TK Thompson on Tour – The Dark Eve: A New Recruit


TK Thompson will be awarding $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



Author Interview

  1. Woohoo! You are a published author. Describe a strong character trait you possess, good or bad, and how it helped you become a published author. Fearless, my main characters personality is based off of my own. It helps to have a base line to work with. Saying that, I don’t go around chopping off people’s head like a pirate. Even if there is something that scares me I am the type of person to not allow a fear to stop me. I will work through it. Acantha my main character does not show her fear either. She will charge ahead, sure of herself, and willing to take on just about anything, but she also has a few secrets up her sleeve.


  1. Sometimes an author begins writing a story before they are aware of its genre. Did you choose your genre, or did it choose you? No, I simply wrote my story. It wasn’t until it was all done that I realized or defined it as a genre. My basic want was to make the story in my head alive.


  1. The plot thickens, or does it? Which one are you, a pantser or a plotter? I have certain plot points that are planned, how it get to those points is all on the fly.


  1. Fear 101: As writers it is our duty to make our characters face their fears. Have you ever included one of your own fears in a storyline? Yes, characters have to be relatable. This means they progress and digress just like us. The more people can relate to them the better emotional experience they can have. My character have metaphoric events that happen in the story that represent some of my own. One of them was feeling isolated.


  1. Fear 102: Yes, deadlines are terrifying. Have you conquered the juggling act between writing and the rest of your life? What do you do when it feels like the balls are dropping all around you? I have learned that when it’s time for writing then write. If it’s time for my family, then writing time is over. Writing can be a hard thing to stop, especially if you’re on a roll. I have had deadlines that I personally wanted to achieve and did not successfully meet them due to unrealistic expectations. I try to have realistic expectations and if it doesn’t happen I simply let it go. There is not enough energy in my life to deal with disappointment. All I can do is my best and make allowances for being human.


  1. Switch positions with one of your main characters in a scene. What is the outcome, disaster or divine intervention? I think that an important part of my story is that there are no divine interventions. The road traveled is vitally important to my character and her happiness. I don’t believe that we always get to be saved from a hard road, but that it is the hard road that saves us by changing our course.


  1. Where is your favorite place to write? Add that one comfort food that you can’t do without. On the couch! I am usually on the couch or in my bed. Left overs. Just as long as I don’t have to make something I’m good.


  1. Writing inspirations? I listen to classical music. It helps bring out emotion. I don’t think I am a very emotional person. The idea of having the print copy in my hand is very inspirational.


  1. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? I think I would pick JK Rowling. I would talk to her about what she feels like the most important decision she made during her publishing career.


10. I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t. I don’t divulge that much to anyone except my husband and sister. Maybe talk about it like it was real life. We do this a lot with TV shows. I guess I do it with my books.


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The Dark Eve: A New Recruit

by TK Thompson

Genre:   Fantasy


Young Audim Basile hates life dominated by his cold, controlling father. But his dreams of fortune and adventure are turned upside down when he runs off to weigh anchor with the toughest, most barbaric band of pirates the criminal underworld has ever known.

Together with their dark, mysterious female captain, Acantha – who’ll run her sword through anyone who looks at her the wrong way – Basile and his fellow swashbuckling bandits sail the globe, fighting hordes of terrifying supernatural creatures that would make even the hardiest buccaneer quake with fear.

Together with his newfound crew mates, Basile must help with finding Acantha’s sister – who’s been missing for over a year – while being consumed with trying to solve the mystery of Acantha’s illusive past – before the evil Wraith King sends all of them to a premature watery grave.

Will Basile survive the fiercest test of his young life? Will Acantha sacrifice her own ship and crew (including young Basile) just to save her sister? Will young Basile come to terms with the price of the high-seas way of life and fortune?

In her stunning debut novel, T.K. Thompson launches readers on the most exhilarating ocean journey since Pirates of the Caribbean. Only time will tell if Acantha, Basile, and their hardy shipmates will live to tell this heart-stopping tale and fight another day.



Basile felt the air change around him, like a vision appearing before him. He saw the devil’s dog up on the mast not ten feet from him; it slithered like a snake down the mast. Just then, Popper sniffled in his hiding place. The creature didn’t hesitate but struck out toward the noise, clawing and ripping at Popper’s crouched figure. Basile moved to his aid, opening his mouth instinctively to ward the creature off when a hand grabbed his mouth and another pulled him silently back deeper into the staircase. He felt her face slightly touching his holding him firmly. She turned his face inches from her own and signaled with her finger for him to be quiet. Popper’s screams radiated out through the cave. Basile cringed inside and held his hands to his ears to blot out his screams. He could see more of the dark creatures quickly crawling toward the ship. Popper’s screams were quick and soon were silenced by the clicking screaks of the devil’s dog. The captain moved toward a cluster of demons ready to jump aboard, and before Basile knew it she was silently sliding near the devil’s dog on the deck. As it raised its head to greet her, she sliced it off, ending its clicking noises. Suddenly, the light appeared at the end of the tunnel, and another scream came from the end of the ship. Basile looked to the light to save them, but there was still a ways until the ship touched its rays.


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I was born in Provo, UT and raised in copper mining towns in-between Arizona and New Mexico.  I can be compared to a lizard. The warm weather makes a great home, but I have always had a love for the rain and overcast skies, extremely contradictory from my given habitat. That’s how I see myself sometimes, a lover of opposites. I would consider my childhood to be groundless when it came to my imagination.  I was trapped inside my own mind and I believe I learned the world in small harsh but necessary truths, like a slow awakening.  My little stories had their encompassing place along with underdeveloped drawing skills.  But rationality whispered in my ears through my upbringing. I sought out what I felt to be important, the events of graduating high school, Silver City, NM 1999.  I went to a safe community college in Thatcher, AZ.  They say that college is a large defining time in a young person’s life. It’s where they start to wonder about who they are, what they know as truth, and far away from those that defined it for them.  I was of course set with innate knowledge and experience and given power with irrational brain resources.  My heart had plenty of stitches and I gave many to others. But I could not find peace in a single person. My ideas of life, love, and the world that I wanted to exist in felt unattainable. Having the whole picture felt like an impossible task. I went on a mission for my church in Washington, where I happily got my rain and clouds. Spending eighteen months dedicated to serving others and not yourself is a mind-opening task.  It set me up to find the true roots within and be ready to insult my future husband Dustin Thompson when he walked through the door. I am as plain as I want to be.  I have three crazy children to help fuel my life and since have received my Bachelors Degree in business management, UOP.  But most of all I have tapped back into my imagination, pushed aside all rationality, and finished one of my best thoughts so far. Every day I continue to face my vulnerabilities.






The Dark Eve will be $0.99 during the tour. The sequel to this book series is also available. The second book is called “The Dark Eve: A Witch’s Curse”.


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4 thoughts on “TK Thompson on Tour – The Dark Eve: A New Recruit”

  1. Great interview! Thank you for sharing that and the excerpt with us! I am really enjoying following your tour. 😀

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