K.C. Hawke lives and breathes in a world drenched in darkness. Illuminated by rain. Filled with wonder. The Pacific Northwest is her canvas, where her weekly 10+ mile runs (usually sub-8 minute miles) provide a rich tapestry of insights into her own fantastic semi-fictional explorations. As she runs, the river and Portland lights inspire characters and images you'll find buried deep within the pages of her books, The Light of the Blue Pearl and The Black Ruby.
Raised on a steady diet of action, adventure, Sci-Fi and romance-from Star Trek to Goonies, Stephen King, to Terry Goodkind, and even Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, K.C. has always believed “limits are for mere mortals.” A family which she refuses to be a part of. This intensity bleeds within the pages of her novels and each of her characters.
These beliefs are combined with unique insights informed by intense study in the sciences, nutrition, human behavior and out-of-this-world fantasy. They help her create the unique and powerful characters who inhabit her novels.
In addition to writing and running, K.C. Hawke is also a semi-infamous pianist, composer and singer-songwriter. She can be seen, and heard at katsember.com.
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The Black Ruby
Her mother murdered. Her father, the King, brainwashed by an evil woman. Drea finds herself on the run. Her escape leaves one man dead and Drea questioning her own innocence. Hunting for the last heir to the throne, Aryka steals the one thing most precious to Drea: her true love, Lianen. Will Drea be able to beat the evil, false queen? Or will she be the next and last royal victim to fall?
The Light of the Blue Pearl
Ethne has long spent her life trying to avoid people and the heartache of loss, but when a mysterious note shows up on her doorstep her curiosity forces her out of hiding. Following the instructions of a stranger Ethne is sent on an exciting adventure where she unlocks not only the secret identity of the notes’ sender but eventually the key to her own heart.
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- Hank Butterfield
on July 16, 2013
A book for not just sports minded people, Hank Butterfield combines life and love struggles along with a passion for a sport he nearly misses the chance to get to play. Filled with drama and humor, the characters are likeable, especially the fast relationship between Hank and Lucy. This book was a fast read, enjoyable and highly recommended.
- The Black Knight
on Aug. 23, 2013
I love fantasy novels and this one definitely didn't disappoint. It was very well written, intriguing and unique. It was longer than I had anticipated which usually wouldn't have been a problem because when you like a book you normally don't want it to end...I just have a lot of books on my list ;) I was slightly disappointed that the ending after all that was left...open, but again when you like the story and characters there is nothing wrong with that. And I did indeed so I look forward to the next installment. Highly recommend it.