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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kate Evangelista Guest Post + Giveaway

Today the Sheep bring you a guest post from YA author Kate Evangelista! Make sure to check out her site and all the fun stuff she's got going on PLUS this wonderful gal was kind enough to offer up a chance for someone to win an ecopy of Taste. Stick around till the end folks!

Taste Love Triangle
by Kate Evangelista

When I first started writing Taste, I never thought of the love story as a love triangle. It had always been the story of Phoenix discovering by accident that something else went on at her school after hours.

But to be clear, I love writing love stories, so in anything I write there is always a romantic element. This has always been the case since I was in high school.

I love the concept of falling in love.

In Taste, Phoenix stumbles upon Demitri. Well, he saves her from having her flesh tasted by Eli. Their relationship is a tumultuous one because they needed to reconcile one fact: are they just attracted to each other because of something that happens between them that binds them or is there something deeper beyond their connection? Was it just physical attraction?

I think this is why I like Luka for Phoenix better. He's a more stable choice for her. But, of course, I'm merely the typist of this story. Just because I like something doesn't mean it'll happen. *sigh*

The love triangle was born several drafts into the story. Slowly, I started seeing that beyond Demitri's and Phoenix's connection, Luka was making an impact in her life and her journey.

I believe Luka and Phoenix have a shared experience. They are both living through issues with their fathers. That's what binds them. They find comfort in each other because of it. The attraction between them comes from a deeper place than the physical.

Now, like I've written above, just because I like it, doesn't mean it's what happens.

I will be the first to admit that Phoenix isn't the type of make the best decisions in the world. She decides on things based on impulse and whatever situation her curiosity lands her in. And if you've read Taste, you'll know what I mean. If you haven't, grab your copy now and see what I mean.

Love triangles are complicated situations. A character is pulled in different directions for wholly different reasons. Real life is just as complicated. Sometimes even more so.

What happens between Demitri, Luka, and Phoenix within Taste grew out of several drafts, each one different from the next. There have been several scenarios as to who she ends up with in the end. My critique partners know this.

At the end of the day, regardless of who Phoenix picks, it's about the journey of how she got there. I may not a hundred percent agree, but it's her story, not mine. I merely want to share with all of you what happened to Phoenix when she met the Zhamvy that fateful afternoon she broke curfew.

So, I end this guest post by thanking you for hanging out with me. Grab your copy of Taste today. Love it or hate it is up to you. My fondest wish is that you enjoy the ride.

Be rebellious. Take a chance. See what Taste has to offer.

I dare you to break curfew.

Author Website:
Twitter handle: @KateEvangelista
Paperback Giveaway for Taste:

If you would like a chance to win an ecopy of Taste please do the following:
1. Follow Kate at her Twitter handle (@KateEvangelista)
2. Leave a comment below on your thoughts of a love triangle. Maybe you've been a part of one?
3. Your email address

This contest is open to EVERYONE and will end July 20th at midnight. Good luck!


  1. I've been in two love triangles. The first time it was my best friend who was the other guy so that was OK. We were too good friends to let it kill our friendship. The second time the other guy was someone I'd never met before, that was awkward.


  2. Thanks for a fun post and giveaway!

    lol... thank goodness I've never been a part of a love triangle... I wouldn't know what to do w/ myself :) But... it's fun to read about them.


  3. Never been in a love triangle, but sounds tough. But reading about it is also interesting and heart wretching...but fun at the same time ! Thanks for the giveaway !

    twitter: @angykayc

  4. I cant say that ive ever been part of a love triangle, but i have read about them! They make the story interesting and im always curious as to who the hero/heroine will choose in the end...or if he/she will keep both! :D
    Twitter: @LuvToRead09

  5. contest is over! Congrats to Carl...I sent you an email. thanks to everyone who stopped by :)