Bey Deckard on Fated: Blood and Redemption ~ Interview

Prism Book Alliance would like to thank Bey Deckard for taking the time to talk with us today.

Fated: Blood and Redemption

Title: Fated: Blood and Redemption
Author: Bey Deckard
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Bey Deckard
Publication Date:04/11/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

With the captain’s mind in shambles, Jon and Tom set out to find the passage home through the black mountain range, hoping to find a cure for Baltsaros’s madness. However, when the men are forced to part ways, darkness takes root in the schism created; fate, lust, and vengeance become obsessions threatening to tear apart the fragile bonds holding the three together.

Following on the heels of Sacrificed, Fated takes the pirates on a quest to find those responsible for the captain’s bloody beginnings. But can they survive what awaits them where past and present meet?

Interview:

1. We are here today to talk about Fated: Blood and Redemption. What can you tell us about it?

Fated takes place immediately after the events of Sacrificed. The pirates have to make their way back through the mountains and head back home to Madierus to see if they can find help for the captain. However, on their way, they’re beset by problems and have to part ways. I can’t say much more without spoiling the story.

2. Tell us more about the main characters?

You have Baltsaros who is the charming and dangerous captain of the pirate ship. He’s tall, attractive, talented, and a black-hearted sociopath. However, his redemption is in his devotion to the men he shares his life with.

Then there is Tom, the first mate. He’s a smiling scoundrel who’s built like an ox…. and quick to use his fists and his brawn to get his way. Tom’s a favourite amongst my readers… he’s got a painful past and so much strength for someone who should be broken. He is completely submissive to his captain and lives to please him.

And finally Jon… Jon’s a sensitive, sheltered boy that the pirates kidnap for his talent of detecting people’s intentions—something very valuable when dealing with even less-savoury individuals than Baltsaros’s crew. He’s innocent, but his strength is being able to adapt to situations. He’s both the catalyst and the linchpin for the events that happen in all three books.

I’m introducing a new character in Fated, but I don’t want to say too much. 🙂

3. What about Fated: Blood and Redemption makes you the most proud?

That I was able to reach the conclusion that I was hoping for, and that all the details that I worked into the previous two books fit just like I wanted them to in Fated. Not easy to do (I think?) when you have all the details stored in your head and just let the story play out organically.

And that I finished it. 😉 My first trilogy!

4. Fated: Blood and Redemption is the third book in your Baal’s Heart series. How much of the series do the readers need to read in order to fully enjoy Fated?

I’m not sure. The relationships are such a slow build-up through the three books that I don’t know if you could read one without having read the previous one. I know I would probably be lost—and not as sympathetic to certain characters—if I did.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?

Not everyone will like what you write, but it’s important that you like what you write. So, write from the heart.

6. What is the nicest thing a reader has said to you in a review, email, in person, or on social media?

Oh man. That’s a hard one because so many, many people have said such wonderful things to me since I published Caged. Everyone’s been so ridiculously nice to me…

I think my favourite is when someone says “I don’t normally like historicals/sci-fi BUT…” when talking about my work. I like knowing that I’ve made someone enjoyed something they normally wouldn’t.

7. What are you reading right now and what is next on your to­be­read list?

I’m reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte, Big Damn Sin City by Frank Miller, and Existence by David Brin. I think the next book I’m going to pick up is Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Or…Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison by T.J. Parsell.

8. Rapid Fire Time

  • Classical or Electronic? Classical
  • Read or writing? Read
  • hot air balloon or blimp? Blimp
  • Pasta or potatoes? Pasta
  • Cry or Scream? Scream
  • Top or Bottom? Top
  • Favorite flower? Circus Rose
  • Hats or Fascinators? Hats
  • Chinese food or Mexican food? Mexican
  • Sushi or pasta? Sushi

9. What are you working on? What is next?

I’ve started writing the sequel to Sarge. I’m also in the planning stages of writing something contemporary, but I might get sidetracked and pulled into the standalone Baal’s Heart book I want to write (tentatively) called Learning to Speak.

About the Author:

Born and raised in a small coastal town in northern Québec, Bey spent his early summers on his uncle’s boat and running wild on the beaches of the surrounding islands, lighting fires and building huts out of driftwood and fishermen’s nets. As an adult, he eventually made his way to university and earned a degree in Art History with a strong focus on Anthropology. Primarily a portrait painter and graphic artist, Bey sat down one day and decided to write about the two things that he felt most passionate about: sex and the sea.

Bey currently lives in the wilds of Montréal with his best buddy, a spotty pit bull named Murphy.

Author Links:

https://www.beydeckard.com
https://www.facebook.com/bey.deckard
https://www.facebook.com/authorbeydeckard
https://twitter.com/BeyDeckard
https://plus.google.com/+beydeckard/posts
https://amazon.com/author/beydeckard

Buy Links:


Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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