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October 1, 2013

Blog Tour: The Night Has Claws by Kat Kruger – Interview and Giveaway

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Welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Night Has Claws by Kat Kruger

presented by Fierce Ink Press!

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What happens when you’re the thing that goes bump in the night?

Connor Lewis and Arden LaTène are experiencing a reversal of fortunes. Arden, once a prominent werewolf, has been cured against his will. As a result, he’s now considered dead by his former pack and has lost his longtime girlfriend in the mix. Connor, a newly created werewolf whose DNA has inadvertently led to the creation of the cure, now has to make some important decisions about his future and is not sure who to trust. Should he join a pack or try to go it alone?

When Connor is summoned by the Hounds of God to testify against the human scientist who developed the cure, he’s forced to choose sides. Comprised of humans bitten by werewolves, the Hounds have been the lawmakers and enforcers for hundreds of years, ensuring werewolves don’t endanger the lives of humans and exacting justice upon those who do. On the other hand, the pack werewolves have been persecuted for centuries and are seeking to tip the balance of power. Adding to his confusion is Madison Dallaire, the girl Connor has complicated feelings for, who has embarked on a path of corporate espionage.

In the second book of The Magdeburg Trilogy, Connor’s loyalties are pushed to the limits as he faces the challenges of being a modern werewolf caught in the grip of an ancient feud.

add to goodreadsThe Night Has Claws (The Magdeburg Trilogy #2) by Kat Kruger
Publication Date:  September 24, 2013
Publisher:  Fierce Ink Press Co-Op Ltd.

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Top Favs with Kat Kruger

Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why

1. Playlists. I find music to be pretty integral to my writing so I’m constantly writing to a playlist which changes as I make revisions. In fact, for The Magdeburg Trilogy, the titles of the chapters are really all song titles. Here’s the one I put together for The Night Has Claws.

2. Walking/hiking. Nothing clears my mind better than a walk. Living in a small city on the East Coast gives me access to a lot of trails where I can either just Zen out or re-organize my thoughts. In that sense, it’s kind of the opposite of my first technique.

3. Road trip. Sometimes I just need to get out of the home office and regular routine in order to find inspiration. At the start of my last trip, a coyote crossed the highway which I took as a good omen.

Top 3 musicians/bands/groups and why

1. Muse. For so, so many reasons. Matthew Bellamy’s voice is just pitch perfect. Like, always. Even in concert. Generally speaking their music kind of gives me that RAWR kind of feeling which I need in order to write about werewolves.

2. The Black Keys. Dan Auerbach has a lovely voice and combined with the lyrics I just really connect with their music.

3. Green Day. I think because it’s partly nostalgic and brings me back to my own angsty teen years. But I also appreciate the message they deliver in their music, enough that I took a trip to New York to see the Broadway musical American Idiot.

Top 3 favorite movies of all time and why

1. Blade Runner. Classic sci-fi vision of Philip K. Dick brought to life by Ridley Scott in his prime. I’ve seen every, single version that’s been released of this movie. If any film ever influenced me in any way, it’s definitely this one. Good vs. bad isn’t black and white.

2. Amelie. Audrey Tautou is adorable. The story is delightful. I love Jean-Pierre Jeunet as a director. He’s captures the essence of awkward romance so well in this movie.

3. Gladiator. Sheer epicness and amazing soundtrack. That opening scene still gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.

Top 3 Favorite books that inspired you to write and why

1. Mr Happy by Roger Hargreaves. This is one of the first books I remember reading way back in grade one. I ate up the rest of the series and tried my hand at creating my own picture book version.

2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The ethics behind science is something that I tackle in The Magdeburg Trilogy and it’s because of the early influence of this book. I knew when I began writing the series that I wanted my world to be grounded in reality so the science fiction aspects are pretty thoroughly researched.

3. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. She made werewolves sexy again but not in a vacuous kind of way. Her werewolves have issues too.

Top 3 favorite actors/actresses and why

1. Aidan Turner. He was brilliant as John Mitchell in BBC’s Being Human. He managed to convey such a myriad of emotions and present a very believable version of a paranormal creature just trying to get by in the modern world.  I’m a little bit sad (for selfish reasons) that he’s playing Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones because if a film adaptation ever happened for The Magdeburg Trilogy I doubt he’d play a werewolf again. *SIGH*

2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He’s such a versatile actor and I love what he’s doing with his collaborative production company hitRECord. It’s also kind of awesome to see someone who was a child actor turn out more than just okay.

3. Zooey Deschanel. Multi-talented, quirky, stylish. Plus, I have bang-envy. The characters she plays are usually some level of awkward that I think a lot of girls can relate to and I love that. Real life is awkward.

Top 3 favorite animated movies and why

1. The Secret of Kells. Everything about this movie was so simple and yet I was completely drawn in from start to finish.

2. Grave of the Fireflies. “Crazy sad” as a friend put it. The film was animated by Studio Ghibli and just ranks among my fave movies period. It’s actually based on a semi-autobiographical book of the same name and is about an orphaned brother and sister during WWII Japan. Tissues required.

3. Monsters Inc. Just plain fun. I love how the idea of monsters was kind of turned around on its head.

Chapter-by-Chapter-header---About-the-Author

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Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. The Night Has Teeth is her first novel and won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition. She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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an ebook of The Night Has Claws by Kat Kruger

(Open to Canada, Austrailia, and UK only)

WINNER!  MELISSA C.
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4 Comments

  1. joe hawkshaw
    10/1/2013

    Love the cover looks so amazing mid evil looking love the mid evil times.

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  3. Melissa C
    10/1/2013

    This sounds like a series that I would love. Paranormal and urban fantasy are my favorite genres.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this book.

    Melissa

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  4. wanda
    10/1/2013

    Cant wait to read this it sounds great and I love the cover its awesome

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