Wednesday, July 30, 2014

(un)breakable blog tour: Interview with author Kesh Tanglao + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for (un)breakable by Kesh Tanglao! 

I first met Kesh when she joined #romanceclass last year -- and went on to write and publish The Real Score, a fangirl-fantasy (that's a thing right?) with a lot of heart. I saw how readers responded to it on social media, and love that despite her busy schedule Kesh has managed to released her next book. Because we want more Gezellig, yes?

For the blog tour, Dianne was able to arrange for a quick interview with Kesh. Here are her answers!

Congratulations on the release your sequel/spin-off to The Real Score! Can you describe what the reader reaction to the first book was like? 
Thanks! I honestly wouldn't have launched anything--even a sequel--had it not been because of the #romanceclass. So thanks, too, Ms. Mina! :) The reaction to The Real Score was overwhelming and amusing. I appreciated it that some people felt strongly about the story and about the characters. I also got tweets that the book made them cry! I'm sorry for that, but I got some weird authorly satisfaction that I made people cry.  

The Real Score took us places that Pinoy chick lit normally doesn't. Is there more traveling in this one? 
There are a few more mentions of different places, but the general setting is still in London. 

How soon after did you start writing again? 
A few months after The Real Score was released. To be honest, this one wasn't the one lined up! The sequel was supposed to be about Marcus and Caitlin, too, some sort of continuation of their story, but I think writing Lorin appealed to me. I was already 10,000 words in with the Marcus-Caitlin sequel when I dropped it for this one. 

There's a fandom aspect to your work that I love. How much of a fan are you of the things that you feature in your stories? 
I'd say very much? :) Fangirl enough to fall in line for 17 hours for concert tickets (and not even the actual concert!). Fangirl enough to actually go to games even if they're far away, and attend meet and greets. (Eep, I don't know why I'm doing it, either!) 

What's next for you? 
We meet another band in the next story (but the same universe as Gezellig), and then the last Gezellig book (it's just three, and I'm sorry if there are no stories yet for the other members!). 

Lorin Perez’s life is finally back on track after almost losing it six years ago. She knows meeting and dating sizzling hot professional rugby player Spence Clarke is a huge part of her healing process. But with her father starting a new family, she decides to follow her best friend Caitlin to UK–Spence’s home country–and start a new life.

However, moving to UK brings certain complications in the form of Gezellig band member Nigel Whitmore, a.k.a. the one who didn’t follow through three years ago. And even though Lorin is very clear about her no commitment rule, Nigel ignores this and pursues Lorin like never before.

Caught between the man who made her feel safe and the one who makes her feel alive, will she finally be able to set her heart free and make the right choice?

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About Kesh Tanglao

Kesh Tanglao is a full-time market researcher. When she’s not crunching numbers, she spends most of her free time watching TV shows, listening to music, and reading. Also a self-proclaimed fangirl, she likes cheering for her favorite sports teams and supporting her favorite artists.


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