Character Interview The Serpent’s Fate

5 Apr


I’m hosting a character interview today for paranormal romance “The Serpent’s Fate”. Enjoy!

1) Can you tell us a little about yourself? Who are you? What is your role in the story? 

There’s not too much interesting about me. I am a stay at home mom of an almost 15 month old, so I squeeze in my writing during naps and after bedtime. My husband is extremely supportive and helps me carve out some time when I can. We pretty much live the quiet suburban life. Currently I write m/f paranormal and m/m contemporary, and my goal is to someday be considered an author who has something for everyone. My role in the story is just as the voice for my characters. They speak to me, and I speak for them. (Imagine I said that in a way that didn’t sound schizophrenic!)

2) What is your favorite hobby?

Writing! LOL I do consider writing a career, but it’s something I have to squeeze into my free time since my main job is “mom”. Beyond writing, I love reading of course, and my husband and I do agility with our two dogs. Since the kiddo was born, I’ve had to be on the sidelines more, but I hope to get back to competing soon!

3) What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?

Writing Matthieu’s PTSD flashbacks. Obviously, never having been through a war, it was something I haven’t experienced personally. I did a lot of research and I hope I did it justice. My dad is a veteran so it was very important to me to get it right.

4) If you could make one wish, what would it be?

My one wish would be for my son to grow up and be whoever he turns out to be proudly and confidently, and never has to experience hateful things like bullying, harassment, peer-pressure and all those things that can lead to self-doubt. I know that’s an unrealistic goal, but I think it’s a pretty good thing to hope for! If there’s one thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is that you have to do you, own it, and enjoy it, and never worry about what the haters think. 😉

5) Tell us a secret about you.

I don’t know if I’d call it a secret, but it’s an interesting fact…maybe. Beyond things like AP English in high school, and British Lit & Poetry in college, I never took any kind of writing class. The stories and the characters were just always there, in my head, waiting to get out. But all of my technical writing ability comes from independent study and lots of practice! Have I bored anyone yet?


The Serpent’s Fate

TSF_EbookCoverTitle: The Serpent’s Fate (Vigilati, Book 3)

Author: J.K. Hogan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Can a traumatized veteran-turned-mercenary who is tormented by voices in his head be saved by the love of a wayward single mother with demons of her own? Afflicted by PTSD from serving in Afghanistan, and tormented by a childhood trauma, transient veteran Matthieu Rousseau struggles with the choices he’s made in his life. Estranged from his family, Matthieu drifts from one mercenary job to the next, until one thing stops him. Fate.

In hiding from her abusive ex-husband, musician Fate Callahan lives in New Orleans with her seven-year-old daughter. She remains in constant fear of being found, and her worst nightmare comes alive when a dark, dangerous stranger tells her he’s been hired to locate and kill her—but wants to save her instead.

Fate and Matthieu find themselves on the run together, fleeing from the hitmen and an unseen evil worse than anything else they’ll face. While just trying to stay alive, they become entangled in the battle between the Vigilati and the Lochrim; an archaic sect of witches and the evil creatures they are bred to fight. Unbeknownst to Fate and Matthieu, they are more deeply connected to the Vigilati than either of them could ever imagine.

They must join family and allies of the Vigilati to help save the human world, possibly saving each other along the way. Matthieu teaches Fate how to trust in love again, while she gives him back the one thing he never thought he deserved—family.

Author Bio

JK_PhotoJ.K. Hogan has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, beginning with writing cast lists and storylines for her toys growing up. When she finally decided to put pen to paper, magic happened. She is greatly inspired by all kinds of music and often creates a “soundtrack” for her stories as she writes them. J.K. is hoping to one day have a little something for everyone, so she’s branched out from m/f paranormal romance and added m/m contemporary romance. Who knows what’s next?

J.K. resides in North Carolina, where she was born and raised. A true southern girl at heart, she lives in the country with her husband and young son, a cat, and two champion agility dogs. If she isn’t on the agility field, J.K. can often be found chasing waterfalls in the mountains with her husband, or down in front at a blues concert. In addition to writing, she enjoys training and competing in dog sports, spending time with her large southern family, camping, boating and, of course, reading! For more information, please visit





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