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Friday, 2 May 2014

Blog Tour Author Interview & Giveaway - You Killed My Brother by Keith Rommel




You Killed My Brother
Author: Keith Rommel
Release Date: June 2013
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Fiction
Publisher: GMTA Publishing LLC
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Book Description:
Rainer is an affluent doctor and is involved in a car crash with a drunken man that’s a member of a local street gang. The doctor becomes a paraplegic and his brother, Glenn, is on the police force, and places his desire for revenge on hold to prove the judicial system works. 

But when the drunken man is found not guilty, Glenn loses his trust in the system and kills the man responsible for paralyzing his brother. The gang responds to the slaying by targeting members of the police force, local business owners and his own family. 

The two sides suffer casualty’s, one after the other, in this show of “for every action, there is a reaction”. The gang is dismantled and Rainer’s family is fragmented, giving a haunting sense that the need for revenge is toxic and how a decision to drive while intoxicated can dramatically change the course of many lives.

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Author Interview

1. Who are your favourite authors of all time?

It's difficult for me to pinpoint one single author as I have been influenced by many and my taste has shifted throughout the years as I began to explore different genre's. If I was to name some of the author's I've enjoyed in the past, I would say Anne Rice, Stephen King, Iris Johansen and R. A. Salvatore. 

2. If you could travel in a time machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

The future simply because I am curious as to how technology and science will advance. 

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?

The Shining by Stephen King. This is a classic all horror and suspense writer's and readers alike should .
4. If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Jesus (I have a million questions to ask him), my father (he passed away 4 years ago and I'd do about anything to have another moment with him), my mother and two children for both reasons I said above. 

5. Have any hidden talents you would like to share?

I can have a totally coherent conversation with someone and not even realize it. Just ask my wife. :-)

6. Do the words come easily most of the time? How do you unblock your writer’s block?

As I'm shaping and writing my novels, the words never come easy. It is a process of revision, waiting and revising again. The waiting is merely a few week stretch where I stay away from the story to clear my head so I can come back to it with fresh eyes.

7. Which character is your favourite and why?

Ruth. She provokes the entire "war" between the gang and the upper class people over a harmless act of a child. Throughout the entire story she manipulates and lies to the people just because she likes conflict.

8. When it comes to writing, what are your strong points? What are your weaknesses?

My strong points are voice and the ability to weave in unpredictable twists in the plot. My weaknesses are my ability to actually tell someone how I'm able to do that. Often times my final product is much different than my original outline.

9. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I mostly read horror, thriller, suspense and crime with a psychological spin. I don't like cookie cutter stories and love to have my imagination challenged.

10. How long does it take you to write a book?

Since my first novel which took me five years, I am now averaging about a book a year.


About the Author
Keith Rommel is a native of Long Island, New York and currently lives with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Keith is a retail manager and has enjoyed collecting comic books since he was a child (a hobby inspired by a teacher in grade school to help overcome a reading comprehension disability).

Keith Rommel is the author of the critically acclaimed dark suspense Thanatology Series entitled The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man. His newest novel: You Killed My Brother is a fast-paced suspense thriller with crime and some rather unorthodox police work. Keith is the co screenplay writer for The Cursed Man movie and is currently hard at work on the third novel in the Thanatology Series due out winter 2013.

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***Giveaway***

10 Kindle, ePub or PDF copies of You Killed My Brother up for grabs.

Ends May 22nd (midnight GMT).

International giveaway.

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13 or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. The winner will be posted on this page after the winner responds. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.


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3 comments:

  1. I like chick lit and urban fantasy.

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  2. Definitely mystery is my favourite.

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  3. I read just about any genre. My shelves are full of books of all kinds.

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