Saturday, January 25, 2014

Author Spotlight: T Gephart


T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.
T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional.  Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of an adventure.  While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.
With a rather electric resume, which reads more life the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.
While on a subsequent trip to the United States in 1999.  T met and married her husband.  Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary.  They have lived in Louisiana, Guam, and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US.  T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.
An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading.  She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn't lack femininity.  Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate.  She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.
T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters.  This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey-she is well and truly enjoying the ride!
Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you enthralled.
T self-published her first novel through Smashwords, is about to release her second novel on the same platform and is currently writing the third book in the Lexi Trilogy.


-Which do you use in your writing Male POV, Female POV, or Dual POV?

Usually Female but I did multiple POV for my companion book Twisted Views and few of them were Male. So much fun, I enjoyed channelling my inner "guy" 

-How would you describe your Books?

Fun, fast paced contemporary romance that are character driven with sexy and punchy dialogue and some humour mixed in. 

-Which of your books was your favorite to write?

The first, A Twist of Fate. There was no pressure and it was such an enjoyable experience. I loved discovering the characters and seeing where they took me. 

-Do you have your family and friends read your book/s?

If they want to. Most have and they have loved the books but I don't get upset if they don't want to. My genre is not for everyone but it's what I enjoy writing. I have a couple of my friends who are my beta readers and editors as well. 

-Which Authors inspire you?

Tough question- I get inspiration from anyone who has over come adversity, whether it's in writing or in life. There isn't one particular author who I aspire to be like. There are so many I appreciate though, there is some amazing talent out there especially in the Indie world!

-Where is your "place" to write?

My bedroom. Usually curled up on my bed with my lap top, lots of pillows and my beautiful dog Woodley sleeping at my feet. 

-Is there something you always have to have when you are writing?

Other my lap top, a clear mind. I struggle when my mind is jumbled and my writing suffers. Caffeine helps too. 

Either/Or Which Do You Prefer


I love a good series! 










-Light Hair/Dark Hair

I have to choose? This is so unfair! Can't I have both?



Lexi is a successful PR manager for a multinational firm, based in Melbourne, Australia. She is an energetic and impulsive soul whose passions sometimes control her life. Through a twist of fate she is chosen to represent a famous client, catapulting her into a new life in New York – fulfilling her in a way that she had never imagined.
When Lexi meets Alex, sparks fly. Their chemistry is explosive and they can’t get enough of each other. Her role as the PR manager for his band, Power Station, means that they have to keep their arrangement secret and this proves to be a complication for both of them.
The story follows the twists and turns of six months in Lexi’s life, exploring the complicated rules she creates to govern her relationships and the friends that help her realize that life is more fun when you throw out the rulebook and that love is a major part of being happy.

A Twist of Fate pulled us effortlessly into the world of Lexi Reed - the feisty, smart, sexy and career driven PR manager whose world was turned upside down when she met and began representing her favourite rock band, Power Station. This opportunity of a lifetime not only capitulated Lexi into a new and exciting world but onto a hot and steamy path with Alex Stone, the band's lead guitarist. Their passion simmered as they tired to maintain their secret relationship, leaving both Alex and Lexi wanting more than the "no strings, sex only" agreement they had negotiated. Hearts and rules were broken as Lexi learned the hard way, you can't negotiate with emotions, least of all love. 

In this companion novella, we get to examine what has happened behind the scenes from different perspectives, told to us by the characters themselves. Through the eyes of Alex and others we get a clearer view of how Lexi's arrival affects not only dynamics of the band but their personal relationships with her and each other. 

We get to know the main players more intimately as we are given access to interviews and personal accounts, learning not only about them and what makes them tick but how their world has changed since Lexi's arrival

Lexi is in uncharted territory as her steady relationship with Alex develops.  Their passion shows no signs of waning, but the road is by no means easy.  While Lexi loves Alex, she struggles to retain her individual identity while being a partner in a high profile relationship.
On her first international tour as Power Station's publicist and Alex's girlfriend, Lexi is initiated into the crazy lifestyle of life of a rock-star.
Despite all the pressure, Lexi realizes that their relationship is worth fighting for and she no longer wants to be alone.  In order for her to move forward with Alex she needs to reconcile her past and exorcise some demons that she thought were best forgotten.  
Is their love strong enough to survive the tests that family, distance, and time provide.

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