November Author of the Month: Ker Dukey
My November Author of the Month really needs no introduction. She is a phenomenal writer who writes phenomenal dark stories. She is an International Best-Selling Author and her thousands of fans truly love and appreciate her for taking them to the dark side of storytelling. She has several best-selling novels in her own right and readers have said that her Pretty Little Dolls Series collaboration with K. Webster is a mind blowing, dark, and twisted experience. I had the absolute pleasure of asking her some personal questions to get an inside look at this amazing writer. I am so excited to bring you Ker Dukey!
Ker Dukey, Is based in the UK, where she lives with her husband and small children and also their beloved Goldendoodle, Murphy (who has yet to discover he isn’t, in fact, a human)
When she’s not lost in the world of her characters or being Mum, Ker likes to read and catch up with her followers on social media.
When did you know that you wanted to be an Author? And how did you come about writing dark erotica?
I’ve always been creative with words and used to write song lyrics growing up, which grew into storytelling. I wanted to be an actress from a young age but learned early on I prefer to create the story being played out. The darker side of my writing is something that just happened. The characters steer the wheel, and they happen to be of the darker variety. Not all love is created in the light.
How does it make you feel to see how large your fan base is?
It’s a beautiful feeling to have one reader enjoy your creation so to have many is incredible, and amongst so much talent I feel very Humble. I adore my readers, I have a very passionate involved readership, and it makes us all feel less alone in our love of the darker parts of ourselves.
Of all the characters you write about, which one do you feel a connection to?
I feel a connection to them all, but I do have favorites HAHA! (Shh don’t tell them) Ryan from The Empathy Series is a complex, deranged but amusing character that has stayed with me, whispering for a long time and will always be a unique character. Evi, from my standalone title Devil, is also a distinctive character that left an everlasting mark. She was damaged but strong and powerful.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Family time! Movies, video games, kid-filled days out. I’m a superhero nerd, so we like to binge watch the Marvel films.
Have you ever visited the US? If yes, where?
No, but it’s on my most want list so once our baby girl is a little older, we will be visiting Florida (Disney)
What do you find challenging when you have to promote a new release?
Reach, getting it advertised to the masses. A lot of authors have the marketing down, but I’m not one of them. I’ll get there in the end.
Are any characters in your books based on an actual person?
There are traits, i.e., humor perhaps but how scary would it be if I said yes to this question, have you read my books? :p 😉
Who are some of your favorite Authors? What book are you reading now?
I love the classic, Stephan King, Anne Rice. My guilty pleasure is hate/love angsty reads from the likes of Penelope Douglas. I’m reading Vicious at the moment from L. Shen, and it’s exactly what I love for an easy, fun read. When I’m not writing, I like to read some darker books, CJ Roberts. I also love MC when done right. Beth Flynn, Madeline Sheehan. I have an Arc for Ride or Die by CEE CEE Riley that I’m going to enjoy soon.
Which book of yours would you like to see on the Big Screen?
I get asked a lot if I’m going to have my books made into movies and I urge you all to hound Hollywood to give me a call :p I think The Empathy series and The Pretty Stolen Dolls series would make great Films. Also, Devil would be cool as a movie.
Have you ever starting writing a story and never finished?
Yes, I have around 20 stories started that I may or may not go back to, I get bored quickly, so the characters have to be loud to get my attention.
Based on reviews, your work rips at the very soul of your readers. Do you feel pressured when writing, knowing your next book has to be better than the last?
Yes, there is always self-doubt and pressure, but it keeps me pushing my ability and is healthy. If It ever gets unhealthy, I’ll take a break.
What advice do you have for someone working on their first novel?
Trust yourself and your vision. Prepare for not everyone loving your story, we are all different and therefore like different things. Make connections in the industry and work at them, make real friendships. Also if you want your book to be taken seriously, as in a professional title? Put the work in, Editor, formatter. Getting a professional cover as well if important. People say don’t judge a book by the cover, but lots of people do. I’ve even been guilty of not reading a book because the cover was off-putting.
You are always learning in this industry, and I’m still very much learning so be aware it’s a long game.
What do you want readers to take away from your books?
Escape, I want my readers to finish and feel like they’ve lived another life and felt every emotion the character did. I just want them to feel.
Finally, what message do you have for your fans?
Thank you! Thank you for sticking with me and always wanting more. For trusting me with your heart when going into one of my titles. Thank you for coming to see me at signings and sharing your love of my work with others. Thank you for always having my back if I need an extra week or move onto a new title when you want more of an older one. You’re the best dark souls a girl could ask for <3
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