Interview with Kevin Guest

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas that was blessed with plenty of wooded parks for children to play safe and let their imaginations flow.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing in the fourth grade. I told the story about a futuristic young man who graduated high school and built his own spaceship, called Roman 1. Ironically, as much as I would like to bring that story forward today, outer space is just not a topic I have learned to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, "Texas Hauntings: The Legend of Anderson," tells the backstory, as well as the continuance of the hauntings surrounding Dr. Anderson's life work. In the first book, "The Haunting of Reindeer Manor," the story begins with Anderson's manuscript, titled, 'Texas Hauntings,' being rejected from the publisher. It seemed that a good fit to end the series, was to create a story that would circle back to that pivotal moment when Anderson learned of Reindeer Manor.
However, as Dr. Grant, Anderson's successor learned, when dealing with the secrets of the dead, its best not to pry to much, less you may join them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love telling stories, and this seemed like a great way to share amongst the masses.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has given me channels that I could not have gained on my own.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being read and being stumped when people know more about my book than I do. This is particularly true in my haunted series, Zoo'd, and Doug: The Despised Angel.
What do your fans mean to you?
Their awesome and a joy to speak with. I am always humbled when someone compliments me. However, when I recieve negative feedback, I take it to heart and try to figure out if their is something I can do to remedy the situation.
What are you working on next?
You never know :)
However, in one review, a woman was so touched by my story, I decided to write a sequel, in her honor.
Who are your favorite authors?
King, Twain, Crichton, Grisham, Matheson
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm clock. No, seriously....the cat.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working, like everyone else!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Randomly
Published 2013-08-29.
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Books by This Author

Dear Becky, The unique expressions of a Mother-In-Law
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
View the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZtAJEFPr0g In the world of Gertrude Charmaine Beasley, exists the soft-spoken, black-sheep daughter in law, Becky Beasley, married to the not-quite-celebrated son, Matthew. In order to shape Becky into the daughter-in-law she favors (Denise), Gertrude imparts her wisdom, suggestions, and thinly veiled insults through the passive-aggres
Wolfrik Vs. Dracula
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,390. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Name: Prince Vlad Tepes III, Dracula Role: Original Vampire Weaknesses: Women Strengths: Cannot be killed by manmade weapons, speed, mind control Name: Chester Von Wolfrik, Role: Original Werewolf Weakness: Rumored to be deathly allergic to silver Strengths: Faster than a cheetah, stronger than an ape, claws made for ripping Dracula wants power… Wolfrik wants revenge… Blood shall be spilled!
The Haunting of Reindeer Manor
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Series: The Haunted Houses of Anderson, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,460. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Dr. Anderson, chair of the department, received a rejection on his life's work. But on Halloween, he got a second chance, an article stating the existence of ghosts at Reindeer Manor. The owner has been running it as a haunted attraction. But only the true history is of interest to Anderson, who struck a deal to rent the property, as long as all props are removed. Unfortunately, he got his way.
The Kinda Big Book of Chauvinist Relationships
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,290. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The sexes have been in a constant battle for superiority since Eve said, “Hey boy, eat this apple.” Well, what happens when one chauvinist marries another? Do women really sexually harass men? How have men responded? By turning into Metro-Sexuals? What do women think of these feminine men? In the tug of war between women and men, one thing is certain—I’ll tell you later, my wife just walked in!
Chauvinism Returns! Death to the Metro-Sexual
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Series: Her vs. Him, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,700. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Women sexually harass men every damn day and I am here to point it out! Women are sick of the Metro-Sexual, and I am here to call for his death! Football is being sissified and I am calling out the NFL! That’s right, a new age of chauvinism is upon the world, and shockingly, its women who are calling for it! Men, it’s time to act like MEN AGAIN!
Erotic Hauntings
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 160,010. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
A group of paranormal investigators will be used for their mind, body, and spirit to both attack and pleasure one anouther. So how do you cope with the sudden terror that your house is haunted? How can you fight what you do not understand? Terror is an emotion you feel when something is about to happen to you. There is no word for the emotion you will feel- as it is happening to you.
Erotic Hauntings: The Legend of Berry
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,080. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Part 3 and conclusion to: Erotic Hauntings Dr. Grant, the new chair of the Psychology Department, has been charged to vet Dr. Berry’s manuscript, ‘Eroctic Hauntings.’ As he does, he discovers a wealth of knowledge both frightening and incriminating. However, in doing his charged task, he learns that some spirits may still be interested in Berry’s work!
The Haunted Houses of Anderson
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 149,700. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Dr. Anderson is a leader in paranormal investigations. His knowledge is as controversial as it is impressive. How do you cope with the sudden terror that your house is haunted? How can you fight what you do not understand? Terror is an emotion you feel when something is about to happen to you. There is no word for the emotion you will feel- as it is happening to you.
The Mistress Grim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
When Angela goes looking for trouble in an old haunted house, she finds it! Now a spirit is keeping her and her husband separate, forcing both of them to submit, but only one can win the right to be the pet of Mistress Grim!
Zoo'd: A Horror in Reality
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,020. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Charles Andrew Hartford is a child molester, of that there can be no doubt. Charles Andrew Hartford is a loving husband and father. Something’s gone wrong in the justice of Charles Andrew Hartford. Who is Charles Andrew Hartford?
The Mistress Grim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
When Angela goes looking for trouble in an old haunted house, she finds it! Now a spirit is keeping her and her husband separate, forcing both of them to submit, but only one can win the right to be the pet of Mistress Grim!
Doug: The Despised Angel, from the author of (The Haunted Houses of Anderson)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
He’s out there, working in the lives of those who will soon no longer be among us. Many will try to buy their way out, some will even beg, and a few will outright refuse, but in the end, he always wins.
Don't Vote Stupid: KMG for President
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Series: Her vs. Him, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Tort and liability
From stupid laws, to stupid court cases, to stupid politician’s, when you vote stupid, you get stupid!
The Haunted Houses of Pussy Willow Manor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,520. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Part 1 of, "Erotic Hauntings" Within Pussy Willow Manor, Dr. Berry and his staff will find more than just a good time.
Texas Hauntings: The Legend of Anderson
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Series: The Haunted Houses of Anderson, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Part 3 and conclusion to: The Haunted Houses of Anderson Dr. Grant, the new chair of the Psychology Department, has been charged to vet Dr. Anderson’s manuscript, ‘Texas Hauntings.’ As he does, he discovers a wealth of knowledge both frightening and incriminating. However, in doing his charged task, he learns that some spirits may still be interested in Anderson’s work!
Pleasuring Her: A Slave's Guide to Better Living
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos
Do you know how to properly service a Mistress or Goddess’s body? Are you sure? This is a guide to a better life for a slave or sub and how their personal attention can bring about extreme rewards. It is not an end-all-and-be-all of guides, as there is no true manual to your superior.
The Chronicles of Foxwood
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Series: The Haunted Houses of Anderson, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Part 2 of: The Haunted Houses of Anderson Dr. Anderson was killed March. 6th, after investigating Reindeer Manor. Prior to death he was counseled by Dr. Weinstein. Now, Weinstein has learned that the house he discussed was Anderson’s first investigation! Foxwood is a property with a tumultuous history. Everyone who entered, has died or fled in terror.
Vlad Dracula: The Devil's Puppet (Erotic Version)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,240. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Centuries after the Ark of the Covenant was delivered to a secret church, Vlad III stood before a great Turkish army. On that battlefield, he would loose his life and his soul. Saved from death by the Devil, his lust for power only led to misery, but the stories are but a glimpse into his life. The Devil pulls off the greatest con on the human race and the priests in Ethiopia are waiting.
A Broken Hallelujah: Jim Tanner’s Private War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,440. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
On December 25th, a plane roared in from Mexico determined to land at the San Antonio International Airport. The plane was listed as a terrorist threat by Homeland Security. The pilot, Major Jim Tanner, was wanted for murders in the U.S. and Mexico. When Major Tanner, a former prisoner of war, returned home, his actions would change the lives of his loved ones and the country, forever.
The Confession of Captain Hyde
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,010. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In the far north waters of the Bering Sea, Captain Hyde chased his gear into the ice pack. Foolishly believing he had reached a patch of open water, he continued north. On the brink of death, not by drowning or exposure, but by starvation, Captain Hyde shared his secret. In 1929, a trial started that would captivate an entire town. The State of Oklahoma vs. Frances Clifford Hyde.
Women are Better Than Men: Written as punishment by the Male Chauvinist Pig
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Series: Her vs. Him, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Ladies, have you ever wanted to get back at your husband for his chauvinistic views? Well I have! In the most productive manor (as only a woman could do), I have changed my husbands password to Star Trek Online and forced him to write this book. Laugh at his pathetic views on women; then critique his enlightened mind as he realizes how the female mind and body is superior to the male.
The Chronicles of Toungewick
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
Part 2 of "Erotic Hauntings" How do you cope with the sudden terror that you’re stuck in a haunted house? The ghosts don’t like you. They don’t need you. But now they have you, and they will use and hurt you. Don't believe me? Come inside! You're guaranteed to have a lustful, thrilling time. Why wait? She wants you!