The Hangman Returns by Dee Rose

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Author Dee Rose is taking his latest book The Hangman Returns, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dee to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dee’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Dee was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Hangman Returns.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Hangman Returns. What is it about?

Dee: The book is about Kente Cromwell Sr. At the end of The Hangman, he is returned to Purgatory to finish serving his time and hopefully, enter Paradise. However, back on Earth, five years have passed, and a sorcerer named Damian Red has murdered Cromwell’s wife in search of the Ring of Light. This sends, Kente Jr, who has the ring, on a vengeful killing spree. But Kente is using the ring to kill both supernatural creatures and humans alike. This forces BA, the Bad Angel, to go to Purgatory and help the Hangman escape in hopes of reigning in Kente Jr. At the same time, the demon lord Hangoctuforre, who is responsible for giving the Hangman his powers, is plotting to launch another assault on the Earth. He has gathered an army consisting of the fallen angel Comet, Damian Red, vampires, and demons. This brings together the vampire slayer, Jericho Caine, the demon hunter, Father Tom Padilla, and the wizard Alexander Merryweather. Joining the fray is a new hero, Susan Taki, a master of kung fu. She also possesses a supernatural ability of her own. Now they must convince the reluctant Hangman to join another war once he deals with his son.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dee: I decided to write it because the Hangman was always meant to be bigger than just the Hangman. There are several novellas about the supporting characters in between The Hangman and The Hangman Returns. I call it the Hangman Universe or HMU.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Dee: I got my book published through Outskirts Press. I trust them with my work.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Dee: The types of readers that will be interested in my book are people who like good versus evil type of books. They are people who like shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or shows like Supernatural and Legacies.

OP: What is special about your book?

Dee: What’s special about my book is that none of the heroes are just purely good. They are flawed, but still know that the evil they face must be defeated.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Dee: What differentiates my book from the rest is that I’m not afraid to explore having the bad guys win. I’m not afraid of showcasing the vulnerabilities of the heroes and showing them as regular human beings.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Dee: Yes, I have published other books. My first foray into writing was a love story entitled, Forbidden Love. My second book was entitled Cloning Around.
As I said before, then came The Hangman and the Hangman Universe, starting with: The Hangman, The Grand Librarian: Life of an Immortal, Father Tom Padilla: Curse of the Demon Priest, Jericho Caine: Dakota Rises, and The Bad Angel: Redemption.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Dee: Yes, the HMU has taken a life of its own. My next novella, following The Hangman Returns is called The Grand Librarian: The Future Wizards. It is currently in the editing process. That will be followed by The Death Brothers: A Supernatural Awaking. It focusses on Jericho Caine and Father Tom Padilla. Both novellas deal with the fallout from The Hangman Returns.

OP: Thanks for your time, Dee! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


Dee Rose was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He has two beautiful daughters, Nadia and Nicole, who are his life and inspiration. He resides in Denver, CO, where he attended Metropolitan State University and majored in Political Science. He considers the HMU to be his baby that he has nurtured quickly, but with extreme patience. He says, “Along with my kids, the HMU will be my legacy. Hopefully, they will all endure long after I’m gone.”

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