Author Guest Post: Kelly Parra
Posted by Briana
Please welcome Kelly Parra, author of “Darkness Becomes Him” in the paranormal Prom Dates to Die For anthology released by Buzz Books on May 1! (Book review coming soon.)
Hello Friends, thanks for letting me chat with you! I’m Kelly Parra, and I’d like to introduce myself as an eccentric reader and writer. I love contemporaries. I love action and suspense. I love romance. I love paranormals. I love unique and memorable characters. I love young adult and adult fiction. I love short and novel length fiction. You get the picture. I’m probably what an agent and editor doesn’t love in a writer because I don’t stick with one subgenre. *wince*
But I can say that my voice and style remain the same as I combine contemp, action, suspense, romance and unique characters in all of my stories. That’s me. That’s my brand. I’m still trying to sum it all up in a tagline. LOL.
As a writer, I have a ton of story ideas. The thing is not every story idea is going to help me to create a full-length novel. But I may still have the drive to create the story and I definitely want to have fun. And with short fiction I can do that.
“Darkness Becomes Him” is my short story in the PROM DATES TO DIE FOR anthology, and I can honestly admit I had lots of fun!
I enjoyed writing about supernatural teen hunters Jaz and Blake. I didn’t have to know their entire life story when I wrote “Darkness Becomes Him”. I could go with the moment and discover a few things about them along the way. Like how they are orphans who can detect all things magical. How Jaz is a girl who is tough and realistic and how Blake’s willing to risk himself to help others against evil. How they are best friends and one of them is starting to have feelings for the other… *gasp* Am I sharing too much for a ten page story?
Okay, well, here are some other clues associated with DBH: Dark, Angel, Case, Prom, Page-turning, Action.
All right, that’s all I’m saying…for now!
Check out my story “Darkness Becomes Him” and the other great stories in the paranormal anthology PROM DATES TO DIE FOR!
Kelly Parra’s earliest stories were told with paintbrushes, but upon discovering the drama and forbidden love of romance and suspense novels, those paintbrushes were replaced with a keyboard. Now a multi-published author in young adult and adult fiction, she has created memorable characters such as a graffiti artist, a psychic teen, and a tough undercover narc. A two-time RITA finalist, she divides her time between her novels, short fiction, and the adventures of motherhood, where she juggles her home life with two children, a tattooed husband, a sweet poodle, and a rowdy pit bull. Visit her website, www.KellyParra.com.
Five young adult authors cordially invite readers to five proms with a paranormal twist:
- In Kelly Parra’s “Darkness Becomes Him,” teen supernatural hunters are hired to save a prom date hungry for souls.
- Heather Dearly introduces us to a young reaper haunted by a past she doesn’t remember in “The Bone Flower.”
- A prom queen seeks justice and revenge in Lena Brown’s, “Every Breath You Take.”
- Aaron Smith gives us a loner musician called to save his classmates from an enemy only he can see in “A Kiss at the Threshold.”
- Jenny Peterson’s heroine gets much more than she wished for on her prom night and 18th birthday in “Tonight, You’re Mine.”
Frightful, fun and unforgettable