, can you tell us what you’re working on now and when we might be getting a chance to read it?
I'm working on the last book in the Awaken series right now. The sequel to Awaken, Middle Ground, is coming out on November 20th and I'd like the third and final book to be available in 2013.
Also, I wanted to add that I hired a graphic designer to touch up the cover of Second Chance, so if it isn’t already available in print, it should be available any day (on Amazon). The ebook will also be available on Smashwords/Barnes and Noble, before Christmas. Please buy a copy. J
Katie, thanks for visiting with me today and for writing some amazing characters! I for one LOVED their story and can’t wait to read what you write next. Please visit again soon or drop on in anytime!
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 198 Pages (May 8th, 2012)
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Synopsis: Like his name, Gray is dark and stormy. Dylan, a girl always searching for what's next, seemingly unable to settle down, is the exact opposite: full of light and life. On the outside, they seem like an unlikely couple. But looks can be deceiving and besides, opposites attract.
What starts as friendship, turns into admiration, respect and caring, until finally these two lone souls find they are truly in love with each other.
But staying in love is not as easy as falling in love. If Dylan and Gray want their love to last, they're going to have to work at it. And learn that sometimes love means having to say you're sorry.
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