Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Timeless Desire Blog Tour-KevaD

Welcome KevaD, a friend who is a great inspiration to me personally, and an author whose stories remain in my head long after the book is closed.

First of all, thank you for hosting me here, HC. It's wonderful to be back. I'm so glad you finally got past the whole ugly stalking allegations. How did you get Hugh Jackman into that basement anyway?

HC. So you found out about the 'stalking' hey?*t I forgot about Hugh. You carry on I'll be back in a few seconds.

Hello, everyone, and welcome. I'm KevaD.
Here's my official Noble Romance short bio:
KevaD is David "DA" Kentner, prolific author of romance, suspense, horror, fantasy, and winner of American Mensa, Ltd’s Calliope magazine 18th annual fiction competition. His weekly column "The Readers' Writers" in which he interviews famous and soon-to-be-famous authors appears in newspapers across the country.
When not writing, shoveling snow or mowing their 5 acres outside Freeport, IL, he's trying to explain to his wife the TV has more than SOAP and GAME channels, and pizza really is a necessary and required food group.

By the way, I'll randomly select one commenter to receive a $10.00 Noble Romance Publishing gift certificate. So, thanks for being here, and be sure to click the logo to visit the next stop on the tour.

Q: What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

A: My two sons once plotted against me. The oldest called me to the kitchen while the youngest hid in a lower cupboard. When I walked into the trap, the silverware drawer jumped out at me. I am now experienced in exactly how it feels to lose all control of your bodily functions.

 HC. LOL now that brings back a memory, my  boys hid the knives and forks when I had the in-laws over for dinner. Kids!

Q. What do you want your readers to take away from your books?

A. I think it would be great if they left the pages intact. Especially if they borrowed the book from the library. The serious answer is, a contented smile and the desire to tell their friends about the great story they just read.

Q. What did you do when you received your first book contract?

A. I called my mother. She had written several things in her youth, but never saw her work published, opting instead to devote herself to her family and home. My achievement was as much hers as mine. My second book was contracted while she was dying. She smiled and wanted me to get back to work writing the next one. Sadly, we lost her before that next book was contracted, but I'll never forget how excited she was at the news of the first one. It was one of those moments locked forever in my heart.

H.C. That's lovely.

Q. What are your favorite movies?

A. My all-time favorite is "Yellowbeard." The humor in that film is outlandishly bawdy and just my kind of out-of-the-box funny.
"The fat one on the throne is the queen. She's not very well today, so I should kneel upwind of her."

 H.C. * Giggles*

Q. If you could start your life over what would you change?

A. Truthfully, probably nothing. My life certainly had its ups and downs, and a lot of tears. But I honestly believe that all the bad (and some of it was borderline horrific), as well as the good, led me to experience some things many people may never believe I have done. I've been penniless, sleeping in bus stations, only years later to be invited to meet with a Rhodesian Prime Minister in Zurich, Switzerland, who offered me a position as a member of his personal bodyguard. I declined the job. The paths I traveled haven't been the norm, and I don't think I'd want a single stone removed or pothole filled along my journey to where I am now.

Q. What are your current projects?

A. I'm working on a romantic suspense novel titled "Hearts on a Paper Boat." It's about two broken lives who discover love in the paper boats they set adrift on a lake.

HC. I am  so waiting to read this one. 

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

"Desire Damned" is the story of two men and the events that will cause one to sacrifice eternity for the other.


Satan wants the warrior Taka to bow before him. But Taka bows to no one except his gentle lover Har.

For thousands of years the two men have been doomed to a life of torment. While one walks the earth, the other suffers under the devil's lash. Their only respite is an occasional night; a random, beautiful, love-filled night, knowing that with the dawn one of them must die in battle and return to Satan's wrath.

On the war-torn fields of Gettysburg the two lovers are reunited once again. But this time something beyond Hell's reach has happened. Something so wondrous, Satan may finally get his wish.

My other Timeless Desire book is "A Dance with Bogie and Bacall," a sweet romance of two people stumbling through life and the ghost bent on bringing them together.


Maureen and Frank Johnson shared the kind of romance most people believe only exists in movies. Until a ballroom fire took Maureen's life.

Franci Johnson grew up hearing her grandparents' love story a thousand times and wishes to find the kind of undying love Frank and Maureen had once upon a time.

DJ Scott Kincaid just wants the ghost following him to go away. But Maureen thinks the hunky DJ might be just the answer to her granddaughter's dreams.

 Q. Where can we find you on the net?

A. There you can find excerpts of all my books, and a few videos I made as well.

Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?

Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of writing my stories. It's your support that makes this journey so wonderful, and I am truly grateful.
And, thank you, HC, for sharing your blog with me today.

H.C. My pleasure, come back and see me again soon.

 Please leave a comment with your contact email to go into the draw for a great prize. Then click on the tour logo to continue the tour. Don't forget to click on the BONUS blogs for extra prizes.


  1. I've been loving the blurbs and excerpts from the start of the tour. I just came from your web site KevaD. There are a few books I'm putting on my TRL for sure. Desire Damned and A Dance Wit Bogie And Bacall are both at the top of my list. I love these excerpts. Thanks for participating in the tour HC and KevaD.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Good morning, Carol.
    I hope you know how much we all appreciate you.

  3. Oh goodness, did I do this right? Love reading all the books I can find...Winters are long...and your friends books are wonderful too.....Just like you, Dave...(we are going to have dinner soon so I can learn more about this "blog" business......

  4. Enjoyed the interview. Although I am now wondering just what mischief my two boys are getting into. Gabrielle.

  5. Wow--I'm not letting my kids read this interview; don't want them getting any ideas about how to scare the living daylights out of me! ;p Thanks for the peek at some of your books!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  6. Hello hairyougo,

    Oh my goodness. I just figured out who this is.

    And yes, HC, this is the first time she's ever posted on a blog.

    Thank you so much, I'm very flattered by this. Yep. Virginia and I need to join you and hubby for dinner soon, and we'll get you a blog set up.

  7. I enjoyed reading A Dance with Bogie and Bacall and I'm looking forward to reading more of your books! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  8. Oh, what a fun interview; the hiding in the kitchen made me laugh.

    I look forward in reading more of your works!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  9. Hello! Whoo hoo! Another tour day! I love this! ;) I love the sound of A Dance with Bogie and Bacall. Im trying to finish the book im reading now so i can start it. Your books sound great but A Dance with Bogie and Bacall has me so intrigued. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Loved the covers You are a new author for me so I'll have to check these books out.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. Hello, Gabrielle
    Thank you for stopping by.

  12. Hi flchen1,
    Thanks so much for commenting. I really appreciate it.

  13. Cheralyn,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I am so glad you enjoyed A Dance with Bogie and Bacall.

  14. Hi, Tracey.
    Nice of you drop in. I love my sons, and now, their children, too. =)

  15. Thank you, Shadow.
    I do so hope you enjoy Bogie and Bacall. Be sure to let me know.

  16. Hello Patricia,
    A true pleasure to meet you.
    Fiona Jayde created the covers. I'm a fan of her work.
    I hope you do read my stories, and I always welcome feedback.
    Thank you very much for commenting.

  17. I enjoy the banter between the two of you way too much. Poor Hugh, how could you forget him in the basement? Wish I had thought of the hiding in the cupboard thing when I was a kid.

    Hugs to you KevaD, glad your mom got to see you receive your first contract.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  18. Thank you, everyone.
    I really appreciate all the comments.
    The random comment selector chose flchen1 as the winner of the $10.00 Noble Romance gift card. Congratulations!

    Again, thank you to all of you, and to you, HC, for allowing me to visit today.

  19. Kathryn, you snuck in on me.
    Thank you for dropping by and commenting.

  20. It was a pleasure having you today David.

    Thanks everyone for leaving such great comments.

    Don't forget same time same place next week.

  21. I love the title for the Bogie and Becall story, and the answer about your mom, and of course even though the boys scared you, it had to be funny later, right? thanks for the contest. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com