Saturday, July 30, 2011

In The Hot Seat With HC today is author KevaD

Welcome to my blog, KevaD, known in real life as David "DA" Kentner. 

Thank you so very much, HC, for inviting me.
 Obviously, either Taylor Swift cancelled again, or Hugh Jackman hasn't untied the ropes yet.

HC. How did you know about him? I had better get him a ball-gag…LOL

Q. First of all where are you from?
A. I was born in a little river town, Savanna, IL, but I grew up nomad style. My dad's railroad job kept us moving from place to place.

Q. What are your favorite movies?
A. Generally, ones with beginnings and endings. If they have a middle, I buy popcorn.

Q. What do you want your readers to take away from your books?
A. Satisfaction. If a reader's hunger for a good story is filled by one of my stories, then I've done my job.

Q. We all love romance. What in your mind defines a great romance novel?
A. Disease-free sex never hurts.
To give a serious answer… Love – finding love, recognizing love, and acting on that love. That doesn't necessarily mean there has to be sex. The growth of the characters and their interaction and willingness to sacrifice for each other is what I truly look for in a book, and try to implant in each of my stories.

Q. What qualities do you instil in your hero?
A. A hard-on capable of poking holes in a waterbed sometimes makes the list.
HC…Hell Yeah!

Q. If you could meet a paranormal being or character of your choice with no safeguards, what/who would you choose and why?
A. Marvel Comic's Mystique. I mean, come on! A sexy, gorgeous, blue woman who can shape shift to anyone you want her to be? What's not to love and lust about her?

Q. Do you ever suffer from writer's block? How do you cope?
A. Yes. I usually ask her to go to the store for something we probably don't need so I can write without interruption.

HC...LOL....I send my SO out to buy coffee desk is filled with them.

Q. Book pirating is a big issue at the moment. Can you tell our readers how this impacts on you and other authors?
A. Bluntly - it's food off my table, or an unpaid bill. Writing is a passion, but publishing our work, putting it out there for the consumer, isn't any different than any other manufacturer producing a product. It's my job, just like the job others punch a clock for. Steal a shirt from Walmart, and you get arrested. The vast majority of people wouldn't even contemplate shoplifting. However, a number of them would consider pocketing (and do) what I have worked weeks and months to create, without so much as batting an eye.
But take a plastic frog from those same people's flower garden and listen to them howl.

HC.. I wish Microsoft would come up with a pirate virus...pass on an e-book and your computer   dies...yeah...that would work
Q. What are your current projects?
A. How much time do we have?

HC…as much as you like... my slave is used to waiting *cracks whip*  

"A Dance with Bogie and Bacall" and "Desire Damned" (respectively, het and gay romantic fiction) are two novellas I have planned for the Timeless Desire Line being spearheaded by you, HC, and published by Noble Romance Publishing this November. Both of those stories have been completed and submitted. Bogie and Bacall has already been accepted for publication.

HC. I'm really looking forward to reading the Timeless Desire Collection. These novellas will be showcased in the Blog Tour in November. Go here for details.

"Broken Pretzels" is the first book of a crime drama trilogy that I'm almost finished revising. The other two books in that trilogy are written, but awaiting revisions.

"SonRise," a WWII drama and double love story, is also finished, and I'm nearing the end of revisions on that novel also.

"Whistle Pass," a gay fiction romance/suspense novel is in the hands of potential publishers, and I'm waiting to hear the book's fate. I took some risks, as far as publishers are concerned, but I am well aware there is a very real market for this particular kind of story. Stay tuned.

I also agreed to write an erotic, gay fairy tale novella for an anthology some friends of mine are putting together. That story needs to be done in the next couple of months as well.

"EverHawk" is a het contemporary romantic fantasy that's half finished and impatiently awaiting my return.

Then there's "Marquee in Black." Marquee is one of those stories that a writer sometimes just has to write. No matter what else happens, that story will not go away until it's told. It sits churning in your gut, demanding to come out.

"A Demon Affair," a gay angel-demon demon-angel tale just hit the e-book stores. I technically self-published this one, though it was some friends at Pine Wood Press who really did all the work. Call it curiosity. I needed to know how I'd fare with a self-pubbed piece.

Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?

A. "Catherine's Toys" – due out August 15th - is the first story of a four-part series that merges romance with horror. Each of the four offerings is a Noble Romance Publishing Naughty Nibble of fewer than 5,000 words each.

Casey loves Catherine.
Catherine loves toys . . . lots of toys.
Only her toys all live and breathe.
Catherine promised to find Casey a toy of his own.
From there it gets complicated. Very complicated.

Watch for the subsequent chapters due out Sep, Oct, and Nov.
Then there's "A Demon Affair," the story of an angel who sacrifices eternity to become as evil and powerful as the demon-angel he is dispatched to destroy… if they can ever get past the lust issue.

Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
A. Never grow so old, or so serious, you can't enjoy a shot of Pepsi in your chocolate milk.

Q. Where can we find you on the net?
A. From my web site you can visit DA Kentner's blog as well as KevaD's. Visitors can also watch the book trailers there and stay abreast of whatever I'm up to. And if they leave me a note, I'll answer. =)

HC. Great to have you here David…come back soon .


  1. Hello HC!
    Thank you so much for allowing me to hang out here. You sure are creative with coffee filters. I never knew they could be so, uhm... revealing.

  2. They make great...Oh...I can't say that can I???

  3. Brilliant David. So much so, I'm taking time out from a pig roast I'm st in the Catskill Mts to read. Damn, you have one prolific Muse. Yup, I got Muse Envy. I cannot wait to read all your works.

  4. usual, you packed a case of wit and charm. It's always a pleasure to experience you. And you and I are gonna have to talk about that waterbed. Whew! Best wishes on all your projects. You're amazing and deserve every success.

    Heather - love the updates to your site. These exploding graphics are super cool. I'm looking forward to my return next month and to having you at Romance With SASS!


  5. The pirating issue *grrrr* - I think what makes me most angry is when big, successful authors *cough* Neil Gaiman *cough* say that pirating is just "good exposure" and that it's no different than "downloading a song." BZZZZ Wrong, so wrong. A person who illegally downloads a song and enjoys it is likely to buy the album. A person who pirates a book is just going to pirate the next book. There's no "exposure" in that, only theft.

  6. KB, thank you! I truly appreciate you interrupting your day to drop by.

    Margie, you always know how to make me smile. Thank you for commenting as I know how busy you were today.

    Angel, I've heard that "good exposure" nonsense. Theft is theft. Thank you stopping by, Angel.