I recently stumbled upon a writer who intrigued me so much that I had to ask him personally to be a guest on my blog. Happily, he agreed to share his wit and humor. Since what DA supplied is longer than the typical guest blog, this is just a teaser, and the rest is on its own page.
Without further ado, here is KevaD AKA DA Kentner:
First and most importantly, thank you so much, Jude, for inviting me to your blog. I truly appreciate the invitation, though you have no idea what you’re in for.
How long have you been writing romances?
Pretty much since I first discovered sex. While a teen, I was at a party and met a young lady I wanted to seduce. I slipped into a wine and pot (yes, folks, I was once a kid who experimented with life and believed the world was my personal playground and “free love” meant just that) induced diatribe about a knight in shining armor traversing a strange and magical land. I even told it using a British accent. The story went on and on, and the next thing I knew I was in bed with the lady’s… sister. That taught me two things:
1. This storytelling stuff could get me laid.
2. Not everyone was going to like my stories, but there was definitely a clothes shedding audience.
I suppose you want the truth now…
I notice you write about same sex couples, both male and female. What got that started?
I’d never considered writing a same sex story. I critiqued an MM (Man on Man or as some prefer Male Male) scene for Ash, and she asked if I’d considered writing MM. I nervously chuckled. She said I should because I write about human emotion, about love, and love knows no boundaries. Almost immediately, two characters sprang to life and grumbled about how they’d been waiting for me to tell their story, and what the hell took me so long. “Out of the Closet” not only became my first MM story, but my first published book.
However, I’m not strictly a same sex storyteller, even though those genres are my personal bestsellers.
What is the heat level of your books?
I run the full gamut from sweet and innocent to read this one in a freezer. I let the story dictate how much or how little active sex is required for the characters to tell their story. The romantic “A Dance with Bogie and Bacall” has no sex, while the four-part “Catherine’s Toys” psychological horror serial is basically porn wrapped in a plot.
How long have you written for Noble Romance? Have you published under any other epubs?
Noble contracted “Out of the Closet” in 2010, and I now have ten titles published with Noble. I’ve just begun to spread my wings with other publishers.
“Whistle Pass,” an MM suspense novel set in 1955, is being released by Dreamspinner Press February 27th, and an MF (Male Female) romantic paranormal suspense novel, “Kantu’s Heart,” is finished and due to be released by Decadent Publishing sometime this mid-year for their Western Escape line.
What is your favorite book that you’ve written and why?
Tough question. Kind of like asking which of your children do you love most.
I guess I have to say “Sunday Awakening.” That novel exemplifies the kind of story I really enjoy writing – suspense built around two characters who have a lot to go through before they discover and understand their strengths and what’s really important to them… each other.
Do you have any free reads?
I have the free read “Wallace’s Voice” on smashwords. It’s a literary fantasy I wrote a while back, so it’s a little rough and unedited: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/11872
I have plans to write and post a story or two on my web site. I just haven’t had the time lately.
Well, Jude, you asked me to talk about “The Zombie with Flowers in Her Hair.” Apparently you like torturing your readers with my blather. However, I’m always up to the task.
On the surface, “The Zombie with Flowers in Her Hair” is a slapstick comedy revolving around a zombie lesbian trying to unravel the mystery of a beautiful zombie with flowers in her hair. The story takes place in 1969 shortly after the lead character’s death during a tryst in a Volkswagen.
Isis is a lonely young woman who doesn’t see any more benefit in being undead than she did alive. Then the zombie with flowers in her hair makes an appearance, and Isis is smitten both by the mysterious zombie’s beauty and how the flowered zombie retains her beauty while Isis’s parts keep falling off. Isis embarks on a journey, but not the one we expect, as the path Isis travels isn’t one of her own design, and her final resting place is far more than she could ever have imagined.
Thank you again for having me here, Jude. You are a generous host. I hope I was polite enough. I fooled you into believing I know what I’m talking about. I have to go now. The nurse says it’s time for my shock therapy.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, David. I fully enjoyed your sense of humor and wish you the best of luck with your writing!
To read the full interview as well as a sample chapter of The Zombie with Flowers in her Hair, please visit KevaD’s promo page.