Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interview and Giveaway with Karen Swart Author of The Kasadya Hellhound Series



What inspired you to become an author?

The plan wasn’t actually to become an author, I just wanted to get the crazy girl out of my head. It was only after I finished Awakened that I released I like to write stories. I still don’t I am an author, more of a storyteller J

Do you have a specific writing style?

I don’t like to read about too much detail, so my own writing style doesn’t have intense detail around it. The mind produces its own picture, so I leave that to my readers. I also write at a fast pace sweet, short and to the point.

Do you write in different genres?

I have written a short Historical Romance piece, and is currently writing Paranormal Romance and a Thriller/Horror.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

Anything paranormal.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

Usually its completed, but with the Arch Angel’s Series I already have all the titles.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Two actually. One is that anyone can be a hellhound, you just need to stand against evil. Second, that the road is hard and rough but when you look back you will find that some of those steps where worth it.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

Surprisingly, Chax reminds me of my husband, didn’t intend for that but it turned out that way. Nanini is a mixture between my little girl and another friend of mine. And Lada characters is based on another friend of mine.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Gena Showalter, Katie Macalister, Richelle Mead, Kresley Cole and Lara Adrian.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Gena Showalter, she is the goddess of Paranormal J

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I am currently working on Arch Angel’s Desire and the first book in my Monster Games Series.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?


Katie MacAlister, I just love how she turns on all the emotions. She was also the first author that had me bursting out with laughter in public.


Kasadya Hellhound Awakened
Kasadya  Series
Book One
Karen Swart

Genre:  Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Audience: YA/NA - 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons
Edited by: MAI-Editing-Services , There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing

ISBN: 978-1311699121
Date Published: 21 August 2012

Pages: 342 pages      

Book Description:

In a constant battle between good and evil, evil is dominating the battlefield and leading mankind to its destruction. With our Creator's intervention, a creature destined to conquer and destroy is created. He gives mankind hellhounds to fight back and reclaim freedom.

Join seventeen year old Kasadya Levourne as she fights against evil to protect us. With each step, she faces destruction, and yet she has the talent to give it back tenfold. Stubborn and hard-headed she makes her mark in the Fallen world and starts a battle none can escape. Not even her trainer, the very attractive Chax de Luca, was prepared for her presence.

Will evil prevail? Or will Kas and her Fallen friends succeed in protecting us against it? Hold on to your seats, this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Special Note:
The Kasadya Series should be read back to back,
books 1- 3 each end with a cliff hanger.



Kasadya Hellhound Twisted
Kasadya  Series
Book Two
Karen Swart

Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA - 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart

Edited by: There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing
Cover by: Melody Simmons

ISBN: 978-1301357192
Pages: 251 Pages

Date Published: 15 February 2013

Book Description:

She fought against all odds and became the warrior she was meant to be … or so she thought. In a world where the rules have changed, can she embrace her destiny and become the hellhound she was meant to be?

Kasadya is back in Exsilium and finds her world a little different. Her half-breed fallen friends join her, and they are ordered to complete their apprentice training in order to obtain the right to be guardians. She must learn that her own fate cannot be denied and that others are set to follow. But most of all, she must learn that to trust is the greatest battle of all.

The tables are turned and Kasadya is put to the test. Will she be able to prevent her own death, or that of a friend? Or will her actions call forth the destruction of Earth and Exsilium?

For a Phoenix to rise, it must first die. —Chax De Luca



Kasadya Hellhound Born
Kasadya  Series
Book Three
Karen Swart

Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA - 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons

ISBN: 9781301863594
Pages: 235 pages
Date Published: 15 August 2013

Book Description:

In a world filled with evil, the Fallen prepare for the ultimate battle against the demon world!

Kasadya is ordered to unleash her crazed born transformation to complete her divinity. But there is a chance that her born will be uncontrollable, and she will be destroyed. There is just one person that can save her; her charm, her destined mate.  Left without a choice, she must surrender, and place her life in his hands.

In a race against time, the Fallen must stand together and fight the evil threatening to invade earth. If her divinity was in reach, victory would be theirs. That is until she starts having visions of the final battle, and her true destiny is revealed. She just found her love and place in the Fallen world; will she be able, and willing, to sacrifice it all?




Kasadya Series
Book Four
Karen Swart

Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA - 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons

ASIN: B00J698M1A
ISBN: 978-1311495075
Pages: 135 pages
Date Published: 21 March. 2014


Book Description:

For centuries his only reason for existence was to destroy evil.  But when he finally found his mate, that all changed for the deadly Chax De Luca. When the hellhound Kasadya captured his heart, he surrended it to her, thinking he’d finally found what he’d been looking for. Little did he know that his mate would sacrifice herself to save them all.

His fury is legend. His wrath, merciless. His love for his mate, undeniable. He’s going to hell to retrieve his heart, and if that means that he must destroy hell itself, then so be it.

Kasadya awakes to a world in peril, her mate forever changed, and a war filled with evil creatures intending to enter Earth’s realm and destroy all that she holds dear. Can she complete her divinity in time to save her loved ones and mankind? Will she have to choose? Or will all be lost in the final battle?

The final battle is here, and with it, secrets are revealed and worlds are changed forever.



About the Author


I am a complete book addict, and really proud of it. My entire world is made of books. From reading to writing to blogging to helping other authors. A day without my world of books would be impossible. I am a mother of three, two boys and a little princess. Happily married for 8 years with my high school sweetheart. I live in South Africa, just on the rims of the Kalahari Desert in a small town with one shop and friendly faces.



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