Interview with Karen DuBose

It’s the first Tuesday of the month. Hard to believe September has already begun. Just think if you blink December will be here, along with a knew year. To help the fall season start off grand I am sitting down with Dark Fantasy author Karen DuBose. Hope you’re ready for a treat.

The Interview

Tell us about yourself?
I’m work 3 jobs. One of them being an author. I love meeting new people. Even if it is on Facebook lol. I have a husband of 15 years. We have 6 fur babies and 6 kids (none together). I live in East Tennessee. No I’m not a Vols fan. Orange doesn’t look good on me lol

What genre do you write? Why?
I write Dark Fantasy and Fantasy. I love creating the world’s I’ve created. Writing in this genre gives me the freedom to create a world that isn’t a part of our own.

Where are you from?
East Tennessee

Do you have any pets?
6 dogs

What is your favorite hobby?
Crafting and reading

Tell us about your latest released book.
Wailing Waters was released in March of this year. It is a stand alone but also apart of a series. A bunch of authors have gotten together to write fairy tale twist. They either live in or comes to a town called Shady Oaks. My book is a dark twist on the little mermaid

Who is your favorite character you have created?
Ah! That’s a hard one. I would say right now Jax from World of Nightmares. Which will be released September 26th.

What do you have in the works right now?
I’m finishing up edits for Tainted Magic (Book 2 in The Light Realm series) I have started two more. I have no titles for yet lol. I can tell you one is a spin off for The Elder Series and the other is another book for the Shady Oaks Series.

What should we expect from you in the coming months?
World of Nightmares. September and Tainted Magic I’m hoping October.

Do you have any special closing statement you would like to share with your fans?
You guys are amazing. I love each of you to death. Thank you for following my craziness. You guys rock.unnamed

Karen DuBose

unnamed (1)What’s Crackin’? My name is Karen DuBose. I write fantasy and dark fantasy romance novels. I have 5 books out currently. Book 6 will be out in September and I’m working on edits for book 7. I have one complete series out. The Elder Series. It’s about shifters, witches, fae, elves, and seers. I have 2 stand alone for a series called the Shady Oaks. Wailing waters that is a dark twist on the little mermaid and World of Nightmares is my dark twist on The Nightmare Before Christmas. That one will be out in September. Tainted Magic is the one I’m doing edits for now. It’s the second book in The Light Realm Series. Untainted Magic is the first book.
When I’m not writing or editing. I work my 2 day jobs. One I’m a postal worker and the other I’m an inventory specialist. They take up a lot of my time, but that’s ok. It let’s me do a lot of book signings. I love meeting old and new fans. They are the reason I write. I take pride in my work. It warms my heart when they are waiting for the next book to come out. Interacting with fans is the highlight of my day.
A lot of people have asked me about my writing style. I really don’t have one. What comes to mind is what I write. I don’t plot or outline. The only thing I really do is make a spread sheet for my characters. I have way too many to remember them by heart. I write their descriptions down who know who and so on. I know what the ending of the book is or close to it. Getting there is the fun part. I let the characters do there thing.
My support group is amazing. My husband Steven, my mom Lois and her husband Charles, my sister Cindy, and of course my fans. They are behind me in my crazy world 100%. The first book I wrote. I was nervous about. What if people hate it, what if they make fun of me? Yes, all authors feel this way. Even with their 30th book published. Every book I publish there is self-doubt. The what ifs. I push through them every time and I’m glad I do. I love to create worlds people can get lost in. Even if it’s only for a little while.
I’ve also been asked what my favorite snack and drink is while I’m writing. White Monsters (Energy Drink) and I don’t really snack. I forget most of the time to eat while I’m writing. The must things I have to have is my monster and music. I’m a happy go lucky woman.

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Untainted Magic

UNTAINTED MAGICSkye’s whole life she has been told she was the one to defeat the dark source. She took pride in getting rid of evil. Until the coven that has been her life tries to use her for their selfish ways.

Turning her back on them felt right at the time. Maybe she made a huge mistake, but she was never letting them use her.

Drik’s life has been nothing but fun and games. Spreading evil as much as he can. He know there is a light witch that is destined to destroy him, but he has come up with a plan to change that destiny.

Will their souls handle what is destined for them or will they destroy each other any way they can?

Wherever her light goes, his darkness will follow.

One path, one destiny, two fated.

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Interview with Cheryl Mackey

Today I am sitting down with Science Fantasy author Cheryl Mackey. We are not only going to talk about her books, but also her life in general. Do you want to get to know her? I sure do…

The Interview

Tell us about yourself?
My name is Cheryl Mackey. I am a wife of 19 years and a mother of 2 teenage boys. I’ve been an avid reader and writer since age 6 (you can imagine the garbage I wrote at that age!)

What genre do you write? Why?
I write science fantasy which is fantasy with threads of science fiction woven within. I enjoy creating fantastical worlds to fill with interesting creatures, people, cultures, and concepts!

Do you have any pets?
I currently do not, which makes me sad.

What is your favorite hobby?
Aside from reading? I enjoy cross stitching!

If you could be one person who would it be?
I would like to be a musician or singer, but alas I am tone deaf!

Do you like to write with a pen and paper or computer?
I prefer to write on my computer. Too much to revise to use erasers or white out!

What do you have in the works right now?
I have currently just begun writing book 4 of The Immortals.

Tell us an interesting fact about the world your books revolve around.
The world in my book series, The Immortals, involves arrogant gods who created The Immortals to fight their battles for Them. They did this by cruelly ripping mortals from their lives and reincarnating them as powerful, magical, warriors. The problem? The Immortals only have immortal souls, not bodies and every time they reincarnate…they lose their memories.

What should we expect from you in the coming months?
I look to provide updates on the final book of The Immortals as I write, through my newsletter and social media.

Do you have any special closing statement you would like to share with your fans?
Thank you so much for joining me on my journey with The Immortals. I appreciate all of my fans!

Cheryl Mackey

headshot3Cheryl lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons. Her books The Unknown Sun and The Immortals parts 1 and 2 are both young adult fantasy and available at Amazon. Part 3 is out now!. She currently has a flash fiction story published online at The Prompt Magazine.
She has a MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys games, reading and, of course, writing.
Her favorite genres to write and read are fantasy, space opera, and science fiction. Her favorite author is JRR Tolkien.

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The Immortals Part 3: Exiles & Empires


When an unexpected ally brings tales of secrets, Ivo, Jaeger, Jadeth, and Emaranthe must​​​ ​sift through old memories within a mystical book to ferret the truth from the fiction and decipher the long sought after map.
What and where is the Crown of Gods and why do their memories and past lives matter?
Time is limited.​ Rodon and​ the Empire of The Unknown Sun march on the Citadel to ​claim the map that will lead him to the one thing he wants most: Revenge
The Exiles will battle with the Empire of The Unknown Sun for the map and the truth and there will be no winners.​
The race to the Crown of Gods is just beginning…

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