Interview with Kasper Beaumont

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy a wide variety of books from fantasy, supernatural and sci-fi to adventure, cooking, and the odd biography. I don't tend to read too many serious books, except for work or uni.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A Kindle with a purple cover.
Describe your desk
Desk? What desk? ( Kasper laughs aloud.) I am not organised enough to have an office. I do however have a totally awesome cubbyhouse with a banana lounge chair and a laptop. That's all I need.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Wow! I can't believe I am publishing my 4th full novel. This is one requested by readers, so I hope you all enjoy it.
It is the story of Fandri who is the wise father in the Hunters series, but this new book tells of his adolescence. In true Hunters style, there are plenty of action scenes and surprises.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I started writing just for fun, and I am so excited to find I have a talent for it. I guess I have to answer that my joys are many fold. My family and friends are proud of me and I love receiving feedback from my readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are awesome! I have a group called the Relorian Alliance who like to offer suggestions and help out with reading my drafts. It's great to have such a supportive team beside me.
What are you working on next?
The plan is for a book of short stories to give extra insights in the popular Hunters of Reloria characters. I can picture Raja in a forgotten old library somewhere covered in dust and feisty Princess Shari-Rose rejecting a long line of handsome elven suitors. Whatever I come up with, there is bound to be action and adventure aplenty. :-)
Who are your favorite authors?
Many and Varied: Wilbur Smith, David and Leigh Eddings, J.K. Rowling, Clive Cussler, Stephanie Myer, J.R.R.Tolkien, Laurell K. Hamilton, Bryce Courtenay, Raymond Feist
Who is your favorite character in the trilogy?
It's a tough call for me between Sienna and Violetta.
They are both strong female characters, but their personalities, talents and contributions to the Hunters of Reloria are poles apart.
Sienna is a halfling huntress from the Wild Woods, who is fiercely independent and braves rushes in where warriors twice her size fear to go. Her weapons are her long bow, arrows and a dagger.
Violetta is a wizard's apprentice who is lovable and a hopeless chatterbox. She is studying magic under the guidance of a doddery old mage and loves to boast about her powers.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a very busy bee. I work at the local hospital and am fully occupied raising three energetic halflings of my own. In the odd quiet moment when I'm not writing, I like to read, listen to music and catch up with friends. We love our family holidays and hope to visit the snow together one day. We are also mad about medieval history and enjoy re-enactment festivals and visiting castles.
Published 2016-11-18.
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Books by This Author

Fandri's Adventures
Price: Free! Words: 64,100. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
After Fandri kisses sweet halfling, Emina, he’s chased off the farm by her pitch-fork wielding father and a crazy goat. Accompanied by his fairy, he runs away with knights and elves in search of adventure. With magic spells, dragons, deadly pirates and a fierce bear, Fandri gets a whole lot more adventure than he bargained for.
The Tragedy of Garass and Asher
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Every great series has a beginning. Teenage Asher discovers that he has fallen in love with his best friend's girl. Can the dragons survive the tempest of emotions that ensue? Parental guidance recommended for young readers due to sensual and violent content.
Dragon's Revenge (book 3 in the Hunters of Reloria series)
Series: Hunters of Reloria, Book 3 · Hunters of Reloria, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,990. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Magical Reloria is beset by hordes of invading enemy ships carrying giants with ocular laser beams. People and creatures from across the land band together against the invasion, while our group of heroes, the Hunters of Reloria, seek to restore the defensive shield to their borders. Epic battles with dragons and giants ensue, leading to a thrilling climax.
Hunters' Quest (book 2 in the Hunters of Reloria series)
Series: Hunters of Reloria, Book 2 · Hunters of Reloria, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.30 from 10 reviews)
Scaly Vergai invaders have captured the Elven Jewel from Reloria. Halfling friends, Randir and Fendi,their bond-fairies, men, dwarves, an elf and a dragon are a group of brave hunters on a quest to recover the stolen Elven Jewel. They must search for a mage who can make a portal to Vergash to rescue the princess and restore the protective forcefield.
Elven Jewel (book 1 in the Hunters of Reloria series)
Series: Hunters of Reloria, Book 1 · Hunters of Reloria, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.48 from 25 reviews)
The peaceful continent of Reloria is threatened by cruel invaders from the wastelands of Vergash. Halflings Randir and Fendi leave their peaceful farm village with their bond-fairies and race against time to stop the invaders. They join forces with dwarves, elves, men and a mysterious dragon, on a quest to rescue the stolen Elven Jewel. Book one of the trilogy.