Krista is a California girl living in a North Carolina world…for now. After all, home is where the Army tells her husband they’re moving next. She’s a lover of dungeons and dragons, singing at the top of her lungs, ice cold beer and all things dessert. Most days you can find her wrangling her two young daughters and finding any moment she can to sneak away into the worlds she writes.
Fate isn’t done with August and Emery.
With the birth of their daughter, a new era is ushered in for the supernatural world, but not everyone is prepared to accept the terms. Archaic beliefs threaten to derail everything they’ve fought to protect.
War looms on all sides as Sloane’s army grows in ways they never could have imagined. In order to take on her sister, Emery must learn to embrace the darkness she’s come to fear, even if the price could be her soul.
With their enemies closing in and the fates demanding action, August and Emery must choose between the bond they share and the kingdom they’ve sworn to protect.
War waits for no one.
This is the epic conclusion to the Culling of Blood and Magic Series.
Available after the tour is over.
Q&A with KM Rives
Q: Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how became an author?
A: I’m a Scorpio and like walks on the beach but prefer an escape to the mountains. No, just kidding….sorta. I’m just your average woman trying to figure out what she wants in this life. I’ve got a loving husband that I follow around moving every three years for his job and two amazing girls who call me mom.
As for how I became an author, it’s something that I think I always wanted to do but didn’t know it was an option. I loved to write when I was a kid. Letters to friends, in a journal, you name it and I was writing it. As I got older other things got in the way and the idea of going the traditional publishing route seemed daunting and unattainable. Then I saw a girl on one of the local wives groups post about how she wrote a book and published it. I reached out to her and she encouraged me to give it a try. She even introduced me to other military spouses who were also authors. I fell in love with it and the rest is history.
Q: What is your writing process like?
A: Lots of plotting, so many tears, rewrites, imposter syndrome, maybe loving it, hating, then finding peace in the end result.
Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?
A: I like to read. I know, I know, that's so cliche. But I am a high input kind of person, so in order for me to write I need to also consume.
Outside of that though I enjoy going to baseball games and other local sporting events.
Q: How do you celebrate when you are finished writing a book?
A: With an ice cold beer and a week of not looking at the damn book.
Q: How do you celebrate when your books are released?
A: In all honesty, I hate release day. I feel like I do my celebrating when I finish writing it because it’s so nerve wrecking on release day when the book is finally out in the world.
Q: Can you tell me how the book/series came about?
A: The Culling of Blood and Magic series is something that came to me I want to say probably about eight years ago. I didn’t have it all worked out but I loved the ideas of twins and one having to take the other’s place. Then add in my love of all things supernatural and fantasy and the story sort of just fell together.
Q: Are any of your characters similar to real-life friends or family?
A: I think there are some that have attributes or things that people around me might say, but I don’t think there are any that are super similar to any one person.
Q: What was the most challenging part of writing this book?
A: Keeping all the story lines and lore straight.
Q: What part of writing this book was the most fun for you?
A: Coming up with the lore and the connections between the characters. I am really big on interpersonal connections.
Q: What Authors or other Books have inspired you to write this book?
A: I’ve been inspired by so many great authors. I will say that it was probably Amelia Hutchins that originally inspired me to write.
Q: What is your favorite passage from this book?
A: There is a scene between Callum and Emery in the middle of the book where they bond over some difficult news and I really enjoyed writing it and the realizations each of them make. I can’t say too much without giving things away.
Q: If you could meet any of your characters, who would it be and what would you say to them?
A: I would love to meet Callum. He’s my boo. As for what I would tell him, I would tell him to trust the process and stop being a mysterious prick.