HCO: Thanks so much for talking with us, Katy. We are huge fans of your Real series and were so excited to get a chance to read MANWHORE. Your characters have a way of leaving a lasting impression and Malcolm Saint was no different. This book grabbed my attention and just when I thought I knew where it would go there was a twist or turn that had my head spinning. Saint is described as tall, built, wavy dark hair that curls at the edges of his shirts and gorgeous, the spitting image of Henry Cavill.
Katy Evans: Thank you so much for having me over at HenryCavill.Org – I absolutely love you and, of course, Henry. Can you blame me for being inspired by Henry? He’s always been a source of inspiration for all of my heroes, he’s the kind of man (and actor) who leaves a lasting (and very good) impression as well!
HCO: How did you transition from the mindset of your fighter series, Real into the head of billionaire manwhore Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint?
Katy Evans: When I finished the 5th Real series book, my characters felt really quiet and peaceful to me, enjoying their lives and HEA’s, and I knew it was time I let some new characters in. I was mulling over an idea about a player when I went to a signing in Chicago and saw a flesh-and-blood man who was so much like the player I had been imagining, I was hooked. From then, I came back home and Malcolm Saint took full form. I admit that I didn’t understand him at first. He was like Remy when I started Real — elusive and complex, and I didn’t know what to make of him. But then I DID get to know him, slowly, like Rachel, and writing MANWHORE became one of the easiest things I’ve ever done as I let the characters run with it.
HCO: Rachel Livingston was such a wonderful mixture of both a driven reporter and confused love struck woman. She has great strength, yet she was able to be completely vulnerable and at times, lost. Tell us about your hopes for Rachel as she goes through meeting and falling for Saint.
Katy Evans: I love Rachel, she’s so human. Her voice was so clear and precise, I loved the way she narrated their story and struggled to hold onto her dreams while at the same time starting to dream of something she’d never expected to want. My hopes for her are for her to come to a point where she can trust Saint completely, trust the reality of her feelings and what she’s found with him. He is a player with a strong reputation, and she longs for safety and stability in her life. I think she’s afraid, all along, that maybe he can’t give it to her. I want her to read every action that he’s done so far that proves that, actually, he can. And he WANTS TO!
HCO: Malcom Saint is not entirely what he seems. Did you have fun creating his complexities? He’s one of those characters you sort of want to hate, but find yourself entirely crushing on.
Katy Evans: I had a blast writing Saint. I didn’t know what to expect from him as I went into the book, so as Rachel got to know him, I got to know him as well. In the beginning, I only knew what was said online, those rumors which make Saint so notorious. Just like Rachel, I was feeling a little judgmental and ready to call him out for all his flaws. But Malcolm Saint surprised me in the best ways, proving to me — and her — that he is so much more than what they say he is. He’s simply got too many walls and doesn’t reveal himself – his true self – to just anyone.
HCO: Henry Cavill... Malcolm Saint... As I read this book, I had images I’d seen of Henry in his white button downs and in his dark suits dancing in my head. Did you have photos of Henry taped to your computer as your wrote? :)
Katy Evans: OH YES! Absolutely. Henry has a huge space in my writing cave even as I write book 2! He is a Saint, through and through.
HCO: If this book were to become a movie, do you think Henry has the acting skills to pull off the complexity of Saint?
Katy Evans: ABSOLUTELY. He would make an amazing Malcolm Saint and it would be my dream so see him playing him in a movie — or series. Henry could pull off the quiet, elusive billionaire player like nobody’s business!
HCO: What’s your favorite film role you’ve seen Henry Cavill play in?
Katy Evans: I fell absolutely in love with Henry in the Tudors. His role as Charles Brandon blew me away and gave flight to all my girl fantasies about handsome, reckless, delicious rakes! See why I think he would play a modern rake (like Saint) perfectly? :)
HCO: What’s next for Rachel and Saint? We cannot wait to read the follow up book… but truth be told, we are a bit nervous, too!
Katy Evans: I am so excited to share MANWHORE +1 in July, more Rachel and Saint! All I can say for now is that I am addicted to every moment I spend with them and I hope you and readers will feel the same when you get your hands on the sequel!
Thank you SO much for having me over! Much love to you and to Henry, please! :) And a warm thank you to the readers for stopping by.
MANWHORE by Katy Evans Book Summary
Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player — without getting played?
This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.
Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.
But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.
What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?