Interview with Darrell King

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I usually read various pieces of information on my android phone
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Daufuskie Island briefly as a young kid and that was an absolutely awesome experience for me that i'm certain few individuals have ever had. Then from the age of 15 until adulthood I grew up in the city of my birth, our nation's capitol Washington, DC where I drew upon the experience there during the 80's and 90's to pen my gritty street tales.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'd have to say that both Facebook as well as Twitter has yielded pretty good results for me.
Describe your desk
Controlled disorder...
When did you first start writing?
I penned my very first novel in when I was only 8 years old, when I was in elementary school on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. It was an adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit".
What's the story behind your latest book?
In my latest novel entitled "3 Tymez Dirty: Chopp'd N' S'krewd", I pretty much continued the turbulent, lives, loves and losses of gorgeous yet tragic pop megastar 'Lady Godiva' & her unpredictable & hardcore love interest "ATL $lim' the gun`toting hip hop phenom, from the earlier two urban lit hits of mine "Dirty South", and "Mo' Dirty: Still Stuntin" respectably.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After writing for over ten years now, I believed that the time had come for me to take advantage of the new direction in which fiction writing was going and the wonderful writing tools that 21st century technology had bestowed upon wordsmiths worldwide to produce, distribute and control their own material
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been absolutely priceless in helping my works of fiction reach an inexhaustible audience as well as helping me to further my brand name among the best writers of my particular genre.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is to provide exciting, well written stories to my fans and to read their resulting reviews.
What do your fans mean to you?
With out them there would be no me... period. They are the world to me, my readers are my family.
What are you working on next?
I am working on yet another horror/street lit crossover title similar to my popular "Deadly Phine". This time involving the disturbingly dark deeds of a sinister serial killer.
Published 2015-06-10.
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Books by This Author

Hustle Real Hard: Darkweb Diary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban
17-year old Andrew Duval is an exceptionally bright young student whose high IQ, academic achievements and nerdy persona brings him more misery than admiration from bullying classmates in his turbulent West side Chicago high school. Additionally, his mother falls prey to the brutality of Chicago's unforgiving West side, which causes the young 'Poindexter', to delve.......
Hyabusa: A Tale of Urban Terror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,960. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Ominous, dark and ghoulish, Japan's dreadful Aokigahara 'suicide forest' is legendary for its macabre history of suicides, sudden disappearances, and eerie hauntings, among other unsettling mysteries. It is here at this grim location that a striking street bike of sinister, residual energy, would be discovered, resold and exported to the U.S.
Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: A Cali Luv Jonez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban
"Sultry, spunky Mexican beauty, Isabella Sanchez, finds great success and fanatical local celebrity as an amazing tattoo artist in her East Los Angeles barrio. Then fate leads the curvaceous Latina into the strong arms of Tyrone '9~Shotz' Peete, an irresistibly good looking O.G. from the dangerous streets of neighboring South Central. Their white-hot romance is undeniable in its fiery passion,
Demacro: Certified Goon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Undermined prenatally by a drug abusing mother and later by his hometown's now infamous lead-contaminated water, Flint native DeMarco "D~Man" Wright seemed destined to be a menace to society. Knowing only violence and criminality as a way of life lands the juvenile delinquent in and out of the criminal justice system numerous times until he is taken in by a seemingly loving, religiously devout..
Like A Boss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
"In 1931, former U.S. serviceman, Cyrus Gables returns home to his native Florida only to find that the economic scourge of the 'Great Depression' has financially ruined hundreds of poor sharecroppers including his very own parents. To add insult to injury, the heartless local bankers mercilessly repossess the farms of dozens of families unable to pay their taxes.
Str8 Up Thugg'n
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
"Tatiana Fuller a lovely 19 year old runaway is living a desolate life of forced prostitution. The once bright and aspiring high school honors student has also endured unspeakable abuse at the hands of her much older, overly domineering boyfriend. A brief drug binge leads her into the arms of Kedron, a fellow youth from around the way who befriends her
Beat'n it Upp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
"Shanice 'NeeCee' Sanders, a sassy, shapely parole officer finds herself hopelessly lusting after Jamal Tyson, aka 'J~Murda', a sexy, buffly built alpha male from the projects of Savannah Georgia's gritty, west side. The giddiness of mind blowing sex and living life dangerously has made NeeCee temporarily suspend common sense, bringing her ever closer to the sobering possibility of her
JackBoi - A Tale Of Urban Terror
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
A brutal serial killer is on the loose, stalking the nocturnal streets of East Baltimore, butchering lowlife scum such as drug dealers, pimps, gang members and other petty criminals, all the while surprisingly showering the ill~gotten wealth of his victims upon the numerous poverty stricken residents of the 'hood. Soon the aftermath of the tumultuous Baltimore riots brings about a new source....
Pitz- A Tale Of Urban Terror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
In 2007, several aggressive pitbull terriers escaped from the infamous, dogfighting ring known as 'Triple Double Kennels', formerly operated by disgraced NBA star Mario Mixx. Soon the badly mutilated bodies of victims begin surfacing throughout the wooded areas of Newport News' impoverished East End community. Mangled, partially eaten human remains, show signs of canine predation................
3 Tymez Dirty: Chopp'd N' Skrew'd
You set the price! Words: 58,480. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
3 Tymez Dirty: Chopped and Screwed By Darrell King is about Godiva and $lim falling in love as tremendous world renowed pop stars.
Deadly Phine: A Tale of Urban Terror
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 69,840. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Ripped from the headlines! Stories detailing the horrendous nocturnal activities of sexual predators from St.Louis’s infamous "Bossman "McGhee and New York's Nushawn Williams to the disturbing You Tube viral video rantings of the self proclaimed "Trashman". The threat of an HIV positive individual purposely infecting scores of unsuspecting women is unfortunately a very real and present danger
Mack Daddy Legacy of A Gangsta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Mack Daddy Legacy of A Gangsta by Ghetto Child.The harsh projects of Fort Green, Brooklyn -- a cruel, unforgiving and treacherous environment in which two young brothers, DiAngelo and Paco Lovett, learn as tender-aged gradeschoolers how to rob,