That Took A Total Uturn

Karina Kantas Author Interview

Broken Chains follows a woman who begins an unforeseeable job as a secret agent and betrayal, bondage, and chaos become the new order in her life. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

Broken Chains was actually a short story called Spooky in my collection Heads & Tales.

The short story became the prologue. The short story ended when she was offered a job working for MI5. We already know that her mother is dead, and her father is living somewhere in Greece. That set up for a surprising reunion I hope no one saw coming. The story was just going to be about the assassination of the Greek Primeminister on his visit to the UK. But as you know, that took a total Uturn and then the story just wrote itself ( as we authors say)

Liz Finely is an intriguing and well-developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?

I didn’t know at the time how much hurt I would put Elizabeth through. But I knew she had to be resilient. Or act strong even though she wasn’t. I’m not a plotter. My plotting happens in my head, and it comes out only when I write. I’m a pantser all the way. I have a scene in my head, and I run with it.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The mafia family tree. Who was in charge, and how the mafia worked? How they treated their own. How they looked after each other. But should you cross them, family or not, you’d be sentenced to death. Trust was paramount. And when it comes to business, seeking alliances meant more power, more money and respect.

What is the next book that you are working on, and when will it be available?

I’m working on In Times of Violence – Adult edition. This novel should have been written nearly 20 years ago when the YA edition came out. But I wasn’t ready. If I had written the book back, then it would be nothing like the book I’ve written today. I’ve grown as a writer; my writing style has certainly changed, as has my genre. In Times of Violence is a Dark MC romance. Whereas Broken Chains was a Dark Mafia Romance, my next one will be even darker.

I already have Road Rage and Huntress, which are Dark MC Romances, published this year. You can expect In Times of Violence in 2023 no date as yet.

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If only she had stuck to singing in bars.
If only the idea of wanting to become an author had never entered her mind.
If only she’d never met Alex.
That one meeting had caused an avalanche of fate to clash with a dangerous destiny that forced Liz Finely to become the most wanted woman in the world. Stalked by three deadly mafia bosses, Liz has to learn to survive. Passed from one brutal hand to another, tortured, and abused, it’s her blood, her name, which lands her in trouble each time.
Now it’s up to Liz to find the strength accept and become who she’s meant to be, and finally break the chains that bind her.

This novel is a dark mafia romance for 18+ due to the graphic sex and violence

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