Hello there travelers,
We meet again, on a Saturday that means there can only be one thing. A new author interview. Please welcome author K. Rea to the blog today. Down below is her interview.
What inspired you to start writing?
I started out writing fan fiction and rewriting movies. When I exhausted my small town library’s paranormal romance, regular romance and YA options I turned to writing the book I wanted to read. This was pre-ebooks and ACOTAR. It took a while for me decide to take the plunge into publishing.
When did you decide that you wanted to publish your first story?
It has always been a “dream” but in 2019 I had an opportunity to make it real, so I made it 2020 goal. In 2021 it became a reality.
Describe your writing space.
I have a screened in back porch with ivy, hibiscus, and various plants. I set up a desk there and write when my toddler sleeps.
How do you do research for your books?
I daydream, question friends and family, and occasionally google if I don’t have a personal experience to pull from.
What motivates you to keep writing?
I love hearing from readers about the stories. I want to see the series and my ideas through to their happy endings. I want to share my daydreams.
Writing can be emotionally draining and sometimes stressful- particularly when stepping into the publishing realm of things. Any tips to share for the aspiring writers out there?
– Make author friends. – Make a plan if you like plans – Find out what works for you – Ask questions – Take it one step at time. – Take days off and keep it fun.
Tell me about the books you write.
My books are paranormal romance/urban fantasy enemies to lovers novels riddled with angst, sexual tension, and themes of dark/light, truth/lies, betrayal/sacrifice and loyalty. None of my adult characters are innocent – they are all flawed, they all have room for improvement. They all need to learn or come to terms with an aspect of the life they live. The books are grounded in reality but have their own paradigm for magic, religion, and civilization constructs. Eventually they all end in a steamy happily ever after.
How many books have you written so far? Are you in any anthologies? Which book has been your favorite to write? If you have a one that is. 🙂
Just the one 🙂
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? Why are they your favorite? Are they the main character? Tell us about them.1
Aiden Kensley is my favorite. He is not the main character but his story arc is one of redemption, growth, and love. For me he sizzles on the page – he’s a vampire prince known for his dark past and has potential to be a hero not just a villain. He also has the potential to be an incredibly dark character as well. The back and forth between the two is intriguing and one of the reasons he’s my favorite.
Tell us about your latest writing project
The Moon Shadow, book 1 of the Wolfrik Trilogy released on Feb. 3rd, 2021. I’m currently writing book 2 and book 3 of the Wolfrik Trilogy which will take the main characters out of their comfort zones and into other Courts.
Let’s get to know a bit more about you. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Take care of my plants, go to the beach or work on puzzles with my family.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Sassy, Creative, Ambitious
If it were possible to have your favorite season all year long what season would it be?
Why did you choose that particular season?
I love jacket weather and a crisp breeze.
What songs/ music are on your playlist?
I have a Spotify playlist for The Moonshadow that is basically a list of some of my favorite songs. I really enjoy the gritty bluesy rock that has become popular lately. Top two favorite songs are: Oats in the Water by Ben Howard, and Glitter & Gold by Barns Courtney
What is your favorite food?
Definitely chocolate, particularly the hazelnut varieties.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Right now it’s a tie between SJ Maas and Elizabeth Vaughan. I loved Elizabeth’s Warprize series. Both writers are fairly different but they both tap into my love of the enemies-to-lovers trope. Their plot twists have resulted in me immediately rereading previous chapters/books to reread with a new perspective. I love when writers weave plot twists like that into a story arc.
What are you reading right now?
A book for my 2021 Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge.
What is one thing your readers don’t know about you?
I have a permanent raspy voice.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Instagram is the best place to connect: @krea_author
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kreaauthor
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ofstarlightandshadows/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/K-Rea/e/B08PDKV4H2/
Thank you for joining me on my blog today. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we head on out?
Thank you for having me on the blog today!
“If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something.” – Neil Gaiman
See you next time travelers.