Author: Krys Fenner
Series: Dark Road #1
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.
To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.
As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?
If I’m just kicking back and curling up to one of my favorites it’s likely J.R. Ward or Stephanie Evanovich. Sometimes I’ll even go over to my YA/NA collection and pick up Colleen Hoover, Chandler Baker, or Laurie Halse Anderson.
If you were approached to have your book made into a film, who would you cast?
It would be a large cast, so let me start with the main characters and then go on from there. Vanessa Hudgens as Bella Kynaston, Jacob Artist as Jeremiah Detrone, Jesús Navas González as Gervasio Rodriguez, Andy Wagner as Detective Owen Russell, Shemar Moore as Sheriff Jamar Detrone, Julianne Moore as Christine Detrone, Victoria Justice as Amanda Detrone, Octavius J. Johnson as Victor Hilliard, Robbie Arnell as David Warren, Sofia Carson as Heather Warren, Taylor Momsen as Alex Grayson, Catherine Zeta Jones as Milena Kynaston, Daniel Dae Kim as Dr. DeWei Kynaston, Nicole Lovince as Sarresh Zirlan and Prince Royce as Cristobal Rodriguez. There are a couple of others that are currently minor characters, but in future works become major characters to the story.
It's often asked what is your favorite part of being a writer but what is the easiest part of the creative process for you?
I don’t think there is an "easy" part of being a writer. I mean, every writer faces their difficulties. But I guess if I had to pick one, I would have to say it’s coming up with the idea. I get flashes at various times of the day and sometimes my brain doesn’t care where. I could be driving and an idea will pop in my head. I’ve gotten to carrying a voice recorder or using my cell phone for notes because of this.
Is there any one character you've created that is most like you? If yes, how and why?
There are parts of me a couple of different characters. Believe it or not, I take a little after Bella when it comes to being shy. I also happen to share Amanda’s attitude and sarcasm. That aside, I did base one character on me. Jeremiah’s mother, Christine Detrone, is the one I’m most like. I gave her a lot of my traits. She’s caring, supportive, and firm with her family. The biggest difference between us is that she has six plus children and all I have are three beautiful fur-babies. As to why, I felt it was important to make the parents the readers see as diverse and realistic.
If you could go anywhere(finances, time, & obligations not an issue) where would you go and why?
Ireland, hands down, I would go to Ireland. I would go for a few reasons. First, I’m part Irish and seeing my homeland would be the highlight of my life! Secondly, I have a fantasy novel in progress that takes place in Ireland. No better way to write than to throw yourself into the culture. Thirdly, my mom has always wanted to go and I’d be thrilled to fulfill that dream for her.
Krys Fenner has been infinitely passionate about writing and helping people for as long as she can remember. To date, she has published two books, numerous poems, and is now avidly working on a fantasy series. Krys received an Associate of Arts in Psychology and is currently working on her B.A.
To find out more about Krys Fenner and her upcoming book releases, visit her official website.