Have you ever looked at your circle and wonder if the people in it are really down for you? That’s the question Ceasar constantly asks himself. In his eyes betrayal is a worse crime than murder, so think twice before crossing him.
Daquans’s was life was filled with what he considered to be normalcy. He is completely devoted to his wife, Aviana, and their son. But how deep does his loyalty run? Can he stay with Aviana when her past catches up with her, attempting to collect an unpaid debt?
Nolan is a prominent member of his family, but he’s also the only one who managed to make it out of the hood. His family looks to him for all type of assistance, including money, because he doesn’t have the heart to tell them enough is enough. Maybe it’s the guilt he feels from his secret that keeps him digging in his pocket for his loved ones.
Join us as we dive into these strangers lives to explore their inner circles. Lies will be told, secrets won’t be kept, and graves will have to be dug. Take this ride with us, and maybe you could answer the question, is blood thicker?
It was Christmas morning, and Daquan watched as his son slept in Symone’s bed. This isn’t how we should be celebrating, he thought. He felt guilty. He blamed himself for Zahir waking up to no gifts, no tree, but most importantly, no Aviana. Symone hadn’t returned from looking for Aviana, so Daquan didn’t know how to feel. Did they find her yet? Is Aviana dead? What am I gonna tell Zahir? He thought.
Zahir began to move around but was still asleep. Daquan prayed that he wouldn’t wake up. He hadn’t figured out what to tell Zahir about why Aviana wasn’t there or why they were at Symone’s house.
“I have to make something happen,” he said to himself.
Daquan was his son’s hero, so letting him down wasn’t an option. Daquan headed to the kitchen and searched the cabinets and refrigerator for something to cook. He soon found out that Symone didn’t keep her house stocked with groceries.
“How does she survive like this?” Daquan questioned aloud, still searching for food.
“I don’t need much to survive,” Symone answered, startling him.
“Why are you creeping up on me?” Daquan questioned.
“How am I creeping in my own house?” Symone asked.
“You know what I mean,” Daquan said and closed the refrigerator. “You hear anything about Aviana?”
“Not yet,” Symone regrettably answered.
“What am I gonna do?” Daquan plopped down at the kitchen table. “It’s Christmas, and I have to tell my son I have no idea where his mom is.”
When was that point in your life that you realized that being an author was no longer going to be just a dream but a career you were going to turn into reality?
I realized it should be my career when my mom and aunts kept telling me this is what I should do. I was sending them my works, but wasn’t taking it too serious at the time. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself making movies out of my books. Film is something I’m also passionate about so I would love to enter that industry.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
I feel like the genre chose me. The things I write about are things I’ve seen or experienced. If I haven’t lived it personally, then I know someone who did.
Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas literally come from any and everywhere. I can be walking down the street and overhear a conversation and come up with a whole scenario. I feel like the hamster is always running on the wheel in my head so ideas are always floating until I put them on paper.
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Yes. I don’t know anyone that don’t experience writer’s block. I’m lucky enough to have other projects to work on in the case that I get stuck on one.
If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
I think the only thing I would do different is not doubt myself. I’m my worse critic and that slow up my process with releasing my works. I have to learn to trust myself and mu process more.
Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Yes. I’ve completed a book twice and changed the title twice. LOL. It’s the very first book I completed so it’s very special to me and I keep feeling like it’s not ready for the world. Maybe I should send it out to some readers to get their opinions.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Is Blood Thicker is available for purchase now on Amazon and www.urbanlegendspm.com. In this book I tell the story of three families and their struggles. In the end you will see how all of their stories relate. I’m working on Is Blood Thicker part 2, which will have a cast of new characters. I’m also working on a story titled Quest, which is a dedication to my deceased cousin, Salim.
How did you come up with the title?
I came up with the title by coming up with the plot. It was all about family and the relationships within the families. I put the characters in situations to see if their shared blood mean more than anything else.
What has been the best compliment?
I’ve been getting emails, text messages and phone calls about this book. So far, I think the best compliment has been someone telling me they had such a tough time putting it down that they tried reading while driving.
What sort of writing environment do you create? I.e. music or not? Pen and paper or laptop/PC?
I can’t write in pure silence so I prefer to write with my airpods in. I’m a pen and paper writer because I work a full time job and if I find time to work on my projects it would be difficult to pull out a laptop.
Is there a certain type of scene that is harder to write than other? Racy? Love? Action?
I don’t find it difficult to write any type of scene but I found that I rush some scenes. I often go back and expand on things. I be so excited about what I know is about to happen that I miss to add content sometimes.
Do you read your reviews?
Absolutely. I want to provide stories that people want to read so I read all reviews and suggestions. I encourage readers to reach out to me and let me know their thoughts.
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Kruze was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although she always enjoyed writing poems as a way of expressing the things she didn’t feel comfortable saying out loud, she didn’t decide to seriously become a writer until after she graduated from high school. She started Urban Legends Publishing & Media as a way to create good literature for readers to enjoy. A self-described urban author with an erotic flare, Kruze wrote and published Cap-Poetry, a collection of poems about life, love, and sex from the viewpoint of a Capricorn as her first project. In November 2016, she released Lock and Load, a novel she co-wrote with Ace Capone, an author she signed to Urban Legends Publishing. Next up, is her novel, Is Blood Thicker, which was made available 8/4/2020.
Kruze has several single and joint projects coming out in the future, including another book of poetry, Letters to my Exes, and several novels, including Sins of the Father, Domain High, and The Money Team. She is always working, always striving for self-improvement both in her personal and professional lives. Be on the lookout for Kruze Hatch and Urban Legends Publishing & Media. You can find Kruze on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kruze.da.author215, via her website at www.urbanlegendspm.com, or email her at email@example.com.