Q&A with Chris T. Kat, Breeding Stations Excerpt & Giveaway

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Breeding Stations (Alliances #1)

  • By Chris T. Kat
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: July 27th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
  • Genre: MxM Adult Sci-Fi Romance
  • Spunky commander Berit Turner is known for two things: his huge libido and his lack of a filter—he says what he thinks. Berit sets his mind on being part of the mission to Ligador, to make sure the planet is habitable for humans. He’s ecstatic when his team is assigned to the task force. A delegation of Nadisc, a humanoid alien race, accompanies them, and passion ignites between Berit and their commanding officer, Tom. But Berit is determined that Tom is just another notch on his bedpost, as he doesn’t do relationships.
    The excursion to Ligador goes wrong from the beginning, when they discover Ligador has been established as a breeding station by their worst enemy: the Tash’Ba. Dinosaur-like creatures become the team’s worst nightmare, and staying alive is going to take everything they’ve got… and then some.

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    Excerpt

    Excerpt from Chapter Two

    Several alarmed shouts warned me of something going on, but I had no time to process what happened. Something roped around my waist and yanked me over to the side. I crashed into Tom’s chest as a harsh growling sound erupted from his throat.
    I tried jerking myself free, but he held onto my wrists with one hand, while his tail kept me tethered to his body. “What the hell?”
    Niyara squared off in front of Tom, her dark eyes gleaming with an eerie, demonic red glint where her pupils should’ve been. Her long tail swished from one side to the other and her arm muscles flexed.
    “What the ever-loving fuck is going on?” I asked.
    “Quiet!” Tom hissed.
    My mouth fell open, and I gaped at him. Okay. Enough was enough. I caught the tip of his tail in my hand and pinched it—hard. He roared, but I used the chance to slip free. A Nadisc’s tail tip was the most sensitive part, which came in handy during sex but was a real disadvantage in a fight. Or maybe not. I’d never heard of someone winning a fight against a Nadisc when—
    Niyara’s fist closing around my shirt stopped all my pondering. She lifted me off my feet, hissing and boring her eerie gaze into mine. Maybe I should’ve stayed with Tom. He’d felt slightly less dangerous than she did.
    Carson appeared next to Niyara’s side, eyes as large as saucers but an equally determined look on his face. He reached out. As soon as he touched her arm, her head whirled around. I held my breath. Would he be able to save me from Niyara’s wrath? She’d seemed rather taken with him earlier. What the hell had I done, anyway, to agitate her?
    As I wracked my brain, Carson and Niyara gazed at each other. The next instant he rose on tiptoes and placed a gentle kiss on her lips.
    She let go of my shirt, and I would’ve landed flat on my ass if Tom hadn’t snatched me around the waist. Niyara rested her head on Carson’s shoulder, which meant she had to stoop because of her height. No one said anything, and no one moved for what seemed like a long time. When she lifted her head, several people—including me—hissed, afraid of what she’d do next.
    Niyara bowed her head toward Tom. “I apologize for my outburst. I’ve never encountered a jealousy spell before.”
    “Jealousy spell?” I echoed.
    She gazed at me, suddenly looking sheepish. “Feeling such a strong connection is new to me, and I didn’t like Carson using an endearment toward you.”
    I blinked, then looked over at Carson. He gawked, and his eyes were the same size as before. Would they stay like that forever?
    Niyara swept an arm around to include everyone in her proclamation, which resulted in startled jerks and coughs. “I’m claiming Carson as my mate. Anyone who’d like to object has to fight me.”
    No one objected. Everyone seemed busy inspecting their boots or the ceiling. I never noticed before how very ugly the hatch’s ceiling was.
    “Berit!” Carson wheezed out.
    I sighed and transferred my gaze from the ceiling to Carson. “Congrats?”
    Someone cheered and the others followed suit, clapping their hands to add to the noise. Carson was so pale I feared he’d faint, but Niyara cupped his face in both hands and kissed him. After that, he didn’t seem to mind that much, not anymore.
    Chuckling, I told the others to open the hatch and take up their position. The hatch opened with the usual buzz, but when I started to walk, Tom’s arms around my waist tightened to an almost painful level.
    “Tell them to secure the area and wait for further instructions,” he whispered into my ear.
    “Dream on. I won’t do—” My words ended abruptly when the steel bands around my waist left me no room for breathing.
    “Now.”
    Tom allowed me more breathing room, and I gave the desired order. No one looked twice or questioned my instruction, for which I’d have been grateful on any other day, just not today. Ticking off a Nadisc was a bad idea. One of the worst, really.
    We waited until everyone had cleared the hatch’s area. Tom spun me around in his arms and lifted me up until we were face-to-face.
    “You accepted me as your leader on this mission, remember? That means no punching me,” I said, “or doing anything that would harm me.”
    Tom’s gaze intensified, and my mouth went dry when he spread out a red and orange speckled frill around his neck. I’d read about this display, but had never seen it before. Only a few Nadisc still had those frills—most opted for surgery because it gave away their emotions too easily—and those that did had a very tight control over it.
    “But it’s okay for you to hurt me?” he rasped.
    I tried to reason with him. “I… look, I’m the commander here. You can’t just order me around or hold me captive, okay?”
    “Niyara could’ve killed you.”
    I shrugged. “She didn’t, and she’ll just have to get used to the way Carson and I talk to each other.”
    The frill around his neck unfolded even more. He said, “I’m not fond of the way you talk to each other.”
    I had an inkling where this conversation was headed. I had an even bigger inkling that I’d panic if Tom said anything, so I closed my eyes, wrapped my arms around his neck—over the frill, which was kind of awkward—and sought his mouth with mine.
    He opened up immediately, and I dipped my tongue into his mouth, licking along his teeth and eliciting an approving hum from him. Somehow I ended up with my legs wound around him and one of his hands steadying my ass.
    When we broke apart for air, he said, “I won’t forget what you did.”
    “I’ll make it up to you,” I replied. His eyes lit up with interest, so I added, “Deal?”
    “Deal.”

    Q&A


    1. If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?

    Adventurous.

    2. What would you say inspired you to write it?

    I’ve always wanted to write a science fiction story with lots of adventurous moments, plus I also had the desire to create aggressive beasts that would weld the main characters together. Mostly I wanted to write a very adventurous story that would allow readers to fall into it and be caught in the suspense.

    3. Was there ever a time, during your work on the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?

    There have been books I wanted to toss out of the window, but so far I’ve refrained from doing so. If I hit that point, I knew I was going in the wrong direction with the book. Sometimes the book was easy to fix, but most of the time I set said book aside for a couple of months until I figured out where I went wrong, then got back to the book. That never happened with Breeding Stations. This particular book flowed extremely well right from the beginning. Usually I write about 1500 to 2000 words on my writing days, but with Breeding Stations I could barely keep up. My word count for any writing day was around 4000, sometimes up to 6000 words. I really loved writing this story!

    4. What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside from writing?

    I work as a Special Ed teacher, which means there are lessons to plan, assessments, evaluations, etc. Other than that I care for my family, and if I have free time, I enjoy any kind of crafts (cross stitching, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.). My main hobby aside, I absolutely love to read. 

    5. Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?

    Yes, Breeding Stations is the first book in a new series, called Alliances. The second book is already contracted and will release this fall. You can expect to see Berit and Tom again. Berit will be the same guy, who just blurts out what he thinks, whether it’s politically correct or not. Their relationship will deepen, and there’ll be a new suspenseful adventure waiting for them.

    6. What do you have in store for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside from this title/series?

    As I mentioned above, the second book in my Alliances series, called Final Battle, will release this fall. Then there’ll be the sequel to my contemporary novella Despite the Odds, titled Against All Odds. After that, there’ll be another science fiction story that deals with male pregnancy. It’s called Mending the Rift, and I’m very excited for Dreamspinner Press to publish this title.
    I’m also working on a co-authored book with Julie Lynn Hayes. It’s a fantasy book called The Prince and the Mercenary, and is the first in a series of three books. Busy, right? 😀

    Fun facts:

    1. If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for?

    Health and happiness for my family.

    2. If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?

    Now that’s a tough question. I’d probably go with the Falls Chance Ranch series by Rolf and Ranger. This series contains four books and they’re free books that I re-read at least two or three times per year.

    3. Name your favorite fruit.

    Strawberries!

    4. Coffee or tea?

    Coffee

    5. Favorite season?

    I can’t decide, so I’m taking both seasons I enjoy: spring and autumn.

    6. Were you a boyscout/girlscout?

    No.

    7. Favorite food for breakfast?

    White bread with strawberry jam.

    8. Latest book you’ve bought and read?

    Do I have to name a book I bought? I’ve started reviewing for Will’s Pride Promotions, so I read a few books that I got for free. My favorite book in the last few weeks was by Liv Olteano, A Counselor Among Wolves. Now, how do I get that woman to write faster? XD
    {Liv says: :)) I’m working on it, I swear!! *blushes* xDDD}

    9. Do you collect things like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?

    Hmm, nothing of the above but I collect yarn and cross stitch threads. My boxes can’t hold the amount of threads I’ve stashed over the years…

    10. Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!

    Blue and green, though my favorite color really depends on my mood.

    11. What song have you listened to most recently?

    Take Me To Church, which is a really wonderful song, very uplifting.

    Full Disclosure:

    1. If everyone would receive a prize for being best at something, you’d be no. 1 at…

    … giving hugs. Seriously, I’m good at that. 😉

    2. The one thing you’d do anything to avoid/get out of is…

    … ironing. Good thing that my husband does the ironing. *g*

    3. You were/are a hardcore fan of…

    … Robert Sean Leonard. When I was a teenager it was Richard Dean Anderson. Wasn’t he cool as MacGyver? lol

    4. The one thing you could/can never get over is…

    … cruelty.

    5. If you could have any one superpower, it would be…

    … healing power.

    6. The one thing that always brightens your day is…

    … a hug and a kiss from my kids.

    7. The awesomest thing in your life is…

    …my family. <3

    Giveaway

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    About the Author & Links:

    Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks or does cross stitch.

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