Monday, November 21, 2016

SPOTLIGHT w/Author Interview - Messenger (Faith Savage Demon Huntress, #8) by K.A. M’Lady

Faith Savage Demon Huntress, #8
by K.A. M’Lady
Date of Publication: October 8th 2016
Publisher:  Mojocastle Press
Cover Artist:  Vanessa Hawthorne
Genre:  Erotic Paranormal, Erotic Horror
The world is in chaos. School shootings, war, terrorism, the list goes on. But what if you could do something about it?

When angelic intervention meets demonic rage, Faith Savage finds herself caught in the middle. Talk about tough decisions.

The Message is a Matter of Interpretation -- Belief is in the Hands of Faith

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“And when the third seal is broken,’ Jason continued, preaching to a choir whose interest was now somewhat piqued, “the balancer rides in the night. He is the black horseman – the darkness; the bringer of the ends of time.”
“In for a penny,” I added.
“The end of a pound,” he replied. “I speak of drought, Faith. And you and I both know that drought is everywhere. Its destructive force spreading and its oppressive hands are burrowing a dry, dark stain across the land, hungering for just one believer. But the fields are empty and the livestock barren. This is a world in crisis, Faith. Drought and hunger and famine are everywhere. California, Nevada – barren.”
“Do not delude yourself. The Four Horseman ride, Faith. Death is all around us. Open your eyes and see, Faith Savage. But more importantly, open your heart. The time is at hand. The proof is everywhere; on every media channel, every cyber outlet you can link into. War is on every continent. Famine. Plagues. I ask you, what more proof do you need?”
“Yes, Faith Savage,” came the thick, rumble of my name, uttered as if God had dropped a ball of thunder off a cliff and waited for the shards of lightning to follow its decent into the sea. “What more proof do you need?”
I turned at the sound, dumbstruck once again by the cool, aloof demeanor of this lethal giant in eighties rocker casual. My heart stuttered while I took in the hands stuffed in the front pockets of jeans so faded out there were holes worn in them. Glancing down, I noted the shoes; white leather Capezios. Today’s T-shirt of choice was once again black, a white stallion blazing across a fiery roadway. Its rider was armored, the cross of God on his breast plate, a demon impaled upon a pike, pike raised to the heavens. The script across the bottom of it read, I’ll Take You to Hell. Gabriel, in all his ironies, stood before me and I was struck with the urge to laugh, to cower and to tremble, simultaneously.
His scent engulfed me in the warm, rich rush of cinnamon, wind, earth and haloed man. The sight of all that caged power in six feet six inches of man-angel standing before me with the breeze that ruffled his auburn hair, twisted my gut with dread. Worry, fear and then uncertainty followed quickly as the frenzied course of my thoughts slammed into me all at same time. I blinked and then blinked again. I took a shaky breath and considered the moment. Considered his question. What more proof did I need? The answer? Plenty.
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How would you describe you style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
If my writing were my favorite beverage, I’d be a hot caramel latte with vanilla whipped topping – smooth and dark with undercurrents of rich history wrapped in layers of flavor and hints of sweet innocence, mystery and warm memories.

Reading should be like that.  A comforting friend at the end of a long day.  A historical tapestry woven with magic through each page; each sentence and chapter pulling you deeper into the sweet and subtle spell of bliss that only reading can deliver.

What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I don’t really have a mindset or routine to speak of – a bit more free time would work wonders for the WIP pile though.  There just never seems to be enough free time in my schedule to sit as long as I would like to at the keyboard and get out all of the conversations that go on sometimes.  I guess I will take this over any sort of other writing hazards.

Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
I’m a habitual people watcher so I would have to say yes.  My characters either come at me full grown and I have to allow them to share with me their story, or I get to create them from the first letter up like some mad Frankenstein. 

Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so which one(s)? 
As an evil genius with the power of creation, I believe writers love all of our characters – good or evil.  Each have a piece of us that goes with them.

Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper?
I’m working (in my crazy mind file cabinet) on a historical that has a hero that I can’t wait to tell his story, but, alas, there are a few in front of him so his tale, and a few others will get shuffled in the pile until it’s time.

Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn't control? If so what? If no what spurs you to reach for the inexperienced?
The only thing that has made me want to do more and more of it is writing.  Whether it’s a good story, or a poem or just some crap that was stuck in my head and won’t make any sense until six months from now when the mixed up thoughts finally work their way into some semblance of sanity, writing is all I’ve ever really wanted to do and becoming an author is all I’ve ever truly wanted to be.

Writing changes things, ideas, and people.  It creates passion in others, sparks courage, soothes troubled souls and calms madness with the simplicity of the stroke of a pen.  Words truly can change a race, ignite freedom, or condemn the masses.  How we say it is up to the author.
Author Info
K. A. M’Lady lives in the ‘burbs of Chicago with her husband and three children. She’s been lost in the world of fiction since she was a small child, and frankly, never wants to be found—at least not any time soon. “Myth and magic builds dreams and inspirations – and in an insane world, it is our dreams that spark the revolution of change. No matter which world is being conquered. Within our dreams – all things are possible.”
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