Author Kathryn Caskie
"Kathryn Caskie has long been a devotee of history and things of old. So it came as no surprise to her family when she took a career detour off the online super highway and began writing historical romances full time.
With a background in marketing, advertising and journalism, she has written professionally for television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Kathryn lives in a 200-year-old Quaker home nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family, her greatest source of inspiration."sourced from author's bio page
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RJ: Hey Kathryn! Thanks so much for stopping by for a little chat. Firstly, congratulations on your new book, 'The Duke's Night Of Sin', in stores as of 11.30.2010! What have the past few months been like; with finishing the book and anticipating it's release? What have you experienced emotionally as well as professionally with the completion of this new book?
RJ: Why don't you tell me and the readers a little bit about 'The Duke's Night Of Sin' from the author's point of view?
RJ: Where did the inspirations for your plot, characters and setting come from?
RJ: This release is the latest book in The Seven Deadly Sins series. What's the series' premise and how did the idea for it come about?
KC: The Seven Deadly Sins series is about the seven Sinclair brothers and sisters. When their mother died, their father, the Duke of Sinclair, found refuge in drink and left the children to run wild. Soon all of Edinburgh Society referred to the unruly bunch as The Seven Deadly Sins. This hurt the children, until finally, Sterling, the eldest, could no longer tolerate the constant tears. He came up with a plan to remove the sting from the words, assigning each of them a sin to portray that sin whenever in public. They did, delighting in shocking Society. After a time, the name calling stopped but by then embodying the sins was no longer a game. The sins had become part of their very natures. One night, their father can’t endure his grown children’s wicked ways any longer. He tells them that they must redeem themselves or be cast out, penniless. He sets them off to London with just enough coin to live on, but only if they are frugal. This was the premise. The stories themselves pit the sinner against his/her opposite, forcing both to grow in many ways to earn respect and their happily ever after.
RJ: Lets talk about your Hero and Heroine (Sebastian & Siusan). What are their flaws and what are their redeeming qualities? Also, why are they drawn to each other (aside from physical attraction)?
KC: Siusan is lazy and manipulative. She uses manipulation to get others to do what she wants. Still, she is deeply wounded from her relationship with her father and inside feels unworthy of love. But her brothers and sister know another side of Siusan, a woman who is passionate as well as compassionate, loving, supportive, caring and self-sacrificing.
Sebastian has been thrust into the role of Duke of Exeter and he doesn’t want the responsibility. He’d much rather enjoy the rakish life of second son, drinking his nights away and enjoying the ladies. But now, after both his father and brother have died from their own weaknesses, he has become head of the family. He knows he must become the man the Duke of Exeter should be. He take his seat in the House of Lords and works diligently to improve the lives of the people of England, earning the admiration of the government. Like Siusan, Sebastian is passionate, caring and compassionate and self-sacrificing.
A matched passion first drew them together. But when they met again, it was their wit, and compassion that pulled them together. Their willingness to sacrifice everything they held dear for sake of the other is what finally proved to them both that, against all odds, they must be together forever[.]
RJ: How did your writing journey begin and how did you get here? What pit-stops, wrong turns, and perfect lane changes did you make on your road to publication?
Favorite romantic comedy- there are so many I love, but it’s still When Harry Met Sally.
RJ: Do you have anything that you would like to address to your fans and the readers?
KC: Thank you all for reading my books and for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to swing by website www.KathrynCaskie.com for my 12 Days of Christmas book giveaway, excerpts, fabulous holiday recipes from your favorite Avon authors, signed bookplates for your copies of The Duke’s Night of Sin and more.
|Not Kathryn's dog, but so cute!|
KC: I could tell you that I am an adrenaline junkie who has been skydiving, bungee jumping, elephant riding, diving with sharks, etc. But after meeting me, most people find it shocking that I have a Chihuahua with a Napoleon complex.
*Kathryn's Question: What would most people find most surprising about you?
I have three signed sets of the first two books in my Seven Deadly Sins series for the top three (chosen by Rita.)
Kathryn Caskie has generously offered to giveaway (3) signed sets of the first two books in her 'Seven Deadly Sins' series: Book One, To Sin With a Stranger, and Book Two, The Most Wicked of Sins to (3) three lucky commenter! Follow the guidelines below and comment for your chance to win! The giveaway will end on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 11:59:00 PM. The winners will be chosen, announced and contacted via email shortly after.
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