Today we welcome K.R. Rowe, a girl after my own heart with her love of Deadpool! And if she’s having a drink with Rick and Carol from The Walking Dead, I want to be there. I just started her book, Blood of the Sixth, yesterday and this is one you may need to read with the lights on – but off is so much more fun!
In the quaint Southern town of Port Bella Rosa, something sinister lurks beneath the cobblestones. When hunger stirs a centuries-old evil, a demon awakens, releasing its hunters in search of prey. Jackals swarm from the mist, seeking out their quarry and sating their master with offerings of human flesh. Allie Kent catches a glimpse of the first victim: a corpse with its organs, muscle and bone all consumed, leaving nothing more than skin behind. While police work to solve the unexplained murder, more bodies are found mutilated. Finally convinced the killer isn’t human, Detective Phillip Chambers is desperate to shield Allie from harm.
But something haunts Allie: shadows spill through her window at night; nightmares invade her sleep while visions confuse her waking thoughts. Struggling to keep her independence in check, she finds herself treading a thin line between reality and insanity, with Phillip her only protection. But is the evil dwelling beneath the stones their only true threat—or will the demons in Allie’s head have the strength to destroy them both?
What’s the first story you ever wrote?
I honestly can’t remember the first story I wrote. I’m not really sure to be honest but I do remember writing a lot of poetry and short stories as a teenager.
Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?
I’d love to meet Rick and Carol from the Walking Dead. With all of the loads of crap those two have been though, I think they deserve a good stiff drink. Maybe I could get them drunk enough to teach me how to kill a zombie. With the zombie apocalypse hovering on the horizon, I really want to be prepared.
In the spirit of Halloween, what scares you?
If we’re talking paranormal, I am scared totally crapless of evil things with sharp claws that hide in dark corners. Things that reach out, grab people and drag them into their unholy place of certain death and horrific mutilation. Pitch black corners, closets, and attics scare the total crap out of me! If we’re talking living creatures, that would have to be a rat. Those sharp little rat teeth and those creepy hairless tails really freak me out. I think if one jumped on me, I’d pee my pants and run like a scalded dog.
Favorite hero and villain in a book/movie?
Hands down— Deadpool. I’m not really sure if he is a hero or a villain but I loved the character. Deadpool is foul mouthed, disgusting and absolutely hilarious. He’s a perfect blend of villain and hero so we have two in one. I have a very foul sense of humor, so this character is a shoo-in for my favorite.
What do you consider the hardest part of writing?
I think the hardest part of actually writing a story is dragging the novel out of my head and getting it onto paper. Oftentimes, half of the story is still rattling around in my noggin, but not quite complete for the readers. It’s difficult to make sure that every piece of the story is written.
The hardest part of the entire process is marketing. As an Independent Author, the marketing rests totally on my shoulders and most often, we learn through experience. I think trying to find readers is harder than actually writing the story.
What are you working on now?
Before the release of Blood of the Sixth, I was on a writing hiatus, but since its debut on October 10th , I have finally started my next project. I’m currently working on my second horror novel. Blood of the Sixth was inspired by my blog post, Regenerate, and this next one is also inspired by a short story I’ve written for my blog. It turned out to be such an interesting little story, I decided to turn it into something much larger. It takes me about two years to get out a full novel from start to finish so hopefully I can have this one ready by 2018.
K. R. Rowe is a multi-genred author who spent her childhood in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN and still resides there today. Her father was born and raised near Tellico Plains, in the heart of Tennessee’s tract of the Appalachian Mountains. With her mother’s South Carolina heritage, her southern roots run deep. From a very young age, her overpowering love of the mountains continues to draw her to them. When not tied to her desk, her free time with her family is often spent enjoying any activity that can take her far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into the peace of the mountains.
Where to find K.R.
Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/K.-R.-Rowe/e/B00BF3AURE
WordPress Blog: https://krrowe.wordpress.com/