Author Interview - Rina Kent
Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food.
Her Latest Release 'Ruthless Empire' was released on 20th Aug 2020!
Hi Rina !! I am so glad to have you here ! Let us start by having a glimpse of your personal life, please tell us one fact about you that is hidden from public knowledge?
A) Hey! Thanks for having me. One thing the public doesn't know about me is that I'm probably way younger than they think.
What do you decide first when you are about to start a new book , the characters or the storyline?
A) They actually come hand in hand, but usually, the characters live with me long before the complete plot comes along. That's part of the reason why I write extremely character-driven books.
I just love your ‘Royal Elite’ series and am a huge fan of those books! Was there anything special that gave you the idea of this series ?
A) Thank you for loving Royal Elite! The idea of the first book I wrote for this series (Deviant King) came from having a vivid dream about the scene at the end of the first chapter. Getting a glimpse at Aiden gave me the urge to get to know him. Then, as I wrote Deviant King, the other characters' backgrounds were clear in my head and I knew that I had to write their books, too.
Most of your books are of the Dark-Romance category or the Mafia romance type , have you ever thought of doing another genre?
A) At the moment, no. But in the future, I might take a completely different turn.
Is there any chance that there will be more books in your ‘Team Zero’ series ?
A) Yes, absolutely. Team Zero will come back in the future.
You’ve been in the Industry for a few years. At what point did you feel that you’ve made it?
A) I've been published for a year and a half so I still feel like a newborn haha. I'm still learning and improving and will continue to in the future.
I absolutely love the way you are publishing books every month , there must be some awesome technique that lets you finish these amazing books so fast! Would you like to share that with us?
A) Short answer? I'm a workaholic haha. To elaborate, I write months beforehand so the book can have time for beta readers, editors and proofreaders. I'm very goal-oriented and I make a clear schedule then stick to it.
Which of your books was the hardest to write?
A) At the moment, I would say Black Knight. The emotions were draining.
If you were ever asked to recommend a dark romance , which book would be your first choice?
A) Any book by Anna Zaires.
Is there any particular time at which you write , or do you write whenever the inspiration strikes?
A) I usually write in the morning, because that's when I'm most productive. I don't wait for inspiration, I kind of summon it.
What can we expect from you next?
A) For the rest of the year, I have a dark billionaire romance duet that features Jonathan King, Aiden King's father and Levi King's uncle then there's the epilogue about all of Royal Elite books. As for next year, there's a lot of fun that features many characters you met through my previous books. The year starts with mafia romance and ends with a new series!
There is so much hype about Jonathan’s books! What made you give our Mr. King his own story?
A) What can I say, I have a soft spot for villains, I guess? When I wrote a chapter for Jonathan in Twisted Kingdom, the final book of Aiden & Elsa's trilogy, I was fascinated by his mind and knew I needed to spend some more time there. Afterwards, I was hit by the idea of his romance and I had to give Jonathan his happy ending.
I really couldn't resist asking this , but is there any chance that we might meet Jonathan's woman in Ruthless Empire or is she going to be a total surprise for us?
A) No. Jonathan's woman isn't present in Ruthless Empire.
Before we wrap this up , let’s do a quick question round:
Ever googled yourself? Yes.
Celebrity Crush: Tom Hardy.
One talent you would love to have? Creating Time.
Scariest thing you've ever done: Becoming a full-time author.
Worst gift ever received: A dead cockroach from my cat.
Top 2 items of your bucket list? Travel the world. Meet my internet friends.
About the Author
Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion. Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together. Don’t forget to Sign up to Rina Kent’s Newsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.
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