Meet C. A. King, Rituals & Runes Author
Looking for a fantastic read? All your favorite sexy creatures of your dreams are waiting for you in Rituals & Runes, a tantalizing collection of paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales. Angels, Demons, Shifters, Vampires...Oh My!
And if you wanted to hear about the books before they come out, we’ve got you covered. Read on for an author interview with C.A. King as she discusses, The Devil’s Daughter. BTW, can only get it through the anthology!
Author: C.A. King
Book: The Devil's Daughter
R&R: Glad to chat with you today. We’re looking forward to this interview.
What inspired you to write about the characters in your book that is in the anthology?
King: A family member was actually involved in filming a ghost hunting type show. My mind went in a rather different direction following a few what-ifs.
R&R: Ghost hunting shows are the best! And that’s such a creative way to come up with a concept. Sometimes the inspiration strikes so nicely.
What made you take the leap and become a writer?
King: Writing was an escape from depression and the trials and tribulations of tragedies in my life.
R&R: Books can be a great escape for both the writer and the reader. Writing is very special.
If you had to name a pet after one of your characters, which character’s name would you use, and what type of pet would it be?
King: I probably wouldn’t. Names, whether in my stories or for pets, are very important to me. Each needs the perfect one or I’m not satisfied.
R&R: Understandable. Fur babies can be so special, as are our stories.
What is your favorite type of world-building to create? Magical or urban fantasy or real-world etc?
King: Magic! I love magic. The possibilities are endless.
R&R: That makes total sense. Magic does have infinite possibilities.
What job would your FMC have in the real world?
King: Oh! She’s a devil so world-ruler? It would at least be a power position, considering her abilities.
R&R: LOL! Love it! She seems like a ton of fun.
Was your writing process any different for this story versus your other books?
King: I think this is one of the easier stories to write. It flowed from the moment I sat down right through the end.
R&R: That’s the best! Glad to hear it.
What books do you have coming out that are not involved in the anthology?
King: 2022-23 are years of the anthology for me. I have multiple anthologies and multi-author shared world books coming out, including some for charities.
R&R: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
King: Night, please.
R&R: Readers have A LOT to look forward to regarding The Devil’s Daughter and your other books. Thanks so much for talking with us! Continue on for more tidbits about The Devil’s Daughter.
Ghost Hunters had it wrong.
The Johnson brothers were living in the limelight, seeking out proof of the paranormal in front of the public eye. Fame, fortune, and success came hand-in-hand with evidence. Answers were worth their weight in gold. The trio had no idea they were asking all the wrong questions... until she appeared.
Pretty dresses and jewels meant nothing when all she wanted was respect. The moment Vallenna spiraled down a black hole, life turned upside down. It was the chance she’d been waiting her whole life for.
Born to rule two realms, but accepted by neither, the devil’s daughter is determined to leave her mark on both. Can the brothers stop her diabolical plans with only charisma and raw animal magnetism at their disposal?
“Possibilities?” He scowled, pushing the rolling chair he was seated in out from behind a desk. “What possibilities? Are you saying you saw something in the pilot we missed?”
“I am,” Natalie agreed. “I think you should watch it again.”
He rolled back. “Okay. What am I looking for?”
Natalie pointed over his shoulder. “There.”
“What?” Jack shrugged.
“You tell everyone sometimes it takes a while for entities to speak,” Natalie explained. “But then it’s as if you forgot that part right after.”
Jack sighed, chewing on the end of a pen. “Still not getting what you want me to see.”
“The words the device answers,” Natalie huffed. “What if they aren’t just random? String them together.”
“Yes. Please. Help me. Get out. Wall. Idiots.” He arched a brow, glancing at her profile.
“And?” The pen landed on the desk. “What am I supposed to do with this?”
“Please help me get out of wall,” Natalie read off. “I heard the ‘of’ before ‘wall.’ Listen to it again, if you want.”
“Are you telling me, you honestly believe, something is stuck in the wall?” Jack shook his head, trying to wrap it around her line of thinking. “That’s sort of stretching it, don’t you think?”
“Yeah,” she answered. “And when you didn’t understand it took a while to form a complete sentence it called you three idiots.” Her voice rose. “And I fully agree.”
I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.
Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real-time.
To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn't open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn't need to be a reason or trigger.
People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.
I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don't ever let anyone tell you differently.
I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference.
Fast forward to today...
C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 70 books available across multiple genres.
Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author category 2017 & 2018 & 2019
Brant News Readers' Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017
Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017 Silver medal
2017 SIBA Awards - Best Novella
2017 SIBA Awards - Best New Adult
2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Gold Medal in the Fiction - Supernatural genre
2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: Bronze Medal in the Fiction - New Adult genre
2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction - Supernatural genre
2019 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban genre
City of Brantford Featured Artist February 2020
Burlington Post Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020
Toronto Star Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020
Cambridge Times Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020
Burlington Post Readers' Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2021