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Friday, January 18, 2019

Blog Tour- KILL CODE by Luna Kayne With An Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway!



I am happy to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for KILL CODE by Luna Kayne! I have an excerpt to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:



Title: KILL CODE
Author: Luna Kayne
Pub. Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Kayne Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 317


HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE?

THEN

Ten years ago, a covert government operation gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never leave.

NOW

Jack's special forces team receives a tip, leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s death, ten years earlier.

Past and present collide as what was once lost is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he is trying to end.

But is everything as it seems as secrets begin to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places?

And will the last missing piece, the answer to all of their problems, be found in time?

*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***


* Kill Code is the first book in a trilogy.



Now on to the excerpt!

“Wake up, Jack. We’re moving out. Your assignment is done.”

My commanding officer barks his orders out, jolting me awake. I open my eyes and try to focus as the dawn barely lights the room around me.

“What do you mean, done? Last night we were waiting on the search warrants. We had the whole family. It was going down... today.” Propping myself up on my elbows, I shake my head, trying to will myself to catch up.

Going over the last few days in my head, this doesn’t make sense. I’ve been on the ground with my unit for months now working special ops undercover with local law enforcement on a federal level. Collecting whatever evidence we could and rounding up witnesses. Everything finally began to snowball together three days ago.

First one witness came forward, then a second, then the third came in with solid proof. With Port Thomas being a smaller city near the coast in Oregon, law enforcement is always underfunded so they were thankful for the additional manpower, as long as we didn’t step on too many toes.

We had our mission in place for today, but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.

“It blew up. Shit went down a few hours ago. Apparently, they knew we were coming. The Sparr family is gone. All of the evidence against them is now speculative. Four witnesses are dead. Another two are missing.” Then, as he opens his mouth, I see the hesitation in his eyes as his body physically braces for a fight.

“Jack.” My commander starts then stops, carefully considering his words with a frustrating pause. “It’s Jessa. Both her and her brother’s bodies are missing.”

“What do you mean, missing?” Then the weight of his words hits me. “Wait. What do you mean, bodies?” I bolt out of bed onto shaky legs as I feel my world begin to crumble piece by piece.

He chose his words carefully. She isn’t missing.


Her body is missing.

Interview with Luna:

Hey Luna!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! KILL CODE rocks and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Thank you so much for having me and your kind words on Kill Code, I'm excited to be here and I appreciate you taking the time to ask these questions.

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about KILL CODE and the characters?

Kill Code is the first book in what will be a trilogy. The book starts with Jack and Jessa as high school sweethearts except Jack is hiding a lie. He was actually placed in Jessa's life as an undercover government agent, tracking a crime family. The operation blows up and both become lost to each other for a decade, when they come face to face with each other, seemingly on opposite sides of the law.

So what’s next for you? What are you working on now?

Now I am on to book two in the series. With Kill Code being the first, it carried some darker elements to it as the story began to take shape. With that piece of the story told, the two characters who will be telling their stories in the second book take on a little more of a feistier tone. I've been looking forward to getting into some of the banter.

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

None of my characters were inspired by real life people but Jack was a little inspired by Lucas from my first book, Controlling Interests. I think it was mostly because I came up with the idea for Kill Code while I was still finishing my first novel.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I have two favourite characters from this book so that is a hard one. I think I enjoyed writing Dana, Jessa's friend the most. She's witty and strong but there is an uncertainty to her. She is honest and fierce but she is also vulnerable.
My least favourite was Maxwell mostly because it drained me to write him. I had to be alone when I wrote his parts and to mentally sink into his darkness for some chapters was depressing. I even had to stop writing one chapter and skip to the next. I finished that chapter on my first round of edits when I felt better.

What is your favorite passage/scene in KILL CODE?

Oh, there were a bunch I loved writing. I'm going to go with the chapters at the beginning of the book at the farmhouse because that is when everything first starts. Connections are made and the realization that life as both of my main characters knew it has now changed.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

It has occurred to me that I probably shouldn't take my laptop across any borders as the search history alone would have me detained for months. I had to research basic military and law enforcement jargon and I tried to be as universal in my terms as possible. I also had to look into cyber-based terrorism, hacking and torture techniques (which was particularly unpleasant). And I had to research which agents could knock people out and/or kill them.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

I'm going so old school on this one that I'm not even sure they had schools during this time, but I'd have to say Edmond Dant├Ęs from The Count of Monte Cristo. There is something about someone so driven and focused. I just can't even imagine what I would do if all of that focus was on me ;)

What inspired you to write romance?

I had started writing a sci-fi/fantasy novel and I was about 30K words into it when the idea for Controlling Interests started to take hold. At first I thought I would write my thoughts out and I started jotting down the words, which now happen to be the first words in Controlling Interests. I just kept going and wrote it from front to back without thinking about it too much.

After that, I found that I really enjoyed writing the friction and anticipation between characters so I continued. I will return to my other book one day though.

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I just got the new Christopher Moore book, Noir in paperback for Christmas. It's coming to Mexico with me this week.

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Hufflepuff ftw

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter

Favorite Superhero?

Wonder Woman

Favorite TV show?

Alias

Sweet or Salty?

Salty (I reserve the right to change that based on the time of day)

Any Phobias?

Fears but no phobias

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Chandelier (Sia)

2019 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Star Wars Episode IX

Thanks so much Luna for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read KILL CODE!


Thank you for asking these questions. I can't wait either. I'm busting to see it publish.


About Luna:
Luna Kayne is a multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose.

Within the romance genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal, BDSM and contemporary.

The woman behind Luna Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Giveaway Details:
3 winners will win an eBook of KILL CODE, International.


Tour Schedule:
Week One:
1/14/2019- Simply Daniel RadcliffeReview
1/14/2019- Texan Holly ReadsExcerpt
1/14/2019-The Little Bookworm- Review

1/15/2019- Bookish RantingsSpotlight
1/15/2019- BookHoundsExcerpt
1/15/2019-Lisa Loves Literature- Spotlight

1/16/2019- Angelic Book ReviewsExcerpt
1/16/2019- JrsbookreviewsExcerpt

1/17/2019- Smada's Book SmackSpotlight
1/17/2019- ColorimetryExcerpt

1/18/2019- TMBA Corbett Tries to WriteSpotlight
1/18/2019- Two Chicks on BooksExcerpt

Week Two:
1/21/2018- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt
1/21/2018- Good Choice ReadingExcerpt

1/22/2018- Tales of A Ravenous ReaderExcerpt
1/22/2018- ParajunkeeExcerpt

1/23/2018- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt
1/23/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Excerpt

1/24/2018- Jaime's WorldExcerpt
1/24/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Playlist

1/25/2018- BookbriefsExcerpt

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