Happy Saturday everyone. Today I am sitting down with Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author Karen DuBose. Sit back and hold on while we get down to the nitty gritty. Hope you all are having a great weekend and this makes it better. Happy reading everyone :).
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Where do I even start. Lol. For all who knows me. I write dark fantasy romance. I’m addicted to White monsters (Energy drinks). I love anything to do with Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Which is why my new real ease coming next month is my dark twist on it. I live in East Tennessee with my husband of 15 years and 6 fur babies (all dogs) ranging from 7 lbs up to 75 lbs. Not only am I a writer, I also love to read.
What genre do you write in? Why?
Dark fantasy romance. Because I love putting twist on things. I’ve tried doing non dark, but it always ends up dark. Not all my stories have happy endings.
What does your daily life look like? What do you wish it was like?
I work a lot. Lol. I wish I had more free time to write. Only writing on the weekends isn’t cutting it for me. Lol.
What is your writing process like?
First I have to have my monster close to me and music playing.
How did you come up with the story within your book? What inspired your creativity?
I had a dream about my main character. After that they got into my head demanding me to write their story.
What authors inspired you to write your own book?
Ednah Walters. I told her about the story in my head and she told me to write it. I told her I wasn’t a writer. She then told me that if I wanted my story out there then to write it.
When you write your books do you go straight for pencil and paper or a computer? Why?
Computer because I cannot read my handwriting when I think that fast lol.
Who is your biggest support system in your life?
My husband, mom and sister. Plus my fans are amazing to.
What is the one thing you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for taking a chance on me and my books. I’m so happy you guys love them. I hope you will love the others that I write.
What should we expect from you in the coming months?
I have a new release coming in September. World of Nightmares. My twist on The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’m almost finished with book 2 in The Light Realm series. After that I will be writing Runes story (daughter of Dariya from The Elder Series), a twist on Aladdin, and then Edna’s story (best friend in Wailing Waters)
Karen grew up outside of Chicago with her mom, dad and two older brothers. Being the only girl and the baby was hard when your brothers thought it was a good idea to make her the guinea pig. They both were in wrestling and they used her to learn new moves. Fun for them not so much for her. Family means everything to her, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing.
She traveled a lot and has finally settled down in a small town in East Tennessee in the mountains. Something about the mountains called to her and still does.
She loves to make her own swag and other gifts. She also loves anything to do with the outdoors.
Her favorite snack is gummy worms and bears. Her favorite drink is a white monster. She says she is a monster before she has one.
Her family is everything to her and they support her 100% with her dream to become a well-known author. She is taking it one step at a time and one book at a time.
She loves to meet her fans at book signing. To this day she still thinks its unreal. Like she is going to wake up and the dream will be over.
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🖤🖤Black Ruins Forest🖤🖤
Fate must’ve been bored. They’ve decided my lifecycle needs to be shaken up a bit. It’s bad enough waiting and wondering which of the four shifter animals I’m going to turn into. To top it all off I have these weird and crazy daydreams that come and go whenever they want. Leaving me disoriented. They’ve gotten me into trouble more than I like to admit. Then came to find out the Elders want to kill me or use me for some unforeseen reason. So, here I am on the run just to survive. With my best friend Kira, my mom and a bunch of dragon shifter I barely know. Oh, and the crush of my lifecycle Kiernan.
I’m really missing my old boring lifecycle right about now. If I can ever get back to it. I’m not taking it for granted again.
Will the Black Ruins Forest hold the answers we are all seeking, or will it just make things worse? There’s only one way to find out and pray to the source we all survive long enough to get those answers.
“Her fate will either kill her or empower her.”
If you love shifter books! Check this one out.