Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Q+A with Levi Black (Red Right Hand)

Please welcome today's guest, Levi Black, author of RED RIGHT HAND.

Q+A with Levi Black

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

2009 was the year I decided I could write a book. I'd read a book that didn't come close to living up to its hype and said: “I can write better shit than that.” and proceeded to google: how do you write a novel. The search took me to Lilith Saintcrow's blog where she had a series of essays about real life writing advice. I devoured her blog and realized I could indeed write a book. So I did. That book became my first sale. (It wasn't RED RIGHT HAND.)

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

A lifelong fascination with all things spooky, weird, and occult. Even as a child I read books I wasn't supposed to and that led me to many lurid books because of their lurid covers, including a string of occult and ghost novels from the 70's and into the 80's.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  Immortality. With immortality all other things are possible. You can accumulate wealth, knowledge, lovers, almost anything your heart desires.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  I give you all the creeps of Lovecraft without the dreary pacing of Lovecraft. This is a Lovecraftian horror novel with urban fantasy pacing. It's bloody, violent, intense, and scary.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

This is a tough one.

For Charlie I like Daisy Ridley because she killed it as Rey in the new Star Wars. Rey and Charlie have a lot in common and she could bring both the terror and the toughness needed. I know she's a hot commodity in hollywood, having been in a huge franchise blockbuster, but she is my honest choice.

The Man In Black is far tougher. Casting the Crawling Chaos is not easy.  I'd say Idris Elba, but he's much bigger than I imagine the Man In Black to be, but those acting chops are on point. I'd also give the nod to Zachary Quinto because he definitely can pull off the sinister snark of the Man In Black.

But really, in my head, the Man In Black is always Nick Cave. Yes he is a musician, and the singer of the song that inspired the title RED RIGHT HAND, but he has the jangly, loose-limbed swagger I see the Man In Black having.

Red Right Hand dark urban fantasy by Levi Black

Red Right Hand by Levi Black

Charlie Tristan Moore isn't a hero. She's a survivor. On a night when her demons from the past are triggered, she arrives home to something even more harrowing-an attack by three monstrous skinhounds, creatures straight out of nightmares. She fights but is outmatched. Just as hope seems lost, in sweeps The Man In Black, a rescuer even more monstrous and unlikely, dressed in a long, dark coat that seems to have a life of its own and with a black-bladed sword held in his terrible, red right hand.

Her rescue comes at a cost. She must become his new Acolyte and embrace a dark magick she never knew she had inside her. To ensure she gives it her all, he takes her friend and possible love, Daniel, in thrall as a hostage to her obedience. The Man in Black, a Lovecraftian chaos god, claims to be battling his brethren gods, other horrors who are staging an incipient apocalypse. But is he truly the lesser of all evils or merely killing off the competition? Either way, will Charlie be strong enough to save herself, Daniel, and possibly the entire world?

Release Date: July 26, 2016 from Tor Books
Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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  4. I can't resist a kick butt female protagonist. And I have got to find out what a skinhound is! Love this genre!

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  6. This book sounds fantastic! I'm a huge fan of horror and an avid reader and would love to read this one! Thanks so much for the chance :)


  7. Immortality? Haven't you watched The Highlander?!? I wouldn't mind living an extra long life provided I stayed healthy, but "Who wants to live forever?" ;)


  8. This has been on my radar ever since I saw that gorgeous cover!

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