Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Interview: Kellan and Kiera from Thoughtless, Effortless and Reckless by S.C. Stephens

**Please note:  For those of you who have not read Reckless yet, this interview does contain spoilers**

"Wow, their house is beautiful, I could so live here," Jennifer says in awe. Kristie nods excitedly in agreement. "Alright ladies, we’re here," Lisa says as she turns the car off. Kristie is bouncing up and down in excitement, "I can't believe we are here and seconds away from meeting Kellan and Kiera! Holy Shit!" "Kris, you need to calm down- jeeze, you act like you haven't interviewed anyone before," Lisa says while cracking up. Kristie takes a few slow deep breaths. We get out of the car and head up to the door. Lisa knocks. Kiera opens the door and greets us. "Kiera, we can't thank you enough for inviting us to your home. I’m Lisa and this is Kristie and Jennifer, we’re the Three Chicks. It’s nice to meet you." As we are shaking hands Kellan appears. Our eyes pop open wide, Jen has to clear her throat to snap us out of it. Lisa extends her hand, she is blushing, "Hi, umm I am, I am- well." Kristie pushes her aside and offers her hand "I am Kristie, this is Lisa and Jen- it is soooooo freaking fantastic to meet you." Lisa finally finding her tongue again says, "Yes, we can't thank you enough for meeting with us." After introductions are made, we follow them to their family room. "Please ladies, have a seat." We sit and Jen says, "Everyone ready?" We all nod our heads in agreement.

Three Chicks:  You two are really the iconic couple, in spite of your history. There is a saying that once a cheater always a cheater, but despite your beginning, or maybe because of it, your relationship is all the stronger. Obviously the two of you are proof that that saying isn’t necessarily true. How would you explain the two of you beating the odds?
Kiera: I don’t know. I think it’s because what happened with us was so monumental. It wasn’t just lust and passion. We…fell for each other, heart and soul. We started as friends and it turned into so much more. We tried not to act on it, but, it was like trying to not turn towards the warmth of the sun when you’re cold. It was just a pull that was impossible to resist, for both of us.

Kellan: Yeah, I agree. We know what we did was wrong, and we both feel bad about it. We don’t want to hurt anyone else like that again, especially each other. I can’t even imagine being with someone else.

Kiera: Me either. And I think that’s why it works. We found everything we needed.

Kellan: And more.

Kiera: *Nodding* And more.
Three Chicks:  Kiera, why did it take so long to make a choice between Denny and Kellan?

Kiera: Denny and I had been together a long time. I loved him. He was my first everything. It’s hard to give up someone you care that much about. And Kellan…as much as I loved him too, it was hard to accept that I could be enough for him. That took me a long time to work through.

Kellan: Which was ridiculous. You had me from day one.

Kiera: I know that now.

Three Chicks:  Kellan, why didn’t you ask Kiera how she would feel before signing a recording label contract? You had just come off of 6 months non- stop touring and would be going on the road again, don’t you think, regardless of how supportive she would be, that she should have been asked since a contract meant more touring?

Kellan: Hey, I never said I was perfect. I think…I was scared. I didn’t want her to be disappointed in me if it didn’t happen. I was sure it was going to fall through at any second, and I…I really wanted it…so…I was waiting, until I had a contract. Until it was a done deal. Until I could definitely make her proud of me.

Kiera: I would have been proud either way.

Kellan: I know that now.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, we are going to ask the one question everyone wants answered but no one has the guts to ask, how could you jump out of Kellan’s bed and go straight into Dennys’ and in the same night?

Kiera: Oh…wow. Um, well, a lot of it was fear. I obviously didn’t want Denny to wake up and find me in Kellan’s bed. I couldn’t stand the thought of doing that to him, so I had to go back to our room. And I was torn. I loved them both. And…that one morning…Denny’s and my last time…well, I guess I panicked. I was losing him, and he’d meant so much to me for so long. And he was so hurt…I couldn’t reject him. I wasn’t ready.

Kellan: It’s okay. I understand.

Kiera: It’s not okay. I should have told him then. It would have been better in the long run.

Kellan: You don’t know that. Maybe it had to happen. Maybe we had to go through that to get to where we are now.

Kiera: *Smiling* Maybe
Three Chicks:  How have you both changed since you first met?

Kiera: I think we’re both more confident now. About each other, about life in general.

Kellan: Yeah, I think so too. *To Kiera* You’re definitely more confident…in all areas.

Kiera: *Blushing, turns to Jen* Can you not include that last part in the final interview? Thanks.

Three Chicks:  Kellan, what was going through your mind while filming the music video, how were you able to pretend it was Kiera and not Sienna? (Lisa interrupts and says, “why the tongue, and cupping her breast, did you have to go quite that far in pretending?!”

Kellan: Um…well… (Looking over at Kiera.) Now I know how you felt answering that question about Denny. (Looking back to Lisa) I just wanted it over with, so I did the best I could to make that happen. I knew all that crap was what Nick wanted to see, and I knew he wouldn’t be satisfied until he got it. But, yeah, pretending she was Kiera was the only way I got through it. (Smirks) It wasn’t the first time I’ve had to do that.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, we understand why you supported the video-how hard was it knowing that Kellan was hating his part in it? Would you make the same decision if you had it to do over again?

Kiera: That part was almost the hardest part while I was watching it, knowing how much he hated it. Hmm, I would support Kellan in anything he felt he needed to do, and I would push him to not give up on his dream again, but…I don’t know if I could stomach another video like that.

Kellan: Me either. Luckily, things are a bit different now and we don’t have to worry about it.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, how did it make you feel when Denny chose his job over you? Had that not happened do you think you would have eventually gotten together with Kellan anyway?

Kiera: Well, I’m not going to lie, it hurt. A lot. I made mistakes there too though. I acted rashly. But who can really say if that would have changed anything or not. Kellan and I probably would have drifted together regardless.

Kellan: I think so. There was always…something there.

Three Chicks:  Kellan, Kiera seems to be the one with the insecurity issues, part of which may be because you are a rock star and your past. But this time around it seemed that you apologized for things that were out of your control. On some level were you afraid Kiera would get tired of the rock star life and leave you?
Kellan: Kiera definitely isn’t the only one with insecurity issues. I have my moments, and yeah, it crossed my mind that this life may be too much for her. But she stuck by me, through thick and thin. I still felt bad though. It may have been beyond my control, but I was still the reason it was happening.

Three Chicks:  Kellan have you made it past the letter H yet? (the Three Chicks giggle)
Kellan: Not yet. I’m still trying though.

Kiera: Oh my God…can we get that removed from the interview too?
Three Chicks: *smiling* Of course that is staying in the interview
Three Chicks:  It seems you finally realized honesty is the best policy. What was that defining moment in your relationship where you realized honesty and communication were key to making this work?

Kellan: I would say that was when Gavin was texting me and I didn’t tell Kiera.

Kiera: And when Denny was in town and I didn’t tell Kellan.

Kellan: Small things turned into big things. All of that could have been avoided.
Three Chicks:  Kiera, you showed your support the whole tour and stood by Kellan, knowing what people at home were saying about Sienna. It even seemed like Denny didn't think you could handle being on the road and was concerned for you. Did a part of you want to prove to everyone that you could handle it, and that is why you stayed?

Kiera: Maybe. But really, Kellan is the most important person in my life, and I wanted to be with him. Every other choice I had kept us apart…and we didn’t want to be apart. I stayed because there was nowhere else I wanted to be.

Three Chicks:  Kellan, why was it so important to visit your parents’ grave....given the way they treated you?

Kellan: I never got to say goodbye. I never got that closure. And…they may have been assholes, but I…I still loved them. I couldn’t tell you why, but I did. I do.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, what's it like touring on a bus with a bunch of guys, especially when one of them is Griffin?

Kiera: Oh boy. It’s interesting. And entertaining. I feel like I’m closer to all of them…even Griffin. I don’t know, once you get past the crudeness, he’s not so bad.

Kellan: Wow, Griffin really is growing on you. Don’t let him hear you say that.

Kiera: Oh, trust me, I won’t. I’d never hear the end of it.

Three Chicks:  Kellan, we understand washing Sienna’s scent off you but washing your mouth out with soap- was that really necessary? (Lisa, “well if his tongue wasn’t involved”…)

Kellan: Yes. I wanted every part of me cleansed. It was gross, and I don’t recommend it, but it was well worth it.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, does Kellan still leave rose petals with little notes all over for you? *the Three Chicks sigh*

Kiera: Yeah, he does. Petals, Post-Its, even the inside of a paper towel roll once. *Looks over at Kellan* I still don’t know how you did that.

Kellan: Well, it did take me the better part of an afternoon to unroll it, write on the tube, and roll it all back up so that it looked untouched. I’m just glad you noticed and didn’t just toss it. That would have sucked.

Kiera: *Shaking her head* He’s very good at the little things. And the big things. I’m just very lucky.

Kellan: You and me both.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, how is your relationship with Griffin? He seems to have matured since Gibson was born, is he still a bit of an ass-hat?

Kiera: I think he will always be an ass-hat. He just inherited the ass-hat gene. He’s surprisingly great with her though, and for some reason, he and Anna work together. They’re very similar, I guess.

Three Chicks:  Kiera, when you first saw Kellan on stage at Pete's, did you ever think, in your wildest dreams, that someday you would be Mrs. Kellan Kyle?

Kiera: No, definitely not. I wasn’t sure who he was or if he would talk to me back then. Or if I even wanted him to. He was a little…much…in that first glance.

Kellan: I’m still not entirely sure what you mean by that. What was I doing that was so…disturbing?

Kiera: It was just the look on your face, like every girl in that audience was yours, and you just had to pick out who you wanted.

Kellan: And yet, the one I really wanted wasn’t available. Or willing. Or now I find out, wanting.

Kiera: It didn’t take long for me to change my mind *gives him a kiss*.

Three Chicks:  Planning on having any more children? Are you going to wait or try to catch up with the Hancocks?(Griffin and Anna)

Kiera: We’re in no rush. If it happens, it happens. If it takes a while, it takes a while. We’re young, we’re in love, and God willing, we’ve got nothing but time in front of us.

Kellan: Yep. You never know what tomorrow is going to bring, that’s for sure, but I feel pretty damn good about it.

Standing up we all stretch a little and start heading towards the door. Jennifer turns to both Kiera and Kellan and says, "We can't tell you how much we appreciate this.
Thank you!" She gives Kiera a hug goodbye. Then turns to Kellan and does the same.

Lisa and Kristie follow suit, Lisa hugging Kellan goodbye a LITTLE too long. We finally make it to the door. "This has been fun, we would love to chat with you again." Kellan and Kiera nod in agreement. We say our goodbyes and start walking to the car. Once in the car Kristie starts bouncing up and down again talking a million miles a minute, "OMG, OMG we just got to hug freakin Kellan Kyle omg did you smell him? Kiera is so stinking lucky, holy crap was I drooling during the interview? Wow, I really hope we can..." "KRISTIE," both Lisa and Jen shout at her. Kristie stops talking and looks at them shocked and Jen says "Calm down! Yes, we got to hug him and yes he smells amazing but good lord get a hold of yourself!" I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I guess I was bound to snap sooner or later." Lisa starts laughing, then Jen and then Kristie.. Lisa says, "Well ladies that was fun, let's go grab a drink at Pete's, what do you say?" Jen and Kristie agree. Lisa starts the car and heads towards Pete's.....
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  1. Great job on the interview. Sometimes they're really lame but I loved it. Kellan *sigh*

  2. OMG I really really can't wait to get this series!!!

  3. Loved! !! What a fun interview!♥♥

  4. Thank you for that the books..:)

  5. That was great Girls!!!! Thank you.

    1. Thanks Michele-we loved this one-fantastic books!

  6. Thanks great interview. That first book almost killed me.So sad and happy too.

    1. Debbie-hope you loved the second and third ones too!

  7. Awesome interview!!!!! Thank you ;-)

  8. Asking the hard hitting questions!! Loved it!!

  9. An adorable interview - thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  10. Well I didn't read the interview b/c I haven't gotten to Reckless yet.. but I entere. hope that is ok

    1. Robin the Book Nerd-of course it's ok-we would love to know your thoughts when you are finished the book!

  11. That was freakin awesome! Thanks for that.. I miss this couple already

    1. Bookish Sue-we will have to reread the whole series-can't get enough of Kellan and Kiera!

  12. Thank you all for the positive feedback. We had a lot of fun doing it and we love Kellan and Kiera too. Robin the book nerd, of course that is ok!! Thank you:)

  13. You girls are doing a great job. Keep the winners coming.

  14. Love it! Fantastic job, ladies!!!

  15. This interview is a great compliment to the end of the trilogy! We just can't get enough of Kellan!

  16. Who couldn't or wouldn't love Kellan & Kiera?! Awesome work ladies, Great Interview :)


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