Today I’m thrilled to welcome back Off the Page regular Kia Zi Shiru, here to chat about her new book Disturbed Fate.
Kia Zi Shiru is a Dutch girl who did her bachelor studying English and Creative Writing in the UK but has now returned to the Netherlands to do her masters. Amongst her interests she finds writing, reading, doing research and learning different languages (including but not limited to: English, Dutch, French, German, HTML, Java, PHP and Assembly). Her writing and reading habits include books with Young Adults, gay themes, strong female or minority characters and fantasy elements (more often than not all at the same time).
Marc, a small pet shop owner and seer, needs help with his store, but his new
employee, Galen, brings with him more trouble than expected. Marc tries to keep their
relationship professional even if Galen seems insistent on taking it to the next level. And then
there is the problem of Galen’s past.
Keiran, a hard working medical student and Marc’s best friend, has a small problem, a
stalker. One night he confronts the guy and finds in his stalker vampire, Devlan, is too
alluring to turn down. But Devlan isn’t who he seems to be.
When the four men meet up for a night out their lives fall apart. Marc’s premonitions
are wrong and everything points towards one autumn night a couple of years ago. Now they
need to figure out what happened that night, before someone dies, again.
Time is running out. The visions might be false, but they don’t paint a pretty picture,
not about their futures and, especially, not about their pasts. They need to reverse the change before it is too late.
Character interview with Keiran:
What single thing or goal do you want most in life?
Become a doctor. I want to help people but also… I want to find out if I’m different, if there is something different about me that makes me who I am. Was I born a psychic vampire or did something trigger it?
What do you fear most?
Large groups of people. I hate all the energy from so many people around, it it hard to shut out when it’s so many. People’s emotions are often so different that I can’t always shut them out and I get tired and grumpy.
Are you presently in love, or do you hope to find someone special?
Ehhhmmm, presently in love, yes. But I’m not spoiling anything. It was hard enough and we’ve been through enough that I’m not going to jinx it.
Sum up your life in the last few weeks in 150 words or less.
Hectic, scary, busy. After meeting Devlan and then finding out about what happened to Yuki and Devlan, everything has changed and it is kinda scary. On top of that I have to make long days at the hospital but my graduation date is coming close fast.
If you could change one thing of your past would you? If so, what would it be and why?
I wouldn’t have gone on holiday and left Dominic alone to host that party. Maybe if I had been there he would still be here.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
A cat. I love being on my own but also to be with just some people. I also like to sit in the sun and don’t do anything, something that I can’t do often between university and my placement at the hospital.
Do enjoy reading about vampires? Why?