Series: Keeper Witches, #2
Author: Kristy Centeno
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover by: Robin at Wicked by Design
Pages: 276 pages
Date Published: July 8, 2014
As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.
Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.
There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.
I was prepared to see some form of evil glaring down at me, but what I found when I glanced up was definitely not what I was expecting. The handsome stranger staring at me was hot. Not just your average Joe kind of hot. No. This was like the kind of hot that makes a girl want to sin in ways she’d never done before.
His pale skin, tousled, bronze colored hair, and full lips were striking to look at, but his eyes left me completely speechless.
Perfectly round green eyes stared back at me and though they were gorgeous all on their own, it was the few specks of red in his irises that I found beautiful and so unusual. I was left with my mouth hanging open. I’d never seen eyes that color before and no matter how many times my brain yelled at me to look away, I just couldn’t. I was drawn to him. To his unique eyes. To the mystery that shrouded him.
Title: Keeper of the Lost Souls
Series: Keeper Witches, #1
Pages: 380 pages
Date Published: 7 June 2013
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...
Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.
As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.
Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches...
A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
To be honest, growing up, I wanted to be a school teacher. Writing was something that had always been in the back of my head since I was old enough to remember, but I never gave it a try until about two years ago.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
I would say about six to eight months.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Keeper of the Innocents.
A determined Keeper…
A reluctant demon…
How far will he have to go to prove he’s not her biggest threat?
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
Actually, I am published with World Castle Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Limitless Publishing, Lazy Day Publishing, was recently contracted by Blushing Book Publications.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It depends. It can take me anywhere from a couple of months to six to eight months. I have five children and I’m usually on the go. The only time I have to sit down and write is when the kiddies are asleep. I do, however, make the best of the time I do have to write and put as much effort into it as I can.
What can we expect from you in the future? More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
Lately, I have been venturing into other genres, such as Erotic Romance. My latest manuscript, which falls into this category, was already contracted. I’d love to continue expanding into other genres. I’m definitely interested in writing something along the lines of Fantasy and perhaps, sci-fi as well.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
Things that go bump in the night are definitely among my favorite. I love everything paranormal. There’s no limit to what you can write in this genre and I enjoy pushing the limits as much as I can. I try to think outside of the box when I start another paranormal story.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
Yes, I most definitely do. I sit at my office chair, turn on my IPad, and type away at the sound of whatever music comes on at my favorite radio station in Pandora. I always have a notebook and pen ready in case I need to make some notes to use further along in the book. I take breaks to stretch out my legs in between chapters.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
Usually, I know ahead of time what the book is going to be called. For some reason, I can’t start writing if I haven’t picked out the title. It just doesn’t make the story official, in my eyes, so I brainstorm through the story itself and come up with something depending on what I’m trying to convey though the actual tale.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I have given some of my characters names I really like. However, when I’m not quite sure about a certain character’s name, I skim through baby naming books in order to find one that matches that particular person in some way. Occasionally, like when a character requires a name that is old fashioned, I search the internet to find a match.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
Sometimes I do pick the names ahead of time, but sometimes I don’t know what a character will be named until after I start writing.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
Usually. When I think about the main characters in my stories, I like to envision what they’ll look like. What there are like in terms of personality and such so yes, I decide what most will be like from the very beginning.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I prefer paperback, but I think eBooks are really convenient to have so I’m not opposed to having them at all. In fact, I have a list of over 500 eBooks and growing.
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Your favorite color is?
She’s always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options, she realized that writing was what she loved the most so when she found herself with some free time on her hands, she decided to pursue her passion. As it turned out, her very active imagination helped her achieve her goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As she keeps moving along in achieving her dreams of becoming a published author, she divides her time in between her five children and her very understanding husband.