Saturday, 1 December 2012

Guest Post: Dead Heart by R.L. King

Today I am very pleased to be hosting a guest post by R.L. King. You can find out a bit more about him and his books and enter a giveaway below the guest post! Over to Mr King then:

First I would like to thank you for having me on Eternally Books for my very first international guest post!

Haley Mathers: The Ghost Interview
By R. L. King

In Dead Heart, the main character, Doctor Paul Vieyra is haunted by three ghosts who died on his operating table. When I started writing this story, I had all the ghosts I needed and no plans for any more, but early into the first draft the ghost of a seven year old girl named Haley Mathers came out. Soon after, she began making things happen in both my world and hers. Everything has been moving so fast since I published this novel, and I have been waiting to do a character interview with her because I want answers to a few questions of my own.

R.L.: Hello Haley, it’s very nice to meet you finally.
Haley: Thank you, Mr. King. You talk funny.

R.L.: Well, that’s because I live in Oklahoma, and I have a little bit of an accent.
Haley: You sound like a cowboy in the movies. If you want, I can draw a picture of you on a horse, because I like to draw horses.

R.L.: Not right now, but I do want to talk to you about your pictures. It seems that you are able to draw some very unusual pictures, and then make them do special things; do you want to tell me how you can do that?
Haley: Well, I used to draw all the time when I was alive. My big brother taught me how to draw horses, and we spent a lot of time in the hospital drawing and reading books. Now when I get bored I just draw a line with my finger and watch it change colors. Then I can make the pictures move by wiggling my finger.

R.L.: That’s it? Can you tell me how you make it move?
Haley: I don’t know. It’s like I am pulling it with invisible strings.

R.L.: Okay, let me ask you this. How is it that you can kick the other ghosts and make things happen in the real world?
Haley: I kicked the other ghost in the leg because he was being a mean potty-mouth. But he said he was sorry and we are best friends now.

R.L.: And what about making things happen in the real world, how do you do those things? I always wanted to know, is it magic or something?
Haley: I only do those things to help my friends. I don’t want my friends to get hurt. It is not magic, not like the witches on Halloween; it is like a real kind of magic.

R.L.: You are very brave for a little girl, is there anything you are still afraid of now that you are a ghost?
Haley: Spiders. They are icky and they bite.

R.L.: Since you came along so unexpectedly, you and I never really got to sit down and talk. You have so many unique abilities, is there anything you can do that we don’t know about yet?
Haley: Yes. The other ghosts said it would be funny to move people’s keys and then put them back somewhere they have already looked.

R.L.: I agree, that is funny, but is there anything you can do that you think is strange?
Haley: Yes, I can make flowers grow when I try to smell them. They get taller and happier. And babies giggle when I make funny faces.

R.L: I know that right now there is not a sequel planned for Dead Heart, but if the readers ever demand one, would you like to come back and visit with us at Eternally Books?
Haley: Yes, I would like to come back.

R.L: One last thing before we go. What do you want for Christmas?
Haley: Well, I guess I would like a puppy. I know I can’t have one because I am a ghost, but if I could, I would like a ghost-puppy.  

Dead Heart

Print Length: 259 page
Publisher: 48fourteen (August 30, 2012)
ASIN: B0094GZ3W6
Publication Date: August 30, 2012

Would you give someone your own beating heart so they may live?

That is the question Doctor Paul Vieyra will have to ask himself as his world comes crashing down around him, and the ghost of those who died on his operating table haunt his mind.

When Dr. Vieyra sister’s heart begins to fail and her life fade away, a new heart or surgery are her only chances for survival—a chance no doctor is willing to take. Dr. Vieyra will risk everything he has and more for his sister. He will need the help of both old and new friends along with his mental ghosts if he is going to overcome the incredible obstacles that stand in his way.

The clock is ticking. Will he be able to save his sister’s dead heart? What is he willing to risk?

About R.L. King

R.L. King was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1978. King grew up in a poor mountain town. He and his family lived in an old school bus and shared an outhouse. They did not have a television until Reagan was re-elected.
King is the author of Two Bad Men (2005), Parallel You (2006), and Dead Heart (2007). These novels were created at the request of his friend who needed something good to read. King also published two short stories in 2010, for publishing credentials: The Tell-Tale Soul and The Water-Grave Redemption.
R.L. King currently resides in Oklahoma City, and works in the precious metals industry. He continues to write as late as he can most nights.
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