Alert on: K A Servian, Throwing Light & Free Book!

This week the alert is on author K A Servian and her latest book, Throwing Light. 

After a twenty-plus-year career in the applied arts industry, including owning her own fashion and jewellery labels, Kathy decided to turn her creative skills to writing fiction.

Her first novel, Peak Hill, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

Kathy now squeezes full-time study for an advanced diploma in applied writing in around writing novels and short stories, teaching sewing and pattern making and being a wife and mother.

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What made you tell this story and why did you write this book?
This story has a personal element for me because my youngest child is adopted. Having been through the adoption process, I have an awareness in importance of identity based on ancestry. Also, we regularly watch the British tv show Long Lost Families. It was while viewing it that I was struck by the way in which the lives of so many people have been impacted by the overwhelming desire some people have to 'save face' at the cost of their relationships with their loved ones. This interested me and that's where the seed of the story germinated.

What is your favorite scene?
I enjoy any writing scenes where the villain is being horrible because they are full of tension and excitement.

Tell us a little about your book?
Throwing Light is a story about identity. We all have a sense of who we are that is partially based on our ancestry. But if you discovered that everything you thought to be true about your parentage was a lie, it would shake you to the core. 
This is the situation the main character, Grace, finds herself in. She discovers by accident that she's adopted and as both of her adopted parents are dead,  she has no one to turn to for answers. She goes in search of her birth parents, but discovers a missing-person mystery and feels compelled to solve it. 
Grace is also dealing with the unexpected arrival of Tom, her ex-boyfriend. He broke her heart two years earlier, but is determined to convince her to take him back. 
Running parallel to Grace's story, we watch the events of twenty-five years earlier unfold. Grace's birth mother, Jane, has had a difficult life, but she is determined that her past won't define who she is. She moves far from her home to start again, but her past catches up with her and threatens her future. 
The past and present collide at the end with terrifying results. 

Grace is trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results. 

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Shame on Who? (Short Prequel to Throwing Light)

In 1979, fifteen-year-old Jane Smith announced to her parents that she was expecting a baby. Thirty-five years later, the repercussions of the decision made by her father on that day come home to roost in the romantic thriller 'Throwing Light.' 'Shame on who?' is a short prequel to the book and provides insight into the dramatic events that changed Jane's life.

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Throwing Light by K.A. Servian

Throwing Light

by K.A. Servian

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  1. Congratulations on the book releases!

  2. I liked reading your answers Kathy. Congrats!

  3. Thanks for the free books.

    1. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy them, Ann.

  4. Sounds like a great read. Wishing you much success.

  5. Aw, what an interesting premise! Good luck with the book!

    1. Thanks, Teresa. Hope you get a chance to read it.

  6. I like the covers. These covers make the stories look intriguing.