Risingshadow has an opportunity to feature a Q&A guest post by Kirk Zurosky, who is the author of the Immortal Divorce Court fantasy series.
About the author:
For the last twenty-plus years, Kirk Zurosky has practiced plaintiffs’ personal injury and workers’ compensation law with his firm, Tippens & Zurosky.
He started writing about the adventures of Sirius Sinister as a means of personal therapy to cope with a contentious divorce that felt endless, having no idea at first that it would turn into the seven-book Immortal Divorce Court series. Incorporating his own legal experiences into the books, Kirk puts a playful and racy spin on the worst-case scenarios that can possibly crop up in divorce court.
Kirk lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife, Susie, and their wannabe-vampire Maltese, Daisy.
Click here to visit his official website.
About My Ex-Wife Said Go to Hell:
Sirius Sinister keeps sleeping with the wrong women. And this time, it's led to his imprisonment in Hell. Literal Hell.
Immortal vampire assassin Sirius Sinister has a healthy libido that constantly results in bad relationship decisions. But when he's served divorce papers by Bloodsucker Number One - a shady woman from his past - he realizes there's a major problem: he was never even married to her, or so he thought. Regardless of the truth, Sirius is put under the jurisdiction of Immortal Divorce Court.
You would think by now he'd know having sex can lead to horrific consequences like marriage, children, and ex-wives - but some habits just won't die. Leaving his faithful vampire Maltese, Garlic, behind, Sirius travels to court to defend himself with the help of his demon attorney, Maximillian Justice. Unfortunately, the trial quickly spirals out of control, and Sirius is banished to hell for a hundred years.
When Sirius finally escapes, he ends up in the Caribbean where he meets his next paramour: the Howler. After a wild romp with his new werewolf lover under the lure of a full blood moon, he finds himself becoming the father of a litter of pups - but, the Howler and her Pack want to put the dead in deadbeat dad. Luckily, Sirius is saved by the Queen of the Merfolk, who comes with a hidden agenda even as they fall in love. Can he make it work with the Queen, or will he have to head to Immortal Divorce Court once again as yet another relationship flounders?
For all those who have nursed a broken heart - or a vengeful one - Immortal Divorce Court Volume 1 is a sexy, exciting debut and the start of a hellishly fun new series about the flawed antihero Sirius Sinister.
Q&A GUEST POST BY KIRK ZUROSKY
What inspired me to create the Immortal Divorce Court series?
I have practiced law for over twenty years, and most times what we do is rather mundane. But, once in a while the universe throws something at you that makes you think you are a character in someone else’s fiction series. The kind of moment where you think – did that just happen? The Immortal Divorce Court series was born out of my experiences as an attorney, and my enduring a long lasting divorce. It inspired me to think of what crazy things could happen if you were an immortal creature of myth, but you also had a penchant of getting involved with people that were really, really bad for you! So, not only were you dealing with being taken to Immortal Divorce Court by your jilted lovers, but you were also making some dangerous enemies, and great friends along the way.
Why does the intrepid Sirius Sinister always get in trouble with the opposite sex?
When Immortal Divorce Court begins, Sirius is the type of guy that acts on his desires without considering the consequences of his actions. He represents that time in all of our lives where in spite of our best intentions we still manage to not learn from our previous relationship mistakes. Humans might gravitate to the “bad” boy, or “bad” girl, or both. But, Sirius successfully incurs the wrath of witches, vampires, and werewolves, who in the Immortal Divorce Court series give us a whole new definition of what “bad” really is in a relationship.
What carries Sirius through these disastrous moments is that he has a really big heart, and makes strong friendships with a unique cast of characters. Of course, if he didn’t have his loyal vampire Maltese, Garlic with him to help him out of some sticky situations it might have only been a one book story, and not a seven book series! However, even powerful, immortal friends cannot save you from yourself, which hopefully Sirius Sinister can figure out one of these days!
What was the most rewarding part of writing Immortal Divorce Court?
The most rewarding part of writing Immortal Divorce Court was crafting a universe where the characters are so very relatable! As an attorney, I have met plenty of real-life characters, and I am essentially in the business of relationship management. I talk with people on a daily basis with different backgrounds, viewpoints, and experiences, and my job is to find a commonality to communicate together to solve the particular problem. The conversations I have had with close friends and family about life and relationships have also contributed to the real-life relationships in Immortal Divorce Court.
What did you enjoy most about writing Immortal Divorce Court?
I was always competing with myself to have Sirius Sinister get into more and more trouble. How he reacts to situations that are basically of his own creation is very real life, and for the readers – real fun! But, I did take real joy in thinking I had Sirius Sinister in the worst possible place, and then finding a way to push the limit even more. And, as an attorney, the dialogue I was able to write for Maximillian Justice, Sirius’ divorce attorney, holds a special place in my heart. If only I was able to say and do what Maximillian Justice does in the courtroom!