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Sunday, March 26, 2017

#Interview with Katana Collins of OUTLAW + #Giveaway




Lexi: Readers be prepared to fan yourself. Our guest today is the writer of Outlaw, the three part volume in the Harrison Street Crew series. And wow does it sound hot! Welcome to the blog, Katana Collins!

Thanks so much for having me, Lexi!! I'm so excited to be here today!


Lexi: You have us curious on many levels. First off, you are bringing us characters that you introduced in the previous Harrison Street Crew books and so we get to see the chemistry between Patrick and Michelle. Yay! Second, Outlaw is in three parts…would this be considered a serial? How long is each part?

Curiosity is good ;) Yes! Each book in the Harrison Street Crew series focuses on a different member of the car club (think Sons of Anarchy meets Fast and the Furious). So OUTLAW is book two in the series and we get to see Patrick and Michelle come together. They met in book 1 EX-CON and had some adorable flirtations, but things really heat up in OUTLAW!

You're correct—the book has been split up into three parts and it's considered a serial. Each part is roughly 130-140 pages, so all in all, it's a pretty long book coming in at almost 400 pages, haha! There was a lot to tell with Patrick and Michelle!


Lexi: What was your writing process like with Outlaw? Did Patrick jus scream at you to hurry up and get his story on the page?

YES! I knew as I was writing EX-CON that Patrick was my next story. He was the comic relief, but I just knew that deep down beyond the laughter was a darker, deeper reason for his using humor as an escape.


Lexi: Writing sizzle is no strange thing for you. What about Patrick and Michelle made Outlaw stand out for you? 

Haha, oh man, do I love a sexy book! I don't mince words when it comes to the bedroom scenes. Forbidden love is the best—and when I started writing, I just knew that I had to write the deep conflict of Michelle's job as the assistant district attorney with Patrick. In the prologue, they each have a moment of weakness and give into that temptation immediately. I think offering them each of a taste of the passion makes it that much harder to stay away. That delayed gratification of knowing what they want, how good it was/could be, and the fact that they're unable to have it. **Fans Myself** Oooh.


Lexi: As a fellow woman who adores impractical designer shoes I love your blurb for part one. ‘A total bombshell with stilettos and a power suit comes blazing into his life’ You wrote Michelle as a woman to be reckoned with. What piece of you do you see in Michelle?

Ohhhhh, girl. Even though I spend MOST days in flip flops (or Uggs, as this winter's been rough!), I LOVE me some hawt heels! For my wedding, most of the details didn't matter to me. BUT I knew I wanted to wear some Christian Louboutin's. Stylistically, Michelle and I are similar... but she's really a composite character of a few of my closest girlfriends. My best friend growing up (also named Michelle... haha I'm not great at coming up with character names!) is an attorney and she inspired this character, as did my sister's best friend (who is very Italian and we used to go over there every Sunday for their home cooked pasta dinners). Michelle Chiccarini is a composite of each—with my love of shoes and handbags. ;)


Lexi: We can’t wait to read all the pieces! Congratulations on Outlaw! Cheers and we hope to see you back again soon!

Thank you so much!! I hope you LOVE it and be sure to keep an eye out for Ryan and Megan's story, ENFORCER, this June!
Happy reading!




33956315Outlaw: Part 1 
(Harrison Street Crew)
by Katana Collins
Kindle Edition
Published March 7th 2017 by Swerve
ASINB01MYM7W9Y
Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you. 

Volume One of a three-part volume by Katana Collins.

Patrick Flanagan lives outside the law. The cops don’t like him. The law doesn’t trust him. He may come at you with a charm and a handsome smile, but make no mistake—he’s as reckless and bad as they come. But when a total bombshell with stilettos and a power suit comes blazing into his life, this bad boy is about to be so, so good…


33956395Outlaw: Part 2 
(Harrison Street Crew)
by Katana Collins
Kindle Edition
Published March 14th 2017 by Swerve
ASINB01N51UN6L
Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.

Volume Two of a three-part volume by Katana Collins.

Ambitious lawyer Michelle Chiccarini vowed like hell she is going to do her best to prosecute as many criminals as she could. Even if that means trying to put away Patrick Flanagan, a man who can make her pulse quicken and fill her head with dirty, wicked thoughts just by looking at him. She’s got to put him behind bars. But how can she do that, when she can’t even resist his touch? 



33956397Outlaw: Part 3 
(Harrison Street Crew)
by Katana Collins
Kindle Edition
Published March 21st 2017 by Swerve
ASINB01MXKORWL
Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.

Volume Three of a three-part volume by Katana Collins.

Patrick Flanagan won’t go to jail. Not when he’s got a woman as gorgeous as Michelle aching for his every touch and pushing his lust for her past the boiling point. Even though she’s a lawyer tasked with putting him in prison, he can’t stay away from her. Michelle is falling fast and hard for Patrick, but is he guilty? Or is he innocent? She wants to trust her bad boy from the streets, but is he telling the truth?



About the Author:

Katana Collins is lucky enough to love her day job almost as much as she loves writing. She splits her time evenly between photographing boudoir and newborn portraits and writing steamy romances in a variety of genres -- paranormal, contemporary, new adult and suspense.

She lives in Portland, Maine, with an ever-growing brood of rescue animals: a kind of mean cat, a very mellow chihuahua, and a very not mellow lab puppy... oh yeah, there's a husband somewhere in that mix, too. She can usually be found hunched over her laptop in a cafe, guzzling gallons of coffee, and wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.  http://www.katanacollins.com/




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1 comment:

jodi marinich said...

really enjoyed the excerpt