Monday, June 11, 2018

Featured Author: Sean Kerr

Welcome Today's Featured Author
Sean Kerr!!!

Sometimes the past refuses to stay buried, and sometimes it comes back to bite you in the ass.
Eli is an ancient vampire with an ego the size of a planet and a sex drive to match, but his tumultuous past left him broken, so he hides from humanity and cowers from love, left to endure the crushing guilt that haunts his every waking moment. Even his best friend, Malachi, a ghost who is hopelessly in love with Eli, remains unaware of all that transpired in London. Malachi can never know the truth.
When the Angel Daniyyel pays an unwelcome visit, Eli must face his secrets, secrets that he has tried so long to hide. To make matters worse, a chance encounter with the most beautiful man he has ever seen shatters his beloved isolation, pushing him into the world of the living once more. Something about this strange man seems so familiar, but Eli can’t even remember who he was before he became a vampire, never mind explain the unwanted emotions the enigmatic stranger ignites in his dead heart. So Eli has a choice – return to the world that ruined him, or continue his self-imposed exile with no hope of salvation.
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It is said that the Devil is in the detail, but what if the Devil was in you?
The world is at war, a war determined to involve Eli, whether he likes it or not. Hitler, his dark army of feral vampires, and even the Devil himself, all conspire against Eli, leaving him no choice but to fight back, risking Malachi’s soul in the process.
Eli is determined to find Ethan’s father, no matter the cost to himself or Malachi, and in a place filled with death and unending cruelty, Eli realises that some truths should remain buried, and some truths are just too terrible to bear. When the old enemy, demons from Eli’s dark past, find him once more, they reveal a secret so impossible, so terrible, that it pushes Eli to the very edge of his endurance. They took his boyfriend from him once, and the secrets that they reveal about the man he once loved threaten to strip Eli of everything that he holds dear, pushing him to the edge of his sanity.
Eli thought that he had nothing left to lose, but at Welwelsburg Concentration Camp, he realizes that he was very wrong.
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To understand the present, you must first understand the past.
As Wewelsburg castle burns, Eli carries Isaiah to safety. So much is lost, Malachi is gone, the Demon from Eli’s terrible past is reborn into a world already at war, and to make matters worse, Gideon is back. Yet, before Eli can even reach the sanctuary of his home, he learns a painful truth about Gideon, the truth of why he left him, and Eli can barely hold onto his own sanity. Eli quickly understands that not everything in life, or death, is black and white, and sometimes to protect the ones we love, we have to make the greatest sacrifice of all.
Something is coming. Eli can feel it, there, in the darkness, taunting him. The truth of his own mysterious identity. But the road to the truth is paved with the pain of a story that he has to hear, a story that will change his perception of history forever, a story of great love, and a story of two lovers who died to change the world. He does not want to hear it, he does not want to believe it, but if he is to understand who he was, if he is to understand why he was made Vampire, he has no choice but to listen as history unfolds before him.
With Morbius close at his heals, the truth is finally out, and Eli can either allow himself to be crushed beneath the burden of his own identity, or allow the world to be consumed by the evil knocking at his door.
Death is just the beginning - love is the end.
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Dead Camp 3
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Saying goodbye is too much for one heart to take.
As Eli comes to terms with his true identity, he, Isaiah and Malachi must flee from France as Morbius closes the net around them. Yet saying goodbye to his home and the love that he must leave there forever proves to be more difficult than Eli could ever imagine.
Now Eli has to face the tumultuous events that transpired in Victorian England, and Malachi must face a return trip to the place of his birth and his death. London is waiting for them, and as they grieve for the loss that fills their broken hearts, each has a story to face and a dilemma to confront that could change their lives forever.
As London falls to Hitler’s deadly bombs, each must be prepared to say their goodbyes, because the end game has begun.
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Dead Camp 4
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All stories have a beginning and a middle, but it is in how those stories end that we remember them.
Everything must come to an end, and as Eli contemplates the loss of Malachi in a London ripped apart by war, he knows that the final battle looms ever closer.
Where is Ethan? Eli can feel him, their love for each other calling through time, but History conspires to keep them apart as Morbius uses him for the final game.
Desperate to find a way to end the war, Eli once again delves into the distant past in search of answers, but as Jack the Ripper taunts him from the pages of his dead lover’s diary, Eli is left despondent. So many lies, so many terrible secrets bleeding across his memories, and all of it to keep him safe from the fingers of those who would destroy him.
Love. All of it for love. So much lost, and all of it because of love. As Eli says goodbye to London for the last time, he can only hope that love will be enough to end the madness.
He has a plan to rescue Ethan. An audacious plan, and it will take all of History by his side to see it through to the bitter end. It is time to break Ethan free from the bonds that enslave him, and as they hurtle towards Berlin, the final sacrifice begins.
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Dead Camp 5
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From the acclaimed author of the Dead Camp series of books, Sean Kerr, comes a contemporary horror thriller that delves into the fascinating world of religious conspiracy theory to deliver a terrifying new story of occult mystery.
'If Derek had been facing the window, he would have seen it, the figure standing behind the lower pane, watching him through the darkened glass. It was nothing but a blurred outline behind the frilly lace curtain, but it was there, its head juddering violently from side to side until it became indistinguishable from the lace that concealed it.'
Some children are born for a purpose.
Samuel is having a tough time of it in school as he is tormented by a vicious gang of bullies, but it is nothing compared to the torture of his home life. Every night he hopes that his friend will take him away from his horrors, a friend he calls the Universe, a constant voice that speaks to him in his darkest moments. At least the Universe loves him.
As his teacher, Christina King wants so much to help Samuel, but she’s haunted by her own horrific childhood and the monstrous tragedy that stole her youth. She feels drawn to the young boy, she understands his pain, but she has no idea of the nature of the true horror that binds them in a vicious game of tug and war.
There is only one group of people who know the truth about Christina and Samuel, a sinister group of watchers who have observed them all their lives, a group known as 'I Tredici'. They have been waiting for centuries, and as the signs of the oncoming apocalypse reveal themselves in blood and brutal murder, they know the ancient war is upon them at last. Only they understand the roles that Christina and Samuel must play in the coming days, and only they know how the outcome will change the course of history forever.
For Christina, this is the start of her journey towards a terrible truth, but for Samuel, it is the start of a new and terrifying existence.
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THE ONE RING Special Edition

Available on Amazon KU

Sundays are always fun in the Martin household.

You know what it’s like when you wake up fruity of a morning, and there is only one thing left to do. Take the matter in hand. And for Martin and his husband, Darren, this particular Sunday morning has more in store for them than they could ever have imagined.

Still in their first flush of love, Martin and Darren live in a small flat in Cardiff, but what they lack in material wealth, they more than make up for with their imagination. What delights lurk beneath their bed? What tantalising treats do the young couple have in store for each other? And what precious object is one of them about to lose?

In this hilarious, saucy romp from Author Sean Kerr, discover how Martin and Darren overcome an unexpected problem that interrupts their Sunday ritual. Socks and Newspapers will never be the same again!
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Hush Little Baby by Sean Kerr
Never take your life for granted or something may just take your life.
Sian and Andy have good lives, loyal friends, a beautiful home and a loving family. To everyone else they are the perfect couple, the doting husband and the successful wife. But every family has secrets and Sian and Andy are about to realise that nothing stays hidden forever. Some secrets are just dying to get out.
At what point does a career become more important than your life, than the one you love, than your own sanity? Sian is about to find out because she keeps seeing things, dark monstrous shapes that hide in her bed, that lurk in every corner and no-one will believe her. Even her own mother thinks that she has lost her mind. To make matters worse, Andy thinks that her hallucinations are caused by guilt, a guilt that is slowly devouring their perfect relationship.
After a blazing row, Sian is left alone in a house that feels hostile, dangerous and as darkness falls, Sian must face her guilt in the form of a horror more profound and more terrifying than her worse nightmares. #horror #ghosts#books #paperbacks #spooky
Available now from Divine Destinies

 About Sean Kerr:
Hi everyone, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Sean Kerr, and I am a 47-year-old gay man living in Cardiff, Wales with my husband of 28 years, Derek. We have two cats, Rita and Harry, and a host of tropical fish.

I worked on building sites for years, and I used the money earned from that to put myself through college, specialist paint techniques etc. I trained in fine art, and then I went out and painted murals on client’s walls, and created Roman Bathrooms and fantasy hand painted bedrooms, all the rage back in the late eighties and nineties. I then became an Interior Designer for a large DIY chain, and that is where I met Jayne, my business partner, and the rest is history.

By night I am an Author, and I am very proud to be an author for Extasy Books. It took me some years to get to this point. I spent a very long time trying to get an agent because I thought it was the right thing to do, and after a heck of a lot of refusals, I nearly gave up. I came so close to hitting the delete button on Dead Camp 1 because I thought I did not stand a chance. At the very last moment, I decided to have a go at approaching a few publishers directly, and I sent the manuscript to six. Within two weeks, I had offers of publication from three! Let’s just say that there may have been tears lol. It was my chance, at last, to become a part of a world that I have always loved and admired from a distance, and it is one of the very best things that has ever happened to me.

Dead Camp is the first series I ever wrote, and then there is my short novella called Hush Little Baby. Dead Camp is my take on the Vampire genre, a Paranormal Romance series that is set against a backdrop of World War 2. However, the series uses key moments from History to tell one enormous saga, and I have loved every single moment of writing it. There are five books in the Dead Camp series.
Hush is a pure horror story with more than a nod towards such classic programmes as The Twilight Zone and Tales of The Unexpected. The project happened just after I completed Dead Camp 3 and it is a story that I had to get out of my system. It’s definitely a different beast to my Vampire saga, and I hope it will make you go to bed with the lights on lol!

I recently ventured into the world of self-publishing, and as such, I have just released my first independent book, The Last Child part 1. The Last Child is a horror series that will be in 3 parts dealing with the occult. It has a definite Dan Brown vibe in that I love conspiracy stories, so I have used religion and some intriguing legends as the backdrop to this contemporary supernatural thriller that tells the story of a female protagonist trying to protect her young student. Neither of them realises how their lives, and indeed their histories, are intertwined in the most horrific and tragic ways.

Thank you for reading, and I look forward to meeting you.


 Interview Sean Kerr:

  1. Can you tell us a little about your books?
My Dead Camp books came from my need to tell my own Vampire story, and I wanted to tell it from the point of view of a gay man. It took me four and a half years to write the five books, and I did a huge amount of research. These books span History, from the Crucifixion, Victorian London, to World War 2. I wanted to give my Vampires a reason to exist, so I built my own creation myth to explain where they came from and why, and this Saga is Eli’s discovery of who he REALLY is, and why his boyfriend, the love of his live, left him. It’s a story od discovery, of true love that spans time, and ultimately, a story of forgiveness. It is a love story, but boy do they have to work on it! In so many films and books we see good looking Vampires, ugly Vampires, Vampires that can walk in the day and Vampires who can’t, and I wanted to unify the myth and give all of these different approaches a reason to exist. They are very sexy books, but the sex is there to serve a purpose and drive the story forward. Eli comes across as supremely arrogant when you start reading, but you soon discover that this is a smoke screen, and that he is utterly broken by what happened in the past. And his story unfolds as the books progress, as do the stories of the other characters until you realise that they are all interconnected. It was a very complex story to put together and I had to plan out all five books in detail before the writing began, and because of the Historical aspects of the story, all my research had t be in place as well. And I loved every single moment of it.
My horror books, Hush Little Baby and The Last Child part 1, stem from a love of old television shows and films. I am hugely influenced by British science fiction and horror, and I love to write what I would call ‘traditional’ horror stories. Things that lurk in the shadows and go bump in the night. I like the visceral feel of horror, and I like to mislead my readers as well....just when you think you have a handle on things...then it all changes. Old series like Quatermass, Sapphire and Steel, the Outer Limits, the Twilight Zone, all of these have influenced my love of the genre as well as films such as The Ring, The Exorcist, The Omen...they all left a mark on me and I write very much in that vein.
  1. What inspires you to write?
Sometimes I will get an idea that will not let go. For instance, I was watching a world war 2 film, and I found myself wondering what would happen if Vampires were in the mix, and thus Dead Camp was born. I also love all the classic monster movies, and they inspire me every time I watch them. I have two books, one a standalone, and one another series, that will both be based around classic monsters, but with my spin on them. That really excites me. And to write them from a gay man’s perspective is even more of a thrill! I am very excited about my next projects because they will also explore aspects of History, and I love grounding my stories in the real world, but with a sexy, twisted view of it lol.

  1. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have five full length novels with Dead Camp, and two novellas with my horror books. I also have three short stories out there. Dead Camp 3 will always be dear to my heart, because I always knew that the series would stand or fall on that book. Its very controversial, and I nearly changed my mind when it came to writing it, wondering if I could get away with what I was about to do. But I stuck to my guns, and I am so glad that I did. That book absolutely finished me off, and I cried so much as I got towards the end of that book. I knew what I had to do, I always did, and yet, when it came to writing that last chapter, I couldn’t stop crying. It is so filled with love and emotion, and it broke me. I am particularly proud of that one, because I felt it struck exactly the right emotional chord to launch into the last two books, and because the subject matter contained within is so controversial that it even scared me, but it worked. It was a joy to write, and it was a bigger joy seeing the reactions to it when it was released!
  1. Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
Like many of us, I write when I can. Until very recently, I was employed full time so I would write in the evenings and days off. At the moment, due to illness, I am unemployed, so I am using every day to complete my Last Child books (there will be three in total). Soon though I will be back working full time, so I will just have to squeeze writing in every evening and every day off as I can. I would so love to write full time, but I am not well known and so the sales of my books don’t warrant that, but you never know, maybe one day I will be lucky enough to be able to become a full time writer!
  1. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing?
Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. And if I am feeling very naughty, chocolate. Or chewy sweets such as Haribos. So wrong, I know, but good grief its so good!
  1. Do you have a favorite spot to write?
I write with my lap top glued to my knees on the sofa in the lounge. I don’t write in a special room, otherwise I would never see my husband! And I like to keep one eye on the telly as well. It’s the way I prefer to work, rather than in isolation.
  1. If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to fly like a speeding bullet! That would be so useful!! There is such a huge world out there, and I would love to see it all, so that would be the ideal superpower!

  1. What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I am currently finishing up on The Last Child part 3, which is the last book in that horror series. After that, I am starting a big novel, an MM Paranormal Romance which will be entirely based in the past....way, way back! I’m really looking forward to writing this one, as it will deal with a classic monster in a very different way, and I can already feel my research juices flowing!

Thank you so very much for having me today, and for all the wonderful help you give us Authors. Without amazing bloggers and readers, we would be nothing, and our books would be nothing but words on paper without you. Thank you so very, very much.

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