Saturday, July 6, 2013

Deadly Storm - New book by Kenneth Hoss - includes author interview.

Storm Warning:
Detective Kelli Storm and her partner, Eric Ryder, are called to the scene of an apparent suicide only to discover that the victim was a Russian hit man and Kelli was to be his next target.

The trail from the body leads the two Detectives to the underbelly of Brighton Beach, and the Russian Brotherhood that rule there. During the course of their investigation, Kelli discovers a link between them and a powerful Colombian Cartel, the same Cartel she thought had been shut down with the death of its leader.

When the FBI and DEA take an interest in the case, they forge a plan to break up the international drug ring. As they delve deeper, the Cartel and Brotherhood become bolder and they both want Kelli dead. To make matters worse, after an ill-conceived tryst, it’s all she can do to keep her professional and personal lives separate.
Interview with the Author of the Kelli Storm Novel's.
Hi Kenneth, Where were you born? I was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say? Storm Rising – A Kelli Storm Novel.  Exciting.
If you gave some of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say? Kelli would give me hell at first, and then turn around and thank me for saving her life.
Do you have plans for a new book? It is already in the works. Is this book part of a series? This is the first book in a planned series of three.
What or who inspired you to write? In the beginning, I would have to say Isaac Asimov. His books pulled me in and took me to new worlds. And how long have you been writing? I started writing short stories in Jr. High, but I didn’t start in earnest until High School. I wrote mostly SciFi and Fantasy short stories.
Do you gift books to readers for book reviews? I can’t say. I haven’t had any reviews on my book yet.
Patti says: Would you like to offer some free on this blog for reviews?
How did you come up with the title and cover design? The title was easy. It’s came from the last name of my main character. The cover was the genius of George Arnold, the husband of a very good friend of mine, Carolyn Arnold. Carolyn is also an Indie author and has just released her novel, Ties that Bind.
Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? My main character, Kelli, is based on several women I have known over my life. However, there was one woman in my life that I would say comes closest to Kelli. She was smart, beautiful, independent, and she broke my heart.
What books have most influenced your writing most and why? I read widely, so there is really no one genre that influences my writing per se.
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? John Grisham
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? Call me old fashioned, but I still like to hold a book in my hands. Yes, I know, it sounds ironic coming from an author whose first book is an e-book.
Are you a self published (Indie) Author? Yes
Have you ever read a book more than once? I believe I have read several books more than once. I once read “I Sing the Body Electric” five times during one summer break.
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? No, the book is ALWAYS better.
What book are you currently reading and in what format (electronic/paperback/hardcover)? What in Hell is up with Heaven? E-Book format.
What book do you know that you will never read? The Devil wears Prada
Patti says: Is that cause you loved the movie so much?
Are there any new Authors that have grasped your interest and why? AJ Powers and Christopher Petersen. They each have a unique style and voice.
Is there anything you would change in your last book and why? No
Who designed the cover of your book? George Arnold (He is in the acknowledgement section.)
Do you have a book trailer? No.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Stay true to your characters, and never give up.
What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing? Don’t edit the first draft until it’s complete. Then edit the hell out of it.
Do you write under a pen name? No.
Cats or dogs? Cats, most definitely. (Independent)
Patti Says: Me too - exactly, Independent. I love that.

Where can your readers follow you?
My Goodreads author page:
Deadly Storm out now! Amazon
Thank you Ken. I have enjoyed taking a peek into your writing world. Patti

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