Author Spotlight (Interview): Ker Dukey

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☆ ☆ ☆ Author Spotlight: @kerdukey ☆ ☆ ☆

We are excited to have Ker Dukey in part 1 of 4 author spotlights for our Month of Darkness!  Ker is the author you go to when you want to read something dark and twisted. Edgy and full of many surprises. Her books should come with a warning label on how crazy you like your characters. You’re trying to enter The Dark Side, this is where you want to be.

Interview

Describe your last release in 5 words or less (include title of book).

Ker: Deadly (Empathy series), dark, dangerous, addictive.

What are you currently writing? 

Ker:  I’m currently writing ‘Ten (My Brothers best friend)’  Which will be a standalone but secondary characters will have their own titles. Here is the blurb:

Ten years old I fell in love

Ten years was the price of that love

Ten years later our world’s re-collide

Alexandria (alex)

My brother Jonah was possessive when it came to the things he owned; this unfortunately included the people in his life. The forbidden love between his best friend and me was just that… forbidden.

Our families were from different walks of life and as a sheriff’s daughter being with a Moore’s kid would never be tolerated. To my parents their son and Dalton Moore were on different paths and their friendship would end as soon as college began but it was my brother who had a craving for trouble. He was always looking for danger, committing petty crimes and getting away with it because Dalton would take the fall, blackening his already stained name. When Jonah found out we broke the rules by loving each other, his consequences impacted us all with immeasurable suffering.

Betrayal comes with a debt and it would be paid by all of us.

One with their heart,

one with their mind

and one would pay in blood.

How did you decide on writing in the dark romance genre?

Ker: It wasn’t a choice, that’s just how my mind and stories flow. I’m always true to my characters and let them lead the way when it comes to how they develop. My mind can be a dark place but there is always some light in the darkest corners and romance is always the drive. I believe in consuming, world changing love and believe that doesn’t always come from a fluffy place.

Who was/is your favorite character to write?

Ker: Ryan, he was most complex and dark so delving into his psyche was fun.

What was the hardest scene you’ve ever written (without spoilers)?

Ker: There is a scene at the end of Cadence (Deception series) That really gutted me but needed to be written. Me and my co writer for that series D.H.Sidebottom had to call each other for support

Would you ever want your books to be made into a movie/TV series?  If so, what series and do you already have actors/actresses in mind?

Ker: I would love to see any of my titles make it to the big screen but Empathy, I think would make a great movie. I think Jared Leto could play Ryan really well…. I’m dreaming i know :p

What is your favorite dark read, by another author?

Ker: Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts blew my mind. Caleb fascinated me so much. The story was so well written, I felt consumed by the characters and lived the story with them.

Do you read romance books out of your genre?  If so, which is your favorite?

Ker: I read many genres depending on my mood and time. Black Dagger Brotherhood Is a paranormal romance and one of my favorite series. I love the angsty stuff too, Thoughtless series is a go to read of mine.

Do you celebrate Halloween?  If yes, what was your favorite costume to dress up in?

Ker: I’m a Mummy so Halloween is a big deal in our house, I’ve always been a witch whenever I dress up lol

I once dressed my daughter up as a zombie but ran out of the fake blood so I used ink from a coloring pen to put a red streak through her hair… BAD MUM FAIL! She had a pink streak for weeks after because it didn’t wash out o.O

Name one thing you are afraid of (spiders, clowns, etc.).

Ker: I do hate spiders!

When I was a child I used to be terrified of tornadoes and sharks and the ironic thing is we don’t really get them in the UK (not deadly ones anyway)

Vampires, werewolves or other?

Ker: Vamps! I would so be a fangbanger :p

Favorite scary movie?

Ker: I find it difficult to find scary movies these days that actually scare me. When I was young I watched Pet Cemetery, it gave me nightmares for months and I still can’t watch it to this day.

Final question: who is your favorite Star Wars character?

Ker: Hahaha I’m not really into Star Wars :/ But I’m huge on superheroes Thor is my favorite.

Thanks Ker!

About

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

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If you haven’t read them already, check out Ker’s books:

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Book Title: Empathy (Empathy #1)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 203 pages

Synopsis

Blake:
I am a brother
I am a police detective
I am a contract killer
I don’t want to love
I don’t want to feel
I don’t want … EMPATHY.

They say some people are born with decreased activity in the front central lobe causing them a deficiency in empathy. Maybe that’s true about me but whether I was born this way or created in a moment of evil, empathy was something I didn’t possess until her green eyes met mine in the mirror and I couldn’t take her life.

I didn’t want to feel, didn’t want this woman in my life complicating how I lived but she was there at every turn. Sent to haunt me for my sins. Her light so bright she provoked a shadow from everyone she touched. When a job turns bad quickly altering my life forever I’m forced to feel. When nothing is making sense I’m forced to face truths I never would recover from. When life drowns you in its cruelty you don’t know which way the current will drag you or who you’ll become once you re-surface.

Melody:
I was a daughter
I was a student
I was a victim
Did I have his love?
Did I make him feel?
Did I have his empathy?
When the actions of a soulless killer forces sorrow into my veins I never dreamed the man healing my wounds would be the one to leave the worst scar. His love would scar my soul. Scars are permanent; I will never feel the relief from them. Will I learn to live with them, remember why I have them and learn never to let him close enough to inflict more? Will I eventually cover them… like tattoos coating them with new memories, new love and new starts? I didn’t know these answers because the pain was too suffocating, the only thing I knew was they will always be under the surface lingering. He had scars too, from his sins. There is nothing that can cover them, they were too deep, too ugly, too dark and they marked us both forever.

Warning: This book will mess with your mind. It is a very dark, sexy, twisted romance novel. 18+ only.

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Book Title: Desolate (Empathy #2)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 215 pages

Synopsis

Ryan:
I was a son,
A friend,
A brother,
A psychopath.

Eighteen years of being in a psyche ward; I was released into the world. Things have changed, Blake is married to Melody and is a father to my new fixation, Cereus. My beautiful niece who knows nothing of my existence. When consequences of past sins begin playing tricks on me, old cravings demand to be satisfied.

There is no cure for my kind of sickness.

I am void of everything but obsession.
I can’t love,
I can’t feel,
I am Desolate.

Warning: this book contains dark themes and explicit sex, read with caution. Desolate is the second book to the international bestselling title,Empathy. Please read book one to truly enjoy this title.

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Book Title: Deadly (Empathy #3)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 95 pages

Synopsis

Deadly (An Empathy Novella)

Normal is not something Ryan and Cereus have ever been, where’s the fun in normal?

When Cereus’s dreams follow her into the waking hours, she has to come to terms with the fact, Ryan is not the only monster in her madness.
That she herself… can be just as deadly.

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Book Title: The Beats in Rift
Genre: New Adult
Length: 213 pages

Synopsis

I was invisible, until they saw me.

When circumstance forced me and the Jacob twins to spend two weeks of the summer together, the bond we formed would impact us all, altering our lives.
Fate, entwining us forever.
They became my best friends, my family, my first love.
With their love came their father’s hate!
Love is powerful but also painful and destructive when it’s torn between three people. When my mother’s reputation and their father’s vile actions damage that love, that friendship, it changes the dynamics of our trio setting me on a path of love, loss and impossible decisions.

Jared the beautiful rogue, who pushed her limits, opened her eyes and owned her heart. Their love was powerful, everlasting… until he abandoned her. Justin, loyal and true, picked her up when she was left fragmented. He made a place for himself in her heart and would fight to keep it.
When both twins come in and out of Meadows life, leaving damage and hurt in their wake, will she ever choose one or the other, or leave them both without the beats in their heart?

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Book Title: Facade (Deception #1), co-authored with D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Dark Erotica
Length: 204 pages

Synopsis

WARNING! This book is Dark erotica. This book contains situations that some may find offensive. If you are sensitive to graphic violence read with caution. This book also leads into a second book. You will get answers but the story will continue into a final instalment. You have been warned. Enjoy.

You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry.
The four simple rules of love….
Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life.
My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .

I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage.
I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.

Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now.
And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit.

I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone
I am a no one.
Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.
The sin in his immorality.

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Book Title: Cadence (Deception #2), co-authored with D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Dark Erotica
Length: 186 pages

Synopsis

Cadence

Cade.

He had her love. Her devotion. He destroyed her with it!

Years I loved Faye Avery from a distance, watched my brother have something he didn’t deserve. She was always too good for him. Dante had a need for control and that grew with him from childhood, infecting her to bend to his whim.

When Dante abandoned her, the girl who put his future and needs before her own, I rediscovered the girl who lost herself to the heartache. She blossomed and flourished in the light of the love she deserved – until he robbed me of her. Breaking her down, dimming the essence of the woman she had become.

Dante had a darkness inside him that led him down a path of depravity. He was too far gone. He functioned on corruption, humiliation, power and retribution, and all for something that never happened.

What he forgets is this! I not only wear his face, I carry the darkness inside of me too, and my wrath will coat him with it so thick he will drown under the rain of my reckoning.

He wants Star, a memory of a girl he used to know. He stole Faye, a woman who owns my heart and is the cadence in mine.

I will find him.
I will take her from him.
And then I will kill him.

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Book Title: Beneath Innocence (Deception #2.5), co-authored with D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Dark Erotica
Length: 89 pages

Synopsis

Warning, this is a dark erotica novella read with caution.
Beneath Innocence is a novella for side characters, Jenson and Blue from the bestselling Deception series. (FaCade,Cadence)

JENSON
We all say we’d kill for the one we love, but would we?
I did.
And I took great satisfaction in doing it as painfully and gruesomely as possible. He paid for what he did to Blue…. My girl, the only girl who could ever steal my heart.
Did it get me anywhere?
Oh yeah.
I fell onto a path of self-destruction. I reserved myself a spot in hell. And Blue left.

BLUE
When someone kills for you, you owe them everything, even your life. I couldn’t even give him my heart.
Why?
Because I didn’t deserve for him to protect it for me.
Instead, I hid away, made some wrong choices and watched from afar as the man I loved fell in love with someone else.

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Book Title: I See You, co-authored with D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Erotica
Length: 282 pages

Synopsis

I watch you, I see you in ways no one else can, and through my lens I create a life of you for someone to dissect. I capture you in your vulnerability; that smile, your laugh, those tears. I document you and sell your secrets.

When I watch you through my lens you’re mine until I pass you to the buyer. I, like most people, have a fetish for pretty things and in my job I get to be around a lot of pretty things. They pay me to watch them and capture them in a frame for many purposes, and sometimes I like my profession a little more than I should.

I took a job to capture her… I wanted to capture and keep her in more than just the image. This time I will take myself away from the lens and become the client because I cannot resist her, she reminds me too much of my first, I need to have her.

Traumatised from a vicious attack, Nina Drake finds herself shut off from the world until her neighbour brings her out of more than just her nightmares. Even after moving and changing her name, she still can’t shake the feeling of being watched. The memories are so close.

And so is the shadow of the creator of them all.

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Book Title: The Broken (The Broken #1)
Genre: New Adult
Length: 222 pages

Synopsis

When River’s already broken life shattered further on her sixteenth birthday, she was forced to be with the wrong best friend of her brothers. She was meant for Sammy but circumstance and black mail forced her into a relationship with Danny, a troubled, abusive partner. Leaving the only boy she ever loved to flee. Now four years later he has returned. When her feelings and missing parts of herself that left with him return also, loyalty, restraint and love will be tested. Can she find a way to leave the threatening clutches of Danny, to finally be saved by her childhood love? Or will Danny’s hold on her tighten when more life shattering events consume their already troubled lives?

When Sammy returns home, after four years of being away from the girl that broke his heart, he’s not prepared for all his old feelings to force their way straight back into his heart. Questions that were left unasked when he left begin to plague him, when the sudden relationship between River and Danny all those years ago seems all the more confusing now. Secrets, mistrust and Danny’s possessive behaviour sends up red flags and Sammy begins doubting himself for leaving in the first place.

When the spark between Sammy and River finally ignites it will leave explosive consequences for everyone.

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Book Title: The Broken Part of Us (The Broken #2)
Genre: New Adult
Length: 219 pages

Synopsis

Some people search their whole life for a connection — a reason to be here, and feel life in all of its intensity.. But what if you never wanted to experience that emotion?

Jasper lived his life coldly determined never to fall in love. Some people impact your life in a moment, but will stay in your life forever. What if an irresistible force crashes into you — not once, but twice, and from a totally unexpected source?

Jasper must overcome past demons that are still plaguing him and his friends. He must face future choices he never knew he would have to make. Sexual chemistry can come in all forms. When the lines blur between friendship, love and lust, a new darkness finds its way into their lives. Either these relationships survive or die forever broken…in The Broken Parts of Us.

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Book Title: The Broken Tethers that Bind Us (The Broken #2.5)
Genre: New Adult
Length: 76 pages

Synopsis

When you’re raised as family, lines are drawn. So what do you do when they blur? When you break the heart of someone you’re built to love like a sibling; over and over, driving her into the arms of someone that doesn’t deserve her? Can you take the risk of threading the tethers that bind you as a family to be together? Sammy’s and River’s son Mikey is all grown up and so is Kyra’s, Jasper’s and Derek’s daughter. The Broken tethers that bind us.

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Book Title: Drawn to You
Genre: New Adult
Length: 356 pages

Synopsis

Antonia McNally has a great family, a great boyfriend, and a great future… until she finds herself interrupting a robbery and becoming the victim of a ruthless criminal. When she witnesses brutal murder, abuse and suffers her own traumatizing assault by his hand, her life changes forever. When love, loyalty, and strength are tested, the weak falter.

Moving away to the States offers her a fresh start; however, confident, successful Finlay Hayes, her best friend’s Brother adds even more chaos to her already turbulent emotions. When she can’t decide between ripping him a new one or ripping his clothes off, one thing is for sure, they both have an unquenchable craving for each other. When life starts looking a little brighter it’s not long before the storm clouds roll in. All is never what it appears and under his good looks and in charge attitude, Finlay has a past of his own and secrets that can destroy the dynamics of the friendships she has built.

Secrets are waiting to be spilled, but at what cost?

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Book Title: My Soul Keeper
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal
Length: 305 pages

Synopsis

My Soul Keeper blurb:
What if your entire reality changed on you one day?
You wake up and your family and friends aren’t who you thought they were.
You look around, and the world isn’t what you thought it was.
You don’t even recognize yourself.
You and your reality are a complete mystery to you.

Simone’s life was about to undergo that disturbing journey. Love, lust, death, betrayal.

How do you fight the devil himself when he consumes you with lust?
How can you love someone who has come to take back your brother’s soul?

Shamar, soul keeper and son of Death, had never met such a unique soul before Simone. Captivated by her, he broke all rules to be near her — to love and protect her. But how do you protect someone from evil when the forces of good seem to be working against you?

When Lucifer himself crawled from Hell to claim Simone, what sacrifices would Shamar make to keep her safe?

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Comments

  1. Emma White says:

    I have loved every book the wonderful ladies has written and recommend her to everyone !!

  2. charliebabe says:

    Great Interview

  3. Great Interview 🙂

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