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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “Death of a Waterfall” by Kara Leigh Miller

Jul 26
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Welcome to CABR, Kara 🙂

How’d you choose the title for your book?

I always knew I wanted “waterfall” in the title, but didn’t quite know where to put it. Waterfalls are very symbolic in the story and at the end, Teghan’s father tears down the waterfall he’d built in the backyard for her. She stands there, watching the demolition and thinks to herself: “First he killed my spirit and now my waterfall.” From there it kind of morphed into Death of a Waterfall.

 

Tell us about your New Adult (NA) novel, DEATH OF A WATERFALL

Teghan Jacobs didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy, was she wrong. Her mother, whose drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. And her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion.

Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm room, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who’s responsible: Teghan’s father.

 

Would you consider DOAW to be NA because of the subject matter?

Death of a Waterfall is classified as NA for several reasons. First and foremost is the age of the characters. They are too old for YA and too young for adult. The subject matter is too adult for YA. Also, the story is essentially about the pivotal point in Teghan’s life where she’s leaving home for the first time, going to college, and trying to find herself, which to me, is the entire basis for NA.

 

What’s the reader response been like since the book’s release in June?

It has been pretty split. Some people love it, others downright hate it. I knew the subject matter would be difficult for a lot of people, so I expected some poor reviews.

My goal was to elicit strong, visceral emotions from the readers, which I seem to have accomplished from everyone — no matter if you loved it or hated it.

 

Will there be a sequel? Involving the same h/H?

Yes, there is a sequel involving the same hero and heroine and a host of new characters, too. Teghan has to face the backlash of what Donnie has done, and deal with her father. She has a major revelation that will rock her world and set her on the path to healing.

 

What’s next for you?

I’m working on the sequel to Death of a Waterfall, an erotica novella entitled Jilted, and a Halloween themed novella.

 

TRIVIA

 

Favourite snack/food while writing? 

Pepsi and Kit-Kats

 

Most memorable fan-girl moment, be it you as fan or on receding end? 🙂

Oh, wow. I’ve had several. lol. As a fan, it would have to be when Ryan Winfield sent me a private message that revealed his newest cover and asked me to show it on my blog.

As an author, it would have to be when I received an email from a fan who’d read and reviewed The Georgia Corbins, my YA romance. She loved it and said if there wasn’t a sequel, she would revolt. Lucky for me, there is a sequel. =)

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Death Of A Waterfall coverBLURB:

Twenty-year-old college freshman, Teghan Jacobs, didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy, was she wrong. Her mother, whose drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. And her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion.

Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm room, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who’s responsible: Teghan’s father.

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Kara Leigh MillerABOUT Kara Leigh Miller:

Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word. In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance.

She’s the author of several erotic novellas, The Georgia Corbins, a YA romance, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven and the CNY Romance Writers. In addition, she’s a Senior Editor at Entranced Publishing.

Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two puppies. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. And when she’s not doing that, she’s spending time with her family and friends.

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