Author Spotlight: CK Dawn

Here today with a spin on the classic Arthurian legend, I’ve got the next lovely Indie author lined up to interview. You can join in the fun here.

CK Dawn Cloak of Shadows Cover

CK Dawn

Tell us a brief summary of your book’s plot.
Cloak of Shadows (The Netherwalker Series, Book 1)
What if all you’ve ever known of King Arthur’s legend was a lie to mislead you from the truth? What if Camelot truly existed, but was destroyed to keep its secrets? What if there were descendants of the Knights of the Round Table defending us today from the creatures that lurk within the shadows? If the gloaming came looking for you would you answer its call?

Fourteen year old Abigail Thorne answered the gloaming and it turned her life upside down. Along with her mentor Lourdes Reese, a seasoned hunter in the King’s Court, she now banishes the evil shadows while most dociles sleep in their beds.
Fighting hidden creatures that feed on humans, glimpsing fractures that lead to another world, and wielding magical weapons all before geometry? That’s a normal day for Abbey now, and she loves every minute of it. But, she has no idea that being sent to Britain for her last hunter trial will unleash a chain of events that will change everything and everyone she loves forever.
A life will be lost, a life will be taken, and an unexpected new romance will emerge all while the fate of two worlds balances on the edge of a hunter’s blade.

What was the inspiration for this story?
I love Arthurian legend. The magic and mystery surrounding it has always intrigued me so putting my own twist on the legend has been an absolute dream of mine.

Do you have any writing habits you would like to tell us about?
I do my best writing late at night in bed with all the lights off. The world seems to melt away and it’s just me and my characters, well them, my cats sleeping curled in balls around me, and my honey snoring quietly. Something about the quiet and the dark helps the words flow.

What is the hardest thing to manage when you start writing?
Time! There have been times I thought only an hour has passed but it’s been four. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing, especially when progress in the story is made.

Name the three books currently topping your To Be Read list?
Atomic Aardvark by Ryan Guy
The Shadow Rises by K.S. Marsden
Once Upon a Western Way by Markie Madden

How important do you think a book’s cover is?
As a reader I have to admit that a striking or attention grabbing cover does seem to make me pause and read the book’s overview more often than a book with a so-so or less interesting cover. Yes, I admit it. I’m guilty of liking the pretty package that a story is wrapped in. As a writer there are millions of books out there and you might only have a split second to grab a potential readers attention, so why not put out a show stopping cover? I don’t think a cover makes or breaks a book, but first impressions do count, it’s a great advertising tool in a writer’s arsenal, and I plan on using it to its greatest potential.

If you could collaborate with any author, who would you choose?
Karen Marie Moning! She is one of my all time favorites and I one-click everything she publishes.

Find Cloak of Shadows on Amazon and Nook. You can find out more by visiting CK Dawn’s website, Facebook or chatting on Twitter @CloakedCKDawn.

1 Comment
  1. CK Dawn 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for the Author Spotlight and the interview was great fun! <3 ck

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