What inspired you to become an author?
As much as I love to read, and enjoy other author's works, I wanted to create my own fiction worlds with characters that made sense to me.
Do you write in different genres?
Paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, contemporary.
If yes which is your favorite genre to write?
How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
I wanted the title to define the actual book. To tell a story in itself. Being that the male lead in the book is seeking to free himself of a lifelong enslavement, I thought Deliverance suited the book very well.
Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?
Always title the book first. For some crazy reason I can't explain I'm unable to write unless the book is titled ahead of time.
Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?
When it comes to Deliverance, I did not model the characters, scenes, or book itself after anyone or anything.
What books/authors have influenced your life?
Every book I've read has influenced my life in one way or another. I've read many amazing books, both from well known authors and vice versa and they've inspired me to continued writing and believe in what I do and my work.
What book are you reading now?
I recently finished Masquerade by Hannah Fielding.
What books are in your to read pile?
It's funny because I have over 400 eBooks I haven't even started reading yet. I keep adding books to my collection, but due to lack of time I haven't gotten around to reading much.
What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?
I have book 2 of the Forgotten Divinity series due to be released in December. Book is a short story and is part of an anthology released in October of 2015 named Blood in the Shadows.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Deliverance is a new adult, contemporary with paranormal components. We follow a very unlikely pair as they are forced to embark on a life or death race against time in an effort to seek help from individuals that might end up being far worse than the obsessed maniac they are running from.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I over-analyze everything and this can lead me to go back and forth in my writing. I always question whether things make sense and if the reader will understand what I'm trying to communicate.
Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?
I haven't traveled in a while so most of my research is done vial internet or local library.
Who designed the cover of your latest book?
Najla Qamber designs at http://www.najlaqamberdesigns.com
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never give up. Follow your dreams. Do plenty of research. And edit, edit, edit.
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Date of Publication: March 19, 2016
Number of pages: 327
Word Count: 119,000
Cover Artist: Nagla Qamber
He’s been locked away his entire life.
He dreams of freedom.
The only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s one catch. He’s not human.
And he’s never set foot outside his jail.
Devoted to saving his peers as well as his own life, he sets out to find the one person that can help him achieve his objectives. He knows where she will be and what she will look like, but what he doesn’t anticipate is the fact he finds himself caring for the girl whose life he’s put at risk, more and more each day.
He has no name.
He has only known hatred and violence before her.
However, she will teach him to have faith in humanity, even if she can’t trust him.
Together they will embark on a journey to bring down a corrupt system responsible for the loss of many innocent lives. But when he finds his feelings compromised, can he still move on knowing that doing so will put an end to the life she once knew? How far is he willing to go to be free?
The guards run from room to room in an attempt to place the breach in security. They use their radios to contact every floor and ask where the break has occurred. They receive a reply within moments, confirming nothing is amiss. They will not find a breach because there is none. It was set off as a means of distraction. Samuel approaches and lands a hand on my right shoulder. He calls to me, but I ignore him. He pulls on my shoulder. I resist.
I open my eyes, turn slightly to my right, and slam my elbow into his face. Samuel falls on his knees, clutching his bleeding nose. I bolt. Using what little strength my body has managed to retain, I run toward the glass window at the end of the hall. The pain is all but forgotten as adrenaline kicks in.
Bullets whizz past me, hitting the walls, light fixtures, doors, and the tiled floor. Most fly over my head. One grazes my left arm, but I use the momentum I’ve gained to propel my body onward.
Gerard yells to the men to stop me, but it’s too late. I pick up speed, pushing my injured body beyond its current capabilities. My target is in sight. I lock my keen eyesight on the window, and crash into it a few heartbeats later. The glass panel breaks apart instantly. I freefall for about a second before maneuvering my body so I’ll land on my feet. Shards of glass accompany me on my way down.
About the Author:
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.