Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to TK Thompson and her story The Dark Eve: A New Recruit!
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I was born in Provo, UT and raised in copper mining towns in-between Arizona and New Mexico. I can be compared to a lizard. The warm weather makes a great home, but I have always had a love for the rain and overcast skies, extremely contradictory from my given habitat. That’s how I see myself sometimes, a lover of opposites. I would consider my childhood to be groundless when it came to my imagination. I was trapped inside my own mind and I believe I learned the world in small harsh but necessary truths, like a slow awakening. My little stories had their encompassing place along with underdeveloped drawing skills. But rationality whispered in my ears through my upbringing. I sought out what I felt to be important, the events of graduating high school, Silver City, NM 1999. I went to a safe community college in Thatcher, AZ. They say that college is a large defining time in a young person’s life. It’s where they start to wonder about who they are, what they know as truth, and far away from those that defined it for them. I was of course set with innate knowledge and experience and given power with irrational brain resources. My heart had plenty of stitches and I gave many to others. But I could not find peace in a single person. My ideas of life, love, and the world that I wanted to exist in felt unattainable. Having the whole picture felt like an impossible task. I went on a mission for my church in Washington, where I happily got my rain and clouds. Spending eighteen months dedicated to serving others and not yourself is a mind-opening task. It set me up to find the true roots within and be ready to insult my future husband Dustin Thompson when he walked through the door. I am as plain as I want to be. I have three crazy children to help fuel my life and since have received my Bachelors Degree in business management, UOP. But most of all I have tapped back into my imagination, pushed aside all rationality, and finished one of my best thoughts so far. Every day I continue to face my vulnerabilities.
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I asked TK Thompson, “How did you get your start in writing and what fuels you to continue?” and here is the response.
The truth is I have always been a very imaginative person. I don’t think I ever lived outside my own brain. BUT- I was raised to choose very traditional education choices and didn’t study writing. Later in life, like six years ago, during the recession my husband and I found ourselves in the same strenuous circumstances as many other people did. We lost our home, I was unexpectedly pregnant, had two other small children under the age of three, and was starting my BA degree. To say I was stressed doesn’t quite fit the bill, but I started having a reoccurring dream and every night it would continue on. After a while the little light bulb went off in my head and I started writing it all down. It acted mostly like therapy to me. I was upset when I couldn’t write. I had never been so engrossed with an idea, plot, and characters. It took me four years to finish that book. Since that process and discovering my methods of writing, it takes very little for me to be able to jot out a story. Sometimes it seems very surreal that when I’m done, it surprises me every time. The story really keeps me going. It has become so real and vibrant to me. I want my characters to really live and have a place in the world.
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Young Audim Basile hates life dominated by his cold, controlling father. But his dreams of fortune and adventure are turned upside down when he runs off to weigh anchor with the toughest, most barbaric band of pirates the criminal underworld has ever known.
Together with their dark, mysterious female captain, Acantha – who’ll run her sword through anyone who looks at her the wrong way – Basile and his fellow swashbuckling bandits sail the globe, fighting hordes of terrifying supernatural creatures that would make even the hardiest buccaneer quake with fear.
Together with his newfound crew mates, Basile must help with finding Acantha’s sister – who’s been missing for over a year – while being consumed with trying to solve the mystery of Acantha’s illusive past – before the evil Wraith King sends all of them to a premature watery grave.
Will Basile survive the fiercest test of his young life? Will Acantha sacrifice her own ship and crew (including young Basile) just to save her sister? Will young Basile come to terms with the price of the high-seas way of life and fortune?
In her stunning debut novel, T.K. Thompson launches readers on the most exhilarating ocean journey since Pirates of the Caribbean. Only time will tell if Acantha, Basile, and their hardy shipmates will live to tell this heart-stopping tale and fight another day.
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Basile felt the air change around him, like a vision appearing before him. He saw the devil’s dog up on the mast not ten feet from him; it slithered like a snake down the mast. Just then, Popper sniffled in his hiding place. The creature didn’t hesitate but struck out toward the noise, clawing and ripping at Popper’s crouched figure. Basile moved to his aid, opening his mouth instinctively to ward the creature off when a hand grabbed his mouth and another pulled him silently back deeper into the staircase. He felt her face slightly touching his holding him firmly. She turned his face inches from her own and signaled with her finger for him to be quiet. Popper’s screams radiated out through the cave. Basile cringed inside and held his hands to his ears to blot out his screams. He could see more of the dark creatures quickly crawling toward the ship. Popper’s screams were quick and soon were silenced by the clicking screaks of the devil’s dog. The captain moved toward a cluster of demons ready to jump aboard, and before Basile knew it she was silently sliding near the devil’s dog on the deck. As it raised its head to greet her, she sliced it off, ending its clicking noises. Suddenly, the light appeared at the end of the tunnel, and another scream came from the end of the ship. Basile looked to the light to save them, but there was still a ways until the ship touched its rays.
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The Dark Eve will be $0.99 during the tour. The sequel to this book series is also available. The second book is called “The Dark Eve: A Witch’s Curse”.
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TK Thompson will be awarding $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. CLICK HERE to enter to Win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule
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TK Thompson, thank you for stopping by today!
Love & blessings to all! ❤