19 August 2015

Blog Tour: Finding Center by Katherine Locke - Guest Post & Giveaway

Finding Center by Katherine Locke
New Adult, Contemporary Romance
District Ballet Company #2
Expected Publication: August 17th, 2015

Zed and ballet are my two greatest loves.

But a tragic accident ripped them from Aly's life six years ago and it took all her strength to get them back. She’s had a long road to recovery and has returned, dancing full-time for The District Ballet Company and carrying Zed’s child. But Aly is slipping. Each day becomes a fight to keep her career from crumbling under the weight of younger talent, the scrutiny of the public eye, and the limitations of her ever-changing body. A fight she fears she’s losing.

I’m scared Aly is broken to her core.

Zed recognizes signs, but he doesn’t know how to fix her. The accident left him with his own demons, and while he wants nothing more than to take care of Aly, it’s getting harder the further she spirals. When Aly’s life is threatened and Zed’s injuries prevent him from saving her, he’s never felt so useless, so afraid he is no longer capable of being the man Aly and their child needs.

With new life comes new hope. And with their fractured lives already hanging by a thread, Aly and Zed must discover if they have what it takes—both together and apart—to rebuild and carry on.



About the Author

Katherine Locke lives and writes in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, where she’s ruled by her feline overlords and her addiction to chai lattes. She writes about that which she cannot do: ballet, time travel, and magic. When she’s not writing, she’s probably tweeting. She not-so-secretly believes most stories are fairy tales in disguise. She can be found online at katherinelockebooks.com and on Twitter: @bibliogato.


Guest Post

Hey all! I’m here today with my characters Aly and Zed for a somewhat unusual and fun interview! Hopefully everyone will behave. This will be spoiler-free and some of the questions came from our readers!

Zed: We have readers. That’s so strange.
Aly:  It’s not really that strange.
Zed: You’re used to having fans. I’m not. Let me bask in the moment .
Aly: I’m a fan of yours.
Zed: Look at you, trying on sentimental for a change.
Aly: First time for everything.
Zed: (snickers)
Katherine: oookay, if you two are quite done…first question comes from Silvana, a reviewer at Hopeless Bookies, who is a big fan of yours. She wants to know when both of you knew you were in love.
Zed: I mean, probably when I first met her, but that sounds cheesy and we were so young…I think Amsterdam. Like, I felt it, it had been there a long time, but I didn’t register it as love until Amsterdam.
Aly: I admit it probably took longer for me to fully recognize it? But I remember a night after Amsterdam, back in Philadelphia when I think we were both afraid it was going to fall apart, eating gummy bears in bed, watching Netflix…I thought that that moment was what all those songs and books were about.
Zed: Until you slept on a gummy bear and it gooped up your hair and you freaked out.
Aly: I didn’t freak out.
Zed: There were tears.
Aly: Okay, maybe that was a little bit traumatizing.
Katherine: Next question! Cookies or cupcakes?
Aly: Cookies.
Zed: She’s wrong. Listen to me, readers. CUPCAKES.
Katherine: I agree with Zed here. Alright, more importantly—Zed, how’d you end up in DC? We know Aly went there because her mom was there but you?
Zed: Shhhh don’t ask questions I can’t answer! Kismet? Fate? Who knows? The rehab place I went is pretty close by in Virginia, and then I stayed in the area for meetings and classes. Found a job and stayed. Worked out, didn’t it?
Katherine: Very much so! Alright. Aly, favorite part of dancing again?
Aly: I’m supposed to say it makes me feel whole, right? But also, I kind of have the best job. I don’t have to wear real people clothes, I have the best coworkers (except for that one, but you know…you can’t win them all), and I don’t have to bring work home with me at night.
Zed: Rub it in why don’t you
Aly: I could…
Katherine: OKAY. Hands to ourselves. What’s it like being in DC ahead of a presidential election?
Aly: It won’t be a circus until next year. I think we’ll probably go away for inauguration.
Zed: By away, she means we’ll probably just stay holed up in our house and grumble a lot about tourists.
Aly: It’s the DC way.
Katherine: This is from Maf, another big fan of yours. What Harry Potter House would you sort each other into?
Zed: Aly is Slytherin.
Aly: OUCH.
Zed: HEY. It’s true! You’re ambitious and cunning. It doesn’t mean you’re a Death Eater.
Aly: ugh. Um, I’ve never read the books, only seen the movies. Zed’s probably a Hufflepuff.. Or a Ravenclaw.
Zed: Ravenpuff. I’m basically Divergent.
Aly: I don’t know what you’re talking about now.
Zed: You don’t teach teenage girls.
Aly: And for that we’re all grateful.
Katherine: Okay another Harry Potter question! This one’s from Sil. What object would you turn into a Horcrux?
Aly: Those are the pieces of Voldemort’s soul, right?
Zed: I’d probably turn a piano into my Horcrux.
Aly: Pointe shoes.
Zed: but which pair?! It’s a great hunt. You have to stab all of them with the sword or a basilisk fang to know!
Aly: oh my god, you’re such a nerd.
Katherine: Okay, this is from Sue! Have any pet peeves about each other?
Zed: She snaps her fingers when she’s anxious. And taps things, like spoons or something against the counter. And she’s a blanket hog.
Aly: He’s entirely too cheerful in the mornings. And he’s not exactly the tidiest person on the planet. Sometimes he forgets I’m not his maid.
Katherine: This one’s from Kristin at Reading is My Treasure. If you guys had to dedicate a song to each other, what would those songs be?
Aly: Oh my god.
Zed: Mess is Mine by Vance Joy.  You’re the reason I feel so strong, the reason that I’m hanging on, you know you gave me all the time, oh did I give enough of mine? Hold on, darling. This body is yours, this body is yours and mine. Well hold on, my darling, this mess was yours, now your mess is mine.
Aly:  You and Me by You+Me, that project that Pink and Dallas Green from City and Colour did.  They say everything it happens for a reason, you can be flawed enough but perfect for a person. Someone who will be there for you when you fall apart, guilding your direction when you’re riding through the dark. Oh that’s you and me.
Zed: Someone’s cutting onions.
Aly: Can this interview be over? I have to take him somewhere and kiss him until I feel better.



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