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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Requiem for the Caged by R.W.K. Clark - Guest Post & Giveaway

About R.W.K. Clark

R.W.K. Clark lives a fast paced, intriguing life. His roles include that of an author, fine art photographer, and IT Director. Clark resides in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He grew up not far, in his hometown of Albuquerque. Born on August 31, he is in his early forties. He is single yet, his heart will always belong to his son, Jon, and his daughter, Kim. They are the number one priorities in his life, his children come before work and play. He likes to keep his life jam packed full of excitement but, is an overly organized individual. He loves the outdoors and camping. Although, his real weakness is any type of water activity. Believe it or not, he is a Master Scuba Diver.

R.W.K. Clark said, “I believe that honest, open communication is the key to lasting friendships and relationships”. That must be why he has been known to wear his heart on his sleeve. For he believes you should treat someone as you would want to be treated. He is an extremely genuine person and will help anyone. However, he chooses to keep his circle of close friends small. The old saying must be true, that a person can count the number of true friends on one hand. R.W.K. Clark is a legitimately positive and caring person, he cares greatly about the environment and is highly against animal cruelty.

Clark is an exceedingly hard worker, having many skills. He has the position of making sure his family remains financially stable. Due to his work, he can speak Spanish and Castilian, on top of his native language of English. To keep his high standing title of IT Director, he has continued his education earning his Doctor of Science in Information Technology.

R.W.K. Clark received his first camera in his early teenage years and has not been able to put it down since. He has continued pursuing his passion for art, critics have found his photography controversial at times. For Clark’s passion is to display the feminine form in different ways. At times, he uses different props and scenarios to magnify the greatness of the female body. Clark declares, “My passion was always to create”.

R.W.K. Clark has been most admired for his work as a published author. To date, he has several publications available on Kindle or in paperback. His creative mind never stops spinning, so his enthusiasts can look forward to more novels coming soon. His novels tend to fall into the same major classifications of fiction, paranormal thrillers, horror, and science fiction. Although, each book is packed with different tales of romance and action. They also fall into their own sub-categories such as vampires, the occult, witches, mythological creatures, aliens, and Satan himself. His novels are so thrilling and heart-wrenching that it keeps his fans yearning for more, just waiting for the next novel to come out. A reader relates with the characters in many different ways, even if they are pure evil, the reader feels for them. It is simply amazing how he can make one connect so well with the story being told.

As you can surely tell, R.W.K. Clark is an adventurous and spiritual soul. He will be keeping us entertained for years to come. He is a diverse artist. Whether we are admiring the photos in his art gallery or reading the latest installment of the vampire, witch, thriller series, supporters will always remain entertained. To say the least, there is nothing dull about this man. No matter which art form you prefer. 


Books by R.W.K. Clark

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Requiem for the Caged
Guest post by R.W.K. Clark

Coming from the perspective of someone who creates, I believe I can say with confidence that my new book, ‘Requiem for the Caged’, may not be for everyone. I knew this from the start, and even as I sat down to write it, I simply wanted to tell a story I hadn’t told before, and it happened to fall into a far different category than my fans are used to. But just like I believe that it’s not for everyone, I can also say there are going to be those who enjoy it thoroughly.

First of all, this particular story has nothing to do with the undead, or bloodsuckers of any kind. It has nothing to do with aliens, or youth potions, or tainted futuristic seas. It is a love story, pure and simple. Unconventional? Of course. But love is never really conventional in any way, now is it? So, why should it be conventional in the pages of a book?

First, I would like to begin by discussing the premise. Jason Brandtley has just returned from being a prisoner of war overseas. He is a young man with a gentle spirit and full of integrity, but he has suffered many recent traumas, and they really aren’t over yet. But that doesn’t change the fact that his heart and soul are clean, and the motives of his heart are always based on his desire to do the right thing and help.

Lonely and depressed, Jason longs for a wife to share his life with. He is eager, and he is willing to do what it takes to find a good woman to walk by his side. Andrea is a waitress who lives and works in Cheyenne, about thirty minutes away. He meets her while having lunch in the park one day, and Jason is stricken with her immediately.

But Andrea is a polar opposite to Jason, as readers will see. Unlike Jason, a much-loved only child, Andrea comes from a family that is harsh and uncaring; her mother has essentially turned her back on the girl, forcing her to be strong and emotionally detached when it comes to life. The pair does have one thing in common, however: they both have suffered heartbreak several times at the hands of love interests. The thing that sets them apart is how they have chosen to respond to the pain. While Jason is able to somewhat put it behind him, Andrea’s every action and reaction is based on the abuse she has suffered from men.

Why did I decide to write such a story, especially when most of my works are thrillers? Well, I would have to say that, in my opinion and from my experience, love can be the strangest and scariest thing of all. I wanted to try romantic suspense and see how two people from totally different backgrounds react to each other’s pain. I wanted to play with the idea that, even if someone ‘flips their lid’, so to speak, they can still love and be loved. I also wanted to express the deep importance of communication in learning to love and accept one another for all that each of us is. This involves understanding that each of us is made up of all of our happiness and heartaches. Each laugh and every tear are what we consist of. Most of the time, these things can cause us to act in a manner that is repulsive or frightening, or painful, to those around us, just like in the cases of both Jason and Andrea. But these things can also be overcome if the other is willing to look at the whole person instead of just the ugly parts. That is where the beauty of love comes in.

Yes, Dear Readers, this is what you may label a ‘romance’ or ‘love story’, and that may be a jagged pill for some of you to swallow coming from me. But the fact is, love is just as much a part of life as our fear of the monster in the closet, or the stalker outside the window. It is even more a part of life than any of these because it is the basis for our sanity and survival.

It is my sincere hope that you all enjoy this book for what it is: A simple, yet complicated, tale of two people who find love in the most unlikely of places. It is the story about cages, and how all of us live in them in one way or another. Most of all, it is about acceptance of the person trapped in the cage across from yours.


One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of Requiem for the Caged by R.W.K. Clark.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. Requiem for the Caged sounds like an intriguing tale of two people who find love in the most unlikely of places.

  2. Thanks for the introduction to this author. I'm looking forward to reading his work.

  3. It sounds really good. I can't wait to read it.

  4. Sounds like a great read hopefully I'll get a chance to read it

  5. Sounds great cant wait to read

  6. A new to me author. All of the titles look very interesting.

  7. I have never read this author, but his books really look like I would enjoy them. I will be putting his name on my TBR list!!!!

  8. This is a new author for me and he certainly sounds like a very accomplished man and an author I'd like too.

  9. I'm newbie, and very excited to read these books.

  10. I like it when authors write different genres sometimes, it's quite brave too!

  11. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  12. Great guest post, thanks for sharing!

  13. Goodness! Mr. Clark may be only in his early 40s, but he's packed more into those years than many do in a lifetime.