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Friday, August 19, 2011

Romancing Your Dark Side Tour – Jaz Primo Interviews BK Walker



This interview was conducted by Jaz Primo, author of  Sunrise at Sunset,  and he is interviewing BK Walker, author of Night Secrets

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Authors by Authors during Romancing Your Dark Side Paranormal Blog Tour Week. Our guest today is paranormal author BK Walker. She's the author of no less than five novels, the latest of which is a thriller titled "Night Secrets," which was just published in July of this year.

Hello, BK, and thank you for taking part in the interview with me today. It's a sincere pleasure to have the opportunity to learn more about you. While many of our readers may have had the opportunity to read one of your novels, I'm sure that everyone is aware that you lead quite a busy life apart from novel-writing. You expertly manage a primary website, B.K. Walker Book Reviews, as well as no less than four additional independent blog sites. And as if that weren't enough for even the most energetic people, you also conduct a series of regular web-based book review blog radio interviews on blogtalkradio.com. Finally, you're the creator and organizing force behind the current aggressive promotional endeavor known as the Romancing Your Dark Side Paranormal Blog Tour, which includes myself and five other authors.

My first question for you today has to be: Where and how do you manage to find the time and energy to support each of your writing, blogging, promotional touring, and interviewing endeavors?

I have a schedule Jaz. Though sometimes it's not easy, I must admit, I always have a schedule that I look at and pencil things in each and everyday. This even includes baseball games for my boys, spending time with the kids, going to see my mother and even hanging out with my friends. My entire life is scheduled each day.

In the short time that I have had the pleasure to interact with you, it has become apparent that you are a dynamic, sincere, and organized person. Please reveal three additional qualities or tidbits  that most readers or fellow authors don't  know about you, but that you would like for them to know.

I love going for mountain rides and just being surrounded by the beauty and peace of the mountains. I love horses, and used to ride all the time, and then taught riding lessons and even did horse training on occasion. Heh - I have a tendency to see dead people. Now there is one that I bet nobody saw coming lol.

Who were your heroes/heroines when you were a young girl growing up? Are they the same for you as an adult? If not, who are your heroes/heroines today?

Superman for sure. I just loved everything about him as a kid. Now, I would have to say it my dad. He is so supportive in all I do, and though he's my stepfather, I feel as though he's always been a part of my life.
  
Please tell us some of your favorite authors and novels, as well as the authors or novels who have inspired you as a writer.

My favorite author right now is Tina Folsom. Her world of vampires and "grab me some ice" erotica mix is just phenomenal. I love her writing style and she knows how to tell a fantastic story!

Nora Roberts is a huge inspiration. I've always loved her work.
  
What are your guilty pleasures when it comes to snacks and/or beverages? Do you find yourself gravitating to any of them when reading or writing?

I love Pepsi and Lindor White Chocolate! YUMMO! Pepsi or coffee is what I NEED when I write lol.
  
What settings or locations are the most peaceful and relaxing to you for (1) reading, and (2) writing?

My couch with a hot cup of coffee or cappacino. A fireplace is awesome too though I don't have one...someday though.

The Romancing Your Dark Side Paranormal Blog Tour has to be one of the most enterprising and expansive group-based publicity tours that I have seen in quite some time. I noticed in a brief website bio that you are skilled in organizing virtual book tours. Where did you get the idea or inspiration for this tour, and how do you feel about the progress of the project thus far?

To be honest, I've never toured with one of my own books before. I'm a big fat chicken so I didn't want to go it alone, but I really wanted to tour with Night Secrets. So with the help of my good friend Cynthia, over at Book Reader Addicts, she helped me organize a multi-author tour and I think it's going great! Readers and hosts have been so receptive and nice and I'm so happy to be on tour with all of you. It's fun getting to know each of you more and you are all so talented!
  
As an author, what are the primary catalysts in your creative process? What drives your creative juices?

Dreams! I often dream scenes, or characters. My muse likes when this happens too and won't let me alone until I've written it all down. It may be for a current book I'm writing or something completely different, but most of my ideas come from dreams.

Please tell us a little about your latest novel, Night Secrets, and how the characters and storyline came to fruition.

Well, what came to me in a dream for this was the opening scene of a plane crash, then I felt the suffering of a young girl as her parents died in this crash. Then as the dream went on, I saw this girl facing the turmoil inside of her and not having a clue as to what was happening. She learns later that she comes from a fey lineage and is in fact a shapeshifter, and her future had been foretold long ago. Her father tried protecting from this magical world, but after his death it hits her full force.

As she learns about herself and her heritage, she meets a vampire and a werewolf, falling in love with one, while the other falls in love with her. I had to have a villain in this though or what kind of love story would it be right? So we also have a deranged twin brother, vampire also, that tries to kill her repeatedly.

Are there any final thoughts that you would like to share before we close? Or perhaps, is there anything that you would like to say to our readers?

You all rock and thank you so much for your support of us Indie authors! Without you, we'd be bored as heck with nothing to do :).

Twitter - www.twitter.com/bk36
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1831525609
Paranormal Blog - www.immortylcafe.com
Author Blog - authorbkwalker.blogspot.com
Email - bkwalkerbooks@comcast.net

BK Bio:
BK Walker currently lives in Central Pennsylvania with her three children, Brittney, Hunter and Danny, her dogs Rancid, Sadie and Haven, a cat named Whiskers and a goldfish named Fat Albert. She has always had a love for reading and writing, even as a child she created stories reading them to her stuffed animals. With a love for vampires and werewolves, you will not be disappointed with her writing as she mixes up the paranormal juice. Aside from writing, BK also supports Indie Authors organizing virtual book tours, helping them to market and promote their work. Her book review site, BWB Reviews, is just another small way she contributes to the reading world. With many stories floating around in her head, she writes when she gets the time between working as a Pediatric Home Care Nurse, being a single mother, and continuing her college education in Graphic Art Design. When BK's not fighting with her muse, Mouthy Mary, who has much to say way too often, you will find her at a baseball game with her children, or relaxing with a good book in her hand.
Night Secrets Blurb:
Keara Crosby had the perfect life. Her family was not hurting for anything. When her parents are suddenly killed, Keara must learn to live without them. After mourning their death for two months, Keara starts to live again. She follows her favorite band, hangs with her best friend Jared, and falls for the new kid on the block.
When her favorite band is playing at Night Secrets, a new club downtown, she takes her first outing since her parents death and finds this mysterious boy watching her. Mesmerized by his lapus blue eyes, she can't help but feel drawn to him. Her body responds to him in ways she never thought possible, and she needs to figure out why. What is it about Channing that has her yearning for his touch?
Not only is Keara drawn to Channing, but the owner of Night Secrets seems to be drawn to her. Giving her special treatment, she can't help but wonder what he's hiding, and the sense she's seen him before. When she's attacked in the parking lot, her world turns inside out, literally. Keara will soon learn that secrets of the night, just may be the death of her.

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful interview. I agree about the Lindor White Chocolate and coffee, but have you tried the Lindor Hazelnut - oh my LOL. I also have been a fan of Nora Roberts for many years. I love interviews that share a little piece of the author's personality, they make me appreciate the book I read even more. Is this a fun tour or what?

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Great interview !! i love it when i get to find new authors i never heard of before it means new books for me :)

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  3. I just had to put my 2 cents worth in...or maybe 5...inflation you know *wink*
    I love the little tidbits of personal information we get. I especially have to comment on the step-father part. I too have a step-father. He is more a father to me than my "real" father.
    I sure can't wait to read your book. Thanks for everything. Great interview Jaz!
    -Dawn
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping in today. I have not yet tried the hazelnut but I definitely will :).

    Thanks for the great questions Jaz and everyone for stopping by.

    BK

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  5. Great interview! Gotta love a girl who loves Lindor white chocolate!!! The book sounds very interesting and I have added it to my TBR list!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    areeths AT new DOT rr DOT com

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  6. mmm Lindor chocolates :) Great interview Jaz! You guys both did a wonderful job!!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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