Wednesday 19 October 2022

A Slice of Cake With... Jack King

Today I am delighted to have a slice of cake with author Jack King.

Born in Tennessee to a military family, Jack crisscrossed the country multiple times growing up. After obtaining graduate degrees in business and history, he began a successful career in sales and marketing working for Fortune 500, mid-sized, and start-up firms along the way. Jack is the author of two series: historical adventure-romance for 18+ readers; and fantasy adventure for middle school readers, teens, and grown-ups who love YA fiction.

What kind of books do you write?

Two types: One is gritty action/dialogue, suspense-filled plot, with short paragraphs and short sentences. The other is more ‘wordy’, easy flow, like telling a good story around a campfire.

Can you describe your writing why?

I love to entertain the reader with my stories. Give them great pleasure (and sometimes a bit of puzzlement in trying to solve the clues or follow an ever-changing plot). Keep them on the edge of their seats, wanting more.

Share with us your favourite passage from the book you enjoyed writing the most

Donny pulled up behind Floyd’s parked car in a middle-right section of the huge parking lot. As Floyd began to get out, Donny said, “Hey, man, looks like your back tire is flat.”


“Wait a second, dude.” Donny had Floyd stay in the car. He backed up and then drove forward again, slanting his car to shine the headlights on the rear of Floyd’s vehicle. The men could see both tires were flat.

“What the hell!” Benson got out, slamming the door in anger. Donny put the car in PARK and left the motor running and the lights on. He got out to join Floyd.

A shadow raced from between the row of cars behind them while they crouched down to examine the tires. The figure scurried like a crab around the hidden side of Donny’s car. It came upon them unawares. Because of the loud, close noise of Donny’s engine, they didn’t hear the approaching footsteps.

“Damn, son, someone slashed both your ti—”

The shadow brutally jerked Donny’s head back with a strong gloved hand over the mouth and drove a deadly knife blade into Appleton’s right eye as the man knelt, watching his buddy Floyd leaning in to get a closer look at the tires. As Benson twisted around in his squatted position to see what was going on behind his back, the killer expertly drove the long, bloody knife into his left eye socket.

Before he could yell, stand up, or defend himself, the self-proclaimed muscleman and tough guy named Floyd Benson was dead.

Without a fight.

Tell us about your latest project

False Blood a Detective Cliff Husto Thriller, book 3 was release January 2022.

It's the most baffling, seemingly unsolvable, case of Cliff Husto’s twenty-year career.

A string of perplexing crimes sends the seasoned detective in circles. The arson of a well-known saddlery and equestrian outfitters. A series of bizarre murders. Including those of a store manager, a suspected terrorist, and a famed City Counselman. The kidnapping of a young girl. The wanton slaying of her beautiful mare Cappuccino. 

And the apparent assassination of his good friend and narcotics detective, Lieutenant Nandy Perez.

Were these incidents somehow linked? If so, what did it all mean? And why was it all beginning to head in the same deadly direction?

With the clock ticking, Husto must uncover and put an end to a shadowy criminal enterprise.

Before everything blows to hell!

What is your favourite cake?

Light chocolate cake (NOT fudge) with thin layer of chocolate icing on the top only, not on the sides and not in between the layers. Preferably with ripe strawberries on top!

You can connect with Jack at the following places:

Join me next week when I will be having a slice of cake with Emma Robinson. 

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Claire Buss is a multi-genre author and poet, completely addicted to cake. Find out more about her books on her website Join the discussion in her Facebook group Buss's Book Stop. Never miss out on future posts by following me.

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