Swift Six Author Interview – Nathan Tudor #Fantasy

Name: Nathan Tudor

Please introduce yourself (250 words or so):

Hello, I’m Nathan Tudor! I’m a new author, having just published my first two books in early 2022. I write fantasy novels that blend epic scope with intimate character moments. Ancient beliefs and ideas have always interested me, so I take lots of inspiration from myths and archaic texts—philosophical, religious, magical, you name it!

I knew I wanted to be a storyteller pretty much my whole life, and I’m so excited to finally put my work out there for people to enjoy. The response from readers has been encouraging, and I look forward to writing and publishing many more books in the future.

Besides reading and writing books, I spend my days exchanging memes with friends on Discord, gaming (tabletop RPGs and video games), and hunting down great stories to devour! I tend to think in archetypal patterns and symbols, so I’ll often pace around late at night pondering whatever I’ve taken in most recently—whether it’s a superhero movie, a romance manga, or a Russian tragedy. My interests are all over the place, so I love talking to people about what they’re into and then taking those recommendations to fuel my own creative work. Speaking of which, I’m very fortunate to have a coterie of artistic friends, who help fuel my own passion by sharing their creations. Having comrades in this line of work is essential, since so much of the work itself is solitary.

Tell us about your book(s) – title, genre etc (short)

I have two books out right now, both in my epic historical fantasy series The Imperial Adept. The Empire’s Lion is book one, a 220,000 word doorstopper full of action, intrigue, and awesome magic.

Adept Initiate is the prequel, which I give away for free to all my newsletter subscribers; it tells the story of how Reiva, the protagonist of the series, trained to become the lethal arcane warrior we see in The Empire’s Lion.

When did you start your writing adventure? What was the inspiration for it?

When I was six or seven, I wrote a short story based on my favorite video game at the time. Ever since then, I’ve had an urge to write—I told all my friends back in third grade that I was working on a book, even though each ‘chapter’ was only a couple of paragraphs! As I grew up and read more, I developed a love for epic fantasy, studied the craft of writing, and got more and more possessed by the need to write a full novel and send it out into the world for others to read. That day has finally come!

What writing plans do you have for the future?

I have plenty of plans for after I finish the Imperial Adept trilogy! They’re all pretty much fantasy books (though I have some sci-fi ideas), but I don’t want to get pigeonholed as just writing historical fantasy. I hope readers will enjoy seeing the ways my different series share some common DNA despite occupying different subgenres.

What do you like to read?

I read epic fantasy for the most part, though I tend to hop around a lot. At any time I’m working my way through three or four books, usually a mixture of fantasy novels, a classic (maybe mythology or philosophy), and then some wild card that happened to catch my interest. Reading widely is important to me, as I often find inspiration in books that occupy different genres than my writing.

What piece of advice do you wish you’d had when you’d started your writing adventure?

I wish I had internalized the importance of regular discipline and habit. I published at twenty-three, which I suppose is relatively young, but I know I could have published sooner if I had stopped waiting for inspiration to strike and just buckled down to do the work!

Author bio and book synopsis

Bio:

Nathan Tudor has researched ancient religion at Oxford, traveled the seven continents, and mastered the art of speaking in the third person. His debut novel The Empire’s Lion tells an epic story filled with action, identity, and the struggle to do what is right in an upside-down world

When he’s not writing or reading, Nathan can be found debating matters of no particular consequence with his friends, falling down research rabbit holes, and fiddling with a hand-crank coffee grinder that’s been stuck for the last few months.

Allegations that he hired an alchemist to give him the tread of a cat and the ears of a fox are categorically false.

Synopsis for The Empire’s Lion:

She left a slave. She returns a conqueror.

As an Adept, Reiva blasts fire from her hands and leaps over walls. But when her first solo mission leaves her half-dead amidst a heap of massacred allies, she gets just one chance at redemption.

The Empire orders her to crush the one kingdom she thought she would never see again: Talynis, the land of her birth, the land she left in chains.

Standing in her way is the Wolf, a vicious assassin hellbent on killing Adepts—and a single cut from his cursed blade will destroy Reiva’s magic forever.

Even if she can survive, victory may come at a price too high to pay…

The Empire’s Lion is an epic military fantasy filled with action and intrigue set in a war-torn, magic-filled world perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Steven Erikson.

Links/Social media

The Empire’s Lion: https://books2read.com/u/3n2GLP

Website/Free Book: https://nathantudor.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathTudorBooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nathantudorauthor

Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/author/nathantudor

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/nathan-tudor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22106843.Nathan_Tudor

Swift Six Character Interview – Lev

Character Name:

I ain’t telling you my name. Don’t look at me like that. Fine, it’s Lev and I already know who you are. And where you live.

Which book/world do you live in?

You with the magistrates, or something? I’ve had enough of you masked pricks to last a lifetime. I don’t have to tell you about nothing. As far as I can tell, it’s none of your business, mate.

Tell us about yourself:

What do you want to know? I’m best thief in Nordturm. But I’m not all bad. I’ve taken a few green kids under my wing, shown them the ropes. Take Fedor here. When I first took him in, he didn’t know a dip from a con job, and now look at him. He’s almost passable. What? It’s true.

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

Mate, trust me. I don’t have any weaknesses. As for strengths…that’d be telling, wouldn’t it? I aways say you never let a mark know what you’re good at. Not that you’re a mark, or anything. You seem alright. You just can’t be too careful with some of the arseholes you get around here.

Alright, alright, I’ll give you one. I can do locks. Put a lock in front of me and I’ll crack it in seconds. Even the new ones.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc).

Seriously? I don’t have time to go through all that crap. All I know is you keep an eye on the docks, you avoid the watch, and you keep your head down when Patrov’s lot are knocking about.

Now, if you’re looking for some fun, you might want to go down to the Rusty Sail. Right at the back of the commercial district, past the docks. Backroom’s always a bit dodgy with the plez-heads, but they do a good ale, and you hardly get any crap from the bouncers.

And, then, between you and me, you might want to pay a visit to The Clam. Tara’s my favourite, but they’ve got something for everyone, if you get my meaning. It’s not as pricy as Regret-me-not, but you won’t end up with the pox like you do at some of the grubbier places.

The only thing I’d say is to watch out for bloody wyverns. I hate those scaly bastards.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you?

No one wants another hero. Heroes never did nothing for no one. I’m about loyalty, me. I look out for my crew and they look out for me. We made an oath in blood and that’s worth more than any hero thinking he’s all that.

What do you think of your ‘creator’?

I didn’t have you down for a priest. Trust me, you want to get as far away from those bastards as you can.

Give us your favourite piece of advice:

If someone calls a thirty-three, you do one. No arguments.

Speaking of doing one, it’s been a pleasure, mate.

Links to book

 

Dawn of Assassins by Jon Cronshaw

https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Assassins-Book-assassin-fantasy-ebook/dp/B09PNJQCRF

Get the free prequel novel at https://joncronshaw.com

Swift Six Character Interview – Henry Fitzroy#Vampire #Paranormal #HistoricalFiction

Character Name

Henry Fitzroy – formerly Duke of Richmond, bastard son of Henry VIII

Which book/world do you live in?

Anarchic Destiny – Book 2 of the Naturae Series

Tell us about yourself:

‘Dying’ when I was 17 was a trauma, but I was told if I became a vampire, I would still be able to fulfil my destiny to be King. Annoyingly, after I said yes to being made vampire, my half brother Edward was born, so I had to wait, hidden and captive for another 17 years, until he too died in 1553. But, when I found out about his plans for succession, I realised I’d been forgotten. I was no-one. I have to find my place in this new world, find a way to fulfil my destiny to rule.

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

I didn’t realise how liberating it would be to give up my soul, and so I would say my greatest strength is that I have no compunction about doing what is necessary to achieve my given purpose. I’m also super-fast, super strong, and, depending on the day or how I feel, super compassionate. Perhaps that is my weakness, but I still feel for the humans, even though most of my kind view them as fodder.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc).

The institutions in my world are the structures which enable people like me to rule – the Church, although I have wavering affiliation to it, and the monarchy. I’m ambiguous as to which of these institutions should remain once I get into power. On a personal front, I have few friends. Those I can count are Thomas Fairfax, a daemon, and, I suppose, my half sister, Elizabeth. She knows who and what I am, and means a great deal to me, possibly because I cannot influence her as I can mere mortals. She has the potential though, to be great, I have always sensed this about her and I hope that in the future our two realms can grow closer in proximity. Naturae is where I will set my sights though, the home of the fae.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you?

I have thought a great deal about this, and my opinion of what it means to be a hero, and a leader, was largely influenced by my father, Henry VIII. He had his flaws, to be sure, but he was driven to greatness by passion. A desire to grow his influence, be the best. However, I am of the mind that life should be preserved where possible. I regret losing my mortal life, and mourn the loss of my soul. I am not about revenge, or killing for the sake of it, but rather, people should be allowed to choose how they live, not die because of what someone else thinks. I think that makes me quite heroic, I will always stand up for liberty. That is my passion.

What do you think of your ‘creator’?

She tries hard to make me into a sympathetic character, although I know at times I may make some choices which ordinary people could view as morally wrong.

Give us your favourite piece of advice:

Life is short, for humans. Make the most of it, live how you want to and with honesty and you will have no regrets when it is over. If, like me, you are destined to live a long life, then there is even more reason to be true to yourself, because hiding who you are will cause you untold miseries which you have your whole life to regret.

Links to book

www.books2read.com/anarchicdestiny

Anarchic Destiny - Bk2 - Naturae Series by Jan Foster

 

Swift Six Character Interview – Dorcas #YoungAdult

Swift Six Character Interview

Character Name:  Dorcas

Which book/world do you live in?

“I’s is livings in the lifer world with the Cracklocks.  They’s is my friends, and I has beens with them for a longs time now.”

Tell us about yourself:

“I is a Brownie, or ‘nim’, if’s you is using the olds way of speaking.  We is considered to be ones of the most helpful faeries; we’s help out in the home and looks after the family in returns for a little food. I’s been helping the Cracklock family for many years.  Hundreds of years, if the truths be told.  I’s cooking and cleaning and helping’s to look after the children’s.”

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

“Oh, you’s! I is not boastings about me, you silly! I’s not one for tattle telling stories.  But if you’s is insisting, my weaknesses is cakes.  Big cakes and biscuits.  Looks at my belly!  It is too bigs, but its has saves me’s before.  When the redcaps came, they’s spears couldn’t get through my blubber guts.  So Elsie says.  I’s don’t let it slows me down none, anyhow, beings a bit bigger.  Everyone should’s be happy with how’s they are, I is thinking. And if you’s is big like me’s, then all good’s.  It show’s you is loving life’s.

For my’s strength, it has to be’s my loves for the little ones. The children.  I’s not letting anyones harm thems whilst I is in charge.  You see’s this rolling pin? Granny gaves it to me.  Come’s back when you summons it.  And I is pretty good with it; many a beastie and bumper it has whacked.  I is not havings no bullying of my charges, I can tell’s you. Anyone is trying that, then they is getting a thumping.”

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc).

“This is difficult’s for me to answer.  There are many importants things to keep an eyes out for.  The Seelie and Unseelie Courts; they is not liking us mixing withs the lifers.  But they makes some exceptions for the Cracklocks, particularly of Bartholomew’s line.  The others are too bads to mention.  I’s is loving my adopted family; Jacksie my sweets boy, Elsie my old friends who’s I lives with before and poor Sammy, who’s can’t see the Fae like the others cans.  And we is trying to find David for a long time now; I is hoping that we can save’s him soon. Also, now’s I has a boyfriend too’s!  Gnorbitts is nice, but he sometimes drinks too much beers.  Especially when he is being with Popple.  Those twos are bad influences on each other.  Such a mess they’s is leaving; last times they burned popcorns on the stoves, and left it for me’s to tidy.  I makes them get up even though they have hurty heads and cleans it all up.  Or they is in much troubles.”

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you?

“I is no hero, dearies.  I just does what needs to be done.  And if I has to crack noggin’s to do’s it, then I does.  Like that Lisovyk monster, well, there was no ways it was going to eat Jack and Jimmy’s now, was there?  Or that Jailer in the Catacombs.  He was a nasty man; too nasty, treating the Faes like that.  He was gettings what he deserved, and no mistakings.  I is not standing for it; my’s family is what is importants and old Dorcas isn’t having no nonsense where they’s is concerned.”

 What do you think of your ‘creator’?

“Mister Deegans? Oh, he is alrights, I is thinking. Blathers about a bits when he’s is writings us up; we’s is having to give him a poke sometimes in the night to make him write faster; puts some ideas in that mushpot of his.  But he is nice; he is trying his hardest we is knowing, and we’s helps him where we can’s.”

 Give us your favourite piece of advice:

“You’s should stay away from the other Cracklocks.  They is bad Cracklocks; tainted with evil.  They’s is killing Fae just because they’s is not understanding us.  I is having nothings to do withs them, and you’s shouldn’t neither.”

 

Links to book

I is in the Cracklock Saga books.  There is threes of them now and Mister Deegan has finished the fourth and is writings the fifth.  You’s can find them at:

Book 1:  Fae or Foe?        https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09G9RNMMS

Book 2:  The Lost and the Departed.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KNDM9YZ

Book 3:  Alice and the Mirror Glass.   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QJ2TV9S

I is in all of them’s.  And I’s is getting in some right scrappy scraps, I’s can tell you!

 

Swift Six Author Interview – Wren Handman #Specfic

Please introduce yourself (250 words or so): I’m Wren Handman, and I write speculative YA fiction—mostly paranormal and scifi. I love to craft and I’m always trying something new, whether that’s my ancient knitting machine or making my own book nook.

Tell us about your book(s) – title, genre etc (short): The Phantasmer Cycle is a duology about prep school, bullies, and fairies. Wire Wings is a dark scifi about the nature of identity in a world where everything is changeable. And Havoc & Happiness is a sapphic comedy about monster monsters! As you can see, I’m all over the map.

When did you start your writing adventure? What was the inspiration for it? I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. I wrote my first play when I was six, and got all of my friends to perform it for our class. I wrote my first novel in middle school (it’s still sitting on my harddrive, never to be published!!).

What writing plans do you have for the future? I’m working on two books right now, I should really focus up! One is my first adult paranormal, about monsters that live in dreams. I’m having a lot of fun with that. I also just finished plotting the sequel to Havoc & Happiness. More sapphic love!

What do you like to read? If it’s fantasy, scifi, or paranormal, I love it! Huge fan of V.E. Schwab, N.K. Jemisin, Juliet Marillier, Naomi Novik…the list goes on and on and on!

What piece of advice do you wish you’d had when you’d started your writing adventure? Revise, revise, revise, and don’t send it out until it’s ready! I cringe at some of the manuscripts I sent out when I wa eighteen. But also – heck, why not take a chance? It didn’t hurt me, after all!

 

Author bio and book synopsis

Wren Handman is a novelist and screenwriter from Vancouver, Canada. She writes a wide range of stories, from science fiction (Wire WIngs) to young adult paranormal (In Restless Dreams). All of her stories are connected by one thing: the magical blended with the everyday… probably because she secretly wishes magic were real. You can find Wren spending way too much time on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Book Synopsis: Graciela does as she’s told: she cowers beneath the towering intellect of her parents, goes to school, toes the line. But in the Waves, a virtual reality world, Graciela can be anyone, anywhere, anytime. Free.

In the real world, Graciela is drowning. Her best friend recently passed away, she’s suffering from crippling panic attacks, and her only connection to life is Khaiam, who keeps trying to draw her back to reality.

But how can he compete with the Waves? There, she can be whoever she dreams. And in that world, there’s Thomas, the stunning stranger with haunted eyes she’s only ever met online. Thomas seems to be able to defy the rules of the Waves, and he holds secrets of his own—about the origins of his creation, the nature of AI, and about Gracie’s own past. He will lead her on a dangerous road to truths she isn’t ready for, and the ultimate decision between acceptance and identity, duty and love, life and freedom.

Links/Social media

https://wrenhandman.com/

https://twitter.com/wrenhandman

https://www.facebook.com/wrenhandmanwriter/

https://www.amazon.com/Wren-Handman/e/B0043GEVMA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Six Character Interview – Astrid #Fantasy

 

Character Name: Astrid the Raven turned man

Which book/world do you live in? Dark Spell Series, Shambre Fell

Tell us about yourself: I am just over two hundred years old. I am a raven and a man. I’ve seen more darkness and destruction than some of you have sampled fine wines. I live in Shambre Fell with my counterpart Lady Isra of The Dark

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? I am cunning which leads me to be able to keep watch on my enemies. I have sharp beady eyes which is useful also for keeping an eye on things. I have a tendency to fly off the handle and lose my temper but I am definitely able to execute well-done revenge. I could be your best friend or your ultimate enemy. Your choice.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc). Isra, Silas my brother (He’s a raven too) James, to be honest, hated the lil twerp for years but we are on good terms now. Oh boy does he have his work cut out.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you? Oh please save that hero stuff for someone who gives a crap. I’m a rebel. I’ll do it with great justification. Can’t just be shooting things around willy nilly now can we? That wouldn’t be right but I am not the type to do right. I will stand up for someone who isn’t getting justice though.

What do you think of your ‘creator’? Well, Samuel Reynaldi acts like a god but to be truthful, I think of him as a very angry man with severe drinking problems. He’s always necking that Irish whiskey without a care. Poor sod.

Give us your favourite piece of advice: There isn’t going to be anything but forever so you may as well try to be happy else you’ll be miserable for a long ass time. Immortality is a drag. (I know)

 

Links to book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WN2T6BL

 

 

Swift Six Character Interview -Kendra Cassidy #Sci-fi

 

Character Name Kendra Cassidy

Which book/world do you live in? The Cassidy Chronicles (series) – includes The Cassidy Chronicles, The Road to the Stars, The Measure of Humanity, A Quiet Revolution, Triumph’s Ashes. I also appear in a few stories in the upcoming collection, Into the Black, make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Cassidyverse novel, The Ghosts of Tantor. Finally, I have written the first instalment of my memoirs, Memories of Aiyana.

Tell us about yourself: I was born in 2080, an unregistered Enhanced Human, and immediately placed with my foster (later adoptive) parents. I had the great good fortune to live next to Aiyana Cassidy and her family; we were friends from the time we were old enough to know what one was. After school I went to the California Confederacy and got into sensies – you’d call them movies. I was recruited by a company called OutLook and learned how to be a courier and, later, an assassin. Aiyana and I reconnected in 2112, but I never expected to save her life at our own wedding! After that, life got interesting. As of today, Aiyana and I have been married for eleven years. Between us we’re mothers to four children, and I spend most of my time in my role of Admiral in charge of Exploration for the Terran Federation (which Aiyana and I co-founded). Aiyana? She’s captain of the TFS Constitution, my flagship.

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? I hate waiting. I have, like, zero patience. None. You can ask Cass – sorry, that’s what I call Aiyana – and she’ll tell you I’ve been like this all my life. On the other hand, this can be useful when negotiating, because I don’t have tolerance for the great diplomatic dance and tend to kick my way through things rather than patiently nibble at them. It might annoy people but it gets things done! As for strengths, well, I’ve learned how to ask, up front, for just about anything. “If I don’t ask, you can’t say yes.” I said that to the President of Titan, but it’s served me well for twenty-odd years.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc). Well, I think you have the idea that Cass is pretty important to me. But let’s say this: the Terran Federation. This is the star nation my wife and I established with the purpose of dragging humanity out of the solar system and into the stars. We never intended to become a star nation, but circumstances forced our hand. The Artemis Colony, the Lunar colony that was – will be, from your perspective – founded in 2025? They didn’t take kindly to the idea that anyone else might challenge their supremacy in space, so they tried to kill us. Didn’t work. We’re still here, they’re gone. Second thing? The idea that all sentient beings have to be equal. See, I think I mentioned I was an unregistered Enhanced Human. This wouldn’t have been a big deal, as there isn’t any way short of genetic testing to distinguish an EH from anyone else. But there were laws on the books which delegated EH to second-class citizen status, at best, and little more than chattel, at worst. Artemis dug up the old records and tried to have my very humanity stripped away, all legal and proper. I fought back, and prevailed, and since then I’ve been passionate about promoting equality for all: humans no matter their genes, AI’s, treecats – if you’re sentient, and join the Terran Federation, you’re equal to anyone. Third thing is Aiyana’s invention. Okay, so she didn’t really “invent” it, but she perfected it. See, the idea of teleportation has fascinated humanity since that old TV show aired (and I love your pop culture! I can’t get enough!). By my time, we know how to do it: it required a quantum scan. The problem is you only have one chance to do a quantum scan, because the act of scanning destroys the object being scanned, and none of the optics were precise enough to give an accurate scan. That’s where Cass came in. She figured out the optics (and please don’t make me explain it, I don’t have the math! She’s the genius in the family.). The problem was she figured it out on company time, and the company she worked for was heavily invested in the transportation industry as it was. Whoops. But without this? None of what we’ve done would have happened.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you? Odd you should ask this. I had reason to consider it, carefully, not too long ago. This is how my biographer wrote it out in Triumph’s Ashes (and he got it pretty close to right, because it was important):

“Oh, Hades no,” Kendra said, turning as far as she could. “No way.”

“We have to save our daughters, Kendra,” said Cass, already tapping at the controls. “And the treecats. We can’t allow the first envoys from another star be killed because of a, a bully!”

Kendra bit back a hot retort.

She didn’t want to die.

She didn’t want Cass to die.

But.

What happened to, “Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor?”

Pretty words, but words meant less than nothing if they weren’t backed by actions.

Would their daughters understand? Certainly not now, no matter how smart they were, how mature they sometimes seemed. Maybe someday, if everything succeeded, if the spark she’d lit continued to grow, maybe they would. Maybe they’d be proud of their mothers and, while regretting their sacrifice, recognize the necessity.

Maybe.

And the thought of her daughters dying? It would kill her just as dead.

At least they’d live.

They’d inherit the Trust, and everything which went with it.

Davie would watch over Starfleet. Tamara, Autumn, and Kyra would guide the Federation. And all of their aunts – Mikki, Alley, Kiri, LJ, and more – would ensure the girls grew up loved.

In the final analysis, it was an easy decision.

“Do it.”

“Already halfway there.” Kendra could hear the tears. Funny. Her tears were silent. Weren’t they?

“Don’t blow us up before we get in position.”

“No problem.”

 

What do you think of your ‘creator’? Mendel Genetic Laboratory? Oh, you mean Adam. He does a pretty good job, all things considered. The issue is I have all these great stories to tell, and he’s perfectly willing to write them all down, but he won’t put in all the details! He goes on about muddying the timeline and spoilers. And then I get flack from Cass, because she doesn’t want me to break the timeline again – and it was really a small break, not even a break, just a little ding! – and I can’t tell you guys this or that thing, and pretty soon the stories come out looking nothing like they actually happened! But he does manage to capture the spirit and flavour of my stories, so I can’t complain too much. And hey, he’s arranged things so I have my own FB account and email and he even lets me write the introductions to chapter posts, so I get to have my say.

Give us your favourite piece of advice: I think I already gave it. “If I don’t ask you, you can’t say yes.” Going into any situation, what’s the worst anyone can say in response? “No.” Which is the same response you’d get by not asking in the first place. So always, always ask!

 

Links to book Let’s start with my book: Memories of Aiyana! You can find it on Amazon, in ebook, paperback, and audiobook: Memories of Aiyana: A Remembrance of Future Past (The Cassidy Chronicles) – Kindle edition by Cassidy, Kendra, Gaffen, Adam, Gaffen, Adam, Cassidy, Aiyana. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ AmazonSmile.

And to find the rest of the books, you can go to the series page here: The Cassidy Chronicles (5 book series) Kindle Edition (amazon.com)

And finally, to read MY posts on Adam’s website, go to https://www.cassidychronicles.com and I’m there five or six days a week.

Thanks for having me drop in!

 

Kendra

Swift Six Author Interview – J A Duxbury #Scifi

Name: J A Duxbury

Please introduce yourself (250 words or so): J A Duxbury has been writing since primary school as a kid and has ventured outside science fiction to create a refreshing take on a popular genre.

She is interested in a wide variety of music, having studied the piano at an early age and paints land and sea scapes and is planning to expand to city scapes soon.

Julie shares 2 cats with Stu and their plan is to take the cats on a very long road trip around Australia.

Tell us about your book(s) – title, genre etc (short) I have 2:

Dark Dimensions – a clan of vampires and humans is lost in dimensions due to a scientific experiment going wrong.

Heart of Deception – a world-class thief is blackmailed into participating in a clandestine operation for a Crown Prince and then is blackmailed into stealing from the Crown. He must race race home with the prize before everything falls apart.

When did you start your writing adventure? What was the inspiration for it? I began around 10 years old and my inspiration came from other authors and TV shows.

What writing plans do you have for the future? Keep writing and getting as many books out there as possible.

What do you like to read? I choose science fiction and fantasy but have been known to read mysteries and crime.

What piece of advice do you wish you’d had when you’d started your writing adventure? Keep writing. never stop.

 

Author bio and book synopsis

I have been writing since I was ten but had a hiatus for about 20 years before writing a spate of fan fiction and finally getting back into writing. My chosen genre is science fiction, but I do write from my dreams so my genre can be anything.

Dark Dimensions

The dimensions are full of danger and Troy and his family must deal with those dangers when they come across them. They include power-hungry Clan Leaders, battles between other clans and a mad scientist. eventually coming to control their mad dash through the dimensions.

Heart of Deception

Marek can get into just about any locked compartment, building, room. But when he answers a dare to steal from the Royal Family, he must decide whether it’s a trap or not. Marek’s world is turned upside down when he agrees to work with the Royal Family, not realising that failure means an end to a small island country.

Links/Social media

Clans in Conflict

Dark Dimensions

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22

http://www.amazon.com.au/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22

Dark Reign (to be published)

Consequences

Heart of Deception

http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Deception-Consequences-Book-1-ebook/dp/B098PMXY76

http://www.amazon.com.au/Heart-Deception-Consequences-Book-1-ebook/dp/B098PMXY76

Legacy of Risks – for Pre-order – releasing on 22 February 2022

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PKM87ZZ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PKM87ZZ

Social media

Facebook Author page: http://www.facebook.com/jaduxbury1

Facebook Group: J A Duxbury’s Weird Words: http://www.facebook.com/groups/3357069671029525

LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-duxbury-0462153b/

Twitter: @JADuxbury1

Website: www. jaduxbury.com/

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Swift Six Character interview – Troy Tordun #Sci-fi #Thriller

 

Character Name Troy Tordun

Which book/world do you live in? Dark Dimensions (published) and Dark Reign (to be published)

Tell us about yourself:

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? According to my father, my greatest strength is my compassion. I’d like to say it’s my positiveness. Sometimes I get too compassionate so, I feel it turns into a weakness.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc). Pril is the love of my life, my queen, the Ruling Council is important and the Torkandisch/Lavenledun Agreement is the most important document to me.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you? Being able to defend your people peacefully before resorting to violence.

What do you think of your ‘creator’? I think she’s still got something to learn about her characters.

Give us your favourite piece of advice: Always keep an open mind. Think the best of everyone until they prove otherwise.

 

Links to book

Clans in Conflict:

Dark Dimensions

www.amazon.com/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22

www.amazon.com.au/Dark-Dimensions-Clans-Conflict-Book-ebook/dp/B08P6N5C22

 

Dark Reign – still to be published in the future

 

Swift Six Character Interview – Sarah Stone #Vampire #ParanormalFantasy

 

Which book/world do you live in? Shades of Night series

Tell us about yourself: Well, I used to be an agent for The Monster Defence Agency. We hunted vampires, ghouls, demons, ghosts…basically anything that wants to harm humans. My partner is a werewolf, the alpha in his pack, and he was by the book until I was turned into a vampire. The kicker is, I’m some sort of weird hybrid that can withstand sunlight.

What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

When I was a normal human witch, I could manifest anything I needed when I needed it. If I needed a sword or knife, bam, it appeared at will. Clothing, same thing. But I couldn’t call anything but objects. So that was a strength and a weakness, because it would be really convenient to enact my revenge on the bastard that turned me if I could just call him into existence before me. My biggest weakness is my alpha partner. I’ve been secretly in love with him since we were in the academy together. Come to find out, he felt the same, but any relationship was prohibited by the agency we work for. And they are militant about their rules.

Name three important people/creatures/institutions in your world (such as lovers, pets, government institutions, leaders, gods etc).

Robby, my partner and secret lover.  The Monster Defence Agency (TMD for short) where we work.  And the vampire who turned me, although I really want to drag him out into the sun for what he did to me.

What does ‘heroism’ mean to you?

Heroism is your partner having your back in the middle of shit storm. It’s a firefighter running into a burning building to save a child. It’s a soldier recovering a fallen comrade through enemy fire. It’s a police officer shielding others from a wacko with a gun. It’s the child who stands up to the bullies picking on a weaker kid.

What do you think of your ‘creator’?

My creator meaning the asshole who turned me?

Oh, you mean the author who created me. Well… she has a mean streak a mile wide, but she does give me what I need when I need it. But that does not mean she lets me off easy.

Give us your favourite piece of advice:

Find someone who doesn’t think of you as their property. Find a partner who views you as an equal partner in life and who adores you for all your faults and endearments. Once you find that special someone, do not let them go.

Links to book  https://books2read.com/u/mgEV5x