Interview with Kylie Scott Lead, A Stage Dive Novel + review
Today I'm welcoming back the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Stage Dive novels, Kylie Scott. I read her first in the series when her publicist from St. Martin's Press sent me an ARC and I've been hooked on the series ever since. You can click on our previous conversation HERE. So in between those Black Friday trips enjoy a little hard rock lit from my favorite author from Down-Under who even on deadline stopped to chat with me.
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.
Can rock n’ roll’s most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?
As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it—now he’s caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble.
Kylie welcome back to
The Reading Frenzy.
I loved Lead, but the
hero Jimmy is a complicated mess of a character.
Was writing his story a challenge or are the more complex characters easier to
It was interesting
because we had to find a balance with him. He’s edgy, but when it comes to
Lena, he’s also aware and to a degree tender. And his history had to accurately
reflect his behavior. Jimmy was a good challenge. I really enjoyed writing him.
Lead is the third in
your Stage Dive Series and the fourth and final novel Deep comes out in March
Will it be hard to say goodbye to these bad-boy Rock Stars?
I will be. They
might be fictional, but they’ve come to life in my head. Who knows, perhaps
there’ll be a novella catching up with them sometime in the future.
I love all the girls
in the series, but they’re all out of character with what one usually thinks of
as rock-star girlfriend/wife material.
Did you know from the start of the series about these ladies or did they
surprise you as much as they surprise your readers?
I like realistic
down to earth women that are easily relatable. Then I like throwing into crazy
situations and seeing if they sink or swim. It’s always great to see the ways
in which they rise to the challenge.
Your website tells me
you were recently in Sin City the setting for two of your Stage Dive novels.
Do you get to the US often?
Was this an author
event, research or a little fun at the tables?
I’ve been to the US
three times now for signings. And hopefully I’ll be back over for more next
July. I thoroughly enjoy coming over and getting to see some of the country.
The slightly different cultures within the different states is fascinating.
So you’ve just put
the finishing touches on the latest release and sent if off to the presses.
How do you celebrate or is it nose to the grindstone all the time?
I usually take a
week off to catch up on the housework. Party on.
Kylie you have
Sci-Fi, Post Apocalyptic and contemporary novels published.
Which one is the most fun to write?
I love them all.
They’re all challenging in their own ways. I couldn’t pick a favourite sorry.
Kylie in all your
novels was there one character above all the rest who just wouldn’t do what you
Ha. Dan from Flesh.
He always knew better than me. Typical alpha male.
What’s next after Stage Dive?
Keeping that one
close to the chest right now. But you’ll see!
Kylie thanks so much
for chatting with me today.
I wish you good luck with Lead and I look forward to Deep!