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Twisted

Cayden Rivers wants nothing more than to be normal, but we don’t always get what we want. For years he has been hiding a secret, afraid of being labeled a “freak”. Every day he goes to school, plays football, spends time with his girlfriend, and helps carry his drunken adopted father to bed. Nobody knows the truth about his unnatural speed and strength, including his life-long friend Camilla.
Suddenly, four strangers enter Cayden’s life, and not only do they know his secret, they also have one of their own. With their help, Cayden discovers there is more to his power, something much more dangerous. Something other people will kill to possess.
Camilla wishes her parents were around more. She gets lonely sleeping in her big empty house night after night. Sure, she has all the money she could ever need, but the only person who is there for her is Cayden. He has his own family and a girlfriend who takes up most of his time, so Camilla knows he won’t be there for her forever, and recently he’s been acting really strange.
Will Cayden be able to keep his secret and his friendship with Camilla, or will his new found power destroy everything, including his own life?
Switching between Cayden and Camilla’s point of view, Twisted will leave you aching for more.

 

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kayceeKayCee R

KayCee is a 24 year old self-published author from Cleveland, Ohio. KayCee has always loved reading. After a re-occurring dream she decided to try writing about it. She wrote the first installment of Twisted when she was 20.

“I kept having this dream about these twins, and then I just decided to run with it. I wrote the beginning, the end, and then filled in the middle.”

KayCee finished the book in 8 months and then decided to share the book online. After seeing people get interested in the book and the characters, she decided to write another book and turn Twisted into a series.

KayCee has finished four novels in the Twisted series and is currently working on the fifth book.

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Author Interview

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
I have finished Twisted 2, 3, and 4. I am working on 5. I am also working on a book outside of the series called Delusions. It’s a tragic drama. Several of my friends passed away within 3 years. The book is kind of about the struggles the characters go through after losing someone close to them.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
Just the reoccurring dream. I kept having it and just thought I sholdt write about this. I was always a reader not a writer. But I took the dream I kept having and ran with it.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Just having people write to me telling me how much they liked the book and how excited some people get when I post more. It really motivates me to write more.
What is your dream cast for your book? 
I’ve thought so much about who looks like Cayden and Jay but still haven’t come up with it. Since the beginning I’ve pictured Chase Crawford as Nate. Kellan Lutz as Vince. Maybe Zac Efron in there as Jay and Cayden.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 
Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” for Cayden and Camilla
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The next Hunger Games movie looks really good.
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Cuddled up in a blanket watching movies with the lights off and candles lit
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 
That I’m 24 and I’ve written 5 novels. And maybe that KayCee isn’t my real name.
How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book? 
I think about it over and over again for a few days when I’m laying down ready to go to sleep. If after a few days I still think it fits, I use it.
What do you think of book trailers? 
I had never seen one until recently and it was pretty interesting. I’d like to try one sometime.
Pets? – childhood or adult. 
I have 2 cats. Meatball and Jasper.
Something your readers would never guess about you. 
That I wrote Twisted when I was 20 in only a few months and that I’m covered in tattoos.

Who or what inspired your last book? 
I never planned on writing more then one Twisted book. But then I saw people get interested and write to me about it, and it motivated me 100% to do another one. Then I just kept going.
What’s your biggest challenge as a writer? How did you overcome it, or how are you working to overcome it?
Getting over writer’s block is pretty hard. I’m at that point with Twisted 5 right now. I write the beginning first, figure out the end, then the middle. The problem I’m having with this is just that there is so many possibilities running through my head and I don’t know if this book will be the end of the series. So I have to figure that out before I can continue to write more.
What is your favorite scene in the book? Which scene or characters were the most difficult for you to write and why?
My favorite scene would be the part where Cam and Cayden are in the cafeteria when Cayden, knows his fate, uses his power and pushes Cam away from the fight so she could get away safely.
Do you write as you go or do you have the book all planned out from page 1? 
I write the beginning, the end, then the middle.
How do you come up with the characters names/personalities? 
I use baby name books for the names then I just build a personality off of it.
What makes your novel standout from the crowd? 
That it switches from 2 people’s point of view. I know I’m not there first to do it but it gives me the ability to have more then one persons perspective. You know how they say “There’s two sides to every story” Well I feel like in my book, you can see both sides.
Are you for or against books being made into movies? 
Definitely for it. It’s always interesting to see the book come to life.
About how long does it take to write a book?
Less than a year
What made you decide to write in this genre?
I like fantasy. There are endless possibilities because you can make up your own rules.

Character This or That with Camilla Marchetti

 
TV or Movies? Movies
Hot or Cold? Cold
Black or White? Black
Night owl, or early bird? Night owl
Print or Ebook? Print
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
Regular or Diet? Regular
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Horror or Romance? Romance
Action or Drama? Action
Pizza or Pasta? Pasta
Skittles or M&Ms? Skittles
Sweet or Salty? Sweet
Summer or Winter? Summer
City or Country? City
Harry Potter or Twilight? Twilight
Gum or Breath Mints? Gum
Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? I wish I could be spontaneous. Put I’m a sucker for planning ahead.
PC or Mac? Mac
Beach or Pool? Beach
Shoes or Sandals? HEELS!
Cats or Dog? Cats
Apples or Oranges? Apples
Cause or Effect? Cause
Heads or Tails? Tails
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Truth or Dare? Truth
Text or Talk? Text

Introvert or Extrovert? Extrovert

 

 

Places You Would Most Want to Travel To

Hawaii
California
Alaska
Mexico
Ireland
 

Favorite Literary Characters

Hermione Granger- Harry Potter
Emmett Cullen- Twilight
Edward Cullen- Twilight
Gale Hawthorne- Hunger Games
Sirius Black- Harry Potter
 

Guest Post

I have three other books in the Twisted completed and I am currently working on the fifth one. I was 20 when I wrote the first book. I kept having a dream about these two boys racing in some sort of skiing competetion (Jay and Cayden) and then Jay beats Cayden to the end and when he does he takes his head gear off and Cayden sees that this person looks exactly like him. So Cayden goes to chase after him. Then Jay jumps on top of a moving truck. That was the dream/ idea that started Twisted. I just kept having that same dream. Then I came up with the idea for them to have the strength and speed and changed it to football instead of skiing. 
I also started writing a book outside of the Twisted series called Delusions. It is a tragedy/drama. It’s about two people who lose someone very close to them and the roller coaster of emotions and events that take place after losing someone so close to them and how it changes their relationship.
 
 
 

Playlist

Taylor Swift- You Belong With Me
The All American Rejects- It Ends Tonight
The All American Rejects- I Wanna
Avril Lavigne- Girlfriend
Dashboard Confessional- Stolen
David Archuleta- Crush
A Day To Remember- Have Faith In Me
Good Charlotte- Say Anything
Katy Perry- Thinking of You
Mackenzie Bourg- What Makes You Beautiful
Maroon 5- Daylight
Paramore- Decode
Taylor Swift- Sparks Fly

 

 

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